US Singles - Page 5 (O-S)

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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da / Julia

Capitol 4347
Released: November 8,  1976 
Weeks on chart: 6
Highest chart position: 49

Label Variations:

11/8/1976 - Capitol 4347 - Orange label

March 1978 - Capitol 4347 - Purple "MFD by..." Label 

July 1983 - Capitol 4347 - Black Label - Rainbow Band

5/1/1988 - Capitol 4347 - Purple Star Line - "Manufactured by.." Label

 

 

East Coast

West Coast

 

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Paperback Writer / Rain

Capitol 5651 
Released: May 27, 1985
Weeks on chart: 10/7
Highest chart position: 1/23

Label Variations:

5/27/1966 - Capitol 5651.01A - East Coast label

5/27/1966 - Capitol 5651.01B - West Coast label

1969 - Capitol 5651.21 - Keystone Label - Scranton pressing - Orange & yellow swirl with "a subsidiary of Capitol" rim print in white - Audio Matrix machine stamp in trail off area

1968 - Capitol 5651.23  - Small print label - LA pressing - Orange & Yellow Swirl label with "ůSubsidiary of.." perimeter print with " * " machine stamped in trail off area

1968 - Capitol 5651.24 - Keystone Label - Scranton pressing- Orange - Yellow Swirl label with BLACK "ůSubsidiary of.." perimeter print - Audio Matrix machine stamp in trail off area

3/1969 - Capitol 5651.33 - Red & Orange Target label with "Dome" logo - LA pressing

4/1/1969 - Capitol 5651.41 - Red & Orange Target label with "C" logo overprint - Scranton pressing - Keystone label with standard-size print

4/1/1969 - Capitol 5651.43 - Red & Orange Target label with "C" logo overprint - LA pressing - wide fonts

Early 1971 - Capitol 5651.46 - Red & Orange Target label with "C" logo white background - Scranton pressing - Keystone label with standard-size print

Early 1971 - Apple 5651 - with Black Star

7/1/1971 - Apple 5651 - Apple Label with "MFG By Apple" on label

1975 - Apple 5651 - Apple label with "All Rights Reserved..." on label

12/1/1975 - Capitol 5651 - Orange label  - Mono Version

3/1/1978 - Capitol 5651 - Purple "MFD by ..." Label

11/30/1981 - Capitol 6296.81(A)(S) - Blue Star Line label with "A" prefix and incorrect "stereo" printed on label

11/30/1981 - Capitol 6296.81(X)(M) - Blue Star Line label with "X" prefix and correct "mono" printed on label

July 1983 - Capitol 6296 - Black Label - Rainbow Band

5/1/1988 - Capitol 6296 - Purple Star Line - "Manufactured by.." Label

4/17/2010 - Parlophone R-6813 - The Beatles released a limited edition vinyl edition of 'Paperback Writer' backed with 'Rain' in celebration of Record Store Day on April 17 2010. Presented in a vintage-style paper Parlophone house bag, the single is limited to a run of just 1,000 copies.

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Please Please Me / Ask Me Why

Vee Jay 498

Released: February 25, 1963

Weeks on chart: 
Highest chart position: 

Label Variations:

2/25/1963 - Vee Jay 498 - The Beatles on the label are misspelled "The Beattles"

 

 

 

Oldies 45 Sleeve

 

Please Please Me / From Me To You

 

                      

 

Vee Jay 581
Released: January 30, 1964

Weeks on chart: 13/6
Highest chart position: 3/41

Label Variations:

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.DJ1 - Promotional Copy - White & blue label with "Promotional Copy" on label

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.01A - Rainbow Label - Vee Jay Oval Logo - Thin print with "VJ" before the record number

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.01B - Rainbow Label - Vee Jay Oval Logo - Thick print with "VJ" before the record number & a space between "The Beatles" and the record number

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.01C - Rainbow Label - Vee Jay Oval Logo - Thin print without "VJ" before the record number - publishing information on three lines - Has Audio Matrix logo stamped in trail-off area and hand etched master number 63-2967

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.01D - Rainbow Label - Vee Jay Oval Logo - Thick print with "VJ" before the record number & no space between "The Beatles" and the record number  - Has "URJ" hand etched in trail-off area and hand etched master number

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.01E - Rainbow Label - Vee Jay Oval Logo - Thick print with "VJ" before the record number & no space between "The Beatles" and the record number - Pressed by Columbia Records for Vee Jay

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.01F - Undocumented Label Variation - Rainbow Label - Vee Jay Oval Logo - Thick print with "VJ" before the record number & no space between "The Beatles" and the record number - Has "URJ" hand etched in trail-off area and hand etched master number

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.02B - Rainbow Label - VJ in Brackets

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.02A - Rainbow Label - VJ in Brackets - thin print -  "VJ" before the record number - publishing information is on two lines - ARP manufactured

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.02C - Rainbow Label - VJ in Brackets - without "VJ" before the record number

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581..02D - Recently Documented Label Variation - Rainbow Label - VJ in Brackets  - "VJ" before the record number - publishing information is left of center hole - time info is right of center hole - master record  number does not appear on label - see side B

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.03 - Black Label  - VJ in Brackets - Crossbars

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.04 - All Black Label - Vee Jay Oval Logo

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.05 - All Black Label - "VEE JAY" above center hole in thick print - Song title in thick print - Monarch pressing

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.06 - All Black Label - VJ no Brackets - "Vee Jay Records" in small print under "VJ"

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.07 - Yellow Label - "VJ"& "Vee Jay Records" in black print

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.08B - White Label, black print - VJ no Brackets - "Vee Jay Records" in small print under "VJ"

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.09A - Black Label - VJ in Brackets - NO Crossbars - Medium print - no "VJ" before record number - Southern Plastics

1/30/1964 - Vee Jay 581.09B - Black Label - VJ in Brackets - NO Crossbars - Thin print - No "VJ" before the record number. The drill hole in the label was made by the pressing plant to prevent the recored from being returned

8/10/1964 - Oldies 45 OL-150.02 - Oldies 45 - Monarch Records pressed by NCR (National Record Corporation) - "Vocal" in upper case & lower case - both sides have hand etched 'RA," master & job numbers - has machine stamped Audio Matrix & MR (inside a circle) logos

8/10/1964 - Oldies 45 OL-150.04 - Oldies 45 - "VOCAL" in upper case - both sides have hand etched 'tc," master & job numbers 

10/11/1965 - Capitol 6063.01B - Green Starline

 

 

 

Real Love

 

 

Capitol 8-58544-2 
Released: March 5, 1996

Weeks on chart: 
Highest chart position: 11

Label Variations:

3/5/1996 - Capitol 8-58544-2

 

 

  

  

 

Roll Over Beethoven / Misery

Capitol 6065
Released: October 11, 1965
Weeks on chart: 4
Highest chart position: 68 

Label Variations:

10/11/1965 - Capitol 6065.01A - Green Star Line

4/1/1969 - Capitol 6065.49 - Red & Orange Target label with "C" logo white background - Jacksonville pressing - small print

FYI - Candian

Roll Over Beethoven / Please Mister Postman

Capitol 72133
Label Variations:

10/11/1965 - Capitol 72133 - Yellow and orange swirl label

 

 

 

Sgt. Pepper - With A Little Help From My Friends / A Day In The Life

                                                                                

Capitol 4612
Released: August 14,  1978
Weeks on chart: 
Highest chart position: 71 

Label Variations:

8/14/1978 - Capitol 4612 - Purple "MFD by ..." Label

8/14/1978 - RSO  RP 106 RSO Records - Promo

July 1983 - Capitol 4612 - Black Label - Rainbow Band

5/1/1988 - Capitol Star Line 4612 - Purple Star Line - "Manufactured by.." Label

 

 

 

 

She Loves You / I'll Get You

Swan 4152
Released: September 16,  1963
Weeks on chart: 15
Highest chart position: 1

Label Variations:

9/16/1963 - Swan 4152.01B - Monarch 1963 pressing - Glossy white label with red print. The words "Don't Drop Out" do NOT appear on the label. Spread titles without quotation marks. This West Coast 45 was pressed and manufactured by Monarch Records in Los Angeles.

9/16/1963 - Swan 4152.02A - Mallard 1964 pressing - Black label with silver print. (Medium print). song title, artist name, and catalog number (S-4152) all appear in the same size print. The quotation marks resemble simple hash marks.  "DON'T DROP OUT" appears on the label.

9/16/1963 - Swan 4152.02B(ii) - Monarch 1963 pressing - Black label with silver print. (Wide print). The song title appears s p r e a d o u t and does NOT appear in quotation marks. "DON'T DROP OUT" appear on the label. 

9/16/1963 - Swan 4152.02C - RCA Rockaway 1964 pressing - Black label with thin silver print. (Thin print). The song title and artist name are written in a type face that is much thinner than it is tall.  "DON'T DROP OUT" appears on the label.

9/16/1963 - Swan 4152.02D - RCA Indianapolis 1963 pressing - Black label with silver print. (Thick print).  song title appears in bold face type. The quotation marks appear "serifed". I.e., they do not look like simple "hash marks" but have extra points. The artist name appears in a different style font than the title. "Don't Drop Out" does NOT appear on the label.

9/16/1963 - Swan 4152.03A - Mallard 1964 pressing - Black label with silver print. (Medium print). song title, artist name, and catalog number (S-4152) all appear in the same size print. The quotation marks resemble simple hash marks.  "DON'T DROP OUT" appears on the label - has the words "Produced by George Martin" under  the running time to the right of center hole.

9/16/1963 - Swan 4152.03B - Monarch 1964 pressing - Black label with silver print. (Wide print). The song title appears s p r e a d o u t and does NOT appear in quotation marks. "DON'T DROP OUT" appear on the label.  - but also has the words "Produced by George Martin" under  the group's name.

9/16/1963 - Swan 4152.03C - RCA Rockaway 1964 pressing - Black label with thin silver print. (Thin print). The song title and artist name are written in a type face that is much thinner than it is tall.  "DON'T DROP OUT" appears on the label. - has the words "Produced by George Martin" under  the running time to the right of center hole.

1964 - Swan 4152.04C - RCA Rockaway 1964 pressing - White label with BLUE print that includes the "George Martin" credit. This release has the RECO-ART etchings on the A-Side

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Sie Liebt Dich / I'll Get You

Swan 4182
Released: May 21,  1964
Weeks on chart: 1
Highest chart position: 97 

Label Variations:

5/21/1964 - Swan S-4182.DJ1C - Promotional copy - White label with "X" (printed to simulate handwriting) on lower left of center hole on A side only - RCA Rockaway pressing - Tall thin print with English title just below in parentheses.

5/21/1964 - Swan S-4182.01A - Mallard pressing - Both German & English titles in quotation marks on one line.

5/21/1964 - Swan S-4182.01C - RCA Rockaway pressing - Tall thin print with English title just below in parentheses.

 

 

 

 

Something / Come Together

               

Apple 2654
Released: October 6,  1969
Weeks on chart: 16
Highest chart position: 1 

Label Variations:

10/6/1969 - Apple 2654.01L(as) - First label variation - Los Angeles pressing - Light green apple - no Apple in perimeter print on side A

10/6/1969 - Apple 2654.01L(af) - First label variation - Later Los Angeles pressing - Light green apple - Apple in perimeter print on side A

10/6/1969 - Apple 2654.02S(as)  - Second label variation - Scranton pressing - Light green apple - song title & credits to the left of the play hole - groups' name below center hole - information to the right of the center hole have more space between lines than others. side B

10/6/1969 - Apple 2654.03S(as) - Third label variation -  Scranton first pressing - Light green apple - spacing on the lines on the right side is tight - group name is off center below the center hole - the "O" & "M" in the song title are different fonts

10/6/1969 - Apple 2654.04J(as) - Forth label variation - Jacksonville pressing - Dark green Apple label - Song title & songwriter credits above center hole - Stereo is left of center hole - Apple perimeter print on B side - See A side

10/6/1969 - Apple 2654.04J(c) - Forth label variation - Jacksonville pressing - Subsidiary of Capitol Records Logo in perimeter print on B side - See A Side  

1975 - Apple 2654 - Apple label with "All Rights Reserved..." on label

12/1/1975 - Capitol 2654 - Orange label

3/1/1978 - Capitol 2654 - Purple "MFD by ..." Label

July 1983 - Capitol 2654 - Black Label - Rainbow Band

5/1/1988 - Capitol 2654 - Purple "Manufactured by.." Label

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East Coast

West Coast

Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane

                                       

Capitol 5810
Released: February 13,  1967
Weeks on chart: 9/10
Highest chart position: 8/1 

Label Variations:

2/13/1967 - Capitol 5810.01A - (Side B Penny Lane has incorrect 3:00 run time) - East Coast

2/13/1967 - Capitol 5810.01B - (Side B Penny Lane has incorrect 3:00 run time) - West Coast

2/13/1967 - Capitol 5810.02A - (Side B Penny Lane has CORRECT 2:57 run time) - East Coast

2/13/1967 - Capitol 5810.02B - (Side B Penny Lane has CORRECT 2:57 run time) - West Coast

2/13/1967 - Capitol P 5810 - Promo issue

4/1/1969 - Capitol 5810.33 - Red & Orange Target label with dome logo - LA pressing - wide fonts

4/1/1969 - Capitol 5810.41 - Red & Orange Target label with "C" logo overprint- Scranton pressing - Keystone label with full-size print

Early 1971 - Capitol 5810.46 - Red & Orange Target label with "C" logo white background - Scranton pressing - Keystone label with full-size print

Early 1971 - Capitol 5810.48L(i) - Red & Orange Target label with "C" logo white background -  LA pressing - Wide font - " * " machine stamped in trail off area - "TM" trademark after Capitol

Early 1971 - Apple 5810 - with Black Star

7/1/1971 - Apple 5810

1975 - Apple 5810 - Apple label with "All Rights Reserved..." on label

12/1/1975 - Capitol 5810 - Orange label

March 1978 - Capitol 5810 - Purple "MFD by..." Label 

11/30/1981 - Capitol A-6299.81(A)(S) - Blue Star Line label with "A" prefix and incorrect "stereo" printed on label

1981 - Capitol 6299.81(X)(M) - Blue Star Line label with "X" prefix and correct "mono" printed on label

1983 - Capitol  A-6299 - Black Label - Rainbow Band

5/1/1988 - Capitol Star Line X-6296 - Purple Star Line - "Manufactured by.." Label

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Sweet Georgia Brown / Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby

ATCO 6302
Released: June 1,  1964
Weeks on chart: 9
Highest chart position: 19 

Label Variations:

6/1/1964 - Atco 6302 - Yellow & white label - Does not include songwriting credits on B-side - B-side publishing credits to "Earth BMI"

6/1/1964 - Atco 6302 - Promotional copy - White label with black print - B-side credits "Singleton-Hall"

 

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