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Grateful Dead singles

This page lists singles released by the Grateful Dead. The images are of the labels of the 7" vinyl singles. Some of the 1980's singles were also released as 12" vinyl singles, cassette singles and CD singles.

The Grateful Dead released a series of commercial singles on various labels between 1966 and 1989. Promotional versions of most of these singles were also released. A few of the singles tracks were subsequently released on "nostalgia" reissue singles in the Back To Back Hits (Warner Bros) and Flashback (Arista) series. Between 2017 and 2021 the Grateful Dead released replica versions of their main series of commercial singles. A number of miscellaneous singles have also been released. The grouping of the list below reflects these different categories.

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Main commercial singles

Stealin' / Don't Ease Me In, Grateful Dead, 1966

The first Grateful Dead single. Released on the local Scorpio label.

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The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) / Cream Puff War, Grateful Dead, 1967

The first Grateful Dead single on Warner Bros.

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Dark Star / Born Cross-Eyed, Grateful Dead, 1968

The second Warner Bros single. Dark Star is a studio version recorded for the single.

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Dupree's Diamond Blues / Cosmic Charlie, Grateful Dead, 1969

The third Warner Bros single. Tracks taken from the Aoxomoxoa album.

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Uncle John's Band / New Speedway Boogie, Grateful Dead, 1970

The fourth Warner Bros single. Tracks taken from Workingman's Dead.

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Truckin' / Ripple, Grateful Dead, 1971

Tracks from the Anerical Beauty LP. The fifth Warner Bros single.

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Sugar Magnolia / Mr. Charlie, Grateful Dead, 1972

The sixth Warner Bros single released in conjunction with Europe '72.

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Let Me Sing Your Blues Away / Here Comes Sunshine, Grateful Dead, 1973

The first single on the Grateful Dead's own record label. Tracks taken from Wake Of The Flood.

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Eyes Of The World / Weather Report Suite Part 1, Grateful Dead, 1973

The second single on Grateful Dead Records and the second with tracks taken from Wake Of The Flood.

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U. S. Blues / Loose Lucy, Grateful Dead, 1974

The third single on Grateful Dead Records. Tracks taken from the From The Mars Hotel LP.

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The Music Never Stopped / Help On The Way, Grateful Dead, 1975

The fourth single on Grateful Dead Records but distributed by United Artists. Tracks taken from the Blues For Allah LP.

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Franklin's Tower / Help On The Way, Grateful Dead, 1976

The second Grateful Dead Records/United Artists single. Tracks taken from the Blues For Allah LP.

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Dancing In The Streets / Terrapin Station, Grateful Dead, 1977

The first Grateful Dead single on Arista. Released in conjunction with Terrapin Station.

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Passenger / Terrapin Station, Grateful Dead, 1977

The second Grateful Dead single on Arista. Released in conjunction with Terrapin Station.

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Good Lovin' / Stagger Lee, Grateful Dead, 1978

The third Arista single. Released in conjunction with the Shakedown Street LP.

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Shakedown Street / France, Grateful Dead, 1979

The second single with tracks from Shakedown Street. The fourth on the Arista label.

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Alabama Getaway / Far From Me, Grateful Dead, 1980

The fifth single on Arista. Tracks taken from Go To Heaven.

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Don't Ease me In / Far From Me, Grateful Dead, 1980

The second single with tracks taken from Go To Heaven and the sixth Arista single.

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Touch Of Grey / My Brother Esau, Grateful Dead, 1987

The seventh Arista single. Tracks taken from In The Dark. This was the Dead's only top ten single.

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Throwing Stones / When Push Comes To Shove, Grateful Dead, 1988

The second single released in conjunction with In The Dark The eighth on the Arista label.

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Foolish Heart / We Can Run, Grateful Dead, 1989

The ninth Arista single. Tracks taken from the Built To Last album.

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Promotional singles

The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) / Cream Puff War promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1967

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Dark Star / Born Cross-Eyed 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1968

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Dupree's Diamond Blues / Cosmic Charlie 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1969

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Radio Spots For Warner Brothers Album Live Dead, Grateful Dead, 1969

Single with two short radio spots promoting the Live/Dead album.

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Uncle John's Band / New Speedway Boogie 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1970

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Radio Spots For Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead, Grateful Dead, 1970

Single with three short radio spots promoting the Workingman's Dead album.

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Truckin' / Ripple 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1971

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Radio Spots For Grateful Dead American Beauty, Grateful Dead, 1970

Single with one short radio spot promoting the American Beauty album.

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Sugar Magnolia / Mr Charlie 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1972

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Ramble on Rose / Jack Straw / Mr. Charlie 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1972

Released to promote the Europe '72 album.

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Let Me Sing Your Blues Away / Here Comes Sunshine 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1973

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Eyes Of The World (mono) / Eyes Of The World (stereo) 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1973

This promotional single features two versions of Eyes Of The World rather than duplicating the contents of the regular commercial single which comprised Eyes Of The World and Weather Report Suite Part 1.

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U.S. Blues / U.S. Blues 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1974

This promotional single features two versions of U.S. Blues rather than duplicating the contents of the regular commercial single which comprised U.S. Blues and Loose Lucy.

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The Music Never Stopped / The Music Never Stopped 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1975

This promotional single features two versions of The Music Never Stopped rather than duplicating the contents of the regular commercial single which comprised The Music Never Stopped and Help On The Way.

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Franklin's Tower / Franklin's Tower promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1976

This promotional single features two versions of Franklin's Tower rather than duplicating the contents of the regular commercial single which comprised Franklin's Tower and Help On The Way.

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Dancin' In The Streets / Dancin' In The Streets promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1977

This promotional single features two versions of Dancing In The Street rather than duplicating the contents of the regular commercial single which comprised Dancing In The Streets and Terrapin Station.

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Passenger / Passenger promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1977

This promotional single features two versions of Passenger rather than duplicating the contents of the regular commercial single which comprised Passenger and Terrapin Station.

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Good Lovin' / Good Lovin' promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1978

This promotional single features two versions of Good Lovin' rather than duplicating the contents of the regular commercial single which comprised Good Lovin' and Stagger Lee.

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Shakedown Street / Shakedown Street promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1979

This promotional single features two versions of Shakedown Street rather than duplicating the contents of the regular commercial single which comprised Shakedown Street and France.

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Alabama Getaway / Alabama Getaway promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1980

This promotional single features two versions of Shakedown Street rather than duplicating the contents of the regular commercial single which comprised Alabama Getaway and Far From Me.

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Don't Ease Me In / Far From Me promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1980

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Touch Of Grey / Touch Of Grey promotional 7" single, Grateful Dead, 1987

This promotional single features two versions of Touch Of Grey rather than duplicating the contents of the regular commercial single which comprised Touch Of Grey and My Brother Esau. CD and 12" vinyl promotional singles were also released.

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Touch Of Grey / Touch Of Grey promotional CD single, Grateful Dead, 1987

This promotional CD single features a long version and a short of Touch Of Grey.

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Hell In A Bucket / West L.A. Fadeaway promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1987

Released in conjunction with In The Dark. There was no regular single with the same tracks.

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Throwing Stones / Throwing Stones 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1988

This promotional single features two versions of Throwing Stones rather than duplicating the contents of the regular commercial single which comprised Throwing Stones and When Push Comes To Shove.

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Throwing Stones / Throwing Stones 12" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1988

This promotional single features two versions of Throwing Stones; the album version and an edit of the single version.

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Slow Train promotional CD single, Bob Dylan & The Dead, 1989

This promotional CD single features a track from the Dylan & The Dead album.

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Foolish Heart / Foolish Heart 7" promotional single, Grateful Dead, 1989

This promotional single features two versions, possibly identical, of Foolish Heart.

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Foolish Heart / Foolish Heart promotional CD single, Grateful Dead, 1989

This promotional CD single features one version of Foolish Heart.

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Man Smart, Woman Smarter: Weir Here promotional CD single, Bob Weir / Grateful Dead, 2004

This promotional CD single features a live version of Man Smart, Woman Smarter from a Grateful Dead show in 1989. The track was first released on the Bob Weir collection Weir Here.

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Back-To-Back Hits and Flashback series

Johnny B. Goode / Truckin', Grateful Dead, 1972

A Warner Bros Back To Back Hits series single. Truckin' had been released on an earlier single. Johnny B Goode is from the Skull & Roses live album.

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Alabama Getaway / Shakedown Street, Grateful Dead, 1981

A Flashback Records series Arista single. Both tracks had been released on earlier singles.

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Truckin' / Sugar Magnolia, Grateful Dead, 1987?

A Warner Bros Back To Back Hits series single. Both tracks had been released on earlier singles.

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Touch Of Grey / Throwing Stones, Grateful Dead, 1988

A Flashback Records series Arista single. Both tracks had been released on earlier singles.

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Replica 7" Singles Collection

Between 2017 and 2021 the Grateful Dead released limited edition vinyl reissues of their 21 main commercial singles with new artwork

Vol. 1: Stealin' / Don't Ease Me In, Grateful Dead, 2017

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Vol. 2: The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) / Cream Puff War, Grateful Dead, 2017

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Vol. 3: Dark Star / Born Cross-Eyed, Grateful Dead, 2017

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Vol. 4: Dupree's Diamonds Blues / Cosmic Charlie, Grateful Dead, 2017

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Vol. 5: Uncle John's Band / New Speedway Boogie, Grateful Dead, 2018

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Vol. 6: Truckin' / Ripple, Grateful Dead, 2018

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Vol. 7: Sugar Magnolia / Mr. Charlie, Grateful Dead, 2018

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Vol. 8: Let Me Sing Your Blues Away / Here Comes Sunshine, Grateful Dead, 2018

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Vol. 9: Eyes Of The World / Weather Report Part I, Grateful Dead, 2019

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Vol. 10: U.S. Blues / Loose Lucy, Grateful Dead, 2019

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Vol. 11: The Music Never Stopped / Help On The Way, Grateful Dead, 2019

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Vol. 12: Franklin's Tower / Help On The Way, Grateful Dead, 2019

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Vol. 13: Dancing In The Street / Terrapin Station, Grateful Dead, 2020

To be released.




Vol. 14: Passenger / Terrapin Station, Grateful Dead, 2020

To be released.




Vol. 15: Good Loviní / Stagger Lee, Grateful Dead, 2020

To be released.




Vol. 16: Shakedown Street / France, Grateful Dead, 2020

To be released.




Vol. 17: Alabama Getaway / Far From Me, Grateful Dead, 2021

To be released.




Vol. 18: Don't Ease me In / Far From Me, Grateful Dead, 2021

To be released.




Vol. 19: Touch Of Grey / My Brother Esau, Grateful Dead, 2021

To be released.




Vol. 20: Throwing Stones / When Push Comes To Shove, Grateful Dead, 2021

To be released.




Vol. 21: Foolish Heart / We Can Run, Grateful Dead, 2021/2

To be released.



Miscellaneous US singles

Fire In The City / Your Sons And Daughters, Jon Hendricks, 1967

Members of the Dead back Jon Hendricks on this single which was recorded as part of the soundtrack of a documentary film.

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American Beauty 5 track EP, Grateful Dead, 1971?

A five track 7" EP intended for jukebox use.

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Johnny B. Goode / So Fine, Grateful Dead / Elvin Bishop Group, 1972

A Grateful Dead track and a Elvin Bishop Group track taken from the Fillmore: The last Days album. Released on the Fillmore label.

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Alabama Getaway / Shakedown Street / Throwing Stones, Grateful Dead, 1988

A 3" CD single released on Arista. All tracks had previously been released on singles.

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Side By Side: Records Store Day single, Grateful Dead / Dr John / The Dixie Cups, 2013

A limited edition 7" colored vinyl single comprising three versions of Iko Iko by the Grateful Dead, Dr. John and The Dixie Cups.

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Last updated January 2020