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(UK) EMI Golden 45s 45 rpm Singles
1984-1985

     This is a hitherto unpublished list, originally compiled by Paul Pelletier in the late 1980s, here updated. The actual pressings of this "golden oldies" series appeared on various labels (shown in the first column) to indicate the origin or current ownership of these original recordings. They all appeared in rather tacky sleeves, the large golden sections of which were easily marked by fingerprints - and EMI were hardly being generous with these two-track reissues. Surely they could have at least made them three-track maxi-singles? And why did the series run less than a year, despite the wealth of material EMI had available? By April 1988, 24 of these singles remained in catalogue, which indicates decent sales.
     Any additional information is welcome.
Guy Pelletier

Added 22-Sep-2013

(British) EMI "Golden 45s" G45 1 onwards 7-inch 45 rpm Singles Series, 1984-1985

EMI

G45 1

Mar-84

QUEEN

Killer Queen
You're my best friend

APPLE

G45 2

Mar-84

JOHN LENNON

Give peace a chance
Cold turkey

EMI

G45 3

Mar-84

SHEENA EASTON

Modern girl
9 to 5

HARVEST

G45 4

Mar-84

DAVE EDMUNDS LOVE SCULPTURE

I hear you knocking
Sabre dance

LATE NIGHT
FEELINGS

G45 5

Mar-84

DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

Dance stance
There there my dear

LIBERTY

G45 6

Mar-84

THE STRANGLERS

Golden brown
Strange little girl

LIBERTY

G45 7

Mar-84

KENNY ROGERS

Ruby don't take your love to town
Lucille

CAPITOL

G45 8

Mar-84

GENE VINCENT

Be-bop-a-Lula
Bluejean bop

CAPITOL

G45 9

Mar-84

FRANK SINATRA

Love and marriage
(Love is) The tender trap

CAPITOL

G45 10

Mar-84

THE BEACH BOYS

Barbara-Ann
God only knows

EMI

G45 11

Mar-84

THE HOLLIES

Just one look
Here I go again

RAK

G45 12

Mar-84

HOT CHOCOLATE

You sexy thing
No doubt about it

APPLE

G45 13

Mar-84

RINGO STARR

It don't come easy
Back off boogaloo

LIBERTY

G45 14

Mar-84

SLIM WHITMAN

Happy anniversary
I'll take you home again, Kathleen

EMI

G45 15

Mar-84

MANFRED MANN

5-4-3-2-1
Pretty flamingo

EMI

G45 16

May-84

KRAFTWERK

Computer love
The model

LIBERTY

G45 17

May-84

FATS DOMINO

Ain't that a shame
The fat man

LIBERTY

G45 18

May-84

CRYSTAL GAYLE

Don't it make your brown eyes blue
Talking in your sleep

LIBERTY

G45 19

May-84

EDDIE COCHRAN

Summertime blues
Twenty flight rock

RAK

G45 20

May-84

C.C.S.

Whole lotta love
Walking

HARVEST

G45 21

May-84

BE BOP DELUXE

Ships in the night
Maid in Heaven

HARVEST

G45 22

May-84

THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA

10538 Overture
Roll over Beethoven

CAPITOL

G45 23

May-84

DR. HOOK

When you're in love with a beautiful woman
Sexy eyes

LIBERTY

G45 24

May-84

CANNED HEAT

On the road again
Let's work together

COLUMBIA

G45 25

May-84

GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS

How do you do it?
I like it

RAK

G45 26

Mar-84

HERMAN'S HERMITS
  
[also injection moulded pressings on EMI label]

I'm into something good
Silhouettes

CAPITOL

G45 27

Jul-84

MINK DeVILLE

Spanish stroll
Cadillac walk

CAPITOL

G45 28

Jul-84

THE BAND

Rag mama rag
The weight

CAPITOL

G45 29

Jul-84

McGUINNESS FLINT

When I'm dead and gone
Malt and barley blues

RAK

G45 30

Jul-84

COZY POWELL

Dance with the Devil
The man in black

LIBERTY

G45 31

Jul-84

RICKY NELSON

Hello Mary Lou
It's late

LIBERTY

G45 32

Jul-84

CHER

Bang bang (My baby shot me down)
All I really want to do

LIBERTY

G45 33

Jul-84

BONZO DOG BAND

I'm the urban spaceman
The intro and the outro

LIBERTY

G45 34

Jul-84

BOBBY VEE

Take good care of my baby
More than I can say

RAK

G45 35

Jul-84

SUZI QUATRO

Can the can
Devil Gate Drive

LIBERTY

G45 36

Feb-85

INEZ & CHARLIE FOXX

Mockingbird
Hurt by love

LIBERTY

G45 37

Feb-85

THE EASY BEATS
  [only EASY BEATS shown on labels]

Friday on my mind
Hello how are you

CAPITOL

G45 38

Feb-85

PEGGY LEE

Fever
I'm a woman

EMI

G45 39

Feb-85

FOCUS

Sylvia
Hocus pocus

EMI

G45 40

Feb-85

B. BUMBLE & THE STINGERS

Nut rocker [shown as "Nutrocker" on labels]
Bumble boogie

EMI

G45 41

Feb-85

THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS

The hippy hippy shake
Good golly Miss Molly

EMI

G45 42

Feb-85

PETER & GORDON

World without love
Woman

RAK

G45 43

Feb-85

NASHVILLE TEENS

Tobacco Road
Google Eye

EMI

G45 44

Feb-85

SAM COOKE

You send me
Only sixteen

RAK

G45 45

Feb-85

DONOVAN

Mellow yellow
Sunshine Superman

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