JAPAN
RCA Singles 2


Chart positions by Cash Box Magazine, Oricon &
Billboard from Ed Reilly's book "Monkees: A Manufactured Image".

 

RCA Company Sleeves

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Released on April 25, 1968
Highest Chart Position:
2 (CB)
4 (BB)
4 (Oricon)

SS-1802


Valleri/
Tapioca Tundra

 

Tri-Fold Picture Sleeve



Very similar to the EP SCP-1354, Shades of Grey.

 

SS-1802
Promo



SS-1802
Single Sheet Picture Sleeve
370 Yen

 

SS-1802
Single Sheet Picture Sleeve
400 Yen Sticker

 

"Valleri" was originally released with a tri-fold sleeve
with ads for "The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees", as well as all of the other
Monkees' releases available at that time. It was later released with a
standard 7"x 7" single sheet insert.

This was also the last 45 to be released with a 370 yen price on it.

The tri-fold version of the sleeve has a May '68 to September '68 calendar
which highlights the dates the show was on TV in Japan.
Friday nights at 7:00pm on the TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System).


- Michelle66 from the Hoffman music forums

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Released on July 25, 1968
Highest Chart Position:
7 (CB)
20 (BB)
20 (Oricon)

SS-1820



D. W. Washburn/
It's Nice To Be With You

 

SS-1820
Promo

 

Music Life Ad
1968

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Released in February 1969
Highest Chart Position: --

SS-1866



Randy Scouse Git/
Forget That Girl

 

SS-1866
Promo


On the "Randy Scouse Git" sleeve it mentions that it is a special
release of the chart-topping British hit. The back cover shows pictures
from their upcoming movie, "Head". No mention of Peter leaving the group!

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"Porpoise Song/As We Go Along"
was not released in Japan.

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Released on April 5, 1969
Highest Chart Position: --

SS-1871


Tear Drop City/
A Man Without A Dream

 

SS-1871
Promo

 

Music Life Ad
April 1969

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Released on July 5, 1969
Highest Chart Position:
78 (Oricon)

SS-1889


Listen To The Band/
Someday Man

 

SS-1889
Promo

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Released in December 1969
Highest Chart Position: --

SS-1911


Good Clean Fun/
Mommy And Daddy

 

SS-1911
Promo

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Released in June 1970
Highest Chart Position: --

SS-1953


Oh My My/
I Love You Better

 

SS-1953
Promo

(no pics)