Singles Released This Week (October 15 – 21)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side)

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


October 15
1960 • The Miracles • “Shop Around” • Soul – Motown • Hi! We’re The Miracles • “Who’s Lovin’ You”
1968 • Stevie Wonder • “For Once In My Life” • Soul – Motown • For Once In My Life • “Angie Girl”
1969 • The Kinks • “Victoria” • British Rock • Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) • “Mr. Churchill Says”
1970 • The Supremes • “Stoned Love” • Soul – Motown • Shine On Me • “Shine On Me”
1971 • The Who • “Let’s See Action” [UK] • British Rock • [Single] • “When I Was A Boy”
1972 • The Isley Brothers • “Work To Do” • Soul-Funk • Brother, Brother, Brother • “Beautiful”
1973 • Elton John • “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” • Pop-Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Screw You”
1984 • The Cars • “Hello Again” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbreak City • “Hello Again” [Dub Version]
1988 • Duran Duran • “I Don’t Want Your Love” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Thing • “I Don’t Want Your Love” [Album Version]


October 16
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)” [UK] • Holiday Rock n Roll • Elvis Sings Christmas Songs [EP] • “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
1974 • The Supremes • “Baby Love” [UK] • Soul – Pop • Where Did Our Love Go? • “Ask Any Girl”
1984 • R.E.M. • “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” • Jangle Pop-Rock • Reckoning • “Catapult” [Live]
1989 • Prince With Sheena Easton • “The Arms Of Orion” • Dance-Pop • Batman • “I Love U In Me”
1995 • The Human League • “Don’t You Want Me” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Greatest Hits • “Don’t You Want Me” [Snap! Remix]
1995 • Everything But The Girl • “Missing [Todd Terry Remix]” • Alt Rock/Dance-Pop • [Single] • “Missing” [Remix]


October 17
1961 • The Tokens • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” • Doo Wop • The Lion Sleeps Tonight • “Tina”
1969 • The Band • “Up On Cripple Creek” • Roots Rock • The Band • “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
1971 • The Temptations • “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)” • Soul – Motown • Solid Rock • “Gonna Keep on Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love”
1977 • Slade • “My Baby Left Me/That’s Alright Mama” [UK] • Glam Rock • [Single] • “O.H.M.S.”
1983 • Duran Duran • “Union Of The Snake” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Seven And The Ragged Tiger • “Secret Oktober”
1984 • The Go-Go’s • “Turn To You” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Talk Show • “I’m With You”
1989 • Kiss • “Hide Your Heart” • Hard Rock • Hot In The Shade • “Betrayed”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “Living In Danger” • Europop/Reggae • Happy Nation • “Living In Danger” [D House Mix]
1994 • Pink Floyd • “High Hopes” • Prog Rock • The Division Bell • “Marooned”


October 18
1968 • Jimi Hendrix • “All Along The Watchtower” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Electric Ladyland • “Long Hot Summer Night”
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Letting Go” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “You Gave Me The Answer”
1977 • Rush • “Closer To The Heart” • Arena Rock • A Farewell To Kings • “Madrigal”
1982 • Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney • “The Girl Is Mine” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Can’t Get Outta the Rain”
1984 • Bryan Adams • “Run To You” • Pop-Rock • Reckless • “I’m Ready”
1990 • C+C Music Factory • “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” [Radio Version] • Dance-Pop • Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) • “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” [Instrumental]
1994 • Eagles • “Get Over It” • Country-Rock • Hell Freezes Over • “Get Over It” [Live]


October 19
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Paralyzed” • Rock n Roll • Elvis [EP] • [None]
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Love Me” • Rock n Roll • Elvis [EP] • [None]
1966 • The Miracles • “(Come ‘Round Here) I’m The One You Need” • Soul – Pop • Away We A Go-Go • “Save Me”
1967 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “I Second That Emotion” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “You Must Be Love”
1970 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” • Folk-Rock • After The Gold Rush • “Birds”
1984 • A-ha • “Take On Me” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Hunting High And Low • “Love Is Reason”
1987 • Rush • “Time Stand Still” • Prog/Art Rock • Hold Your Fire • “High Water”
1998 • Cher • “Believe” • Dance-Pop • Believe • “Believe” [Alt Mix]


October 20
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Maybe I’m A Fool” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “It Ain’t Necessarily So”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “All Night Long” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Sweet Lover”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Won’t Be Long” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Love Is The Only Thing”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Who Needs You?” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Right Now”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Today I Sing The Blues” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “(Blue) By Myself”
1964 • The Yardbirds • “Good Morning Little School Girl” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “I Ain’t Got You”
1967 • The Byrds • “Change Is Now” • Folk-Rock • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • [B-Side]
1967 • The Byrds • “Goin’ Back” • Folk-Rock/Baroque Pop • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • “Change Is Now”
1969 • John Lennon • “Cold Turkey” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)” [Yoko Ono]
1978 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Radio Radio” • New Wave Pop-Rock • This Year’s Model • “Tiny Steps”
1980 • John Lennon • “(Just Like) Starting Over” • Pop-Rock • Double Fantasy • “Kiss Kiss Kiss”
1986 • Duran Duran • “Notorious” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Notorious • “Winter Marches On”
1989 • 10,000 Maniacs • “You Happy Puppet” • Folk-Rock • Blind Man’s Zoo • “Gun Shy” [Acoustic Version]
1998 • U2 • “Sweetest Thing” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Where The Streets Have No Name • “Stories For Boys” [Live]


October 21
1958 • Elvis Presley • “I Got Stung” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1958 • Elvis Presley • “One Night” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “I Got Stung”
1966 • The Yardbirds • “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Psycho Daisies”
1973 • Albert Hammond • “It Never Rains In Southern California” • Pop-Rock • It Never Rains In Southern California • “Anyone Here in the Audience”
1974 • Queen • “Killer Queen” • Glam Rock • Sheer Heart Attack • “Flick Of The Wrist”
1977 • The Jam • “The Modern World” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • This Is The Modern World • “Sweet Soul Music/Back in My Arms Again/Bricks and Mortar””
1978 • The Jam • “Down In The Tube Station At Midnight” • Punk/Mod Revival • All Mod Cons • “So Sad About Us”
1980 • Bruce Springsteen • “Hungry Heart” • Heartland Rock • The River • “Held Up Without A Gun”
1986 • Janet Jackson • “Control” • Dance-Pop • Control • “Fast Girls / Pretty Boy”
1991 • U2 • “The Fly” • Dance-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk/Korova 1”
1991 • Genesis • “No Son Of Mine” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Living Forever”
1996 • Toni Braxton • “Un-Break My Heart” • Soul Ballad • Secrets • “Un-Break My Heart” [Spanish Version]
1997 • Donna Lewis & Richard Marx • “At The Beginning” • Adult Contemporary Pop • Anastasia Original Soundtrack [Sndtrk] • “At The Beginning” [Instrumental]

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