Singles Released This Week (October 22 – 28)

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 22
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “Get Off My Cloud” [UK] • Rock n Roll • December’s Children (And Everybody’s) • “The Singer Not The Song”
1968 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Hazy Shade Of Winter” • Folk-Pop • Bookends • “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her”
1982 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “You Got Lucky” • Album Rock • Long After Dark • “Between Two Worlds”
1991 • Bonnie Raitt • “I Can’t Make You Love Me” • Adult Contemporary • Luck Of The Draw • “Come To Me”
1996 • Van Halen • “Me Wise Magic” • Arena Rock • Best Of Van Halen, Vol. I • “Why Can’t This Be Love”
1999 • Blondie • “No Exit” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • No Exit • N/A
2008 • Guns N’ Roses • “Chinese Democracy” • Hard Rock • Chinese Democracy • “Shackler’s Revenge”


October 23
1961 • The Valadiers • “Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam)” • Soul • [Single] • “Take A Chance”
1962 • Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers • “My Bonnie” • Britbeat • [Single] • “The Saints”
1964 • The Kinks • “All Day And All Of The Night” [UK] • British Invasion • Kinks-Size • “I Gotta Move”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Wild Honey” • Pop-Rock • Wild Honey • “Wind Chimes”
1970 • The Byrds • “Chestnut Mare” • Folk-Rock • (Untitled) • “Just A Season”
1970 • Mick Jagger • “Memo From Turner” • Hard Rock • Performance [Sndtrk] • “Natural Magic”
1972 • Bread • “Baby I’m-A Want You” • Soft Rock • Baby I’m-A Want You • “Truckin'”
1979 • Gloria Gaynor • “I Will Survive” • Disco • Love Tracks • “Substitute”
1981 • Genesis • “Keep It Dark” • Prog Rock • Abacab • “Naminanu / Abacab”
1982 • Billy Idol • “White Wedding, Pt. 1” • Hard Rock • Billy Idol • “White Wedding, Pt. 2”
1984 • Janet Jackson • “Fast Girls” • Dance-Pop • Dream Street • “French Blue”
1989 • Janet Jackson • “Rhythm Nation” • New Jack Swing • Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 • “Rhythm Nation” [Instrumental]


October 24
1966 • Donovan • “Mellow Yellow” • Psychedelic Pop • Mellow Yellow • “Sunny South Kensington”
1969 • John Lennon • “Cold Turkey” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)” [Yoko Ono]
1970 • T. Rex • “Ride A White Swan” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Is It Love?”
1974 • Aerosmith • “Train Kept A-Rollin'” • Hard Rock • Get Your Wings • “Spaced”
1975 • John Lennon • “Imagine” [UK] • Soft Pop • [Single] • “Working Class Hero”
1978 • Bob Dylan • “Changing Of The Guards” • Folk-Gospel • Street Legal • “Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)”
1978 • The Bee Gees • “Too Much Heaven” [UK] • Soul-Disco • Spirits Having Flown • “Rest Your Love on Me”
1978 • Linda Ronstadt • “Ooh Baby Baby” • Pop-Rock • Living In The U.S.A. • “Blowing Away”
1979 • Pat Benatar • “Heartbreaker” • Hard Rock • In The Heat Of The Night • “My Clone Sleeps Alone”
1980 • Kool & The Gang • “Celebration” [UK] • Disco-Funk • Celebrate! • “Morning Star”
1980 • David Bowie • “Fashion” • Funk Rock • Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) • “Scream Like A Baby”
1981 • The Jam • “Absolute Beginners” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Tales from the Riverbank”
1983 • Pat Benatar • “Love Is A Battlefield” • Hard Rock • Live From Earth • “Hell Is For Children” [Live Version]
1983 • Billy Idol • “Rebel Yell” • Hard Rock • Rebel Yell • “Crank Call”
1984 • Frankie Goes To Hollywood • “Relax” [UK] • Hi-NRG Club/Dance • Welcome To The Pleasuredome • “One September Monday”
1989 • Madonna • “Oh Father” • Baroque Pop Ballad • Like A Prayer • “Pray For Spanish Eyes”
1994 • Nirvana • “About A Girl” • Grunge-Rock • Bleach • “Something in the Way” [Live]
1994 • Brownstone • “If You Love Me” • Soul/Pop • From The Bottom Up • “If You Love Me” [Remix]


October 25
1962 • The Marvelettes • “Strange I Know” • Soul – Motown • The Marvelous Marvelettes • “Too Strong To Be Strung Along”
1966 • Episode Six • “Lucky Sunday” [UK] • Brit Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Mr. Universe”
1967 • The Monkees • “Daydream Believer” • Psychedelic Pop • The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees • “Goin’ Down”
1967 • The Monkees • “Goin’ Down” • Pop-Rock • Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. • [B-Side]
1967 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “In And Out Of Love” • Soul-Pop • Reflections • “I Guess I’ll Always Love You”
1969 • The Temptations • “Cloud Nine” • Soul – Motown • Cloud Nine • “Why Did She Have to Leave Me (Why Did She Have to Go)”
1974 • The Rolling Stones • “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” • Blues-Rock • It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll • “You’ll Lose A Precious Love”
1974 • Barry White • “You’re the First, The Last, My Everything” [UK] • Soul • Can’t Get Enough • “More Than Anything, You’re My Everything”
1974 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Junior’s Farm” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Sally G”
1984 • Pat Benatar • “We Belong” • Soft Rock • Tropico • “Suburban King”
1988 • Bucks Fizz • “Heart Of Stone” • Pop-Rock • The Story So Far • “Here’s Looking At You”
1993 • Pearl Jam • “Go” • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town” [Acoustic] / “Alone”


October 26
1964 • The Beach Boys • “The Warmth Of The Sun” • Pop-Rock • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Dance, Dance, Dance” • Pop-Rock • Today! • “The Warmth Of The Sun”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “Puppet On A String” • Pop-Rock • Girl Happy • “Wooden Heart”
1970 • Elton John • “Your Song” • Pop-Rock • Elton John • “Take Me To The Pilot”
1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Helen Wheels” • Pop-Rock • Band On The Run • “Country Dreamer”
1974 • Jethro Tull • “Bungle In The Jungle” [UK] • Prog Rock • War Child • “Back Door Angels”
1979 • Marianne Faithfull • “The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan” • New Wave Pop • [Single] • “Brain Drain”
1984 • Duran Duran • “Wild Boys” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Arena • “(I’m Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement”
1992 • Guns N’ Roses • “Yesterdays” [UK] • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “Yesterdays” [Live]
1993 • Gin Blossoms • “Found Out About You” • Jangle Pop • New Miserable Experience • “Hey Jelousy”


October 27
1957 • The Crickets • “Oh, Boy!” • Rock n Roll • The “Chirping” Crickets • “Not Fade Away”
1963 • The Marvelettes [The Darnells] • “Too Hurt To Cry, Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye” • Soul – Motown • [Single] • “Come On Home”
1964 • The Supremes • “Come See About Me” • Soul – Motown • Where Did Our Love Go? • “(You’re Gone But) Always in My Heart”
1972 • Elton John • “Crocodile Rock” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player • “Elderberry Wine”
1973 • The Who • “Love, Reign O’er Me” • British Rock • Quadrophenia • “Water”
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Venus and Mars/Rock Show” • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “Magneto and Titanium Man”
1978 • The Cars • “My Best Friend’s Girl” • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Cars • “Moving In Stereo”
1981 • Queen & David Bowie • “Under Pressure” • Glam Rock • Hot Space • “Soul Brother” [Queen]
1997 • Madonna • “You Must Love Me” • Dance-Pop • Selections From Evita • “Rainbow High”
1998 • Natalie Imbruglia • “Torn” • AA Pop-Rock • Left Of The Middle • “Sometimes”


October 28
1963 • The Beach Boys • “In My Room” • Doo Wop Ballad • Surfer Girl • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Be True To Your School” • Pop-Rock • Little Deuce Coup • “In My Room”
1978 • Billy Joel • “My Life” • Pop-Rock • 52nd Street • “52nd Street”
1984 • Tina Turner • “Private Dancer” • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “Nut Bush City Limits”
1993 • 10,000 Maniacs • “Because The Night” • Folk-Rock • MTV Unplugged • “Stockton Gala Days”

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