Singles Released This Week (November 12 – 18)

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).


November 12
1958 • Ritchie Valens • “Donna” • Rock N Roll • Ritchie Valens • “La Bamba”
1958 • Ritchie Valens • “La Bamba” • Tejano Rock • Ritchie Valens • [B-Side]
1971 • Bob Dylan • “George Jackson” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “George Jackson” [Acoustic]
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “I Cheat The Hangman” • Pop-Rock • Stampede • “Music Man”
1976 • Queen • “Somebody To Love” • Glam Rock • A Day At The Races • “White Man”
1982 • The Pretenders • “Back On The Chain Gang” • Post-Punk • Learning To Crawl • “My City Was Gone”
1986 • Madonna • “Open Your Heart” • Dance-Pop • True Blue • “White Heat”
1987 • Kiss • “Reason To Live” • Hard Rock • Crazy Nights • “Thief In The Night”


November 13
1964 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Wild One” • Soul – Dance • Dance Party • “Dancing Slow”
1964 • The Moody Blues • “Go Now!” [UK] • British Beat • The Magnificent Moodies • “It’s Easy Child”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Little Red Rooster” [UK] • Blues-Rock • The Rolling Stones Now! • “Off The Hook”
1965 • The Lovin’ Spoonful • “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” • Folk-Rock • Daydream • “My Gal”
1984 • Foreigner • “I Want To Know What Love Is” • Power Ballad • Agent Provocateur • “Street Thunder (Marathon Theme)”
1991 • Guns N’ Roses • “Yesterdays” • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “Yesterdays” [Live]
2011 • The Rolling Stones • “No Spare Parts” • Album Rock • [Single] • “Before They Make Me Run”
2012 • Blondie • “Practice Makes Perfect” • Dance-Pop • [Single] • [None]


November 14
1960 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “When I Get Paid” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “Love Made A Fool Of Me”
1966 • Otis Redding • “Try A Little Tenderness” • Soul • Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul • “I’m Sick Y’All”
1967 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “If This World Were Mine” • Soul – Motown • United • [B-Side]
1967 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “If I Could Build My Whole World Around You” • Soul – Motown • United • “If This World Were Mine”
1975 • Natalie Cole • “Inseparable” • Soul-Jazz • Inseparable • “Joey”
1980 • Supertramp • “Dreamer” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Paris • “You Started Laughing (When I Held You In My Arms)”


November 15
1957 • Buddy Holly • “Peggy Sue” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Everyday”
1965 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Just Like Me” • Garage Rock • [Single]> • “B.F.D.R.F. Blues”
1966 • Elvis Presley • “If Every Day Was Like Christmas” • Holiday Pop • [Single] • “How Would You Like To Be”
1968 • The Iveys • “Maybe Tomorrow” • Baroque Pop • [Single] • “And Her Daddy’s a Millionaire”
1970 • Spirit • “Mr. Skin” • Psychedelic Rock • Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus • “Soldier”
1972 • The Doobie Brothers • “Jesus Is Just Alright” • Pop-Rock • Toulouse Street • “Rockin’ Down The Highway”
1974 • The Doobie Brothers • “Black Water” • Roots Rock • What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits • “Song To See You Through”
1975 • Eagles • “Take It To The Limit” • Country-Rock • One Of These Nights • “After The Thrill Is Gone”
1975 • 10cc • “Art For Arts Sake” • Art Pop-Rock • How Dare You? • “Get It While You Can”
1975 • Pink Floyd • “Have A Cigar” • Prog Rock • Wish You Were Here • “Welcome to the Machine”
1976 • George Harrison • “This Song” • Pop-Rock • Thirty-Three & 1/3 • “Learning How to Love You”
1982 • Whitesnake • “Here I Go Again” • Arena Rock • Saints & Sinners • “Bloody Luxury”
1982 • John Lennon • “Love” • Pop-Rock • John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band • “Gimme Some Truth”
1990 • Jane’s Addiction • “Been Caught Stealing” • Alt. Funk-Rock • Ritual De Lo Habitual • “Had A Dad”
1992 • Madonna • “Bye Bye Baby” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Rain”
1999 • Bryan Adams • “The Best Of Me” • Pop-Rock • The Best Of Me • “Inside Out” / “How Do You Feel Tonight”


November 16
1964 • Aretha Franklin • “Winter Wonderland” • Holiday Pop • [Single] • “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”
1966 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Good Thing” • Garage Rock • The Spirit Of ’67 • “Undecided Man”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Mockingbird” • Soul • Runnin’ Out Of Fools • “A Mother’s Love”
1973 • John Lennon • “Mind Games” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Mind Games • “Meat City”
1977 • Lynyrd Skynyrd • “What’s Your Name?” • Southern Rock • Street Survivors • “I Know A Little”
1979 • Paul McCartney • “Wonderful Christmastime” [UK] • Holiday Pop • [Single]> • “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reggae”
1981 • Tommy Tutone • “867-5309/Jenny” • Power Pop • Tommy Tutone – 2 • “Not Say Goodbye”
1982 • Duran Duran • “My Own Way” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Rio • “Like An Angel”
1983 • A Flock Of Seagulls • “Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Listen • “Committed”
1984 • John Lennon & Yoko Ono • “Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him” • Pop-Rock • Double Fantasy • “It’s Alright” [Yoko Ono]
1987 • R.E.M. • “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Document • “Last Date”
1993 • Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting • “All For Love” • Pop-Rock • Three Musketeers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] • “All For Love” [Instrumental]
1998 • Metallica • “Turn The Page” • Heavy Metal • Garage, Inc. • “Bleeding Me”
1999 • R.E.M. • “The Great Beyond” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Man On The Moon” [Live]


November 17
1958 • Jackie Wilson • “Lonely Teardrops” • Soul • [Single] • “In The Blue Of The Evening”
1966 • The Easybeats • “Friday On My Mind” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Good Friday • “Made My Bed: Gonna Lie In It”
1972 • Slade • “Gudbuy T’Jane” • Hard Rock • Slayed? • “I Won’t Let It ‘Appen Again”
1972 • The Supremes & Four Tops • “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” [UK] • Soul-Gospel-Pop • The Magnificent 7 • “Where Would I Be Without You Baby”
1987 • U2 • “In God’s Country” • Alt. Pop-Rock • The Joshua Tree • “Bullet In The Blue Sky” / “Running To Stand Still”


November 18
1957 • Sam Cooke • “I’ll Come Running Back To You” • Soul • Two Sides of Sam Cooke • “Forever”
1965 • The Supremes • “Children’s Christmas Song” • Holiday Pop-Soul • [Single] • “Twinkle Twinkle Little Me”
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Where Will The Words Come From” • Pop-Rock • (You Don’t Have To) Paint Me A Picture • “May The Best Man Win”
1967 • Pink Floyd • “Apples And Oranges” [UK] • Prog Rock • [Single] • “Paint Box”
1968 • Jimi Hendrix • “Crosstown Traffic” • Psychedelic Rock • Electric Ladyland • “Gypsy Eyes”
1970 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “Point It Out” • Soul – Pop • A Pocket Full Of Miracles • “Darling Dear”
1975 • Elton John • “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” • Pop-Rock • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy • “One Day (At A Time)”
1985 • John Lennon • “Jealous Guy” [UK] • Soft Rock • Imagine • “Going Down On Love”
1997 • Bob Dylan • “Love Sick” • Folk-Rock • Time Out Of Mind • N/A

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