Singles Released This Week (January 7 – 13)

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).


January 07
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “I Beg Of You”
1958 • Elvis Presley • “I Beg Of You” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Searchers • “Needles And Pins” • Merseybeat • Meet The Searchers • “Ain’t That Just Like Me”
1964 • The Searchers • “Needles And Pins” [UK] • Merseybeat • It’s The Searchers • “Saturday Night Out”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Tuesday Afternoon” [UK] • Symphonic Rock • Days Of Future Passed • “Another Morning”
1969 • Spiral Starecase • “More Today Than Yesterday” • Psychedelic Pop • More Today Than Yesterday • “Broken-Hearted Man”
1969 • The Byrds • “Bad Night At The Whiskey” • Folk-Rock • Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde • “Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man”
1969 • The Byrds • “Drug Store Truck Driving Man” • Folk-Rock • Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde • [B-Side]
1972 • David Bowie • “Changes” • Glam Rock • Hunky Dory • “Andy Warhol”
1972 • Badfinger • “Day After Day” [UK] • Power Pop • Straight Up • “Sweet Tuesday Morning”
1977 • Boston • “Foreplay/Long Time” • Arena Rock • Boston • “Let Me Take You Home Tonight”
1985 • The Cars • “Why Can’t I Have You” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbreak City • “Breakaway”
1997 • Sublime • “Santeria” • Ska Punk • Sublime • [None]


January 08
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Milkcow Blues Boogie” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “You’re A Heartbreaker”
1968 • Otis Redding • “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” • Soul • The Dock Of The Bay • “Sweet Lorene”
1968 • Sam & Dave • “I Thank You” • Soul • [Single] • “Wrap It Up”
1970 • The Originals • “The Bells” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “I’ll Wait For You”
1971 • The Supremes • “Stoned Love” [UK] • Soul – Motown • Shine On Me • “Shine On Me”
1973 • Jim Croce • “One Less Set Of Footsteps” • Folk-Pop • Life And Times • “It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way”
1980 • Pink Floyd • “Another Brick In The Wall, Part II” • Prog Rock • The Wall • “One Of My Turns”
1985 • Journey • “Only The Young” • Pop-Rock • Vision Quest [Sndtrk] • “I’ll Fall in Love Again [Sammy Hagar]”
1990 • Sinaed O’Connor • “Nothing Compares 2 U” • Pop-Rock • I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got • “Jump In The River”
1992 • Eric Clapton • “Tears In Heaven” • Soft Rock • Rush [Sndtrk] • “Tracks And Lines”


January 09
1962 • Sam Cooke • “Twistin’ The Night Away” • Soul • Twistin’ The Night Away • “One More Time”
1967 • The Byrds • “So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star” • Folk-Rock • Younger Than Yesterday • “Everybody’s Been Burned”
1967 • The Byrds • “Everybody’s Been Burned” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • [B-Side]
1968 • Elvis Presley • “High Heel Sneakers” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Guitar Man” • County-Pop • Clambake • “High Heel Sneakers”
1970 • White Plains • “My Baby Loves Lovin'” • Pop-Rock • My Baby Loves Lovin’ • “Show Me Your Hand”
1976 • Elton John • “Grow Some Funk of Your Own” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Rock Of The Westies • “I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)”
1977 • Donna Summer • “Winter Melody” • Disco • Four Seasons Of Love • “Spring Affair”
1980 • Dire Straits • “Romeo And Juliet” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Making Movies • “Solid Rock”
1981 • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band • “For You” • Art Rock • Chance • “A Fool I Am”
1984 • John Lennon • “Nobody Told Me” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Milk & Honey • “O’ Sanity” [Yoko Ono]
1994 • Richard Marx • “Now And Forever” • AA Pop-Rock • Paid Vacation • “Hazard”
1996 • Seven Mary Three • “Cumbersome” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • American Standard • “Cumbersome” [Acoustic]


January 10
1956 • Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love ” • Uptempo Doo Wop • [Single] • “Please Be Mine”
1964 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “I’m The One” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “You’ve Got What I Like”
1966 • The Byrds • “It Won’t Be Wrong” • Folk-Rock • Turn, Turn, Turn • [B-Side]
1966 • The Byrds • “Set You Free This Time” • Folk-Rock • Turn, Turn, Turn • “It Won’t Be Wrong”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Fools Fall In Love” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Indescribably Blue” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “Fools Fall In Love”
1983 • Janet Jackson • “Come Give Your Love To Me” • Dance-Pop • Janet Jackson • “Forever Young”
1983 • U2 • “New Year’s Day” • Alt. Pop-Rock • War • “Treasure (Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop?)”
1994 • Tori Amos • “Cornflake Girl” [UK] • AA Pop-Rock • Under The Pink • “Sister Janet”
1995 • R.E.M. • “Bang And Blame” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “Bang And Blame [Instrumental]”
2012 • Van Halen • “Tattoo” • Arena Rock • A Different Kind Of Truth • [None]


January 11
1963 • The Beatles • “Ask Me Why” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beatles • “Please Please Me” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • “Ask Me Why”
1967 • The Supremes • “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “There’s No Stopping Us Now”
1971 • Janis Joplin • “Me And Bobby McGee” • Country-Rock • Pearl • “Half Moon”
1972 • The Marvelettes • “A Breath Taking Guy” • Soul – Pop • The Return Of The Marvelettes • “You’re The One For Me Bobby”
1974 • The Supremes • “I Guess I’ll Miss The Man” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Supremes Produced And Arranged By Jimmy Webb • “Over And Over”
1974 • 10cc • “The Worst Band In The World” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • “18 Carat Man Of Means”
1976 • Donna Summer • “Could It Be Magic” • Disco • A Love Trilogy • “Whispering Waves”
1979 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Refugee” • Album Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • “It’s Rainin’ Again”
1979 • Marvin Gaye • “A Funky Space Reincarnation (Part 1)” • Jazz-Funk • [Single] • “A Funky Space Reincarnation (Part 2)”


January 12
1966 • The Isley Brothers • “This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)” • Soul-Funk • This Old Heart Of Mine • “There’s No Love Left”
1968 • Manfred Mann • “Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Mighty Garvey! • “By Request – Edwin Garvey”
1970 • Badfinger • “Come And Get It” • Power Pop • Magic Christian Music • “Rock Of All Ages”
1980 • Blondie • “Rapture” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Autoamerican • “Walk Like Me”
1981 • John Lennon • “Woman” • Soft Rock • Double Fantasy • “Beautiful Boys” [Yoko Ono]


January 13
1967 • The Moody Blues • “Life’s Not Life” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “He Can Win”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Ruby Tuesday” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Between The Buttons • “Let’s Spend The Night Together” [Double A-Side]
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Let’s Spend The Night Together” [UK] • Rock n Roll • Between The Buttons • “Ruby Tuesday” [Double A-Side]
1969 • The Beatles • “All Together Now” • Skiffle • Yellow Submarine • “Hey Bulldog”
1970 • Stevie Wonder • “Never Had A Dream Come True” • Soul-Pop • Signed, Sealed And Delivered • “Somebody Knows, Somebody Cares”
1973 • Carpenters • “Sing” • Easy Listening • Now & Then • “Druscilla Penny”
1975 • Minnie Riperton • “Lovin’ You” • Pop • Perfect Angel • “The Edge Of A Dream”
1984 • Talk Talk • “It’s My Life” • New Wave Synth-Pop • It’s My Life • “Does Caroline Know?”
1986 • Janet Jackson • “What Have You Done For Me Lately” • Dance-Pop • Control • “He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive”
1986 • The Cars • “I’m Not The One” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Shake It Up • “Heartbeat City”

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