Singles Released This Week (February 4 – 10)

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).


February 04
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “19th Nervous Breakdown” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “As Tears Go By”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “As Tears Go By” [UK] • Soft Rock • December’s Children (And Everybody’s) • [B-Side]
1972 • Elvis Presley • “He Touched Me” • Contemporary Gospel • He Touched Me • “Bosom Of Abraham”
1974 • Pink Floyd • “Time” • Prog Rock • The Dark Side Of The Moon • [B-Side]
1974 • Elton John • “Bennie And The Jets” • Pop-Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Harmony”
1977 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Maybe I’m Amazed” [Live]• Pop-Rock • Wings Over America • “Soily” [Live]
1977 • Elton John • “Crazy Water” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Blue Moves • “Chameleon”
1979 • George Harrison • “Blow Away” • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Soft-Hearted Hana”
1980 • Eagles • “I Can’t Tell You Why” • Soft Rock • The Long Run • “The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks”
1997 • R.E.M. • “Electrolite” • Alt. Pop-Rock • New Advantures In Hi-Fi • “The Wake-Up Bomb” [Live]


February 05
1972 • Paul Simon • “Mother And Child Reunion” • Folk-Pop • Paul Simon • “Paranoia Blues”
1982 • ABC • “Poison Arrow” [UK] • New Wave Dance-Pop • The Lexicon Of Love • “Theme From Mantrap”
1986 • Prince And The Revolution • “Kiss” • R&B-Pop • Parade • “? Or $”
1996 • Gin Blossoms • “Follow You Down” • Power Pop • Congratulations…I’m Sorry • “Til I Hear From You”


February 06
1970 • John Lennon • “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Who Has Seen The Wind?” [Yoko Ono]
1976 • George Harrison • “This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Extra Texture • “Maya Love”
1980 • Brothers Johnson • “Stomp!” • Post-Disco • Light Up The Night • “Let’s Swing”


February 07
1961 • Elvis Presley • “Lonely Man” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1961 • Elvis Presley • “Surrender” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Lonely Man”
1963 • The Beatles • “Ask Me Why” • Brit Beat • Introducing…The Beatles • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beatles • “Please Please Me” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Ask Me Why”
1964 • Jan & Dean • “Dead Man’s Curve” • Folk-Rock • Drag City • “The New Girl In School”
1964 • Jan & Dean • “The New Girl In School” • Pop-Rock • Drag City • [B-Side]
1964 • The Supremes • “Run, Run, Run” • Soul-Pop • Where Did Our Love Go • “I’m Giving You Your Freedom”
1966 • The Temptations • “Get Ready” • Soul-Funk • Getting’ Ready • “Fading Away”
1968 • Genesis • “The Silent Sun” • Folk-Rock • Silent Sun • “That’s Me!”
1971 • Elton John • “Tiny Dancer” • Pop-Rock • Madman Across The Water • “Razor Face”
1977 • The Bee Gees • “If I Can’t Have You” • Disco • Saturday Night Fever [Sndtrk] • [B-Side]
1979 • The Doobie Brothers • “What A Fool Believes” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Minute By Minute • “Don’t Stop To Watch The Wheels”
1981 • The Jam • “That’s Entertainment” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Down In The Tube Station At Midnight” [Live]
1986 • Laura Branigan • “I Found Someone” • Pop-Rock • Hold Me • “When”
2004 • U2 • “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own” • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • “Ave Maria”


February 08
1957 • The Diamonds • “Little Darlin'” • Doo Wop • [Single] • “Faithful And True”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “Please Let Me Wonder” • Pop-Rock • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) • [B-Side]
1965 • The Supremes • “Stop! In The Name Of Love” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “I’m In Love Again”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “Do You Wanna Dance?” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys Today! • “Please Let Me Wonder”
1968 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “If You Can Want” • Soul – Pop • Special Occasion • “When The Words From Your Heart Get Caught Up In Your Throat”
1969 • The Monkees • “Tear Drop City” • Pop-Rock • Instant Replay • “A Man Without A Dream”
1974 • Carpenters • “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” [UK] • Easy Listening • Now & Then • “Mr. Guder”
1986 • Run-D.M.C. • “It’s Tricky” • Funk-Rap • Raising Hell • “Proud To Be Black”
1993 • Genesis • “Tell Me Why” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Dreaming While You Sleep” [Live]
2005 • U2 • “All Because Of You” • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • “She’s A Mystery To Me”


February 09
1965 • Elvis Presley • “You’ll Be Gone” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Girl Happy • [B-Side]
1965 • Elvis Presley • “Do The Clam” • Rock n Roll • Girl Happy • “You’ll Be Gone”
1974 • Hall & Oates • “She’s Gone” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Abandoned Luncheonette • “I’m Just a Kid (Don’t Make Me Feel Like a Man)”
1974 • Marc Bolan & T. Rex • “Teenage Dream” • Glam Rock • Zinc Alloy And The Hidden Riders of Tomorrow • “Satisfaction Pony”
1979 • Hall & Oates • “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Along The Red Ledge • “August Day”
1982 • George Harrison • “I Really Love You” • R&B Doo Wop • Gone Troppo • “Circles”
1983 • Prince • “Little Red Corvette” • Synth-Pop • 1999 • “All The Critics Love U In New York”


February 10
1964 • Elvis Presley • “It Hurts Me” • Ballad • Kissin’ Cousins • [B-Side]
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Kissin’ Cousins” • Ballad • Kissin’ Cousins • “It Hurts Me”
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Nowhere To Run” • Soul – Dance • Dance Party • “Motoring”
1966 • The Smoke • “My Friend Jack” • Psychedelic Pop • The Smoke • “We Can Take It”
1967 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “The Loser” • Pop-Rock • More Golden Greats • “Ice Melts In The Sun”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” • Soul • I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You • “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”
1967 • The Hollies • “On A Carousel” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “All The World Is Love”
1974 • Suzi Quatro • “Devil Gate Drive” • Hard Rock • Quatro • “In The Morning”
1978 • Dire Straits • “Sultans Of Swing” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Dire Straits • “Southbound Again”
1978 • Donna Summer • “Rumour Has It” [UK] • Disco • Once Upon A Time… • “Once Upon A Time”
1992 • Tears For Fears • “Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82 – 92) • “The Body Wah”
1998 • Aerosmith • “Pink” • Hard Rock • Nine Lives
1998 • The Rolling Stones • “Saint Of Me” • Blues-Rock • Bridges To Babylon • “Any Way You Look At It”

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  1. #1 by Michael A Zislis on February 6, 2019 - 4:01 pm

    Love the blog, but whenever I look up the release dates you post on Wikipedia sometimes they are wrong. …This leads me to ask are they wrong or is the date you are posting incorrect? I have also noticed you’ve changed the release dates of the same albums in the different years you have posted the “albums released”. I’d love to learn more about your process and help in any way I can, your blog is an invaluable resource and I’m extremely thankful to have access to the information you post.

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on February 6, 2019 - 9:40 pm

      Michael:

      You’re not the first that’s brought up this subject, and I bet you won’t be the last.

      Wikipedia is not the end-all to information, and I would caution you from using that as a sole source for data, for any purpose. I use a number of sources for my several databases, including Wikipedia, but also 45Cat, MusicBrainz, AllMusic, Discogs, SongFacts, official artists web sites, record label sites, various encyclopedia-style reference works by individual authors, and so on. Not all agree at all times, so some amount of sleuthing is required.

      Check out some of the footnotes for many track or album Wikipedia pages and you’ll see the depth of information available – often contradictory.

      Stand by for a revamped web site with searchable databases coming at DrRock.com in the next few months.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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