Singles Released This Week (April 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).


April 15
1965 • Jackie DeShannon • “What The World Needs Now” • Pop/Rock • This Is Jackie DeShannon • “I Remember The Boy”
1965 • The Supremes • “Back In My Arms Again” • Soul-Pop • More Hits By The Supremes • “Whisper You Love Me Boy”
1966 • Manfred Mann • “Pretty Flamingo” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Mann Made Hits • “You’re Standing By”
1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “I Am A Rock” • Folk-Pop • Sounds Of Silence • “Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall”
1971 • The Supremes • “Nathan Jones” • Soul – Pop • Touch • “Happy (Is A Bumpy Road)”
1972 • The Rolling Stones • “Tumbling Dice” • Blues-Rock • Exile On Main Street • “Sweet Black Angel”
1976 • AC/DC • “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)” [UK] • Hard Rock • T.N.T. • “Can I Sit Next To You Girl”
1977 • Boz Scaggs • “Lido Shuffle” [UK] • Disco-Pop • Silk Degrees • “We’re All Alone”
1982 • Patti Austin (With James Ingram) • “Baby, Come To Me” • Love Ballad • Every Home Should Have One • “Solero” [Patti Austin]
1986 • Janet Jackson • “Nasty” • Dance-Pop • Control • “You’ll Never Find (A Love Like Mine)”
1991 • The Doobie Brothers • “Dangerous” • Pop-Rock • Brotherhood • “Our Love”
1993 • R.E.M. • “Everybody Hurts” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Automatic For The People • “Mandolin Strum”
1997 • Hanson • “MMMBop” • Teen Pop • Middle Of Nowhere • “Where’s The Love”
1997 • U2 • “Staring At The Sun” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Pop • “North and South of the River”
2005 • Black Eyed Peas • “Don’t Phunk With My Heart” • Pop Rap • Monkey Business • “Bend Your Back”
2013 • Poliça • “Tiff” • Dream Pop • Shulamith • [None]


April 16
1956 • Buddy Holly • “Love Me” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Blue Days – Black Nights”
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Kiss Me Quick” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Suspicion”
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Suspicion” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Respect” • Soul • I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You • “Dr. Feelgood”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “I’m Livin’ In Shame” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Let The Sunshine In • “I’m So Glad (I Got Someone Like You Around)”
1971 • The Rolling Stones • “Brown Sugar” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Sticky Fingers • “Bitch” / “Let It Rock”
1971 • Ringo Starr • “It Don’t Come Easy” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Early 1970”
1976 • The Rolling Stones • “Fool To Cry” [UK] • Power Ballad • Black And Blue • “Crazy Mama”
1977 • Bread • “Hooked On You” • Soft Rock • Lost Without Your Love • “Fly Away”
1983 • Journey • “Faithfully” • Pop-Rock • Frontiers • “Back Talk”
1984 • Duran Duran • “The Reflex” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Seven And The Ragged Tiger • “Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)”
1988 • Hall & Oates • “Everything Your Heart Desires” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Ooh Yeah! • “Realove”
1990 • Billy Idol • “Cradle Of Love” [UK] • Hard Rock • Charmed Life • “311 Man”
2001 • Matchbox Twenty • “Mad Season” • Alt. Rock • Mad Season • “Long Day” / “Back 2 Good”
2001 • Dave Matthews Band • “The Space Between” • Alt. Rock/Pop-Rocck • Everyday • “I Did It”


April 17
1964 • Dave Clark Five • “Do You Love Me?” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Glad All Over • “Chaquita”
1970 • Marvin Gaye • “Abraham, Martin And John” [UK] • Soul – Pop • That’s The Way Love Is • “How Can I Forget”
1971 • The Rolling Stones • “Brown Sugar” • Blues-Rock • Sticky Fingers • “Bitch”
1972 • Elton John • “Rocket Man” • Pop-Rock • Honky Chateau • “Susie (Dramas)”
1973 • Eagles • “Tequila Sunrise” • Soft Country-Rock • Desperado • “Twenty-One”
1975 • John Lennon • “Stand By Me” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Rock ‘n’ Roll • “Move Over Ms. L”
1978 • ABBA • “Take A Chance On Me” • Euro-Pop • The Album • “I’m A Marionette”
1979 • Sister Sledge • “We Are Family” • Disco • We Are Family • “Easier To Love”
1980 • Pink Floyd • “Run Like Hell” • Prog Rock • The Wall • “Don’t Leave Me Now”
1982 • Afrika Bambaataa And The Soul Sonic Force • “Planet Rock” • Electro-Hip Hop • [Single] • “Planet Rock” [Instrumental]
1993 • Aerosmith • “Eat The Rich” • Hard Rock • Get A Grip • “Fever” / “Head First”
2010 • The Rolling Stones • “Plundered My Soul” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “All Down The Line”


April 18
1963 • Marvin Gaye • “Pride And Joy” • Soul-Pop • That Stubborn Kinda Fella • “One Of Those Days”
1968 • The Temptations • “I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)” • Soul-Pop • The Temptations Wish It Would Rain • “Gonna Give Her All the Love I’ve Got”
1973 • The Hollies • “Jesus Was A Crossmaker” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I Had A Dream”
1975 • Genesis • “The Carpet Crawlers” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway • “The Waiting Room (Evil Jam)”
1977 • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band • “Mainstreet” • Heartland Rock • Night Moves • “Jody Girl”
1980 • Michael Jackson • “She’s Out of My Life” • Pop Ballad • Off The Wall • “Get On The Floor”
1983 • Tears For Fears • “Pale Shelter” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Hurting • “We Are Broken”
1987 • Genesis • “In Too Deep” • Prog Rock • Invisible Touch • “I’d Rather Be You”
1988 • Michael Jackson • “Dirty Diana” • Hard Rock • Bad • “Bad” [Dance Mix]
1995 • R.E.M. • “Strange Currencies” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “Strange Currencies” [Instrumental]


April 19
1963 • Johnny Cash • “Ring Of Fire” • Country-Pop • Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash • “I’d Still Be There”
1965 • Otis Redding • “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” • Soul Ballad • Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul • “I’m Depending On You”
1965 • The Beatles • “Ticket To Ride” • Jangle Pop • Help! • “Yes It Is”
1965 • Peter & Gordon • “True Love Ways” • Merseybeat • True Love Ways • “If You Wish”
1974 • Eagles • “Already Gone” • Country-Rock • On The Border • “Is It True?”
1977 • Weather Report • “Birdland” • Jazz-Rock Fusion • Heavy Weather • “Palladium”
1978 • Patti Smith Group • “Because The Night” • New Wave Punk-Rock • Easter • “God Speed”
1982 • 38 Special • “Caught Up In You” • Southern Rock • Special Forces • “Firestarter”
1984 • Laura Branigan • “Self Control” • Italo-Disco • Self Control • “Silent Partners”
1999 • Lou Bega • “Mambo No. 5” • Latin Dance-Pop • A Little Bit Of Mambo • “Beauty On The TV Screen”
2012 • Rush • “Headlong Flight” • Prog/Art Rock • Clockwork Angels • “Headlong Flight” [Album Version]


April 20
1958 • Buddy Holly • “Rave On” • Pop-Rock • Buddy Holly • “Take Your Time”
1966 • The Troggs • “Wild Thing” [UK] • Garage Rock • Wild Thing • “From Home”
1967 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” • Soul-Pop • United • “Give A Little Love”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “The Wonder Of You” • Country-Pop • [Single] • “Mama Liked Roses”
1970 • The Hollies • “I Can’t Tell The Bottom From The Top” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Mad Professor Blyth”
1970 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • “Cinnamon Girl” • Folk-Rock • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere • “Sugar Mountain”
1979 • George Harrison • “Love Comes To Everyone” [UK] • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Soft-Hearted Hana”
1979 • The Who • “Long Live Rock” [UK] • Hard Rock • Odds & Sods • “I’m The Face” / “My Wife”
1981 • Duran Duran • “Careless Memories” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Duran Duran • “Khanada”
1981 • The Human League • “The Sound Of The Crowd” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Dare • “The Sound of the Crowd (Add Your Voice)”
1981 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “The Waiting” • Album Rock • Hard Promises • “Nightwatchman”


April 21
1967 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Girls In Love” • Pop-Rock • New Directions • “Let’s Be More Than Friends”
1967 • The Yardbirds • “Little Games” [UK] • Blues Rock • Little Games • “Puzzles”
1972 • The Moody Blues • “Isn’t Life Strange” • Prog Rock • Seventh Sojourn • “After You Came”
1972 • Bill Withers • “Lean On Me” • Soul • Still Bill • “Better Off Dead”
1978 • Donna Summer • “Back In Love Again” [UK] • Disco-Funk • I Remember Yesterday • “Try Me, I Know We Can Make It”
1983 • Duran Duran • “The Reflex” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Seven And The Ragged Tiger • “New Religion”
1986 • Bob Dylan With The Heartbreakers • “Band Of The Hand” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Joe’s Death” [Instrumental]
1991 • AC/DC • “Are You Ready?” • Hard Rock • The Razor’s Edge • “Got You By The Balls”

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