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Singles Released This Week (June 29 – July 5)

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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).



June 29
1960 • Buddy Holly • “True Love Ways” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “That Makes It Tough”
1962 • The Contours • “Do You Love Me” • Rock ‘n’ Soul • Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) • “Move Mr. Man”
1967 • Dusty Springfield • “The Look Of Love” • Jazz-Pop • [Single] • “Give Me Time (L’Amore Se Ne Va)”
1979 • David Bowie • “D.J.” [UK] • Funk-Rock • Lodger • “Repetition”
1979 • Supertramp • “Breakfast In America” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Breakfast in America • “Gone Hollywood”
1981 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me)” • Album Rock • Hard Promises • “Gator On The Lawn”
1986 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Doing It All For My Baby” • Pop-Rock • Fore! • “Naturally”
1987 • Peter Gabriel • “Red Rain” [UK] • Prog Rock • So • “GA-GA” [“I Go Swimming” Instrumental]
1987 • Bananarama • “I Heard A Rumor” • New Wave Dance-Pop • Wow! • “Clean Cut Boy”
1989 • Richard Marx • “Right Here Waiting” • AA Pop-Rock • Repeat Offender • “Wait For The Sunrise”


June 30
1970 • Chicago • “25 Or 6 To 4” • Jazz-Rock • Chicago II • “Where Do We Go From Here”
1972 • The Supremes • “Automatically Sunshine” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “Precious Little Things”
1978 • Genesis • “The Day The Light Went Out” [UK] • Prog Rock • And Then There Were Three • [B-Side]
1978 • The Human League • “Being Boiled” [UK] • Electro-Synth-Pop • [Single] • “Circus Of Death”
1978 • Genesis • “Many Too Many” [UK] • Prog Rock • And Then There Were Three • “The Day The Light Went Out / Vancouver”


July 01
1963 • The Marvelettes • “My Daddy Knows Best” • Soul-Pop • The Marvelous Marvelettes • “Tie A String Around Your Finger”
1966 • Donovan • “Sunshine Superman” • Folk-Rock • Sunshine Superman • “The Trip”
1969 • The Rascals • “People Got To Be Free” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Freedom Suite • “My World”
1983 • Laura Branigan • “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” • Pop-Rock • Branigan 2 • “Mama”
1989 • Cher • “If I Could Turn Back Time” • Pop-Rock • Heart Of Stone • “Some Guys”
1991 • Pearl Jam • “Alive” • Grunge Rock • Ten • “Once / Wash”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “Don’t Turn Around” [UK] • Europop • Happy Nation • “Don’t Turn Around” [Stretch Version] / Young And Proud
1996 • Hootie & The Blowfish • “Tucker’s Town” • Pop-Rock • Fairweather Johnson • “Araby”
1997 • 10,000 Maniacs • “More Than This” • Folk-Rock • Love Among The Ruins • “More Than This” [Radio Edit] / Beyond The Blue


July 02
1961 • The Drifters • “Sweets For My Sweet” • Soul • [Single] • “Loneliness Or Happiness”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “Heart Full Of Soul” • Raga Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Steeled Blues”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Lady Jane” • Baroque Pop • Aftermath • [B-Side]
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Mother’s Little Helper” • Blues-Rock • Flowers • “Lady Jane”
1966 • The Capitols • “Cool Jerk” • Soul • Dance The Cool Jerk • “Hello Stranger”
1971 • T. Rex • “Get It On” [UK] • Glam Rock • Electric Warrior • “There Was A Time”
1973 • Grand Funk Railroad • “We’re An American Band” • Blues-Rock • We’re An American Band • “Creepin'”
1976 • Elton John & Kiki Dee • “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” [UK] • Pop Duet • [Single] • “Snow Queen”
1977 • Donna Summer • “I Feel Love” • Disco/Electro-Dance • I Remember Yesterday • “Can’t We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)”
1978 • Donna Summer • “Last Dance” • Disco • [Single] • “With Your Love”
1984 • Cyndi Lauper • “She Bop” • Pop-Rock • She’s So Unusual • “Witness”
1984 • Laura Branigan • “The Lucky One” • Pop-Rock • Self Control • “Breaking Out”
1984 • A Flock Of Seagulls • “The More You Love, The More You Live” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Story Of A Young Heart • “Lost Control (Totally)”
1986 • Metallica • “Master Of Puppets” • Thrash Metal • Master Of Puppets • “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” [Edit]


July 03
1964 • The Who (The High Numbers) • “Zoot Suit” [UK] • Brit R&B • [Single] • “I’m The Face”
1969 • Fairport Convention • “Si Tu Dois Partir” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Unhalfbricking • “Genesis Hall”
1970 • Chicago • “25 Or 6 To 4” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • Chicago II • “Where Do We Go From Here”
1982 • The Jam • “Just Who Is The 5 O’Clock Hero?” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • The Gift • “War / The Great Depression”
1983 • Elton John • “I’m Still Standing” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Too Low For Zero • “Earn While You Learn”
1995 • The Rolling Stones • “I Go Wild” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Voodoo Lounge • “I Go Wild” [Scott Litt Remix]


July 04
1966 • The Lovin’ Spoonful • “Summer In The City” • Folk-Rock • Hums Of The Lovin’ Spoonful • “Butchie’s Tune”
1969 • John Lennon • “Give Peace A Chance” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Remember Love”
1969 • Yes • “Sweetness” [UK] • Prog Rock • Yes • “Something’s Coming”
1969 • The Rolling Stones • “Honky Tonk Women” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
1980 • Diana Ross • “Upside Down” [UK] • Disco • Diana • “Friend To Friend”
1986 • Run-D.M.C. • “Walk This Way” • Funk-Rap • Raising Hell • “King Of Rock”
1987 • Michael Jackson • “Liberian Girl” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Girlfriend”
1995 • Deep Blue Something • “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” • Alt Rock/Jangle Pop • Home • “A Water Prayer / Sun”
2000 • Matchbox Twenty • “Bent” • Alt. Rock • Mad Season • “Push”


July 05
1958 • Buddy Holly • “Early In The Morning” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Now We’re One”
1960 • Elvis Presley • “It’s Now Or Never” • Ballad • Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3 • “A Mess Of Blues”
1960 • Elvis Presley • “A Mess Of Blues” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “How Do You Do It?” • Merseybeat • Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying • “Away From You”
1969 • The Rolling Stones • “Honky Tonk Women” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
1983 • Rick James • “Cold Blooded” • Electro-Funk • Cold Blooded • “Cold Blooded” [Instrumental]
1994 • The Rolling Stones • “Love Is Strong” • Blues-Rock • Voodoo Lounge • “The Storm / So Young”
2004 • Counting Crows • “Accidentally In Love” • Alt Pop-Rock • Shrek 2[Sndtrk] • “Miami” [live]

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Singles Released This Week (June 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).

June 15
1959 • Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano • “Let’s Talk About Us” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “The Ballad Of Billy Joe”
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “Nobody I Know” • Merseybeat • [Single] • “You Don’t Have To Tell Me”
1973 • Marvin Gaye • “Let’s Get It On” • Soul-Funk • Let’s Get It On • “I Wish It Would Rain”
1973 • Carpenters • “Yesterday Once More” [UK] • Soft Pop • Now & Then • “Road Ode”
1974 • 10cc • “The Wall Street Shuffle” • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • “Gismo My Way”
1974 • Paper Lace • “The Night Chicago Died” • AM Pop • Paper Lace • “Can You Get It When You Want It”
1979 • The Cure • “Boys Don’t Cry” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Boys Don’t Cry • “Plastic Passion”
1979 • Rickie Lee Jones • “Chuck E.’s In Love” [UK] • Jazz-Pop • Rickie Lee Jones • “On Saturday Afternoons In 1963”
1986 • Berlin • “Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From Top Gun)” • L. A. New Wave • Count Three And Pray • “Radar Radio”
1987 • Guns N’ Roses • “It’s So Easy” [UK] • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Mr. Brownstone”

June 16
1962 • The Isley Brothers • “Twist And Shout” • Soul-Funk • Twist & Shout! • “Spanish Twist” [The I. B. Special]
1965 • Peter & Gordon • “To Know You Is To Love You” • Merseybeat • True Love Ways • “I Told You So”
1967 • The Monkees • “Alternate Title” [“Randy Scouse Git”][UK] • Pop-Rock • Headquarters • “Forget That Girl”
1967 • Pink Floyd • “See Emily Play” [UK] • Prog Rock • [Single] • “The Scarecrow”
1969 • The Beach Boys • “Break Away” • Pop-Rock • 20/20 • “Celebrate The News”
1972 • Steely Dan • “Dallas” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • [Single] • “Sail The Waterway”
1972 • The Who • “Join Together” [UK] • British Rock • [Single] • “Baby Don’t You Do It”
1978 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “I’ve Had Enough” [UK] • Synth Pop • London Town • “Deliver Your Children”
1985 • Patti LaBelle • “Stir It Up” • Dance-Funk • Beverly Hills Cop[Sndtrk] • “The Discovery” [Harold Faltermeyer]
1992 • Madonna • “This Used To Be My Playground” • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “This Used To Be My Playground” [Long Version]
2003 • Black Eyed Peas • “Where Is The Love?” • Dance-Pop-Rap • Elephunk • “Somethin’ for That Ass” / “What’s Goin Down”

June 17
1964 • The Supremes • “Where Did Our Love Go” • Soul-Pop • Where Did Our Love Go • “He Means The World To Me”
1966 • The Zombies • “Indication” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “How We Were Before”
1966 • The Hollies • “Bus Stop” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Bus Stop • “Don’t Run And Hide”
1969 • Elvis Presley • “Clean Up Your Own Backyard” • Pop • [Single] • “The Fair Is Moving On”
1970 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Do You See My Love (For You Growing)” • Soul • A Gasssss • “Groove And Move”
1971 • The Who • “Won’t Get Fooled Again” • Hard Rock • Who’s Next • “I Don’t Even Know Myself”
1976 • Blondie • “X Offender” • New Wave Post-Punk • Blondie • “In The Sun”
1978 • The Clash • “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais” [UK] • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “The Prisoner”
1978 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “I Need To Know” • Album Rock • You’re Gonna Get It! • “No Second Thoughts”
1985 • Huey Lewis & The News • “The Power Of Love” • Pop-Rock • Back To The Future [Sndtrk] • “Bad Is Bad”
1985 • Bryan Adams • “Summer Of ’69” • Uptempo Rock • Reckless • “The Best Was Yet To Come”
1991 • The Moody Blues • “Say It With Love” [UK] • Prog Rock • Keys Of The Kingdom • “Lean On Me (Tonight)”
1997 • Sugar Ray • “Fly” • Rock-Ska Fusion • Floored • “Fly” [Acapella]
1997 • Third Eye Blind • “Semi-Charmed Life” • Post-Grunge • Third Eye Blind • “Tattoo Of The Sun”

June 18
1963 • Elvis Presley • “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Please Don’t Drag That String Around”
1965 • Marvin Gaye • “Pretty Little Baby” • Soul • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) • “Now That You’ve Won Me”
1971 • The Rolling Stones • “Street Fighting Man” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Beggars Banquet • “Surprise Surprise”
1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Live And Let Die” • Symphonic Rock • Live And Let Die [Sndtrk] • “I Lie Around”
1975 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “That’s The Way Of The World” • Soul-Funk • That’s The Way Of The World • “Africano”
1975 • Queen • “You’re My Best Friend” [UK] • Glam Rock Ballad • A Night At The Opera • “’39”
1976 • Led Zeppelin • “Candy Store Rock” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Presence • “Royal Orleans”
1984 • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds • “In The Ghetto” • Blue-Eyed Soul • From Her To Eternity • “The Moon Is In The Gutter”
1984 • The Human League • “Life On Your Own” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Hysteria • “The World Tonight”
1986 • David Lee Roth • “Yankee Rose” • Hard Rock • Eat ‘Em And Smile • “Shyboy”
1991 • Van Halen • “Poundcake” • Heavy Metal • For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge • “Pleasure Dome”

June 19
1953 • Ray Charles • “Mess Around” • Rock n Soul • [Single] • “Funny (But I Still Love You)”
1961 • Chubby Checker • “Let’s Twist Again” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”
1964 • The Animals • “The House Of The Rising Sun” [UK] • Blues-Rock • The Animals • “Talkin’ ‘Bout You”
1967 • Jimi Hendrix • “Purple Haze” • Psychedelic Rock • Are You Experienced? • “The Wind Cries Mary”
1970 • Yes • “Sweet Dreams” [UK] • Prog Rock • Time And A Word • “Dear Father”
1970 • Elton John • “Rock And Roll Madonna” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Grey Seal”
1972 • Carpenters • “Goodbye To Love” • Soft Rock • A Song For You • “Crystal Lullaby”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “You Make My Dreams” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect)”
1991 • The Kinks • “Better Things” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Give The People What They Want • “Massive Reductions”

June 20
1957 • Buddy Holly • “Words Of Love” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues”
1964 • The Beatles • “I’ll Cry Instead” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”
1964 • The Beatles • “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • [B-Side]
1974 • Queen • “Seven Seas Of Rhye” • Glam Rock • Queen II • “See What a Fool I’ve Been”
1974 • Steely Dan • “Pretzel Logic” • Jazz-Rock • Pretzel Logic • “Through With Buzz”
1975 • Natalie Cole • “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” • Dance-Pop • Inseparable • “Joey”
1975 • Elton John • “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy • “House Of Cards”
1980 • The Rolling Stones • “Emotional Rescue” [UK] • Dance-Rock • Emotional Rescue • “Down In The Hole”
1986 • Steve Winwood • “Higher Love” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Back In The High Life • “And I Go”
1987 • Los Lobos • “La Bamba” • Chicano Roots Rock • La Bamba (Sndtrk) • “Chalena”
1988 • Patti Smith • “People Have The Power” [UK] • Heartland Rock • Dream Of Life • “Wild Leaves”
1989 • The B-52’s • “Love Shack” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Cosmic Thing • “Channel Z”
1993 • Aerosmith • “Cryin'” • Power Ballad • Get A Grip • “Walk On Down”
2014 • Metallica • “Lords Of Summer” • Nu Metal • Hard Wired…To Self-Destruct • “Lords Of Summer” [Live]

June 21
1955 • Johnny Cash • “Cry! Cry! Cry!” • Country-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1955 • Johnny Cash • “Hey, Porter” • Country-Rock • [Single] • “Cry! Cry! Cry!”
1965 • Aretha Franklin • “Sweet Bitter Love” • Soul • Soul Sister • “(No, No) I’m Losing You”
1965 • Aretha Franklin • “(No, No) I’m Losing You” • Soul • Soul Sister • [B-Side]
1968 • Deep Purple • “Hush” [UK] • Heavy Metal • Shades Of Deep Purple • “One More Rainy Day”
1976 • The Bee Gees • “You Should Be Dancing” • Disco • Children Of The World • “Subway”
1976 • Elton John & Kiki Dee • “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” • Pop Duet • [Single] • “Snow Queen”
1991 • Guns N’ Roses • “You Could Be Mine” • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “Civil War”
2010 • Pearl Jam • “Amongst The Waves” • Grunge Rock • Backspacer • “The End”
2013 • Blondie • “A Rose By Any Name” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Ghosts Of Download • [None]



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Singles Released This Week (June 1 – 7)

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).

June 01
1959 • Sam Cooke • “Only Sixteen” • Soul • [Single] • “Let’s Go Steady Again”
1962 • Aretha Franklin • “Don’t Cry, Baby” • Soul • The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin, • “Without The One You Love”
1965 • The Temptations • “Since I Lost My Baby” • Soul Ballad • Temptin’ Temptations • “You’ve Got To Earn It”
1965 • The Temptations • “You’ve Got To Earn It” • Soul • Temptin’ Temptations • [B-Side]
1968 • The Rolling Stones • “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Child Of The Moon”
1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Live And Let Die” [UK] • Symphonic Rock • Live And Let Die[Sndtrk] • “I Lie Around”
1977 • Kiss • “Shock Me” • Hard Rock • Love Gun • [B-Side]
1977 • Kiss • “Christine Sixteen” • Pop-Rock • Love Gun • “Shock Me”
1979 • The Ramones • “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” • Punk-Rock • End Of The Century • “Do You Wanna Dance?” [Live]
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Old Siam, Sir” [UK] • Hard Rock • Back To The Egg • “Spin It On”
1988 • Patti Smith • “People Have The Power” • Heartland Rock • Dream Of Life • “Wild Leaves”
1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Vasoline” • Grunge • Purple • “Meat Plow / Andy Warhol” / “Crackerman”
1996 • Patti Smith • “Summer Cannibals” • Hard Rock • Gone Again • “Come Back Little Sheby” / “Gone Again” / “People Have The Power”
1999 • Madonna • “Beautiful Stranger” • Psychedelic Pop • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me[Sndtrk] • “Beautiful Stranger” [Album Version]
1999 • Blondie • “Nothing Is Real But The Girl” [UK] • Alt. Dance-Rock • No Exit • “Nothing Is Real But The Girl” [Remix]
2010 • Rush • “Caravan” • Progressive Metal • Clockwork Angels • “BU2B”

June 02
1967 • The Small Faces • “Here Comes The Nice” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Talk To You”
1975 • David Bowie • “Fame” • Glam Rock • Young Americans • “Right”
1978 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “I Need To Know” [UK] • Album Rock • You’re Gonna Get It! • “No Second Thoughts”
1982 • The Rolling Stones • “Going To A Go-Go” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Still Life • “Beast Of Burden” [Live]
1994 • The Beastie Boys • “Sure Shot” • Funk Rap • Ill Communication • “Mullett Head”
2001 • Aerosmith • “Fly Away From Here” • Hard Rock • Just Push Play • “Fly Away From Here” [Album Version]
2008 • R.E.M. • “Hollow Man” • Alt. Rock • Accelerator • “Horse To Water”

June 03
1961 • Mary Wells • “I Don’t Want To Take A Chance” • Soul – Pop • Bye Bye Baby/I Don’t Want to Take a Chance • “I’m So Sorry”
1964 • The Miracles • “I Like It Like That” • Soul-Pop • I Like It Like That • “You’re So Fine And Sweet”
1970 • Stevie Wonder • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” • Pop-R&B • Signed, Sealed And Delivered • “I’m More Than Happy (I’m Satisfied)”
1971 • Bob Dylan • “Watching The River Flow” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “Spanish is the Loving Tongue”

June 04
1962 • The Beach Boys • “409” • Hot Rod Pop • Surfin’ Safari • [B-Side]
1962 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin’ Safari” • Surfer Pop • Surfin’ Safari • “409”
1963 • The Searchers • “Sweets For My Sweet” [UK] • Merseybeat • Meet The Searchers • “It’s All Been A Dream”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “Heart Full Of Soul” [UK] • Raga Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Steeled Blues”
1965 • Bob Dylan • “Maggie’s Farm” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Bringing It All Back Home • “On The Road Again”
1965 • The Spinners • “I’ll Always Love You” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Tomorrow May Never Come”
1969 • The Beatles • “The Ballad Of John And Yoko” • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • “Old Brown Shoe”
1970 • The Beatles • “Old Brown Shoe” • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side]
1984 • Tina Turner • “What’s Love Got To Do With It” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “Don’t Rush The Good Things”
1985 • Tears For Fears • “Shout” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Songs From The Big Chair • “The Big Chair”
1996 • 2PAC • “How Do U Want It” • Gangsta Rap • All Eyez On Me • “California Love”

June 05
1964 • David Bowie (Davie Jones With The King Bees) • “Liza Jane” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Louie, Louie Go Home”
1965 • The Who • “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” • Power Pop • [Single] • “Anytime You Want Me”
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Getting Closer” • Pop-Rock • Back To The Egg • “Spin It On”
1987 • Laura Branigan • “Shattered Glass” • Pop-Rock • Touch • “Statue In The Rain”
1989 • Van Morrison • “Have I Told You Lately” [UK] • Folk-Pop Ballad • Avalon Sunset • “Contacting My Angel”
1995 • U2 • “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Batman Forever • “Themes From ‘Batman Forever'”
2006 • David Gilmour • “Smile” [UK] • Prog Rock • On An Island • “Island Jam”

June 06
1958 • Buddy Holly • “Rave On” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Buddy Holly • “Take Your Time”
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” • Blues-Rock • Out Of Our Heads • “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man”
1966 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Hungry” • Pop-Rock • The Spirit Of ’67 • “There She Goes”
1974 • Dolly Parton • “I Will Always Love You” • Country-Pop • Jolene • “Lonely Comin’ Down”
1975 • Peter Frampton • “Show Me The Way” [UK] • Arena Rock • Frampton • “The Crying Clown”
1975 • Steely Dan • “Black Friday” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Katy Lied • “Throw Back The Little Ones”
1977 • Elvis Presley • “Way Down” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Moody Blue • “Pledging My Love”
1980 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Don’t Do Me Like That” [UK] • Jangle Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • “Century City”
1981 • Rush • “Tom Sawyer” • Prog/Art Rock • Moving Pictures • “Witch Hunt”
1981 • The Jam • “Funeral Pyre” • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Disguises”
1989 • Don Henley • “The End Of The Innocence” • Soft Rock • The End Of The Innocence • “If Dirt Were Dollars”
1990 • Aerosmith • “The Other Side” • Hard Rock • Pump • “My Girl”
1994 • Green Day • “Longview” [UK] • Funk-Punk • Dookie • “On The Wagon”
1995 • Pearl Jam • “Immortality” • Grunge Rock • Vitalogy • “Rearview Mirror” [The Frogs]
1995 • Madonna • “Human Nature” • Dance-Pop • Bedtime Stories • “Sanctuary”
2004 • U2 • “City Of Blinding Lights” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • “All Because Of You” [Killahurtz Fly Mix]
2006 • Snow Patrol • “Chasing Cars” • Alt. Rock • Eyes Open • “Play Me Like Your Own Hand”

June 07
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Shut Down” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Surfin’ U.S.A. • [B-Side]
1963 • The Rolling Stones • “Come On” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “I Want To Be Loved”
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin’ U.S.A.” [UK] • Surf Rock • Surfin’ U.S.A. • “Shut Down”
1968 • Fleetwood Mac • “Black Magic Woman” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “The Sun Is Shining”
1992 • U2 • “Even Better Than The Real Thing” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Salomé”
1993 • Soul Asylum • “Runaway Train” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Grave Dancer’s Union • “Black Gold” [Live]
1999 • Metallica • “Die, Die My Darling” • Thrash Metal • Garage, Inc. • “Sabbra Cadabra” [Live] / “Mercyful Fate” [Live]

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Singles Released This Week (May 11 – 17)

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).


May 11
1964 • The Beach Boys • “I Get Around” • Hot Rod Pop • All Summer Long • “Don’t Worry Baby”
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Don’t Worry Baby” • Pop Ballad • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “Please Mr. Postman” • Brit Beat • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “Roll Over Beethoven” • Brit Beat • Four By The Beatles[EP] • “All My Loving” / “This Boy” / “Please, Mr. Postman”
1965 • The Marvelettes • “I’ll Keep Holding On” • Soul • [Single] • “No Time For Tears”
1967 • The Supremes • “The Happening” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “All I Know About You”
1968 • Richard Harris • “MacArthur Park” • Baroque Pop • A Tramp Shining • “Didn’t We?”
1970 • The Beatles • “The Long And Winding Road” • Pop-Rock • Let It Be • “For You Blue”
1971 • The Supremes And Four Tops • “You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart” • Soul-Pop • The Return of the Magnificent 7 • “I’m Glad About It”
1973 • Bruce Springsteen • “Spirit In The Night” • Heartland Rock • Greetings From Asbury Park, New Jersey • “For You”
1974 • Three Dog Night • “Shambala” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Cyan • “Our ‘B’ Side”
1979 • George Harrison • “Love Comes To Everyone” • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Soft Touch”
1981 • George Harrison • “All Those Years Ago” • Pop-Rock • Somewhere In England • “Writing’s On The Wall”
1982 • Men At Work • “Who Can It Be Now?” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Business As Usual • “Anyone For Tennis” [Instrumental]
1984 • John Lennon • “Borrowed Time” • Calypso-Pop • Milk & Honey • “Your Hands”
1985 • Phil Collins • “Sussudio” • Dance-Funk • No Jacket Required • “I Like The Way”
1992 • The Cure • “Friday I’m In Love” • Pop-Rock • Wish • “Halo”


May 12
1965 • Cher • “All I Really Want To Do” • Pop-Rock • All I Really Want To Do • “I’m Gonna Love You”
1967 • Procol Harum • “Whiter Shade Of Pale” [UK] • Prog Rock • Procol Harum • “Lime Street Blues”
1972 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Mary Had A Little Lamb” [UK] • Pop/Children’s • [Single] • “Little Woman In Love”
1980 • Billy Joel • “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me” • Pop-Rock • Glass Houses • “Through The Long Night”
1987 • Janet Jackson • “The Pleasure Principle” • Dance-Pop • Control • “Fast Girls”
1988 • George Harrison • “This Is Love” • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Breath Away From Heaven”
1994 • Elton John • “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” • Pop-Rock • Can You Feel The Love Tonight • “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” [Instrumental]
2003 • George Harrison • “Any Road” [UK] • Country-Rock • Brainwashed • “Marwa Blues”


May 13
1965 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Do The Boomerang” • Soul • Shotgun • “Tune Up”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Paint It, Black” [UK] • Raga Rock • Aftermath • “Long Long While”
1966 • The Supremes • “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Supremes A Go-Go • “He’s All I Got”
1967 • The Grass Roots • “Let’s Live For Today” • Pop-Rock • Let’s Live For Today • “Depressed Feeling”
1967 • Scott McKenzie • “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)” • Folk-Pop • Voice Of Scott McKenzie • “What’s The Difference”
1968 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “Yester Love” • Soul – Pop • Special Occasion • “Much Better Off”
1972 • Tanya Tucker • “Delta Dawn” • Country-Pop • Delta Dawn • “I Love the Way He Loves Me”
1977 • The Clash • “Remote Control” [UK] • Punk-Rock • The Clash • “London’s Burning”
1991 • Jane’s Addiction • “Classic Girl” [UK] • Neo-Psychedelia • Ritual De Lo Habitual • “No One’s Leaving” / “Ain’t No Right”
1993 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Plush” • Grunge Rock • Core • “Sin”


May 14
1963 • Aretha Franklin • “Here’s Where I Came In (Here’s Where I Walk Out)” • Soul • [Single] • “Say It Ain’t So”
1969 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • “Down By The River” • Folk-Rock • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere • “The Losing End (When You’re On)”
1971 • The Hollies • “Hey Willie” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Row The Boat Together”
1978 • Blondie • “One Way or Another” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Parallel Lines • “Just Go Away”
1982 • Men At Work • “Who Can It Be Now?” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Business As Usual • “Anyone For Tennis” [Instrumental]
1984 • Wham! • “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Make It Big • “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” [Instrumental]


May 15
1970 • Carpenters • “(They Long To Be) Close To You” • Soft Pop • Close To You • “I Kept On Lovin’ You”
1982 • Genesis • “Paperlate” • Prog Rock • 3 X 3 • “You Might Recall”
1982 • Rush • “Subdivisions” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Signals • “Red Barchetta”
1984 • Michael Jackson • “Farewell My Summer Love” • Pop-Soul • Farewell My Summer Love • “Call On Me”
1984 • R.E.M. • “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Reckoning • “Walters Theme”
1985 • Prince & The Revolution • “Raspberry Beret” • Pop-Rock • Around The World In A Day • “She’s Always in My Hair”
1989 • Paula Abdul • “Forever Your Girl” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Forever Your Girl • “Next To You”
1990 • Mariah Carey • “Vision Of Love” • R&B-Dance • Mariah Carey • “Prisoner”


May 16
1960 • Brenda Lee • “I’m Sorry” • Country-Pop • Brenda Lee • “That’s All You Got To Do”
1961 • Sam Cooke • “Cupid” • Soul • [Single] • “Farewell My Darling”
1969 • Elton John • “It’s Me That You Need” [UK] • Light Pop • [Single] • “Just Like Strange Rain”
1973 • Carpenters • “Yesterday Once More” • Soft Pop • Now & Then • “Road Ode”
1975 • The Bee Gees • “Jive Talkin'” [UK] • Disco • Main Course • “Wind Of Change”
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Listen To What The Man Said” • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “Love In Song”
1980 • Hall & Oates • “Running From Paradise” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • X-Static • “Bebop” / “Drop”
1980 • The Ramones • “Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio?” • Punk-Rock • End Of The Century • “Let’s Go”
1980 • Sheena Easton • “9 To 5 (Morning Train)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Sheena Easton • “Moody (My Love)”
1984 • Prince & The Revolution • “When Doves Cry” • Dance-Pop • Purple Rain • “17 Days”
1994 • Pearl Jam • “Dissident” • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Rearview Mirror” [Live]
1994 • Pearl Jam • “Dissident” [UK] • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Rearview Mirror” [Live]
1994 • Pink Floyd • “Take It Back” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Division Bell • “Astronomy Domine” [Live]


May 17
1963 • The Hollies • “(Ain’t That) Just Like Me” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Hey What’s Wrong With Me”
1963 • Jan & Dean • “Surf City” • Surfer • Surf City • “She’s My Summer Girl”
1972 • The Hollies • “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” • Pop-Rock • Distant Light • “Look What We’ve Got”
1974 • Steely Dan • “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Pretzel Logic • “Any Major Dude Will Tell You”
1993 • Tears For Fears • “Break It Down Again” • Synth-Pop • Elemental • “Bloodletting Go”
2004 • Jimmy Buffett • “Hey Good Lookin'” • Neo-Trad Country • License To Chill • [None]

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Singles Released This Week (May 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).


May 04
1956 • Elvis Presley • “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” • Ballad • [Single] • “My Baby Left Me”
1979 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Accidents Will Happen” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Armed Forces • “Talking in the Dark” / “Wednesday Week”
1982 • Duran Duran • “Hungry Like The Wolf” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Rio • “Careless Memories” [Live]
1982 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do” • Pop-Rock • Picture This • “Whatever Happened To True Love”
1993 • Billy Idol • “Heroin” • Techno/Acid House • Cyberpunk • [Multiple Mixes]
2012 • Van Halen • “She’s The Woman” • Arena Rock • A Different Kind Of Truth • “Brown M&Ms”


May 05
1959 • Dion & The Belmonts • “I Wonder Why” • Doo Wop • Presenting Dion & The Belmonts • “Teen Angel”
1967 • Bob Dylan • “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Blonde On Blonde • “Most Likely You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine”
1967 • The Kinks • “Waterloo Sunset” [UK] • Brit Beat • Something Else By The Kinks • “Act Nice And Gentle”
1967 • Jimi Hendrix • “The Wind Cries Mary” [UK] • Rock Ballad • Are You Experienced? • “Highway Chile”
1967 • Bob Dylan • “Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Blonde On Blonde • [B-Side]
1967 • The Moody Blues • “Fly Me High” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “I Really Haven’t Got The Time”
1969 • The Beatles With Billy Preston • “Get Back” • Pop-Rock • Let It Be • “Don’t Let Me Down”
1969 • The Beatles With Billy Preston • “Don’t Let Me Down” • Blues-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side]
1972 • The Supremes And Four Tops • “Without the One You Love” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Magnificent 7 • “Let’s Make Love Now”
1973 • Michael Jackson • “With A Child’s Heart” • Soul-Pop • Music And Me • “Morning Glow”
1978 • Peter Gabriel • “D.I.Y.” [UK] • Prog Rock • Peter Gabriel[2] • “Perspective”
1981 • Talking Heads • “Houses In Motion” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Remain In Light • “Air”
1981 • The Who • “Don’t Let Go The Coat” • Power Pop • Face Dances • “You”
1990 • Billy Idol • “Cradle Of Love” • Hard Rock • Charmed Life • “311 Man”
1995 • Green Day • “She” • Neo-Punk • Dookie • [None]
1998 • Pearl Jam • “Wishlist” • Grunge Rock • Yield • “U” / “Brain Of J”
2008 • Matchbox Twenty • “These Hard Times” [UK] • Alt. Rock • Exile On Mainstream • “Bright Lights” [Live]


May 06
1963 • The Beatles • “From Me To You” • Merseybeat • Jolly What! England’s Greatest Recording Stars: The Beatles and Frank Ifield on Stage • “Thank You Girl”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Paint It, Black” • Raga Rock • Aftermath • “Stupid Girl”
1966 • The Small Faces • “Hey Girl” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Almost Grown”
1978 • Van Halen • “Runnin’ With The Devil” • Arena Rock • Van Halen • “Eruption”
1982 • Cher • “Rudy” • Pop-Rock • I Paralyze • “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Shiny Happy People” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Forty Second Song”
1998 • Madonna • “Ray Of Light” • Dance-Pop/EDM • Ray Of Light • “Has To Be”


May 07
1970 • The Temptations • “Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)” • Psychedelic Soul • [Single] • “It’s Summer”
1973 • George Harrison • “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” • Pop-Rock • Living In The Material World • “Miss O’Dell”
1973 • Pink Floyd • “Money” • Prog Rock • The Dark Side Of The Moon • “Any Colour You Like”
1975 • Steely Dan • “Black Friday” • Pop-Rock • Katy Lied • “Throw Back The Little Ones”
1982 • ABC • “The Look Of Love (Part One)” [UK] • New Wave Dance-Pop • The Lexicon Of Love • “The Look Of Love (Part Two)”
1984 • The Cars • “Magic” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbreak City • “I Refuse”
1985 • Duran Duran • “A View To A Kill” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • A View To A Kill (Sndtrk) • “A View To A Kill (That Fatal Kiss)”
1986 • Prince • “Mountains” • R&B-Pop • Parade • “Alexa De Paris”
1996 • Bryan Adams • “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You” • Pop-Rock • 18 Til I Die • “Hey Elvis”


May 08
1962 • Marvin Gaye • “Soldier’s Plea” • Doo Wop • That Stubborn Kinda Fella • “Taking My Time”
1962 • The Supremes • “Your Heart Belongs To Me” • Soul/Doo Wop • Meet The Supremes • “(He’s) Seventeen”
1962 • Sam Cooke • “Having A Party” • Soul • [Single] • “Bring It On Home To Me”
1964 • The Hollies • “Here I Go Again” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Baby That’s All”
1985 • The Beach Boys • “Getcha Back” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys • “Male Ego”
1992 • Michael Jackson • “In The Closet” • New Jack Swing • Dangerous • “In The Closet” [Radio Edit]
1995 • Elton John • “Made In England” • Pop-Rock • Made In England • “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Live With John Lennon]
2001 • R.E.M. • “Imitation Of Life” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Reveal • “The Lifting” / “Beat A Drum / 2JN”


May 09
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “No Matter What Sign You Are” • Soul-Pop • Let The Sunshine In • “The Young Folks”
1975 • Arrows • “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” [UK] • Glam-Rock • [Single] • “Broken Down Heart”
1980 • Genesis • “Duchess” [UK] • Prog Rock • Duke • “Open Door”
1986 • The Rolling Stones • “One Hit (To The Body)” • Blues-Rock • Dirty Work • “Fight”
1988 • Bonnie Tyler • “Hide Your Heart” • Pop-Rock • Hide Your Heart • “The Fire Below”
1989 • Madonna • “Express Yourself” • Dance-Pop • Like A Prayer • “The Look Of Love”
1994 • Tori Amos • “Cornflake Girl” • AA Pop-Rock • Under The Pink • “Sister Janet”


May 10
1974 • Bad Company • “Can’t Get Enough” [UK] • Hard Rock • Bad Company • “Little Miss Fortune”
1974 • Ken Boothe • “Everything I Own” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • Everything I Own • “Drum Song”
1974 • Elvis Presley • “If You Talk In Your Sleep” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “Help Me”
1974 • Eagles • “James Dean” [UK] • Country-Rock • On The Border • “Is It True?”
1974 • Elvis Presley • “Help Me” • Country-Gospel • [Single] • [B-Side]
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Miss You” • Disco-Pop • Some Girls • “Far Away Eyes”
1980 • Genesis • “Misunderstanding” • Prog Rock • Duke • “Behind The Lines”
1983 • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band • “Roll Me Away” • Heartland Rock • The Distance • “Boomtown Blues”
1993 • UB40 • “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • Promises And Lies • “Jungle Love”
2004 • Joss Stone • “Super Duper Love” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • [Single] • “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World”

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Singles Released This Week (April 27 – May 3)

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 27
1964 • The Beatles • “P.S. I Love You” • Brit Beat • Introducing…The Beatles • [B-Side]
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “A World Without Love” • Pop Ballad • A World Without Love • “If I Were You”
1964 • The Beatles • “Love Me Do” • Brit Beat • Introducing… The Beatles • “P.S. I Love You”
1967 • Otis Redding • “Shake” • Soul • Live In Europe • “You Don’t Miss Your Water”
1973 • The Byrds • “Things Will Be Better” [UK] • Folk-Rock • The Byrds • “For Free”
1979 • David Bowie • “Boys Keep Swinging” [UK] • Glam Rock • Lodger • “Fantastic Voyage”


April 28
1964 • Elvis Presley • “What’d I Say” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Viva Las Vegas • [B-Side]
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Viva Las Vegas” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Viva Las Vegas • “What’d I Say?”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Double Trouble[Sndtrk] • “That’s Someone You Never Forget”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “That’s Someone You Never Forget” • Pop-Rock • Pot Luck • [B-Side]
1976 • America • “Today’s The Day” • Folk-Rock • Hideaway • “Hideaway Part II”
1978 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Pump It Up” [UK] • Punk-Rock • This Year’s Model • “Big Tears”
1979 • Rickie Lee Jones • “Chuck E.’s In Love” • Jazz-Pop • Rickie Lee Jones • “On Saturday Afternoons In 1963”


April 29
1964 • The Temptations • “The Girl’s Alright With Me” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Temptations • “I’ll Be In Trouble” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “The Girl’s Alright with Me”
1966 • Episode Six • “I Hear Trumpets Blow” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “True Love Is Funny (That Way)”
1972 • Carpenters • “It’s Going To Take Some Time” • Soft Pop • A Song For You • “Flat Baroque”
1977 • The Jam • “In The City” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • In The City • “Takin’ My Love”
1979 • Van Halen • “Dance The Night Away” • Arena Rock • Van Halen II • “Outta Love Again”
1983 • Fun Boy Three • “Our Lips Are Sealed” [UK] • Ska Pop • Waiting • “Our Lips Are Sealed” [Urdu Version]
1983 • Janet Jackson • “Say You Do” • Dance-Pop • Janet Jackson • “You’ll Never Find (A Love Like Mine)”
1983 • Pink Floyd • “Not Now John” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Final Cut • “The Hero’s Return Parts I And II”
1991 • Marc Cohn • “Walking In Memphis” • Adult Contemporary • Marc Cohn • “Dig Down Deep”


April 30
1958 • The Coasters • “Yakety Yak” • Rock ‘n” Roll • [Single] • “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart”
1961 • Bobby Lewis • “Tossin’ And Turnin'” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Tossin’ And Turnin’ • “Oh Yes, I Love You”
1966 • The Lovin’ Spoonful • “Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?” • Folk-Rock • Do You Believe In Magic • “Didn’t Want To Have To Do It”
1968 • Stevie Wonder • “Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day” • Soul-Pop • For Once In My Life • “Why You Don’t You Lead Me To Love”
1968 • Johnny Cash • “Folsom Prison Blues” • Country-Rock • At Folsom Prison • “The Folk Singer”
1976 • Kiss • “God Of Thunder” • Hard Rock • Destroyer • [B-Side]
1976 • David Bowie • “TVC 15” [UK] • Glam Rock • Station To Station • “We Are The Dead”
1976 • Kiss • “Flaming Youth” • Hard Rock • Destroyer • “God Of Thunder”
1976 • Cliff Richard • “Devil Woman” [UK] • Pop-Rock • I’m Nearly Famous • “Love On (Shine On)”
1976 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Silly Love Songs” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Wings At The Speed Of Sound • “Cook Of The House”
1981 • Air Supply • “The One That You Love” • Soft Rock • The One That You Love • “I Want To Give It All”
1982 • Stevie Nicks • “After The Glitter Fades” • Pop-Rock • Bella Donna • “Think About It”
1983 • Hall & Oates • “Family Man” • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Open All Night”
1997 • Tonic • “If You Could Only See” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • Lemon Parade • “If You Could Only See” [Acoustic Live]
2001 • R.E.M. • “Imitation Of Life” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Reveal • “The Lifting” / “Beat A Drum”


May 01
1956 • Johnny Cash • “I Walk The Line” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Get Rhythm”
1964 • The Yardbirds • “I Wish You Would” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “A Certain Girl”
1967 • Jimi Hendrix • “Hey Joe” • Psychedelic Rock • Are You Experienced? • “51st Anniversary”
1972 • Eagles • “Take It Easy” • Country-Rock • Eagles • “Get You In The Mood”
1977 • Donna Summer • “Can’t We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)” • Soul Ballad • I Remember Yesterday • “I Feel Love”
1977 • The Police • “Fall Out” • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “Nothing Achieving”
1980 • Elton John • “Little Jeannie” • Pop-Rock • 21 At 33 • “Conquer The Sun”
1984 • Tina Turner • “What’s Love Got To Do With It” • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “Rock And Roll Widow”
1989 • Tom Petty • “I Won’t Back Down” • Heartland Rock • Full Moon Fever • “The Apartment Song”
1995 • The Rembrandts • “I’ll Be There For You” • Jangle Pop • LP • “Snippets”
2000 • Bob Dylan • “Things Have Changed” • Folk-Rock • Wonder Boys[Sndtrk] • “Blind Willie McTell” [Live]


May 02
1961 • Elvis Presley • “I Feel So Bad” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Wild In The Country”
1961 • Elvis Presley • “Wild In The Country” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1966 • Marvin Gaye • “Take This Heart Of Mine” • Soul-Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “Need Your Lovin’ – Want You Back”
1967 • The Four Tops • “7 Rooms Of Gloom” • Soul-Pop • Reach Out • “I’ll Turn To Stone”
1968 • The Marvelettes • “Here I Am Baby” • Soul-Pop • Sophisticated Soul • “Keep Off, No Trespassing”
1968 • Aretha Franklin • “Think” • Soul • Aretha Now • “You Send Me”
1969 • Jethro Tull • “Living In The Past” [UK] • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Driving Song”
1969 • The Byrds • “Old Blue” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1969 • The Byrds • “Lay Lady Lay” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Old Blue”
1972 • Michael Jackson • “I Wanna Be Where You Are” • Psychedelic Soul • Got To Be There • “We’ve Got A Good Thing Going”
1977 • Carpenters • “All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” • Soft Pop • Passage • “I Have You”
1980 • Peter Gabriel • “No Self Control” [UK] • Prog Rock • Peter Gabriel[Melt] • “Lead A Normal Life”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “You Make My Dreams” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect)”
1987 • Duran Duran • “Meet El Presidente” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Notorious • “Vertigo (Do The Demolition)”
2004 • The Who • “Real Good Looking Boy” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Then And Now • “Old Red Wine”


May 03
1966 • The Temptations • “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” • Soul • Getting’ Ready • “You’ll Lose A Precious Love”
1968 • Episode Six • “Little One” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Wide Smiles”
1973 • Diana Ross • “Touch Me In The Morning” • Soul-Pop • Touch Me In The Morning • “I Won’t Last a Day Without You”
1974 • The First Class • “Beach Baby” [UK] • Power Pop • The First Class • “Both Sides Of The Story”
1976 • Eagles • “Life In The Fast Lane” • Country-Rock • Hotel California • “The Last Resort”
1979 • Joe Jackson • “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” • Post-Punk • Look Sharp! • “(Do The) Instant Mash”
1983 • Pink Floyd • “Not Now John” [Obscured Version]• Prog Rock • The Final Cut • “The Hero’s Return – Parts I And II”
1984 • Bruce Springsteen • “Dancing In The Dark” • Heartland Rock • Born In the U.S.A. • “Pink Cadillac”
1987 • Richard Marx • “Hold On To The Nights” • Soft Rock Ballad • Richard Marx • “Lonely Heart”
1988 • When In Rome • “The Promise” • New Wave Synth-Pop • When In Rome • “The Promise” [Dub]
1989 • The Doobie Brothers • “The Doctor” • Pop-Rock • Cycles • “Too High A Price”
1993 • Guns N’ Roses • “Civil War” [UK] • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “Exclusive Interview With Slash”
1993 • Aerosmith • “Crazy” • Hard Rock • Get A Grip • “Gotta Love It”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “Don’t Turn Around” • Europop • Happy Nation • “Don’t Turn Around” [Groove Mix] / “Dancer In A Daydream”
1999 • Bryan Adams • “Cloud Number Nine” [UK] • Pop-Rock • On A Day Like Today • “Let’s Talk About Love” / “When You’re Gone (feat. Melanie C)”

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Singles Released This Week (April 20 – 26)

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 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 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • “Cinnamon Girl” • Folk-Rock • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere • “Sugar Mountain”
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”
1979 • The Who • “Long Live Rock” [UK] • Hard Rock • Odds & Sods • “I’m The Face” / “My Wife”
1979 • George Harrison • “Love Comes To Everyone” [UK] • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Soft-Hearted Hana”
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” • Jangle Rock • Hard Promises • “Nightwatchman”
1987 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Jammin’ Me” [UK] • Heartland Rock • Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) • “Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)”
1992 • Metallica • “Nothing Else Matters” • Thrash Metal • Metallica • “Enter Sandman” [Live]


April 21
1967 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Girls In Love” • Pop-Rock • New Directions • “Let’s Be More Than Friends”
1967 • The Tremeloes • “Silence Is Golden” [UK] • Brit Beat • Chip, Dave, Alan And Rick • “Let Your Hair Hang Down”
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”


April 22
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Green Grass” • Pop-Rock • Hits Again • “I Can Read Between The Lines”
1966 • The Troggs • “Wild Thing” • Garage Rock • Wild Thing • “With A Girl Like You”
1967 • The Who • “Pictures Of Lily” [UK] • Power Pop • [Single] • “Doctor, Doctor”
1969 • Bob Dylan • “I Threw It All Away” • Folk-Rock • Nashville Skyline • “Drifter’s Escape”
1969 • Bob Dylan • “Drifter’s Escape” • Folk-Rock • John Wesley Harding • [B-Side]
1972 • Bread • “Diary” • Soft Rock • Baby I’m-A Want You • “Down On My Knees”
1974 • Frank Zappa • “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow” • Art Rock • Apostrophe (*) • “Cosmik Debris”
1975 • Elvis Presley • “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” • Country-Rock • Today • “Mr. Songman”
1982 • Laura Branigan • “Solitaire” [UK] • Electro-Pop • Branigan 2 • “If You Loved Me”
1982 • Rick James • “Dance Wit’ Me” • Funk • Throwin’ Doww • “Dance Wit’ Me (Part 2)”
1985 • U2 • “The Unforgettable Fire” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • The Unforgettable Fire • “A Sort Of Homecoming”
1998 • The Tragically Hip • “Ahead By A Century” • Jangle Pop • Trouble At The Henhouse • “Put It Off”
2014 • Blondie • “I Want To Drag You Around” • Dance-Pop • Ghosts Of Download • [None]


April 23
1965 • The Four Tops • “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops’ Second Album • “Sad Souvenirs”
1968 • Laura Nyro • “Eli’s Coming” • Soft Rock • Eli And The Thirteenth Confession • “Sweet Blindness”
1971 • Carpenters • “Rainy Days And Mondays” • Soft Pop • Carpenters • “Saturday”
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)” • Gospel-Pop • Stampede • “Slat Key Soquel Rag”
1976 • Thin Lizzy • “The Boys Are Back In Town” [UK] • Blues Rock • Jailbreak • “Emerald”
1982 • The Clash • “Know Your Rights” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Combat Rock • “First Night Back In London”
1984 • The Human League • “The Lebanon” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Hysteria • “Thirteen”
1988 • Prince • “Alphabet St.” • Pop-Rock • Lovesexy • “Alphabet St.” [Remix]
1993 • Tina Turner • “I Don’t Wanna Fight” • Pop-Rock • What’s Love Got To Do With It[Sndtrk] • “Tina’s Wish”


April 24
1959 • The Drifters • “There Goes My Baby” • Soul • [Single] • “Oh My Love”
1963 • Mary Wells • “Your Old Standby” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “What Love Has Joined Together”
1967 • Bob Dylan • “Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” • Folk-Rock • Blonde On Blonde • [B-Side]
1967 • The Doors • “Light My Fire” • Psychedelic Rock • The Doors • “The Crystal Ship”
1967 • Pink Floyd • “Arnold Layne” • Prog Rock • [Single] • “Candy And A Currant Bun”
1967 • Bob Dylan • “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” • Folk-Rock • Blonde On Blonde • “Most Likely You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine”
1970 • The Moody Blues • “Question” • Prog Rock • A Question Of Balance • “A Candle Of Life”
1970 • The Supremes • “Up The Ladder To The Roof” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Right On • “Bill, When Are You Coming Back”
1972 • John Lennon • “Woman Is The Nigger Of The World” • Pop-Rock • Sometime In New York City • “Sisters, O Sisters”
1973 • The Byrds • “For Free” [UK] • Folk-Rock • The Byrds • [B-Side]
1974 • Arrows • “Touch Too Much” [UK] • Glam-Rock • [Single] • “We Can Make It Together”
1981 • The Who • “Don’t Let Go The Coat” [UK] • Power Pop • Face Dances • “You”
1989 • Tom Petty • “I Won’t Back Down” [UK] • Heartland Rock • Full Moon Fever • “The Apartment Song”
2001 • The Isley Brothers • “Contagious” • Soul-Funk • Eternal • [None]


April 25
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Baby Let’s Play House” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I’m Left, You’e Right, She’s Gone”
1969 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)” • Soul • Home Cookin’ • “Brainwasher (Part 1)”
1970 • The Who • “The Seeker” • Hard Rock • Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy • “Here For More”
1970 • Freda Payne • “Band Of Gold” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “The Easiest Way To Fall”
1973 • Van Morrison • “Warm Love” • Folk-Rock • Hard Nose the Highway • “I Will Be There”
1974 • Steely Dan • “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” • Pop-Rock • Pretzel Logic • “Any Major Dude Will Tell You”
1980 • Michael Jackson • “She’s Out of My Life” [UK] • Pop Ballad • Off The Wall • “Push Me Away” [The Jacksons]
1986 • Peter Gabriel • “Sledgehammer” • Prog Rock • So • “Don’t Break This Rhythm”
1988 • Madonna • “Spotlight” • Dance-Pop • You Can Dance • “Where’s The Party”
2000 • Pearl Jam • “Nothing As It Seems” • Grunge Rock • Binaural • “Insignificance”


April 26
1964 • Dionne Warwick • “Walk On By” • Pop-Soul • Make Way For Dionne Warwick • “Any Old Time of Day”
1969 • The Monkees • “Someday Man” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • [B-Side]
1969 • The Monkees • “Listen To The Band” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • “Someday Man”
1972 • America • “I Need You” • Folk-Rock • America • “Riverside”
1972 • Alice Cooper • “School’s Out” • Heavy Metal • School’s Out • “Gutter Cat”
1974 • Paper Lace • “The Night Chicago Died” [UK] • AM Pop • Paper Lace • “Can You Get It When You Want It”
1985 • Katrina And The Waves • “Walking On Sunshine” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Katrina And The Waves • “Do You Want Crying”
1990 • Phil Collins • “Do You Remember?” • Pop-Rock • …But Seriously • “I Wish It Would Rain Down” [Demo]
1999 • Coldplay • “Brothers & Sisters” • Alt. Pop Rock • Safety[EP] • “Easy To Please”

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Singles Released This Week (April 13 – 19)

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 13
1967 • The Temptations • “All I Need” • Soul-Pop • With A Lot O’ Soul • “Sorry Is A Sorry Word”
1973 • Steely Dan • “Reelin’ In The Years” [UK] • Pop_Rock • Can’t Buy A Thrill • “Only A Fool Would Say That”
1973 • David Bowie • “Time” • Glam Rock • Alladin Sane • “The Prettiest Star”
1975 • Patti Smith Group • “Gloria” • Punk Rock • Horses • “My Generation”
1979 • Donna Summer • “Hot Stuff” • Disco • Bad Girls • “Journey To The Center Of Your Heart”
1998 • Madonna • “Nothing Really Matters” • Dance-Pop • Ray Of Light • “To Have and Not to Hold”


April 14
1955 • Fats Domino • “Ain’t That A Shame” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Rock and Rollin’ with Fats Domin • “La-La”
1960 • Sam Cooke • “Wonderful World” • Soul • The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke • “Along The Navajo Trail”
1962 • Dion • “Lovers Who Wander” • Pop-Rock • Lovers Who Wander • “(I Was) Born To Cry”
1964 • Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells • “What’s The Matter With You Baby” • Soul-Pop • Together • “Once Upon A Time”
1964 • Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells • “Once Upon A Time” • Soul – Pop • Together • [B-Side]
1967 • David Bowie • “The Laughing Gnome” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “The Gospel According to Tony Day”
1967 • The Bee Gees • “New York Mining Disaster 1941” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Bee Gees’ 1st • “I Can’t See Nobody”
1969 • Elvis Presley • “In The Ghetto” • Soul-Pop • From Elvis In Memphis • “Any Day Now”
1972 • Hot Tuna • “Keep On Truckin'” • Folk-Rock • Burgers • “Water Song”
1972 • The Rolling Stones • “Tumbling Dice” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Exile On Main Street • “Sweet Black Angel”
1972 • David Bowie • “Starman” [UK] • Light Pop-Rock • Ziggy Stardust • “Suffragette City”
1983 • Spandau Ballet • “True” [UK] • New Romantic Synth-Pop • True • “Lifeline” [Edited Remix for USA]
1986 • Madonna • “Live To Tell” [UK] • Pop Ballad • True Blue • “Live To Tell” [Instrumental]
1986 • Peter Gabriel • “Sledgehammer” [UK] • Prog Rock • So • “Don’t Break This Rhythm”
1987 • The Cure • “Why Can’t I Be You?” • Pop-Rock • Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me • “A Japanese Dream”
1995 • Bryan Adams • “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?” • Pop-Rock • 18 Til I Die • “Low Life”
1999 • Sixpence None The Richer • “There She Goes” • AA Pop-Rock • Sixpence None The Richer • “Kiss Me”


April 15
1965 • The Supremes • “Back In My Arms Again” • Soul-Pop • More Hits By The Supremes • “Whisper You Love Me Boy”
1965 • Jackie DeShannon • “What The World Needs Now” • Pop/Rock • This Is Jackie DeShannon • “I Remember The 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 • U2 • “Staring At The Sun” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Pop • “North and South of the River”
1997 • Hanson • “MMMBop” • Teen Pop • Middle Of Nowhere • “Where’s The Love”
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”
1990 • Phil Collins • “Something Happened On The Way To Heaven” [UK] • Pop-Rock • …But Seriously • “I Wish It Would Rain” [Demo]
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 • Neil Diamond • “Song Sung Blue” • Pop-Rock • Moods • “Gitchy Goomy”
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”
1981 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “The Waiting” [UK] • Jangle Rock • Hard Promises • “Nightwatchman”
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”
1987 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Jammin’ Me” • Heartland Rock • Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) • “Make That Connection”
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 • Peter & Gordon • “True Love Ways” • Merseybeat • True Love Ways • “If You Wish”
1965 • The Beatles • “Ticket To Ride” • Jangle Pop • Help! • “Yes It Is”
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]

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Singles Released This Week (April 6 – 12)

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 06
1957 • The Everly Brothers • “Bye Bye Love” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I Wonder If I Care as Much”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “Crying In The Chapel” • Gospel Pop • [Single] • “I Believe In The Man In The Sky”
1967 • The Marvelettes • “When You’re Young And In Love” • Soul • The Marvelettes • “The Day You Take One, You Have To Take The Other”
1973 • David Bowie • “Drive-In Saturday ” [UK] • Glam Rock • Aladdin Sane • “Round And Round”
1988 • Tracy Chapman • “Fast Car” • Folk-Rock • Tracy Chapman • “For You”
1992 • Pearl Jam • “Even Flow” [UK] • Grunge Rock • Ten • “Oceans” [Remix]
1992 • Genesis • “Hold On My Heart” • Soft Rock Ballad • We Can’t Dance • “Way Of The World”


April 07
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Don’cha Think It’s Time”
1969 • Mary Hopkin • “Goodbye” • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Sparrow”
1970 • Neil Diamond • “Soolaimon (African Trilogy II)” • Pop-Rock • Tap Root Manuscript • “And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind”
1972 • Elton John • “Rocket Man” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Honky Chateau • “Holiday Inn” / “Goodbye”
1978 • The Police • “Roxanne” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Outlandos d’Amour • “Peanuts”
1980 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Here Comes My Girl” • Jangle Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • “Louisiana Rain”
1998 • Air • “Sexy Boy” • Psychedelic Pop • Moon Safari • “Sexy Boy” [Remix]
1998 • Goo Goo Dolls • “Iris” • Alt Rock • Dizzy Up The Girl • “Lazy Eye / I Don’t Want To Know”


April 08
1966 • The Supremes • “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart” • Soul-Pop • The Supremes A Go-Go • “He’s All I Got”
1968 • The Beach Boys • “Friends” • Pop-Rock • Friends • “Little Bird”
1972 • Wayne Newton • “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast” • Contemporary Pop • [Single] • “Echo Valley 2-6809”
1972 • Todd Rundgren • “I Saw The Light” • Pop-Rock • Something/Anything? • “Marlene”
1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Band On The Run” • Pop-Rock • Band On The Run • “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”
1976 • The Rolling Stones • “Hot Stuff” • Blues-Rock • Black And Blue • [B-Side]
1976 • The Rolling Stones • “Fool To Cry” • Power Ballad • Black And Blue • “Hot Stuff”
1978 • Journey • “Wheel In The Sky” • Hard Rock • Infinity • “Can Do”
1985 • Simple Minds • “Don’t You (Forget About Me) ” [UK] • New Wave Alt.-Pop • The Breakfast Club[Sndtrk] • “A Brass Band in African Chimes”
2003 • Madonna • “American Life” • Dance-Pop • American Life • “Die Another Day”


April 09
1962 • The Miracles • “I’ll Try Something New” • Soul/Pop • Cookin’ With The Miracles • “You Never Miss A Good Thing”
1962 • The Marvelettes • “Playboy” • Rockin’ Soul • Playboy • “All The Love I’ve Got”
1965 • The Beatles • “Ticket To Ride” [UK] • Jangle Pop • Help! • “Yes It Is”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “For Your Love” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Got To Hurry”
1971 • Ringo Starr • “It Don’t Come Easy” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Early 1970”
1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “My Love” • Pop-Rock • Red Rose Speedway • “The Mess (Live At The Hague)”
1974 • Focus • “Harem Scarem” [UK] • Prog. Rock/Fusion • Hamburger Concerto • “Early Birth”
1985 • Bryan Adams • “Heaven” • Pop-Rock • Reckless • “Heaven” [Live]
1986 • The Moody Blues • “Your Wildest Dreams” • Synth-Pop • The Other Side Of Life • “Talkin’ Talkin'”


April 10
1964 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “Show Me That You Care”
1967 • The Rascals • “Groovin'” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Groovin’ • “Sueño”
1970 • Blues Image • “Ride Captain Ride” • Pop-Rock • Open • “Pay My Dues”
1970 • Christie • “Yellow River” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Christie • “Down The Mississippi Line”
1981 • The Clash • “The Magnificent Seven” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Sandinista! • “The Magnificent Dance”
1984 • Huey Lewis & The News • “The Heart Of Rock & Roll” • Pop-Rock • Sports • “Workin’ For A Livin'” [Live]
1985 • Madonna • “Angel” • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Angel” [Dance Mix Edit]
1989 • Duran Duran • “Do You Believe In Shame?” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Thing • “The Krush Brothers” [LSD Edit]
1989 • Simple Minds • “This Is Your Land” • New Wave Alt.-Pop • Street Fighting Years • “Saturday Girl”


April 11
1960 • Percy Faith & His Orchestra • “Theme For Young Lovers” • Orchestral Pop • [Single] • “Bimini Goombay (Le Manchand De Bonheur)”
1963 • The Beatles • “From Me To You” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “Thank You Girl”
1963 • Jackie DeShannon • “Needles And Pins” • Pop-Rock • Breakin’ It Up On The Beatles Tour! • “Did He Call Today, Mama?”
1963 • The Beatles • “Thank You Girl” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • [B-Side]
1969 • The Beatles With Billy Preston • “Get Back” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Let It Be • “Don’t Let Me Down”
1969 • The Beatles With Billy Preston • “Don’t Let Me Down” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side]
1972 • The Supremes • “Automatically Sunshine” • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “Precious Little Things”
1973 • The Byrds • “Full Circle” • Folk-Rock • The Byrds • “Long Live The King”
1973 • The Byrds • “Long Live The King” • Folk-Rock • The Byrds • [B-Side]
1974 • David Bowie • “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide” [UK] • Chanson-Pop • [Single] • “Quicksand”
1980 • The Korgis • “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Dumb Waiters • “Dirty Postcards”
1983 • Iron Maiden • “Flight Of Icarus” [UK] • Heavy Metal • Piece Of Mind • “I’ve Got The Fire”
1983 • The Human League • “(Keep Feeling) Fascination” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Fascination! • “Total Panic”
1984 • Pointer Sisters • “Jump (For My Love)” • Dance-Pop • Break Out • “Heart Beat”
1988 • Bonnie Tyler • “Hide Your Heart” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Hide Your Heart • “I’m Not Foolin'”
1994 • The Pretenders • “I’ll Stand By You” [UK] • Post-Punk • Last of The Independents • “Rebel Rock Me”


April 12
1965 • The Byrds • “I Knew I’d Want You” • Folk-Rock • Mr. Tambourine Man • [B-Side]
1965 • Dino, Desi & Billy • “I’m A Fool” • Teen Pop • [Single] • “So Many Ways”
1965 • The Byrds • “Mr. Tambourine Man” • Folk-Rock • Mr. Tambourine Man • “I Knew I’d Want You”
1968 • Pink Floyd • “It Would Be So Nice” • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Julia Dream”
1971 • John Denver • “Take Me Home, Country Roads” • Country-Pop • Poems, Prayers And Promises • “Poems, Prayers And Promises”
1983 • R.E.M. • “There She Goes Again” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1983 • R.E.M. • “Radio Free Europe” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Murmur • “There She Goes Again”
1986 • Vanity • “Under The Influence” • Dance-Pop • Skin On Skin • “Wild Animal”

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Singles Released This Week (March 30 – April 5)

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).


March 30
1961 • The Ventures • “Lullaby Of The Leaves” • Rock ‘n’ Roll Instrumental • Another Smash!!! • “Ginchy”
1973 • 10cc • “Rubber Bullets” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • 10cc • “Waterfall”
1976 • Donna Summer • “Try Me, I Know We Can Make It” • Disco • A Love Trilogy • “Wasted”
1979 • Supertramp • “The Logical Song” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Breakfast in America • “Just Another Nervous Wreck”
1979 • Triumph • “Lay It On The Line” • Arena Rock • Just A Game • “American Girls”
2011 • Jane’s Addiction • “End To The Lies” • Alt. Rock • The Great Escape Artist • [Digital Download]


March 31
1958 • Chuck Berry • “Johnny B. Goode” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Around & Around”
1996 • Michael Jackson • “They Don’t Care About Us” • Dance-Pop • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • “Rock With You” [Radio Mix]


April 01
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Don’cha Think It’s Time” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1960 • The Everly Brothers • “Cathy’s Clown” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Always It’s You”
1966 • David Bowie • “Do Anything You Say” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Good Morning Girl”
1966 • Brian Wilson • “Caroline, No” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Pet Sounds • “Summer Means New Love”
1967 • Jefferson Airplane • “Somebody To Love” • Psychedelic Rock • Surrealistic Pillow • “She Has Funny Cars”
1970 • The Monkees • “Oh My My” • Pop-Rock • Changes • “I Love You Better”
1976 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Silly Love Songs” • Pop-Rock • Wings At The Speed Of Sound • “Cook Of The House”
1977 • Peter Gabriel • “Solsbury Hill” [UK] • Prog Rock • Peter Gabriel[1] • “Moribund The Burgermeister”
1977 • 10cc • “Good Morning Judge” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Deceptive Bends • “Don’t Squeeze Me Like Toothpaste”
1986 • Tears For Fears • “Mothers Talk” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Songs From The Big Chair • “Sea Song”
1990 • Kiss • “Rise To It” • Hard Rock • Hot In The Shade • “Silver Spoon”
2002 • Elton John • “Original Sin” • Pop-Rock • Songs From The West Coast • “Original Sin” [Album Mix]


April 02
1963 • Sam Cooke • “Another Saturday Night” • Soul • [Single] • “Love Will Find A Way”
1968 • The Byrds • “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” • Folk-Rock • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo • “Artificial Energy”
1968 • The Byrds • “Artificial Energy” • Folk-Rock • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • [B-Side]
1969 • The Moody Blues • “Never Comes The Day” • Folk-Rock • On The Threshold Of A Dream • “So Deep Within You”
1969 • Marvin Gaye • “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby” • Soul-Pop • M.P.G. • “Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)”
1975 • Kiss • “Rock And Roll All Nite” • Hard Rock • Dressed To Kill • “Getaway”
1975 • Led Zeppelin • “Trampled Under Foot” • Hard Rock • Physical Graffiti • “Black Country Woman”
1982 • Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder • “Ebony And Ivory” • Pop-Rock • Tug Of War • “Rainclouds”
1982 • Talk Talk • “Talk Talk” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Party’s Over • “?”
1982 • Roxy Music • “More Than This” [UK] • Prog Rock • Avalon • “India”
1983 • Duran Duran • “Rio” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Rio • “Hold Back The Rain”
1996 • Hootie & The Blowfish • “Old Man & Me (When I Get To Heaven)” • Pop-Rock • Fairweather Johnson • “Before The Heartache Rolls In”


April 03
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Are You Sure” • Soul-Funk • [Single] • “Maybe I’m A Fool”
1969 • Three Dog Night • “Try A Little Tenderness” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Three Dog Night • “That No One Ever Hurt This Bad”
2003 • Matchbox Twenty • “Unwell” • Alt. Rock • More Than You Think You Are • “Unwell” [Live] / “All I Need” [Live]
2006 • Red Hot Chili Peppers • “Dani California” • AA Pop-Rock • Stadium Arcadium • “Million Miles Of Water”


April 04
1966 • Neil Diamond • “Solitary Man” • Pop-Rock • Just For You • “Do It”
1966 • The Marvelettes • “You’re The One” • Soul-Pop • Sophisticated Soul • “Paper Boy”
1968 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Forget Me Not” • Soul-Dance • Riding High • [B-Side]
1968 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “I Promise to Wait My Love” • Soul-Pop • Riding High • “Forget Me Not”
1972 • Elvis Presley • “An American Trilogy” • Adult Contemporary • [Single] • “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
1980 • The Ramones • “Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio?” [UK] • Punk-Rock • End Of The Century • “I Want You Around”
1983 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Change Of Heart” [UK] • Album Rock • Long After Dark • “Heartbreakers Beach Party”
1994 • Gin Blossoms • “Found Out About You” [UK] • Jangle Pop • New Miserable Experience • “Hey Jealousy” [Live]
1994 • Pearl Jam • “Animal” • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Animal” [Live] / “Jeremy” [Live]
1994 • Sheryl Crow • “All I Wanna Do” • Country-Pop • Tuesday Night Music Club • “Leaving Las Vegas”


April 05
1959 • Tommy Dee With Carol Kay And The Teen-Aires • “Three Stars” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “I’ll Never Change” [Carol Kay]
1965 • The Beach Boys • “Help Me, Rhonda” • Pop-Rock • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) • “Kiss Me, Baby”
1966 • The Who • “Substitute” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Waltz For A Pig”
1968 • The Zombies • “Time Of The Season” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Odessey And Oracle • “I’ll Call You Mine”
1968 • The Small Faces • “Lazy Sunday” [UK] • Britbeat • Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake • “Rollin’ Over”
1968 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Mrs. Robinson” • Folk-Pop • Bookends • “Old Friends” / “Bookends”
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Forever Came Today” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Reflections • “Time Changes Things”
1969 • Aretha Franklin • “Jim” • Soul • Soft And Beautiful • “Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)”

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