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Singles Released This Week (July 7 – 14)

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).


July 08
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “My Heart’s Symphony” • Brit Beat • (You Don’t Have To) Paint Me A Picture • “Tina (I Held You In My Arms)”
1968 • The Beach Boys • “Do It Again” • Pop-Rock • 20/20 • “Wake The World”
1972 • The Who • “Join Together” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Baby Don’t You Do It”
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “Sweet Maxine” • Pop-Rock • Stampede • “Double Dealin’ Four Flusher”
1981 • R.E.M. • “Radio Free Europe” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Sitting Still”
1981 • R.E.M. • “Sitting Still” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1993 • 10,000 Maniacs • “Few And Far Between” • Folk-Rock • Our Time In Eden • “Candy Everybody Wants” / “To Sir With Love” / “Let The Mystery Be”
1996 • Cocteau Twins • “Violaine” [UK] • Dream Pop • Milk And Kisses • “Smile” / “Tranquil Eye”


July 09
1963 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Heat Wave” • Soul-Dance • Heat Wave • “A Love Like Yours (Don’t Come Knockin’ Every Day)”
1964 • Sam Cooke • “Good Times” • Soul • Ain’t That Good News • “Tennessee Waltz”
1965 • Sonny & Cher • “I Got You Babe” • Baroque Pop • Look At Us • “It’s Gonna Rain”
1965 • The Four Tops • “It’s The Same Old Song” • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops’ Second Album • “Your Love Is Amazing”
1968 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “You’re All I Need To Get By” • Soul-Pop • You’re All I Need • “Two Can Have A Party”
1972 • King Harvest • “Dancing In The Moonlight” • Pop-Rock • Dancing In The Moonlight • “Lady, Come On Home”
1976 • David Bowie • “Suffragette City” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Stay”
1980 • Carly Simon • “Jesse” • Pop-Rock • Come Upstairs • “Stardust”
1985 • Sting • “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” • Pop-Rock • The Dream Of The Blue Turtles • “Another Day”
1990 • Madonna • “Hanky Panky” [UK] • Dance-Pop • I’m Breathless • “More”
1996 • Alanis Morissette • “You Learn” • Alt Pop-Rock • Jagged Little Pill • “You Oughta Know”


July 10
1964 • The Beatles • “A Hard Day’s Night” [UK] • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “Things We Said Today”
1964 • The Four Tops • “Baby I Need Your Loving” • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops • “Call On Me”
1964 • The Beatles • “Things We Said Today” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • A Hard Day’s Night • [B-Side]
1964 • Manfred Mann • “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The Manfred Mann Album • “What You Gonna Do?”
1965 • Wilson Pickett • “In The Midnight Hour” • Soul • In The Midnight Hour • “I’m Not Tired”
1967 • The Monkees • “Pleasant Valley Sunday” • Pop-Rock • Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. • “Words”
1970 • The Who • “Summertime Blues” [UK] • Hard Rock • Live At Leeds • “Heaven And Hell”
1972 • Pink Floyd • “Free Four” • Prog Rock • Obscured By Clouds • “Stay”
1974 • America • “Tin Man” • Soft Rock • Holiday • “In The Country”
1975 • Kiss • “C’mon And Love Me” • Hard Rock • Dressed To Kill • “Getaway”
1981 • Rick James • “Super Freak” • Funk • Street Songs • “Super Freak (Part 2)”
1984 • Huey Lewis & The News • “If This Is It” • Pop-Rock • Sports • “Change Of Heart”
1985 • Prince & The Revolution • “Pop Life” • Pop-Rock • Around The World In A Day • “Hello”
1996 • Journey • “When You Love A Woman” • Pop-Rock • Trial By Fire • “Message Of Love”
2002 • Rush • “Secret Touch” • Prog/Art Rock • Vapor Trails • “Secret Touch” [Album Version]


July 11
1962 • The Marvelettes • “Beechwood 4-5789” • Soul-Pop • Playboy • “Someday, Someway”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “No Matter What Sign You Are” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Let The Sunshine In • “The Young Folks”
1969 • David Bowie • “Space Oddity” • Psychedelic Rock • Man Of Words/Man Of Music • “Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud”
1970 • The Who • “Summertime Blues” • Hard Rock • Live At Leeds • “Heaven And Hell”
1972 • The Supremes • “Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love” • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “The Wisdom Of Time”
1975 • The Isley Brothers • “Fight The Power Part 1” [UK] • Soul-Funk • The Heat Is On • “Fight The Power Part 2”
1979 • Donna Summer • “Sunset People” • Disco • Bad Girls • “Our Love”
1980 • Cheap Trick • “Everything Works If You Let It” [UK] • Hard Rock • Roadie[Sndtrk] • “Heaven Tonight”
1988 • Michael Jackson • “Another Part Of Me” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Another Part Of Me” [Instrumental]
2005 • R.E.M. • “Wanderlust” [UK] • Alt. Rock • Around The Sun • “The Outsiders”
2013 • Pearl Jam • “Mind Your Manners” • Punk Rock • Lightning Bolt • [None]


July 12
1963 • The Crystals • “Then He Kissed Me” • Girl Group Pop • [Single] • “Brother Julius”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “California Girls” • Pop-Rock • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) • “Let Him Run Wild”
1966 • Chris Farlowe • “Out Of Time” • Power Ballad • The Art Of Chris Farlowe • “Baby Make It Soon”
1972 • Michael Jackson • “Ben” • Soul Ballad • Ben • “You Can Cry On My Shoulder”
1973 • Edgar Winter Group • “Free Ride” • Blues-Rock • They Only Come Out At Night • “When It Comes”
1977 • Brothers Johnson • “Strawberry Letter 23” • Funk • Right On Time • “Dancin’ And Prancin'”
1979 • KC & The Sunshine Band • “Please Don’t Go” • Love Ballad • Do You Wanna Go Party • “I Bet’cha Didn’t Know That”
1982 • Michael Jackson • “Human Nature” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Baby Be Mine”
1982 • Blondie • “War Child” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Hunter • “Walk Like Me”
1983 • Frank Stallone • “Far From Over” • Dance-Rock • Staying Alive[Sndtrk] • “Waking Up”
1999 • David Gray • “Babylon” • Alt. Pop-Rock • White Ladder • “Lead Me Upstairs”
1999 • David Gray • “Babylon” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • White Ladder • “Lead Me Upstairs” / “New Horizons”


July 13
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t Be Cruel” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Hound Dog”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Hound Dog” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “I Should Have Known Better” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “A Hard Day’s Night” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “I Should Have Known Better”
1967 • The Byrds • “Lady Friend” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Old John Robertson”
1967 • The Byrds • “Old John Robertson” • Folk-Rock • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • [B-Side]
1968 • Steppenwolf • “Born To Be Wild” • Proto Metal • Steppenwolf • “Everybody’s Next One”
1974 • Dionne Warwicke & The Spinners • “Then Came You” • Philly Soul • New And Improved • “Just As Long As We Have Love”
1979 • Dire Straits • “Lady Writer” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • Communiqué • “Where Do You Think You’re Going?”
1981 • Duran Duran • “Girls On Film” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Duran Duran • “Faster Than Light”
1982 • Glenn Frey • “The One You Love” • Pop-Rock • No Fun Aloud • “All Those Lies”
1992 • Genesis • “Jesus He Knows Me” [UK] • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Hearts On Fire”
1992 • Michael Jackson • “Jam” • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Rock With You” [Remix]
1992 • Nirvana • “Lithium” [UK] • Grunge • Nevermind • “Been A Son”
1992 • Madonna • “This Used To Be My Playground” [UK] • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “This Used To Be My Playground” [Long Version]


July 14
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Such A Night” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Elvis Is Back • “Never Ending”
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Never Ending” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Jill” • Pop-Rock • Listen! • “New In Town”
1967 • David Bowie • “Love You Till Tuesday” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Did You Ever Have A Dream”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “I’ve Lost You” • Soft Rock • [Single] • “The Next Step Is Love”
1972 • The Hollies • “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Distant Light • “Cable Car”
1973 • The Isley Brothers • “That Lady (Part 1)” • Soul-Funk • 3 + 3 • “That Lady (Part 2)”
1976 • America • “Amber Cascades” • Folk-Rock • Hideaway • “Who Loves You”
1978 • The Moody Blues • “Steppin’ In A Slide Zone” [UK] • Prog Rock • Octave • “I’ll Be Level With You”
1978 • Bob Dylan • “Baby, Stop Crying” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Street Legal • “New Pony”
1980 • Michael Jackson • “Girlfriend” [UK] • Post-Disco Dance-Pop • Off The Wall • “Bless His Soul” [With The Jacksons]
1987 • Prince [With Sheena Easton] • “U Got The Look” • Soul-Funk • Sign ‘O’ The Times • “Housequake”
2003 • Jane’s Addiction • “Just Because” [UK] • Alt. Hard Rock • Strays • “Suffer Some” [Live]

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Singles Released This Week (July 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).


July 01
1963 • The Marvelettes • “My Daddy Knows Best” • Soul-Pop • The Marvelous Marvelettes • “Tie A String Around Your Finger”
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 Capitols • “Cool Jerk” • Soul • Dance The Cool Jerk • “Hello Stranger”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Mother’s Little Helper” • Blues-Rock • Flowers • “Lady Jane”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Lady Jane” • Baroque Pop • Aftermath • [B-Side]
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”


July 03
1964 • The Who (The High Numbers) • “Zoot Suit” [UK] • Brit R&B • [Single] • “I’m The Face”
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 • The Rolling Stones • “Honky Tonk Women” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
1969 • John Lennon • “Give Peace A Chance” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Remember Love”
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 • “A Mess Of Blues” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1960 • Elvis Presley • “It’s Now Or Never” • Ballad • Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3 • “A Mess Of Blues”
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]


July 06
1973 • Queen • “Keep Yourself Alive” [UK] • Glam Rock • Queen • “Son And Daughter”
1976 • Brick • “Dazz” • Disco-Jazz Funk • Good High • “Southern Sunset”
1979 • The B-52’s • “Planet Claire” • Alt. Pop-Rock • The B-52’s • “Downtown”
1983 • The Doobie Brothers • “You Belong To Me” • Pop-Rock • Farewell Tour • “South City Midnight Lady”
1987 • Madonna • “Who’s That Girl” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Who’s That Girl[Sndtrk] • “White Heat”


July 07
1962 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Sweet Little Sixteen” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “How’s My Ex Treating You”
1967 • The Beatles • “All You Need Is Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Baby You’re A Rich Man”
1967 • Dave Davies • “Death Of A Clown” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Something Else By The Kinks • “Love Me ‘Til The Sun Shines”
1967 • The Beatles • “Baby You’re A Rich Man” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Fakin’ It” • Folk-Pop • Bookends • “You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies”
1969 • John Lennon • “Give Peace A Chance” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Remember Love”
1982 • Janet Jackson • “Young Love” • Post-Disco Dance-Funk • Janet Jackson • “The Magic Is Working”
1997 • Michael Jackson • “Ghosts” [UK] • New Jack Swing • Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix • “HIStory” [Double A-Side]

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Singles Released This Week (April 29 – May 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).


April 29
1964 • The Temptations • “I’ll Be In Trouble” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “The Girl’s Alright with Me”
1964 • The Temptations • “The Girl’s Alright With Me” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]
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” • Easy Listening • 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 • 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”
1983 • Fun Boy Three • “Our Lips Are Sealed” [UK] • Ska Pop • Waiting • “Our Lips Are Sealed” [Urdu Version]
1991 • Marc Cohn • “Walking In Memphis” • Adult Contemporary • Marc Cohn • “Dig Down Deep”


April 30
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 • Johnny Cash • “Folsom Prison Blues” • Country-Rock • At Folsom Prison • “The Folk Singer”
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”
1976 • Kiss • “Flaming Youth” • Hard Rock • Destroyer • “God Of Thunder”
1976 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Silly Love Songs” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Wings At The Speed Of Sound • “Cook Of The House”
1976 • David Bowie • “TVC 15” [UK] • Glam Rock • Station To Station • “We Are The Dead”
1976 • Kiss • “God Of Thunder” • Hard Rock • Destroyer • [B-Side]
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”
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 • The Byrds • “Lay Lady Lay” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Old Blue”
1969 • Jethro Tull • “Living In The Past” [UK] • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Driving Song”
1969 • The Byrds • “Old Blue” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
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” • Easy Listening • Passage • “I Have You”
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)”


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 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do” • Pop-Rock • Picture This • “Whatever Happened To True Love”
1982 • Duran Duran • “Hungry Like The Wolf” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Rio • “Careless Memories” [Live]
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 • “Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Blonde On Blonde • [B-Side]
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 • 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”
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]

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Singles Released This Week (April 22 – 28)

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 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 • “Drifter’s Escape” • Folk-Rock • John Wesley Harding • [B-Side]
1969 • Bob Dylan • “I Threw It All Away” • Folk-Rock • Nashville Skyline • “Drifter’s Escape”
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 • N/A


April 23
1965 • The Four Tops • “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops’ Second Album • “Sad Sourvenirs”
1968 • Laura Nyro • “Eli’s Coming” • Soft Rock • Eli And The Thirteenth Confession • “Sweet Blindness”
1971 • Carpenters • “Rainy Days And Mondays” • Easy Listening • Carpenters • “Saturday”
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)” • Gospel-Pop • Stampede • “Slat Key Soquel Rag”
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”
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”
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”
1970 • The Supremes • “Up The Ladder To The Roof” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Right On • “Bill, When Are You Coming Back”
1970 • The Moody Blues • “Question” • Prog Rock • A Question Of Balance • “A Candle Of Life”
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]
1981 • The Who • “Don’t Let Go The Coat” [UK] • Power Pop • Face Dances • “You”
2001 • The Isley Brothers • “Contagious” • Soul-Funk • Eternal • N/A


April 25
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Baby Let’s Play House” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I’m Left, You’e Right, She’s Gone”
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” • Jazz-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”
1999 • Coldplay • “Brothers & Sisters” • Alt. Pop Rock • Safety[EP] • “Easy To Please”


April 27
1964 • The Beatles • “Love Me Do” • Brit Beat • Introducing… The Beatles • “P.S. I Love You”
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “A World Without Love” • Pop Ballad • A World Without Love • “If I Were You”
1964 • The Beatles • “P.S. I Love You” • Brit Beat • Introducing…The Beatles • [B-Side]
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 • “That’s Someone You Never Forget” • Pop-Rock • Pot Luck • [B-Side]
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Double Trouble [Sndtrk] • “That’s Someone You Never Forget”
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”

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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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Singles Released This Week (April 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).


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 • 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 • Marvin Gaye • “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby” • Soul-Pop • M.P.G. • “Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)”
1969 • The Moody Blues • “Never Comes The Day” • Folk-Rock • On The Threshold Of A Dream • “So Deep Within You”
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 • The Marvelettes • “You’re The One” • Soul-Pop • Sophisticated Soul • “Paper Boy”
1967 • Neil Diamond • “Solitary Man” • Pop-Rock • Just For You • “Do It”
1968 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “I Promise to Wait My Love” • Soul-Pop • Riding High • “Forget Me Not”
1968 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Forget Me Not” • Soul-Dance • Riding High • [B-Side]
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”
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”
1994 • Gin Blossoms • “Found Out About You” [UK] • Jangle Pop • New Miserable Experience • “Hey Jealousy” [Live]


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 • 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”
1968 • The Small Faces • “Lazy Sunday” [UK] • Britbeat • Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake • “Rollin’ Over”
1969 • Aretha Franklin • “Jim” • Soul • Soft And Beautiful • “Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)”


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”
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” • Album Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • “Louisiana Rain”
1998 • Goo Goo Dolls • “Iris” • Alt Rock • Dizzy Up The Girl • “Lazy Eye” / “I Don’t Want To Know”
1998 • Air • “Sexy Boy” • Psychedelic Pop • Moon Safari • “Sexy Boy” [Remix]

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Singles Released This Week (March 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).


March 04
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Shut Down” • Pop-Rock • Surfin’ U.S.A. • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin’ U.S.A.” • Surf Rock • Surfin’ U.S.A. • “Shut Down”
1966 • The Who • “Substitute” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Circles” / “Instant Party”
1973 • Elvis Presley • “Steamroller Blues” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Fool”
1973 • Elvis Presley • “Fool” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1976 • Queen • “Tie Your Mother Down” • Glam Rock • A Day At The Races • “Drowse”
1991 • The Rolling Stones • “Highwire” • Blues-Rock • Flashpoint • “2000 Light Years From Home” [Live]


March 05
1965 • The Yardbirds • “For Your Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Got To Hurry”
1965 • The Manish Boys • “I Pity The Fool” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “Take My Tip”
1965 • Them • “Here Comes The Night” [UK] • Brit Beat • No Guru, No Method, No Teacher • “All For Myself”
1965 • The Miracles • “Ooo Baby Baby” • Soul – Motown • Going To A Go-Go • “All That’s Good”
1967 • The Small Faces • “I Can’t Make It” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Just Passing”
1971 • Yes • “Your Move” • Prog Rock • The Yes Album • “Clap”
1981 • Genesis • “Man On The Corner” • Prog Rock • Abacab • “Submarine”
1995 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Pretty Penny” • Arena Rock • Purple • [None]


March 06
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Not Fade Away” • Rock n Roll • England’s Newest Hit Makers • “I Wanna Be Your Man”
1969 • The Who • “Pinball Wizard” [UK] • Power Pop • Tommy • “Dogs Part Two”
1970 • The Beatles • “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1970 • David Bowie • “The Prettiest Star” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Conversation Piece”
1970 • The Beatles • “Let It Be” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Let It Be • “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)”
1972 • Badfinger • “Baby Blue” • Power Pop • Straight Up • “Flying”
1993 • Madonna • “Fever” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Fever” [Radio Edit]


March 07
1966 • The Who • “A Legal Matter” [UK] • Brit Beat • The Who Sings My Generation • “Instant Party”
1966 • Brian Wilson • “Caroline, No” • Pop-Rock • Pet Sounds • “Summer Means New Love”
1969 • The Hollies • “Sorry Suzanne” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Not That Way At All”
1969 • The Small Faces • “Afterglow Of Your Love” [UK] • Britbeat • Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake • “Wham Bam Thank You Mam”
1970 • Melanie • “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)” • Folk-Pop • Candles In The Rain • “Candles In The Rain” [Spoken Word]
1972 • Roberta Flack • “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” • Soft Pop • [Single] • “Trade Winds”
1985 • USA For Africa • “We Are The World” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Grace”
1995 • Madonna • “One More Chance” • Pop Ballad • Something To Remember • “Verás”


March 08
1965 • Bob Dylan • “Subterranean Homesick Blues” • Folk-Rock • Bringing It All Back Home • “She Belongs To Me”
1965 • Bob Dylan • “The Times They Are A-Changin'” [UK] • Folk-Rock • The Times They Are A-Changin’ • “Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance”
1965 • Aretha Franklin • “One Step Ahead” • Soul • [Single] • “I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face”
1968 • Cilla Black • “Step Inside Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I Couldn’t Take My Eyes Off You”
1977 • Little Feat • “Time Loves A Hero” • Country-Rock • Time Loves a Hero • “Sailin’ Shoes”
1980 • Genesis • “Turn It On Again” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Duke • “Evidence Of Autumn”
1982 • The Cars • “Since You’re Gone” • Rock Ballad • Shake It Up • “Think It Over”
1994 • Madonna • “I’ll Remember” • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “Secret Garden”
2004 • Fountains Of Wayne • “Stacy’s Mom” [UK] • Power Pop • Welcome Interstate Managers • “Trains and Boats and Planes”


March 09
1961 • The Supremes • “I Want A Guy” • Soul • [Single] • “Never Again”
1973 • Led Zeppelin • “D’Yer Mak’er” [UK] • Hard Rock • Houses Of The Holy • “Over The Hills And Far Away”
1979 • Pointer Sisters • “Fire” [UK] • Soul • Energy • “As I Come Of Age”
1981 • Smokey Robinson • “Being With You” • Soul – Pop • Being With You • “What’s In Your Life For Me”
1983 • Madonna • “Burning Up” • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “Physical Attraction”
1983 • The Isley Brothers • “Between The Sheets” • Quiet Storm / Funk • Between The Sheets • “Between The Sheets” [Instrumental]
1984 • John Lennon • “Borrowed Time” [UK] • Calypso-Pop • Milk & Honey • “Your Hands”
1987 • Thompson Twins • “Get That Love” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Close To The Bone • “Perfect Day”
1992 • Tori Amos • “Winter” [UK] • Piano Rock • Little Earthquakes • “The Pool” / “Take To The Sky” / “Sweet Dreams”


March 10
1959 • Elvis Presley • “I Need Your Love Tonight” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “(Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I”
1959 • Elvis Presley • “(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • Pink Floyd • “Arnold Layne” [UK] • Prog Rock • [Single] • “Candy And A Currant Bun”
1969 • Led Zeppelin • “Good Times, Bad Times” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin • “Communication Breakdown ”
1975 • John Lennon • “Stand By Me” • Pop-Rock • Rock ‘n’ Roll • “Move Over Ms. L”
1989 • Eric Clapton • “Bad Love” • Blues-Rock • Journeyman • “Before You Accuse Me”
1992 • Red Hot Chili Peppers • “Under The Bridge” • Alt Pop-Rock • Blood Sugar Sex Magik • “Give It Away”
1998 • Semisonic • “Closing Time” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • Feeling Strangely Fine • “Air That I Breathe”

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