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Singles Released This Week (February 4 – 10)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Singles Released This Week (January 28 – February 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).


January 28
1966 • The Small Faces • “Sha-La-La-La-Lee” • Britbeat • The Small Faces • “Grow Your Own”
1969 • Stevie Wonder • “My Cherie Amour” • Pop-R&B • My Cherie Amour • “I Don’t Know Why I Love You”
1972 • The Temptations • “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)” [UK] • Soul – Motown • Solid Rock • “Gonna Keep on Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love”
1974 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Jet” • Power Pop • Band On The Run • “Mamunia”
1978 • Van Halen • “You Really Got Me” • Arena Rock • Van Halen • “Atomic Punk”
1981 • The Doobie Brothers • “Keep This Train A-Rollin'” • Pop-Rock • One Step Closer • “Just In Time”
1988 • Cher • “We All Sleep Alone” • Pop-Rock • Cher • “Working Girl”


January 29
1963 • Elvis Presley • “One Broken Heart For Sale” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • It Happened At The World’s Fair • “They Remind Me Too Much Of You”
1963 • Elvis Presley • “They Remind Me Too Much Of You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • It Happened At The World’s Fair • [B-Side]
1964 • The Marvelettes • “He’s A Good Guy (Yes He Is)” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Goddess Of Love”
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Wild One” [UK] • Soul – Dance • Dance Party • “Dancing Slow”
1965 • The Zombies • “Tell Her No” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Zombies • “What More Can I Do”
1969 • Neil Diamond • “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” • Pop-Rock • Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show • “A Modern Day Version Of Love”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “Kentucky Rain” • Country Pop • [Single] • “My Little Friend”
1972 • Bread • “Everything I Own” • Soft Rock • Baby I’m-A Want You • “I Don’t Love You”
1973 • The Beach Boys • “Sail On Sailor” • Pop-Rock • Holland • “Only With You”
1982 • The Jam • “Town Called Malice” • Punk/Mod Revival • The Gift • “Precious”
1983 • Hall & Oates • “One On One” • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Art Of Heartbreak”
1990 • Crowded House • “I Feel Possessed” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Temple Of Low Men • “Mr. Tambourine Man ”
1998 • Aerosmith • “Taste Of India” • Hard Rock • Nine Lives • “Taste Of India” [Album Version]
2001 • U2 • “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” • Alt. Pop-Rock • All That You Can’t Leave Behind • “Big Girls Are Best”
2008 • Matchbox Twenty • “These Hard Times” • Alt. Rock • Exile On Mainstream • “These Hard Times” [Album Edit]


January 30
1961 • Patsy Cline • “I Fall To Pieces” • Country-Pop • Patsy Cline Showcase • “Lovin’ In Vain”
1964 • The Beatles • “Please Please Me” • Brit Beat • Introducing…The Beatles • “From Me To You”
1964 • The Beatles • “From Me To You” • Merseybeat • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • The Velvet Underground • “White Light/White Heat” • Proto Punk • White Light/White Heat • “Here She Comes Now”
1969 • The Temptations • “Runaway Child, Running Wild” • Psychedelic Soul • Cloud Nine • “I Need Your Lovin'”
1971 • Ike & Tina Turner • “Proud Mary” • Soul • Workin’ Together • “Funkier than a Mosquita’s Tweeter”
1973 • Al Green • “Call Me (Come Back Home)” • Southern Soul • Call Me • “What A Wonderful Thing Love Is”
1976 • The Isley Brothers • “For The Love Of You (Part 1 And 2)” [UK] • Soul-Funk • The Heat Is On • “You Walk Your Way”
1981 • Talking Heads • “Once In A Lifetime” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Remain In Light • “Seen And Not Seen”
1985 • Madonna • “Material Girl” • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Pretender”
1988 • George Harrison • “When We Was Fab” • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Zig Zag”
1989 • Madonna • “Keep It Together” • Dance-Pop • Like A Prayer • “Keep It Together” [Instrumental]
1991 • Wilson Phillips • “You’re In Love” • Pop-Rock • Wilson Phillips • “Hold On” [Live]


January 31
1957 • Ray Charles • “Ain’t That Love” • Soul • Ray Charles Sings • “I Want To Know”
1964 • The Hollies • “Stay” • Pop-Rock • Stay With The Hollies • “Now’s The Time”
1964 • Cilla Black • “Anyone Who Had A Heart” [UK] • Trad Pop • [Single] • “Just For You”
1966 • Marvin Gaye • “One More Heartache” • Soul – Motown • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “When I Had Your Love”
1967 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Ups And Downs” • Pop-Rock • Revolution! • “Leslie”
1975 • John Lennon • “#9 Dream” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Walls And Bridges • “What You Get”
1976 • Hall & Oates • “Sara Smile” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Daryl Hall & John Oates • “Soldering”
1977 • Elton John • “Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance!)” • Pop-Rock • Blue Moves • “Chameleon”
1987 • Duran Duran • “Skin Trade” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Notorious • “We Need You”
1995 • Green Day • “When I Come Around” • Punk Rock • Dookie • “She” [Live]


February 01
1974 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “Mighty, Mighty” • Soul-Funk • Open Our Eyes • “Drum Song”
1980 • Blondie • “Call Me” • New Wave Pop-Rock • American Gigolo [Sndtrk] • “Call Me” [Instrumental]
1980 • The Romantics • “What I Like About You” • Power Pop • The Romantics • “First In Line”
1993 • R.E.M. • “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Automatic For The People • “Get Up”
1999 • Blondie • “Maria” • New Wave Pop-Rock • No Exit • “Maria” [Alternate Mix]
2011 • R.E.M. • “Oh My Heart” • Alt. Rock • Collapse Into Now • “Harborcoat” [Live]


February 02
1962 • Tony Bennett • “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” • Easy Listening • [Single] • [B-Side]
1963 • The Supremes • “My Heart Can’t Take It No More” • Country-Pop • Supremes Sing Country Western And Pop • “You Bring Back Memories”
1968 • Genesis • “The Silent Sun” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Silent Sun • “That’s Me!”
1979 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Oliver’s Army” [UK] • New Wave Post-Punk • Armed Forces • “My Funny Valentine”
1980 • Michael Jackson • “Off The Wall” • Dance-Pop • Off The Wall • “Get On The Floor”
1980 • Cheap Trick • “Way Of The World” [UK] • Power Pop • Dream Police • “Oh! Candy”
1981 • Talking Heads • “Once In A Lifetime” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Remain In Light • “Seen And Not Seen”
1981 • Duran Duran • “Planet Earth” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Duran Duran • “Late Bar”


February 03
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Fun, Fun, Fun” • Hot Rod Pop • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” • Doo Wop • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • [B-Side]
1967 • Episode Six • “Love, Hate, Revenge” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Baby, Baby, Baby”
1967 • Herman’s Hermits • “There’s A King Of Hush” [UK] • Pop-Rock • There’s A King Of Hush • “Gaslite Street”
1967 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Jimmy Mack” • Soul – Dance • Watch Out! • “Third Finger, Left Hand”
1978 • Gerry Rafferty • “Baker Street” • Soft Rock • City To City • “Big Change In The Weather”
1979 • Sister Sledge • “He’s The Greatest Dancer” • Disco • We Are Family • “Somebody Loves Me”
1983 • Def Leppard • “Photograph” [UK] • Hard Rock • Pyromania • “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”
1986 • Mike + The Mechanics • “All I Need Is A Miracle” • Power Pop • Mike + The Mechanics • “You Are The One”
1987 • Smokey Robinson • “Just To See Her” • Soul – Pop • One Heartbeat • “I’m Gonna Leave You Like There’s No Tomorrow”
1997 • U2 • “Discothèque” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Pop • “Holy Joe”

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Singles Released This Week (December 17 – 23)

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).


December 17
1968 • Pink Floyd • “Point Me At The Sky” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Careful With That Axe Eugene”
1989 • Alannah Myles • “Black Velvet” • Pop-Rock • Alannah Myles • “If You Want To”
1994 • Hootie & The Blowfish • “Let Her Cry” • Blues-Rock • Cracked Rear View • “Hold My Hand”
2013 • Blondie • “Sugar On The Side” • Alt Dance-Pop • Ghosts Of Download • [None]


December 18
1959 • Bill Haley & His Comets • “Skokiaan” • Rumba Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Puerto Rican Peddler”
1960 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Like, Long Hair” • Instrumental Garage Rock • Like Long Hair • “Sharon”
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “As Tears Go By” • Soft Rock • December’s Children (And Everybody’s) • “Gotta Get Away”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Darlin'” • Pop-Rock • Wild Honey • “Here Today”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Here Today” • Pop-Rock • Pet Sounds • [B-Side]
2008 • AC/DC • “Big Jack” • Hard Rock • Black Ice • [None]


December 19
1962 • Marvin Gaye • “Hitch Hike” • Soul – Motown • That Stubborn Kinda Fella • “Hello There Angel”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Heart Of Stone” • Blues-Rock • The Rolling Stones Now! • “What A Shame”
1969 • Bob Dylan • “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Nashville Skyline • “Country Pie”
1985 • David Lee Roth • “California Girls” • Hard Rock • Crazy From The Heat • “California Girls” [Remix]
1989 • Aerosmith • “What It Takes” • Hard Rock • Pump • “Monkey On My Back”


December 20
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Baby Let’s Play House” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I’m Left, You’e Right, She’s Gone”
1955 • Elvis Presley • “You’re A Heartbreaker” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Milkcow Blues Boogie”
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Good Rockin’ Tonight” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine”
1955 • Elvis Presley • “That’s All Right” • Rockabilly • {Single] • “Blue Moon Of Kentucky”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “Barbara Ann” • Pop-Rock • Beach Boys’ Party • “Girl Don’t Tell Me”
1993 • Pearl Jam • “Daughter” [UK] • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Blood” [Live]


December 21
1964 • The Temptations • “My Girl” • Soul – Motown • The Temptations Sing Smokey • “(Talking ‘Bout) Nobody But My Baby”
1966 • Bob Dylan • “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Highway 61 Revisited”
1967 • Marvin Gaye • “You” • Soul-Funk • In The Groove • “Change What You Can”
1968 • The Temptations • “I Wish It Would Rain” • Soul – Motown • The Temptations Wish It Would Rain • “I Truly, Truly Believe”
1968 • The Bee Gees • “I Started A Joke” • Soft Rock • Idea • “Kilburn Towers”
1980 • AC/DC • “Back In Black” • Hard Rock • Back In Black • “What Do You Do For Money Honey”
1984 • Van Halen • “Jump” • Arena Rock • 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) • “House Of Pain”
1993 • Ace Of Base • “The Sign” • Euro Reggae-Pop • Happy Nation • “The Sign” / “Young And Proud” / “Happy Nation” [Remix]
2000 • Aerosmith • “Jaded” • Hard Rock • Just Push Play • “Angel’s Eye”


December 22
1957 • The Crickets • “Oh, Boy!” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The “Chirping” Crickets • “Not Fade Away”
1964 • Sam Cooke • “Shake” • Soul • Shake • “A Change Is Gonna Come”
1964 • Sam Cooke • “A Change Is Gonna Come” • Soul • Ain’t That Good News • [B-Side]
1965 • Otis Redding • “Shake” • Soul • Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul • “Wonderful World” / “I Can’t Turn You Loose” / “My Girl”


December 23
1960 • Aretha Franklin • “Won’t Be Long” • Soul • Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo • “Right Now”
1966 • Buffalo Springfield • “For What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey What’s That Sound)” • Folk-Rock • Buffalo Springfield • “Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “She’s A Rainbow” • Baroque Pop • Their Satanic Majesties Request • “2000 Light Years From Home”
1968 • The Marvelettes • “I’m Gonna Hold On Long As I Can” • Soul – Motown • Sophisticated Soul • “Don’t Make Hurting Me A Habit”
1971 • Carpenters • “Hurting Each Other” • Easy Listening • [Single] • “Maybe It’s You”
1974 • George Harrison • “Ding Dong, Ding Dong” • Holiday Pop • Dark Horse • “Hari’s on Tour (Express)”

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