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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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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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