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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 (December 31 – January 6)

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 31
No entries for December 31.


January 01
1956 • Carl Perkins • “Blue Suede Shoes” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “Honey Don’t”
1967 • The Doors • “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” • Hard Rock • The Doors • “End Of The Night”
1980 • Rush • “Entre Nous” • Prog/Art Rock • Permanent Waves • “Different Strings”
1982 • Hall & Oates • “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Private Eyes • “Unguarded Minute”
1986 • Cutting Crew • “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” • Pop-Rock • Broadcast • “For The Longest Time”
1987 • Bruce Springsteen • “Fire” • Heartland Rock • Live/1975-1985 • “Incident on 57th Street” [Live]
1989 • Fine Young Cannibals • “She Drives Me Crazy” • Blue-Eyed Soul • The Raw And The Cooked • “Pull The Sucker Off”


January 02
1956 • Bill Haley & His Comets • “See You Later, Alligator” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “The Paper Boy (On Main Street U.S.A.)”
1971 • Bread • “Let Your Love Go” • Soft Rock • Manna • “Too Much Love”
1981 • David Bowie • “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” [UK] • Post-Punk • Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) • “Because You’re Young”
1982 • Michael Jackson • “Billie Jean” • R&B/Dance-Pop • Thriller • “It’s The Falling In Love”
1986 • Fine Young Cannibals • “Suspicious Minds” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Fine Young Cannibals • “Prick Up Your Ears”
1988 • George Michael • “Father Figure” • Dance-Pop • Faith • “Love’s In Need Of Love Today” [Live]
1995 • Ace Of Base • “Living In Danger” [UK] • Europop/Reggae • The Sign • “Living In Danger” [D House Mix]


January 03
1979 • Blondie • “Heart Of Glass” • Disco • Parallel Lines • “11:59”
1979 • Blondie • “Heart Of Glass” [UK] • Disco • Parallel Lines • “Rifle Range”
1983 • Huey Lewis & The News • “I Want A New Drug” • Pop-Rock • Sports • “Finally Found A Home”
2001 • Dave Matthews Band • “I Did It” • Alt. Rock/Pop-Rock • Everyday • [None]


January 04
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Too Much” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “Playing For Keeps”
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Playing For Keeps” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1965 • Aretha Franklin • “Can’t You Just See Me” • Soul • Soul Sister • “Little Miss Raggedy Ann”
1966 • Martha & The Vandellas • “My Baby Loves Me” • Soul – Dance • [Single] • “Never Leave Your Baby’s Side”
1972 • Yes • “Roundabout” • Prog Rock • Fragile • “Long Distance Runaround”
1972 • Elvis Presley • “Until It’s Time For You To Go” • Adult Contemporary • Elvis Now • “We Can Make The Morning”
1975 • Elvis Presley • “My Boy” • Adult Contemporary Ballad • Good Times • “Thinking About You”
1986 • Stacey Q • “Two of Hearts” • Dance-Pop • Better Than Heaven • “Dancing Nowhere” / “Shy Girl”


January 05
1958 • Buddy Holly • “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Raining In My Heart”
1962 • Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers • “My Bonnie” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)”
1962 • Aretha Franklin • “Rough Lover” • Soul • The Electrifying Aretha Franklin • [B-Side]
1962 • Aretha Franklin • “I Surrender, Dear” • Soul • The Electrifying Aretha Franklin • “Rough Lover”
1967 • Tommy James & The Shondells • “I Think We’re Alone Now” • Pop-Rock • I Think We’re Alone Now • “Gone, Gone, Gone”
1972 • Little Feat • “Easy To Slip” • Country-Rock • Sailin’ Shoes • “Cat Fever”
1973 • The Who • “Relay” [UK] • Hard Rock • [Single] • “Waspman”
1981 • Phil Collins • “In The Air Tonight” • Pop-Rock • Face Value • “The Roof Is Leaking”
1983 • Journey • “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” • Pop-Rock • Frontiers • “Frontiers”
1986 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Jacob’s Ladder” • Pop-Rock • Fore! • “The Heart Of Rock & Roll” [Live]
1987 • The Beastie Boys • “Brass Monkey” • Rap • Licensed To Ill • [None]
1988 • Richard Marx • “Endless Summer Nights” • Soft Rock • Richard Marx • “Have Mercy”
1990 • Kiss • “Forever” • Power Ballad • Hot In The Shade • “The Street Giveth & the Street Taketh Away”
2004 • R.E.M. • “Animal” • Alt. Rock • In Time – The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 • “Pretty Persuasion” [Live]


January 06
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “I’m Livin’ In Shame” • Soul – Motown • Let The Sunshine In • “I’m So Glad (I Got Someone Like You Around)”
1978 • David Bowie • “Beauty And The Beast” • Glam Rock • Heroes • “Sense Of Doubt”
1982 • The Doobie Brothers • “Here To Love You” • Pop-Rock • Minute By Minute • “Wynken, Blynken And Nod”
1984 • John Lennon • “Nobody Told Me” • Pop-Rock • Milk & Honey • “O’ Sanity” [Yoko Ono]
1987 • Janet Jackson • “Let’s Wait Awhile” • Dance-Pop • Control • “Nasty”
1998 • Pearl Jam • “Given To Fly” • Grunge Rock • Yield • “Pilate”

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