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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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