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Singles Released This Week (May 20 – 26)

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).


May 20
1955 • Bill Haley & His Comets • “Rock Around The Clock” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Shake, Rattle And Roll • “Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town)”
1960 • Buddy Holly • “True Love Ways” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Moondreams”
1977 • Queen • “Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy” [UK] • Glam Rock • Queen’s First E.P.[EP] • “Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To)” / “Tenement Funster” / “White Queen (As It Began)”
1979 • Kiss • “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” • Disco-Rock • Dynasty • “Hard Times”
1983 • Big Country • “In A Big Country” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • The Crossing • “All Of Us”
1983 • The Police • “Every Breath You Take” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Synchronicity • “Murder By Numbers”
1991 • Bonnie Raitt • “Something To Talk About” • Blues-Rock • Luck Of The Draw • “One Part Be My Lover”


May 21
1963 • Stevie Wonder • “Fingertips, Pt. 1” • Soul-Pop • Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius • “Fingertips, Pt. 2”
1963 • Stevie Wonder • “Fingertips, Pt. 2” • Soul-Pop • Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius • [B-Side]
1964 • Marvin Gaye • “Try It Baby” • Soul • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) • “If My Heart Could Sing”
1964 • The Beatles (Die Beatles) • “Sie Liebt Dich” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “I’ll Get You”
1965 • The Who • “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” [UK] • Power Pop • [Single] • “Daddy Rolling Stone”
1965 • The Hollies • “I’m Alive” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Hear! Here! • “You Know He Did”
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Some Things You Never Get Used To” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “You’ve Been So Wonderful To Me”
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Let Yourself Go” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet Baby” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Let Yourself Go”
1969 • The Isley Brothers • “I Turned You On” • Soul-Funk • The Brothers: Isley • “I Know Who You Been Socking It To”
1976 • Carpenters • “I Need To Be In Love” • Easy Listening • A Kind Of Hush • “Sandy”
2001 • The Calling • “Wherever You Will Go” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • Camino Palmero • “Adrienne”
2004 • Rush • “Summertime Blues” • Prog/Art Rock • Feedback • [None]


May 22
1964 • Dave Clark Five • “Bits And Pieces” [UK] • Brit Pop • Glad All Over • “All Of The Time”
1967 • The Byrds • “Have You Seen Her Face” • Folk-Rock • Younger Than Yesterday • “Don’t Make Waves”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Lee Cross” • Soul • Take It Like You Give It • “Until You Were Gone”
1967 • The Byrds • “Don’t Make Waves” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1970 • Christie • “Yellow River” • Pop-Rock • Christie • “Down The Mississippi Line”
1979 • Diana Ross • “The Boss” • Disco • The Boss • “I’m In The World”
1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Big Empty” • Arena Rock • Purple • “Lounge Fly”


May 23
1975 • 10cc • “I’m Not In Love” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • The Original Soundtrack • “Good News”
1978 • Bruce Springsteen • “Prove It All Night” • Heartland Rock • Darkness On The Edge Of Town • “Factory”
1980 • U2 • “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Touch”
1987 • Bob Seger • “Shakedown” • Album Rock • Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] • “The Aftermath”
1988 • The Moody Blues • “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” • Prog Rock • Sur La Mer • “Miracle”
2011 • Blondie • “Mother” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Panic Of Girls • “Mother” [Instrumental]


May 24
1963 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “I Like It” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “It Happened To Me”
1968 • The Rolling Stones • “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” [UK] • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “Child Of The Moon”
1973 • Led Zeppelin • “Over The Hills And Far Away” • Hard Rock • Houses Of The Holy • “Dancing Days”
1974 • Elton John • “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Caribou • “Sick City”
1974 • 10cc • “The Wall Street Shuffle” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • “Gismo My Way”
1976 • The Beach Boys • “Rock And Roll Music” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • 15 Big Ones • “T M Song”
1982 • Glenn Frey • “I Found Somebody” • Pop-Rock • No Fun Aloud • “She Can’t Let Go”
1986 • AC/DC • “Who Made Who” • Hard Rock • Who Made Who • “Guns For Hire” [Live]
1993 • AC/DC • “Big Gun” • Hard Rock • Last Action Hero[Sndtrk] • “Back In Black” [Live]
2012 • Aerosmith • “Legendary Child” • Hard Rock • Music From Another Dimension! • [None]


May 25
1957 • Buddy Holly • “That’ll Be The Day” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “I’m Looking For Someone To Love”
1961 • Marvin Gaye • “Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide” • Soul • The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “Never Let You Go (Sha-Lu Bop)”
1971 • Elvis Presley • “Life” • Gospel-Pop • [Single] • “Only Believe”
1973 • Mott The Hoople • “Honaloochie Boogie” [UK] • Glam Rock • Mott • “Rose”
1973 • George Harrison • “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Living In The Material World • “Miss O’Dell”
1997 • Sublime • “Wrong Way” • Ska Punk • Sublime • “Wrong Way” [Album Version]


May 26
1961 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Cold Cold Heart” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “It Won’t Happen With Me”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “(Such An) Easy Question” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “It Feels So Right”
1967 • The Hollies • “Carrie Anne” • Pop-Rock • Evolution • “Signs That Will Never Change”
1967 • The Hollies • “Carrie Anne” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Evolution • “Signs That Will Never Change”
1971 • The Doobie Brothers • “Nobody” • Pop-Rock • The Doobie Brothers • “Slippery Paul”
1975 • Glen Campbell • “Rhinestone Cowboy” • Country-Pop • Rhinestone Cowboy • “Lovelight”
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Miss You” [UK] • Disco-Pop • Some Girls • “Far Away Eyes”
1978 • Talking Heads • “Pulled Up” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Talking Heads: 77 • “Don’t Worry About The Government”
1978 • The Cars • “My Best Friend’s Girl” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Cars • “Moving In Stereo”
1981 • J. Geils Band • “Angel In Blue” • Blues-Rock • Freeze-Frame • “River Blindness”
1987 • Richard Marx • “Don’t Mean Nothing” • AA Pop-Rock • Richard Marx • “The Flame Of Love ”

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Singles Released This Week (May 6 – 12)

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).


May 06
1963 • The Beatles • “From Me To You” • Merseybeat • Jolly What! England’s Greatest Recording Stars: The Beatles and Frank Ifield on Stage • “Thank You Girl”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Paint It, Black” • Raga Rock • Aftermath • “Stupid Girl”
1966 • The Small Faces • “Hey Girl” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Almost Grown”
1978 • Van Halen • “Runnin’ With The Devil” • Arena Rock • Van Halen • “Eruption”
1982 • Cher • “Rudy” • Pop-Rock • I Paralyze • “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Shiny Happy People” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Forty Second Song”
1998 • Madonna • “Ray Of Light” • Dance-Pop/EDM • Ray Of Light • “Has To Be”


May 07
1970 • The Temptations • “Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)” • Psychedelic Soul • [Single] • “It’s Summer”
1973 • George Harrison • “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” • Pop-Rock • Living In The Material World • “Miss O’Dell”
1973 • Pink Floyd • “Money” • Prog Rock • The Dark Side Of The Moon • “Any Colour You Like”
1982 • ABC • “The Look Of Love (Part One)” [UK] • New Wave Dance-Pop • The Lexicon Of Love • “The Look Of Love (Part Two)”
1984 • The Cars • “Magic” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbreak City • “I Refuse”
1985 • Duran Duran • “A View To A Kill” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • A View To A Kill (Sndtrk) • “A View To A Kill (That Fatal Kiss)”
1986 • Prince • “Mountains” • R&B-Pop • Parade • “Alexa De Paris”
1996 • Bryan Adams • “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You” • Pop-Rock • 18 Til I Die • “Hey Elvis”


May 08
1962 • Marvin Gaye • “Soldier’s Plea” • Doo Wop • That Stubborn Kinda Fella • “Taking My Time”
1962 • Sam Cooke • “Having A Party” • Soul • [Single] • “Bring It On Home To Me”
1962 • The Supremes • “Your Heart Belongs To Me” • Soul/Doo Wop • Meet The Supremes • “(He’s) Seventeen”
1964 • The Hollies • “Here I Go Again” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Baby That’s All”
1983 • Michael Jackson • “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” {Instrumental]
1985 • The Beach Boys • “Getcha Back” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys • “Male Ego”
1992 • Michael Jackson • “In The Closet” • New Jack Swing • Dangerous • “In The Closet” [Radio Edit]
1995 • Elton John • “Made In England” • Pop-Rock • Made In England • “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Live With John Lennon]
2001 • R.E.M. • “Imitation Of Life” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Reveal • “The Lifting” / “Beat A Drum” / “2JN”


May 09
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “No Matter What Sign You Are” • Soul-Pop • Let The Sunshine In • “The Young Folks”
1980 • Genesis • “Duchess” [UK] • Prog Rock • Duke • “Open Door”
1986 • The Rolling Stones • “One Hit (To The Body)” • Blues-Rock • Dirty Work • “Fight”
1988 • Bonnie Tyler • “Hide Your Heart” • Pop-Rock • Hide Your Heart • “The Fire Below”
1989 • Madonna • “Express Yourself” • Dance-Pop • Like A Prayer • “The Look Of Love”
1994 • Tori Amos • “Cornflake Girl” • AA Pop-Rock • Under The Pink • “Sister Janet”


May 10
1974 • Elvis Presley • “If You Talk In Your Sleep” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “Help Me”
1974 • Ken Boothe • “Everything I Own” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • Everything I Own • “Drum Song”
1974 • Bad Company • “Can’t Get Enough” [UK] • Hard Rock • Bad Company • “Little Miss Fortune”
1974 • Elvis Presley • “Help Me” • Country-Gospel • [Single] • [B-Side]
1974 • Eagles • “James Dean” [UK] • Country-Rock • On The Border • “Is It True?”
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Miss You” • Disco-Pop • Some Girls • “Far Away Eyes”
1980 • Genesis • “Misunderstanding” • Prog Rock • Duke • “Behind The Lines”
1983 • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band • “Roll Me Away” • Heartland Rock • The Distance • “Boomtown Blues”
1993 • UB40 • “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • Promises And Lies • “Jungle Love”
2004 • Joss Stone • “Super Duper Love” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • [Single] • “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World”


May 11
1964 • The Beatles • “Roll Over Beethoven” • Brit Beat • Four By The Beatles[EP] • “All My Loving” / “This Boy” / “Please, Mr. Postman”
1964 • The Beach Boys • “I Get Around” • Hot Rod Pop • All Summer Long • “Don’t Worry Baby”
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Don’t Worry Baby” • Pop Ballad • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “Please Mr. Postman” • Brit Beat • [Single] • [B-Side]
1965 • The Marvelettes • “I’ll Keep Holding On” • Soul • [Single] • “No Time For Tears”
1967 • The Supremes • “The Happening” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “All I Know About You”
1968 • Richard Harris • “MacArthur Park” • Baroque Pop • A Tramp Shining • “Didn’t We?”
1970 • The Beatles • “The Long And Winding Road” • Pop-Rock • Let It Be • “For You Blue”
1971 • The Supremes And Four Tops • “You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart” • Soul-Pop • The Return of the Magnificent 7 • “I’m Glad About It”
1973 • Bruce Springsteen • “Spirit In The Night” • Heartland Rock • Greetings From Asbury Park, New Jersey • “For You”
1974 • Three Dog Night • “Shambala” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Cyan • “Our ‘B’ Side”
1979 • George Harrison • “Love Comes To Everyone” • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Soft Touch”
1981 • George Harrison • “All Those Years Ago” • Pop-Rock • Somewhere In England • “Writing’s On The Wall”
1982 • Men At Work • “Who Can It Be Now?” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Business As Usual • “Anyone For Tennis” [Instrumental]
1984 • John Lennon • “Borrowed Time” • Calypso-Pop • Milk & Honey • “Your Hands”
1992 • The Cure • “Friday I’m In Love” • Pop-Rock • Wish • “Halo”


May 12
1965 • Cher • “All I Really Want To Do” • Pop-Rock • All I Really Want To Do • “I’m Gonna Love You”
1967 • Procol Harum • “Whiter Shade Of Pale” [UK] • Prog Rock • Procol Harum • “Lime Street Blues”
1972 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Mary Had A Little Lamb” [UK] • Pop/Children’s • [Single] • “Little Woman In Love”
1980 • Billy Joel • “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me” • Pop-Rock • Glass Houses • “Through The Long Night”
1987 • Janet Jackson • “The Pleasure Principle” • Dance-Pop • Control • “Fast Girls”
1988 • George Harrison • “This Is Love” • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Breath Away From Heaven”
1994 • Elton John • “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” • Pop-Rock • Can You Feel The Love Tonight • “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” [Instrumental]
2003 • George Harrison • “Any Road” [UK] • Country-Rock • Brainwashed • “Marwa Blues”

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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 25 – 31)

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 25
1967 • Neil Diamond • “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon” • Pop-Rock • Just For You • “You’ll Forget”
1969 • Elvis Presley • “How Great Thou Art” • Gospel-Pop • [Single] • “His Hand In Mine”
1974 • Linda Ronstadt • “When Will I Be Loved?” • Pop-Rock • Heart Like A Wheel • “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”
1974 • Carpenters • “I Won’t Last A Day Without You” • Easy Listening • A Song For You • “One Love”
1977 • Elvis Costello • “Less Than Zero” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • My Aim Is True • “Radio Sweetheart”
1996 • Foo Fighters • “Big Me” • Alt Power Pop • Foo Fighters • “Floaty” / “Gas Chamber”
2005 • Jack Johnson • “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” • AA Folk-Rock • In Between Dreams • “Free”


March 26
1965 • Peter & Gordon • “True Love Ways” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “If You Wish”
1968 • Elvis Presley • “We Call On Him” • Gospel Ballad • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • Elvis Presley • “You’ll Never Walk Alone” • Gospel Ballad • [Single] • “We Call On Him”
1970 • The Allman Brothers Band • “Midnight Rider” • Southern Rock • Idlewild South • “Whipping Post”
1973 • Elton John • “Daniel” • Pop-Rock • Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player • “Skyline Pigeon”
1973 • Elton John • “Skyline Pigeon” • Pop- Ballad • [Single] • [B-Side]
1975 • Little Feat • “Spanish Moon” • Country-Rock • Feats Don’t Fail Me Now • “Down The Road”
1976 • Blondie • “X Offender” [UK] • New Wave Post-Punk • Blondie • “In The Flesh”
1977 • Foreigner • “Feels Like The First Time” • Arena Rock • Foreigner • “Woman, Oh Woman”
1982 • Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder • “Ebony And Ivory” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Tug Of War • “Rainclouds”
1983 • Duran Duran • “Is There Something I Should Know?” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • [Single] • “Faith in this Colour”
1984 • R.E.M. • “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Reckoning • “King Of The Road”
1986 • Madonna • “Live To Tell” • Pop Ballad • True Blue • “Live To Tell” [Instrumental]
2006 • The Fray • “How To Save A Life” • AA Pop-Rock • How To Save A Life • “She Is”


March 27
1965 • The Zombies • “She’s Coming Home” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I Must Move”
1969 • The Supremes • “The Composer” • Soul-Pop • Let The Sunshine In • “The Beginning Of The End”
1971 • Bread • “If” • Soft Rock • Manna • “Take Comfort”
1976 • ABBA • “Fernando” [UK] • Euro-Pop • Greatest Hits • “Tropical Loveland”
1978 • Lynyrd Skynyrd • “You Got That Right” • Southern Rock • Street Survivors • “Ain’t No Good Life”
1980 • Dire Straits • “Skateaway” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Making Movies • “Solid Rock”
1981 • John Lennon • “Watching The Wheels” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Double Fantasy • “Yes, I’m Your Angel” [Yoko Ono]


March 28
1966 • Dusty Springfield • “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” [UK] • Traditional Pop • [Single] • “Every Ounce Of Strength”
1968 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” • Soul – Motown • You’re All I Need • “Little Ole Boy, Little Ole Girl”
1969 • Mary Hopkin • “Goodbye” [UK] • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Sparrow”
1973 • Led Zeppelin • “The Ocean” • Hard Rock • Houses Of The Holy • “Over The Hills And Far Away”
1973 • The Doobie Brothers • “Long Train Runnin'” • Pop-Rock • The Captain & Me • “Without You”
1975 • 10cc • “Life Is A Minestrone” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • The Original Soundtrack • “Channel Swimmer”
1978 • Donna Summer • “Rumour Has It” • Disco • Once Upon A Time… • “Say Something Nice”
1991 • AC/DC • “Are You Ready?” [UK] • Hard Rock • The Razor’s Edge • “Got You By The Balls”


March 29
1968 • Fleetwood Mac • “Black Magic Woman” [UK] • Blues-Rock • The Pious Bird of Good Omen • “The Sun Is Shining”
2002 • Rush • “One Little Victory” • Hard Rock/Metal • Vapor Trails • “Earthshine”


March 30
1961 • The Ventures • “Lullaby Of The Leaves” • Rock n Roll Instrumental • Another Smash!!! • “Ginchy”
1973 • 10cc • “Rubber Bullets” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • 10cc • “Waterfall”
1976 • Donna Summer • “Try Me, I Know We Can Make It” • Disco • A Love Trilogy • “Wasted”
1979 • Triumph • “Lay It On The Line” • Arena Rock • Just A Game • “American Girls”
1979 • Supertramp • “The Logical Song” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Breakfast in America • “Just Another Nervous Wreck”
2011 • Jane’s Addiction • “End To The Lies” • Alt. Rock • The Great Escape Artist • [Digital Download]


March 31
1958 • Chuck Berry • “Johnny B. Goode” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “Around & Around”
1996 • Michael Jackson • “They Don’t Care About Us” • Dance-Pop • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • “Rock With You” [Radio Mix]

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