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Singles Released This Week (January 14 – 20)

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 14
1969 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy To Come By” • Soul – Motown • Easy • “Satisfied Feelin'”
1969 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon” • Psychedelic Pop • Hard ‘N’ Heavy (With Marshmallow) • “Without You”
1971 • The Temptations • “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” • Soul-Pop • Sky’s The Limit • “You Make Your Own Heaven and Hell Right Here on Earth”
1972 • David Bowie • “Changes” [UK] • Glam Rock • Hunky Dory • “Andy Warhol”
1982 • J. Geils Band • “Freeze-Frame” • Blues-Rock • Freeze-Frame • “Flamethrower”
1984 • Madonna • “Holiday” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “Think Of Me”
1992 • Michael Jackson • “Remember The Time” • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Black Or White” [Club Mix]
1993 • 10,000 Maniacs • “Candy Everybody Wants” • Folk-Rock • Our Time In Eden • “Everyday Is Like Sunday”
1996 • The Human League • “Stay With Me Tonight” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • [Single] • “Stay With Me Tonight” [Vocal Mix]
2003 • Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton • “Big Yellow Taxi” • Country-Rock • Counting Crows: Films About Ghosts – The Best of… • [None]


January 15
1958 • The Champs • “Tequila” • Instrumental • [Single] • [B-Side]
1958 • The Champs • “Train To Nowhere” • Instrumental • [Single] • “Tequila”
1965 • The Supremes • “Come See About Me” [UK] • Soul – Motown • Where Did Our Love Go? • “(You’re Gone But) Always in My Heart”
1965 • The Who • “I Can’t Explain” [UK] • British Rock • The Who Sings My Generation • “Bald Headed Woman”
1969 • Carpenters • “Ticket To Ride” • Pop Ballad • Offering • “Your Wonderful Parade”
1971 • Carpenters • “For All We Know” • Soft Rock • Carpenters • “Don’t Be Afraid”
1971 • George Harrison • “My Sweet Lord” [UK] • Pop-Rock • All Things Must Pass • “What Is Life”
1972 • The Osmonds • “Down By The Lazy River” • Pop-Rock • Phase III • “He’s The Light Of The World”


January 16
1977 • Kansas • “Dust In The Wind” • Soft Rock • Point Of Know Return • “Paradox”
1981 • The Clash • “Hitsville U.K.” • Punk-Rock • Sandinista! • “Radio One”
1981 • John Lennon • “Woman” [UK] • Soft Rock • Double Fantasy • “Beautiful Boys” [Yoko Ono]
1982 • The Go-Go’s • “We Got The Beat” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Beauty And The Beat • “Can’t Stop The World”
1988 • Michael Jackson • “Man In The Mirror” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Man In The Mirror” [Instrumental]


January 17
1966 • The 13th Floor Elevators • “You’re Gonna Miss Me” • Garage Rock • The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators • “Tried To Hide”
1969 • Elton John • “Lady Samantha” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “All Across The Havens”
1971 • David Bowie • “Holy Holy” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Black Country Roak”
1975 • Queen • “Now I’m Here” • Glam Rock • Sheer Heart Attack • “Lily of the Valley” [Single Edit]
1975 • Bob Dylan • “Tangled Up In Blue” • Folk-Rock • Blood On The Tracks • “If You See Her, Say Hello”
1977 • Glen Campbell • “Southern Nights” • Country-Pop • Southern Nights • “William Tell Overture”
1994 • Guns N’ Roses • “Estranged” • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “The Garden”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “The Sign” [UK] • Euro Dance-Pop • The Sign • “The Sign” [Long Version] / “The Sign” [Dub Version]
2000 • 3 Doors Down • “Kryptonite” • Alt. Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge • The Better Life • “Kryptonite” [LP Version]


January 18
1978 • Warren Zevon • “Werewolves Of London” • Pop-Rock • Excitable Boy • “Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner”
1994 • Beck • “Loser” • Alt Rock/Lo-Fi • Mellow Gold • “Steal My Body Home”
2008 • Matchbox Twenty • “All Your Reasons” • Alt. Rock • Exile On Mainstream • “How Far We’ve Come” / “Disease”


January 19
1962 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “I’ve Been Twistin'” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “Ramblin’ Rose”
1962 • Marvin Gaye • “Sandman” • Soul • [Single] • “I’m Yours, You’re Mine”
1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Homeward Bound” • Folk-Pop • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme • “Leaves That Are Green”
1972 • Mott The Hoople • “Sweet Jane” • Glam Rock • All The Young Dudes • “Jerkin’ Crocos”
1973 • The Moody Blues • “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)” • Prog Rock • Seventh Sojourn • “For My Lady”
1979 • The Ramones • “She’s The One” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Road To Ruin • “I Wanna Be Sedated”
1979 • The Ramones • “I Wanna Be Sedated” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Road To Ruin • [B-Side]
1998 • Foo Fighters • “My Hero” • Grunge Rock • The Colour And The Shape • “Dear Lover”


January 20
1971 • Grateful Dead • “Truckin'” • Roots Rock • American Beauty • “Ripple”
1982 • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts • “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” • Hard Rock • I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll • “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got”
1984 • Echo & The Bunnymen • “The Killing Moon” • Post-Punk • Ocean Rain • “Do It Clean”

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Singles Released This Week (January 7 – 13)

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 07
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “I Beg Of You”
1958 • Elvis Presley • “I Beg Of You” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Searchers • “Needles And Pins” • Merseybeat • Meet The Searchers • “Ain’t That Just Like Me”
1964 • The Searchers • “Needles And Pins” [UK] • Merseybeat • It’s The Searchers • “Saturday Night Out”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Tuesday Afternoon” [UK] • Symphonic Rock • Days Of Future Passed • “Another Morning”
1969 • Spiral Starecase • “More Today Than Yesterday” • Psychedelic Pop • More Today Than Yesterday • “Broken-Hearted Man”
1969 • The Byrds • “Bad Night At The Whiskey” • Folk-Rock • Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde • “Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man”
1969 • The Byrds • “Drug Store Truck Driving Man” • Folk-Rock • Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde • [B-Side]
1972 • David Bowie • “Changes” • Glam Rock • Hunky Dory • “Andy Warhol”
1972 • Badfinger • “Day After Day” [UK] • Power Pop • Straight Up • “Sweet Tuesday Morning”
1977 • Boston • “Foreplay/Long Time” • Arena Rock • Boston • “Let Me Take You Home Tonight”
1985 • The Cars • “Why Can’t I Have You” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbreak City • “Breakaway”
1997 • Sublime • “Santeria” • Ska Punk • Sublime • [None]


January 08
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Milkcow Blues Boogie” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “You’re A Heartbreaker”
1968 • Otis Redding • “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” • Soul • The Dock Of The Bay • “Sweet Lorene”
1968 • Sam & Dave • “I Thank You” • Soul • [Single] • “Wrap It Up”
1970 • The Originals • “The Bells” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “I’ll Wait For You”
1971 • The Supremes • “Stoned Love” [UK] • Soul – Motown • Shine On Me • “Shine On Me”
1973 • Jim Croce • “One Less Set Of Footsteps” • Folk-Pop • Life And Times • “It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way”
1980 • Pink Floyd • “Another Brick In The Wall, Part II” • Prog Rock • The Wall • “One Of My Turns”
1985 • Journey • “Only The Young” • Pop-Rock • Vision Quest [Sndtrk] • “I’ll Fall in Love Again [Sammy Hagar]”
1990 • Sinaed O’Connor • “Nothing Compares 2 U” • Pop-Rock • I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got • “Jump In The River”
1992 • Eric Clapton • “Tears In Heaven” • Soft Rock • Rush [Sndtrk] • “Tracks And Lines”


January 09
1962 • Sam Cooke • “Twistin’ The Night Away” • Soul • Twistin’ The Night Away • “One More Time”
1967 • The Byrds • “So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star” • Folk-Rock • Younger Than Yesterday • “Everybody’s Been Burned”
1967 • The Byrds • “Everybody’s Been Burned” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • [B-Side]
1968 • Elvis Presley • “High Heel Sneakers” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Guitar Man” • County-Pop • Clambake • “High Heel Sneakers”
1970 • White Plains • “My Baby Loves Lovin'” • Pop-Rock • My Baby Loves Lovin’ • “Show Me Your Hand”
1976 • Elton John • “Grow Some Funk of Your Own” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Rock Of The Westies • “I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)”
1977 • Donna Summer • “Winter Melody” • Disco • Four Seasons Of Love • “Spring Affair”
1980 • Dire Straits • “Romeo And Juliet” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Making Movies • “Solid Rock”
1981 • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band • “For You” • Art Rock • Chance • “A Fool I Am”
1984 • John Lennon • “Nobody Told Me” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Milk & Honey • “O’ Sanity” [Yoko Ono]
1994 • Richard Marx • “Now And Forever” • AA Pop-Rock • Paid Vacation • “Hazard”
1996 • Seven Mary Three • “Cumbersome” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • American Standard • “Cumbersome” [Acoustic]


January 10
1956 • Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love ” • Uptempo Doo Wop • [Single] • “Please Be Mine”
1964 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “I’m The One” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “You’ve Got What I Like”
1966 • The Byrds • “It Won’t Be Wrong” • Folk-Rock • Turn, Turn, Turn • [B-Side]
1966 • The Byrds • “Set You Free This Time” • Folk-Rock • Turn, Turn, Turn • “It Won’t Be Wrong”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Fools Fall In Love” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Indescribably Blue” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “Fools Fall In Love”
1983 • Janet Jackson • “Come Give Your Love To Me” • Dance-Pop • Janet Jackson • “Forever Young”
1983 • U2 • “New Year’s Day” • Alt. Pop-Rock • War • “Treasure (Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop?)”
1994 • Tori Amos • “Cornflake Girl” [UK] • AA Pop-Rock • Under The Pink • “Sister Janet”
1995 • R.E.M. • “Bang And Blame” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “Bang And Blame [Instrumental]”
2012 • Van Halen • “Tattoo” • Arena Rock • A Different Kind Of Truth • [None]


January 11
1963 • The Beatles • “Ask Me Why” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beatles • “Please Please Me” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • “Ask Me Why”
1967 • The Supremes • “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “There’s No Stopping Us Now”
1971 • Janis Joplin • “Me And Bobby McGee” • Country-Rock • Pearl • “Half Moon”
1972 • The Marvelettes • “A Breath Taking Guy” • Soul – Pop • The Return Of The Marvelettes • “You’re The One For Me Bobby”
1974 • The Supremes • “I Guess I’ll Miss The Man” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Supremes Produced And Arranged By Jimmy Webb • “Over And Over”
1974 • 10cc • “The Worst Band In The World” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • “18 Carat Man Of Means”
1976 • Donna Summer • “Could It Be Magic” • Disco • A Love Trilogy • “Whispering Waves”
1979 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Refugee” • Album Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • “It’s Rainin’ Again”
1979 • Marvin Gaye • “A Funky Space Reincarnation (Part 1)” • Jazz-Funk • [Single] • “A Funky Space Reincarnation (Part 2)”


January 12
1966 • The Isley Brothers • “This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)” • Soul-Funk • This Old Heart Of Mine • “There’s No Love Left”
1968 • Manfred Mann • “Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Mighty Garvey! • “By Request – Edwin Garvey”
1970 • Badfinger • “Come And Get It” • Power Pop • Magic Christian Music • “Rock Of All Ages”
1980 • Blondie • “Rapture” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Autoamerican • “Walk Like Me”
1981 • John Lennon • “Woman” • Soft Rock • Double Fantasy • “Beautiful Boys” [Yoko Ono]


January 13
1967 • The Moody Blues • “Life’s Not Life” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “He Can Win”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Ruby Tuesday” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Between The Buttons • “Let’s Spend The Night Together” [Double A-Side]
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Let’s Spend The Night Together” [UK] • Rock n Roll • Between The Buttons • “Ruby Tuesday” [Double A-Side]
1969 • The Beatles • “All Together Now” • Skiffle • Yellow Submarine • “Hey Bulldog”
1970 • Stevie Wonder • “Never Had A Dream Come True” • Soul-Pop • Signed, Sealed And Delivered • “Somebody Knows, Somebody Cares”
1973 • Carpenters • “Sing” • Easy Listening • Now & Then • “Druscilla Penny”
1975 • Minnie Riperton • “Lovin’ You” • Pop • Perfect Angel • “The Edge Of A Dream”
1984 • Talk Talk • “It’s My Life” • New Wave Synth-Pop • It’s My Life • “Does Caroline Know?”
1986 • Janet Jackson • “What Have You Done For Me Lately” • Dance-Pop • Control • “He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive”
1986 • The Cars • “I’m Not The One” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Shake It Up • “Heartbeat City”

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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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Singles Released This Week (December 24 – 30)

Here’s a sampling 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 24
1988 • Duran Duran • “All She Wants Is” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Thing • “I Believe” / “All I Need to Know”


December 25
1982 • The Who • “Eminence Front” • British Rock • It’s Hard • “One At A Time”


December 26
1963 • The Beatles • “I Want To Hold Your Hand” • Power Pop • Meet The Beatles! • “I Saw Her Standing There”
1963 • The Beatles • “I Saw Her Standing There” • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • [B-Side]
2006 • David Gilmour • “Arnold Layne” • Prog Rock • Remember That Night • “Dark Globe”


December 27
1963 • Dave Clark Five • “Glad All Over” • Brit Pop • Glad All Over • “I Know You”
1967 • The Marvelettes • “Hunter Gets Captured By The Game” • Soul – Motown • The Marvelettes • “I Think I Can Change You”
1988 • Mike + The Mechanics • “The Living Years” • Rock Ballad • Living Years • “Too Many Friends”
1994 • The Human League • “Tell Me When” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Octopus • “Tell Me When” [Remix]


December 28
1964 • The Zombies • “Tell Her No” • Pop-Rock • The Zombies • “Leave Me Be”
1969 • The Temptations • “Psychedelic Shack” • Psychedelic Soul • Psychedelic Shack • “That’s The Way Love Is”
1970 • John Lennon • “Mother” • Pop-Rock • John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band • “Why”


December 29
1965 • The Supremes • “My World Is Empty Without You” • Soul-Pop • I Hear A Symphony • “Everything Is Good About You”
1998 • Lenny Kravitz • “Fly Away” • Funk-Rock • 5 • “Fly Away” [LP Version] / “Fly Away” [Call Out Hook]


December 30
1967 • Cat Stevens • “Matthew & Son” • Folk-Pop • Matthew & Son • “Granny”
1969 • Santana • “Evil Ways” • Jazz-Rock Fusion • Santana • “Waiting”
1984 • Pointer Sisters • “Neutron Dance” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Break Out • “Telegraph Your Love”
1985 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (With Stevie Nicks) • “Needles And Pins” • Album Rock • Pack Up The Plantation – Live! • “Spike” [Live]
1987 • David Lee Roth • “Just Like Paradise” • Hard Rock • Skyscraper • “The Bottom Line”
1991 • Genesis • “I Can’t Dance” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “On The Shoreline”

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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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Singles Released This Week (December 10 – 16)

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 10
1971 • Sly & The Family Stone • “Family Affair” [UK] • Soul-Funk • There’s A Riot Goin’ On • “Luv ‘N’ Haight”
1989 • Madonna • “Dear Jessie” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Like A Prayer • “Till Death Do Us Part”
2007 • Shirley Bassey • “Big Spender” [Remix] • Jazz-Pop • Get The Party Started • “Dangerous Game”


December 11
1964 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “Ferry Cross The Mersey” [UK] • Merseybeat • Ferry Cross The Mersey • “You, You, You”
1979 • The Cars • “Double Life” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Candy-O • “Candy-O”


December 12
1969 • The Kinks • “Victoria” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) • “Mr. Churchill Says”
1969 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “Baby, Baby Don’t Cry” • Soul – Pop • Time Out For Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “Your Mother’s Only Daughter”
1976 • Bob Seger • “Night Moves” • Heartland Rock • Night Moves • “Ship Of Fools”
1994 • Carpenters • “Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again” • Easy Listening • Interpretations • “Sing”


December 13
1977 • The Bee Gees • “Stayin’ Alive” • Disco • Saturday Night Fever [Sndtrk] • “If I Can’t Have You”
1994 • Guns N’ Roses • “Sympathy For The Devil” • Hard Rock • Interview With The Vampire [Sndtrk] • “Escape To Paris”
1997 • The Notorious B.I.G. • “Hypnotize” • East Coast/Gangsta Rap • Life After Death • “Hypnotize” [Instrumental]


December 14
1959 • Dion & The Belmonts • “Where Or When” • Doo-Wop • Presenting Dion & The Belmonts • “That’s My Desire”
1961 • The Miracles • “What’s So Good About Goodbye” • Soul/Pop • I’ll Try Something New • “I’ve Been Good To You”
1962 • Bob Dylan • “Mixed-Up Confusion” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Corinna, Corinna”
1971 • The Supremes • “Floy Joy” • Soul – Motown • Floy Joy • “This Is The Story”
1979 • The Spinners • “Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl” • Disco-Pop • Love Trippin’ • “Disco Ride”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Private Eyes • “Unguarded Minute”
1982 • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band • “Shame On The Moon” • Heartland Rock • The Distance • “House Behind The House”


December 15
1955 • Johnny Cash • “So Doggone Lonesome” • Country-Rock • [Single] • “Folsom Prison Blues”
1962 • Ned Miller • “From A Jack To A King” • Country-Pop Crossover • [Single] • “Parade Of Broken Hearts”
1969 • The Byrds • “Jesus Is Just Alright” • Folk-Rock • Ballad Of Easy Rider • “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”
1977 • Donna Summer • “I Love You” • Disco • Once Upon A Time… • “Once Upon A Time”
1980 • The Doobie Brothers • “Wynken, Blynken And Nod” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “In Harmony” [Kate Taylor]
1980 • Eagles • “Seven Bridges Road” • Country-Rock • Eagles Live • “The Long Run (live)”
1984 • Hall & Oates • “Method Of Modern Love” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Big Bam Boom • “Bank On Your Love”


December 16
1966 • Jimi Hendrix • “Stone Free” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1966 • Jimi Hendrix • “Hey Joe” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Are You Experienced? • “Stone Free”
1967 • Buffalo Springfield • “Expecting To Fly” • Folk-Rock • Buffalo Springfield Again • “Everydays”
1970 • The Kinks • “Apeman” • British Rock • Lola Vs. The Powerman & The Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 • “Rats”
1974 • John Lennon • “#9 Dream” • Pop-Rock • Walls And Bridges • “What You Got”
1985 • A-ha • “The Sun Always Shines On TV” [UK] • Synth-Pop • Hunting High And Low • “Driftwood”

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Singles Released This Week (November 26 – December 2)

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).


November 26
1962 • The Beach Boys • “Ten Little Indians” • Surf Rock • Surfin’ Safari • “County Fair”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” • Holiday Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Blue Christmas”
1965 • The Marvelettes • “Don’t Mess With Bill” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Anything You Wanna Do”
1965 • The Supremes • “I Hear A Symphony” [UK] • Soul-Pop • I Hear A Symphony • “Who Could Ever Doubt My Love”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “Blue Christmas” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “More Love” • Soul – Pop • Make It Happen • “Swept For You Baby”
1973 • Elton John • “Step Into Christmas” • Holiday Pop • To Be Continued…. • “Ho, Ho, Ho (Who’d Be A Turkey At Christmas)”
1975 • Donna Summer • “Love To Love You Baby” • Disco • Love To Love You Baby • “Need-A-Man Blues”
1977 • The Sex Pistols • “Anarchy In The U.K.” • Punk-Rock • Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols • “I Wanna Be Me”
1980 • Prince • “Dirty Mind” • Dance-Pop • Dirty Mind • “When We’re Dancing Close And Slow”
1982 • The Jam • “Beat Surrender” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • Beat Surrender • “Shopping”
1984 • Thompson Twins • “Lay Your Hands On Me” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Here’s To Future Days • “The Lewis Carol (Adventures in Wonderland)”
1985 • Vanity • “Mechanical Emotion” • Dance-Pop • Wild Animal • “Crazy Maybe”
2003 • Pearl Jam • “Man Of The Hour” • Grunge Rock • [Single] • “Man Of The Hour” [Demo]


November 27
1964 • The Beatles • “I Feel Fine” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “She’s A Woman”
1964 • The Beatles • “She’s A Woman” [UK] • Brit Beat • Beatles ’65 • [B-Side]
1967 • The Beatles • “I Am The Walrus” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Magical Mystery Tour • [B-Side]
1967 • The Beatles • “Hello, Goodbye” • Pop-Rock • Magical Mystery Tour • “I Am The Walrus”
1974 • America • “Lonely People” • Folk-Rock • Holiday • “Mad Dog”
1977 • Bread • “Lost Without Your Love” • Soft Rock • Lost Without Your Love • “Change Of Heart”
1979 • Eagles • “The Long Run” • Country-Rock • The Long Run • “The Disco Strangler”
1994 • The Go-Go’s • “The Whole World Lost Its Head” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go’s • “Automatic” [Live]
1994 • Eagles • “Please Come Home For Christmas” • Country-Rock • [Single] • “Funky New Year”
1995 • Michael Jackson • “Earth Song” • Dance-Pop • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • “Earth Song” [Remix]


November 28
1967 • The Four Tops • “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” • Soul-Pop • Reach Out • “Since You’ve Been Gone”
1969 • The Supremes • “Someday We’ll Be Together” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “He’s My Sunnyboy”
1978 • Elton John • “Song For Guy” [UK] • Pop-Rock • A Single Man • “Lovesick”
1980 • The Police • “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Zenyatta Mondatta • “A Sermon”
1981 • The Kinks • “Better Things” • British Rock • Give The People What They Want • “Yo-Yo”
1984 • Prince • “I Would Die 4 U” • Synthpop Funk • Purple Rain • “Another Lonely Christmas”
1988 • Belinda Carlisle • “Love Never Dies” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Heaven On Earth • “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” [Live]
1994 • The Rolling Stones • “Out Of Tears” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Voodoo Lounge • “I’m Gonna Drive”
1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Interstate Love Song” [UK] • Arena Rock • Purple • “Lounge Fly”


November 29
1963 • The Beatles • “This Boy” [UK] • Pop Ballad • [Single] • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beatles • “I Want To Hold Your Hand” [UK] • Power Pop • [Single] • “This Boy”
1967 • The Kinks • “Autumn Almanac” • Baroque Pop • [Single] • “David Watts”
1968 • Manfred Mann • “Fox On The Run” [UK] • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Too Many People”
1971 • Pink Floyd • “One Of These Days” • Prog Rock • Meddle • “Fearless”
1971 • Elton John • “Levon” • Pop-Rock • Madman Across The Water • “Goodbye”
1971 • The Beach Boys • “Surf’s Up” • Surfer-Pop • Surf’s Up • “Don’t Go Near the Water”
1976 • Elvis Presley • “Moody Blue” • Country Pop • [Single] • “She Thinks I Still Care”
1977 • Donna Summer • “Love’s Unkind” • Disco • I Remember Yesterday • “Book Lady”
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Shattered” • Blues-Rock • Some Girls • “Everything Is Turning to Gold”
1983 • The Kinks • “Come Dancing” • British Rock • State Of Confusion • “Noise”
1985 • Dire Straits • “Walk Of Life” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Brothers In Arms • “One World”
1985 • Thompson Twins • “Revolution” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Here’s To Future Days • “The Fourth Sunday”
1993 • R.E.M. • “Find The River” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Automatic For The People • “Everybody Hurts” [Live]
1994 • Green Day • “Basket Case” • Post-Punk Rock • Dookie • “Tired Of Waiting For You”
2004 • Green Day • “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” • Punk Rock • American Idiot • “Letterbomb” [Live]
2004 • R.E.M. • “Aftermath” • Alt. Rock • Around The Sun • “High Speed Train” [Live]


November 30
1976 • Bob Dylan • “Rita May” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1976 • Bob Dylan • “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again” • Folk-Rock • Hard Rain • “Rita May”
1981 • The Rolling Stones • “Waiting On A Friend” • Blues-Rock • Tattoo You • “Little T&A”
1987 • Belinda Carlisle • “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” • Pop-Rock • Heaven On Earth • “We Can Change”
1987 • Madonna • “The Look Of Love” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Who’s That Girl [Sndtrk] • “I Know It”
1988 • Guns N’ Roses • “Paradise City” • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Move To The City”
1991 • Elton John And George Michael • “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” • Pop-Rock • Duets • “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)” [Live] [George Michael]
1992 • Nirvana • “In Bloom” • Grunge • Nevermind • “Polly” [Live]
1992 • Madonna • “Deeper And Deeper” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Deeper And Deeper” [Instrumental]
1998 • Bryan Adams feat. Melanie C. • “When You’re Gone” [UK] • Pop-Rock • On A Day Like Today • “Hey Baby”


December 01
1963 • Neil Young & The Squires • “The Sultan” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Aurora”
1971 • John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band • “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Listen, The Snow Is Falling” [Yoko Ono]
1972 • Eagles • “Peaceful, Easy Feeling” • Country-Rock • Eagles • “Tryin'”
1972 • 10cc • “Johnny, Don’t Do It!” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • 10cc • “4% Of Something”
1988 • U2 • “Angel Of Harlem” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Rattle And Hum • “A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel”
1993 • Michael Jackson • “Gone Too Soon” • Pop Ballad • Dangerous • “Gone To Soon” [Instrumental]
1993 • Counting Crows • “Mr. Jones” • Alt. Pop-Rock • August And Everything After • “Raining In Baltimore’ / “Mr. Jones” [Acoustic Live]
1997 • Genesis • “Shipwrecked” • Alt. Rock • Calling All Stations • “Phret”


December 02
1966 • David Bowie • “Rubber Band” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “The London Boys”
1966 • Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston • “It Takes Two” • Soul – Motown • Take Two • “It’s Got To Be A Miracle (This Thing Called Love)”
1967 • The Small Faces • “Tin Soldier” • Brit Beat • Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake • “I Feel Much Better”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “In Another Land” • Psychedelic Rock • Their Satanic Majesties Request • “The Lantern”
1968 • Manfred Mann • “Fox On The Run” • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Too Many People”
1968 • The Beach Boys • “Bluebirds On The Mountain” • Pop-Rock • 20/20 • “Never Learn Not To Love”
1991 • U2 • “Mysterious Ways” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Mysterious Ways” [Remix]
1996 • R.E.M. • “Electrolite” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • New Advantures In Hi-Fi • “The Wake-Up Bomb” [Live]

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