Singles Released This Week (April 8 – 14)

Singles Released This Week (April 8 – 14)

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 08
1966 • The Supremes • “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart” • Soul-Pop • The Supremes A Go-Go • “He’s All I Got”
1968 • The Beach Boys • “Friends” • Pop-Rock • Friends • “Little Bird”
1972 • Todd Rundgren • “I Saw The Light” • Pop-Rock • Something/Anything? • “Marlene”
1972 • Wayne Newton • “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast” • Contemporary Pop • [Single] • “Echo Valley 2-6809”
1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Band On The Run” • Pop-Rock • Band On The Run • “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”
1976 • The Rolling Stones • “Fool To Cry” • Power Ballad • Black And Blue • “Hot Stuff”
1976 • The Rolling Stones • “Hot Stuff” • Blues-Rock • Black And Blue • [B-Side]
1978 • Journey • “Wheel In The Sky” • Hard Rock • Infinity • “Can Do”
1985 • Simple Minds • “Don’t You (Forget About Me) ” [UK] • New Wave Alt.-Pop • The Breakfast Club[Sndtrk] • “A Brass Band in African Chimes”
2003 • Madonna • “American Life” • Dance-Pop • American Life • “Die Another Day”


April 09
1962 • The Miracles • “I’ll Try Something New” • Soul/Pop • Cookin’ With The Miracles • “You Never Miss A Good Thing”
1962 • The Marvelettes • “Playboy” • Rockin’ Soul • Playboy • “All The Love I’ve Got”
1965 • The Beatles • “Ticket To Ride” • Jangle Pop • Help! • “Yes It Is”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “For Your Love” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Got To Hurry”
1971 • Ringo Starr • “It Don’t Come Easy” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Early 1970”
1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “My Love” • Pop-Rock • Red Rose Speedway • “The Mess (Live At The Hague)”
1985 • Bryan Adams • “Heaven” • Pop-Rock • Reckless • “Heaven” [Live]
1986 • The Moody Blues • “Your Wildest Dreams” • Synth-Pop • The Other Side Of Life • “Talkin’ Talkin'”


April 10
1964 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “Show Me That You Care”
1967 • The Rascals • “Groovin'” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Groovin’ • “Sueño”
1970 • Blues Image • “Ride Captain Ride” • Pop-Rock • Open • “Pay My Dues”
1970 • Christie • “Yellow River” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Christie • “Down The Mississippi Line”
1981 • The Clash • “The Magnificent Seven” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Sandinista! • “The Magnificent Dance”
1984 • Huey Lewis & The News • “The Heart Of Rock & Roll” • Pop-Rock • Sports • “Workin’ For A Livin'” [Live]
1985 • Madonna • “Angel” • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Angel” [Dance Mix Edit]
1989 • Duran Duran • “Do You Believe In Shame?” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Thing • “The Krush Brothers” [LSD Edit]
1989 • Simple Minds • “This Is Your Land” • New Wave Alt.-Pop • Street Fighting Years • “Saturday Girl”


April 11
1963 • The Beatles • “Thank You Girl” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • [B-Side]
1963 • Jackie DeShannon • “Needles And Pins” • Pop-Rock • Breakin’ It Up On The Beatles Tour! • “Did He Call Today, Mama?”
1963 • The Beatles • “From Me To You” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “Thank You Girl”
1969 • The Beatles With Billy Preston • “Get Back” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Let It Be • “Don’t Let Me Down”
1969 • The Beatles With Billy Preston • “Don’t Let Me Down” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side]
1972 • The Supremes • “Automatically Sunshine” • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “Precious Little Things”
1973 • The Byrds • “Full Circle” • Folk-Rock • The Byrds • “Long Live The King”
1973 • The Byrds • “Long Live The King” • Folk-Rock • The Byrds • [B-Side]
1974 • David Bowie • “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide” [UK] • Chanson-Pop • [Single] • “Quicksand”
1980 • The Korgis • “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Dumb Waiters • “Dirty Postcards”
1983 • Iron Maiden • “Flight Of Icarus” [UK] • Heavy Metal • Piece Of Mind • “I’ve Got The Fire”
1983 • The Human League • “(Keep Feeling) Fascination” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Fascination! • “Total Panic”
1984 • Pointer Sisters • “Jump (For My Love)” • Dance-Pop • Break Out • “Heart Beat”
1988 • Bonnie Tyler • “Hide Your Heart” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Hide Your Heart • “I’m Not Foolin'”
1994 • The Pretenders • “I’ll Stand By You” [UK] • Post-Punk • Last of The Independents • “Rebel Rock Me”


April 12
1965 • The Byrds • “I Knew I’d Want You” • Folk-Rock • Mr. Tambourine Man • [B-Side]
1965 • Dino, Desi & Billy • “I’m A Fool” • Teen Pop • [Single] • “So Many Ways”
1965 • The Byrds • “Mr. Tambourine Man” • Folk-Rock • Mr. Tambourine Man • “I Knew I’d Want You”
1968 • Pink Floyd • “It Would Be So Nice” • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Julia Dream”
1971 • John Denver • “Take Me Home, Country Roads” • Country-Pop • Poems, Prayers And Promises • “Poems, Prayers And Promises”
1983 • R.E.M. • “Radio Free Europe” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Murmur • “There She Goes Again”
1983 • R.E.M. • “There She Goes Again” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • “B-Side”
1986 • Vanity • “Under The Influence” • Dance-Pop • Skin On Skin • “Wild Animal”


April 13
1967 • The Temptations • “All I Need” • Soul-Pop • With A Lot O’ Soul • “Sorry Is A Sorry Word”
1973 • David Bowie • “Time” • Glam Rock • Alladin Sane • “The Prettiest Star”
1975 • Patti Smith Group • “Gloria” • Punk Rock • Horses • “My Generation”
1979 • Donna Summer • “Hot Stuff” • Disco • Bad Girls • “Journey To The Center Of Your Heart”
1998 • Madonna • “Nothing Really Matters” • Dance-Pop • Ray Of Light • “To Have and Not to Hold”


April 14
1955 • Fats Domino • “Ain’t That A Shame” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Rock and Rollin’ with Fats Domin • “La-La”
1960 • Sam Cooke • “Wonderful World” • Soul • The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke • “Along The Navajo Trail”
1962 • Dion • “Lovers Who Wander” • Pop-Rock • Lovers Who Wander • “(I Was) Born To Cry”
1964 • Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells • “What’s The Matter With You Baby” • Soul-Pop • Together • “Once Upon A Time”
1967 • David Bowie • “The Laughing Gnome” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “The Gospel According to Tony Day”
1967 • The Bee Gees • “New York Mining Disaster 1941” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Bee Gees’ 1st • “I Can’t See Nobody”
1969 • Elvis Presley • “In The Ghetto” • Soul-Pop • From Elvis In Memphis • “Any Day Now”
1972 • The Rolling Stones • “Tumbling Dice” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Exile On Main Street • “Sweet Black Angel”
1972 • Hot Tuna • “Keep On Truckin'” • Folk-Rock • Burgers • “Water Song”
1972 • David Bowie • “Starman” [UK] • Light Pop-Rock • Ziggy Stardust • “Suffragette City”
1986 • Madonna • “Live To Tell” [UK] • Pop Ballad • True Blue • “Live To Tell” [Instrumental]
1987 • The Cure • “Why Can’t I Be You?” • Pop-Rock • Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me • “A Japanese Dream”
1995 • Bryan Adams • “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?” • Pop-Rock • 18 Til I Die • “Low Life”
1999 • Sixpence None The Richer • “There She Goes” • AA Pop-Rock • Sixpence None The Richer • “Kiss Me”

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