Singles Released This Week (April 11 – 17)

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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 11
1960 • Percy Faith & His Orchestra • “Theme For Young Lovers” • Orchestral Pop • [Single] • “Bimini Goombay (Le Manchand De Bonheur)”
1963 • The Beatles • “From Me To You” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “Thank You Girl”
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?”
1969 • The Beatles With Billy Preston • “Don’t Let Me Down” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side]
1969 • The Beatles With Billy Preston • “Get Back” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Let It Be • “Don’t Let Me Down”
1972 • The Supremes • “Automatically Sunshine” • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “Precious Little Things”
1973 • The Byrds • “Long Live The King” • Folk-Rock • The Byrds • [B-Side]
1973 • The Byrds • “Full Circle” • Folk-Rock • The Byrds • “Long Live The King”
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 • The Human League • “(Keep Feeling) Fascination” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Fascination! • “Total Panic”
1983 • Iron Maiden • “Flight Of Icarus” [UK] • Heavy Metal • Piece Of Mind • “I’ve Got The Fire”
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 • Dino, Desi & Billy • “I’m A Fool” • Teen Pop • [Single] • “So Many Ways”
1965 • The Byrds • “I Knew I’d Want You” • Folk-Rock • Mr. Tambourine Man • [B-Side]
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 • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band • “House At Pooh Corner” • Country-Rock • Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy • “Travellin’ Mood”
1971 • John Denver • “Take Me Home, Country Roads” • Country-Pop • Poems, Prayers And Promises • “Poems, Prayers And Promises”
1983 • R.E.M. • “There She Goes Again” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1983 • R.E.M. • “Radio Free Europe” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Murmur • “There She Goes Again”
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”
1973 • Steely Dan • “Reelin’ In The Years” [UK] • Pop_Rock • Can’t Buy A Thrill • “Only A Fool Would Say That”
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 • “Once Upon A Time” • Soul – Pop • Together • [B-Side]
1964 • Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells • “What’s The Matter With You Baby” • Soul-Pop • Together • “Once Upon A Time”
1967 • The Bee Gees • “New York Mining Disaster 1941” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Bee Gees’ 1st • “I Can’t See Nobody”
1967 • David Bowie • “The Laughing Gnome” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “The Gospel According to Tony Day”
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 • David Bowie • “Starman” [UK] • Light Pop-Rock • Ziggy Stardust • “Suffragette City”
1972 • Hot Tuna • “Keep On Truckin'” • Folk-Rock • Burgers • “Water Song”
1983 • Spandau Ballet • “True” [UK] • New Romantic Synth-Pop • True • “Lifeline” [Edited Remix for USA]
1986 • Madonna • “Live To Tell” [UK] • Pop Ballad • True Blue • “Live To Tell” [Instrumental]
1986 • Peter Gabriel • “Sledgehammer” [UK] • Prog Rock • So • “Don’t Break This Rhythm”
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”

April 15
1965 • The Supremes • “Back In My Arms Again” • Soul-Pop • More Hits By The Supremes • “Whisper You Love Me Boy”
1965 • Jackie DeShannon • “What The World Needs Now Is Love” • Pop/Rock • This Is Jackie DeShannon • “I Remember The Boy”
1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “I Am A Rock” • Folk-Pop • Sounds Of Silence • “Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall”
1966 • Manfred Mann • “Pretty Flamingo” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Mann Made Hits • “You’re Standing By”
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”
1974 • Dave Loggins • “Please Come To Boston” • Soft Rock • Apprentice (In A Musical Workshop) • “Let Me Go Now”
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)”
1987 • Crowded House • “Something So Strong” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Crowded House • “I Walk Away”
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]
1964 • The Dixie Cups • “Chapel Of Love” • Girl Group Pop • Chapel Of Love • “Ain’t That Nice”
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”
1971 • Carole King • “I Feel The Earth Move” • Folk-Pop • Tapestry • “It’s Too Late” [Double A-Side]
1971 • Carole King • “It’s Too Late” • Female Vocalist • Tapestry • “I Feel The Earth Move” [Double A-Side]
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”
1990 • Phil Collins • “Something Happened On The Way To Heaven” [UK] • Pop-Rock • …But Seriously • “I Wish It Would Rain” [Demo]
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
1961 • The Cleftones • “Heart And Soul” • Doo-Wop • [Single] • “How Do You Feel?”
1964 • Lulu And The Luvvers • “Shout” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Forget Me Baby”
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 • Neil Diamond • “Song Sung Blue” • Pop-Rock • Moods • “Gitchy Goomy”
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”
1981 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “The Waiting” [UK] • Jangle Rock • Hard Promises • “Nightwatchman”
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”

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