Singles Released This Week (April 19 – 25)

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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).


April 19
1963 • Johnny Cash • “Ring Of Fire” • Country-Pop • Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash • “I’d Still Be There”
1965 • The Beatles • “Ticket To Ride” • Jangle Pop • Help! • “Yes It Is”
1965 • Otis Redding • “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” • Soul Ballad • Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul • “I’m Depending On You”
1965 • Peter & Gordon • “True Love Ways” • Merseybeat • True Love Ways • “If You Wish”
1971 • Chicago • “Lowdown” • Jazz-Rock • Chicago III • “Loneliness Is Just A Word”
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”
1962 • Jan & Dean • “Tennessee” • Pop/Doo Wop • Jan & Dean’s Golden Hits • “Your Heart Has Changed Its Mind”
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 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • “Cinnamon Girl” • Folk-Rock • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere • “Sugar Mountain”
1970 • The Hollies • “I Can’t Tell The Bottom From The Top” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Mad Professor Blyth”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “The Wonder Of You” • Country-Pop • [Single] • “Mama Liked Roses”
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 • 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” • Jangle Rock • Hard Promises • “Nightwatchman”
1981 • Duran Duran • “Careless Memories” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Duran Duran • “Khanada”
1987 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Jammin’ Me” [UK] • Heartland Rock • Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) • “Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)”
1992 • Metallica • “Nothing Else Matters” • Thrash Metal • Metallica • “Enter Sandman” [Live]

April 21
1967 • The Tremeloes • “Silence Is Golden” [UK] • Brit Beat • Chip, Dave, Alan And Rick • “Let Your Hair Hang Down”
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 • Bill Withers • “Lean On Me” • Soul • Still Bill • “Better Off Dead”
1972 • The Moody Blues • “Isn’t Life Strange” • Prog Rock • Seventh Sojourn • “After You Came”
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”

April 22
1966 • The Troggs • “Wild Thing” • Garage Rock • Wild Thing • “With A Girl Like You”
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Green Grass” • Pop-Rock • Hits Again • “I Can Read Between The Lines”
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”
1975 • Elvis Presley • “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” • Country-Rock • Today • “Mr. Songman”
1982 • Rick James • “Dance Wit’ Me” • Funk • Throwin’ Doww • “Dance Wit’ Me (Part 2)”
1982 • Laura Branigan • “Solitaire” [UK] • Electro-Pop • Branigan 2 • “If You Loved Me”
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 • [None]

April 23
1965 • The Four Tops • “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops’ Second Album • “Sad Souvenirs”
1968 • Laura Nyro • “Eli’s Coming” • Soft Rock • Eli And The Thirteenth Confession • “Sweet Blindness”
1971 • Carpenters • “Rainy Days And Mondays” • Soft Pop • Carpenters • “Saturday”
1971 • The Elgins • “Heaven Must Have Sent You” [UK] • Northern Soul • [Single] • “Stay In My Lonely Arms”
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)” • Gospel-Pop • Stampede • “Slat Key Soquel Rag”
1976 • Thin Lizzy • “The Boys Are Back In Town” [UK] • Blues Rock • Jailbreak • “Emerald”
1982 • The Clash • “Know Your Rights” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Combat Rock • “First Night Back In London”
1983 • Pat Benatar • “Looking For A Stranger” • Hard Rock • Get Nervous • “I’ll Do It”
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”
1963 • Mary Wells • “Your Old Standby” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “What Love Has Joined Together”
1964 • Otis Redding • “Security” • Soul • Pain In My Heart • “I Want To Thank You”
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”
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”
1970 • The Moody Blues • “Question” • Prog Rock • A Question Of Balance • “A Candle Of Life”
1970 • The Supremes • “Up The Ladder To The Roof” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Right On • “Bill, When Are You Coming Back”
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]
1974 • Arrows • “Touch Too Much” [UK] • Glam-Rock • [Single] • “We Can Make It Together”
1981 • The Who • “Don’t Let Go The Coat” [UK] • Power Pop • Face Dances • “You”
1989 • Tom Petty • “I Won’t Back Down” [UK] • Heartland Rock • Full Moon Fever • “The Apartment Song”
2001 • The Isley Brothers • “Contagious” • Soul-Funk • Eternal • [None]

April 25
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Baby Let’s Play House” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I’m Left, You’e Right, She’s Gone”
1969 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)” • Soul • Home Cookin’ • “Brainwasher (Part 1)”
1970 • Freda Payne • “Band Of Gold” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “The Easiest Way To Fall”
1970 • The Who • “The Seeker” • Hard Rock • Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy • “Here For More”
1973 • Van Morrison • “Warm Love” • Folk-Rock • Hard Nose the Highway • “I Will Be There”
1974 • Steely Dan • “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” • Pop-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”

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