Singles Released This Week (April 22 – 28)

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Here’s a growing 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 • 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)”
1983 • 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
1959 • The Coasters • “Along Came Jones” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “That Is Rock & Roll”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Count Me In” [UK] • Pop-Rock • A Session With Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Little Miss Go-Go”
1965 • The Four Tops • “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops’ Second Album • “Sad Souvenirs”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Count Me In” [UK] • Pop-Rock • A Session With Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Little Miss Go-Go”
1968 • Laura Nyro • “Eli’s Coming” • Soft Rock • Eli And The Thirteenth Confession • “Sweet Blindness”
1971 • Neil Diamond • “I Am…I Said” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Stones • “Done Too Soon”
1971 • J. Geils Band • “Cruisin’ For A Love” • Blues-Rock • The J. Geils Band • “Wait”
1971 • Janis Joplin • “Cry Baby” • Blues-Rock • Pearl • “Mercedes Benz”
1971 • The 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 • Pink Floyd • “Arnold Layne” • Prog Rock • [Single] • “Candy And A Currant Bun”
1967 • The Doors • “Light My Fire” • Pop-Rock • The Doors • “The Crystal Ship”
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]
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 • Simon & Garfunkel • “The Boxer” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Bridge Over Troubled Water • “Baby Driver”
1969 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)” • Soul • Home Cookin’ • “Brainwasher (Part 1)”
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” • Pop-Rock • Pretzel Logic • “Any Major Dude Will Tell You”
1978 • Queen • “It’s Late” • Glam Rock • News Of The World • “Sheer Heart Attack”
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 • Marianne Faithfull • “As Tears Go By” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Marianne Faithful • “Greensleeves”
1964 • Dionne Warwick • “Walk On By” • Pop-Soul • Make Way For Dionne Warwick • “Any Old Time of Day”
1965 • Roger Miller • “Engine Engine #9” • Country-Pop • The 3rd Time Around • “The Last Word in Lonesome is Me”
1965 • Chad & Jeremy • “Before And After” • Folk-Pop • Before And After • “Fare Thee Well (I Must Be Gone)”
1969 • The Monkees • “Listen To The Band” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • “Someday Man”
1969 • The Monkees • “Someday Man” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • [B-Side]
1972 • Alice Cooper • “School’s Out” • Heavy Metal • School’s Out • “Gutter Cat”
1972 • America • “I Need You” • Folk-Rock • America • “Riverside”
1974 • Paper Lace • “The Night Chicago Died” [UK] • AM Pop • Paper Lace • “Can You Get It When You Want It”
1976 • Steve Miller Band • “Take The Money And Run” • Album Rock • Fly Like An Eagle • “Sweet Maree”
1985 • Katrina And The Waves • “Walking On Sunshine” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Katrina And The Waves • “Do You Want Crying”
1986 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Rain On The Scarecrow” • Roots Rock • Scarecrow • “Pretty Ballerina”
1989 • Martika • “Toy Soldiers” • Dance-Pop • Martika • “Exchange Of Hearts”
1990 • Phil Collins • “Do You Remember?” • Pop-Rock • …But Seriously • “I Wish It Would Rain Down” [Demo]
1993 • Depeche Mode • “Walking In My Shoes” • Synth-Pop • Songs Of Faith And Devotion
1999 • Coldplay • “Brothers & Sisters” • Alt. Pop Rock • Safety[EP] • “Easy To Please”

April 27
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “A World Without Love” • Pop Ballad • A World Without Love • “If I Were You”
1964 • The Beatles • “Love Me Do” • Brit Beat • Introducing… The Beatles • “P.S. I Love You”
1964 • The Beatles • “P.S. I Love You” • Brit Beat • Introducing…The Beatles • [B-Side]
1967 • Otis Redding • “Shake” [Liver]• 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 • Queen • “Jealousy” • Glam Rock • Jazz • “Fat Bottomed Girls” [Double A-Side]
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 • “Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Double Trouble[Sndtrk] • “That’s Someone You Never Forget”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “That’s Someone You Never Forget” • Pop-Rock • Pot Luck • [B-Side]
1976 • America • “Today’s The Day” • Folk-Rock • Hideaway • “Hideaway Part II”
1978 • Steve Martin • “King Tut” • Novelty Pop-Rock • A Wild And Crazy Guy • “Sally Goodin” / “Hoedown At Alice’s / Excuse Me””
1978 • Blondie • “(I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Plastic Letters • “Poet’s Problem” / “Detroit 442”
1978 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Pump It Up” [UK] • Punk-Rock • This Year’s Model • “Big Tears”
1979 • Toto • “Georgy Porgy” • Dance-Pop • Toto • “Child’s Anthem”
1979 • Rickie Lee Jones • “Chuck E.’s In Love” • Jazz-Pop • Rickie Lee Jones • “On Saturday Afternoons In 1963”
1980 • Grateful Dead • “Alabama Getaway” • Pop-Rock • Go To Heaven • “Far From Me”
1986 • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark • “If You Leave” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Pretty In Pink[Sndtrk] • “88 Seconds In Greensboro”
1986 • Dire Straits • “Your Latest Trick” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • Brothers In Arms • “Irish Boy” / “The Road” [Mark Knopfler]

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