Singles Released This Week (April 26 – May 2)

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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 26
1964 • Dionne Warwick • “Walk On By” • Pop-Soul • Make Way For Dionne Warwick • “Any Old Time of Day”
1969 • The Monkees • “Someday Man” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • [B-Side]
1969 • The Monkees • “Listen To The Band” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • “Someday Man”
1972 • America • “I Need You” • Folk-Rock • America • “Riverside”
1972 • Alice Cooper • “School’s Out” • Heavy Metal • School’s Out • “Gutter Cat”
1974 • Paper Lace • “The Night Chicago Died” [UK] • AM Pop • Paper Lace • “Can You Get It When You Want It”
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”
1990 • Phil Collins • “Do You Remember?” • Pop-Rock • …But Seriously • “I Wish It Would Rain Down” [Demo]
1999 • Coldplay • “Brothers & Sisters” • Alt. Pop Rock • Safety[EP] • “Easy To Please”

April 27
1964 • The Beatles • “Love Me Do” • Brit Beat • Introducing… The Beatles • “P.S. I Love You”
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “A World Without Love” • Pop Ballad • A World Without Love • “If I Were You”
1964 • The Beatles • “P.S. I Love You” • Brit Beat • Introducing…The Beatles • [B-Side]
1967 • Otis Redding • “Shake” • 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 • David Bowie • “Boys Keep Swinging” [UK] • Glam Rock • Lodger • “Fantastic Voyage”

April 28
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Viva Las Vegas” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Viva Las Vegas • “What’d I Say?”
1964 • Elvis Presley • “What’d I Say” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Viva Las Vegas • [B-Side]
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 • 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”

April 29
1964 • The Temptations • “I’ll Be In Trouble” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “The Girl’s Alright with Me”
1964 • The Temptations • “The Girl’s Alright With Me” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]
1966 • Episode Six • “I Hear Trumpets Blow” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “True Love Is Funny (That Way)”
1972 • Carpenters • “It’s Going To Take Some Time” • Soft Pop • A Song For You • “Flat Baroque”
1977 • The Jam • “In The City” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • In The City • “Takin’ My Love”
1979 • Van Halen • “Dance The Night Away” • Arena Rock • Van Halen II • “Outta Love Again”
1983 • Fun Boy Three • “Our Lips Are Sealed” [UK] • Ska Pop • Waiting • “Our Lips Are Sealed” [Urdu Version]
1983 • Pink Floyd • “Not Now John” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Final Cut • “The Hero’s Return Parts I And II”
1983 • Janet Jackson • “Say You Do” • Dance-Pop • Janet Jackson • “You’ll Never Find (A Love Like Mine)”
1989 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Pop Singer” • Roots Rock • Big Daddy • “J.M.’s Question”
1991 • Marc Cohn • “Walking In Memphis” • Adult Contemporary • Marc Cohn • “Dig Down Deep”

April 30
1958 • The Coasters • “Yakety Yak” • Rock ‘n” Roll • [Single] • “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart”
1961 • Bobby Lewis • “Tossin’ And Turnin'” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Tossin’ And Turnin’ • “Oh Yes, I Love You”
1966 • The Lovin’ Spoonful • “Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?” • Folk-Rock • Do You Believe In Magic • “Didn’t Want To Have To Do It”
1968 • Johnny Cash • “Folsom Prison Blues” • Country-Rock • At Folsom Prison • “The Folk Singer”
1968 • Stevie Wonder • “Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day” • Soul-Pop • For Once In My Life • “Why You Don’t You Lead Me To Love”
1976 • Kiss • “God Of Thunder” • Hard Rock • Destroyer • [B-Side]
1976 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Silly Love Songs” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Wings At The Speed Of Sound • “Cook Of The House”
1976 • Kiss • “Flaming Youth” • Hard Rock • Destroyer • “God Of Thunder”
1976 • David Bowie • “TVC 15” [UK] • Glam Rock • Station To Station • “We Are The Dead”
1976 • Cliff Richard • “Devil Woman” [UK] • Pop-Rock • I’m Nearly Famous • “Love On (Shine On)”
1981 • Air Supply • “The One That You Love” • Soft Rock • The One That You Love • “I Want To Give It All”
1982 • Stevie Nicks • “After The Glitter Fades” • Pop-Rock • Bella Donna • “Think About It”
1983 • Hall & Oates • “Family Man” • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Open All Night”
1997 • Tonic • “If You Could Only See” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • Lemon Parade • “If You Could Only See” [Acoustic Live]
2001 • R.E.M. • “Imitation Of Life” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Reveal • “The Lifting” / “Beat A Drum”

May 01
1956 • Johnny Cash • “I Walk The Line” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Get Rhythm”
1964 • The Yardbirds • “I Wish You Would” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “A Certain Girl”
1967 • Jimi Hendrix • “Hey Joe” • Psychedelic Rock • Are You Experienced? • “51st Anniversary”
1972 • Eagles • “Take It Easy” • Country-Rock • Eagles • “Get You In The Mood”
1977 • Donna Summer • “Can’t We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)” • Soul Ballad • I Remember Yesterday • “I Feel Love”
1977 • The Police • “Fall Out” • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “Nothing Achieving”
1980 • Elton John • “Little Jeannie” • Pop-Rock • 21 At 33 • “Conquer The Sun”
1984 • Tina Turner • “What’s Love Got To Do With It” • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “Rock And Roll Widow”
1989 • Tom Petty • “I Won’t Back Down” • Heartland Rock • Full Moon Fever • “The Apartment Song”
1995 • The Rembrandts • “I’ll Be There For You” • Jangle Pop • LP • “Snippets”
2000 • Bob Dylan • “Things Have Changed” • Folk-Rock • Wonder Boys[Sndtrk] • “Blind Willie McTell” [Live]

May 02
1961 • Elvis Presley • “Wild In The Country” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1961 • Elvis Presley • “I Feel So Bad” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Wild In The Country”
1966 • Marvin Gaye • “Take This Heart Of Mine” • Soul-Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “Need Your Lovin’ – Want You Back”
1967 • The Four Tops • “7 Rooms Of Gloom” • Soul-Pop • Reach Out • “I’ll Turn To Stone”
1968 • Aretha Franklin • “Think” • Soul • Aretha Now • “You Send Me”
1968 • The Marvelettes • “Here I Am Baby” • Soul-Pop • Sophisticated Soul • “Keep Off, No Trespassing”
1969 • The Byrds • “Lay Lady Lay” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Old Blue”
1969 • The Byrds • “Old Blue” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1969 • Jethro Tull • “Living In The Past” [UK] • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Driving Song”
1969 • Jethro Tull • “Living In The Past” [UK] • Prog Rock • Living In The Past • “Driving Song”
1972 • Michael Jackson • “I Wanna Be Where You Are” • Psychedelic Soul • Got To Be There • “We’ve Got A Good Thing Going”
1977 • Carpenters • “All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” • Soft Pop • Passage • “I Have You”
1980 • Peter Gabriel • “No Self Control” [UK] • Prog Rock • Peter Gabriel[Melt] • “Lead A Normal Life”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “You Make My Dreams” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect)”
1987 • Duran Duran • “Meet El Presidente” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Notorious • “Vertigo (Do The Demolition)”
2004 • The Who • “Real Good Looking Boy” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Then And Now • “Old Red Wine”

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