Singles Released This Week (April 5 – 11)

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The Who, ca. 1965

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 05
1959 • Tommy Dee With Carol Kay And The Teen-Aires • “Three Stars” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “I’ll Never Change” [Carol Kay]
1965 • The Beach Boys • “Help Me, Rhonda” • Pop-Rock • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) • “Kiss Me, Baby”
1966 • The Who • “Substitute” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Waltz For A Pig”
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Forever Came Today” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Reflections • “Time Changes Things”
1968 • The Small Faces • “Lazy Sunday” [UK] • Britbeat • Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake • “Rollin’ Over”
1968 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Mrs. Robinson” • Folk-Pop • Bookends • “Old Friends” / “Bookends”
1968 • The Zombies • “Time Of The Season” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Odessey And Oracle • “I’ll Call You Mine”
1969 • Aretha Franklin • “Jim” • Soul • Soft And Beautiful • “Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)”

April 06
1957 • The Everly Brothers • “Bye Bye Love” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I Wonder If I Care as Much”
1959 • Johnny Horton • “The Battle Of New Orleans” • Honky-Tonk • [Single]] • “All For The Love Of A Gal”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “Crying In The Chapel” • Gospel Pop • [Single] • “I Believe In The Man In The Sky”
1967 • The Marvelettes • “When You’re Young And In Love” • Soul • The Marvelettes • “The Day You Take One, You Have To Take The Other”
1973 • David Bowie • “Drive-In Saturday ” [UK] • Glam Rock • Aladdin Sane • “Round And Round”
1988 • Tracy Chapman • “Fast Car” • Folk-Rock • Tracy Chapman • “For You”
1992 • Pearl Jam • “Even Flow” [UK] • Grunge Rock • Ten • “Oceans” [Remix]
1992 • Genesis • “Hold On My Heart” • Soft Rock Ballad • We Can’t Dance • “Way Of The World”

April 07
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Don’cha Think It’s Time”
1967 • Lulu • “The Boat That I Row” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Love Loves To Love Lulu • “Dreary Nights And Days”
1969 • Mary Hopkin • “Goodbye” • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Sparrow”
1970 • Neil Diamond • “Soolaimon (African Trilogy II)” • Pop-Rock • Tap Root Manuscript • “And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind”
1972 • Elton John • “Rocket Man” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Honky Chateau • “Holiday Inn” / “Goodbye”
1978 • The Police • “Roxanne” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Outlandos d’Amour • “Peanuts”
1980 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Here Comes My Girl” • Jangle Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • “Louisiana Rain”
1998 • Air • “Sexy Boy” • Psychedelic Pop • Moon Safari • “Sexy Boy” [Remix]
1998 • Goo Goo Dolls • “Iris” • Alt Rock • Dizzy Up The Girl • “Lazy Eye / I Don’t Want To Know”

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 • 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 Marvelettes • “Playboy” • Rockin’ Soul • Playboy • “All The Love I’ve Got”
1962 • The Miracles • “I’ll Try Something New” • Soul/Pop • Cookin’ With The Miracles • “You Never Miss A Good Thing”
1965 • The Beatles • “Ticket To Ride” [UK] • 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)”
1974 • Focus • “Harem Scarem” [UK] • Prog. Rock/Fusion • Hamburger Concerto • “Early Birth”
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'”
1990 • The Church • “Metropolis” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Gold Afternoon Fix • “Monday Morning”

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
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 • Jackie DeShannon • “Needles And Pins” • Pop-Rock • Breakin’ It Up On The Beatles Tour! • “Did He Call Today, Mama?”
1963 • The Beatles • “Thank You Girl” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • [B-Side]
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 • 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”

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