Singles Released This Week (April 6 – 12)

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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 13

1967 • The Temptations • “All I Need” • Soul-Pop • With A Lot O’ Soul • “Sorry Is A Sorry Word”

1973 • Steely Dan • “Reelin’ In The Years” [UK] • Pop_Rock • Can’t Buy A Thrill • “Only A Fool Would Say That”

1973 • David Bowie • “Time” • Glam Rock • Alladin Sane • “The Prettiest Star”

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 • “What’s The Matter With You Baby” • Soul-Pop • Together • “Once Upon A Time”

1964 • Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells • “Once Upon A Time” • Soul – Pop • Together • [B-Side]

1967 • David Bowie • “The Laughing Gnome” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “The Gospel According to Tony Day”

1967 • The Bee Gees • “New York Mining Disaster 1941” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Bee Gees’ 1st • “I Can’t See Nobody”

1969 • Elvis Presley • “In The Ghetto” • Soul-Pop • From Elvis In Memphis • “Any Day Now”

1972 • Hot Tuna • “Keep On Truckin'” • Folk-Rock • Burgers • “Water Song”

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”

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” • Pop/Rock • This Is Jackie DeShannon • “I Remember The Boy”

1966 • Manfred Mann • “Pretty Flamingo” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Mann Made Hits • “You’re Standing By”

1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “I Am A Rock” • Folk-Pop • Sounds Of Silence • “Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall”

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”

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)”

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 • U2 • “Staring At The Sun” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Pop • “North and South of the River”

1997 • Hanson • “MMMBop” • Teen Pop • Middle Of Nowhere • “Where’s The Love”

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]

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”

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

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”


April 18

1963 • Marvin Gaye • “Pride And Joy” • Soul-Pop • That Stubborn Kinda Fella • “One Of Those Days”

1968 • The Temptations • “I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)” • Soul-Pop • The Temptations Wish It Would Rain • “Gonna Give Her All the Love I’ve Got”

1973 • The Hollies • “Jesus Was A Crossmaker” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I Had A Dream”

1975 • Genesis • “The Carpet Crawlers” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway • “The Waiting Room (Evil Jam)”

1977 • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band • “Mainstreet” • Heartland Rock • Night Moves • “Jody Girl”

1980 • Michael Jackson • “She’s Out of My Life” • Pop Ballad • Off The Wall • “Get On The Floor”

1983 • Tears For Fears • “Pale Shelter” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Hurting • “We Are Broken”

1987 • Genesis • “In Too Deep” • Prog Rock • Invisible Touch • “I’d Rather Be You”

1987 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Jammin’ Me” • Heartland Rock • Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) • “Make That Connection”

1988 • Michael Jackson • “Dirty Diana” • Hard Rock • Bad • “Bad” [Dance Mix]

1995 • R.E.M. • “Strange Currencies” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “Strange Currencies” [Instrumental]


April 19

1963 • Johnny Cash • “Ring Of Fire” • Country-Pop • Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash • “I’d Still Be There”

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”

1965 • The Beatles • “Ticket To Ride” • Jangle Pop • Help! • “Yes It Is”

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]