Singles Released This Week (December 14 – 20)

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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).


December 14
1959 • Dion & The Belmonts • “Where Or When” • Doo Wop • Presenting Dion & The Belmonts • “That’s My Desire”
1961 • The Miracles • “What’s So Good About Goodbye” • Soul/Pop • I’ll Try Something New • “I’ve Been Good To You”
1962 • Bob Dylan • “Mixed-Up Confusion” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Corinna, Corinna”
1971 • The Supremes • “Floy Joy” • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “This Is The Story”
1979 • Prince • “I Wanna Be Your Lover” [UK] • Funk • Prince • “Just As Long As We’re Together”
1979 • The Spinners • “Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl” • Disco Medley • Love Trippin’ • “Disco Ride”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Private Eyes • “Unguarded Minute”
1982 • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band • “Shame On The Moon” • Album Rock • The Distance • “House Behind The House”

December 15
1955 • Johnny Cash • “So Doggone Lonesome” • Country-Rock • [Single] • “Folsom Prison Blues”
1962 • Ned Miller • “From A Jack To A King” • Country-Pop Crossover • [Single] • “Parade Of Broken Hearts”
1969 • The Byrds • “Jesus Is Just Alright” • Folk-Rock • Ballad Of Easy Rider • “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”
1977 • Donna Summer • “I Love You” • Disco • Once Upon A Time… • “Once Upon A Time”
1980 • The Doobie Brothers • “Wynken, Blynken And Nod” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “In Harmony” [Kate Taylor]
1980 • Eagles • “Seven Bridges Road” • Country-Rock • Eagles Live • “The Long Run” [Live]
1984 • Hall & Oates • “Method Of Modern Love” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Big Bam Boom • “Bank On Your Love”
2003 • The White Stripes • “Seven Nation Army” • Garage Rock • Elephant • “Good To Me”
2008 • Metallica • “All Nightmare Long” • Thrash Metal • Death Magnetic • “Wherever I May Roam” [Live] / “Master of Puppets” [Live)]

December 16
1966 • Jimi Hendrix • “Stone Free” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Are You Experienced? • [B-Side]
1966 • Jimi Hendrix • “Hey Joe” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Are You Experienced? • “Stone Free”
1967 • Buffalo Springfield • “Expecting To Fly” • Psychedelic Rock • Buffalo Springfield Again • “Everydays”
1970 • The Kinks • “Apeman” • Hard Rock • Lola Vs. The Powerman & The Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 • “Rats”
1974 • John Lennon • “#9 Dream” • Pop-Rock • Walls And Bridges • “What You Get”
1985 • A-ha • “The Sun Always Shines On TV” • Synth-Pop • Hunting High And Low • “Driftwood”

December 17
1968 • Pink Floyd • “Point Me At The Sky” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Careful With That Axe Eugene”
1989 • Alannah Myles • “Black Velvet” • Pop-Rock • Alannah Myles • “If You Want To”
1994 • Hootie & The Blowfish • “Let Her Cry” • Blues-Rock • Cracked Rear View • “Hold My Hand”
2013 • Blondie • “Sugar On The Side” • Alt Dance-Pop • Ghosts Of Download • [None]

December 18
1959 • Bill Haley & His Comets • “Skokiaan” • Rumba Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Puerto Rican Peddler”
1960 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Like, Long Hair” • Instrumental Garage Rock • Like Long Hair • “Sharon”
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “As Tears Go By” • Soft Rock • December’s Children (And Everybody’s) • “Gotta Get Away”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Darlin'” • Pop-Rock • Wild Honey • “Here Today”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Here Today” • Pop-Rock • Pet Sounds • [B-Side]
1968 • Bonzo Dog Band • “I’m The Urban Spaceman” • Psychedelic Pop • Urban Spaceman • “Canyons Of Your Mind”
2008 • AC/DC • “Big Jack” • Hard Rock • Black Ice • [None]

December 19
1962 • Marvin Gaye • “Hitch Hike” • Soul – Pop • That Stubborn Kinda Fella • “Hello There Angel”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Heart Of Stone” • Blues-Rock • The Rolling Stones Now! • “What A Shame”
1969 • Bob Dylan • “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Nashville Skyline • “Country Pie”
1985 • David Lee Roth • “California Girls” • Hard Rock • Crazy From The Heat • “California Girls” [Remix]
1989 • Aerosmith • “What It Takes” • Hard Rock • Pump • “Monkey On My Back”

December 20
1955 • Elvis Presley • “You’re A Heartbreaker” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Milkcow Blues Boogie”
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Good Rockin’ Tonight” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine”
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Baby Let’s Play House” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone”
1955 • Elvis Presley • “That’s All Right” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Blue Moon Of Kentucky”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “Barbara Ann” • Pop-Rock • Beach Boys’ Party • “Girl Don’t Tell Me”
1993 • Pearl Jam • “Daughter” [UK] • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Blood” [Live]