Singles Released This Week (December 21 – 27)

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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 21
1964 • The Temptations • “My Girl” • Soul – Pop • The Temptations Sing Smokey • “(Talking ‘Bout) Nobody But My Baby”
1966 • Bob Dylan • “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Highway 61 Revisited”
1967 • Marvin Gaye • “You” • Soul-Funk • In The Groove • “Change What You Can”
1968 • The Bee Gees • “I Started A Joke” • Soft Rock • Idea • “Kilburn Towers”
1968 • The Temptations • “I Wish It Would Rain” • Soul – Pop • The Temptations Wish It Would Rain • “I Truly, Truly Believe”
1980 • AC/DC • “Back In Black” • Hard Rock • Back In Black • “What Do You Do For Money Honey”
1984 • Van Halen • “Jump” • Arena Rock • 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) • “House Of Pain”
1993 • Ace Of Base • “The Sign” • Euro Reggae-Pop • Happy Nation • “The Sign / “Young And Proud” / “Happy Nation” [Remix]
2000 • Aerosmith • “Jaded” • Hard Rock • Just Push Play • “Angel’s Eye”

December 22
1957 • The Crickets • “Oh, Boy!” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The “Chirping” Crickets • “Not Fade Away”
1961 • The Everly Brothers • “Crying In The Rain” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I’m Not Angry”
1964 • Sam Cooke • “A Change Is Gonna Come” • Soul • Ain’t That Good News • [B-Side]
1964 • Sam Cooke • “Shake” • Soul • Shake • “A Change Is Gonna Come”
1965 • Otis Redding • “Shake” • Soul • Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul • “Wonderful World” / “I Can’t Turn You Loose” / “My Girl”

December 23
1960 • Aretha Franklin • “Won’t Be Long” • Soul • Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo • “Right Now”
1966 • Buffalo Springfield • “For What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey What’s That Sound)” • Folk-Rock • Buffalo Springfield • “Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “She’s A Rainbow” • Baroque Pop • Their Satanic Majesties Request • “2000 Light Years From Home”
1968 • The Marvelettes • “I’m Gonna Hold On Long As I Can” • Soul – Pop • Sophisticated Soul • “Don’t Make Hurting Me A Habit”
1971 • Carpenters • “Hurting Each Other” • Soft Pop • [Single] • “Maybe It’s You”
1974 • George Harrison • “Ding Dong, Ding Dong” • Holiday Pop • Dark Horse • “Hari’s on Tour (Express)”

December 24
1988 • Duran Duran • “All She Wants Is” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Thing • “I Believe” / “All I Need to Know”
1990 • Motörhead • “The One to Sing the Blues” [UK] • Heavy Metal • 1916 • “Dead Man’s Hand”

December 25
1982 • The Who • “Eminence Front” • British Rock • It’s Hard • “One At A Time”

December 26
1963 • The Beatles • “I Saw Her Standing There” • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beatles • “I Want To Hold Your Hand” • Power Pop • Meet The Beatles! • “I Saw Her Standing There”
2006 • David Gilmour • “Arnold Layne” • Prog Rock • Remember That Night • “Dark Globe”

December 27
1963 • Dave Clark Five • “Glad All Over” • Brit Pop • Glad All Over • “I Know You”
1967 • The Marvelettes • “Hunter Gets Captured By The Game” • Soul-Pop • The Marvelettes • “I Think I Can Change You”
1988 • Mike + The Mechanics • “The Living Years” • Rock Ballad • Living Years • “Too Many Friends”
1994 • The Human League • “Tell Me When” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Octopus • “Tell Me When” [Remix]

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