Singles Released This Week (December 25 – 31)

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Here’s a growing 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 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”
1988 • Fine Young Cannibals • “She Drives Me Crazy” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • The Raw And The Cooked • “Pull The Sucker Off”
2006 • David Gilmour • “Arnold Layne” • Prog Rock • Remember That Night • “Dark Globe”

December 27
1963 • The Dave Clark Five • “Glad All Over” • Brit Beat • Glad All Over • “I Know You”
1966 • 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]

December 28
1964 • The Zombies • “Tell Her No” • Pop-Rock • The Zombies • “Leave Me Be”
1969 • The Temptations • “Psychedelic Shack” • Psychedelic Soul • Psychedelic Shack • “That’s The Way Love Is”
1970 • John Lennon • “Mother” • Pop-Rock • John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band • “Why”
1975 • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” • Swamp Rock • Cosmo’s Factory • “Good Golly Miss Molly”
1978 • The Trammps • “Disco Inferno” • Disco • Disco Inferno • “You Touch My Hot Line”

December 29
1965 • The Supremes • “My World Is Empty Without You” • Soul-Pop • I Hear A Symphony • “Everything Is Good About You”
1970 • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” • Swamp Rock • Pendulum • “Hey Tonight” [Double A-Side]
1980 • Pat Benatar • “Treat Me Right” • Hard Rock • Crimes Of Passion • “Never Wanna Leave You”

December 30
1964 • Otis Redding • “Mr. Pitiful” • Soul • The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads • “That’s How Strong My Love Is”
1964 • Otis Redding • “That’s How Strong My Love Is” • Soul • The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads • [B-Side]
1967 • Cat Stevens • “Matthew & Son” • Folk-Pop • Matthew & Son • “Granny”
1968 • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “Proud Mary” • Folk-Rock • Bayou Country • “Born On The Bayou”
1969 • Santana • “Evil Ways” • Jazz-Rock Fusion • Santana • “Waiting”
1984 • Pointer Sisters • “Neutron Dance” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Break Out • “Telegraph Your Love”
1985 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (With Stevie Nicks) • “Needles And Pins” • Album Rock • Pack Up The Plantation – Live! • “Spike” [Live – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers]
1987 • David Lee Roth • “Just Like Paradise” • Hard Rock • Skyscraper • “The Bottom Line”

December 31
1965 • The Elgins • “Put Yourself In My Place” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Darling Baby”
1984 • REO Speedwagon • “Can’t Fight This Feeling” • Arena Rock • Wheels Are Turnin’ • “Break His Spell”

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