Singles Released This Week (December 26 – January 1)

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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).

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”
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”
1998 • Lenny Kravitz • “Fly Away” • Funk-Rock • 5 • “Fly Away” [LP Version] / “Fly Away” [Call Out Hook]

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”
1991 • Genesis • “I Can’t Dance” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “On The Shoreline”

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”

January 01
1956 • Carl Perkins • “Blue Suede Shoes” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Honey Don’t”
1967 • The Doors • “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” • Hard Rock • The Doors • “End Of The Night”
1974 • Terry Jacks • “Seasons In The Sun” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Seasons In The Sun • “Put The Bone In”
1980 • Rush • “Entre Nous” • Prog/Art Rock • Permanent Waves • “Different Strings”
1982 • Hall & Oates • “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Private Eyes • “Unguarded Minute”
1986 • Cutting Crew • “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” • Pop-Rock • Broadcast • “For The Longest Time”
1987 • Bruce Springsteen • “Fire” • Heartland Rock • Live/1975-1985 • “Incident on 57th Street” [Live]
1989 • Fine Young Cannibals • “She Drives Me Crazy” • Blue-Eyed Soul • The Raw And The Cooked • “Pull The Sucker Off”

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