Singles Released This Week (February 8 – 14)

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Here’s a work-in-progress 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).


February 08
1957 • The Diamonds • “Little Darlin'” • Doo Wop • [Single] • “Faithful And True”
1962 • Mary Wells • “The One Who Really Loves You” • Soul-Pop • The One Who Really Loves You • “I’m Gonna Stay”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “Please Let Me Wonder” • Pop-Rock • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) • [B-Side]
1965 • The Supremes • “Stop! In The Name Of Love” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “I’m In Love Again”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “Do You Wanna Dance?” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys Today! • “Please Let Me Wonder”
1968 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “If You Can Want” • Soul – Pop • Special Occasion • “When The Words From Your Heart Get Caught Up In Your Throat”
1968 • Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts • “Angel Of The Morning” • Country-Pop • Angel Of The Morning • “Reap What You Sow”
1969 • The Monkees • “Tear Drop City” • Pop-Rock • Instant Replay • “A Man Without A Dream”
1971 • Chicago • “Free” • Jazz-Rock • Chicago III • “Free Country”
1974 • Carpenters • “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” [UK] • Soft Pop • Now & Then • “Mr. Guder”
1986 • Run-D.M.C. • “It’s Tricky” • Funk-Rap • Raising Hell • “Proud To Be Black”
1993 • Metallica • “Sad But True” • Thrash Metal • Metallica • “So What”
1993 • Genesis • “Tell Me Why” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Dreaming While You Sleep” [Live]
2005 • U2 • “All Because Of You” • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • “She’s A Mystery To Me”

February 09
1953 • Percy Faith & His Orchestra • “The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)” • Orchestral Pop • [Single] • “Swedish Rhapsody (Midsummer Vigil)”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “You’ll Be Gone” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Girl Happy • [B-Side]
1965 • Elvis Presley • “Do The Clam” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Girl Happy • “You’ll Be Gone”
1974 • Hall & Oates • “She’s Gone” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Abandoned Luncheonette • “I’m Just a Kid (Don’t Make Me Feel Like a Man)”
1974 • Marc Bolan & T. Rex • “Teenage Dream” • Glam Rock • Zinc Alloy And The Hidden Riders of Tomorrow • “Satisfaction Pony”
1979 • Hall & Oates • “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Along The Red Ledge • “August Day”
1982 • George Harrison • “I Really Love You” • R&B Doo Wop • Gone Troppo • “Circles”
1983 • Prince • “Little Red Corvette” • Synth-Pop • 1999 • “All The Critics Love U In New York”

February 10
1964 • Elvis Presley • “It Hurts Me” • Ballad • Kissin’ Cousins • [B-Side]
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Kissin’ Cousins” • Ballad • Kissin’ Cousins • “It Hurts Me”
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Nowhere To Run” • Soul – Dance • Dance Party • “Motoring”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” • Soul • I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You • “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”
1967 • The Hollies • “On A Carousel” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “All The World Is Love”
1967 • The Smoke • “My Friend Jack” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • It’s Smoke Time • “We Can Take It”
1967 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “The Loser (With A Broken Heart)” • Pop-Rock • More Golden Greats • “Ice Melts In The Sun”
1974 • Suzi Quatro • “Devil Gate Drive” • Glam Rock • Quatro • “In The Morning”
1978 • Donna Summer • “Rumour Has It” [UK] • Disco • Once Upon A Time… • “Once Upon A Time”
1992 • Bryan Adams • “Thought I’d Died And Gone To Heaven” • Pop-Rock • Waking Up The Neighbors • “Not Guilty”
1992 • Tears For Fears • “Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82 – 92) • “The Body Wah”
1998 • The Rolling Stones • “Saint Of Me” • Blues-Rock • Bridges To Babylon • “Any Way You Look At It”
1998 • Aerosmith • “Pink” • Hard Rock • Nine Lives • “Pink” [Remix] / Taste Of India

February 11
1966 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “La La La” [UK] • Merseybeat • Girl On A Swing • “Without You”
1966 • The Supremes • “My World Is Empty Without You” [UK] • Soul-Pop • I Hear A Symphony • “Everything Is Good About You”
1966 • Peter & Gordon • “Woman” [UK] • Merseybeat • Woman • “Wrong From The Start”
1975 • KC & The Sunshine Band • “Get Down Tonight” • Disco-Funk • KC & The Sunshine Band • “You Don’t Know”
1977 • David Bowie • “Sound And Vision” • Glam Rock • Low • “A New Career in a New Town”
1981 • Eric Clapton • “I Can’t Stand It” • Blues-Rock • Another Ticket • “Black Rose”
1988 • 38 Special • “Second Chance” • Rock Ballad • Rock & Roll Strategy • “Comin’ Down Tonight”
1997 • Aerosmith • “Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)” • Hard Rock • Nine Lives • “Fail Together”
1997 • Madonna • “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” • Orchestral Pop • Evita • “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” [Miami Remix]
2003 • Pearl Jam • “Save You” • Grunge Rock • Riot Act • “Other Side”
2008 • R.E.M. • “Supernatural Superserious” • Alt. Rock • Accelerator • “Airliner”

February 12
1958 • The Monotones • “The Book Of Love” • Doo Wop • [Single] • “You Never Loved Me”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “19th Nervous Breakdown” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Sad Day”
1971 • T. Rex • “Hot Love” [UK] • Glam Rock • Bolan Boogie • “Woodland Rock” / “King of the Mountain Cometh”
1976 • Carpenters • “There’s A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World)” • Soft Pop • A Kind Of Hush • “(I’m Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You”
1980 • The Clash • “Train In Vain (Stand By Me)” • Punk-Rock • London Calling • “London Calling”
1982 • Dazz Band • “Let It Whip” • Post-Disco Funk • Keep It Live • “Everyday Love”
1983 • Phil Collins • “I Don’t Care Anymore” • Pop-Rock • Hello, I Must Be Going! • “The West Side”

February 13
1965 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Shotgun” • Soul-Pop • Shotgun • “Hot Cha”
1965 • The Who • “I Can’t Explain” • Power Pop • The Who Sings My Generation • “Bald Headed Woman”
1967 • The Beatles • “Strawberry Fields Forever” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Penny Lane” [Double A-Side]
1967 • The Beatles • “Penny Lane” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Double A-Side]
1968 • Gary Puckett & The Union Gap • “Young Girl” • Pop-Rock • Gary Puckett And The Union Gap Featuring Young Girl • “I’m Losing You”
1968 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Scarborough Fair/Canticle” • Baroque-Pop Ballad • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme • “April Come She Will”
1968 • Donovan • “Jennifer, Juniper” [UK] • Folk-Rock • The Hurdy Gurdy Man • “Poor Cow”
1977 • Kiss • “Calling Dr. Love” • Hard Rock • Rock And Roll Over • “Take Me”
1983 • Donna Summer • “The Woman In Me” • Disco • Donna Summer • “Livin’ In America”
1989 • Michael Jackson • “Leave Me Alone” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Human Nature”
1995 • Madonna • “Bedtime Story” • Dance-Pop • Bedtime Stories • “Survival”

February 14
1961 • Sam Cooke • “That’s It – I Quit – I’m Movin’ On” • Soul • [Single] • “What Do You Say”
1966 • Bob Dylan • “One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)” • Folk-Rock • Blonde On Blonde • “Queen Jane Approximately”
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Sure Gonna Miss Her” • Pop-Rock • Hits Again • “I Don’t Wanna Say Goodnight”
1967 • The Turtles • “Happy Together” • Pop-Rock • Happy Together • “Like The Seasons”
1972 • Dr. Hook & The Medecine Show • “Sylvia’s Mother” • Country Pop • Dr. Hook • “Makin’ It Natural”
1976 • The Bellamy Brothers • “Let Your Love Flow” • Country-Pop • Let Your Love Flow • “Inside My Guitar”
1977 • Jimmy Buffett • “Margaritaville” • Gulf and Western • Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes • “Miss You So Badly”
1982 • Michael Jackson • “Beat It” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Get On The Floor”
1984 • Deniece Williams • “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” • Dance-Pop • Let’s Hear It For The Boy • “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” [Instrumental]
1988 • AC/DC • “Heatseeker” • Hard Rock • Blow Up Your Video • “Go Zone”
1994 • Cocteau Twins • “Bluebeard” [UK] • Dream Pop • Four-Calendar Café • “Three Swept”
2007 • Billy Joel • “All My Life” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “You’re My Home”

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