Singles Released This Week (Janaury 24 -30)

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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).

January 24
1966 • Aretha Franklin • “Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket (Make It For The Door)” • Soul • Take It Like You Give It • “Hands Off”
1966 • Peter & Gordon • “Woman” • Merseybeat • Woman • “Wrong From The Start”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations • “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations • “A Place In The Sun”
1973 • Bread • “Aubrey” • Soft Rock • Guitar Man • “Didn’t Even Know Her Name”
1977 • Kenny Rogers • “Lucille” • Country-Pop • Kenny Rogers • “Till I Get It Right”
1977 • George Harrison • “Crackerbox Palace” • Pop-Rock • Thirty-Three & 1/3 • “Learning How to Love You”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “Kiss On My List” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “Africa”
1983 • Duran Duran • “New Moon On Monday” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Seven And The Ragged Tiger • “Tiger Tiger”
1983 • Tears For Fears • “Change” • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Hurting • “The Conflict”
2009 • The XX • “VCR” [UK] • Dream Pop • XX • “Insects” / “You Got The Love”

January 25
1964 • The Bachelors • “Diane” • British Invasion • [Single] • “Happy Land”
1974 • The Hollies • “The Air That I Breathe” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Hollies • “No More Riders”
1980 • The Vapors • “Turning Japanese” • Power Pop • New Clear Days • “Talk Talk”
1981 • The Cars • “Gimme Some Slack” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Panorama • “Don’t Go To Pieces”
1984 • Christine McVie • “Got A Hold On Me” • Pop-Rock • Christine McVie • “Who’s Dreaming This Dream”
1985 • Prince • “Take Me With U” • Psychedelic Pop • Purple Rain • “Baby I’m A Star”
1988 • George Harrison • “When We Was Fab” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Zig Zag”
1990 • Phil Collins • “I Wish It Would Rain Down” • Pop-Rock • …But Seriously • “You’ve Been In Love (That Little Bit Too Long)”
1993 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Sex Type Thing” • Grunge Rock • Core • [None]
2011 • R.E.M. • “Überlin” • Alt. Rock • Collapse Into Now • “What’s The Frequency Kenneth” [Live]

January 26
[No entries]

January 27
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Heartbreak Hotel” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “I Was The One”
1967 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage” • Soul – Pop • Make It Happen • “Come Spy With Me”
1970 • Yes • “Sweetness” • Prog Rock • Yes • “Every Little Thing”
1973 • Electric Light Orchestra • “Roll Over Beethoven” • Symphonic Rock • ELO II • “Queen Of The Hours”
1978 • ABBA • “Take A Chance On Me” [UK] • Euro-Pop • The Album • “I’m A Marionette”
1984 • Cyndi Lauper • “Time After Time” • Pop-Rock • She’s So Unusual • “I’ll Kiss You”
1984 • Thompson Twins • “Doctor! Doctor!” [UK] • Synth-Pop • Into The Gap • “Nurse Shark”
1997 • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones • “The Impression That I Get” • Reggae/Ska-Core • Let’s Face It • “At It Again”
1998 • Will Smith • “Getting’ Jiggy Wit It” • Pop Rap • Big Willie Style • “Big Willie Style”
1998 • Shania Twain • “You’re Still The One” • Country-Pop • Come On Over • “Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)”

January 28
1966 • The Small Faces • “Sha-La-La-La-Lee” • Britbeat • The Small Faces • “Grow Your Own”
1969 • Stevie Wonder • “My Cherie Amour” • Pop-R&B • My Cherie Amour • “I Don’t Know Why I Love You”
1972 • The Temptations • “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)” [UK] • Soul – Pop • Solid Rock • “Gonna Keep on Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love”
1974 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Jet” • Power Pop • Band On The Run • “Mamunia”
1978 • Van Halen • “You Really Got Me” • Arena Rock • Van Halen • “Atomic Punk”
1981 • The Doobie Brothers • “Keep This Train A-Rollin'” • Pop-Rock • One Step Closer • “Just In Time”
1988 • Cher • “We All Sleep Alone” • Pop-Rock • Cher • “Working Girl”

January 29
1963 • Elvis Presley • “One Broken Heart For Sale” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • It Happened At The World’s Fair • “They Remind Me Too Much Of You”
1963 • Elvis Presley • “They Remind Me Too Much Of You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • It Happened At The World’s Fair • [B-Side]
1964 • The Marvelettes • “He’s A Good Guy (Yes He Is)” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Goddess Of Love”
1965 • The Zombies • “Tell Her No” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Zombies • “What More Can I Do”
1965 • Unit Four Plus Two • “Concrete And Clay” [UK] • Brit Folk-Rock • [Single] • “When I Fall In Love”
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Wild One” [UK] • Soul – Dance • Dance Party • “Dancing Slow”
1969 • Neil Diamond • “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” • Pop-Rock • Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show • “A Modern Day Version Of Love”
1970 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Gotta Hold On To This Feeling” • Soul • What Does It Take to Win Your Love • “Clinging To The Thought That She’s Coming Back”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “Kentucky Rain” • Country Pop • [Single] • “My Little Friend”
1972 • Bread • “Everything I Own” • Soft Rock • Baby I’m-A Want You • “I Don’t Love You”
1973 • The Beach Boys • “Sail On Sailor” • Pop-Rock • Holland • “Only With You”
1979 • Chic • “I Want Your Love” • Diusco • C’est Chic • “(Funny) Bone”
1982 • The Jam • “Town Called Malice” • Punk/Mod Revival • The Gift • “Precious”
1982 • Depeche Mode • “See You” [UK] • Synth-Pop • A Broken Frame • “Now, This Is Fun”
1983 • Hall & Oates • “One On One” • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Art Of Heartbreak”
1990 • Crowded House • “I Feel Possessed” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Temple Of Low Men • “Mr. Tambourine Man “
1998 • Aerosmith • “Taste Of India” • Hard Rock • Nine Lives • “Taste Of India” [Album Version]
2001 • U2 • “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” • Alt. Pop-Rock • All That You Can’t Leave Behind • “Big Girls Are Best”
2008 • Matchbox Twenty • “These Hard Times” • Alt. Rock • Exile On Mainstream • “These Hard Times” [Album Edit]

January 30
1961 • Patsy Cline • “I Fall To Pieces” • Country-Pop • Patsy Cline Showcase • “Lovin’ In Vain”
1964 • The Beatles • “From Me To You” • Merseybeat • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “Please Please Me” • Brit Beat • Introducing…The Beatles • “From Me To You”
1968 • The Velvet Underground • “White Light/White Heat” • Proto Punk • White Light/White Heat • “Here She Comes Now”
1969 • The Temptations • “Runaway Child, Running Wild” • Psychedelic Soul • Cloud Nine • “I Need Your Lovin'”
1971 • Ike & Tina Turner • “Proud Mary” • Soul • Workin’ Together • “Funkier than a Mosquita’s Tweeter”
1973 • Al Green • “Call Me (Come Back Home)” • Southern Soul • Call Me • “What A Wonderful Thing Love Is”
1976 • The Isley Brothers • “For The Love Of You (Part 1 And 2)” [UK] • Soul-Funk • The Heat Is On • “You Walk Your Way”
1981 • Talking Heads • “Once In A Lifetime” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Remain In Light • “Seen And Not Seen”
1985 • Madonna • “Material Girl” • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Pretender”
1988 • George Harrison • “When We Was Fab” • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Zig Zag”
1989 • Madonna • “Keep It Together” • Dance-Pop • Like A Prayer • “Keep It Together” [Instrumental]
1991 • Wilson Phillips • “You’re In Love” • Pop-Rock • Wilson Phillips • “Hold On” [Live]

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