Singles Released This Week (January 11 – 17)

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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).


January 11
1963 • The Beatles • “Ask Me Why” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beatles • “Please Please Me” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • “Ask Me Why”
1967 • The Supremes • “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “There’s No Stopping Us Now”
1971 • Janis Joplin • “Me And Bobby McGee” • Country-Rock • Pearl • “Half Moon”
1972 • The Marvelettes • “A Breath Taking Guy” • Soul – Pop • The Return Of The Marvelettes • “You’re The One For Me Bobby”
1974 • Paper Lace • “Billy – Don’t Be A Hero” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Celia”
1974 • The Supremes • “I Guess I’ll Miss The Man” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Supremes Produced And Arranged By Jimmy Webb • “Over And Over”
1974 • 10cc • “The Worst Band In The World” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • “18 Carat Man Of Means”
1976 • Donna Summer • “Could It Be Magic” • Disco • A Love Trilogy • “Whispering Waves”
1979 • Marvin Gaye • “A Funky Space Reincarnation (Part 1)” • Jazz-Funk • [Single] • “A Funky Space Reincarnation (Part 2)”
1979 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Refugee” • Jangle Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • “It’s Rainin’ Again”

January 12
1966 • The Isley Brothers • “This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)” • Soul-Funk • This Old Heart Of Mine • “There’s No Love Left”
1968 • Manfred Mann • “Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Mighty Garvey! • “By Request – Edwin Garvey”
1970 • Badfinger • “Come And Get It” • Power Pop • Magic Christian Music • “Rock Of All Ages”
1973 • Electric Light Orchestra • “Roll Over Beethoven” [UK] • Symphonic Rock • ELO II • “Queen Of The Hours”
1973 • Steely Dan • “Do It Again” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • Can’t Buy A Thrill • “Fire In The Hole”
1974 • The Who • “The Real Me” • Hard Rock • Quadrophenia • “I’m One”
1980 • Blondie • “Rapture” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Autoamerican • “Walk Like Me”
1981 • John Lennon • “Woman” • Soft Rock • Double Fantasy • “Beautiful Boys” [Yoko Ono]
2004 • Metallica • “The Unnamed Feeling” • Nu Metal • St. Anger • “Leper Messiah” [Live]

January 13
1967 • The Moody Blues • “Life’s Not Life” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “He Can Win”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Let’s Spend The Night Together” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Between The Buttons • “Ruby Tuesday” [Double A-Side]
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Ruby Tuesday” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Between The Buttons • “Let’s Spend The Night Together” [Double A-Side]
1967 • The Tremeloes • “Here Comes My Baby” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Gentleman Of Pleasure”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Let’s Spend The Night Together” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Between The Buttons • “Ruby Tuesday” [Double A-Side]
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Ruby Tuesday” • Baroque Pop • Between The Buttons • “Let’s Spend The Night Together” [Double A-Side]
1969 • The Beatles • “All Together Now” • Skiffle • Yellow Submarine • “Hey Bulldog”
1970 • Stevie Wonder • “Never Had A Dream Come True” • Soul-Pop • Signed, Sealed And Delivered • “Somebody Knows, Somebody Cares”
1973 • Carpenters • “Sing” • Soft Pop • Now & Then • “Druscilla Penny”
1975 • Minnie Riperton • “Lovin’ You” • Pop • Perfect Angel • “The Edge Of A Dream”
1984 • Talk Talk • “It’s My Life” • New Wave Synth-Pop • It’s My Life • “Does Caroline Know?”
1986 • The Cars • “I’m Not The One” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Shake It Up • “Heartbeat City”
1986 • Janet Jackson • “What Have You Done For Me Lately” • Dance-Pop • Control • “He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive”

January 14
1959 • The Coasters • “Charlie Brown” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Three Cool Cats”
1969 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon” • Psychedelic Pop • Hard ‘N’ Heavy (With Marshmallow) • “Without You”
1969 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy To Come By” • Soul – Pop • Easy • “Satisfied Feelin'”
1971 • The Temptations • “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” • Soul-Pop • Sky’s The Limit • “You Make Your Own Heaven and Hell Right Here on Earth”
1972 • Boz Scaggs • “Runnin’ Blue” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Boz Scaggs & Band • “Here To Stay”
1972 • David Bowie • “Changes” [UK] • Glam Rock • Hunky Dory • “Andy Warhol”
1982 • J. Geils Band • “Freeze-Frame” • Blues-Rock • Freeze-Frame • “Flamethrower”
1984 • Madonna • “Holiday” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “Think Of Me”
1985 • Phil Collins • “Sussudio” [UK] • Dance-Funk • No Jacket Required • “The Man With The Horn”
1992 • Michael Jackson • “Remember The Time” • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Black Or White” [Club Mix]
1993 • 10,000 Maniacs • “Candy Everybody Wants” • Folk-Rock • Our Time In Eden • “Everyday Is Like Sunday”
1996 • The Human League • “Stay With Me Tonight” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • [Single] • “Stay With Me Tonight” [Vocal Mix]
2003 • Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton • “Big Yellow Taxi” • Country-Rock • Counting Crows: Films About Ghosts – The Best of… • [None]

January 15
1958 • The Champs • “Tequila” • Rock ‘n’ Roll Instrumental • [Single] • [B-Side]
1958 • The Champs • “Train To Nowhere” • Instrumental • [Single] • “Tequila”
1965 • The Supremes • “Come See About Me” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Where Did Our Love Go? • “(You’re Gone But) Always in My Heart”
1965 • The Who • “I Can’t Explain” [UK] • British Rock • The Who Sings My Generation • “Bald Headed Woman”
1969 • Carpenters • “Ticket To Ride” • Pop Ballad • Offering • “Your Wonderful Parade”
1971 • George Harrison • “My Sweet Lord” [UK] • Pop-Rock • All Things Must Pass • “What Is Life”
1971 • Carpenters • “For All We Know” • Soft Rock • Carpenters • “Don’t Be Afraid”
1972 • The Osmonds • “Down By The Lazy River” • Pop-Rock • Phase III • “He’s The Light Of The World”
1973 • Johnny Nash • “Stir It Up” • Reggae Pop • I Can See Clearly Now • “Ooh Baby You’ve Been Good To Me”
1990 • Phil Collins • “I Wish It Would Rain Down” [UK] • Pop-Rock • …But Seriously • “Homeless” [“Another Day In Paradise” Demo]

January 16
1977 • Kansas • “Dust In The Wind” • Soft Rock • Point Of Know Return • “Paradox”
1981 • John Lennon • “Woman” [UK] • Soft Rock • Double Fantasy • “Beautiful Boys” [Yoko Ono]
1981 • The Clash • “Hitsville U.K.” • Punk-Rock • Sandinista! • “Radio One”
1982 • The Go-Go’s • “We Got The Beat” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Beauty And The Beat • “Can’t Stop The World”
1988 • Michael Jackson • “Man In The Mirror” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Man In The Mirror” [Instrumental]

January 17
1966 • The 13th Floor Elevators • “You’re Gonna Miss Me” • Garage Rock • The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators • “Tried To Hide”
1967 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Pucker Up Buttercup” • Soul • Road Runner • “Anyway You Wannta”
1969 • Elton John • “Lady Samantha” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “All Across The Havens”
1971 • David Bowie • “Holy Holy” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Black Country Roak”
1975 • Queen • “Now I’m Here” [UK] • Glam Rock • Sheer Heart Attack • “Lily of the Valley” [Single Edit]
1975 • Bob Dylan • “Tangled Up In Blue” • Folk-Rock • Blood On The Tracks • “If You See Her, Say Hello”
1977 • Glen Campbell • “Southern Nights” • Country-Pop • Southern Nights • “William Tell Overture”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “The Sign” [UK] • Euro Dance-Pop • The Sign • “The Sign” [Long Version] / “The Sign” [Dub Version]
1994 • Guns N’ Roses • “Estranged” • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “The Garden”
2000 • 3 Doors Down • “Kryptonite” • Alt. Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge • The Better Life • “Kryptonite” [LP Version]

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