Singles Released This Week (January 15 – 21)

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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).

January 15
1958 • The Champs • “Tequila” • Rock ‘n’ Roll Instrumental • [Single] • [B-Side]
1958 • The Champs • “Train To Nowhere” • Instrumental • [Single] • “Tequila”
1965 • The Who • “I Can’t Explain” [UK] • British Rock • The Who Sings My Generation • “Bald Headed Woman”
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 Kinks • “Tired Of Waiting For You” [UK] • British Invasion Pop • Kinks-Size • “Come On Now”
1969 • The Carpenters • “Ticket To Ride” • Pop Ballad • Offering • “Your Wonderful Parade”
1971 • The 5th Dimension • “One Less Bell To Answer” [UK] • Sunshine Pop • Portrait • “Feelin’ Alright?”
1971 • The Carpenters • “For All We Know” • Soft Rock • Carpenters • “Don’t Be Afraid”
1971 • George Harrison • “My Sweet Lord” [UK] • Pop-Rock • All Things Must Pass • “What Is Life”
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
1964 • The Rip Chords • “Hey Little Cobra” [UK] • Surfer Rock • Hey Little Cobra • “The Queen”
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 • Donovan • “To Susan On The West Coast Waiting” • Psychedelic-Pop • Barabajagal • “Atlantis”
1969 • Donovan • “Atlantis” • Psychedelic-Pop • Barabajagal • [B-Side]
1969 • Elton John • “Lady Samantha” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “All Across The Havens”
1971 • David Bowie • “Holy Holy” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Black Country Roak”
1972 • David Bowie • “Changes” • Glam Rock • Hunky Dory • “Andy Warhol”
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 • Guns N’ Roses • “Estranged” • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “The Garden”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “The Sign” [UK] • Euro Dance-Pop • The Sign • “The Sign” [Long Version] / “The Sign” [Dub Version]
2000 • 3 Doors Down • “Kryptonite” • Alt. Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge • The Better Life • “Kryptonite” [LP Version]

January 18
1960 • Bobby Rydell • “Wild One” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Little Bitty Girl”
1968 • The Four Tops • “Walk Away Renee” • Soul – Pop • Reach Out • “Your Love Is Wonderful”
1980 • Bob Dylan • “Gotta Serve Somebody” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Slow Train Coming • “Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking”
1994 • Beck • “Loser” • Alt Rock/Lo-Fi • Mellow Gold • “Steal My Body Home”
2008 • Matchbox Twenty • “All Your Reasons” • Alt. Rock • Exile On Mainstream • “How Far We’ve Come / Disease”

January 19
1962 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “I’ve Been Twistin'” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Ramblin’ Rose”
1962 • Marvin Gaye • “Sandman” • Soul • [Single] • “I’m Yours, You’re Mine”
1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Homeward Bound” • Folk-Pop • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme • “Leaves That Are Green”
1968 • The Lemon Pipers • “Green Tambourine” [UK] • Pop-Psychedelia • Green Tambourine • “No Help From Me”
1973 • Mott The Hoople • “Sweet Jane” • Glam Rock • All The Young Dudes • “Jerkin’ Crocos”
1973 • The Moody Blues • “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)” • Prog Rock • Seventh Sojourn • “For My Lady”
1979 • The Ramones • “She’s The One” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Road To Ruin • “I Wanna Be Sedated”
1979 • The Ramones • “I Wanna Be Sedated” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Road To Ruin • [B-Side]
1979 • Gloria Gaynor • “I Will Survive” [UK] • Disco • Love Tracks • “Anybody Wanna Party?”
1983 • Pat Benatar • “Little Too Late” • Hard Rock • Get Nervous • “Fight It Out”
1998 • Foo Fighters • “My Hero” • Grunge Rock • The Colour And The Shape • “Dear Lover”

January 20
1967 • Spencer Davis Group • “I’m A Man” [UK] • Garage Rock • I’m A Man • “I Can’t Get Enough Of It”
1970 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Bridge Over Troubled Water” • Folk-Pop • Bridge Over Troubled Water • “Keep The Customer Satisfied”
1971 • Grateful Dead • “Truckin'” • Roots Rock • American Beauty • “Ripple”
1973 • Elton John • “Daniel” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player • “Skyline Pigeon”
1978 • Jackson Browne • “You Love The Thunder” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Running On Empty • “Cocaine”
1978 • The Bee Gees • “Stayin’ Alive” [UK] • Disco • Saturday Night Fever[Sndtrk] • “If I Can’t Have You”
1978 • The Bee Gees • “If I Can’t Have You” [UK] • Disco • Saturday Night Fever[Sndtrk] • [B-Side]
1982 • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts • “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” • Hard Rock • I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll • “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got”
1984 • Metallica • “Jump In The Fire” • Thrash Metal • Kill ‘Em All • “Seek And Destroy” [Live] / “Phantom Lord” [Live]
1984 • Echo & The Bunnymen • “The Killing Moon” • Post-Punk • Ocean Rain • “Do It Clean”
1991 • Genesis • “I Can’t Dance” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “On The Shoreline”

January 21
1966 • Episode Six • “Put Yourself In My Place” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “That’s All I Want”
1971 • J. Geils Band • “Homework (Ain’t Gonna Do It Baby)” • Blues-Rock • The J. Geils Band • “First I Look At The Purse”
1972 • Nilsson • “Without You” [UK] • Power Ballad • Nilsson Schmilsson • “Gotta Get Up”
1972 • T. Rex • “Telegram Sam” [UK] • Glam Rock • The Slider • “Cadilac” / “Baby Strange”
1977 • Brick • “Dazz” [UK] • Disco-Jazz Funk • Good High • “Southern Sunset”
1986 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star” [UK] • Album Rock • Pack Up The Plantation – Live! • “American Girl”
1986 • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark • “If You Leave” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Pretty In Pink[Sndtrk] • “La Femme Accident”
1991 • UB40 • “The Way You Do The Things You Do” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • [Single] • “Mispent Youth”
2008 • The Human League • “The Things That Dreams Are Made Of” • New Wave Synth-Pop • [Single] • [None]

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