Singles Released This Week (January 18 – 24)

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The Four Tops, 1966

Here’s an expanding 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 18
1968 • The Four Tops • “Walk Away Renee” • Soul – Pop • Reach Out • “Your Love Is Wonderful”
1978 • Warren Zevon • “Werewolves Of London” • Pop-Rock • Excitable Boy • “Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner”
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 • Marvin Gaye • “Sandman” • Soul • [Single] • “I’m Yours, You’re Mine”
1962 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “I’ve Been Twistin'” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Ramblin’ Rose”
1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Homeward Bound” • Folk-Pop • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme • “Leaves That Are Green”
1972 • 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 • “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?”
1979 • The Ramones • “She’s The One” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Road To Ruin • “I Wanna Be Sedated”
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 • 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 • Echo & The Bunnymen • “The Killing Moon” • Post-Punk • Ocean Rain • “Do It Clean”
1984 • Metallica • “Jump In The Fire” • Thrash Metal • Kill ‘Em All • “Seek And Destroy” [Live] / “Phantom Lord” [Live]

January 21
1966 • Episode Six • “Put Yourself In My Place” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “That’s All I Want”
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 • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark • “If You Leave” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Pretty In Pink[Sndtrk] • “88 Seconds In Greensboro”
1986 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star” [UK] • Album Rock • Pack Up The Plantation – Live! • “American Girl”
1991 • UB40 • “The Way You Do The Things You Do” • Reggae-Pop • [Single] • “Mispent Youth”
2008 • The Human League • “The Things That Dreams Are Made Of” • New Wave Synth-Pop • [Single] • [None]

January 22
1964 • Sam Cooke • “(Ain’t That) Good News” • Soul-Gospel • Ain’t That Good News • “Basin Street Blues”
1965 • The Graham Bond Organisation • “Tammy” [UK] • R&B-Pop • The Sound Of ’65 • “Wade In The Water”
1965 • Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders • “The Game Of Love” [UK] • Garage Rock • Game Of Love • “Since You’ve Been Gone”
1965 • The Hollies • “Yes I Will (I’ll Be True to You)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Nobody”
1965 • Tom Jones • “It’s Not Unusual” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “To Wait For Love”
1977 • Jennifer Warnes • “Right Time Of The Night” • Country-Pop • Jennifer Warnes • “Daddy Don’t Go”
1977 • Hall & Oates • “Rich Girl” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Bigger Than The Both Of Us • “You’ll Never Learn”
1982 • Alabama • “Mountain Music” • Country-Rock • Mountain Music • “Never Be One”
1982 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Do You Believe In Love” • Pop-Rock • Picture This • “Is It Me”

January 23
1964 • The Temptations • “The Way You Do The Things You Do” • Soul-Pop • Meet The Temptations • “Just Let Me Know”
1965 • The Moody Blues • “Go Now!” • British Beat • Go Now! • “Lose Your Money”
1978 • Yvonne Elliman • “If I Can’t Have You” • Disco • Night Flight • “Good Sign”
1978 • Eruption • “I Can’t Stand The Rain” • Disco • Eruption • “Be Yourself”
1982 • Michael Jackson • “Thriller” • Disco-Funk • Thriller • “Things I Do For you”
1984 • Metallica • “Whiplash” • Thrash Metal • Kill ‘Em All • “Whiplash” [Special Neckbrace Remix]
1984 • The Rolling Stones • “She Was Hot” • Blues-Rock • Undercover • “I Think I’m Going Mad”
1984 • Genesis • “Illegal Alien” [UK] • Prog Rock • Genesis • “Turn It On Again” [Live]
1990 • Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville • “All My Life” • Pop-Rock • Cry Like A Rainstorm – Howl Like The Wind • “Shattered”
1990 • Cher • “Heart Of Stone” • Pop-Rock • Heart Of Stone • “All Because Of You”
1995 • R.E.M. • “Crush With Eyeliner” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “Crush with Eyeliner” [Instrumental]
1996 • Smashing Pumpkins • “1979” • Alt Rock/Prog Rock • Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness • “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”

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”

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