Singles Released This Week (January 2 – 8)

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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 02
1956 • Bill Haley & His Comets • “See You Later, Alligator” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “The Paper Boy (On Main Street U.S.A.)”
1970 • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “Travelin’ Band” • Swamp Rock • Cosmo’s Factory • “Who’ll Stop The Rain” [Double A-Side]
1970 • The Temptations • “I Can’t Get Next To You” [UK] • Soul-Funk • Puzzle People • “Running Away (Ain’t Gonna Help You)”
1970 • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “Who’ll Stop The Rain” • Roots Rock • Cosmo’s Factory • “Travelin’ Band” [Double A-Side]
1971 • Bread • “Let Your Love Go” • Soft Rock • Manna • “Too Much Love”
1981 • David Bowie • “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” [UK] • Post-Punk • Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) • “Because You’re Young”
1982 • Michael Jackson • “Billie Jean” • R&B/Dance-Pop • Thriller • “It’s The Falling In Love”
1986 • Fine Young Cannibals • “Suspicious Minds” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Fine Young Cannibals • “Prick Up Your Ears”
1988 • George Michael • “Father Figure” • Dance-Pop • Faith • “Love’s In Need Of Love Today” [Live]
1995 • Ace Of Base • “Living In Danger” [UK] • Europop/Reggae • The Sign • “Living In Danger” [D House Mix]

January 03
1969 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Dancing In The Street” [UK] • Soul-Dance • [Single] • “Quicksand”
1973 • Aerosmith • “Mama Kin” • Hard Rock • Aerosmith • [None]
1979 • Blondie • “Heart Of Glass” • Disco • Parallel Lines • “11:59”
1979 • Blondie • “Heart Of Glass” [UK] • Disco • Parallel Lines • “Rifle Range”
1983 • Huey Lewis & The News • “I Want A New Drug” • Pop-Rock • Sports • “Finally Found A Home”
2001 • Dave Matthews Band • “I Did It” • Alt. Rock/Pop-Rock • Everyday • [None]

January 04
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Playing For Keeps” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Too Much” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Playing For Keeps”
1963 • Jan & Dean • “Linda” • Surf Rock • Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfing • “When I Learn How To Cry”
1965 • Aretha Franklin • “Can’t You Just See Me” • Soul • Soul Sister • “Little Miss Raggedy Ann”
1966 • Martha & The Vandellas • “My Baby Loves Me” • Soul – Dance • [Single] • “Never Leave Your Baby’s Side”
1972 • Elvis Presley • “Until It’s Time For You To Go” • Adult Contemporary • Elvis Now • “We Can Make The Morning”
1972 • Yes • “Roundabout” • Prog Rock • Fragile • “Long Distance Runaround”
1975 • Elvis Presley • “My Boy” • Adult Contemporary Ballad • Good Times • “Thinking About You”
1986 • Stacey Q • “Two of Hearts” • Dance-Pop • Better Than Heaven • “Dancing Nowhere” / “Shy Girl”

January 05
1958 • Buddy Holly • “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Raining In My Heart”
1962 • Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers • “My Bonnie” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)”
1962 • Aretha Franklin • “Rough Lover” • Soul • The Electrifying Aretha Franklin • [B-Side]
1962 • Aretha Franklin • “I Surrender, Dear” • Soul • The Electrifying Aretha Franklin • “Rough Lover”
1964 • The Four Tops • “Ask The Lonely” • Soul – Pop • The Four Tops • “Where Did You Go”
1967 • Tommy James & The Shondells • “I Think We’re Alone Now” • Pop-Rock • I Think We’re Alone Now • “Gone, Gone, Gone”
1972 • Little Feat • “Easy To Slip” • Country-Rock • Sailin’ Shoes • “Cat Fever”
1973 • The Who • “Relay” [UK] • Hard Rock • [Single] • “Waspman”
1981 • Phil Collins • “In The Air Tonight” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Face Value • “The Roof Is Leaking”
1983 • Journey • “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” • Pop-Rock • Frontiers • “Frontiers”
1986 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Jacob’s Ladder” • Pop-Rock • Fore! • “The Heart Of Rock & Roll” [Live]
1987 • The Beastie Boys • “Brass Monkey” • Rap • Licensed To Ill • [None]
1988 • Richard Marx • “Endless Summer Nights” • Soft Rock • Richard Marx • “Have Mercy”
1990 • Kiss • “Forever” • Power Ballad • Hot In The Shade • “The Street Giveth & the Street Taketh Away”
2004 • R.E.M. • “Animal” • Alt. Rock • In Time – The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 • “Pretty Persuasion” [Live]

January 06
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “I’m Livin’ In Shame” • Soul – Pop • Let The Sunshine In • “I’m So Glad (I Got Someone Like You Around)”
1978 • David Bowie • “Beauty And The Beast” • Glam Rock • Heroes • “Sense Of Doubt”
1978 • Steve Miller Band • “Swingtown” [UK] • Album Rock • Book Of Dreams • “Winter Time”
1982 • The Doobie Brothers • “Here To Love You” • Pop-Rock • Minute By Minute • “Wynken, Blynken And Nod”
1984 • John Lennon • “Nobody Told Me” • Pop-Rock • Milk & Honey • “O’ Sanity” [Yoko Ono]
1987 • Bruce Hornsby & The Range • “Mandolin Rain” • Pop-Rock • The Way It Is • “The Red Plains”
1987 • Janet Jackson • “Let’s Wait Awhile” • Dance-Pop • Control • “Nasty”
1998 • Pearl Jam • “Given To Fly” • Grunge Rock • Yield • “Pilate”

January 07
1958 • Elvis Presley • “I Beg Of You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “I Beg Of You”
1964 • The Searchers • “Needles And Pins” [UK] • Merseybeat • It’s The Searchers • “Saturday Night Out”
1964 • The Searchers • “Needles And Pins” • Merseybeat • Meet The Searchers • “Ain’t That Just Like Me”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Tuesday Afternoon” [UK] • Symphonic Rock • Days Of Future Passed • “Another Morning”
1969 • The Byrds • “Drug Store Truck Driving Man” • Folk-Rock • Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde • [B-Side]
1969 • Spiral Starecase • “More Today Than Yesterday” • Psychedelic Pop • More Today Than Yesterday • “Broken-Hearted Man”
1969 • The Byrds • “Bad Night At The Whiskey” • Folk-Rock • Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde • “Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man”
1972 • David Bowie • “Changes” • Glam Rock • Hunky Dory • “Andy Warhol”
1972 • Badfinger • “Day After Day” [UK] • Power Pop • Straight Up • “Sweet Tuesday Morning”
1977 • Boston • “Foreplay/Long Time” • Arena Rock • Boston • “Let Me Take You Home Tonight”
1983 • Prince • “1999” [UK] • Funk-Dance • 1999 • “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?”
1985 • The Cars • “Why Can’t I Have You” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbeat City • “Breakaway”
1997 • Sublime • “Santeria” • Ska Punk • Sublime • [None]
1997 • Metallica • “King Nothing” • Thrash Metal • Load • “Ain’t My Bitch” [Live]

January 08
1955 • Elvis Presley • “You’re A Heartbreaker” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Milkcow Blues Boogie” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “You’re A Heartbreaker”
1965 • The Shangri-Las • “Leader Of The Pack” [UK] • Girl Group Pop • [Single] • “What Is Love”
1968 • Otis Redding • “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” • Soul • The Dock Of The Bay • “Sweet Lorene”
1968 • Sam & Dave • “I Thank You” • Soul • [Single] • “Wrap It Up”
1968 • The Association • “Everything That Touches You” • Sunshine Pop • Birthday • “We Love Us”
1970 • The Originals • “The Bells” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “I’ll Wait For You”
1971 • The Supremes • “Stoned Love” [UK] • Soul – Pop • Shine On Me • “Shine On Me”
1973 • Jim Croce • “One Less Set Of Footsteps” • Folk-Pop • Life And Times • “It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way”
1975 • Yes • “Soon (From “The Gates Of Delirium”)” • Prog Rock • Relayer • “Sound Chaser”
1980 • Pink Floyd • “Another Brick In The Wall, Part II” • Prog Rock • The Wall • “One Of My Turns”
1985 • Journey • “Only The Young” • Pop-Rock • Vision Quest[Sndtrk] • “I’ll Fall in Love Again” [Sammy Hagar]
1986 • Phil Collins • “Take Me Home” • Pop-Rock • No Jacket Required • “Only You Know And I Know”
1990 • Sinaed O’Connor • “Nothing Compares 2 U” • Pop-Rock • I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got • “Jump In The River”
1992 • Eric Clapton • “Tears In Heaven” • Soft Rock • Rush[Sndtrk] • “Tracks And Lines”

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