Singles Released This Week (January 20 – 26)

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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 20
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 • “If I Can’t Have You” [UK] • Disco • Saturday Night Fever[Sndtrk] • [B-Side]
1978 • The Bee Gees • “Stayin’ Alive” [UK] • Disco • Saturday Night Fever[Sndtrk] • “If I Can’t Have You”
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”


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”
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 • The Hollies • “Yes I Will (I’ll Be True to You)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Nobody”
1965 • Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders • “The Game Of Love” [UK] • Garage Rock • Game Of Love • “Since You’ve Been Gone”
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 • Eruption • “I Can’t Stand The Rain” • Disco • Eruption • “Be Yourself”
1978 • Yvonne Elliman • “If I Can’t Have You” • Disco • Night Flight • “Good Sign”
1982 • Michael Jackson • “Thriller” • Disco-Funk • Thriller • “Things I Do For you”
1984 • Genesis • “Illegal Alien” [UK] • Prog Rock • Genesis • “Turn It On Again” [Live]
1984 • The Rolling Stones • “She Was Hot” • Blues-Rock • Undercover • “I Think I’m Going Mad”
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 • Peter & Gordon • “Woman” • Merseybeat • Woman • “Wrong From The Start”
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”
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 • George Harrison • “Crackerbox Palace” • Pop-Rock • Thirty-Three & 1/3 • “Learning How to Love You”
1977 • Kenny Rogers • “Lucille” • Country-Pop • Kenny Rogers • “Till I Get It Right”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “Kiss On My List” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “Africa”
1983 • Tears For Fears • “Change” • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Hurting • “The Conflict”
1983 • Duran Duran • “New Moon On Monday” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Seven And The Ragged Tiger • “Tiger Tiger”
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”
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”
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 singles in Dr. Rock’s database for this date.