Singles Released This Week (January 29 – February 4)

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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 29
1963 • Elvis Presley • “One Broken Heart For Sale” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • It Happened At The World’s Fair • “They Remind Me Too Much Of You”
1963 • Elvis Presley • “They Remind Me Too Much Of You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • It Happened At The World’s Fair • [B-Side]
1964 • The Marvelettes • “He’s A Good Guy (Yes He Is)” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Goddess Of Love”
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Wild One” [UK] • Soul – Dance • Dance Party • “Dancing Slow”
1965 • The Zombies • “Tell Her No” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Zombies • “What More Can I Do”
1965 • Unit Four Plus Two • “Concrete And Clay” [UK] • Brit Folk-Rock • [Single] • “When I Fall In Love”
1969 • Neil Diamond • “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” • Pop-Rock • Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show • “A Modern Day Version Of Love”
1970 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Gotta Hold On To This Feeling” • Soul • What Does It Take to Win Your Love • “Clinging To The Thought That She’s Coming Back”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “Kentucky Rain” • Country Pop • [Single] • “My Little Friend”
1971 • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” [UK] • Swamp Rock • Pendulum • “Hey Tonight” [Double A-Side]
1971 • The Grass Roots • “Temptation Eyes” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Keepin’ Me Down”
1972 • Bread • “Everything I Own” • Soft Rock • Baby I’m-A Want You • “I Don’t Love You”
1973 • The Beach Boys • “Sail On Sailor” • Pop-Rock • Holland • “Only With You”
1979 • Chic • “I Want Your Love” • Diusco • C’est Chic • “(Funny) Bone”
1982 • The Jam • “Town Called Malice” • Punk/Mod Revival • The Gift • “Precious”
1982 • Depeche Mode • “See You” [UK] • Synth-Pop • A Broken Frame • “Now, This Is Fun”
1983 • Hall & Oates • “One On One” • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Art Of Heartbreak”
1990 • Crowded House • “I Feel Possessed” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Temple Of Low Men • “Mr. Tambourine Man “
1998 • Aerosmith • “Taste Of India” • Hard Rock • Nine Lives • “Taste Of India” [Album Version]
2001 • U2 • “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” • Alt. Pop-Rock • All That You Can’t Leave Behind • “Big Girls Are Best”
2008 • Matchbox Twenty • “These Hard Times” • Alt. Rock • Exile On Mainstream • “These Hard Times” [Album Edit]

January 30
1961 • Patsy Cline • “I Fall To Pieces” • Country-Pop • Patsy Cline Showcase • “Lovin’ In Vain”
1964 • The Beatles • “From Me To You” • Merseybeat • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “Please Please Me” • Brit Beat • Introducing…The Beatles • “From Me To You”
1968 • The Velvet Underground • “White Light/White Heat” • Proto Punk • White Light/White Heat • “Here She Comes Now”
1969 • The Temptations • “Runaway Child, Running Wild” • Psychedelic Soul • Cloud Nine • “I Need Your Lovin'”
1971 • Ike & Tina Turner • “Proud Mary” • Soul • Workin’ Together • “Funkier than a Mosquita’s Tweeter”
1973 • Al Green • “Call Me (Come Back Home)” • Southern Soul • Call Me • “What A Wonderful Thing Love Is”
1976 • Russ Ballard • “Since You Been Gone” [UK] • Hard Rock • Winning • “Venus (Shine Your Light)”
1976 • The Isley Brothers • “For The Love Of You (Part 1 And 2)” [UK] • Soul-Funk • The Heat Is On • “You Walk Your Way”
1981 • Talking Heads • “Once In A Lifetime” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Remain In Light • “Seen And Not Seen”
1984 • The Rolling Stones • “She Was Hot” • Blues-Rock • Undercover • “I Think I’m Going Mad”
1985 • Madonna • “Material Girl” • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Pretender”
1988 • George Harrison • “When We Was Fab” • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Zig Zag”
1989 • Madonna • “Keep It Together” • Dance-Pop • Like A Prayer • “Keep It Together” [Instrumental]
1991 • Wilson Phillips • “You’re In Love” • Pop-Rock • Wilson Phillips • “Hold On” [Live]

January 31
1957 • Ray Charles • “Ain’t That Love” • Soul • Ray Charles Sings • “I Want To Know”
1964 • Cilla Black • “Anyone Who Had A Heart” [UK] • Trad Pop • [Single] • “Just For You”
1964 • The Hollies • “Stay” • Pop-Rock • Stay With The Hollies • “Now’s The Time”
1966 • Marvin Gaye • “One More Heartache” • Soul – Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “When I Had Your Love”
1967 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Ups And Downs” • Pop-Rock • Revolution! • “Leslie”
1975 • J. Geils Band • “Gettin’ Out” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Nightmares…And Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle • “Funky Judge”
1975 • John Lennon • “#9 Dream” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Walls And Bridges • “What You Get”
1976 • Hall & Oates • “Sara Smile” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Daryl Hall & John Oates • “Soldering”
1977 • Elton John • “Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance!)” • Pop-Rock • Blue Moves • “Chameleon”
1981 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Ain’t Even Done With The Night” • Roots Rock • Nothing Matters (And What If It Did) • “Make Me Feel”
1985 • The Commodores • “Nightshift” • Soul – Pop • Nightshift • “I Keep Running”
1987 • Duran Duran • “Skin Trade” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Notorious • “We Need You”
1995 • Green Day • “When I Come Around” • Punk Rock • Dookie • “She” [Live]

February 01
1963 • Mary Wells • “Laughing Boy” • Soul-Pop • Two Lovers • “Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right”
1974 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “Mighty, Mighty” • Soul-Funk • Open Our Eyes • “Drum Song”
1977 • The Bee Gees • “Boogie Child” • Disco • Children Of The World • “Lovers”
1980 • Blondie • “Call Me” • New Wave Pop-Rock • American Gigolo[Sndtrk] • “Call Me” [Instrumental]
1980 • The Romantics • “What I Like About You” • Power Pop • The Romantics • “First In Line”
1985 • The Smiths • “How Soon Is Now?” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Meat Is Murder • “Well I Wonder”
1992 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Again Tonight” • Heartland Rock • Whenever We Wanted • “Get A Leg Up” [Live]
1993 • R.E.M. • “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Automatic For The People • “Get Up”
1994 • Green Day • “Longview” • Funk-Punk • Dookie • “On The Wagon”
1999 • Blondie • “Maria” • New Wave Pop-Rock • No Exit • “Maria” [Alternate Mix]
2011 • R.E.M. • “Oh My Heart” • Alt. Rock • Collapse Into Now • “Harborcoat” [Live]

February 02
1962 • Tony Bennett • “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” • Easy Listening • [Single] • [B-Side]
1963 • The Supremes • “My Heart Can’t Take It No More” • Country-Pop • Supremes Sing Country Western And Pop • “You Bring Back Memories”
1968 • Genesis • “The Silent Sun” [UK] • Folk-Rock • The Silent Sun • “That’s Me!”
1970 • Grand Funk Railroad • “Heartbreaker” • Blues-Rock • On Time • “Please Don’t Worry”
1979 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Oliver’s Army” [UK] • New Wave Post-Punk • Armed Forces • “My Funny Valentine”
1980 • Cheap Trick • “Way Of The World” [UK] • Power Pop • Dream Police • “Oh! Candy”
1980 • Michael Jackson • “Off The Wall” • Dance-Pop • Off The Wall • “Get On The Floor”
1981 • Talking Heads • “Once In A Lifetime” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Remain In Light • “Seen And Not Seen”
1981 • Duran Duran • “Planet Earth” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Duran Duran • “Late Bar”

February 03
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” • Doo Wop • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Fun, Fun, Fun” • Hot Rod Pop • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”
1967 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Jimmy Mack” • Soul – Dance • Watch Out! • “Third Finger, Left Hand”
1967 • Herman’s Hermits • “There’s A King Of Hush” [UK] • Pop-Rock • There’s A King Of Hush • “Gaslite Street”
1967 • Donovan • “Mellow Yellow” [UK] • Psychedelic-Pop • Mellow Yellow • “Sunny South Kensington”
1967 • Episode Six • “Love, Hate, Revenge” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Baby, Baby, Baby”
1978 • Gerry Rafferty • “Baker Street” • Soft Rock • City To City • “Big Change In The Weather”
1979 • Sister Sledge • “He’s The Greatest Dancer” • Disco • We Are Family • “Somebody Loves Me”
1983 • Def Leppard • “Photograph” [UK] • Hard Rock • Pyromania • “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”
1986 • The Bangles • “Manic Monday” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Different Light • “In A Different Light”
1986 • Mike + The Mechanics • “All I Need Is A Miracle” • Power Pop • Mike + The Mechanics • “You Are The One”
1987 • Whitesnake • “Here I Go Again” [USA Remix]• Arena Rock • Whitesnake • “Children Of The Night”
1987 • Smokey Robinson • “Just To See Her” • Soul – Pop • One Heartbeat • “I’m Gonna Love You Like There’s No Tomorrow”
1997 • U2 • “Discothèque” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Pop • “Holy Joe”

February 04
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “19th Nervous Breakdown” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “As Tears Go By”
1966 • The Miracles • “Going To A Go-Go” [UK] • Soul – Pop • Going To A Go-Go • “Choosey Beggar”
1966 • The Mamas & The Papas • “California Dreamin'” [UK] • Sunshine Pop • If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears • “Somebody Groovy”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “As Tears Go By” [UK] • Soft Rock • December’s Children (And Everybody’s) • [B-Side]
1972 • Elvis Presley • “He Touched Me” • Contemporary Gospel • He Touched Me • “Bosom Of Abraham”
1972 • The Hollies • “The Baby” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Oh Granny”
1974 • Elton John • “Bennie And The Jets” • Pop-Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Harmony”
1974 • Pink Floyd • “Time” • Prog Rock • The Dark Side Of The Moon • “Us And Them” [Double A-Side]
1974 • Pink Floyd • “Us And Them” • Prog Rock • The Dark Side Of The Moon • “Time” [Double A-Side]
1977 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “The Wild One, Forever” [UK] • Album Rock • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • [B-Side]
1977 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “American Girl” [UK] • Jangle Rock • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “The Wild One, Forever”
1977 • Elton John • “Crazy Water” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Blue Moves • “Chameleon”
1977 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Maybe I’m Amazed” [Live]• Pop-Rock • Wings Over America • “Soily” [Live]
1979 • George Harrison • “Blow Away” • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Soft-Hearted Hana”
1980 • Peter Gabriel • “Games Without Frontiers” [UK] • Prog Rock • Peter Gabriel[3] • “The Start” / “I Don’t Remember”
1980 • Eagles • “I Can’t Tell You Why” • Soft Rock • The Long Run • “The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks”
1997 • R.E.M. • “Electrolite” • Alt. Pop-Rock • New Advantures In Hi-Fi • “The Wake-Up Bomb” [Live]

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