Singles Released This Week (January 31 – February 6)

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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 31
1957 • Ray Charles • “Ain’t That Love” • Soul • Ray Charles Sings • “I Want To Know”
1964 • The Hollies • “Stay” • Pop-Rock • Stay With The Hollies • “Now’s The Time”
1964 • Cilla Black • “Anyone Who Had A Heart” [UK] • Trad Pop • [Single] • “Just For You”
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 • John Lennon • “#9 Dream” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Walls And Bridges • “What You Get”
1975 • J. Geils Band • “Gettin’ Out” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Nightmares…And Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle • “Funky Judge”
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”
1993 • Spin Doctors • “Two Princes” • Alt Rock/Pop-Rock • Pocket Full of Kryptonite • “Off My Line” [Live]
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”
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”
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 • 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 • Michael Jackson • “Off The Wall” • Dance-Pop • Off The Wall • “Get On The Floor”
1980 • Cheap Trick • “Way Of The World” [UK] • Power Pop • Dream Police • “Oh! Candy”
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 • Donovan • “Mellow Yellow” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Mellow Yellow • “Sunny South Kensington”
1967 • Episode Six • “Love, Hate, Revenge” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Baby, Baby, Baby”
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”
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 • 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 • “As Tears Go By” [UK] • Soft Rock • December’s Children (And Everybody’s) • [B-Side]
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “19th Nervous Breakdown” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “As Tears Go By”
1966 • The Mamas & The Papas • “California Dreamin'” [UK] • Sunshine Pop • If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears • “Somebody Groovy”
1966 • The Miracles • “Going To A Go-Go” [UK] • Soul – Pop • Going To A Go-Go • “Choosey Beggar”
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 • 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]
1974 • Elton John • “Bennie And The Jets” • Pop-Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Harmony”
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 • Eagles • “I Can’t Tell You Why” • Soft Rock • The Long Run • “The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks”
1980 • Peter Gabriel • “Games Without Frontiers” [UK] • Prog Rock • Peter Gabriel[3] • “The Start” / “I Don’t Remember”
1997 • R.E.M. • “Electrolite” • Alt. Pop-Rock • New Advantures In Hi-Fi • “The Wake-Up Bomb” [Live]

February 05
1965 • The Ad Libs • “The Boy From New York City” [UK] • Soul-Funk • [Single] • “Kicked Around”
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Nowhere To Run” • Soul – Dance • Dance Party • “Motoring”
1972 • Focus • “Tommy (Introduced By “Pupilla”)” [UK] • Prog, Rock • Moving Waves • “Focus II”
1972 • Paul Simon • “Mother And Child Reunion” • Folk-Pop • Paul Simon • “Paranoia Blues”
1982 • Quarterflash • “Harden My Heart” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Quarterflash • “Don’t Be Lonely”
1982 • ABC • “Poison Arrow” [UK] • New Wave Dance-Pop • The Lexicon Of Love • “Theme From Mantrap”
1986 • Prince And The Revolution • “Kiss” • R&B-Pop • Parade • “? Or $”
1996 • Gin Blossoms • “Follow You Down” • Power Pop • Congratulations…I’m Sorry • “Til I Hear From You”

February 06
1970 • Gary Puckett & The Union Gap • “Let’s Give Adam And Eve Another Chance” • Pop-Rock • Gary Puckett & The Union Gap’s Greatest Hits • “The Beggar”
1970 • John Lennon • “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Who Has Seen The Wind?” [Yoko Ono]
1976 • George Harrison • “This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Extra Texture • “Maya Love”
1976 • Sutherland Brothers & Quiver • “Arms Of Mary” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Reach For The Sky • “We Get Along”
1980 • Brothers Johnson • “Stomp!” • Post-Disco • Light Up The Night • “Let’s Swing”
1985 • Bruce Springsteen • “I’m On Fire” • Heartland Rock • Born In the U.S.A. • “Johnny Bye Bye”
1988 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Check It Out” • Roots Rock • The Lonesome Jubilee • “We Are The People”

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