Singles Released This Week (January 4 – 10)

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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 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 • Yes • “Roundabout” • Prog Rock • Fragile • “Long Distance Runaround”
1972 • Elvis Presley • “Until It’s Time For You To Go” • Adult Contemporary • Elvis Now • “We Can Make The Morning”
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 • Aretha Franklin • “I Surrender, Dear” • Soul • The Electrifying Aretha Franklin • “Rough Lover”
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]
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”
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 • “Don’t” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “I Beg Of You”
1958 • Elvis Presley • “I Beg Of You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Searchers • “Needles And Pins” • Merseybeat • Meet The Searchers • “Ain’t That Just Like Me”
1964 • The Searchers • “Needles And Pins” [UK] • Merseybeat • It’s The Searchers • “Saturday Night Out”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Tuesday Afternoon” [UK] • Symphonic Rock • Days Of Future Passed • “Another Morning”
1969 • The Byrds • “Bad Night At The Whiskey” • Folk-Rock • Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde • “Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man”
1969 • Spiral Starecase • “More Today Than Yesterday” • Psychedelic Pop • More Today Than Yesterday • “Broken-Hearted Man”
1969 • The Byrds • “Drug Store Truck Driving Man” • Folk-Rock • Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde • [B-Side]
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 • Heartbreak City • “Breakaway”
1997 • Metallica • “King Nothing” • Thrash Metal • Load • “Ain’t My Bitch” [Live]
1997 • Sublime • “Santeria” • Ska Punk • Sublime • [None]

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”
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”
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”

January 09
1962 • Sam Cooke • “Twistin’ The Night Away” • Soul • Twistin’ The Night Away • “One More Time”
1967 • The Byrds • “Everybody’s Been Burned” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • [B-Side]
1967 • The Byrds • “So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star” • Folk-Rock • Younger Than Yesterday • “Everybody’s Been Burned”
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Guitar Man” • County-Pop • Clambake • “High Heel Sneakers”
1968 • Elvis Presley • “High Heel Sneakers” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1970 • White Plains • “My Baby Loves Lovin'” • Pop-Rock • My Baby Loves Lovin’ • “Show Me Your Hand”
1976 • Elton John • “Grow Some Funk of Your Own” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Rock Of The Westies • “I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)”
1977 • Donna Summer • “Winter Melody” • Disco • Four Seasons Of Love • “Spring Affair”
1981 • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band • “For You” • Art Rock • Chance • “A Fool I Am”
1984 • John Lennon • “Nobody Told Me” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Milk & Honey • “O’ Sanity” [Yoko Ono]
1994 • Richard Marx • “Now And Forever” • AA Pop-Rock • Paid Vacation • “Hazard”
1996 • Seven Mary Three • “Cumbersome” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • American Standard • “Cumbersome” [Acoustic]

January 10
1956 • Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love ” • Uptempo Doo Wop • [Single] • “Please Be Mine”
1964 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “I’m The One” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “You’ve Got What I Like”
1966 • The Byrds • “It Won’t Be Wrong” • Folk-Rock • Turn! Turn! Turn! • [B-Side]
1966 • The Byrds • “Set You Free This Time” • Folk-Rock • Turn! Turn! Turn! • “It Won’t Be Wrong”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Indescribably Blue” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “Fools Fall In Love”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Fools Fall In Love” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • [B-Side]
1983 • Janet Jackson • “Come Give Your Love To Me” • Dance-Pop • Janet Jackson • “Forever Young”
1983 • U2 • “New Year’s Day” • Alt. Pop-Rock • War • “Treasure (Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop?)”
1989 • Metallica • “One” • Thrash Metal • …And Justice For All • “The Prince”
1994 • Tori Amos • “Cornflake Girl” [UK] • AA Pop-Rock • Under The Pink • “Sister Janet”
1995 • R.E.M. • “Bang And Blame” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “Bang And Blame” [Instrumental]
2012 • Van Halen • “Tattoo” • Arena Rock • A Different Kind Of Truth • [None]

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