Singles Released This Week (March 15 – 21)

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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).


March 15
1957 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “It’ll Be Me”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Count Me In” • Pop-Rock • A Session With Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Little Miss Go-Go”
1967 • Grateful Dead • “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)” • Psychedelic Rock • The Grateful Dead • “Cream Puff War”
1968 • The Beatles • “Lady Madonna” • R&B Pop • [Single] • “The Inner Light”
1971 • Neil Diamond • “I Am…I Said” • Pop-Rock • Stones • “Done Too Soon”
1977 • Marvin Gaye • “Got To Give It Up (Pt. I)” • Soul • [Single] • “Got To Give It Up (Pt. II)”
1984 • John Lennon • “I’m Stepping Out” • Pop-Rock • Milk & Honey • “Sleepless Night” [Yoko Ono]
1985 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Don’t Come Around Here No More” • Psychedelic Rock • Southern Accents • “Trailer”
1989 • Natalie Cole • “Miss You Like Crazy” • Pop Ballad • Good To Be Back • “Good To Be Back”

March 16
1962 • The Temptations • “(You’re My) Dream Come True” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Isn’t She Pretty”
1964 • The Beatles • “You Can’t Do That” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “Can’t Buy Me Love” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “You Can’t Do That”
1971 • The Jackson 5 • “Never Can Say Goodbye” • Soul – Pop • Maybe Tomorrow • “She’s Good”
1979 • Chic • “I Want Your Love” [UK] • Disco • C’est Chic • “(Funny) Bone”
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Goodnight Tonight” • Disco-Pop • [Single] • “Daytime Nighttime Suffering”
1985 • John Fogerty • “Centerfield” • Roots Rock • Centerfield • [B-Side]
1985 • John Fogerty • “Rock And Roll Girls” • Folk-Rock • Centerfield • “Centerfield”
1988 • Tina Turner • “Nutbush City Limits” • Pop-Rock • Tina Live In Europe • “Overnight Sensation” [Live]
1993 • Madonna • “Bad Girl” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Fever”

March 17
1964 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Louie, Go Home” • Pop-Rock • Midnight Ride • “Have Love, Will Travel”
1964 • Aretha Franklin • “Unforgettable” • Soul Ballad • Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington • “Evil Gal Blues”
1967 • Jimi Hendrix • “Purple Haze” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Are You Experienced? • “51st Anniversary”
1970 • Chicago • “Make Me Smile” • Horn Pop-Rock • Chicago II • “Colour My World”
1974 • Ringo Starr • “Back Off Boogaloo” • Pop-Rock • Goodnight Vienna • “Blindman”
1976 • The Doobie Brothers • “Takin’ It To The Streets” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Takin’ It To The Streets • “For Someone Special”
1978 • Chic • “Everybody Dance” [UK] • Disco • Chic • “You Can Get By”
1979 • The Jam • “Strange Town” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • Snap! • “The Butterfly Collector”
1984 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Authority Song” • Roots Rock • Uh-Huh • “Pink Houses” [Acoustic]
1987 • The Psychedelic Furs • “Heartbreak Beat” • Post-Punk Pop • Midnight To Midnight • “New Dream”
1997 • Madonna • “Another Suitcase In Another Hall” [UK] • Broadway Pop • Evita • “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”

March 18
1963 • The Temptations • “I Want A Love I Can See” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “The Further You Look The Less You See”
1965 • The Temptations • “It’s Growing” • Soul-Pop • The Temptations Sing Smokey • “What Love Has Joined Together”
1966 • Crispian St. Peters • “The Pied Piper” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Follow Me • “Sweet Dawn My True Love”
1966 • Spencer Davis Group • “Somebody Help Me” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Stevie’s Blues”
1967 • The Monkees • “A Little Bit You, A Little Bit Me” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “The Girl I Knew Somewhere”
1967 • The Who • “Happy Jack” • Power Pop • A Quick One • “Whiskey Man”
1967 • The Monkees • “The Girl I Knew Somewhere” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1977 • The Kinks • “Sleepwalker” • British Rock • Sleepwalker • “Full Moon”
1977 • The Clash • “White Riot” [UK] • Punk-Rock • The Clash • “1977”
1985 • Tears For Fears • “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Songs From The Big Chair • “Pharaohs”
1985 • Harold Faltermeyer • “Axel F.” [UK] • Synth-Pop • Beverly Hills Cop[Sndtrk] • “Shoot Out”
1986 • Whitney Houston • “Greatest Love Of All” • Pop-R&B • [Single] • “Thinking About You”

March 19
1965 • The Supremes • “Stop! In The Name Of Love” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “I’m In Love Again”
1971 • Jethro Tull • “Hymn 43” • Prog Rock • Aqualung • “Mother Goose”
1974 • Aerosmith • “Same Old Song And Dance” • Hard Rock • Get Your Wings • “Pandora’s Box”
1975 • America • “Sister Golden Hair” • Folk-Rock • Hearts • “Midnight”
1980 • Ambrosia • “Biggest Part Of Me” • Pop-Rock • One Eighty • “Livin’ On My Own”
1987 • Kim Wilde • “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” • Hi-NRG • Another Step • “Loving You”
1993 • R.E.M. • “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Automatic For The People • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
1995 • Tracy Chapman • “Give Me One Reason” • Blues-Rock • New Beginning • “The Rape Of The World”
1996 • Madonna • “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” • Dance-Pop • Something To Remember • “Over And Over”
1996 • Spacehog • “In The Meantime” • Alt Rock/Glam Rock • Resident Alien • “To Be a Millionaire…Was It Likely?”

March 20
1964 • Dave Clark Five • “Bits And Pieces” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Glad All Over • “All Of The Time”
1964 • The Beatles • “Can’t Buy Me Love” [UK] • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “You Can’t Do That”
1964 • The Beatles • “You Can’t Do That” [UK] • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • [B-Side]
1967 • The Supremes • “The Happening” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “All I Know About You”
1972 • Paul Simon • “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” • Folk-Pop • Paul Simon • “Congratulations”
1973 • Jim Croce • “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” • Boogie-woogie • I Got A Name • “A Good Time Man Like Me Ain’t Got No Business (Singin’ The Blues)”
1978 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “With A Little Luck” • Synth Pop • London Town • “Medley: Backwards Traveller” / “Cuff Link”
1990 • Madonna • “Vogue” • House Dance-Pop • I’m Breathless • “Keep It Together”
2000 • Metallica (With the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra) • “No Leaf Clover” • Thrash Metal • S&M • “One” / “Enter Sandman”

March 21
1966 • The Beach Boys • “Sloop John B” • Pop-Rock • Pet Sounds • “You’re So Good To Me”
1966 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “(I’m A) Road Runner” • Soul-Pop • Shotgun • “Shoot Your Shot”
1969 • Frank Sinatra • “My Way” [UK] • Jazz-Pop • The Very Good Years • “Blue Lace”
1969 • Simon & Garfunkel • “The Boxer” • Folk-Pop • Bridge Over Troubled Water • “Baby Driver”
1970 • The Who • “The Seeker” [UK] • Hard Rock • Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy • “Here For More”
1972 • REO Speedwagon • “157 Riverside Avenue” • Arena Rock • R.E.O. Speedwagon • “Five Men Were Killed Today”
1978 • Elton John • “Ego” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Flinstone Boy”
1987 • U2 • “With Or Without You” • Alt. Pop-Rock • The Joshua Tree • “Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)” / “Walk To The Water”
1989 • Madonna • “Like A Prayer” • Dance-Pop • Like A Prayer • “Act Of Contrition”
1995 • Pearl Jam • “Not For You” • Grunge Rock • Vitalogy • “Out Of My Mind”
1997 • Michael Jackson • “Blood On The Dance Floor” • Dance-Pop • Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix • “Dangerous” [Club Mix]

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