Singles Released This Week (March 7 – 13)

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Robert Flack

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).

March 07
1966 • Brian Wilson • “Caroline, No” • Pop-Rock • Pet Sounds • “Summer Means New Love”
1966 • The Who • “A Legal Matter” [UK] • Brit Beat • The Who Sings My Generation • “Instant Party”
1969 • The Small Faces • “Afterglow Of Your Love” [UK] • Britbeat • Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake • “Wham Bam Thank You Mam”
1969 • The Hollies • “Sorry Suzanne” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Not That Way At All”
1970 • Melanie • “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)” • Folk-Pop • Candles In The Rain • “Candles In The Rain” [Spoken Word]
1972 • Styx • “Best Thing” • Prog/Art Rock • Styx • “What Has Come Between Us”
1972 • Roberta Flack • “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” • Soft Pop • [Single] • “Trade Winds”
1972 • The Hollies • “The Baby” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Oh Granny”
1981 • Phil Collins • “I Missed Again” [UK] • Jazz-Pop • Face Value • “I’m Not Moving”
1985 • USA For Africa • “We Are The World” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Grace”
1995 • Madonna • “One More Chance” • Pop Ballad • Something To Remember • “Verás”

March 08
1965 • Aretha Franklin • “One Step Ahead” • Soul • [Single] • “I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face”
1965 • Bob Dylan • “Subterranean Homesick Blues” • Folk-Rock • Bringing It All Back Home • “She Belongs To Me”
1965 • Bob Dylan • “The Times They Are A-Changin'” [UK] • Folk-Rock • The Times They Are A-Changin’ • “Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance”
1966 • Crispian St. Peters • “The Pied Piper” • Folk-Rock • Follow Me • “Sweet Dawn My True Love”
1966 • The Association • “Along Comes Mary” • Sunshine Pop • And Then…Along Comes The Association • “Your Own Love”
1968 • Cilla Black • “Step Inside Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I Couldn’t Take My Eyes Off You”
1974 • Boz Scaggs • “You Make It So Hard (To Say No)” • Pop-Rock • Slow Dancer • “There Is Someone Else”
1977 • Little Feat • “Time Loves A Hero” • Country-Rock • Time Loves a Hero • “Sailin’ Shoes”
1980 • Pat Benatar • “I Need A Lover” • Hard Rock • In The Heat Of The Night • “No You Don’t”
1980 • Genesis • “Turn It On Again” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Duke • “Evidence Of Autumn”
1982 • The Cars • “Since You’re Gone” • Rock Ballad • Shake It Up • “Think It Over”
1994 • Madonna • “I’ll Remember” • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “Secret Garden”
2004 • Fountains Of Wayne • “Stacy’s Mom” [UK] • Power Pop • Welcome Interstate Managers • “Trains and Boats and Planes”

March 09
1961 • The Supremes • “I Want A Guy” • Soul • [Single] • “Never Again”
1973 • Led Zeppelin • “D’Yer Mak’er” [UK] • Hard Rock • Houses Of The Holy • “Over The Hills And Far Away”
1973 • J. Geils Band • “Give It To Me” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Bloodshot • “Hold Your Lovin'”
1979 • Pointer Sisters • “Fire” [UK] • Soul • Energy • “As I Come Of Age”
1981 • Smokey Robinson • “Being With You” • Soul – Pop • Being With You • “What’s In Your Life For Me”
1983 • Madonna • “Burning Up” • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “Physical Attraction”
1983 • The Isley Brothers • “Between The Sheets” • Quiet Storm / Funk • Between The Sheets • “Between The Sheets” [Instrumental]
1984 • John Lennon • “Borrowed Time” [UK] • Calypso-Pop • Milk & Honey • “Your Hands”
1985 • Phil Collins • “One More Night” [UK] • Pop Ballad • No Jacket Required • “I Like The Way”
1987 • Thompson Twins • “Get That Love” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Close To The Bone • “Perfect Day”
1992 • Tori Amos • “Winter” [UK] • Piano Rock • Little Earthquakes • “The Pool” / “Take To The Sky” / “Sweet Dreams”

March 10
1959 • Elvis Presley • “(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1959 • Elvis Presley • “I Need Your Love Tonight” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “(Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I”
1967 • Jeff Beck • “Hi Ho Silver Lining” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Jeff Beck • “Beck’s Bolero”
1967 • Pink Floyd • “Arnold Layne” [UK] • Prog Rock • [Single] • “Candy And A Currant Bun”
1969 • Led Zeppelin • “Good Times, Bad Times” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin • “Communication Breakdown “
1975 • John Lennon • “Stand By Me” • Pop-Rock • Rock ‘n’ Roll • “Move Over Ms. L”
1989 • Eric Clapton • “Bad Love” • Blues-Rock • Journeyman • “Before You Accuse Me”
1992 • Red Hot Chili Peppers • “Under The Bridge” • Alt Pop-Rock • Blood Sugar Sex Magik • “Give It Away”
1998 • Semisonic • “Closing Time” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • Feeling Strangely Fine • “Air That I Breathe”

March 11
1962 • Melvin Gayle • “Khrushchev Twist” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “You’re In Love”
1963 • The Miracles • “A Love She Can Count On” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “I Can Take A Hint”
1970 • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young • “Woodstock” • Folk-Rock • Déjà Vu • “Helpless”
1970 • The Beatles • “Let It Be” • Pop-Rock • Let It Be • “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)”
1970 • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young • “Helpless” • Folk-Rock • Déjà Vu • [B-Side]
1974 • The Hollies • “The Air That I Breathe” • Pop-Rock • The Hollies • “No More Riders”
1980 • Lipps, Inc. • “Funkytown” • Disco Funk • Mouth To Mouth • “All Night Dancing”
2001 • The Go-Go’s • “Unforegiven” • New Wave Pop-Rock • God Bless The Go-Go’s • “King Of Confusion / Vacation” [Live]

March 12
1959 • Dion & The Belmonts • “A Teenager In Love” • Doo-Wop • Presenting Dion & The Belmonts • “I’ve Cried Before”
1965 • Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs • “Wooly Bully” • Garage Rock • Wooly Bully • “Ain’t Gonna Move”
1965 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “I’ll Be There” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “Baby You’re So Good to Me”
1965 • Donovan • “Catch The Wind” [UK] • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do?”
1965 • Del Shannon • “Stranger In Town” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • One Thousand Six-Hundred Sixty-One Seconds Of Del Shannon • “Over You”
1971 • John Lennon • “Power To The People” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Touch Me”
1976 • 10cc • “I’m Mandy Fly Me” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • How Dare You! • “How Dare You”
1976 • Elvis Presley • “Hurt” • Pop Ballad • From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee • “For The Heart”
1976 • Elvis Presley • “For The Heart” • Country-Rock • From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee • [B-Side]
1978 • Robert Gordon • “Fire” • Rockabilly • Fresh Fish Special • “If This Is Wrong”
1982 • A Flock Of Seagulls • “I Ran (So Far Away)” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • A Flock Of Seagulls • “Pick Me Up”
1982 • Elton John • “Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)” • Pop-Rock • Jump Up! • “Take Me Down To The Ocean”
1994 • Pink Floyd • “Keep Talking” • Prog Rock • The Division Bell • “One Of These Days” [Live]
2007 • Rush • “Far Cry” • Prog/Art Rock • Snakes & Arrows • “Far Cry” [Album Version]

March 13
1964 • Mary Wells • “My Guy” • Soul – Pop • Mary Wells Sings My Guy • “Oh Little Boy (What Did You Do To Me)”
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “The Last Time” • Country-Rock • Out Of Our Heads • “Play With Fire”
1967 • The Byrds • “My Back Pages” • Folk-Rock • Younger Than Yesterday • “Renaissance Fair”
1967 • The Byrds • “Renaissance Fair” • Folk-Rock • Younger Than Yesterday • [B-Side]
1970 • Diana Ross & With The Supremes And The Temptations • “Why (Must We Fall In Love)” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations • “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”
1974 • The Doobie Brothers • “Another Park, Another Sunday” • Pop-Rock • What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits • “Black Water”
1981 • John Lennon • “Watching The Wheels” • Pop-Rock • Double Fantasy • “Yes, I’m Your Angel” [Yoko Ono]
1984 • The Cars • “You Might Think” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbeat City • “Heartbeat City”
1989 • Guns N’ Roses • “Paradise City” [UK] • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Used To Love Her”

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