Singles Released This Week (October 17 – 23)

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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).

October 17
1961 • The Tokens • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” • Doo Wop • The Lion Sleeps Tonight • “Tina”
1969 • The Band • “Up On Cripple Creek” • Roots Rock • The Band • “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
1971 • The Temptations • “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)” • Soul – Pop • Solid Rock • “Gonna Keep on Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love”
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “Sweet Maxine” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Stampede • “Double Dealin’ Four Flusher”
1977 • Slade • “My Baby Left Me/That’s Alright Mama” [UK] • Glam Rock • [Single] • “O.H.M.S.”
1983 • Duran Duran • “Union Of The Snake” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Seven And The Ragged Tiger • “Secret Oktober”
1984 • The Go-Go’s • “Turn To You” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Talk Show • “I’m With You”
1988 • The Traveling Wilburys • “Handle With Care” • Pop-Rock • Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 • “Margarita”
1989 • Kiss • “Hide Your Heart” • Hard Rock • Hot In The Shade • “Betrayed”
1994 • Pink Floyd • “High Hopes” • Prog Rock • The Division Bell • “Marooned”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “Living In Danger” • Europop/Reggae • Happy Nation • “Living In Danger” [D House Mix]
1994 • The Rolling Stones • “Out Of Tears” • Blues-Rock • Voodoo Lounge • “Out Of Tears” [Remix] / “I’m Gonna Drive”

October 18
1968 • Jimi Hendrix • “All Along The Watchtower” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Electric Ladyland • “Long Hot Summer Night”
1969 • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “Down On the Corner” • Roots Rock • Willy And The Poor Boys • “Forrtunate Son” [Double A-Side]
1969 • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “Fortunate Son” • Roots Rock • Willy And The Poor Boys • “Down On The Corner” [Double A-Side]
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Letting Go” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “You Gave Me The Answer”
1977 • Rush • “Closer To The Heart” • Prog Rock • A Farewell To Kings • “Madrigal”
1980 • The Ramones • “I Wanna Be Sedated” • Punk-Rock • Road To Ruin • “The Return Of Jackie & Judy”
1982 • Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney • “The Girl Is Mine” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Can’t Get Outta the Rain”
1984 • Bryan Adams • “Run To You” • Pop-Rock • Reckless • “I’m Ready”
1990 • C+C Music Factory • “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” [Radio Version]• Hip House • Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) • “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” [Instrumental]
1994 • Eagles • “Get Over It” • Country-Rock • Hell Freezes Over • “Get Over It” [Live]
1999 • Counting Crows • “Hanginaround” • AA Pop-Rock • This Desert Life • “Baby, I’m A Big Star Now” / “Omaha” [Live]

October 19
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Love Me” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Elvis[EP] • [None]
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Paralyzed” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Elvis[EP] • [None]
1966 • The Miracles • “(Come ‘Round Here) I’m The One You Need” • Soul – Pop • Away We A Go-Go • “Save Me”
1967 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “I Second That Emotion” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “You Must Be Love”
1970 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” • Folk-Rock • After The Gold Rush • “Birds”
1970 • Badfinger • “No Matter What” • Power Pop • No Dice • “Carry On Till Tomorrow”
1973 • The Wailers • “Get Up, Stand Up” • Roots Reggae • Burnin’ • “Slave Driver”
1973 • Steve Miller Band • “The Joker” [UK] • Album Rock • The Joker • “Something To Believe In”
1979 • Chic • “My Forbidden Lover” [UK] • Disco • Risqué • “What About Me?”
1979 • Talking Heads • “Life During Wartime” • Punk-Funk • Fear Of Music • “Electric Guitar”
1984 • A-ha • “Take On Me” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Hunting High And Low • “Love Is Reason”
1987 • Rush • “Time Stand Still” • Prog/Art Rock • Hold Your Fire • “High Water”
1987 • The Cars • “Strap Me In” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Door To Door • “Door To Door”
1992 • Metallica • “Wherever I May Roam” • Thrash Metal • Metallica • “Fade To Black” [Live]
1998 • Cher • “Believe” • Dance-Pop • Believe • “Believe” [Alt Mix]

October 20
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “All Night Long” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Sweet Lover”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Who Needs You?” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Right Now”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Maybe I’m A Fool” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “It Ain’t Necessarily So”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Won’t Be Long” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Love Is The Only Thing”
1964 • The Yardbirds • “Good Morning Little School Girl” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “I Ain’t Got You”
1967 • The Byrds • “Change Is Now” • Folk-Rock • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • [B-Side]
1967 • The Byrds • “Goin’ Back” • Folk-Rock/Baroque Pop • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • “Change Is Now”
1969 • John Lennon • “Cold Turkey” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)” [Yoko Ono]
1972 • Focus • “Hocus Pocus 2” [UK] • Prog. Rock • [Single] • “Janis”
1975 • J. Geils Band • “Love-Itis” • Blues-Rock • Hotline • “Think It Over”
1977 • J. Geils Band • “Surrender” • Funk-Rock • Monkey Island • “Monkey Island – Pt. 1”
1977 • J. Geils Band • “You’re The Only One” • Boogie Rock • Monkey Island • “Wreckage”
1978 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Radio Radio” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • This Year’s Model • “Tiny Steps”
1978 • Talking Heads • “Take Me To The River” • Blue-Eyed Soul • More Songs About Buildings And Food • “Thank You For Sending Me An Angel”
1980 • John Lennon • “(Just Like) Starting Over” • Pop-Rock • Double Fantasy • “Kiss Kiss Kiss”
1986 • Peter Gabriel And Kate Bush • “Don’t Give Up” [UK] • Prog Rock • So • “In Your Eyes” [Special Mix]
1986 • Duran Duran • “Notorious” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Notorious • “Winter Marches On”
1987 • The Cure • “Just Like Heaven” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me • “Snow In Summer”
1989 • 10,000 Maniacs • “You Happy Puppet” • Folk-Rock • Blind Man’s Zoo • “Gun Shy” [Acoustic Version]
1998 • U2 • “Sweetest Thing” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Where The Streets Have No Name • “Stories For Boys” [Live]

October 21
1958 • Elvis Presley • “One Night” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “I Got Stung”
1958 • Elvis Presley • “I Got Stung” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1966 • The Yardbirds • “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Psycho Daisies”
1969 • Janis Joplin • “Kozmic Blues” • Blues-Rock • I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again, Mama! • “Little Girl Blue”
1974 • Queen • “Killer Queen” • Glam Rock • Sheer Heart Attack • “Flick Of The Wrist”
1977 • The Jam • “The Modern World” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • This Is The Modern World • “Sweet Soul Music” [Live] / “Back in My Arms Again” [Live] / “Bricks and Mortar”
1980 • Bruce Springsteen • “Hungry Heart” • Heartland Rock • The River • “Held Up Without A Gun”
1981 • Crowded House • “Fall At Your Feet” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Woodface • “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
1986 • Janet Jackson • “Control” • Dance-Pop • Control • “Fast Girls” / “Pretty Boy”
1991 • U2 • “The Fly” • Dance-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk” / “Korova 1”
1991 • Genesis • “No Son Of Mine” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Living Forever”
1995 • R.E.M. • “Tongue” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “Tongue” [Instrumental]
1996 • Toni Braxton • “Un-Break My Heart” • Soul Ballad • Secrets • “Un-Break My Heart” [Spanish Version]
1997 • Donna Lewis & Richard Marx • “At The Beginning” • Adult Contemporary Pop • Anastasia Original Soundtrack[Sndtrk] • “At The Beginning” [Instrumental]

October 22
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “Get Off My Cloud” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • December’s Children (And Everybody’s) • “The Singer Not The Song”
1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her” • Folk-Pop • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme • [B-Side]
1968 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Hazy Shade Of Winter” • Folk-Pop • Bookends • “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her”
1968 • The Zombies • “Time Of The Season” • Psychedelic Pop • Odessey And Oracle • “Friends Of Mine”
1973 • John Denver • “Sunshine On My Shoulders” • Folk-Pop • Poems, Prayers & Promises • “Around And Around”
1976 • Peter Frampton • “Do You Feel Like I Do” [Live][UK] • Arena Rock • Frampton Comes Alive! • “Penny For Your Thoughts” [Live]
1982 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “You Got Lucky” • Album Rock • Long After Dark • “Between Two Worlds”
1988 • Phil Collins • “A Groovy Kind Of Love” • Pop Ballad • Buster[Sndtrk] • “Big Noise” [Instrumental]
1991 • Bonnie Raitt • “I Can’t Make You Love Me” • Adult Contemporary • Luck Of The Draw • “Come To Me”
1996 • Van Halen • “Me Wise Magic” • Arena Rock • Best Of Van Halen, Vol. I • “Why Can’t This Be Love”
1999 • Blondie • “No Exit” [UK] • Rap-Rock • No Exit • “No Ext” [Radio Remix] / “No Exit” [Album Remix]
2008 • Guns N’ Roses • “Chinese Democracy” • Hard Rock • Chinese Democracy • “Shackler’s Revenge”

October 23
1964 • The Kinks • “All Day And All Of The Night” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Kinks-Size • “I Gotta Move”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Wild Honey” • Pop-Rock • Wild Honey • “Wind Chimes”
1970 • Mick Jagger • “Memo From Turner” • Hard Rock • Performance[Sndtrk] • “Natural Magic”
1970 • The Byrds • “Chestnut Mare” • Folk-Rock • (Untitled) • “Just A Season”
1971 • Charley Pride • “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” • Country-Pop • Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs • “No One Could Ever Take Me From You”
1972 • Bread • “Baby I’m-A Want You” • Soft Rock • Baby I’m-A Want You • “Truckin'”
1972 • Neil Diamond • “Walk On Water” • Pop-Rock • Moods • “High Rolling Man”
1978 • Sniff ‘N’ The Tears • “Driver’s Seat” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Fickle Heart • “Slide Away”
1978 • Gloria Gaynor • “I Will Survive” • Disco • Love Tracks • “Substitute”
1981 • Genesis • “Keep It Dark” [UK] • Prog Rock • Abacab • “Naminanu”
1982 • Billy Idol • “White Wedding, Pt. 1” • Hard Rock • Billy Idol • “White Wedding, Pt. 2”
1984 • Janet Jackson • “Fast Girls” • Dance-Pop • Dream Street • “Love And My Best Friend”
1989 • Janet Jackson • “Rhythm Nation” • New Jack Swing • Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 • “Rhythm Nation” [Instrumental]

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