Singles Released This Week (October 19 – 25)

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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).


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 • Badfinger • “No Matter What” • Power Pop • No Dice • “Carry On Till Tomorrow”
1970 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” • Folk-Rock • After The Gold Rush • “Birds”
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 • The Cars • “Strap Me In” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Door To Door • “Door To Door”
1987 • Rush • “Time Stand Still” • Prog/Art Rock • Hold Your Fire • “High Water”
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 • “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”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “All Night Long” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Sweet Lover”
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”
1978 • Talking Heads • “Take Me To The River” • Blue-Eyed Soul • More Songs About Buildings And Food • “Thank You For Sending Me An Angel”
1978 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Radio Radio” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • This Year’s Model • “Tiny Steps”
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”
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”
1973 • Albert Hammond • “It Never Rains In Southern California” • Pop-Rock • It Never Rains In Southern California • “Anyone Here in the Audience”
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” / “Back in My Arms Again” / “Bricks and Mortar””
1980 • Bruce Springsteen • “Hungry Heart” • Heartland Rock • The River • “Held Up Without A Gun”
1986 • Janet Jackson • “Control” • Dance-Pop • Control • “Fast Girls” / “Pretty Boy”
1991 • Genesis • “No Son Of Mine” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Living Forever”
1991 • U2 • “The Fly” • Dance-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk” / “Korova 1”
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 • The Zombies • “Time Of The Season” • Psychedelic Pop • Odessey And Oracle • “Friends Of Mine”
1968 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Hazy Shade Of Winter” • Folk-Pop • Bookends • “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her”
1973 • John Denver • “Sunshine On My Shoulders” • Folk-Pop • Poems, Prayers & Promises • “Around And Around”
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 • The Byrds • “Chestnut Mare” • Folk-Rock • (Untitled) • “Just A Season”
1970 • Mick Jagger • “Memo From Turner” • Hard Rock • Performance[Sndtrk] • “Natural Magic”
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 • 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]

October 24
1966 • Donovan • “Mellow Yellow” • Psychedelic Pop • Mellow Yellow • “Sunny South Kensington”
1969 • John Lennon • “Cold Turkey” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)” [Yoko Ono]
1974 • Aerosmith • “Train Kept A-Rollin'” • Hard Rock • Get Your Wings • “Spaced”
1975 • John Lennon • “Imagine” [UK] • Soft Pop • [Single] • “Working Class Hero”
1978 • Bob Dylan • “Changing Of The Guards” • Folk-Gospel • Street Legal • “Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)”
1978 • Linda Ronstadt • “Ooh Baby Baby” • Pop-Rock • Living In The U.S.A. • “Blowing Away”
1978 • The Bee Gees • “Too Much Heaven” [UK] • Soul-Disco • Spirits Having Flown • “Rest Your Love on Me”
1980 • David Bowie • “Fashion” • Funk Rock • Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) • “Scream Like A Baby”
1980 • Kool & The Gang • “Celebration” [UK] • Disco-Funk • Celebrate! • “Morning Star”
1981 • The Jam • “Absolute Beginners” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Tales from the Riverbank”
1983 • Billy Idol • “Rebel Yell” • Hard Rock • Rebel Yell • “Crank Call”
1983 • Pat Benatar • “Love Is A Battlefield” • Hard Rock • Live From Earth • “Hell Is For Children” [Live Version]
1984 • Frankie Goes To Hollywood • “Relax” [UK] • Hi-NRG Club/Dance • Welcome To The Pleasuredome • “One September Monday”
1987 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Cherry Bomb” • Roots Rock • The Lonesome Jubilee • “Shama Lama Ding Dong”
1988 • Guns N’ Roses • “Welcome To The Jungle” • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Mr. Brownstone”
1989 • Madonna • “Oh Father” • Baroque Pop Ballad • Like A Prayer • “Pray For Spanish Eyes”
1994 • Sheryl Crow • “All I Wanna Do” [UK] • Country-Pop • Tuesday Night Music Club • “Solidify”
1994 • Brownstone • “If You Love Me” • Soul/Pop • From The Bottom Up • “If You Love Me” [Remix]
1994 • Nirvana • “About A Girl” • Grunge-Rock • MTV Unplugged in New York • “Something In the Way” [Live]

October 25
1962 • The Marvelettes • “Strange I Know” • Soul – Pop • The Marvelous Marvelettes • “Too Strong To Be Strung Along”
1967 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “In And Out Of Love” • Soul-Pop • Reflections • “I Guess I’ll Always Love You”
1967 • The Monkees • “Daydream Believer” • Psychedelic Pop • The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees • “Goin’ Down”
1967 • The Monkees • “Goin’ Down” • Pop-Rock • Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. • [B-Side]
1968 • Episode Six • “Lucky Sunday” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Mr. Universe”
1968 • The Temptations • “Cloud Nine” • Psychedelic Soul • Cloud Nine • “Why Did She Have to Leave Me (Why Did She Have to Go)”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Ride My See-Saw” [UK] • Psych-Rock • In Search Of The Lost Chord • “A Simple Game”
1974 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Junior’s Farm” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Sally G”
1974 • The Rolling Stones • “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” • Blues-Rock • It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll • “Dance Little Sister”
1974 • The Rolling Stones • “Dance Little Sister” • Blues-Rock • It’s Only Rock & Roll • [B-Side]
1974 • Barry White • “You’re the First, The Last, My Everything” • Disco • Can’t Get Enough • “More Than Anything, You’re My Everything”
1984 • Pat Benatar • “We Belong” • Soft Rock • Tropico • “Suburban King”
1988 • Bucks Fizz • “Heart Of Stone” • Pop-Rock • The Story So Far • “Here’s Looking At You”
1993 • Pearl Jam • “Go” • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town” [Acoustic] / “Alone”