Singles Released This Week (October 24 – 30)

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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 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 • Linda Ronstadt • “Ooh Baby Baby” • Pop-Rock • Living In The U.S.A. • “Blowing Away”
1978 • Bob Dylan • “Changing Of The Guards” • Folk-Gospel • Street Legal • “Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)”
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 • Brownstone • “If You Love Me” • Soul/Pop • From The Bottom Up • “If You Love Me” [Remix]
1994 • Sheryl Crow • “All I Wanna Do” [UK] • Country-Pop • Tuesday Night Music Club • “Solidify”
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 • 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]
1967 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “In And Out Of Love” • Soul-Pop • Reflections • “I Guess I’ll Always Love You”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Ride My See-Saw” [UK] • Psych-Rock • In Search Of The Lost Chord • “A Simple Game”
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)”
1974 • The Rolling Stones • “Dance Little Sister” • Blues-Rock • It’s Only Rock & Roll • [B-Side]
1974 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Junior’s Farm” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Sally G”
1974 • Barry White • “You’re the First, The Last, My Everything” • Disco • Can’t Get Enough • “More Than Anything, You’re My Everything”
1974 • The Rolling Stones • “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” • Blues-Rock • It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll • “Dance Little Sister”
1986 • Timbuk 3 • “The Future’s So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)” • Pop-Rock • Greetings From Timbuk 3 • “I’ll Do All Right”
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”

October 26
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Dance, Dance, Dance” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys Today! • “The Warmth Of The Sun”
1964 • The Beach Boys • “The Warmth Of The Sun” • Pop-Rock • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • [B-Side]
1965 • Elvis Presley • “Puppet On A String” • Pop-Rock • Girl Happy • “Wooden Heart”
1970 • Santana • “Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen” • Jazz-Rock Fusion • Abraxas • “Hope You’re Feeling Better”
1970 • Elton John • “Your Song” • Pop-Rock • Elton John • “Take Me To The Pilot”
1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Helen Wheels” • Pop-Rock • Band On The Run • “Country Dreamer”
1974 • Jethro Tull • “Bungle In The Jungle” [UK] • Prog Rock • War Child • “Back Door Angels”
1979 • Madness • “One Step Beyond” [UK] • Rocksteady • One Step Beyond • “Mistakes”
1979 • Pat Benatar • “Heartbreaker” • Hard Rock • In The Heat Of The Night • “My Clone Sleeps Alone”
1979 • Marianne Faithfull • “The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan” [UK] • New Wave Pop • [Single] • “Brain Drain”
1979 • The Jam • “The Eton Rifles” • Punk/Mod Revival • Setting Sons • “See Saw”
1984 • Duran Duran • “Wild Boys” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Arena • “(I’m Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement”
1987 • The Bangles • “Hazy Shade Of Winter” • New Wave • Less Than Zero[Sndtrk] • “She Lost You” [Joan Jett & The Blackhearts]
1992 • Guns N’ Roses • “Yesterdays” [UK] • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “November Rain”
1993 • Gin Blossoms • “Found Out About You” • Jangle Pop • New Miserable Experience • “Hey Jealousy”

October 27
1957 • The Crickets • “Oh, Boy!” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The “Chirping” Crickets • “Not Fade Away”
1963 • The Marvelettes [The Darnells] • “Too Hurt To Cry, Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Come On Home”
1963 • The Darnells • “Too Hurt To Cry, Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye” • Doo Wop • [Single] • “Come On Home”
1964 • The Supremes • “Come See About Me” • Soul-Pop • Where Did Our Love Go? • “(You’re Gone But) Always in My Heart”
1966 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Money (That’s What I Want), Pt. 1” • Soul • Road Runner • “Money (That’s What I Want), Pt. 2”
1972 • Elton John • “Crocodile Rock” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player • “Elderberry Wine”
1973 • The Who • “Love, Reign O’er Me” • British Rock • Quadrophenia • “Water”
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Venus and Mars/Rock Show” • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “Magneto And Titanium Man”
1978 • Meat Loaf • “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” [UK] • Arena Rock • Bat Out Of Hell • [B-Side]
1981 • Queen & David Bowie • “Under Pressure” • Glam Rock • Hot Space • “Soul Brother” [Queen]
1982 • George Harrison • “Wake Up My Love” • Pop-Rock • Gone Troppo • “Greece”
1997 • Madonna • “You Must Love Me” • Dance-Pop • Selections From Evita • “Rainbow High”
1997 • Natalie Imbruglia • “Torn” • AA Pop-Rock • Left Of The Middle • “Sometimes”

October 28
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Be True To Your School” • Pop-Rock • Little Deuce Coup • “In My Room”
1963 • The Beach Boys • “In My Room” • Doo Wop Ballad • Surfer Girl • [B-Side]
1966 • Spencer Davis Group • “Gimme Some Lovin'” [UK] • Brit Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Blues In F”
1969 • Chicago Transit Authority • “Beginnings” • Jazz-Rock • Chicago Transit Authority • “Poem 58”
1971 • J. Geils Band • “Looking For A Love” • Boogie Rock • The Morning After • “Whammer Jammer”
1978 • Billy Joel • “My Life” • Pop-Rock • 52nd Street • “52nd Street”
1984 • Tina Turner • “Private Dancer” • Pop-Soul • Private Dancer • “Nut Bush City Limits”
1991 • Metallica • “The Unforgiven” • Power Ballad • Metallica • “Killing Time”
1993 • 10,000 Maniacs • “Because The Night” • Folk-Rock • MTV Unplugged • “Stockton Gala Days”

October 29
1962 • Mary Wells • “Two Lovers” • Soul-Pop • Two Lovers • “Operator”
1963 • Dion • “Drip Drop” • Rock ‘n” Roll • [Single] • “No One’s Waiting For Me”
1965 • The Who • “My Generation” [UK] • Britbeat • The Who Sings My Generation • “Shout And Shimmy”
1965 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “Walk Hand In Hand” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “Dreams”
1965 • The Byrds • “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Turn! Turn! Turn! • “She Don’t Care About Time”
1968 • B.J. Thomas • “Hooked On A Feeling” • Pop-Rock • On My Way • “I’ve Been Down This Road Before”
1973 • Grand Funk Railroad • “Walk Like A Man” • Blues-Rock • We’re An American Band • “The Railroad”
1973 • John Lennon • “Mind Games” • Pop-Rock • Mind Games • “Meat City”
1976 • Elton John • “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Blue Moves • “Shoulder Holster”
1979 • Frank Zappa • “Joe’s Garage ” • Art Rock • Joe’s Garage Act I • “Central Scrutinizer”
1982 • A Flock Of Seagulls • “Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Listen • “Committed”
1982 • Supertramp • “It’s Raining Again” • Prog/Art Rock • …Famous Last Words… • “Bonnie”
1983 • Hall & Oates • “Say It Ain’t So” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Rock “n” Soul Part 1 • “Did It In A Minute”
1983 • Hall & Oates • “Say It Ain’t So” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Rock “n” Soul Part 1 • “Kiss On My List”
1984 • Don Henley • “The Boys Of Summer” • Pop-Rock • Building The Perfect Beast • “A Month Of Sundays”
1985 • Rush • “Mystic Rhythms” • Prog/Art Rock • Power Windows • “Emotion Detector”
1985 • Elton John • “Nikita” [UK] • Soft Rock • Ice On Fire • “The Man Who Never Died”
1996 • 311 • “All Mixed Up” • Rap-Rock • 311 • “Hydroponic”

October 30
1957 • Elvis Presley • “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Jailhouse Rock[EP] • [None]
1965 • Donovan • “Turquoise” [UK][UK] • Psychedelic-Pop • [Single] • “Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)”
1968 • Marvin Gaye • “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” • Soul – Pop • In The Groove • “You’re What’s Happening (In The World Today)”
1970 • Gilbert O’Sullivan • “Nothing Rhymed” [UK] • Soft Rock • [Single] • “Everybody Knows”
1972 • John Denver • “Rocky Mountain High” • Country-Pop • Rocky Mountain High • “Spring”
1978 • Blondie • “Hanging On The Telephone” [UK] • Power Pop • Parallel Lines • “Will Anything Happen?”
1981 • Queen & David Bowie • “Under Pressure” [UK] • Glam Rock • Hot Space • “Soul Brother” [Queen]
1981 • The Police • “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Ghost In The Machine • “Flexible Strategies”
1984 • Bruce Springsteen • “Born In The U.S.A.” • Heartland Rock • Born In The U.S.A. • “Shut Out The Light”
1988 • Metallica • “Eye Of The Beholder” • Thrash Metal • …And Justice For All • “Breadfan”
1989 • Phil Collins • “Another Day In Paradise” [UK] • Soft Rock • …But Seriously • “Heat On The Street”
1990 • Madonna • “Justify My Love” • Dance/Trip-Hop • [Single] • “Express Yourself”
1995 • Madonna • “You’ll See” • Dance-Pop • Something To Remember • “Verás”
1995 • Oasis • “Wonderwall” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • (What’s The Story) Morning Glory • “Round Are Way”

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