Singles Released This Week (April 29 – May 5)

Singles Released This Week (April 29 – May 5)

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).


April 29
1964 • The Temptations • “I’ll Be In Trouble” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “The Girl’s Alright with Me”
1964 • The Temptations • “The Girl’s Alright With Me” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]
1966 • Episode Six • “I Hear Trumpets Blow” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “True Love Is Funny (That Way)”
1972 • Carpenters • “It’s Going To Take Some Time” • Easy Listening • A Song For You • “Flat Baroque”
1977 • The Jam • “In The City” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • In The City • “Takin’ My Love”
1979 • Van Halen • “Dance The Night Away” • Arena Rock • Van Halen II • “Outta Love Again”
1983 • Janet Jackson • “Say You Do” • Dance-Pop • Janet Jackson • “You’ll Never Find (A Love Like Mine)”
1983 • Pink Floyd • “Not Now John” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Final Cut • “The Hero’s Return Parts I And II”
1983 • Fun Boy Three • “Our Lips Are Sealed” [UK] • Ska Pop • Waiting • “Our Lips Are Sealed” [Urdu Version]
1991 • Marc Cohn • “Walking In Memphis” • Adult Contemporary • Marc Cohn • “Dig Down Deep”


April 30
1961 • Bobby Lewis • “Tossin’ And Turnin'” • Rock n Roll • Tossin’ And Turnin’ • “Oh Yes, I Love You”
1966 • The Lovin’ Spoonful • “Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?” • Folk-Rock • Do You Believe In Magic • “Didn’t Want To Have To Do It”
1968 • Johnny Cash • “Folsom Prison Blues” • Country-Rock • At Folsom Prison • “The Folk Singer”
1968 • Stevie Wonder • “Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day” • Soul-Pop • For Once In My Life • “Why You Don’t You Lead Me To Love”
1976 • Kiss • “Flaming Youth” • Hard Rock • Destroyer • “God Of Thunder”
1976 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Silly Love Songs” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Wings At The Speed Of Sound • “Cook Of The House”
1976 • David Bowie • “TVC 15” [UK] • Glam Rock • Station To Station • “We Are The Dead”
1976 • Kiss • “God Of Thunder” • Hard Rock • Destroyer • [B-Side]
1981 • Air Supply • “The One That You Love” • Soft Rock • The One That You Love • “I Want To Give It All”
1982 • Stevie Nicks • “After The Glitter Fades” • Pop-Rock • Bella Donna • “Think About It”
1983 • Hall & Oates • “Family Man” • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Open All Night”
1997 • Tonic • “If You Could Only See” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • Lemon Parade • “If you Could Only See” [Acoustic Live]
2001 • R.E.M. • “Imitation Of Life” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Reveal • “The Lifting” / “Beat A Drum”


May 01
1956 • Johnny Cash • “I Walk The Line” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Get Rhythm”
1964 • The Yardbirds • “I Wish You Would” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “A Certain Girl”
1967 • Jimi Hendrix • “Hey Joe” • Psychedelic Rock • Are You Experienced? • “51st Anniversary”
1972 • Eagles • “Take It Easy” • Country-Rock • Eagles • “Get You In The Mood”
1977 • Donna Summer • “Can’t We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)” • Soul Ballad • I Remember Yesterday • “I Feel Love”
1977 • The Police • “Fall Out” • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “Nothing Achieving”
1980 • Elton John • “Little Jeannie” • Pop-Rock • 21 At 33 • “Conquer The Sun”
1984 • Tina Turner • “What’s Love Got To Do With It” • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “Rock And Roll Widow”
1995 • The Rembrandts • “I’ll Be There For You” • Jangle Pop • LP • “Snippets”
2000 • Bob Dylan • “Things Have Changed” • Folk-Rock • Wonder Boys[Sndtrk] • “Blind Willie McTell” [Live]


May 02
1961 • Elvis Presley • “I Feel So Bad” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Wild In The Country”
1961 • Elvis Presley • “Wild In The Country” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1966 • Marvin Gaye • “Take This Heart Of Mine” • Soul-Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “Need Your Lovin’ – Want You Back”
1967 • The Four Tops • “7 Rooms Of Gloom” • Soul-Pop • Reach Out • “I’ll Turn To Stone”
1968 • The Marvelettes • “Here I Am Baby” • Soul-Pop • Sophisticated Soul • “Keep Off, No Trespassing”
1968 • Aretha Franklin • “Think” • Soul • Aretha Now • “You Send Me”
1969 • The Byrds • “Lay Lady Lay” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Old Blue”
1969 • Jethro Tull • “Living In The Past” [UK] • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Driving Song”
1969 • The Byrds • “Old Blue” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1972 • Michael Jackson • “I Wanna Be Where You Are” • Psychedelic Soul • Got To Be There • “We’ve Got A Good Thing Going”
1977 • Carpenters • “All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” • Easy Listening • Passage • “I Have You”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “You Make My Dreams” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect)”
1987 • Duran Duran • “Meet El Presidente” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Notorious • “Vertigo (Do The Demolition)”
2004 • The Who • “Real Good Looking Boy” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Then And Now • “Old Red Wine”


May 03
1966 • The Temptations • “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” • Soul • Getting’ Ready • “You’ll Lose A Precious Love”
1968 • Episode Six • “Little One” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Wide Smiles”
1973 • Diana Ross • “Touch Me In The Morning” • Soul-Pop • Touch Me In The Morning • “I Won’t Last a Day Without You”
1974 • The First Class • “Beach Baby” [UK] • Power Pop • The First Class • “Both Sides Of The Story”
1976 • Eagles • “Life In The Fast Lane” • Country-Rock • Hotel California • “The Last Resort”
1979 • Joe Jackson • “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” • Post-Punk • Look Sharp! • “(Do The) Instant Mash”
1983 • Pink Floyd • “Not Now John” [Obscured Version]• Prog Rock • The Final Cut • “The Hero’s Return – Parts I And II”
1984 • Bruce Springsteen • “Dancing In The Dark” • Heartland Rock • Born In the U.S.A. • “Pink Cadillac”
1987 • Richard Marx • “Hold On To The Nights” • Soft Rock Ballad • Richard Marx • “Lonely Heart”
1988 • When In Rome • “The Promise” • New Wave Synth-Pop • When In Rome • “The Promise” [Dub]
1989 • The Doobie Brothers • “The Doctor” • Pop-Rock • Cycles • “Too High A Price”
1993 • Guns N’ Roses • “Civil War” [UK] • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “Exclusive Interview With Slash”
1993 • Aerosmith • “Crazy” • Hard Rock • Get A Grip • “Gotta Love It”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “Don’t Turn Around” • Europop • Happy Nation • “Don’t Turn Around” [Groove Mix] / “Dancer In A Daydream”
1999 • Bryan Adams • “Cloud Number Nine” [UK] • Pop-Rock • On A Day Like Today • “Let’s Talk About Love” / “When You’re Gone (feat. Melanie C)”


May 04
1956 • Elvis Presley • “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” • Ballad • [Single] • “My Baby Left Me”
1979 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Accidents Will Happen” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Armed Forces • “Talking in the Dark” / “Wednesday Week”
1982 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do” • Pop-Rock • Picture This • “Whatever Happened To True Love”
1982 • Duran Duran • “Hungry Like The Wolf” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Rio • “Careless Memories” [Live]
1993 • Billy Idol • “Heroin” • Techno/Acid House • Cyberpunk • [Multiple Mixes]
2012 • Van Halen • “She’s The Woman” • Arena Rock • A Different Kind Of Truth • “Brown M&Ms”


May 05
1959 • Dion & The Belmonts • “I Wonder Why” • Doo Wop • Presenting Dion & The Belmonts • “Teen Angel”
1967 • Bob Dylan • “Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Blonde On Blonde • [B-Side]
1967 • Bob Dylan • “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Blonde On Blonde • “Most Likely You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine”
1967 • The Kinks • “Waterloo Sunset” [UK] • Brit Beat • Something Else By The Kinks • “Act Nice And Gentle”
1967 • Jimi Hendrix • “The Wind Cries Mary” [UK] • Rock Ballad • Are You Experienced? • “Highway Chile”
1967 • The Moody Blues • “Fly Me High” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “I Really Haven’t Got The Time”
1969 • The Beatles With Billy Preston • “Get Back” • Pop-Rock • Let It Be • “Don’t Let Me Down”
1969 • The Beatles With Billy Preston • “Don’t Let Me Down” • Blues-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side]
1972 • The Supremes And Four Tops • “Without the One You Love” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Magnificent 7 • “Let’s Make Love Now”
1973 • Michael Jackson • “With A Child’s Heart” • Soul-Pop • Music And Me • “Morning Glow”
1981 • Talking Heads • “Houses In Motion” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Remain In Light • “Air”
1981 • The Who • “Don’t Let Go The Coat” • Power Pop • Face Dances • “You”
1990 • Billy Idol • “Cradle Of Love” • Hard Rock • Charmed Life • “311 Man”
1995 • Green Day • “She” • Neo-Punk • Dookie • [None]
1998 • Pearl Jam • “Wishlist” • Grunge Rock • Yield • “U” / “Brain Of J”
2008 • Matchbox Twenty • “These Hard Times” [UK] • Alt. Rock • Exile On Mainstream • “Bright Lights” [Live]

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