Singles Released This Week (December 17 – 23)

Singles Released This Week (December 17 – 23)

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).


December 17
1968 • Pink Floyd • “Point Me At The Sky” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Careful With That Axe Eugene”
1989 • Alannah Myles • “Black Velvet” • Pop-Rock • Alannah Myles • “If You Want To”
1994 • Hootie & The Blowfish • “Let Her Cry” • Blues-Rock • Cracked Rear View • “Hold My Hand”
2013 • Blondie • “Sugar On The Side” • Alt Dance-Pop • Ghosts Of Download • [None]


December 18
1959 • Bill Haley & His Comets • “Skokiaan” • Rumba Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Puerto Rican Peddler”
1960 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Like, Long Hair” • Instrumental Garage Rock • Like Long Hair • “Sharon”
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “As Tears Go By” • Soft Rock • December’s Children (And Everybody’s) • “Gotta Get Away”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Darlin'” • Pop-Rock • Wild Honey • “Here Today”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Here Today” • Pop-Rock • Pet Sounds • [B-Side]
2008 • AC/DC • “Big Jack” • Hard Rock • Black Ice • [None]


December 19
1962 • Marvin Gaye • “Hitch Hike” • Soul – Motown • That Stubborn Kinda Fella • “Hello There Angel”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Heart Of Stone” • Blues-Rock • The Rolling Stones Now! • “What A Shame”
1969 • Bob Dylan • “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Nashville Skyline • “Country Pie”
1985 • David Lee Roth • “California Girls” • Hard Rock • Crazy From The Heat • “California Girls” [Remix]
1989 • Aerosmith • “What It Takes” • Hard Rock • Pump • “Monkey On My Back”


December 20
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Baby Let’s Play House” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I’m Left, You’e Right, She’s Gone”
1955 • Elvis Presley • “You’re A Heartbreaker” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Milkcow Blues Boogie”
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Good Rockin’ Tonight” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine”
1955 • Elvis Presley • “That’s All Right” • Rockabilly • {Single] • “Blue Moon Of Kentucky”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “Barbara Ann” • Pop-Rock • Beach Boys’ Party • “Girl Don’t Tell Me”
1993 • Pearl Jam • “Daughter” [UK] • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Blood” [Live]


December 21
1964 • The Temptations • “My Girl” • Soul – Motown • The Temptations Sing Smokey • “(Talking ‘Bout) Nobody But My Baby”
1966 • Bob Dylan • “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Highway 61 Revisited”
1967 • Marvin Gaye • “You” • Soul-Funk • In The Groove • “Change What You Can”
1968 • The Temptations • “I Wish It Would Rain” • Soul – Motown • The Temptations Wish It Would Rain • “I Truly, Truly Believe”
1968 • The Bee Gees • “I Started A Joke” • Soft Rock • Idea • “Kilburn Towers”
1980 • AC/DC • “Back In Black” • Hard Rock • Back In Black • “What Do You Do For Money Honey”
1984 • Van Halen • “Jump” • Arena Rock • 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) • “House Of Pain”
1993 • Ace Of Base • “The Sign” • Euro Reggae-Pop • Happy Nation • “The Sign” / “Young And Proud” / “Happy Nation” [Remix]
2000 • Aerosmith • “Jaded” • Hard Rock • Just Push Play • “Angel’s Eye”


December 22
1957 • The Crickets • “Oh, Boy!” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The “Chirping” Crickets • “Not Fade Away”
1964 • Sam Cooke • “Shake” • Soul • Shake • “A Change Is Gonna Come”
1964 • Sam Cooke • “A Change Is Gonna Come” • Soul • Ain’t That Good News • [B-Side]
1965 • Otis Redding • “Shake” • Soul • Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul • “Wonderful World” / “I Can’t Turn You Loose” / “My Girl”


December 23
1960 • Aretha Franklin • “Won’t Be Long” • Soul • Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo • “Right Now”
1966 • Buffalo Springfield • “For What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey What’s That Sound)” • Folk-Rock • Buffalo Springfield • “Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “She’s A Rainbow” • Baroque Pop • Their Satanic Majesties Request • “2000 Light Years From Home”
1968 • The Marvelettes • “I’m Gonna Hold On Long As I Can” • Soul – Motown • Sophisticated Soul • “Don’t Make Hurting Me A Habit”
1971 • Carpenters • “Hurting Each Other” • Easy Listening • [Single] • “Maybe It’s You”
1974 • George Harrison • “Ding Dong, Ding Dong” • Holiday Pop • Dark Horse • “Hari’s on Tour (Express)”

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