Singles Released This Week (January 21 – 27)

Singles Released This Week (January 21 – 27)

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).


January 21
1966 • Episode Six • “Put Yourself In My Place” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “That’s All I Want”
1972 • T. Rex • “Telegram Sam” [UK] • Glam Rock • The Slider • “Cadilac” / “Baby Strange”
1986 • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark • “If You Leave” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Pretty In Pink[Sndtrk] • “88 Seconds In Greensboro”
1991 • UB40 • “The Way You Do The Things You Do” • Reggae-Pop • [Single] • “Mispent Youth”
2008 • The Human League • “The Things That Dreams Are Made Of” • New Wave Synth-Pop • [Single] • [None]


January 22
1964 • Sam Cooke • “(Ain’t That) Good News” • Soul-Gospel • Ain’t That Good News • “Basin Street Blues”
1965 • The Hollies • “Yes I Will (I’ll Be True to You)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Nobody”
1965 • Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders • “The Game Of Love” [UK] • Garage Rock • Game Of Love • “Since You’ve Been Gone”
1977 • Hall & Oates • “Rich Girl” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Bigger Than The Both Of Us • “You’ll Never Learn”
1982 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Do You Believe In Love” • Pop-Rock • Picture This • “Is It Me”
1982 • Alabama • “Mountain Music” • Country-Rock • Mountain Music • “Never Be One”


January 23
1964 • The Temptations • “The Way You Do The Things You Do” • Soul-Pop • Meet The Temptations • “Just Let Me Know”
1965 • The Moody Blues • “Go Now!” • British Beat • Go Now! • “Lose Your Money”
1978 • Yvonne Elliman • “If I Can’t Have You” • Disco • Night Flight • “Good Sign”
1978 • Eruption • “I Can’t Stand The Rain” • Disco • Eruption • “Be Yourself”
1982 • Michael Jackson • “Thriller” • Disco-Funk • Thriller • “Things I Do For you”
1984 • Genesis • “Illegal Alien” [UK] • Prog Rock • Genesis • “Turn It On Again” [Live]
1984 • The Rolling Stones • “She Was Hot” • Blues-Rock • Undercover • “I Think I’m Going Mad”
1990 • Cher • “Heart Of Stone” • Pop-Rock • Heart Of Stone • “All Because Of You”
1990 • Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville • “All My Life” • Pop-Rock • Cry Like A Rainstorm – Howl Like The Wind • “Shattered”
1996 • Smashing Pumpkins • “1979” • Alt Rock/Prog Rock • Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness • “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”


January 24
1966 • Peter & Gordon • “Woman” • Merseybeat • Woman • “Wrong From The Start”
1966 • Aretha Franklin • “Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket (Make It For The Door)” • Soul • Take It Like You Give It • “Hands Off”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations • “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations • “A Place In The Sun”
1973 • Bread • “Aubrey” • Soft Rock • Guitar Man • “Didn’t Even Know Her Name”
1977 • George Harrison • “Crackerbox Palace” • Pop-Rock • Thirty-Three & 1/3 • “Learning How to Love You”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “Kiss On My List” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “Africa”
1983 • Tears For Fears • “Change” • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Hurting • “The Conflict”
2009 • The XX • “VCR” [UK] • Dream Pop • XX • “Insects / You Got The Love”


January 25
1964 • The Bachelors • “Diane” • British Invasion • [Single] • “Happy Land”
1974 • The Hollies • “The Air That I Breathe” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Hollies • “No More Riders”
1981 • The Cars • “Gimme Some Slack” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Panorama • “Don’t Go To Pieces”
1984 • Christine McVie • “Got A Hold On Me” • Pop-Rock • Christine McVie • “Who’s Dreaming This Dream”
1985 • Prince • “Take Me With U” • Psychedelic Pop • Purple Rain • “Baby I’m A Star”
1988 • George Harrison • “When We Was Fab” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Zig Zag”
1993 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Sex Type Thing” • Grunge Rock • Core • [None]
2011 • R.E.M. • “Überlin” • Alt. Rock • Collapse Into Now • “What’s The Frequency Kenneth” [Live]

January 27
No singles release data available for this date.


January 27
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Heartbreak Hotel” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “I Was The One”
1967 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage” • Soul – Pop • Make It Happen • “Come Spy With Me”
1978 • ABBA • “Take A Chance On Me” [UK] • Euro-Pop • The Album • “I’m A Marionette”
1984 • Thompson Twins • “Doctor! Doctor!” • Synth-Pop • Into The Gap • “Nurse Shark”
1984 • Cyndi Lauper • “Time After Time” • Pop-Rock • She’s So Unusual • “I’ll Kiss You”
1986 • The Bangles • “Manic Monday” • Pop-Rock • Different Light • “In A Different Light”
1997 • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones • “The Impression That I Get” • Reggae/Ska-Core • Let’s Face It • “At It Again”
1998 • Will Smith • “Getting’ Jiggy Wit It” • Pop Rap • Big Willie Style • “Big Willie Style”
1998 • Shania Twain • “You’re Still The One” • Country-Pop • Come On Over • “Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)”

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