Singles Released This Week (December 3 – 9)

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 03
1964 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “This Diamond Ring” • Pop-Rock • This Diamond Ring • “Hard To Find”
1965 • The Beatles • “We Can Work It Out” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Yesterday…And Today • “Day Tripper [Double A-Side]”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “Blue River” • R&B Ballad • [Single] • [B-Side]
1965 • The Beach Boys • “The Little Girl I Once Knew” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “There’s No Other (Like My Baby)”
1965 • The Hollies • “If I Needed Someone” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I’ve Got a Way of My Own”
1965 • The Beatles • “Day Tripper” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Yesterday…And Today • “We Can Work It Out [Double A-Side]”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “Tell Me Why” • R&B Ballad • [Single] • “Blue River”
1966 • The Who • “Happy Jack” [UK] • Power Pop • A Quick One • “I’ve Been Away”
1966 • The Mamas & The Papas • “California Dreamin'” • Sunshine Pop • If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears • “Somebody Groovy”
1976 • 10cc • “The Things We Do For Love” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Deceptive Bends • “Hot To Trot”
1979 • Toto • “99” • Pop-Rock • Hydra • “Hydra”
1983 • Culture Club • “Karma Chameleon” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Colour By Numbers • “That’s The Way (I’m Only Trying To Help You)”
1991 • Guns N’ Roses • “Live And Let Die” • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion I • “Live And Let Die [Live]”
1996 • Dave Matthews Band • “Crash Into Me” • Alt. Rock/Pop-Rocck • Crash • “Crash Into Me [Acoustic]”
2001 • Michael Jackson • “Cry” • R&B Ballad • Invincible • “Shout / Streetwalker”


December 04
1961 • Gene Chandler • “Duke Of Earl” • Doo Wop/Pop-Soul • [Single] • “Kissin’ In The Kitchen”
1972 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “C Moon” • Reggae-Pop • [Single] • “Hi, Hi, Hi [Double A-Side]”
1972 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Hi, Hi, Hi” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “C Moon [Double A-Side]”
1989 • Duran Duran • “Burning The Ground” • New Wave Synth-Pop • [Single] • “Decadence”


December 05
1969 • Badfinger • “Come And Get It” [UK] • Power Pop • Magic Christian Music • “Rock Of All Ages”
1973 • REO Speedwagon • “Ridin’ The Storm Out” • Hard Rock • Ridin’ The Storm Out • “Whiskey Night”
1980 • The Police • “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Zenyatta Mondatta • “Friends”
1987 • Foreigner • “Say You Will” • Arena Rock • Inside Information • “A Night To Remember”
1995 • Everclear • “Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)” • Grunge Rock • Sparkle And Fade • “Heroin Girl [Acoustic]”
1998 • R.E.M. • “Lotus” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Up • “Surfing The Ganges”
2005 • The Rolling Stones • “Rain Fall Down” • Funk Rock • A Bigger Bang • “Rain Fall Down [Radio Edit] / Rain Fall Down [Heavy Disco Edit]”


December 06
1962 • The Marvelettes • “Twistin’ Postman” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The Marvelettes Sing • “I Want A Guy”
1965 • The Miracles • “Going To A Go-Go” • Soul – Pop • Going To A Go-Go • “Choosey Beggar”
1965 • The Beatles • “We Can Work It Out” • Pop-Rock • Yesterday…And Today • “Day Tripper [Double A-Side]”
1965 • The Miracles • “Choosey Beggar” • Soul – Pop • Going To A Go-Go • [B-Side]
1966 • The Beatles • “Day Tripper” • Pop-Rock • Yesterday…And Today • “We Can Work It Out [Double A-Side]”
1974 • George Harrison • “Ding Dong, Ding Dong” [UK] • Holiday Pop • Dark Horse • “I Don’t Car Anymore”
1993 • Nirvana • “All Apologies” • Grunge • In Utero • “Rape Me”
1994 • Madonna • “Take A Bow” • Dance-Pop • Bedtime Stories • “Take A Box [Alternate Mix]”


December 07
1979 • The Clash • “London Calling” [UK] • Punk-Rock • London Calling • “Armagideon Time”
1979 • Led Zeppelin • “Fool In The Rain” • Hard Rock • In Through The Out Door • “Hot Dog”
1992 • Pearl Jam • “Oceans” [UK] • Grunge Rock • Ten • “Why Go [Live] / Deep [Live] / Alive [Live]”


December 08
1961 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin'” • Surf Pop • Surfin’ Safari • “Luau”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “I Really Don’t Want To Know” • Country-Pop • Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old) • “There Goes My Everything”
1975 • George Harrison • “This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)” • Pop-Rock • Extra Texture • “Maya Love”
1984 • Triumph • “Follow Your Heart” • Arena Rock • Thunder Seven • “Stranger In A Strange Land”
1990 • AC/DC • “Moneytalks” • Hard Rock • The Razor’s Edge • “Borrowed Time”
1992 • Madonna • “Deeper And Deeper” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Deeper And Deeper [Instrumental]”
1997 • Céline Dion • “My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From ‘Titanic’)” • Pop Ballad • Let’s Talk About Love • “Rose”


December 09
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Little Saint Nick” • Holiday Surf-Pop • [Single] • “The Lord’s Prayer”
1965 • The Kinks • “All Day And All Of The Night” • Pop-Rock • Kinks-Size • “I Gotta Move”
1974 • Grand Funk Railroad • “Some Kind Of Wonderful” • Blues-Rock • All The Girls In The World Beware!!! • “Wild”
1978 • Donna Summer • “Heaven Knows” • Disco • Live And More • “Only One Man [Live]”
1978 • The Jackson 5 • “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)” • Disco-Funk • Destiny • “That’s What You Get (For Being Polite)”

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