Singles Released This Week (May 13 – 19)

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).


May 13
1966 • The Supremes • “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Supremes A Go-Go • “He’s All I Got”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Paint It, Black” [UK] • Raga Rock • Aftermath • “Long Long While”
1967 • Scott McKenzie • “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)” • Folk-Pop • Voice Of Scott McKenzie • “What’s The Difference”
1967 • The Grass Roots • “Let’s Live For Today” • Pop-Rock • Let’s Live For Today • “Depressed Feeling”
1968 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “Yester Love” • Soul – Pop • Special Occasion • “Much Better Off”
1972 • Tanya Tucker • “Delta Dawn” • Country-Pop • Delta Dawn • “I Love the Way He Loves Me”
1977 • The Clash • “Remote Control” [UK] • Punk-Rock • The Clash • “London’s Burning”
1991 • Jane’s Addiction • “Classic Girl” [UK] • Neo-Psychedelia • Ritual De Lo Habitual • “No One’s Leaving” / “Ain’t No Right”
1993 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Plush” • Grunge Rock • Core • “Sin”


May 14
1963 • Aretha Franklin • “Here’s Where I Came In (Here’s Where I Walk Out)” • Soul • [Single] • “Say It Ain’t So”
1969 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • “Down By The River” • Folk-Rock • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere • “The Losing End (When You’re On)”
1971 • The Hollies • “Hey Willie” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Row The Boat Together”
1978 • Blondie • “One Way or Another” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Parallel Lines • “Just Go Away”
1982 • Men At Work • “Who Can It Be Now?” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Business As Usual • “Anyone For Tennis” [Instrumental]
1984 • Wham! • “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Make It Big • “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” [Instrumental]


May 15
1970 • Carpenters • “(They Long To Be) Close To You” • Easy Listening • Close To You • “I Kept On Lovin’ You”
1982 • Rush • “Subdivisions” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Signals • “Red Barchetta”
1982 • Genesis • “Paperlate” • Prog Rock • 3 X 3 • “You Might Recall”
1984 • R.E.M. • “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Reckoning • “Walters Theme”
1984 • Michael Jackson • “Farewell My Summer Love” • Pop-Soul • Farewell My Summer Love • “Call On Me”
1985 • Prince & The Revolution • “Raspberry Beret” • Pop-Rock • Around The World In A Day • “She’s Always in My Hair”
1989 • Paula Abdul • “Forever Your Girl” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Forever Your Girl • “Next To You”
1990 • Mariah Carey • “Vision Of Love” • R&B-Dance • Mariah Carey • “Prisoner”


May 16
1960 • Brenda Lee • “I’m Sorry” • Country-Pop • Brenda Lee • “That’s All You Got To Do”
1961 • Sam Cooke • “Cupid” • Soul • [Single] • “Farewell My Darling”
1969 • Elton John • “It’s Me That You Need” [UK] • Light Pop • [Single] • “Just Like Strange Rain”
1973 • Carpenters • “Yesterday Once More” • Easy Listening • Now & Then • “Road Ode”
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Listen To What The Man Said” • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “Love In Song”
1975 • The Bee Gees • “Jive Talkin'” [UK] • Disco • Main Course • “Wind Of Change”
1980 • The Ramones • “Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio?” • Punk-Rock • End Of The Century • “Let’s Go”
1980 • Hall & Oates • “Running From Paradise” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • X-Static • “Bebop” / “Drop”
1980 • Sheena Easton • “9 To 5 (Morning Train)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Sheena Easton • “Moody (My Love)”
1984 • Prince & The Revolution • “When Doves Cry” • Dance-Pop • Purple Rain • “17 Days”
1994 • Pearl Jam • “Dissident” [UK] • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Rearview Mirror” [Live]
1994 • Pearl Jam • “Dissident” • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Rearview Mirror” [Live]
1994 • Pink Floyd • “Take It Back” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Division Bell • “Astronomy Domine” [Live]


May 17
1963 • Jan & Dean • “Surf City” • Surfer • Surf City • “She’s My Summer Girl”
1963 • The Hollies • “(Ain’t That) Just Like Me” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Hey What’s Wrong With Me”
1972 • The Hollies • “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” • Pop-Rock • Distant Light • “Look What We’ve Got”
1993 • Tears For Fears • “Break It Down Again” • Synth-Pop • Elemental • “Bloodletting Go”
2004 • Jimmy Buffett • “Hey Good Lookin'” • Neo-Trad Country • License To Chill • [None]


May 18
1972 • Looking Glass • “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” • Pop-Rock • Looking Glass • “One By One”
1979 • Joe Jackson • “One More Time” [UK] • Post-Punk Hard Rock • Look Sharp! • “Don’t Ask Me”
1987 • Thompson Twins • “Long Goodbye” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Close To The Bone • “Dancing In Your Shoes”
2014 • The Flaming Lips feat. Miley Cyrus • “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” • Pop-Rock • With A Little Help From My Friends • “” [None]


May 19
1958 • Bobby Darin • “Splish Splash” • Novelty Pop • [Single] • “Judy Don’t Be Moody”
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Fools Like Me” • Rockabilly • Jerry Lee Lewis • [B-Side]
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “High School Confidential” • Rockabilly • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Fools Like Me”
1972 • Sweet • “Little Willy” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Sweet • “Man from Mecca”
1973 • Paul Simon • “Kodachrome” • Folk-Pop • There Goes Rhymin’ Simon • “Tenderness”
1975 • Eagles • “One Of These Nights” • Country-Rock • One Of These Nights • “Visions”
1975 • Lynyrd Skynyrd • “Saturday Night Special” • Southern Rock • Nuthin’ Fancy • “Made In The Shade”
1975 • Aerosmith • “Sweet Emotion” • Hard Rock • Toys In The Attic • “Uncle Salty”
1978 • Dire Straits • “Sultans Of Swing” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • Dire Straits • “Eastbound Train” [Live Version]
1981 • The Moody Blues • “Gemini Dream” • Prog Rock • Long Distance Voyager • “Painted Smile”
1986 • Bananarama • “Venus” • New Wave Dance-Pop • True Confessions • “White Train”
1986 • Genesis • “Invisible Touch” • Prog Rock • Invisible Touch • “The Last Domino”

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