Singles Released This Week (July 7 – 14)

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).


July 08
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “My Heart’s Symphony” • Brit Beat • (You Don’t Have To) Paint Me A Picture • “Tina (I Held You In My Arms)”
1968 • The Beach Boys • “Do It Again” • Pop-Rock • 20/20 • “Wake The World”
1972 • The Who • “Join Together” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Baby Don’t You Do It”
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “Sweet Maxine” • Pop-Rock • Stampede • “Double Dealin’ Four Flusher”
1981 • R.E.M. • “Radio Free Europe” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Sitting Still”
1981 • R.E.M. • “Sitting Still” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1993 • 10,000 Maniacs • “Few And Far Between” • Folk-Rock • Our Time In Eden • “Candy Everybody Wants” / “To Sir With Love” / “Let The Mystery Be”
1996 • Cocteau Twins • “Violaine” [UK] • Dream Pop • Milk And Kisses • “Smile” / “Tranquil Eye”


July 09
1963 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Heat Wave” • Soul-Dance • Heat Wave • “A Love Like Yours (Don’t Come Knockin’ Every Day)”
1964 • Sam Cooke • “Good Times” • Soul • Ain’t That Good News • “Tennessee Waltz”
1965 • Sonny & Cher • “I Got You Babe” • Baroque Pop • Look At Us • “It’s Gonna Rain”
1965 • The Four Tops • “It’s The Same Old Song” • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops’ Second Album • “Your Love Is Amazing”
1968 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “You’re All I Need To Get By” • Soul-Pop • You’re All I Need • “Two Can Have A Party”
1972 • King Harvest • “Dancing In The Moonlight” • Pop-Rock • Dancing In The Moonlight • “Lady, Come On Home”
1976 • David Bowie • “Suffragette City” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Stay”
1980 • Carly Simon • “Jesse” • Pop-Rock • Come Upstairs • “Stardust”
1985 • Sting • “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” • Pop-Rock • The Dream Of The Blue Turtles • “Another Day”
1990 • Madonna • “Hanky Panky” [UK] • Dance-Pop • I’m Breathless • “More”
1996 • Alanis Morissette • “You Learn” • Alt Pop-Rock • Jagged Little Pill • “You Oughta Know”


July 10
1964 • The Beatles • “A Hard Day’s Night” [UK] • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “Things We Said Today”
1964 • The Four Tops • “Baby I Need Your Loving” • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops • “Call On Me”
1964 • The Beatles • “Things We Said Today” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • A Hard Day’s Night • [B-Side]
1964 • Manfred Mann • “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The Manfred Mann Album • “What You Gonna Do?”
1965 • Wilson Pickett • “In The Midnight Hour” • Soul • In The Midnight Hour • “I’m Not Tired”
1967 • The Monkees • “Pleasant Valley Sunday” • Pop-Rock • Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. • “Words”
1970 • The Who • “Summertime Blues” [UK] • Hard Rock • Live At Leeds • “Heaven And Hell”
1972 • Pink Floyd • “Free Four” • Prog Rock • Obscured By Clouds • “Stay”
1974 • America • “Tin Man” • Soft Rock • Holiday • “In The Country”
1975 • Kiss • “C’mon And Love Me” • Hard Rock • Dressed To Kill • “Getaway”
1981 • Rick James • “Super Freak” • Funk • Street Songs • “Super Freak (Part 2)”
1984 • Huey Lewis & The News • “If This Is It” • Pop-Rock • Sports • “Change Of Heart”
1985 • Prince & The Revolution • “Pop Life” • Pop-Rock • Around The World In A Day • “Hello”
1996 • Journey • “When You Love A Woman” • Pop-Rock • Trial By Fire • “Message Of Love”
2002 • Rush • “Secret Touch” • Prog/Art Rock • Vapor Trails • “Secret Touch” [Album Version]


July 11
1962 • The Marvelettes • “Beechwood 4-5789” • Soul-Pop • Playboy • “Someday, Someway”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “No Matter What Sign You Are” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Let The Sunshine In • “The Young Folks”
1969 • David Bowie • “Space Oddity” • Psychedelic Rock • Man Of Words/Man Of Music • “Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud”
1970 • The Who • “Summertime Blues” • Hard Rock • Live At Leeds • “Heaven And Hell”
1972 • The Supremes • “Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love” • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “The Wisdom Of Time”
1975 • The Isley Brothers • “Fight The Power Part 1” [UK] • Soul-Funk • The Heat Is On • “Fight The Power Part 2”
1979 • Donna Summer • “Sunset People” • Disco • Bad Girls • “Our Love”
1980 • Cheap Trick • “Everything Works If You Let It” [UK] • Hard Rock • Roadie[Sndtrk] • “Heaven Tonight”
1988 • Michael Jackson • “Another Part Of Me” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Another Part Of Me” [Instrumental]
2005 • R.E.M. • “Wanderlust” [UK] • Alt. Rock • Around The Sun • “The Outsiders”
2013 • Pearl Jam • “Mind Your Manners” • Punk Rock • Lightning Bolt • [None]


July 12
1963 • The Crystals • “Then He Kissed Me” • Girl Group Pop • [Single] • “Brother Julius”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “California Girls” • Pop-Rock • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) • “Let Him Run Wild”
1966 • Chris Farlowe • “Out Of Time” • Power Ballad • The Art Of Chris Farlowe • “Baby Make It Soon”
1972 • Michael Jackson • “Ben” • Soul Ballad • Ben • “You Can Cry On My Shoulder”
1973 • Edgar Winter Group • “Free Ride” • Blues-Rock • They Only Come Out At Night • “When It Comes”
1977 • Brothers Johnson • “Strawberry Letter 23” • Funk • Right On Time • “Dancin’ And Prancin'”
1979 • KC & The Sunshine Band • “Please Don’t Go” • Love Ballad • Do You Wanna Go Party • “I Bet’cha Didn’t Know That”
1982 • Michael Jackson • “Human Nature” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Baby Be Mine”
1982 • Blondie • “War Child” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Hunter • “Walk Like Me”
1983 • Frank Stallone • “Far From Over” • Dance-Rock • Staying Alive[Sndtrk] • “Waking Up”
1999 • David Gray • “Babylon” • Alt. Pop-Rock • White Ladder • “Lead Me Upstairs”
1999 • David Gray • “Babylon” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • White Ladder • “Lead Me Upstairs” / “New Horizons”


July 13
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t Be Cruel” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Hound Dog”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Hound Dog” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “I Should Have Known Better” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “A Hard Day’s Night” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “I Should Have Known Better”
1967 • The Byrds • “Lady Friend” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Old John Robertson”
1967 • The Byrds • “Old John Robertson” • Folk-Rock • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • [B-Side]
1968 • Steppenwolf • “Born To Be Wild” • Proto Metal • Steppenwolf • “Everybody’s Next One”
1974 • Dionne Warwicke & The Spinners • “Then Came You” • Philly Soul • New And Improved • “Just As Long As We Have Love”
1979 • Dire Straits • “Lady Writer” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • Communiqué • “Where Do You Think You’re Going?”
1981 • Duran Duran • “Girls On Film” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Duran Duran • “Faster Than Light”
1982 • Glenn Frey • “The One You Love” • Pop-Rock • No Fun Aloud • “All Those Lies”
1992 • Genesis • “Jesus He Knows Me” [UK] • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Hearts On Fire”
1992 • Michael Jackson • “Jam” • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Rock With You” [Remix]
1992 • Nirvana • “Lithium” [UK] • Grunge • Nevermind • “Been A Son”
1992 • Madonna • “This Used To Be My Playground” [UK] • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “This Used To Be My Playground” [Long Version]


July 14
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Such A Night” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Elvis Is Back • “Never Ending”
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Never Ending” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Jill” • Pop-Rock • Listen! • “New In Town”
1967 • David Bowie • “Love You Till Tuesday” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Did You Ever Have A Dream”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “I’ve Lost You” • Soft Rock • [Single] • “The Next Step Is Love”
1972 • The Hollies • “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Distant Light • “Cable Car”
1973 • The Isley Brothers • “That Lady (Part 1)” • Soul-Funk • 3 + 3 • “That Lady (Part 2)”
1976 • America • “Amber Cascades” • Folk-Rock • Hideaway • “Who Loves You”
1978 • The Moody Blues • “Steppin’ In A Slide Zone” [UK] • Prog Rock • Octave • “I’ll Be Level With You”
1978 • Bob Dylan • “Baby, Stop Crying” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Street Legal • “New Pony”
1980 • Michael Jackson • “Girlfriend” [UK] • Post-Disco Dance-Pop • Off The Wall • “Bless His Soul” [With The Jacksons]
1987 • Prince [With Sheena Easton] • “U Got The Look” • Soul-Funk • Sign ‘O’ The Times • “Housequake”
2003 • Jane’s Addiction • “Just Because” [UK] • Alt. Hard Rock • Strays • “Suffer Some” [Live]

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