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Singles Released This Week (October 14 – 20)

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).


October 14
1963 • The Marvelettes • “As Long As I Know He’s Mine” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Little Girl Blue”
1964 • The Marvelettes • “Too Many Fish In The Sea” • Soul-Pop • The Marvelettes Greatest Hits • “A Need For Love”
1966 • The Monkees • “The Last Train To Clarksville” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Monkees • “Take A Giant Step”
1966 • The Easybeats • “Friday On My Mind” [UK] • British Invasion • Good Friday • “Made My Bed: Gonna Lie In It”
1967 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Honey Chile” • Soul – Dance • [Single] • “Show Me The Way”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Someday We’ll Be Together” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “He’s My Sunnyboy”
1969 • B.J. Thomas • “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” • Easy Listening • Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head • “Never Had It So Good”
1972 • The Osmonds • “Crazy Horses” • Hard Rock • Crazy Horses • “That’s My Girl”
1974 • Jethro Tull • “Bungle In The Jungle” • Prog Rock • War Child • “Back Door Angels”
1975 • Kiss • “Rock And Roll All Nite” [Live]• Heavy Metal • Alive! • “Rock And Roll All Nite”
1977 • Elvis Costello • “Watching The Detectives” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • My Aim Is True • “Blame It On Cain” / “Mystery Dance”
1977 • Queen • “We Are The Champions” [UK] • Arena Rock • News Of The World • “We Will Rock You”
1985 • The Cars • “Tonight She Comes” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Greatest Hits • “Just What I Needed”
1985 • Dire Straits • “Brothers In Arms” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Brothers In Arms • “Going Home (Theme of the Local Hero)” [Live]
1991 • U2 • “The Fly” [UK] • Dance-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk” / “Korova 1”


October 15
1960 • The Miracles • “Shop Around” • Soul – Pop • Hi! We’re The Miracles • “Who’s Lovin’ You”
1968 • Stevie Wonder • “For Once In My Life” • Soul – Pop • For Once In My Life • “Angie Girl”
1969 • The Kinks • “Victoria” • Pop-Rock • Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) • “Brainwashed”
1970 • The Supremes • “Stoned Love” • Soul – Pop • Shine On Me • “Shine On Me”
1971 • The Who • “Let’s See Action” [UK] • British Rock • [Single] • “When I Was A Boy”
1971 • Sly & The Family Stone • “Family Affair” • Soul-Funk • There’s A Riot Goin’ On • “Luv ‘N’ Haight”
1972 • The Isley Brothers • “Work To Do” • Soul-Funk • Brother, Brother, Brother • “Beautiful”
1973 • Elton John • “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” • Pop-Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Young Man’s Blues”
1984 • The Cars • “Hello Again” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbreak City • “Hello Again” [Dub Version]
1988 • Duran Duran • “I Don’t Want Your Love” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Thing • “I Don’t Want Your Love” [Album Version]
1993 • Bryan Adams • “Please Forgive Me” • Soft Rock • So Far So Good • “C’Mon Everybody”


October 16
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)” [UK] • Holiday Rock n Roll • Elvis Sings Christmas Songs[EP] • “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
1964 • The Supremes • “Baby Love” [UK] • Soul – Pop • Where Did Our Love Go? • “Ask Any Girl”
1973 • The Doobie Brothers • “China Grove” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Captain & Me • “Evil Woman”
1980 • Billy Joel • “Don’t Ask Me Why” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Glass Houses • “C’etait Toi (You Were The One)”
1984 • R.E.M. • “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” • Jangle Pop-Rock • Reckoning • “Catapult” [Live]
1989 • Prince With Sheena Easton • “The Arms Of Orion” • Dance-Pop • Batman • “I Love U In Me”
1995 • Everything But The Girl • “Missing” [Todd Terry Remix]• Alt Rock/Dance-Pop • [Single] • “Missing” [Remix]
1995 • Everything But The Girl • “Missing” [Remix][UK] • Electro-Dance • Amplified Heart • “Missing” [Dance Mix]
1995 • The Human League • “Don’t You Want Me” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Greatest Hits • “Don’t You Want Me” [Snap! Remix]


October 17
1961 • The Tokens • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” • Doo Wop • The Lion Sleeps Tonight • “Tina”
1969 • The Band • “Up On Cripple Creek” • Roots Rock • The Band • “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
1971 • The Temptations • “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)” • Soul – Pop • Solid Rock • “Gonna Keep on Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love”
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “Sweet Maxine” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Stampede • “Double Dealin’ Four Flusher”
1977 • Slade • “My Baby Left Me/That’s Alright Mama” [UK] • Glam Rock • [Single] • “O.H.M.S.”
1983 • Duran Duran • “Union Of The Snake” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Seven And The Ragged Tiger • “Secret Oktober”
1984 • The Go-Go’s • “Turn To You” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Talk Show • “I’m With You”
1989 • Kiss • “Hide Your Heart” • Hard Rock • Hot In The Shade • “Betrayed”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “Living In Danger” • Europop/Reggae • Happy Nation • “Living In Danger” [D House Mix]
1994 • The Rolling Stones • “Out Of Tears” • Blues-Rock • Voodoo Lounge • “Out Of Tears” [Remix] / “I’m Gonna Drive
1994 • Pink Floyd • “High Hopes” • Prog Rock • The Division Bell • “Marooned”


October 18
1968 • Jimi Hendrix • “All Along The Watchtower” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Electric Ladyland • “Long Hot Summer Night”
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Letting Go” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “You Gave Me The Answer”
1977 • Rush • “Closer To The Heart” • Prog Rock • A Farewell To Kings • “Madrigal”
1980 • The Ramones • “I Wanna Be Sedated” • Punk-Rock • Road To Ruin • “The Return Of Jackie & Judy”
1982 • Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney • “The Girl Is Mine” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Can’t Get Outta the Rain”
1984 • Bryan Adams • “Run To You” • Pop-Rock • Reckless • “I’m Ready”
1990 • C+C Music Factory • “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” [Radio Version]• Hip House • Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) • “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” [Instrumental]
1994 • Eagles • “Get Over It” • Country-Rock • Hell Freezes Over • “Get Over It” [Live]
1999 • Counting Crows • “Hanginaround” • AA Pop-Rock • This Desert Life • “Baby, I’m A Big Star Now / Omaha” [Live]


October 19
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Paralyzed” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Elvis[EP] • [None]
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Love Me” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Elvis[EP] • [None]
1966 • The Miracles • “(Come ‘Round Here) I’m The One You Need” • Soul – Pop • Away We A Go-Go • “Save Me”
1967 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “I Second That Emotion” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “You Must Be Love”
1970 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” • Folk-Rock • After The Gold Rush • “Birds”
1970 • Badfinger • “No Matter What” • Power Pop • No Dice • “Carry On Till Tomorrow”
1979 • Talking Heads • “Life During Wartime” • Punk-Funk • Fear Of Music • “Electric Guitar”
1984 • A-ha • “Take On Me” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Hunting High And Low • “Love Is Reason”
1987 • Rush • “Time Stand Still” • Prog/Art Rock • Hold Your Fire • “High Water”
1987 • The Cars • “Strap Me In” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Door To Door • “Door To Door”
1998 • Cher • “Believe” • Dance-Pop • Believe • “Believe” [Alt Mix]


October 20
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Won’t Be Long” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Love Is The Only Thing”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Maybe I’m A Fool” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “It Ain’t Necessarily So”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “All Night Long” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Sweet Lover”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Who Needs You?” • Soul • [Stereo Seven Single] • “Right Now”
1964 • The Yardbirds • “Good Morning Little School Girl” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “I Ain’t Got You”
1967 • The Byrds • “Goin’ Back” • Folk-Rock/Baroque Pop • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • “Change Is Now”
1967 • The Byrds • “Change Is Now” • Folk-Rock • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • [B-Side]
1969 • John Lennon • “Cold Turkey” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)” [Yoko Ono]
1978 • Talking Heads • “Take Me To The River” • Blue-Eyed Soul • More Songs About Buildings And Food • “Thank You For Sending Me An Angel”
1978 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Radio Radio” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • This Year’s Model • “Tiny Steps”
1980 • John Lennon • “(Just Like) Starting Over” • Pop-Rock • Double Fantasy • “Kiss Kiss Kiss”
1986 • Duran Duran • “Notorious” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Notorious • “Winter Marches On”
1989 • 10,000 Maniacs • “You Happy Puppet” • Folk-Rock • Blind Man’s Zoo • “Gun Shy” [Acoustic Version]
1998 • U2 • “Sweetest Thing” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Where The Streets Have No Name • “Stories For Boys” [Live]

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Singles Released This Week (October 7 – 13)

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).


October 07
1963 • Freddie & The Dreamers • “I’m Telling You Now” • Merseybeat • [Single] • “What Have I Done to You?”
1964 • The Beefeaters • “Please Let Me Love You” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Be Long”
1966 • The Moody Blues • “Boulevard De La Madelaine” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “This Is My House (But Nobody Calls)”
1966 • The Four Tops • “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” [UK] • Soul-Gospel • [Single] • “Until You Love Someone”
1966 • The Hollies • “Stop Stop Stop” [UK] • Pop-Rock • For Certain Because • “It’s You”
1966 • The Hollies • “Stop Stop Stop” • Pop-Rock • Stop! Stop! Stop! • “It’s You”
1969 • The Jackson 5 • “I Want You Back” • Soul – Pop • Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 • “Who’s Lovin’ You”
1969 • Bob Dylan • “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” • Folk-Rock • Nashville Skyline • “Country Pie”
1971 • Hot Tuna • “Been So Long” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Candy Man”
1971 • Michael Jackson • “Got To Be There” • Soul – Pop • Got To Be There • “Maria (You Were the Only One)”
1977 • Queen • “We Are The Champions” • Arena Rock • News Of The World • “We Will Rock You”
2006 • Pearl Jam • “Gone” • Grunge Rock • Pearl Jam • “Come Back” [Live] / “Gone” [Live]


October 08
1963 • Sam Cooke • “Little Red Rooster” • Soul • Night Beat • “You Gotta Move”
1982 • Thompson Twins • “Lies” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Quick Step & Side Kick • “Beach Culture”
1982 • Hall & Oates • “Maneater” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Delayed Reaction”
1983 • Yes • “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” • Dance-Rock • 90125 • “Our Song”
1988 • The Proclaimers • “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Sunshine On Leith • “Better Days”
1996 • Matchbox Twenty • “Long Day” • Alt. Rock • Yourself Or Someone Like You • [None]
2002 • Nirvana • “You Know You’re Right” • Grunge • Nirvana • [None]
2002 • Pearl Jam • “I Am Mine” • Grunge Rock • Riot Act • “Down”


October 09
1964 • Jan & Dean • “Sidewalk Surfin'” • Surf Pop • Ride The Wild Surf • “When It’s Over”
1967 • The Yardbirds • “Ten Little Indians” • Pychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Drinking Muddy Water”
1981 • Prince • “Controversy” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Controversy • “When You Were Mine”
1984 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Walking On A Thin Line” • Pop-Rock • Sports • “The Only One”
2000 • U2 • “Beautiful Day” • Alt. Pop-Rock • All That You Can’t Leave Behind • “Summer Rain” / “Always”


October 10
1966 • The Beach Boys • “Good Vibrations” • Psychedelic Pop • [Single} • “Let’s Go Away For Awhile”
1972 • The Hollies • “Long Dark Road” • Pop-Rock • Distant Light • “Indian Girl”
1978 • The Cars • “My Best Friend’s Girl” • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Cars • “Don’t Cha Stop”
1980 • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band • “For You” • Art Rock • Chance • “A Fool I Am”
1980 • The Cars • “Touch And Go” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Panorama • “Down Boys”
1988 • The Moody Blues • “No More Lies” • Prog Rock • Sur La Mer • “River Of Endless Love”
2012 • Blondie • “Bride Of Infinity” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • [None]
2012 • Blondie • “Rock On” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • [None]
2012 • Blondie • “Dead Air” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • [None]


October 11
1963 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Heat Wave” [UK] • Soul – Dance • Heat Wave • “A Love Like Yours (Don’t Come Knockin’ Every Day)”
1971 • Nilsson • “Without You” • Power Ballad • Nilsson Schmilsson • “Gotta Get Up”
1971 • John Lennon • “Imagine” • Soft Pop • Imagine • “It’s So Hard”
1974 • Queen • “Killer Queen” [UK] • Glam Rock • Sheer Heart Attack • “Flick Of The Wrist”
1980 • Kool & The Gang • “Celebration” • Disco-Funk • Celebrate! • “Morning Star”
1985 • Thompson Twins • “King For A Day” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Here’s To Future Days • “Rollunder”
1992 • Madonna • “Erotica” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Erotica” [Instrumental]
2012 • The Rolling Stones • “Doom And Gloom” • Blues-Rock • GRRR! • [None]


October 12
1966 • The Supremes • “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Remove This Doubt”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Ride My See-Saw” • Psych-Rock • In Search Of The Lost Chord • “Voices In The Sky”
1979 • Kool & the Gang • “Ladies’ Night” [UK] • Disco-Funk • Ladies’ Night • “Ladies’ Night” [Long Version]
1979 • Supertramp • “Goodbye Stranger” [UK] • Prog/Art Pop-Rock • Breakfast in America • “Even In The Quietest Moments”
1979 • The Human League • “Empire State Human” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Reproduction • “Introducing” [Instrumental Version]
1982 • Don Henley • “Dirty Laundry” • Pop-Rock • I Can’t Stand Still • “Lilah”
1987 • George Michael • “Faith” • Rockabilly • Faith • “Hand To Mouth”
1987 • George Harrison • “Got My Mind Set On You” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Lay His Head”
1998 • R.E.M. • “Daysleeper” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Up • “Emphysema”


October 13
1967 • The Kinks • “Autumn Almanac” [UK] • Baroque Pop • [Single] • “Mister Pleasant”
1967 • The Who • “I Can See For Miles” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • The Who Sell Out • “Someone’s Coming”
1969 • Neil Diamond • “Holly Holy” • Pop-Gospel • Touching You, Touching Me • “Hurtin’ You Don’t Come Easy”
1978 • Player • “Baby Come Back” • Pop-Rock • Baby Come Back • “Love Is Where You Find It”
1978 • The Jam • “Down In The Tube Station At Midnight” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • All Mod Cons • “So Sad About Us” / “The Night”
1978 • Elton John • “Part-Time Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • A Single Man • “I Cry At Night”
1982 • Kiss • “Creatures Of The Night” [UK] • Hard Rock • Creatures Of The Night • “Rock And Roll All Nite” [Live Version]
1982 • Kiss • “I Love It Loud” • Hard Rock • Creatures Of The Night • “Danger”
1986 • Kim Wilde • “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” [UK] • Hi-NRG • Another Step • “Loving You”
1990 • Tina Turner • “Be Tender With Me Baby” • Pop-Rock • Foreign Affair • “Be Tender With Me Baby” [Live Edit]

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Singles Released This Week (September 23 – 29)

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).


September 23
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?” • Blues-Rock • Flowers • “Who’s Driving Your Plane”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Flowers • “Who’s Driving Your Plane”
1968 • The Monkees • “Porpoise Song” • Pop-Rock • Head • “As We Go Along”
1969 • The Marvelettes • “That’s How Heartaches Are Made” • Soul – Funk • In Full Bloom • “Rainy Morning”
1972 • 10cc • “Donna” • Art Pop-Rock • 10cc • “Hot Rock Sun”
1973 • Jim Croce • “I Got A Name” • Folk-Pop • I Got A Name • “Alabama Rain”
1974 • John Lennon • “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” • Pop-Rock • Walls And Bridges • “Beef Jerky”
1977 • The Commodores • “Brick House” [UK] • Disco Funk • Commodores • “Sweet Love” [Double A-Side]
1977 • The Clash • “Complete Control” [UK] • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “City Of The Dead”
1977 • The Commodores • “Sweet Love” [UK] • Disco Funk • Commodores • “Brick House” [Double A-Side]
1977 • David Bowie • “Heroes” • Glam Rock • Heroes • “V-2 Schneider”
1986 • Billy Idol • “To Be A Lover” • Hard Rock • Whiplash Smile • “All Summer Single”
1986 • The Pretenders • “Don’t Get Me Wrong” • Post-Punk • Get Close • “Dance!”
1996 • Counting Crows • “Angels Of The Silences” • Alt. Rock • Recovering The Satellites • “Recovering The Satellites”
1997 • Third Eye Blind • “Semi-Charmed Life” [UK] • Post-Grunge • Third Eye Blind • “London” / “Tattoo Of The Sun”


September 24
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Treat Me Nice” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Jailhouse Rock” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Jailhouse Rock • “Treat Me Nice”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Everybody Loves A Clown” [UK] • Brit Pop • Everybody Loves A Clown • “Time Stands Still”
1968 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “Keep On Lovin’ Me Honey” • Soul – Pop • You’re All I Need • “You Ain’t Livin’ Till You’re Lovin'”
1970 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “The Tears Of A Clown” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Promise Me”
1978 • Donna Summer • “MacArthur Park” • Disco • Live And More • “Once Upon A Time” [Live]
1982 • Prince • “1999” • Funk-Dance • 1999 • “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?”
1984 • Julian Lennon • “Too Late For Goodbyes” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Valotte • “Let Me Be”
2007 • Bob Dylan • “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” [Mark Ronson Reversion]• Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” [Original]


September 25
1965 • Fontella Bass • “Rescue Me” • Soul • [Single] • “Soul Of The Man”
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “Get Off My Cloud” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • December’s Children (And Everybody’s) • “I’m Free”
1972 • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway • “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” • Pop-Soul • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway • “Be Real Black For Me”
1979 • The Cars • “It’s All I Can Do” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Candy-O • “Got A Lot On My Head”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “Private Eyes” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Private Eyes • “Tell Me What You Want”
1981 • Diana Ross • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” • Soul-Pop • Why Do Fools Fall In Love • “Think I’m In Love”
1981 • Dire Straits • “Tunnel Of Love” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • Making Movies • “Tunnel of Love, Part 2”
1989 • Belinda Carlisle • “Leave A Light On” • Pop-Rock • Runaway Horses • “Shades Of Michaelangelo”


September 26
1962 • The Temptations • “Paradise” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Slow Down Heart”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Time Is On My Side” • Blues-Rock • 12 X 5 • “Congratulations”
1966 • Aretha Franklin • “Cry Like A Baby” • Soul • Soul Sister • “Swanee”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Big Boss Man” • Blues-Rock • Clambake • “You Don’t Know Me”
1967 • The Temptations • “(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Don’t Send Me Away”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “You Don’t Know Me” • Country-Pop • Clambake • [B-Side]
1969 • Bread • “It Don’t Matter To Me” • Soft Rock • Bread • “Call On Me”
1969 • The Hollies • “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Cos You Like To Love Me”
1969 • The Byrds • “Wasn’t Born To Follow” • Folk-Rock • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • “Child Of The Universe”
1977 • Billy Joel • “Just The Way You Are” • Soft Rock • The Stranger • “Get It Right The First Time”
1984 • Prince & The Revolution • “Purple Rain” • Soul-Pop-Gospel • Purple Rain • “God”
1986 • Boston • “Amanda” • Power Ballad • Third Stage • “My Destination”
1994 • The Rolling Stones • “You Got Me Rocking” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Voodoo Lounge • “Jump On Top Of Me”


September 27
1963 • Cilla Black • “Love Of The Loved” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Shy Of Love”
1963 • Chad & Jeremy • “Yesterday’s Gone” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Yesterday’s Gone • “Lemon Tree”
1968 • The Hollies • “Listen To Me” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Do The Best You Can”
1968 • The Hollies • “Listen To Me” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Do The Best You Can”
1974 • Elvis Presley • “It’s Midnight” • Adult Contemporary • [Single] • “Promised Land”
1974 • Elvis Presley • “Promised Land” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1978 • Dr. Hook • “Sharing The Night Together” • Soft Rock • Pleasure And Pain • “You Make My Pants Want to Get Up and Dance”
1980 • Hall & Oates • “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear the Voices)”
1988 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Small World” • Pop-Rock • Small World • “Small World (Part One & Two)”
1989 • Billy Joel • “We Didn’t Start The Fire” • Pop-Rock • Storm Front • “House Of Blue Light”
1994 • Madonna • “Secret” • Dance-Pop • Bedtime Stories • “Let Down Your Guard”
1997 • Everclear • “I Will Buy You A New Life” • Grunge Rock • So Much For The Afterglow • “Like A California King”
2004 • R.E.M. • “Leaving New York” [UK] • Alt. Rock • Around The Sun • “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” [Live]


September 28
1959 • Brenda Lee • “Sweet Nothin’s” • Teen Pop • Brenda Lee • “Weep No More My Baby”
1972 • The Temptations • “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” • Soul – Funk • All Directions • “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” [Instrumental]
1981 • The Kinks • “Destroyer” • Hard Rock • Give The People What They Want • “Back To Front”
1981 • The Human League • “Open Your Heart” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Dare • “Non-Stop”
1987 • Guns N’ Roses • “Welcome To The Jungle” [UK] • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Whole Lotta Rosie” [Live]
1992 • Talking Heads • “Lifetime Piling Up” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Sand In The Vaseline: The Best of Taling Heads • “Road To Nowhere”
1996 • LeAnn Rimes • “Unchained Melody” • Country Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]


September 29
1967 • The Rascals • “How Can I Be Sure” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Groovin’ • “I Don’t Love You Anymore”
1967 • Procol Harum • “Homburg” [UK] • Baroque Rock • Procol Harum • “Good Captain Clack”
1967 • Jefferson Airplane • “White Rabbit” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Surrealistic Pillow • “Plastic Fantastic Lover”
1975 • Elton John • “Island Girl” • Pop-Caribbean • Rock Of The Westies • “Sugar On The Floor”
1981 • Kenny Rogers • “Lady” • Country-Pop • [Single] • “Sweet Music Man”
1983 • Billy Joel • “Uptown Girl” • Pop-Rock • An Innocent Man • “Careless Talk”
1986 • Madonna • “True Blue” [Extended Dance Version][UK] • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “Holiday” [Full Length Version]
1993 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Wicked Garden” • Grunge Rock • Core • [None]
2003 • Fountains Of Wayne • “Stacy’s Mom” • Power Pop • Welcome Interstate Managers • “Trains and Boats and Planes”

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Singles Released This Week (September 16 – 22)

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).


September 16
1963 • The Beatles • “She Loves You” • Brit Beat • The Beatles’ Second Album • “I’ll Get You”
1964 • Sam Cooke • “That’s Where It’s At” • Soul • [Single] • “Cousin Of Mine”
1970 • Neil Diamond • “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)” • Soft Rock • Neil Diamond • “Dig In”
1979 • The Sugarhill Gang • “Rapper’s Delight” • Old School Rap • The Sugarhill Gang • “Rapper’s Delight” [Long Version]
1981 • A Flock Of Seagulls • “Telecommunication” • New Wave Synth-Pop • A Flock Of Seagulls • “Intro”
1985 • Kiss • “Tears Are Falling” • Hard Rock • Asylum • “Any Way You Slice It”
1988 • Little Feat • “Hate To Lose Your Lovin'” • Country-Rock • Let It Roll • “Cajun Girl”
1989 • Bad English • “When I See You Smile” • Power Ballad • Bad English • “Heaven Is A 4 Letter Word”
1994 • Silverchair • “Tomorrow” • Alt Rock/Grunge • Frogstomp • “Acid Rain”
1996 • Alanis Morissette • “Head Over Feet” • Alt Pop-Rock • Jagged Little Pill • “Hand In My Pocket” [Live]


September 17
1963 • Aretha Franklin • “Skylark” • Soul • Laughing On The Outside • “You’ve Got Her”
1964 • The Supremes • “Baby Love” • Soul – Pop • Where Did Our Love Go? • “Ask Any Girl”
1973 • Led Zeppelin • “D’Yer Mak’er” • Hard Rock • Houses Of The Holy • “The Crunge”
1973 • Carpenters • “Top Of The World” • Easy Listening • A Song For You • “Heather”
1982 • John Cougar (Mellencamp) • “Jack & Diane” [UK] • Roots Rock • American Fool • “Danger List”
1982 • The Pretenders • “Back On The Chain Gang” [UK] • Post-Punk • Learning To Crawl • “My City Was Gone”
1982 • George Thorogood • “Bad To The Bone” • Blues-Rock • Bad To The Bone • “No Particular Place To Go”
1982 • Stevie Wonder • “Ribbon In The Sky” [UK] • Pop-R&B • Original Musiquarium • “The Secret Life Of Plants”
1982 • The Clash • “Straight To Hell” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Combat Rock • “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” [Double A-Side]
1986 • Madonna • “True Blue” • Dance-Pop • True Blue • “Ain’t No Big Deal”
1990 • Hall & Oates • “So Close” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Change Of Season • “Realove”
1991 • Guns N’ Roses • “Don’t Cry” • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion I • “Don’t Cry”
1998 • Goo Goo Dolls • “Slide” • Alt Rock • Dizzy Up The Girl • N/A
2002 • Santana Feat. Michelle Branch • “The Game Of Love” • Jazz-Rock Fusion • Shaman • “Come To My World”


September 18
1967 • The Who • “I Can See For Miles” • Psychedelic Rock • The Who Sell Out • “Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hands”
1970 • The Hollies • “Gasoline Alley Bred” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Moving Finger • “Dandelion Wine”
1979 • Eagles • “Heartache Tonight” • Country-Rock • The Long Run • “Teenage Jail”
1983 • Kiss • “Lick It Up” • Hard Rock • Lick It Up • “Dance All Over Your Face”
1993 • Ace Of Base • “All That She Wants” • Europop • Happy Nation • “Fashion Party”
2000 • Foo Fighters • “Breakout” • Grunge • There Is Nothing Left To Lose • “Stacked Actors”
2013 • Pearl Jam • “Sirens” • Grunge Rock • Lightning Bolt • N/A


September 19
1966 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “The Great Airplane Strike” • Pop-Rock • The Spirit Of ’67 • “In My Community”
1967 • The Bee Gees • “Massachusetts” • Pop-Rock • Horizontal • “Barker Of The UFO”
1969 • The Hollies • “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Cos You Like To Love Me”
1972 • America • “Ventura Highway” • Soft Rock • Homecoming • “Saturn Nights”
1980 • The Police • “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Zenyatta Mondatta • “Friends”
1980 • The Rolling Stones • “She’s So Cold” • Blues-Rock • Emotional Rescue • “Send It To Me”
1984 • Kiss • “Heaven’s On Fire” • Hard Rock • Animalize • “Lonely Is The Hunter”
1988 • Duran Duran • “I Don’t Want Your Love” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Thing • “I Don’t Want Your Love” [Album Version]


September 20
1957 • Buddy Holly • “Everyday” • Pop Ballad • Buddy Holly • [B-Side]
1957 • Buddy Holly • “Peggy Sue” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Everyday”
1963 • Marvin Gaye • “Can I Get A Witness” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations • “I Second That Emotion” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations • “The Way You Do The Things You Do”
1973 • The Rolling Stones • “Angie” • Power Ballad • Goats Head Soup • “Silver Train”
1982 • Tears For Fears • “Mad World” • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Hurting • “Ideas As Opiates”
1985 • Simple Minds • “Alive And Kicking” • New Wave Alt.-Pop • Once Upon A Time • “Up On The Catwalk” [Live Version]
1987 • Whitesnake • “Is This Love” • Power Ballad • Whitesnake • “Bad Boys”


September 21
1959 • The Isley Brothers • “Shout (Part 1)” • Soul-Funk • Shout! • “Shout (Part 2)”
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “I Don’t Want To See You Again” • Merseybeat • I Don’t Want To See You Again • “I Would Buy You Presents”
1968 • Jimi Hendrix • “All Along The Watchtower” • Psychedelic Rock • Electric Ladyland • “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp”
1971 • Elvis Presley • “It’s Only Love” • Adult Contemporary • [Single] • “The Sound Of Your Cry”
1977 • The Doobie Brothers • “Echoes Of Love” • Pop-Rock • Livin’ On The Fault Line • “There’s A Light”
1978 • Chic • “Le Freak” • Disco • C’est Chic • “Savoir Faire”
1979 • Rupert Holmes • “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” • Pop-Rock • Partners In Crime • “Drop It”
1989 • Thompson Twins • “Sugar Daddy” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Trash • “Monkey Man”
1992 • R.E.M. • “Drive” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Automatic For The People • “World Leader Pretend”
1995 • No Doubt • “Just A Girl” • New Wave Alt Pop-Rock • Tragic Kingdom • “Different People”
1995 • Gin Blossoms • “Til I Hear From You” • Power Pop • Empire Records[Sndtrk] • N/A


September 22
1954 • Elvis Presley • “Good Rockin’ Tonight” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine”
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Ain’t That Loving You Baby” • Pop-Rock • {Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Ask Me” • Pop-Rock • {Single] • “Ain’t That Loving You Baby”
1965 • The Miracles • “My Girl Has Gone” • Soul – Pop • Going To A Go-Go • “Since You Won My Heart”
1967 • Brenda Holloway • “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “I’ve Got To Find It”
1967 • The Hollies • “King Midas in Reverse” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse • “Everything Is Sunshine”
1967 • The Moody Blues • “Love And Beauty” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “Leave This Man Alone”
1967 • Procol Harum • “Homburg” • Baroque Rock • Procol Harum • “Good Captain Clack”
1972 • Dr. Hook & The Medicine Snow • “Carry Me, Carrie” • Country Rock • Sloppy Seconds • “I Call That True Love”
1973 • Elvis Presley • “For Ol’ Times Sake” • Country-Pop • Raised on Rock / For Ol’ Times Sake • [B-Side]
1973 • Elvis Presley • “Raised On Rock” • Pop-Rock • Raised on Rock / For Ol’ Times Sake • “For Ol’ Times Sake”
1975 • The Isley Brothers • “For The Love Of You (Part 1 And 2)” • Soul-Funk • The Heat Is On • “You Walk Your Way”
1980 • The Rolling Stones • “She’s So Cold” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Emotional Rescue • “Send It To Me”
1996 • The Wallflowers • “The Difference” • AA Pop-Rock • Bringing Down The Horse • “I Wish I Felt Nothing” / “God Don’t Make Lonely Girls” [live]
1997 • Elton John • “Candle In The Wind 1997” [UK] • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “Something About The Way You Look Tonight”
1997 • Elton John • “Candle In The Wind 1997” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “Something About The Way You Look Tonight”
1997 • The Rolling Stones • “Anybody Seen My Baby?” • Blues-Rock • Bridges To Babylon • “Anybody Seen My Baby?” [Soul Solution Remix Edit]
1998 • Madonna • “The Power Of Good-Bye” • Dance-Pop • Ray Of Light • “Mer Girl”
1998 • Barenaked Ladies • “One Week” • AA Pop-Rock • Stunt • “When You Dream”

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Singles Released This Week (September 9 -15)

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).


September 09
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “I Don’t Want To See You Again” [UK] • Merseybeat • In Touch With Peter & Gordon • “I Would Buy You Presents”
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “(You Don’t Have To) Paint Me A Picture” • Pop-Rock • (You Don’t Have To) Paint Me A Picture • “Looking For The Stars”
1969 • Aretha Franklin • “Today I Sing The Blues” • Jazz-Soul • Soul ’69 • “People”
1977 • Carpenters • “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft” • Easy Listening • Passage • “Can’t Smile Without You”
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Beast Of Burden” • Blue-Eyed Soul Ballad • Some Girls • “When The Whip Comes Down”
1978 • Rick James • “Mary Jane” • Funk • Come Get It • “Dream Maker”
1981 • Genesis • “No Reply At All” • Prog Rock • Abacab • “Naminanu / Dodo”
1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Interstate Love Song” • Arena Rock • Purple • “Lounge Fly”


September 10
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “You’ve Been In Love Too Long” [UK] • Soul-Dance • [Single] • “Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)”
1968 • Marvin Gaye • “His Eyes Are On The Sparrow” • Soul – Gospel • In Loving Memory[Various Artists] • “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” [Gladys Knight & The Pips]
1978 • Harry Chapin • “Flowers Are Red” • Folk-Pop • Living Room Suite • “Jenny”
1982 • Weather Girls • “It’s Raining Men” • Disco/Hi-NRG • Success • “It’s Raining Men” [Long Version]
1982 • The Jam • “The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)” • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Pity Poor Alfie” / “Fever”
1991 • Nirvana • “Smells Like Teen Spirit” • Grunge • Nevermind • “Drain You”


September 11
1962 • Sam Cooke • “Somebody Have Mercy” • Soul • [Single] • “Nothing Can Change This Love”
1964 • The Hollies • “We’re Through” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Come On Back”
1979 • The Who • “5:15” • Hard Rock • Quadrophenia • “I’m One”
1990 • UB40 • “The Way You Do The Things You Do” • Reggae-Pop • Labour Of Love II • “Splugen”
2000 • Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis • “Cruisin'” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Duets: Original Soundtrack[Sndtrk] • [None]


September 12
1957 • Buddy Holly • “I’m Gonna Love You Too” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Listen To Me”
1960 • Aretha Franklin • “Today I Sing The Blues” • Jazz-Soul • Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo • “Love Is The Only Thing”
1969 • Dusty Springfield • “Am I The Same Girl” [UK] • Pop/Rock • [Single] • “Earthbound Gypsy”
1975 • George Harrison • “You” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Extra Texture • “World Of Stone”
1980 • Stevie Wonder • “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” • Reggae • Hotter Than July • “Master Blaster” [Instrumental]
1984 • Tina Turner • “Better Be Good To Me” • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “When I Was Young”
1989 • Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville • “Don’t Know Much” • Pop-Rock • Cry Like A Rainstorm – Howl Like The Wind • “When Something is Wrong With My Baby”


September 13
1965 • The Beatles • “Yesterday” • Folk-Pop • Help! • “Act Naturally”
1965 • Simon & Garfunkel • “The Sound Of Silence” • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “We’ve Got A Groovy Thing Goin'”
1965 • The Beatles • “Act Naturally” • Rockabilly • Help! • [B-Side]
1966 • Elvis Presley • “Spinout” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Spinout • “All That I Am”
1966 • Elvis Presley • “All That I Am” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Spinout • [B-Side]
1981 • J. Geils Band • “Centerfold” • Blues-Rock • Freeze-Frame • “Rage In The Cage”
1993 • Peter Gabriel • “Kiss That Frog” [Album Version Edit][UK] • Prog Rock • Us • “Kiss That Frog” [Mind Blender Version Edit]
1997 • Elton John • “Something About The Way You Look Tonight” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Big Picture • “I Know Why I’m In Love”
1997 • Elton John • “Something About The Way You Look Tonight” • Pop-Rock • The Big Picture • “I Know Why I’m In Love”


September 14
1965 • Marvin Gaye • “Ain’t That Peculiar” • Soul – Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “She’s Got To Be Real”
1971 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Bless You” • Soul – Dance • Black Magic • “Hope I Don’t Get My Heat Broke”
1973 • Bob Dylan • “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Pat Garret & Billy The Kid • “Turkey Chase”
1979 • Blondie • “Dreaming” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Eat To The Beat • “Sound-A-Sleep”
1979 • XTC • “Making Plans For Nigel” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Drums And Wires • “Bushman President ”
1987 • Pink Floyd • “Learning To Fly” [UK] • Prog Rock • A Momentary Lapse Of Reason • “One Slip”
1987 • Yes • “Love Will Find A Way” • Prog Rock • Big Generator • “Holy Lamb (Song For Harmonic Convergence)”
1992 • Peter Gabriel • “Digging In The Dirt” • Prog Rock • Us • “Quiet Steam”
1996 • The Cardigans • “Lovefool” [UK] • Pop-Rock • First Band On The Moon • “Nasty Sunny Beam”


September 15
1959 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Little Queenie” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You”
1967 • The Hollies • “King Midas in Reverse” • Pop-Rock • Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse • “Water On The Brain”
1967 • Kaleidoscope [UK] • “Flight From Ashiya” [UK] • Psych-Rock • [Single] • “Holidaymaker”
1969 • Jimi Hendrix • “Stone Free” • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “If 6 Was 9”
1970 • The Temptations • “Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World)” • Psychedelic Soul • Sky’s The Limit • “Hum Along And Dance”
1970 • The Temptations • “Hum Along And Dance” • Psychedelic Soul • Sky’s The Limit • [B-Side]
1972 • The Supremes • “I Guess I’ll Miss The Man” • Soul-Pop • The Supremes Produced And Arranged By Jimmy Webb • “Over And Over”
1975 • George Harrison • “You” • Pop-Rock • Extra Texture • “World Of Stone”
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Respectable” • Blues-Rock • Some Girls • “When The Whip Comes Down”
1980 • Pat Benatar • “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” • Power Pop • Crimes Of Passion • “Prisoner Of Love”
1984 • Janet Jackson & Cliff Richard • “Two To The Power of Love” • Dance-Pop • Dream Street • “Rock ‘N’ Roll” [Janet Jackson]
1987 • Pink Floyd • “Learning To Fly” • Prog Rock • A Momentary Lapse Of Reason • “Terminal Frost”
1989 • Prince • “Partyman” • Dance-Pop • Batman • “Feel U Up”
1997 • Genesis • “Congo” • Prog Rock • Calling All Stations • “Papa He Said”
1998 • Dave Matthews Band • “Don’t Drink The Water” • Alt. Rock/Pop-Rocck • Before These Crowded Streets • “Don’t Drink The Water” [Album Version]

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Singles Released This Week (September 2 – 8)

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).


September 02
1957 • The Crickets • “That’ll Be The Day” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • That’ll Be The Day • “Rock Around With Ollie Vee”
1957 • The Everly Brothers • “Wake Up Little Susie” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Maybe Tomorrow”
1964 • Marvin Gaye • “Baby Don’t You Do It” • Soul • [Single] • “Walk On The Wild Side”
1966 • Marvin Gaye • “Little Darling (I Need You)” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “Hey Diddle Diddle”
1966 • The Supremes • “You Can’t Hurry Love” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Supremes A Go-Go • “Put Yourself In My Place”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “We Love You” • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Dandelion” • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “We Love You”
1968 • The Byrds • “I Am A Pilgrim” • Folk-Rock • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo • “Pretty Boy Floyd”
1981 • Prince • “Controversy” • Dance-Pop • Controversy • “When You Were Mine”
1989 • Tina Turner • “The Best” • Pop-Rock • Foreign Affair • “Bold And Reckless”


September 03
1968 • Elvis Presley • “A Little Less Conversation” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Almost In Love” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “A Little Less Conversation”
1971 • Carpenters • “Superstar” [UK] • Easy Listening • Carpenters • “For All We Know”
1974 • Elton John • “The Bitch Is Back” • Pop-Rock • Caribou • “Cold Highway”
1984 • Cyndi Lauper • “All Through The Night” • Pop-Rock • She’s So Unusual • “Witness”
1985 • R.E.M. • “Driver 8” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Fables Of The Reconstruction • “Crazy”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Shiny Happy People” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Forty Second Song”


September 04
1964 • Roy Orbison • “Oh, Pretty Woman” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Yo Te Amo María”
1964 • The Moody Blues • “Steal Your Heart Away” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “Lose Your Money (But Don’t Lose Your Mind)”
1970 • Dusty Springfield • “How Can I Be Sure” [UK] • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “Spooky”
1976 • ABBA • “Fernando” • Euro-Pop • Greatest Hits • “Rock Me”
1977 • Donna Summer • “I Remember Yesterday” • Disco • I Remember Yesterday • “Back In Love Again”
1979 • J. D. Souther • “You’re Only Lonely” • Country-Rock Ballad • You’re Only Lonely • “Songs Of Love”
1982 • The Who • “Athena” [UK] • British Rock • It’s Hard • “A Man Is A Man”
1982 • The Who • “Athena” • British Rock • It’s Hard • “It’s Your Turn”
2007 • Matchbox Twenty • “How Far We’ve Come” • Southern Rock • Exile On Mainstream • [None]


September 05
1962 • Elvis Presley • “Where Do You Come From” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Girls! Girls! Girls! • [B-Side]
1962 • Elvis Presley • “Return To Sender” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Girls! Girls! Girls! • “Where Do You Come From”
1969 • The Isley Brothers • “I Turned You On” [UK] • Soul-Funk • The Brothers: Isley • “I Know Who You Been Socking It To”
1979 • The Kinks • “Catch Me Now I’m Falling” • Pop-Rock • Low Budget • “Low Budget”
1980 • Genesis • “Misunderstanding” [UK] • Prog Rock • Duke • “Evidence Of Autumn”
1983 • Culture Club • “Karma Chameleon” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Colour By Numbers • “That’s The Way (I’m Only Trying To Help You)”
1986 • Paul Simon • “You Can Call Me Al” • Folk-Pop • Graceland • “Gumboots”
1994 • R.E.M. • “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” [Instrumental Version]
2011 • Bon Iver • “Holocene” • Baroque Pop • Bon Iver, Bon Iver • “Come Talk To Me”


September 06
1959 • The Miracles • “Bad Girl” • Doo-Wop Ballad • [Single] • “I Love Your Baby”
1963 • Dave Clark Five • “Do You Love Me?” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Glad All Over • “Chaquita”
1966 • The Byrds • “What’s Happening?!?!” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • [B-Side]
1966 • The Byrds • “Mr. Spaceman” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • “What’s Happening?!?!”
1966 • Peter & Gordon • “Lady Godiva” [UK] • Merseybeat • Lady Godiva • “Morning’s Calling”
1969 • The Monkees • “Mommy And Daddy” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • [B-Side]
1969 • The Monkees • “Good Clean Fun” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • “Mommy And Daddy”
1982 • Culture Club • “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” [UK] • New Wave Reggae-Pop • Kissing To Be Clever • [Dub Version] / “Love Is Cold”
1983 • Cyndi Lauper • “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” • Pop-Rock • She’s So Unusual • “Right Track Wrong Train”
1998 • Days Of The New • “Shelf In The Room” • Alt. Acoustic Rock • Days Of The New • “Whimsical” / “Versions”


September 07
1957 • Sam Cooke • “You Send Me” • Soul • Sam Cooke • “Summertime”
1957 • Sam Cooke • “Summertime” • Soul • Sam Cooke • [B-Side]
1964 • The Zombies • “She’s Not There” • Pop-Rock • The Zombies • “You Make Me Feel Good”
1965 • Bob Dylan • “Positively 4th Street” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “From A Buick 6”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” • Soul • Aretha: Lady Soul • “Baby, Baby, Baby”
1971 • The Supremes • “Touch” • Soul-Ballad • Touch • “It’s So Hard for Me to Say Good-bye”
1973 • Elton John • “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Young Man’s Blues”
1975 • Eagles • “Lyin’ Eyes” • Country-Rock • One Of These Nights • “Too Many Hands”
1983 • Madonna • “Holiday” • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “I Know It”
1984 • Billy Ocean • “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)” • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)” [Instrumental]
1984 • Vanity • “Pretty Mess” • Dance-Pop • Wild Animal • “Mechanical Emotion”
1987 • Michael Jackson • “Bad” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “I Can’t Help It”
1987 • When In Rome • “The Promise” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • When In Rome • “Tonight”
1993 • Kim Wilde • “If I Can’t Have You” • Disco • [Single] • “If I Can’t Have You” [Remix]
1994 • Weezer • “Buddy Holly” • Alt. Rock • Weezer (Blue Album) • [None]
2004 • Shania Twain • “Party For Two” • Country-Pop • [Single] • [None]


September 08
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Just Because” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Blue Moon” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Just Because”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Tryin’ To Get To You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Elvis Presley • “I Love You Because”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Money Honey” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “One-Sided Love Affair”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Elvis Presley • [B-Side]
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Shake, Rattle And Roll” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Blue Suede Shoes” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Tutti Frutti”
1957 • Jackie Wilson • “Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet)” • Soul • [Single] • “By The Light Of The Silvery Moon”
1967 • The Box Tops • “The Letter” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Letter, The/Neon Rainbow • “Happy Times”
1967 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone” [UK] • Soul-Dance • Riding High • “One Way Out”
1972 • Bread • “The Guitar Man” [UK] • Soft Rock • Guitar Man • “Just Like Yesterday”
1972 • T. Rex • “Children Of The Revolution” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Jitterbug Rock”
1978 • Buzzcocks • “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Love Bites • “Just Lust”
1983 • Madonna • “Lucky Star” • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “I Know It”
1987 • Richard Marx • “Should’ve Known Better” • AA Pop-Rock • Richard Marx • “Should’ve Known Better” [LP Version]

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Singles Released This Week (August 19 – 25)

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).


August 19
1966 • Episode Six • “Here, There And Everywhere” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Mighty Morris Ten”
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “My Heart’s Symphony” [UK] • Brit Beat • (You Don’t Have To) Paint Me A Picture • “Tina (I Held You In My Arms)”
1968 • Pink Floyd • “Let There Be More Light” • Psychedelic Rock • A Saucerful Of Secrets • “Remember A Day”
1975 • Linda Ronstadt • “Love Is A Rose” • Country-Rock • Prisoner In Disguise • “Silver Blue”
1983 • The Moody Blues • “Sitting At The Wheel” • Prog Rock • The Present • “Going Nowhere”
1985 • Thompson Twins • “Don’t Mess With Doctor Dream” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Here’s To Future Days • “Big Business”
1986 • Don Johnson • “Heartbeat” • Pop-Rock • Heartbeat • “Can’t Take Your Memory”
1991 • Dire Straits • “Calling Elvis” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • On Every Street • “Iron Hand”


August 20
1955 • Elvis Presley • “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Mystery Train”
1955 • Elvis Presley • “Mystery Train” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Temptations • “Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me So Blue)” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Baby, Baby I Need You”
1965 • The McCoys • “Hang On Sloopy” [UK] • Garage Rock • Hang On Sloopy • “I Can’t Explain It”
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Out Of Our Heads • “The Spider And The Fly”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Everybody Loves A Clown” • Brit Pop • Everybody Loves A Clown • “Time Stands Still”
1979 • David Bowie • “Look Back In Anger” • Glam Rock • Lodger • “Repitition”
1979 • Bob Dylan • “Gotta Serve Somebody” • Folk-Rock • Slow Train Coming • “Trouble In Mind”
1982 • Afrika Bambaataa And The Soul Sonic Force • “Planet Rock” [UK] • Electro-Hip Hop • [Single] • “Planet Rock” [Instrumental]
1983 • UB40 • “Red Red Wine” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • Labour Of Love • “Sufferin”
2007 • Eagles • “How Long” • Country-Rock • Long Road Out Of Eden • “How Long” [Remix]


August 21
1954 • Bill Haley & His Comets • “Shake, Rattle And Roll” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “A.B.C. Boogie”
1961 • The Marvelettes • “Please Mr. Postman” • Soul-Pop • Please Mr. Postman • “So Long Baby”
1961 • The Dovells • “Bristol Stomp” • Rock ‘n’ Doo-Wop • The Bristol Stomp • “Letters Of Love”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations • “The Weight” • Soul-Pop • Together • “For Better Or Worse”
1970 • Carpenters • “We’ve Only Just Begun” • Easy Listening • Close To You • “All Of My Life”
1978 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “London Town” • Pop-Rock • London Town • “I’m Carrying”
1980 • The Doobie Brothers • “Real Love” • Pop-Rock • One Step Closer • “Thank You Love”
1981 • Rick James • “Super Freak” [UK] • Funk • Street Songs • “Super Freak (Part 2)”
1989 • The Rolling Stones • “Mixed Emotions” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Steel Wheels • “Fancyman Blues”
1989 • The Cure • “Lovesong” • Pop-Rock • Disintegration • “2 Late” / “Fear Of Ghosts”
1995 • Michael Jackson • “You Are Not Alone” [UK] • Dance-Pop • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • “You Are No Alone” [Remixes]
2000 • Madonna • “Music” • Electro-Funk • Music • “Cyberraga”
2006 • The Rolling Stones • “Biggest Mistake” [UK] • Blues-Rock • A Bigger Bang • “Hand Of Fate”


August 22
1967 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “Your Precious Love” • Soul Ballad • United • “Hold Me Oh My Darling”
1980 • Pointer Sisters • “He’s So Shy” [UK] • Soul • Special Things • “Movin’ On”
1983 • Genesis • “Mama” • Prog Rock • Genesis • “It’s Gonna Get Better”
1989 • Janet Jackson • “Miss You Much” • Dance-Pop • Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 • “You Need Me”
1991 • Thompson Twins • “Come Inside” • Alt Dance/House • Queer • “The Saint”
1992 • Kiss • “God Gave Rock And Roll To You II” [UK] • Hard Rock • Revenge • “Junior’s Gone Wild” [King’s X]
2001 • Michael Jackson • “You Rock My World” • Dance-Pop • Invincible • “You Rock My World” [Radio Edit]
2005 • The Rolling Stones • “Rough Justice” • Blues-Rock • A Bigger Bang • “Streets Of Love” [Double A-Side]
2005 • The Rolling Stones • “Streets Of Love” • Blues-Rock • A Bigger Bang • “Rough Justice” [Double A-Side]
2012 • Aerosmith • “Lover Alot” • Hard Rock • Music From Another Dimension • [None]
2012 • Aerosmith • “What Could Have Been Love” • Power Ballad • Music From Another Dimension • [None]


August 23
1963 • The Beatles • “She Loves You” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “I’ll Get You”
1963 • The Hollies • “Searchin'” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Whole World Over”
1972 • Jim Croce • “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)” • Folk-Pop • You Don’t Mess Around with Jim • “Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)”
1974 • Frank Zappa • “Cosmik Debris” • Art Rock • Apostrophe (*) • “Uncle Remus”
1974 • 10cc • “Silly Love” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • “The Sacro-Iliac”
1977 • Linda Ronstadt • “Blue Bayou” • Pop-Rock • Simple Dreams • “Old Paint”
1982 • Dire Straits • “Private Investigations” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • Love Over Gold • “Badges, Posters, Stickers, T-Shirts”
1982 • Rush • “The Weapon” • Prog/Art Rock • Signals • “Digital Man”
1988 • Jane’s Addiction • “Jane Says” • Alt. Rock • Nothing’s Shocking • “Jane Says” [Live Version]


August 24
1964 • The Beatles • “Matchbox” • Brit Rockabilly • Something New • “Slow Down”
1964 • The Beatles • “Slow Down” • Brit Beat • Something New • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beach Boys • “When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys Today! • “She Knows Me Too Well”
1964 • The Beach Boys • “She Knows Me Too Well” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys Today! • [B-Side]
1967 • The Rascals • “How Can I Be Sure” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Groovin’ • “I’m So Happy Now”
1976 • Donna Summer • “Spring Affair” • Disco • Four Seasons Of Love • “Come With Me”
1979 • Prince • “I Wanna Be Your Lover” • Funk • Prince • “My Love Is Forever”
1979 • Michael Jackson • “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” [UK] • Disco • Off The Wall • “I Can’t Help It”
1998 • Madonna • “Drowned World/Substitute For Love” [UK] • Ambient Pop • Ray Of Light • “Sky Fits Heaven”
1999 • Creed • “Higher” • Post-Grunge Alt Metal • Human Clay • “To Whom It May Concern”
2009 • Pearl Jam • “The Fixer” • Grunge Rock • Backspacer • “Supersonic”


August 25
1967 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Reflections” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Reflections • “Going Down For The Third Time”
1972 • Elton John • “Honky Cat” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Honky Chateau • “Lady Samantha” / “It’s Me That You Need”
1975 • Bruce Springsteen • “Born To Run” • Power Pop • Born To Run • “Meeting Across The River”
1979 • The Jam • “When You’re Young” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Smithers-Jones”
1980 • The Cars • “Touch And Go” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Panorama • “Down Boys”
1986 • Bruce Hornsby & The Range • “The Way It Is” • Pop-Rock • The Way It Is • “The Wild Frontier”
1986 • Cyndi Lauper • “True Colors” • Pop-Rock • True Colors • “Heading For The Moon”
1987 • Madonna • “Causing A Commotion” • Dance-Pop • Who’s That Girl[Sndtrk] • “Jimmy, Jimmy”
1997 • Bob Dylan • “Not Dark Yet” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Time Out Of Mind • “Tombstone Blues”

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