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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 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 12 – 18)

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 12
1966 • The Who • “The Kids Are Alright” [UK] • Power Pop • The Who Sings My Generation • “The Ox” [Instrumental]
1971 • Carpenters • “Superstar” • Easy Listening • Carpenters • “Bless The Beats And Children”
1974 • Bad Company • “Can’t Get Enough” • Hard Rock • Bad Company • “Little Miss Fortune”
1976 • Smokie • “Living Next Door To Alice” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “When My Back was Against the Wall”
1982 • ABC • “The Look Of Love (Part One)” • New Wave Dance-Pop • The Lexicon Of Love • “Theme From Mantrap”
1983 • The Moody Blues • “Blue World” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Present • “Going Nowhere”
1985 • David Bowie & Mick Jagger • “Dancing In The Street” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Dancing In The Street” [Instrumental]


August 13
1963 • Bob Dylan • “Blowin’ In The Wind” • Folk • The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan • “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright”
1971 • The Supremes • “Nathan Jones” [UK] • Soul – Pop • Touch • “Happy (Is A Bumpy Road)”
1971 • Paul & Linda McCartney • “The Back Seat Of My Car” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Ram • “Heart Of Country”
1982 • Billy Idol • “Hot In The City” [UK] • Hard Rock • Billy Idol • “Dead On Arrival”
1983 • Whitesnake • “Guilty Of Love” [UK] • Hard Rock • Slide It In • “Gambler”
1984 • Janet Jackson • “Don’t Stand Another Chance” • Synth-Dance-Pop • Dream Street • “Rock N Roll”


August 14
1974 • Eagles • “James Dean” • Country-Rock • On The Border • “Good Day In Hell”
1976 • Nick Lowe • “So It Goes” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Heart Of The City”
1978 • The Police • “Can’t Stand Losing You” [UK] • Reggae-Rock • Outlandos d’Amour • “Dead End Job”
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Arrow Through Me” • Pop-Rock • Back To The Egg • “Old Siam, Sir”
1981 • The Rolling Stones • “Start Me Up” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Tattoo You • “No Use In Crying”
1981 • Genesis • “Abacab” [UK] • Prog Rock • Abacab • “Another Record”
1987 • Fleetwood Mac • “Little Lies” • Synth-Pop • Tango In The Night • “Ricky”


August 15
1965 • Donovan • “The Universal Soldier” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Fairytale • [Multiple]
1980 • The Jam • “Start!” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Liza Radley”
1983 • R.E.M. • “Radio Free Europe” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Murmur • “There She Goes Again”
1989 • Aerosmith • “Love In An Elevator” • Hard Rock • Pump • “Young Lust”
1995 • Michael Jackson • “You Are Not Alone” • Dance-Pop • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • “Scream Louder”
1995 • R.E.M. • “Crush With Eyeliner” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “Crush with Eyeliner” [Instrumental]
2002 • No Doubt • “Underneath It All” • Ska Pop/Reggae Fusion • Rock Steady • “Underneath It All” [Radio Version]


August 16
1965 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Steppin’ Out” • Pop-Rock • Just Like Us! • “Blue Fox”
1966 • The Monkees • “The Last Train To Clarksville” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees • “Take A Giant Step”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Heroes And Villains” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Smiley Smile • “You’re Welcome”
1973 • B. W. Stevenson • “My Maria” • Country-Pop • My Maria • “August Evening Lady”
1977 • Debby Boone • “You Light Up My Life” • Country-Pop • You Light Up My Life • “Hasta Mañana”
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Getting Closer” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Back To The Egg • “Baby’s Request”
1983 • The Moody Blues • “Blue World” • Prog Rock • The Present • “Sorry”
1986 • Eddie Money • “Take Me Home Tonight (Be My Baby)” • Power Pop • Can’t Hold Back • “Calm Before The Storm”


August 17
1962 • The Tornados • “Telstar” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll Instrumental • The Sounds Of The Tornados • “Jungle Fever”
1964 • Cilla Black • “It’s For You” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “He Won’t Ask Me”
1967 • Brenda Holloway • “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “I’ve Got To Find It”
1968 • The Marvelettes • “Destination Anywhere” • Soul-Pop • Sophisticated Soul • “What’s Easy For Two Is Hard For One”
1968 • The Marvelettes • “What’s Easy For Two Is Hard For One” • Soul-Pop • Sophisticated Soul • [B-Side]
1973 • The Isley Brothers • “That Lady (Part 1)” [UK] • Soul-Funk • 3 + 3 • “That Lady (Part 2)”
1983 • Prince • “Delirious” • Synth-Funk • 1999 • “Horny Toad”
1988 • Guns N’ Roses • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “It’s So Easy” [Live]
1989 • The Rolling Stones • “Mixed Emotions” • Blues-Rock • Steel Wheels • “Fancyman Blues”
1996 • Bryan Adams • “Let’s Make A Night To Remember” • Pop-Rock • 18 Til I Die • “Star”
1998 • The Rolling Stones • “Out Of Control” • Blues-Rock • Bridges To Babylon • “Out Of Control” [Remix]
1999 • The Moody Blues • “English Sunset” • Prog Rock • Strange Times • [None]
2002 • Red Hot Chili Peppers • “The Zephyr Song” • Alt Psych Rock • By The Way • “Body Of Water”
2010 • Soundgarden • “Black Rain” • Seattle Grunge • [Single] • “Black Rain” [Album Version] / “Beyond the Wheel” (Live)


August 18
1964 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Over You” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Swim”
1965 • Dino, Desi & Billy • “Not The Lovin’ Kind” • Teen Pop • [Single] • “Chimes Of Freedom”
1966 • The Four Tops • “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” • Soul-Gospel • [Single] • “Until You Love Someone”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Dandelion” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “We Love You” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Dandelion”
1978 • The Jam • “David Watts” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “”A” Bomb In Wardour Street”
1986 • Genesis • “In Too Deep” [UK] • Prog Rock • Invisible Touch • “Do The Neurotic”
1987 • Kiss • “Crazy Crazy Nights” • Glam Metal • Crazy Nights • “No, No, No”
1997 • Foo Fighters • “Everlong” • Grunge • The Colour And The Shape • “Drive Me Wild”
1998 • Aerosmith • “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” • Hard Rock • Armageddon[Sndtrk] • “Animal Crackers”

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Singles Released This Week (August 5 – 11)

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 05
1963 • Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters • “Cry Baby” • Soul-Blues • Cry Baby • “Don’t Change Your Heart”
1966 • The Beatles • “Yellow Submarine” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Magical Mystery Tour • “Eleanor Rigby” [Double A-Side]
1966 • The Small Faces • “All Or Nothing” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Understanding”
1966 • The Beatles • “Eleanor Rigby” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Rubber Soul • “Yellow Submarine” [Double A-Side]
1980 • Elton John • “Sartorial Eloquence (Don’t Ya Wanna Play This Game No More?)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • 21 At 33 • “Cartier / White Man Danger”
1986 • The Pretenders • “Don’t Get Me Wrong” [UK] • Post-Punk • Get Close • “Dance”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Near Wild Heaven” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Pop Song ’89” [Live Acoustic]
1992 • Madonna • “Rain” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Waiting”
1997 • Aerosmith • “Hole In My Soul” • Power Ballad • Nine Lives • “Falling Off”


August 06
1965 • The Small Faces • “Whatcha Gonna Do About It” [UK] • Britbeat • The Small Faces • “What’s A Matter Baby”
1966 • The Byrds • “5 D (Fifth Dimension)” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • “Captain Soul” [Instrumental]
1971 • James Taylor • “You’ve Got A Friend” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon • “You Can Close Your Eyes”
1973 • Eagles • “Outlaw Man” • Country-Rock • Desperado • “Certain Kind Of Fool”
1976 • ABBA • “Dancing Queen” • Euro-Pop • Arrival • “That’s Me”
1976 • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band • “Blinded By The Light” [UK] • Art Rock • The Roaring Silence • “Starbird No. 2”
1979 • Triumph • “Hold On” • Arena Rock • Just A Game • “Just A Game”
1981 • The Rolling Stones • “Start Me Up” • Blues-Rock • Tattoo You • “No Use In Crying”
1982 • The Cars • “Think It Over” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Shake It Up • “I’m Not The One”
1984 • Tears For Fears • “Mothers Talk” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Songs From The Big Chair • “Sea Song”
1990 • The Human League • “Heart Like A Wheel” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Romantic? • “Rebound”


August 07
1964 • The Yardbirds • “I Wish You Would” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “A Certain Girl”
1969 • Marvin Gaye • “That’s The Way Love Is” • Soul • M.P.G. • “Gonna Keep Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love”
1975 • The Who • “Slip Kid” • British Rock • The Who By Numbers • “Dreaming From The Waist”
1977 • 10cc • “People In Love” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Deceptive Bends • “I’m So Laid Back I’m Laid Out”
1981 • Foreigner • “Urgent” [UK] • Hard Rock • 4 • “Girl On The Moon”


August 08
1961 • Elvis Presley • “Little Sister” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1961 • Elvis Presley • “(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Little Sister”
1966 • The Beatles • “Yellow Submarine” • Psychedelic Pop • Magical Mystery Tour • “Eleanor Rigby”
1966 • The Beatles • “Eleanor Rigby” • Baroque Pop • Rubber Soul • [B-Side]
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Judy” • Pop Ballad • Something For Everybody • “” [B-Side}
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Take A Look” • Soul • Take A Look • “Follow Your Heart”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “There’s Always Me” • Pop Ballad • Something For Everybody • “Judy”
1968 • The Band • “The Weight” • Roots Rock • Music From Big Pink • “I Shall Be Released”
1973 • Bob Dylan • “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” • Folk-Rock • Pat Garret & Billy The Kid • “Turkey Chase”
1980 • The Clash • “Bankrobber” [UK] • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “Rockers Galore… UK Tour”
1980 • David Bowie • “Ashes To Ashes” [UK] • Glam Rock • Scary Monsters • “Move On”
1986 • Genesis • “Throwing It All Away” • Prog Rock • Invisible Touch • “Do The Neurotic”


August 09
1982 • Duran Duran • “Save A Prayer” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Rio • “Hold Back the Rain”
1982 • John Cougar (Mellencamp) • “Jack & Diane” • Roots Rock • American Fool • “Can You Take It”
1994 • Elton John • “Circle Of Life” • Pop-Rock • The Lion King[Sndtrk] • “Circle Of Life” [Carmen Twillie & Cast]


August 10
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “I’ll Make It All Up To You” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Break Up” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I’ll Make It All Up To You”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “(It’s A) Long Lonely Highway” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1965 • Elvis Presley • “I’m Yours” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “(It’s A) Long, Lonely Highway”
1968 • Marvin Gaye • “Chained” • Soul-Blues-Funk • In The Groove • “At Last (I Found A Love)”
1972 • Simon & Garfunkel • “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her” [Live]• Folk-Pop • Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits • “America”
1973 • 10cc • “The Dean And I” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • 10cc • “Bee in My Bonnet”
1974 • Kiss • “Strutter” • Hard Rock • Kiss • “100,000 Years”
1979 • Suzy And The Red Stripes • “Seaside Woman” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • [Single] • “B-Side To Seaside”
1979 • Smokey Robinson • “Cruisin'” • Smooth Soul • Where There’s Smoke… • “Ever Had A Dream”
1987 • The Cars • “You Are The Girl” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Door To Door • “Ta Ta Wayo Wayo”
1998 • The Rolling Stones • “Out Of Control” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Bridges To Babylon • “Out Of Control” [Remix]
2004 • Jimmy Buffett with Martina McBride • “Trip Around The Sun” • Country-Rock • License To Chill • “Trip Around The Sun”


August 11
1964 • Aretha Franklin • “Runnin’ Out Of Fools” • Soul • Runnin’ Out Of Fools • “It’s Just A Matter Of Time”
1967 • The Monkees • “Pleasant Valley Sunday” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. • “Words”
1972 • Mott The Hoople • “All The Young Dudes” • Glam Rock • All The Young Dudes • “One Of The Boys”
1977 • The Commodores • “Brick House” • Disco Funk • Commodores • “Captain Quick Draw”
1986 • The Human League • “Human” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Crash • “Human” [Instrumental]
1986 • The Moody Blues • “The Other Side Of Life” • Prog Rock • The Other Side Of Life • “The Spirit”
1998 • Sixpence None The Richer • “Kiss Me” • AA Pop-Rock • Sixpence None The Richer • “Kiss Me” [Album Version]
2003 • 3 Doors Down • “Here Without You” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • Away From The Sun • “Here Without You” [Album Version]
2008 • R.E.M. • “Man-Sized Wreath” [UK] • Alt. Rock • Accelerator • “Living Well Jesus Dog”

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Singles Released This Week (July 15 – 21)

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 15
1966 • The Zombies • “Indication” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “How We Were Before”
1972 • The Rolling Stones • “All Down The Line” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Exile On Main Street • [B-Side]
1972 • The Rolling Stones • “Happy” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Exile On Main Street • “All Down The Line”
1976 • Eagles • “Life In The Fast Lane” [UK] • Country-Rock • Hotel California • “The Last Resort”
1977 • The Jam • “All Around The World” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Carnaby Street”
1981 • George Harrison • “Teardrops” • Pop-Rock • Somewhere In England • “Save The World”
1984 • John Lennon • “I’m Stepping Out” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Milk & Honey • “Sleepless Night” [Yoko Ono]
1991 • Extreme • “More Than Words” [UK] • Acoustic Ballad • Pornografitti • “Nice Place To Visit”
1993 • R.E.M. • “Nightswimming” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Automatic For The People • “Losing My Religion” [Live]
1997 • The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase • “Mo Money Mo Problems” • East Coast Rap • Life After Death • “Mo Money Mo Problems” [Instrumental]
2003 • Jane’s Addiction • “Just Because” • Alt. Hard Rock • Strays • “Suffer Some” [Live]
2003 • Eagles • “Hole In The World” • Country-Rock • The Very Best Of • “Hole In The World” [Video]


July 16
1965 • The Supremes • “Nothing But Heartaches” • Soul-Pop • More Hits By The Supremes • “He Holds His Own”
1965 • Sonny & Cher • “I Got You Babe” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Look At Us • “It’s Gonna Rain”
1968 • The Temptations • “Please Return Your Love To Me” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “How Can I Forget”
1973 • Elton John • “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” • Glam Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Jack Rabbit” / “Whenever You’re Ready (We’ll Go Steady Again)”
1976 • The Bee Gees • “You Should Be Dancing” [UK] • Disco • Children Of The World • “Subway”
1991 • Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch Featuring Loletta Holloway • “Good Vibrations” [UK] • Pop-Rap • Music For The People • “Wild Side” [Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch]
2001 • David Gray • “Sail Away” [UK] • Folktonica • White Ladder • “Sail Away” [Remix]


July 17
1962 • Elvis Presley • “Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1962 • Elvis Presley • “She’s Not You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello”
1965 • The Righteous Brothers • “Unchained Melody” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Just Once In My Life • “Hung On You”
1967 • The Beatles • “Baby You’re A Rich Man” • Pop-Rock • Magical Mystery Tour • [B-Side]
1967 • The Beatles • “All You Need Is Love” • Pop-Rock • Magical Mystery Tour • “Baby You’re A Rich Man”
1972 • Bread • “Mother Freedom” • Soft Rock • Baby I’m-A Want You • “Live In Your Love”
1973 • Paul Simon • “Loves Me Like A Rock” • Folk-Pop • There Goes Rhymin’ Simon • “Learn How To Fall”
1978 • Donna Summer • “Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus” • Disco • [Single] • “Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus (Part 2)”
1995 • R.E.M. • “Tongue” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “Tongue” [Instrumental]
1995 • Hootie & The Blowfish • “Only Wanna Be With You” • Pop-Rock • Cracked Rear View • “Use Me” / “Only Wanna Be With You” [Live]


July 18
1960 • The Ventures • “Walk, Don’t Run” • Rock ‘n’ Roll Instrumental • Walk, Don’t Run • “Home”
1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “The Dangling Conversation” • Folk-Pop • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme • “Bright Green Pleasure Machine”
1966 • The Beach Boys • “Wouldn’t It Be Nice?” • Pop-Rock • Pet Sounds • “God Only Knows”
1966 • The Beach Boys • “God Only Knows” • Pop Ballad • Pet Sounds • [B-Side]
1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Bright Green Pleasure Machine” • Baroque-Pop • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme • [B-Side]
1975 • David Bowie • “Fame” [UK] • Glam Rock • Young Americans • “Right”
1975 • Carpenters • “Solitaire” • Easy Listening • [Single] • “Love Me For What I Am”
1980 • Talking Heads • “Cities” [UK] • Funk-Rock • Fear Of Music • “Cities” [Live]
1984 • Prince & The Revolution • “Let’s Go Crazy” • R&B-Pop • Purple Rain • “Erotic City”
1988 • The Beach Boys • “Kokomo” • Calypso-Pop • Still Cruisin’ • “Tutti Frutti” [Little Richard]
1994 • Hootie & The Blowfish • “Hold My Hand” • Pop-Rock • Cracked Rear View • “I Go Blind”
2000 • Pearl Jam • “Light Years” • Grunge Rock • Binaural • “Grievance” / “Soon Forget”


July 19
1952 • Hank Sr. Williams • “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” • Country-Cajun • Honky Tonkin’ • “Window Shopping”
1954 • Elvis Presley • “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1954 • Elvis Presley • “That’s All Right” • Rockabilly • {Single] • “Blue Moon Of Kentucky”
1965 • The Beatles • “I’m Down” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1965 • The Beatles • “Help!” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I’m Down”
1968 • The Beach Boys • “Do It Again” [UK] • Pop-Rock • 20/20 • “Wake The World”
1968 • The Hollies • “Do the Best You Can” • Pop-Rock • Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse • “Elevated Observations”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)” • Symphonic Rock • Days Of Future Passed • “Another Morning”
1972 • The Doobie Brothers • “Listen To The Music” • Pop-Rock • Toulouse Street • “Toulouse Street”
1993 • Billy Joel • “The River Of Dreams” [UK] • Pop-Rock • River Of Dreams • “The Great Wall Of China”
1993 • Tears For Fears • “Cold” [UK] • Synth-Pop • Elemental • “New Star”
1993 • Madonna • “Rain” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Open Your Heart”


July 20
1959 • Buddy Holly • “Peggy Sue Got Married” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Crying, Waiting, Hoping”
1964 • The Beatles • “And I Love Her” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “If I Fell”
1964 • The Beatles • “If I Fell” • Pop Ballad • Something New • [B-Side]
1987 • Michael Jackson • “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” • Pop Ballad • Bad • “Baby Be Mine”
1995 • Pink Floyd • “Wish You Were Here” [Live][UK] • Prog Rock • Pulse • “Coming Back to Life” / “Keep Talking”


July 21
1958 • Eddie Cochran • “Summertime Blues” • Rockabilly • C’mon Everybody • “Love Again”
1961 • The Supremes • “Buttered Popcorn” • Soul-Pop • Meet The Supremes • “Who’s Lovin’ You”
1978 • 10cc • “Dreadlock Holiday” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Bloody Tourists • “Nothing Can Move Me”
1986 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Stuck With You” • Pop-Rock • Fore! • “Don’t Ever Tell Me That You Love Me”
1992 • Nirvana • “Lithium” • Grunge • Nevermind • “Been A Son” / “Curmudgeon”
1994 • The Pretenders • “I’ll Stand By You” • Post-Punk • Last of The Independents • “Rebel Rock Me”

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Singles Released This Week (June 24 – 30)

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).


June 24
1967 • Jefferson Airplane • “White Rabbit” • Psychedelic Rock • Surrealistic Pillow • “Plastic Fantastic Lover”
1967 • The Who • “Pictures Of Lily” • Power Pop • [Single] • “Doctor, Doctor”
1972 • Neil Young & Graham Nash With The Stray Gators • “War Song” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “The Needle And The Damage Done”
1974 • Lynyrd Skynyrd • “Sweet Home Alabama” • Southern Rock • Second Helping • “Take Your Time”
1974 • The Doobie Brothers • “Eyes Of Silver” • Pop-Rock • What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits • “You Just Can’t Stop It”
1985 • Dire Straits • “Money For Nothing” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Brothers In Arms • “Love Over Gold” [Live]
1997 • Shawn Colvin • “Sunny Came Home” • Folk-Rock • A Few Small Repairs • “What I Get Paid For”
1997 • Sister Hazel • “All For You” • Indie Rock/Jangle Pop • Somewhere More Familiar • “Happy”


June 25
1963 • The Temptations • “Farewell My Love” • Soul • [Single] • “May I Have This Dance”
1970 • The Supremes • “Everybody’s Got The Right To Love” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “But I Love You More”
1971 • The Who • “Won’t Get Fooled Again” [UK] • Hard Rock • Who’s Next • “I Don’t Even Know Myself”
1980 • Diana Ross • “Upside Down” • Disco • Diana • “Friend To Friend”
2007 • Rush • “The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum)” • Prog/Art Rock • Snakes & Arrows • [None]


June 26
1964 • Nashville Teens • “Tobacco Road” [UK] • Garage Rock • Tobacco Road • “I Like It Like That”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “It’s All Over Now” [UK] • Blues-Rock • 12 X 5 • “Good Times, Bad Times”
1976 • Peter Frampton • “Baby, I Love Your Way” • Arena Rock • Frampton Comes Alive! • “It’s A Plain Shame”
1979 • The Clash • “Gates Of The West” • Punk-Rock • The Cost Of Living • “Groovy Times”
1982 • The Go-Go’s • “Vacation” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Vacation • “Beatnik Beach”
1990 • Madonna • “Hanky Panky” • Dance-Pop • I’m Breathless • “More”


June 27
1973 • Aerosmith • “Dream On” • Power Ballad • Aerosmith • “Somebody”
1980 • Kiss • “Talk To Me” [UK] • Hard Rock • Dynasty • “She’s So European”
1983 • Bananarama • “Cruel Summer” [UK] • New Wave Dance-Pop • Bananarama • “Cairo”
1986 • The Monkees • “That Was Then, This Is Now” • Pop-Rock • Then & Now…The Best Of The Monkees • “(Theme From) The Monkees”


June 28
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Some Things You Never Get Used To” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “You’ve Been So Wonderful To Me”
1968 • The Small Faces • “The Universal” [UK] • Psychedelic Folk • [Single] • “Donkey Rides, A Penny, A Glass”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Voices In The Sky” [UK] • Prog Rock • In Search Of The Lost Chord • “Dr. Livingstone, I Presume”
1973 • America • “Muskrat Love” • Soft Rock • Hat Trick • “Cornwall Blank”
1974 • Andy Kim • “Rock Me Gently” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Andy Kim • “Rock Me Gently” [Instrumental]
1974 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Band On The Run” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Band On The Run • “Zoo Gang”
1988 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Perfect World” • Pop-Rock • Small World • “Slammin'”
1993 • Michael Jackson • “Will You Be There” • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Will You Be There” [Instrumental]
1993 • Kim Wilde • “If I Can’t Have You” [UK] • Disco • [Single] • “Never Felt So Alive”
1999 • R.E.M. • “Suspicion” • Electro-Pop • Up • “Perfect Circle”


June 29
1960 • Buddy Holly • “True Love Ways” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “That Makes It Tough”
1962 • The Contours • “Do You Love Me” • Rock ‘n’ Soul • Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) • “Move Mr. Man”
1967 • Dusty Springfield • “The Look Of Love” • Jazz-Pop • [Single] • “Give Me Time (L’Amore Se Ne Va)”
1979 • David Bowie • “D.J.” [UK] • Funk-Rock • Lodger • “Repetition”
1979 • Supertramp • “Breakfast In America” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Breakfast in America • “Gone Hollywood”
1981 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me)” • Album Rock • Hard Promises • “Gator On The Lawn”
1986 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Doing It All For My Baby” • Pop-Rock • Fore! • “Naturally”
1987 • Bananarama • “I Heard A Rumor” • New Wave Dance-Pop • Wow! • “Clean Cut Boy”
1989 • Richard Marx • “Right Here Waiting” • AA Pop-Rock • Repeat Offender • “Wait For The Sunrise”


June 30
1970 • Chicago • “25 Or 6 To 4” • Jazz-Rock • Chicago II • “Where Do We Go From Here”
1972 • The Supremes • “Automatically Sunshine” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “Precious Little Things”
1978 • Genesis • “The Day The Light Went Out” [UK] • Prog Rock • And Then There Were Three • “B-Side”
1978 • The Human League • “Being Boiled” [UK] • Electro-Synth-Pop • [Single] • “Circus Of Death”
1978 • Genesis • “Many Too Many” [UK] • Prog Rock • And Then There Were Three • “The Day The Light Went Out” / “Vancouver”

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