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Singles Released This Week (January 28 – February 3)

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).


January 28
1966 • The Small Faces • “Sha-La-La-La-Lee” • Britbeat • The Small Faces • “Grow Your Own”
1969 • Stevie Wonder • “My Cherie Amour” • Pop-R&B • My Cherie Amour • “I Don’t Know Why I Love You”
1972 • The Temptations • “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)” [UK] • Soul – Motown • Solid Rock • “Gonna Keep on Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love”
1974 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Jet” • Power Pop • Band On The Run • “Mamunia”
1978 • Van Halen • “You Really Got Me” • Arena Rock • Van Halen • “Atomic Punk”
1981 • The Doobie Brothers • “Keep This Train A-Rollin'” • Pop-Rock • One Step Closer • “Just In Time”
1988 • Cher • “We All Sleep Alone” • Pop-Rock • Cher • “Working Girl”


January 29
1963 • Elvis Presley • “One Broken Heart For Sale” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • It Happened At The World’s Fair • “They Remind Me Too Much Of You”
1963 • Elvis Presley • “They Remind Me Too Much Of You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • It Happened At The World’s Fair • [B-Side]
1964 • The Marvelettes • “He’s A Good Guy (Yes He Is)” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Goddess Of Love”
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Wild One” [UK] • Soul – Dance • Dance Party • “Dancing Slow”
1965 • The Zombies • “Tell Her No” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Zombies • “What More Can I Do”
1969 • Neil Diamond • “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” • Pop-Rock • Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show • “A Modern Day Version Of Love”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “Kentucky Rain” • Country Pop • [Single] • “My Little Friend”
1972 • Bread • “Everything I Own” • Soft Rock • Baby I’m-A Want You • “I Don’t Love You”
1973 • The Beach Boys • “Sail On Sailor” • Pop-Rock • Holland • “Only With You”
1982 • The Jam • “Town Called Malice” • Punk/Mod Revival • The Gift • “Precious”
1983 • Hall & Oates • “One On One” • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Art Of Heartbreak”
1990 • Crowded House • “I Feel Possessed” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Temple Of Low Men • “Mr. Tambourine Man ”
1998 • Aerosmith • “Taste Of India” • Hard Rock • Nine Lives • “Taste Of India” [Album Version]
2001 • U2 • “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” • Alt. Pop-Rock • All That You Can’t Leave Behind • “Big Girls Are Best”
2008 • Matchbox Twenty • “These Hard Times” • Alt. Rock • Exile On Mainstream • “These Hard Times” [Album Edit]


January 30
1961 • Patsy Cline • “I Fall To Pieces” • Country-Pop • Patsy Cline Showcase • “Lovin’ In Vain”
1964 • The Beatles • “Please Please Me” • Brit Beat • Introducing…The Beatles • “From Me To You”
1964 • The Beatles • “From Me To You” • Merseybeat • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • The Velvet Underground • “White Light/White Heat” • Proto Punk • White Light/White Heat • “Here She Comes Now”
1969 • The Temptations • “Runaway Child, Running Wild” • Psychedelic Soul • Cloud Nine • “I Need Your Lovin'”
1971 • Ike & Tina Turner • “Proud Mary” • Soul • Workin’ Together • “Funkier than a Mosquita’s Tweeter”
1973 • Al Green • “Call Me (Come Back Home)” • Southern Soul • Call Me • “What A Wonderful Thing Love Is”
1976 • The Isley Brothers • “For The Love Of You (Part 1 And 2)” [UK] • Soul-Funk • The Heat Is On • “You Walk Your Way”
1981 • Talking Heads • “Once In A Lifetime” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Remain In Light • “Seen And Not Seen”
1985 • Madonna • “Material Girl” • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Pretender”
1988 • George Harrison • “When We Was Fab” • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Zig Zag”
1989 • Madonna • “Keep It Together” • Dance-Pop • Like A Prayer • “Keep It Together” [Instrumental]
1991 • Wilson Phillips • “You’re In Love” • Pop-Rock • Wilson Phillips • “Hold On” [Live]


January 31
1957 • Ray Charles • “Ain’t That Love” • Soul • Ray Charles Sings • “I Want To Know”
1964 • The Hollies • “Stay” • Pop-Rock • Stay With The Hollies • “Now’s The Time”
1964 • Cilla Black • “Anyone Who Had A Heart” [UK] • Trad Pop • [Single] • “Just For You”
1966 • Marvin Gaye • “One More Heartache” • Soul – Motown • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “When I Had Your Love”
1967 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Ups And Downs” • Pop-Rock • Revolution! • “Leslie”
1975 • John Lennon • “#9 Dream” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Walls And Bridges • “What You Get”
1976 • Hall & Oates • “Sara Smile” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Daryl Hall & John Oates • “Soldering”
1977 • Elton John • “Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance!)” • Pop-Rock • Blue Moves • “Chameleon”
1987 • Duran Duran • “Skin Trade” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Notorious • “We Need You”
1995 • Green Day • “When I Come Around” • Punk Rock • Dookie • “She” [Live]


February 01
1974 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “Mighty, Mighty” • Soul-Funk • Open Our Eyes • “Drum Song”
1980 • Blondie • “Call Me” • New Wave Pop-Rock • American Gigolo [Sndtrk] • “Call Me” [Instrumental]
1980 • The Romantics • “What I Like About You” • Power Pop • The Romantics • “First In Line”
1993 • R.E.M. • “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Automatic For The People • “Get Up”
1999 • Blondie • “Maria” • New Wave Pop-Rock • No Exit • “Maria” [Alternate Mix]
2011 • R.E.M. • “Oh My Heart” • Alt. Rock • Collapse Into Now • “Harborcoat” [Live]


February 02
1962 • Tony Bennett • “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” • Easy Listening • [Single] • [B-Side]
1963 • The Supremes • “My Heart Can’t Take It No More” • Country-Pop • Supremes Sing Country Western And Pop • “You Bring Back Memories”
1968 • Genesis • “The Silent Sun” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Silent Sun • “That’s Me!”
1979 • Elvis Costello & The Attractions • “Oliver’s Army” [UK] • New Wave Post-Punk • Armed Forces • “My Funny Valentine”
1980 • Michael Jackson • “Off The Wall” • Dance-Pop • Off The Wall • “Get On The Floor”
1980 • Cheap Trick • “Way Of The World” [UK] • Power Pop • Dream Police • “Oh! Candy”
1981 • Talking Heads • “Once In A Lifetime” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Remain In Light • “Seen And Not Seen”
1981 • Duran Duran • “Planet Earth” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Duran Duran • “Late Bar”


February 03
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Fun, Fun, Fun” • Hot Rod Pop • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” • Doo Wop • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • [B-Side]
1967 • Episode Six • “Love, Hate, Revenge” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Baby, Baby, Baby”
1967 • Herman’s Hermits • “There’s A King Of Hush” [UK] • Pop-Rock • There’s A King Of Hush • “Gaslite Street”
1967 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Jimmy Mack” • Soul – Dance • Watch Out! • “Third Finger, Left Hand”
1978 • Gerry Rafferty • “Baker Street” • Soft Rock • City To City • “Big Change In The Weather”
1979 • Sister Sledge • “He’s The Greatest Dancer” • Disco • We Are Family • “Somebody Loves Me”
1983 • Def Leppard • “Photograph” [UK] • Hard Rock • Pyromania • “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”
1986 • Mike + The Mechanics • “All I Need Is A Miracle” • Power Pop • Mike + The Mechanics • “You Are The One”
1987 • Smokey Robinson • “Just To See Her” • Soul – Pop • One Heartbeat • “I’m Gonna Leave You Like There’s No Tomorrow”
1997 • U2 • “Discothèque” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Pop • “Holy Joe”

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Singles Released This Week (December 3 – 9)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side)

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Singles Released This Week (October 8 – 14)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side)

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


October 08
1982 • Hall & Oates • “Maneater” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Delayed Reaction”
1983 • Yes • “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” • Prog Rock • 90125 • “Our Song”
1996 • Matchbox Twenty • “Long Day” • Alt. Rock • Yourself Or Someone Like You • N/A
2002 • Nirvana • “You Know You’re Right” • Rock • Nirvana • N/A
2002 • Pearl Jam • “I Am Mine” • Grunge Rock • Riot Act • “Down”


October 09
1967 • The Yardbirds • “Ten Little Indians” • Pychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Drinking Muddy Water”
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”
1966 • The Monkees • “(Theme From) The Monkees” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees • “Mary, Mary”
1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Bright Green Pleasure Machine” • Baroque-Pop • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme • “A Dangling Conversation”
1971 • 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”
1988 • The Moody Blues • “No More Lies” • Prog Rock • Sur La Mer • “River Of Endless Love”
2012 • Blondie • “Rock On” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • N/A
2012 • Blondie • “Dead Air” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • N/A
2012 • Blondie • “Bride Of Infinity” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • N/A


October 11
1968 • The Who • “Magic Bus” • Psychedelic Rock • Magic Bus • “Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde”
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! • N/A


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


October 13
1967 • The Who • “I Can See For Miles” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • The Who Sell Out • “Someone’s Coming”
1967 • The Kinks • “Autumn Almanac” [UK] • Baroque Pop • [Single] • “David Watts”
1969 • Neil Diamond • “Holly Holy” • Pop-Rock • 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 • Elton John • “Part-Time Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • A Single Man • “I Cry At Night”
1982 • Kiss • “I Love It Loud” • Hard Rock • Creatures Of The Night • “Danger”
1982 • Kiss • “Creatures Of The Night” [UK] • Hard Rock • Creatures Of The Night • “Rock And Roll All Nite” [Live Version]
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]


October 14
1964 • The Marvelettes • “Too Many Fish In The Sea” • Soul • The Marvelettes Greatest Hits • “A Need For Love”
1967 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Honey Chile” • Soul – Dance • [Single] • “Show Me The Way”
1969 • B.J. Thomas • “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” • Easy Listening • Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
1969 • The Supremes • “Someday We’ll Be Together” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “He’s My Sunnyboy”
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”
1985 • Dire Straits • “Brothers In Arms” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Brothers In Arms • “Going Home”
1991 • U2 • “The Fly” [UK] • Dance-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk/Korova 1”

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Singles Released This Week (September 10 -16)

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!

(Note: This is a work-in-progress. We are updating the database every week, so check back frequently for updates. And tell your friends about DrRock.com!)

(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 10
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]
1974 • Elvis Presley • “Promised Land” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “It’s Midnight”
1978 • Harry Chapin • “Flowers Are Red” • Folk-Pop • Living Room Suite • “Jenny”
1982 • The Jam • “The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)” • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Pity Poor Alfie”
1982 • Weather Girls • “It’s Raining Men” • Disco/Hi-NRG • Success • “It’s Raining Men” [Long Version]
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”
2000 • Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis • “Cruisin'” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Duets: Original Soundtrack [Sndtrk] • N/A


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” • Pop/Rock • [Single] • “Earthbound Gypsy”
1975 • George Harrison • “You” [UK] • Pop-Rock • 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” • Pop-Rock • Help! • “Act Naturally”
1965 • The Beatles • “Act Naturally” • Rockabilly • Help! • [B-Side]
1965 • Simon & Garfunkel • “The Sound Of Silence” • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “We’ve Got A Groovy Thing Goin'”
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”
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 • Yes • “Love Will Find A Way” • Prog Rock • Big Generator • “Holy Lamb (Song For Harmonic Convergence)”
1987 • Pink Floyd • “Learning To Fly” • Prog Rock • A Momentary Lapse Of Reason • “Terminal Frost”
1992 • Peter Gabriel • “Digging In The Dirt” • Prog Rock • Us • “Quiet Steam”


September 15
1959 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Little Queenie” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You”
1967 • Kaleidoscope [UK] • “Flight From Ashiya” [UK] • Psych-Rock • [Single] • “Holidaymaker”
1967 • The Hollies • “King Midas in Reverse” • Pop-Rock • Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse • “Water On The Brain”
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]
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]”
1989 • Prince • “Partyman” • Dance-Pop • Batman • “Feel U Up”
1997 • Genesis • “Congo” • Prog Rock • Calling All Stations • “Papa He Said”


September 16
1963 • The Beatles • “She Loves You” • Brit Beat • The Beatles’ Second Album • “I’ll Get You”
1970 • Neil Diamond • “Sweet Caroline” • Pop-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” • Arena Rock • 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]

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Singles Released This Week (September 3 – 9)

Dear Friends,

I am testing a new blog post with pop and rock singles by release date, very similar to my weekly album list but now for charting singles. Please reply and let me know what you think!

Cheers, Dr. Rock

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!

(Note: This is a work-in-progress. We are updating the database every week, so check back frequently for updates. And tell your friends about DrRock.com!)

(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 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”
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”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Shiny Happy People” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Forty Second Song”


September 04
1964 • The Moody Blues • “Steal Your Heart Away” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “Lose Your Money (But Don’t Lose Your Mind)”
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” • British Rock • It’s Hard • “It’s Your Turn”
1982 • The Who • “Athena” [UK] • British Rock • It’s Hard • “A Man Is A Man”
2007 • Matchbox Twenty • “How Far We’ve Come” • Southern Rock • Exile On Mainstream • [None]


September 05
1962 • Elvis Presley • “Return To Sender” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Girls! Girls! Girls! • “Where Do You Come From”
1962 • Elvis Presley • “Where Do You Come From” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Girls! Girls! Girls! • [B-Side]
1979 • The Kinks • “Catch Me Now I’m Falling” • British Rock • Low Budget • “Low Budget”
1980 • Genesis • “Misunderstanding” [UK] • Prog Rock • Duke • “Behind The Lines”
1983 • Culture Club • “Karma Chameleon” [UK] • 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
1966 • The Byrds • “Mr. Spaceman” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • “What’s Happening?!?!”
1966 • The Byrds • “What’s Happening?!?!” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • [B-Side]
1966 • Peter & Gordon • “Lady Godiva” [UK] • Merseybeat • Lady Godiva • “Morning’s Calling”
1969 • The Monkees • “Good Clean Fun” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • “Mommy And Daddy”
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 • [None]
2005 • The Rolling Stones • “Oh No, Not You Again” • Blues-Rock • A Bigger Bang • [None]


September 07
1957 • Sam Cooke • “You Send Me” • Soul • Sam Cooke • “Summertime”
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”
1968 • The Bee Gees • “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You” • Pop-Rock • Idea • “Kitty Can”
1975 • Eagles • “Lyin’ Eyes” • Country-Rock • One Of These Nights • “Too Many Hands”
1983 • Madonna • “Holiday” • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “I Know It”
1984 • Vanity • “Pretty Mess” • Dance-Pop • Wild Animal • “Mechanical Emotion”
1984 • Billy Ocean • “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)” • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) [Instrumental]”
1987 • Michael Jackson • “Bad” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “I Can’t Help It”
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 • “Blue Suede Shoes” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Tutti Frutti”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Money Honey” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “One-Sided Love Affair”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Just Because” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Tryin’ To Get To You” • Rock n Roll • Elvis Presley • “I Love You Because”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Blue Moon” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “Just Because”
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”
1957 • Jackie Wilson • “Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet)” • Soul • [Single] • “By The Light Of The Silvery Moon”
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]”


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”
1977 • Carpenters • “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft” • Easy Listening • Passage • “Can’t Smile Without You”
1978 • Rick James • “Mary Jane” • Funk • Come Get It • “Dream Maker”
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Beast Of Burden” • Blues-Rock • Some Girls • “When The Whip Comes Down”
1981 • Genesis • “No Reply At All” • Prog Rock • Abacab • “Naminanu / Dodo”
1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Interstate Love Song” • Arena Rock • Purple • “Lounge Fly”

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