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Singles Released This Week (August 31 – September 6)

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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 31
1962 • Jan & Dean • “Who Put The Bomp” • Doo Wop • Jan & Dean’s Golden Hits • “My Favorite Dream”
1968 • The Rolling Stones • “Street Fighting Man” • Blues-Rock • Beggars Banquet • “No Expectations”
1973 • Steely Dan • “Show Biz Kids” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • Countdown To Ecstasy • “Razor Boy”
1973 • Marvin Gaye • “Let’s Get It On” [UK] • Soul-Funk • Let’s Get It On • “I Wish It Would Rain”
1986 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Stuck With You” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Fore! • “Don’t Ever Tell Me That You Love Me”
1987 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “All Mixed Up” [UK] • Album Rock • Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) • “Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)”
1992 • Michael Jackson • “Who Is It” [UK] • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Who Is It” [Remix]
1998 • Aerosmith • “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” [UK] • Hard Rock • Armageddon[Sndtrk] • “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” [Remix]
2004 • Green Day • “American Idiot” • Punk Rock • American Idiot • “Too Much Too Soon”

September 01
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody” • Soul • The Electrifying Aretha Franklin • “Operation Heartbreak”
1961 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Save The Last Dance For Me” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “As Long As I Live”
1967 • The Temptations • “You’re My Everything” [UK] • Soul-Pop • With A Lot O’ Soul • ” I’ve Been Good To You”
1967 • The Temptations • “I’ve Been Good To You” [UK] • Soul Ballad • Gettin’ Ready • [B-Side]
1967 • The Byrds • “Lady Friend” [UK] • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Make Waves”
1972 • Carpenters • “Goodbye To Love” [UK] • Soft Rock • A Song For You • “I Won’t Last A Day Without You”
1972 • David Bowie • “John, I’m Only Dancing” [UK] • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Hang On To Yourself”
1974 • Rush • “Finding My Way” • Hard Rock • Rush • “Need Some Love”
1983 • The Romantics • “Talking In Your Sleep” • New Wave Power-Pop • In Heat • “I’m Hip”
1986 • The Bangles • “Walk Like An Eqyptian” • Pop-Rock • Different Light • “Angels Don’t Fall In Love”
1993 • Billy Joel • “The River Of Dreams” • Pop-Rock • River Of Dreams • “The Great Wall Of China”

September 02
1957 • The Everly Brothers • “Wake Up Little Susie” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Maybe Tomorrow”
1957 • The Crickets • “That’ll Be The Day” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • That’ll Be The Day • “Rock Around With Ollie Vee”
1964 • Marvin Gaye • “Baby Don’t You Do It” • Soul • [Single] • “Walk On The Wild Side”
1966 • The Supremes • “You Can’t Hurry Love” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Supremes A Go-Go • “Put Yourself In My Place”
1966 • Marvin Gaye • “Little Darling (I Need You)” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “Hey Diddle Diddle”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Dandelion” • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “We Love You”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “We Love You” • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
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”
1986 • Peter Gabriel • “In Your Eyes” • Soft Rock • So • “In Your Eyes” [Special Mix]
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] • Soft Pop • 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 • “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]
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”
1961 • Jan & Dean • “Wanted, One Girl” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Something A Little Bit Different”
1963 • Dave Clark Five • “Do You Love Me?” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Glad All Over • “Chaquita”
1966 • Peter & Gordon • “Lady Godiva” [UK] • Merseybeat • Lady Godiva • “Morning’s Calling”
1966 • The Byrds • “Mr. Spaceman” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • “What’s Happening?!?!”
1966 • The Byrds • “What’s Happening?!?!” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • [B-Side]
1969 • The Monkees • “Good Clean Fun” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • “Mommy And Daddy”
1969 • The Monkees • “Mommy And Daddy” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • [B-Side]
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”

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Singles Released This Week (August 24 – 30)

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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 24
1964 • The Beach Boys • “She Knows Me Too Well” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys Today! • [B-Side]
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 Beatles • “Matchbox” • Brit Rockabilly • Something New • “Slow Down”
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 • Michael Jackson • “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” [UK] • Disco • Off The Wall • “I Can’t Help It”
1979 • Prince • “I Wanna Be Your Lover” • Funk • Prince • “My Love Is Forever”
1985 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Lonely Ol’ Night” • Roots Rock • Scarecrow • “The Kind Of Fella I Am”
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
1966 • The Elgins • “Heaven Must Have Sent You” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Stay In My Lonely Arms”
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”

August 26
1964 • The Kinks • “You Really Got Me” • Garage Rock • The Kinks • “It’s All Right”
1966 • The New Vaudeville Band • “Winchester Cathedral” [UK] • Pop/Neo-Vaudeville • [Single] • “Wait For Me Baby”
1966 • The Who • “I’m A Boy” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “In The City”
1968 • Mary Hopkin • “Those Were The Days” • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Turn! Turn! Turn!”
1968 • The Beatles • “Hey Jude” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Revolution”
1968 • The Beatles • “Revolution” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The Beatles[White Album] • [B-Side]
1969 • Elvis Presley • “Suspicious Minds” • Soul Pop • From Elvis In Memphis • “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)”
1977 • The Doobie Brothers • “Little Darling (I Need You)” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Livin’ On The Fault Line • “Losin’ End”
1978 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “London Town” [UK] • Pop-Rock • London Town • “I’m Carrying”

August 27
1965 • The Supremes • “Nothing But Heartaches” [UK] • Soul-Pop • More Hits By The Supremes • “He Holds His Own”
1965 • The Hollies • “Look Through Any Window” [UK] • Brit Beat/Pop-Rock • [Single] • “So Lonely”
1965 • The Four Tops • “It’s The Same Old Song” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops’ Second Album • “Your Love Is Amazing”
1968 • Gary Puckett & The Union Gap • “Over You” • Pop-Rock Ballad • Incredible • “If The Day Would Come”
1971 • The Moody Blues • “The Story In Your Eyes” [UK] • Prog Rock • Every Good Boy Deserves Favour • “My Song”
1971 • The Moody Blues • “The Story In Your Eyes” • Prog Rock • Every Good Boy Deserves Favour • “Melancholy Man”
1974 • B. T. Express • “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)” • Disco – Funk • Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied) • “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied) (Part II)”
1976 • Jefferson Starship • “With Your Love” [UK] • Soft Rock • Spitfire • “Switchblade”
1996 • Sublime • “What I Got” • Ska Punk • Sublime • “What I Got” [Radio Edit]
1996 • R.E.M. • “E-Bow The Letter” • Alt. Pop-Rock • New Advantures In Hi-Fi • “Tricycle”

August 28
1959 • Buddy Holly • “Peggy Sue Got Married” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Crying, Waiting, Hoping”
1964 • The Miracles • “That’s What Love Is Made Of” • Soul • [Single] • “Would I Love You”
1964 • The Supremes • “Where Did Our Love Go” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Where Did Our Love Go • “He Means The World To Me”
1964 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “It’s Gonna Be Alright” [UK] • Merseybeat • Ferry Across The Mersey[Sndtrk] • “It’s Just Because”
1970 • The Jackson 5 • “I’ll Be There” • Soul Ballad • Third Album • “One More Chance”
1975 • Aerosmith • “Walk This Way” • Hard Rock • Toys In The Attic • “Round And Round”
1988 • Metallica • “Harvester Of Sorrow” • Thrash Metal • …And Justice For All • “Breadfan” / “The Prince”
1990 • Cocteau Twins • “Iceblink Luck” [UK] • Dream Pop • Heaven Or Las Vegas • “Mizake the Mizan”
1997 • Michael Jackson • “Stranger In Moscow” • Dance-Pop • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • “Off The Wall” [Remix]
2006 • Pearl Jam • “Life Wasted” • Grunge Rock • Pearl Jam • “Come Back” [Live]
2008 • AC/DC • “Rock N Roll Train” [UK] • Hard Rock • Black Ice • “War Machine”
2012 • Matchbox Twenty • “Overjoyed” • Alt. Rock • North • [None – Digital Download]

August 29
1964 • Roy Orbison • “Oh, Pretty Woman” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Yo Te Amo María”
1975 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “That’s The Way Of The World” [UK] • Soul-Funk • That’s The Way Of The World • “Africano”
1980 • Hall & Oates • “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “United State”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “Private Eyes” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Private Eyes • “Tell Me What You Want”
1987 • Warren Zevon • “Reconsider Me” • Pop-Rock • Sentimental Hygiene • “Factory”
2006 • Bob Dylan • “Someday Baby” • Folk-Rock • Modern Times • “Someday Baby” [Album Edit]

August 30
1963 • Mary Wells • “What’s Easy for Two Is So Hard for One” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “You Lost The Sweetest Boy”
1963 • Mary Wells • “You Lost The Sweetest Boy” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • The Beatles • “Hey Jude” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Revolution”
1968 • The Beatles • “Revolution” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The Beatles[White Album] • [B-Side]
1968 • Mary Hopkin • “Those Were The Days” [UK] • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Turn! Turn! Turn!”
1968 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Sealed With A Kiss” [UK] • Teen Pop • Gary Lewis Now! • “Pretty Thing”
1976 • The Beach Boys • “It’s OK” • Funk-Pop • 15 Big Ones • “Had To Phone Ya”
1978 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Listen To Her Heart” • Album Rock • You’re Gonna Get It! • “I Don’t Know What to Say to You”
1983 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Heart And Soul” • Pop-Rock • Sports • “You Crack Me Up”
1986 • Tina Turner • “Typical Male” • Pop-Rock • Break Every Rule • “Don’t Turn Around”
1993 • Aerosmith • “Fever” • Hard Rock • Get A Grip • [None]
1993 • Nirvana • “Heart-Shaped Box” • Grunge • In Utero • “Marigold”

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Singles Released This Week (August 17 – 23)

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 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 • “What’s Easy For Two Is Hard For One” • Soul-Pop • Sophisticated Soul • [B-Side]
1968 • The Marvelettes • “Destination Anywhere” • Soul-Pop • Sophisticated Soul • “What’s Easy For Two Is Hard For One”
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”
1985 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Rebels” • Heartland Rock • Southern Accents • “Southern Accents”
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”

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)”
1967 • Engelbert Humperdinck • “The Last Waltz” [UK] • Easy Listening Ballad • The Last Waltz • “That Promise”
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 • “Mystery Train” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1955 • Elvis Presley • “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Mystery Train”
1964 • The Temptations • “Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me So Blue)” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Baby, Baby I Need You”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Everybody Loves A Clown” • Brit Pop • Everybody Loves A Clown • “Time Stands Still”
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”
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 Dovells • “Bristol Stomp” • Rock ‘n’ Doo-Wop • The Bristol Stomp • “Letters Of Love”
1961 • The Marvelettes • “Please Mr. Postman” • Soul-Pop • Please Mr. Postman • “So Long Baby”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations • “The Weight” • Soul-Pop • Together • “For Better Or Worse”
1970 • Carpenters • “We’ve Only Just Begun” • Soft Pop • Close To You • “All Of My Life”
1970 • Simon & Garfunkel • “El Cóndor Pasa” • Folk-Pop • Bridge Over Troubled Water • “Why Don’t You Write Me”
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”
2008 • Metallica • “The Day That Never Comes” • Thrash Metal • Death Magnetic • “No Remorse” [Live]

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”
1988 • Phil Collins • “A Groovy Kind Of Love” [UK] • Pop Ballad • Buster[Sndtrk] • “Big Noise” [Instrumental]
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 • “Streets Of Love” • Blues-Rock • A Bigger Bang • “Rough Justice” [Double A-Side]
2005 • The Rolling Stones • “Rough Justice” • Blues-Rock • A Bigger Bang • “Streets Of Love” [Double A-Side]
2012 • Aerosmith • “What Could Have Been Love” • Power Ballad • Music From Another Dimension • [None]
2012 • Aerosmith • “Lover Alot” • Hard Rock • 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]

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Singles Released This Week (August 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!

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 10
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Break Up” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I’ll Make It All Up To You”
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “I’ll Make It All Up To You” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1965 • Elvis Presley • “I’m Yours” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “(It’s A) Long, Lonely Highway”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “(It’s A) Long Lonely Highway” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
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”
1972 • Boz Scaggs • “Dinah Flo” • Blues-Rock • My Time • “He’s A Fool For You”
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”


August 12
1966 • The Who • “The Kids Are Alright” [UK] • Power Pop • The Who Sings My Generation • “The Ox” [Instrumental]
1971 • Carpenters • “Superstar” • Soft Pop • 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 • Genesis • “Abacab” [UK] • Prog Rock • Abacab • “Another Record”
1981 • The Rolling Stones • “Start Me Up” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Tattoo You • “No Use In Crying”
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”
1987 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Paper In Fire” • Roots Rock • The Lonesome Jubilee • “Never Too Old”
1989 • Aerosmith • “Love In An Elevator” • Hard Rock • Pump • “Young Lust”
1995 • R.E.M. • “Crush With Eyeliner” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “Crush with Eyeliner” [Instrumental]
1995 • Michael Jackson • “You Are Not Alone” • Dance-Pop • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • “Scream Louder”
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”

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Singles Released This Week (August 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).


August 03
1962 • Aretha Franklin • “Try A Little Tenderness” • Soul • The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin, • “Just For A Thrill”
1967 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone” • Soul-Dance • Riding High • “One Way Out”
1973 • Edgar Winter Group • “Free Ride” [UK] • Blues-Rock • They Only Come Out At Night • “When It Comes”
1982 • Don Henley • “Johnny Can’t Read” • Pop-Rock • I Can’t Stand Still • “Long Way Home”
1999 • Santana Feat. Rob Thomas • “Smooth” • Jazz-Rock Fusion • Supernatural • “El Farol”


August 04
1964 • The Kinks • “You Really Got Me” [UK] • Garage Rock • The Kinks • “It’s All Right”
1966 • The Temptations • “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” • Soul • [Single] • “You’re Not An Ordinary Girl”
1967 • The Small Faces • “Itchycoo Park” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “I’m Only Dreaming”
1972 • 10cc • “Donna” [UK] • Doo Wop Parody • 10cc • “Hot Rock Sun”
1972 • Procol Harum • “Conquistador” [UK] • Prog Rock • Procol Harum Live: In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra • “A Salty Dog”
1976 • The Doobie Brothers • “Wheels Of Fortune” • Pop-Rock • Takin’ It To The Streets • “Slat Key Soquel Rag”


August 05
1963 • Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters • “Cry Baby” • Soul-Blues • Cry Baby • “Don’t Change Your Heart”
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]
1966 • The Beatles • “Yellow Submarine” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Magical Mystery Tour • “Eleanor Rigby” [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
1958 • The Kingston Trio • “Tom Dooley” • Folk-Pop • The Kingston Trio • “Ruby Red”
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 • “There’s Always Me” • Pop Ballad • Something For Everybody • “Judy”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Judy” • Pop Ballad • Something For Everybody • [B-Side]
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Take A Look” • Soul • Take A Look • “Follow Your Heart”
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
1963 • Jan & Dean • “Honolulu Lulu” • Surfer Rock • Surf City And Other Swingin’ Cities • “Someday (You’ll Go Walking By)”
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]

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Singles Released This Week (July 27 – August 6)

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 27
1959 • The Miracles • “Bad Girl” • Doo-Wop Ballad • [Single] • “I Love Your Baby
1968 • The Who • “Magic Bus” • Psychedelic Rock • Magic Bus • “Someone’s Coming”
1974 • The Rolling Stones • “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It)” • Blues-Rock • It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll • “Through The Lonely Nights”
1981 • The Human League • “Love Action (I Believe In Love)” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Dare • “Hard Times”

July 28
1958 • The Everly Brothers • “Bird Dog” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Devoted To You”
1958 • The Everly Brothers • “Devoted To You” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1965 • Bob Dylan • “Like A Rolling Stone” • Folk-Rock • Highway 61 Revisited • “Gates Of Eden”
1969 • Grand Funk Railroad • “Time Machine” • Blues-Rock • On Time • “High On A Horse”
1971 • George Harrison • “Bangla-Desh” • Pop-Rock • The Concert For Bangladesh • “Deep Blue”
1971 • The Hollies • “Hey Willie” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Row The Boat Together”
1972 • Mott The Hoople • “All The Young Dudes” [UK] • Glam Rock • All The Young Dudes • “One Of The Boys”
1976 • Kiss • “Beth” • Heavy Metal • Destroyer • [B-Side]
1976 • Kiss • “Detroit Rock City” • Hard Rock • Destroyer • “Beth”
1979 • Michael Jackson • “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” • Disco • Off The Wall • “I Can’t Help It”
1983 • Billy Joel • “Tell Her About It” • Pop-Rock • An Innocent Man • “Easy Money”
1986 • Janet Jackson • “When I Think Of You” • Pop-Soul • Control • “Pretty Boy”

July 29
1966 • Manfred Mann • “Just Like A Woman” [UK] • Folk-Pop • As Is • “I Wanna Be Rich”
1970 • The Kinks • “Lola” • Folk-Rock • Lola Vs. The Powerman & The Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 • “Mindless Child Of Motherhood”
1972 • Electric Light Orchestra • “10538 Overture” • Prog. Rock • No Answer • “First Movement (Jumping Biz)”
1972 • Bread • “The Guitar Man” • Soft Rock • Guitar Man • “Just Like Yesterday”
1973 • Elton John • “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” [UK] • Glam Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Jack Rabbit” / “Whenever You’re Ready (We’ll Go Steady Again)”
1977 • Thin Lizzy • “Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In It’s Spotlight)” [UK] • Hard Rock • Bad Reputation • “Bad Reputation”
1985 • Tina Turner • “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” • Power Ballad • Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome[Sndtrk] • “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” [Instrumental]
1987 • Guns N’ Roses • “Nightrain” • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Reckless Life”
1989 • Tom Petty • “Runnin’ Down A Dream” • Heartland Rock • Full Moon Fever • “Alright For Now”
1991 • Metallica • “Enter Sandman” • Thrash Metal • Metallica • “Stone Cold Crazy”
1996 • Céline Dion • “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” • Power Ballad • Falling Into You • “The Power Of The Dream”
2011 • Jane’s Addiction • “Irresistible Force” • Alt. Hard Rock • The Great Escape Artist • [None]

July 30
1969 • The Temptations • “I Can’t Get Next To You” • Soul-Funk • Puzzle People • “Running Away (Ain’t Gonna Help You)”
1970 • Neil Diamond • “Cracklin’ Rosie” • Pop-Rock • Tap Root Manuscript • “Lordy”
1971 • George Harrison • “Bangla-Desh” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Concert For Bangladesh • “Deep Blue”
1976 • Thin Lizzy • “Jailbreak” [UK] • Hard Rock • Jailbreak • “Running Back”
1979 • George Harrison • “Faster” [UK] • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Your Love Is Forever”
1996 • Pearl Jam • “Who You Are” • Grunge Rock • No Code • “Habit”

July 31
1964 • Cilla Black • “It’s For You” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “He Won’t Ask Me”
1964 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Dancing In The Street” • Soul-Dance • [Single] • “There He Is (At My Door)”
1968 • Iron Butterfly • “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” • Psychedelic Rock • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida • “Iron Butterfly Theme”
1969 • Gary Puckett & The Union Gap • “This Girl Is A Woman Now” • Pop-Rock • The New Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Album • “His Other Woman”
1970 • The Supremes • “Everybody’s Got The Right To Love” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “But I Love You More”
1972 • Michael Martin Murphey • “Geronimo’s Cadillac” • Country-Rock • Geronimo’s Cadillac • “Boy From The Country”
1972 • Neil Diamond • “Play Me” • Pop-Rock • Moods • “Porcupine Pie”
1972 • Elton John • “Honky Cat” • Pop-Rock • Honky Chateau • “Slave”
1977 • Kiss • “Love Gun” • Hard Rock • Love Gun • “Hooligan”
1977 • Meat Loaf • “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad” • Rock Ballad • Bat Out Of Hell • “For Crying Out Loud”
1977 • Kiss • “Hooligan” • Hard Rock • Love Gun • [B-Side]
1978 • Bob Dylan • “Baby, Stop Crying” • Folk-Rock • Street Legal • “New Pony”
1978 • Aerosmith • “Come Together” • Hard Rock • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band[Sndtrk] • “Kings And Queens”
1981 • George Harrison • “Teardrops” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Somewhere In England • “Save The World”
1985 • Madonna • “Dress You Up” • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Shoo-Bee-Doo”
1989 • Tom Petty • “Runnin’ Down A Dream” [UK] • Heartland Rock • Full Moon Fever • “Alright For Now”

August 01
1960 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “John Henry” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes”
1963 • Roy Orbison • “Blue Bayou” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Mean Woman Blues”
1972 • Elvis Presley • “Burning Love” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Vol. 3 • “It’s A Matter Of Time”
1972 • Elvis Presley • “It’s A Matter Of Time” • Country-Pop • Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Vol. 3 • [B-Side]
1972 • Eagles • “Witchy Woman” • Country-Rock • Eagles • “Early Bird”
1980 • David Bowie • “Ashes To Ashes” • Glam Rock • Scary Monsters • “It’s No Game (Pt. 1)”
1984 • Stevie Wonder • “I Just Called To Say I Love You” • Pop-R&B • The Woman In Red • “I Just Called To Say I Love You” [Instrumental]
1985 • Sting • “Love Is The Seventh Wave” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • The Dream Of The Blue Turtles • “Consider Me Gone” [Live]
1989 • Madonna • “Cherish” • Pop Shuffle • Like A Prayer • “Supernatural”
2002 • Matchbox Twenty • “Bright Lights” • Alt. Rock • More Than You Think You Are • “Disease” [Live] / “Bright Lights” [Live]

August 02
1967 • Dave Davies • “Death Of A Clown” • Folk-Rock • Something Else By The Kinks • “Love Me ‘Til The Sun Shines”
1968 • The Bee Gees • “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Idea • “Kitty Can”
1969 • Three Dog Night • “Easy To Be Hard” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Suitable For Framing • “Dreaming Isn’t Good For You”
1971 • Paul & Linda McCartney • “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” • Pop-Rock • Ram • “Too Many People”
1974 • Barry White • “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” [UK] • Smooth Soul • Can’t Get Enough • “Just Not Enough”
1978 • Boston • “Don’t Look Back” • Arena Rock • Don’t Look Back • “The Journey”
1982 • Rush • “New World Man” • Prog/Art Rock • Signals • “Vital Signs” [Live]
1984 • Thompson Twins • “You Take Me Up” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Into The Gap • “Passion Planet”
1990 • Jane’s Addiction • “Stop!” • Funk-Metal • Ritual De Lo Habitual • “Three Days” [Double A-Side]
1990 • Jane’s Addiction • “Three Days” • Alt. Rock • Ritual De Lo Habitual • “Stop!” [Double A-Side]

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Singles Released This Week (July 20 – 26)

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 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]
1965 • The Lovin’ Spoonful • “Do You Believe In Magic?” • Folk-Rock • Do You Believe In Magic • “On The Road Again”
1985 • Phil Collins • “Don’t Lose My Number” • Pop-Rock • No Jacket Required • “We Said Hello Goodbye”
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”


July 22
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Little Deuce Coupe” • Hot Rod Rock • Surfer Girl • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Surfer Girl” • Surf Ballad • Surfer Girl • “Little Deuce Coupe”
1983 • The Hollies • “Stop! In The Name Of Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • What Goes Around • “Musical Pictures”
1999 • Days Of The New • “Enemy” • Alt. Acoustic Rock • Days of the New II • “Enemy” [Album Edit]
1999 • Len • “Steal My Sunshine” • Indie Pop/Trip Hop • You Can’t Stop The Bum Rush • “It’s Down to This” / “Drunc’n Moves “


July 23
1962 • Marvin Gaye • “Stubborn Kind Of Fellow” • Soul • That Stubborn Kinda Fellow • “It Hurt Me Too”
1965 • The Marvelettes • “Danger! Heartbreak Dead Ahead” • Soul-Pop • The Marvelettes’ Greatest Hits • “Your Cheating Ways”
1965 • The Beatles • “Help!” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I’m Down”
1965 • Wilson Pickett • “In The Midnight Hour” [UK] • Soul • In The Midnight Hour • “I’m Not Tired”
1965 • The Beatles • “I’m Down” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Hip City – Pt. 2” • Soul • Home Cookin’ • “Hip City – Pt. 1”
1973 • Steely Dan • “Show Biz Kids” • Jazz-Rock • Countdown To Ecstasy • “Razor Boy”
1973 • Cher • “Half-Breed” • Pop-Rock • Half-Breed • “Melody”
1976 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Let ‘Em In” • Pop-Rock • Wings At The Speed Of Sound • “Beware My Love”
1977 • Foreigner • “Cold As Ice” • Arena Rock • Foreigner • “I Need You”
1980 • Pointer Sisters • “He’s So Shy” • Soul • Special Things • “Movin’ On”
1981 • The Moody Blues • “The Voice” • Prog Rock • Long Distance Voyager • “22,000 Days”
1982 • Pink Floyd • “When The Tigers Broke Free” [UK] • Symphonic Rock • [Single] • “Bring The Boys Back Home”
1982 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Workin’ For A Livin'” • Pop-Rock • Picture This • “Working For A Livin'” [Live]
1984 • The Cars • “Drive” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbreak City • “Stranger Eyes”
1985 • Madonna • “Into The Groove” • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Shoo Bee Doo”
1990 • Mariah Carey • “Vision Of Love” [UK] • R&B-Dance • Mariah Carey • “Sent From Above”
2001 • The Human League • “All I Ever Wanted” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Secrets • “All I Ever Wanted” [Remix]
2001 • R.E.M. • “All the Way to Reno (You’re Gonna Be a Star)” • Alt. Rock • Reveal • “165 Hillcrest”


July 24
1961 • The Temptations • “Oh Mother Of Mine” • Soul/Doo-Wop • [Single] • “Romance Without Finance”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “It’s All Over Now” • Blues-Rock • 12 X 5 • “Good Times, Bad Times”
1964 • The Zombies • “She’s Not There” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Begin Here • “You Make Me Feel Good”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Heroes And Villains” • Pop-Rock • Smiley Smile • “You’re Welcome”
1967 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Reflections” • Soul-Pop • Reflections • “Going Down For The Third Time”
1970 • Matthews Southern Comfort • “Woodstock” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Later That Same Year • “Scion”
1976 • Jefferson Starship • “With Your Love” • Soft Rock • Spitfire • “Switchblade”
1980 • Billy Joel • “Don’t Ask Me Why” • Pop-Rock • Glass Houses • “C’etait Toi (You Were The One)”
1981 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me)” [UK] • Album Rock • Hard Promises • “Gator On The Lawn”
1984 • George Michael • “Careless Whisper” [UK] • Pop Ballad • Make It Big • “Careless Whisper” [Instrumental]
2006 • Snow Patrol • “Chasing Cars” [UK] • Alt. Rock • Eyes Open • “Play Me Like Your Own Hand”


July 25
1966 • The Supremes • “You Can’t Hurry Love” • Soul-Pop • The Supremes A Go-Go • “Put Yourself In My Place”
1973 • The Doobie Brothers • “China Grove” • Pop-Rock • The Captain & Me • “Evil Woman”
1974 • Barry White • “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” • Smooth Soul • Can’t Get Enough • “Just Not Enough”
1977 • The Doobie Brothers • “Little Darling (I Need You)” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Livin’ On The Fault Line • “Losin’ End”
1980 • Peter Gabriel • “Biko” [UK] • Prog Rock • Peter Gabriel[3] • “Shosholoza” / “Jetzt Kommt Die Flut”
1986 • Cutting Crew • “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Broadcast • “For The Longest Time”


July 26
1960 • Sam Cooke • “Chain Gang” • Soul • [Single] • “I Fall In Love Every Day”
1963 • The Miracles • “Mickey’s Monkey” • Soul-Pop • Doin’ Mickey’s Monkey • “Whatever Makes You Happy”
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “You’ve Been In Love Too Long” • Soul-Dance • [Single] • “Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)”
1966 • Marvin Gaye • “Little Darling, I Need You” • Soul-Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “Hey Diddle Diddle”
1967 • The Kinks • “Waterloo Sunset” • Brit Beat • Something Else By The Kinks • “Two Sisters”
1969 • Johnny Cash • “A Boy Named Sue” • Country Classics • At San Quentin • “San Quentin”
1974 • The Rolling Stones • “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It)” [UK] • Blues-Rock • It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll • “Through The Lonely Nights”
1979 • The Clash • “Gates Of The West” • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “Groovy Times”
1979 • The Clash • “I Fought The Law” • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais”
1982 • Pink Floyd • “When The Tigers Broke Free” • Symphonic Rock • [Single] • “Bring The Boys Back Home”
1985 • Thompson Twins • “Lay Your Hands On Me” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Here’s To Future Days • “The Lewis Carol (Adventures in Wonderland)”

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Singles Released This Week (July 13 – 19)

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

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

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



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


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


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]
1985 • Phil Collins • “Take Me Home” [UK] • Pop-Rock • No Jacket Required • “We Said Hello Goodbye”
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 • Sonny & Cher • “I Got You Babe” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Look At Us • “It’s Gonna Rain”
1965 • The Supremes • “Nothing But Heartaches” • Soul-Pop • More Hits By The Supremes • “He Holds His Own”
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 • Mary Wells • “You Beat Me To The Punch” • Soul-Pop • The One Who Really Loves You • “Old Love (Let’s Try Again)”
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 • Yes • “America” • Prog Rock • Keys To The Ascension • “Total Mass Retain”
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 • “Bright Green Pleasure Machine” • Baroque-Pop • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme • [B-Side]
1966 • Simon & Garfunkel • “The Dangling Conversation” • Folk-Pop • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme • “Bright Green Pleasure Machine”
1966 • The Beach Boys • “God Only Knows” • Pop Ballad • Pet Sounds • [B-Side]
1966 • The Beach Boys • “Wouldn’t It Be Nice?” • Pop-Rock • Pet Sounds • “God Only Knows”
1975 • David Bowie • “Fame” [UK] • Glam Rock • Young Americans • “Right”
1975 • Carpenters • “Solitaire” • Soft Pop • [Single] • “Love Me For What I Am”
1980 • Talking Heads • “Cities” [UK] • Funk-Rock • Fear Of Music • “Cities” [Live]
1981 • Soft Cell • “Tainted Love” [UK] • Synth-Pop • Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret • “Where Did Our Love Go”
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 Williams, Sr. • “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 • “Help!” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “I’m Down”
1965 • The Beatles • “I’m Down” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • The Beach Boys • “Do It Again” [UK] • Pop-Rock • 20/20 • “Wake The World”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)” • Symphonic Rock • Days Of Future Passed • “Another Morning”
1968 • The Hollies • “Do the Best You Can” • Pop-Rock • Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse • “Elevated Observations”
1972 • The Doobie Brothers • “Listen To The Music” • Pop-Rock • Toulouse Street • “Toulouse Street”
1990 • Phil Collins • “Something Happened On The Way To Heaven” • Pop-Rock • …But Seriously • “Lionel (Do You Remember?)” [Demo]
1993 • Tears For Fears • “Cold” [UK] • Synth-Pop • Elemental • “New Star”
1993 • Billy Joel • “The River Of Dreams” [UK] • Pop-Rock • River Of Dreams • “The Great Wall Of China”
1993 • Madonna • “Rain” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Open Your Heart”

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Singles Released This Week (July 6 – July 12)

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 06
1973 • Queen • “Keep Yourself Alive” [UK] • Glam Rock • Queen • “Son And Daughter”
1976 • Brick • “Dazz” • Disco-Jazz Funk • Good High • “Southern Sunset”
1979 • The B-52’s • “Planet Claire” • Alt. Pop-Rock • The B-52’s • “Downtown”
1983 • The Doobie Brothers • “You Belong To Me” • Pop-Rock • Farewell Tour • “South City Midnight Lady”
1987 • Madonna • “Who’s That Girl” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Who’s That Girl [Sndtrk] • “White Heat”


July 07
1962 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Sweet Little Sixteen” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “How’s My Ex Treating You”
1967 • Dave Davies • “Death Of A Clown” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Something Else By The Kinks • “Love Me ‘Til The Sun Shines”
1967 • The Beatles • “Baby You’re A Rich Man” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • The Beatles • “All You Need Is Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Baby You’re A Rich Man”
1968 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Fakin’ It” • Folk-Pop • Bookends • “You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies”
1969 • John Lennon • “Give Peace A Chance” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Remember Love”
1982 • Janet Jackson • “Young Love” • Post-Disco Dance-Funk • Janet Jackson • “The Magic Is Working”
1997 • Michael Jackson • “Ghosts” [UK] • New Jack Swing • Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix • “HIStory” [Double A-Side]


July 08
1965 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Shake And Fingerpop” • Soul • Shotgun • “Cleo’s Back”
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “My Heart’s Symphony” • Brit Beat • (You Don’t Have To) Paint Me A Picture • “Tina (I Held You In My Arms)”
1966 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” • Soul • Road Runner • “Nothing But Soul”
1968 • The Beach Boys • “Do It Again” • Pop-Rock • 20/20 • “Wake The World”
1972 • The Who • “Join Together” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Baby Don’t You Do It”
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “Sweet Maxine” • Pop-Rock • Stampede • “Double Dealin’ Four Flusher”
1981 • R.E.M. • “Sitting Still” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1981 • R.E.M. • “Radio Free Europe” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Sitting Still”
1981 • Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” • Pop-Rock • Bella Donna • “Kind Of Woman” [Stevie Nicks]
1993 • 10,000 Maniacs • “Few And Far Between” • Folk-Rock • Our Time In Eden • “Candy Everybody Wants / To Sir With Love / Let The Mystery Be”
1996 • Cocteau Twins • “Violaine” [UK] • Dream Pop • Milk And Kisses • “Smile” / “Tranquil Eye”


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


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


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


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

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