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Singles Released This Week (September 16 – 22)

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Singles Released This Week (September 9 -15)

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Singles Released This Week (September 2 – 8)

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Singles Released This Week (August 19 – 25)

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Singles Released This Week (August 12 – 18)

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Singles Released This Week (August 5 – 11)

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Singles Released This Week (July 29 – August 4)

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 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 • Bread • “The Guitar Man” • Soft Rock • Guitar Man • “Just Like Yesterday”
1972 • Electric Light Orchestra • “10538 Overture” • Prog. Rock • No Answer • “First Movement (Jumping Biz)”
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)”
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”
1991 • Metallica • “Enter Sandman” [UK] • Heavy 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)”
1971 • George Harrison • “Bangla-Desh” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Concert For Bangladesh • “Deep Blue”
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 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Dancing In The Street” • Soul-Dance • [Single] • “There He Is (At My Door)”
1964 • Cilla Black • “It’s For You” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “He Won’t Ask Me”
1968 • Iron Butterfly • “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” • Psychedelic Rock • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida • “Iron Butterfly Theme”
1970 • The Supremes • “Everybody’s Got The Right To Love” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “But I Love You More”
1972 • Elton John • “Honky Cat” • Pop-Rock • Honky Chateau • “Slave”
1972 • Michael Martin Murphey • “Geronimo’s Cadillac” • Country-Rock • Geronimo’s Cadillac • “Boy From The Country”
1977 • Kiss • “Hooligan” • Hard Rock • Love Gun • [B-Side]
1977 • Meat Loaf • “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad” • Rock Ballad • Bat Out Of Hell • “For Crying Out Loud”
1977 • Kiss • “Love Gun” • Hard Rock • Love Gun • “Hooligan”
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”


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 • “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”
1972 • Elvis Presley • “Burning Love” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Vol. 3 • “It’s A Matter Of Time”
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 • “Three Days” • Alt. Rock • Ritual De Lo Habitual • “Stop!” [Double A-Side]
1990 • Jane’s Addiction • “Stop!” • Funk-Metal • Ritual De Lo Habitual • “Three Days” [Double A-Side]


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”

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