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Singles Released This Week (September 2 – 8)

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Singles Released This Week (August 12 – 18)

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Singles Released This Week (June 24 – 30)

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Singles Released This Week (June 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).


June 10
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Hard Headed Woman” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • King Creole • “Don’t Ask Me Why”
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t Ask Me Why” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • King Creole • [B-Side]
1966 • Bob Dylan • “I Want You” • Folk-Rock • Blonde On Blonde • “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” [Live]
1968 • The Mamas & The Papas • “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” • Pop-Folk • The Papas & The Mamas • “Midnight Voyage”
1974 • Elton John • “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” • Pop-Rock • Caribou • “Sick City”
1975 • KC & The Sunshine Band • “That’s The Way (I Like It)” • Disco • KC & The Sunshine Band • “What Makes You Happy”
1982 • The Clash • “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” • Punk-Rock • Combat Rock • “Inoculated City”


June 11
1957 • Elvis Presley • “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Loving You • “Loving You”
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Loving You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Loving You, Vol. I • [B-Side]
1963 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Louie, Louie” • Garage Rock • Here They Come! • “Night Train”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Save Your Heart For Me” • Pop-Rock • A Session With Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Without A Word Of Warning”
1965 • Peter & Gordon • “To Know You Is To Love You” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “I Told You So”
1965 • The Marvelettes • “I’ll Keep Holding On” [UK] • Soul • [Single] • “No Time For Tears”
1970 • The Spinners • “Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music” • Soul • 2nd Time Around • [B-Side]
1970 • The Spinners • “It’s A Shame” • Soul – Pop • 2nd Time Around • “Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music”
1971 • The Supremes & Four Tops • “River Deep, Mountain High” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Magnificent 7 • “It’s Got To Be A Miracle (This Thing Called Love)”
1976 • Wild Cherry • “Play That Funky Music” • Funk • Wild Cherry • “The Lady Wants Your Money”
1976 • Carpenters • “Goofus” • Easy Listening • A Kind Of Hush • “Boat To Sail”
1982 • The Clash • “Rock The Casbah” • Punk-Rock • Combat Rock • “Long Time Jerk”
1985 • R.E.M. • “Can’t Get There From Here” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Fables Of The Reconstruction • “Bandwagon”
1995 • The Human League • “Filling Up With Heaven” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Octopus • “John Cleese: Is He Funny?”


June 12
1963 • The Supremes • “A Breathtaking Guy” • Soul-Pop • Where Did Or Love Go • “(The Man with the) Rock And Roll Banjo Band”
1965 • The Zombies • “I Want You Back Again” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Remember When I Loved Her”
1970 • David Bowie • “Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 1)” [UK] • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 2)”
1971 • The Rolling Stones • “Wild Horses” • Power Ballad • Sticky Fingers • “Sway”
1972 • Paul Simon • “Duncan” • Folk-Pop • Paul Simon • “Run That Body Down”
1978 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “I’ve Had Enough” • Synth Pop • London Town • “Deliver Your Children”
1979 • The Cars • “Let’s Go” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Candy-O • “That’s It”
1981 • Carpenters • “Touch Me When We’re Dancing” [UK] • Easy Listening • Made In America • “Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)”
1981 • The Specials • “Ghost Town” • Ska • Ghost Town • “Why?” / “Friday Night, Saturday Morning”
1981 • The Go-Go’s • “Our Lips Are Sealed” • New Wave Power Pop • Beauty And The Beat • “Surfing And Spying”
2001 • U2 • “Elevation” • Alt. Pop-Rock • All That You Can’t Leave Behind • “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town”
2012 • Matchbox Twenty • “She’s So Mean” • Alt. Rock • North • [None]


June 13
1961 • The Lettermen • “The Way You Look Tonight” • Jazz-Pop • A Song For Young Love • “That’s My Desire”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)” • Britbeat • The Rolling Stones (England’s Newest Hit Makers) • “I Just Want To Make Love To You”
1966 • The Byrds • “Captain Soul” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • [B-Side]
1966 • The Byrds • “5 D (Fifth Dimension)” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • “Captain Soul” [Instrumental]
1967 • The Temptations • “You’re My Everything” • Soul-Pop • With A Lot O’ Soul • ” I’ve Been Good To You”
1967 • The Temptations • “I’ve Been Good To You” • Soul Ballad • Gettin’ Ready • [B-Side]
1967 • Marvin Gaye • “Your Unchanging Love” • Soul-Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “I’ll Take Care Of You”
1970 • Bread • “Make It With You” • Soft Rock • On The Waters • “Why Do You Keep Me Waiting”
1975 • Kiss • “Rock And Roll All Nite” [UK] • Hard Rock • Dressed To Kill • “Anything For My Baby”
1982 • Stevie Wonder • “Ribbon In The Sky” • Pop-R&B • Original Musiquarium • “Black Orchid”
1988 • Pink Floyd • “One Slip” [UK] • Prog Rock • A Momentary Lapse Of Reason • “Terminal Frost”
1988 • George Harrison • “This Is Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Breath Away From Heaven”
1989 • U2 • “All I Want Is You” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Rattle And Hum • “Unchained Melody”
1995 • Del Amitri • “Roll To Me” • AA Pop-Rock • Twisted • “Long Way Down” / “Scared to Live” / “Someone Else Will”
2005 • Green Day • “Wake Me Up When September Ends” [UK] • Punk Rock • American Idiot • “Give Me Novacaine” [Live]


June 14
1965 • The Byrds • “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better” • Folk-Rock • Mr. Tambourine Man • [B-Side]
1965 • The Byrds • “All I Really Want To Do” • Folk-Rock • Mr. Tambourine Man • “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better”
1970 • Grateful Dead • “Uncle John’s Band” • Folk-Rock • Workingman’s Dead • “New Speedway Boogie”
1974 • David Bowie • “Diamond Dogs” [UK] • Proto Punk • Diamond Dogs • “Holy, Holy”
1975 • Janis Ian • “At Seventeen” • Soft Rock Ballad • Between The Lines • “Stars”


June 15
1959 • Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano • “Let’s Talk About Us” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “The Ballad Of Billy Joe”
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “Nobody I Know” • Merseybeat • [Single] • “You Don’t Have To Tell Me”
1973 • Carpenters • “Yesterday Once More” [UK] • Easy Listening • Now & Then • “Road Ode”
1973 • Marvin Gaye • “Let’s Get It On” • Soul-Funk • Let’s Get It On • “I Wish It Would Rain”
1974 • Paper Lace • “The Night Chicago Died” • AM Pop • Paper Lace • “Can You Get It When You Want It”
1974 • 10cc • “The Wall Street Shuffle” • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • “Gismo My Way”
1979 • Rickie Lee Jones • “Chuck E.’s In Love” [UK] • Jazz-Pop • Rickie Lee Jones • “On Saturday Afternoons In 1963”
1979 • The Cure • “Boys Don’t Cry” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Boys Don’t Cry • “Plastic Passion”
1986 • Berlin • “Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From Top Gun)” • L. A. New Wave • Count Three And Pray • “Radar Radio”
1987 • Guns N’ Roses • “It’s So Easy” [UK] • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Mr. Brownstone”


June 16
1962 • The Isley Brothers • “Twist And Shout” • Soul-Funk • Twist & Shout! • “Spanish Twist” [The I. B. Special]
1965 • Peter & Gordon • “To Know You Is To Love You” • Merseybeat • True Love Ways • “I Told You So”
1967 • Pink Floyd • “See Emily Play” [UK] • Prog Rock • [Single] • “The Scarecrow”
1967 • The Monkees • “Alternate Title” [“Randy Scouse Git”][UK] • Pop-Rock • Headquarters • “Forget That Girl”
1969 • The Beach Boys • “Break Away” • Pop-Rock • 20/20 • “Celebrate The News”
1972 • The Who • “Join Together” [UK] • British Rock • [Single] • “Baby Don’t You Do It”
1978 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “I’ve Had Enough” [UK] • Synth Pop • London Town • “Deliver Your Children”
1992 • Madonna • “This Used To Be My Playground” • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “This Used To Be My Playground” [Long Version]
2003 • Black Eyed Peas • “Where Is The Love?” • Dance-Pop-Rap • Elephunk • “Somethin’ for That Ass” / “What’s Goin Down”

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Singles Released This Week (June 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).


June 03
1964 • The Miracles • “I Like It Like That” • Soul-Pop • I Like It Like That • “You’re So Fine And Sweet”
1970 • Stevie Wonder • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” • Pop-R&B • Signed, Sealed And Delivered • “I’m More Than Happy (I’m Satisfied)”
1971 • Bob Dylan • “Watching The River Flow” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “Spanish is the Loving Tongue”
1985 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Make It Better (Forget About Me)” • Album Rock • Southern Accents • “Cracking Up”


June 04
1962 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin’ Safari” • Surfer Pop • Surfin’ Safari • “409”
1962 • The Beach Boys • “409” • Hot Rod Pop • Surfin’ Safari • [B-Side]
1963 • The Searchers • “Sweets For My Sweet” [UK] • Merseybeat • Meet The Searchers • “It’s All Been A Dream”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “Heart Full Of Soul” [UK] • Raga Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Steeled Blues”
1965 • Bob Dylan • “Maggie’s Farm” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Bringing It All Back Home • “On The Road Again”
1965 • The Spinners • “I’ll Always Love You” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Tomorrow May Never Come”
1969 • The Beatles • “The Ballad Of John And Yoko” • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • “Old Brown Shoe”
1970 • The Beatles • “Old Brown Shoe” • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side]
1984 • Tina Turner • “What’s Love Got To Do With It” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “Don’t Rush The Good Things”
1985 • Tears For Fears • “Shout” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Songs From The Big Chair • “The Big Chair”
1996 • 2PAC • “How Do U Want It” • Gangsta Rap • All Eyez On Me • “California Love”


June 05
1964 • David Bowie (Davie Jones With The King Bees) • “Liza Jane” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Louie, Louie Go Home”
1965 • The Who • “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” • Power Pop • [Single] • “Anytime You Want Me”
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Getting Closer” • Pop-Rock • Back To The Egg • “Spin It On”
1987 • Laura Branigan • “Shattered Glass” • Pop-Rock • Touch • “Statue In The Rain”
1989 • Van Morrison • “Have I Told You Lately” [UK] • Folk-Pop Ballad • Avalon Sunset • “Contacting My Angel”
1995 • U2 • “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Batman Forever • “Themes From ‘Batman Forever'”
2006 • David Gilmour • “Smile” [UK] • Prog Rock • On An Island • “Island Jam”


June 06
1958 • Buddy Holly • “Rave On” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Buddy Holly • “Take Your Time”
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” • Blues-Rock • Out Of Our Heads • “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man”
1966 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Hungry” • Pop-Rock • The Spirit Of ’67 • “There She Goes”
1974 • Dolly Parton • “I Will Always Love You” • Country-Pop • Jolene • “Lonely Comin’ Down”
1975 • Peter Frampton • “Show Me The Way” [UK] • Arena Rock • Frampton • “The Crying Clown”
1977 • Elvis Presley • “Way Down” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Moody Blue • “Pledging My Love”
1980 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Don’t Do Me Like That” [UK] • Album Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • “Century City”
1981 • Rush • “Tom Sawyer” • Prog/Art Rock • Moving Pictures • “Witch Hunt”
1981 • The Jam • “Funeral Pyre” • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Disguises”
1989 • Don Henley • “The End Of The Innocence” • Soft Rock • The End Of The Innocence • “If Dirt Were Dollars”
1990 • Aerosmith • “The Other Side” • Hard Rock • Pump • “My Girl”
1994 • Green Day • “Longview” [UK] • Funk-Punk • Dookie • “On The Wagon”
1995 • Madonna • “Human Nature” • Dance-Pop • Bedtime Stories • “Sanctuary”
1995 • Pearl Jam • “Immortality” • Grunge Rock • Vitalogy • “Rearview Mirror” [The Frogs]
2004 • U2 • “City Of Blinding Lights” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • “All Because Of You” [Killahurtz Fly Mix]
2006 • Snow Patrol • “Chasing Cars” • Alt. Rock • Eyes Open • “Play Me Like Your Own Hand”


June 07
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Shut Down” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Surfin’ U.S.A. • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin’ U.S.A.” [UK] • Surf Rock • Surfin’ U.S.A. • “Shut Down”
1963 • The Rolling Stones • “Come On” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “I Want To Be Loved”
1968 • Fleetwood Mac • “Black Magic Woman” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “The Sun Is Shining”
1992 • U2 • “Even Better Than The Real Thing” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Salomé”
1993 • Soul Asylum • “Runaway Train” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Grave Dancer’s Union • “Black Gold” [Live]


June 08
1964 • Jan & Dean • “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena” • Hot Rod Pop • The Little Old Lady From Pasadena • “My Mighty G.T.O.”
1964 • The Ventures • “Walk, Don’t Run (’64)” • Rock ‘n’ Roll Instrumental • Walk, Don’t Run, Vol. 2 • “The Cruel Sea”
1964 • The Marvelettes • “You’re My Remedy” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “A Little Bit Of Sympathy, A Little Bit Of Love”
1966 • The Yardbirds • “Over, Under, Sideways, Down” • Blues Rock • Over Under Sideways Down • “Jeff’s Boogie”
1966 • Elvis Presley • “Love Letters” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “Come What May”
1966 • Elvis Presley • “Come What May” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • The Monkees • “D. W. Washburn” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “It’s Nice To Be With You”
1987 • Genesis • “Throwing It All Away” [UK] • Prog Rock • Invisible Touch • “I’d Rather Be You”
1993 • Billy Idol • “Shock To The System” • Hard Rock • Cyberpunk • “Heroin”
1993 • Blind Melon • “No Rain” • Alt. Folk-Rock • Blind Melon • “Tones Of Home”
1999 • Pearl Jam • “Last Kiss” • Grunge Rock • [Single] • “Soldier Of Love”


June 09
1967 • Episode Six • “Morning Dew” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Sunshine Girl”
1970 • Edwin Starr • “War” • Soul-Funk • War & Peace • “He Who Picks A Rose”
1977 • The Emotions • “Best Of My Love” • Smooth Soul • Rejoice • “A Feeling Is”
1981 • Carpenters • “Touch Me When We’re Dancing” • Easy Listening • Made In America • “Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)”
1989 • Prince • “Batdance” • Dance-Pop • Batman[Sndtrk] • “200 Balloons”

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Singles Released This Week (May 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).


May 20
1955 • Bill Haley & His Comets • “Rock Around The Clock” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Shake, Rattle And Roll • “Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town)”
1960 • Buddy Holly • “True Love Ways” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Moondreams”
1977 • Queen • “Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy” [UK] • Glam Rock • Queen’s First E.P.[EP] • “Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To)” / “Tenement Funster” / “White Queen (As It Began)”
1979 • Kiss • “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” • Disco-Rock • Dynasty • “Hard Times”
1983 • Big Country • “In A Big Country” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • The Crossing • “All Of Us”
1983 • The Police • “Every Breath You Take” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Synchronicity • “Murder By Numbers”
1991 • Bonnie Raitt • “Something To Talk About” • Blues-Rock • Luck Of The Draw • “One Part Be My Lover”


May 21
1963 • Stevie Wonder • “Fingertips, Pt. 1” • Soul-Pop • Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius • “Fingertips, Pt. 2”
1963 • Stevie Wonder • “Fingertips, Pt. 2” • Soul-Pop • Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius • [B-Side]
1964 • Marvin Gaye • “Try It Baby” • Soul • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) • “If My Heart Could Sing”
1964 • The Beatles (Die Beatles) • “Sie Liebt Dich” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “I’ll Get You”
1965 • The Who • “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” [UK] • Power Pop • [Single] • “Daddy Rolling Stone”
1965 • The Hollies • “I’m Alive” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Hear! Here! • “You Know He Did”
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Some Things You Never Get Used To” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “You’ve Been So Wonderful To Me”
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Let Yourself Go” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet Baby” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Let Yourself Go”
1969 • The Isley Brothers • “I Turned You On” • Soul-Funk • The Brothers: Isley • “I Know Who You Been Socking It To”
1976 • Carpenters • “I Need To Be In Love” • Easy Listening • A Kind Of Hush • “Sandy”
2001 • The Calling • “Wherever You Will Go” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • Camino Palmero • “Adrienne”
2004 • Rush • “Summertime Blues” • Prog/Art Rock • Feedback • [None]


May 22
1964 • Dave Clark Five • “Bits And Pieces” [UK] • Brit Pop • Glad All Over • “All Of The Time”
1967 • The Byrds • “Have You Seen Her Face” • Folk-Rock • Younger Than Yesterday • “Don’t Make Waves”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Lee Cross” • Soul • Take It Like You Give It • “Until You Were Gone”
1967 • The Byrds • “Don’t Make Waves” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1970 • Christie • “Yellow River” • Pop-Rock • Christie • “Down The Mississippi Line”
1979 • Diana Ross • “The Boss” • Disco • The Boss • “I’m In The World”
1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Big Empty” • Arena Rock • Purple • “Lounge Fly”


May 23
1975 • 10cc • “I’m Not In Love” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • The Original Soundtrack • “Good News”
1978 • Bruce Springsteen • “Prove It All Night” • Heartland Rock • Darkness On The Edge Of Town • “Factory”
1980 • U2 • “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Touch”
1987 • Bob Seger • “Shakedown” • Album Rock • Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] • “The Aftermath”
1988 • The Moody Blues • “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” • Prog Rock • Sur La Mer • “Miracle”
2011 • Blondie • “Mother” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Panic Of Girls • “Mother” [Instrumental]


May 24
1963 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “I Like It” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “It Happened To Me”
1968 • The Rolling Stones • “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” [UK] • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “Child Of The Moon”
1973 • Led Zeppelin • “Over The Hills And Far Away” • Hard Rock • Houses Of The Holy • “Dancing Days”
1974 • Elton John • “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Caribou • “Sick City”
1974 • 10cc • “The Wall Street Shuffle” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • “Gismo My Way”
1976 • The Beach Boys • “Rock And Roll Music” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • 15 Big Ones • “T M Song”
1982 • Glenn Frey • “I Found Somebody” • Pop-Rock • No Fun Aloud • “She Can’t Let Go”
1986 • AC/DC • “Who Made Who” • Hard Rock • Who Made Who • “Guns For Hire” [Live]
1993 • AC/DC • “Big Gun” • Hard Rock • Last Action Hero[Sndtrk] • “Back In Black” [Live]
2012 • Aerosmith • “Legendary Child” • Hard Rock • Music From Another Dimension! • [None]


May 25
1957 • Buddy Holly • “That’ll Be The Day” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “I’m Looking For Someone To Love”
1961 • Marvin Gaye • “Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide” • Soul • The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “Never Let You Go (Sha-Lu Bop)”
1971 • Elvis Presley • “Life” • Gospel-Pop • [Single] • “Only Believe”
1973 • Mott The Hoople • “Honaloochie Boogie” [UK] • Glam Rock • Mott • “Rose”
1973 • George Harrison • “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Living In The Material World • “Miss O’Dell”
1997 • Sublime • “Wrong Way” • Ska Punk • Sublime • “Wrong Way” [Album Version]


May 26
1961 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Cold Cold Heart” • Rock n Roll • [Single] • “It Won’t Happen With Me”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “(Such An) Easy Question” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “It Feels So Right”
1967 • The Hollies • “Carrie Anne” • Pop-Rock • Evolution • “Signs That Will Never Change”
1967 • The Hollies • “Carrie Anne” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Evolution • “Signs That Will Never Change”
1971 • The Doobie Brothers • “Nobody” • Pop-Rock • The Doobie Brothers • “Slippery Paul”
1975 • Glen Campbell • “Rhinestone Cowboy” • Country-Pop • Rhinestone Cowboy • “Lovelight”
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Miss You” [UK] • Disco-Pop • Some Girls • “Far Away Eyes”
1978 • Talking Heads • “Pulled Up” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Talking Heads: 77 • “Don’t Worry About The Government”
1978 • The Cars • “My Best Friend’s Girl” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Cars • “Moving In Stereo”
1981 • J. Geils Band • “Angel In Blue” • Blues-Rock • Freeze-Frame • “River Blindness”
1987 • Richard Marx • “Don’t Mean Nothing” • AA Pop-Rock • Richard Marx • “The Flame Of Love ”

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Singles Released This Week (May 6 – 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).


May 06
1963 • The Beatles • “From Me To You” • Merseybeat • Jolly What! England’s Greatest Recording Stars: The Beatles and Frank Ifield on Stage • “Thank You Girl”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Paint It, Black” • Raga Rock • Aftermath • “Stupid Girl”
1966 • The Small Faces • “Hey Girl” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Almost Grown”
1978 • Van Halen • “Runnin’ With The Devil” • Arena Rock • Van Halen • “Eruption”
1982 • Cher • “Rudy” • Pop-Rock • I Paralyze • “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Shiny Happy People” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Forty Second Song”
1998 • Madonna • “Ray Of Light” • Dance-Pop/EDM • Ray Of Light • “Has To Be”


May 07
1970 • The Temptations • “Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)” • Psychedelic Soul • [Single] • “It’s Summer”
1973 • George Harrison • “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” • Pop-Rock • Living In The Material World • “Miss O’Dell”
1973 • Pink Floyd • “Money” • Prog Rock • The Dark Side Of The Moon • “Any Colour You Like”
1982 • ABC • “The Look Of Love (Part One)” [UK] • New Wave Dance-Pop • The Lexicon Of Love • “The Look Of Love (Part Two)”
1984 • The Cars • “Magic” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbreak City • “I Refuse”
1985 • Duran Duran • “A View To A Kill” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • A View To A Kill (Sndtrk) • “A View To A Kill (That Fatal Kiss)”
1986 • Prince • “Mountains” • R&B-Pop • Parade • “Alexa De Paris”
1996 • Bryan Adams • “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You” • Pop-Rock • 18 Til I Die • “Hey Elvis”


May 08
1962 • Marvin Gaye • “Soldier’s Plea” • Doo Wop • That Stubborn Kinda Fella • “Taking My Time”
1962 • Sam Cooke • “Having A Party” • Soul • [Single] • “Bring It On Home To Me”
1962 • The Supremes • “Your Heart Belongs To Me” • Soul/Doo Wop • Meet The Supremes • “(He’s) Seventeen”
1964 • The Hollies • “Here I Go Again” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Baby That’s All”
1983 • Michael Jackson • “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” {Instrumental]
1985 • The Beach Boys • “Getcha Back” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys • “Male Ego”
1992 • Michael Jackson • “In The Closet” • New Jack Swing • Dangerous • “In The Closet” [Radio Edit]
1995 • Elton John • “Made In England” • Pop-Rock • Made In England • “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Live With John Lennon]
2001 • R.E.M. • “Imitation Of Life” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Reveal • “The Lifting” / “Beat A Drum” / “2JN”


May 09
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “No Matter What Sign You Are” • Soul-Pop • Let The Sunshine In • “The Young Folks”
1980 • Genesis • “Duchess” [UK] • Prog Rock • Duke • “Open Door”
1986 • The Rolling Stones • “One Hit (To The Body)” • Blues-Rock • Dirty Work • “Fight”
1988 • Bonnie Tyler • “Hide Your Heart” • Pop-Rock • Hide Your Heart • “The Fire Below”
1989 • Madonna • “Express Yourself” • Dance-Pop • Like A Prayer • “The Look Of Love”
1994 • Tori Amos • “Cornflake Girl” • AA Pop-Rock • Under The Pink • “Sister Janet”


May 10
1974 • Elvis Presley • “If You Talk In Your Sleep” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “Help Me”
1974 • Ken Boothe • “Everything I Own” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • Everything I Own • “Drum Song”
1974 • Bad Company • “Can’t Get Enough” [UK] • Hard Rock • Bad Company • “Little Miss Fortune”
1974 • Elvis Presley • “Help Me” • Country-Gospel • [Single] • [B-Side]
1974 • Eagles • “James Dean” [UK] • Country-Rock • On The Border • “Is It True?”
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Miss You” • Disco-Pop • Some Girls • “Far Away Eyes”
1980 • Genesis • “Misunderstanding” • Prog Rock • Duke • “Behind The Lines”
1983 • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band • “Roll Me Away” • Heartland Rock • The Distance • “Boomtown Blues”
1993 • UB40 • “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • Promises And Lies • “Jungle Love”
2004 • Joss Stone • “Super Duper Love” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • [Single] • “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World”


May 11
1964 • The Beatles • “Roll Over Beethoven” • Brit Beat • Four By The Beatles[EP] • “All My Loving” / “This Boy” / “Please, Mr. Postman”
1964 • The Beach Boys • “I Get Around” • Hot Rod Pop • All Summer Long • “Don’t Worry Baby”
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Don’t Worry Baby” • Pop Ballad • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “Please Mr. Postman” • Brit Beat • [Single] • [B-Side]
1965 • The Marvelettes • “I’ll Keep Holding On” • Soul • [Single] • “No Time For Tears”
1967 • The Supremes • “The Happening” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “All I Know About You”
1968 • Richard Harris • “MacArthur Park” • Baroque Pop • A Tramp Shining • “Didn’t We?”
1970 • The Beatles • “The Long And Winding Road” • Pop-Rock • Let It Be • “For You Blue”
1971 • The Supremes And Four Tops • “You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart” • Soul-Pop • The Return of the Magnificent 7 • “I’m Glad About It”
1973 • Bruce Springsteen • “Spirit In The Night” • Heartland Rock • Greetings From Asbury Park, New Jersey • “For You”
1974 • Three Dog Night • “Shambala” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Cyan • “Our ‘B’ Side”
1979 • George Harrison • “Love Comes To Everyone” • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Soft Touch”
1981 • George Harrison • “All Those Years Ago” • Pop-Rock • Somewhere In England • “Writing’s On The Wall”
1982 • Men At Work • “Who Can It Be Now?” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Business As Usual • “Anyone For Tennis” [Instrumental]
1984 • John Lennon • “Borrowed Time” • Calypso-Pop • Milk & Honey • “Your Hands”
1992 • The Cure • “Friday I’m In Love” • Pop-Rock • Wish • “Halo”


May 12
1965 • Cher • “All I Really Want To Do” • Pop-Rock • All I Really Want To Do • “I’m Gonna Love You”
1967 • Procol Harum • “Whiter Shade Of Pale” [UK] • Prog Rock • Procol Harum • “Lime Street Blues”
1972 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Mary Had A Little Lamb” [UK] • Pop/Children’s • [Single] • “Little Woman In Love”
1980 • Billy Joel • “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me” • Pop-Rock • Glass Houses • “Through The Long Night”
1987 • Janet Jackson • “The Pleasure Principle” • Dance-Pop • Control • “Fast Girls”
1988 • George Harrison • “This Is Love” • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Breath Away From Heaven”
1994 • Elton John • “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” • Pop-Rock • Can You Feel The Love Tonight • “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” [Instrumental]
2003 • George Harrison • “Any Road” [UK] • Country-Rock • Brainwashed • “Marwa Blues”

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