Singles Released This Week (August 5 – 11)

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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