Singles Released This Week (December 2 – 8)

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

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

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


December 02
1966 • David Bowie • “Rubber Band” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “The London Boys”
1966 • Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston • “It Takes Two” • Soul – Pop • Take Two • “It’s Got To Be A Miracle (This Thing Called Love)”
1967 • The Small Faces • “Tin Soldier” • Brit Beat • Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake • “I Feel Much Better”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “In Another Land” • Psychedelic Rock • Their Satanic Majesties Request • “The Lantern”
1968 • The Beach Boys • “Bluebirds On The Mountain” • Pop-Rock • 20/20 • “Never Learn Not To Love”
1968 • Manfred Mann • “Fox On The Run” • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Too Many People”
1977 • Talking Heads • “Psycho Killer” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Talking Heads: 77 • “Psycho Killer” [Acoustic]
1991 • U2 • “Mysterious Ways” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Mysterious Ways” [Remix]
1996 • R.E.M. • “Electrolite” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • New Advantures In Hi-Fi • “The Wake-Up Bomb” [Live]


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


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


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


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


December 07
1976 • Eagles • “New Kid In Town” • Pop-Rock • Hotel California • “Victim Of Love”
1979 • The Clash • “London Calling” [UK] • Punk-Rock • London Calling • “Armagideon Time”
1979 • Led Zeppelin • “Fool In The Rain” • Hard Rock • In Through The Out Door • “Hot Dog”
1992 • Pearl Jam • “Oceans” [UK] • Grunge Rock • Ten • “Why Go” [Live] / Deep [Live] / Alive [Live]
1995 • Pearl Jam • “Oceans” • Grunge Rock • Ten • “Why Go” [Live] / Deep [Live] / Alive [Live]


December 08
1961 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin'” • Surf Pop • Surfin’ Safari • “Luau”
1965 • The Mamas & The Papas • “California Dreamin'” • Sunshine Pop • If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears • “Somebody Groovy”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “I Really Don’t Want To Know” • Country-Pop • Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old) • “There Goes My Everything”
1975 • George Harrison • “This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)” • Pop-Rock • Extra Texture • “Maya Love”
1979 • Dan Fogelberg • “Longer” • Country-Rock • Phoenix • “Along The Road”
1984 • Triumph • “Follow Your Heart” • Arena Rock • Thunder Seven • “Stranger In A Strange Land”
1990 • AC/DC • “Moneytalks” • Hard Rock • The Razor’s Edge • “Borrowed Time”
1992 • Madonna • “Deeper And Deeper” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Deeper And Deeper” [Instrumental]
1997 • Céline Dion • “My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From ‘Titanic’)” • Pop Ballad • Let’s Talk About Love • “Rose”