Singles Released This Week (July 29 – August 4)

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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