Singles Released This Week (May 6 – 12)

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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