Singles Released This Week (September 23 – 29)

Singles Released This Week (September 23 – 29)

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 23
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?” • Blues-Rock • Flowers • “Who’s Driving Your Plane”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Flowers • “Who’s Driving Your Plane”
1968 • The Monkees • “Porpoise Song” • Pop-Rock • Head • “As We Go Along”
1969 • The Marvelettes • “That’s How Heartaches Are Made” • Soul – Funk • In Full Bloom • “Rainy Morning”
1972 • 10cc • “Donna” • Art Pop-Rock • 10cc • “Hot Rock Sun”
1973 • Jim Croce • “I Got A Name” • Folk-Pop • I Got A Name • “Alabama Rain”
1974 • John Lennon • “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” • Pop-Rock • Walls And Bridges • “Beef Jerky”
1977 • The Commodores • “Brick House” [UK] • Disco Funk • Commodores • “Sweet Love” [Double A-Side]
1977 • The Clash • “Complete Control” [UK] • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “City Of The Dead”
1977 • The Commodores • “Sweet Love” [UK] • Disco Funk • Commodores • “Brick House” [Double A-Side]
1977 • David Bowie • “Heroes” • Glam Rock • Heroes • “V-2 Schneider”
1986 • Billy Idol • “To Be A Lover” • Hard Rock • Whiplash Smile • “All Summer Single”
1986 • The Pretenders • “Don’t Get Me Wrong” • Post-Punk • Get Close • “Dance!”
1996 • Counting Crows • “Angels Of The Silences” • Alt. Rock • Recovering The Satellites • “Recovering The Satellites”
1997 • Third Eye Blind • “Semi-Charmed Life” [UK] • Post-Grunge • Third Eye Blind • “London” / “Tattoo Of The Sun”


September 24
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Treat Me Nice” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Jailhouse Rock” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Jailhouse Rock • “Treat Me Nice”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Everybody Loves A Clown” [UK] • Brit Pop • Everybody Loves A Clown • “Time Stands Still”
1968 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “Keep On Lovin’ Me Honey” • Soul – Pop • You’re All I Need • “You Ain’t Livin’ Till You’re Lovin'”
1970 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “The Tears Of A Clown” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Promise Me”
1978 • Donna Summer • “MacArthur Park” • Disco • Live And More • “Once Upon A Time” [Live]
1982 • Prince • “1999” • Funk-Dance • 1999 • “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?”
1984 • Julian Lennon • “Too Late For Goodbyes” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Valotte • “Let Me Be”
2007 • Bob Dylan • “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” [Mark Ronson Reversion]• Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” [Original]


September 25
1965 • Fontella Bass • “Rescue Me” • Soul • [Single] • “Soul Of The Man”
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “Get Off My Cloud” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • December’s Children (And Everybody’s) • “I’m Free”
1972 • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway • “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” • Pop-Soul • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway • “Be Real Black For Me”
1979 • The Cars • “It’s All I Can Do” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Candy-O • “Got A Lot On My Head”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “Private Eyes” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Private Eyes • “Tell Me What You Want”
1981 • Diana Ross • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” • Soul-Pop • Why Do Fools Fall In Love • “Think I’m In Love”
1981 • Dire Straits • “Tunnel Of Love” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • Making Movies • “Tunnel of Love, Part 2”
1989 • Belinda Carlisle • “Leave A Light On” • Pop-Rock • Runaway Horses • “Shades Of Michaelangelo”


September 26
1962 • The Temptations • “Paradise” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Slow Down Heart”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Time Is On My Side” • Blues-Rock • 12 X 5 • “Congratulations”
1966 • Aretha Franklin • “Cry Like A Baby” • Soul • Soul Sister • “Swanee”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Big Boss Man” • Blues-Rock • Clambake • “You Don’t Know Me”
1967 • The Temptations • “(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Don’t Send Me Away”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “You Don’t Know Me” • Country-Pop • Clambake • [B-Side]
1969 • Bread • “It Don’t Matter To Me” • Soft Rock • Bread • “Call On Me”
1969 • The Hollies • “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Cos You Like To Love Me”
1969 • The Byrds • “Wasn’t Born To Follow” • Folk-Rock • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • “Child Of The Universe”
1977 • Billy Joel • “Just The Way You Are” • Soft Rock • The Stranger • “Get It Right The First Time”
1984 • Prince & The Revolution • “Purple Rain” • Soul-Pop-Gospel • Purple Rain • “God”
1986 • Boston • “Amanda” • Power Ballad • Third Stage • “My Destination”
1994 • The Rolling Stones • “You Got Me Rocking” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Voodoo Lounge • “Jump On Top Of Me”


September 27
1963 • Cilla Black • “Love Of The Loved” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Shy Of Love”
1963 • Chad & Jeremy • “Yesterday’s Gone” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Yesterday’s Gone • “Lemon Tree”
1968 • The Hollies • “Listen To Me” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Do The Best You Can”
1968 • The Hollies • “Listen To Me” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Do The Best You Can”
1974 • Elvis Presley • “It’s Midnight” • Adult Contemporary • [Single] • “Promised Land”
1974 • Elvis Presley • “Promised Land” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1978 • Dr. Hook • “Sharing The Night Together” • Soft Rock • Pleasure And Pain • “You Make My Pants Want to Get Up and Dance”
1980 • Hall & Oates • “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear the Voices)”
1988 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Small World” • Pop-Rock • Small World • “Small World (Part One & Two)”
1989 • Billy Joel • “We Didn’t Start The Fire” • Pop-Rock • Storm Front • “House Of Blue Light”
1994 • Madonna • “Secret” • Dance-Pop • Bedtime Stories • “Let Down Your Guard”
1997 • Everclear • “I Will Buy You A New Life” • Grunge Rock • So Much For The Afterglow • “Like A California King”
2004 • R.E.M. • “Leaving New York” [UK] • Alt. Rock • Around The Sun • “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” [Live]


September 28
1959 • Brenda Lee • “Sweet Nothin’s” • Teen Pop • Brenda Lee • “Weep No More My Baby”
1972 • The Temptations • “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” • Soul – Funk • All Directions • “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” [Instrumental]
1981 • The Kinks • “Destroyer” • Hard Rock • Give The People What They Want • “Back To Front”
1981 • The Human League • “Open Your Heart” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Dare • “Non-Stop”
1987 • Guns N’ Roses • “Welcome To The Jungle” [UK] • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Whole Lotta Rosie” [Live]
1992 • Talking Heads • “Lifetime Piling Up” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Sand In The Vaseline: The Best of Taling Heads • “Road To Nowhere”
1996 • LeAnn Rimes • “Unchained Melody” • Country Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]


September 29
1967 • The Rascals • “How Can I Be Sure” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Groovin’ • “I Don’t Love You Anymore”
1967 • Procol Harum • “Homburg” [UK] • Baroque Rock • Procol Harum • “Good Captain Clack”
1967 • Jefferson Airplane • “White Rabbit” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Surrealistic Pillow • “Plastic Fantastic Lover”
1975 • Elton John • “Island Girl” • Pop-Caribbean • Rock Of The Westies • “Sugar On The Floor”
1981 • Kenny Rogers • “Lady” • Country-Pop • [Single] • “Sweet Music Man”
1983 • Billy Joel • “Uptown Girl” • Pop-Rock • An Innocent Man • “Careless Talk”
1986 • Madonna • “True Blue” [Extended Dance Version][UK] • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “Holiday” [Full Length Version]
1993 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Wicked Garden” • Grunge Rock • Core • [None]
2003 • Fountains Of Wayne • “Stacy’s Mom” • Power Pop • Welcome Interstate Managers • “Trains and Boats and Planes”

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