Singles Released This Week (August 10 – 16)

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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).

August 10
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Break Up” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I’ll Make It All Up To You”
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “I’ll Make It All Up To You” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1965 • Elvis Presley • “I’m Yours” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “(It’s A) Long, Lonely Highway”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “(It’s A) Long Lonely Highway” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
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”
1972 • Boz Scaggs • “Dinah Flo” • Blues-Rock • My Time • “He’s A Fool For You”
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”

August 12
1966 • The Who • “The Kids Are Alright” [UK] • Power Pop • The Who Sings My Generation • “The Ox” [Instrumental]
1971 • Carpenters • “Superstar” • Soft Pop • Carpenters • “Bless The Beats And Children”
1974 • Bad Company • “Can’t Get Enough” • Hard Rock • Bad Company • “Little Miss Fortune”
1976 • Smokie • “Living Next Door To Alice” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “When My Back was Against the Wall”
1982 • ABC • “The Look Of Love (Part One)” • New Wave Dance-Pop • The Lexicon Of Love • “Theme From Mantrap”
1983 • The Moody Blues • “Blue World” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Present • “Going Nowhere”
1985 David Bowie & Mick Jagger • “Dancing In The Street” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Dancing In The Street” [Instrumental]

August 13
1963 • Bob Dylan • “Blowin’ In The Wind” • Folk • The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan • “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright”
1971 • The Supremes • “Nathan Jones” [UK] • Soul – Pop • Touch • “Happy (Is A Bumpy Road)”
1971 • Paul & Linda McCartney • “The Back Seat Of My Car” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Ram • “Heart Of Country”
1982 • Billy Idol • “Hot In The City” [UK] • Hard Rock • Billy Idol • “Dead On Arrival”
1983 • Whitesnake • “Guilty Of Love” [UK] • Hard Rock • Slide It In • “Gambler”
1984 • Janet Jackson • “Don’t Stand Another Chance” • Synth-Dance-Pop • Dream Street • “Rock N Roll”

August 14
1974 • Eagles • “James Dean” • Country-Rock • On The Border • “Good Day In Hell”
1976 • Nick Lowe • “So It Goes” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Heart Of The City”
1978 • The Police • “Can’t Stand Losing You” [UK] • Reggae-Rock • Outlandos d’Amour • “Dead End Job”
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Arrow Through Me” • Pop-Rock • Back To The Egg • “Old Siam, Sir”
1981 • Genesis • “Abacab” [UK] • Prog Rock • Abacab • “Another Record”
1981 • The Rolling Stones • “Start Me Up” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Tattoo You • “No Use In Crying”
1987 • Fleetwood Mac • “Little Lies” • Synth-Pop • Tango In The Night • “Ricky”

August 15
1965 • Donovan • “The Universal Soldier” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Fairytale • “” [Multiple]
1980 • The Jam • “Start!” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Liza Radley”
1983 • R.E.M. • “Radio Free Europe” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Murmur • “There She Goes Again”
1987 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Paper In Fire” • Roots Rock • The Lonesome Jubilee • “Never Too Old”
1989 • Aerosmith • “Love In An Elevator” • Hard Rock • Pump • “Young Lust”
1995 • R.E.M. • “Crush With Eyeliner” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “Crush with Eyeliner” [Instrumental]
1995 • Michael Jackson • “You Are Not Alone” • Dance-Pop • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • “Scream Louder”
2002 • No Doubt • “Underneath It All” • Ska Pop/Reggae Fusion • Rock Steady • “Underneath It All” [Radio Version]

August 16
1965 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Steppin’ Out” • Pop-Rock • Just Like Us! • “Blue Fox”
1966 • The Monkees • “The Last Train To Clarksville” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees • “Take A Giant Step”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Heroes And Villains” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Smiley Smile • “You’re Welcome”
1973 • B. W. Stevenson • “My Maria” • Country-Pop • My Maria • “August Evening Lady”
1977 • Debby Boone • “You Light Up My Life” • Country-Pop • You Light Up My Life • “Hasta Mañana”
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Getting Closer” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Back To The Egg • “Baby’s Request”
1983 • The Moody Blues • “Blue World” • Prog Rock • The Present • “Sorry”
1986 • Eddie Money • “Take Me Home Tonight (Be My Baby)” • Power Pop • Can’t Hold Back • “Calm Before The Storm”