Singles Released This Week (August 24 – 30)

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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 24
1964 • The Beach Boys • “She Knows Me Too Well” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys Today! • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “Slow Down” • Brit Beat • Something New • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beach Boys • “When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys Today! • “She Knows Me Too Well”
1964 • The Beatles • “Matchbox” • Brit Rockabilly • Something New • “Slow Down”
1967 • The Rascals • “How Can I Be Sure” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Groovin’ • “I’m So Happy Now”
1976 • Donna Summer • “Spring Affair” • Disco • Four Seasons Of Love • “Come With Me”
1979 • Michael Jackson • “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” [UK] • Disco • Off The Wall • “I Can’t Help It”
1979 • Prince • “I Wanna Be Your Lover” • Funk • Prince • “My Love Is Forever”
1985 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Lonely Ol’ Night” • Roots Rock • Scarecrow • “The Kind Of Fella I Am”
1998 • Madonna • “Drowned World/Substitute For Love” [UK] • Ambient Pop • Ray Of Light • “Sky Fits Heaven”
1999 • Creed • “Higher” • Post-Grunge Alt Metal • Human Clay • “To Whom It May Concern”
2009 • Pearl Jam • “The Fixer” • Grunge Rock • Backspacer • “Supersonic”

August 25
1966 • The Elgins • “Heaven Must Have Sent You” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Stay In My Lonely Arms”
1967 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Reflections” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Reflections • “Going Down For The Third Time”
1972 • Elton John • “Honky Cat” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Honky Chateau • “Lady Samantha / It’s Me That You Need”
1975 • Bruce Springsteen • “Born To Run” • Power Pop • Born To Run • “Meeting Across The River”
1979 • The Jam • “When You’re Young” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Smithers-Jones”
1980 • The Cars • “Touch And Go” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Panorama • “Down Boys”
1986 • Bruce Hornsby & The Range • “The Way It Is” • Pop-Rock • The Way It Is • “The Wild Frontier”
1986 • Cyndi Lauper • “True Colors” • Pop-Rock • True Colors • “Heading For The Moon”
1987 • Madonna • “Causing A Commotion” • Dance-Pop • Who’s That Girl[Sndtrk] • “Jimmy, Jimmy”
1997 • Bob Dylan • “Not Dark Yet” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Time Out Of Mind • “Tombstone Blues”

August 26
1964 • The Kinks • “You Really Got Me” • Garage Rock • The Kinks • “It’s All Right”
1966 • The New Vaudeville Band • “Winchester Cathedral” [UK] • Pop/Neo-Vaudeville • [Single] • “Wait For Me Baby”
1966 • The Who • “I’m A Boy” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “In The City”
1968 • Mary Hopkin • “Those Were The Days” • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Turn! Turn! Turn!”
1968 • The Beatles • “Hey Jude” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Revolution”
1968 • The Beatles • “Revolution” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The Beatles[White Album] • [B-Side]
1969 • Elvis Presley • “Suspicious Minds” • Soul Pop • From Elvis In Memphis • “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)”
1977 • The Doobie Brothers • “Little Darling (I Need You)” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Livin’ On The Fault Line • “Losin’ End”
1978 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “London Town” [UK] • Pop-Rock • London Town • “I’m Carrying”

August 27
1965 • The Supremes • “Nothing But Heartaches” [UK] • Soul-Pop • More Hits By The Supremes • “He Holds His Own”
1965 • The Hollies • “Look Through Any Window” [UK] • Brit Beat/Pop-Rock • [Single] • “So Lonely”
1965 • The Four Tops • “It’s The Same Old Song” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops’ Second Album • “Your Love Is Amazing”
1968 • Gary Puckett & The Union Gap • “Over You” • Pop-Rock Ballad • Incredible • “If The Day Would Come”
1971 • The Moody Blues • “The Story In Your Eyes” [UK] • Prog Rock • Every Good Boy Deserves Favour • “My Song”
1971 • The Moody Blues • “The Story In Your Eyes” • Prog Rock • Every Good Boy Deserves Favour • “Melancholy Man”
1974 • B. T. Express • “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)” • Disco – Funk • Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied) • “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied) (Part II)”
1976 • Jefferson Starship • “With Your Love” [UK] • Soft Rock • Spitfire • “Switchblade”
1996 • Sublime • “What I Got” • Ska Punk • Sublime • “What I Got” [Radio Edit]
1996 • R.E.M. • “E-Bow The Letter” • Alt. Pop-Rock • New Advantures In Hi-Fi • “Tricycle”

August 28
1959 • Buddy Holly • “Peggy Sue Got Married” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Crying, Waiting, Hoping”
1964 • The Miracles • “That’s What Love Is Made Of” • Soul • [Single] • “Would I Love You”
1964 • The Supremes • “Where Did Our Love Go” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Where Did Our Love Go • “He Means The World To Me”
1964 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “It’s Gonna Be Alright” [UK] • Merseybeat • Ferry Across The Mersey[Sndtrk] • “It’s Just Because”
1970 • The Jackson 5 • “I’ll Be There” • Soul Ballad • Third Album • “One More Chance”
1975 • Aerosmith • “Walk This Way” • Hard Rock • Toys In The Attic • “Round And Round”
1988 • Metallica • “Harvester Of Sorrow” • Thrash Metal • …And Justice For All • “Breadfan” / “The Prince”
1990 • Cocteau Twins • “Iceblink Luck” [UK] • Dream Pop • Heaven Or Las Vegas • “Mizake the Mizan”
1997 • Michael Jackson • “Stranger In Moscow” • Dance-Pop • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • “Off The Wall” [Remix]
2006 • Pearl Jam • “Life Wasted” • Grunge Rock • Pearl Jam • “Come Back” [Live]
2008 • AC/DC • “Rock N Roll Train” [UK] • Hard Rock • Black Ice • “War Machine”
2012 • Matchbox Twenty • “Overjoyed” • Alt. Rock • North • [None – Digital Download]

August 29
1964 • Roy Orbison • “Oh, Pretty Woman” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Yo Te Amo María”
1975 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “That’s The Way Of The World” [UK] • Soul-Funk • That’s The Way Of The World • “Africano”
1980 • Hall & Oates • “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “United State”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “Private Eyes” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Private Eyes • “Tell Me What You Want”
1987 • Warren Zevon • “Reconsider Me” • Pop-Rock • Sentimental Hygiene • “Factory”
2006 • Bob Dylan • “Someday Baby” • Folk-Rock • Modern Times • “Someday Baby” [Album Edit]

August 30
1963 • Mary Wells • “What’s Easy for Two Is So Hard for One” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “You Lost The Sweetest Boy”
1963 • Mary Wells • “You Lost The Sweetest Boy” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • The Beatles • “Hey Jude” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Revolution”
1968 • The Beatles • “Revolution” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The Beatles[White Album] • [B-Side]
1968 • Mary Hopkin • “Those Were The Days” [UK] • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Turn! Turn! Turn!”
1968 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Sealed With A Kiss” [UK] • Teen Pop • Gary Lewis Now! • “Pretty Thing”
1976 • The Beach Boys • “It’s OK” • Funk-Pop • 15 Big Ones • “Had To Phone Ya”
1978 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Listen To Her Heart” • Album Rock • You’re Gonna Get It! • “I Don’t Know What to Say to You”
1983 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Heart And Soul” • Pop-Rock • Sports • “You Crack Me Up”
1986 • Tina Turner • “Typical Male” • Pop-Rock • Break Every Rule • “Don’t Turn Around”
1993 • Aerosmith • “Fever” • Hard Rock • Get A Grip • [None]
1993 • Nirvana • “Heart-Shaped Box” • Grunge • In Utero • “Marigold”