Singles Released This Week (August 28 – September 3)

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Here’s a sampling 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 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”
1970 • Laura Nyro • “Up On The Roof” • Folk-Pop • Christmas And The Beads of Sweat • “Captain Saint Lucifer”
1970 • Sha Na Na • “Little Darlin'” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay • “A Teenager In Love”
1973 • The Rolling Stones • “Angie” • Power Ballad • Goats Head Soup • “Silver Train”
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”
1976 • Bay City Rollers • “I Only Want To Be With You” • Power Pop • Dedication • “Write a Letter”
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 • “You Lost The Sweetest Boy” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]
1963 • Mary Wells • “What’s Easy for Two Is So Hard for One” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “You Lost The Sweetest Boy”
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”
1968 • The Beatles • “Hey Jude” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Revolution”
1968 • The Beatles • “Revolution” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The Beatles[White Album] • [B-Side]
1972 • Blood, Sweat & Tears • “So Long Dixie” • Horn-Rock • New Blood • “Alone”
1973 • Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes • “The Love I Lost (Part 1)” • Disco • Black & Blue • “The Love I Lost (Part 2)”
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”

August 31
1962 • Jan & Dean • “Who Put The Bomp” • Doo Wop • Jan & Dean’s Golden Hits • “My Favorite Dream”
1968 • The Rolling Stones • “Street Fighting Man” • Blues-Rock • Beggars Banquet • “No Expectations”
1973 • Marvin Gaye • “Let’s Get It On” [UK] • Soul-Funk • Let’s Get It On • “I Wish It Would Rain”
1973 • Steely Dan • “Show Biz Kids” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • Countdown To Ecstasy • “Razor Boy”
1975 • Peter Frampton • “Baby, I Love Your Way” • Pop-Rock • Frampton • “(I’ll Give You) Money”
1986 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Stuck With You” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Fore! • “Don’t Ever Tell Me That You Love Me”
1987 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “All Mixed Up” [UK] • Album Rock • Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) • “Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)”
1987 • Tiffany • “I Think We’re Alone Now” • Dance-Pop • Tiffany • “No Rules”
1992 • Michael Jackson • “Who Is It” [UK] • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Who Is It” [Remix]
1998 • Aerosmith • “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” [UK] • Hard Rock • Armageddon[Sndtrk] • “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” [Remix]
2004 • Green Day • “American Idiot” • Punk Rock • American Idiot • “Too Much Too Soon”

September 01
1961 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Save The Last Dance For Me” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “As Long As I Live”
1961 • Aretha Franklin • “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody” • Soul • The Electrifying Aretha Franklin • “Operation Heartbreak”
1967 • The Byrds • “Lady Friend” [UK] • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Make Waves”
1967 • The Temptations • “You’re My Everything” [UK] • Soul-Pop • With A Lot O’ Soul • ” I’ve Been Good To You”
1967 • The Temptations • “I’ve Been Good To You” [UK] • Soul Ballad • Gettin’ Ready • [B-Side]
1972 • The Carpenters • “Goodbye To Love” [UK] • Soft Rock • A Song For You • “I Won’t Last A Day Without You”
1972 • David Bowie • “John, I’m Only Dancing” [UK] • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Hang On To Yourself”
1974 • Rush • “Finding My Way” • Hard Rock • Rush • “Need Some Love”
1983 • The Romantics • “Talking In Your Sleep” • New Wave Power-Pop • In Heat • “I’m Hip”
1986 • The Bangles • “Walk Like An Eqyptian” • Pop-Rock • Different Light • “Angels Don’t Fall In Love”
1993 • Billy Joel • “The River Of Dreams” • Pop-Rock • River Of Dreams • “The Great Wall Of China”

September 02
1957 • The Everly Brothers • “Wake Up Little Susie” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Maybe Tomorrow”
1957 • The Crickets • “That’ll Be The Day” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • That’ll Be The Day • “Rock Around With Ollie Vee”
1964 • Marvin Gaye • “Baby Don’t You Do It” • Soul • [Single] • “Walk On The Wild Side”
1966 • The Supremes • “You Can’t Hurry Love” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Supremes A Go-Go • “Put Yourself In My Place”
1966 • Marvin Gaye • “Little Darling (I Need You)” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “Hey Diddle Diddle”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “Dandelion” • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “We Love You” • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Dandelion”
1968 • The Byrds • “I Am A Pilgrim” • Folk-Rock • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo • “Pretty Boy Floyd”
1977 • Steve Miller Band • “Jungle Love” [UK] • Album Rock • Book Of Dreams • “Wish Upon A Star”
1981 • Prince • “Controversy” • Dance-Pop • Controversy • “When You Were Mine”
1984 • Steve Miller Band • “Shangri-La” • Album Rock • Italian X-Rays • “Circle Of Love”
1986 • Peter Gabriel • “In Your Eyes” • Soft Rock • So • “In Your Eyes” [Special Mix]
1989 • The Smithereens • “A Girl Like You” • College Rock • 11 • “Cut Flowers”
1989 • Tina Turner • “The Best” • Pop-Rock • Foreign Affair • “Bold And Reckless”

September 03
1968 • Elvis Presley • “A Little Less Conversation” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Almost In Love” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “A Little Less Conversation”
1971 • The Carpenters • “Superstar” [UK] • Soft Pop • Carpenters • “For All We Know”
1974 • Elton John • “The Bitch Is Back” • Pop-Rock • Caribou • “Cold Highway”
1976 • Bay City Rollers • “I Only Want To Be With You” [UK] • Power Pop • Dedication • “Write a Letter”
1984 • Cyndi Lauper • “All Through The Night” • Pop-Rock • She’s So Unusual • “Witness”
1985 • R.E.M. • “Driver 8” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Fables Of The Reconstruction • “Crazy”
1988 • Steve Miller • “Ya Ya” • Jazz Standards • Born To B Blue • “Filthy McNasty”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Shiny Happy People” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Forty Second Song”

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