Singles Released This Week (August 3 – 9)

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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 03
1962 • Aretha Franklin • “Try A Little Tenderness” • Soul • The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin, • “Just For A Thrill”
1967 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone” • Soul-Dance • Riding High • “One Way Out”
1973 • Edgar Winter Group • “Free Ride” [UK] • Blues-Rock • They Only Come Out At Night • “When It Comes”
1982 • Don Henley • “Johnny Can’t Read” • Pop-Rock • I Can’t Stand Still • “Long Way Home”
1999 • Santana Feat. Rob Thomas • “Smooth” • Jazz-Rock Fusion • Supernatural • “El Farol”

August 04
1964 • The Kinks • “You Really Got Me” [UK] • Garage Rock • The Kinks • “It’s All Right”
1966 • The Temptations • “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” • Soul • [Single] • “You’re Not An Ordinary Girl”
1967 • The Small Faces • “Itchycoo Park” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “I’m Only Dreaming”
1972 • 10cc • “Donna” [UK] • Doo Wop Parody • 10cc • “Hot Rock Sun”
1972 • Procol Harum • “Conquistador” [UK] • Prog Rock • Procol Harum Live: In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra • “A Salty Dog”
1976 • The Doobie Brothers • “Wheels Of Fortune” • Pop-Rock • Takin’ It To The Streets • “Slat Key Soquel Rag”

August 05
1963 • Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters • “Cry Baby” • Soul-Blues • Cry Baby • “Don’t Change Your Heart”
1966 • The Small Faces • “All Or Nothing” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Understanding”
1966 • The Beatles • “Eleanor Rigby” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Rubber Soul • “Yellow Submarine” [Double A-Side]
1966 • The Beatles • “Yellow Submarine” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Magical Mystery Tour • “Eleanor Rigby” [Double A-Side]
1980 • Elton John • “Sartorial Eloquence (Don’t Ya Wanna Play This Game No More?)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • 21 At 33 • “Cartier” / “White Man Danger”
1986 • The Pretenders • “Don’t Get Me Wrong” [UK] • Post-Punk • Get Close • “Dance”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Near Wild Heaven” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Pop Song ’89” [Live Acoustic]
1992 • Madonna • “Rain” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Waiting”
1997 • Aerosmith • “Hole In My Soul” • Power Ballad • Nine Lives • “Falling Off”

August 06
1965 • The Small Faces • “Whatcha Gonna Do About It” [UK] • Britbeat • The Small Faces • “What’s A Matter Baby”
1966 • The Byrds • “5 D (Fifth Dimension)” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • “Captain Soul” [Instrumental]
1971 • James Taylor • “You’ve Got A Friend” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon • “You Can Close Your Eyes”
1973 • Eagles • “Outlaw Man” • Country-Rock • Desperado • “Certain Kind Of Fool”
1976 • ABBA • “Dancing Queen” • Euro-Pop • Arrival • “That’s Me”
1976 • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band • “Blinded By The Light” [UK] • Art Rock • The Roaring Silence • “Starbird No. 2”
1979 • Triumph • “Hold On” • Arena Rock • Just A Game • “Just A Game”
1981 • The Rolling Stones • “Start Me Up” • Blues-Rock • Tattoo You • “No Use In Crying”
1982 • The Cars • “Think It Over” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Shake It Up • “I’m Not The One”
1984 • Tears For Fears • “Mothers Talk” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Songs From The Big Chair • “Sea Song”
1990 • The Human League • “Heart Like A Wheel” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Romantic? • “Rebound”

August 07
1964 • The Yardbirds • “I Wish You Would” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “A Certain Girl”
1969 • Marvin Gaye • “That’s The Way Love Is” • Soul • M.P.G. • “Gonna Keep Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love”
1975 • The Who • “Slip Kid” • British Rock • The Who By Numbers • “Dreaming From The Waist”
1977 • 10cc • “People In Love” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Deceptive Bends • “I’m So Laid Back I’m Laid Out”
1981 • Foreigner • “Urgent” [UK] • Hard Rock • 4 • “Girl On The Moon”

August 08
1958 • The Kingston Trio • “Tom Dooley” • Folk-Pop • The Kingston Trio • “Ruby Red”
1961 • Elvis Presley • “Little Sister” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1961 • Elvis Presley • “(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Little Sister”
1966 • The Beatles • “Yellow Submarine” • Psychedelic Pop • Magical Mystery Tour • “Eleanor Rigby”
1966 • The Beatles • “Eleanor Rigby” • Baroque Pop • Rubber Soul • [B-Side]
1967 • Elvis Presley • “There’s Always Me” • Pop Ballad • Something For Everybody • “Judy”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Judy” • Pop Ballad • Something For Everybody • [B-Side]
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Take A Look” • Soul • Take A Look • “Follow Your Heart”
1968 • The Band • “The Weight” • Roots Rock • Music From Big Pink • “I Shall Be Released”
1973 • Bob Dylan • “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” • Folk-Rock • Pat Garret & Billy The Kid • “Turkey Chase”
1980 • The Clash • “Bankrobber” [UK] • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “Rockers Galore… UK Tour”
1980 • David Bowie • “Ashes To Ashes” [UK] • Glam Rock • Scary Monsters • “Move On”
1986 • Genesis • “Throwing It All Away” • Prog Rock • Invisible Touch • “Do The Neurotic”

August 09
1963 • Jan & Dean • “Honolulu Lulu” • Surfer Rock • Surf City And Other Swingin’ Cities • “Someday (You’ll Go Walking By)”
1982 • Duran Duran • “Save A Prayer” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Rio • “Hold Back the Rain”
1982 • John Cougar (Mellencamp) • “Jack & Diane” • Roots Rock • American Fool • “Can You Take It”
1994 • Elton John • “Circle Of Life” • Pop-Rock • The Lion King[Sndtrk] • “Circle Of Life” [Carmen Twillie & Cast]