Singles Released This Week (August 31 – September 6)

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Walter Becker (right) and Donald Fagen pose for a portrait while making their album 'The Royal Scam' at The Village Recorder studio on November 23, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. (

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 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 • Steely Dan • “Show Biz Kids” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • Countdown To Ecstasy • “Razor Boy”
1973 • Marvin Gaye • “Let’s Get It On” [UK] • Soul-Funk • Let’s Get It On • “I Wish It Would Rain”
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)”
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 • Aretha Franklin • “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody” • Soul • The Electrifying Aretha Franklin • “Operation Heartbreak”
1961 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Save The Last Dance For Me” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “As Long As I Live”
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]
1967 • The Byrds • “Lady Friend” [UK] • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Make Waves”
1972 • 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] • “We Love You”
1967 • The Rolling Stones • “We Love You” • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • The Byrds • “I Am A Pilgrim” • Folk-Rock • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo • “Pretty Boy Floyd”
1981 • Prince • “Controversy” • Dance-Pop • Controversy • “When You Were Mine”
1986 • Peter Gabriel • “In Your Eyes” • Soft Rock • So • “In Your Eyes” [Special Mix]
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 • Carpenters • “Superstar” [UK] • Soft Pop • Carpenters • “For All We Know”
1974 • Elton John • “The Bitch Is Back” • Pop-Rock • Caribou • “Cold Highway”
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”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Shiny Happy People” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Forty Second Song”

September 04
1964 • Roy Orbison • “Oh, Pretty Woman” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Yo Te Amo María”
1964 • The Moody Blues • “Steal Your Heart Away” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “Lose Your Money (But Don’t Lose Your Mind)”
1970 • Dusty Springfield • “How Can I Be Sure” [UK] • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “Spooky”
1976 • ABBA • “Fernando” • Euro-Pop • Greatest Hits • “Rock Me”
1977 • Donna Summer • “I Remember Yesterday” • Disco • I Remember Yesterday • “Back In Love Again”
1979 • J. D. Souther • “You’re Only Lonely” • Country-Rock Ballad • You’re Only Lonely • “Songs Of Love”
1982 • The Who • “Athena” [UK] • British Rock • It’s Hard • “A Man Is A Man”
1982 • The Who • “Athena” • British Rock • It’s Hard • “It’s Your Turn”
2007 • Matchbox Twenty • “How Far We’ve Come” • Southern Rock • Exile On Mainstream [None]

September 05
1962 • Elvis Presley • “Return To Sender” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Girls! Girls! Girls! • “Where Do You Come From”
1962 • Elvis Presley • “Where Do You Come From” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Girls! Girls! Girls! • [B-Side]
1969 • The Isley Brothers • “I Turned You On” [UK] • Soul-Funk • The Brothers: Isley • “I Know Who You Been Socking It To”
1979 • The Kinks • “Catch Me Now I’m Falling” • Pop-Rock • Low Budget • “Low Budget”
1980 • Genesis • “Misunderstanding” [UK] • Prog Rock • Duke • “Evidence Of Autumn”
1983 • Culture Club • “Karma Chameleon” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Colour By Numbers • “That’s The Way (I’m Only Trying To Help You)”
1986 • Paul Simon • “You Can Call Me Al” • Folk-Pop • Graceland • “Gumboots”
1994 • R.E.M. • “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Monster • “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” [Instrumental Version]
2011 • Bon Iver • “Holocene” • Baroque Pop • Bon Iver, Bon Iver • “Come Talk To Me”

September 06
1959 • The Miracles • “Bad Girl” • Doo-Wop Ballad • [Single] • “I Love Your Baby”
1961 • Jan & Dean • “Wanted, One Girl” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Something A Little Bit Different”
1963 • Dave Clark Five • “Do You Love Me?” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Glad All Over • “Chaquita”
1966 • Peter & Gordon • “Lady Godiva” [UK] • Merseybeat • Lady Godiva • “Morning’s Calling”
1966 • The Byrds • “Mr. Spaceman” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • “What’s Happening?!?!”
1966 • The Byrds • “What’s Happening?!?!” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • [B-Side]
1969 • The Monkees • “Good Clean Fun” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • “Mommy And Daddy”
1969 • The Monkees • “Mommy And Daddy” • Pop-Rock • The Monkees Present • [B-Side]
1982 • Culture Club • “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” [UK] • New Wave Reggae-Pop • Kissing To Be Clever • [Dub Version] / “Love Is Cold”
1983 • Cyndi Lauper • “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” • Pop-Rock • She’s So Unusual • “Right Track Wrong Train”
1998 • Days Of The New • “Shelf In The Room” • Alt. Acoustic Rock • Days Of The New • “Whimsical” / “Versions”