Singles Released This Week (December 5 -11)

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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).


December 05
1969 • Badfinger • “Come And Get It” [UK] • Power Pop • Magic Christian Music • “Rock Of All Ages”
1973 • REO Speedwagon • “Ridin’ The Storm Out” • Hard Rock • Ridin’ The Storm Out • “Whiskey Night”
1980 • The Police • “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Zenyatta Mondatta • “Friends”
1984 • Harold Faltermeyer • “Axel F.” • Synth-Pop • Beverly Hills Cop[Sndtrk] • “Shoot Out”
1987 • Foreigner • “Say You Will” • Arena Rock • Inside Information • “A Night To Remember”
1995 • Everclear • “Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)” • Grunge Rock • Sparkle And Fade • “Heroin Girl” [Acoustic]
1998 • R.E.M. • “Lotus” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Up • “Surfing The Ganges”
2005 • The Rolling Stones • “Rain Fall Down” • Funk Rock • A Bigger Bang • “Rain Fall Down” [Radio Edit] / “Rain Fall Down” [Heavy Disco Edit]

December 06
1962 • The Marvelettes • “Twistin’ Postman” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The Marvelettes Sing • “I Want A Guy”
1965 • The Beatles • “We Can Work It Out” • Pop-Rock • Yesterday…And Today • “Day Tripper” [Double A-Side]
1965 • The Beatles • “Day Tripper” • Pop-Rock • Yesterday…And Today • “We Can Work It Out” [Double A-Side]
1965 • The Miracles • “Choosey Beggar” • Soul – Pop • Going To A Go-Go • [B-Side]
1965 • The Miracles • “Going To A Go-Go” • Soul – Pop • Going To A Go-Go • “Choosey Beggar”
1968 • Deep Purple • “Kentucky Woman” • Heavy Metal • The Book Of Taliesyn • “Hard Road”
1974 • George Harrison • “Ding Dong, Ding Dong” [UK] • Holiday Pop • Dark Horse • “I Don’t Car Anymore”
1993 • Nirvana • “All Apologies” • Grunge • In Utero • “Rape Me”
1994 • Madonna • “Take A Bow” • Dance-Pop • Bedtime Stories • “Take A Box” [Alternate Mix]

December 07
1976 • Eagles • “New Kid In Town” • Pop-Rock • Hotel California • “Victim Of Love”
1979 • Led Zeppelin • “Fool In The Rain” • Hard Rock • In Through The Out Door • “Hot Dog”
1979 • The Clash • “London Calling” [UK] • Punk-Rock • London Calling • “Armagideon Time”
1992 • Pearl Jam • “Oceans” [UK] • Grunge Rock • Ten • “Why Go” [Live] / “Deep” [Live] / “Alive” [Live]

December 08
1961 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin'” • Surf Pop • Surfin’ Safari • “Luau”
1965 • The Mamas & The Papas • “California Dreamin'” • Sunshine Pop • If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears • “Somebody Groovy”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “I Really Don’t Want To Know” • Country-Pop • Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old) • “There Goes My Everything”
1975 • George Harrison • “This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)” • Pop-Rock • Extra Texture • “Maya Love”
1979 • Dan Fogelberg • “Longer” • Country-Rock • Phoenix • “Along The Road”
1984 • Triumph • “Follow Your Heart” • Arena Rock • Thunder Seven • “Stranger In A Strange Land”
1990 • AC/DC • “Moneytalks” • Hard Rock • The Razor’s Edge • “Borrowed Time”
1992 • Madonna • “Deeper And Deeper” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Deeper And Deeper” [Instrumental]
1997 • Céline Dion • “My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From ‘Titanic’)” • Pop Ballad • Let’s Talk About Love • “Rose”

December 09
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Little Saint Nick” • Holiday Surf-Pop • [Single] • “The Lord’s Prayer”
1965 • The Kinks • “All Day And All Of The Night” • Pop-Rock • Kinks-Size • “I Gotta Move”
1974 • Grand Funk Railroad • “Some Kind Of Wonderful” • Blues-Rock • All The Girls In The World Beware!!! • “Wild”
1978 • Donna Summer • “Heaven Knows” • Disco • Live And More • “Only One Man” [Live]
1978 • The Jackson 5 • “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)” • Disco-Funk • Destiny • “That’s What You Get (For Being Polite)”

December 10
1966 • The Who • “I’m A Boy” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “In The City”
1969 • Sly & The Family Stone • “Everybody Is A Star” • Soul-Funk • [Single] • “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” [Double A-Side]
1969 • Sly & The Family Stone • “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” • Soul-Funk • [Single] • “Everybody Is A Star” [Double A-Side]
1971 • Sly & The Family Stone • “Family Affair” [UK] • Soul-Funk • There’s A Riot Goin’ On • “Luv ‘N’ Haight”
1982 • Peter Gabriel • “I Have The Touch” [UK] • Experimental Rock • Security • “Across The River”
1983 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Pink Houses” • Roots Rock • Uh-Huh • “Serious Business”
1989 • Madonna • “Dear Jessie” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Like A Prayer • “Till Death Do Us Part”
2007 • Shirley Bassey • “Big Spender” [Remix]• Jazz-Pop • Get The Party Started • “Dangerous Game”

December 11
1964 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “Ferry Cross The Mersey” [UK] • Merseybeat • Ferry Cross The Mersey • “You, You, You”
1979 • The Cars • “Double Life” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Candy-O • “Candy-O”

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