Singles Released This Week (December 9 – 15)

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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 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”
1971 • Sly & The Family Stone • “Family Affair” [UK] • Soul-Funk • There’s A Riot Goin’ On • “Luv ‘N’ Haight”
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”


December 12
1969 • The Kinks • “Victoria” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) • “Mr. Churchill Says”
1969 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “Baby, Baby Don’t Cry” • Soul – Pop • Time Out For Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “Your Mother’s Only Daughter”
1976 • Bob Seger • “Night Moves” • Heartland Rock • Night Moves • “Ship Of Fools”
1994 • Carpenters • “Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again” • Easy Listening • Interpretations • “Sing”


December 13
1967 • Jimi Hendrix • “Foxey Lady” • Psychedelic Rock • Are You Experienced? • “If 6 Was 9”
1977 • The Bee Gees • “If I Can’t Have You” • Disco • Saturday Night Fever[Sndtrk] • [B-Side]
1977 • The Bee Gees • “Stayin’ Alive” • Disco • Saturday Night Fever[Sndtrk] • “If I Can’t Have You”
1994 • Guns N’ Roses • “Sympathy For The Devil” • Hard Rock • Interview With The Vampire[Sndtrk] • “Escape To Paris”
1997 • The Notorious B.I.G. • “Hypnotize” • East Coast/Gangsta Rap • Life After Death • “Hypnotize” [Instrumental]


December 14
1959 • Dion & The Belmonts • “Where Or When” • Doo Wop • Presenting Dion & The Belmonts • “That’s My Desire”
1961 • The Miracles • “What’s So Good About Goodbye” • Soul/Pop • I’ll Try Something New • “I’ve Been Good To You”
1962 • Bob Dylan • “Mixed-Up Confusion” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Corinna, Corinna”
1971 • The Supremes • “Floy Joy” • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “This Is The Story”
1979 • The Spinners • “Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl” • Disco Medley • Love Trippin’ • “Disco Ride”
1979 • Prince • “I Wanna Be Your Lover” [UK] • Funk • Prince • “Just As Long As We’re Together”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Private Eyes • “Unguarded Minute”
1982 • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band • “Shame On The Moon” • Album Rock • The Distance • “House Behind The House”


December 15
1955 • Johnny Cash • “So Doggone Lonesome” • Country-Rock • [Single] • “Folsom Prison Blues”
1962 • Ned Miller • “From A Jack To A King” • Country-Pop Crossover • [Single] • “Parade Of Broken Hearts”
1969 • The Byrds • “Jesus Is Just Alright” • Folk-Rock • Ballad Of Easy Rider • “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”
1977 • Donna Summer • “I Love You” • Disco • Once Upon A Time… • “Once Upon A Time”
1980 • The Doobie Brothers • “Wynken, Blynken And Nod” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “In Harmony” [Kate Taylor]
1980 • Eagles • “Seven Bridges Road” • Country-Rock • Eagles Live • “The Long Run” [Live]
1984 • Hall & Oates • “Method Of Modern Love” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Big Bam Boom • “Bank On Your Love”
2003 • The White Stripes • “Seven Nation Army” • Garage Rock • Elephant • “Good To Me”