Singles Released This Week (July 1 – 7)

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Here’s a growing 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).


July 01
1963 • The Angels • “My Boyfriend’s Back” • Girl Groups • My Boyfriend’s Back • “(Love Me) Now”
1963 • The Marvelettes • “My Daddy Knows Best” • Soul-Pop • The Marvelous Marvelettes • “Tie A String Around Your Finger”
1966 • Donovan • “Sunshine Superman” • Psychedelic-Pop • Sunshine Superman • “The Trip”
1968 • The Rascals • “People Got To Be Free” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Freedom Suite • “My World”
1969 • Bob Dylan • “Lay, Lady, Lay” • Folk-Rock • Nashville Skyline • “Peggy Day”
1970 • Grateful Dead • “Uncle John’s Band” • Folk-Rock • Workingman’s Dead • “New Speedway Boogie”
1972 • Seals & Crofts • “Summer Breeze” • Soft Rock • Summer Breeze • “East Of Ginger Trees”
1983 • Laura Branigan • “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” • Pop-Rock • Branigan 2 • “Mama”
1989 • Cher • “If I Could Turn Back Time” • Pop-Rock • Heart Of Stone • “Some Guys”
1991 • Pearl Jam • “Alive” • Grunge Rock • Ten • “Once” / “Wash”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “Don’t Turn Around” [UK] • Europop • Happy Nation • “Don’t Turn Around” [Stretch Version] / Young And Proud
1996 • Hootie & The Blowfish • “Tucker’s Town” • Pop-Rock • Fairweather Johnson • “Araby”
1997 • 10,000 Maniacs • “More Than This” • Folk-Rock • Love Among The Ruins • “More Than This” [Radio Edit] / Beyond The Blue

July 02
1961 • The Drifters • “Sweets For My Sweet” • Soul • [Single] • “Loneliness Or Happiness”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “Heart Full Of Soul” • Raga Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Steeled Blues”
1966 • The Capitols • “Cool Jerk” • Soul • Dance The Cool Jerk • “Hello Stranger”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Lady Jane” • Baroque Pop • Aftermath • [B-Side]
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Mother’s Little Helper” • Blues-Rock • Flowers • “Lady Jane”
1971 • T. Rex • “Get It On” [UK] • Glam Rock • Electric Warrior • “There Was A Time”
1973 • Grand Funk Railroad • “We’re An American Band” • Blues-Rock • We’re An American Band • “Creepin'”
1976 • Elton John & Kiki Dee • “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” [UK] • Pop Duet • [Single] • “Snow Queen”
1977 • Donna Summer • “I Feel Love” • Disco/Electro-Dance • I Remember Yesterday • “Can’t We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)”
1978 • Donna Summer • “Last Dance” • Disco • [Single] • “With Your Love”
1982 • REO Speedwagon • “Keep The Fire Burnin'” [UK] • Arena Rock • Good Trouble • “I’ll Follow You”
1984 • A Flock Of Seagulls • “The More You Love, The More You Live” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Story Of A Young Heart • “Lost Control (Totally)”
1984 • Cyndi Lauper • “She Bop” • Pop-Rock • She’s So Unusual • “Witness”
1984 • Laura Branigan • “The Lucky One” • Pop-Rock • Self Control • “Breaking Out”
1986 • Metallica • “Master Of Puppets” • Thrash Metal • Master Of Puppets • “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” [Edit]

July 03
1956 • Bo Diddley • “Who Do You Love” • Rock ‘n” Roll • [Single] • “I’m Bad”
1964 • The Who (The High Numbers) • “Zoot Suit” [UK] • Brit R&B • [Single] • “I’m The Face”
1964 • The Merseybeats • “Wishin’ And Hopin'” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “Milkman”
1969 • Fairport Convention • “Si Tu Dois Partir” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Unhalfbricking • “Genesis Hall”
1969 • Chicago • “Questions 67 And 68” • Horn-Rock • Chicago Transit Authority • “Listen”
1970 • Chicago • “25 Or 6 To 4” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • Chicago II • “Where Do We Go From Here”
1982 • The Jam • “Just Who Is The 5 O’Clock Hero?” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • The Gift • “War / The Great Depression”
1983 • Elton John • “I’m Still Standing” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Too Low For Zero • “Earn While You Learn”
1988 • Rod Stewart • “Forever Young” • Blues-Rock • Out Of Order • “Days Of Rage”
1989 • Martika • “Toy Soldiers” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Martika • “Exchange Of Hearts”
1995 • The Rolling Stones • “I Go Wild” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Voodoo Lounge • “I Go Wild” [Scott Litt Remix]

July 04
1966 • The Lovin’ Spoonful • “Summer In The City” • Folk-Rock • Hums Of The Lovin’ Spoonful • “Butchie’s Tune”
1969 • John Lennon • “Give Peace A Chance” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Remember Love”
1969 • Yes • “Sweetness” [UK] • Prog Rock • Yes • “Something’s Coming”
1969 • The Rolling Stones • “Honky Tonk Women” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
1980 • Diana Ross • “Upside Down” [UK] • Disco • Diana • “Friend To Friend”
1986 • Run-D.M.C. • “Walk This Way” • Funk-Rap • Raising Hell • “King Of Rock”
1987 • Michael Jackson • “Liberian Girl” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Girlfriend”
1995 • Deep Blue Something • “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” • Alt Rock/Jangle Pop • Home • “A Water Prayer” / “Sun”
2000 • Matchbox Twenty • “Bent” • Alt. Rock • Mad Season • “Push”

July 05
1958 • Buddy Holly • “Early In The Morning” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Now We’re One”
1960 • Elvis Presley • “A Mess Of Blues” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1960 • Elvis Presley • “It’s Now Or Never” • Ballad • Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3 • “A Mess Of Blues”
1963 • The Chiffons • “One Fine Day” [UK] • Girl Groups • [Single] • “Why Am I So Shy”
1968 • The 5th Dimension • “Stoned Soul Picnic” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Stoned Soul Picnic • “The Sailboat Song”
1969 • The Rolling Stones • “Honky Tonk Women” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
1973 • Beck, Bogert & Appice • “Lady” • Hard Rock • Beck, Bogert & Appice • “Oh To Love You”
1974 • Dobie Gray • “Drift Away” [UK] • Soul • Drift Away • “City Stars”
1983 • Rick James • “Cold Blooded” • Electro-Funk • Cold Blooded • “Cold Blooded” [Instrumental]
1994 • The Rolling Stones • “Love Is Strong” • Blues-Rock • Voodoo Lounge • “The Storm” / “So Young”
2004 • Counting Crows • “Accidentally In Love” • Alt Pop-Rock • Shrek 2[Sndtrk] • “Miami” [Live]

July 06
1959 • Johnny Preston • “Running Bear” • Teenage Tragedy • [Single] • “My Heart Knows”
1973 • Queen • “Keep Yourself Alive” [UK] • Glam Rock • Queen • “Son And Daughter”
1976 • Brick • “Dazz” • Disco-Jazz Funk • Good High • “Southern Sunset”
1979 • The B-52’s • “Planet Claire” • Alt. Pop-Rock • The B-52’s • “Downtown”
1981 • Pat Benatar • “Fire And Ice” • Hard Rock • Precious Time • “Hard To Believe”
1983 • The Doobie Brothers • “You Belong To Me” • Pop-Rock • Farewell Tour • “South City Midnight Lady”
1985 • Pat Benatar • “Invincible (Theme From The Legend Of Billie Jean)” • Hard Rock • Seven The Hard Way • “Invincible (Theme From The Legend Of Billie Jean)” [Instr]
2003 • Eagles • “Hole In The World” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Hole In The World” [Video]

July 07
1962 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Sweet Little Sixteen” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “How’s My Ex Treating You”
1967 • The Beatles • “All You Need Is Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Baby You’re A Rich Man”
1967 • Dave Davies • “Death Of A Clown” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Something Else By The Kinks • “Love Me ‘Til The Sun Shines”
1967 • The Beatles • “Baby You’re A Rich Man” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1968 • Simon & Garfunkel • “Fakin’ It” • Folk-Pop • Bookends • “You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies”
1969 • John Lennon • “Give Peace A Chance” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Remember Love”
1977 • Steve Miller Band • “Jungle Love” • Album Rock • Book Of Dreams • “Wish Upon A Star”
1978 • The Who • “Who Are You?” [UK] • British Rock • Who Are You? • “Had Enough”
1982 • Janet Jackson • “Young Love” • Post-Disco Dance-Funk • Janet Jackson • “The Magic Is Working”
1997 • Michael Jackson • “Ghosts” [UK] • New Jack Swing • Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix • “HIStory” [Double A-Side]

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