Singles Released This Week (July 10 – 16)

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Bobby Gentry

Here’s a sampling 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 10
1964 • The Beatles • “A Hard Day’s Night” [UK] • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “Things We Said Today”
1964 • The Four Tops • “Baby I Need Your Loving” • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops • “Call On Me”
1964 • Manfred Mann • “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • The Manfred Mann Album • “What You Gonna Do?”
1965 • Wilson Pickett • “In The Midnight Hour” • Soul • In The Midnight Hour • “I’m Not Tired”
1967 • The Monkees • “Pleasant Valley Sunday” • Pop-Rock • Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. • “Words”
1967 • Bobbie Gentry • “Ode To Billie Joe” • Ballad • Ode To Billie Joe • “Mississippi Delta”
1970 • The Who • “Summertime Blues” [UK] • Hard Rock • Live At Leeds • “Heaven And Hell”
1974 • America • “Tin Man” • Soft Rock • Holiday • “In The Country”
1978 • Little River Band • “Reminiscing” • Pop-Rock • Sleeper Catcher • “So Many Paths”
1981 • Rick James • “Super Freak” • Funk • Street Songs • “Super Freak (Part 2)”
1984 • Huey Lewis & The News • “If This Is It” • Pop-Rock • Sports • “Change Of Heart”
1985 • Prince & The Revolution • “Pop Life” • Pop-Rock • Around The World In A Day • “Hello”
1987 • Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes • “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” • Pop-Rock • Dirty Dancing[Sndtrk] • “Love Is Strange” [Mickey & Sylvia]
1993 • Steve Miller Band • “Wide River” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Wide River • “Stranger Blues”
1996 • Journey • “When You Love A Woman” • Pop-Rock • Trial By Fire • “Message Of Love”
2002 • Rush • “Secret Touch” • Prog/Art Rock • Vapor Trails • “Secret Touch” [Album Version]

July 11
1962 • The Marvelettes • “Beechwood 4-5789” • Soul-Pop • Playboy • “Someday, Someway”
1969 • Donovan • “Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)” • Psychedelic-Pop • Barabajagal • “Trudi”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “No Matter What Sign You Are” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Let The Sunshine In • “The Young Folks”
1969 • David Bowie • “Space Oddity” • Psychedelic Rock • Space Oddity • “Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud”
1969 • David Bowie • “Space Oddity” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Man Of Words/Man Of Music • “Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud”
1970 • The Who • “Summertime Blues” • Hard Rock • Live At Leeds • “Heaven And Hell”
1972 • The Supremes • “Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love” • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “The Wisdom Of Time”
1975 • The Isley Brothers • “Fight The Power Part 1” [UK] • Soul-Funk • The Heat Is On • “Fight The Power Part 2”
1979 • Donna Summer • “Sunset People” • Disco • Bad Girls • “Our Love”
1980 • Cheap Trick • “Everything Works If You Let It” [UK] • Hard Rock • Roadie[Sndtrk] • “Heaven Tonight”
1988 • Michael Jackson • “Another Part Of Me” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Another Part Of Me” [Instrumental]
2005 • R.E.M. • “Wanderlust” [UK] • Alt. Rock • Around The Sun • “The Outsiders”
2013 • Pearl Jam • “Mind Your Manners” • Punk Rock • Lightning Bolt • [None]

July 12
1963 • The Crystals • “Then He Kissed Me” • Girl Group Pop • [Single] • “Brother Julius”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “California Girls” • Pop-Rock • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) • “Let Him Run Wild”
1966 • Chris Farlowe • “Out Of Time” • Power Ballad • The Art Of Chris Farlowe • “Baby Make It Soon”
1972 • Michael Jackson • “Ben” • Soul Ballad • Ben • “You Can Cry On My Shoulder”
1973 • Edgar Winter Group • “Free Ride” • Blues-Rock • They Only Come Out At Night • “When It Comes”
1976 • J. Geils Band • “(Ain’t Nothin’ But A) House Party” [Live]• Blues-Rock • Blow Your Face Out • “Give It To Me”
1977 • Brothers Johnson • “Strawberry Letter 23” • Funk • Right On Time • “Dancin’ And Prancin'”
1979 • KC & The Sunshine Band • “Please Don’t Go” • Love Ballad • Do You Wanna Go Party • “I Bet’cha Didn’t Know That”
1982 • Michael Jackson • “Human Nature” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Baby Be Mine”
1982 • Blondie • “War Child” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Hunter • “Walk Like Me”
1983 • Frank Stallone • “Far From Over” • Dance-Rock • Staying Alive[Sndtrk] • “Waking Up”
1987 • Rick Astley • “Never Gonna Give You Up” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Whenever You Need Somebody • “Never Gonna Give You Up” [Instrumental]
1999 • David Gray • “Babylon” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • White Ladder • “Lead Me Upstairs” / “New Horizons”
1999 • David Gray • “Babylon” • Alt. Pop-Rock • White Ladder • “Lead Me Upstairs”

July 13
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t Be Cruel” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Hound Dog”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Hound Dog” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “A Hard Day’s Night” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “I Should Have Known Better”
1964 • The Beatles • “I Should Have Known Better” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • [B-Side]
1967 • The Byrds • “Old John Robertson” • Folk-Rock • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • [B-Side]
1967 • The Byrds • “Lady Friend” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Old John Robertson”
1968 • Steppenwolf • “Born To Be Wild” • Proto Metal • Steppenwolf • “Everybody’s Next One”
1972 • Chicago • “Saturday In The Park” • Horn-Rock • Chicago V • “Alma Mater”
1973 • J. Geils Band • “Make Up Your Mind” • Blues-Rock • Bloodshot • “Southside Shuffle”
1974 • Dionne Warwicke & The Spinners • “Then Came You” • Philly Soul • New And Improved • “Just As Long As We Have Love”
1979 • The Flying Lizards • “Money (That’s What I Want)” • Post-Punk • The Flying Lizards • “Money B”
1979 • Boomtown Rats • “I Don’t Like Mondays” [UK] • Post-Punk • The Fine Art Of Surfacing • “It’s All The Rage”
1979 • Chic • “Good Times” [UK] • Disco • Risque • “Warm Summer Night”
1979 • Dire Straits • “Lady Writer” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • Communiqué • “Where Do You Think You’re Going?”
1981 • Duran Duran • “Girls On Film” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Duran Duran • “Faster Than Light”
1982 • Glenn Frey • “The One You Love” • Pop-Rock • No Fun Aloud • “All Those Lies”
1992 • Genesis • “Jesus He Knows Me” [UK] • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Hearts On Fire”
1992 • Michael Jackson • “Jam” • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Rock With You” [Remix]
1992 • Nirvana • “Lithium” [UK] • Grunge • Nevermind • “Been A Son”
1992 • Madonna • “This Used To Be My Playground” [UK] • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “This Used To Be My Playground” [Long Version]

July 14
1958 • Peggy Lee • “Fever” • Soul-Pop • All Aglow Again • “You Don’t Know”
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Such A Night” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Elvis Is Back • “Never Ending”
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Never Ending” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Jill” • Pop-Rock • Listen! • “New In Town”
1967 • David Bowie • “Love You Till Tuesday” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Did You Ever Have A Dream”
1970 • Elvis Presley • “I’ve Lost You” • Soft Rock • [Single] • “The Next Step Is Love”
1971 • Blood, Sweat & Tears • “Go Down Gamblin'” • Pop-Rock • B, S & T 4 • “Valentine’s Day”
1972 • The Hollies • “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Distant Light • “Cable Car”
1973 • The Isley Brothers • “That Lady (Part 1)” • Soul-Funk • 3 + 3 • “That Lady (Part 2)”
1976 • America • “Amber Cascades” • Folk-Rock • Hideaway • “Who Loves You”
1978 • Bob Dylan • “Baby, Stop Crying” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Street Legal • “New Pony”
1978 • The Moody Blues • “Steppin’ In A Slide Zone” [UK] • Prog Rock • Octave • “I’ll Be Level With You”
1980 • Michael Jackson • “Girlfriend” [UK] • Post-Disco Dance-Pop • Off The Wall • “Bless His Soul” [With The Jacksons]
1987 • Prince [With Sheena Easton] • “U Got The Look” • Soul-Funk • Sign ‘O’ The Times • “Housequake”
2003 • Jane’s Addiction • “Just Because” [UK] • Alt. Hard Rock • Strays • “Suffer Some” [Live]

July 15
1966 • The Zombies • “Indication” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “How We Were Before”
1967 • The Soul Survivors • “Expressway To Your Heart” • Blue-Eyed Soul • When The Whistle Blows Anything Goes • “Hey Gyp”
1967 • Brenton Wood • “Gimme Little Sign” • Soul • Oogum Boogum • “I Think You’ve Got Your Fools Mixed Up”
1970 • Poco • “You Better Think Twice” • Country-Rock • Poco • “Anyway Bye Bye”
1970 • Blood, Sweat & Tears • “Hi-De-Ho” • Horn-Rock • Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 • “The Battle”
1972 • The Rolling Stones • “Happy” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Exile On Main Street • “All Down The Line”
1972 • The Rolling Stones • “All Down The Line” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Exile On Main Street • [B-Side]
1976 • Eagles • “Life In The Fast Lane” [UK] • Country-Rock • Hotel California • “The Last Resort”
1977 • The Jam • “All Around The World” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Carnaby Street”
1981 • George Harrison • “Teardrops” • Pop-Rock • Somewhere In England • “Save The World”
1984 • John Lennon • “I’m Stepping Out” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Milk & Honey • “Sleepless Night” [Yoko Ono]
1985 • Phil Collins • “Take Me Home” [UK] • Pop-Rock • No Jacket Required • “We Said Hello Goodbye”
1991 • Extreme • “More Than Words” [UK] • Acoustic Ballad • Pornografitti • “Nice Place To Visit”
1993 • R.E.M. • “Nightswimming” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Automatic For The People • “Losing My Religion” [Live]
1997 • The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase • “Mo Money Mo Problems” • East Coast Rap • Life After Death • “Mo Money Mo Problems” [Instrumental]
2003 • Jane’s Addiction • “Just Because” • Alt. Hard Rock • Strays • “Suffer Some” [Live]
2003 • Eagles • “Hole In The World” • Country-Rock • The Very Best Of • “Hole In The World” [Video]

July 16
1965 • The Supremes • “Nothing But Heartaches” • Soul-Pop • More Hits By The Supremes • “He Holds His Own”
1965 • Sonny & Cher • “I Got You Babe” [UK] • Baroque Pop • Look At Us • “It’s Gonna Rain”
1965 • The Righteous Brothers • “Unchained Melody” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Just Once In My Life • [B-Side]
1968 • The Temptations • “Please Return Your Love To Me” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “How Can I Forget”
1973 • Elton John • “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” • Glam Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Jack Rabbit” / “Whenever You’re Ready (We’ll Go Steady Again)”
1976 • The Bee Gees • “You Should Be Dancing” [UK] • Disco • Children Of The World • “Subway”
1981 • Electric Light Orchestra • “Hold On Tight” • Prog. Rock • Time • “When Time Stood Still”
1982 • Depeche Mode • “See You” • Synth-Pop • A Broken Frame • “See You” [Extended Version] / “Now This Is Fun” [Extended Version] / “The Meaning Of Love” [Fairly Odd Mix];
1991 • Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch Featuring Loletta Holloway • “Good Vibrations” [UK] • Pop-Rap • Music For The People • “Wild Side” [Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch]
2001 • David Gray • “Sail Away” [UK] • Folktonica • White Ladder • “Sail Away” [Remix]

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