Singles Released This Week (July 24 – 30)

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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 24
1961 • The Temptations • “Oh Mother Of Mine” • Soul/Doo-Wop • [Single] • “Romance Without Finance”
1964 • The Drifters • “Under The Boardwalk” [UK] • Soul • Under The Boardwalk • “I Don’t Want to Go On Without You”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “It’s All Over Now” • Blues-Rock • 12 X 5 • “Good Times, Bad Times”
1964 • The Zombies • “She’s Not There” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Begin Here • “You Make Me Feel Good”
1967 • The Beach Boys • “Heroes And Villains” • Pop-Rock • Smiley Smile • “You’re Welcome”
1967 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Reflections” • Soul-Pop • Reflections • “Going Down For The Third Time”
1970 • Matthews Southern Comfort • “Woodstock” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Later That Same Year • “Scion”
1970 • Donovan • “Riki Tiki Tavi” • Psychedelic-Pop • Open Road • “Roots Of Oak”
1976 • Jefferson Starship • “With Your Love” • Soft Rock • Spitfire • “Switchblade”
1980 • Billy Joel • “Don’t Ask Me Why” • Pop-Rock • Glass Houses • “C’etait Toi (You Were The One)”
1981 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me)” [UK] • Album Rock • Hard Promises • “Gator On The Lawn”
1982 • Madness • “Driving In My Car” [UK] • Ska-Pop • Party Party (Sndtrk) • “Animal House”
1984 • George Michael • “Careless Whisper” [UK] • Pop Ballad • Make It Big • “Careless Whisper” [Instrumental]
2006 • Snow Patrol • “Chasing Cars” [UK] • Alt. Rock • Eyes Open • “Play Me Like Your Own Hand”

July 25
1966 • The Supremes • “You Can’t Hurry Love” • Soul-Pop • The Supremes A Go-Go • “Put Yourself In My Place”
1973 • The Doobie Brothers • “China Grove” • Pop-Rock • The Captain & Me • “Evil Woman”
1974 • Barry White • “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” • Smooth Soul • Can’t Get Enough • “Just Not Enough”
1977 • The Doobie Brothers • “Little Darling (I Need You)” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Livin’ On The Fault Line • “Losin’ End”
1980 • Peter Gabriel • “Biko” [UK] • Prog Rock • Peter Gabriel[3] • “Shosholoza” / “Jetzt Kommt Die Flut”
1986 • Cutting Crew • “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Broadcast • “For The Longest Time”

July 26
1960 • Sam Cooke • “Chain Gang” • Soul • [Single] • “I Fall In Love Every Day”
1963 • The Miracles • “Mickey’s Monkey” • Soul-Pop • Doin’ Mickey’s Monkey • “Whatever Makes You Happy”
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “You’ve Been In Love Too Long” • Soul-Dance • [Single] • “Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)”
1966 • Marvin Gaye • “Little Darling, I Need You” • Soul-Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “Hey Diddle Diddle”
1967 • Donovan • “There Is A Mountain” • Psychedelic-Pop • [Single] • “Sand And Form”
1967 • The Kinks • “Waterloo Sunset” • Brit Beat • Something Else By The Kinks • “Two Sisters”
1969 • Johnny Cash • “A Boy Named Sue” • Country Classics • At San Quentin • “San Quentin”
1974 • The Rolling Stones • “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It)” [UK] • Blues-Rock • It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll • “Through The Lonely Nights”
1979 • The Clash • “Gates Of The West” • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “Groovy Times”
1979 • The Clash • “I Fought The Law” • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais”
1982 • Pink Floyd • “When The Tigers Broke Free” • Symphonic Rock • [Single] • “Bring The Boys Back Home”
1985 • Thompson Twins • “Lay Your Hands On Me” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Here’s To Future Days • “The Lewis Carol (Adventures in Wonderland)”

July 27
1959 • The Miracles • “Bad Girl” • Doo-Wop Ballad • [Single] • “I Love Your Baby”
1968 • The Who • “Magic Bus” • Psychedelic Rock • Magic Bus • “Someone’s Coming”
1969 • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “Commotion” • Folk-Rock • Green River • [B-Side]
1969 • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “Green River” • Folk-Rock • Green River • “Commotion”
1974 • The Rolling Stones • “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It)” • Blues-Rock • It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll • “Through The Lonely Nights”
1981 • The Human League • “Love Action (I Believe In Love)” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Dare • “Hard Times”

July 28
1958 • The Everly Brothers • “Bird Dog” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Devoted To You”
1958 • The Everly Brothers • “Devoted To You” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1965 • Bob Dylan • “Like A Rolling Stone” • Folk-Rock • Highway 61 Revisited • “Gates Of Eden”
1969 • Grand Funk Railroad • “Time Machine” • Blues-Rock • On Time • “High On A Horse”
1971 • The Hollies • “Hey Willie” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Row The Boat Together”
1971 • George Harrison • “Bangla-Desh” • Pop-Rock • The Concert For Bangladesh • “Deep Blue”
1972 • Mott The Hoople • “All The Young Dudes” [UK] • Glam Rock • All The Young Dudes • “One Of The Boys”
1976 • Kiss • “Beth” • Heavy Metal • Destroyer • [B-Side]
1976 • Firefall • “You Are The Woman” • Country-Rock • Firefall • “Sad Ol’ Love Song”
1976 • Kiss • “Detroit Rock City” • Hard Rock • Destroyer • “Beth”
1979 • Michael Jackson • “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” • Disco • Off The Wall • “I Can’t Help It”
1983 • Billy Joel • “Tell Her About It” • Pop-Rock • An Innocent Man • “Easy Money”
1986 • Janet Jackson • “When I Think Of You” • Pop-Soul • Control • “Pretty Boy”
1988 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Rave On” • Roots Rock • Cocktail[Sndtrk] • “Tutti Frutti” [Little Richard]

July 29
1966 • Manfred Mann • “Just Like A Woman” [UK] • Folk-Pop • As Is • “I Wanna Be Rich”
1970 • The Kinks • “Lola” • Folk-Rock • Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One • “Mindless Child Of Motherhood”
1972 • Bread • “The Guitar Man” • Soft Rock • Guitar Man • “Just Like Yesterday”
1972 • Electric Light Orchestra • “10538 Overture” • Prog. Rock • No Answer • “First Movement (Jumping Biz)”
1973 • Elton John • “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” [UK] • Glam Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Jack Rabbit” / “Whenever You’re Ready (We’ll Go Steady Again)”
1977 • Thin Lizzy • “Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In It’s Spotlight)” [UK] • Hard Rock • Bad Reputation • “Bad Reputation”
1985 • Tina Turner • “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” • Power Ballad • Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome[Sndtrk] • “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” [Instrumental]
1987 • Guns N’ Roses • “Nightrain” • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Reckless Life”
1989 • Tom Petty • “Runnin’ Down A Dream” • Heartland Rock • Full Moon Fever • “Alright For Now”
1991 • Metallica • “Enter Sandman” • Thrash Metal • Metallica • “Stone Cold Crazy”
1996 • Céline Dion • “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” • Power Ballad • Falling Into You • “The Power Of The Dream”
2011 • Jane’s Addiction • “Irresistible Force” • Alt. Hard Rock • The Great Escape Artist • [None]

July 30
1965 • We Five • “You Were On My Mind” [UK] • Folk-Pop • You Were On My Mind • “Small World”
1969 • The Temptations • “I Can’t Get Next To You” • Soul-Funk • Puzzle People • “Running Away (Ain’t Gonna Help You)”
1970 • Neil Diamond • “Cracklin’ Rosie” • Pop-Rock • Tap Root Manuscript • “Lordy”
1971 • George Harrison • “Bangla-Desh” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Concert For Bangladesh • “Deep Blue”
1976 • Thin Lizzy • “Jailbreak” [UK] • Hard Rock • Jailbreak • “Running Back”
1979 • George Harrison • “Faster” [UK] • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Your Love Is Forever”
1996 • Pearl Jam • “Who You Are” • Grunge Rock • No Code • “Habit”

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