Singles Released This Week (June 1 – 7)

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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).

June 01
1959 • Sam Cooke • “Only Sixteen” • Soul • [Single] • “Let’s Go Steady Again”
1962 • Aretha Franklin • “Don’t Cry, Baby” • Soul • The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin, • “Without The One You Love”
1965 • The Temptations • “Since I Lost My Baby” • Soul Ballad • Temptin’ Temptations • “You’ve Got To Earn It”
1965 • The Temptations • “You’ve Got To Earn It” • Soul • Temptin’ Temptations • [B-Side]
1968 • The Rolling Stones • “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Child Of The Moon”
1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Live And Let Die” [UK] • Symphonic Rock • Live And Let Die[Sndtrk] • “I Lie Around”
1977 • Kiss • “Shock Me” • Hard Rock • Love Gun • [B-Side]
1977 • Kiss • “Christine Sixteen” • Pop-Rock • Love Gun • “Shock Me”
1979 • The Ramones • “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” • Punk-Rock • End Of The Century • “Do You Wanna Dance?” [Live]
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Old Siam, Sir” [UK] • Hard Rock • Back To The Egg • “Spin It On”
1988 • Patti Smith • “People Have The Power” • Heartland Rock • Dream Of Life • “Wild Leaves”
1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Vasoline” • Grunge • Purple • “Meat Plow / Andy Warhol” / “Crackerman”
1996 • Patti Smith • “Summer Cannibals” • Hard Rock • Gone Again • “Come Back Little Sheby” / “Gone Again” / “People Have The Power”
1999 • Madonna • “Beautiful Stranger” • Psychedelic Pop • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me[Sndtrk] • “Beautiful Stranger” [Album Version]
1999 • Blondie • “Nothing Is Real But The Girl” [UK] • Alt. Dance-Rock • No Exit • “Nothing Is Real But The Girl” [Remix]
2010 • Rush • “Caravan” • Progressive Metal • Clockwork Angels • “BU2B”

June 02
1967 • The Small Faces • “Here Comes The Nice” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Talk To You”
1975 • David Bowie • “Fame” • Glam Rock • Young Americans • “Right”
1978 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “I Need To Know” [UK] • Album Rock • You’re Gonna Get It! • “No Second Thoughts”
1982 • The Rolling Stones • “Going To A Go-Go” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Still Life • “Beast Of Burden” [Live]
1994 • The Beastie Boys • “Sure Shot” • Funk Rap • Ill Communication • “Mullett Head”
2001 • Aerosmith • “Fly Away From Here” • Hard Rock • Just Push Play • “Fly Away From Here” [Album Version]
2008 • R.E.M. • “Hollow Man” • Alt. Rock • Accelerator • “Horse To Water”

June 03
1961 • Mary Wells • “I Don’t Want To Take A Chance” • Soul – Pop • Bye Bye Baby/I Don’t Want to Take a Chance • “I’m So Sorry”
1964 • The Miracles • “I Like It Like That” • Soul-Pop • I Like It Like That • “You’re So Fine And Sweet”
1970 • Stevie Wonder • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” • Pop-R&B • Signed, Sealed And Delivered • “I’m More Than Happy (I’m Satisfied)”
1971 • Bob Dylan • “Watching The River Flow” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “Spanish is the Loving Tongue”

June 04
1962 • The Beach Boys • “409” • Hot Rod Pop • Surfin’ Safari • [B-Side]
1962 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin’ Safari” • Surfer Pop • Surfin’ Safari • “409”
1963 • The Searchers • “Sweets For My Sweet” [UK] • Merseybeat • Meet The Searchers • “It’s All Been A Dream”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “Heart Full Of Soul” [UK] • Raga Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Steeled Blues”
1965 • Bob Dylan • “Maggie’s Farm” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Bringing It All Back Home • “On The Road Again”
1965 • The Spinners • “I’ll Always Love You” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Tomorrow May Never Come”
1969 • The Beatles • “The Ballad Of John And Yoko” • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • “Old Brown Shoe”
1970 • The Beatles • “Old Brown Shoe” • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side]
1984 • Tina Turner • “What’s Love Got To Do With It” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “Don’t Rush The Good Things”
1985 • Tears For Fears • “Shout” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Songs From The Big Chair • “The Big Chair”
1996 • 2PAC • “How Do U Want It” • Gangsta Rap • All Eyez On Me • “California Love”

June 05
1964 • David Bowie (Davie Jones With The King Bees) • “Liza Jane” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Louie, Louie Go Home”
1965 • The Who • “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” • Power Pop • [Single] • “Anytime You Want Me”
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Getting Closer” • Pop-Rock • Back To The Egg • “Spin It On”
1987 • Laura Branigan • “Shattered Glass” • Pop-Rock • Touch • “Statue In The Rain”
1989 • Van Morrison • “Have I Told You Lately” [UK] • Folk-Pop Ballad • Avalon Sunset • “Contacting My Angel”
1995 • U2 • “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Batman Forever • “Themes From ‘Batman Forever'”
2006 • David Gilmour • “Smile” [UK] • Prog Rock • On An Island • “Island Jam”

June 06
1958 • Buddy Holly • “Rave On” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Buddy Holly • “Take Your Time”
1965 • The Rolling Stones • “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” • Blues-Rock • Out Of Our Heads • “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man”
1966 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Hungry” • Pop-Rock • The Spirit Of ’67 • “There She Goes”
1974 • Dolly Parton • “I Will Always Love You” • Country-Pop • Jolene • “Lonely Comin’ Down”
1975 • Peter Frampton • “Show Me The Way” [UK] • Arena Rock • Frampton • “The Crying Clown”
1975 • Steely Dan • “Black Friday” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Katy Lied • “Throw Back The Little Ones”
1977 • Elvis Presley • “Way Down” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Moody Blue • “Pledging My Love”
1980 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Don’t Do Me Like That” [UK] • Jangle Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • “Century City”
1981 • Rush • “Tom Sawyer” • Prog/Art Rock • Moving Pictures • “Witch Hunt”
1981 • The Jam • “Funeral Pyre” • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Disguises”
1989 • Don Henley • “The End Of The Innocence” • Soft Rock • The End Of The Innocence • “If Dirt Were Dollars”
1990 • Aerosmith • “The Other Side” • Hard Rock • Pump • “My Girl”
1994 • Green Day • “Longview” [UK] • Funk-Punk • Dookie • “On The Wagon”
1995 • Pearl Jam • “Immortality” • Grunge Rock • Vitalogy • “Rearview Mirror” [The Frogs]
1995 • Madonna • “Human Nature” • Dance-Pop • Bedtime Stories • “Sanctuary”
2004 • U2 • “City Of Blinding Lights” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • “All Because Of You” [Killahurtz Fly Mix]
2006 • Snow Patrol • “Chasing Cars” • Alt. Rock • Eyes Open • “Play Me Like Your Own Hand”

June 07
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Shut Down” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Surfin’ U.S.A. • [B-Side]
1963 • The Rolling Stones • “Come On” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “I Want To Be Loved”
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin’ U.S.A.” [UK] • Surf Rock • Surfin’ U.S.A. • “Shut Down”
1968 • Fleetwood Mac • “Black Magic Woman” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “The Sun Is Shining”
1992 • U2 • “Even Better Than The Real Thing” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Salomé”
1993 • Soul Asylum • “Runaway Train” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Grave Dancer’s Union • “Black Gold” [Live]
1999 • Metallica • “Die, Die My Darling” • Thrash Metal • Garage, Inc. • “Sabbra Cadabra” [Live] / “Mercyful Fate” [Live]