Singles Released This Week (June 10 – 16)

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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).


June 10
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Hard Headed Woman” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • King Creole • “Don’t Ask Me Why”
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t Ask Me Why” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • King Creole • [B-Side]
1960 • Johnny Kidd & The Pirates • “Shakin’ All Over” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby”
1963 • Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas • “Do You Want To Know A Secret” • Mersey Beat • [Single] • “I’ll Be On My Way”
1966 • Bob Dylan • “I Want You” • Folk-Rock • Blonde On Blonde • “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” [Live]
1968 • The Mamas & The Papas • “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” • Pop-Folk • The Papas & The Mamas • “Midnight Voyage”
1974 • Elton John • “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” • Pop-Rock • Caribou • “Sick City”
1975 • KC & The Sunshine Band • “That’s The Way (I Like It)” • Disco • KC & The Sunshine Band • “What Makes You Happy”
1977 • Jimmy Buffett • “Margaritaville” [UK] • Gulf and Western • Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes • “Miss You So Badly”
1982 • The Clash • “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” • Punk-Rock • Combat Rock • “Inoculated City”
1991 • Crowded House • “Chocolate Cake” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Woodface • “Sure As I Am”

June 11
1957 • Elvis Presley • “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Loving You • “Loving You”
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Loving You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Loving You, Vol. I • “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear”
1963 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Louie, Louie” • Garage Rock • Here They Come! • “Night Train”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Save Your Heart For Me” • Pop-Rock • A Session With Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Without A Word Of Warning”
1965 • The Marvelettes • “I’ll Keep Holding On” [UK] • Soul • [Single] • “No Time For Tears”
1965 • The Fortunes • “You’ve Got Your Troubles” [UK] • Harmony Beat • The Fortunes • “I’ve Gotta Go”
1965 • Peter & Gordon • “To Know You Is To Love You” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “I Told You So”
1970 • The Spinners • “It’s A Shame” • Soul – Pop • 2nd Time Around • “Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music”
1970 • The Spinners • “Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music” • Soul • 2nd Time Around • [B-Side]
1971 • Chicago • “Beginnings” • Jazz-Rock • [Single] • “Colour My World”
1971 • The Supremes & Four Tops • “River Deep, Mountain High” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Magnificent 7 • “It’s Got To Be A Miracle (This Thing Called Love)”
1971 • Janis Joplin • “Cry Baby” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Pearl • “Mercedes Benz”
1976 • The Carpenters • “Goofus” • Soft Pop • A Kind Of Hush • “Boat To Sail”
1976 • Wild Cherry • “Play That Funky Music” • Funk • Wild Cherry • “The Lady Wants Your Money”
1982 • The Clash • “Rock The Casbah” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Combat Rock • “Long Time Jerk”
1984 • The Bluebells • “Young At Heart” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Tender Mercy”
1985 • R.E.M. • “Can’t Get There From Here” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Fables Of The Reconstruction • “Bandwagon”
1995 • The Human League • “Filling Up With Heaven” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Octopus • “John Cleese: Is He Funny?”

June 12
1963 • The Supremes • “A Breath Taking Guy” • Soul-Pop • Where Did Or Love Go • “(The Man With The) Rock And Roll Banjo Band”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)” • Britbeat • The Rolling Stones (England’s Newest Hit Makers) • “I Just Want To Make Love To You”
1965 • The Zombies • “I Want You Back Again” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Remember When I Loved Her”
1970 • David Bowie • “Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 1)” [UK] • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 2)”
1970 • The Kinks • “Lola” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One • “Mindless Child Of Motherhood”
1971 • The Rolling Stones • “Wild Horses” • Power Ballad • Sticky Fingers • “Sway”
1972 • Paul Simon • “Duncan” • Folk-Pop • Paul Simon • “Run That Body Down”
1978 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “I’ve Had Enough” • Synth Pop • London Town • “Deliver Your Children”
1978 • Nick Gilder • “Hot Child In The City” • Power Pop • City Nights • “Backstreet Noise”
1979 • The Cars • “Let’s Go” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Candy-O • “That’s It”
1981 • The Go-Go’s • “Our Lips Are Sealed” • New Wave Power Pop • Beauty And The Beat • “Surfing And Spying”
1981 • The Specials • “Ghost Town” • Ska • Ghost Town • “Why? / Friday Night, Saturday Morning”
1981 • The Carpenters • “Touch Me When We’re Dancing” [UK] • Soft Pop • Made In America • “Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)”
1988 • Crowded House • “Better Be Home Soon” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Temple Of Low Men • “Kill Eye”
1999 • Blondie • “Nothing Is Real But The Girl” [UK] • Alt. Dance-Rock • No Exit • “Nothing Is Real But The Girl” [Remix]
2001 • U2 • “Elevation” • Alt. Pop-Rock • All That You Can’t Leave Behind • “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town”
2012 • Matchbox Twenty • “She’s So Mean” • Alt. Rock • North • [None]

June 13
1961 • The Lettermen • “The Way You Look Tonight” • Jazz-Pop • A Song For Young Love • “That’s My Desire”
1966 • The Byrds • “5 D (Fifth Dimension)” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • “Captain Soul” [Instrumental]
1966 • The Byrds • “Captain Soul” • Folk-Rock • Fifth Dimension • [B-Side]
1967 • The Temptations • “I’ve Been Good To You” • Soul Ballad • Gettin’ Ready • [B-Side]
1967 • Marvin Gaye • “Your Unchanging Love” • Soul-Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “I’ll Take Care Of You”
1967 • The Temptations • “You’re My Everything” • Soul-Pop • With A Lot O’ Soul • ” I’ve Been Good To You”
1970 • Bread • “Make It With You” • Soft Rock • On The Waters • “Why Do You Keep Me Waiting”
1975 • Kiss • “Rock And Roll All Nite” [UK] • Hard Rock • Dressed To Kill • “Anything For My Baby”
1981 • Depeche Mode • “New Life” [UK] • Synth-Pop • Speak & Spell • “Shout!”
1982 • Stevie Wonder • “Ribbon In The Sky” • Pop-R&B • Original Musiquarium • “Black Orchid”
1988 • George Harrison • “This Is Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Breath Away From Heaven”
1988 • Pink Floyd • “One Slip” [UK] • Prog Rock • A Momentary Lapse Of Reason • “Terminal Frost”
1989 • U2 • “All I Want Is You” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Rattle And Hum • “Unchained Melody”
1995 • Del Amitri • “Roll To Me” • AA Pop-Rock • Twisted • “Long Way Down” / “Scared to Live” / “Someone Else Will”
2005 • Green Day • “Wake Me Up When September Ends” [UK] • Punk Rock • American Idiot • “Give Me Novacaine” [Live]

June 14
1965 • The Byrds • “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better” • Folk-Rock • Mr. Tambourine Man • [B-Side]
1965 • The Byrds • “All I Really Want To Do” • Folk-Rock • Mr. Tambourine Man • “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better”
1968 • The 5th Dimension • “Ticket To Ride” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Magic Garden • “Orange Fair”
1968 • The Doors • “The Unknown Soldier” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Waiting For The Sun • “We Could Be So Good Together”
1972 • Poco • “Good Feeling To Know” • Country-Rock • A Good Feelin’ To Know • “Early Times”
1974 • David Bowie • “Diamond Dogs” [UK] • Proto Punk • Diamond Dogs • “Holy, Holy”
1975 • Janis Ian • “At Seventeen” • Soft Rock Ballad • Between The Lines • “Stars”
1988 • Pat Benatar • “All Fired Up” • Hard Rock • Wide Awake In Dreamland • “Cool Zero”

June 15
1959 • Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano • “Let’s Talk About Us” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “The Ballad Of Billy Joe”
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “Nobody I Know” • Merseybeat • [Single] • “You Don’t Have To Tell Me”
1968 • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “Suzie Q” • Folk-Rock • Creedence Clearwater Revival • “Suzie Q (Part Two)”
1973 • Marvin Gaye • “Let’s Get It On” • Soul-Funk • Let’s Get It On • “I Wish It Would Rain”
1973 • The Carpenters • “Yesterday Once More” [UK] • Soft Pop • Now & Then • “Road Ode”
1974 • Paper Lace • “The Night Chicago Died” • AM Pop • Paper Lace • “Can You Get It When You Want It”
1974 • 10cc • “The Wall Street Shuffle” • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • “Gismo My Way”
1975 • Jim Croce • “I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song” [UK] • Folk-Pop • I Got A Name • “Salon And Saloon”
1979 • The Cure • “Boys Don’t Cry” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Plastic Passion”
1979 • Rickie Lee Jones • “Chuck E.’s In Love” [UK] • Jazz-Pop • Rickie Lee Jones • “On Saturday Afternoons In 1963”
1980 • Christopher Cross • “Sailing” • Pop-Rock • Christopher Cross • “Poor Shirley”
1986 • Berlin • “Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From Top Gun)” • L. A. New Wave • Count Three And Pray • “Radar Radio”
1987 • Guns N’ Roses • “It’s So Easy” [UK] • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Mr. Brownstone”
1992 • Dire Straits • “The Bug” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • On Every Street • “Twisting By The Pool”

June 16
1962 • The Isley Brothers • “Twist And Shout” • Soul-Funk • Twist & Shout! • “Spanish Twist” [The I. B. Special]
1965 • Peter & Gordon • “To Know You Is To Love You” • Merseybeat • True Love Ways • “I Told You So”
1967 • The Monkees • “Alternate Title” [“Randy Scouse Git”][UK] • Pop-Rock • Headquarters • “Forget That Girl”
1967 • Pink Floyd • “See Emily Play” [UK] • Prog Rock • [Single] • “The Scarecrow”
1969 • The Beach Boys • “Break Away” • Pop-Rock • 20/20 • “Celebrate The News”
1972 • The Who • “Join Together” [UK] • British Rock • [Single] • “Baby Don’t You Do It”
1972 • Steely Dan • “Dallas” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • [Single] • “Sail The Waterway”
1978 • Jackson Browne • “Stay” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Running On Empty • “Rosie”
1978 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “I’ve Had Enough” [UK] • Synth Pop • London Town • “Deliver Your Children”
1980 • J. Geils Band • “Just Can’t Wait” • Power Pop • Love Stinks • “No Anchovies, Please”
1985 • Patti LaBelle • “Stir It Up” • Dance-Funk • Beverly Hills Cop[Sndtrk] • “The Discovery” [Harold Faltermeyer]
1987 • Grateful Dead • “Touch Of Grey” • Pop-Rock • In The Dark • “My Brother Esau”
1992 • Madonna • “This Used To Be My Playground” • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “This Used To Be My Playground” [Long Version]
2003 • Black Eyed Peas • “Where Is The Love?” • Dance-Pop-Rap • Elephunk • “Somethin’ for That Ass” / “What’s Goin Down”

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