Singles Released This Week (June 12 – 18)

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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).


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”
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)”
1971 • The Rolling Stones • “Wild Horses” • Power Ballad • Sticky Fingers • “Sway”
1972 • Paul Simon • “Duncan” • Folk-Pop • Paul Simon • “Run That Body Down”
1978 • Nick Gilder • “Hot Child In The City” • Power Pop • City Nights • “Backstreet Noise”
1978 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “I’ve Had Enough” • Synth Pop • London Town • “Deliver Your Children”
1979 • The Cars • “Let’s Go” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Candy-O • “That’s It”
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)”
1981 • The Go-Go’s • “Our Lips Are Sealed” • New Wave Power Pop • Beauty And The Beat • “Surfing And Spying”
1988 • Crowded House • “Better Be Home Soon” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Temple Of Low Men • “Kill Eye”
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”
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”
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 • 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”
1967 • The Temptations • “I’ve Been Good To You” • Soul Ballad • Gettin’ Ready • [B-Side]
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 • “All I Really Want To Do” • Folk-Rock • Mr. Tambourine Man • “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better”
1965 • The Byrds • “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better” • Folk-Rock • Mr. Tambourine Man • [B-Side]
1968 • The 5th Dimension • “Ticket To Ride” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Magic Garden • “Orange Fair”
1970 • Grateful Dead • “Uncle John’s Band” • Folk-Rock • Workingman’s Dead • “New Speedway Boogie”
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”

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 • The Carpenters • “Yesterday Once More” [UK] • Soft Pop • Now & Then • “Road Ode”
1973 • Marvin Gaye • “Let’s Get It On” • Soul-Funk • Let’s Get It On • “I Wish It Would Rain”
1974 • 10cc • “The Wall Street Shuffle” • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • “Gismo My Way”
1974 • Paper Lace • “The Night Chicago Died” • AM Pop • Paper Lace • “Can You Get It When You Want It”
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”

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 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “I’ve Had Enough” [UK] • Synth Pop • London Town • “Deliver Your Children”
1978 • Jackson Browne • “Stay” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Running On Empty • “Rosie”
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”

June 17
1963 • Wayne Newton And The Newton Brothers • “Danke Schoen” • Pop Standard • Danke Schoen • “Better Now Than Later”
1964 • The Supremes • “Where Did Our Love Go” • Soul-Pop • Where Did Our Love Go • “He Means The World To Me”
1966 • Wimple Winch • “Save My Soul” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Everybody’s Worried ‘Bout Tomorrow”
1966 • The Zombies • “Indication” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “How We Were Before”
1966 • The Hollies • “Bus Stop” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Bus Stop • “Don’t Run And Hide”
1966 • The Association • “Along Comes Mary” [UK] • Sunshine Pop • And Then…Along Comes The Association • “Your Own Love”
1969 • Elvis Presley • “Clean Up Your Own Backyard” • Pop • [Single] • “The Fair Is Moving On”
1970 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Do You See My Love (For You Growing)” • Soul • A Gasssss • “Groove And Move”
1971 • The Who • “Won’t Get Fooled Again” • Hard Rock • Who’s Next • “I Don’t Even Know Myself”
1976 • Blondie • “X Offender” • New Wave Post-Punk • Blondie • “In The Sun”
1978 • The Clash • “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais” [UK] • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “The Prisoner”
1978 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “I Need To Know” • Album Rock • You’re Gonna Get It! • “No Second Thoughts”
1979 • Bruce Woolley • “Video Killed the Radio Star” [UK] • Power Pop • English Garden • “Get Away. William”
1985 • Bryan Adams • “Summer Of ’69” • Uptempo Rock • Reckless • “The Best Was Yet To Come”
1985 • Huey Lewis & The News • “The Power Of Love” • Pop-Rock • Back To The Future[Sndtrk] • “Bad Is Bad”
1991 • The Moody Blues • “Say It With Love” [UK] • Prog Rock • Keys Of The Kingdom • “Lean On Me (Tonight)”
1997 • Sugar Ray • “Fly” • Rock-Ska Fusion • Floored • “Fly” [Acapella]
1997 • Third Eye Blind • “Semi-Charmed Life” • Post-Grunge • Third Eye Blind • “Tattoo Of The Sun”

June 18
1963 • Elvis Presley • “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Please Don’t Drag That String Around”
1965 • Marvin Gaye • “Pretty Little Baby” • Soul • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) • “Now That You’ve Won Me”
1971 • The Rolling Stones • “Street Fighting Man” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Beggars Banquet • “Surprise Surprise”
1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Live And Let Die” • Symphonic Rock • Live And Let Die[Sndtrk] • “I Lie Around”
1975 • Queen • “You’re My Best Friend” [UK] • Glam Rock Ballad • A Night At The Opera • “’39”
1975 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “That’s The Way Of The World” • Soul-Funk • That’s The Way Of The World • “Africano”
1976 • Led Zeppelin • “Candy Store Rock” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Presence • “Royal Orleans”
1979 • The Knack • “My Sharona” • Power Pop • Get The Knack • “Let Me Out”
1982 • Roxy Music • “Avalon” [UK] • Prog Rock • Avalon • “Always Unknowing”
1982 • Elvis Costello • “You Little Fool” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Imperial Bedroom • “Big Sister” / “The Stamping Ground”
1984 • The Human League • “Life On Your Own” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Hysteria • “The World Tonight”
1984 • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds • “In The Ghetto” • Blue-Eyed Soul • From Her To Eternity • “The Moon Is In The Gutter”
1986 • David Lee Roth • “Yankee Rose” • Hard Rock • Eat ‘Em And Smile • “Shyboy”
1991 • Van Halen • “Poundcake” • Heavy Metal • For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge • “Pleasure Dome”

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