Singles Released This Week (June 15 – 21)

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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 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”
1973 • Marvin Gaye • “Let’s Get It On” • Soul-Funk • Let’s Get It On • “I Wish It Would Rain”
1973 • Carpenters • “Yesterday Once More” [UK] • Soft Pop • Now & Then • “Road Ode”
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 • Boys Don’t Cry • “Plastic Passion”
1979 • Rickie Lee Jones • “Chuck E.’s In Love” [UK] • Jazz-Pop • Rickie Lee Jones • “On Saturday Afternoons In 1963”
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 • Steely Dan • “Dallas” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • [Single] • “Sail The Waterway”
1972 • The Who • “Join Together” [UK] • British Rock • [Single] • “Baby Don’t You Do It”
1978 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “I’ve Had Enough” [UK] • Synth Pop • London Town • “Deliver Your Children”
1985 • Patti LaBelle • “Stir It Up” • Dance-Funk • Beverly Hills Cop[Sndtrk] • “The Discovery” [Harold Faltermeyer]
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
1964 • The Supremes • “Where Did Our Love Go” • Soul-Pop • Where Did Our Love Go • “He Means The World To Me”
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”
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”
1985 • Huey Lewis & The News • “The Power Of Love” • Pop-Rock • Back To The Future [Sndtrk] • “Bad Is Bad”
1985 • Bryan Adams • “Summer Of ’69” • Uptempo Rock • Reckless • “The Best Was Yet To Come”
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 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “That’s The Way Of The World” • Soul-Funk • That’s The Way Of The World • “Africano”
1975 • Queen • “You’re My Best Friend” [UK] • Glam Rock Ballad • A Night At The Opera • “’39”
1976 • Led Zeppelin • “Candy Store Rock” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Presence • “Royal Orleans”
1984 • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds • “In The Ghetto” • Blue-Eyed Soul • From Her To Eternity • “The Moon Is In The Gutter”
1984 • The Human League • “Life On Your Own” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Hysteria • “The World Tonight”
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”

June 19
1953 • Ray Charles • “Mess Around” • Rock n Soul • [Single] • “Funny (But I Still Love You)”
1961 • Chubby Checker • “Let’s Twist Again” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”
1964 • The Animals • “The House Of The Rising Sun” [UK] • Blues-Rock • The Animals • “Talkin’ ‘Bout You”
1967 • Jimi Hendrix • “Purple Haze” • Psychedelic Rock • Are You Experienced? • “The Wind Cries Mary”
1970 • Yes • “Sweet Dreams” [UK] • Prog Rock • Time And A Word • “Dear Father”
1970 • Elton John • “Rock And Roll Madonna” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Grey Seal”
1972 • Carpenters • “Goodbye To Love” • Soft Rock • A Song For You • “Crystal Lullaby”
1981 • Hall & Oates • “You Make My Dreams” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect)”
1991 • The Kinks • “Better Things” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Give The People What They Want • “Massive Reductions”

June 20
1957 • Buddy Holly • “Words Of Love” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues”
1964 • The Beatles • “I’ll Cry Instead” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”
1964 • The Beatles • “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • [B-Side]
1974 • Queen • “Seven Seas Of Rhye” • Glam Rock • Queen II • “See What a Fool I’ve Been”
1974 • Steely Dan • “Pretzel Logic” • Jazz-Rock • Pretzel Logic • “Through With Buzz”
1975 • Natalie Cole • “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” • Dance-Pop • Inseparable • “Joey”
1975 • Elton John • “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy • “House Of Cards”
1980 • The Rolling Stones • “Emotional Rescue” [UK] • Dance-Rock • Emotional Rescue • “Down In The Hole”
1986 • Steve Winwood • “Higher Love” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Back In The High Life • “And I Go”
1987 • Los Lobos • “La Bamba” • Chicano Roots Rock • La Bamba (Sndtrk) • “Chalena”
1988 • Patti Smith • “People Have The Power” [UK] • Heartland Rock • Dream Of Life • “Wild Leaves”
1989 • The B-52’s • “Love Shack” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Cosmic Thing • “Channel Z”
1993 • Aerosmith • “Cryin'” • Power Ballad • Get A Grip • “Walk On Down”
2014 • Metallica • “Lords Of Summer” • Nu Metal • Hard Wired…To Self-Destruct • “Lords Of Summer” [Live]

June 21
1955 • Johnny Cash • “Cry! Cry! Cry!” • Country-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1955 • Johnny Cash • “Hey, Porter” • Country-Rock • [Single] • “Cry! Cry! Cry!”
1965 • Aretha Franklin • “Sweet Bitter Love” • Soul • Soul Sister • “(No, No) I’m Losing You”
1965 • Aretha Franklin • “(No, No) I’m Losing You” • Soul • Soul Sister • [B-Side]
1968 • Deep Purple • “Hush” [UK] • Heavy Metal • Shades Of Deep Purple • “One More Rainy Day”
1976 • The Bee Gees • “You Should Be Dancing” • Disco • Children Of The World • “Subway”
1976 • Elton John & Kiki Dee • “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” • Pop Duet • [Single] • “Snow Queen”
1991 • Guns N’ Roses • “You Could Be Mine” • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “Civil War”
2010 • Pearl Jam • “Amongst The Waves” • Grunge Rock • Backspacer • “The End”
2013 • Blondie • “A Rose By Any Name” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Ghosts Of Download • [None]