Singles Released This Week (June 20 – 26)

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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 20
1957 • Buddy Holly • “Words Of Love” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues”
1964 • The Beatles • “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “I’ll Cry Instead” • Brit Beat • A Hard Day’s Night • “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”
1974 • Steely Dan • “Pretzel Logic” • Jazz-Rock • Pretzel Logic • “Through With Buzz”
1974 • Queen • “Seven Seas Of Rhye” • Glam Rock • Queen II • “See What a Fool I’ve Been”
1975 • Elton John • “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy • “House Of Cards”
1975 • Natalie Cole • “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” • Dance-Pop • Inseparable • “Joey”
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 • Crowded House • “Better Be Home Soon” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Temple Of Low Men • “Kill Eye”
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 • “(No, No) I’m Losing You” • Soul • Soul Sister • [B-Side]
1965 • Aretha Franklin • “Sweet Bitter Love” • Soul • Soul Sister • “(No, No) I’m Losing You”
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]

June 22
1951 • Hank Williams Sr. • “Hey, Good Lookin'” • Country Classics • [Single] • “My Heart Would Know”
1962 • Sam Cooke • “Bring It On Home To Me” [UK] • Soul • [Single] • [B-Side]
1971 • Elvis Presley • “I’m Leavin'” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single} • “Heart Of Rome”
1973 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “Evil” • Soul-Funk • Head To The Sky • “Clover”
1973 • David Bowie • “Life On Mars?” [UK] • Glam Rock • [Single] • “The Man Who Sold the World”
1973 • David Bowie • “Space Oddity” • Psychedelic Rock • Space Oddity • “The Man Who Sold The World”
1974 • Andy Kim • “Rock Me Gently” • Pop-Rock • Andy Kim • “Rock Me Gently” [Instrumental]
1981 • Foreigner • “Urgent” • Hard Rock • 4 • “Girl On The Moon”
1988 • A-ha • “The Living Daylights” [UK] • New Wave/Synth-Pop • Stay On These Roads • “The Living Daylights” [Instrumental]
1998 • Metallica • “Fuel” • Thrash Metal • Reload • “Sad But True” [Live] / “Nothing Else Matters” Live]
1999 • Christine Aguilera • “Genie In A Bottle” • Dance-Pop • Christine Aguilera • “We’re A Miracle”

June 23
1959 • Elvis Presley • “My Wish Came True” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1959 • Elvis Presley • “A Big Hunk O’ Love” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “My Wish Came True”
1965 • The Contours • “First I Look At The Purse” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Searching For A Girl”
1965 • The Miracles • “The Tracks Of My Tears” • Soul Ballad • Going To A Go-Go • “A Fork In The Road”
1967 • Scott McKenzie • “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Voice Of Scott McKenzie • “What’s The Difference”
1972 • Johnny Nash • “I Can See Clearly Now” • Reggae Pop • I Can See Clearly Now • “How Good It I”
1972 • Electric Light Orchestra • “10538 Overture” [UK] • Prog. Rock • No Answer • “First Movement (Jumping Biz)”
1975 • AC/DC • “High Voltage” • Hard Rock • High Voltage • “Soul Stripper”
1975 • The Amazing Rhythm Aces • “Third Rate Romance” • Southern Rock • Stacked Deck • “Mystery Train”
1975 • Elton John • “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” • Pop-Rock • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy • “House Of Cards”
1978 • Eddie Money • “Two Tickets To Paradise” • Power Pop • Eddie Money • “Don’t Worry”
1979 • Donna Summer • “Bad Girls” • Disco • Bad Girls • “On My Honor”
1980 • Pink Floyd • “Comfortably Numb” • Prog Rock • Delicate Sound Of Thunder • “Hey You”
1980 • The Rolling Stones • “Emotional Rescue” • Dance-Rock • Emotional Rescue • “Down In The Hole”
1986 • Madonna • “Papa Don’t Preach” [UK] • Dance-Pop • True Blue • “Ain’t No Big Deal”
1987 • Madonna • “Who’s That Girl” • Dance-Pop • Who’s That Girl[Sndtrk] • “White Heat”
1988 • Bruce Springsteen • “Tougher Than The Rest” [UK] • Heartland Rock • Tunnel Of Love • “Roulette”
1992 • Sting With Eric Clapton • “It’s Probably Me” • Pop-Rock • Lethal Weapon 3[Sndtrk] • “It’s Probably Me” [Album Edit]
1996 • Matchbox Twenty • “Real World” • Alt. Rock • Yourself Or Someone Like You • “Long Day” [Live] / “3AM” [Live]
2003 • Metallica • “St. Anger” • Thrash Metal • St. Anger • “Commando” / “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World”

June 24
1967 • The Who • “Pictures Of Lily” • Power Pop • [Single] • “Doctor, Doctor”
1967 • Jefferson Airplane • “White Rabbit” • Psychedelic Rock • Surrealistic Pillow • “Plastic Fantastic Lover”
1972 • Neil Young & Graham Nash With The Stray Gators • “War Song” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “The Needle And The Damage Done”
1974 • Lynyrd Skynyrd • “Sweet Home Alabama” • Southern Rock • Second Helping • “Take Your Time”
1974 • The Doobie Brothers • “Eyes Of Silver” • Pop-Rock • What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits • “You Just Can’t Stop It”
1977 • Heart • “Barracuda” [UK] • Adult Contemporary • Little Queen • “Cry To Me”
1985 • Dire Straits • “Money For Nothing” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Brothers In Arms • “Love Over Gold” [Live]
1997 • Sister Hazel • “All For You” • Indie Rock/Jangle Pop • Somewhere More Familiar • “Happy”
1997 • Shawn Colvin • “Sunny Came Home” • Folk-Rock • A Few Small Repairs • “What I Get Paid For”

June 25
1963 • The Temptations • “Farewell My Love” • Soul • [Single] • “May I Have This Dance”
1970 • The Supremes • “Everybody’s Got The Right To Love” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “But I Love You More”
1971 • The Who • “Won’t Get Fooled Again” [UK] • Hard Rock • Who’s Next • “I Don’t Even Know Myself”
1980 • Diana Ross • “Upside Down” • Disco • Diana • “Friend To Friend”
2007 • Rush • “The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum)” • Prog/Art Rock • Snakes & Arrows • [None]

June 26
1964 • Nashville Teens • “Tobacco Road” [UK] • Garage Rock • Tobacco Road • “I Like It Like That”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “It’s All Over Now” [UK] • Blues-Rock • 12 X 5 • “Good Times, Bad Times”
1976 • Peter Frampton • “Baby, I Love Your Way” [Live]• Arena Rock • Frampton Comes Alive! • “It’s A Plain Shame” [Live]
1979 • The Clash • “Gates Of The West” • Punk-Rock • The Cost Of Living • “Groovy Times”
1982 • The Go-Go’s • “Vacation” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Vacation • “Beatnik Beach”
1990 • Madonna • “Hanky Panky” • Dance-Pop • I’m Breathless • “More”
2000 • Metallica • “I Disappear” • Thrash Metal • Mission: Impossible II[Sndtrk] • “I Disappear” [Instrumental]

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