Singles Released This Week (June 28 – July 4)

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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 28
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Voices In The Sky” [UK] • Prog Rock • In Search Of The Lost Chord • “Dr. Livingstone, I Presume”
1968 • The Small Faces • “The Universal” [UK] • Psychedelic Folk • [Single] • “Donkey Rides, A Penny, A Glass”
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Some Things You Never Get Used To” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “You’ve Been So Wonderful To Me”
1973 • America • “Muskrat Love” • Soft Rock • Hat Trick • “Cornwall Blank”
1974 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Band On The Run” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Band On The Run • “Zoo Gang”
1974 • Andy Kim • “Rock Me Gently” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Andy Kim • “Rock Me Gently” [Instrumental]
1986 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Rumbleseat” • Roots Rock • Scarecrow • “Cold Sweat”
1988 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Perfect World” • Pop-Rock • Small World • “Slammin'”
1993 • Kim Wilde • “If I Can’t Have You” [UK] • Disco • [Single] • “Never Felt So Alive”
1993 • Michael Jackson • “Will You Be There” • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Will You Be There” [Instrumental]
1999 • R.E.M. • “Suspicion” • Electro-Pop • Up • “Perfect Circle”

June 29
1960 • Buddy Holly • “True Love Ways” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “That Makes It Tough”
1962 • The Contours • “Do You Love Me” • Rock ‘n’ Soul • Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) • “Move Mr. Man”
1967 • Dusty Springfield • “The Look Of Love” • Jazz-Pop • [Single] • “Give Me Time (L’Amore Se Ne Va)”
1973 • Bay City Rollers • “Saturday Night” [UK] • Power Pop • [Single] • “Hey! C.B.”
1979 • Supertramp • “Breakfast In America” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Breakfast in America • “Gone Hollywood”
1979 • David Bowie • “D.J.” [UK] • Funk-Rock • Lodger • “Repetition”
1981 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me)” • Album Rock • Hard Promises • “Gator On The Lawn”
1986 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Doing It All For My Baby” • Pop-Rock • Fore! • “Naturally”
1987 • Bananarama • “I Heard A Rumor” • New Wave Dance-Pop • Wow! • “Clean Cut Boy”
1987 • Peter Gabriel • “Red Rain” [UK] • Prog Rock • So • “GA-GA” [“I Go Swimming” Instrumental]
1989 • Richard Marx • “Right Here Waiting” • AA Pop-Rock • Repeat Offender • “Wait For The Sunrise”

June 30
1970 • Chicago • “25 Or 6 To 4” • Jazz-Rock • Chicago II • “Where Do We Go From Here”
1972 • The Supremes • “Automatically Sunshine” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “Precious Little Things”
1978 • The Human League • “Being Boiled” [UK] • Electro-Synth-Pop • [Single] • “Circus Of Death”
1978 • Genesis • “The Day The Light Went Out” [UK] • Prog Rock • And Then There Were Three • [B-Side]
1978 • Genesis • “Many Too Many” [UK] • Prog Rock • And Then There Were Three • “The Day The Light Went Out” / “Vancouver”

July 01
1963 • The Marvelettes • “My Daddy Knows Best” • Soul-Pop • The Marvelous Marvelettes • “Tie A String Around Your Finger”
1966 • Donovan • “Sunshine Superman” • Folk-Rock • Sunshine Superman • “The Trip”
1969 • Bob Dylan • “Lay, Lady, Lay” • Folk-Rock • Nashville Skyline • “Peggy Day”
1969 • The Rascals • “People Got To Be Free” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Freedom Suite • “My World”
1983 • Laura Branigan • “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” • Pop-Rock • Branigan 2 • “Mama”
1989 • Cher • “If I Could Turn Back Time” • Pop-Rock • Heart Of Stone • “Some Guys”
1991 • Pearl Jam • “Alive” • Grunge Rock • Ten • “Once” / “Wash”
1994 • Ace Of Base • “Don’t Turn Around” [UK] • Europop • Happy Nation • “Don’t Turn Around” [Stretch Version] / “Young And Proud”
1996 • Hootie & The Blowfish • “Tucker’s Town” • Pop-Rock • Fairweather Johnson • “Araby”
1997 • 10,000 Maniacs • “More Than This” • Folk-Rock • Love Among The Ruins • “More Than This” [Radio Edit] / “Beyond The Blue”

July 02
1961 • The Drifters • “Sweets For My Sweet” • Soul • [Single] • “Loneliness Or Happiness”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “Heart Full Of Soul” • Raga Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Steeled Blues”
1966 • The Capitols • “Cool Jerk” • Soul • Dance The Cool Jerk • “Hello Stranger”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Lady Jane” • Baroque Pop • Aftermath • [B-Side]
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Mother’s Little Helper” • Blues-Rock • Flowers • “Lady Jane”
1971 • T. Rex • “Get It On” [UK] • Glam Rock • Electric Warrior • “There Was A Time”
1973 • Grand Funk Railroad • “We’re An American Band” • Blues-Rock • We’re An American Band • “Creepin'”
1976 • Elton John & Kiki Dee • “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” [UK] • Pop Duet • [Single] • “Snow Queen”
1977 • Donna Summer • “I Feel Love” • Disco/Electro-Dance • I Remember Yesterday • “Can’t We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)”
1978 • Donna Summer • “Last Dance” • Disco • [Single] • “With Your Love”
1984 • Laura Branigan • “The Lucky One” • Pop-Rock • Self Control • “Breaking Out”
1984 • A Flock Of Seagulls • “The More You Love, The More You Live” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Story Of A Young Heart • “Lost Control (Totally)”
1984 • Cyndi Lauper • “She Bop” • Pop-Rock • She’s So Unusual • “Witness”
1986 • Metallica • “Master Of Puppets” • Thrash Metal • Master Of Puppets • “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” [Edit]

July 03
1964 • The Who (The High Numbers) • “Zoot Suit” [UK] • Brit R&B • [Single] • “I’m The Face”
1964 • The Merseybeats • “Wishin’ And Hopin'” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “Milkman”
1969 • Chicago • “Questions 67 & 68” • Jazz-Rock • Chicago Transit Authority • “Listen”
1969 • Fairport Convention • “Si Tu Dois Partir” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Unhalfbricking • “Genesis Hall”
1970 • Chicago • “25 Or 6 To 4” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • Chicago II • “Where Do We Go From Here”
1982 • The Jam • “Just Who Is The 5 O’Clock Hero?” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • The Gift • “War” / “The Great Depression”
1983 • Elton John • “I’m Still Standing” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Too Low For Zero • “Earn While You Learn”
1995 • The Rolling Stones • “I Go Wild” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Voodoo Lounge • “I Go Wild” [Scott Litt Remix]

July 04
1966 • The Lovin’ Spoonful • “Summer In The City” • Folk-Rock • Hums Of The Lovin’ Spoonful • “Butchie’s Tune”
1969 • The Rolling Stones • “Honky Tonk Women” [UK] • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
1969 • John Lennon • “Give Peace A Chance” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Remember Love”
1969 • Yes • “Sweetness” [UK] • Prog Rock • Yes • “Something’s Coming”
1980 • Diana Ross • “Upside Down” [UK] • Disco • Diana • “Friend To Friend”
1986 • Run-D.M.C. • “Walk This Way” • Funk-Rap • Raising Hell • “King Of Rock”
1987 • Michael Jackson • “Liberian Girl” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Girlfriend”
1995 • Deep Blue Something • “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” • Alt Rock/Jangle Pop • Home • “A Water Prayer” / “Sun”
2000 • Matchbox Twenty • “Bent” • Alt. Rock • Mad Season • “Push”

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