Singles Released This Week (June 7 – 13)

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: (L-R) Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and James Hetfield of Metallica perform on Lands End stage during the 2017 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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 07
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin’ U.S.A.” [UK] • Surf Rock • Surfin’ U.S.A. • “Shut Down”
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Shut Down” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Surfin’ U.S.A. • [B-Side]
1963 • The Rolling Stones • “Come On” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “I Want To Be Loved”
1968 • Fleetwood Mac • “Black Magic Woman” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “The Sun Is Shining”
1992 • U2 • “Even Better Than The Real Thing” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Salomé”
1993 • Soul Asylum • “Runaway Train” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Grave Dancer’s Union • “Black Gold” [Live]
1999 • Metallica • “Die, Die My Darling” • Thrash Metal • Garage, Inc. • “Sabbra Cadabra” [Live] / “Mercyful Fate” [Live]

June 08
1964 • Jan & Dean • “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena” • Hot Rod Pop • The Little Old Lady From Pasadena • “My Mighty G.T.O.”
1964 • The Ventures • “Walk, Don’t Run (’64)” • Rock ‘n’ Roll Instrumental • Walk, Don’t Run, Vol. 2 • “The Cruel Sea”
1964 • The Marvelettes • “You’re My Remedy” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “A Little Bit Of Sympathy, A Little Bit Of Love”
1966 • Elvis Presley • “Love Letters” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “Come What May”
1966 • Elvis Presley • “Come What May” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • [B-Side]
1966 • The Yardbirds • “Over, Under, Sideways, Down” • Blues Rock • Over Under Sideways Down • “Jeff’s Boogie”
1967 • The Elgins • “It’s Been A Long Time” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “I Understand My Man”
1968 • The Monkees • “D. W. Washburn” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “It’s Nice To Be With You”
1985 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Make It Better (Forget About Me)” • Album Rock • Southern Accents • “Cracking Up”
1987 • Genesis • “Throwing It All Away” [UK] • Prog Rock • Invisible Touch • “I’d Rather Be You”
1993 • Blind Melon • “No Rain” • Alt. Folk-Rock • Blind Melon • “Tones Of Home”
1993 • Billy Idol • “Shock To The System” • Hard Rock • Cyberpunk • “Heroin”
1999 • Pearl Jam • “Last Kiss” • Grunge Rock • [Single] • “Soldier Of Love”

June 09
1967 • Episode Six • “Morning Dew” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Sunshine Girl”
1970 • Edwin Starr • “War” • Soul-Funk • War & Peace • “He Who Picks A Rose”
1977 • The Emotions • “Best Of My Love” • Smooth Soul • Rejoice • “A Feeling Is”
1981 • Carpenters • “Touch Me When We’re Dancing” • Soft Pop • Made In America • “Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)”
1989 • Prince • “Batdance” • Dance-Pop • Batman[Sndtrk] • “200 Balloons”

June 10
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t Ask Me Why” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • King Creole • [B-Side]
1958 • Elvis Presley • “Hard Headed Woman” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • King Creole • “Don’t Ask Me Why”
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”
1982 • The Clash • “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” • Punk-Rock • Combat Rock • “Inoculated City”

June 11
1957 • Elvis Presley • “Loving You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Loving You, Vol. I • [B-Side]
1957 • Elvis Presley • “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Loving You • “Loving You”
1963 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Louie, Louie” • Garage Rock • Here They Come! • “Night Train”
1965 • The Marvelettes • “I’ll Keep Holding On” [UK] • Soul • [Single] • “No Time For Tears”
1965 • Peter & Gordon • “To Know You Is To Love You” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “I Told You So”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Save Your Heart For Me” • Pop-Rock • A Session With Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Without A Word Of Warning”
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)”
1976 • 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” • Punk-Rock • Combat Rock • “Long Time Jerk”
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 Breathtaking 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 • 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 Specials • “Ghost Town” • Ska • Ghost Town • “Why?” / “Friday Night, Saturday Morning”
1981 • The Go-Go’s • “Our Lips Are Sealed” • New Wave Power Pop • Beauty And The Beat • “Surfing And Spying”
1981 • Carpenters • “Touch Me When We’re Dancing” [UK] • Soft Pop • Made In America • “Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)”
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 • 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”
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]

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