Singles Released This Week (May 11 – 17)

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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).


May 11
1964 • The Beach Boys • “I Get Around” • Hot Rod Pop • All Summer Long • “Don’t Worry Baby”
1964 • The Beach Boys • “Don’t Worry Baby” • Pop Ballad • Shut Down, Vol. 2 • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “Please Mr. Postman” • Brit Beat • [Single] • [B-Side]
1964 • The Beatles • “Roll Over Beethoven” • Brit Beat • Four By The Beatles[EP] • “All My Loving” / “This Boy” / “Please, Mr. Postman”
1965 • The Marvelettes • “I’ll Keep Holding On” • Soul • [Single] • “No Time For Tears”
1967 • The Supremes • “The Happening” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “All I Know About You”
1968 • Richard Harris • “MacArthur Park” • Baroque Pop • A Tramp Shining • “Didn’t We?”
1970 • The Beatles • “The Long And Winding Road” • Pop-Rock • Let It Be • “For You Blue”
1971 • The Supremes And Four Tops • “You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart” • Soul-Pop • The Return of the Magnificent 7 • “I’m Glad About It”
1973 • Bruce Springsteen • “Spirit In The Night” • Heartland Rock • Greetings From Asbury Park, New Jersey • “For You”
1974 • Three Dog Night • “Shambala” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Cyan • “Our ‘B’ Side”
1979 • George Harrison • “Love Comes To Everyone” • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Soft Touch”
1981 • George Harrison • “All Those Years Ago” • Pop-Rock • Somewhere In England • “Writing’s On The Wall”
1982 • Men At Work • “Who Can It Be Now?” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Business As Usual • “Anyone For Tennis” [Instrumental]
1984 • John Lennon • “Borrowed Time” • Calypso-Pop • Milk & Honey • “Your Hands”
1985 • Phil Collins • “Sussudio” • Dance-Funk • No Jacket Required • “I Like The Way”
1992 • The Cure • “Friday I’m In Love” • Pop-Rock • Wish • “Halo”


May 12
1965 • Cher • “All I Really Want To Do” • Pop-Rock • All I Really Want To Do • “I’m Gonna Love You”
1967 • Procol Harum • “Whiter Shade Of Pale” [UK] • Prog Rock • Procol Harum • “Lime Street Blues”
1972 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Mary Had A Little Lamb” [UK] • Pop/Children’s • [Single] • “Little Woman In Love”
1980 • Billy Joel • “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me” • Pop-Rock • Glass Houses • “Through The Long Night”
1987 • Janet Jackson • “The Pleasure Principle” • Dance-Pop • Control • “Fast Girls”
1988 • George Harrison • “This Is Love” • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Breath Away From Heaven”
1994 • Elton John • “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” • Pop-Rock • Can You Feel The Love Tonight • “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” [Instrumental]
2003 • George Harrison • “Any Road” [UK] • Country-Rock • Brainwashed • “Marwa Blues”


May 13
1965 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Do The Boomerang” • Soul • Shotgun • “Tune Up”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “Paint It, Black” [UK] • Raga Rock • Aftermath • “Long Long While”
1966 • The Supremes • “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Supremes A Go-Go • “He’s All I Got”
1967 • The Grass Roots • “Let’s Live For Today” • Pop-Rock • Let’s Live For Today • “Depressed Feeling”
1967 • Scott McKenzie • “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)” • Folk-Pop • Voice Of Scott McKenzie • “What’s The Difference”
1968 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “Yester Love” • Soul – Pop • Special Occasion • “Much Better Off”
1972 • Tanya Tucker • “Delta Dawn” • Country-Pop • Delta Dawn • “I Love the Way He Loves Me”
1977 • The Clash • “Remote Control” [UK] • Punk-Rock • The Clash • “London’s Burning”
1991 • Jane’s Addiction • “Classic Girl” [UK] • Neo-Psychedelia • Ritual De Lo Habitual • “No One’s Leaving” / “Ain’t No Right”
1993 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Plush” • Grunge Rock • Core • “Sin”


May 14
1963 • Aretha Franklin • “Here’s Where I Came In (Here’s Where I Walk Out)” • Soul • [Single] • “Say It Ain’t So”
1969 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • “Down By The River” • Folk-Rock • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere • “The Losing End (When You’re On)”
1971 • The Hollies • “Hey Willie” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Row The Boat Together”
1978 • Blondie • “One Way or Another” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Parallel Lines • “Just Go Away”
1982 • Men At Work • “Who Can It Be Now?” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Business As Usual • “Anyone For Tennis” [Instrumental]
1984 • Wham! • “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Make It Big • “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” [Instrumental]


May 15
1970 • Carpenters • “(They Long To Be) Close To You” • Soft Pop • Close To You • “I Kept On Lovin’ You”
1982 • Genesis • “Paperlate” • Prog Rock • 3 X 3 • “You Might Recall”
1982 • Rush • “Subdivisions” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Signals • “Red Barchetta”
1984 • Michael Jackson • “Farewell My Summer Love” • Pop-Soul • Farewell My Summer Love • “Call On Me”
1984 • R.E.M. • “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Reckoning • “Walters Theme”
1985 • Prince & The Revolution • “Raspberry Beret” • Pop-Rock • Around The World In A Day • “She’s Always in My Hair”
1989 • Paula Abdul • “Forever Your Girl” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Forever Your Girl • “Next To You”
1990 • Mariah Carey • “Vision Of Love” • R&B-Dance • Mariah Carey • “Prisoner”


May 16
1960 • Brenda Lee • “I’m Sorry” • Country-Pop • Brenda Lee • “That’s All You Got To Do”
1961 • Sam Cooke • “Cupid” • Soul • [Single] • “Farewell My Darling”
1969 • Elton John • “It’s Me That You Need” [UK] • Light Pop • [Single] • “Just Like Strange Rain”
1973 • Carpenters • “Yesterday Once More” • Soft Pop • Now & Then • “Road Ode”
1975 • The Bee Gees • “Jive Talkin'” [UK] • Disco • Main Course • “Wind Of Change”
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Listen To What The Man Said” • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “Love In Song”
1980 • Hall & Oates • “Running From Paradise” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • X-Static • “Bebop” / “Drop”
1980 • The Ramones • “Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio?” • Punk-Rock • End Of The Century • “Let’s Go”
1980 • Sheena Easton • “9 To 5 (Morning Train)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Sheena Easton • “Moody (My Love)”
1984 • Prince & The Revolution • “When Doves Cry” • Dance-Pop • Purple Rain • “17 Days”
1994 • Pearl Jam • “Dissident” • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Rearview Mirror” [Live]
1994 • Pearl Jam • “Dissident” [UK] • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Rearview Mirror” [Live]
1994 • Pink Floyd • “Take It Back” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Division Bell • “Astronomy Domine” [Live]


May 17
1963 • The Hollies • “(Ain’t That) Just Like Me” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Hey What’s Wrong With Me”
1963 • Jan & Dean • “Surf City” • Surfer • Surf City • “She’s My Summer Girl”
1972 • The Hollies • “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” • Pop-Rock • Distant Light • “Look What We’ve Got”
1974 • Steely Dan • “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Pretzel Logic • “Any Major Dude Will Tell You”
1993 • Tears For Fears • “Break It Down Again” • Synth-Pop • Elemental • “Bloodletting Go”
2004 • Jimmy Buffett • “Hey Good Lookin'” • Neo-Trad Country • License To Chill • [None]