Singles Released This Week (May 17 – 23)

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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).


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 Rock • Surf City And Other Swingin’ Cities • “She’s My Summer Girl”
1970 • Free • “All Right Now” • Hard Rock • Fire And Water • “Mouthful Of Grass”
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]

May 18
1961 • Jan & Dean • “Heart And Soul” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Those Words”
1972 • Looking Glass • “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” • Pop-Rock • Looking Glass • “One By One”
1979 • Joe Jackson • “One More Time” [UK] • Post-Punk Hard Rock • Look Sharp! • “Don’t Ask Me”
1987 • Thompson Twins • “Long Goodbye” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Close To The Bone • “Dancing In Your Shoes”
2014 • The Flaming Lips feat. Miley Cyrus • “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” • Pop-Rock • With A Little Help From My Friends • [None]

May 19
1958 • Bobby Darin • “Splish Splash” • Novelty Pop • [Single] • “Judy Don’t Be Moody”
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “High School Confidential” • Rockabilly • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Fools Like Me”
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Fools Like Me” • Rockabilly • Jerry Lee Lewis • [B-Side]
1972 • Sweet • “Little Willy” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Sweet • “Man from Mecca”
1973 • Paul Simon • “Kodachrome” • Folk-Pop • There Goes Rhymin’ Simon • “Tenderness”
1975 • Lynyrd Skynyrd • “Saturday Night Special” • Southern Rock • Nuthin’ Fancy • “Made In The Shade”
1975 • Eagles • “One Of These Nights” • Country-Rock • One Of These Nights • “Visions”
1975 • Aerosmith • “Sweet Emotion” • Hard Rock • Toys In The Attic • “Uncle Salty”
1978 • Dire Straits • “Sultans Of Swing” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • Dire Straits • “Eastbound Train” [Live Version]
1978 • Steely Dan • “Deacon Blues” [UK] • Jazz-Rock • Aja • “Josie”
1981 • The Moody Blues • “Gemini Dream” • Prog Rock • Long Distance Voyager • “Painted Smile”
1986 • Genesis • “Invisible Touch” • Prog Rock • Invisible Touch • “The Last Domino”
1986 • Bananarama • “Venus” • New Wave Dance-Pop • True Confessions • “White Train”

May 20
1955 • Bill Haley & His Comets • “Rock Around The Clock” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Shake, Rattle And Roll • “Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town)”
1960 • Buddy Holly • “True Love Ways” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Moondreams”
1977 • Queen • “Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy” [UK] • Glam Rock • Queen’s First E.P.[EP] • “Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To) / Tenement Funster / White Queen (As It Began)”
1979 • Kiss • “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” • Disco-Rock • Dynasty • “Hard Times”
1983 • The Police • “Every Breath You Take” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Synchronicity • “Murder By Numbers”
1983 • Big Country • “In A Big Country” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • The Crossing • “All Of Us”
1990 • Roxette • “It Must Have Been Love” • Soft Rock/Pop • Pretty Woman[Sndtrk] • “Chances”
1991 • Bonnie Raitt • “Something To Talk About” • Blues-Rock • Luck Of The Draw • “One Part Be My Lover”

May 21
1963 • Stevie Wonder • “Fingertips, Pt. 2” • Soul-Pop • Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius • [B-Side]
1963 • Stevie Wonder • “Fingertips, Pt. 1” • Soul-Pop • Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius • “Fingertips, Pt. 2”
1964 • Marvin Gaye • “Try It Baby” • Soul • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) • “If My Heart Could Sing”
1964 • The Beatles (Die Beatles) • “Sie Liebt Dich” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “I’ll Get You”
1965 • The Hollies • “I’m Alive” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Hear! Here! • “You Know He Did”
1965 • The Who • “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” [UK] • Power Pop • [Single] • “Daddy Rolling Stone”
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Some Things You Never Get Used To” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “You’ve Been So Wonderful To Me”
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet Baby” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Let Yourself Go”
1968 • Gary Puckett & The Union Gap • “Lady Willpower” • Pop-Rock Ballad • Incredible • “Daylight Stranger”
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Let Yourself Go” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1969 • The Isley Brothers • “I Turned You On” • Soul-Funk • The Brothers: Isley • “I Know Who You Been Socking It To”
1976 • Carpenters • “I Need To Be In Love” • Soft Pop • A Kind Of Hush • “Sandy”
1996 • Metallica • “Until It Sleeps” • Thrash Metal • Load • “Overkill”
2001 • The Calling • “Wherever You Will Go” • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • Camino Palmero • “Adrienne”
2004 • Rush • “Summertime Blues” • Prog/Art Rock • Feedback • [None]

May 22
1964 • Dave Clark Five • “Bits And Pieces” [UK] • Brit Pop • Glad All Over • “All Of The Time”
1967 • The Byrds • “Have You Seen Her Face” • Folk-Rock • Younger Than Yesterday • “Don’t Make Waves”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Lee Cross” • Soul • Take It Like You Give It • “Until You Were Gone”
1967 • The Byrds • “Don’t Make Waves” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1970 • Christie • “Yellow River” • Pop-Rock • Christie • “Down The Mississippi Line”
1979 • Diana Ross • “The Boss” • Disco • The Boss • “I’m In The World”
1981 • Phil Collins • “If Leaving Me Is Easy” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Face Value • [Multiple]
1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Big Empty” • Arena Rock • Purple • “Lounge Fly”

May 23
1969 • Thunderclap Newman • “Something In The Air” [UK] • British Rock • Hollywood Dream • “Wilhelmina”
1975 • 10cc • “I’m Not In Love” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • The Original Soundtrack • “Good News”
1978 • Bruce Springsteen • “Prove It All Night” • Heartland Rock • Darkness On The Edge Of Town • “Factory”
1980 • U2 • “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Touch”
1987 • Bob Seger • “Shakedown” • Album Rock • Beverly Hills Cop II[Sndtrk] • “The Aftermath”
1988 • The Moody Blues • “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” • Prog Rock • Sur La Mer • “Miracle”
2011 • Blondie • “Mother” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Panic Of Girls • “Mother” [Instrumental]

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