Singles Released This Week (May 22 – 28)

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Diana Ross

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 22
1964 • Dave Clark Five • “Bits And Pieces” [UK] • Brit Pop • Glad All Over • “All Of The Time”
1967 • The Byrds • “Don’t Make Waves” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Lee Cross” • Soul • Take It Like You Give It • “Until You Were Gone”
1967 • The Byrds • “Have You Seen Her Face” • Folk-Rock • Younger Than Yesterday • “Don’t Make Waves”
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]

May 24
1963 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “I Like It” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “It Happened To Me”
1968 • The Rolling Stones • “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Child Of The Moon”
1968 • Donovan • “Hurdy, Gurdy Man” [UK] • Psychedelic-Pop • The Hurdy Gurdy Man • “Teen Angel”
1973 • Led Zeppelin • “Over The Hills And Far Away” • Hard Rock • Houses Of The Holy • “Dancing Days”
1974 • 10cc • “The Wall Street Shuffle” [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • “Gismo My Way”
1974 • Elton John • “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Caribou • “Sick City”
1976 • The Beach Boys • “Rock And Roll Music” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • 15 Big Ones • “T M Song”
1982 • Glenn Frey • “I Found Somebody” • Pop-Rock • No Fun Aloud • “She Can’t Let Go”
1983 • Michael Jackson • “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” [Instrumental]
1986 • AC/DC • “Who Made Who” • Hard Rock • Who Made Who • “Guns For Hire” [Live]
1993 • AC/DC • “Big Gun” • Hard Rock • Last Action Hero[Sndtrk] • “Back In Black” [Live]
2012 • Aerosmith • “Legendary Child” • Hard Rock • Music From Another Dimension! • [None]

May 25
1957 • Buddy Holly & The Crickets • “That’ll Be The Day” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “I’m Looking For Someone To Love”
1961 • Marvin Gaye • “Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide” • Soul • The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “Never Let You Go (Sha-Lu Bop)”
1971 • Elvis Presley • “Life” • Gospel-Pop • [Single] • “Only Believe”
1973 • Mott The Hoople • “Honaloochie Boogie” [UK] • Glam Rock • Mott • “Rose”
1973 • George Harrison • “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Living In The Material World • “Miss O’Dell”
1992 • The Cure • “Friday I’m In Love” • Pop-Rock • Wish • “Halo”
1997 • Sublime • “Wrong Way” • Ska Punk • Sublime • “Wrong Way” [Album Version]

May 26
1961 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Cold Cold Heart” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “It Won’t Happen With Me”
1962 • Brian Hyland • “Sealed With A Kiss” • Teen Idol • [Single] • “Summer Job”
1965 • Elvis Presley • “(Such An) Easy Question” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “It Feels So Right”
1967 • The Hollies • “Carrie Anne” • Pop-Rock • Evolution • “Signs That Will Never Change”
1967 • The Hollies • “Carrie Anne” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Evolution • “Signs That Will Never Change”
1971 • The Doobie Brothers • “Nobody” • Pop-Rock • The Doobie Brothers • “Slippery Paul”
1975 • Glen Campbell • “Rhinestone Cowboy” • Country-Pop • Rhinestone Cowboy • “Lovelight”
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Miss You” [UK] • Disco-Pop • Some Girls • “Far Away Eyes”
1978 • The Cars • “My Best Friend’s Girl” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Cars • “Moving In Stereo”
1978 • Talking Heads • “Pulled Up” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Talking Heads: 77 • “Don’t Worry About The Government”
1982 • J. Geils Band • “Angel In Blue” • Blues-Rock • Freeze-Frame • “River Blindness”
1982 • Marshall Crenshaw • “Someday, Someway” • Power Pop/Rockabilly • Marshall Crenshaw • “You’re My Favorite Waste Of Time”
1984 • Bon Jovi • “She Don’t Know Me” • Glam-Metal • Bon Jovi • “Burning For Love”
1987 • Richard Marx • “Don’t Mean Nothing” • AA Pop-Rock • Richard Marx • “The Flame Of Love “

May 27
1957 • The Del-Vikings • “Whispering Bells” • Doo Wop • [Single] • “Don’t Be A Fool”
1958 • The Crickets • “Think It Over” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Fool’s Paradise”
1966 • The Yardbirds • “Over, Under, Sideways, Down” [UK] • Blues Rock • Roger The Engineer • “Jeff’s Boogie”
1966 • The Beatles • “Paperback Writer” [UK] • Power Pop • [Single] • “Rain”
1966 • The Beatles • “Rain” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1971 • Boz Scaggs • “Near You” • Blues-Rock • Moments • “Downright Women”
1976 • KC & The Sunshine Band • “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Your Booty” • Disco • Part 3 • “Boogie Shoes”
1976 • Aerosmith • “Last Child” • Funk Rock • Rocks • “Combination”
1977 • Supertramp • “Give A Little Bit” • Prog/Art Rock • Even In The Quietest Moments • “Downstream”
1977 • Elvis Costello • “Alison” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • My Aim Is True • “Welcome To The Working Week”
1977 • The Sex Pistols • “God Save The Queen” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols • “No Feeling”
1977 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Anything That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” [UK] • Album Rock • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It)”
1982 • Billy Idol • “Hot In The City” • Hard Rock • Billy Idol • “Hole In The Wall”
1983 • Bryan Adams • “Cuts Like A Knife” • Pop-Rock • Cuts Like A Knife • “Lonely Nights”
1986 • Janet Jackson • “Nasty” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Control • “You’ll Never Find (A Love Like Mine)”
1986 • Bruce Hornsby & The Range • “Every Little Kiss” • Pop-Rock • The Way It Is • “The Red Plains”
1996 • Matchbox Twenty • “Push” • Post-Grunge • Yourself Or Someone Like You • “Busted” [Acoustic] / Tired

May 28
1965 • Roger Miller • “Engine Engine #9” [UK] • Country-Pop • The 3rd Time Around • “The Last Word in Lonesome is Me”
1965 • The Moody Blues • “From the Bottom of My Heart (I Love You)” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “And My Baby’s Gone”
1965 • Donovan • “Colours” [UK] • Psychedelic-Pop • Fairytale • “To Sing For You”
1965 • The Supremes • “Back In My Arms Again” [UK] • Soul-Pop • More Hits By The Supremes • “Whisper You Love Me Boy”
1968 • Blood, Sweat & Tears • “I Can’t Quit Her” • Pop-Rock • Child Is Father To The Man • “House In The Country”
1969 • Neil Diamond • “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)” • Soft Rock • Neil Diamond • “Dig In”
1969 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “Doggone Right” • Soul – Pop • Time Out For Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “Here I Go Again”
1971 • The Carpenters • “Rainy Days And Mondays” [UK] • Soft Pop • Carpenters • “Saturday”
1971 • Carole King • “It’s Too Late” [UK] • Female Vocalist • Tapestry • “I Feel The Earth Move” [Double A-Side]
1971 • Carole King • “I Feel The Earth Move” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Tapestry • “It’s Too Late” [Double A-Side]
1982 • A Flock Of Seagulls • “Space Age Love Song” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • A Flock Of Seagulls • “Windows”
1982 • The Cars • “Since You’re Gone” [UK] • Rock Ballad • Shake It Up • “Maybe Baby”
1989 • Jason Donovan • “Sealed With A Kiss” [UK] • Psychedelic-Pop • Ten Good Reasons • “Just Call Me Up”

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