Singles Released This Week (May 29 – JUne 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).

May 29
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “Nobody I Know” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “You Don’t Have To Tell Me”
1964 • Dave Clark Five • “Can’t You See She’s Mine” • Brit Beat • Return! • “No Time To Lose”
1967 • The Tremeloes • “Silence Is Golden” • Brit Beat • Chip, Dave, Alan And Rick • “Let Your Hair Hang Down”
1967 • Lulu • “The Boat That I Row” • Pop-Rock • Love Loves To Love Lulu • “Dreary Nights And Days”
1971 • James Taylor • “You’ve Got A Friend” • Folk-Rock • Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon • “You Can Close Your Eyes”
1971 • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway • “You’ve Got A Friend” • Pop-Soul • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway • “Gone Away”
1972 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Mary Had A Little Lamb” • Pop/Children’s • [Single] • “Little Woman In Love”
1978 • The Cars • “Just What I Needed” • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Cars • “I’m In Touch With Your World”
1979 • The Records • “Teenarama” [UK] • Power Pop • Shades In Bed • “Held Up High”
1981 • Toni Basil • “Mickey” [UK] • Pop-Dance • Word Of Mouth • “Hanging Around”
1982 • Survivor • “Eye Of The Tiger” • Album Rock • Eye Of The Tiger • “Take You On A Saturday”
1985 • Fine Young Cannibals • “Johnny Come Home” [UK] • R&B Ska • Fine Young Cannibals • “Good Times And Bad”
1989 • Guns N’ Roses • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” [UK] • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “It’s So Easy” [Live]

May 30
1966 • The Beatles • “Paperback Writer” • Power Pop • [Single] • “Rain”
1966 • The Beatles • “Rain” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • The Rascals • “You Better Run” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Groovin’ • “Love Is A Beautiful Thing”
1968 • Amboy Dukes • “Journey To The Center Of The Mind” • Psychedelic • Journey To The Center Of The Mind • “Mississippi Murderer”
1969 • The Bee Gees • “Tomorrow Tomorrow” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Sun In My Morning”
1969 • Procol Harum • “A Salty Dog” [UK] • Prog Rock • A Salty Dog • “Long Gone Geek”
1969 • The Beatles • “The Ballad Of John And Yoko” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Old Brown Shoe”
1969 • The Beatles • “Old Brown Shoe” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1975 • Smokey [Smokie] • “If You Think You Know How To Love Me” [UK] • Soft Rock • [Single] • “‘Tis Me”
1987 • George Michael • “I Want Your Sex (Rhythm 1: Lust)” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Faith • “”I Want Your Sex” (“Rhythm Two: Brass in Love”)”

May 31
1968 • Donovan • “Hurdy, Gurdy Man” • Psychedelic-Pop • The Hurdy Gurdy Man • “Teen Angel”
1974 • Chicago • “Call On Me” • Jazz-Rock • Chicago VII • “Prelude To Aire”
1975 • The Isley Brothers • “Fight The Power Part 1” • Soul-Funk • The Heat Is On • “Fight The Power Part 2”
1977 • Suzy And The Red Stripes • “Seaside Woman” • Reggae-Pop • [Single] • “B-Side To Seaside”
1985 • Bruce Springsteen • “Glory Days” • Heartland Rock • Born In the U.S.A. • “Stand On It”
1994 • Pink Floyd • “Take It Back” • Prog Rock • The Division Bell • “Astronomy Domine” [Live]
1995 • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson • “Scream” • New Jack Swing • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • “Childhood”

June 01
1959 • Sam Cooke • “Only Sixteen” • Soul • [Single] • “Let’s Go Steady Again”
1962 • Aretha Franklin • “Don’t Cry, Baby” • Soul • The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin, • “Without The One You Love”
1965 • The Temptations • “You’ve Got To Earn It” • Soul • Temptin’ Temptations • [B-Side]
1965 • The Temptations • “Since I Lost My Baby” • Soul Ballad • Temptin’ Temptations • “You’ve Got To Earn It”
1968 • The 5th Dimension • “Stoned Soul Picnic” • Soul-Pop • Stoned Soul Picnic • “The Sailboat Song”
1968 • The Rolling Stones • “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Child Of The Moon”
1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Live And Let Die” [UK] • Symphonic Rock • Live And Let Die[Sndtrk] • “I Lie Around”
1977 • Kiss • “Shock Me” • Hard Rock • Love Gun • [B-Side]
1977 • Kiss • “Christine Sixteen” • Pop-Rock • Love Gun • “Shock Me”
1979 • The Ramones • “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” • Punk-Rock • End Of The Century • “Do You Wanna Dance?” [Live]
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Old Siam, Sir” [UK] • Hard Rock • Back To The Egg • “Spin It On”
1988 • Patti Smith • “People Have The Power” • Heartland Rock • Dream Of Life • “Wild Leaves”
1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Vasoline” • Grunge • Purple • “Meat Plow” / “Andy Warhol” / “Crackerman”
1996 • Patti Smith • “Summer Cannibals” • Hard Rock • Gone Again • “Come Back Little Sheby” / “Gone Again” / “People Have The Power”
1999 • Madonna • “Beautiful Stranger” • Psychedelic Pop • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me[Sndtrk] • “Beautiful Stranger” [Album Version]
1999 • Blondie • “Nothing Is Real But The Girl” [UK] • Alt. Dance-Rock • No Exit • “Nothing Is Real But The Girl” [Remix]
2010 • Rush • “Caravan” • Progressive Metal • Clockwork Angels • “BU2B”

June 02
1967 • The Small Faces • “Here Comes The Nice” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Talk To You”
1975 • David Bowie • “Fame” • Glam Rock • Young Americans • “Right”
1978 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “I Need To Know” [UK] • Album Rock • You’re Gonna Get It! • “No Second Thoughts”
1982 • The Rolling Stones • “Going To A Go-Go” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Still Life • “Beast Of Burden” [Live]
1994 • The Beastie Boys • “Sure Shot” • Funk Rap • Ill Communication • “Mullett Head”
2001 • Aerosmith • “Fly Away From Here” • Hard Rock • Just Push Play • “Fly Away From Here” [Album Version]
2008 • R.E.M. • “Hollow Man” • Alt. Rock • Accelerator • “Horse To Water”

June 03
1961 • Mary Wells • “I Don’t Want To Take A Chance” • Soul – Pop • Bye Bye Baby/I Don’t Want to Take a Chance • “I’m So Sorry”
1964 • The Miracles • “I Like It Like That” • Soul-Pop • I Like It Like That • “You’re So Fine And Sweet”
1967 • The 5th Dimension • “Up-Up And Away” • Sunshine Pop • Up, Up And Away • “Which Way To Nowhere”
1970 • Stevie Wonder • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” • Pop-R&B • Signed, Sealed And Delivered • “I’m More Than Happy (I’m Satisfied)”
1971 • Bob Dylan • “Watching The River Flow” • Blues-Rock • [Single] • “Spanish is the Loving Tongue”
1977 • Peter Frampton • “I’m In You” [UK] • Arena Rock • I’m In You • “St. Thomas (Don’t You Know How I Feel)”

June 04
1962 • The Beach Boys • “409” • Hot Rod Pop • Surfin’ Safari • [B-Side]
1962 • The Beach Boys • “Surfin’ Safari” • Surfer Pop • Surfin’ Safari • “409”
1963 • The Searchers • “Sweets For My Sweet” [UK] • Merseybeat • Meet The Searchers • “It’s All Been A Dream”
1965 • Bob Dylan • “Maggie’s Farm” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Bringing It All Back Home • “On The Road Again”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “Heart Full Of Soul” [UK] • Raga Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Steeled Blues”
1965 • The Spinners • “I’ll Always Love You” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Tomorrow May Never Come”
1965 • The Guess Who • “Shakin’ All Over” [Guess Who?][UK] • Garage Rock • Shakin’ All Over • “Till We Kissed”
1969 • The Beatles • “The Ballad Of John And Yoko” • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • “Old Brown Shoe”
1970 • The Beatles • “Old Brown Shoe” • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side]
1979 • Chic • “Good Times” • Disco • Risque • “Warm Summer Night”
1982 • J. Geils Band • “Angel In Blue” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Freeze-Frame • “River Blindness”
1982 • Steve Miller Band • “Abracadabra” [UK] • Album Rock • Abracadabra • “Never Say No”
1984 • Tina Turner • “What’s Love Got To Do With It” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “Don’t Rush The Good Things”
1985 • Tears For Fears • “Shout” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Songs From The Big Chair • “The Big Chair”
1996 • 2PAC • “How Do U Want It” • Gangsta Rap • All Eyez On Me • “California Love”

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