Singles Released This Week (May 30 – June 5)

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NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 28: (L-R) Felix Cavaliere, Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati and Gene Cornish of The Rascals attend Martin Luther King Jr. Benefit Concert on June 28, 1968 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Felix Cavaliere, Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati;Gene Cornish

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 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 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]
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”
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” • Folk-Rock • 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 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 • “Christine Sixteen” • Pop-Rock • Love Gun • “Shock Me”
1977 • Kiss • “Shock Me” • Hard Rock • Love Gun • [B-Side]
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”
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 • 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”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “Heart Full Of Soul” [UK] • Raga Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Steeled Blues”
1965 • Bob Dylan • “Maggie’s Farm” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Bringing It All Back Home • “On The Road Again”
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”
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”

June 05
1964 • David Bowie (Davie Jones With The King Bees) • “Liza Jane” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “Louie, Louie Go Home”
1965 • The Who • “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” • Power Pop • [Single] • “Anytime You Want Me”
1973 • J. Geils Band • “Hard Drivin’ Man” [Live][UK] • Boogie Rock • “Live” Full House • “Whammer Jammer” [Live]
1973 • Chicago • “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” • Jazz-Rock • Chicago VI • “Jenny”
1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Getting Closer” • Pop-Rock • Back To The Egg • “Spin It On”
1987 • Laura Branigan • “Shattered Glass” • Pop-Rock • Touch • “Statue In The Rain”
1989 • Van Morrison • “Have I Told You Lately” [UK] • Folk-Pop Ballad • Avalon Sunset • “Contacting My Angel”
1995 • U2 • “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Batman Forever • “Themes From ‘Batman Forever'”
2006 • David Gilmour • “Smile” [UK] • Prog Rock • On An Island • “Island Jam”

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