Singles Released This Week (November 6 – 12)

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Here’s a sampling 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).


November 06
1964 • Them • “Baby Please Don’t Go” [UK] • Garage Rock • [Single] • “Gloria”
1964 • Them • “Gloria” [UK] • Brit Beat • Here Comes The Night • [B-Side]
1967 • Donovan • “Wear Your Love Like Heaven” • Psychedelic-Pop • A Gift From A Flower To A Garden • “Oh Gosh!”
1967 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “Come See About Me” • Soul • Home Cookin’ • “Sweet Soul”
1969 • Vanity Fare • “Hitchin’ A Ride” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Sun – The Wind – And Other Things • “Man Child”
1970 • Badfinger • “No Matter What” [UK] • Power Pop • No Dice • “Better Days”
1971 • The Who • “Behind Blue Eyes” • Hard Rock • Who’s Next • “My Wife”
1978 • Bryan Adams • “Let Me Take You Dancing” • Disco-Pop • [Single] • “Don’t Turn Me Away”
1981 • Steve Miller Band • “Heart Like A Wheel” [UK] • Album Rock • Circle Of Love • “Threshhold” / “Jet Airliner”
1982 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Hand To Hold On To” • Roots Rock • American Fool • “Small Paradise”
1984 • Madonna • “Like A Virgin” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Stay”
1989 • Fine Young Cannibals • “I’m Not The Man I Used To Be” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • The Raw And The Cooked • “Motherless Child”
1989 • Tears For Fears feat. Oleta Adams • “Woman In Chains” • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Seeds Of Love • “Always In The Past”
2006 • U2 & Green Day • “The Saints Are Coming” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • U218 Singles • “The Saints Are Coming” [Live]

November 07
1960 • Bobby Vee • “Rubber Ball” • Teen Idol • Bobby Vee • “Everyday”
1960 • The Shirelles • “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” • Girl Groups • [Single] • “Boys”
1961 • The Temptations • “Check Yourself” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Your Wonderful Love”
1969 • Led Zeppelin • “Whole Lotta Love” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin II • “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)”
1983 • Tina Turner • “Let’s Stay Together” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “I Wrote A Letter”
1984 • The Rolling Stones • “Too Much Blood” • Hip Hop/Rock • Undercover • “Too Much Blood” [Dub Remix]
1990 • Cher • “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)” • Female Vocalist • Love Hurts • “Love On A Rooftop”

November 08
1960 • Sam Cooke • “Sad Mood” • Soul • [Single] • “Love Me”
1963 • Bobby Vinton • “There! I’ve Said It Again” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “The Girl With The Bow In Her Hair”
1963 • Jan & Dean • “Drag City” • Hot Rod Rock • Drag City • “Schlock Rod”
1963 • Dusty Springfield • “I Only Want To Be With You” [UK] • Brit Pop • A Girl Called Dusty • “Once Upon A Time”
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Love Child” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Will This Be The Day”
1968 • Dusty Springfield • “Son Of A Preacher Man” • Female Vocalist • Dusty In Memphis • “Just A Little Lovin’ (Early In The Morning)”
1971 • Led Zeppelin • “Black Dog” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin IV • “Misty Mountain Hop”
1972 • Lou Reed • “Walk On The Wild Side” • Album Rock • Transformer • “Perfect Day”
1972 • Carly Simon • “You’re So Vain” • Pop-Rock • No Secrets • “His Friends Are More Than Fond Of Robin”
1974 • Nazareth • “Love Hurts” [UK] • Hard Rock • Hair Of The Dog • “Hair Of The Dog”
1974 • The Carpenters • “Please Mr. Postman” • Soul-Pop • Horizon • “This Masquerade”
1975 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “Sing A Song” • Soul-Funk • Gratitude • “Sing a Song” [Instrumental]
1976 • The Beatles • “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” • Calypso-Pop • [Single] • “Julia”
1982 • The Human League • “Mirror Man” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Fascination • “You Remind Me Of Gold”
1982 • Eurythmics • “Love Is A Stranger” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) • “Monkey, Monkey”
1989 • Aerosmith • “Janie’s Got A Gun” • Hard Rock • Pump • “Voodoo Medicine Man”
1989 • Chris Isaak • “Wicked Game” • Rock Ballad • Heart Shaped World • “Wicked Game” [Instrumental]
1994 • Pearl Jam • “Spin The Black Circle” • Grunge Rock • Vitalogy • “Tremor Christ”
1996 • Sheryl Crow • “Everyday Is A Winding Road” • AA Pop-Rock • Sheryl Crow • “Sad Sad World”
2004 • U2 • “Vertigo” • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • “Are You Gonna Wait Forever?” / “Neon Lights”

November 09
1962 • The Miracles • “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Happy Landing”
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Blue Christmas” • Holiday Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Wooden Heart”
1966 • Aaron Neville • “Tell It Like It Is” • Soul • [Single] • “Why Worry”
1971 • Elvis Presley • “Merry Christmas Baby” • Holiday Pop • Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas • “O Come All Ye Faithful”
1973 • Paul Simon • “American Tune” • Folk-Pop • There Goes Rhymin’ Simon • “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor”
1973 • Thin Lizzy • “The Rocker” [UK] • Hard Rock • Vagabonds of the Western World • “Here I Go Again”
1973 • Steely Dan • “My Old School” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Countdown To Ecstasy • “Pearl Of The Quarter”
1979 • The Pretenders • “Brass In Pocket (I’m Special)” [UK] • Post-Punk • Pretenders • “Swinging London” / “Nervous But Shy”
1981 • The Cars • “Cruiser” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Shake It Up • [B-Side]
1981 • The Cars • “Shake It Up” • New Wave Dance-Pop • Shake It Up • “Cruiser”
1987 • Michael Jackson • “The Way You Make Me Feel” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “The Way You Make Me Feel” [Instrumental]
1987 • Peter Gabriel • “Biko” [UK] • Prog Rock • [Single] • “No More Apartheid” [Gabriel, Peter; Shankar; Little Steven]

November 10
1961 • Jan & Dean • “A Sunday Kind Of Love” • Pop-Rock • Jan & Dean’s Golden Hits • “Poor Little Puppet”
1967 • The Monkees • “Daydream Believer” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees • “Goin’ Down”
1967 • The Monkees • “Goin’ Down” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. • [B-Side]
1967 • The Moody Blues • “Nights In White Satin” [UK] • Prog Rock • Days Of Future Passed • “Cities”
1968 • The Who • “Magic Bus” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Magic Bus • “Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde”
1971 • Badfinger • “Day After Day” • Power Pop • Straight Up • “Money”
1972 • The Bee Gees • “Alive” • Pop-Rock • To Whom It May Concern • “Paper Mache, Cabbages And Kings”
1977 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Girls School” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Mull Of Kintyre”
1978 • 10cc • “Reds In My Bed” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • Bloody Tourists • “Take These Chains”
1978 • Rod Stewart • “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” • Disco-Pop • Blondes Have More Fun • “Scarred And Scared”
1980 • The Cars • “Don’t Tell Me No” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Panorama • “Don’t Go To Pieces”
1981 • The Moody Blues • “Talking Out Of Turn” • Prog Rock • Long Distance Voyger • “Veteran Cosmic Rocker”
1990 • AC/DC • “Moneytalks” [UK] • Hard Rock • The Razor’s Edge • “Mistress For Christmas”
1991 • Bryan Adams • “There Will Never Be Another Tonight” • Pop-Rock • Waking Up The Neighbors • “Into The Fire” [Live]

November 11
1957 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Great Balls Of Fire” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “You Win Again”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “She’s Just My Style” • Pop-Rock • She’s Just My Style • “I Won’t Make That Mistake Again”
1966 • The Small Faces • “My Mind’s Eye” • Britbeat • From The Beginning • “I Can’t Dance With You”
1966 • The Who • “La-La-La-Lies” [UK] • British Rock • The Who Sings My Generation • “The Good’s Gone”
1969 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t Cry Daddy” • Country-Rock • [Single] • “Rubberneckin'”
1970 • Alice Cooper • “I’m Eighteen” • Heavy Metal • Love It To Death • “Is It My Body”
1972 • Bread • “Sweet Surrender” • Soft Rock • Guitar Man • “Make It By Yourself”
1975 • Aerosmith • “You See Me Crying” • Power Ballad • Toys In The Attic • “Toys In The Attic”
1977 • Supertramp • “Babaji” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Even In The Quietest Moments • “From Now On”
1977 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Mull Of Kintyre” [UK] • Scottish Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Girls School”
1978 • Elton John • “Part-Time Love” • Pop-Rock • A Single Man • “I Cry At Night”
1978 • Rose Royce • “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” • Disco • Rose Royce III: Strikes Again! • “Do It, Do It”
1984 • Thompson Twins • “Hold Me Now” • Synth-Pop • Into The Gap • “Let Loving Start”
1991 • Michael Jackson • “Black Or White” • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Black Or White” [Instrumental]
1992 • Genesis • “Never A Time” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Way Of The World”
1997 • Metallica • “The Memory Remains” • Thrash Metal • Reload • “For Whom the Bell Tolls (Haven’t Heard It Yet Mix)”

November 12
1958 • Ritchie Valens • “Donna” • Rock Ballad • Ritchie Valens • “La Bamba”
1958 • Ritchie Valens • “La Bamba” • Tejano Rock • Ritchie Valens • [B-Side]
1971 • America • “A Horse With No Name” [UK] • Folk-Rock • America • “Everyone I Meet Is From California” / “Sandman”
1971 • Lighthouse • “One Fine Morning” [UK] • Brass-Rock • One Fine Morning • “Little Kind Words”
1971 • Lighthouse • “One Fine Morning” [UK] • Brass-Rock • One Fine Morning • “Little Kind Words”
1971 • Bob Dylan • “George Jackson” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “George Jackson” [Acoustic]
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “I Cheat The Hangman” • Pop-Rock • Stampede • “Music Man”
1976 • Queen • “Somebody To Love” • Glam Rock • A Day At The Races • “White Man”
1976 • ABBA • “Dancing Queen” [UK] • Euro-Pop • Arrival • “That’s Me”
1979 • Kenny Rogers • “Coward Of The County” • Country-Pop • Kenny • “I Want To Make You Smile”
1982 • The Pretenders • “Back On The Chain Gang” • Post-Punk • Learning To Crawl • “My City Was Gone”
1982 • Madness • “Our House” [UK] • Ska • Presents The Rise & Fall • “Walking With Mr. Wheeze”
1982 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “You Got Lucky” [UK] • Album Rock • Long After Dark • “Between Two Worlds”
1986 • Madonna • “Open Your Heart” • Dance-Pop • True Blue • “White Heat”
1987 • Kiss • “Reason To Live” • Hard Rock • Crazy Nights • “Thief In The Night”
2001 • Matchbox Twenty • “Last Beautiful Girl” • Alt. Rock • Mad Season • [None]

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