Singles Released This Week (October 2 – 8)

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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).

October 02
1969 • Jr. Walker & The All Stars • “These Eyes” • Soul • What Does It Take to Win Your Love • “I’ve Got To Find A Way To Win Maria Back”
1969 • Shocking Blue • “Venus” • Psychedelic Pop • At Home • “Hot Sand”
1970 • T. Rex • “Ride A White Swan” [UK] • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Is It Love?”
1974 • The Doobie Brothers • “Nobody” • Pop-Rock • The Doobie Brothers • “Flying Cloud”
1978 • Pointer Sisters • “Fire” • Soul • Energy • “Love Is Like A Rolling Stone”
1980 • Dire Straits • “Tunnel Of Love” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Making Movies • “Tunnel of Love, Part 2”
1981 • REO Speedwagon • “In Your Letter” [UK] • Power Ballad • Hi Infidelity • “Shakin’ It Loose”
1984 • Prince • “America” • Soul-Funk • Around The World In A Day • “Girl”
1987 • Billy Idol • “Mony Mony” [Live]• Hard Rock • Vital Idol • “311 Man”
1991 • Bryan Adams • “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” • Pop-Rock • Waking Up The Neighbors • “It’s Only Love”

October 03
1963 • Kai Winding • “Time Is On My Side” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Baby Don’t Come On with Me”
1969 • Yes • “Looking Around” [UK] • Prog Rock • Yes • “Everydays”
1975 • The Bee Gees • “Nights On Broadway” [UK] • Disco • Main Course • “Edge Of The Universe”
1977 • Talking Heads • “Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Talking Heads: 77 • “I Wish You Wouldn’t Say That”
1980 • The Police • “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Zenyatta Mondatta • “A Sermon”
1980 • Supertramp • “Take The Long Way Home” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Breakfast in America • “From Now On”
1981 • Triumph • “Allied Forces” • Arena Rock • Allied Forces • “Hot Time (In This City Tonight)”
1983 • Genesis • “That’s All!” [UK] • Prog Rock • Genesis • “Second Home By The Sea”
1987 • George Harrison • “Got My Mind Set On You” • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Lay His Head”
2000 • Matchbox Twenty • “If You’re Gone” • Alt. Rock • Mad Season • [None]
2006 • The Who • “It’s Not Enough” • British Rock • Endless Wire • “Tea & Theatre”

October 04
1963 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “You’ll Never Walk Alone” [UK] • Brit Beat Ballad • How Do You Like It? • “It’s Alright”
1966 • The New Vaudeville Band • “Winchester Cathedral” • Pop/Neo-Vaudeville • [Single] • “Wait For Me Baby”
1974 • John Lennon • “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Walls And Bridges • “Beef Jerky”
1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Letting Go” • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • “You Gave Me The Answer”
1984 • Hall & Oates • “Out Of Touch” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Big Bam Boom • “Cold, Dark & Yesterday”
1988 • The Beach Boys • “Kokomo” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Still Cruisin’ • “Tutti Frutti” [Little Richard]
1994 • Green Day • “Welcome To Paradise” • Punk Rock • Dookie • [None]

October 05
1962 • The Beatles • “Love Me Do” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • “P.S. I Love You”
1962 • The Beatles • “P.S. I Love You” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • [B-Side]
1973 • The Who • “5:15” [UK] • Hard Rock • Quadrophenia • “Water”
1976 • The Doobie Brothers • “It Keeps You Runnin'” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Takin’ It To The Streets • “Turn It Loose”
1979 • Kool & the Gang • “Ladies’ Night” • Disco-Funk • Ladies’ Night • “Too Hot”
1979 • Queen • “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” • Rockabilly • The Game • “We Will Rock You” [Live]
1979 • The Cars • “Double Life” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Candy-O • “Got A Lot On My Head”
1981 • U2 • “Gloria” • Alt. Pop-Rock • October • “I Will Follow” [Live]
1982 • J. Geils Band • “I Do” [Live]• Boogie Rock • Showtime! • “Sanctuary” [Live]
1982 • The Time • “Gigolos Get Lonely Too” • Soul-Funk • What Time Is It? • “I Don’t Wanna Leave You”
1983 • Michael Jackson • “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Working Day And Night” [The Jacksons]
1985 • Phil Collins And Marilyn Martin • “Separate Lives (Love Theme From White Nights)” • Pop Duet Ballad • White Nights[Sndtrk] • “I Don’t Want To Know” [Phil Collins]
1987 • Sammy Hagar • “Eagles Fly” • Hard Rock • I Never Said Goodbye • “Hands And Knees”
1987 • Michael Jackson • “Smooth Criminal” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Smooth Criminal” [Instrumental]
1991 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Get A Leg Up” • Roots Rock • Whenever We Wanted • “Whenever We Wanted”
1992 • The Cure • “A Letter To Elise” • Pop-Rock • Wish • “The Big Hand”
1992 • Spin Doctors • “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” • Alt Pop-Rock • Pocket Full of Kryptonite • “What Time Is It?” / “Freeway Of Plains” [Live]
1996 • The Cardigans • “Lovefool” • Pop-Rock • First Band On The Moon • “Nasty Sunny Beam”

October 06
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Anyway You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be)” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Love Me Tender” • Soft Ballad • Elvis • “Anyway You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be)”
1961 • Mary Wells • “Strange Love” • Soul – Pop • The One Who Really Loves You • “Come To Me”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “I’m A Man” • Blues Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Still I’m Sad”
1965 • The Supremes • “I Hear A Symphony” • Soul – Pop • I Hear A Symphony • “Who Could Ever Doubt My Love”
1966 • The Seekers • “Georgy Girl” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Come The Day • “The Last Thing On My Mind”
1966 • Martha & The Vandellas • “I’m Ready For Love” • Soul – Dance • Watchout! • “He Doesn’t Love Her Anymore”
1967 • Episode Six • “I Can See Through You” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “When I Fall In Love”
1969 • The Beatles • “Come Together” • Pop-Rock • Abbey Road • “Something” [Double A-Side]
1969 • The Beatles • “Something” • Pop-Rock • Abbey Road • “Come Together” [Double A-Side]
1970 • Elvis Presley • “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” • Pop Ballad • That’s The Way It Is • “Patch It Up”
1972 • Chicago • “Dialogue (Part I & II)” • Horn-Rock • Chicago V • “Now That You’ve Gone”
1977 • Aerosmith • “Draw The Line” • Hard Rock • Draw The Line • “Bright Light Fright”
1978 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Listen To Her Heart” [UK] • Album Rock • You’re Gonna Get It! • “I Don’t Know What to Say to You”
1978 • The Moody Blues • “Driftwood” • Prog Rock • Octave • “I’m Your Man”
1978 • Boomtown Rats • “Rat Trap” [UK] • Post-Punk • A Tonic For The Troops • “So Strange”
1981 • Journey • “Don’t Stop Believin'” • Power Ballad • Escape • “Natural Thing”
1982 • Madonna • “Everybody” • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “Everybody” [Instrumental Version]
1986 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Hip To Be Square” • Pop-Rock • Fore! • “Some Of My Lies Are True” [Remix]
1992 • Elton John • “The Last Song” • Pop-Rock • The One • “The Man Who Never Died” [Remix]
1996 • Matchbox Twenty • “Back 2 Good” • Alt. Rock • Yourself Or Someone Like You • [None]
1998 • Eagle-Eye Cherry • “Save Tonight” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Desireless • “Conversation”
2003 • Blondie • “Good Boys” • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Curse Of Blondie • [None]

October 07
1963 • Freddie & The Dreamers • “I’m Telling You Now” • Merseybeat • [Single] • “What Have I Done to You?”
1964 • The Beefeaters • “Please Let Me Love You” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Be Long”
1966 • The Hollies • “Stop Stop Stop” [UK] • Pop-Rock • For Certain Because • “It’s You”
1966 • The Moody Blues • “Boulevard De La Madelaine” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “This Is My House (But Nobody Calls)”
1966 • The Hollies • “Stop Stop Stop” • Pop-Rock • Stop! Stop! Stop! • “It’s You”
1966 • The Four Tops • “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” [UK] • Soul-Gospel • [Single] • “Until You Love Someone”
1969 • The Jackson 5 • “I Want You Back” • Soul – Pop • Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 • “Who’s Lovin’ You”
1969 • Bob Dylan • “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” • Folk-Rock • Nashville Skyline • “Country Pie”
1970 • Steve Miller Band • “Miller’s, Steve, Midnight Tango” • Album Rock • Number 5 • “Going To Mexico”
1971 • Michael Jackson • “Got To Be There” • Soul – Pop • Got To Be There • “Maria (You Were the Only One)”
1971 • Hot Tuna • “Been So Long” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Candy Man”
1972 • Timmy Thomas • “Why Can’t We Live Together” • Soul • Why Can’t We Live Together • “Funky Me”
1974 • Frank Zappa • “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow” • Art Rock • Apostrophe (*) • “Cosmik Debris”
1977 • Queen • “We Are The Champions” • Arena Rock • News Of The World • “We Will Rock You”
1977 • Steve Miller Band • “Swingtown” • Album Rock • Book Of Dreams • “Winter Time”
2006 • Pearl Jam • “Gone” • Grunge Rock • Pearl Jam • “Come Back” [Live] / “Gone” [Live]

October 08
1963 • Sam Cooke • “Little Red Rooster” • Soul • Night Beat • “You Gotta Move”
1965 • The Gentrys • “Keep On Dancing” [UK] • Garage Rock • Keep On Dancing • “Make Up Your Mind”
1971 • Focus • “Hocus Pocus” [UK] • Prog. Rock • Moving Waves • “Janis”
1973 • Loggins & Messina • “My Music” • Country-Rock • Full Sail • “A Love Song”
1980 • Irene Cara • “Out Here On My Own” [UK] • Pop Balad • Fame[Sndtrk] • “Fame” [Full Orchestration]
1982 • Steve Miller Band • “Give It Up” [UK] • Album Rock • Abracadabra • “Rock ‘N’ Me”
1982 • Hall & Oates • “Maneater” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Delayed Reaction”
1982 • Thompson Twins • “Lies” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Quick Step & Side Kick • “Beach Culture”
1983 • Yes • “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” • Dance-Rock • 90125 • “Our Song”
1988 • The Proclaimers • “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Sunshine On Leith • “Better Days”
1996 • Matchbox Twenty • “Long Day” • Alt. Rock • Yourself Or Someone Like You • [None]
2002 • Nirvana • “You Know You’re Right” • Grunge • Nirvana • [None]
2002 • Pearl Jam • “I Am Mine” • Grunge Rock • Riot Act • “Down”

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