Singles Released This Week (October 9 – 15)

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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 09
1964 • Jan & Dean • “Sidewalk Surfin'” • Surf Pop • Ride The Wild Surf • “When It’s Over”
1964 • Roger Miller • “Chug-A-Lug” [UK] • Country-Pop • Roger And Out • “Reincarnation”
1967 • The Yardbirds • “Ten Little Indians” • Pychedelic Rock • [Single] • “Drinking Muddy Water”
1981 • Prince • “Controversy” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Controversy • “When You Were Mine”
1984 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Walking On A Thin Line” • Pop-Rock • Sports • “The Only One”
2000 • U2 • “Beautiful Day” • Alt. Pop-Rock • All That You Can’t Leave Behind • “Summer Rain” / “Always”

October 10
1966 • The Beach Boys • “Good Vibrations” • Psychedelic Pop • [Single} • “Let’s Go Away For Awhile”
1972 • The Hollies • “Long Dark Road” • Pop-Rock • Distant Light • “Indian Girl”
1978 • The Cars • “My Best Friend’s Girl” • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Cars • “Don’t Cha Stop”
1980 • The Cars • “Touch And Go” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Panorama • “Down Boys”
1988 • The Moody Blues • “No More Lies” • Prog Rock • Sur La Mer • “River Of Endless Love”
2012 • Blondie • “Dead Air” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • [None]
2012 • Blondie • “Bride Of Infinity” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • [None]
2012 • Blondie • “Rock On” • Dance-Pop • [Web Download Single] • [None]

October 11
1963 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Heat Wave” [UK] • Soul – Dance • Heat Wave • “A Love Like Yours (Don’t Come Knockin’ Every Day)”
1968 • Bonzo Dog Band • “I’m The Urban Spaceman” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • Tadpoles • “Canyons Of Your Mind”
1968 • Steve Miller Band • “Living In The U.S.A.” [UK] • Album Rock • Sailor • “Quicksilver Girl”
1971 • Nilsson • “Without You” • Power Ballad • Nilsson Schmilsson • “Gotta Get Up”
1971 • John Lennon • “Imagine” • Soft Pop • Imagine • “It’s So Hard”
1974 • Queen • “Killer Queen” [UK] • Glam Rock • Sheer Heart Attack • “Flick Of The Wrist”
1980 • Kool & The Gang • “Celebration” • Disco-Funk • Celebrate! • “Morning Star”
1985 • Thompson Twins • “King For A Day” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Here’s To Future Days • “Rollunder”
1992 • Madonna • “Erotica” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Erotica” [Instrumental]
2012 • The Rolling Stones • “Doom And Gloom” • Blues-Rock • GRRR! • [None]

October 12
1964 • The Ronettes • “Walking In The Rain” • Girl Group Pop • Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica • “How Does It Feel?”
1966 • The Supremes • “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Remove This Doubt”
1968 • The Moody Blues • “Ride My See-Saw” • Psych-Rock • In Search Of The Lost Chord • “Voices In The Sky”
1979 • Supertramp • “Goodbye Stranger” [UK] • Prog/Art Pop-Rock • Breakfast in America • “Even In The Quietest Moments”
1979 • The Human League • “Empire State Human” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Reproduction • “Introducing” [Instrumental Version]
1979 • Kool & the Gang • “Ladies’ Night” [UK] • Disco-Funk • Ladies’ Night • “Ladies’ Night” [Long Version]
1982 • Don Henley • “Dirty Laundry” • Pop-Rock • I Can’t Stand Still • “Lilah”
1987 • George Michael • “Faith” • Rockabilly • Faith • “Hand To Mouth”
1987 • George Harrison • “Got My Mind Set On You” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Cloud Nine • “Lay His Head”
1998 • R.E.M. • “Daysleeper” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Up • “Emphysema”

October 13
1967 • The Who • “I Can See For Miles” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • The Who Sell Out • “Someone’s Coming”
1967 • The Troggs • “Love Is All Around” [UK] • Garage Rock • Wild Thing • “When Will The Rain Come”
1967 • The Kinks • “Autumn Almanac” [UK] • Baroque Pop • [Single] • “Mister Pleasant”
1969 • Neil Diamond • “Holly Holy” • Pop-Gospel • Touching You, Touching Me • “Hurtin’ You Don’t Come Easy”
1970 • Neil Diamond • “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” • Pop-Rock • Tap Root Manuscript • “Free Life”
1978 • Player • “Baby Come Back” • Pop-Rock • Baby Come Back • “Love Is Where You Find It”
1978 • The Jam • “Down In The Tube Station At Midnight” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • All Mod Cons • “So Sad About Us” / “The Night”
1978 • Elton John • “Part-Time Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • A Single Man • “I Cry At Night”
1982 • Kiss • “Creatures Of The Night” [UK] • Hard Rock • Creatures Of The Night • “Rock And Roll All Nite” [Live Version]
1982 • Kiss • “I Love It Loud” • Hard Rock • Creatures Of The Night • “Danger”
1986 • Kim Wilde • “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” [UK] • Hi-NRG • Another Step • “Loving You”
1990 • Tina Turner • “Be Tender With Me My Baby” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Foreign Affair • “Be Tender With Me Baby” [Live Edit]

October 14
1963 • The Marvelettes • “As Long As I Know He’s Mine” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Little Girl Blue”
1964 • The Marvelettes • “Too Many Fish In The Sea” • Soul-Pop • The Marvelettes Greatest Hits • “A Need For Love”
1966 • The Easybeats • “Friday On My Mind” [UK] • Brit Pop-Rock • Good Friday • “Made My Bed: Gonna Lie In It”
1966 • The Monkees • “The Last Train To Clarksville” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Monkees • “Take A Giant Step”
1967 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Honey Chile” • Soul – Dance • [Single] • “Show Me The Way”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Someday We’ll Be Together” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “He’s My Sunnyboy”
1969 • B.J. Thomas • “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” • Country-Pop • Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head • “Never Had It So Good”
1972 • The Osmonds • “Crazy Horses” • Hard Rock • Crazy Horses • “That’s My Girl”
1974 • Jethro Tull • “Bungle In The Jungle” • Prog Rock • War Child • “Back-Door Angels”
1974 • J. Geils Band • “Must Of Got Lost” • Boogie Rock • Nightmares…And Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle • “Funky Judge”
1975 • Kiss • “Rock And Roll All Nite” [Live]• Heavy Metal • Alive! • “Rock And Roll All Nite”
1977 • Queen • “We Are The Champions” [UK] • Arena Rock • News Of The World • “We Will Rock You”
1977 • Elvis Costello • “Watching The Detectives” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • My Aim Is True • “Blame It On Cain” / “Mystery Dance”
1985 • The Cars • “Tonight She Comes” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Greatest Hits • “Just What I Needed”
1985 • Dire Straits • “Brothers In Arms” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Brothers In Arms • “Going Home (Theme Of the Local Hero)” [Live]
1991 • U2 • “The Fly” [UK] • Dance-Rock • Achtung Baby • “Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk” / “Korova 1”

October 15
1960 • The Miracles • “Shop Around” • Soul – Pop • Hi! We’re The Miracles • “Who’s Lovin’ You”
1968 • Stevie Wonder • “For Once In My Life” • Soul – Pop • For Once In My Life • “Angie Girl”
1969 • The Kinks • “Victoria” • Pop-Rock • Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) • “Brainwashed”
1970 • The Supremes • “Stoned Love” • Soul – Pop • Shine On Me • “Shine On Me”
1971 • The Who • “Let’s See Action” [UK] • British Rock • [Single] • “When I Was A Boy”
1971 • Sly & The Family Stone • “Family Affair” • Soul-Funk • There’s A Riot Goin’ On • “Luv ‘N’ Haight”
1972 • The Isley Brothers • “Work To Do” • Soul-Funk • Brother, Brother, Brother • “Beautiful”
1973 • Elton John • “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” • Pop-Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Young Man’s Blues”
1983 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Crumblin’ Down” • Roots Rock • Uh-Huh • “Golden Gates”
1984 • The Cars • “Hello Again” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Heartbeat City • “Hello Again” [Dub Version]
1988 • Duran Duran • “I Don’t Want Your Love” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Thing • “I Don’t Want Your Love” [Album Version]
1993 • Bryan Adams • “Please Forgive Me” • Soft Rock • So Far So Good • “C’Mon Everybody”

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