Singles Released This Week (September 14 -20)

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Here’s a running 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).


September 14
1965 • Marvin Gaye • “Ain’t That Peculiar” • Soul – Pop • Moods Of Marvin Gaye • “She’s Got To Be Real”
1970 • Quicksilver Messenger Service • “Fresh Air” • Psychedelic Rock • Just For Love • “Freeway Flyer”
1971 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Bless You” • Soul – Dance • Black Magic • “Hope I Don’t Get My Heat Broke”
1973 • Bob Dylan • “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Pat Garret & Billy The Kid • “Turkey Chase”
1979 • Blondie • “Dreaming” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Eat To The Beat • “Sound-A-Sleep”
1979 • XTC • “Making Plans For Nigel” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Drums And Wires • “Bushman President “
1987 • Pink Floyd • “Learning To Fly” [UK] • Prog Rock • A Momentary Lapse Of Reason • “One Slip”
1987 • Yes • “Love Will Find A Way” • Prog Rock • Big Generator • “Holy Lamb (Song For Harmonic Convergence)”
1992 • Peter Gabriel • “Digging In The Dirt” • Prog Rock • Us • “Quiet Steam”
1996 • The Cardigans • “Lovefool” [UK] • Pop-Rock • First Band On The Moon • “Nasty Sunny Beam”

September 15
1959 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Little Queenie” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You”
1967 • Kaleidoscope [UK] • “Flight From Ashiya” [UK] • Psych-Rock • [Single] • “Holidaymaker”
1967 • The Hollies • “King Midas in Reverse” • Pop-Rock • Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse • “Water On The Brain”
1969 • Jimi Hendrix • “Stone Free” • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “If 6 Was 9”
1970 • The Temptations • “Hum Along And Dance” • Psychedelic Soul • Sky’s The Limit • [B-Side]
1970 • The Temptations • “Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World)” • Psychedelic Soul • Sky’s The Limit • “Hum Along And Dance”
1972 • The Supremes • “I Guess I’ll Miss The Man” • Soul-Pop • The Supremes Produced And Arranged By Jimmy Webb • “Over And Over”
1975 • George Harrison • “You” • Pop-Rock • Extra Texture • “World Of Stone”
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Respectable” • Blues-Rock • Some Girls • “When The Whip Comes Down”
1980 • Pat Benatar • “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” • Power Pop • Crimes Of Passion • “Prisoner Of Love”
1984 • Janet Jackson & Cliff Richard • “Two To The Power of Love” • Dance-Pop • Dream Street • “Rock ‘N’ Roll” [Janet Jackson]
1987 • Pink Floyd • “Learning To Fly” • Prog Rock • A Momentary Lapse Of Reason • “Terminal Frost”
1989 • Prince • “Partyman” • Dance-Pop • Batman • “Feel U Up”
1997 • Genesis • “Congo” • Prog Rock • Calling All Stations • “Papa He Said”
1998 • Dave Matthews Band • “Don’t Drink The Water” • Alt. Rock/Pop-Rocck • Before These Crowded Streets • “Don’t Drink The Water” [Album Version]
2003 • Metallica • “Frantic” • Nu Metal • St. Anger • “Frantic” [UNKLE Remix]

September 16
1963 • The Beatles • “She Loves You” • Brit Beat • The Beatles’ Second Album • “I’ll Get You”
1964 • Sam Cooke • “That’s Where It’s At” • Soul • [Single] • “Cousin Of Mine”
1979 • The Sugarhill Gang • “Rapper’s Delight” • Old School Rap • The Sugarhill Gang • “Rapper’s Delight” [Long Version]
1981 • A Flock Of Seagulls • “Telecommunication” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • A Flock Of Seagulls • “Intro”
1985 • Kiss • “Tears Are Falling” • Hard Rock • Asylum • “Any Way You Slice It”
1988 • Little Feat • “Hate To Lose Your Lovin'” • Country-Rock • Let It Roll • “Cajun Girl”
1989 • Bad English • “When I See You Smile” • Power Ballad • Bad English • “Heaven Is A 4 Letter Word”
1994 • Silverchair • “Tomorrow” • Alt Rock/Grunge • Frogstomp • “Acid Rain”
1996 • Alanis Morissette • “Head Over Feet” • Alt Pop-Rock • Jagged Little Pill • “Hand In My Pocket” [Live]

September 17
1963 • Aretha Franklin • “Skylark” • Soul • Laughing On The Outside • “You’ve Got Her”
1964 • The Supremes • “Baby Love” • Soul – Pop • Where Did Our Love Go? • “Ask Any Girl”
1973 • Carpenters • “Top Of The World” • Soft Pop • A Song For You • “Heather”
1973 • Led Zeppelin • “D’Yer Mak’er” • Hard Rock • Houses Of The Holy • “The Crunge”
1982 • The Pretenders • “Back On The Chain Gang” [UK] • Post-Punk • Learning To Crawl • “My City Was Gone”
1982 • Stevie Wonder • “Ribbon In The Sky” [UK] • Pop-R&B • Original Musiquarium • “The Secret Life Of Plants”
1982 • The Clash • “Straight To Hell” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Combat Rock • “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” [Double A-Side]
1982 • John Cougar (Mellencamp) • “Jack & Diane” [UK] • Roots Rock • American Fool • “Danger List”
1982 • George Thorogood • “Bad To The Bone” • Blues-Rock • Bad To The Bone • “No Particular Place To Go”
1986 • Madonna • “True Blue” • Dance-Pop • True Blue • “Ain’t No Big Deal”
1990 • Hall & Oates • “So Close” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Change Of Season • “Realove”
1991 • Guns N’ Roses • “Don’t Cry” • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion I • “Don’t Cry”
1998 • Goo Goo Dolls • “Slide” • Alt Rock • Dizzy Up The Girl • “” [None]
2002 • Santana Feat. Michelle Branch • “The Game Of Love” • Jazz-Rock Fusion • Shaman • “Come To My World”

September 18
1967 • The Who • “I Can See For Miles” • Psychedelic Rock • The Who Sell Out • “Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hands”
1970 • The Hollies • “Gasoline Alley Bred” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Moving Finger • “Dandelion Wine”
1979 • Eagles • “Heartache Tonight” • Country-Rock • The Long Run • “Teenage Jail”
1983 • Kiss • “Lick It Up” • Hard Rock • Lick It Up • “Dance All Over Your Face”
1993 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Human Wheels” • Roots Rock • Human Wheels • “Human Wheels” [Edit]
1993 • Ace Of Base • “All That She Wants” • Europop • Happy Nation • “Fashion Party”
2000 • Foo Fighters • “Breakout” • Grunge • There Is Nothing Left To Lose • “Stacked Actors”
2013 • Pearl Jam • “Sirens” • Grunge Rock • Lightning Bolt • “” [None]

September 19
1966 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “The Great Airplane Strike” • Pop-Rock • The Spirit Of ’67 • “In My Community”
1967 • The Bee Gees • “Massachusetts” • Pop-Rock • Horizontal • “Barker Of The UFO”
1967 • Gary Puckett And The Union Gap • “Woman, Woman” • Pop-Rock Ballad • Woman, Woman • “Don’t Make Promises”
1969 • The Hollies • “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Cos You Like To Love Me”
1972 • America • “Ventura Highway” • Soft Rock • Homecoming • “Saturn Nights”
1980 • The Rolling Stones • “She’s So Cold” • Blues-Rock • Emotional Rescue • “Send It To Me”
1980 • The Police • “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Zenyatta Mondatta • “Friends”
1984 • Kiss • “Heaven’s On Fire” • Hard Rock • Animalize • “Lonely Is The Hunter”
1988 • Duran Duran • “I Don’t Want Your Love” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Big Thing • “I Don’t Want Your Love” [Album Version]

September 20
1957 • Buddy Holly • “Everyday” • Pop Ballad • Buddy Holly • [B-Side]
1957 • Buddy Holly • “Peggy Sue” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Everyday”
1963 • Marvin Gaye • “Can I Get A Witness” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations • “I Second That Emotion” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations • “The Way You Do The Things You Do”
1973 • The Rolling Stones • “Angie” • Power Ballad • Goats Head Soup • “Silver Train”
1982 • Tears For Fears • “Mad World” • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Hurting • “Ideas As Opiates”
1985 • Simple Minds • “Alive And Kicking” • New Wave Alt.-Pop • Once Upon A Time • “Up On The Catwalk” [Live Version]
1987 • Whitesnake • “Is This Love” • Power Ballad • Whitesnake • “Bad Boys”