Singles Released This Week (September 26 – October 2)

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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).

September 26
1962 • The Temptations • “Paradise” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Slow Down Heart”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Time Is On My Side” • Blues-Rock • 12 X 5 • “Congratulations”
1966 • Aretha Franklin • “Cry Like A Baby” • Soul • Soul Sister • “Swanee”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “Big Boss Man” • Blues-Rock • Clambake • “You Don’t Know Me”
1967 • Elvis Presley • “You Don’t Know Me” • Country-Pop • Clambake • [B-Side]
1967 • The Temptations • “(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Don’t Send Me Away”
1969 • Bread • “It Don’t Matter To Me” • Soft Rock • Bread • “Call On Me”
1969 • The Byrds • “Wasn’t Born To Follow” • Folk-Rock • The Notorious Byrd Brothers • “Child Of The Universe”
1969 • The Hollies • “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Cos You Like To Love Me”
1977 • Billy Joel • “Just The Way You Are” • Soft Rock • The Stranger • “Get It Right The First Time”
1984 • Prince & The Revolution • “Purple Rain” • Soul-Pop-Gospel • Purple Rain • “God”
1986 • Boston • “Amanda” • Power Ballad • Third Stage • “My Destination”
1994 • The Rolling Stones • “You Got Me Rocking” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Voodoo Lounge • “Jump On Top Of Me”

September 27
1963 • Chad & Jeremy • “Yesterday’s Gone” [UK] • Folk-Pop • Yesterday’s Gone • “Lemon Tree”
1963 • Cilla Black • “Love Of The Loved” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Shy Of Love”
1968 • The Hollies • “Listen To Me” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Do The Best You Can”
1968 • The Hollies • “Listen To Me” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Do The Best You Can”
1974 • Elvis Presley • “Promised Land” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1974 • Elvis Presley • “It’s Midnight” • Adult Contemporary • [Single] • “Promised Land”
1978 • Dr. Hook • “Sharing The Night Together” • Soft Rock • Pleasure And Pain • “You Make My Pants Want to Get Up and Dance”
1980 • Hall & Oates • “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Voices • “Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear the Voices)”
1988 • Huey Lewis & The News • “Small World” • Pop-Rock • Small World • “Small World (Part One & Two)”
1989 • Billy Joel • “We Didn’t Start The Fire” • Pop-Rock • Storm Front • “House Of Blue Light”
1993 • Meat Loaf • “I’ll Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” [UK] • Rock Ballad • Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell • “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” [Longer Edit)]
1994 • Madonna • “Secret” • Dance-Pop • Bedtime Stories • “Let Down Your Guard”
1997 • Everclear • “I Will Buy You A New Life” • Grunge Rock • So Much For The Afterglow • “Like A California King”
2004 • R.E.M. • “Leaving New York” [UK] • Alt. Rock • Around The Sun • “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” [Live]

September 28
1959 • Brenda Lee • “Sweet Nothin’s” • Teen Pop • Brenda Lee • “Weep No More My Baby”
1972 • The Temptations • “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” • Soul – Funk • All Directions • “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” [Instrumental]
1981 • Olivia Newton-John • “Physical” • Pop • Physical • “The Promise (The Dolphin Song)”
1981 • The Kinks • “Destroyer” • Hard Rock • Give The People What They Want • “Back To Front”
1981 • The Human League • “Open Your Heart” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Dare • “Non-Stop”
1987 • Guns N’ Roses • “Welcome To The Jungle” [UK] • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Whole Lotta Rosie” [Live]
1992 • Talking Heads • “Lifetime Piling Up” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Sand In The Vaseline: The Best of Taling Heads • “Road To Nowhere”
1996 • LeAnn Rimes • “Unchained Melody” • Country Pop • [Single] • [B-Side]

September 29
1967 • Jefferson Airplane • “White Rabbit” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Surrealistic Pillow • “Plastic Fantastic Lover”
1967 • The Rascals • “How Can I Be Sure” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Groovin’ • “I Don’t Love You Anymore”
1967 • Procol Harum • “Homburg” [UK] • Baroque Rock • Procol Harum • “Good Captain Clack”
1973 • David Essex • “Rock On” • Glam Rock • Rock On • “On And On”
1975 • Elton John • “Island Girl” • Pop-Caribbean • Rock Of The Westies • “Sugar On The Floor”
1981 • Kenny Rogers • “Lady” • Country-Pop • [Single] • “Sweet Music Man”
1983 • Billy Joel • “Uptown Girl” • Pop-Rock • An Innocent Man • “Careless Talk”
1986 • Madonna • “True Blue” [Extended Dance Version][UK] • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “Holiday” [Full Length Version]
1993 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Wicked Garden” • Grunge Rock • Core • [None]
2003 • Fountains Of Wayne • “Stacy’s Mom” • Power Pop • Welcome Interstate Managers • “Trains and Boats and Planes”

September 30
1964 • Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston • “What Good Am I Without You” • Soul • Take Two • “I Want You ‘Round”
1965 • The Temptations • “Don’t Look Back” • Soul-Pop • Temptin’ Temptations • [B-Side]
1965 • The Temptations • “My Baby” • Soul-Pop • Temptin’ Temptations • “Don’t Look Back”
1966 • The Temptations • “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” [UK] • Soul • [Single] • “You’re Not An Ordinary Girl”
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Love Child” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Will This Be The Day”
1971 • Isaac Hayes • “Theme From Shaft” • Soul • Shaft [Sndtrk] • “Café Regio’s”
1975 • Elvis Presley • “Bringing It Back” • Country-Rock • Today • “Pieces Of My Life”
1975 • Elvis Presley • “Pieces Of My Life” • Pop Ballad • Today • [B-Side]
1977 • Chic • “Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)” • Disco • Chic • “São Pãolo”
1979 • Kiss • “Sure Know Something” • Hard Rock • Dynasty • “Dirty Livin'”
1982 • Marvin Gaye • “Sexual Healing” • Soul • Midnight Love • “Sexual Healing” [Instrumental]
1985 • Simple Minds • “Alive And Kicking” [UK] • New Wave Alt.-Pop • Once Upon A Time • “Alive And Kicking” [Instrumental]
1985 • Madonna • “Gambler” • Dance-Pop • Vision Quest[Sndtrk] • “Nature Of The Beach”
1985 • Tears For Fears • “I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording)” • Soft Rock • Songs From The Big Chair • “Sea Song”
1993 • The Smashing Pumpkins • “Today” • Alt/Grunge Rock • Siamese Dream • “Apathy’s Last Kiss”
2002 • Matchbox Twenty • “Disease” • Alt. Rock • More Than You Think You Are • [None]
2002 • The Rolling Stones • “Don’t Stop” • Blues-Rock • Forty Licks • “Miss You” [Remix]
2003 • Ozzy Osbourne & Kelly Osbourne • “Changes” • Dance-Pop • Changes • “No More Tears”

October 01
1963 • Elvis Presley • “Witchcraft” • Latin Rock • Fun In Alcapulco • [B-Side]
1963 • Elvis Presley • “Bossa Nova Baby” • Latin Rock • Fun In Alcapulco • “Witchcraft”
1965 • Roy Head • “Treat Her Right” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Treat Her Right • “So Long, My Love”
1965 • The Byrds • “She Don’t Care About Time” • Folk-Rock • Turn! Turn! Turn! • [B-Side]
1965 • Roger Miller • “Kansas City Star” [UK] • Country-Pop • The 3rd Time Around • “One Dyin’ And A Buryin'”
1965 • The Byrds • “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)” • Folk-Rock • Turn! Turn! Turn! • “She Don’t Care About Time”
1969 • The Byrds • “Ballad Of Easy Rider” • Folk-Rock • Ballad Of Easy Rider • “Oil In My Lamp”
1974 • Harry Chapin • “Cat’s In The Cradle” • Folk-Pop • Verities & Balderdash • “Vacancy”
1982 • Phil Collins • “Thru’ These Walls” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Hello, I Must Be Going! • “Do You Know, Do You Care?”
1985 • Sting • “Fortress Around Your Heart” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Dream Of The Blue Turtles • “Shadows In The Rain”
1988 • Tracy Chapman • “Baby Can I Hold You” • Folk-Rock • Tracy Chapman • “Across The Lines”
1990 • Wilson Phillips • “Impulsive” • Pop-Rock • Wilson Phillips • “The Dream Is Still Alive”
1992 • R.E.M. • “Drive” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Automatic For The People • “Winged Mammal Theme”

October 02
1969 • Shocking Blue • “Venus” • Psychedelic Pop • At Home • “Hot Sand”
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”
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”

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