Singles Released This Week (September 30 – October 6)

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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 30
1964 • Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston • “What Good Am I Without You” • Soul • Take Two • “I Want You ‘Round”
1965 • The Temptations • “My Baby” • Soul-Pop • Temptin’ Temptations • “Don’t Look Back”
1965 • The Temptations • “Don’t Look Back” • Soul-Pop • Temptin’ Temptations • [B-Side]
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]
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 • The Rolling Stones • “Don’t Stop” • Blues-Rock • Forty Licks • “Miss You” [Remix]
2002 • Matchbox Twenty • “Disease” • Alt. Rock • More Than You Think You Are • [None]
2003 • Ozzy Osbourne & Kelly Osbourne • “Changes” • Dance-Pop • Changes • “No More Tears”


October 01
1963 • Elvis Presley • “Bossa Nova Baby” • Latin Rock • Fun In Alcapulco • “Witchcraft”
1963 • Elvis Presley • “Witchcraft” • Latin Rock • Fun In Alcapulco • [B-Side]
1965 • The Byrds • “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)” • Folk-Rock • Turn! Turn! Turn! • “She Don’t Care About Time”
1965 • The Byrds • “She Don’t Care About Time” • Folk-Rock • Turn! Turn! Turn! • [B-Side]
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”
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”
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”
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”
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 • Supertramp • “Take The Long Way Home” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Breakfast in America • “From Now On”
1980 • The Police • “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Zenyatta Mondatta • “A Sermon”
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”
1969 • It’s A Beautiful Day • “White Bird” • Psychedelic Rock • It’s A Beautiful Day • “Wasted Union Blues”
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 • “P.S. I Love You” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • [B-Side]
1962 • The Beatles • “Love Me Do” [UK] • Brit Beat • Please Please Me • “P.S. I Love You”
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 • The Cars • “Double Life” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Candy-O • “Got A Lot On My Head”
1979 • Queen • “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” • Rockabilly • The Game • “We Will Rock You” [Live]
1979 • Kool & the Gang • “Ladies’ Night” • Disco-Funk • Ladies’ Night • “Too Hot”
1981 • U2 • “Gloria” • Alt. Pop-Rock • October • “I Will Follow” [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]
1987 • Michael Jackson • “Smooth Criminal” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Smooth Criminal” [Instrumental]
1987 • Sammy Hagar • “Eagles Fly” • Hard Rock • I Never Said Goodbye • “Hands And Knees”
1992 • Spin Doctors • “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” • Alt Pop-Rock • Pocket Full of Kryptonite • “What Time Is It?” / “Freeway Of Plains” [Live]
1992 • The Cure • “A Letter To Elise” • Pop-Rock • Wish • “The Big Hand”
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)”
1965 • The Supremes • “I Hear A Symphony” • Soul – Pop • I Hear A Symphony • “Who Could Ever Doubt My Love”
1965 • The Yardbirds • “I’m A Man” • Blues Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Still I’m Sad”
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 • “Something” • Pop-Rock • Abbey Road • “Come Together” [Double A-Side]
1969 • The Beatles • “Come Together” • Pop-Rock • Abbey Road • “Something” [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”
1977 • Aerosmith • “Draw The Line” • Hard Rock • Draw The Line • “Bright Light Fright”
1978 • The Moody Blues • “Driftwood” • Prog Rock • Octave • “I’m Your Man”
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]