Singles Released This Week (September 7 – 13)

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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 07
1957 • Sam Cooke • “Summertime” • Soul • Sam Cooke • [B-Side]
1957 • Sam Cooke • “You Send Me” • Soul • Sam Cooke • “Summertime”
1964 • The Zombies • “She’s Not There” • Pop-Rock • The Zombies • “You Make Me Feel Good”
1965 • Bob Dylan • “Positively 4th Street” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “From A Buick 6”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” • Soul • Aretha: Lady Soul • “Baby, Baby, Baby”
1971 • The Supremes • “Touch” • Soul-Ballad • Touch • “It’s So Hard for Me to Say Good-bye”
1973 • Elton John • “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Young Man’s Blues”
1975 • Eagles • “Lyin’ Eyes” • Country-Rock • One Of These Nights • “Too Many Hands”
1983 • Madonna • “Holiday” • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “I Know It”
1984 • Billy Ocean • “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)” • Dance-Pop • [Single] • “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)” [Instrumental]
1984 • Vanity • “Pretty Mess” • Dance-Pop • Wild Animal • “Mechanical Emotion”
1987 • Michael Jackson • “Bad” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “I Can’t Help It”
1987 • When In Rome • “The Promise” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • When In Rome • “Tonight”
1993 • Kim Wilde • “If I Can’t Have You” • Disco • [Single] • “If I Can’t Have You” [Remix]
1994 • Weezer • “Buddy Holly” • Alt. Rock • Weezer (Blue Album) • [None]
2004 • Shania Twain • “Party For Two” • Country-Pop • [Single] • [None]


September 08
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Blue Moon” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Just Because”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Shake, Rattle And Roll” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Money Honey” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “One-Sided Love Affair”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Just Because” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • [B-Side]
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Blue Suede Shoes” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Tutti Frutti”
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Elvis Presley • [B-Side]
1956 • Elvis Presley • “Tryin’ To Get To You” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Elvis Presley • “I Love You Because”
1957 • Jackie Wilson • “Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet)” • Soul • [Single] • “By The Light Of The Silvery Moon”
1967 • The Box Tops • “The Letter” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Letter, The/Neon Rainbow • “Happy Times”
1967 • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • “Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone” [UK] • Soul-Dance • Riding High • “One Way Out”
1972 • T. Rex • “Children Of The Revolution” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Jitterbug Rock”
1972 • Bread • “The Guitar Man” [UK] • Soft Rock • Guitar Man • “Just Like Yesterday”
1978 • Buzzcocks • “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Love Bites • “Just Lust”
1983 • Madonna • “Lucky Star” • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “I Know It”
1987 • Richard Marx • “Should’ve Known Better” • AA Pop-Rock • Richard Marx • “Should’ve Known Better” [LP Version]


September 09
1964 • Peter & Gordon • “I Don’t Want To See You Again” [UK] • Merseybeat • In Touch With Peter & Gordon • “I Would Buy You Presents”
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “(You Don’t Have To) Paint Me A Picture” • Pop-Rock • (You Don’t Have To) Paint Me A Picture • “Looking For The Stars”
1969 • Aretha Franklin • “Today I Sing The Blues” • Jazz-Soul • Soul ’69 • “People”
1977 • Carpenters • “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft” • Soft Pop • Passage • “Can’t Smile Without You”
1978 • The Rolling Stones • “Beast Of Burden” • Blue-Eyed Soul Ballad • Some Girls • “When The Whip Comes Down”
1978 • Rick James • “Mary Jane” • Funk • Come Get It • “Dream Maker”
1981 • Genesis • “No Reply At All” • Prog Rock • Abacab • “Naminanu” / “Dodo”
1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Interstate Love Song” • Arena Rock • Purple • “Lounge Fly”


September 10
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “You’ve Been In Love Too Long” [UK] • Soul-Dance • [Single] • “Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)”
1968 • Marvin Gaye • “His Eyes Are On The Sparrow” • Soul – Gospel • In Loving Memory[Various Artists] • “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” [Gladys Knight & The Pips]
1978 • Harry Chapin • “Flowers Are Red” • Folk-Pop • Living Room Suite • “Jenny”
1982 • Weather Girls • “It’s Raining Men” • Disco/Hi-NRG • Success • “It’s Raining Men” [Long Version]
1982 • The Jam • “The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)” • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Pity Poor Alfie” / “Fever”
1991 • Nirvana • “Smells Like Teen Spirit” • Grunge • Nevermind • “Drain You”
1996 • Metallica • “Hero Of The Day” • Thrash Metal • Load • “Kill’/’Ride Medley” [Live]


September 11
1962 • Sam Cooke • “Somebody Have Mercy” • Soul • [Single] • “Nothing Can Change This Love”
1964 • The Hollies • “We’re Through” [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Come On Back”
1979 • The Who • “5:15” • Hard Rock • Quadrophenia • “I’m One”
1990 • UB40 • “The Way You Do The Things You Do” • Reggae-Pop • Labour Of Love II • “Splugen”
2000 • Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis • “Cruisin'” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Duets: Original Soundtrack[Sndtrk] • “” [None]


September 12
1957 • Buddy Holly • “I’m Gonna Love You Too” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Listen To Me”
1960 • Aretha Franklin • “Today I Sing The Blues” • Jazz-Soul • Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo • “Love Is The Only Thing”
1969 • Dusty Springfield • “Am I The Same Girl” [UK] • Pop/Rock • [Single] • “Earthbound Gypsy”
1975 • George Harrison • “You” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Extra Texture • “World Of Stone”
1980 • Stevie Wonder • “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” • Reggae • Hotter Than July • “Master Blaster” [Instrumental]
1984 • Tina Turner • “Better Be Good To Me” • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “When I Was Young”
1989 • Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville • “Don’t Know Much” • Pop-Rock • Cry Like A Rainstorm – Howl Like The Wind • “When Something is Wrong With My Baby”


September 13
1965 • Simon & Garfunkel • “The Sound Of Silence” • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “We’ve Got A Groovy Thing Goin'”
1965 • The Beatles • “Act Naturally” • Rockabilly • Help! • [B-Side]
1965 • The Beatles • “Yesterday” • Folk-Pop • Help! • “Act Naturally”
1966 • Elvis Presley • “Spinout” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Spinout • “All That I Am”
1966 • Elvis Presley • “All That I Am” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Spinout • [B-Side]
1981 • J. Geils Band • “Centerfold” • Blues-Rock • Freeze-Frame • “Rage In The Cage”
1993 • Peter Gabriel • “Kiss That Frog” [Album Version Edit][UK] • Prog Rock • Us • “Kiss That Frog” [Mind Blender Version Edit]
1997 • Elton John • “Something About The Way You Look Tonight” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Big Picture • “I Know Why I’m In Love”
1997 • Elton John • “Something About The Way You Look Tonight” • Pop-Rock • The Big Picture • “I Know Why I’m In Love”