Singles Released This Week (October 1 – 7)

Singles Released This Week (October 1 – 7)

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).



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 • The Byrds • “She Don’t Care About Time” • Folk-Rock • Turn, Turn, Turn • [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”
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” • 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
1980 • The Police • “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Zenyatta Mondatta • “A Sermon”
1980 • Supertramp • “Take The Long Way Home” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Breakfast in America • “From Now On”
1981 • Triumph • “Allied Forces” • Arena Rock • Allied Forces • “Hot Time In This City Tonight”
1983 • Genesis • “That’s All!” • Prog Rock • Genesis • “Second Home By The Sea”
1987 • Guns N’ Roses • “Welcome To The Jungle” • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • “Mr. Brownstone”
2000 • Matchbox Twenty • “If You’re Gone” • Alt. Rock • Mad Season • N/A


1963 • The Marvelettes • “As Long As I Know He’s Mine” • Soul – Motown • [Single] • “Little Girl Blue”
1963 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “You’ll Never Walk Alone” [UK] • Ballad • How Do You Like It? • “It’s Alright”
1966 • The New Vaudeville Band • “Winchester Cathedral” • Pop • [Single] • “Wait For Me Baby”
1969 • It’s A Beautiful Day • “White Bird” • Psychedelic (SFO) • 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 • N/A


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” • British Rock • Quadrophenia • “Water”
1976 • The Doobie Brothers • “It Keeps You Runnin'” • Pop-Rock • Takin’ It To The Streets • “Turn It Loose”
1979 • Kool & the Gang • “Ladies’ Night” • Disco-Funk • Ladies’ Night • “Too Hot”
1980 • Queen • “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” • Glam Rock • The Game • “We Will Rock You” [Live}
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 • Sammy Hagar • “Eagles Fly” • Hard Rock • I Never Said Goodbye • “Hands And Knees”
1987 • Michael Jackson • “Smooth Criminal” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Smooth Criminal” [Instrumental]
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 Yardbirds • “I’m A Man” • Blues Rock • Having A Rave Up • “Still I’m Sad”
1965 • The Supremes • “I Hear A Symphony” • Soul – Motown • I Hear A Symphony • “Who Could Ever Doubt My Love”
1966 • Martha & The Vandellas • “I’m Ready For Love” • Soul – Dance • [Single] • “He Doesn’t Love Her Anymore”
1966 • Episode Six • “I Can See Through You” • Brit Pop-Rock • [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”
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 • N/A
1998 • Eagle-Eye Cherry • “Save Tonight” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Desireless • “Conversation”
2003 • Blondie • “Good Boys” • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Curse Of Blondie • N/A


October 07
1963 • Freddie & The Dreamers • “I’m Telling You Now” • Merseybeat • [Single] • “What Have I Done to You?”
1964 • The Beefeaters • “Please Let Me Love You” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Don’t Be Long”
1966 • The Moody Blues • “Boulevard De La Madelaine” [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • “This Is My House (But Nobody Calls)”
1966 • The Hollies • “Stop! Stop! Stop!” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Stop! Stop! Stop! • “It’s You”
1966 • The Hollies • “Stop! Stop! Stop!” • Pop-Rock • Stop! Stop! Stop! • “It’s You”
1969 • The Jackson 5 • “I Want You Back” • Soul – Pop • Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 • “Who’s Lovin’ You”
1971 • Hot Tuna • “Been So Long” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “Candy Man”
1972 • Michael Jackson • “Got To Be There” • Soul – Motown • Got To Be There • “Maria (You Were the Only One)”
1977 • Queen • “We Are The Champions” • Glam Rock • News Of The World • “We Will Rock You”
2006 • Pearl Jam • “Gone” • Grunge Rock • Pearl Jam • “Come Back” [Live] / “Gone” [Live]

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