Feature LP: Def Leppard – Hysteria (1987) 9pm ET

HysteriaHysteria is the fourth studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on 3 August 1987 through Mercury Records. It is the band’s best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, and spawning seven hit singles. The album charted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the UK Albums Chart.

Hysteria was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The title of the album was thought up by drummer Rick Allen, referring to his 1984 auto accident and the ensuing worldwide media coverage surrounding it. It is also the last album to feature guitarist Steve Clark before his death, however, their next album, Adrenalize is the last to feature Clark’s songwriting.

The album is the follow-up to the band’s 1983 breakthrough Pyromania. Hysteria’s creation took over three years and was plagued by delays, including the aftermath of the 31 December 1984 car accident that cost Allen his left arm. Subsequent to the album’s release, Def Leppard published a book entitled Animal Instinct: The Def Leppard Story, written by Rolling Stone magazine Senior Editor David Fricke, on the three-year recording process of Hysteria and the tough times the band endured through the mid-1980s.

Hysteria has earned critical acclaim from a number of sources. In 1988 Q magazine readers voted it as the 98th Greatest Album of All Time, while in 2004, the album was ranked at #472 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. – Wikipedia

 

 

Artist Countdown: The Hollies Top 50 Hits 6pm ET @TheGrahamNash

holliesThe Hollies are an English rock group known for their pioneering and distinctive three part vocal harmony style. The Hollies became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s (231 weeks on the UK singles charts during the 1960s; the 9th highest of any artist of the decade) and into the mid 1970s. It was formed by Allan Clarke and Graham Nash in late 1962 as a Merseybeat type music group in Manchester, although some of the band members came from towns north of there. Graham Nash left the group in 1968 to form the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash.

They enjoyed considerable popularity in many countries (at least 60 singles or EPs and 26 albums charting somewhere in the world spanning over five decades), although they did not achieve major US chart success until 1966 with “Bus Stop”. The Hollies had over 30 charting singles on the UK Singles Chart, and 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, with major hits on both sides of the Atlantic that included “Just One Look”, “Look Through Any Window”, “Bus Stop”, “I Can’t Let Go”, “On a Carousel”, “Stop Stop Stop”, “Carrie Anne”, “Jennifer Eccles”, and later “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”, “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” and “The Air That I Breathe”.

They are one of the few British pop groups of the early 1960s that have never officially broken up and continue to record and perform. In recognition of their achievements, the Hollies were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. – Wikipedia

1 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
2 Sorry Suzanne
3 Jennifer Eccles
4 Bus Stop
5 Stop Stop Stop
6 Carrie Anne
7 On a Carousel
8 The Air That I Breathe
9 I’m Alive
10 I Can’t Let Go
11 Dear Eloise
12 King Midas In Reverse
13 Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
14 Look Through Any Window
15 Just One Look
16 I Can’t Tell the Bottom from the Top
17 Magic Woman Touch
18 Listen to Me
19 The Day that Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee
20 Here I Go Again
21 Hey Willy
22 I’m Down
23 Sandy
24 The Baby
25 Son of a Rotten Gambler
26 Gasoline Alley Bred
27 Wiggle that Wotsit
28 Pay You Back with Interest
29 Stop! In the Name of Love
30 Too Young to be Married
31 Do the Best You Can
32 Yes I Will
33 Stay
34 Long Dark Road
35 Daddy Don’t Mind
36 Holliedaze
37 Lucille
38 We’re Through
39 Star
40 The Very Last Day
41 Blowin’ in the Wind
42 Boulder to Birmingham
43 Searchin’
44 What’s Wrong with the Way I Live
45 If I Needed Someone
46 Lonely Hobo Lullaby
47 (Ain’t That) Just Like Me
48 Man Without a Heart
49 Write On
50 Soldier’s Song

Artist Countdown: The Kinks Top 40 Hits 7pm ET @RadioMax

The kinksThe Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Dave Davies and Ray Davies in 1963. The Kinks, who rose to fame during the mid-1960s and were part of the British Invasion of the US, are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era.

Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk and country. Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals) remained members throughout the group’s 32-year run. Longest serving member Mick Avory (drums and percussion) was replaced by Bob Henrit formerly of Argent in 1984. Original bassist Pete Quaife was replaced by John Dalton in 1969 and Dalton was in turn replaced by Jim Rodford in 1978. Session keyboardist Nicky Hopkins accompanied the band in the studio for many of their recordings in the mid-late 1960s. In 1969 keyboardist John Gosling joined the band, making them an official five-piece, while Ian Gibbons replaced him in 1979, playing in the band until its eventual demise.

The Kinks first came to prominence in 1964 with their third single, “You Really Got Me”, written by Ray Davies. It became an international hit, topping the charts in the United Kingdom and reaching the Top 10 in the United States. Between the mid-1960s and early 1970s, the group released a string of singles and LPs most of which were critically successful but commercial failures, and gained a reputation for songs and concept albums reflecting English culture and lifestyle, fuelled by Ray Davies’ observational writing style. Albums such as Face to Face, Something Else, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround and Muswell Hillbillies, along with their accompanying singles, are considered among the most influential recordings of the period.

The Kinks’ subsequent theatrical concept albums met with less success, but the band experienced a revival during the late 1970s and early 1980s with albums Sleepwalker, Misfits, Low Budget, Give the People What They Want and State of Confusion. In addition, groups such as Van Halen, the Jam, the Knack and the Pretenders covered their songs, helping to boost the Kinks’ record sales. In the 1990s, Britpop acts such as Blur and Oasis cited the band as a major influence. The Kinks broke up in 1996, a result of the commercial failures of their last few albums and creative tension between the Davies brothers.

The Kinks had five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart. Nine of their albums charted in the Top 40. In the UK, the group had seventeen Top 20 singles and five Top 10 albums. Four of their albums have been certified gold by the RIAA. Among numerous honours, they received the Ivor Novello Award for “Outstanding Service to British Music”. In 1990, the original four members of The Kinks were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the UK Music Hall of Fame in November 2005. – Wikipedia

1 Lola
2 Sunny Afternoon
3 Dedicated Follower of Fashion
4 Apeman
5 Come Dancing
6 Days
7 Waterloo Sunset
8 Dead End Street
9 A Well Respected Man 
10 Till the End of the Day
11 Tired of Waiting for You
12 All Day and All of the Night
13 You Really Got Me
14 Set Me Free
15 Autumn Almanac
16 Death of a Clown
17 Don’t Forget to Dance
18 Mister Pleasant
19 Susannah’s Still Alive
20 See My Friends
21 Dandy
22 Plastic Man
23 Victoria
24 Wonderboy
25 Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy
26 Destroyer
27 Do It Again
28 Better Things
29 Supersonic Rocket Ship
30 (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
31 Who’ll Be the Next in Line
32 A Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy
33 Sleepwalker
34 State of Confusion
35 20th Century Man
36 Long Tall Sally
37 Catch Me Now I’m Falling
38 Juke Box Music
39 How Are You
40 Pressure

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp

gsp-iPad“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80′s” on RadioMaxMusic.com. On the playlist: LL Cool J, Prince, Kurtis Blow, De La Soul, Atlantic Starr, Janet Jackson, Grand Master Flash, Queen Latifah, Doug E. Fresh, Hall & Oates and more. We’ll kick it off at 5PM EDT, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT. Reminder, the show will be available to be heard again tomorrow “On Demand.” Click on the PODCAST link, or go direct to http://radiomaxmusic.com/podcasts.html, to check out all the programs available “On Demand.” I’m looking for you later for “G.S.P. 2: The 80′s” only on RadioMax.

Artist Countdown: Kim Carnes Top 30 Hits – 1pm ET @kim_carnes

Kim CarnesKim Carnes (born July 20, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter. Born in Los Angeles, California, Carnes now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where she continues to write music. She began her career as a songwriter 1960s writing for other artists whilst performing in local pubs and working as a session musician. She signed with Amos Records and released her debut album Rest on Me in 1972. Her 1980 duet with Kenny Rogers, “Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer”, has been described as her “big break.” Success followed with her first top-ten hit, a cover version of “More Love”, in 1980. Following this, her single “Bette Davis Eyes” became the biggest U.S. hit of the year in 1981, and won her a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

As a songwriter, Carnes also co-wrote the number one hit “The Heart Won’t Lie” with Donna Weiss, recorded by Reba McEntire and Vince Gill. She also composed “I’ll Be Here Where the Heart Is” for the 1983 film Flashdance, which won Carnes her second Grammy Award. Following the release of 1988′s View from the House, Carnes began to concentrate more on her songwriting career. Her distinctive raspy vocal style has drawn comparisons to Rod Stewart. – Wikipedia

1 Bette Davis Eyes
2 Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer (with Kenny Rogers)
3 What About Me (Kenny Rogers (w/ James Ingram & Kim Carnes))
4 More Love
5 Voyeur
6 Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)
7 Draw of the Cards
8 You’re a Part of Me (with Gene Cotton)
9 Make No Mistake, He’s Mine (with Barbra Streisand)
10 Crazy in Love
11 I Pretend
12 Invitation to Dance
13 Does It Make You Remember
14 Invisible Hands
15 The Universal Song
16 Cry Like a Baby
17 You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That’s All That Matters)
18 It Hurts So Bad
19 Mistaken Identity
20 Abadabadango
21 Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
22 Divided Hearts
23 I’d Lie to You for Your Love
24 Gypsy Honeymoon
25 Don’t Cry Now
26 Heartbreak Hotel (with Neil Diamond)
27 Oliver (Voice On The Radio)
28 Don’t Pick Up The Phone
29 Break The Rules Tonight (Out Of School)
30 Don’t Call It Love

RadioMax Top 70 Chart – July 20, 2014

1 1 SAM SMITH – Stay With Me 15 1
2 3 KONGOS – Come With Me Now 10 1
3 7 COLDPLAY – A Sky Full Of Stars 9 3
4 5 ONEREPUBLIC – Love Runs Out 14 3
5 2 MAGIC – Rude 13 2
6 4 LORDE – Tennis Court 13 2
7 8 CHARLI XCX – Boom Clap 6 7
8 11 DEMI LOVATO – Really Don’t Care 6 7
9 15 SIA – Chandelier 9 9
10 18 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS Feat. DEEMER BUENO – Bailando 11 10
11 22 ECHOSMITH – Cool Kids 3 11
12 68 ED SHEERAN – Don’t 2 12
13 9 MAROON 5 – Maps 5 4
14 10 NICO & VINZ – Am I Wrong 10 3
15 6 PHARRELL WILLIAMS – Come Get It Bae 9 6
16 12 ARIANA GRANDE & IGGY AZALEA – Problem 11 4
17 14 KENNY CHESNEY – American Kids 3 14
18 17 LADY ANTEBELLUM – Bartender 8 17
19 19 IGGY AZALEA – Black Widow 3 19
20 20 TIESTO – Wasted 5 17
21 38 DISCLOSURE & SAM SMITH – Latch 13 13
22 13 CALVIN HARRIS – Summer 18 5
23 21 TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS – U Get Me High 5 21
24 24 INGRID MICHAELSON – Girls Chase Boys 15 9
25 26 MIRANDA LAMBERT & CARRIE UNDERWOOD – Somethin’ Bad 3 25
26 64 ARIANA GRANDE Feat. ZEDD – Break Free 2 26
27 65 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – Amnesia 2 27
28 27 PRETTY RECKLESS – Heaven Knows 17 24
29 23 IGGY AZALEA Feat. CHARLI XCX – Fancy 5 10
30 28 DIERKS BENTLEY – Drunk On A Plane 6 27
31 31 MILKY CHANCE – Stolen Dance 7 31
32 33 TRAIN – Angel In Blue Jeans 6 15
33 35 LITTLE BIG TOWN – Day Drinking 6 33
34 66 DAUGHTRY – Battleships 2 34
35 67 KIESZA – Hideaway 2 35
36 32 ROBERT PLANT – Rainbow 3 32
37 36 FRAY – Break Your Plans 14 36
38 37 SEETHER – Words As Weapons 12 22
39 16 MKTO – Classic 26 8
40 34 THEORY OF A DEADMAN – Drown 13 23
41 25 BLACK KEYS – Fever 16 8
42 40 JASON DERULO Feat. SNOOP DOG – Wiggle 11 13
43 39 JENNIFER LOPEZ – First Love 9 23
44 42 RITA ORA – I Will Never Let You Down 9 25
45 43 PASSENGER – Scare Away The Dark 9 24
46 48 ED SHEERAN – Sing 15 1
47 58 O.A.R. – Peace 20 36
48 59 JOHN LEGEND – All Of Me 35 1
49 46 PARAMORE – Ain’t It Fun 23 3
50 29 CAPITAL CITIES – One Minute More 5 29
51 30 PRETTY RECKLESS – Messed Up World 5 30
52 41 RIXTON – Me and My Broken Heart 19 2
53 44 BAND PERRY – Chainsaw 7 17
54 45 BLAKE SHELTON & GWEN SEBASTIAN – My Eyes 5 14
55 47 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – Not A Bad Thing 22 2
56 49 KATY PERRY – Birthday 16 3
57 51 HUNTER HAYES – Tattoo 4 51
58 52 AMERICAN AUTHORS – Believer 4 52
59 54 OH HONEY – Be Okay 4 54
60 55 CHROMEO – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) 10 28
61 69 THE 1975 – Girls 2 61
62 70 KONGOS – I’m Only Joking 2 62
63 N FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – Dirt 1 63
64 N COLBIE CAILLAT – Try 1 64
65 N JOHN LEGEND – You And I (Nobody In The World) 1 65
66 N AFTER ROMEO – LOL (Love On Lock) 1 66
67 N TWIN ATLANTIC – Heart And Soul 1 67
68 N JASON MRAZ – Love Someone 1 68
69 N MR. PROBZ – Waves 1 69
70 N CHRISSIE HYND – Dark Sunglasses 1 70
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Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp

BobbyJayThis evening on “Great Soul Performances,” I’ve got some good things for you. You’ll hear: The Impressions, the Temptations, William Bell, Love Committee, Lloyd Price, the Tymes, Enchantment, Barbara Mason, Jimmy Castor, the Detroit Emeralds, Wayne Brady, Doris Troy; live in concert, and many more. The festivities begin at 7PM EDT, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Remember, on Monday the show will be available “On Demand.” You can click on the PODCAST link. So join me later on for “Great Soul Performances” only on RadioMaxMusic.com. – Bobby Jay