Category: Artist Countdown

Thursday 1/14/2021 10pm ET: Artist Countdown: Trace Adkins Top 30 Hits


Tracy Darrell “Trace” Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country music artist and actor. He made his debut in 1995 with the album Dreamin’ Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Since then, Adkins has released seven more studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations. In addition, he has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing”, “Ladies Love Country Boys”, and “You’re Gonna Miss This”, which peaked in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively. “I Left Something Turned on at Home” went to No. 1 on Canada’s country chart. All but one of his studio albums have received gold or platinum certification in the United States; his highest-selling to date is 2005’s Songs About Me, which has been certified 2× Multi-Platinum for shipping two million copies. Trace Adkins is widely known for his distinctive baritone singing voice.

He has also made several appearances on television, including as a panelist on the game shows Hollywood Squares and Pyramid, as a 2008 finalist and as the 2013 winner on The Celebrity Apprentice, as the voice for recurring character Elvin on King of the Hill, and in television commercial voice-overs for the KFC fast food restaurant chain. In addition, Adkins has written an autobiography entitled A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck, which was released in late 2007. He has appeared in numerous films, including The Lincoln Lawyer.  Source: Wikipedia

1 You’re Gonna Miss This
2 Honky Tonk Badonkadonk
3 The Rest of Mine
4 Every Light in the House
5 (This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing
6 I Left Something Turned On at Home
7 Lonely Won’t Leave Me Alone
8 Big Time
9 I’m Tryin’
10 There’s a Girl in Texas
11 Til the Last Shot’s Fired
12 Hot Mama
13 Then They Do
14 Songs About Me
15 Swing
16 Ladies Love Country Boys
17 Just Fishin’
18 More
19 Chrome
20 Marry for Money
21 Rough & Ready
22 Help Me Understand
23 This Ain’t No Love Song
24 All I Ask For Anymore
25 Arlington
26 Muddy Water
27 I Wanna Feel Something
28 I Got My Game On
29 I’m Gonna Love You Anyway
30 Million Dollar View

Friday 1/8/2021 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: David Bowie Top 50 Hits


David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016), known professionally as David Bowie was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at over 100 million records worldwide, made him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Rolling Stone placed him among its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and named him the “Greatest Rock Star Ever” following his death in 2016.

Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in July 1969, when his song “Space Oddity” reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart. After a three-year period of experimentation he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single “Starman” and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bowie’s impact at that time, as described by biographer David Buckley, “challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day” and “created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture.” The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona proved merely one facet of a career marked by continual reinvention, musical innovation and striking visual presentation.

In 1975, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single “Fame” and the hit album Young Americans, which the singer characterised as “plastic soul”. The sound constituted a radical shift in style that initially alienated many of his UK devotees. He then confounded the expectations of both his record label and his American audiences by recording the minimalist album Low (1977)—the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno over the next two years. These so-called “Berlin Trilogy” albums all reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise. After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single “Ashes to Ashes”, its parent album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), and “Under Pressure”, a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He then reached a new commercial peak in 1983 with Let’s Dance, which yielded several hit singles. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including blue-eyed soul, industrial, adult contemporary, and jungle. He has not toured since the 2003–04 Reality Tour and has not performed live since 2006. Bowie’s latest studio album The Next Day was released in March 2013.

Buckley says of Bowie: “His influence has been unique in popular culture—he has permeated and altered more lives than any comparable figure.” In the BBC’s 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, Bowie was placed at number 29. Throughout his career, he has sold an estimated 140 million albums. In the UK, he has been awarded nine Platinum album certifications, 11 Gold and eight Silver, and in the US, five Platinum and seven Gold certifications. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him 39th on their list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, and 23rd on their list of the best singers of all time. 

1 Let’s Dance
2 China Girl
3 This Is Not America (with Pat Metheny Group)
4 Blue Jean
5 Absolute Beginners
6 Under Pressure (with Queen)
7 Dancing in the Street (with Mick Jagger)
8 Day-In Day-Out
9 Ashes to Ashes
10 Jump They Say
11 Modern Love
12 Underground
13 Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
14 Rebel Rebel
15 Fashion
16 Where Are We Now?
17 Hallo Spaceboy
18 Tonight(with Tina Turner)
19 Space Oddity
20 Golden Years
21 Sound and Vision
22 The Jean Genie
23 Fame ’90
24 Time Will Crawl
25 Fame
26 Heroes
27 Loving the Alien
28 Never Let Me Down
29 Real Cool World
30 The Hearts Filthy Lesson
31 Thursday’s Child
32 Knock on Wood
33 Boys Keep Swinging
34 Sorrow
35 Life on Mars?
36 Young Americans
37 Starman
38 Slow Burn
39 TVC 15
40 Drive-In Saturday
41 The Laughing Gnome
42 John, I’m Only Dancing
43 Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
44 Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
45 Diamond Dogs
46 The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
47 I’m Afraid of Americans
48 Suffragette City
49 Dead Man Walking
50 Changes

Thursday 1/7/2021 10pm ET: Artist Countdown: Kenny Loggins Top 30 Hits


Kenneth Clark Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His early songwriting compositions were recorded with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970, which led to seven albums, performing as the group Loggins and Messina from 1972 to 1977. As a solo artist, Loggins experienced a string of soundtrack successes, including an Academy Award nomination for “Footloose” in 1984. His early soundtrack contributions date back to the film A Star Is Born in 1976, and for much of the 1980s and 1990s, he was known as “The Soundtrack King”. Finally Home was released in 2013, shortly after Loggins formed the group Blue Sky Riders with Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman.

1 Footloose
2 Danger Zone
3 Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’ (with Stevie Nicks)
4 This Is It
5 I’m Alright
6 Nobody’s Fool
7 Welcome to Heart Light
8 Don’t Fight It (with Steve Perry)
9 Heart to Heart
10 Meet Me Half Way
11 Vox Humana
12 I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)
13 Conviction of the Heart
14 Keep the Fire
15 Forever
16 The Real Thing
17 I Believe in Love
18 If You Believe
19 For the First Time
20 Return to Pooh Corner
21 Easy Driver
22 I’ll Be There
23 Now Or Never
24 Playing with the Boys
25 Tell Her
26 I’m Gonna Miss You
27 Celebrate Me Home
28 Your Mama Don’t Dance (Loggins and Messina)
29 My Music (Loggins and Messina)
30 Vahevela (Loggins and Messina)

Friday 4pm ET: Artist Countdown: Pretenders Top 30 Hits

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The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in March 1978. The original band consisted of founder and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers (drums, backing vocals, percussion). Following the drug-related deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon, the band experienced numerous subsequent personnel changes. Hynde has been the band’s only consistent member.

The Pretenders’ hit songs include “Brass in Pocket” (1979), “Talk of the Town” (1980), “Message of Love” (1981), “Back on the Chain Gang” (1982), “Middle of the Road” (1983), “2000 Miles” (1984), “Don’t Get Me Wrong” (1986), “My Baby” (1986), and “I’ll Stand by You” (1994). The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

1 Brass in Pocket
2 Don’t Get Me Wrong
3 Back on the Chain Gang
4 I’ll Stand by You
5 Hymn to Her
6 Night in My Veins
7 Middle of the Road
8 Message of Love
9 2000 Miles
10 My Baby
11 Never Do That
12 I Go to Sleep
13 Human
14 Talk of the Town
15 Stop Your Sobbing
16 Show Me
17 Thin Line Between Love and Hate
18 Sense of Purpose
19 Time the Avenger
20 Boots of Chinese Plastic
21 Love’s a Mystery
22 My City Was Gone
23 Kid
24 Hold a Candle to This
25 Where Has Everybody Gone?
26 Room Full of Mirrors
27 977
28 You Know Who Your Friends Are
29 Mystery Achievement
30 She

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Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Pitbull Top 30 Hits

Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), known by the stage name Pitbull (also known as Mr. Worldwide), is an American rapper. His first recorded mainstream performance was on a solo track from Lil Jon’s 2002 album Kings of Crunk. In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album M.I.A.M.I. under TVT Records. It included production producers Lil Jon and Jim Jonsin. Pitbull later released his second album El Mariel, in 2006 and his third, The Boatlift, in 2007. His fourth album, Rebelution (2009), included his breakthrough hit single “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”, which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100.

After rebranding himself as a pop artist, Pitbull’s next album, Planet Pit, featured his first US number one single “Give Me Everything”. His 2013 track “Timber”, topped the charts in twenty nations, including the US and UK. He performed the song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” along with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, which served as the official theme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

1 On the Floor (Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull)
2 Give Me Everything (featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer)
3 Timber (featuring Kesha)
4 I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
5 I Like It (Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull)
6 DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love (Usher featuring Pitbull)
7 Feel This Moment (featuring Christina Aguilera)
8 International Love (featuring Chris Brown)
9 Back in Time
10 Rain Over Me (featuring Marc Anthony)
11 Dance Again (Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull)
12 Time of Our Lives (with Ne-Yo)
13 Don’t Stop the Party (featuring TJR)
14 Live It Up (Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull)
15 Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor) (featuring T-Pain)
16 Fireball (featuring John Ryan)
17 We Are One (Ole Ola) (featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte)
18 Shut It Down (featuring Akon)
19 Fun (featuring Chris Brown)
20 Get It Started (featuring Shakira)
21 Rabiosa (Shakira featuring Pitbull)
22 Wild Wild Love (featuring G.R.L.)
23 Rock the Boat (Bob Sinclar featuring Pitbull, Dragonfly and Fatman Scoop)
24 Mmm Yeah (Austin Mahone featuring Pitbull)
25 I’m a Freak  (Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull)
26 Booty (Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull)
27 I Like How It Feels (Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull and The WAV.s)
28 Can’t Believe It  (Flo Rida featuring Pitbull)
29 Messin’ Around(featuring Enrique Iglesias)
30 Culo (featuring Lil Jon)

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Rolling Stones Top 60 Hits

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (guitar, backing vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as a touring member until his death in 1985. Brian Jones was the original leader of the group. The band’s primary songwriters, Jagger and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group’s manager. Their musical focus shifted from covering blues songs to writing original material, a decision with which Jones did not agree. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and continues on guitar in tandem with Richards. Following Wyman’s departure in 1993, Darryl Jones joined as their touring bassist. The Stones’ touring keyboardists have included Nicky Hopkins (1967–1982), Ian McLagan (1978–1981), Billy Preston (through the mid-1970s) and Chuck Leavell (1982–present).

The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the United States in 1964 and were identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the band started out playing covers but found more success with their own material; songs such as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Paint It Black” became international hits. After a short period of experimentation with psychedelic rock in the mid-1960s, the group returned to its “bluesy” roots with Beggars Banquet (1968), which along with its follow-ups Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972), is generally considered to be the band’s best work and is seen as their “Golden Age”. It was during this period they were first introduced on stage as “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”.

The band continued to release commercially successful albums through the 1970s and early 1980s, including Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981), the two best-sellers in their discography. From 1983 to 1987 tensions between Jagger and Richards almost caused the band to split; however, they overcame their differences and rekindled their friendship after a temporary separation to work on solo projects. The Stones experienced a comeback with Steel Wheels (1989), promoted by a large stadium and arena tour. Since the 1990s, the group has lost much of their mainstream relevancy and new material has been less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones continue to be a huge attraction on the live circuit. By 2007, the band had four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time: Voodoo Lounge Tour (1994–1995), Bridges to Babylon Tour (1997–1998), Licks Tour (2002–2003) and A Bigger Bang Tour (2005–2007). Musicologist Robert Palmer attributes the endurance of the Rolling Stones to their being “rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music”, while “more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone”.

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list and their estimated record sales are above 250 million. They have released 30 studio albums, 23 live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) marked the first of five consecutive No. 1 studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the first of eight consecutive No. 1 studio albums in the US. In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.

In May 2017, a new tour across Europe was announced, called the No Filter Tour, with fourteen shows in twelve different venues across Europe in September and October of the same year. It was later extended throughout July 2018, adding fourteen new dates across the UK and Europe, making it the band’s first UK tour since 2006. In November 2018, the Stones announced plans to bring the No Filter Tour to U.S. stadiums in 2019, with 13 shows set to run from April to June. – Wikipedia

1 “Angie”
2 “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
3 “Brown Sugar”
4 “Honky Tonk Women”
5 “Start Me Up”
6 “Miss You”
7 “Harlem Shuffle”
8 “Emotional Rescue”
9 “Undercover of the Night”
10 “Mixed Emotions”
11 “Love Is Strong”
12 “Anybody Seen My Baby?”
13 “Highwire”
14 “Doom and Gloom”
15 “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
16 “Paint It Black”
17 “Get Off of My Cloud”
18 “The Last Time”
19 “Like a Rolling Stone” (Live)
20 “Out of Tears”
21 “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?”
22 “It’s All Over Now”
23 “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)”
24 “We Love You”
25 “Going to a Go-Go” (Live)
26 “Sympathy for the Devil”
27 “Almost Hear You Sigh”
28 “Rock and a Hard Place”
29 “One Hit (To the Body)”
30 “She Was Hot”
31 “19th Nervous Breakdown”
32 “Just Your Fool”
33 “Mother’s Little Helper”
34 “Time Is on My Side”
35 “Tumbling Dice”
36 “Fool to Cry”
37 “Let’s Spend the Night Together”
38 “Street Fighting Man”
39 “Waiting on a Friend”
40 “I Go Wild”
41 “Rain Fall Down”
42 “As Tears Go By”
43 “Little Red Rooster”
44 “She’s a Rainbow”
45 “Heart of Stone”
46 “Tell Me”
47 “She’s So Cold”
48 “Ruby Tuesday”
49 “Star Star”
50 “Not Fade Away”
51 “Hang Fire”
52 “Dandelion”
53 “Out of Time”
54 “Happy”
55 “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”
56 “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)”
57 “Respectable”
58 “Wild Horses”
59 “Beast of Burden”
60 “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Alabama Top 50 Hits

Alabama is an American country and Southern rock band formed in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1969. The band was founded by Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass guitar, background vocals). They were soon joined by their other cousin, Jeff Cook (lead guitar, fiddle, and keyboards). First operating under the name Wildcountry, the group toured the Southeast bar circuit in the early 1970s, and began writing original songs. They changed their name to Alabama in 1977 and following the chart success of two singles, were approached by RCA Records for a record deal.

Alabama’s biggest success came in the 1980s, where the band had over 27 number one hits, seven multi-platinum albums and received numerous awards. Alabama’s first single on RCA Records, “Tennessee River”, began a streak of 21 number one singles, including “Love in the First Degree” (1981), “Mountain Music” (1982), “Dixieland Delight” (1983), “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” (1984) and “Song of the South” (1988). The band’s popularity waned slightly in the 1990s although they continued to produce hit singles and multi-platinum album sales. Alabama disbanded in 2003 following a farewell tour and two albums of inspirational music but reunited in 2010 and have continued to record and tour worldwide.

The band’s blend of traditional country music and Southern rock combined with elements of gospel, and pop music gave it a crossover appeal that helped lead to their success. They also toured extensively and incorporated production elements such as lighting and “sets” inspired by rock concerts into their shows. The band has over 30 number one country records on the Billboard charts to their credit and have sold over 75 million records, making them the most successful band in country music history. AllMusic credited the band with popularizing the idea of a country band and wrote that “It’s unlikely that any other country group will be able to surpass the success of Alabama.” – Wikipedia

1 Mountain Music
1 Dixieland Delight
3 When We Make Love
4 Love in the First Degree
5 Take Me Down
6 Feels So Right
7 The Closer You Get
8 Lady Down on Love
9 Forever’s as Far as I’ll Go
10 God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You (Feat. ‘N Sync)
11 There’s No Way
12 Then Again
13 Close Enough to Perfect
14 Keepin’ Up
15 How Do You Fall in Love
16 Tennessee River
17 Old Flame
18 Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)
19 If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)
20 (There’s A) Fire in the Night
21 40 Hour Week (For a Livin’)
22 Can’t Keep a Good Man Down
23 She and I
24 Touch Me When We’re Dancing
25 You’ve Got the Touch
26 Face to Face
27 Fallin’ Again
28 Song of the South
29 If I Had You
30 High Cotton
31 Southern Star
32 Jukebox in My Mind
33 Down Home
34 I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)
35 Reckless
36 She Ain’t Your Ordinary Girl
37 Sad Lookin’ Moon
38 Why Lady Why
39 Born Country
40 Take a Little Trip
41 Hometown Honeymoon
42 Pass It On Down
43 Here We Are
44 Once Upon a Lifetime
45 Give Me One More Shot
46 In Pictures
47 Dancin’, Shaggin’ on the Boulevard
48 T.L.C. A.S.A.P.
49 Tar Top
50 We Can’t Love Like This Anymore

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – The Goo Goo Dolls

The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska. Mike Malinin was the band’s drummer from December 1994 until December 27, 2013 (but not made an official member until 1998). Renowned for their commercially successful 1998 single “Iris”, they have had several singles including “Name” and “Naked” from 1995’s A Boy Named Goo, “Slide”, “Black Balloon”, “Dizzy”, and “Broadway” from 1998’s Dizzy Up the Girl, “Here Is Gone” from 2002’s Gutterflower, “Better Days”, “Give a Little Bit”, and “Stay with You” from 2006’s Let Love In, and “Home”. The Goo Goo Dolls have had 19 top ten singles on various charts, and have sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.

In October 2012, “Iris” was ranked #1 on Billboard’s “Top 100 Pop Songs 1992–2012” chart (which also featured Goo Goo Dolls hits “Slide”, ranking at #9, and “Name” at #24), spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts, and held the number one position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 18 weeks. The first single from their 2010 album, Something for the Rest of Us, “Home”, extended the band’s record to 14 top ten hits at the hot AC radio format (more than any other artist in the history of that format). The band’s tenth album, Magnetic, was released on June 11, 2013. On May 6, 2016, their eleventh studio album, Boxes, was released, including the single “So Alive”. – Wikipedia

Thursday 6pm: Artist Countdown: George Harrison Top 30 Hits

George Harrison MBE (February 25, 1943 – November 29, 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Often referred to as “the quiet Beatle”, Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality in the Beatles’ work. Although the majority of the band’s songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most Beatles albums from 1965 onwards contained at least two Harrison compositions. His songs for the group included “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something”.

Harrison’s earliest musical influences included George Formby and Django Reinhardt; Carl Perkins, Chet Atkins and Chuck Berry were subsequent influences. By 1965, he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock through his interest in Bob Dylan and the Byrds, and towards Indian classical music through his use of the sitar on “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”. Having initiated the band’s embracing of Transcendental Meditation in 1967, he subsequently developed an association with the Hare Krishna movement. After the band’s break-up in 1970, Harrison released the triple album All Things Must Pass, a critically acclaimed work that produced his most successful hit single, “My Sweet Lord”, and introduced his signature sound as a solo artist, the slide guitar. He also organised the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh with Indian musician Ravi Shankar, a precursor for later benefit concerts such as Live Aid. In his role as a music and film producer, Harrison produced acts signed to the Beatles’ Apple record label before founding Dark Horse Records in 1974 and co-founding HandMade Films in 1978.

Harrison released several best-selling singles and albums as a solo performer. In 1988, he co-founded the platinum-selling supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. A prolific recording artist, he was featured as a guest guitarist on tracks by Badfinger, Ronnie Wood and Billy Preston, and collaborated on songs and music with Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and Tom Petty, among others. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. He is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and posthumously for his solo career in 2004.

Harrison’s first marriage, to model Pattie Boyd in 1966, ended in divorce in 1977. The following year he married Olivia Arias, with whom he had a son, Dhani. Harrison died from lung cancer in 2001 at the age of 58, two years after surviving a knife attack by an intruder at his Friar Park home. His remains were cremated and the ashes were scattered according to Hindu tradition in a private ceremony in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India. He left an estate of almost £100 million. – Wikipedia

 

 

1 “My Sweet Lord”
2 “Got My Mind Set on You”
3 “All Those Years Ago”
4 “Bangla Desh”
5 “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)”
6 “What Is Life”
7 “When We Was Fab”
8 “You”
9 “Ding Dong, Ding Dong”
10 “Blow Away”
11 “Crackerbox Palace”
12 “This Song”
13 “Dark Horse”
14 “This Is Love”
15 “Devil’s Radio”
16 “Cheer Down”
17 “Isn’t It a Pity”
18 “Cloud 9”
19 “Stuck Inside a Cloud”
20 “Teardrops”
21 “Any Road”
22 “Love Comes to Everyone”
23 “Wake Up My Love”
24 “Deep Blue”
25 “This Guitar (Can’t Keep from Crying)”
26 “True Love”
27 “It’s What You Value”
28 “Dream Away”
29 “Shanghai Surprise” (with Vicki Brown)
30 “That’s What It Takes”

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Tina Turner Top 45 Hits

tina-turner-vienna-november-15-2012-02Anna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939), better known by her stage name Tina Turner, is an American singer whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

Turner started out her music career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name Little Ann with the song, “Box Top”. Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in the early 1960s with Ike as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of notable hits including “River Deep – Mountain High” (1966) and “Proud Mary” (1971).

Turner later revealed several severe instances of domestic abuse on her autobiography, I, Tina, against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Raised a Baptist, Turner converted to Buddhism in 1974, crediting the religion and its spiritual chants for getting her through difficult times in her life. Following her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career by constantly performing, eventually launching another series of hits starting in 1983 with the single “Let’s Stay Together” and the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer. “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” the most popular single from the album, would later serve as the title of a biographical film about Turner that was adapted from her autobiography. In addition to her music career, Turner has also experienced success in movies, including a role in the 1975 rock musical, Tommy and a starring role in the 1985 Mel Gibson action flick, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, later appearing in a cameo role in the 1993 film, Last Action Hero.

One of the world’s most popular entertainers, Turner has been called the most successful female rock artist, and was named “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 180 million copies worldwide. She is known for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and widespread appeal. In 2008, Turner left semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Turner’s tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–2009. Rolling Stone ranked her at 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time and considers her the “Queen of Rock and Roll”. – Wikipedia

1 We Don’t Need Another Hero
2 What’s Love Got to Do with It
3 Typical Male
4 The Best
5 I Don’t Wanna Fight
6 GoldenEye
7 When the Heartache Is Over
8 One of the Living
9 Two People
10 Let’s Stay Together
11 Steamy Windows
12 It Takes Two (with Rod Stewart)
13 Private Dancer
14 It’s Only Love (with Bryan Adams)
15 Cose Della Vita (with Eros Ramazzotti)
16 Better Be Good to Me
17 Nutbush City Limits  (with Ike Turner)
18 What You Get Is What You See
19 Way of the World
20 Whatever You Want
21 I Don’t Wanna Lose You
22 In Your Wildest Dreams (with Barry White)
23 I Can’t Stand the Rain
24 Why Must We Wait Until Tonight
25 Open Arms
26 Break Every Rule
27 On Silent Wings (with Sting)
28 Help!
29 Missing You
30 Disco Inferno
31 Look Me in the Heart
32 Show Some Respect
33 Love Thing
34 Proud Mary (with Ike Turner)
35 Whatever You Need
36 Paradise Is Here
37 I Want You Near Me
38 Tearing Us Apart (with Eric Clapton)
39 Foreign Affair
40 Baby Get It On (with Ike Turner)
41 Girls
42 Be Tender with Me Baby
43 Complicated Disaster
44 Back Where You Started
45 The Acid Queen

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Joe Walsh Top 20 Hits

We are featuring Joe Walsh and his top 20 hits.  Along with same there are many songs that Walsh has appeared on and they will be featured as extras during the countdown.  Some of the artists he has appeared with are Steve Winwood, Michael McDonald, Don Henley, Andy Gibb, Jay Ferguson, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips and many more.

Joseph Fidler “Joe” Walsh (born November 20, 1947) is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has been a member of five successful rock bands: James Gang, Barnstorm, Eagles, the Party Boys, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Walsh was also part of the New Zealand band Herbs. In the 1990s, he was a member of the short-lived supergroup the Best.

Walsh has also experienced success both as a solo artist and prolific session musician, being featured on a wide array of other artists’ recordings. In 2011, Rolling Stone placed him at the No. 54 spot on its list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

In the mid-1960s, after attending Kent State University, Walsh played with several local Ohio-based bands before reaching a national audience as a member of the James Gang, whose hit song “Funk #49” highlighted his skill as both a guitarist and singer. Roger Abramson, legendary concert producer and artist manager signed the James Gang to a management agreement with BPI in Cleveland. After the James Gang broke up in 1972, he formed Barnstorm with Joe Vitale, a college friend from Ohio, and Kenny Passarelli, a bassist from Colorado, where Walsh had moved after leaving Ohio. While the band stayed together for three albums over three years, its works were marketed as Walsh solo projects. The last Barnstorm album, 1974’s So What contained significant guest contributions from several members of the Eagles, a group that had recently hired Walsh’s producer, Bill Szymczyk.

At Szymczyk’s suggestion, Walsh joined the Eagles in 1975 as the band’s guitarist and keyboardist following the departure of their founding member Bernie Leadon, with Hotel California being his first album with the band. In 1998 a reader’s poll conducted by Guitarist magazine selected the guitar solos on the track “Hotel California” by Walsh and Don Felder as the best guitar solos of all time. Guitar World magazine listed it at eighth of the Top 100 Guitar Solos.

Besides his work with his several bands, he has released twelve solo studio albums, six compilation albums and two live albums. His solo hits include “Rocky Mountain Way”, “Life’s Been Good”, “All Night Long”, “A Life of Illusion” and “Ordinary Average Guy”.

As a member of the Eagles, Walsh was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001. The Eagles are considered to be one of the most influential bands of the 1970s, and they remain one of the best-selling American bands in the history of popular music. His creative contribution to music has received praise from many of the best rock guitarists, including Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, who said, “He has a tremendous feel for the instrument. I’ve loved his style since the early James Gang.” Eric Clapton said that “He’s one of the best guitarists to surface in some time. I don’t listen to many records, but I listen to his.” The Who’s guitarist, Pete Townshend, said “Joe Walsh is a fluid and intelligent player. There’re not many like that around.” – Wikipedia

1 Life’s Been Good
2 A Life of Illusion
3 Space Age Whiz Kids
4 Ordinary Average Guy
5 The Confessor
6 The Radio Song
7 Vote for Me
8 I Can Play That Rock & Roll
9 All of a Sudden
10 In My Car
11 All Night Long
12 Rocky Mountain Way
13 Meadows
14 Turn to Stone
15 Walk Away with the James Gang
16 Over and Over
17 Funk #49 with the James Gang
18 New To This Town with Kix Brooks
19 Wild Ride with Kenny Chesney
20 Sleep with Todd Rundgren

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Nickelback Top 50 Hits

Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair. The band went through several drummer changes between 1995 and 2005, achieving its current lineup when Adair replaced drummer Ryan Vikedal.

Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian rock bands, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. In 2009 Billboard ranked them the most successful rock group of that decade; their song “How You Remind Me” was listed as the best-selling rock song and the fourth best-selling song of the decade overall. They were listed number seven on the Billboard top artist of the decade, with four albums listed on the Billboard top albums of the decade.

The band signed with Roadrunner Records in 1999 and re-released their once-independent album The State. The band achieved significant commercial success with this album, as well as with its follow-up, Silver Side Up, in 2001. Following the release of Silver Side Up the band released their biggest and most well-known hit today, “How You Remind Me”, which peaked number 1 on both the Billboard and Canadian Singles Charts. The band’s fourth album The Long Road, was released in 2003 and spawned 5 singles including Canadian number one “Someday”, which also peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Afterwards, the band put out their biggest-selling album to date, All The Right Reasons (2005) which produced 3 top 10 singles and 5 top 20 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including “Photograph”, “Far Away”, and “Rockstar”. The band’s album Dark Horse (2008) was another commercial success, producing eight singles, one of which peaked on the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and two of which peaked on the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2011, the band released their seventh album Here and Now which again topped the charts. Their eighth studio album No Fixed Address was released on 17 November 2014, and their ninth studio album, Feed the Machine, was released on June 16, 2017. – Wikipedia

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1 How You Remind Me
2 Someday
3 Photograph
4 Gotta Be Somebody
5 Rockstar
6 Far Away
7 Today Was Your Last Day
8 Savin’ Me
9 When We Stand Together
10 If Everyone Cared
11 Too Bad
12 This Afternoon
13 Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good
14 I’d Come for You
15 What Are You Waiting For?
16 Lullaby
17 Never Gonna Be Alone
18 Edge of a Revolution
19 Never Again
20 Figured You Out
21 After the Rain
22 Burn It to the Ground
23 Animals
24 Don’t Ever Let It End
25 Something in Your Mouth
26 Bottoms Up
27 Gotta Get Me Some
28 Shakin’ Hands
29 Trying Not to Love You
30 This Means War
31 Because of You
32 Side of a Bullet
33 Someone That You’re With
34 Leader of Men
35 Breathe
36 Million Miles an Hour
37 Feed the Machine
38 Home
39 Every Time We’re Together
40 Everything I Wanna Do
41 Flat on the Floor
42 Old Enough
43 Must Be Nice
44 Get ‘Em Up
45 Holding On to Heaven
46 She Keeps Me Up
47 See You at the Show
48 Fly
49 Satellite
50 Dirty Laundry

Wednesday 10pm: Artist Countdown: Johnny Rivers Top 35 Hits

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Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella; November 7, 1942) is an American rock ‘n’ roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. His repertoire includes pop, folk, blues, and old-time rock ‘n’ roll. Rivers charted during the 1960s and 1970s but remains best known for a string of hit singles between 1964 and 1968, among them “Memphis” (a Chuck Berry cover), “Mountain of Love”, “The Seventh Son”, “Secret Agent Man”, “Poor Side of Town” (a US #1), “Baby I Need Your Lovin'” (a Motown cover), and “Summer Rain”.

On June 12, 2009, Johnny Rivers was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. His name has been suggested many times for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he has never been selected. Rivers, however, was a nominee for 2015 induction into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame.

On April 9, 2017, Rivers performed a song, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, at the funeral for Chuck Berry, at The Pageant, in St. Louis, Missouri. One of Rivers’ biggest and earliest hits was his cover of Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee”.

1 Swayin’ to the Music (Slow Dancin’)
2 Memphis
3 Curious Mind (Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um))
4 Help Me, Rhonda
5 Mountain of Love
6 Summer Rain
7 Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
8 Maybellene
9 Seventh Son
10 Secret Agent Man
11 Where Have All the Flowers Gone
12 (I Washed My Hands In) Muddy Water
13 These Are Not My People
14 Midnight Special
15 Poor Side of Town
16 Into the Mystic
17 Muddy River
18 Blue Suede Shoes
19 Under Your Spell Again
20 Baby I Need Your Lovin’
21 The Tracks of My Tears
22 Think His Name
23 Sea Cruise
24 Look to Your Soul
25 Right Relations
26 Searchin’/So Fine
27 One Woman
28 Cupid
29 Six Days on the Road
30 Fire and Rain
31 Ashes and Sand
32 Oh What a Kiss
33 China
34 Romance (Give Me A Chance)
35 Be My Baby

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Eagles Top 35

EaglesThe Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. – Wikipedia

1 New Kid in Town
2 Lyin’ Eyes
3 Hotel California
4 One of These Nights
5 Take It to the Limit
6 Heartache Tonight
7 I Can’t Tell You Why
8 Best of My Love
9 The Long Run
10 Get Over It
11 Love Will Keep Us Alive
12 Take It Easy
13 Hole in the World
14 Peaceful Easy Feeling
15 Witchy Woman
16 Life in the Fast Lane
17 How Long
18 Seven Bridges Road
19 Tequila Sunrise
20 Learn to Be Still
21 Busy Being Fabulous
22 Already Gone
23 No More Cloudy Days
24 The Girl from Yesterday
25 James Dean
26 What Do I Do with My Heart
27 I Don’t Want to Hear Any More
28 Outlaw Man
29 Tryin
30 Try and Love Again
31 In The City
32 Desperado
33 After The Thrill Is Gone
34 Victim Of Love
35 King Of Hollywood

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Michael Jackson Top 60 Hits

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the “King of Pop”, he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world and one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those of “Beat It”, “Billie Jean”, and “Thriller” from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped bring the television channel MTV to fame. Jackson’s 1987 album Bad spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Bad”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “Man in the Mirror”, and “Dirty Diana”, becoming the first album to have five number-one singles in the nation. He continued to innovate with videos such as “Black or White” and “Scream” throughout the 1990s, and forged a reputation as a touring solo artist. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous artists of various music genres.

Jackson became a figure of controversy in the 1980s due to his changing physical appearance, his relationships and behavior. In 1993, he was accused of sexually abusing the child of a family friend; the case led to an investigation but was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges after the jury found him not guilty on all counts. While preparing for his comeback concert series, This Is It, Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication in 2009, after suffering from cardiac arrest. The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled his death a homicide, and his personal physician, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Jackson’s death triggered a global outpouring of grief, and a live broadcast of his public memorial service was viewed around the world. Forbes ranked Jackson as the top-earning deceased celebrity for the fifth consecutive year in 2017. His estate earned $825 million in 2016, the highest yearly amount ever recorded by the magazine. – Wikipedia

1 We Are the World (as a member of the USA for Africa)
2 Black or White
3 Billie Jean
4 Beat It
5 Bad
6 You Are Not Alone
7 Scream (with Janet Jackson)
8 Remember the Time
9 Say Say Say (with Paul McCartney)
10 I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett)
11 Somebody’s Watching Me (with Rockwell and Jermaine Jackson)
12 Thriller
13 Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
14 You Rock My World
15 Dirty Diana
16 The Way You Make Me Feel
17 Blood on the Dance Floor
18 Heal the World
19 In the Closet
20 Love Never Felt So Good (with Justin Timberlake)
21 Jam
22 Who Is It
23 Another Part of Me
24 Rock with You
25 Earth Song
26 They Don’t Care About Us
27 Smooth Criminal
28 Man in the Mirror
29 Will You Be There
30 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
31 Stranger in Moscow
32 Do the Bartman (with The Simpsons)
33 Give In to Me
34 The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
35 Leave Me Alone
36 Ben
37 History
38 Muscles (with Diana Ross)
39 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
40 Human Nature
41 Liberian Girl
42 She’s Out of My Life
43 Off the Wall
44 Gone Too Soon
45 Rockin’ Robin
46 Farewell My Summer Love
47 One Day in Your Life
48 Get It (with Stevie Wonder)
49 We’re Almost There
50 Got to Be There
51 Ease on Down the Road (with Diana Ross)
52 State of Independence (with Donna Summer & Friends)
53 Happy
54 Ain’t No Sunshine
55 Centipede (with Rebbie Jackson & The Weather Girls)
56 Hollywood Tonight
57 Just a Little Bit of You
58 I Wanna Be Where You Are
59 Girlfriend
60 Butterflies