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Artist Countdown: Bette Midler Top 25 12pm ET @BetteMidler

BetteMidlerBette Midler (born December 1, 1945), also known by her informal stage name, The Divine Miss M, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, comedian, film producer and entrepreneur. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award. She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and along with that has also received 13 Gold, 8 Platinum and 4 Multiplatinum albums by RIAA.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse, where she managed to build up a core following. Since then, she has released 13 studio albums as a solo artist. Throughout her career, many of her songs became hits on the record charts, including “The Rose” and “Wind Beneath My Wings” as well as her renditions of “Do You Wanna Dance?“, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy“, and “From a Distance”. In 2008, she signed a contract with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to perform a series of shows titled Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On, which ended in January 2010.

Midler made her motion picture debut in 1979 with The Rose which earned her a Golden Globe and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress of 1980. In the following years she starred in a string of hit films that includes Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Outrageous Fortune, Beaches, The First Wives Club, and The Stepford Wives as well as For the Boys and Gypsy, the latter two for which she won two further Golden Globe Awards in 1992 and 1994.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 From a Distance
2 Beast of Burden
3 Wind Beneath My Wings
4 The Rose
5 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
6 To Deserve You
7 Do You Want to Dance?
8 Night and Day
9 Friends
10 In the Mood
11 You’re Movin’ Out Today
12 Every Road Leads Back to You
13 My Mother’s Eyes
14 All I Need to Know
15 Storybook Children (Daybreak)
16 In My Life
17 Married Men
18 I’m Beautiful
19 Strangers in the Night
20 In These Shoes
21 When a Man Loves a Woman
22 Hang on in There Baby
23 Favorite Waste of Time
24 Buckets of Rain
25 My Knight in Black Leather

Artist Countdown: Laura Branigan Top 25 Hits 6pm ET #artistcountdown @radiomax

braniganLaura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is best remembered for her 1982 Platinum-certified hit “Gloria” and for the Top Ten single “Self Control“. Branigan is also remembered for the Top 10 “Solitaire” and for the number-one Adult Contemporary hit “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You“, as well as several other US Top 40 hits. As well as her music, she was also known for her powerful, husky alto singing voice which spanned four octaves.

Branigan also contributed songs to notable motion picture and television soundtracks, including the Grammy and Academy Award-winning Flashdance soundtrack (1983), the Ghostbusters soundtrack (1984), and the Baywatch soundtrack (1994), as well as having songs featured in the popular Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Her signature song “Gloria” stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for 36 weeks, at the time a record for a female artist. The song holds a place in the top 100 singles of both 1982 and 1983.

branigan-obitBranigan died at her home in East Quogue, New York, on August 26, 2004, of a previously undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm. She was 47 years old. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Self Control
2 Gloria
3 The Lucky One
4 Solitaire
5 Spanish Eddie
6 Ti Amo
7 Shattered Glass
8 How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
9 Moonlight on Water
10 Power of Love
11 I Found Someone
12 Self Control 2004
13 Hold Me
14 Never in a Million Years
15 Satisfaction
16 Dim All the Lights
17 Looking Out for Number One
18 All Night with Me
19 Spirit of Love
20 Didn’t We Almost Win It All
21 It’s Been Hard Enough Getting Over You
22 How Can I Help You to Say Goodbye
23 Gloria 2004
24 Imagination
25 Hot Night

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay Featuring 1970 – 7pm ET

1970

On “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we’re going to look back on the year 1970. Lots of hits and fantastic music from that year, plus news stories, new innovations that made their debut in 1970, sports, Grammy Awards, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and in general, a great time looking back to 1970. We kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. It’s 1970 this evening on RadioMaxMusic.com.

 

Artist Countdown: Barbra Streisand Top 30 Hits 6pm ET

barbrastreisandBarbra Joan Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand; April 24, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, writer, film producer, and director. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who has won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 140 million records sold worldwide. She is the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America‘s (RIAA) Top Selling Album Artists list, the only female recording artist in the top ten, and the only artist outside of the rock and roll genre.

After beginning a successful recording career in the 1960s, by the end of the decade, Streisand ventured into film starring in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl (1968) and Hello, Dolly! (1969), the former for which she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Other notable films include The Owl and the Pussycat, The Way We Were and A Star Is Born for which she received her second Academy Award for composing the lyrics to the picture’s main song, Evergreen. By the 1980s, Streisand established herself as one of the film industry’s most notable figures by becoming the first woman to direct, produce, script and star in her own picture.

According to the RIAA, Streisand holds the record for the most top-ten albums of any female recording artist – a total of 32 since 1963. Streisand has the widest span (48 years) between first and latest top-ten albums of any female recording artist. With her 2009 album, Love Is the Answer, she became one of the rare artists to achieve number-one albums in five consecutive decades. According to the RIAA, she has released 51 Gold albums, 30 Platinum albums, and 13 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States. – Wikipedia

1 Woman in Love
2 Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)
3 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (with Neil Diamond)
4 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (with Donna Summer)
5 Tell Him (with Celine Dion)
6 I Finally Found Someone (with Bryan Adams)
7 People
8 Second Hand Rose
9 Stoney End
10 The Way We Were
11 Guilty (with Barry Gibb)
12 Comin’ In and Out of Your Life
13 My Heart Belongs to Me
14 The Main Event / “Fight”
15 Till I Loved You (with Don Johnson)
16 Songbird
17 The Way He Makes Me Feel
18 Memory
19 Somewhere
20 Where You Lead
21 Kiss Me in the Rain
22 What Kind of Fool (with Barry Gibb)
23 Left in the Dark
24 Love Theme from ‘Eyes of Laura Mars’ (Prisoner)
25 Make No Mistake, He’s Mine (with Kim Carnes)
26 Promises
27 Emotion
28 Superman
29 Stranger In A Strange Land
30 If You Ever Leave Me (with Vince Gill)