Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – America Top 45 Hits

America is an American rock group who have released sixteen studio albums, four live albums and seven compilation albums, including a holiday album. They have also issued forty- seven singles, including two Billboard Hot 100 number ones, and several number one singles on the adult contemporary charts.

America’s best-known song is their 1972 debut single, “A Horse with No Name”. It was the lead-off single to their self-titled debut album. The song became their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and was also a Top 5 hit in the United Kingdom, where it reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, America had charted eleven Top 40 singles in the United States. However, in the 1990s, their popularity began to fade. They have not had a Billboard charted single in the United States since 1984, though “Young Moon” charted in Germany in 1994, peaking at number 59 on the country’s Media Control Charts. Additionally, in 1998 “From a Moving Train” charted on the Radio and Records AC Airplay Top 40 Chart for six weeks and peaked at number 25 and “Winter Wonderland” peaked on the same chart at number 26 in 2002. – Wikipedia

1 A Horse with No Name
2 Ventura Highway
3 Tin Man
4 Sister Golden Hair
5 You Can Do Magic
6 Daisy Jane
7 Lonely People
8 I Need You
9 The Border
10 Today’s the Day
11 Don’t Cross the River
12 Right Before Your Eyes
13 Muskrat Love
14 Woman Tonight
15 Amber Cascades
16 Special Girl
17 All Around
18 From a Moving Train
19 Can’t Fall Asleep to a Lullaby (featuring Steve Perry)
20 The Last Unicorn
21 All My Life
22 Sandman 
23 California Dreamin’
24 Young Moon
25 Only in Your Heart
26 Rainbow Song
27 Only Game in Town
28 You Could Have Been the One
29 Green Monkey
30 She’s a Liar
31 Jet Boy Blue
32 God of the Sun
33 Don’t Cry Baby
34 Slow Down
35 Hangover
36 Survival
37 Catch That Train
38 Jody
39 Cast the Spirit
40 Hope
41 Wednesday Morning
42 Moment to Moment
43 Chasing the Rainbow
44 Ride On
45 My Kinda Woman

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – Fleetwood Mac Top 55 Hits

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands. In 1998, select members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2018, the band was declared MusiCares Person of the Year.

The band was founded by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer. They lacked a permanent bass player for the first few months before Green convinced John McVie to join, establishing the first official line-up in time to record their self-titled debut album. Danny Kirwan joined as a third guitarist in 1968. Keyboardist Christine Perfect, who contributed as a session musician starting with the second album, married John McVie and joined the band in 1970. At this time the band was primarily a British blues outfit, scoring a UK number one with “Albatross”, and had lesser hits with the singles “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman”. Personal problems led to original guitarists Green and Spencer leaving, to be replaced by Bob Welch and Bob Weston. By 1974 Welch and Weston had both departed, leaving the band without a primary male vocalist or lead guitarist.

In late 1974, while Fleetwood was scouting studios in Los Angeles, he was introduced to folk-rock duo Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Fleetwood Mac soon asked Buckingham to be their new lead guitarist, and Buckingham agreed on condition that Nicks would also join the band. The addition of Buckingham and Nicks gave the band a more pop rock/folk rock sound and their 1975 self-titled album, Fleetwood Mac, reached No. 1 in the US. Rumours (1977), Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the arrival of Buckingham and Nicks, produced four US Top 10 singles and remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks. It also reached the top spot in various countries around the world. Rumours has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album to date. The band went through personal turmoil while recording the album as both the romantic partnerships in the band (John & Christine McVie and Buckingham & Nicks) separated, although the band continued making music together.

The line-up remained stable through three more studio albums, but by the late 1980s began to disintegrate. The first to leave was Buckingham, followed by Nicks in 1991, to be replaced by a series of short-term guitarists and vocalists. In 1993 a one-off performance for the Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton featured the five central members back together for the first time in six years, and in 1997 a full reunion occurred. In 1998 Christine McVie retired from touring. The band stayed together as a four-piece consisting of John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. In 2014 Christine McVie rejoined full-time. The latest studio album by the band was 2003’s Say You Will. A side project known as Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie was released in 2017, containing contributions from the other band members except Nicks. In 2018, Buckingham was fired from the band, and was replaced by Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House. – Wikipedia

1 Little Lies
2 Tusk
3 Big Love
4 Dreams
5 Everywhere
6 Go Your Own Way
7 Gypsy
8 Hold Me
9 Save Me
10 Seven Wonders
11 As Long as You Follow
12 Don’t Stop
13 Sara
14 Oh Well
15 Albatross
16 You Make Loving Fun
17 Rhiannon
18 Family Man
19 Say You Love Me
20 Man of the World
21 Paper Doll
22 The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)
23 Love Is Dangerous
24 Skies the Limit
25 Oh Diane
26 Isn’t It Midnight
27 Peacekeeper
28 Over My Head
29 Think About Me
30 Love in Store
31 Silver Springs (live)
32 The Chain (2009)
33 Need Your Love So Bad
34 Landslide (live)
35 The Chain (live)
36 Love Shines
37 Landslide (2011)
38 Big Love [Remix]
39 Say You Will
40 Tango in the Night
41 Straight Back
42 Black Magic Woman
43 No Questions Asked
44 In the Back of My Mind
45 Fireflies
46 I Do
47 Can’t Go Back
48 Sisters of the Moon
49 Songbird (2011)
50 Sad Angel
51 Warm Ways
52 Not That Funny
53 Angel
54 Hard Feelings
55 Temporary One

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – Billy Joel Top 55 @billyjoel

Billy Joel, Self Assignment, January 7, 2006William Martin “Billy” Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, “Piano Man,” in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is the third best-selling album in the United States by discs shipped.

Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards throughout his career. He has sold over 150 million records worldwide.

Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). In 2001, Joel received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation’s highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts. With the exception of the 2007 songs “All My Life” and “Christmas in Fallujah,” Joel stopped writing and releasing pop/rock material after 1993’s River of Dreams. However, he continues to tour, and he plays songs from all eras of his solo career in his concerts. – Wikipedia

1 The River of Dreams
2 Uptown Girl
3 We Didn’t Start the Fire
4 My Life
5 Tell Her About It
6 You’re Only Human (Second Wind)
7 All About Soul
8 I Go to Extremes
9 Just the Way You Are
10 Honesty
11 An Innocent Man
12 It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me
13 All Shook Up
14 She’s Always a Woman
15 The Longest Time
16 A Matter of Trust
17 You May Be Right
18 Leave a Tender Moment Alone
19 Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
20 Modern Woman
21 Allentown
22 Pressure
23 Piano Man 
24 The Downeaster ‘Alexa’
25 Don’t Ask Me Why
26 And So It Goes
27 This Is the Time
28 Keeping the Faith
29 Big Shot
30 Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
31 Leningrad
32 The Night Is Still Young
33 The Entertainer
34 To Make You Feel My Love
35 She’s Got a Way
36 Say Goodbye to Hollywood
37 Goodnight Saigon
38 Baby Grand (with Ray Charles)
39 Back in the U.S.S.R.
40 Only the Good Die Young
41 Sometimes a Fantasy
42 The Stranger
43 James
44 Travelin’ Prayer
45 No Man’s Land
46 This Night
47 That’s Not Her Style
48 Hey Girl
49 A Room of Our Own
50 Scandinavian Skies
51 All for Leyna
52 Shameless
53 Until the Night
54 Worse Comes to Worst
55 The Ballad of Billy the Kid

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Mamas & The Papas Top 40 Hits

Photo by Dezo Hoffmann/REX/Shutterstock (155628fx) MAMAS AND PAPAS

The Mamas & the Papas were a vocal group from Los Angeles, California that was active from 1966 to 1969.

The Mamas and the Papas’ recordings were released on Dunhill Records until 1967, when the company was sold and the label became ABC-Dunhill. Around 1973, ABC-Dunhill discarded all multi-track session recordings and mono masters because they were deemed obsolete and too expensive to store. The original recordings of The Mamas and the Papas, and of labelmates such as Three Dog Night, are therefore lost, and it has been necessary to create digital versions from the stereo album masters, often second- or third-generation tapes. This is why the sound quality of Mamas and Papas’ reissues does not match the best from the 1960s. In 2012, Sundazed Records located a mono master of If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears in the UK and released it on 180-gram vinyl and a limited edition of 500 compact discs.

The singles “California Dreamin'” and “Monday, Monday” have both been certified as gold records by the RIAA. – Wikipedia

1 Monday, Monday 
2 Dedicated to the One I Love 
3 Creeque Alley 
4 Dream a Little Dream of Me 
5 I Saw Her Again 
6 It’s Getting Better (Mama Cass Elliot)
7 California Dreamin’ 
8 Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)
9 Glad to Be Unhappy
10 Look Through My Window 
11 Make Your Own Kind of Music (Mama Cass Elliot)
12 Mississippi (John Phillips)
13 Move in a Little Closer, Baby (Mama Cass Elliot)
14 Dancing in the Street
15 Safe in My Garden 
16 A Song That Never Comes (Mama Cass Elliot)
17 New World Coming (Mama Cass Elliot)
18 Words of Love 
19 Dancing Bear 
20 Do You Wanna Dance 
21 The Good Times Are Coming (Mama Cass Elliot)
22 For the Love of Ivy 
23 Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By (Mama Cass Elliot)
24 Somebody Groovy
25 Talkin’ To Your Toothbrush (Mama Cass Elliot)
26 Shooting Star 
27 Step Out 
28 Straight Shooter
29 Hey Girl
30 Go Where You Wanna Go 
31 Got A Feelin
32 Even If I Could
33 Once Was A Time I Thought
34 I Can’t Wait
35 Free Advice
36 Did You Ever Want To Cry
37 John’s Music Box
38 Too Late
39 Midnight Voyage 
40 Strange Young Girls

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – LeAnn Rimes Top 45 Hits

Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (born August 28, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and author. Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of her version of the Bill Mack song “Blue”, becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.

Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her debut album, Blue, which reached No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multi-platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album’s eponymous leadoff single, “Blue”, became a Top 10 hit and Rimes gained national acclaim for her similarity to Patsy Cline’s vocal style. When she released her second studio album in 1997, You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs, she moved towards country pop material, which set the trend for a string of albums released into the next decade.

Rimes has won many awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music award. She has released ten studio albums and three compilation albums and two greatest hits albums, one released in the U.S. and the other released internationally, through her record label of 13 years, Curb Records, and placed over 40 singles on American and international charts since 1996. She has sold over 37 million records worldwide, with 20.3 million album sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard ranked her 17th artist of the 1990–2000 decade. Rimes has also written four books: two novels and two children’s books. Her hit song “How Do I Live” was ranked as the most successful song of the 1990s by Billboard magazine. – Wikipedia

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – Robert Plant Top 35 Hits

Robert Anthony Plant CBE (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Plant enjoyed great success with Led Zeppelin throughout the 1970s and developed a compelling image as the charismatic rock-and-roll front man, similar to his contemporaries, The Who singer Roger Daltrey, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and Jim Morrison of the Doors. With his mane of long blond hair and powerful, bare-chested appearance, Plant helped to create the “god of rock and roll” or “rock god” archetype.

Although Led Zeppelin split in 1980, Plant occasionally collaborated with Jimmy Page on various projects through this period, including forming a short-lived all-star group with Page and Jeff Beck in 1984, called the Honeydrippers. They released an album called The Honeydrippers: Volume One, and the band had a No. 3 hit with a remake of the Phil Phillips’ tune “Sea of Love”, plus a follow-up hit with a cover of Roy Brown’s “Rockin’ at Midnight”.

A powerful and wide vocal range (particularly evident in his high-pitched vocals) has given him a successful singing career spanning over 50 years. In 2006, Heavy Metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the “Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time”. In 2009, Plant was voted “the greatest voice in rock” in a poll conducted by Planet Rock. In 2008, Rolling Stone editors ranked him number 15 on their list of the 100 best singers of all time. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers ranked Plant the greatest of all lead singers. – Wikipedia