Tag: Artist Countdown

Wednesday 7/28/21 8pm ET: In Memoriam / Artist Countdown: ZZ Top – Top 30 Hits

Dusty Hill passed away July 28, 2021

ZZ Top, an American blues rock band. They have released 15 studio albums, four live albums, seven compilation albums and 44 singles and has sold over 25 million albums in the US with additional sales internationally.

1Viva Las Vegas1992
2Gimme All Your Lovin’1983
3Sleeping Bag1985
6Sharp Dressed Man1983
7Rough Boy1986
10Velcro Fly1986
11Give It Up1991
12Got Me Under Pressure1983
13My Head’s in Mississippi1990
14La Grange1973
15What’s Up with That1996
17TV Dinners1983
19Tube Snake Boogie1981
20Concrete and Steel1990
21Can’t Stop Rockin’1985
22Gun Love1992
23She’s Just Killing Me1996
24Fearless Boogie1999
25Decision or Collision1991
27Woke Up with Wood1986
28Bang Bang1996
29Girl in a T-Shirt1994
30Pearl Necklace1981

Saturday 7/24/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Pam Tillis Top 30 Hits

Pam Tillis, an American country music singer, consists of 13 studio albums and 45 singles. Her first release, Above and Beyond the Doll of Cutey in 1983, did not produce any major hits. Between 1990 and 2001, she recorded for Arista Nashville, achieving two gold albums and three platinum albums. 33 of her singles for Arista, plus a cut for the soundtrack to Happy, Texas, all made the Hot Country Songs in that timespan. Her only number one was “Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)”, although twelve other songs reached the top 10 on the same chart.

1Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)1994
2Shake the Sugar Tree1992
3Maybe It Was Memphis1991
4Deep Down1995
5All the Good Ones Are Gone1997
6In Between Dances1995
7One of Those Things1991
8Let That Pony Run1993
9Spilled Perfume1994
10When You Walk in the Room1994
11Put Yourself in My Place1991
12I Said a Prayer1998
13Land of the Living1997
14The River and the Highway1996
15Don’t Tell Me What to Do1990
16Cleopatra, Queen of Denial1993
17Do You Know Where Your Man Is1993
18It’s Lonely Out There1996
19I Was Blown Away1995
21Blue Rose Is1992
23Every Time1998
24After a Kiss1999
25Betty’s Got a Bass Boat1996
26Those Memories of You1986
27I Wish She Wouldn’t Treat You That Way1987
28Goodbye Highway1984
29Band in the Window2007
30Killer Comfort1983

Tuesday 7/20/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Eagles Top 30 Hits

Since their debut in 1972, the Eagles have released seven studio albums, two live albums, 10 compilation albums, as well as three video albums and 30 singles. Of those singles, five topped the Billboard Hot 100. The Eagles have a total of 18 Top 40 hits on the pop charts, as well as several hits on the adult contemporary chart. They are one of the best-selling popular music artists in history.

Their highest-selling studio album is 1976’s Hotel California, which was certified 26× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album’s title track was their fourth Number One single on the pop charts, as well as their highest certified single, being certified Platinum. The Eagles also hold the distinction of releasing the highest-selling album of the 20th century in the United States. The band’s compilation album Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) sold more than 26 million copies domestically from its release until the end of 1999.

In 2007, the Eagles issued a full length studio album of new material for the first time in nearly 30 years with Long Road Out of Eden. The album debuted at #1 on several charts around the world; including Norway and the United Kingdom. The album featured five consecutive Top 40 singles on the adult contemporary charts, and was certified 7× Platinum in the US.

1New Kid in Town1976
2Lyin’ Eyes1975
3Hotel California1977
4One of These Nights1975
5Heartache Tonight1979
6Take It to the Limit1975
7I Can’t Tell You Why1980
8Best of My Love1974
9The Long Run1979
10Get Over It1994
11Love Will Keep Us Alive1994
12How Long2007
13Take It Easy1972
14Hole in the World2003
15Peaceful Easy Feeling1972
16Witchy Woman1972
17Life in the Fast Lane1977
18Busy Being Fabulous2008
19Seven Bridges Road (Live)1980
20Tequila Sunrise1973
21Learn to Be Still1995
22Already Gone1974
23Hotel California (Live)1995
24No More Cloudy Days2005
25The Girl from Yesterday1994
26James Dean1974
27What Do I Do with My Heart2008
28I Don’t Want to Hear Any More2009
29Outlaw Man1973
30Try and Love Again1976

Monday 7/12/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown – Linda Ronstadt Top 30 Hits

Linda Ronstadt, an American rock, pop and country artist (who also recorded in other genres, such as light opera and traditional Mexican music), consists of 24 solo studio albums, one live album, numerous compilation albums, and 63 singles. After recording three albums with her folk rock band, The Stone Poneys, Ronstadt debuted on Capitol Records as a solo artist with 1969’s Hand Sown … Home Grown. Her final album was released in 2006. Ronstadt has sold over 30 million records in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

1Blue Bayou1977
2Don’t Know Much (with Aaron Neville)1989
3You’re No Good1975
4When Will I Be Loved1975
5The Tracks of My Tears1975
6That’ll Be the Day1976
7It’s So Easy1977
8Back in the U.S.A.1978
9Somewhere Out There (with James Ingram)1986
10Poor Poor Pitiful Me1977
11All My Life (with Aaron Neville)1989
12Tumbling Dice1978
13Ooh Baby Baby1978
14Hurt So Bad1980
15Just One Look1979
16I Knew You When1982
17Heat Wave1975
18How Do I Make You1980
19When Something Is Wrong with My Baby (with Aaron Neville)1990
20Love Has No Pride1973
21Get Closer1982
22Telling Me Lies (Emmylou Harris & Dolly Parton)1987
23Someone to Lay Down Beside Me1976
25Long, Long Time1970
26To Know Him Is To Love Him (Emmylou Harris & Dolly Parton)1987
27Silver Threads and Golden Needles1974
28Easy for You to Say1983
29Blue Train1995
30Love Is a Rose1975

Saturday 7/10/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Olivia Newton-john Top 30 Hits

Olivia Newton-John has released Seventy-four singles, seven featured artist and eighteen promotional recordings. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, seven Top Ten Billboard Hot Country singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums. Ten of her singles have topped Billboard’s adult contemporary music singles chart; only five acts have had more number ones. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and fourteen of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA. She has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. She starred in Grease, which featured one of the most successful soundtracks in Hollywood history.

1Xanadu (with Electric Light Orchestra)1980
2A Little More Love1978
3You’re the One That I Want (with John Travolta)1978
4Hopelessly Devoted to You1978
5Summer Nights (with John Travolta)1978
8The Grease Megamix (with John Travolta)1990
9Heart Attack1982
10Make a Move on Me1982
12Twist of Fate1983
13Have You Never Been Mellow1975
14I Honestly Love You1974
15If You Love Me (Let Me Know)1974
16Please Mr. Please1975
17If Not for You1971
18Come On Over1976
19Suddenly (with Cliff Richard)1980
20Deeper Than the Night1979
21Something Better to Do1975
22Let Me Be There1973
23Don’t Stop Believin’1976
24Banks of the Ohio1971
25Soul Kiss1985
26The Rumour (with Elton John)1988
27Let It Shine1975
28I Can’t Help It  (with Andy Gibb)1980
30Every Face Tells a Story1976

Friday 7/9/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Pet Shop Boys Top 30 Hits Twitter: @petshopboys

English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys have released 14 studio albums, four live albums, eight compilation albums, four remix albums, three soundtrack albums, two extended plays and 65 singles. The duo’s debut single, “West End Girls”, was first released in 1984 but failed to chart in most regions. However, the song was entirely re-recorded in late 1985, and this newly recorded version became their first number-one single, topping the UK Singles Chart, Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Singles Chart. Parlophone released the duo’s debut album, Please, in the United Kingdom in March 1986. The album peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart and was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). It also peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200 in the United States and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIA) The following summer they released “It’s a Sin”, the lead single from their second album, Actually. The single became another UK number one and also reached number nine in the US. This was followed by “What Have I Done to Deserve This?”, with Dusty Springfield, which peaked at number two in both the UK and US. In the summer of 1987, the Pet Shop Boys recorded a cover of Brenda Lee’s song “Always on My Mind”, which became their third UK number-one single over Christmas 1987. This was followed by another UK number one, “Heart”, in spring 1988. The album Actually was released in September 1987, peaked at number two in the UK and was certified three-times Platinum by the BPI.

1West End Girls1985
2Always on My Mind1987
3It’s a Sin1987
4What Have I Done to Deserve This? (with Dusty Springfield)1987
5Domino Dancing1988
6So Hard1990
7Go West1993
9Can You Forgive Her?1993
11I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing1993
12Being Boring1990
14Left to My Own Devices1988
15I Don’t Know What You Want but I Can’t Give It Any More1999
16It’s Alright1989
17Home and Dry2002
19Love Comes Quickly1986
20Se a vida é (That’s the Way Life Is)1996
21Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)1986
22Love Etc.2009
23New York City Boy1999
24I’m with Stupid2006
25Paninaro ’951995
26DJ Culture1991
27Was It Worth It?1991
28Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)1991
29How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?1991
30You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk2000

Thursday 7/8/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Simple Minds Top 30 Hits Twitter: @simplemindscom

Scottish art rock/new wave band Simple Minds have released 18 studio albums (either original or covers and counting 1981’s Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call as a double album release), eight live albums, 12 compilation albums, nine box sets, 52 singles, and five video albums. We countdown and feature the Top 30 Hits.

1Don’t You (Forget About Me)1985
2Alive and Kicking1985
3Sanctify Yourself1986
4She’s a River1995
5This Is Your Land1989
6Belfast Child1989
7See the Lights1991
8All the Things She Said1986
9Let It All Come Down1989
10Glittering Prize1982
12Kick It In1989
14Ghost Dancing1986
15Stand By Love1991
16Speed Your Love to Me1984
18Love Song1992
19Promised You a Miracle1982
20Up on the Catwalk1984
23Someone, Somewhere in Summertime1982
24Sweat in Bullet1981
25Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Remix)2003
26Real Life1991
27War Babies1998
28The American1981
29Life in a Day1979
30Stars Will Lead the Way2009

Wednesday 7/7/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Toby Keith Top 30 Hits

Toby Keith has released 20 studio albums and seven compilation albums. He has released 67 singles, with 65 of them charting on the Billboard country charts, of which all but ten reached top 40 or higher. 20 of his singles have reached number one in the United States, and 22 more have reached the Top 10.

As of December 2013, Toby Keith has sold over 30 million albums in the US, which made him the fifth best-selling country artist in the US since 1991 when Nielsen SoundScan started tracking music sales.

1Red Solo Cup2011
2God Love Her2009
3She Never Cried in Front of Me2008
4Beers Ago2012
5High Maintenance Woman2007
6How Do You Like Me Now?!1999
7Love Me If You Can2007
8I Like Girls That Drink Beer2012
9A Little Too Late2006
10Country Comes to Town2000
11Drinks After Work2013
12American Ride2009
13She’s a Hottie2008
14Hope on the Rocks2012
15I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying (with Sting)1997
16Cryin’ for Me (Wayman’s Song)2009
17Should’ve Been a Cowboy1993
18Who’s That Man1994
19You Ain’t Much Fun1995
20Somewhere Else2011
21Me Too1996
22Get My Drink On2007
23Dream Walkin’1998
24Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You1996
25Every Dog Has Its Day2010
26He Ain’t Worth Missing1993
27Bullets in the Gun2010
28A Woman’s Touch1996
29Wish I Didn’t Know Now1994
30Upstairs Downtown1994

Tuesday 7/6/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Ringo Starr Top 30 Hits Twitter: @ringostarrmusic

Ringo Starr, former drummer and occasional singer and songwriter of British rock band the Beatles. When the band broke up in the spring of 1970, Starr embarked on a solo career. Along with the other Beatles, he spent the first half of the seventies on Apple Records, the label created by the band for themselves. Starr moved to Atlantic Records after his contract with EMI expired and his career diminished in commercial impact, even though he continued to record and eventually tour with his All-Starr Band in 1989 and continues to do so today.

Studio albums 20
Live albums 11
Compilation albums 6
Video albums 12
Music videos 25
EPs 2
Singles 44
Other albums 2
Guest appearances 31

2It Don’t Come Easy1971
3You’re Sixteen1973
4Back Off Boogaloo1972
5Only You (And You Alone)1974
6Oh My My1974
7A Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll1976
8Wrack My Brain1981
9No No Song1975
10Weight of the World1992
11Beaucoups of Blues1970
12It’s All Down to Goodnight Vienna1975
13Walk with You (with Paul McCartney)2009
15You Don’t Know Me at All1976
16Hey! Baby1976
17Here’s to the Nights2020
18Liverpool 82007
19Devil Woman1973
20Drowning in the Sea of Love1977
21Act Naturally (with Buck Owens)1989
23Postcards from Paradise2015
24Give More Love2017
25We’re On the Road Again2017
26So Wrong For So Long2017
27Standing Still2017
28What’s My Name2019
29Grow Old With Me2019
30Run To Me2021

Monday 7/5/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Huey Lewis & The News Top 30 Hits Twitter: @HueyLewisNews

Huey Lewis and the News have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and are ranked in the top 200 selling groups of all time by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Three of their albums, Sports, Fore!, and Small World have been certified platinum. Sports is the band’s best selling album, having been certified 7× platinum. Picture This and Hard at Play have both been certified gold. The band has released 37 singles, of which 12 have reached the top ten, and three have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

The band has also appeared on two soundtrack albums. For the 1985 film, Back to the Future, the band contributed two songs. “The Power of Love” became their first number-one hit, and “Back in Time” received radio airplay on album-oriented rock stations. More than 20 years later, the band contributed the title track, appearing over the end credits, to the 2008 film Pineapple Express.

The band has released three compilation albums. The first one, released worldwide (except in the U.S.), peaked at number 23 on the UK chart. The second one, Time Flies… The Best of Huey Lewis & the News was released in the U.S. only and included four newly recorded tracks. The third one was a career-spanning “greatest hits” album that included some harder-to-find tracks and was certified gold. The band has also released one live album.

1The Power of Love1985
2Stuck with You1986
3I Want a New Drug1984
4Hip to Be Square1986
5Perfect World1988
6If This Is It1984
7Heart and Soul1983
8Couple Days Off1991
9Do You Believe in Love1982
10The Heart of Rock & Roll1984
11Jacob’s Ladder1987
12Small World1988
13It Hit Me Like a Hammer1991
14I Know What I Like1987
15Some Kind of Wonderful1994
16Doing It All for My Baby1987
17Walking on a Thin Line1984
18But It’s Alright1994
19He Don’t Know1991
20Workin’ for a Livin’1982
21Little Bitty Pretty One1995
22Back in Time1985
23100 Years from Now1996
24Let Her Go and Start Over2001
25Build Me Up1991
26Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do1982
27Whole Lotta Lovin’1986
28Finally Found a Home1984
29Walking with the Kid1989
30Her Love Is Killin’ Me2019

Saturday 7/3/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Lorrie Morgan Top 30 Hits Twitter: @TheLorrieMorgan

Lorrie Morgan is an American country music singer. Her discography comprises 17 studio albums, one live album, 10 compilation albums and 53 singles. Morgan first charted in 1979 with releases on ABC and MCA Records, as well as a duet with her father, country singer George Morgan. She did not enter the Top 40 on Hot Country Songs until 1988’s “Trainwreck of Emotion,” which went to number 20. Morgan sent three singles to Number One on the country music charts: “Five Minutes” in 1990, “What Part of No” in late 1992–early 1993, and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” in 1995. She also sent 11 other singles into the country top ten.

1Go Away1997
2What Part of No1992
3Out of Your Shoes1989
4We Both Walk1991
5Watch Me1992
6Five Minutes1990
7He Talks to Me1990
8Except for Monday1991
9I Didn’t Know My Own Strength1995
10A Picture of Me (Without You)1991
11Back in Your Arms Again1995
12Dear Me1989
13Good as I Was to You1997
14Half Enough1993
15Something in Red1992
16One of Those Nights Tonight1997
17Maybe Not Tonight (with Sammy Kershaw)1999
18I Guess You Had to Be There1993
19By My Side (with Jon Randall)1996
20Standing Tall1995
21My Night to Howl1994
22Heart over Mind1994
23I Just Might Be1996
24I’m Not That Easy to Forget1998
25Trainwreck of Emotion1988
26If You Came Back from Heaven1994
27Crying Time1993
28He Drinks Tequila (with Sammy Kershaw)2001
29Do You Still Want to Buy Me That Drink (Frank)2003
30You Think He’d Know Me Better1998

Friday 7/2/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: INXS – Top 30 Hits

INXS, an Australian rock band, consists of 12 studio albums, 62 singles, 12 compilation albums, 4 live albums and 5 extended plays. Today we feature the Top 30 Hits.

1Suicide Blonde1990
3Never Tear Us Apart1988
4Need You Tonight1987
5New Sensation1988
6Devil Inside1988
7Bitter Tears1991
8Heaven Sent1992
9Beautiful Girl1993
10What You Need1985
11Elegantly Wasted1997
12Shining Star1991
13Good Times (Jimmy Barnes and INXS)1987
14Original Sin1984
16Baby Don’t Cry1992
17This Time1985
18Not Enough Time1992
19The One Thing1982
20Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)1986
21I Send a Message1984
22Listen Like Thieves1986
23Don’t Change1982
24The Loved One1981
25Stay Young1981
26Black and White1983
28Just Keep Walking1980
29Dancing on the Jetty1984
30Simple Simon1980

Thursday 7/1/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Erasure Top 30 Hits

British synthpop duo Erasure, consisting of keyboardist Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell.

Studio albums 18
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 8
Video albums 13
Music videos 43
EPs 7
Singles 54
Tribute albums 2

3Love to Hate You1991
6Stop! A1988
7Chains of Love1988
8A Little Respect1988
9I Could Fall in Love with You2007
10It Doesn’t Have to Be1987
11Oh L’amour1986
12In My Arms1997
14Run to the Sun1994
15Solsbury Hill2003
16Blue Savannah1990
17Ship of Fools1988
18Victim of Love1987
19Breath of Life1992
20Sunday Girl2007
22The Circus1987
23You Surround Me1989
24Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)2003
26I Love Saturday1994
27Who Needs Love Like That1985
28Don’t Say Your Love Is Killing Me1997
29Stay with Me1995
30All This Time Still Falling Out of Love2005

Tuesday 6/29/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: The Pretenders Top 30 Hits

The Pretenders, a London, England-based rock band, reflects worldwide charting of 11 studio albums, four compilation albums, one extended play (EP), four live albums, and nearly 40 single releases singles.

Vocalist/guitarist Chrissie Hynde, guitarist/keyboardist James Honeyman-Scott, bassist Pete Farndon and drummer Martin Chambers formed The Pretenders in 1978. Their chart-topping debut album, Pretenders, is widely regarded as one of the finest debut albums of all time. 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).

1I’ll Stand by You1994
2Don’t Get Me Wrong 1986
3Back on the Chain Gang1982
4Hymn to Her1986
5Night in My Veins1994
6Middle of the Road1982
7Never Do That1990
8My Baby 1987
102000 Miles 1983
11Talk of the Town1981
12I Go to Sleep 1981
14Stop Your Sobbing1980
15Thin Line Between Love and Hate1984
16Sense of Purpose1990
17Show Me 1984
18Holy Commotion2016
19Time the Avenger1984
20Boots of Chinese Plastic2008
21Love’s a Mystery2008
22My City Was Gone1982
23The Adultress1981
24Hold a Candle to This1990
25The Buzz2020
26Where Has Everybody Gone?1987
27Didn’t Want to Be This Lonely2020
28Brass in Pocket 1980
29Room Full of Mirrors1986
30Day After Day1981