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Monday 5/10/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown – Spinners Top 30 Hits

The Spinners are an American rhythm and blues vocal group that formed in Ferndale, Michigan, in 1954. They enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums during the 1960s and 1970s, particularly with producer Thom Bell. The group continues to tour, with Henry Fambrough as the only original member.

The group is also listed as the Detroit Spinners and the Motown Spinners, due to their 1960s recordings with the Motown label. These other names were used in the UK to avoid confusion with a British folk group also called The Spinners. On June 30, 1976, they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2015, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Music critic Robert Christgau has called the Spinners “a renowned show group whose super smooth producer inhibits improvisation”.

1Working My Way Back to You / “Forgive Me, Girl” (medley)
2Cupid / “I’ve Loved You for a Long Time” (medley)
3Then Came You (with Dionne Warwick)
4Could It Be I’m Falling in Love
5The Rubberband Man
6I’ll Be Around
7Ghetto Child
8They Just Can’t Stop It (Games People Play)
9One of a Kind (Love Affair)
10It’s a Shame
11Mighty Love
12I’m Coming Home
13I’ll Always Love You
14Love Don’t Love Nobody 
15Love or Leave
16Living a Little, Laughing a Little
17Wake Up Susan
18Right or Wrong
19Yesterday Once More / “Nothing Remains the Same” (medley)
20Sadie
21If You Wanna Do a Dance
22That’s What Girls Are Made For
23Heaven on Earth (So Fine)
24You’re Throwing a Good Love Away
25Body Language
26Are You Ready for Love
27How Could I Let You Get Away
28Truly Yours
29We’ll Have It Made
30Funny How Time Slips Away

Saturday 5/8/21 12pm ET: MaxCountry Saturday Artist Countdown: LeAnn Rimes Top 30 Hits

American singer LeAnn Rimes has released 12 studio albums and placed 32 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart since 1996.

At the age of nine, Rimes released her demo album in 1991 on an independent label. Disc jockey Bill Mack became aware of Rimes’ album and was impressed by her voice, and soon began to cultivate a plan for Rimes to make her breakthrough in the country music industry. Rimes recorded Mack’s self-penned “Blue” and released it as a single in 1996, and it became a major country hit, propelling Rimes to her breakthrough only at age 13.

The album sold over six million copies in the United States. Her second album, You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs, is the only album to ever debut at number one on three individual charts at the same time. It spawned an extended mix of the number two pop hit, “How Do I Live”, which brought Rimes to crossover pop stardom. Rimes’ later releases focused on the pop music market. After the commercial decline of her 2002 album, Twisted Angel, Rimes released the album This Woman, which returned Rimes to recording country music.

Rimes is mainly known for her pop hits in Europe, Australia, and Asia. Her 2002 pop album, Twisted Angel, went gold in Australia. In 2004, The Best of LeAnn Rimes album, reached number two in the UK and was certified platinum. A remix edition of The Best of album was released in Europe later that year. In 2006, she released the pop album, Whatever We Wanna, internationally due to a rise in sales of This Woman after “Something’s Gotta Give” was released as a single.

In the United States, Rimes’s success is primarily from her country hits. The 2007 album, Family included two Top 40 country singles, as well as “What I Cannot Change”, which hit number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in February 2009. LeAnn has also garnered Dance Club success with remixes of “Nothin’ Better to Do”, “Headphones” and “Good Friend and a Glass of Wine”.

Rimes has sold over 37 million records worldwide to date, with 16.5 million albums and 5.5 million singles certified by RIAA. Rimes was ranked the number 17 Best Selling Artist of the 1990-99 decade by Billboard. She was also ranked at number 184 on Billboard 200 Artists and number thirty-one on Country Artists of the 2000-09 decade.

1Can’t Fight the Moonlight
2How Do I Live
3Life Goes On
4I Need You
5Blue
6Written in the Stars (With Elton John)
7Last Thing on My Mind (Ronan Keating)
8Suddenly
9Big Deal
10We Can
11One Way Ticket (Because I Can)
12Commitment
13But I Do Love You
14Unchained Melody
15On the Side of Angels
16You Light Up My Life
17Nothin’ New Under the Moon
18This Love
19The Light in Your Eyes
20Nothin’ Better to Do
21Long Live Love
22And It Feels Like
23Something’s Gotta Give
24Looking Through Your Eyes
25Nothin’ ’bout Love Makes Sense
26Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way
27Give
28Hurt Me
29Spitfire
30Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore (With Bon Jovi)

Friday 5/7/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Stevie Wonder Top 30 Hits

American musician Stevie Wonder has released 23 studio albums, three soundtrack albums, four live albums, 11 compilations, one box set, and 101 singles. His first album, The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie, was released in 1962 when he was 12 years old, and his most recent, A Time to Love, was released in 2005.

He has had ten US number-one hits on the pop charts, as well as 20 R&B number one hits, and has sold over 100 million records, 19.5 million of which are albums; he is one of the top 60 best-selling music artists with combined sales of singles and albums.

He has 30 main album releases, all of which are single albums, apart from Songs in the Key of Life, which was released as a double album with a bonus four track EP.

There are 11 official compilation albums; in addition, a box set, The Complete Stevie Wonder, was released in 2005. He is eighth on the list of artists with the most number-ones on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

1I Just Called to Say I Love You
2Ebony and Ivory (with Paul McCartney)
3Part-Time Lover
4Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
5Master Blaster (Jammin’)
6Sir Duke
7I Ain’t Gonna Stand for It
8I Wish
9You Are the Sunshine of My Life
10Happy Birthday
11Do I Do
12Superstition
13Lately
14That Girl
15How Come, How Long
16My Love (With Julio Iglesias)
17Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours
18Send One Your Love
19My Cherie Amour
20For Your Love
21Overjoyed
22Living for the City
23You Haven’t Done Nothin’
24Skeletons
25I Was Made to Love Her
26Higher Ground
27Another Star
28Blowin’ in the Wind
29A Place in the Sun
30Boogie On Reggae Woman

Thursday 5/6/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Top 30 Hits

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor. He was the lead vocalist and guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He previously led the band Mudcrutch, and was also a member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys.

Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. His hit singles with the Heartbreakers include “Don’t Do Me Like That” (1979), “Refugee” (1980), “The Waiting” (1981), “Don’t Come Around Here No More” (1985) and “Learning to Fly” (1991). Petty’s hit singles as a solo act include “I Won’t Back Down” (1989), “Free Fallin'” (1989), and “You Don’t Know How It Feels” (1994). In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Petty died of an accidental drug overdose on October 2, 2017, one week after the end of the Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour.

Petty released 13 studio albums as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in addition to three solo albums.

1I Won’t Back Down
2Learning to Fly
3Free Fallin’
4Mary Jane’s Last Dance
5Don’t Come Around Here No More
6Refugee
7The Waiting
8Runnin’ Down a Dream
9A Face in the Crowd
10Jammin’ Me
11You Don’t Know How It Feels
12Walls
13You Got Lucky
14Free Girl Now
15Don’t Do Me Like That
16You Wreck Me
17Breakdown
18Into the Great Wide Open
19Change of Heart
20It’s Good to Be King
21Saving Grace
22Here Comes My Girl
23Make It Better (Forget About Me)
24Needles and Pins (with Stevie Nicks)
25A Higher Place
26Climb That Hill
27Room at the Top
28Yer So Bad
29The Last DJ
30Kings Highway

Wednesday 5/5/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Blondie Top 25 Hits

Blondie, Since 1976 they have released 11 studio albums, 4 live albums, 14 compilation albums, 3 remix albums and 38 singles. The band has sold an estimated 40 million albums.

1Call Me
2The Tide Is High
3Heart of Glass
4Rapture
5Maria
6Dreaming
7Sunday Girl
8Atomic
9Denis
10Island of Lost Souls
11Hanging on the Telephone
12Rapture Riders
13Picture This
14Union City Blue
15(I’m Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear
16Good Boys
17I’m Gonna Love You Too
18One Way or Another
19In the Flesh
20War Child
21Fun
22Long Time
23Nothing Is Real but the Girl
24The Hardest Part
25Rip Her to Shreds

Tuesday 5/4/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Electric Light Orchestra Top 30 Hits

The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) discography including imports, videos, and hit singles. ELO’s back catalogue is unusual since their compilation albums far outweigh their studio output in number, owing to the large number of hit singles primarily written by Jeff Lynne. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band in the world, and also generated the third most UK and US separate Top 40 hits.

1Xanadu (featuring Olivia Newton-John)
2Livin’ Thing 
3Shine a Little Love
4Don’t Bring Me Down
5Hold On Tight
6Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King
7Confusion
8I’m Alive
9Turn to Stone
10Evil Woman
11All Over the World
12Calling America
13Telephone Line
14Twilight
15Sweet Talkin’ Woman
16Mr. Blue Sky
17Roll Over Beethoven
18Can’t Get It Out of My Head
19Strange Magic
20Rockaria!
21Here Is the News/Ticket to the Moon
22The Diary of Horace Wimp
23Secret Messages
24Last Train to London
25Do Ya
26Don’t Walk Away
27Showdown
2810538 Overture
29Wild West Hero
30The Way Life’s Meant to Be

Monday 5/3/21 12pm ET: Top 30 Artist Countdown – Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac has released 18 studio albums, nine live albums, 23 compilation albums, one extended play single, and 62 singles.

The 1967–1969 era Blue Horizon albums (Fleetwood Mac, Mr. Wonderful, The Pious Bird of Good Omen and Fleetwood Mac in Chicago) and 1971 outtakes album The Original Fleetwood Mac have been remastered and reissued on CD, as have the 1975–1987 era Warner Bros. studio albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, Tusk, Mirage, and Tango in the Night.

In 2013, a deluxe edition of Rumours was released. The same year, Then Play On was remastered and reissued on CD. Reissues of “Then Play On”, “Kiln House”, “Future Games” and “Bare Trees” were released on vinyl, initially bundled with a 7″ single of “Oh Well, Parts I & II”, then released separately in 2014. In 2015, a five-CD/one-DVD/two-LP deluxe edition, a three-CD expanded edition, plus a one-CD remaster of Tusk was released. In 2016, multiple editions of Mirage remastered were released. A 30th anniversary edition of Tango in the Night was released 31 March 2017.

In November 2017, the band announced a deluxe reissue of their 1975 self-titled album. The reissue featured a remastered version of the original album along with outtakes, alternative versions and live recordings. The repackage was officially released worldwide on January 19, 2018.

1Little Lies
2Big Love
3Dreams
4Seven Wonders
5Everywhere
6Tusk
7Gypsy
8Save Me
9Go Your Own Way
10Hold Me
11Sara
12As Long as You Follow
13Don’t Stop
14Oh Well (Parts 1 and 2)
15You Make Loving Fun
16Albatross
17Rhiannon
18Say You Love Me
19Man of the World
20Family Man
21The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)
22Oh Diane
23Skies the Limit
24Isn’t It Midnight
25Over My Head
26Paper Doll
27Think About Me
28Peacekeeper
29Love in Store
30Silver Springs (live)

Saturday 5/1/21 12pm ET: MaxCountry Saturday: Country Artist Countdown: Garth Brooks Top 30 Hits

American country music singer Garth Brooks has produced of 16 studio albums, two live albums and 51 singles. The Recording Industry Association of America has certified Garth Brooks’ albums at a total of 157 times Platinum, and he has sold 157 million albums in the US as of October 2019, making him the best-selling album artist in the US since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in January 1991. Nine of his albums have achieved Diamond status in the US and his worldwide sales are estimated at 180 million records.

Most of his compact discs were remastered/reissued in 2000, and again in 2007 and 2014 via GhostTunes, Brooks’ online music store, on March 3, 2017, GhostTunes was absorbed into Amazon Music. Brooks is currently in a partnership with Amazon Music for digital and streaming services, which he signed in 2016 and again in 2019.

1To Make You Feel My Love
2Standing Outside the Fire
3Shameless
4Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)
5Ask Me How I Know
6The Dance
7Dive Bar (with Blake Shelton)
8People Loving People
9One Night a Day
10She’s Every Woman
11Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance
12It’s Your Song
13Lost in You
14Friends in Low Places
15Unanswered Prayers
16Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House
17The Thunder Rolls
18What She’s Doing Now
19The River
20Somewhere Other Than the Night
21That Summer
22The Beaches of Cheyenne
23Longneck Bottle
24Two Piña Coladas
25If Tomorrow Never Comes
26Not Counting You
27American Honky-Tonk Bar Association
28Callin’ Baton Rouge
29She’s Gonna Make It
30Rodeo

Friday 4/30/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown – Toto Top 30 Hits

Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Los Angeles. The band’s current lineup consists of Steve Lukather (guitars and vocals) and Joseph Williams (vocals), as well as touring musicians, John Pierce (bass), Robert “Sput” Searight (drums), Dominique “Xavier” Taplin (keyboards and vocals), Steve Maggiora (keyboards and vocals) and Warren Ham (horns and vocals). Toto is known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, blues and jazz.

David Paich and Jeff Porcaro had played together as session musicians on several albums and decided to form a band. David Hungate, Lukather, Steve Porcaro, and Bobby Kimball were recruited before the first album release. The band enjoyed great commercial success in the late 1970s and 1980s, beginning with the band’s eponymous debut released in 1978. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Toto IV (1982), Toto became one of the best-selling music groups of their era. Widely known for the Top 5 hits “Hold the Line”, “Rosanna”, and “Africa”, the makeup of the group continued to evolve. Hungate left in 1982; Kimball left in 1984, but rejoined the band in 1998, leaving again in 2008. Jeff Porcaro died in 1992 after inhaling pesticides while gardening. Hungate rejoined Toto as a touring musician and later a band member. In 2008, Lukather announced his departure from the band, and the remaining band members later went their separate ways.

In the summer of 2010, Toto reformed and went on a short European tour, with a new lineup, to benefit Mike Porcaro, who had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and was no longer an active member of the band. He died in 2015. The band celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. Toto announced an extended hiatus following the final leg of their 40th anniversary tour in 2019. In October 2020, the band announced that guitarist and founding member Steve Lukather and longtime vocalist Joseph Williams would return to touring as Toto in the 2021 “Dogz of Oz” tour, and in a live-streamed concert on November 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toto has released 14 studio albums, and has sold over 40 million records worldwide. The group has been honored with several Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.

1Africa
2Rosanna
3Hold the Line
4I’ll Be Over You
5I Won’t Hold You Back
6Pamela
7Stop Loving You
8Stranger in Town
999
10Georgy Porgy
11Don’t Chain My Heart
12Without Your Love
13I’ll Supply the Love
14I Will Remember
15Mushanga 
16Love Has the Power
17Melanie
18Make Believe
19Waiting for Your Love
20Out of Love
21If It’s the Last Night
22Holyanna
23St. George and the Dragon
24All Us Boys
25Spanish Sea
26Goin’ Home
27The Other Side
28Goodbye Elenore
29Rockmaker 
302 Hearts

Tuesday 4/27/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Billy Joel Top 30 Hits

William 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.

1The River of Dreams
2Uptown Girl
3We Didn’t Start the Fire
4My Life
5Tell Her About It
6You’re Only Human (Second Wind)
7All About Soul
8I Go to Extremes
9Just the Way You Are
10Honesty
11An Innocent Man
12It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me
13All Shook Up
14She’s Always a Woman
15The Longest Time
16A Matter of Trust
17You May Be Right
18Leave a Tender Moment Alone
19Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
20Modern Woman
21Allentown
22Pressure
23Piano Man 
24The Downeaster ‘Alexa’
25Don’t Ask Me Why
26And So It Goes
27This Is the Time
28Keeping the Faith
29Big Shot
30Sometimes a Fantasy

Monday 4/26/21 12pm: Artist Countdown: ABBA Top 30 Hits

ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972, comprising Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. ABBA is an acronym of the first letters of the band members’ first names (Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid) and is sometimes stylized as the registered trademark ᗅᗺᗷᗅ. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of pop music, topping the charts worldwide from 1972 to 1982. They are also known for winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, giving Sweden its first victory in the history of the contest and being the most successful group ever to take part in the contest.

ABBA had sold over 370 million albums and singles worldwide and still sell millions of records a year, which makes them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. ABBA was the first pop group to come from a non-English-speaking country that enjoyed consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the UK, Ireland, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and South Africa. The group also enjoyed significant success in Latin American markets, and recorded a collection of their hit songs in Spanish.

During the band’s active years, Fältskog and Ulvaeus were a married couple, as were Lyngstad and Andersson, although both couples later divorced. At the height of their popularity, both relationships were suffering strain which ultimately resulted in the collapse of the Ulvaeus-Fältskog marriage in 1979 and the Andersson-Lyngstad marriage in 1981. These relationship changes were reflected in the group’s music, with later compositions including more introspective lyrics.

After ABBA broke up in late 1982, Andersson and Ulvaeus achieved success writing music for the stage while Lyngstad and Fältskog pursued solo careers with mixed success. ABBA’s music declined in popularity until several films, notably Muriel’s Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, revived interest in the group, spawning several tribute bands. In 1999, ABBA’s music was adapted into the successful musical Mamma Mia! that toured worldwide. A film of the same name released in 2008 became the highest-grossing film in the United Kingdom that year. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2010.

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ABBA TOP 30 HITS
1Dancing Queen
2Fernando
3The Winner Takes It All
4The Name of the Game
5Chiquitita
6SOS
7Knowing Me, Knowing You
8Take a Chance on Me
9Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
10Mamma Mia
11Money, Money, Money
12One of Us
13Summer Night City
14Waterloo
15Super Trouper
16I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
17Does Your Mother Know
18The Day Before You Came
19I Have a Dream
20Head Over Heels
21Honey, Honey
22Voulez-Vous
23Under Attack
24Eagle
25Lay All Your Love on Me
26Angeleyes
27Thank You for the Music
28Rock Me
29So Long
30When All Is Said and Done

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

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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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)