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