Tag: Capitol Records

Feature Artist: Eric Church Singles 9pm ET @ericchurch

Eric ChurchKenneth Eric Church (born May 3, 1977), known professionally as Eric Church, is an American country music singer-songwriter. Signed to Capitol Records since 2005, he has since released a total of four studio albums for that label. His debut album, 2006’s Sinners Like Me, produced four singles on the Billboard country charts including the Top 20 hits “How ‘Bout You”, “Two Pink Lines”, and “Guys Like Me”. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Mindy McCready Top 20 8:30pm ET @RadioMax


Malinda Gayle “Mindy” McCready (November 30, 1975 – February 17, 2013) was an American country music singer. Active from 1995 until her death in 2013, she recorded a total of five studio albums. Her debut album, 1996’s Ten Thousand Angels, was released on BNA Records and was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA, while 1997’s If I Don’t Stay the Night was certified Gold. 1999’s I’m Not So Tough, her final album for BNA, was less successful, and she left the label. A self-titled fourth album followed in 2002 on Capitol Records. McCready’s fifth and final studio album, I’m Still Here, was released in March 2010 on Iconic Records.

McCready’s first four studio albums accounted for twelve singles on the Billboard country singles charts. This figure includes the Number One hit “Guys Do It All the Time,” as well as the Top Ten hits “Ten Thousand Angels” and “A Girl’s Gotta Do (What a Girl’s Gotta Do).”

Although she had not charted a single since 2002, McCready received significant media coverage regarding her troubled personal life and suicide.

On February 17, 2013, neighbors called the Sheriff’s Office of Cleburne County, Arkansas, reporting gunshots. McCready was found dead on her front porch, the same place where David Wilson, her former boyfriend and the father of her younger son, had killed himself one month prior. She was 37 years old. Her death was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She also fatally shot the pet dog that had belonged to Wilson. Her two children remain in foster care and were not home at the time of her death. McCready is interred at Alva Cemetery in Alva, Florida.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Guys Do It All the Time
2 A Girl’s Gotta Do (What a Girl’s Gotta Do)
3 Maybe He’ll Notice Her Now (with Richie McDonald)
4 You’ll Never Know
5 Ten Thousand Angels
6 What If I Do
7 The Other Side of This Kiss
8 All I Want Is Everything
9 Oh Romeo
10 Scream
11 Maybe, Maybe Not
12 One in a Million
13 Let’s Talk About Love
14 Lips Like Yours
15 I’m Still Here
16 I Want a Man
17 Sweeter (with Billy McKnight)
18 The Dance
19 Have A Nice Day
20 Breakin’ It

Artist Countdown: Keith Urban Top 30 Hits 12pm ET @KeithUrban

KeithUrbanKeith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand-born and Australian-raised country music musician, songwriter, guitarist, and television music competition judge. When he was 2 years old, his parents moved the family to Australia, where his career eventually began. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, he found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Records and charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Still signed to Capitol, he made his solo American debut in 1999 with the album Keith Urban. Certified platinum in the U.S., it produced his first Number One on Hot Country Songs with “But for the Grace of God“. “Somebody Like You”, the first single from his second Capitol album, Golden Road (2002), was named by Billboard as the biggest country hit of the 2000–2010 decade. The album’s fourth single, “You’ll Think of Me”, earned him his first Grammy. 2004’s Be Here, his third American album, produced three more number 1 singles, and became his highest-selling album, earning 4× Platinum certification. Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was released in 2006, containing “Once in a Lifetime”, as well as his second Grammy song, “Stupid Boy“. A greatest hits package entitled Greatest Hits: 18 Kids followed in late 2007. Defying Gravity and Get Closer were released on 31 March 2009 and 16 November 2010, respectively.

Keith Urban has released a total of nine studio albums (one of which was released only in the United Kingdom), as well as one album with The Ranch. He has charted 29 singles on the U.S. country charts, of which 15 have reached Number One. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, as well as banjo, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, sitar, bouzouki, and drums. He is also known for his roles as a coach on the Australian version of the singing competition The Voice, and as a judge on American Idol. Since 2006, he has been married to actress Nicole Kidman.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 You’ll Think of Me
2 Kiss a Girl
3 Little Bit of Everything
4 Making Memories of Us
5 Once in a Lifetime
6 Somebody Like You
7 We Were Us (with Miranda Lambert)
8 It’s a Love Thing
9 Without You
10 Long Hot Summer
11 You’re My Better Half
12 Sweet Thing
13 Only You Can Love Me This Way
14 Days Go By
15 Put You in a Song
16 Tonight I Wanna Cry
17 Raining on Sunday
18 You Gonna Fly
19 Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me
20 ‘Til Summer Comes Around
21 But for the Grace of God
22 Where the Blacktop Ends
23 Better Life
24 For You
25 Stupid Boy
26 I Told You So
27 Your Everything
28 These Are the Days
29 Shame
30 Used to the Pain

Feature LP: Katy Perry – Prism (2013) 9pm ET

Prism_coverPrism (stylized as PRISM) is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Katy Perry, released on October 18, 2013 by Capitol Records. Recording for the album began in 2012, following the March 2012 re-release of her August 2010 album Teenage Dream, subtitled The Complete Confection, and continued into the following year. The album’s composition was largely inspired by Swedish dance music artists such as Robyn. In order to create her desired sound, Perry worked heavily with Swedish producer Max Martin, while also enlisting past collaborators Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Greg Wells, Benny Blanco, and StarGate, as well as new collaborators Klas Åhlund, Bloodshy, and Greg Kurstin.

“Roar” was released on August 10, 2013 to American radio stations as the album’s lead single and it has since topped the US Billboard Hot 100, while peaking at the top 10 of twenty-five countries. “Dark Horse” featuring rapper Juicy J was released on September 17, 2013 on iTunes as the album’s first promotional single. “Walking on Air” was released on September 30, 2013 as the album’s second promotional single. “Unconditionally” was released as the album’s second single on October 16, 2013.  (Source: Wikipedia)

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Artist Countdown: Beach Boys Top 70 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax @TheBeachBoys

BeachBoysThe Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group’s best known lineup consisted of Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. Initially managed by the Wilsons’ father Murry, the Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in 1962. The band’s early music gained popularity across the United States for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance. By the mid-1960s, Brian Wilson’s growing creative ambition and songwriting ability would dominate the group’s musical direction. The primarily Wilson-composed Pet Sounds album and “Good Vibrations” single (both released in 1966) featured a complex, intricate and multi-layered sound that represented a departure from the simple surf rock of the Beach Boys’ early years.

Starting in 1967, Wilson gradually abdicated control to the rest of the band, assuming a reduced level of input due to mental health and substance abuse issues. Though the more democratic incarnation of the Beach Boys recorded a string of albums in various musical styles that garnered international critical and commercial success, the group struggled to reclaim their commercial momentum in America despite once being seen as the primary competitors to the Beatles. Since the 1980s, there has been much legal-wrangling among the group members over royalties, songwriting credits, and use of the band’s name. Dennis Wilson drowned in December 1983, and Carl died of lung cancer in February 1998. After Carl’s death, a number of versions of the band, each fronted by a surviving member of the original quintet, continued to tour into the 2000s. In 2012, the surviving Beach Boys put aside their differences, recorded a new album, and embarked on a full-scale reunion tour.
The Beach Boys have often been called “America’s Band”, and Allmusic has stated that their “unerring ability … made them America’s first, best rock band.” The group have had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them United States Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), four of those reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide and are listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. The core quintet of the three Wilsons, Love and Jardine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Good Vibrations
2 Barbara Ann
3 Sloop John B
4 Do It Again
5 Kokomo
6 Heroes and Villains
7 I Can Hear Music
8 Cottonfields
9 California Girls
10 Help Me, Rhonda
11 I Get Around
12 Surfin’ U.S.A.
13 Darlin’
14 Dance, Dance, Dance
15 Little Honda
16 Beach Boys Medley
17 Wild Honey
18 Then I Kissed Her
19 God Only Knows
20 Still Cruisin’
21 When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
22 Break Away
23 Rock and Roll Music
24 Getcha Back
25 Bluebirds over the Mountain
26 Do You Wanna Dance?
27 Wouldn’t It Be Nice
28 Surfin’ Safari
29 Be True to Your School
30 Wipe Out (with the Fat Boys)
31 Come Go with Me
32 Good Timin’
33 It’s O.K.
34 Lady Lynda
35 California Dreamin’
36 Friends
37 Here Comes the Night
38 Surfer Girl
39 Fun, Fun, Fun
40 Peggy Sue
41 Little Girl I Once Knew
42 Sail On, Sailor
43 Little Deuce Coupe
44 Ten Little Indians
45 Hot Fun in the Summertime
46 California Saga: California
47 Rock ‘n’ Roll to the Rescue
48 In My Room
49 It’s Gettin’ Late
50 Add Some Music to Your Day
51 Hawaii
52 Tears in the Morning
53 Marcella
54 She Believes in Love Again
55 You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone
56 That’s Why God Made the Radio
57 Problem Child
58 Long Promised Road
59 Don’t Worry Baby (with the Everly Brothers)
60 It’s a Beautiful Day
61 Long Tall Texan
62 Surfin’
63 Goin’ On
64 Slip On Through
65 Happy Endings (with Little Richard)
66 Isn’t It Time
67 Crocodile Rock
68 Tell Me Why
69 Forever (with John Stamos)
70 Under The Boardwalk


Artist Countdown: Liz Phair Top 25 Tracks 6pm ET

lphairElizabeth Clark “Liz” Phair (born April 17, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Phair began her career in the early 1990s by self-releasing audio cassettes under the moniker Girly Sound, before signing with the independent record label Matador Records. Her 1993 debut studio album Exile in Guyville was released to acclaim: by the turn of the 21st century, it had been ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Ten years after the release of her debut, Phair’s fourth album, Liz Phair, was released on Capitol Records and her music began to move in a more pop rock-oriented approach. Phair has sold nearly three million records worldwide. Her latest album, Funstyle, was released on July 3, 2010.

1 Why Can’t I?
2 Supernova
3 Extraordinary
4 Everything to Me
5 Whip-Smart
6 Carnivore
7 The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)
8 Don’t Have Time
9 Six Dick Pimp
10 California
11 Mother’s Little Helper
12 Leap of Innocence
13 And He Slayed Her
14 Polyester Bride
15 Jealousy
16 Wind and The Mountain
17 Never Said
18 Stratford-on-Guy
19 Gunshy
20 Rocket Boy
21 You Should Know Me
22 Red Light Fever
23 6 FT 1
24 Johnny Sunshine
25 Good Love Never Dies

Feature LP: Warren Zevon – Wanted Dead or Alive (1970) 5:30pm ET

Wanted Dead or Alive is the first album by singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, released by Imperial Records in 1970 under the moniker “Zevon.” The album was a commercial and critical failure.

The track “She Quit Me” was featured in the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy as “He Quit Me.” “Tule’s Blues” was written about his lover, Marilyn “Tule” Livingston, mother of his son Jordan.

Kim Fowley began the project as producer, but he left after disagreements with Zevon and did not take credit for production duties. Fowley later remembered:
[Warren] wanted to play all the instruments himself. He wouldn’t listen to anybody. I wasn’t trying to produce him because you really couldn’t produce Warren, at least not in those days, but I was trying to help him make a record that might sell more than ten copies, all purchased by his friends. But, he didn’t listen to anyone about anything, and one day I just walked in thinking I’d had enough.

Zevon chalked up his disagreement with Fowley to a “sudden attack of taste.”

The album was released “to the sound of one hand clapping,” as Zevon later remarked. Sales were poor, and critics ignored the album. Jackson Browne later commented, “I don’t remember thinking [the album] was as good as he really was.” Attempts to record a follow-up album, called Leaf In The Wind, were abandoned, and Zevon found work as band leader and musical coordinator for the Everly Brothers. His next album, the critically acclaimed classic Warren Zevon, was not released until 1976. Once Zevon reached stardom, Wanted Dead or Alive ended up as an all-but-forgotten relic of his early career.
Wanted Dead or Alive was initially released on the CD format by One Way Records in 1996. Following the announcement that Zevon had terminal lung cancer, Capitol Records put out a remastered version of the album in early 2003.

  • “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Kim Fowley, Martin Cerf) – 2:36
  • “Hitchhikin’ Woman” – 2:16
  • “She Quit Me” – 4:48
  • “Calcutta” – 2:19
  • Iko-Iko” (Marilyn Jones, Sharon Jones, Joe Jones, M. Thomas) – 1:54
  • “Traveling in the Lightning” – 3:05
  • “Tule’s Blues” – 3:32
  • “A Bullet for Ramona” (Zevon, Paul Evans) – 3:50
  • “Gorilla” – 3:23
  • “Fiery Emblems” (instrumental) – 3:15