Featuring the Ladies of the 70’s
This week we feature music from Alannah Myles, Collective Soul, Sheryl Crow, Cher, Amy Grant, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, UB40, Janet Jackson, Tears For Fears, Roxette and more. . . 3 – 6pm ET
Cher has released eighty three official singles, twenty promotional singles and appeared in twenty six other songs. On the Billboard Hot 100, she has achieved: 4 number 1 singles, 12 Top 10 singles, 22 Top 40 singles and a total of 33 charted singles as a solo artist. Combined with the entries she had as part of the duo Sonny & Cher: 5 number 1 singles, 17 Top 10 singles, 32 Top 40 hits and a total of 51 singles which charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
Cher is the fifth-ranked female artist with the most Billboard US Hot 100 charted singles. She has reached the Top 10 on the Hot 100 at least once during each of four decades—the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s—placing her in a tie for second place in that category as of May 2014, alongside Aerosmith, Barbra Streisand, Madonna and Whitney Houston, only behind Michael Jackson. Cher’s span of top 10 records on the Hot 100 stretches for a total of 33 years, one month and three weeks (not counting the Sonny and Cher hits “I Got You Babe” and “Baby Don’t Go”), from “Bang Bang” in 1966 to “Believe” in 1999, placing her in third place in that category as of May 2014, behind only Jackson and Carlos Santana.
Cher’s career as a recording artist spans seven decades and she is the only artist to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of past six decades. This feat was accomplished when “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” reached number one on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart the week of January 19, 2011.
In the UK, she is the only female artist to have a top 40 hit in six consecutive decades. She has had a total of 34 top 40 hits, beginning with “All I Really Want to Do” in 1965 through “I Hope You Find It” in 2013.
Cher’s Spanish version of “Chiquitita” became her first song to chart on a US Latin chart, reaching number six on the US Billboard Latin Digital Songs chart. In October 2020, Cher released her version of “Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe” as a promotional single in her support of the US president candidate Joe Biden. In November 2020, Cher was one of the artists featured on a cover of Oasis’ “Stop Crying Your Heart Out”, recorded as a charity single for BBC’s Children in Need.
In May 2021, Cher released “Walls” as a single. She had previously recorded this song as a promotional single for the Free The Wild foundation in 2017.
|3||If I Could Turn Back Time||1989|
|4||The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)||1990|
|5||Love and Understanding||1991|
|6||Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)||1966|
|7||Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves||1971|
|8||The Music’s No Good Without You||2001|
|10||Just Like Jesse James||1989|
|12||I Found Someone||1987|
|13||All or Nothing||1999|
|14||One by One||1996|
|16||Save Up All Your Tears||1991|
|17||All I Really Want to Do||1965|
|18||After All (with Peter Cetera)||1989|
|19||I Hope You Find It||2013|
|20||Heart of Stone||1990|
|21||Dead Ringer for Love (with Meat Loaf)||1981|
|22||Take Me Home||1979|
|23||The Way of Love||1972|
|24||Walking in Memphis||1995|
|25||We All Sleep Alone||1988|
|26||Living in a House Divided||1972|
|27||Song for the Lonely||2002|
|28||Oh No Not My Baby||1992|
|29||Train of Thought||1974|
|30||A Different Kind of Love Song||2002|
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Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer, actress and television personality. Commonly referred to by the media as the Goddess of Pop, she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. Cher is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances throughout her six-decade-long career.
Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song “I Got You Babe” peaked at number one on the US and UK charts. By the end of 1967, they had sold 40 million records worldwide and had become, according to Time magazine, rock’s “it” couple. She began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”. She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows.
While working on television, Cher established herself as a solo artist with the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”, “Half-Breed”, and “Dark Lady”. After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, she launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco album Take Me Home and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980–1982 concert residency in Las Vegas.
In 1982, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and starred in its film adaptation. She subsequently garnered critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and Moonstruck (1987), the latter of which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She then revived her music career by recording the rock-inflected albums Cher (1987), Heart of Stone (1989), and Love Hurts (1991), all of which yielded successful singles such as “I Found Someone”, “If I Could Turn Back Time”, and “Love and Understanding”.
Cher reached a new commercial peak in 1998 with the dance-pop album Believe, whose title track became the biggest-selling single of all time by a female artist in the UK. It features pioneering use of Auto-Tune to distort her vocals, known as the “Cher effect”. Her 2002–2005 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time, earning $250 million. In 2008, she signed a $180 million deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. In 2018, Cher returned to film for her first on-screen role since 2010’s Burlesque, starring in the musical romantic comedy film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Inspired by the film, the album Dancing Queen (2018) debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, tying with 2013’s Closer to the Truth for Cher’s highest-charting solo album in the US.
Having sold 100 million records to date, Cher is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Her achievements include a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and awards from the Kennedy Center Honors and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She is the only artist to date to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in six consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2010s. Outside of her music and acting, she is noted for her political views, social media presence, philanthropic endeavors, and social activism, including LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS prevention.
Gold is the ninth U.S. compilation album by American singer-actress Cher, released on March 1, 2005 by Geffen Records. The album was released only two years after the multi-platinum The Very Best of Cher. As of August 2010, the album has sold 88,000 copies in the United States. The album was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for selling over 60,000 copies.
1. “I Got You Babe” (Sonny & Cher) 3:09
2. “Baby Don’t Go” (Sonny & Cher) 3:12
3. “All I Really Want to Do” 2:58
4. “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” 3:45
5. “Alfie” 3:01
6. “The Beat Goes On” (Sonny & Cher) 3:29
7. “You Better Sit Down Kids” 4:10
8. “Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves” 2:38
9. “The Way of Love” 2:34
10. “All I Ever Need Is You” (Sonny & Cher) 2:41
11. “Living in a House Divided” 2:59
12. “A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done” (Sonny & Cher) 3:18
13. “Half-Breed” 2:46
14. “Dark Lady” 3:29
15. “Train of Thought” 2:38
16. “Take Me Home” 6:46
1. “I Found Someone” 3:46
2. “We All Sleep Alone” 3:54
3. “After All” (with Peter Cetera) 4:07
4. “If I Could Turn Back Time” 4:03
5. “Just Like Jesse James” 4:07
6. “Heart of Stone” (Remix) 4:20
7. “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” 2:53
8. “Love and Understanding” 4:44
9. “Save Up All Your Tears” 3:56
10. “Love Hurts” (1991 version) 4:18
11. “One by One” 4:25
12. “Believe” 4:01
13. “Strong Enough” 3:43
14. “All or Nothing” 4:00
15. “Song for the Lonely” 3:25
16. “A Different Kind of Love Song” 4:19
This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title. We’ll feature music from Joe Walsh, War, Cher, Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Monroe, Santana, Ed Sheeran, Black Keys, Midnight Oil, Shirelles and much more across the tracks and genres.
Dancing Queen is a cover album and the twenty-sixth studio album by American singer and actress Cher, released by Warner Bros. Records on September 28, 2018. It is Cher’s first album in five years, following Closer to the Truth (2013). The album contains cover versions of songs recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA, with the title referencing their 1976 song “Dancing Queen”. The album follows Cher’s appearance in the 2018 musical film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, based on the music of ABBA.
The album received acclaim from music critics, and was a success commercially, debuting at number three on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 153,000 units, becoming Cher’s highest debut sales week for an album in the United States. Dancing Queen also debuted at number one on the US Top Album Sales chart with 150,000 pure copies, making it Cher’s first number one album on that chart.
1. “Dancing Queen” 3:42
2. “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” 4:11
3. “The Name of the Game” 4:48
4. “SOS” 3:22
5. “Waterloo” 2:52
6. “Mamma Mia” 3:34
7. “Chiquitita” 5:14
8. “Fernando” 3:57
9. “The Winner Takes It All” 4:32
10. “One of Us” 3:53
Join Dan Varroney with Sounds of the 70s today at 9:00 featuring the hits from this week in 1971, 1974, & 1979, including, Lou Rawls, Coven, Doobie Brothers, Undisputed Truth, Cher, Olivia Newton John, Andy Kim, Eric Clapton, John Denver, The Knack, Crystal Gayle, Sammy Johns, Kiki Dee, Robert John, Night, Donna Summer & Chic. We’ll also feature Hamilton, Joe, Frank & Reynolds, Doobie Brothers, and John Denver.
Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, May 20, 1946 is an American singer and actress with a career spanning five decades. Recognized for having brought the sense of female autonomy and self-actualization into the entertainment industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in various areas of entertainment, as well as for continuously reinventing both her music and image which has led to her being called the Goddess of Pop.
Cher became prominent in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband–wife duo Sonny & Cher, who popularized a particular smooth sound that successfully competed with the dominant British Invasion and Motown sounds of the era. From 1965, she had established herself as a successful solo artist with million-selling singles such as “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)“, “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves“, “Half-Breed”, and “Dark Lady”, songs that deal with subjects rarely addressed in American popular music. Goldmine magazine’s Phill Marder described her as the leader of an effort in the 1960s to “advance feminine rebellion in the rock world [and] the prototype of the female rock star, setting the standard for appearance [and] attitude”.
After the duo’s drug-free lifestyle had lost its popular appeal in the United States owing to the drug culture of the 1960s, she returned to stardom in the 1970s as a television personality with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and Cher, both of which attained immense popularity. She became a fashion trendsetter with her daring outfits. After Cher and Sonny divorced in 1975, Cher experimented with various musical styles, including disco and New Wave, before becoming a top-earning live act in Las Vegas.
In the early 1980s, Cher made her Broadway debut and starred in the film Silkwood, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1983. In the following years, she starred in films such as Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1988. At the same time, she established herself as a “serious rock and roller” by releasing platinum albums such as Heart of Stone (1989) and successful singles such as “I Found Someone” and “If I Could Turn Back Time”.
In the 1990s, she made her directing debut in the film If These Walls Could Talk and released the biggest-selling single of her career, “Believe”, which featured the pioneering use of Auto-Tune, also known as the “Cher effect”.
The only person to have received each of these honors, Cher has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Her other ventures have included fashion designing, writing books and managing the film production company Isis. Recognized as one of the best-selling music artists of all time, she has sold more than 100 million solo albums and over 40 million records as Sonny & Cher worldwide. She is the only artist to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades. (Source: Wikipedia)
|2||The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)|
|4||I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher)|
|5||Little Man (Sonny & Cher)|
|6||If I Could Turn Back Time|
|7||Love and Understanding|
|8||Just Like Jesse James|
|9||The Music’s No Good Without You|
|10||Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves|
|11||Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)|
|12||I Found Someone|
|13||Save Up All Your Tears|
|14||One by One|
|15||All or Nothing|
|16||After All (Cher and Peter Cetera)|
|17||Heart of Stone|
|18||The Beat Goes On (Sonny & Cher)|
|21||We All Sleep Alone|
|23||A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done|
|24||Song for the Lonely|
|25||Take Me Home|
|26||The Way of Love|
|27||Living in a House Divided|
|28||All I Really Want to Do|
|29||Train of Thought|
|30||A Different Kind of Love Song|
|31||Walking in Memphis|
|32||Love Can Build a Bridge (Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry With Eric Clapton)|
|33||Don’t Hide Your Love|
|34||You Better Sit Down Kids|
|35||Where Do You Go|
|36||Love One Another|
|38||Dead Ringer for Love (Meat Loaf ft. Cher)|
|39||Wasn’t It Good|
|42||You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me|
|43||I Got You Babe (Cher with Beavis and Butt-head)|
|44||Behind the Door|
|45||For What It’s Worth|
|46||Am I Blue?|
|49||It’s Gonna Rain (Sonny & Cher)|
|50||Hell On Wheels|