Tag: Cher

Tuesday 1/4/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 6

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with land complete letter G into H and feature music from: Dells, Main Ingredient, Elton John, BW Stevenson, Stealers Wheel, Chicago, Jackson 5, Montrose, Cher, War, Bobby Darin, Ringo Starr, Sonny James, Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bobby Womack and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Tuesday 12/28/21 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 1

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We start this feature with the numbers or characters and then move through letter B. Artists featured in the segment: Abba, BW Stevenson, Gunhill Road, Elton John, Art Garfunkel, Who, Billy Joel, Ronnie Milsap, Gram Parsons, Loggins & Messina, Cher and many others.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 6/9/21 3pm ET: Sounds of The ’90s

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

Friday 6/4/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Cher Top 30 Hits @Cher

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.

1Believe1998
2Strong Enough1999
3If I Could Turn Back Time1989
4The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)1990
5Love and Understanding1991
6Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)1966
7Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves1971
8The Music’s No Good Without You2001
9Dark Lady1973
10Just Like Jesse James1989
11Half-Breed1973
12I Found Someone1987
13All or Nothing1999
14One by One1996
15Dov’è l’amore1999
16Save Up All Your Tears1991
17All I Really Want to Do1965
18After All (with Peter Cetera)1989
19I Hope You Find It2013
20Heart of Stone1990
21Dead Ringer for Love (with Meat Loaf)1981
22Take Me Home1979
23The Way of Love1972
24Walking in Memphis1995
25We All Sleep Alone1988
26Living in a House Divided1972
27Song for the Lonely2002
28Oh No Not My Baby1992
29Train of Thought1974
30A Different Kind of Love Song2002

Thursday 6/3/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from Fantasia, Disturbed, Cher, Elton John, Santana, Bo Bice, Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas and more . . .

Wednesday 5/19/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The ’90s

This week we feature music from the Proclaimers, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Lulu, Paula Cole, Poison, Bon Jovi, Donna Summer, Fleetwood Mac, Joshua Kadison, Marcia Griffiths, Mariah Carey, Cher, Spin Doctors and more. . . .

Monday 5/17/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from Jethro Tull, Thin Lizzy, Paper Lace, Cher, Bad Company, Rare Earth, CCR, Jim Croce, Eddie Floyd, Elton John, BTO, Miracles, Big Star, Diana Ross and more . . .

Tuesday 5/19/20 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Cher

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.

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Cher – Gold (2005)

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

Thursday 6pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 5)

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.  

Wednesday 10pm: Feature LP: Cher – Dancing Queen (2018)

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

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 9am ET

Dan VarroneyJoin 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.