Tag: commercial success

Willie Nelson Singles (Part 2) 1975 – 1989 8pm ET @willienelson

willienelsonWillie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist.

We feature Willie Nelson Singles (Part 2) from 1975 – 1989

The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a sub genre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of bio-fuels and the legalization of marijuana. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Supertramp Top 30 6pm ET @SupertrampBand

SupertrampSupertramp are an English rock band formed in 1969 under the name Daddy before renaming themselves in early 1970. Though their music was initially categorized as progressive rock, they have since incorporated a combination of traditional rock, pop and art rock into their music. The band’s work is marked by the songwriting of Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson and the use of Wurlitzer electric piano and saxophone in their songs.

While the band’s early work was mainstream progressive rock, they would enjoy greater critical and commercial success when they incorporated more conventional and radio-friendly elements into their work in the mid-1970s, going on to sell more than 60 million albums. They reached their peak of commercial success with 1979’s Breakfast in America, which has sold more than 20 million copies.

Though their albums were generally far more successful than their singles, Supertramp did enjoy a number of major hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including “Bloody Well Right”, “Give a Little Bit”, “The Logical Song”, “Goodbye Stranger”, “Take the Long Way Home”, “Dreamer”, “Breakfast in America”, “It’s Raining Again”, and “Cannonball”. The band attained significant popularity in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa and Australia. Since Hodgson’s departure in 1983, founder Rick Davies has led the band by himself. – Wikipedia

1 It’s Raining Again
2 The Logical Song
3 Give a Little Bit
4 Dreamer
5 Cannonball
6 Breakfast in America
7 Goodbye Stranger
8 Take the Long Way Home
9 You Win, I Lose
10 Bloody Well Right
11 My Kind of Lady
12 Crazy
13 School
14 Don’t Leave Me Now
15 I’m Beggin’ You
16 Ain’t Nobody But Me
17 Free as a Bird
18 Forever
19 Land Ho
20 Lady
21 Babaji
22 From Now On
23 Still in Love
24 Better Days
25 Listen to Me, Please
26 Lover Boy
27 Slow Motion
28 Gone Hollywood
29 Crime of The Century
30 Fools Overture

Artist Countdown: Cyndi Lauper Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @cyndilauper

2008 NewNowNext AwardsCynthia Ann Stephanie “Cyndi” Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and LGBT rights activist whose career has spanned over four decades. Her debut solo album She’s So Unusual (1983) was an instant commercial success. The album was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—”Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” and “All Through the Night,” earning Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with the soundtrack from the motion picture “The Goonies” and her second record, True Colors (1986), which included the number one hit of the same name, and “Change of Heart,” which peaked at number 3 and earned Lauper two nominations at the 29th Grammy Awards in 1987.

Lauper has been celebrated for her ongoing humanitarian work over the last 30 years, particularly as an advocate for gay and transgender rights in the U.S. Her charitable efforts were recognized in 2013, when the singer was invited as a special guest to attend President Barack Obama’s second-term inaugural ceremony. – Wikipedia

1 Girls Just Want to Have Fun
2 Time After Time
3 She Bop
4 True Colors
5 I Drove All Night
6 All Through the Night
7 Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)
8 Change of Heart
9 What’s Going On
10 The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough
11 Money Changes Everything
12 Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)
13 My First Night Without You
14 The World Is Stone
15 Who Let in the Rain
16 You Don’t Know
17 That’s What I Think
18 Into the Nightlife
19 Ballad of Cleo and Joe
20 Same Ol’ Story
21 I’m Gonna Be Strong
22 When You Were Mine
23 Boy Blue
24 A Night to Remember
25 Sisters of Avalon