Saturday 8pm: Artist Countdown: Paul McCartney Top 45 Hits

McCartney Artist CountdownSir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, widely regarded as one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band’s break-up, he pursued a solo career and later formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

McCartney has been recognized as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song “Yesterday”, more than any other copyrighted song in history. Wings’ 1977 release “Mull of Kintyre” is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in March 1999, McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2014 he has sold more than 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr received MBEs in 1965, and in 1997, McCartney was knighted for his services to music.

McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, landmines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education. He has married three times and is the parent of five children. – Wikipedia

1 Ebony and Ivory (with Stevie Wonder)
2 Another Day
3 Say Say Say (with Michael Jackson)
4 Silly Love Songs (Wings)
5 With a Little Luck (Wings)
6 Coming Up (Paul McCartney)
7 Listen to What the Man Said (Wings)
8 The Girl Is Mine (with Michael Jackson)
9 No More Lonely Nights
10 Goodnight Tonight (Wings) 
11 Let ‘Em In (Wings)
12 My Love (Paul McCartney & Wings)
13 Take It Away
14 Daytime Nighttime Suffering (Wings)
15 Beware My Love (Wings)
16 Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney & Wings)
17 Hi, Hi, Hi (Wings)
18 My Brave Face
19 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey  (Paul & Linda McCartney)
20 Mary Had a Little Lamb (Wings)
21 Band on the Run (Paul McCartney & Wings)
22 Junior’s Farm (Paul McCartney & Wings)
23 Helen Wheels (Paul McCartney & Wings)
24 Too Many People (Paul & Linda McCartney)
25 Jet (Paul McCartney & Wings)
26 Mull of Kintyre (Wings)
27 Press
28 Give Ireland Back to the Irish (Wings)
29 London Town (Wings)
30 Getting Closer (Wings)
31 Maybe I’m Amazed (live) (Wings)
32 Letting Go (Wings)
33 Venus and Mars/Rock Show (Wings) 
34 Magneto and Titanium Man (Wings)
35 I’ve Had Enough (Wings)
36 New
37 Figure of Eight
38 Tug of War
39 Eat at Home (Paul & Linda McCartney)
40 Mrs Vandebilt (Paul McCartney & Wings)
41 Arrow Through Me (Wings)
42 Heart of the Country (Paul & Linda McCartney)
43 Queenie Eye
44 Waterfalls
45 Pipes of Peace

Artist Countdown: The Moody Blues Top 20 Hits 4pm ET

4moodiesThe Moody Blues formed on 4 May 1964, in Erdington, Birmingham, England. Ray Thomas, John Lodge, and Michael Pinder had been members of El Riot & the Rebels. They disbanded when Lodge, the youngest member, went to technical college and Michael Pinder joined the army. Michael Pinder then rejoined Thomas to form the Krew Cats. The pair recruited guitarist/vocalist Denny Laine, band manager-turned-drummer Graeme Edge, and bassist Clint Warwick. The five appeared as the Moody Blues for the first time in Birmingham in 1964. The name developed from a hoped-for sponsorship from the M&B Brewery which failed to materialise, the band calling themselves both “The M B’s” and “The M B Five” and was also a subtle reference to the Duke Ellington song, “Mood Indigo”. Around this time the band were the resident group at the Carlton Ballroom, later to become rock music venue Mothers, on Erdington High Street. – Wikipedia

1 I Know You’re Out There Somewhere
2 Nights in White Satin
3 Go Now
4 Question
5 Your Wildest Dreams
6 The Voice
7 Ride My See-Saw
8 Blue World
9 I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
10 Gemini Dream
11 The Story in Your Eyes
12 Sitting at the Wheel
13 Isn’t Life Strange
14 Tuesday Afternoon
15 Say It with Love
16 Steppin’ in a Slide Zone
17 Driftwood
18 Stop!
19 Here Comes The Weekend
20 Bless the Wings (That Bring You Back)