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Artist Countdown: The Spinners Top 40 Hits 6pm ET

spinnersThe Spinners are an American soul music vocal group, active for over 50 years, and with a long run of classic hits especially during the 1970s. The group, originating from Detroit, still tours regularly as of 2014 although Henry Fambrough is the only original member.

The group is also listed as the Detroit Spinners, and the Motown Spinners (for their 1960s recordings with the Detroit label). These group names were used in the UK to avoid confusion with a British folk group also called The Spinners.

1 Working My Way Back to You / “Forgive Me, Girl” 
2 Cupid / “I’ve Loved You for a Long Time”
3 Then Came You (with Dionne Warwick)
4 Could It Be I’m Falling in Love
5 The Rubberband Man
6 I’ll Be Around
7 Ghetto Child
8 Games People Play
9 One of a Kind (Love Affair)
10 It’s a Shame
11 Mighty Love 
12 I’m Coming Home
13 I’ll Always Love You
14 Love Don’t Love Nobody 
15 Love or Leave
16 Living a Little, Laughing a Little
17 Wake Up Susan
18 Yesterday Once More / “Nothing Remains the Same” 
19 Sadie
20 If You Wanna Do a Dance
21 That’s What Girls Are Made For
22 Heaven on Earth (So Fine)
23 You’re Throwing a Good Love Away
24 Body Language
25 Right or Wrong
26 How Could I Let You Get Away
27 Truly Yours
28 We’ll Have It Made
29 Funny How Time Slips Away
30 Are You Ready for Love
31 Now That You’re Mine Again
32 Me and My Music
33 Easy Come, Easy Go
34 Love Connection (Raise the Window Down)
35 Long Live Soul Music
36 I Just Want to Fall in Love
37 I Don’t Need Another Love (with Dionne Warwick)
38 Love (I’m So Glad) I Found You
39 Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music
40 Never Thought I’d Fall in Love

Feature Year: 1986 (Part 1 9am – Part 2 9pm ET)

1986We feature the music of 1986.

January 23 – The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame takes place. The first artists to be honoured are Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley.
February 21 – The Dead Kennedys play their last concert at UC Davis in Davis, California, USA.
February 23 – In honor of the 20th anniversary of The Monkees‘ first appearance on television, MTV broadcasts Pleasant Valley Sunday, a 22-hour marathon of Monkees episodes.
March 15 – “Heartbeat ’86”, a charity concert for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, is held at the NEC. Performers include Roy Wood, UB40, The Moody Blues, Electric Light Orchestra and Robert Plant. George Harrison makes a surprise appearance playing Johnny B. Goode with everyone at the end of the show.
March 27 – Van Halen opens its 5150 tour, the first with new lead singer Sammy Hagar.
April 5 – Jean-Michel Jarre performs his wide-scale open-air concert downtown Houston.
April 12 – Former Go’s-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle marries actor Morgan Mason.
May 2 – Country music superstar Dolly Parton opens her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA.
May 3 – At the age of 13, Sandra Kim becomes the youngest-ever performer to win the Eurovision Song Contest. The winning entry at the 31st annual contest (held in Bergen, Norway) is titled “J’aime la vie”, and is Belgium’s only winning entry to date.
May 5 – In New York, USA, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame chairman Ahmet Ertegün announces that Cleveland, Ohio has been chosen as the city where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be built
May 10 – Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe marries actress Heather Locklear.
May 25 – Norwegian band a-ha wins a record-breaking eight awards at the MTV Video Music Awards show.
May 30 – The Monkees begin their highly successful 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour
June 4–15 – U2, Sting, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, the Neville Brothers, and Bryan Adams stage the A Conspiracy of Hope Tour in the United States on behalf of Amnesty International, playing five cities on the tour. The final show at New Jersey’s Giants Stadium is televised live, and the above-mentioned performers are joined by Joni Mitchell, Howard Jones, Yoko Ono, Third World, and Carlos Santana, as well as the other members of The Police.
June 30- Madonna releases her “True Blue” album, tops the charts in over 28 countries & becomes the best selling album of 1986.
June 6 – After 29 years, CHUM (AM) in Toronto, Canada drops its legendary Top 40 format in favor of gold-based adult contemporary music. Additionally, the final CHUM Chart is published (with Madonna’s “Live To Tell” the final number one song).
June 7 – Queen starts The Magic Tour which becomes their final tour with all original member and also their most successful tour.
June- Repulsion first records the demo ‘Slaughter of the Innocent, which would be remixed and released in 1989 as the landmark death metal/grindcore album “Horrified”.
June 27 – Black Flag play their last concert, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
August 28 – Tina Turner receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
September 27 – A tour bus carrying the heavy metal band Metallica crashes in Sweden, killing their influential bassist, Cliff Burton.
October – The Smiths play their final gig as a five-piece.
October 20 – Duran Duran begin their career as a three piece with the release of the “Notorious” single.
November 12 – John Farnham releases the album “Whispering Jack”, which becomes the highest selling album in Australia’s history, featuring the single from the previous year, “You’re the Voice”.
November 15 – The Beastie Boys release their first studio album Licensed To Ill, which goes onto become the first Hip Hop album to reach number one in the U.S.A. It eventually goes onto become one of the most influential and important Hip Hop albums of the 1980s.
December 31 – The fifteenth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by The Bangles, Commodores, The Jets, Barry Manilow, Miami Sound Machine and Smokey Robinson.

Also in 1986
Jello Biafra/Dead Kennedys taken to court by the PMRC for content in their album Frankenchrist; Biafra wins.
Garth Brooks marries his first wife, Sandy.
Italian singer Ernesto Bonino loses his voice after a surgical intervention.
Alice Cooper returns to the mainstream after a two-year break. The Nightmare Returns Tour goes on to become one of the best selling tours of 1986.

 

(Source: Wikipedia)

 

Artist Countdown: Debarge (Family) Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @ElDeBarge @kristinia

Debarge

DeBarge was a sibling music group of American origin whose repertoire included R&B, soul, funk, pop, adult contemporary, and gospel. Active as a professional recording group from 1979 to 1989, the group was one of the few recording acts to bring success to the Motown label during the 1980s.

Eldra Patrick “El” DeBarge[1] (born June 4, 1961) is an American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the R&B/Soul family group DeBarge throughout the early to mid-1980s. As a solo artist, he is best known for the hits “Who’s Johnny” and “Love Always” and for his collaborations with Tone Loc, Quincy Jones, Fourplay and DJ Quik. DeBarge is a three-time Grammy nominee.

Etterlene “Bunny” DeBarge (born March 15, 1955) is an American soul singer-songwriter, best known as the lone female sibling of the Motown family group DeBarge. She is also best known as the lead vocalist behind the classic R&B ballad, “A Dream” from the group’s In a Special Way album and is also the co-writer of the group’s 1982 breakthrough hit, “I Like It” and the number-one hit, “Time Will Reveal“.

Jonathan Arthur “Chico” DeBarge (born June 23, 1966, Detroit, Michigan) is an American R&B singer and a younger brother of the members of the Motown family act DeBarge. Unlike the rest of his DeBarge siblings, Chico is the only male DeBarge that does not sing in the falsetto range that is well known in his family; he sings tenor.

Kristinia Jamie DeBarge (born March 8, 1990) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. She first appeared on national television in 2003 as a contestant on the American Idol spin-off, American Juniors. In 2009, DeBarge signed a contract with the Island Records department Sodapop, releasing her debut album, Exposed, in July of the same year. The first single, “Goodbye”, reached the top 20 in the US and Canada. The lead single (“Cry Wolf”) from her untitled sophomore album was released on September 27, 2012. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Rhythm of the Night (Debarge)
2 Who’s Holding Donna Now (Debarge)
3 Who’s Johnny (El Debarge)
4 All This Love (Debarge)
5 Time Will Reveal (Debarge)
6 Goodbye (Kristinia Debarge)
7 You Wear It Well  (Debarge)
8 Love Always (El Debarge)
9 Real Love (El Debarge)
10 Love Me in a Special Way (Debarge)
11 Give You What You Want (Fa Sure) (Chico Debarge)
12 Talk to Me (Chico Debarge)
13 The Heart Is Not So Smart (Debarge) 
14 Someone (El Debarge)
15 I Like It (Debarge)
16 Dance All Night (Bunny Debarge)
17 You Know What I Like (El Debarge)
18 Rainy Night (Chico Debarge)
19 Where Is My Love (El Debarge)
20 Lay With You (El Debarge) (featuring Faith Evans)
21 Can’t Get Enough (El Debarge)
22 Somebody Loves You (El Debarge)
23 Slide (El Debarge)
24 Second Chance (El Debarge)
25 Listen to Your Man (Chico Debarge)
26 Stop! Don’t Tease Me (Debarge)
27 My Heart Belongs to You (El Debarge)
28 Oh No (Chico Debarge)
29 Where You Are (El Debarge)
30 Future Love (Kristinia Debarge)

Artist Countdown: Four Tops Top 45 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax @thefourtops

topsFour Tops are an American vocal quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, and showtunes. Founded in Detroit, Michigan as The Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs (born Levi Stubbles, a cousin of Jackie Wilson and brother of The Falcons’ Joe Stubbs), and groupmates Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, having gone from 1953 until 1997 without a single change in personnel.

Among a number of groups who helped define the Motown Sound of the 1960s, including The Miracles, The Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, The Temptations, and The Supremes, the Four Tops were notable for having Stubbs, a baritone, as their lead singer; most groups of the time were fronted by a tenor. The group was the main male vocal group for the songwriting and production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, who crafted a stream of hit singles, including two Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits: “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There”. After Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967, the Four Tops were assigned to a number of producers, primarily Frank Wilson. When Motown left Detroit in 1972 to move to Los Angeles, California, the Tops stayed in Detroit and moved over to ABC Records’ Dunhill imprint, where they continued to have charting singles into the late-1970s. Since the 1980s, the Four Tops have recorded for, at various times, Motown, Casablanca Records and Arista Records. Today, save for Indestructible (owned by Sony Music Entertainment), Universal Music Group controls the rights to their entire post-1963 catalog (through various mergers and acquisitions), as well as their 1956 single, “Could It Be You”.

A change of line-up was finally forced upon the group when Lawrence Payton died on June 20, 1997. The band initially continued as a three-piece under the name The Tops, before Theo Peoples (formerly of The Temptations) was recruited as the new fourth member. Peoples eventually took over the role of lead singer when Stubbs suffered a stroke in 2000 with his position assumed by Ronnie McNeir. On July 1, 2005, Benson died of lung cancer with Payton’s son Roquel Payton replacing him. Levi Stubbs died on October 17, 2008. Fakir, McNeir, Payton, and Harold “Spike” Bonhart, who replaced Peoples in 2011, are still performing together as the Four Tops. Fakir is now the only surviving founding member of the original group. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Reach Out I’ll Be There
2 I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
3 When She Was My Girl
4 Standing in the Shadows of Love
5 Bernadette
6 Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)
7 Still Water (Love)
8 Walk Away Renée
9 River Deep Mountain High (with The Supremes)
10 It’s All In The Game
11 Keeper of the Castle
12 Seven Rooms of Gloom
13 It’s the Same Old Song
14 If I Were a Carpenter
15 You Keep Running Away
16 Sweet Understanding Love
17 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
18 Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)
19 I’m In a Different World
20 Yesterday’s Dreams
21 Indestructible
22 Are You Man Enough
23 You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart (with The Supremes)
24 Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)
25 I Just Can’t Walk Away
26 A Simple Game
27 Something About You
28 Ask the Lonely
29 One Chain Don’t Make No Prison
30 If Ever a Love There Was (with Aretha Franklin)
31 Midnight Flower
32 (It’s the Way) Nature Planned It
33 MacArthur Park
34 What is a Man
35 Don’t Let Him Take Your Love From Me
36 Catfish
37 I Just Can’t Get You Out of My Mind
38 Seven Lonely Nights
39 In These Changing Times
40 Loco in Acapulco
41 Baby, I Need Your Loving
42 Do What You Gotta Do
43 We Gotta All Stick Together
44 Don’t Walk Away
45 Sexy Ways

Special: Songs with Cities in The Title 12pm ET

RadioMax Special – Songs with Cities in the Title.