Tagged Florida

Wednesday 12pm: Music of The States – Florida

Listen every Monday through Friday at 12PM ET as we feature the music of the states, A to Z.  Today we feature music focusing on Florida in the title or tunes about the state.

Florida is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd-most extensive (65,755 sq mi or 170,300 km2), the 3rd-most populous (21,312,211 inhabitants), and the 8th-most densely populated (384.3/sq mi or 148.4/km2) of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida’s most populous urban area. Tallahassee is the state’s capital.

Florida’s $996.3 billion economy is the fourth largest in the United States. If it were a country, Florida would be the 16th largest economy in the world, and the 58th most populous as of 2018. In 2017, Florida’s per capita personal income was $47,684, ranking 26th in the nation. The unemployment rate in September 2018 was 3.5% and ranked as the 18th in the United States. Florida exports nearly $55 billion in goods made in the state, the 8th highest among all states. The Miami Metropolitan Area is by far the largest urban economy in Florida and the 12th largest in the United States with a GDP of $344.9 billion as of 2017. This is more than twice the number of the next metro area, the Tampa Bay Area, which has a GDP of $145.3 billion. Florida is home to 51 of the world’s billionaires with most of them residing in South Florida. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: KC & The Sunshine Band Top 30 Hits 6p ET @RadioMax

KC & Sunshine BandKC and the Sunshine Band is an American musical group. Founded in 1973 in Miami, Florida, their style has included funk, R&B, and disco. Their most well known songs include the disco hits “That’s the Way (I Like It)”, “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”, “I’m Your Boogie Man”, “Keep It Comin’ Love”, “Get Down Tonight”, “Give It Up”, and “Please Don’t Go”. They took their name from lead vocalist Harry Wayne Casey’s last name (“KC”) and the “Sunshine Band” from KC’s home state of Florida (‘The Sunshine State’).  Source: Wikipedia

1 That’s the Way (I Like It)
2 Please Don’t Go
3 (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
4 Give It Up
5 Keep It Comin’ Love
6 Get Down Tonight
7 Yes, I’m Ready (with Teri DeSario)
8 I’m Your Boogie Man
9 Queen of Clubs
10 Boogie Shoes
11 It’s the Same Old Song
12 I Like to Do It
13 Wrap Your Arms Around Me
14 Do You Wanna Go Party
15 Sound Your Funky Horn
16 Shotgun Shuffle
17 Rock Your Baby
18 Black Water Gold
19 Don’t Run (Come Back to Me) (with Teri DeSario)
20 Do You Feel All Right
21 Come to My Island
22 I Betcha Didn’t Know That
23 Blow Your Whistle
24 Let’s Go Rock and Roll
25 I Will Love You Tomorrow
26 I’m So Crazy (‘Bout You)
27 2 Live Party (with 2 Live Crew and Freak Nasty)
28 Who Do Ya Love
29 Something’s Happening
30 I’m a Pushover

Artist Countdown: John Anderson Top 40 Hits 12pmET @RadioMax

JohnAndersonJohn David Anderson (born December 13, 1954, in Apopka, Florida) is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than 30 years. Starting in 1977 with the release of his first single, “I’ve Got a Feelin’ (Somebody‘s Been Stealin’)”, Anderson has charted more than 40 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including five Number Ones: “Wild and Blue“, “Swingin'”, “Black Sheep“, “Straight Tequila Night“, and “Money in the Bank“. He has also recorded 22 studio albums on several labels. His newest album, Bigger Hands, was released on June 2009, on the Country Crossing label.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Black Sheep
2 Straight Tequila Night
3 Seminole Wind
4 Money in the Bank
5 Swingin’
6 When It Comes to You
7 I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)
8 She Sure Got Away with My Heart
9 I Just Came Home to Count the Memories
10 Goin’ Down Hill
11 Wild and Blue
12 Honky Tonk Crowd
13 Let Go of the Stone
14 Let Somebody Else Drive
15 Would You Catch a Falling Star
16 I Wish I Could Have Been There
17 I Wish I Could Write You a Song
18 Mississippi Moon
19 It’s All Over Now
20 I Fell in the Water
21 Eye of a Hurricane
22 Down in Tennessee
23 Paradise
24 Your Lying Blue Eyes
25 Somebody Slap Me
26 Tokyo, Oklahoma
27 I Love You a Thousand Ways
28 Country ‘Til I Die
29 She Just Started Liking Cheatin’ Songs
30 Countrified
31 You Can’t Keep a Good Memory Down
32 Takin’ the Country Back
33 Long Hard Lesson Learned
34 Chicken Truck
35 If There Were No Memories
36 Low Dog Blues
37 My Pledge of Love
38 When Your Yellow Brick Road Turns Blue
39 What’s So Different About You
40 I’ve Got a Feelin’ (Somebody’s Been Stealin’)

Artist Countdown: Mindy McCready Top 20 8:30pm ET @RadioMax

MMcCready

Malinda Gayle “Mindy” McCready (November 30, 1975 – February 17, 2013) was an American country music singer. Active from 1995 until her death in 2013, she recorded a total of five studio albums. Her debut album, 1996’s Ten Thousand Angels, was released on BNA Records and was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA, while 1997’s If I Don’t Stay the Night was certified Gold. 1999’s I’m Not So Tough, her final album for BNA, was less successful, and she left the label. A self-titled fourth album followed in 2002 on Capitol Records. McCready’s fifth and final studio album, I’m Still Here, was released in March 2010 on Iconic Records.

McCready’s first four studio albums accounted for twelve singles on the Billboard country singles charts. This figure includes the Number One hit “Guys Do It All the Time,” as well as the Top Ten hits “Ten Thousand Angels” and “A Girl’s Gotta Do (What a Girl’s Gotta Do).”

Although she had not charted a single since 2002, McCready received significant media coverage regarding her troubled personal life and suicide.

On February 17, 2013, neighbors called the Sheriff’s Office of Cleburne County, Arkansas, reporting gunshots. McCready was found dead on her front porch, the same place where David Wilson, her former boyfriend and the father of her younger son, had killed himself one month prior. She was 37 years old. Her death was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She also fatally shot the pet dog that had belonged to Wilson. Her two children remain in foster care and were not home at the time of her death. McCready is interred at Alva Cemetery in Alva, Florida.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Guys Do It All the Time
2 A Girl’s Gotta Do (What a Girl’s Gotta Do)
3 Maybe He’ll Notice Her Now (with Richie McDonald)
4 You’ll Never Know
5 Ten Thousand Angels
6 What If I Do
7 The Other Side of This Kiss
8 All I Want Is Everything
9 Oh Romeo
10 Scream
11 Maybe, Maybe Not
12 One in a Million
13 Let’s Talk About Love
14 Lips Like Yours
15 I’m Still Here
16 I Want a Man
17 Sweeter (with Billy McKnight)
18 The Dance
19 Have A Nice Day
20 Breakin’ It

Artist Countdown: Olivia Newton-John Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @olivianj

5923_31Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE (born 26 September 1948) is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA. Her music has been successful in multiple genres including pop, country and adult contemporary and has sold an estimated over 100 million records worldwide. She co-starred with John Travolta in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Grease, which featured one of the most successful film soundtracks in Hollywood history.

Newton-John has been a long-time activist for environmental and animal rights issues. Since surviving breast cancer in 1992, she has been an advocate for health awareness becoming involved with various charities, health products and fundraising efforts. Her business interests have included launching several product lines for Koala Blue and co-owning the Gaia Retreat & Spa in Australia.

Newton-John has been married twice. She currently lives with her second husband, John Easterling, in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida. She is the mother of one daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, with her first husband, actor Matt Lattanzi. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Hopelessly Devoted to You
2 Have You Never Been Mellow
3 You’re the One That I Want (with John Travolta)
4 Xanadu (with Electric Light Orchestra)
5 I Honestly Love You
6 A Little More Love
7 Summer Nights (with John Travolta and Cast)
8 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
9 Please Mr. Please
10 Physical
11 Magic
12 Come on Over
13 Make a Move on Me
14 Let Me Be There
15 Sam
16 Something Better to Do
17 If Not for You
18 Suddenly (with Cliff Richard)
19 Let It Shine
20 Don’t Stop Believin’
21 Soul Kiss
22 Heart Attack
23 Deeper Than the Night
24 Every Face Tells a Story
25 Twist of Fate
26 Banks of the Ohio
27 The Grease Megamix
28 The Rumour (with Elton John)
29 Dancin’ ‘Round and ‘Round
30 I Need Love
31 Making a Good Thing Better
32 Tied Up
33 Long Live Love
34 Livin’ in Desperate Times
35 What Is Life

Feature Year: 1978 (Part 1 – 9am – Part 2 – 9pm ET) @RadioMax

Music_Of_The_Year_1978January 14 – The Sex Pistols play their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom
January 16 – Elton John appears on this week’s People Magazine without his trademark glasses. John would still wear glasses occasionally for the next ten years until wearing them permanently again
January 21 – As Saturday Night Fever becomes a cultural phenomenon, the soundtrack hits #1 on the Billboard Charts, where it will stay until July
January 25 – Electric Light Orchestra kick off their “Out of the Blue” world tour in Honolulu, Hawaii. Bob Dylan makes his directorial debut in the surrealist film Renaldo and Clara, shot during his Rolling Thunder Revue tour.
January 28 – By request, Ted Nugent autographs his name into a fan’s arm with a bowie knife in Philadelphia
February 4 – Elton John appears as the guest star on The Muppet Show.
February 10 – Van Halen debuts with self-titled album; Eddie Van Halen introduces a powerful new sound and technique to world, while David Lee Roth is ushered in as the front man
March 18 – California Jam II is held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in California. Over 300,000 fans come to see Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Santana, Dave Mason, Foreigner, Heart and more
April 22 – In the Eurovision Song Contest in Paris, France, victory goes to Israel’s entry “A-Ba-Ni-Bi”, performed by Izhar Cohen & The Alphabeta
The “One Love Peace Concert” is held in Kingston, Jamaica, headlined by Bob Marley, making his first concert appearance since December 1976. Steve Martin performs the original “King Tut” on Saturday Night Live; also that night, The Blues Brothers make their first appearance on the show.
May 6 – The Knack is formed (first album released in 1979)
May 13 – Barry Gibb becomes the only songwriter in history to have written 4 consecutive #1 singles on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart
May 18 – The Buddy Holly Story, starring Gary Busey, is released. It would win the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score, and earn a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Busey) and Best Sound
May 25 – In a performance used for The Kids Are Alright, The Who play their last show with Keith Moon
June 10 – The Rolling Stones begin their 25-date US summer tour in Lakeland, Florida
June 13 – The Cramps play a free concert for patients at the Napa State Mental Hospital
June 16 – The film adaptation of the musical Grease, opens in theaters and is a box office hit
June 20 – Grace Slick splits with Jefferson Starship the day after a disastrous concert in Hamburg, Germany, in which a heavily intoxicated Slick verbally abused the crowd and groped various fans and band mates
June 29 – Peter Frampton is nearly killed in a car accident in The Bahamas, suffering multiple broken bones, a concussion, and muscle damage
July 1 – The first Texxas Jam is held over the July 4 long weekend at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The first day features Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, Heart, Journey, Head East, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Eddie Money, Van Halen and Walter Egan. Sunday consists of Willie Nelson headlining his sixth annual Fourth of July picnic
July 19 – Dead Kennedys play their first concert, at the Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco, California
July 21 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a much-hyped musical film starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees performing the music of The Beatles, opens in theaters. The film is savaged by critics and proves a box office disappointment
July 30 – Thin Lizzy officially announces that Gary Moore has replaced Brian Robertson on guitar
August 26 – 80,000 concertgoers attend Mosport Speedway in Ontario for the first “Canada Jam Festival”, featuring sets by the Doobie Brothers, Commodores, Kansas, Village People, Dave Mason, the Atlanta Rhythm Section and Triumph
September 7 – The Who drummer Keith Moon dies in a central London flat after a prescription drug overdose at the age of 32
September 14–16 – The Grateful Dead perform three shows in Giza, Egypt, very close to the Sphinx and Great Pyramid
October 12 – Nancy Spungen, the American girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, is found dead in a hotel room of a stab wound. Sid is arrested and charged with her murder
October 24 – Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards pleads guilty to the charge of possessing heroin in Toronto in 1977
October 29 – Michael Schenker plays his final show with UFO in Stanford, California before leaving the group to rejoin Scorpions
November – A now sober Alice Cooper releases the album From the Inside, which tells of his stay in rehab for alcoholism
November 25 – Aerosmith cuts a concert short after Steven Tyler suffers cuts to his face from a bottle that shatters upon hitting a stage monitor
November 27 – Def Leppard’s permanent drummer Rick Allen joins the band at the age of 15
December – Matthias Jabs joins Scorpions, replacing Uli Jon Roth.
December 31 – The seventh annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with performances by Barry Manilow, Village People, Chuck Mangione, Tanya Tucker and Rick James
CBS airs New Year’s Eve with Guy Lombardo for the final time, nearly two years after the band leader’s death and ending a 22 year run that began in 1956
Kenny Rogers continues his highly successful solo career with the single (and album) “The Gambler” and will go on to star in no less than 5 movies based around the song.
In the UK, singles sales are at their all-time high this year, boosted by the simultaneous peak of the disco and punk phenomena and the success of singles from the movie Grease.
Mozambique holds its first National Dance Festival, involving half a million people.

 

Artist Countdown: Bellamy Brothers Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @BellamyBrothers

BellamyBrothersThe Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country music duo consisting of brothers David Milton Bellamy (born September 16, 1950) and Homer Howard Bellamy (born February 2, 1946), from Darby, Florida, United States. The duo had considerable musical success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their crossover hitLet Your Love Flow” in 1976, a Number One single on the Billboard Hot 100.

Starting in the late 1970s, the Bellamy Brothers found success in country music as well, charting twenty Number One singles and more than fifty hits overall on the country charts. To date, they have released more than fifty albums, primarily on Curb Records.

1 Let Your Love Flow
2 I Need More of You
3 If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me
4 Too Much Is Not Enough (with The Forester Sisters)
5 Sugar Daddy
6 Old Hippie
7 Kids of the Baby Boom
8 Dancin’ Cowboys
9 Do You Love as Good as You Look
10 Lie to You for Your Love
11 When I’m Away from You
12 I Love Her Mind
13 Santa Fe
14 Redneck Girl
15 Feelin’ the Feelin’
16 Crazy from the Heart
17 I Could Be Persuaded
18 You Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie
19 I’ll Give You All My Love Tonight
20 For All the Wrong Reasons
21 You’re My Favorite Star
22 You’ll Never Be Sorry
23 Get into Reggae Cowboy
24 Strong Weakness
25 Lovers Live Longer
26 World’s Greatest Lover
27 Country Rap
28 The Center of My Universe
29 Satin Sheets
30 She Don’t Know That She’s Perfect