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Artist Countdown: Helen Reddy Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @TeamHelenReddy

HelenReddyHelen Reddy (born 25 October 1941) is an Australian American singer, actress, and activist. She is often referred to as the “Queen of 70s Pop”. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed fifteen singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six made the Top 10 and three reached No. 1, including her signature hit “I Am Woman.” She placed 25 songs on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Fifteen made the Top 10 and eight reached No. 1, six consecutively. She was the first artist to win the coveted American Music Award for “Favorite Pop/Rock Female” artist. She was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three No. 1 hits in the same year. In television, she was the first Australian to host her own one-hour weekly primetime variety show on an American network, along with several specials that were seen in over forty countries. Helen retired from live performance in 2002 and now practices as a clinical hypnotherapist and motivational speaker. In 2011, Billboard named her the No. 28 AC artist of all time (No. 9 woman). She lives in Australia.

Her song “I Am Woman” played a large role in popular culture and became an anthem for Second-wave feminism. She came to be known as a “feminist poster girl” or a “feminist icon.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Delta Dawn
2 I Am Woman
3 Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
4 Angie Baby
5 Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady
6 I Don’t Know How to Love Him
7 You’re My World
8 Keep on Singing
9 Peaceful
10 You and Me Against the World
11 Somewhere in the Night
12 Bluebird
13 Emotion
14 Crazy Love
15 I Can’t Hear You No More
16 The Happy Girls
17 No Sad Song
18 Make Love to Me
19 Ready or Not
20 I Can’t Say Goodbye to You
21 Free and Easy
22 We’ll Sing in the Sunshine
23 Summer of ’71
24 Candle on the Water
25 One Way Ticket

 

Artist Countdown: Weird Al Yankovic Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @alyankovic

YankovicAlfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, parodist, record producer, satirist, music video director, film producer, actor, and author. Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts. Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007), recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him three Grammy Awards among nine nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Yankovic’s first top ten Billboard album (Straight Outta Lynwood) and single (“White & Nerdy“) were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career.

Yankovic’s success comes in part from his effective use of music video to further parody popular culture, the song’s original artist, and the original music videos themselves, scene-for-scene in some cases. He directed later videos himself and went on to direct for other artists including Ben Folds, Hanson, The Black Crowes, and The Presidents of the United States of America. In addition to recording his albums, Yankovic wrote and starred in the film UHF and The Weird Al Show. He has also made guest appearances on many television shows, in addition to starring in Al TV specials on MTV.

On April 9, 2004, Yankovic’s parents were found dead in their Fallbrook, California, home, apparently the victims of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from their fireplace that had been recently lit. The flue was closed, which trapped the carbon monoxide gas inside the house, suffocating them. Several hours after his wife notified him of his parents’ death, Yankovic went on with his concert in Mankato, Minnesota, saying that “since my music had helped many of my fans through tough times, maybe it would work for me as well” and that it would “at least … give me a break from sobbing all the time.” Although Yankovic played the concert as planned, a scheduled meet and greet following the concert was canceled.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Eat It
2 Smells Like Nirvana
3 Fat
4 Like a Surgeon
5 White & Nerdy
6 Jurassic Park
7 You Don’t Love Me Anymore
8 Bedrock Anthem
9 Amish Paradise
10 King of Suede
11 Ricky
12 Pretty Fly for a Rabbi
13 I Lost on Jeopardy
14 Canadian Idiot
15 Gump
16 Another One Rides the Bus
17 Headline News
18 Whatever You Like
19 I Love Rocky Road
20 eBay
21 Polka Face
22 Skipper Dan
23 Craigslist
24 My Bologna
25 TMZ
26 Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
27 CNR
28 Achy Breaky Song
29 Spy Hard
30 The Saga Begins
31 Lasagna
32 Don’t Download This Song
33 I Want a New Duck
34 It’s All About the Pentiums
35 UHF
36 Ringtone
37 Perform This Way
38 Taco Grande
39 Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me
40 I Think I’m a Clone Now

Artist Countdown: Dixie Chicks Top 25 Hits 12pm ET @dixiechicks

dixieChicksDixie Chicks is an American country music band which has also crossed over into other genres. The band is composed of founding members (and sisters) Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines. The band formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, and was originally composed of four women performing bluegrass and country music, busking and touring the bluegrass festival circuits and small venues for six years without attracting a major label. After the departure of one bandmate, the replacement of their lead singer, and a slight change in their repertoire, the Dixie Chicks soon achieved commercial success, beginning in 1998 with hit songs “There’s Your Trouble” and “Wide Open Spaces”.

During a London concert ten days before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, lead vocalist Maines said, “we don’t want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States [George W. Bush] is from Texas”. The positive reaction to this statement from the British audience contrasted with the boycotts that ensued in the U.S., where the band was assaulted by talk-show conservatives, while their albums were discarded in public protest.

As of 2012, the Dixie Chicks had won 13 Grammy Awards, including five in 2007 for Taking the Long Way—which received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year—and “Not Ready to Make Nice”, a single from that album. By May 2013, with 30.5 million certified albums sold, and sales of 27.2 million albums in the U.S. alone, they had become the top selling all-female band and biggest selling country group in the U.S. during the Nielsen SoundScan era (1991–present).  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Landslide
2 Not Ready to Make Nice
3 There’s Your Trouble
4 Ready to Run
5 Cowboy Take Me Away
6 You Were Mine
7 Goodbye Earl
8 Wide Open Spaces
9 Tonight the Heartache’s on Me
10 Cold Day in July
11 I Can Love You Better
12 Long Time Gone
13 Travelin’ Soldier
14 Without You
15 If I Fall You’re Going Down with Me
16 Some Days You Gotta Dance
17 The Neighbor
18 Heartbreak Town
19 Everybody Knows
20 Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)
21 Sin Wagon
22 Stand By Your Man
23 White Trash Wedding
24 Tortured, Tangled Hearts
25 You Can’t Hurry Love

Artist Countdown: Simon and Garfunkel Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

S&GSimon & Garfunkel were an American music duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel (both born in 1941). They formed the group Tom & Jerry in 1957 and had their first success with the minor hit “Hey, Schoolgirl”. As Simon & Garfunkel, the duo rose to fame in 1965, largely on the strength of the hit single “The Sound of Silence“. Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate (1967), propelling them further into the public consciousness.

They are well known for their vocal harmonies and were among the most popular recording artists of the 1960s. Their biggest hits – including “The Sound of Silence” (1964), “I Am a Rock” (1965), “Homeward Bound” (1965), “Scarborough Fair/Canticle” (1966), “A Hazy Shade of Winter” (1966), “Mrs. Robinson” (1968), “Bridge over Troubled Water” (1969), “The Boxer” (1969), and “Cecilia” (1969) – reached number one in several charts. They have received several Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

Their sometimes rocky relationship led to their last album, Bridge over Troubled Water, being delayed several times due to artistic disagreements, and as a result the duo broke up in 1970. It was their most successful album worldwide to date, reaching number one in several countries, including the United States, and receiving 8× platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, making it their highest-selling studio album in the U.S. and second-highest album overall. Simon & Garfunkel have, at times, reunited to perform and sometimes tour together. They have done so in every decade since the 1970 breakup, most famously for 1981’s “The Concert in Central Park”, which attracted more than 500,000 people, making it the 7th-most attended concert in the history of music. In 2004, they were ranked No. 40 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

PaulSImonPaul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. Simon’s fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote most of the pair’s songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music. Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony (1980) and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman (1998) with the poet Derek Walcott.

Simon has earned 12 Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the “100 People Who Shaped the World” by Time magazine. Among many other honors, Simon was the first recipient of the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007. In 1986, Simon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees

36th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Warren Beatty - HollywoodArthur Ira “Art” Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is a Grammy-award winning American singer, poet, and Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for being one half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel.

Highlights of his solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People’s Choice Award. Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned six Grammys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, he and former musical partner Paul Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

(Source: Wikipedia)

1 The Boxer   Simon & Garfunkel
2 Bridge over Troubled Water   Simon & Garfunkel
3 Mother and Child Reunion  Paul Simon
4 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
5 Kodachrome Paul Simon
6 Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
7 Loves Me Like a Rock Paul Simon
8 El Condor Pasa (If I Could) Simon & Garfunkel
9 Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard Paul Simon
10 Slip Slidin’ Away Paul Simon
11 You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
12 Late in the Evening Paul Simon
13 Cecilia  (Simon & Garfunkel) Simon & Garfunkel
14 I Am a Rock Simon & Garfunkel
15 My Little Town  (Simon & Garfunkel) Simon & Garfunkel
16 The Sound of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
17 Wonderful World  Art Garfunkel and James Taylor
18 Homeward Bound Simon & Garfunkel
19 Still Crazy After All These Years Paul Simon
20 All I Know Art Garfunkel
21 The Obvious Child  Paul Simon
22 Gone at Last Paul Simon & Phoebe Snow and The Jessy Dixon Singers
23 The Boy in the Bubble  Paul Simon
24 Allergies  Paul Simon
25 Scarborough Fair/Canticle Simon & Garfunkel
26 American Tune Paul Simon
27 I Only Have Eyes For You Art Garfunkel
28 Duncan Paul Simon
29 Graceland  Paul Simon
30 One-Trick Pony Paul Simon
31 A Hazy Shade of Winter  Simon & Garfunkel
32 Diamonds of The Sole of Her Shoes Paul Simon
33 Keep the Customer Satisfied Simon & Garfunkel
34 Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel
35 Only Living Boy In New York City Simon & Garfunkel

Artist Countdown: Sam & Dave Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

sam&daveSam & Dave were an American soul and rhythm and blues (R&B) duo who performed together from 1961 through to 1981. The tenor (higher) voice was Samuel David Moore (born Samuel David Hicks on October 12, 1935), and the baritone/tenor (lower) voice was Dave Prater (May 9, 1937 – April 9, 1988).

Sam & Dave are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and are Grammy Award and multiple gold record award winning artists. According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Sam & Dave were the most successful soul duo, and brought the sounds of the black gospel church to pop music with their call-and-response records. Recorded primarily at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1965 through 1968, these included “Soul Man”, “Hold On, I’m Comin”, “I Thank You”, “When Something is Wrong with My Baby”, “Wrap It Up”, and many other Southern Soul classics. Other than Aretha Franklin, no soul act during Sam & Dave’s Stax years (1965–1968) had more consistent R&B chart success, including 10 consecutive top 20 singles and 3 consecutive top 10 LPs.

Their crossover charts appeal (13 straight appearances and 2 top 10 singles) helped to pave the way for the acceptance of soul music by white pop audiences, and their song “Soul Man” was one of the first songs by a black group to top the pop charts using the word “soul”, helping define the genre. “Soul Man” was a number one Pop Hit (Cashbox: November 11, 1967) and has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone magazine, and RIAA Songs of the Century. “Soul Man” was featured as the soundtrack and title for a 1986 film and also a 1997–1998 television series, and Soul Men was a 2008 feature film.

Nicknamed “Double Dynamite”, “The Sultans of Sweat”, and “The Dynamic Duo” for their gritty, gospel-infused performances, Sam & Dave were one of the greatest live acts of the 1960s. They were an influence on many future musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, Tom Petty, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, The Jam, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Joel and Steve Winwood. The Blues Brothers, who helped create a resurgence of popularity for soul, R&B, and blues in the 1980s, were influenced by Sam & Dave – their biggest hit was a cover of “Soul Man”, and their act and stage show had many similarities to the duo.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Soul Man
2 I Thank You
3 Soul Sister Brown Sugar
4 Soothe Me
5 Hold On, I’m Comin’
6 When Something is Wrong with My Baby
7 You Don’t Know What You Mean to Me
8 Can’t You Find Another Way
9 Everybody Got to Believe in Somebody
10 You Got Me Hummin’
11 You Don’t Know Like I Know
12 Born Again
13 Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody
14 Don’t Pull Your Love
15 A Little Bit of Good (Cures a Whole Lot of Bad)
16 Baby Baby Don’t Stop Now
17 One Part Love, Two Parts Pain
18 No More Pain
19 A Place Nobody Can Find
20 I Take What I Want
21 Knock It Out the Park
22 Sweet Soul Music
23 How Sweet It Is
24 Wrap It Up
25 I Got Everthing I Need

Artist Countdown: The Police Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

PoliceThe Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the vast majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting (lead vocals, bass), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums). The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first new wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.

Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one on both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, and sold over 8 million copies in the US. The group disbanded in 1986, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour lasting until August 2008. The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards—winning Best British Group once, an MTV Video Music Award, and in 2003 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Police have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, and were the world’s highest-earning musicians in 2008, thanks to their reunion tour.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Every Breath You Take
2 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
3 Don’t Stand So Close to Me
4 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
5 Wrapped Around Your Finger
6 Message in a Bottle
7 Walking on the Moon
8 Spirits in the Material World
9 Roxanne
10 King of Pain
11 Can’t Stand Losing You
12 Don’t Stand So Close to Me ’86
13 Invisible Sun
14 So Lonely
15 Synchronicity II
16 Roxanne ’97 (featuring Pras)
17 The Bed’s Too Big Without You
18 Secret Journey
19 Fall Out
20 Bring on the Night
21 Canary In A Coalmine
22 Driven To Tears
23 Miss Grandenko
24 Mother
25 Voices Inside My Head