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Artist Countdown: Earth Wind & Fire Top 45 6pm ET @EarthWindFire

earth_windfireEarth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of soul, disco, R&B, funk, jazz and rock. They are one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century. Rolling Stone has described them as “innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing” and has also declared that the band “changed the sound of black pop”.

Also known as EWF, the band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1969. Other members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, and Al McKay. The band has received 20 Grammy nominations; they won six as a group and two of its members, Maurice White and Bailey, won separate individual awards. Earth, Wind & Fire have 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 90 million albums worldwide. Five members of Earth, Wind & Fire were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame: Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay. The music industry and fans have bestowed Lifetime Achievement honors from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award – 2002), NAACP (Hall of Fame – 1994) and the BET Awards (Lifetime Achievement Award – 2002).

Earth, Wind & Fire is known for the dynamic sound of their horn section, their energetic and elaborate stage shows, and the interplay between the contrasting vocals of Philip Bailey’s falsetto and Maurice White’s tenor. The kalimba (African thumb piano) is played on all of the band’s albums.] In the 1970s and early 1980s, the band had many hits, including “Shining Star”, “That’s the Way of the World”, “Devotion”, “Reasons”, “Sing a Song”, “Can’t Hide Love”, “Getaway”, “Fantasy”, “Love’s Holiday”, “September”, “Boogie Wonderland”, “After the Love Has Gone”, and “Let’s Groove”. Two Earth, Wind & Fire classic songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: “That’s the Way of the World” (2004) and “Shining Star” (2007).

The band is also known as having been the first African-American act to sell out Madison Square Garden and to receive the MSG Gold Ticket Award. President Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at the White House for the first social event of the new administration. Source: Wikipedia

1 Let’s Groove
2 Boogie Wonderland (with The Emotions)
3 September
4 After the Love Has Gone
5 Got to Get You into My Life
6 Fantasy
7 Fall in Love with Me
8 System of Survival
9 Saturday Nite
10 Sing a Song
11 Shining Star
12 Getaway
13 Serpentine Fire
14 Let Me Talk
15 Thinking of You
16 Magnetic
17 Sunday Morning
18 In The Stone
19 Star
20 And Love Goes On
21 That’s the Way of the World
22 Mighty Mighty
23 Sun Goddess (with Ramsey Lewis)
24 You
25 Evil
26 Devotion
27 Keep Your Head to the Sky
28 Kalimba Story
29 Can’t Hide Love
30 Touch
31 Wanna Be With You
32 Can’t Let Go
33 Side by Side
34 Love Is Life
35 All in the Way (with The Emotions)
36 Hot Dawgit (with Ramsey Lewis)
37 The Way You Move (with Kenny G)
38 On Your Face
39 I’ve Had Enough
40 Jupiter
41 I Think About Lovin’ You
42 Magic Mind
43 Back on the Road
44 Mom
45 Moonwalk

Artist Countdown: New Kids On The Block Top 25 6pm ET

NKOTBNew Kids on the Block (also initialized as NKOTB) are an American boy band from Boston, Massachusetts, assembled in 1984 by producer Maurice Starr. The bands’ original name was Nynuk. The band consists of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood. New Kids on the Block enjoyed success in the late 1980s and early 1990s and have sold 80 million records worldwide. They won two American Music Awards in 1990 for Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. After having disbanded in 1994, several attempts were made to get the group back together, all of them unsuccessful.

After secretly reuniting in 2007 and recording a new CD, the group released that new album and embarked on a concert tour in 2008. The album, entitled The Block, was released on September 2, 2008. New Kids on the Block was listed as number 16 on Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments. The group was on tour with the Backstreet Boys in 2011–2012 as NKOTBSB. The supergroup first performed live together on November 21, 2010 at the American Music Awards on ABC and again on 2011 New Year’s on ABC’s Dick Clark/Ryan Seacrest show. Along with the Backstreet Boys, the group is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 You Got It (The Right Stuff)
2 Step by Step
3 I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)
4 Hangin’ Tough
5 Tonight
6 If You Go Away
7 This One’s for the Children
8 Cover Girl
9 Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind)
10 Let’s Try It Again
11 Dirty Dawg
12 Games
13 Summertime
14 Call It What You Want
15 Dirty Dancing
16 Please Don’t Go Girl
17 Single (featuring Ne-Yo)
18 The Whisper
19 2 in the Morning
20 Remix (I Like The)
21 Be My Girl
22 Stop It Girl
23 My Favorite Girl
24 Valentine Girl 
25 We Own Tonight

 

Feature Year: 1987 (Part 1 – 9am, Part 2 – 9pm ET) @RadioMax

1987January 3 – Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The other inductees this year consist of The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, Clyde McPhatter, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson and Jackie Wilson.
January 5 – Elton John, after several months of voice problems, undergoes throat surgery in an Australian hospital. The outcome would hinder his voice permanently and he would soon start singing in a deep register.
January 16 – Beastie Boys become the first act to be censored by American Bandstand.
January 24 – Steve “Silk” Hurley‘s innovative “Jack Your Body” becomes the first house music record to top the UK singles chart.
February 6 – Sonny Bono announces his candidacy for mayor of Palm Springs, California.
February 14 – Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” reaches #1 in the USA. It would be 1987’s biggest hit song worldwide. Los Angeles radio station KMET signs off after nineteen years on the air. The station had been a pioneer of underground progressive rock programming.
February 15 – Video Hits premieres on Australian television.
February 26 – The first five Beatles albums, Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles for Sale and Help! are released on Compact disc. Capitol Records decides to release the original UK mixes of the Beatles albums, which means that the first four CDs are released in mono. This marks the first time that many of these mono mixes are available in the US.
March 9 – U2 releases The Joshua Tree, an album that launches them into superstar status in the music world. The album would sell over 14 million copies worldwide in 1987 alone and would win the Grammy for “Album of the Year” (at the 1988 ceremony). U2 have two #1 hit songs from this album on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. Carole King is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. The career that would end in an infamous appearance at The Brit awards and the burning of a million pounds began in Britain, as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu release their debut single, “All You Need Is Love”.
March 13 – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the US, Bryan Adams’ “Heat of the Night” becomes the first single to be commercially released on cassette. Cassette singles become known as cassingles.
March 27 – Inspired by The Beatles’ 1969 rooftop concert, U2 shoots a music video for the song “Where the Streets Have No Name” on a rooftop in Los Angeles.
April 7 – Alice Cooper almost dies on stage when one of the props, the Gallows, malfunctions.
April 23 – Carole King sues the owner of her record company, Lou Adler, claiming that she is owed more than $400,000 in royalties. King also asks for rights to her old recordings.
May 9 – Ireland’s Johnny Logan wins the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Brussels, Belgium, with the song “Hold Me Now”, making him the first artist to win the contest twice. The song tops the charts in Ireland, and peaks at No. 2 in the UK.
June 14 – Madonna starts her Who’s That Girl Tour in Osaka, Japan.
June 27 – Whitney Houston’s second album Whitney becomes the first album by a female artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200.
July 4 – The first joint rock concert between the United States and the Soviet Union is held in Moscow to promote peace. The Doobie Brothers, James Taylor, Santana and Bonnie Raitt share the bill with Soviet rock group Autograph.
July 21 – American rock group Guns N’ Roses release Appetite for Destruction which, after initial slow sales will become the best selling debut album of all time with more than 18 million copies sold in the US alone to date
August 1 – Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama are married in Normandy, France. MTV Europe is launched. The first video played is “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits.
August 3 – Def Leppard releases Hysteria, the longest rock album ever released as a single LP or cassette.
August 27 – The Jello Biafra criminal trial is dismissed after ending in a hung jury in Los Angeles court. Biafra and his manager had been charged with distributing harmful material to minors due to a poster included in the Dead Kennedys’ Frankenchrist album of a painting depicting rows of sexual organs.
August 31 – Michael Jackson releases Bad, the first studio album after Thriller, the best-selling album of all time. The album would produce five number one singles in the USA, a record which has not been broken.
September 3 – Fugazi plays their first live show (as a three-piece; Guy Picciotto had not joined the band yet) at the Wilson Center in Washington DC.
September 6 – Madonna ends her Who’s That Girl Tour in Florence, Italy.
September 7 – Pink Floyd release A Momentary Lapse of Reason, their first album after the departure of and legal battle with bassist, Roger Waters. The subsequent tour grossed around $135 million worldwide, a sum that was only equaled by the earnings of Michael Jackson and U2 combined.
September 11 – Reggae musician Peter Tosh is murdered during a robbery in his home.
September 12 – Michael Jackson starts the Bad World Tour, supporting his Bad album.
September 25 – Matthew Garrison Chapman is born, the first child of Amy Grant and Gary Chapman. Lead Me On, Amy’s 1988 album, is said to have been dedicated to Matt. CBS launches an American version of the long-running UK television show Top of the Pops. It lasts one year.
October 4 – electronic data gathering completely replaces the old sales diary technique in compiling the UK singles and albums chart. The publication day of new charts is moved from Tuesday to Sunday.
October 8 – Chuck Berry receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
October 19 – Mötley Crüe release the song “You’re All I Need” as a single. Its lyrics cause MTV to refuse to play its video. Radio stations never play the song either.
October 30 – George Michael releases his first solo studio album, Faith, which would win the Grammy Award for album of the year and sell 11 million copies in USA alone.
October 31 -The Zorros headline on the Halloween for the last ever show at the Crystal Ballroom, Melbourne’s premier Punk/ New Wave Venue. The Crystal Ballroom has seen almost ten years of intense musical evolution. The venue has chandeliers, stained glass windows, paisley wallpaper and a tiled foyer.
November 13 – Sonny and Cher reunite for a performance on Late Night with David Letterman.
November 18 – CBS Records is sold to the Sony Corporation in a deal worth about $2 billion. Company was renamed Sony Music Entainment in 1991.
November 24 – ABC airs Rolling Stone Magazine’s 20 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll television special, chronicling the music and the people of the past twenty years to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine. The special includes new interviews as well as vintage performance footage of many rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Sex Pistols, Bruce Springsteen and many more.
December 16 – John Mellencamp performs two free shows in the small town of Chillicothe, Ohio after one-fifth of the population signed a petition asking him to play.
December 23 – Nikki Sixx of the rock band Mötley Crüe suffers a heroin overdose, but is revived shortly thereafter.
December 31 – The sixteenth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Los Lobos, Barry Manilow, Restless Heart and The Temptations.

Also in 1987
Kylie Minogue’s recording career begins, when her cover version of the Little Eva hit The Loco-Motion spends seven weeks at number one in her native Australia and leads to a contract with UK-based record producers Stock Aitken Waterman.
Lynyrd Skynyrd reform and now have Ronnie Van Zant’s little brother Johnny Van Zant as lead singer.
The Smiths disband after guitarist and songwriter Johnny Marr leaves the band.
Andreas Kisser replaces Jairo Guedes in Sepultura.
Prince cancels the The Black Album just before its release. It eventually becomes officially available in 1994.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Artist Countdown: Bryan Adams Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @bryanadams

BryanAdamsBryan Guy Adams, OC OBC (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actor and photographer. Best known for hit singles including “Summer of ’69“, “Run To You”, number one single “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” and “18 Til I Die” album. His latest studio album ’11’ was released in 2008.

For his contributions to music, Adams has garnered many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992. He has also won MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, two Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated for several Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films.

Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, which helps improve education for people around the world.

Adams was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with the 2,435th star in March 2011 and Canada’s Walk of Fame in 1998, and in April 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Canada’s Juno Awards. In 2008, Bryan was ranked 38 on the list of All-Time top artists by the Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary Charts. On 13 January 2010, he received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his part in numerous charitable concerts and campaigns during his career, and on 1 May 2010 was given the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
2 All for Love (with Rod Stewart & Sting)
3 Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?
4 Please Forgive Me
5 Can’t Stop This Thing We Started
6 I Finally Found Someone (with Barbra Streisand)
7 It’s Only Love(with Tina Turner)
8 Heaven
9 When You’re Gone (with Melanie C)
10 The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You
11 Summer of ’69
12 Let’s Make a Night to Remember
13 Heat of the Night
14 Here I Am
15 There Will Never Be Another Tonight
16 Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven
17 Run to You
18 Cloud Number Nine
19 Open Road
20 Back to You
21 Do I Have to Say the Words?
22 Somebody
23 On a Day Like Today
24 This Time
25 The Best of Me
26 I Thought I’d Seen Everything
27 Cuts Like a Knife
28 Hearts on Fire
29 Straight from the Heart
30 Kids Wanna Rock
31 Victim of Love
32 All I Want Is You
33 18 til I Die
34 I’ll Always Be Right There
35 Inside Out

Artist Countdown: Shania Twain Top 40 Hits – 6pm ET @ShaniaTwain

Shania TwainShania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian country pop singer-songwriter. Her 1995 album The Woman in Me brought her fame, and her 1997 album Come On Over became the best-selling studio album of all time by a female act in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time, Come On Over sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Her fourth and last studio album to date, Up!, was released in November 2002 and has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

Twain has won 5 Grammy Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter awards. She has had three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America and is the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind Céline Dion, with three of her studio albums certified double diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. She is the first (and currently only) female artist in history to have 3 consecutive albums reach diamond status, certified by the RIAA.

Sometimes referred to as “The Queen of Country Pop”, she has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide and is ranked 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era. She was also ranked 72nd on Billboard’s “Artists of the decade” (2000–10). Most recently, Twain has her own TV series, Why Not? with Shania Twain, that premiered on the OWN on May 8, 2011. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 2, 2011.   (Source: Wikipedia)

1 You’re Still the One
2 That Don’t Impress Me Much
3 Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
4 From This Moment On
5 I’m Gonna Getcha Good!
6 Forever and for Always
7 Ka-Ching!
8 You’ve Got a Way
9 Party for Two (with Mark McGrath)
10 Up!
11 Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
12 Don’t!
13 When You Kiss Me
14 (If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!
15 Thank You Baby! (For Makin’ Someday Come So Soon)
16 Love Gets Me Every Time
17 Any Man of Mine
18 When
19 You Win My Love
20 Come On Over
21 It Only Hurts When I’m Breathing
22 Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
23 The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)
24 Today Is Your Day
25 I’m Holdin’ On to Love (To Save My Life)
26 No One Needs to Know
27 Honey, I’m Home
28 God Bless the Child
29 Party for Two (with Billy Currington)
30 Rock This Country!
31 Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is (Anymore)
32 She’s Not Just a Pretty Face
33 What Made You Say That
34 Dance with the One That Brought You
35 Shoes
36 I Ain’t No Quitter
37 Coat of Many Colors (with Alison Krauss & Union Station)
38 If It Don’t Take Two
39 Endless Love (with Lionel Richie)
40 You Needed Me (with Anne Murray)