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Artist Countdown: Cathy Dennis Top 15 Hits 9p ET

cathydennisCatherine Roseanne “Cathy” Dennis (born 25 March 1969) is a British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. After a moderately successful international solo career, Dennis later received great success as a writer of pop songs, scoring eight UK number ones and winning five Ivor Novello Awards.

In 2004, Dennis was listed 66th in the Q Magazine list of the top 100 most influential people in music and in 2006 she won the UK music industry’s Woman of the Year Award.  (Wikipedia)

1 Touch Me (All Night Long)
2 Just Another Dream
3 C’mon and Get My Love (with D Mob)
4 Too Many Walls
5 You Lied to Me
6 Irresistible
7 That’s the Way of the World (with D Mob)
8 Everybody Move
9 Moments of Love
10 Waterloo Sunset
11 Why (with D Mob)
12 West End Pad
13 Falling
14 When Dreams Turn to Dust
15 The Date

Artist Countdown: Cliff Richard Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @TheRealSirCliff

Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. He is the third-top-selling singles artist in the United Kingdom’s history, with total sales of over 21 million units in the UK[2] and has reportedly sold an estimated 250 million records worldwide.

With his backing group the Shadows, Richard, originally positioned as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His 1958 hit single “Move It” is often described as Britain’s first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that “before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music.” Increased focus on his Christian faith and subsequent softening of his music later led to a more middle of the road pop image, sometimes venturing into contemporary Christian music.

sir-cliff-richardOver a career spanning more than 50 years, Richard has become a fixture of the British entertainment world, amassing many gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards. He has had more than 130 singles, albums and EPs make the UK Top 20, more than any other artist and holds the record (with Elvis Presley) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s). He has achieved 14 UK No. 1 singles (or 18, depending on the counting methodology) and is the only singer to have had a No. 1 single in the UK in 5 consecutive decades: the 1950s through to the 1990s. In 2008, he celebrated his 50th anniversary in music by releasing a greatest hits album, featuring new track “Thank You for a Lifetime“, which reached number 3 in the UK singles chart. His latest album, Soulicious, was released in October 2011. The album was supported by a short UK arena tour and gave Richard his 41st top ten UK hit album.

Richard has never achieved the same impact in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, including the million-selling “Devil Woman” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, the latter becoming the first to reach the Billboard Hot 100‘s top 40 in the 1980s by a singer who had been in the top 40 in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In Canada, Richard achieved moderate success in the 1980s with several albums reaching platinum status. He has remained a popular music, film, and television personality in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Northern Europe and Asia, and he retains a following in other countries.n by Mercury as a tribute to Elvis Presley.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 We Don’t Talk Anymore
2 Power to All Our Friends
3 Living Doll with The Young Ones and featuring Hank Marvin
4 Dreamin’
5 Daddy’s Home
6 Wired For Sound
7 Carrie
8 Some People
9 The Millennium Prayer
10 Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha
11 The Only Way Out
12 Never Say Die (Give a Little Bit More)
13 Devil Woman
14 A Little in Love
15 The Best of Me
16 True Love Ways
17 She’s So Beautiful
18 Suddenly (with Olivia Newton-John)
19 My Kinda Life
20 I Can’t Ask For Anymore Than You
21 Take Me High
22 Lean on You
23 Hey Mr. Dream Maker
24 Little Town
25 Silhouettes
26 Where Do We Go From Here?
27 Hot Shot
28 Give A Little Bit More
29 Green Light
30 Whenever God Shines His Light (with Van Morrison)
31 Slow Rivers (with Elton John)
32 You Keep Me Hangin’ On
33 Don’t Turn Out The Light
34 Help It Along
35 Tomorrow Rising

Artist Countdown: George Michael & Wham! Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax @GeorgeMichael

GMichaelGeorge Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panagiòtou; (25 June 1963) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to fame in the 1980s when he formed the pop duo Wham! with his school friend, Andrew Ridgeley. His first solo single, “Careless Whisper”, was released when he was still in the duo and sold about six million copies worldwide.

As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Michael has sold more than 100 million records worldwide as of 2010. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and made several records and achievements in the United States. Michael has garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Michael the 40th most successful artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists list.

Michael has won numerous music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations.

In 2004, the Radio Academy named Michael as the most played artist on British radio between the period of 1984–2004. The documentary A Different Story was released in 2005; it covered his personal life and professional career. In 2006, George Michael announced his first tour in 15 years, the worldwide 25 Live tour, spanning three individual tours over the course of three years. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go   (Wham!)
2 Careless Whisper
3 Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me (with Elton John)
4 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (with Aretha Franklin)
5 I Want Your Sex
6 Freedom   (Wham!)
7 Everything She Wants   (Wham!)
8 The Edge of Heaven
9 Jesus to a Child
10 I’m Your Man   (Wham!)
11 Faith
12 A Different Corner
13 Too Funky
14 Fastlove
15 Bad Boys   (Wham!)
16 Freeek!
17 Praying for Time
18 One More Try
19 Father Figure
20 Monkey
21 Amazing
22 Nikita (with Elton John)
23 Outside
24 Young Guns (Go for It!) (Wham!)
25 Freedom! ’90
26 Somebody to Love (with Queen)
27 Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)
28 As (featuring Mary J. Blige)
29 Spinning the Wheel
30 Shoot the Dog
31 Club Tropicana   (Wham!)
32 An Easier Affair
33 Star People ’97
34 Kissing a Fool
35 If I Told You That (with Whitney Houston)
36 White Light
37 Where Did Your Heart Go?   (Wham!)
38 This Is Not Real Love (featuring Mutya Buena)
39 Older
40 You Have Been Loved