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Artist Countdown: 38 Special Top 30 Tracks 12pm ET

38 Special38 Special (also written .38 Special or Thirty-Eight Special) is an American rock band that was formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida.

The band’s first two albums had a strong southern rock influence. By the early 1980s, 38 Special shifted to a more accessible arena rock style without abandoning its southern rock roots. This shift helped to usher in a string of successful albums and singles.

Their breakthrough hit was “Hold On Loosely” (1981). “Caught Up in You” (1982) and “If I’d Been the One” (1983) both hit No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s Album Rock Tracks chart. “Back Where You Belong” (1984) continued the annual sequence of radio favorites. In 1985 they had another hit with “Teacher Teacher”, written by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams. The song climbed to #4 on the Billboard Top Tracks Chart, spending 10 weeks on the chart from the soundtrack of the 1984 film Teachers. “Second Chance” was a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s adult contemporary chart in 1989, followed by The Sound of Your Voice in 1991 (Billboard Hot 100 #33) from ‘Bone Against Steel’ and ‘Fade to Blue’ from the album ‘Resolution’ made it to #33 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1997.

In 2007, 38 Special was the opening act on Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr.’s Rowdy Frynds Tour, and on September 27, 2008, they filmed a CMT Crossroads special with country singer Trace Adkins, performing both artists’ hits from over the years. In 2009, 38 Special opened for REO Speedwagon and Styx as part of the “Can’t Stop Rockin’ Tour.” – Wikipedia

1 Second Chance
2 Caught Up in You
3 Like No Other Night
4 If I’d Been the One
5 Teacher, Teacher
6 Hold On Loosely
7 The Sound of Your Voice
8 You Keep Runnin’ Away
9 Back to Paradise
10 Somebody Like You
11 Rock & Roll Strategy
12 Fantasy Girl
13 Chain Lightnin’
14 Little Sheba
15 Back Where You Belong
16 Heart’s on Fire
17 Rebel to Rebel
18 Fade to Blue
19 Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
20 Rockin’ into the Night
21 Back on the Track
22 Comin’ Down Tonight
23 Just A Little Love
24 Stone Cold Believer
25 Four Wheels
26 I Just Wanna Rock & Roll
27 The Squeeze
28 Treasure
29 Just Can’t Leave You Alone
30 Twenteith Centry Fox

Feature LP: Aerosmith – Pump (1989) 8p ET

Aerosmith Pump CoverPump is the tenth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in 1989. The album was remastered and reissued in 2001.
Pump incorporates the use of keyboards and a horn section on many of the singles (“Love in an Elevator“, “The Other Side”), and contains straightforward rockers (“F.I.N.E.”, “Young Lust“), the ballad “What It Takes”, songs about issues such as incest and murder (“Janie’s Got a Gun“) and drug and alcohol abuse (“Monkey on My Back“), as well as a variety of instrumental interludes such as “Hoodoo” and “Dulcimer Stomp.”

The album has certified sales of seven million copies in the U.S. to date, and is tied with its successor Get a Grip as Aerosmith’s second best-selling studio album in the U.S. (Toys in the Attic leads with eight million). It produced a variety of successes and “firsts” for the band including their first Grammy Award (“Janie’s Got a Gun”). “Love in an Elevator” became the first Aerosmith song to hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Additionally, it is the only Aerosmith album to date to have three Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and three #1 singles on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The album was the fourth bestselling album of the year 1990. (Source: Wikipedia)

1. “Young Lust” 4:18
2. “F.I.N.E.” 4:09
3. “Going Down/Love in an Elevator” 5:39
4. “Monkey on My Back” 3:57
5. “Water Song/Janie’s Got a Gun” 5:38
6. “Dulcimer Stomp/The Other Side” 4:56
7. “My Girl” 3:10
8. “Don’t Get Mad, Get Even” 4:48
9. “Hoodoo/Voodoo Medicine Man” T 4:39
10. “What It Takes” 5:11

 

Feature LP: Aerosmith – Get A Grip (1993) 9pm ET

getagripGet a Grip is the 11th studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released on April 20, 1993 by Geffen Records. Get a Grip was the band’s last studio album to be released by Geffen before they returned to Columbia Records.

Get a Grip featured guests including Don Henley, who sang backup on “Amazing”, and Lenny Kravitz, who offered backup vocals and collaboration to “Line Up”. As on Permanent Vacation and Pump, this album featured numerous song collaborators from outside the band including: Desmond Child, Jim Vallance, Mark Hudson, Richie Supa, Taylor Rhodes, Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw.

Get a Grip became Aerosmith’s best-selling studio album worldwide, achieving sales of over 20 million copies, and is tied with Pump for their second best-selling album in the United States, selling over 7 million copies as of 1995. This also made it their third consecutive album with US sales of at least five million. Two songs from the album won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, in 1993 and 1994. The album was voted Album of the Year by Metal Edge readers in the magazine’s 1993 Readers’ Choice Awards, while “Livin’ on the Edge” was voted Best Video. -Wikipedia

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