Feature Artist: Salt-N-Pepa (Singles) 6pm ET

August 19, 2015
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Salt-N-PepaSalt-N-Pepa is an American hip hop trio from Queens, New York. The group, consisting of Cheryl James (“Salt”), Sandra Denton (“Pepa”) and originally Latoya Hanson, who was replaced by Deidra Roper (“DJ Spinderella”), was formed in 1985 and was one of the first all-female rap groups. Through their career, Salt-N-Pepa have won five awards: Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (1995), MTV Video Music Award for Best Electronic Dance Music Video (1994), MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography (1994), MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video (1994) and BET Hip Hop Awards I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award (2010). – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Duran Duran (Singles) 1pm ET @duranduran

May 28, 2015
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duranduranDuran Duran are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven “Second British Invasion” of the United States. Since the 1980s, they have placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and according to Sunday Mercury, they have sold more than 120 million records.

While they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with bands such as Spandau Ballet, when they first emerged, the band later shed this image. The band worked with fashion designers to build a sharp and elegant image. The band has won a number of awards throughout their career: two Grammy Awards, two BRIT Awards including the Outstanding Contribution to Music, and an MTV Video Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. They were also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The band’s controversial videos, which included partial nudity and suggestions of sexuality, became popular in the early 1980s on the then-new music video channel, MTV. Duran Duran were among the first bands to have their videos shot by professional directors with 35 mm film movie cameras, which gave their videos a much more polished look than was standard at the time. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows; they were the first major act to provide video screens above the stage to bring the action closer to the audience in the rear.

The group was formed by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor, with the later addition of drummer Roger Taylor, and after numerous personnel changes, guitarist Andy Taylor and lead vocalist Simon Le Bon. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Seal Top 35 Hits 6p ET @Seal

February 17, 2014
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SealSeal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born 19 February 1963), known by his mononym Seal, is a British R&B and soul singer-songwriter.

Seal has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1992, four Grammy Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award. Seal is known for his numerous international hits, including “Kiss from a Rose”, which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Batman Forever. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. He is a coach on The Voice Australia.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Crazy
2 Kiss from a Rose
3 Future Love Paradise
4 Love’s Divine
5 Get It Together
6 Amazing
7 The Beginning
8 Prayer for the Dying
9 Fly Like an Eagle
10 Killer
11 Newborn Friend
12 Walk on By
13 My Vision (Jakatta featuring Seal)
14 Human Beings
15 The Right Life
16 Don’t Cry
17 Waiting for You
18 Secret
19 Les Mots (Mylène Farmer et Seal)
20 This Could Be Heaven
21 It’s Alright
22 It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
23 A Change Is Gonna Come
24 I Can’t Stand the Rain
25 Let’s Stay Together
26 Stand by Me
27 Wishing on a Star
28 I’m Alive
29 If I Could
30 Lost My Faith
31 If You Don’t Know Me by Now
32 I Am Your Man
33 Weight of My Mistakes
34 If I’m Any Closer
35 Manic Depression (Jeff Beck feat. Seal)

Feature Year: 1986 (Part 1 9am – Part 2 9pm ET)

November 17, 2013
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1986We feature the music of 1986.

January 23 – The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame takes place. The first artists to be honoured are Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley.
February 21 – The Dead Kennedys play their last concert at UC Davis in Davis, California, USA.
February 23 – In honor of the 20th anniversary of The Monkees‘ first appearance on television, MTV broadcasts Pleasant Valley Sunday, a 22-hour marathon of Monkees episodes.
March 15 – “Heartbeat ’86”, a charity concert for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, is held at the NEC. Performers include Roy Wood, UB40, The Moody Blues, Electric Light Orchestra and Robert Plant. George Harrison makes a surprise appearance playing Johnny B. Goode with everyone at the end of the show.
March 27 – Van Halen opens its 5150 tour, the first with new lead singer Sammy Hagar.
April 5 – Jean-Michel Jarre performs his wide-scale open-air concert downtown Houston.
April 12 – Former Go’s-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle marries actor Morgan Mason.
May 2 – Country music superstar Dolly Parton opens her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA.
May 3 – At the age of 13, Sandra Kim becomes the youngest-ever performer to win the Eurovision Song Contest. The winning entry at the 31st annual contest (held in Bergen, Norway) is titled “J’aime la vie”, and is Belgium’s only winning entry to date.
May 5 – In New York, USA, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame chairman Ahmet Ertegün announces that Cleveland, Ohio has been chosen as the city where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be built
May 10 – Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe marries actress Heather Locklear.
May 25 – Norwegian band a-ha wins a record-breaking eight awards at the MTV Video Music Awards show.
May 30 – The Monkees begin their highly successful 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour
June 4–15 – U2, Sting, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, the Neville Brothers, and Bryan Adams stage the A Conspiracy of Hope Tour in the United States on behalf of Amnesty International, playing five cities on the tour. The final show at New Jersey’s Giants Stadium is televised live, and the above-mentioned performers are joined by Joni Mitchell, Howard Jones, Yoko Ono, Third World, and Carlos Santana, as well as the other members of The Police.
June 30- Madonna releases her “True Blue” album, tops the charts in over 28 countries & becomes the best selling album of 1986.
June 6 – After 29 years, CHUM (AM) in Toronto, Canada drops its legendary Top 40 format in favor of gold-based adult contemporary music. Additionally, the final CHUM Chart is published (with Madonna’s “Live To Tell” the final number one song).
June 7 – Queen starts The Magic Tour which becomes their final tour with all original member and also their most successful tour.
June- Repulsion first records the demo ‘Slaughter of the Innocent, which would be remixed and released in 1989 as the landmark death metal/grindcore album “Horrified”.
June 27 – Black Flag play their last concert, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
August 28 – Tina Turner receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
September 27 – A tour bus carrying the heavy metal band Metallica crashes in Sweden, killing their influential bassist, Cliff Burton.
October – The Smiths play their final gig as a five-piece.
October 20 – Duran Duran begin their career as a three piece with the release of the “Notorious” single.
November 12 – John Farnham releases the album “Whispering Jack”, which becomes the highest selling album in Australia’s history, featuring the single from the previous year, “You’re the Voice”.
November 15 – The Beastie Boys release their first studio album Licensed To Ill, which goes onto become the first Hip Hop album to reach number one in the U.S.A. It eventually goes onto become one of the most influential and important Hip Hop albums of the 1980s.
December 31 – The fifteenth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by The Bangles, Commodores, The Jets, Barry Manilow, Miami Sound Machine and Smokey Robinson.

Also in 1986
Jello Biafra/Dead Kennedys taken to court by the PMRC for content in their album Frankenchrist; Biafra wins.
Garth Brooks marries his first wife, Sandy.
Italian singer Ernesto Bonino loses his voice after a surgical intervention.
Alice Cooper returns to the mainstream after a two-year break. The Nightmare Returns Tour goes on to become one of the best selling tours of 1986.

 

(Source: Wikipedia)

 

Feature Year: 1984 (9am & 9pm ET)

November 3, 2013
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1984January 11 – BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read announces on air that he will not play the single “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood because of its suggestive lyrics. The BBC places a total ban on the record at about the same time.
January 21 – “Relax” reaches number one in the UK singles chart, despite the BBC ban; it will spend a total of 42 weeks in the Top 40.
January 27 – Michael Jackson’s scalp is burned during the filming of a Pepsi commercial and he is admitted to hospital. Around this time, Jackson also releases the title track from his Thriller album as the LP’s final single.
February 14 – Elton John marries studio engineer Renate Blauel. Joe Perry and Brad Whitford attend an Aerosmith concert and re-join the band, which embarks on a reunion tour “Back In The Saddle” later in the year.
February 16 – Jerry Lee Lewis surrenders to federal authorities on charges of income tax evasion. Lewis is later acquitted.
February 28 – Recovering from the scalp burns sustained a month earlier, Michael Jackson wins eight Grammy Awards out of twelve nominations, breaking the record for the most Grammys won in a single year. He wins seven for the critically acclaimed album Thriller and the other for his work on the audiobook for the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
February 29 – German industrial band KMFDM is founded, and holds its first performance at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.
March 1 – Sting plays his last concerts with The Police at the end of the Synchronicity tour; the band takes a “pause” after the tour and only play a few special events together after this, until 2007, when they would organize a reunion tour.
March – Alice Cooper, who has not toured for his last two albums, parts ways with his longtime label Warner Bros. and goes on hiatus from the music industry. Cooper begins mulling over plans for a comeback, which he would carry out in 1986.
April – New York rock and roll magazine Trouser Press folds after a decade, publishing its 96th and final issue.
April 1 – In Los Angeles, Marvin Gaye is shot and killed during an argument with his father.
May 1 – Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, files for bankruptcy in the United States.
May 2 – Lionel Richie’s hit “Hello” becomes Motown’s first ever UK million-selling single.
May 5 – The Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde marries Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr. In Luxembourg, the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 is won by the Swedish entry, “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley”, performed by the Herreys.
June 8 – Billy Joel performs at Wembley Arena; the concert is later broadcast on BBC Television in two parts.
June 16 – Frankie Goes to Hollywood begin a nine-week stay at the top of the UK singles chart with “Two Tribes”.
June 18 – At the climax of a Judas Priest concert at Madison Square Garden, fans begin ripping out the cushions from the seats and throwing them on stage. Judas Priest pay damages through insurance and are banned from Madison Square Garden for life over the incident.
June 25 – Prince releases his sixth album Purple Rain; the album sells over 20 million copies and gives Prince two US number one singles with “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy”.
July 1 – During his performance at the first ever Cornerstone Festival in Grayslake, Illinois, Steve Taylor jumps off the stage, breaking his ankle. Taylor hops back on stage and finishes his show. The next few shows on Taylor’s tour were performed from a wheel chair.
July 10 – The last original member of Menudo, Ricky Meléndez, leaves the group and is replaced by Ricky Martin. Meanwhile, Menudomania reaches Asia in 1984.
July 14 – Eddie Van Halen makes a special guest appearance at a concert by The Jacksons in Dallas, Texas, playing the guitar solo for “Beat It” live. Selena y los Dinos release their first album Mis Primeras Grabaciones.
August 9 – Iron Maiden kicks off the World Slavery Tour in Warsaw, Poland, with shows in Hungary and Yugoslavia soon to follow. This marks the first time a Western band has ever brought a full concert production behind the Iron Curtain.
August 10 – Red Hot Chili Peppers release their debut album The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
August 25 – Kathleen Battle makes her solo recital debut at the Salzburg Festival.
August 31 – Canadian music video channel MuchMusic begins broadcasting. The first video played is Rush’s “The Enemy Within”.
September 2 – Van Halen concludes its 1984 world tour with a show in Nuremberg, Germany as part of the Monsters of Rock festival tour. This would be the band’s last concert with David Lee Roth as lead singer until 2007.
September 7 – Janet Jackson elopes with fellow singer James DeBarge. The marriage would be annulled in 1985.
September 11 – Country singer Barbara Mandrell suffers serious injuries in a head-on automobile collision on a Tennessee highway. She will make a comeback after spending over a year rehabilitating.
September 14 – The first annual MTV Video Music Awards are held in New York City. Herbie Hancock wins the most awards with five, and The Cars take the highest prize of Video Of The Year for “You Might Think”. Much attention is garnered by Madonna’s controversial performance of her hit single “Like a Virgin” in which she rolls around on the stage, revealing lacy stockings and garters, and grinds her crotch against her veil.
September 21 – The first compact disc manufacturing plant in North America opens in Terre Haute, Indiana. CDs have previously had to be expensively imported from Japan or West Germany. Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. is designated as the first CD ever made in the United States.
October 1 – The Canadian music video series Video Hits premieres on CBC Television.
October 23 – A report on the Ethiopian famine by BBC journalist Michael Buerk is broadcast in the UK and receives an unprecedented public response. Among those watching is Bob Geldof, who is inspired to release a charity record to raise money to help with famine relief.
October 26 – Turner Broadcasting System launches Cable Music Channel, a music video channel intended to compete directly with MTV. The first video played is “I Love L.A.” by Randy Newman. The channel would only last 34 days.
November 20 – Michael Jackson receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame directly in front of Mann’s Chinese Theater. Jackson leaves after only three minutes at the request of security, as the crush of 5,000 onlookers becomes a safety concern.
November 25 – The Band Aid single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” is recorded at SARM Studios in Notting Hill, London, by a gathering of performers that includes Paul Young, Simon Le Bon, Bono, Phil Collins, Paul Weller, Sting, Boy George and Tony Hadley.
November 28 – The Bring Me Sunshine charity concert at the London Palladium, in memory of Eric Morecambe, includes musical performances by Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, Des O’Connor and Ernie Wise.
December – Tipper Gore forms the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) in response to the “filth” she hears on her daughter’s Prince album Purple Rain.
December 1 – Frankie Goes to Hollywood become the first act to take their first three singles to the UK #1 position since Gerry & The Pacemakers in 1963, when “The Power of Love” tops the chart.
December 3 – Bob Geldof and Band Aid release the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas”, which becomes the fastest- selling single of all time in the UK.
December 8 – Mötley Crüe member Vince Neil is involved in a serious car accident. He is drunk at the time, and Razzle (Nicholas Dingley) of Hanoi Rocks is killed in the accident.
December 8 – Cyndi Lauper with fourth single from She’s So Unusual, “All Through the Night”, becoming the first woman in the 26-year history of Billboard Hot 100 to have four singles in the top five from the one album.
December 9 – The Jacksons conclude their Victory Tour with the last of six concerts at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The tour, which consisted of 55 shows over five months, has reportedly grossed $75 million, a new industry record.
December 11 – While on tour, Bucks Fizz’s tour bus crashes. All members of the group are injured and member Mike Nolan suffers brain damage after falling into a coma.
December 13 – George Harrison makes a rare public appearance, joining Deep Purple on stage in Sydney, Australia for their encore rendition of “Lucille”.
December 31 – Def Leppard’s drummer Rick Allen loses his left arm in a car wreck. The thirteenth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by Jermaine Jackson, Ronnie Milsap, Night Ranger, Scandal, John Waite and Barry Manilow. UK singles sales this year are the second highest ever, after 1978.

 

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

October 2, 2013
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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

RadioMax Top 70 – September 1, 2013 #top70

August 31, 2013
Editor In Chief

1 9 AVICCI
Wake Me Up
9 1
2 6 TAYLOR SWIFT Featuring ED SHEERAN
Everything Has Changed
6 2
3 1 ROBIN THICKE Featuring T.I. & PHARRELL
Blurred Lines
15 1
4 7 CAPITAL CITIES
Safe And Aound
14 1
5 2 KATY PERRY
Roar
4 2
6 4 P!NK Featuring LILY ALLEN
True Love
11 2
7 5 LADY GAGA
Applause
3 5
8 10 MAROON 5
Love Somebody
18 4
9 8 PASSENGER
Let Her Go
4 7
10 32 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Take Back The Night
8 6
11 13 NEIGHBORHOOD
Sweater Weather
9 8
12 15 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS Featuring MARY LAMBERT
Same Love
14 8
13 16 SARA BAREILLES
Brave
20 13
14 28 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
Turn The Night Up
6 14
15 3 IMAGINE DRAGONS
Radioactive
41 1
16 17 PHILLIP PHILLIPS
Gone, Gone, Gone
31 2
17 11 MILEY CYRUS
We Can’t Stop
13 9
18 18 LANA DEL RAY
Summertime Sadness
8 18
19 19 JASON DERULO
The Other Side
20 3
20 12 BRUNO MARS
Treasure
18 4
21 14 ONE DIRECTION
Best Song Ever
6 14
22 22 TIM MCGRAW
Southern Girl
7 22
23 24 BLAKE SHELTON
Mine Would Be You
4 21
24 27 LADY ANTEBELLUM
Goodbye Town
16 12
25 20 ONEREPUBLIC
Counting Stars
10 20
26 41 LABRINTH Featuring EMELI SANDE
Beneath Your Beautiful
12 13
27 66 LUKE BRYAN
That’s My Kind Of Night
2 27
28 21 KEITH URBAN
Little Bit Of Everything
15 13
29 26 PARAMORE
Still Into You
4 26
30 38 DARIUS RUCKER
Radio
7 30
31 44 TYLER FARR
Redneck Crazy
13 30
32 47 ROBIN THICKE
Give It 2 U
4 32
33 49 JOHN MAYER
Wildfire
3 33
34 50 WANTED
We Own The Night
3 34
35 68 BASTILLE
Pompeii
2 35
36 25 JASON ALDEAN
Night Train
8 13
37 31 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Round Here
14 14
38 23 DAFT PUNK & PHARRELL
Get Lucky
18 1
39 42 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Mirrors
24 1
40 43 CALVIN HARRIS & ELLIE GOULDING
I Need Your Love
22 10
41 29 WALK OFF THE EARTH
Red Hands
25 9
42 33 GAVIN DEGRAW
Best I Ever Had
10 32
43 36 MIRANDA LAMBERT
All Kinds of Kinds
10 31
44 37 JAY-Z Featuring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Holy Grail
8 17
45 30 LEE BRICE
Parking Lot Party
9 21
46 40 KENNY CHESNEY
When I See This Bar
12 23
47 46 FLO RIDA
Can’t Believe It
4 46
48 65 BRAD PAISLEY
I Can’t Change The World
3 48
49 70 ZAC BROWN BAND
Sweet Annie
2 49
50 48 ICONA POP
All Night
4 48
51 35 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Featuring NELLY
Cruise
20 9
52 39 TAYLOR SWIFT
Red
9 27
53 51 SELENA GOMEZ
Come & Get It
20 4
54 57 BILLY CURRINGTON
Hey Girl
20 17
55 59 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS Featuring RAY DALTON
Can’t Hold Us
21 2
56 56 ICONA POP
I Love It
30 3
57 34 CARRIE UNDERWOOD
See You Again
21 18
58 55 CASSADEE POPE
Wasting All These Tears
12 45
59 69 EVERLAST
Jump Around
2 59
60 63 AVRIL LAVIGNE
Rock N Roll
3 60
61 N LORDE
Royals
1 61
62 N TRAIN & ASHLEY MONROE
Bruises
1 62
63 N BONNIE MCKEE
American Girl
1 63
64 N PAUL MCCARTNEY
New
1 64
65 N CHRIS YOUNG
Aw Naw
1 65
66 N BAND PERRY
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely
1 66
67 N SELENA GOMEZ
Slow Down
1 67
68 N FLORIDA-GEORGIA LINE
I’m In A Hurry
1 68
69 N EMINEM
Bezerk
1 69
70 N ROD STEWART
Can’t Stop Me Now
1 70
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