Tag: Rod Stewart

Monday 1/11/2021 8pm ET: Feature Artist: Rod Stewart


Sir Roderick David Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945) is a British rock and pop singer, songwriter and record producer. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 250 million records worldwide. He has had ten number-one albums and 31 top ten singles in the UK, six of which reached number one. Stewart has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100. He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honors for services to music and charity.

Stewart’s music career began in 1962 when he took up busking with a harmonica. In October 1963, he joined The Dimensions as harmonica player and vocalist. In 1964, Stewart joined Long John Baldry and the All Stars before joining The Jeff Beck Group in 1967. Becoming the singer for the Faces in 1969, he also maintained a solo career releasing his debut solo album that same year. Stewart’s early albums were a fusion of rock, folk music, soul music, and R&B. His third solo album, 1971’s Every Picture Tells a Story was his breakthrough, topping the charts in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. The ballad “Maggie May” off of it went to number one for multiple weeks in those same countries. His 1972 follow-up album, Never a Dull Moment, was another UK and Australian chart-topper while reaching the top three in the US and Canada. Its lead single, “You Wear It Well”, also topped the chart in the UK while being a moderate hit elsewhere.

After a handful more UK top ten hits, Stewart announced the breakup of the Faces in 1975. His next few singles were ballads with “Sailing”, off the 1975 UK and Australian number-one album, Atlantic Crossing, becoming a hit in the UK and the Netherlands (number one), Germany (number four) and other countries, but barely charting in North America. A Night on the Town (1976), his fifth straight chart-topper in the UK, began a three-album run of going number one or top three in North America, the UK and Australia with each release. That album’s “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” spent almost two months at number one in the US and Canada, and made the top five in other countries. Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977) featured the major hit “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) as well as the rocker “Hot Legs”. Blondes Have More Fun (1978) and its disco-tinged “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” both went to number one in Canada, Australia and the US with “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” also hitting number one in the UK and the top ten in other countries. Stewart’s albums regularly hit the upper rungs of the charts in the Netherlands throughout the 70s and in Sweden from 1975 onward.

After a disco and new wave period in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Stewart’s music turned to a soft rock/middle-of-the-road style, with most of his albums reaching the top ten in the UK, Germany and Sweden, but faring less well in the US. The single “Rhythm of My Heart” was a top five hit in the UK, US and other countries, with its source album, 1990’s Vagabond Heart, becoming, at number ten in the US and number two in the UK, his highest charting album in a decade. In 1993, he collaborated with Bryan Adams and Sting on the power ballad “All for Love”, which went number one in many countries. In the early 2000s, he released a series of successful albums interpreting the Great American Songbook.

In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him the 17th most successful artist on the “Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists”. A Grammy and Brit Award recipient, he was voted at No. 33 in Q Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Greatest Singers of all time As a solo artist, Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and he was inducted a second time into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of Faces.

 

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – You’re in My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2019)

You’re in My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is an album by British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart. It was released on November 22, 2019 by Rhino Records and Warner Records. The album features Rod Stewart’s “classic vocal tracks” accompanied by new arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album also contains new versions of the hit songs “Maggie May”, “It Takes Two” featuring Robbie Williams, and the new song “Stop Loving Her Today”.

1. “Maggie May”
2. “Reason to Believe”
3. “Handbags and Gladrags”
4. “Sailing”
5. “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)”
6. “The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)”
7. “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”
8. “The First Cut Is the Deepest”
9. “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)”
10. “I Was Only Joking”

1. “It Takes Two”
2. “Stay with Me”
3. “Young Turks”
4. “What Am I Gonna Do (I’m So in Love with You)”
5. “Every Beat of My Heart”
6. “Forever Young”
7. “Downtown Train”
8. “Rhythm of My Heart”
9. “Have I Told You Lately”
10. “Tom Traubert’s Blues (Waltzing Matilda)”
11. “If We Fall in Love Tonight”
12. “Stop Loving Her Today”

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Foot Loose and Fancy Free (1977)

Foot Loose & Fancy Free is Rod Stewart’s eighth album, released November 4, 1977 on Riva Records in the UK and Warner Bros in the US.

The album is the final album in a string of Stewart’s acclaimed 1970s albums, beginning with Atlantic Crossing and ending with A Night On The Town. The album contains elements of hard rock (“Hot Legs”), funk rock (“You’re Insane”), and progressive rock (“You Keep Me Hanging On”), as well as Stewart’s usual ballads (“You’re In My Heart”). “I Was Only Joking”, a tale about regret and the care-free minds of the young, has become one of Stewart’s most loved compositions.

“Hot Legs” – 5:14
“You’re Insane” – 4:48
“You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” – 4:30
“Born Loose” – 6:02
“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” – 7:28
“(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right” – 5:23
“You Got A Nerve” – 4:59
“I Was Only Joking” – 6:07

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin (1991)

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, “Two Rooms at the End of the World”, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.

“Border Song” – Eric Clapton 4:21
“Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” – Kate Bush 4:57
“Come Down in Time” – Sting 3:38
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” – The Who 4:32
“Crocodile Rock” – The Beach Boys 4:21
“Daniel” – Wilson Phillips 4:03
“Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” – Joe Cocker 3:57
“Levon” – Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
“The Bitch is Back” – Tina Turner 3:38
“Philadelphia Freedom” – Hall & Oates 5:12
“Your Song” – Rod Stewart 4:49
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – Oleta Adams 6:02
“Madman Across the Water” – Bruce Hornsby 6:10
“Sacrifice” – Sinéad O’Connor 5:12
“Burn Down the Mission” – Phil Collins 6:58
“Tonight” – George Michael 7:23

Thursday 12am ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story (1971)

Every Picture Tells a Story, released May 28, 1971, is the third album by Rod Stewart. It incorporates hard rock, folk, and blues styles. It went to number one on both the UK and US charts and finished third in the Jazz & Pop critics’ poll for best album of 1971. It has been an enduring critical success, including a number 172 ranking on Rolling Stone’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

1. “Every Picture Tells a Story” 6:01
2. “Seems Like a Long Time” 4:02
3. “That’s All Right / Amazing Grace” 6:02
4. “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” 3:43

0. “Henry” 0:32
1. “Maggie May” 5:15
2. “Mandolin Wind” 5:33
3. “(I Know) I’m Losing You” 5:23
4. “(Find a) Reason to Believe” 4:05

Thursday 8pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 8)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tunes with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Darius Rucker, Elton John, April, Rod Stewart, Abba, Helen Reddy, Clint Black, Andrew Gold, Jack Johnson and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s.  Temptations, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Harry Chapin, Lou Rawls, Neil Young, Elton John, Paul McCartney & Wings, Rod Stewart, Jacksons, Van Halen, Stevie Wonder, Blondie and more . . . 

Wednesday 1pm: Sounds Of The 70’s

This we an extended edition of The Sounds of The 70’s.  This week music from – Minnie Ripperton, David Bowie, Supertramp, Addrisi Brothers, Rod Stewart, Hues Corporation, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Chicago and more . . .

Saturday 12pm / Sunday 6am: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

This week on Brit Rock – Michael Schenker Group, Scorpions, Focus, Concrete Kingdoms, Meme Detroit, Survival Code, Green Day, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Styx, Procol Harem, Marillion, Dio, Motorhead, Don Henley, Foreigner, Chicago, Queen, Deep Purple, Genesis, Night Ranger, Allman Bros Band, Fleetwood Mac, REM, Joe Cocker, Rolling Stones, Who, Ozzy Osbourne, Mountain, Rembrandts, C.C.S., Rod Stewart, Aerosmith.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm or the encore Sunday 6am on RadioMaxMusic.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

Love-Songs-LogoSounds of the Seventies with Dan Varroney. This week in honor of Valentine’s Day it’s “Love Songs of the Seventies.” We’ll feature great love songs from Bread, Paul Davis, Barry Manilow, Elton John, Rod Stewart, The Partridge Family, Boz Scaggs, Bob Welch, Donna Summer, and the Doobie Brothers.

Artist Countdown: Rod Stewart Top 50 Hits 6p ET @rodstewart

rod_stewartRoderick David “Rod” Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer-songwriter of Scottish and English ancestry. He is one of the best selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.

In the UK, he has had six consecutive number one albums, and his tally of 62 hit singles include 31 that reached the top 10, six of which gained the number one position. He has had 16 top ten singles in the U.S, with four of these reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group and then with the Faces. He launched his solo career in 1969 with his début album An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down (US: The Rod Stewart Album). His early albums were a fusion of rock, folk music, soul music and R&B. His aggressive blues work with The Jeff Beck Group and the Faces influenced heavy metal genres. From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Stewart’s music often took on a New Wave or soft rock/MOR quality, and in the early 2000s he released a series of successful albums interpreting the Great American Songbook.

In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him the 17th most successful artist on the “The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists”. A Grammy and Brit Award recipient, he was voted at No. 33 in Q Magazine’s list of the top 100 Greatest Singers of all time, and No. 59 on Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Singers of all time. As a solo artist, Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and was inducted a second time into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of Faces, in 2012.

1 Rhythm of My Heart
2 Sailing 
3 Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
4 All for Love (with Bryan Adams and Sting)
5 Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
6 Baby Jane
7 Crazy About Her
8 Passion
9 Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me)
10 Love Touch
11 Maggie May 
12 Downtown Train
13 Infatuation
14 Young Turks
15 I Don’t Want to Talk About It 
16 It Takes Two (with Tina Turner)
17 The Motown Song
18 Tom Traubert’s Blues (Waltzing Matilda)
19 You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
20 Lost in You
21 What Am I Gonna Do (I’m So in Love with You)
22 Hot Legs
23 Every Beat of My Heart
24 Have I Told You Lately (live)
25 My Heart Can’t Tell You No
26 Some Guys Have All the Luck
27 Ain’t Love a Bitch
28 Forever Young
29 This Old Heart of Mine (1989 version) (with Ronald Isley)
30 Broken Arrow
31 How Long?
32 People Get Ready (with Jeff Beck)
33 The First Cut Is the Deepest
34 The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)
35 You Wear It Well
36 Get Back
37 Ruby Tuesday
38 Ooh La La
39 My Girl
40 Body Wishes
41 You’re the Star
42 Your Song
43 Angel
44 In a Broken Dream (with Python Lee Jackson)
45 Oh! No Not My Baby
46 Another Heartache
47 (I Know) I’m Losing You
48 Reason to Believe 
49 I Was Only Joking
50 Blondes (Have More Fun)