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Artist Countdown: Slade Top 25 Hits 7:45pm ET @radiomax #artistcountdown

SladeSlade are a British rock band from Wolverhampton/Walsall. They rose to prominence during the glam rock era of the early 1970s with 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones. The British Hit Singles & Albums names them as the most successful British group of the 1970s based on sales of singles. They were the first act to achieve three singles enter at number one; all six of the band’s chart-toppers were penned by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. Total UK sales stand at 6,520,171, and their best selling single, “Merry Xmas Everybody“, has sold in excess of one million copies.

Following an unsuccessful move to the United States in 1975, Slade’s popularity waned but was unexpectedly revived in 1980 when they were last minute replacements for Ozzy Osbourne at the Reading Rock Festival. The band later acknowledged this to have been one of the highlights of their career. The original line up split in 1992 but the band reformed the following year as Slade II. The band has continued, with a number of line-up changes, to the present day. They have now shortened the group name back to Slade.

A number of diverse artists have cited Slade as an influence, including grunge icons Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins, punk pioneers the Ramones, Sex Pistols, the Undertones, the Runaways and the Clash, glam followers Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Poison and Def Leppard and pop-rock stalwarts the Replacements, Cheap Trick and Oasis.

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Music tells of Holder’s powerful vocals, guitarist Dave Hill’s equally arresting dress sense and the deliberate misspelling of their song titles for which they became well known. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 My Oh My
2 Gudbuy T’Jane
3 Everyday
4 Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me
5 Cum On Feel the Noize
6 Run Runaway
7 Mama Weer All Crazee Now
8 Far Far Away
9 My Friend Stan
10 The Bangin’ Man
11 Coz I Luv You
12 Thanks for the Memory (Wham Bam Thank You Mam)
13 Look Wot You Dun
14 Take Me Bak ‘Ome
15 Get Down and Get With It
16 How Does It Feel
17 In For a Penny
18 All Join Hands
19 Radio Wall of Sound
20 Lock Up Your Daughters
21 Myzsterious Mizster Jones
22 7 Year Bitch
23 Ruby Red
24 Do You Believe in Miracles
25 Slam the Hammer Down