This week on Across The Tracks its all about Songs with Train(s) in the title. It’s Live 9pm ET on RadioMaxMusic. We have music from the Doobie Brothers, Sheena Easton, Rosanne Cash, Van Zant, Cindy Bullens, Cat Stevens, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Jimi Hendrix and more. . .
Sheena Shirley Easton (born April 27, 1959) is a Scottish singer and songwriter. She is a dual British-American citizen. Easton came into the public eye in an episode of the first British musical reality television program The Big Time: Pop Singer, which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing with EMI Records.
Easton’s first two singles, “Modern Girl” and “9 to 5”, both entered the UK Top Ten, and she was the first UK female artist to appear twice in the same Top Ten since Ruby Murray. In 1981, “9 to 5” (re-titled “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” for the US market) topped the US Hot 100, making her the third UK female solo artist to achieve this, following Petula Clark and Lulu, and she became one of the most successful British female performers of the 1980s.
A six-time Grammy nominee in the U.S., Easton is a two-time Grammy Award winner, winning Best New Artist in 1982 and Best Mexican-American Performance in 1985, for her duet with Luis Miguel on the song “Me Gustas Tal Como Eres”. She has received five U.S. Gold albums and one U.S. Platinum album. She has recorded 16 studio albums, released 45 singles total worldwide, and had 20 consecutive US singles, including 15 U.S. Top 40 singles, seven U.S. top tens and one U.S. No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1981 and 1991. She also had 25 top 40 hits in international territories around the world. In Canada, Easton scored three gold and two platinum albums. She has sold over 20 million records and singles worldwide.
Easton became the first recording artist in history to have a Top 5 hit on each of Billboard’s primary singles charts, with “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” (both pop and adult contemporary), “We’ve Got Tonight” with Kenny Rogers (country) and “Sugar Walls” (both R&B and dance).
Easton’s other hits include the James Bond theme “For Your Eyes Only”, “Strut”, “U Got the Look” and “The Arms of Orion” with Prince, “The Lover in Me” and “What Comes Naturally”. She has worked with prominent vocalists and producers, such as Prince, Christopher Neil, Kenny Rogers, David Foster, Luis Miguel, L.A. Reid & Babyface, Patrice Rushen and Nile Rodgers.
This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from: Anita Baker, Hooters, Bangles, Rolling Stones, Genesis, Danny Wilson, Gordon Lightfoot, Huey Lewis and The News, Jacksons, Warren Zevon, Sheena Easton and much more. . .
Last evening we began our Christmas Music Weekend with part 1, and this evening, it’s part 2 on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” On the holiday playlist will be songs by: George Michael & Wham, the Whispers, Gerald Alston, New Edition, the Temptations, Sheena Easton, Paul McCartney, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Bon Jovi, Run D.M.C., the Skyliners and many more. We kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. The Christmas fun continues later this evening with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
This week on the Vinyl Resting Place – the women who went to number 1 during the Rock and Roll era. Featuring hits from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Rosemary Clooney, Carole King, Lulu, Dolly Parton, Sheena Easton, Little Eva, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Vicki Lawrence, Bonnie Tyler, Jo Stafford, Blondie, Brenda Lee, Singing Nun, Laurie London, Little Peggy March and more…. Join Willie B, 5pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.
Kenneth Donald “Kenny” Rogers (born 21 August 1938) is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone.
|2||Coward of the County|
|3||Islands in the Stream w/ Dolly Parton|
|5||We’ve Got Tonight w/ Sheena Easton|
|7||She Believes in Me|
|8||I Don’t Need You|
|9||Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer w/ Kim Carnes|
|10||You Decorated My Life|
|11||Love Will Turn You Around|
|14||Love or Something Like It|
|15||Sweet Music Man|
|16||The Last Ten Years (Superman)|
|17||I Can’t Unlove You|
|18||Through the Years|
|19||Twenty Years Ago|
|22||All My Life|
|23||Real Love w/ Dolly Parton|
Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr; 27 April 1959) is a Scottish recording artist. Easton became famous for being the focus of an episode in the British television programme The Big Time, which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing with EMI Records. In the US Easton is a two-time Grammy Award winner and achieved 6 Gold albums and 1 Platinum and has sold over 4 million albums in the US alone, and over 20 million records worldwide. She has recorded 16 studio albums, released 45 singles, and has 15 Top 40 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100. Sheena Easton is the only artist in the history of the US Billboard charts to have a top 3 hit on each of the Billboards key charts: Adult Contemporary, Dance, Pop, Country, and R&B. In the UK, Sheena has 3 top 40 albums and 8 top 40 singles to date.
Easton rose to fame in the early 1980s with the pop hits “9 to 5” (known as “Morning Train” in the United States), “For Your Eyes Only”, “Strut”, “Sugar Walls”, “U Got the Look” with Prince, and “The Lover in Me”. She went on to become successful in the United States and Japan, working with prominent vocalists and producers, such as Prince, Christopher Neil, Kenny Rogers, Luis Miguel, L.A. Reid and Babyface, Patrice Rushen, and Nile Rodgers.
“9 to 5” was Easton’s first single release in the United States, although it was renamed “Morning Train (Nine To Five)” for its release in the US and Canada to avoid confusion with Dolly Parton’s hit movie title song “9 to 5”. “Morning Train” became Easton’s first and only #1 hit in the US and topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts in Billboard magazine. “Modern Girl” was released as the follow-up and peaked at #18, and before 1981 was over Sheena had a Top 10 hit in both the US and UK with the Academy Award-nominated James Bond movie theme ”For Your Eyes Only”. The song was nominated for an Academy Award in 1981 in the category “Best Music (Original Song)”. Easton’s US success culminated in her winning the Grammy Award for “Best New Artist” of 1981. –
|1||For Your Eyes Only|
|2||9 to 5 (Morning Train)|
|3||We’ve Got Tonight (with Kenny Rogers)|
|4||The Lover in Me|
|5||U Got the Look (with Prince)|
|7||The Arms of Orion (with Prince)|
|9||Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)|
|11||You Could Have Been with Me|
|12||What Comes Naturally|
|14||When He Shines|
|15||Almost Over You|
|16||Do It for Love|
|17||Just Another Broken Heart|
|18||So Far So Good|
|19||One Man Woman|
|20||Follow My Rainbow|
|21||A Little Tenderness|
|22||Take My Time|
|24||I Wouldn’t Beg for Water|
|26||Days Like This|
|29||Are You Man Enough|
|30||Ice Out in the Rain|