Tag: Sheena Easton

Tuesday 11/15/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Sheena Easton – A Private Heaven (1984)

A Private Heaven is the fifth studio album by Scottish pop singer Sheena Easton, released on September 21, 1984 by EMI America Records. The album featured two US Top 10 hit singles: the lead single “Strut” and the controversial “Sugar Walls”. “Swear”, a third single, peaked at No. 80.

The album is Easton’s most successful album in the United States to date, peaking at No. 15 on the US Billboard 200 and selling over one million copies, earning a gold and platinum certification from the RIAA. In Canada, the album also went platinum. The tour that year featured Bruce Hornsby on keyboards in the live band.

“Strut” 4:05
“Sugar Walls” 4:01
“Hungry Eyes” 3:42
“Hard to Say It’s Over” 4:24
“Swear” 3:43
“Love and Affection” 4:06
“Back in the City” 3:46
“You Make Me Nervous” 3:53
“All by Myself” 4:24
“Double Standard” 3:50
“Strut” (Dance Mix)
“Sugar Walls” (Dance Mix)
“Swear” (Dance Mix)
“Strut” (Dub Mix)
“Sugar Walls” (Red Mix)
“Swear” (Dub Mix)

Sheena Easton – lead and backing vocals
Michael Boddicker – keyboards
Greg Mathieson – keyboards, arrangements
Michael Landau – guitars
Lee Ritenour – guitars
Steve Lukather – guitars (9)
Abraham Laboriel – bass
Carlos Vega – drums
Lenny Castro – percussion
Gary Herbig – saxophones
Larry Williams – saxophones
Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone
Gary Grant – trumpet
Jerry Hey – trumpet, horn arrangements
Steve George – backing vocals
Tom Kelly – backing vocals
Richard Page – backing vocals
Devo – backing vocals

Wednesday 4/27/22 10am ET: Feature Artist: Sheena Easton

Sheena Shirley Easton (April 27, 1959) is a Scottish singer and actress. She is a dual British-American citizen. Easton came into the public eye in an episode of the first British musical reality television programmed 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; she was the first UK female artist to appear twice in the same Top Ten since Ruby Murray. In 1981, “9 to 5” was retitled “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” for the US market and topped the Hot 100, making her the fourth UK female solo artist to do so after Vera Lynn, Petula Clark and Lulu. She became one of the most successful British female performers of the 1980s.

A six-time Grammy nominee in the US, 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 US Gold albums and one US Platinum album. She has recorded 15 studio albums, released 45 singles total worldwide, and had 20 consecutive US singles, including 15 US Top 40 singles, seven US Top Tens and one US #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1981 and 1991. She had 25 top 40 hits internationally. In Canada, Easton scored three gold and two platinum albums. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide.

Easton became the first and only recording artist in Billboard history to have a top 5 hit on each of Billboard’s primary singles charts: “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” (pop and AC), “We’ve Got Tonight” with Kenny Rogers (country and AC), and “Sugar Walls” (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.

Wednesday 8/26/2020 10pm ET: Across The Tracks with Ron Kovacs

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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. . . 

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

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. . . 

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

SoulXmasLast 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.

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 5pm ET

Vrp45This 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.

Artist Countdown: Kenny Rogers Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @_KennyRogers

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.

1 Lucille
2 Coward of the County
3 Islands in the Stream w/ Dolly Parton
4 Lady
5 We’ve Got Tonight w/ Sheena Easton
6 The Gambler
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
12 Daytime Friends
13 The Greatest
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
20 Morning Desire
21 Crazy
22 All My Life
23 Real Love w/ Dolly Parton
24 Scarlet Fever
25 Buried Treasure

 

Artist Countdown: Sheena Easton Top 30 Hits 12pm ET

Sheena EastonSheena 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. –

Source: Wikipedia

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)
6 Machinery
7 The Arms of Orion (with Prince)
8 Modern Girl
9 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)
10 Strut
11 You Could Have Been with Me
12 What Comes Naturally
13 Sugar Walls 
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
23 101
24 I Wouldn’t Beg for Water
25 Jimmy Mack
26 Days Like This 
27 Swear
28 Hungry Eyes
29 Are You Man Enough
30 Ice Out in the Rain