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Artist Countdown: Human League Top 20 Hits – 6pm ET @humanleagueHQ

HumanLeagueThe Human League are an English electronic New Wave band formed in Sheffield in 1977. The band had an early hit with “Being Boiled”, but achieved greater fame after a membership change in 1980. Dare (1981), the band’s most popular album, yielded the single “Don’t You Want Me”, a No. 1 hit in the pop charts of UK, US and many other countries. Other international hits include: “Love Action“, “Open Your Heart”, “Mirror Man“, “Fascination”, “The Lebanon“, “Human” (a US No. 1) and “Tell Me When”.

The only constant band member since 1977 is vocalist and songwriter Philip Oakey. Originally an avant-garde all-male synthesizer-based group, The Human League evolved into a commercially successful synthpop band under Oakey’s leadership. Since 1987, the band has essentially been a trio of Oakey and long-serving female vocalists Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley (who joined the ensemble in 1980), with various sidemen.

Since 1978, The Human League have released nine studio albums, four EPs, 30 singles and several compilation albums. They have had five albums and eight singles in the UK Top Ten and have sold more than 20 million records. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Don’t You Want Me
2 Human
3 Mirror Man
4 (Keep Feeling) Fascination
5 Tell Me When
6 The Lebanon
7 Together in Electric Dreams
8 Open Your Heart
9 Heart Like a Wheel
10 Being Boiled
11 Love Action (I Believe in Love)
12 Life on Your Own
13 Louise
14 One Man in My Heart
15 The Sound of the Crowd
16 Love Is All That Matters
17 I Need Your Loving
18 Filling Up with Heaven
19 Stay with Me Tonight
20 Boys and Girls

Artist Countdown: Def Leppard Top 50 Hits 7pm ET @def_leppard @RadioMax

DefLeppardDef Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals). This is the band’s longest-standing line-up.

The band’s strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album High ‘n’ Dry was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who helped them begin to define their style, and the album’s stand out track “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” became one of the first metal videos played on MTV in 1982. The band’s next studio album Pyromania in 1983, with the lead single “Photograph”, turned Def Leppard into a household name. In 2003, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Def Leppard’s fourth album Hysteria, released in 1987, topped the U.S. and UK album charts. As of 2009 it has 12x platinum sales in the United States, and has gone on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide. The album spawned seven singles, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one “Love Bites”, alongside “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Hysteria”, “Armageddon It”, “Animal”,”Rocket”, and “Women”

Their next studio album Adrenalize (the first following the death of guitarist Steve Clark) reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and UK Album Chart in 1992, and contained several hits including, “Let’s Get Rocked” and “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”. Their 1993 album Retro Active contained the acoustic hit song “Two Steps Behind”, while their greatest hits album Vault released in 1995 featured the new track “When Love & Hate Collide“.

As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and have two albums with RIAA diamond certification, Pyromania and Hysteria. They are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. The band were ranked No. 31 in VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” and ranked No. 70 in “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Let’s Get Rocked
2 Love Bites
3 Rocket
4 Animal
5 Pour Some Sugar on Me
6 Make Love Like a Man
7 Two Steps Behind
8 When Love & Hate Collide
9 Have You Ever Needed Someone
10 Armageddon It
11 Hysteria
12 Now
13 Rock of Ages
14 Work It Out
15 Photograph
16 Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)
17 Promises
18 Tonight
19 Foolin’
20 Action
21 Heaven Is
22 Miss You in a Heartbeat
23 Slang
24 Women
25 Too Late for Love
26 Paper Sun
27 Desert Song
28 Elected
29 Day After Day
30 Comin’ Under Fire
31 Four Letter Word
32 Billy’s Got a Gun
33 Let It Go
34 All I Want Is Everything
35 Long, Long Way to Go
36 Action! Not Words
37 Breathe a Sigh
38 Hello America
39 Goodbye
40 Wasted
41 Rock Brigade
42 Bringin’ On the Heartbreak
43 21st Century Sha La La La Girl
44 Back in Your Face
45 No Matter What
46 Rock On
47 20th Century Boy
48 Nine Lives (ft. Tim McGraw)
49 Undefeated
50 It’s All About Believin’