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Artist Countdown: Sarah McLachlan Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @SarahMcLachlan

Sarah-McLachlan-Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. McLachlan’s best-selling album to date is Surfacing, for which she won two Grammy Awards (out of four nominations) and four Juno Awards. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians on a scale that had never been attempted before. The Lilith Fair concert tours took place from 1997 to 1999, and resumed in the summer of 2010. On May 6, 2014, she released her first album of original music in four years, titled Shine On.

1 Angel
2 Fallen
3 Adia
4 I Will Remember You
5 Building a Mystery
6 Silence    (with Delerium)
7 Sweet Surrender
8 Sing    (with Annie Lennox)
9 Stupid
10 U Want Me 2
11 Good Enough
12 Possession
13 Time After Time (with Cyndi Lauper)
14 Ice Cream
15 The Path of Thorns (Terms)
16 Into the Fire
17 World on Fire
18 One Dream
19 Drawn to the Rhythm
20 Hold On
21 Loving You Is Easy
22 Forgiveness
23 Vox
24 Steaming
25 Full of Grace
26 Illusions of Bliss
27 In Your Shoes
28 Walkin’ Good  (with Heart)
29 Love Beside Me
30 Monsters

Artist Countdown: Donovan Top 25 Hits 6p ET @donovanofficial

donovan_2012Donovan (born Donovan Philips Leitch, 10 May 1946) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist. Initially labelled an imitator of Bob Dylan, he developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music (notably calypso). He has variously lived in Scotland, London, and California, and, since at least 2008, has lived in County Cork, Ireland with his family. Emerging from the British folk scene, Donovan shot to fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with a series of live performances on the pop TV series, Ready Steady Go!.

Having initially signed with Pye Records in 1965, he recorded a handful of singles and two albums in the folk music vein, but after signing a new contract with US CBS/Epic Records his popularity spread to other countries. After extricating himself from his original management contract, he began a long and successful collaboration with Mickie Most, one of the leading British independent record producers of the era, scoring a string of hits in the UK, the US and other countries.

His most successful singles in the 1960s included the early UK hits “Catch the Wind”, “Colours” and “The Universal Soldier” in 1965, while “Sunshine Superman” topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (reached number two in Britain), and “Mellow Yellow” reached US number two the following year, with “Hurdy Gurdy Man” reaching the Top 5 on both shores in 1968. He was the first artist to be signed to CBS/Epic Records by then-new Administrative Vice-President Clive Davis. Donovan and Most collaborated on a series of hit albums and singles between 1965 and 1970.  He became a friend of leading pop musicians including Joan Baez, Brian Jones, and The Beatles. He taught John Lennon a finger-picking guitar style in 1968. Donovan’s commercial fortunes waned after parting with Most in 1969, and he left the industry for a time.

Donovan continued to perform and record sporadically in the 1970s and 1980s. His musical style and hippie image was scorned by critics, especially after the advent of punk rock. He withdrew from performing and recording several times during his career, but he underwent a revival in the 1990s with the emergence of the rave scene in Britain. He recorded the 1996 album Sutras with producer and long-time fan Rick Rubin and in 2004 released a new album, Beat Cafe. Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.  – Wikipedia

1 Sunshine Superman
2 Hurdy Gurdy Man
3 Mellow Yellow
4 There is a Mountain
5 Catch the Wind
6 Atlantis
7 To Susan on the West Coast, Waiting
8 Jennifer Juniper
9 Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)
10 The Universal Soldier 
11 Colours
12 Epistle to Dippy
13 Wear Your Love Like Heaven
14 Turquoise
15 Laléna
16 Riki Tiki Tavi
17 I Like You
18 Celia of the Seals
19 Josie
20 Maria Magenta
21 Sailing Homeward
22 Rock n’ Roll Souljer
23 Happiness Runs
24 Shambala
25 The Voice of Protest