Tag: Top 30

Tuesday 5/10/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: U2 Top 30 Hits

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, formed in 1976. The group consists of Bono (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), the Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion). Initially rooted in post-punk, U2’s musical style has evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic quality built on Bono’s expressive vocals and the Edge’s chiming, effects-based guitar sounds. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes. Popular for their live performances, the group have staged several ambitious and elaborate tours over their career.

The band was formed when the members were teenaged pupils of Mount Temple Comprehensive School and had limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album, Boy (1980). Subsequent work such as their first UK number-one album, War (1983), and the singles “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Pride (In the Name of Love)” helped establish U2’s reputation as a politically and socially conscious group. By the mid-1980s, they had become renowned globally for their live act, highlighted by their performance at Live Aid in 1985. The group’s fifth album, The Joshua Tree (1987), made them international superstars and was their greatest critical and commercial success. Topping music charts around the world, it produced their only number-one singles in the US to date: “With or Without You” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”.

U2 have released 14 studio albums and are one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold an estimated 150–170 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and social justice causes, including Amnesty International, Jubilee 2000, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, War Child, and Music Rising.

1 – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me – 1995
2 – Discothèque – 1997
3 – The Fly – 1991
4 – With or Without You – 1987
5 – Desire – 1988
6 – Beautiful Day – 2000
7 – Vertigo – 2004
8 – Sweetest Thing – 1998
9 – Mysterious Ways – 1991
10 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – 1987
11 – Stay (Faraway, So Close!) – 1993
12 – The Saints Are Coming (with Green Day) – 2006
13 – Even Better Than the Real Thing – 1992
14 – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses – 1992
15 – Electrical Storm – 2002
16 – Staring at the Sun – 1997
17 – Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of – 2001
18 – Get On Your Boots – 2009
19 – Please – 1997
20 – Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own – 2005
21 – One – 1992
22 – Elevation – 2001
23 – Last Night on Earth – 1997
24 – Walk On – 2001
25 – Angel of Harlem – 1988
26 – Pride (In the Name of Love) – 1984
27 – Window in the Skies – 2007
28 – When Love Comes to Town (with B.B. King) – 1989
29 – City of Blinding Lights – 2005
30 – Where the Streets Have No Name – 1987

Thursday 5/5/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Top 30 Hits

Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s, breaking through with his first album, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man (which contained his first national hit of the same name) in 1968. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the ‘System’ from his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with various other bands. In 1973, he put together the Silver Bullet Band, with a group of Detroit-area musicians, with whom he became most successful on the national level with the album Live Bullet (1976), recorded live with the Silver Bullet Band in 1975 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. In 1976, he achieved a national breakout with the studio album Night Moves. On his studio albums, he also worked extensively with the Alabama-based Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, which appeared on several of Seger’s best-selling singles and albums.

A roots rocker with a classic raspy, powerful voice, Seger wrote and recorded songs that dealt with love, women, and blue-collar themes, and is one of the best-known examples of a heartland rock artist. He has recorded many hits, including “Night Moves”, “Turn the Page”, “Mainstreet”, “Still the Same”, “Hollywood Nights”, “Against the Wind”, “You’ll Accomp’ny Me”, “Shame on the Moon”, “Roll Me Away”, “Like a Rock”, and “Shakedown”, the last of which was written for the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He also co-wrote the Eagles’ number-one hit “Heartache Tonight”, and his recording of “Old Time Rock and Roll” was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001.

With a career spanning six decades, Seger has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. Seger was named Billboard’s 2015 Legend of Live honoree at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, held November 18–19 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. He announced his farewell tour in September 2018.

1 – We’ve Got Tonite – 1978
2 – Like a Rock – 1986
3 – The Real Love – 1991
4 – Shakedown – 1987
5 – Fire Lake – 1980
6 – Understanding – 1984
7 – Shame on the Moon – 1982
8 – Still the Same – 1978
9 – You’ll Accomp’ny Me – 1980
10 – Landing in London (3 Doors Down) – 2005
11 – Night Moves – 1976
12 – It’s You – 1986
13 – Even Now – 1983
14 – Against the Wind – 1980
15 – Hollywood Nights – 1978
16 – American Storm – 1986
17 – The Fire Inside (radio edit) – 1991
18 – Tryin’ To Live My Life Without You (live) – 1981
19 – Rock and Roll Never Forgets – 1977
20 – Mainstreet – 1977
21 – Roll Me Away – 1983
22 – Her Strut – 1980
23 – Old Time Rock and Roll – 1983
24 – Chances Are (with Martina McBride) – 1998
25 – Katmandu – 1975
26 – Miami – 1986
27 – Take a Chance – 1991
28 – Wait for Me – 2006
29 – Downtown Train – 2011
30 – Nutbush City Limits – 1976

Thursday 4/21/22 9am ET: Artist Countdown: Abba Top 30 Hits (Rev2)

ABBA are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group’s name is an acronym of the first letters of their first names arranged as a palindrome. Widely considered one of the greatest musical groups of all time, they became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1983, and in 2021. ABBA have achieved 48 hit singles.

In 1974, ABBA were Sweden’s first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Waterloo”, which in 2005 was chosen as the best song in the competition’s history as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the contest. During the band’s main active years, it consisted of two married couples: Fältskog and Ulvaeus, and Lyngstad and Andersson. With the increase of their popularity, their personal lives suffered, which eventually resulted in the collapse of both marriages. The relationship changes were reflected in the group’s music, with latter compositions featuring darker and more introspective lyrics. After ABBA separated in December 1982, Andersson and Ulvaeus continued their success writing music for multiple audiences including stage, musicals and movies, while Fältskog and Lyngstad pursued solo careers.

Wednesday 4/20/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Kelly Clarkson Top 30 Hits

Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982), is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and television personality. She rose to fame for winning the first season of American Idol in 2002, which earned her a record deal with RCA. Her debut single, “A Moment Like This”, topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and became the country’s best selling single of 2002. It was included on her debut studio album, Thankful (2003), which debuted atop the Billboard 200. Trying to reinvent her image, Clarkson parted ways with Idol management and shifted to pop rock for her second studio album, Breakaway (2004). Supported by four US top-ten singles: “Breakaway”, “Since U Been Gone”, “Behind These Hazel Eyes”, and “Because of You”, Breakaway sold over 12 million copies worldwide and won two Grammy Awards.

1 – My Life Would Suck Without You – 2009
2 – Since U Been Gone – 2004
3 – Because of You – 2005
4 – Behind These Hazel Eyes – 2005
5 – Breakaway – 2004
6 – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – 2012
7 – Never Again – 2007
8 – Mr. Know It All – 2011
9 – Heartbeat Song – 2015
10 – Walk Away – 2006
11 – Already Gone – 2009
12 – I Do Not Hook Up – 2009
13 – Miss Independent – 2003
14 – The Trouble with Love Is – 2003
15 – Catch My Breath – 2012
16 – Dark Side – 2012
17 – Piece by Piece – 2015
18 – Low – 2003
19 – In the Basement (with Martina McBride) – 2014
20 – People Like Us – 2013
21 – Long Shot – 2010
22 – A Moment Like This – 2002
23 – Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Jason Aldean) – 2010
24 – Because of You (with Reba McEntire) – 2007
25 – Don’t Rush (featuring Vince Gill) – 2012
26 – One Minute – 2007
27 – Don’t Waste Your Time – 2007
28 – All I Ever Wanted – 2010
29 – Invincible – 2015
30 – I Don’t Think About You – 2018

Tuesday 4/19/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Roy Orbison Top 30 Hits

Roy Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter who found the most success in the early rock and roll era from 1956 to 1964. He later enjoyed a resurgence in the late 1980s with chart success as a member of the Traveling Wilburys and with his Mystery Girl album which included the hit single “You Got It”. At the height of his popularity, 22 of Orbison’s songs placed on the US Billboard Top 40 chart, and six peaked in the top five, including two number one hits. In the UK, Orbison scored ten top-10 hits between 1960 and 1966, including three No. 1 singles.

Born and raised in Texas, Orbison got his start in a rockabilly band in high school. According to The Authorized Roy Orbison, Orbison’s first release was in March 1956 on the Je-Wel label. He broke into professional music under Sam Phillips at Sun Records in the summer of 1956, but found only marginal success there. After a couple years writing for other musicians (including “Claudette” recorded by The Everly Brothers), Orbison recorded several songs at Monument Records under producer Fred Foster starting in 1959. With Foster, Orbison and his frequent songwriting partners Joe Melson and Bill Dees tailored many of Orbison’s songs for his unique voice; his most popular songs were dramatic ballads ending with emotional crescendos that showcased his powerful vocals. After his biggest hit in 1964, “Oh, Pretty Woman”, Orbison continued to record and chart intermittently in the UK, but it was not until 1987 that he again found the level of popular worldwide success he had known in the early 1960s, when his original recording of “In Dreams” was used in David Lynch’s film Blue Velvet. The following year, Orbison co-founded the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. Lynne produced Orbison’s final album Mystery Girl, which was released posthumously in February 1989.

1 – You Got It – 1989
2 – Oh, Pretty Woman – 1964
3 – It’s Over – 1964
4 – Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel) – 1960
5 – In Dreams – 1963
6 – Blue Bayou – 1963
7 – Crying (with k.d. lang) – 1987
8 – She’s a Mystery to Me – 1989
9 – Handle with Care (Traveling Wilburys) – 1988
10 – Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) – 1962
11 – Goodnight – 1965
12 – End of the Line – 1989
13 – Pretty Paper – 1963
14 – California Blue – 1989
15 – Ride Away – 1965
16 – Twinkle Toes – 1966
17 – Running Scared – 1961
18 – Crying – 1961
19 – Blue Angel – 1960
20 – I Drove All Night – 1992
21 – That Lovin’ You Feelin’ Again (with Emmylou Harris) – 1980
22 – I’m Hurtin’ – 1960
23 – Windsurfer – 1989
24 – Candyman – 2017
25 – Ooby Dooby – 1956
26 – Love Hurts – 2017
27 – A Love So Beautiful – 1989
28 – Easy Way Out – 1979
29 – Claudette – 2017
30 – (All I Can Do Is) Dream You – 1989

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Sunday 4/3/22 3pm ET: Artist Countdown: Marvin Gaye Top 30 Hits

Marvin Pentz Gay Jr., known as Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), was an American singer and songwriter. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of successes, earning him the nicknames “Prince of Motown” and “Prince of Soul”.

Gaye’s Motown songs include “Ain’t That Peculiar”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”, and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”. Gaye also recorded duets with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell, and Diana Ross. During the 1970s, Gaye recorded the albums What’s Going On and Let’s Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown to break away from the reins of a production company. His later recordings influenced several contemporary R&B subgenres, such as quiet storm and neo soul. He was a tax exile in Europe in the early 1980s; he released “Sexual Healing” in 1982, which won him his first two Grammy Awards on the album Midnight Love. Gaye’s last televised appearances were at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, where he sang “The Star-Spangled Banner”; Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever; and Soul Train.

On April 1, 1984, the eve of his 45th birthday, Gaye was shot and mortally wounded by his father, Marvin Gay Sr., at their house in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, after an argument. Gay Sr. later pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter, and received a six-year suspended sentence and five years of probation.

Many institutions have posthumously bestowed Gaye with awards and other honors including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and inductions into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1 – Sexual Healing – 1982
2 – I Heard It Through the Grapevine – 1968
3 – Got to Give It Up – 1977
4 – It Takes Two – 1966
5 – Too Busy Thinking About My Baby – 1969
6 – You’re All I Need to Get By – 1968
7 – Let’s Get It On – 1973
8 – Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – 1968
9 – Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) – 1971

10 – Once Upon a Time – 1964
11 – Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy to Come By – 1969
12 – What’s Going On – 1971
13 – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – 1971
14 – My Mistake (Was to Love You) – 1974
15 – Try It Baby – 1964
16 – You Ain’t Livin’ till You’re Lovin’ – 1968
17 – Pretty Little Baby – 1965
18 – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) – 1964
19 – I Want You – 1976
20 – Little Darling (I Need You) – 1966
21 – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – 1967
22 – Chained – 1968
23 – Trouble Man – 1972
24 – Take This Heart of Mine – 1966
25 – Your Unchanging Love – 1967
26 – Your Precious Love – 1967
27 – I’ll Be Doggone – 1965
28 – Ain’t That Peculiar – 1965
29 – Pride and Joy – 1963
30 – You’re a Wonderful One – 1964

Wednesday 3/23/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: The Cars Top 30 Hits

The Cars were an American rock band formed in Boston in 1976. Emerging from the new wave scene in the late 1970s, it consisted of Elliot Easton (lead guitar), Greg Hawkes (keyboards), Ric Ocasek (rhythm guitar), Benjamin Orr (bass guitar), and David Robinson (drums). Ocasek and Orr shared lead vocals, and Ocasek was the band’s principal songwriter.

The Cars were at the forefront of the merger of 1970s guitar-oriented rock with the new synthesizer-oriented pop that became popular in the early 1980s. Robert Palmer, music critic for The New York Times and Rolling Stone, described the Cars’ musical style: “They have taken some important but disparate contemporary trends—punk minimalism, the labyrinthine synthesizer and guitar textures of art rock, the ’50s rockabilly revival and the melodious terseness of power pop—and mixed them into a personal and appealing blend.”

The Cars were named Best New Artist in the 1978 Rolling Stone Readers’ Poll. The band’s debut album, The Cars, sold six million copies and appeared on the Billboard 200 album chart for 139 weeks. The Cars had four Top 10 hits: “Shake It Up” (1981), “You Might Think” (1984), “Drive” (1984), and “Tonight She Comes” (1985). The band won Video of the Year for “You Might Think” at the first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984.

The Cars disbanded in 1988. Orr died in 2000 from pancreatic cancer. The surviving original members of the Cars reunited in 2010 to record the band’s seventh and final album, Move Like This, which was released in May 2011. Following a short tour in support of Move Like This, the band once again went on hiatus. In April 2018, the Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and reunited to perform at the induction ceremony. It was the band’s final performance with Ocasek, who died on September 15, 2019 of cardiovascular disease.

1 – Drive – 1984
2 – You Might Think – 1984
3 – Shake It Up – 1981
4 – Hello Again – 1984
5 – Emotion in Motion (Ric Ocasek) – 1986
6 – Tonight She Comes – 1985
7 – Magic – 1984
8 – Just What I Needed – 1978
9 – Let’s Go – 1979
10 – Stay the Night (Benjamin Orr) – 1986
11 – You Are the Girl – 1987
12 – Touch and Go – 1980
13 – My Best Friend’s Girl – 1978
14 – Since You’re Gone – 1982
15 – I’m Not the One – 1986
16 – Good Times Roll – 1979
17 – Why Can’t I Have You – 1985
18 – Something to Grab For (Ric Ocasek) – 1983

19 – It’s All I Can Do – 1979
20 – True to You (Ric Ocasek) – 1986
21 – Jimmy Jimmy (Ric Ocasek) – 1983
22 – Strap Me In – 1987
23 – Heartbeat City – 1985
24 – Sad Song – 2011
25 – Cruiser – 1981
26 – Connect Up to Me (Ric Ocasek) – 1983
27 – Victim of Love – 1982
28 – Coming Up You – 1988
29 – Double Life – 1979
30 – Don’t Tell Me No – 1980

Tuesday 3/15/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Black Eyed Peas Top 30 Hits

Black Eyed Peas (also known as The Black Eyed Peas) is an American musical group consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo and singer J. Rey Soul. Originally an alternative hip hop group, they subsequently refashioned themselves as a more marketable pop-rap act. Although the group was founded in Los Angeles in 1995, it was not until the release of their third album, Elephunk, in 2003, that they achieved high record sales.

Black Eyed Peas’ first major hit was the 2003 single “Where Is the Love?” from Elephunk, which topped the charts in 13 countries, including the United Kingdom, where it spent seven weeks at number one and went on to become Britain’s biggest-selling single of 2003. Their fourth album, Monkey Business, was an even bigger worldwide success, and became certified 3× Platinum in the United States. In 2009, the group became one of only 11 artists to have simultaneously held the number-one and number-two spots on the Billboard Hot 100, with their singles “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling”, which topped the chart for an unprecedented 26 consecutive weeks.

The album The E.N.D. produced a third Hot 100 number-one placement with “Imma Be”, making the group one of few to ever place three number one singles on the chart from the same album, before being followed with “Rock That Body” and “Meet Me Halfway”, which peaked in the top 10 of the Hot 100. “I Gotta Feeling” became the first single to sell more than one million downloads in the United Kingdom. At the 52nd Grammy Awards ceremony, held in January 2010, they won three awards out of six nominations. In November 2010, they released the album The Beginning. In February 2011, the group performed in the Super Bowl XLV halftime show.

Black Eyed Peas have sold an estimated 80 million records, making them one of the best-selling groups of all time. They were ranked 12th on Billboard’s 2000s Decade-End Artist of the Decade Chart, and 7th on the Hot 100 Artists of the Decade.

1 – I Gotta Feeling – 2009
2 – The Time (Dirty Bit) – 2010
3 – Where Is the Love? – 2003
4 – Boom Boom Pow – 2009
5 – My Humps – 2005
6 – Meet Me Halfway – 2009
7 – Don’t Phunk with My Heart – 2005
8 – Just Can’t Get Enough – 2011
9 – Hey Mama – 2004
10 – Pump It – 2006
11 – Don’t Lie – 2005
12 – Let’s Get It Started – 2004
13 – Shut Up – 2003

14 – Rock That Body – 2010
15 – Don’t Stop the Party – 2011
16 – Mas que Nada (Sérgio Mendes featuring the Black Eyed Peas) – 2006
17 – Ritmo (with J Balvin) – 2019
18 – Mamacita (with Ozuna and J Rey Soul) – 2020
19 – Request + Line (featuring Macy Gray) – 2001
20 – Imma Be – 2009

21 – #Wheresthelove – 2016
22 – Girl like Me (with Shakira) – 2020
23 – Alive – 2009
24 – Gone Going (featuring Jack Johnson) – 2006
25 – Showdown – 2009
26 – Weekends (featuring Esthero) – 2000
27 – Feel the Beat (with Maluma) – 2020
28 – Light Up the Night – 2010
29 – Tonta Love (Feat Jr. Rey Soul) – 2010
30 – Shake Ya Boom Boom – 2020

Friday 3/11/22 4pm ET: Artist Countdown: Carrie Underwood Top 30 Hits

Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American singer and songwriter. She rose to prominence after winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood’s debut single, “Inside Your Heaven”, made her the only country artist to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the only solo country artist in the 2000s to have a number-one song on the Hot 100. Her debut album, Some Hearts (2005), was bolstered by the successful crossover singles “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats”, becoming the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history. She won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist. The next studio album, Carnival Ride (2007), had one of the biggest opening weeks of all time by a female artist and won two Grammy Awards. Her third studio album, Play On (2009), was preceded by the single “Cowboy Casanova”, which had one of the biggest single-week upward movements on the Hot 100.

She achieved the second best-selling release by a woman in 2012 and won a Grammy Award with her fourth album, Blown Away (2012). Underwood’s first compilation, Greatest Hits: Decade #1 (2014), spawned the crossover single “Something in the Water”. Her fifth studio album, Storyteller (2015), made her the only country artist to have all studio albums reach either numbers one or two on the Billboard 200 chart. With her sixth album, Cry Pretty (2018), she became the only woman to top the Billboard 200 with four country albums, and had both the biggest week for any album by a woman in 2018. She released her first Christmas project, My Gift, in 2020, and her first gospel collection, My Savior, in 2021.

Underwood has sold 70 million records worldwide. She is the sixth highest-certified female artist and the highest-certified female country artist of all time on the RIAA’s Top Artists (Digital Singles) ranking, and the female artist with the most number-one entries on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, with 16. Her accolades include seven Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 17 American Music Awards, five Guinness World Records, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards and inductions into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. Billboard named her the top female country artist of the 2000s and 2010s and Some Hearts the top country album of the 2000s. Time listed her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014, while Forbes declared her the most successful American Idol winner. Outside of music, Underwood has ventured into fashion and writing, releasing her fitness clothing line CALIA by Carrie in 2015 and the New York Times best-selling fitness and lifestyle book Find Your Path in 2020.

1 – Something in the Water – 2014
2 – The Fighter (with Keith Urban) – 2017
3 – Blown Away – 2012
4 – Heartbeat – 2015
5 – If I Didn’t Love You (with Jason Aldean) – 2021
6 – Before He Cheats – 2006

7 – Jesus, Take the Wheel – 2005
8 – See You Again – 2013
9 – Smoke Break – 2015
10 – Two Black Cadillacs – 2012
11 – Church Bells – 2016
12 – Dirty Laundry – 2016
13 – Little Toy Guns – 2015
14 – Temporary Home – 2009
15 – Cowboy Casanova – 2009
16 – Good Girl – 2012
17 – Somethin’ Bad (with Miranda Lambert) – 2014
18 – Remind Me (With Brad Paisley) – 2011

19 – Undo It – 2010
20 – I Told You So (featuring Randy Travis) – 2009
21 – Southbound – 2019
22 – Drinking Alone – 2019
23 – Mama’s Song – 2010
24 – So Small – 2007
25 – Last Name – 2008
26 – Inside Your Heaven – 2005
27 – Wasted – 2007
28 – All-American Girl – 2008
29 – Just a Dream – 2008
30 – Don’t Forget to Remember Me – 2006

Wednesday 3/9/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Paul Revere & The Raiders with Mark Lindsay Top 30 Hits

Paul Revere & the Raiders (also known as Raiders) were an American rock band formed in Boise, Idaho in 1958. They saw considerable U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s, with music veering from garage rock to psychedelic pop, but their early sound combined fast-paced, guitar-and-vocal-dominated rock and roll with an intimidating R&B flavor. The band was known for including Revolutionary War-style clothes in their attire.

Originally an instrumental rock combo called the Downbeats, the Raiders were formed in 1958 by organist Paul Revere, and included singer Mark Lindsay. After charting in 1961 with the minor hit “Like, Long Hair” and then in late 1963 just missing Billboard’s Hot 100 with a cover of “Louie Louie”, the band was signed to Columbia Records, under the tutelage of producer Terry Melcher. In January 1966 the single “Just Like Me” — propelled by exposure on Dick Clark’s shows such as Where The Action Is — reached no. 11 on the Hot 100, followed by the consecutive Top Tens “Kicks” and “Hungry”, thus establishing the band as national stars. Clark’s TV shows showcased Lindsay as a teen idol and Revere as the “madman” of the group, and between 1966 and ’69 they reached the top 30 with 12 hits. Bolstered by the success of the singles, the three 1966 albums Just Like Us, Midnight Ride and The Spirit of ’67 all were gold-certified by the RIAA.

However, by the end of the decade, personnel changes and changing tastes contributed to a marked decline in the band’s popularity. Mark Lindsay replaced Terry Melcher as the Raiders’ producer, and the band did manage to score with the 1969 US no. 20 hit “Let Me” and its parent LP Alias Pink Puzz, though most of the output from this period did not sell well. Lindsay embarked on a solo career while still a member of the group, charting with two 1970 top 30 singles including the Top Ten hit “Arizona”. From early 1970 the band were credited as simply Raiders.

In 1971 the hugely successful cover of the song “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” provided the Raiders with a comeback (albeit non-representative), reaching number one in both the US and Canada; the single was certified platinum in 1996. But their failure to repeat the record’s success led to the band being dropped by Columbia in 1975, when Lindsay opted out. In 1976, following Paul Revere’s retirement from the music industry, the Raiders broke up.

Revere’s retirement was short-lived. In 1978 he went back to live performances with a new line-up of musicians that now includes Revere’s son Jamie and lead vocalist Darren Dowler. In 2014 Revere died of cancer, and the band’s name was changed to Paul Revere’s Raiders.

The garage rock revival and grunge movements – and individual acts such as the Paisley Underground – have cited the Raiders as an influence. In 2004 “Kicks” ranked no. 400 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Paul Revere & the Raiders and their manager Roger Hart were inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame on 13 October 2007. In 2010 the band was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 film Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, set in 1969, featured three of the band’s hit singles – “Hungry” (1966), “Good Thing” (1966) and “Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon” (1969) – and the 1968 B-side “Theme From It’s Happening”.

Mark Lindsay (born March 9, 1942) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders.

1 – Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) – 1971
2 – Kicks – 1966
3 – Good Thing – 1966
4 – Him or Me – What’s It Gonna Be? – 1967
5 – Hungry – 1966
6 – I Had A Dream – 1967
7 – Too Much Talk – 1968
8 – Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon – 1969
9 – Birds of a Feather – 1971

10 – Let Me – 1969
11 – And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (Mark Lindsay) – 1970
12 – The Great Airplane Strike – 1966
13 – Just Like Me – 1965
14 – Ups and Downs – 1967
15 – Don’t Take It So Hard – 1968
16 – We Gotta All Get Together – 1969
17 – Steppin’ Out – 1965
18 – Country Wine – 1972
19 – Powder Blue Mercedes Queen – 1972

20 – Cinderella Sunshine – 1968
21 – Arizona (Mark Lindsay) – 1969
22 – Just Seventeen – 1970
23 – Love Music – 1973
24 – First Hymn from Grand Terrace (Mark Lindsay) – 1969
25 – Song Seller – 1972
26 – Problem Child (Mark Lindsay) – 1971
27 – Gone Movin’ On – 1970
28 – Miss America (Mark Lindsay) – 1970
29 – Louie Louie – 1963
30 – Louie Go Home – 1964

Thursday 3/3/22 3pm ET: Artist Countdown: Bon Jovi Top 30 Hits

Bon Jovi is an American rock band formed in 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey. It consists of singer Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. Original bassist Alec John Such quit the band in 1994, and longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora left in 2013. The band have been credited with “[bridging] the gap between heavy metal and pop with style and ease”.

In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi released their first two albums and their debut single “Runaway” managed to crack the Top 40. In 1986, the band achieved widespread success and global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet, which sold over 20 million copies and included three Top 10 singles, two of which reached No. 1 (“You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Livin’ on a Prayer”) Their fourth album, New Jersey (1988), was also very successful, selling over 10 million copies and featuring five Top 10 singles (a record for a glam metal album), two of which reached No. 1 (“Bad Medicine” and “I’ll Be There for You”). After the band toured and recorded extensively during the late 1980s, culminating in the 1988–1990 New Jersey Tour, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora released successful solo albums in 1990 and 1991, respectively.

In 1992, the band returned with the double-platinum Keep the Faith. This was followed by their biggest-selling and longest-charting single “Always” (1994) and the album These Days (1995), which proved to be a bigger success in Europe than in the United States, producing four Top Ten singles in the United Kingdom. Following a second hiatus, their 2000 album Crush, particularly the lead single, “It’s My Life”, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience, and the band considered this their comeback album. The band followed up with Bounce in 2002. The platinum albums Have a Nice Day (2005) and Lost Highway (2007) saw the band incorporate elements of country music into some of the songs, including the 2006 single “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”, which won the band a Grammy Award and became the first single by a rock band to reach No. 1 on the country charts. The Circle (2009) marked a return to the band’s rock sound. The band also enjoyed great success touring, with both the 2005–2006 Have a Nice Day Tour and 2007–2008 Lost Highway Tour ranking among the Top 20 highest-grossing concert tours of the 2000s and the 2013 Because We Can Tour ranking among the highest-grossing of the 2010s. After recording and releasing Because We Can in 2013, lead guitarist Richie Sambora left the band just before an April concert during the Because We Can Tour to spend more time with his family. The band released their thirteenth studio album, Burning Bridges, in 2015 which is their first album without Sambora. Bon Jovi continues to tour and record, as in 2016, Bon Jovi released This House Is Not For Sale, which hit No. 1 and was considered a strong record by the band and primarily reminiscences Bon Jovi’s history. They went on their most recent tour This House Is Not for Sale Tour supporting its album, encompassing 2016–2019. Their most recent album is called 2020, being released in 2020.

Bon Jovi has released 16 studio albums, five compilations and three live albums. They have sold more than 130 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling American rock bands, and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. The band received the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004, and Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.

1 – Always – 1994
2 – This Ain’t a Love Song – 1995
3 – It’s My Life – 2000
4 – Keep the Faith – 1992
5 – Have a Nice Day – 2005
6 – Everyday – 2002
7 – Livin’ on a Prayer – 1986
8 – Blaze of Glory – 1990
9 – Bed of Roses – 1993
10 – Something for the Pain – 1995
11 – Bad Medicine – 1988

12 – Lie to Me – 1995
13 – We Weren’t Born to Follow – 2009
14 – Miracle – 1990
15 – You Give Love a Bad Name – 1986
16 – In These Arms – 1993
17 – Thank You for Loving Me – 2000
18 – Midnight in Chelsea – 1997
19 – (You Want To) Make a Memory – 2007
20 – Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night – 1995
21 – Misunderstood – 2002
22 – I’ll Be There for You – 1989

23 – All About Lovin’ You – 2003
24 – Wanted Dead or Alive – 1987
25 – Lay Your Hands on Me – 1989
26 – Born to Be My Baby – 1988
27 – Real Life – 1999
28 – Who Says You Can’t Go Home – 2006
29 – Living in Sin – 1989
30 – Welcome to Wherever You Are – 2006

Monday 2/28/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Train Top 30 Hits

Train is an American rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. As of 2021, the band consists of Pat Monahan (lead vocals), Taylor Locke (guitar, vocals), Hector Maldonado (bass, vocals), Jerry Becker (keyboards, guitar), Matt Musty (drums), Sakai Smith (backup vocals), and Nikita Houston (backup vocals).

With a lineup that included original members Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss, Jimmy Stafford, Scott Underwood, and Charlie Colin, the band achieved mainstream success with their debut album Train. The album was released in 1998 with the hit “Meet Virginia”. Train’s 2001 album, Drops of Jupiter, contained the lead single “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)”. The single won two Grammy Awards in 2002, and the album was certified double platinum. Train’s third studio album, My Private Nation, released in 2003, was certified platinum in the United States with the hit “Calling All Angels”. Following the departures of Hotchkiss and Colin, the band released their fourth album, For Me, It’s You in 2006, with Brandon Bush (keyboards) and Johnny Colt (bass). Despite a generally positive reception from critics, the album was commercially unsuccessful. Because of this, Train went on a two-year hiatus from recording any new music.

Train has sold over 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide.

1 – Hey, Soul Sister – 2009
2 – Drive By – 2012
3 – Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) – 2001
4 – Angel in Blue Jeans – 2014
5 – 50 Ways to Say Goodbye – 2012
6 – Play That Song – 2016
7 – If It’s Love – 2010
8 – Calling All Angels – 2003
9 – Meet Virginia – 1999
10 – Bruises (featuring Ashley Monroe or Marilou) – 2012
11 – Marry Me – 2010
12 – When I Look to the Sky – 2004
13 – Mermaid – 2012
14 – She’s on Fire – 2002

15 – Save Me, San Francisco – 2011
16 – Something More – 2001
17 – Get to Me – 2005
18 – Cab – 2005
19 – Drink Up – 2017
20 – Cadillac, Cadillac – 2014
21 – Bulletproof Picasso – 2015
22 – Feels Good at First – 2012

23 – Give Myself to You – 2006
24 – I Am – 2000
25 – Give It All – 2015
26 – Ramble On – 2001
27 – Working Girl – 2016
28 – The News – 2017
29 – Lottery – 2017
30 – Whole Lotta Love – 2016

Friday 2/25/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: George Harrison Top 30 Hits

George Harrison MBE (February 25, 1943 – November 29, 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Sometimes called “the quiet Beatle”, Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality in the Beatles’ work. Although the majority of the band’s songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most Beatles albums from 1965 onwards contained at least two Harrison compositions. His songs for the group include “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something”.

Harrison’s earliest musical influences included George Formby and Django Reinhardt; Carl Perkins, Chet Atkins and Chuck Berry were subsequent influences. By 1965, he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock through his interest in Bob Dylan and the Byrds, and towards Indian classical music through his use of Indian instruments, such as sitar, on numerous Beatles songs, starting with “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”. Having initiated the band’s embracing of Transcendental Meditation in 1967, he subsequently developed an association with the Hare Krishna movement. After the band’s break-up in 1970, Harrison released the triple album All Things Must Pass, a critically acclaimed work that produced his most successful hit single, “My Sweet Lord”, and introduced his signature sound as a solo artist, the slide guitar. He also organised the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh with Indian musician Ravi Shankar, a precursor to later benefit concerts such as Live Aid. In his role as a music and film producer, Harrison produced acts signed to the Beatles’ Apple record label before founding Dark Horse Records in 1974 and co-founding HandMade Films in 1978.

Harrison released several best-selling singles and albums as a solo performer. In 1988, he co-founded the platinum-selling supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. A prolific recording artist, he was featured as a guest guitarist on tracks by Badfinger, Ronnie Wood and Billy Preston, and collaborated on songs and music with Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and Tom Petty, among others. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. He is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and posthumously for his solo career in 2004. Traveling Wilbury tunes appear on this chart.

Harrison’s first marriage, to model Pattie Boyd in 1966, ended in divorce in 1977. The following year he married Olivia Arias, with whom he had a son, Dhani. Harrison died from lung cancer in 2001 at the age of 58, two years after surviving a knife attack by an intruder at his Friar Park home. His remains were cremated, and the ashes were scattered according to Hindu tradition in a private ceremony in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India. He left an estate of almost £100 million.

1 – Got My Mind Set on You – 1987
2 – All Those Years Ago – 1981
3 – My Sweet Lord – 1970
4 – Bangla Desh – 1971
5 – Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) – 1973

6 – What Is Life – 1971
7 – Handle with Care – 1988
8 – End of the Line – 1989
9 – When We Was Fab – 1988
10 – My Sweet Lord (reissue) – 2002
11 – Blow Away – 1979

12 – You – 1975
13 – Ding Dong, Ding Dong – 1974
14 – She’s My Baby – 1990
15 – Crackerbox Palace – 1977
16 – This Song – 1976

17 – Dark Horse – 1974
18 – This Is Love – 1988
19 – Nobody’s Child – 1990
20 – That’s What it Takes – 1989
21 – Inside Out – 1990
22 – Heading for the Light – 1989
23 – Wilbury Twist – 1991
24 – Teardrops – 1981
25 – Last Night – 1988
26 – Any Road – 2003
27 – Love Comes to Everyone – 1979
28 – Tweeter and the Monkey Man – 1989
29 – Wake Up My Love – 1982
30 – This Guitar (Can’t Keep from Crying) – 1975

Thursday 2/24/22 6pm ET: Artist Countdown: Sammy Kershaw Top 30 Hits

Samuel Paul Kershaw (born February 24, 1958) is an American country music artist. He has released 16 studio albums, with three RIAA platinum certifications and two gold certifications among them. More than 25 singles have entered Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including his only number one hit “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” and 10 more Top 10 hits: “Cadillac Style”, “Anywhere but Here”, “Haunted Heart”, “Queen of My Double-Wide Trailer”, “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore”, “National Working Woman’s Holiday”, “Third Rate Romance”, “Meant to Be”, “Vidalia”, and “Love of My Life”.

Kershaw tried to enter politics, running as a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Louisiana in 2007 and 2010. In 2007 he finished third in the jungle primary, but Democrat Mitch Landrieu won strongly in the general election. In 2010 he carried more parishes than any other candidate, but placed third. He endorsed Republican Jay Dardenne, Secretary of State, for the position, who won the general election.

1 – Love of My Life – 1997
2 – She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful – 1993
3 – National Working Woman’s Holiday – 1994
4 – Cadillac Style – 1991
5 – Meant to Be – 1996
6 – Queen of My Double Wide Trailer – 1993
7 – I Can’t Reach Her Anymore – 1994
8 – Third Rate Romance – 1994
9 – Don’t Go Near the Water – 1992
10 – Vidalia – 1996
11 – Haunted Heart – 1993
12 – Anywhere but Here – 1992
13 – Yard Sale – 1992
14 – Maybe Not Tonight (with Lorrie Morgan) – 1999
15 – If You’re Gonna Walk, I’m Gonna Crawl – 1995
16 – Southbound – 1994
17 – Matches – 1998
18 – Honky Tonk America – 1998
19 – Politics, Religion and Her – 1996
20 – Fit to Be Tied Down – 1997
21 – One Day Left to Live – 1998
22 – Me and Maxine – 1999
23 – When You Love Someone – 1999
24 – Your Tattoo – 1995
25 – I Want My Money Back – 2003
26 – He Drinks Tequila (with Lorrie Morgan) – 2001
27 – Tennessee Girl – 2006
28 – I’ve Never Been Anywhere – 2003
29 – Louisiana Hot Sauce – 2000
30 – I Finally Found Someone (with Lorrie Morgan) – 2001

Tuesday 2/22/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Smokey Robinson Top 30 Hits

William “Smokey” Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive director. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. He led the group from its 1955 origins as “the Five Chimes” until 1972, when he announced his retirement from the group to focus on his role as Motown’s vice president. However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year. After the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990.

Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime contributions to popular music.

1 – Being with You
2 – Just to See Her
3 – Tell Me Tomorrow
4 – One Heartbeat
5 – Cruisin’
6 – We’ve Saved the Best for Last (Kenny G with Smokey Robinson)
7 – Blame It on Love (Smokey Robinson with High Inergy)
8 – Ebony Eyes (Rick James featuring Smokey Robinson)
9 – Old Fashioned Love

10 – What’s Too Much
11 – Indestructible (Four Tops featuring Smokey Robinson)
12 – Everything You Touch
13 – Baby That’s Backatcha
14 – Hold on to Your Love
15 – Baby Come Close
16 – Let Me Be the Clock
17 – The Agony and the Ecstasy
18 – There Will Come a Day (I’m Gonna Happen to You)
19 – Second That Emotion (with the Miracles)
20 – I Am I Am
21 – Tracks of My Tears (with the Miracles)

22 – The Way You Do (The Things You Do) (with Cee Lo Green)
23 – Sweet Harmony
24 – Daylight and Darkness
25 – Quiet Storm
26 – Open
27 – Pops, We Love You (Diana Ross, Marvin Gay, Stevie Wonder)
28 – Crazy About The La La La (with the Miracles)
29 – Tears of a Clown (with the Miracles)
30 – I Know You By Heart (with Dolly Parton)