Tag: Top 35

Artist Countdown: Seal Top 35 Hits 6p ET @Seal

SealSeal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born 19 February 1963), known by his mononym Seal, is a British R&B and soul singer-songwriter.

Seal has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1992, four Grammy Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award. Seal is known for his numerous international hits, including “Kiss from a Rose”, which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Batman Forever. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. He is a coach on The Voice Australia.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Crazy
2 Kiss from a Rose
3 Future Love Paradise
4 Love’s Divine
5 Get It Together
6 Amazing
7 The Beginning
8 Prayer for the Dying
9 Fly Like an Eagle
10 Killer
11 Newborn Friend
12 Walk on By
13 My Vision (Jakatta featuring Seal)
14 Human Beings
15 The Right Life
16 Don’t Cry
17 Waiting for You
18 Secret
19 Les Mots (Mylène Farmer et Seal)
20 This Could Be Heaven
21 It’s Alright
22 It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
23 A Change Is Gonna Come
24 I Can’t Stand the Rain
25 Let’s Stay Together
26 Stand by Me
27 Wishing on a Star
28 I’m Alive
29 If I Could
30 Lost My Faith
31 If You Don’t Know Me by Now
32 I Am Your Man
33 Weight of My Mistakes
34 If I’m Any Closer
35 Manic Depression (Jeff Beck feat. Seal)

Artist Countdown: Juice Newton Top 35 12p ET @RadioMax

Juice NewtonJudy Kay “Juice” Newton (born February 18, 1952) is an American pop and country singer, songwriter and guitarist. To date, Newton has received five Grammy Award nominations in the Pop and Country Best Female Vocalist categories (winning once in 1983), as well as an ACM Award for Top New Female Artist and two Billboard Female Album Artist of the Year awards (won consecutively). She has several Gold and Platinum records to her credit, including Juice, Quiet Lies and her first Greatest Hits album. During the 1980s, Newton charted 14 Top-10 hits across the Billboard Country, AC, and Hot 100 charts, with many of the recordings achieving crossover success and six of the songs hitting the No. 1 position. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Queen of Hearts
2 Angel of the Morning
3 Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me
4 The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)
5 Break It to Me Gently
6 Heart of the Night
7 A Little Love
8 Tell Her No
9 You Make Me Want to Make You Mine
10 Hurt
11 Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers)  (w/ Eddie Rabbitt)
12 Old Flame
13 Tell Me True
14 Cheap Love
15 What Can I Do with My Heart
16 First Time Caller
17 Can’t Wait All Night
18 Let’s Keep It That Way
19 Restless Heart
20 Lay Back in the Arms of Someone
21 Ride ‘Em Cowboy
22 Sunshine
23 When Love Comes Around the Bend
24 You Fill My Life
25 Until Tonight
26 Stranger at My Door
27 It’s a Heartache
28 Any Way That You Want Me
29 Dirty Looks
30 Hey! Baby
31 When I Get Over You
32 Funny How Time Slips Away  (w/ Willie Nelson)
33 Love Is A Word
34 Up Where We Belong  (w/ Glen Campbell)
35 Still The One  (w/ Gary Morris)

Artist Countdown: Alice Cooper Top 30 Hits 1p ET @RealAliceCooper

Alice CooperAlice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948) is an American shock rock singer, songwriter, and musician whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, and baby dolls, he is considered by fans and peers alike to be “The Godfather of Shock Rock”; Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and macabre brand of rock designed to shock.

Originating in Phoenix in the late 1960s after Furnier moved from Detroit, Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit “I’m Eighteen” from the album Love It to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single “School’s Out” in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies.

Furnier adopted the band’s name as his own name in the 1970s and began a solo career with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. In 2011 he released Welcome 2 My Nightmare, his 19th album as a solo artist, and his 26th album in total. Expanding from his Detroit rock roots, in his career Cooper has experimented with a number of musical styles, including conceptual rock, art rock, hard rock, heavy metal, New Wave, pop rock, experimental rock and industrial rock.

Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage; The Rolling Stone Album Guide has called him the world’s most “beloved heavy metal entertainer”. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and has been described as the artist who “first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre”. Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur and, since 2004, a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper.

In 2011, the original Alice Cooper band was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Poison
2 School’s Out
3 Elected
4 No More Mr. Nice Guy
5 Hello Hooray
6 Hey Stoopid
7 How You Gonna See Me Now
8 Bed of Nails
9 Teenage Lament ’74
10 You and Me
11 Only Women Bleed
12 He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask)
13 Lost in America
14 Clones (We’re All)
15 I Never Cry
16 Department of Youth
17 Billion Dollar Babies
18 (No More) Love at Your Convenience
19 House of Fire
20 It’s Me
21 I’m Eighteen
22 Under My Wheels
23 Feed My Frankenstein
24 Only My Heart Talkin’
25 Love’s a Loaded Gun
26 Welcome to My Nightmare
27 Be My Lover
28 Freedom
29 Seven and Seven Is
30 I’ll Bite Your Face Off

Artist Countdown: Robert Palmer Top 35 Hits 6p ET @RadioMax

Robert PalmerRobert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003), was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for his sharp dress sense and distinctive voice, and the eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues. He found success both in his solo career and with Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and the US.

His iconic music videos directed by British fashion photographer Terence Donovan for the hits “Addicted to Love” and “Simply Irresistible” featured identically dressed dancing women with pale faces, dark eye makeup and bright red lipstick, which resembled the women in the art of Patrick Nagel, an artist popular in the 1980s. Palmer’s involvement in the music industry commenced in the 1960s, covered four decades and included a spell with Vinegar Joe.

Palmer received a number of awards throughout his career, including two Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, an MTV Video Music Award, and was twice nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) / I Want You
2 Addicted to Love
3 Simply Irresistible
4 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Robert Palmer and UB40)
5 I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On
6 Some Like It Hot (Power Station)
7 Get It On (Bang a Gong)  (Power Station)
8 Every Kinda People
9 Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)
10 Johnny and Mary
11 Looking for Clues
12 She Makes My Day
13 Change His Ways
14 Some Guys Have All the Luck
15 Know by Now
16 You Are in My System
17 You’re Amazing
18 Early in the Morning
19 What’s It Take
20 Hyperactive
21 Communication  (Power Station)
22 Sweet Lies
23 Discipline of Love
24 Best of Both Worlds
25 Jealous
26 Respect Yourself
27 Can We Still Be Friends
28 Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming
29 Man Smart, Woman Smarter
30 She Can Rock It  (Power Station)
31 You Can Have It (Take My Heart)
32 Riptide
33 Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley
34 Which of Us Is The Fool
35 Pride

Artist Countdown: Pat Benatar Top 35 Hits 6p ET @officialbenatar @PBenatar

pat-benatarPatricia Mae Andrzejewski (born January 10, 1953), known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American singer and four-time Grammy Award winner. She is a mezzo-soprano. She has had considerable commercial success, particularly in the United States. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 14 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Love Is a Battlefield”, “We Belong” and “Invincible”. Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists in the early days of MTV.  Source: Wikipedia

1 Love Is a Battlefield
2 We Belong
3 Invincible
4 All Fired Up
5 Shadows of the Night
6 Fire and Ice
7 Sex as a Weapon
8 Hit Me with Your Best Shot
9 We Live for Love
10 Treat Me Right
11 Ooh Ooh Song
12 Heartbreaker
13 Promises in the Dark
14 You Better Run
15 Looking for a Stranger
16 Don’t Walk Away
17 Little Too Late
18 Le Bel Age
19 Somebody’s Baby
20 Everybody Lay Down
21 Payin’ the Cost to Be the Boss
22 Diamond Field
23 True Love
24 I Need a Lover
25 One Love
26 If You Think You Know How to Love Me
27 Rated X
28 I’m Gonna Follow You
29 Hell Is for Children
30 It’s a Tuff Life
31 Anxiety (Get Nervous)
32 Lipstick Lies
33 Temporary Heroes
34 Big Life
35 Let’s Stay Together

Artist Countdown: Donny Osmond Top 35 6pm ET @donnyosmond

DonnyOsmondDonald Clark “DonnyOsmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, musician, actor, dancer, radio personality, and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. In the mid-1960s, he and four of his elder brothers gained fame as The Osmonds, on the long-running variety program, The Andy Williams Show. Donny went solo in the early 1970s, covering such hits as “Go Away Little Girl” and “Puppy Love”.

For over thirty-five years, he and younger sister Marie have gained fame as Donny & Marie, partly due to the success of their 1976–79 self-titled variety series, which aired on ABC. The duo also did a 1998–2000 talk show and have been headlining in Las Vegas since 2008. Between a highly successful teen career in the 1970s, and his rebirth in the 1990s, Osmond’s career was stymied during the 1980s by what some have perceived as his “boy scout” image. Osmond stated on the May 1, 2009 Larry King Live show that longtime friend Michael Jackson suggested he change his name to boost his image. Osmond’s agent even suggested that spreading false rumors about drug arrest charges might recharge his career. Osmond felt such allegations would have familial ramifications, and could not reconcile how lying to create a nefarious drug image could be explained to his children, nieces and nephews. In 1989, Osmond had two big-selling recordings, the first of which, “Soldier of Love“, was initially credited to a “mystery artist” by some radio stations.

Starting in July 1992, Osmond played Joseph in the Elgin Theatre’s Toronto production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The musical then toured North America until 1998. Creator Andrew Lloyd Webber, impressed by Osmond’s talents and the show’s successful six-year run, chose him for the 1999 film version.

In 2009, Osmond won the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 I’m Leavin’ it (All) up to You  (with Marie Osmond)
2 Morning Side of the Mountain  (with Marie Osmond)
3 The Twelfth of Never
4 Why
5 Too Young
6 Deep Purple  (with Marie Osmond)
7 Soldier of Love
8 Young Love
9 When I Fall in Love
10 Make the World Go Away  (with Marie Osmond)
11 Puppy Love
12 Go Away Little Girl
13 Sacred Emotion
14 Hey Girl
15 Breeze On By
16 (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration  (with Marie Osmond)
17 C’mon Marianne
18 On the Shelf  (with Marie Osmond)
19 My Love Is a Fire
20 I Have a Dream
21 Sweet and Innocent
22 Are You Lonesome Tonight
23 What I Meant To Say
24 Where Did All the Good Times Go
25 A Million to One
26 Sure Lookin’
27 I’m in It for Love
28 Hold on
29 (You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String
30 This Guy’s In Love With You
31 The Good Life  (with Marie Osmond)
32 I Knew You When
33 Lonely Boy
34 Seasons Of Love
35 Whenever You’re In Trouble

Artist Countdown: Cliff Richard Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @TheRealSirCliff

Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. He is the third-top-selling singles artist in the United Kingdom’s history, with total sales of over 21 million units in the UK[2] and has reportedly sold an estimated 250 million records worldwide.

With his backing group the Shadows, Richard, originally positioned as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His 1958 hit single “Move It” is often described as Britain’s first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that “before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music.” Increased focus on his Christian faith and subsequent softening of his music later led to a more middle of the road pop image, sometimes venturing into contemporary Christian music.

sir-cliff-richardOver a career spanning more than 50 years, Richard has become a fixture of the British entertainment world, amassing many gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards. He has had more than 130 singles, albums and EPs make the UK Top 20, more than any other artist and holds the record (with Elvis Presley) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s). He has achieved 14 UK No. 1 singles (or 18, depending on the counting methodology) and is the only singer to have had a No. 1 single in the UK in 5 consecutive decades: the 1950s through to the 1990s. In 2008, he celebrated his 50th anniversary in music by releasing a greatest hits album, featuring new track “Thank You for a Lifetime“, which reached number 3 in the UK singles chart. His latest album, Soulicious, was released in October 2011. The album was supported by a short UK arena tour and gave Richard his 41st top ten UK hit album.

Richard has never achieved the same impact in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, including the million-selling “Devil Woman” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, the latter becoming the first to reach the Billboard Hot 100‘s top 40 in the 1980s by a singer who had been in the top 40 in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In Canada, Richard achieved moderate success in the 1980s with several albums reaching platinum status. He has remained a popular music, film, and television personality in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Northern Europe and Asia, and he retains a following in other countries.n by Mercury as a tribute to Elvis Presley.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 We Don’t Talk Anymore
2 Power to All Our Friends
3 Living Doll with The Young Ones and featuring Hank Marvin
4 Dreamin’
5 Daddy’s Home
6 Wired For Sound
7 Carrie
8 Some People
9 The Millennium Prayer
10 Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha
11 The Only Way Out
12 Never Say Die (Give a Little Bit More)
13 Devil Woman
14 A Little in Love
15 The Best of Me
16 True Love Ways
17 She’s So Beautiful
18 Suddenly (with Olivia Newton-John)
19 My Kinda Life
20 I Can’t Ask For Anymore Than You
21 Take Me High
22 Lean on You
23 Hey Mr. Dream Maker
24 Little Town
25 Silhouettes
26 Where Do We Go From Here?
27 Hot Shot
28 Give A Little Bit More
29 Green Light
30 Whenever God Shines His Light (with Van Morrison)
31 Slow Rivers (with Elton John)
32 You Keep Me Hangin’ On
33 Don’t Turn Out The Light
34 Help It Along
35 Tomorrow Rising

Artist Countdown: Clay Walker Top 35 Hits 8pm ET @ClayWalker

ClayWalkerErnest Clayton “Clay” Walker, Jr. (born August 19, 1969) is an American country music artist. He made his debut in 1993 with the single “What’s It to You“, which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, as did its follow-up, 1994’s “Live Until I Die“. Both singles were included on his self-titled debut album, released in 1993 via Giant Records. He stayed with the label until its 2001 closure, later recording for Warner Bros. Records and RCA Records before joining his current label, Asylum-Curb Records, in 2007.

Clay Walker has released a total of 11 albums, including a greatest hits package and an album of Christmas music. His first four studio albums all achieved platinum certification in the United States and his greatest hits collection and fifth studio album were each certified gold. He has charted 30 country singles, including six Number Ones: “What’s It to You”, “Live Until I Die”, Dreaming with My Eyes Open“, “If I Could Make a Living”, “This Woman and This Man”, and “Rumor Has It”. His most recent album, She Won’t Be Lonely Long, was released in mid-2010. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 What’s It to You
2 Live Until I Die
3 Dreaming with My Eyes Open
4 If I Could Make a Living
5 Rumor Has It
6 This Woman and This Man
7 Who Needs You Baby
8 Then What?
9 Hypnotize the Moon
10 You’re Beginning to Get to Me
11 Only on Days That End in Y
12 Where Do I Fit in the Picture
13 Watch This
14 My Heart Will Never Know
15 One, Two, I Love You
16 Live, Laugh, Love
17 Bury the Shovel
18 The Chain of Love
19 She’s Always Right
20 Ordinary People
21 She Won’t Be Lonely Long
22 Fall
23 A Few Questions
24 I Can’t Sleep
25 Jesse James
26 ‘Fore She Was Mama
27 Where Do I Go from You
28 If You Ever Feel Like Lovin’ Me Again
29 White Palace
30 Jesus Was a Country Boy
31 Say No More
32 She Likes It in the Morning
33 Like We Never Said Goodbye
34 Once in a Lifetime Love
35 Mexico

Artist Countdown: Pam Tillis Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @PamTillis

PamTillisPamela Yvonne “Pam” Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an America country music singer-songwriter and actress. She is the daughter of country music singer Mel Tillis and one of five children.

Originally a demo singer in Nashville, Tennessee, Tillis was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1981, for which she released nine singles and one album, Above and Beyond the Doll of Cutey. By 1991, she had signed to Arista Nashville, entering Top 40 on Hot Country Songs for the first time with “Don’t Tell Me What to Do”, the first of five singles from her album Put Yourself in My Place. Tillis recorded five more albums for Arista Nashville between then and 2001, plus a greatest hits album and 22 more singles. Her only number 1 hit on the country charts was 1995’s “Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)“, although 12 other singles made Top 10 on that chart. After exiting Arista, Tillis released It’s All Relative: Tillis Sings Tillis for Lucky Dog Records in 2002, plus RhineStoned and the Christmas album Just in Time for Christmas on her own Stellar Cat label in 2007. Her albums Homeward Looking Angel (1992), Sweetheart’s Dance (1994) and Greatest Hits (1997) are all certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), while Put Yourself in My Place and 1995’s All of This Love are certified gold.

Besides her own work, Tillis co-wrote and sang on the 1990 Warner Bros. single “Tomorrow’s World”, written in honor of Earth Day, and Dolly Parton’s 1992 single “Romeo”. She has won two major awards: a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in 1999 for the multi-artist collaboration “Same Old Train”, and the 1994 Country Music Association award for Best Female Vocalist. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)
2 Shake the Sugar Tree
3 Maybe It Was Memphis
4 Deep Down
5 All the Good Ones Are Gone
6 In Between Dances
7 One of Those Things
8 Let That Pony Run
9 Spilled Perfume
10 When You Walk in the Room
11 Put Yourself in My Place
12 I Said a Prayer
13 Land of the Living
14 The River and the Highway
15 Don’t Tell Me What to Do
16 Cleopatra, Queen of Denial
17 Do You Know Where Your Man Is
18 It’s Lonely Out There
19 I Was Blown Away
20 Please
21 Blue Rose Is
22 Romeo (with Parton, Cyrus, Mattea, Carpenter, Tucker)
23 Every Time
24 After a Kiss
25 Betty’s Got a Bass Boat
26 Those Memories of You
27 I Wish She Wouldn’t Treat You That Way
28 Goodbye Highway
29 There Goes My Love
30 Killer Comfort
31 Love Sneakin’ Up on You
32 Thunder & Roses
33 Unmitigated Gall
34 So Wrong
35 Band in the Window

Artist Countdown: Aaron Tippin Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax @TippinAaron

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Aaron Dupree Tippin (born July 3, 1958 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American country music artist and record producer. Initially a songwriter for Acuff-Rose Music, he gained a recording contract with RCA Records in 1990. His debut single, “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” became a popular anthem for American soldiers fighting in the Gulf War and helped to establish him as a neotraditionalist country act with songs that catered primarily to the American working class. Under RCA’s tenure, he recorded five studio albums and a Greatest Hits package. By the later half of the 1990s, however, his sales and chart performance began to decline, and he was dropped from the label’s roster.

Tippin switched to Lyric Street Records in 1998, where he recorded four more studio albums, counting a compilation of Christmas music. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, he released the patriotic anthem “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly“; although it was his most successful crossover single, he saw his popularity decline a second time after its release. After parting ways with Lyric Street in 2006, he founded a personal label known as Nippit Records, on which he issued the compilation album Now & Then. A concept album, In Overdrive, was released in 2009.

Tippin has released a total of nine studio albums and two compilations, with five gold certifications and one platinum certification among them. In addition, he has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including three Number Ones: “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio” (1992), “That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You” (1995), and “Kiss This” (2000), as well as the Top Ten hits “You’ve Got to Stand for Something”, “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way”, “My Blue Angel”, “Working Man’s Ph.D“, “For You I Will”, and “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly”.

On July 15, 1995, Tippin married the former Thea Corontzos at a Greek Orthodox ceremony in Nashville. Along with his manager, Billy Craven, Aaron and Thea Tippin created Tippin’s company, Tip Top Entertainment. They reside in Dowelltown, Tennessee. Tippin also opened two hunting supply stores called Aaron Tippin Firearms: one in Smithville, Tennessee, and the other was run by his late father, Willis Emory Tippin, in Oak City, North Carolina. (Willis died in 2005.) According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Tippin is an instrument rated commercial pilot with single and multi-engine ratings. He also has private pilot privileges for rotorcraft-helicopter. Finally, he is a certified airframe and power plant mechanic.

1 For You I Will
2 There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio
3 That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You
4 I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way
5 Workin’ Man’s Ph.D
6 You’ve Got to Stand for Something
7 Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly
8 My Blue Angel
9 I Got It Honest
10 I’m Leaving
11 The Call of the Wild
12 Kiss This
13 I Wonder How Far It Is Over You
14 Without Your Love
15 Whole Lotta Love on the Line
16 She Feels Like a Brand New Man Tonight
17 Everything I Own
18 Honky Tonk Superman
19 Her
20 I Was Born with a Broken Heart
21 She Made a Memory Out of Me
22 People Like Us
23 That’s What Happens When I Hold You
24 Love Like There’s No Tomorrow (with Thea Tippin)
25 Always Was
26 If Her Lovin’ Don’t Kill Me
27 Come Friday
28 A Door
29 I’ll Take Love Over Money
30 What This Country Needs
31 He Believed
32 How’s the Radio Know
33 Ready to Rock (In a Country Kind of Way)
34 Drill Here, Drill Now
35 East Bound and Down

Artist Countdown: Sweet Top 35 Hits 4pm ET @radiomax #artistcountdown

sweetSweet (also referred to as The Sweet) were a British rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s as a prominent glam rock act, with their most prolific line-up: lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker.

Sweet were formed in 1968 and achieved their first hit “Funny Funny” in 1971 after teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and record producer Phil Wainman. During 1971 and 1972, their musical style followed a marked progression from the Archies-like bubblegum style of “Funny Funny” to a Who-influenced hard rock style supplemented by a striking use of high-pitched backing vocals.

The band achieved notable success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, with “Block Buster!” (1973) topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in “Hell Raiser” (1973), “The Ballroom Blitz” (1973) and “Teenage Rampage” (1974). the band turned to more Hard Rock style with their mid-career singles like 1974’s Turn It Down. Their first self-written and produced single “Fox on the Run” (1975) also reached number two on the UK charts. These results were topped in West Germany and other countries on the European mainland, where the band was very popular.

The Sweet had their last Top 10 hit in 1978 with “Love Is Like Oxygen”. Connolly left the group in 1979 to start a solo career and the remaining members continued as a threesome until disbanding in 1981.

Since the mid-1980s, Scott, Connolly and Priest have each played with their own versions of Sweet during different periods of time. Connolly died in 1997, and Tucker died in 2002. The two surviving members are still active in their respective versions of the band; Scott’s is based in the United Kingdom and Priest’s in the United States. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Fox on the Run
2 Ballroom Blitz
3 Action
4 Wig-Wam Bam
5 Block Buster!
6 Little Willy
7 Teenage Rampage
8 Co-Co
9 Love Is Like Oxygen
10 Poppa Joe
11 Hell Raiser
12 The Six Teens
13 Funny Funny
14 The Lies in Your Eyes
15 Turn It Down
16 Lost Angels
17 Fever of Love
18 Alexander Graham Bell
19 California Nights
20 Peppermint Twist
21 Stairway to the Stars
22 Call Me
23 Funk It Up (David’s Song)
24 Slow Motion
25 Lollipop Man
26 All You’ll Ever Get from Me
27 Get on the Line
28 4th of July
29 Big Apple Waltz
30 Give the Lady Some Respect
31 Sixties Man
32 Discophony
33 Stay With Me
34 Hold Me
35 Jeanie

Artist Countdown: Commodores Top 35 Hits 2pm ET @radiomax

CommodoresThe Commodores are an American funk/soul band of the 1970s and 1980s. The members of the group met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in 1968, and signed with Motown in November 1972, having first caught the public eye opening for The Jackson 5 while on tour.

The group is best known for their ballads, such as “Easy” and “Three Times a Lady“, but, for the most part, the group recorded funky, driven dance-floor hits which include “Brick House“, “The Bump“, “Fancy Dancer”, and “Too Hot ta Trot“.

Today, the Commodores consist of Walter “Clyde” Orange, J.D. Nicholas and King “WAK”, along with their five piece band, known as the “Mean Machine”. The group continues to perform, playing at arenas, theaters and festivals around the world. The band’s websites are www.Myspace.com/TheCommodoresNow  & www.CommodoresLive.com (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Nightshift
2 Three Times a Lady
3 Still
4 Sail On
5 Oh No
6 Brick House
7 Easy
8 Sweet Love
9 Animal Instinct
10 Machine Gun
11 Too Hot ta Trot
12 Lady (You Bring Me Up)
13 Just to Be Close to You
14 Fancy Dancer
15 Only You
16 Wonderland
17 Flying High
18 Goin to the Bank
19 Slippery When Wet
20 Old-Fashion Love
21 Janet
22 Heroes
23 I Feel Sanctified
24 Painted Picture
25 Why You Wanna Try Me
26 This Is Your Life
27 United in Love
28 Take It from Me
29 The Zoo (The Human Zoo)
30 Solitaire
31 The Bump
32 Lighin’ Up The Night
33 Lucy
34 Reach High
35 Turn Off The Lights

 

Artist Countdown: Melissa Etheridge Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax @speak_true

metheridgeMelissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist.

Etheridge was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, the younger of two girls, to John Etheridge, a psychology teacher at Leavenworth High School, and Elizabeth Williamson, a computer consultant. She attended David Brewer School, which is still located at 17th and Osage Streets. She graduated in 1979 from Leavenworth High School (LHS), 10th Avenue and Halderman. Etheridge was a member of the first “Power and Life” musical/dance group at LHS. Her childhood home was at 1902 Miami Street.

Etheridge’s interest in music began early; she picked up her first guitar at 8. She began to play in all-men country music groups throughout her teenage years, until she moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music.

While in Berklee, Etheridge played the club circuit around Boston. After three semesters, Etheridge decided to drop out of Berklee and head to Los Angeles to attempt a career in music. Etheridge was discovered in a bar called Vermie’s in Pasadena, CA. She had made some friends on a women’s soccer team and those new friends came to see her play. One of the women was Karla Leopold, whose husband, Bill Leopold, was a manager in the music business. Karla convinced Bill to see her perform live. He was impressed, and has remained a pivotal part of Etheridge’s career ever since.[3] This, in addition to her gigs in lesbian bars around Los Angeles, led to her discovery by Island Records chief Chris Blackwell. She received a publishing deal to write songs for movies including the 1986 movie Weeds.

In 1985, prior to her signing, Etheridge sent her demo to Olivia Records, a lesbian record label, but was ultimately rejected. She saved the rejection letter, signed by “the women of Olivia”, which was later featured in Intimate Portrait: Melissa Etheridge, the Lifetime Television documentary of her life.
After an unreleased first effort that was rejected by Island Records as being too polished and glossy, she completed her stripped-down self-titled debut in just four days. Her eponymous debut album Melissa Etheridge was an underground hit, and the single, “Bring Me Some Water“, a turntable hit, was nominated for a Grammy.

At the time of the album’s release, it was not generally known that Etheridge was a lesbian. While on the road promoting the album, she paused in Memphis, Tennessee to be interviewed for the radio syndication, Pulsebeat—Voice of the Heartland, explaining the intensity of her music by saying: “People think I’m really sad—or really angry. But my songs are written about the conflicts I have…I have no anger toward anyone else.” She invited the radio syndication producer to attend her concert that night. He did and was surprised to find himself one of the few men in attendance

Etheridge is known for her mixture of confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals. She has also been an iconic gay and lesbian activist since her public coming out in January 1993. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 I’m the Only One
2 I Want to Come Over
3 Come to My Window
4 Your Little Secret
5 Nowhere to Go
6 If I Wanted to
7 Angels Would Fall
8 No Souvenirs
9 Bring Me Some Water
10 Ain’t It Heavy
11 Like the Way I Do
12 Let Me Go
13 Similar Features
14 Breathe
15 Fearless Love
16 All American Girl
17 I Want to Be in Love
18 Dance without Sleeping
19 Message to Myself
20 2001
21 I Run for Life
22 Enough of Me
23 Chrome Plated Heart
24 Must Be Crazy for Me
25 Cry Baby/ Piece of My Heart (with Joss Stone)
26 The Angels
27 This Moment
28 Don’t You Need
29 You Can Sleep while I Drive
30 Refugee
31 I Need to Wake Up
32 Falling Up
33 Burning Love
34 Nervous
35 My Back Door

 

Artist Countdown: Rosanne Cash Top 35 Hits 12pm ET

rosannecashRosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin.

Although Cash is often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock and blues. In the 1980s, she had a string of chart-topping singles, which crossed musical genres and landed on both C&W and Top 100 charts, the most commercially successful being her 1981 breakthrough hit “Seven Year Ache“, which topped the U.S. country singles charts and reached the Top 30 on the U.S. pop singles charts. In 1990, Cash released Interiors, a spare, introspective album which signaled a break from her pop country past. The following year Cash ended her marriage and moved from Nashville to New York City, where she continues to write, record and perform. Since 1991 she has released five albums, written two books and edited a collection of short stories. Her fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Oxford-American, New York Magazine, and various other periodicals and collections.

She won a Grammy in 1985 for “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me“, and has received nine other Grammy nominations. She has had 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two gold records.

She was portrayed, as a child, by Hailey Anne Nelson in Walk the Line, the 2005 Academy-award winning film of her father’s life.

1 Seven Year Ache
2 I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me
3 Blue Moon with Heartache
4 Hold On
5 Runaway Train
6 The Way We Make a Broken Heart
7 Tennessee Flat Top Box
8 If You Change Your Mind
9 I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
10 It’s Such a Small World (with Rodney Crowell)
11 Never Be You
12 My Baby Thinks He’s a Train
13 Ain’t No Money
14 Second to No One
15 If It Weren’t for Him (with Vince Gill)
16 I Wonder
17 Couldn’t Do Nothing Right
18 No Memories Hangin’ Round (with Bobby Bare)
19 What We Really Want
20 Take Me, Take Me
21 Black and White
22 One Step Over the Line (with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (with John Hiatt))
23 On the Surface
24 It Hasn’t Happened Yet
25 The Wheel
26 Seventh Avenue
27 You Ain’t Going Nowhere (with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin)
28 September When It Comes (with Johnny Cash)
29 Radio Operator
30 Sea of Heartbreak (with Bruce Springsteen)
31 I’m Movin’ On
32 Big River
33 Rules of Travel
34 Got You Covered (with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings)
35 Real Woman