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Artist Countdown: Elvis Costello Top 45 Hits @ElvisCostello

elvis-costelloElvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus; 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1976. Shortly after recording his first album, he formed The Attractions as his backing band. They toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between Costello and members of The Attractions caused them to split by 1986. Much of Costello’s work since 1986 has been credited to him as a solo artist, though partial reunions with some members of The Attractions have been credited to the group over the years.

Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello’s lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a “pop encyclopaedia”, able to “reinvent the past in his own image”.

Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male. In 2003, Elvis Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Veronica
2 Oliver’s Army
3 Everyday I Write the Book
4 The Other Side of Summer
5 A Good Year for the Roses
6 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
7 Watching the Detectives
8 (I Don’t Want to Go To) Chelsea
9 I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
10 I Wanna Be Loved
11 …This Town…
12 The Only Flame in Town
13 13 Steps Lead Down
14 Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s a Doll Revolution)
15 Pump It Up
16 Baby Plays Around
17 Radio Radio
18 Accidents Will Happen
19 Pills and Soap
20 She
21 Sulky Girl
22 High Fidelity
23 New Amsterdam
24 Sweet Dreams
25 From Head to Toe
26 From a Whisper to a Scream
27 Party Party
28 I’m Your Toy
29 You Little Fool
30 Man Out Of Time
31 It’s Time
32 Clubland
33 Green Shirt
34 Tokyo Storm Warning
35 Less Than Zero
36 Alison
37 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
38 Watch Your Step 
39 Seven Day Weekend
40 Lovable 
41 National Ransom
42 Complicated Shadows
43 Brilliant Mistake
44 Heartaches By The Number (with Rosanne Cash)
45 Moods For Moderns

Artist Countdown: Rush Top 45 Hits 6pm ET @rushtheband @RadioMax

Rush-BandRush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson, and drummer, percussionist and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their current form when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group’s first United States tour.

Since the release of the band’s self-titled debut album in March 1974, Rush has become known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. Rush’s music style has changed over the years, beginning with blues-inspired heavy metal on their first album, then encompassing hard rock, progressive rock, and a period with heavy use of synthesizers. The band finished the Time Machine Tour in July 2011 and released their latest studio album, Clockwork Angels in June 2012 with a supporting tour that began in September 2012.

Rush has sold 25 million albums in the U.S. for a ranking of 79th. Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, several industry sources estimated Rush’s total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units as of 2004. The group has been awarded 24 gold, 14 platinum, and 3 multi-platinum albums.

Rush has won a number of Juno Awards, was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Over their careers, the members of Rush have been acknowledged as some of the most proficient players on their respective instruments, with each band member winning numerous awards in magazine readers’ polls. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 New World Man
2 Tom Sawyer
3 The Spirit of Radio
4 Subdivisions
5 Limelight
6 Roll the Bones
7 The Big Money
8 Time Stand Still
9 Nobody’s Hero
10 Closer to the Heart
11 Dreamline
12 The Body Electric
13 The Pass
14 Ghost of a Chance
15 Show Don’t Tell
16 Cold Fire
17 Caravan
18 Stick It Out
19 Bravado
20 The Analog Kid
21 Superconductor
22 Headlong Flight
23 In the Mood
24 Test for Echo
25 Distant Early Warning
26 Force Ten
27 Mission
28 Marathon
29 Fly by Night
30 Manhattan Project
31 Red Sector A
32 Mystic Rhythms
33 Territories
34 The Anarchist
35 Countdown
36 The Wreckers
37 Vital Signs
38 The Trees
39 BU2B
40 The Weapon
41 Entre Nous
42 Not Fade Away
43 Freewill
44 Finding My Way
45 Making Memories

Artist Countdown: Four Tops Top 45 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax @thefourtops

topsFour Tops are an American vocal quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, and showtunes. Founded in Detroit, Michigan as The Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs (born Levi Stubbles, a cousin of Jackie Wilson and brother of The Falcons’ Joe Stubbs), and groupmates Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, having gone from 1953 until 1997 without a single change in personnel.

Among a number of groups who helped define the Motown Sound of the 1960s, including The Miracles, The Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, The Temptations, and The Supremes, the Four Tops were notable for having Stubbs, a baritone, as their lead singer; most groups of the time were fronted by a tenor. The group was the main male vocal group for the songwriting and production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, who crafted a stream of hit singles, including two Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits: “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There”. After Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967, the Four Tops were assigned to a number of producers, primarily Frank Wilson. When Motown left Detroit in 1972 to move to Los Angeles, California, the Tops stayed in Detroit and moved over to ABC Records’ Dunhill imprint, where they continued to have charting singles into the late-1970s. Since the 1980s, the Four Tops have recorded for, at various times, Motown, Casablanca Records and Arista Records. Today, save for Indestructible (owned by Sony Music Entertainment), Universal Music Group controls the rights to their entire post-1963 catalog (through various mergers and acquisitions), as well as their 1956 single, “Could It Be You”.

A change of line-up was finally forced upon the group when Lawrence Payton died on June 20, 1997. The band initially continued as a three-piece under the name The Tops, before Theo Peoples (formerly of The Temptations) was recruited as the new fourth member. Peoples eventually took over the role of lead singer when Stubbs suffered a stroke in 2000 with his position assumed by Ronnie McNeir. On July 1, 2005, Benson died of lung cancer with Payton’s son Roquel Payton replacing him. Levi Stubbs died on October 17, 2008. Fakir, McNeir, Payton, and Harold “Spike” Bonhart, who replaced Peoples in 2011, are still performing together as the Four Tops. Fakir is now the only surviving founding member of the original group. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Reach Out I’ll Be There
2 I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
3 When She Was My Girl
4 Standing in the Shadows of Love
5 Bernadette
6 Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)
7 Still Water (Love)
8 Walk Away Renée
9 River Deep Mountain High (with The Supremes)
10 It’s All In The Game
11 Keeper of the Castle
12 Seven Rooms of Gloom
13 It’s the Same Old Song
14 If I Were a Carpenter
15 You Keep Running Away
16 Sweet Understanding Love
17 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
18 Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)
19 I’m In a Different World
20 Yesterday’s Dreams
21 Indestructible
22 Are You Man Enough
23 You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart (with The Supremes)
24 Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)
25 I Just Can’t Walk Away
26 A Simple Game
27 Something About You
28 Ask the Lonely
29 One Chain Don’t Make No Prison
30 If Ever a Love There Was (with Aretha Franklin)
31 Midnight Flower
32 (It’s the Way) Nature Planned It
33 MacArthur Park
34 What is a Man
35 Don’t Let Him Take Your Love From Me
36 Catfish
37 I Just Can’t Get You Out of My Mind
38 Seven Lonely Nights
39 In These Changing Times
40 Loco in Acapulco
41 Baby, I Need Your Loving
42 Do What You Gotta Do
43 We Gotta All Stick Together
44 Don’t Walk Away
45 Sexy Ways

Artist Countdown: John Fogerty Top 45 Hits – 6pm ET @radiomax #artistcountdown

john_fogertyJohn Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for his time with the swamp rock/roots rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) and as a solo recording artist. Fogerty has a rare distinction of being named on Rolling Stone magazine‘s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists at No. 40 and the list of 100 Greatest Singers at No. 72. The songs “Proud Mary” and “Born on the Bayou” also rank amongst the Greatest Pop songs (“Proud Mary,” #41) and Guitar songs (“Born on the Bayou,” #53).

This special Artist Countdown is a merged listing of Chart activity for both, Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty.  (Source: Wikipedia)

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1 Up Around the Bend  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
2 Bad Moon Rising  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
3 Proud Mary  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
4 Sweet Hitch-Hiker  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
5 Lookin’ out My Back Door  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
6 Travelin’ Band  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
7 Long as I Can See the Light  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
8 Green River  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
9 Down on the Corner  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
10 Have You Ever Seen the Rain?  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
11 The Old Man Down the Road  (John Fogerty)
12 Rock and Roll Girls  (John Fogerty)
13 Someday Never Comes  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
14 Who’ll Stop the Rain  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
15 Jambalaya (On the Bayou)  (John Fogerty)
16 Run Through the Jungle  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
17 Hey Tonight  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
18 Centerfield  (John Fogerty)
19 Susie Q.  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
20 Eye of the Zombie  (John Fogerty)
21 I Heard It Through the Grapevine  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
22 Fortunate Son  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
23 Commotion  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
24 Hearts of Stone  (John Fogerty)
25 Rockin’ All Over The World (John Fogerty)
26 Big Train from Memphis  (John Fogerty)
27 Walking in a Hurricane  (John Fogerty)
28 Blueboy  (John Fogerty)
29 Lodi  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
30 Change in the Weather  (John Fogerty)
31 I Put a Spell on You  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
32 Headlines  (John Fogerty)
33 Southern Streamline  (John Fogerty)
34 Molina  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
35 Back in the Hills/”You Don’t Owe Me”  (John Fogerty)
36 Almost Saturday Night  (John Fogerty)
37 Porterville (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
38 Born on the Bayou  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
39 Cotton Fields  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
40 Don’t You Wish It Was True  (John Fogerty)
41 Creedence Song  (John Fogerty)
42 When Will I Be Loved (John Fogerty with Bruce Springsteen)
43 I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)   (John Fogerty)
44 Garden Party (John Fogerty with Timothy B. Schmit)
45 Pagan Baby (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Artist Countdown: Janet Jackson Top 45 Hits 6pm ET

jjacksonJanet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American recording artist and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television appearances, and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture since the early 1970s. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career appearing on the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear on other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame.

After signing a recording contract with A&M in 1982, she came to prominence following the release of her third studio album Control (1986). Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap, and industrial beats, which led to crossover appeal in popular music. In addition to receiving recognition for the innovation in her records, choreography, music videos, and prominence on radio airplay and MTV, she was acknowledged as a role model for her socially conscious lyrics.

In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking, multi-million dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. Her debut album under the label, Janet (1993), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice; since then she has continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990s, Billboard named her the second most successful recording artist of the decade, following Mariah Carey. She has amassed an extensive catalog of hits, with singles such as “Nasty”, “Rhythm Nation“, “That’s the Way Love Goes“, “Together Again”, and “All for You” her most iconic.

Having sold over 100 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine released its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, ranking her at number seven. In 2010, the magazine announced the “Top 50 R&B / Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years”, ranking her at number five. One of the world’s most awarded artists, her longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Together Again
2 Scream (Michael Jackson featuring Janet Jackson)
3 That’s the Way Love Goes
4 All for You
5 Runaway
6 Doesn’t Really Matter
7 What Have You Done for Me Lately
8 Nasty
9 The Best Things in Life Are Free (Luther Vandross featuring Janet Jackson, BBD and Ralph Tresvant)
10 Miss You Much
11 Again
12 Escapade
13 Black Cat
14 Someone to Call My Lover (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
15 Let’s Wait Awhile
16 Got ’til It’s Gone (featuring Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell)
17 Rhythm Nation
18 If
19 I Get Lonely / “I Get Lonely (Remix)” (featuring Blackstreet)
20 Whoops Now
21 When I Think of You
22 Diamonds (Herb Alpert featuring Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith)
23 Alright / “Alright (Remix)” (featuring Heavy D.)
24 Feedback
25 Love Will Never Do (Without You)
26 Just a Little While
27 Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You) (featuring Carly Simon and Missy Elliott)
28 You Want This (featuring MC Lyte)
29 Feel It Boy (Beenie Man featuring Janet Jackson)
30 The Pleasure Principle
31 Because of Love
32 Go Deep
33 All Nite (Don’t Stop)
34 Control
35 Any Time, Any Place
36 Twenty Foreplay
37 Come Back to Me
38 Girlfriend/Boyfriend (Blackstreet featuring Janet Jackson, Eve and Ja Rule)
39 Every Time
40 Call on Me (featuring Nelly)
41 I Want You
42 Young Love
43 Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)
44 What’ll I Do
45 So Excited

Artist Countdown: America Top 45 Hits – 7pm ET

AmericaAmerica is an American folk rock band that originally consisted of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek. The three members were barely out of their teens, when they became a musical sensation during 1972, scoring No. 1 hits and winning a Grammy for best new musical artist. Their recording success stretched throughout the 1970s; some of the band’s best known songs are “A Horse with No Name“, “Sister Golden Hair” (both of which reached No. 1), “Ventura Highway“, “Tin Man“, “Daisy Jane”, and “Lonely People“. George Martin produced seven of their albums.

Peek quit the group in 1977 during a decline in its popularity, but Beckley and Bunnell returned to the top 10 as a duo with “You Can Do Magic” in 1982. As of at least 2009, America performs over 100 shows per year.

On January 16, 2007, America released Here & Now, the band’s first major label studio album in over twenty years.

Dan Peek died in his sleep on July 24, 2011 at age 60 at his home in Farmington, Missouri. His interment was in Farmington’s Zolman Cemetery.

1 A Horse with No Name
2 You Can Do Magic
3 Sister Golden Hair
4 Ventura Highway
5 The Border
6 Tin Man
7 Lonely People
8 I Need You
9 Daisy Jane
10 Today’s the Day
11 From a Moving Train
12 Don’t Cross the River
13 Right Before Your Eyes
14 Muskrat Love
15 Woman Tonight
16 Amber Cascades
17 Special Girl
18 Survival
19 The Last Unicorn
20 My Kinda Woman
21 Always Love
22 All Around
23 All My Life
24 California Dreamin’
25 Chasing the Rainbow
26 Young Moon
27 Only in Your Heart
28 Wheels Are Turning (with Carl WIlson)
29 Only Game in Town
30 Cast the Spirit
31 Rainbow Song
32 Green Monkey
33 She’s a Liar
34 God of the Sun
35 Don’t Cry Baby
36 Slow Down
37 You Could Have Been the One
38 One in a Million
39 Jody
40 Inspector Mills
41 Hope
42 Wednesday Morning
43 Moment to Moment
44 Jet Boy Blue
45 Sandman