Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Alabama Top 50 Hits

Alabama is an American country and Southern rock band formed in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1969. The band was founded by Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass guitar, background vocals). They were soon joined by their other cousin, Jeff Cook (lead guitar, fiddle, and keyboards). First operating under the name Wildcountry, the group toured the Southeast bar circuit in the early 1970s, and began writing original songs. They changed their name to Alabama in 1977 and following the chart success of two singles, were approached by RCA Records for a record deal.

Alabama’s biggest success came in the 1980s, where the band had over 27 number one hits, seven multi-platinum albums and received numerous awards. Alabama’s first single on RCA Records, “Tennessee River”, began a streak of 21 number one singles, including “Love in the First Degree” (1981), “Mountain Music” (1982), “Dixieland Delight” (1983), “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” (1984) and “Song of the South” (1988). The band’s popularity waned slightly in the 1990s although they continued to produce hit singles and multi-platinum album sales. Alabama disbanded in 2003 following a farewell tour and two albums of inspirational music but reunited in 2010 and have continued to record and tour worldwide.

The band’s blend of traditional country music and Southern rock combined with elements of gospel, and pop music gave it a crossover appeal that helped lead to their success. They also toured extensively and incorporated production elements such as lighting and “sets” inspired by rock concerts into their shows. The band has over 30 number one country records on the Billboard charts to their credit and have sold over 75 million records, making them the most successful band in country music history. AllMusic credited the band with popularizing the idea of a country band and wrote that “It’s unlikely that any other country group will be able to surpass the success of Alabama.” – Wikipedia

1 Mountain Music
1 Dixieland Delight
3 When We Make Love
4 Love in the First Degree
5 Take Me Down
6 Feels So Right
7 The Closer You Get
8 Lady Down on Love
9 Forever’s as Far as I’ll Go
10 God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You (Feat. ‘N Sync)
11 There’s No Way
12 Then Again
13 Close Enough to Perfect
14 Keepin’ Up
15 How Do You Fall in Love
16 Tennessee River
17 Old Flame
18 Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)
19 If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)
20 (There’s A) Fire in the Night
21 40 Hour Week (For a Livin’)
22 Can’t Keep a Good Man Down
23 She and I
24 Touch Me When We’re Dancing
25 You’ve Got the Touch
26 Face to Face
27 Fallin’ Again
28 Song of the South
29 If I Had You
30 High Cotton
31 Southern Star
32 Jukebox in My Mind
33 Down Home
34 I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)
35 Reckless
36 She Ain’t Your Ordinary Girl
37 Sad Lookin’ Moon
38 Why Lady Why
39 Born Country
40 Take a Little Trip
41 Hometown Honeymoon
42 Pass It On Down
43 Here We Are
44 Once Upon a Lifetime
45 Give Me One More Shot
46 In Pictures
47 Dancin’, Shaggin’ on the Boulevard
48 T.L.C. A.S.A.P.
49 Tar Top
50 We Can’t Love Like This Anymore

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Nickelback Top 50 Hits

Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair. The band went through several drummer changes between 1995 and 2005, achieving its current lineup when Adair replaced drummer Ryan Vikedal.

Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian rock bands, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. In 2009 Billboard ranked them the most successful rock group of that decade; their song “How You Remind Me” was listed as the best-selling rock song and the fourth best-selling song of the decade overall. They were listed number seven on the Billboard top artist of the decade, with four albums listed on the Billboard top albums of the decade.

The band signed with Roadrunner Records in 1999 and re-released their once-independent album The State. The band achieved significant commercial success with this album, as well as with its follow-up, Silver Side Up, in 2001. Following the release of Silver Side Up the band released their biggest and most well-known hit today, “How You Remind Me”, which peaked number 1 on both the Billboard and Canadian Singles Charts. The band’s fourth album The Long Road, was released in 2003 and spawned 5 singles including Canadian number one “Someday”, which also peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Afterwards, the band put out their biggest-selling album to date, All The Right Reasons (2005) which produced 3 top 10 singles and 5 top 20 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including “Photograph”, “Far Away”, and “Rockstar”. The band’s album Dark Horse (2008) was another commercial success, producing eight singles, one of which peaked on the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and two of which peaked on the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2011, the band released their seventh album Here and Now which again topped the charts. Their eighth studio album No Fixed Address was released on 17 November 2014, and their ninth studio album, Feed the Machine, was released on June 16, 2017. – Wikipedia

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1 How You Remind Me
2 Someday
3 Photograph
4 Gotta Be Somebody
5 Rockstar
6 Far Away
7 Today Was Your Last Day
8 Savin’ Me
9 When We Stand Together
10 If Everyone Cared
11 Too Bad
12 This Afternoon
13 Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good
14 I’d Come for You
15 What Are You Waiting For?
16 Lullaby
17 Never Gonna Be Alone
18 Edge of a Revolution
19 Never Again
20 Figured You Out
21 After the Rain
22 Burn It to the Ground
23 Animals
24 Don’t Ever Let It End
25 Something in Your Mouth
26 Bottoms Up
27 Gotta Get Me Some
28 Shakin’ Hands
29 Trying Not to Love You
30 This Means War
31 Because of You
32 Side of a Bullet
33 Someone That You’re With
34 Leader of Men
35 Breathe
36 Million Miles an Hour
37 Feed the Machine
38 Home
39 Every Time We’re Together
40 Everything I Wanna Do
41 Flat on the Floor
42 Old Enough
43 Must Be Nice
44 Get ‘Em Up
45 Holding On to Heaven
46 She Keeps Me Up
47 See You at the Show
48 Fly
49 Satellite
50 Dirty Laundry

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: ABBA Top 50 Hits

abba-newABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972, comprising Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. ABBA is an acronym of the first letters of the band members’ first names (Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid) and is sometimes stylized as the registered trademark ᗅᗺᗷᗅ. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of pop music, topping the charts worldwide from 1972 to 1982. They are also known for winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, giving Sweden its first victory in the history of the contest and being the most successful group ever to take part in the contest.

ABBA had sold over 370 million albums and singles worldwide and still sell millions of records a year, which makes them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. ABBA was the first pop group to come from a non-English-speaking country that enjoyed consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the UK, Ireland, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and South Africa. The group also enjoyed significant success in Latin American markets, and recorded a collection of their hit songs in Spanish.

During the band’s active years, Fältskog and Ulvaeus were a married couple, as were Lyngstad and Andersson, although both couples later divorced. At the height of their popularity, both relationships were suffering strain which ultimately resulted in the collapse of the Ulvaeus-Fältskog marriage in 1979 and the Andersson-Lyngstad marriage in 1981. These relationship changes were reflected in the group’s music, with later compositions including more introspective lyrics.

After ABBA broke up in late 1982, Andersson and Ulvaeus achieved success writing music for the stage while Lyngstad and Fältskog pursued solo careers with mixed success. ABBA’s music declined in popularity until several films, notably Muriel’s Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, revived interest in the group, spawning several tribute bands. In 1999, ABBA’s music was adapted into the successful musical Mamma Mia! that toured worldwide. A film of the same name released in 2008 became the highest-grossing film in the United Kingdom that year. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 15 March 2010. – Source: Wikipedia

Countdown created by RadioMaxMusic

1 Dancing Queen
2 Fernando
3 The Winner Takes It All
4 The Name of the Game
5 Chiquitita
6 SOS
7 Knowing Me, Knowing You
8 Take a Chance on Me
9 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
10 Mamma Mia
11 Money, Money, Money
12 One of Us
13 Summer Night City
14 Waterloo
15 Super Trouper
16 I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
17 Does Your Mother Know
18 The Day Before You Came
19 I Have a Dream
20 Head Over Heels
21 Honey, Honey
22 Voulez-Vous
23 Under Attack
24 Eagle
25 Lay All Your Love on Me
26 Angeleyes
27 Thank You for the Music
28 Rock Me
29 So Long
30 Hasta Mañana
31 Ring Ring
32 Rock and Roll Band
33 On and On and On
34 When All Is Said and Done
35 The Visitors
36 King Kong Song
37 People Need Love
38 He Is Your Brother
39 Love Isn’t Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
40 Nina, Pretty Ballerina
41 Another Town, Another Train
42 Bang-A-Boomerang
43 I Am Just a Girl 
44 That’s Me 
45 As Good as New
46 Our Last Summer
47 Happy New Year
48 Dream World
49 Put On Your White Sombrero
50 Dum Dum Diddle

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – Def Leppard

We have ranked and will play the Top 50 Def Leppard tunes.

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitars, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitars, backing vocals). This is the band’s longest lasting line-up.

The band’s strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album, High ‘n’ Dry, was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who helped them begin to define their style, and the album’s standout track “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” became one of the first rock videos played on MTV in 1982. The band’s next studio album, Pyromania, was released in January 1983, with “Photograph” and “Rock of Ages” as the lead singles. In the U.S., Pyromania was certified diamond (10× platinum), making Def Leppard among the most popular music groups at the time. In 2003, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Def Leppard’s fourth album Hysteria, released in 1987, topped the UK and U.S. album charts. As of 2009, it has reached beyond the success of Pyromania, having been certified 12× platinum for sales of over 12 million in the U.S. and has gone on to sell over 25 million copies worldwide. The album spawned seven hit singles, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one “Love Bites”, alongside “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Hysteria”, “Armageddon It”, “Animal”, “Rocket”, and “Women”. Their next studio album, Adrenalize (the first following the death of guitarist Steve Clark), reached number one in UK and U.S. charts in 1992, and contained several hits, including “Let’s Get Rocked” and “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”. Their 1993 album, Retro Active, contained the acoustic hit song “Two Steps Behind”. Their greatest-hits album Vault, released in 1995, featured the UK hit “When Love & Hate Collide”.

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

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Linda Ronstadt Top 40 Hits

Linda-RonstadtLinda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award.

Ronstadt has collaborated with artists from a diverse spectrum of genres including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Carla Bley, The Chieftains, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle. She has lent her voice to over 120 albums and has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times noted in 2004, Ronstadt is “Blessed with arguably the most sterling set of pipes of her generation … rarest of rarities – a chameleon who can blend into any background yet remain boldly distinctive … It’s an exceptional gift; one shared by few others.”

In total, she has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 21 reaching the top 40, 10 in the top 10, three at #2, and “You’re No Good” at #1. This success did not translate to the UK, with only her single “Blue Bayou” reaching the UK Top 40. Her duet with Aaron Neville, “Don’t Know Much”, peaked at #2 in December 1989. In addition, she has charted 36 albums, 10 top-10 albums and three #1 albums on the Billboard Pop Album Chart.

In a 2011 interview with the Arizona Daily Star she said, “I am 100 percent retired and I’m not doing anything any more”. It was announced publicly in August 2013 that Linda had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in December 2012, which left her unable to sing.

Her autobiography, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir, was released in September 2013. It debuted in the Top 10 on The New York Times Best Sellers List.

Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, 2014. – Wikipedia