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Artist Countdown: Dion DiMucci Top 50 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

dionDion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939), better known mononymously as Dion, is an American singer-songwriter whose work has incorporated elements of doo-wop, pop oldies music, rock and R&B styles—and, most recently, straight blues. He was one of the most popular American rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era. He had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 60s. He is best remembered for the 1961 singles, “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer“, written with Ernie Maresca.

Dion’s popularity waned in the mid-1960s, perhaps due to the public’s changing taste in pop music, and perhaps in part due to personal difficulties he had during this period. But toward the end of the decade, he shifted his style and produced songs with a more mature, contemplative feeling, such as “Abraham, Martin & John“. He became popular again in the late 1960s and into the mid-1970s, and he has continued making music ever since. Critics who had dismissed his early work, pegging him as merely a teen idol, praised his later work, and noted the influence he has had on other musicians.

Dion was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Runaround Sue
2 The Wanderer
3 Where or When
4 Donna the Prima Donna
5 No One Knows
6 A Teenager in Love
7 Love Came to Me
8 The Majestic
9 In The Still of the Night
10 And the Night Stood Still
11 Ruby Baby
12 Lovers Who Wander
13 Abraham, Martin and John
14 Drip Drop
15 Little Diane
16 Sandy
17 This Little Girl
18 I Wonder Why
19 Sea Cruise (From “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane”)
20 When You Wish Upon a Star
21 Be Careful of Stones That You Throw
22 Don’t Pity Me
23 (I Was) Born to Cry
24 Every Little Thing I Do
25 Come Go With Me
26 Purple Haze
27 Johnny B. Goode
28 A Lover’s Prayer
29 King of the New York Streets
30 Your Own Back Yard
31 From Both Sides Now
32 Lonely World
33 Sanctuary
34 Shout
35 Lonely Teenager
36 Baby, I’m In The Mood For You
37 Little Star
38 I Know You Want Me
39 New York City Song
40 Gonna Make It Alone
41 Can’t We Be Sweethearts
42 Spoonful
43 Will Love Ever Some My Way
44 My Girl The Month Of May
45 Guitar Queen
46 Shu Bop
47 Life Is But A Dream
48 Wonderful Girl
49 Daddy Rollin’
50 Turn Me Loose