Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Billboard Hot Country Chart 05/28/2011


The current Billboard Hot Country Chart for the week ending May 28th 2011

The Top Ten Singles

10 - If Heaven Wasnt So Far Away - Justin Moore
9  -  Honey Bee - Blake Shelton
8  -  You Lie - The Band Perry
7  -  Live a Little - Kenny Chesney
6  -  Mean  - Taylor Swift
5  -  Without You - Keith Urban
4  -  I Won't Let Go - Rascal Flatts
3  -  A Little Bit Stronger - Sara Evans
2  -  Old Alabama - Brad Paisley
1  -  Heart Like Mine - Miranda Lambert
(1st week at #1)


The Top Ten Albums

10 -  Country Strong - Soundtrack
9  -   Stronger - Sara Evans
8  -  The Band Perry - The Band Perry
7  -  Nothing Like This - Rascal Flatts
6  -  Every Chance I Get - Colt Ford
5  -  Need You Know - Lady Antebellum
4  -  You Get What You Give - Zac Brown Band
3  -  Paper Airplane - Allison Krause and Union Station
2  -  Speak Now - Taylor Swift
1  -  My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean
(3rd week at #1)

The Platinum Club of Album Sales

Lady Gaga is the 17th artist in Billboard chart history to sell 1 million copies of an album in one week.

Here are the others in order of release date

The Bodyguard Soundtrack - Whitney Houston
January 1993

Double Live - Garth Brooks
December 1998

Millennium - Backstreet Boys
June 1999

No Strings Attached - 'N Sync
April 2000

Oops..I did it Again! - Britney Spears
June 2000

The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
June 2000

Chocolate Starfish & The Hot Dog Flavored Water - Limp Bizkit
November 2000

Black and Blue- Backstreet Boys
December 2000

1 - The Beatles
January 2001

Celebrity - 'N Sync
August 2001

The Eminem Show - Eminem
June 2002

Feels Like Home - Norah Jones
February 2004

Confessions - Usher
April 2004

The Massacre - 50 Cent
March 2005

Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
June 2008

Speak Now - Taylor Swift
November 2010

Born This Way - Lady Gaga
June 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Year in #1 UK Hits - 1973

October 27th 1973


Daydreamer - David Cassidy
(3 weeks at #1)


The Year in #1 Hits - 1988



November 19th 1988


Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
(2 weeks a #1)


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Billboard Hot 100 - May 28th 2011


The current Top Ten on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending May 28th 2011

The Top Ten Singles

10 - Down on Me - Jeremih w/50 Cent
9  -  Look At Me - Chris Brown
8  -  Till the World Ends - Britney Spears
7  -  The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
6  -  On  the Floor - Jennifer Lopez w/Pitbull
5  -  Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas
4  -  Give Me Everything - Pitbull
3  -  The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
2  -  E.T. - Katy Perry
1  -  Rolling in the Deep - Adele
(2nd week at #1)





The Top Ten Albums

10 - My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean
9  -  Love? - Jennifer Lopez
8  -  Helplessness Blue - Fleet Foxes
7  -  Move Like This - The Cars
6  -  Hot Sauce Committee Part Two - Beastie Boys
5  -  Goblin - Tyler, The Creator
4  -  lovestrong. - Christina Perry
3  -  Turtleneck & Chain - The Lonely Island
2  -  Now 38 - Various Artist
1  -  21 - Adele
(8th week at #1)

Casey Kasem's American Top 40 The 70s - May 28 2011

This week AT40 the 70s is from May 27th 1978

The Top Ten Singles

10 - On Broadway - George Benson
9  -  Count on Me - Jefferson Starship
8  -  Imaginary Lover - The Atlanta Rhythm Section
7  -  If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Ellimann
6  -  Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
5  -  The Closer I Get To You - Robert Flack and Donny Hathaway
4  -  Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
3  -  You're the One That I Want - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
2  -  Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis and Denise Williams
1  -  With a Little Luck - Wings
(2nd of 2 weeks at #1)



The Top Ten Albums

10 - Son of a Son of a Sailor - Jimmy Buffett
9  -  Excitable Boy - Warren Zevon
8  -  Champagne Jam - Atlanta Rhythm Section
7  -  Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
6  -  Showdown - The Isley Brothers
5  -  Earth - Jefferson Starship
4  -  Slowhand - Eric Clapton
3  -  Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
2  -  London Town - Wings
1  -  Saturday Night Fever - Original Soundtrack
(21st of of 26 consecutive weeks at #1)

Casey Kasem's American Top 40 The 80s - May 28 2011

AT40 the 80s this week from May 28th 1988

The Top Ten Singles

10 - Piano in the Dark - Brenda Russell
9  -  Wait - White Lion
8  -  Together Forever - Rick Astley
7  -  Everything Your Heart Desires - Hall and Oates
6  -  Always on My Mind - The Pet Shop Boys
5  -  I Don't Want to Live Without You - Foreigner
4  -  Naughty Girls - Samantha Fox
3  -  Anything For You - Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
2  -  Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz
1  -  One More Try - George Michael
(1st of 3 weeks at #1)




The Top Ten Albums

10 - Hysteria - Def Leppard
9  -  Now and Zen - Robert Plant
8  -  Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses
7  -  Savage Amusement - Scorpions
6  -  Let it Loose - Gloria Estefan
5  -  The Hardline According to Terence Trent - Terence Trent D'Arby
4  -  More Dirty Dancing - Soundtrack
3  -  Bad - Michael Jackson
2  -  Dirty Dancing - Original Soundtrack
1  -  Faith - George Michael
(9th of 12 non consecutive weeks at #1)

Friday, May 27, 2011

#1 Song of the Week

Well I have been slack in not keeping you updated with your #1 songs of the week, so lets get back at it.


This week from June 8th 1974 its Band on the Run by Sir Paul McCartney.   Billed as Wings this album was recorded in Nigeria because Paul and the band wanted a holiday in a sunny country.  Well, 2 of the members of Wings no showed the flight and then it was the rainy season in Nigeria.  With 2 member gone Paul and Denny Laine did the work and put together what has been called the best of the Beatles solo albums.
The album of the same name spent 4 non consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard Album Chart  and 7 weeks at #1 on the UK Album chart.
The song spent 1 week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 but only reached #3 in the UK.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Year in #1 Hits - 1988

November 12th 1988


Wild Wild West - The Escape Club
(1 week at #1)



Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Year in #1 UK Hits - 1973

September 29th 1973

Eye Level - Simon Park Orchestra
(THEME FROM THE THAMES TV SERIES 'VAN DER VALK')


(4 weeks at  #1)



Saturday, May 21, 2011

Your Country Classic of the Week

Don Williams with his #1 country hit from May of 1977


"Some Broken Hearts Never Mend"

Casey Kasem's American Top 40 the 80s

American Top 40 the 80s this week May 24th 1986


The Top Ten Singles

10 - All I Need is a Miracle - Mike and The Mechanics
9  -  I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
8  -  Bad Boy - Miami Sound Machine
7  -  Take Me Home - Phil Collins
6  -  What Have You Done for Me Lately - Janet Jackson
5  -  If You Leave - OMD
4  -  West End Girls - The Pet Shop Boys
3  -  On My Own - Pattie Labelle and Michael McDonald
2  -  Live To Tell - Madonna
1  -  Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
(2nd of 3 consecutive weeks at #1)


The Top Ten Albums

10 - Riptide - Robert Palmer
9 -  Please - Pet Shop Boys
8 -  Dirty Work - The Rolling Stones
7 -  Control - Janet Jackson
6 -  Raised on Radio - Journey
5 -  Pretty in Pink - Soundtrack
4 -  Parade - Prince and the Revolution
3 -  Like a Rock - Bob Seger
2 -  5150 -  Van Halen
1 -  Whitney - Whitney Houston
(9th of 14 non consecutive weeks at #1)

Casey Kasem's American Top 40 the 70s

American Top 40 the 70s  this week May 18th 1974

The Top Ten Singles

10 - You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
9  -  Searching So Long - Chicago
8  -  Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
7  -  Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
6  -  Benny and the Jets - Elton John
5  -  The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night
4  -  The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk
3  -  The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlisch
2  -  Dancing Machine - Jackson 5
1  -  The Streak - Ray Stevens
(1st of 3 consecutive weeks at #1)


The Top Ten Albums

10 - Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
9  -  Court and Spark  -  Joni Mitchell
8  -  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
7  -  Chicago VII - Chicago
6  -  Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
5  -  Shinin' On - Grand Funk Railroad
4  -  Greatest Hits - John Denver
3  -  Maria Muldaur - Maria Muldaur
2  -  Buddha and the Chocolate Box - Cat Stevens
1  -  The Sting - Soundtrack/Marvin Hamlisch
(3rd of 5 consecutive weeks at #1)
An unusual album which is made up of mostly ragtime pieces composed by Scott Joplin.
This was the soundtrack to the Academy Award winning film of the same name.
The pieces that weren't done by Joplin were composed by Marvin Hamlisch including the top ten 10 "The Entertainer".



Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Year in #1 UK Hits - 1973

September 22nd  1973


Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad) - Wizzard
(1 week at #1)




The Year in #1 Hits - 1988

November 5th 1988


Kokomo - The Beach Boys
(1 week at #1)



Original vs Remake #14

This week our original was a big Motown single from 1966.

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted   by Jimmy Ruffin was a #7 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and was his biggest success on the Pop charts.  However it did get a second life in 1992 on the Adult Contemporary charts, topping that chart for 1 week in Feb of 1992.



The biggest success for a cover version was in 1996 when UK act Robson and Jerome hit the top of the UK Top 40  for 2 weeks.
Robson and Jerome were a duo that was in a UK television series called Soldier Soldier.





Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Year in UK #1 Hits - 1973



August 25th 1973


Young Love - Donny Osmond
(4 weeks at #1)


The Year in #1 Hits - 1988





October 22nd 1988


Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
(2 weeks at #1)


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Current Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Top Ten for the week ending May 14th 2011

The Top Ten Singles

10 - Look at Me Now - Chris Brown
9  -  Down on Me - Jeremiah
8  -  Blow - Ke$ha
7  -  On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez
6  -  S&M - Rihanna
5  -  The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
4  -  Just Can't Get Enough - The Black Eyed Peas
3  -  Till the World Ends - Brittany Spears with Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha
2  -  Rolling in the Deep - Adele
1  -  E.T. - Katy Perry
(5th week at #1)


The Top Ten Albums

10 - So Beautiful or So What - Paul Simon
9  -  Rolling Papers - Wiz Khalifa
8  -  Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
7  -  The Warblers - Glee Soundtrack
6  -  F.A.M.E. - Chris Brown
5  -  Lemonade Mouth - Soundtrack
4  -  Femme Fatale - Brittany Spears
3  -  Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons
2  -  Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
1 -  21 - Adele
(6 weeks at #1) 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Year in #1 UK Hits - 1973

July 28th 1973


I'm the Leader of the Gang - Gary Glitter
(4 weeks at #1)


The Year in #1 Hits - 1988

October 15th 1988


Red Red Wine - UB40
(1 week at #1)


Monday, May 9, 2011

The UK Rock Singles Chart

The UK Rock singles Chart for the week ending 5/7/2011

10 - Rockstar - Nickelback
9 -   Numb - Linkin Park
8 -   Feeling Good - Muse
7 -   Closer to the Edge - 30 Seconds to Mars
6 -   Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
5 -   Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses
4 -   Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
3 -   Bring Me To Life - Evanesence
2 -   Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
1 -   Sing - My Chemical Romance



The Top Ten Albums

10 - Forevermore - Whitesnake
9 - Fallen - Evanesence
8 - A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park
7 - The Resistance - Muse
6 - Mothership - Led Zeppelin
5 - Union Black - Skindred
4 - Go Now and Live - We Are the Ocean
3 - Vices and Virtues - Panic at the Disco
2 - Greatest Hits - Foo Fighters
1 - Wasting Light - Foo Fighters

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Billboard Hot 100 05/07/2011



The Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending May 7th 2011

The Top Ten Singles

10 - Forget You - CeeLo Green
9  -  Blow - Ke$ha
8  -  Look at Me Now - Chris Brown
7  -  On the Floor - J-Lo
6  -  The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
5  -  Down on Me - Jeremih
4  -  S&M - Rihanna
3  -  Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas
2  -  Rolling in the Deep - Adele
1  -  E.T. - Katy Perry
(4th week at #1)


The Top Ten Albums

10 - Never Say Never (The Remixes) - Justin Bieber
9  -  F.A.M.E. - Chris Brown
8  -  So Beautiful or So What - Paul Simon
7  -  Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons
6  -  Paper Airplane - Allison Krause and Union Station
5  -  Femme Fatale- Britney Spears
4  -  Lemonade Mouth - Soundtrack
3  -  Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
2  -  The Warblers - Glee Soundtrack
1  -  21 - Adele
(5th week at #1) 
Adele

The Year in #1 Hits - 1988



October 8th 1988


Love Bites - Def Leppard
(1 week at #1)



America's Top 10 May 1, 1983 Casey Kasem

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Year in UK #1 Hits - 1973



July 21st 1973


Welcome Home - Peters and Lee
(1 week at #1)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 70s - May 7th 2011

American Top 40 the 70s this week May 5th 1973

The Top Ten Singles

10 - Frankenstein - The Edgar Winter Group
-  Sing - The Carpenters
8  -  The Twelfth of Never - Donny Osmond
-  Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
-  Drift Away - Dobie Gray
-  The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence
-  You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
-  Little Willie - The Sweet
2  -  Cisco Kid - War
1  -  Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree - Tony Orlando and Dawn
(3rd of 4 consecutive weeks at #1)


The Top 10 Albums

10 - Neither One of Us - Gladys Knight and the Pips
9  -  They Only Come Out at Night - The Edgar Winter Group
-  Masterpiece - The Temptations
-  The Beatles 1967-1970 - The Beatles
-  The Beatles 1962-1966 - The Beatles
5  -  Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper
-  The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
-  The Best of Bread - Bread
-  Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
1  -  Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite - Elvis Presley
(1 week at #1)

This was a live album from the record smashing television special from Hawaii. This album topped the Country album chart as well as the Billboard 200 and was the biggest selling Quadraphonic album in chart history.



The Year in #1 Hits - 1988

September 24th 1988


Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
(2 weeks at #1)


Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 80s - May 7th 2011

AT40 the 80s this week May 11th 1985 
(I was 7 days away from High School Graduation)

The Top Ten Singles

10 - Everybody Wants To Rule the World - Tears for Fears
-  Obsession - Animotion
-  Everything She Wants - Wham! featuring George Michael
-  Smooth Operator - Sade
-  Some Like It Hot - The Power Station
-  One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head
4  -  Rhythm of the Night - Debarge
3  -  (Don't You) Forget About Me - Simple Minds
-  We Are the World - USA For Africa
1  -  Crazy for You - Madonna
(1 week at #1)



The Top Ten Albums

10 - Private Dancer - Tina Turner
9  -  Make it Big - Wham!
-  Centerfield - John Fogerty
7  -  Southern Accents - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
6  -  Diamond Life - Sade
-  Like a Virgin - Madonna
4  -  Beverly Hills Cop - Soundtrack
3  -  Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
-  No Jacket Required - Phil Collins
1  -  We Are the World - USA for Africa
(3rd of 3 weeks at #1)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Year in #1 Hits - 1988

September 10th 1988


Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses
(2 weeks at #1)


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Year in #1 Hits - 1988

August 27th 1988

Monkey - George Michael
(2 weeks at #1)


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Your Classic Country Video of the Week

Charley Pride and his #1 hit from April of 1970
"Is Anybody Going To San Antone"
(1 week at #1)

The UK Top 10 Singles and Albums 04/30/2011

The Top Ten Singles and albums from the UK Top 100 for the week ending April 30th 2011

10 - Buzzin - Mann with 50 Cent
9  -  Judas - Lady Gaga
8  -  Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas
7  -  E.T. - Katy Perry
6  -  Sweat - Snoop Dogg
5  -  Beautiful People - Chris Brown
4  -  Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
3  -  On the Floor - JLo with Pitbull
2  -  Unorthodox - Wretch 32 with Example
1  -  Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
(2nd week at #1)



The Top Ten Albums

10 - Transition - Chipmunk
9  -  Glee (The Music) Vol 5 - Cast Recording
8  -  On A Mission - Katy B
7  -  Doo Wops &  Hooligans - Bruno Mars
6  -  The Lady Killer - CeeLo Green
5  -  Loud - Rhianna
4  -  Who You Are - Jessie J
3  -  19 - Adele
2  -  Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
1  -  21 - Adele
(12th week at #1)