Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Year in #1 UK Hits - 1980

September 6th 1980


Start! - The Jam
(1 week at #1)

The Year in Billboard #1 Hits - 1974

July 6th 1974


Rock the Boat - Hues Corporation
(1 week at #1)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Billboard Hot Country Chart 09/25/2011

The Top 10 singles and Top 10 albums from Billboards Hot Country Chart


The Singles

10 -  Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band
9  -  God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton
8  -  Here for a Good Time - George Strait
7  -  Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins
6  -  Remind Me - Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood
5  -  Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban
4  -  You and Tequila - Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter
3  -  Made in America - Toby Keith
2  -  Take a Back Road - Rodney Atkins
1  -  Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen
(2nd consecutive week at #1)


The Top Ten Albums

10 - You Get What You Give - Zac Brown Band
9  -  The Band Perry - The Band Perry
8  -  This is Country Music - Brad Paisley
7 -   Red River Blue - Blake Shelton
6  -  Hell on Heels - Pistol Annies
5  -  Chief - Eric Church
4  -  Tailgates and Tanlines - Luke Bryan
3  -  Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen
2  -  My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean
1  -  Here For a Good Time - George Strait
(Debut)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Billboard Hot 100 09/25/2011

The Top Ten Singles and Top Ten Albums

The Singles

10 - Cheers (Drink To That) - Rihanna
9  -  How To Love - Lil Wayne
8  -  You And I - Lady Gaga
7  -  Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
6  -  Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes w/Adam Levine
5  -  Lighters - Bad Meets Evil w/Bruno Mars
4  -  Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
3  -  Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
2  -  Someone Like You - Adele
1  -  Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 w/ Christina Aguilera
(2nd non consecutive week at #1)


The Albums

10 - Torches - Foster the People
9  -  4 - Beyonce
8  -  NOW 39 - Various Artist
7  -  Hands All Over - Maroon 5 
6  -  Watch The Throne - Jayz and Kanye West
5  -  I'm With You - Red Hot Chili Peppers
4  -  1 - The Beatles
3  -  Here For a Good Time - George Strait
2  -  21 - Adele
1  -  Tha Carter IV - Lil Wayne
(2nd consecutive week at #1)


The UK Chart for Singles and Albums 09/25/2011

The UK Chart Top Ten Singles

10 - Collide - Leona Lewis and Avicii
9  -  Jealousy - Will Young
8  -  Jar of Hearts - Christina Perry
7  -  Feels So Close - Calvin Harris
6  -  Stay Awake - Example
5  -  All Fired Up - Saturdays
4  -  Heart Skips a Beat - Olly Murs w/Rizzle Kicks
3  -  All About Tonight - Pixie Lott
2  -  Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 w/Christina Aguilera
1  -  What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
(debut)


The Top Ten Albums

10 - Junk of the Heart - Kooks
9  -  I'm With You - Red Hot Chili Peppers
8  -  19 - Adele
7  -  Echoes - Will Yount
6  -  Nothing But The Beat - David Guetta
5  -  Classic - Joe McElderry
4  -  A Creature I Don't Know - Laura Marling
3  -  Playing in the Shadows - Example
2  -  21 - Adele
1  -  + - Ed Sheeran
(Debut)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Casey Kasem's American Top 40 The 80s - September 24th 2011

AT40 the 80s this week from September 26th 1987


The Top 20 Singles

20 - Who Found Who - Jellybean
19 - Jump Start - Natalie Cole
18 - I Need Love - LL Cool J
17 - Casanova - Lavert
16 - One Heartbeat - Smokey Robinson
15 - Can't We Try - Dan Hill and Vonda Shepard
14 - Paper in Fire - John Mellencamp
13 - Who Will You Run To - Heart
12 - Wipeout - The Fatboys and the Beach Boys
11 - Doing It All for My Baby - Huey Lewis and the News
10 - U Got the Look - Prince
9  -  Touch of Grey - The Grateful Dead
8  -  La Bamba - Los Lobos
7  -  Carrie - Europe
6  -  When Smokey Sings - ABC
5  -  Lost in Emotion - Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
4  -  I Heard a Rumour - Bananarama
3  -  I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson
2  -  Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
1  -  Didnt We Almost Have it All - Whitney Houston
(2 weeks at #1)



The Top 10 Albums

10 - The Joshua Tree - U2
9  -  Crushin - Fat Boys
8  -  The Lonesome Jubilee - John Mellencamp
7  -  Bigger and Deffer - LL Cool J
6  -  Bad Animals - Heart
5  -  Hysteria - Def Leppard
4  -  Whitesnake - Whitesnake
3  -  Whitney - Whitney Houston
2  -  La Bamba - Soundtrack
1  -  Bad - Michael Jackson
(1st of 6 consecutive weeks at #1)

Casey Kasem's American Top 40 The 70s - September 24th 2011

AT40 the 70s this week is from September 27th 1975


The Top 20 Singles

20 - Daisy Jane - American
19 - Fallin' in Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
18 - Games People Play - The Spinners
17 - It Only Takes a Minute - Tavares
16 - Feelings - Morris Albert
15 - I Believe There's Nothing Stronger Than Our Love - Paul Anka and Odia Coates
14 - Mr. Jaws - Dickie Goodman
13 - That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind and Fire
12 - Dance With Me - Orleans
11 - Aint No Way to Treat a Lady - Helen Reddy
10 - Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company
9  -  Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
8  -  Wasted Days and Wasted Nights - Freddy Fender
7  -  At Seventeen - Janis Ian
6  -  Could it Be Magic - Barry Manilow
5  -  Run Joey Run - David Geddes
4  -  Fight The Power - The Isley Brothers
3  -  Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
2  -  Fame - David Bowie
1  -  I'm Sorry - John Denver
(1 week at #1)





The #1 Album 
Red Octopus - Jefferson Starship
(4 non consecutive weeks at #1)

The biggest selling album for any incarnation of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship and with their biggest single "Miracles" which reached #3 on the Hot 100.
That was the biggest selling single for the group until their string of hits in the mid 80s.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Year in #1 UK Hits - 1980

August 23rd 1980


Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
(2 weeks at #1)


The Year in Billboard #1 Hits - 1974

June 29th 1974


Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
(1 week at #1)


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Your Country Classic Video of the Week (Double Shot)

From 1979 a #1 Country hit and a  #3 hit on the UK Top 40 "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold it Against Me"  by the Bellamy Brothers.
Followed by "Let Your Love Flow" their only #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Country Chart in 1976.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Simon and Garfunkel in Central Park


Today in 1981 - Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York's Central Park. Over 400,000 fans attend the show. The performance was recorded for a record and video release.


In my own humble opinion this concert proved that all the great solo songs that Paul Simon had could easily have been classics for the duo.   This was a great once in a lifetime concert.









#1 Song of the Week

This week our song is "I Shot the Sheriff" by Eric Clapton.  
Today, September 19th 1974 Eric received a Gold record for this single which was his first and to date only #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.

This was the big hit from his #1 album 461 Ocean Boulevard which had just spent 4 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard album chart.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Year in #1 UK Hits - 1980

August 9th 1980


The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
(2 consecutive weeks at #1)



The Year in Billboard #1 Hits - 1974

June 15th 1974


Billy Don't Be a Hero - Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods
(2 weeks at #1)



Billboard Hot 100 09/10/2011

The Billboard Hot 100 Chart for the week ending 09/10/2011

The Top Ten Singles

10 - Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes w/Adam Levine
9  -  Give Me Everything - Pitbull w/Ne-Yo
8  -  Good Live - OneRepublic
7  -  How to Love - Lil Wayne
6  -  Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
5  -  Last Friday Night - Katy Perry
4  -  Lighters - Bad Meets Evil w/Bruno Mars
3  -  Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
2  -  Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
1  -  Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 w/ Christina Aguilera
(1st week at #1)


The Top Ten Albums

10 - Chief - Eric Church
9  -  My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean
8  -  Muppets : The Green Album
7  -  Tailgates & Tanlines - Luke Bryan
6  -  NOW 39 - Various Artist
5  -  Hell on Heels - Pistol Annies
4  -  What Matters Most - Barbara Streisand
3  -  21 - Adele
2  -  Watch The Throne - Jay Z and Kayne West
1  -  The R.E.D. Album - Game
(Debut)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Your Country Classic Video of the Week


"Texas Women" by Hank Williams Jr. from 1981.
This was the 2nd #1 song for Hank Jr. on the Billboard Hot Country chart and spent one week in March at the top.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Casey Kasem's American Top 40 The 70s - September 10th 2011

AT40 the 70s this week September 4th 1976

The Top 20 Singles

20 - Still The One - Orleans
19 - A Little Bit More - Dr. Hook
18 - If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
17 - Devil Woman - Cliff Richard
16 - With Your Love - Jefferson Starship
15 - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - Tavares
14 - Get Closer - Seals and Crofts
13 - Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac
12 - Baby, I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
11 - Summer - War
10 - This Masquerade - George Benson
9  -  Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
8  -  Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee
7  -  A Fifth of Beethoven - Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band
6  -  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
5  -  Shake Your Booty - KC And The Sunshine Band
4  -  I'd Really Love To See You Tonight - England Dan and John Ford Coley
3  -  Let'em In - Wings
2  -  You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls
1  -  You Should Be Dancing - The Bee Gees
(1 week at #1)


The #1 album this week in 1976
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
(1 week at #1)




1976 album wise was probably one of the biggest ever for sales.  Fleetwood Mac's now classic album had only a one week stay at #1 as it was bookended by Peter Frampton and the monster album of the year Frampton Comes Alive.   Also that year were #1 albums by the Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Wings, Chicago, Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder and the all had multi week stays at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart.
Fleetwood Mac released 3 top 20 singles from the self titled album, "Over My Head" #20, "Rhiannon" #11 and "Say You Love Me" also #11.  In 1998 the single "Landslide" was released as single after becoming one of the most popular tracks from the group's live album The Dance.  It was not originally released from the album in 1976 but managed #51 in 1998.





Monday, September 5, 2011

Top of the Charts Around the World

Here are the Songs and Albums Topping the charts around the world for the week ending September 4th 2011

The Billboard Hot 100
Last Friday Night - Katy Perry
(2nd consecutive week at #1)



The Billboard Hot Country Chart
Am I The Only One - Dierks Bentley
(1st week at #1)


The Billboard 200 and Canadian Album Chart
Watch the Throne - Jay-Z and Kanye West













The Billboard Rock Chart
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers




The Billboard Canadian Hot 100
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 w/Christina Aguilera



The Canadian Singles Chart
Every Teardrop a Waterfall - Coldplay



The UK Top 100
Heart Skips a Beat - Olly Murs with Rizzle Kicks
(1st week at #1)



The UK Album Chart
Echoes - Will Young
(1st week at #1)



Australia Single (ARIA Top 50)
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye w/Kimbra


Australian Album (ARIA Top 50)
21 - Adele

The Year in Billboard #1 Hits - 1974

June 8th 1974


Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
(1 week at #1)

The Year in #1 UK Hits - 1980

July 26th 1980


Use It Up and Wear It Out - Odyssey
(2 consecutive weeks at #1)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Casey Kasem's American Top 40 The 80s - September 4th 2011

AT40 the 80s this week September 7th 1985

The Top 20 Singles

20 -  What About Love - Heart
19 -  Life in One Day - Howard Jones
18 -  Oh Sheila - Ready for the World
17 -  Dress You Up - Madonna
16 -  Smokin' in the Boys Room - Motley Crue
15 -  Dare Me - The Pointer Sisters
14 -  Never Surrender - Corey Hart
13 -  Shout - Tears for Fears
12 -  Freedom - Wham!
11 -  Invincible - Pat Benatar
10 -  Pop Life - Prince and the Revolution
9  -   You're Only Human - Billy Joel
8  -   Don't Lose My Number - Phil Collins
7  -   Cherish - Kook and the Gang
6  -   Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
5  -   Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
4  -   Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin
3  -   We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner
2  -   Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
1  -   St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) - John Parr
(1st of 2 consecutive weeks at #1)



The  Top  Ten Albums

10 - Heart - Heart
9  -  Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
8  -  Theater of Pain - Motley Crue
7  -  Greatest Hits Vol 1 and 2 - Billy Joel
6  -  No Jacket Required - Phil Collins
5  -  Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
4  -  Reckless - Bryan Adams
3  -  Songs from the Big Chair - Tears for Fears
2  -  The Dreams of the Blue Turtles - Sting
1  -  Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits 
(2nd of 9 consecutive weeks at #1)



America's Top 10 September 26th, 1982


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Casey Kasem's American Top 40 The 70s - September 3rd 2011

AT40 the 70s this week September 4th 1971


The Top 20 Singles

20 - Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
19 - Maggie May - Rod Stewart
18 - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez
17 - Stick-Up - The Honey Cone
16 - Sweet Hitch-Hiker - Creedance Clearwater Revival
15 - Beginnings - Chicago
14 - Riders on the Storm - The Doors
13 - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye
12 - Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
11 - Whatcha See is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics
10 - I Just Want to Celebrate - Rare Earth
9  -  Liar - Three Dog Night
8  -  Signs - The Five Man Electrical Band
7  -  Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver w/Fat City
6  -  Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers
5  -  Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond
4  -  Spanish Harlem - Aretha Franklin
3  -  Smiling Faces Sometimes - Undisputed Truth
2  -  How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? - The Bee Gees
1  -  Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul McCartney
(1 week at #1)


The Top Ten Albums

10 - What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
9  -  Jesus Christ Superstar - Soundtrack
8  -  Carpenters - Carpenters
7  -  Aqualung - Jethro Tull
6  -  Mud Slide Slim and The Blue Horizon - James Taylor
5  -  Who's Next - The Who
4  -  Every Picture Tells a Story - Rod Stewart
3  -  Ram - Paul and Linda McCartney
2  -  Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - Moody Blues
1  -  Tapestry - Carole King
(12th of 15 consecutive weeks at #1)





#1 Song of the Week

Our song this week was #1 for 2 weeks in October 1976,  "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago.

Also reaching #1 on the UK Top 40 in November of 1976 it was their biggest hit worldwide and won Grammy Awards for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus.
This was written and sung by the group's bassist Peter Cetera and was from their album Chicago X, which made it to #3 on the Billboard Album chart.