Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits
Paul plays his selection from this week's American charts, plus classics from the last six decades.
About The Show
In the feature Headline News, we hear tracks from two number one albums released on noteworthy days. In the regular feature The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, songs are featured from the debut chart LPs by two artists. While It's Not The Same Old Song highlights two different songs with the same title.
In A Matter Of Life And Death Paul celebrates the birth of a musician born on this date. We also hear a track played in tribute to a recently deceased artist. And each week Both Sides Now features a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US plus an American hit by a British artist that was not a hit in the UK.
There are R&B, country and rock number ones from this date in history, which are played alongside the current number ones in those genres. Then there's a track from the top of the US album charts and the week's best-selling single concludes Paul's survey of America's Greatest Hits.