Paul Gambaccini presents tracks from this week's US charts and hits from the last six decades. In the feature Baby What a Big Surprise [they really were Number One albums] we hear Desafinado from Jazz Samba by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd. We also hear Who Can It Be Now from Business As Usual by Men At Work - the first Australian group to have a number one album in the USA.
Songs are featured from the debut hit LPs by George Jones and Grace Jones in the regular feature The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. It's Not the Same Old Song highlights The Look of Love by Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66 and a different song with the same title by ABC.
In A Matter of Life and Death, Paul celebrates the birth of Randy DeBarge and pays tribute to the recently deceased Alex Steinweiss - the inventor of the album cover and album art. We hear This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie and Till the End of Time by Perry Como, in the weekly presentation of two songs from the Grammy Hall of Fame Singles.
There are past and present R'n'B Number Ones from Bobby Darin and Jill Scott, past and present Country Number Ones from Johnny Cash and Jason Aldean, and Rock Number Ones from 1985 and now by Dire Straits and Foo Fighters.
Adele's album 21 returns to Number One in the US Album Chart. On the singles side, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and Goon Rock is still Number One with Party Rock Anthem.