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Paul Gambaccini presents tracks from this week's US charts and hits from the last six decades.

In this week's show, Paul looks forward to Johnnie Walker's bank holiday interview with Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May, as the band celebrate their 40th year in the music industry (Monday at 6pm). In the feature Baby What a Big Surprise (They Really Were Number One Albums) we hear Queen's US chart-topping single Another One Bites the Dust from The Game.

The other surprising number one album features actors turned singers, such as Meryl Streep, on the soundtrack album Mamma Mia! In regular feature The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, songs are featured from the debut hit LPs by the Kinks(You Really Got Me) and Natalie Merchant (Tigerlily); while It's Not the Same Old Song highlights The Show Must Go On by Three Dog Night and a different song with the same title by Queen.

In A Matter of Life and Death, Paul celebrates the birth of Mario in 1986 and pays tribute to the recently deceased Billy Grammer by playing Gotta Travel On - the first hit for Monument Records. Tutti Frutti by Little Richard and Twist and Shout by the Isley Brothers are featured in the weekly presentation of two songs from the Grammy Hall of Fame of Singles.

Our R'n'B Number Ones are a 1968 duet from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, You're All I Need to Get By; and current hit So in Love by Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton. We hear Country Number Ones from 1961 and now by George Jones and The Band Perry. This week's past and present Rock Number Ones are by Cage the Elephant and Red Hot Chili Peppers. On the singles side, Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5, featuring Christina Aguilera, is Number One.

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1 hour, 57 minutes

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Sat 27 Aug 2011 20:00