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23/06/2012

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 June 2012

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

In the feature Headline News [Number One Albums On Noteworthy Days] we hear Everybody Wants To Rule The World from the Tears For Fears album Songs From The Big Chair. It was number one on 13 July 1985 - the day of the Live Aid concerts. We also hear You're The One That I Want by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John from the soundtrack album of Grease. It was number one on 17 September 1978. On this day the Camp David Accords were signed by Sadat and Begin.

In the regular feature The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, tracks are played from albums by Paul Simon and Jim Reeves. It's Not The Same Old Song highlights I'm A Man by Bo Diddley and a different song with the same title by The Spencer Davis Group.

In A Matter Of Life And Death, Paul celebrates the birth on this date in 1977 of Jason Mraz. We also hear Sentimental Lady by Bob Welch, who recently died. Paul continues his countdown of the Top 100 list of songwriters based on success in the American chart from 1955 - 2005. We hear songs written by L. A. Reid (Number 92) and Eugene Record (Number 91).

Our R&B Number Ones are from 1959 - Personality by Lloyd Price, and this week - Thank You by Estelle. We hear country number ones from 1973 and now by Jeanne Pruett and Luke Bryan. This week's featured past and present rock hits are by Foster The People and The Black Keys. Adele's album 21 returns to the top of the chart for a 24th week. On the singles side, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen is the best-selling song for a fourth week.

Music Played

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  • Image for Wings

    Wings Listen To What The Man Said

    On this day in 1972: Richard Nixon was taped concerning the use of the CIA to block an FBI investigation of Watergate

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys That’s Why God Made The Radio

    New Entry at Number Three in the Album Chart: That’s Why God Made The Radio

  • Image for Joe Walsh

    Joe Walsh Lucky That Way

    New Entry in the Top Twenty of the Album Chart: Analog Man

  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] Songs From The Big Chair - Tears For Fears (13th July 1985) On this day: The Live Aid Concerts.

  • Image for Ellie Goulding

    Ellie Goulding Lights

    Top Twenty

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz I’m Yours

    Born 1977: Jason Mraz

  • Image for Bob Welch

    Bob Welch Sentimental Lady

    Bob Welch - born 31st August 1945; died 7th June 2012

  • Image for Alan Jackson

    Alan Jackson So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore

    New Entry at Number Two in the Album Chart: Thirty Miles West

  • Image for Lloyd Price

    Lloyd Price Personality

    R&B Number One this date in 1959

  • Image for Estelle

    Estelle Thank You

    Adult R&B Number One: seventh week

  • Image for Bo Diddley

    Bo Diddley I’m A Man

    B-side of ‘Bo Diddley’ (R&B Number One in 1955)

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group I’m A Man

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number Ten in 1967

  • Image for Brandi Carlile

    Brandi Carlile That Wasn’t Me

    New Entry in the Top Ten of the Album Chart: Bear Creek

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon Duncan

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Paul Simon - Paul Simon (12th February 1972)

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Payphone

    Number Two

  • Image for Boyz II Men

    Boyz II Men End Of The Road

    I Write The Songs - 92: L. A. Reid

  • Image for The Chi-Lites

    The Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her

    I Write The Songs - 91: Eugene Record

  • Image for Neil Young

    Neil Young Oh Susannah

    New Entry in the Top Five of the Album Chart: Americana

  • John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John You’re The One That I Want

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] Grease Soundtrack Album - Various Artists (17th September 1978) On this day: The Camp David Accords were signed by Sadat and Begin.

  • Image for Jeanne Pruett

    Jeanne Pruett Satin Sheets

    Country Number One this date in 1973

  • Image for Luke Bryan

    Luke Bryan Drunk On You

    Current Country Sales Number One - third week

  • Image for Foster the People

    Foster the People Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks

    Rock Number One this date in 2011

  • Image for The Black Keys

    The Black Keys Gold On The Ceiling

    Current Rock Number One - third week

  • Image for Jim Reeves

    Jim Reeves He’ll Have To Go

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) He’ll Have To Go - Jim Reeves (23rd May 1960)

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Rumour Has It

    Current Number One in the Album Chart: 21 - 24th week

  • Image for The Byrds

    The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man

    Number One this date in 1965

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye Got To Give It Up (Part 1)

    Number One this date in 1977

  • Image for Carly Rae Jepsen

    Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

    Current Number One: fourth week

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