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02/02/2013

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 February 2013

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 'In The Mood' by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra from the album of 78 discs 'Glenn Miller'. It was number one on 8th May 1945 - Victory in Europe Day. We also hear 'Forever And For Always' by Shania Twain from her CD 'Up!'. It was number one on 3rd December 2002. On that date the US dollar was worth more than the Euro ...for the last day. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', tracks are played from albums by L.T.D and Oasis.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Graham Nash by playing his hit song for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 'Our House'. We also hear 'Eres Tu' by Mocedades, in honour of the song's writer Juan Carlos Calderon, who has recently died. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Pillow Talk' by Doris Day and a different song with the same title by Sylvia. 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 Fats Domino (38) and Bernie Taupin (37).

Our R&B Number Ones are from 1980 - 'Rock With You' by Michael Jackson - and this week - 'Adorn' by Miguel. We hear Country number ones from 1971 and now by Dolly Parton and The Band Perry. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and The Lumineers. 'Kidz Bop 23' by Kidz Bop Kids is the week's number one internet album. 'Thrift Shop' by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is the best-selling song of the week.

Music Played

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  • Image for Jimmy Ruffin

    Jimmy Ruffin I've Passed This Way Before

    Today is Groundhog Day

  • Image for Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake SUIT AND TIE (featuring Jay-Z)

    New Entry at Number Two in the Singles Chart

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Daylight

    Top Twenty hit

  • Image for Glenn Miller

    Glenn Miller In The Mood

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] Glenn Miller - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (8th May 1945) On this day: V-E Day (Victory in Europe)

  • Image for Swedish House Mafia

    Swedish House Mafia DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD (featuring John Martin)

    Top Ten

  • Image for Crosby, Nash & Young

    Crosby, Nash & Young Our House

    Born 1942: Graham Nash

  • Image for Mocedades

    Mocedades Eres Tu

    Juan Carlos Calderon born 7th July 1938 ; died 25th November 2012

  • Image for Gary Allan

    Gary Allan Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)

    Top Forty and now a certified million seller

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Rock With You

    R&B Number One this date in 1980

  • Image for Miguel

    Miguel Adorn

    Adult R&B Number One: twelfth week

  • Image for Anna Kendrick

    Anna Kendrick Cups

    Top Forty & Top Three Album: Pitch Perfect soundtrack

  • Image for Doris Day

    Doris Day Pillow Talk

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: released in 1959

  • Image for Sylvia

    Sylvia Pillow Talk

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number Three in 1973

  • Image for The Script

    The Script HALL OF FAME (featuring will.i.am)

    Top Twenty and now a certified million seller

  • Image for L.T.D.

    L.T.D. Love Ballad

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Love To The World - L.T.D. (21st August 1976)

  • Image for Calvin Harris

    Calvin Harris SWEET NOTHING (featuring Florence Welch)

    Top Twenty

  • Image for Fats Domino

    Fats Domino Whole Lotta Loving

    I Write The Songs - 38: Fats Domino

  • Image for Heart

    Heart These Dreams

    I Write The Songs - 37: Bernie Taupin

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars When I Was Your Man

    Re-Entry & Top Five Album: Unorthodox Jukebox

  • Image for Shania Twain

    Shania Twain Forever And For Always

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] Up! - Shania Twain (3rd December 2002) On this date: the US dollar is worth more than the Euro …for the last day.

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Joshua

    Country Number One this date in 1971

  • Image for The Band Perry

    The Band Perry Better Dig Two

    Current Country Sales Number One: NEW

  • Image for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts I Love Rock N' Roll

    Rock Number One this date in 1982

  • Image for The Lumineers

    The Lumineers Ho Hey

    Current Rock Number One: tenth week

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Live Forever

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Definitely Maybe - Oasis (11th February 1995)

  • Image for Kidz Bop

    Kidz Bop Gangnam Style

    New Entry at Number One in the Internet Album Chart & Number Two in the Album Chart: Kidz Bop 23

  • Image for Guy Mitchell

    Guy Mitchell Singing The Blues

    Number One this date in 1957

  • Image for Don McLean

    Don McLean American Pie

    Number One this date in 1972

  • Image for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - THRIFT SHOP (featuring Wanz)

    Current Number One: second week

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