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09/02/2013

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 09 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 'The Cisco Kid' by War from the LP 'The World Is A Ghetto'. It was number one on 11th February 1973. On this date the first American prisoners-of-war were released from Vietnam. We also hear 'Papa Don't Preach' from Madonna's LP 'True Blue'. It was number one on 8th September 1986 - the date of the first broadcast of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', tracks are played from albums by Ray Stevens and Beyonce.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Carole King by playing her song 'You've Got A Friend'. We also hear 'Fire' by Ohio Players, in honour of the group's vocalist and guitarist Leroy Bonner, who has recently died. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Home' by Michael Buble and a different song with the same title by Phillip Phillips. 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 Mutt Lange (36) and Keith Richards (35).

Our R&B Number Ones are from 1965 - 'My Girl' by The Temptations - and this week - 'Adorn' by Miguel. We hear Country number ones from 1977 and now by Elvis Presley and Gary Allan. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by U2 and The Lumineers. 'Set You Free' by Gary Allan is the week's number one album. 'Thrift Shop' by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is the best-selling song of the week.

Music Played

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  • Image for The Weather Girls

    The Weather Girls It's Raining Men

    This day in 1870: the United States Weather Bureau was established

  • Image for The Lonely Island

    The Lonely Island YOLO (featuring Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)

    New hit

  • Image for Justin Bieber

    Justin Bieber Nothing Like Us

    New Hit

  • Image for War

    War Cisco Kid

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] The World Is A Ghetto - War (11th February 1973) On this day: the first American Prisoners-of-War were released from Vietnam.

  • Image for Alabama Shakes

    Alabama Shakes Hold On

    New Entry in the Top Five of the Album Chart: 2013 Grammy Nominees

  • Image for Carole King

    Carole King You've Got A Friend

    Born 1942: Carole King

  • Image for Ohio Players

    Ohio Players Fire

    Leroy Bonner - Ohio Players - vocals/guitar - died aged 69 on 26th January 2013

  • Image for Randy Houser

    Randy Houser How Country Feels

    New Entry in the Top Twenty of the Album Chart: How Country Feels

  • Image for The Temptations Original Lead Singers

    The Temptations Original Lead Singers My Girl

    R&B Number One this date in 1965

  • Image for Miguel

    Miguel Adorn

    Adult R&B Number One: thirteenth week

  • Image for The Lumineers

    The Lumineers Flowers In Your Hair

    Number Two in the Album Chart: The Lumineers

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Home

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number One Adult Contemporary in 2005

  • Image for Phillip Phillips

    Phillip Phillips Home

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number One in 2012

  • Image for Bad Religion

    Bad Religion Past Is Dead

    New Entry in the Top Twenty of the Album Chart: True North

  • Image for Ray Stevens

    Ray Stevens Jeremiah Peabody's Poly Unsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green An

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) 1,837 Seconds Of Humor - Ray Stevens (15th September 1962)

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs TROUBLEMAKER (featuring Flo Rida)

    British talent in the American Top Forty

  • Image for Shania Twain

    Shania Twain You're Still The One

    I Write The Songs - 36: Mutt Lange

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash

    I Write The Songs - 35: Keith Richards

  • Image for Aaron Neville

    Aaron Neville This Magic Moment True Love

    New Entry in the Album Chart: My True Story

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Papa Don't Preach

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] True Blue - Madonna (8th September 1986) On this date: the first broadcast of the Oprah Winfrey Show.

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Moody Blue

    Country Number One this date in 1977

  • Image for Gary Allan

    Gary Allan Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)

    Current Country Sales Number One: NEW

  • Image for U2

    U2 Mysterious Ways

    Rock Number One this date in 1991

  • Image for The Lumineers

    The Lumineers Ho Hey

    Current Rock Number One: eleventh week

  • Image for Beyoncé

    Beyoncé CRAZY IN LOVE (featuring Jay-Z)

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Dangerously In Love - Beyonce (12th July 2003)

  • Image for Gary Allan

    Gary Allan You Without Me

    New Entry at Number One in the Album Chart: Set You Free

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Let's Stay Together

    Number One this date in 1972

  • Image for Foreigner

    Foreigner I Want To Know What Love Is

    Number One this date in 1985

  • Image for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

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

    Current Number One: third week

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