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16/02/2013

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 16 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 'Nowhere Man' from the US-compiled Beatles LP 'Yesterday ...And Today'. It was number one on 29th July 1966 when Bob Dylan was injured in a motorbike accident. We also hear 'I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow' by The Soggy Bottom Boys from the soundtrack album 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'. It was number one on 27th March 2002 - the date on which 'Mr. Television' Milton Berle, actor/musician Dudley Moore and film director Billy Wilder all died. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', tracks are played from albums by Steppenwolf and Reba McEntire.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of James Ingram by playing his American Number One 'I Don't Have The Heart'. We also hear 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' by The Andrews Sisters in honour of Patty Andrews, who has recently died. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'So Far Away' by Carole King and a different song with the same title by Dire Straits. In the countdown of the Top 100 list of songwriters based on success in the American chart from 1955 - 2005. We hear songs written by Howard Greenfield (34) and Robin Gibb (33).

Our R and B Number Ones are from 1950 - 'I Almost Lost My Mind' by Ivory Joe Hunter - and this week - 'My Love Is All I Have' by Charlie Wilson. We hear Country number ones from 1984 and now by Ricky Skaggs and Blake Shelton. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Black Keys and The Lumineers. 'Believe Acoustic' by Justin Bieber is the week's number one album. 'Thrift Shop' by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz is the week's best-selling song.

Music Played

29 items
  • Image for Foreigner

    Foreigner Urgent

    This day in 1968: the first 9-1-1 emergency line opened in Haleyville, Alabama

  • Image for Andrea Bocelli

    Andrea Bocelli LA VIE EN ROSE (featuring Edith Piaf)

    New Entry at Number Two in the Album Chart: Passione

  • Image for Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite

    Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite - I Ride At Dawn

    New Entry in the Top Thirty of the Album Chart: Get Up!

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Nowhere Man

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] “Yesterday” ...And Today - The Beatles (29th July 1966) On this day: Bob Dylan was injured in a motorbike accident. He disappeared from public view for over a year.

  • Image for Tegan and Sara

    Tegan and Sara Closer

    New Entry in the Top Three of the Album Chart: Heartthrob

  • Image for James Ingram

    James Ingram I Don't Have The Heart

    Born 1952: James Ingram

  • Image for The Andrews Sisters

    The Andrews Sisters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

    Patty Andrews - born 16th February 1918; died 30th January 2013

  • Image for Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw HIGHWAY DON'T CARE (featuring featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban)

    New hit

  • Image for Ivory Joe Hunter

    Ivory Joe Hunter I Almost Lost My Mind

    R&B Number One this date in 1950

  • Image for Charlie Wilson

    Charlie Wilson My Love Is All I Have

    Adult R&B Number One: NEW

  • Image for Carole King

    Carole King So Far Away

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number Fourteen in 1971

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits So Far Away

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number Nineteen in 1986

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars When I Was Your Man

    Top Ten & Top Ten album: Unorthodox Jukebox

  • Image for Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (9th March 1968)

  • Image for Fall Out Boy

    Fall Out Boy MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK (Light Em Up)

    New hit

  • Image for The Everly Brothers

    The Everly Brothers Crying In The Rain

    I Write The Songs - 34: Howard Greenfield

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees I've Gotta Get A Message To You

    I Write The Songs - 33: Robin Gibb

  • Image for Local Natives

    Local Natives You And I

    New Entry in the Top Twenty of the Album Chart: Hummingbird

  • Image for The Soggy Bottom Boys

    The Soggy Bottom Boys I AM A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW (featuring Dan Tyminski)

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] O Brother, Where Art Thou? film soundtrack (27th March 2002) On this date: the deaths of ‘Mr. Television’ Milton Berle, actor/musician Dudley Moore and film director Billy Wilder.

  • Image for Charlie Wilson

    Charlie Wilson WHISPER (featuring Keith Sweat)

    New Entry in the Top Five of the Album Chart: Love, Charlie

  • Image for Ricky Skaggs

    Ricky Skaggs Don't Cheat In Our Home Town

    Country Number One this date in 1984

  • Image for Blake Shelton

    Blake Shelton Sure Be Cool If You Did

    Current Country Sales Number One: second week

  • Image for The Black Keys

    The Black Keys Lonely Boy

    Rock Number One this date in 2012

  • Image for The Lumineers

    The Lumineers Ho Hey

    Current Rock Number One: twelfth week

  • Image for Reba McEntire

    Reba McEntire Whoever's In New England

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Reba McEntire’s Greatest Hits - Reba McEntire (6th June 1987)

  • Image for Justin Bieber

    Justin Bieber As Long As You Love Me

    New Entry at Number One in the Album Chart: Believe Acoustic

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

    Number One this date in 1976

  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! Careless Whisper

    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: fourth week

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