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13/04/2013

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 13 April 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 title track of 'Live Like You Were Dying' by Tim McGraw. It was number one on 13th September 2004, when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer accepted a take-over offer of nearly three billion dollars from the Sony Corporation. We also hear '4 + 20' from the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young LP 'Deja Vu'. It was number one on 14th May 1970 - the day on which State officers fired on student demonstrators at Jackson State University in Mississippi, killing two and wounding twelve. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', tracks are played from albums by Judy Garland and Tim McGraw.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Al Green by playing 'Tired Of Being Alone'. We also hear 'Still Crazy After All These Years' by Paul Simon in tribute to the tracks' producer Phil Ramone, who has recently died. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Shake It' by Ian Matthews and a different song with the same title by Metro Station. 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 Diane Warren and Jimmy 'Jam' Harris.

Our R&B Number Ones are from 1974 and this week by Gladys Knight & The Pips and Miguel. We hear Country number ones from 1958 and now by Don Gibson and Darius Rucker. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by Gotye and Imagine Dragons. 'The 20/20 Experience' by Justin Timberlake is the week's number one album. 'Just Give Me A Reason' by Pink featuring Nate Ruess is the best selling song of the week.

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for Steve Lawrence

    Steve Lawrence Portrait Of My Love

    This day in 1870: the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City was founded

  • Image for Frank Turner

    Frank Turner Recovery

    Rock Hit

  • Image for Thompson Square

    Thompson Square If I Didn't Have You

    New Entry in the Top Twenty of the Album Chart: Just Feels Good

  • Image for Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw Live Like You Were Dying

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw (13th September 2004) On this date: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer accepted a take-over offer of nearly three billion dollars from the Sony Corporation.

  • Image for The Strokes

    The Strokes One Way Trigger

    Number Entry in the Top Ten of the Album Chart: Comedown Machine

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Tired Of Being Alone

    Born 1946: Al Green

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon Still Crazy After All These Years

    Phil Ramone - born 5th January 1934; died 30th March 2013

  • Image for Blake Shelton

    Blake Shelton Mine Would Be You

    New Entry at Number Three in the Album Chart: Based On A True Story

  • Image for Gladys Knight & The Pips

    Gladys Knight & The Pips Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

    R&B Number One this date in 1974

  • Image for Miguel

    Miguel Adorn

    Adult R&B Number One: sixteenth week

  • Image for Iain Matthews

    Iain Matthews Shake It

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: reached Number Thirteen in 1979

  • Image for Metro Station

    Metro Station Shake It

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Top Ten in 2008

  • Image for OneRepublic

    OneRepublic Counting Stars

    New Entry in the Top Fiveof the Album Chart: Native

  • Image for Judy Garland

    Judy Garland The Trolley Song

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Meet Me In St. Louis - Judy Garland (24th March 1945)

  • Image for Vampire Weekend

    Vampire Weekend Diane Young

    Rock Hit

  • Image for LeAnn Rimes

    LeAnn Rimes How Do I Live

    I Write The Songs - 18: Diane Warren

  • Image for The S.O.S. Band

    The S.O.S. Band Just Be Good To Me

    I Write The Songs - 17: Jimmy ‘Jam‘ Harris

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Heaven

    British talent in the Top Ten of the American Album Chart: Delta Machine

  • Image for Crosby, Nash & Young

    Crosby, Nash & Young 4 + 20

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] Deja Vu - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (14th May 1970) On this day: State officers fired on student demonstrators at Jackson State University in Mississippi, killing two and wounding twelve - ten days after four were killed and nine were wounded at Kent State University in Ohio.

  • Image for Don Gibson

    Don Gibson Oh, Lonesome Me

    Country Number One this date in 1958

  • Image for Darius Rucker

    Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel

    Current Country Sales Number One: second week

  • Image for Gotye

    Gotye SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW (featuring Kimbra)

    Rock Number One this date in 2012

  • Image for Imagine Dragons

    Imagine Dragons Radioactive

    Current Rock Number One: fifth week

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift TIM McGRAW

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift (11th November 2006)

  • Image for Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake Mirrors

    Number One in the Album Chart: The 20/20 Experience - second week

  • Image for The Marcels

    The Marcels Blue Moon

    Number One this date in 1961

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Let It Be

    Number One this date in 1970

  • Image for P!nk

    P!nk JUST GIVE ME A REASON (featuring Nate Ruess)

    Current Number One: second week

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