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20/07/2013

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 July 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 'Stardust' by Nat 'King' Cole from his album 'Love Is The Thing'. It was number one on 15th June 1957, the day on which the last production of 'Ziegfeld Follies' closed at the Winter Garden, New York City. We also hear 'Hung Up' from Madonna's album 'Confessions On A Dance Floor'. It was number one on 3rd December 2005 when the wedding of Marilyn Manson and burlesque dancer Dita von Teese took place. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', tracks are played from albums by America and Carrie Underwood.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Kim Carnes by playing her hit 'More Love'. As a tribute to the drummer of Devo, Alan Myers, who has recently died, we hear 'Whip It' by the group. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'You' by George Harrison and a different song with the same title by Rita Coolidge. In the feature called 'Both Sides Now', Paul plays a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US and an American hit by a British artist that was not a hit in the UK.

Our R&B Number Ones are from 1999 and this week by Destiny's Child and Alicia Keys with Maxwell. We hear Country number ones from 1966 and now by Buck Owens & The Buckaroos and Florida Georgia Line. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by Of Monsters And Men and Imagine Dragons. 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams is the best-selling song of the week.

Music Played

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  • Image for Starbuck

    Starbuck Moonlight Feels Right

    This day in 1969: the first manned moon landing by Apollo 11 - the walk was seven hours later

  • Image for Relient K

    Relient K THAT'S MY JAM (featuring Owl City)

    New Entry in the Top Twenty of the Album Chart: Collapsible Lung

  • Image for Hillsong Live

    Hillsong Live Always Will

    New Entry in the Top Twenty of the Album Chart: Glorious Ruins (Live)

  • Image for Nat King Cole

    Nat King Cole Stardust

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] Love Is The Thing - Nat ‘King’ Cole (15th June 1957) On this date: the last production of Ziegfield Follies closed at the Winter Garden, New York City

  • Image for Imagine Dragons

    Imagine Dragons Demons

    Top Five Album: Night Visions

  • Image for Kim Carnes

    Kim Carnes More Love

    Born 1945: Kim Carnes

  • Image for Devo

    Devo Whip It

    Alan Myers - born 1954 or 1955 - died 24th June 2013 - drummer with Devo

  • Image for Randy Houser

    Randy Houser Runnin' Outta Moonlight

    Top Thirty

  • Image for Destiny’s Child

    Destiny’s Child Bills, Bills, Bills

    R&B Number One this date in 1999

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys FIRE WE MAKE (duet with Maxwell)

    Adult R&B Number One: fourth week

  • Image for George Harrison

    George Harrison You

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number Twenty in 1975

  • Image for Rita Coolidge

    Rita Coolidge You

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number 25 in 1978

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk GET LUCKY (featuring Pharrell Williams)

    Top Five single and seventh consecutive week in the Album Top Ten: Random Access Memories

  • Image for America

    America I Need You

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) America - America (19th February 1972)

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Treasure

    Top Ten single & Unorthodox Jukebox - 20th week in the Album Top Ten

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Home Lovin' Man

    Both Sides Now: Not a hit in the US; reached Number Seven in the UK - released in 1970

  • Image for Joe Jackson

    Joe Jackson YOU CAN'T GET WHAT YOU WANT ('Til You Know What You Want)

    Both Sides Now: Not a hit in the UK; Number Fifteen in the US in 1984

  • Image for Pretty Lights

    Pretty Lights Yellow Bird

    New Entry in the Top Thirty of the Album Chart: A Color Map Of The Sun

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Hung Up

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] Confessions On A Dance Floor - Madonna (3rd December 2005) On this day: The wedding of Marilyn Manson and burlesque dancer Dita von Teese; the marriage broke down the following year.

  • Image for Buck Owens

    Buck Owens Think Of Me

    Country Number One this date in 1966

  • Image for Florida Georgia Line

    Florida Georgia Line Cruise

    Current Country Sales Number One: twentieth week

  • Image for Of Monsters and Men

    Of Monsters and Men Little Talks

    Rock Number One this date in 2012

  • Image for Imagine Dragons

    Imagine Dragons Radioactive

    Current Rock Number One: eighteenth week

  • Image for Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood Before He Cheats

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Some Hearts - Carrie Underwood (3rd December 2005)

  • Image for Joe

    Joe I'd Rather Have A Love

    Highest New Entry in the Album Chart at Number Six: Doubleback Evolution Of R&B

  • Image for Jan & Dean

    Jan & Dean Surf City

    Number One this date in 1963

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel It's Still Rock 'n' Roll To Me

    Number One this date in 1980

  • Image for Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke BLURRED LINES (featuring Pharrell)

    Current Number One: sixth week

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