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1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 28 September 2013

Paul Gambaccini presents tracks from this week's US charts and hits from the last six decades.

In the feature Headline News, we hear tracks from two number one albums released on noteworthy days. In the regular feature The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, songs are featured from the debut chart LPs by two artists. While It's Not The Same Old Song highlights two different songs with the same title.

In A Matter Of Life And Death Paul celebrates the birth of a musician born on this date. We also hear a track played in tribute to a recently deceased artist.

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 plus an American hit by a British artist that was not a hit in the UK.

There are R&B, country and rock number ones from this date in history, which are played alongside the current number ones in those genres. Then there's a track from the top of the US album charts and the week's best-selling single concludes Paul's survey of America's Greatest Hits.

Music Played

29 items
  • Image for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Night Moves

    This day in 1892: the first American football night game took place between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal

  • Image for Ylvis

    Ylvis The Fox

    New Hit

  • Image for Arctic Monkeys

    Arctic Monkeys Do I Wanna Know?

    British talent in the Top Ten of the Album Chart: AM

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown Please,Please,Please

    The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame: Ralph Bass [non-performer]

  • Image for Earth, Wind & Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire My Promise

    New Entry in the Top Twenty of the Album Chart: Now, Then & Forever

  • Image for Ben E. King

    Ben E. King Don't Play That Song

    Born 1938: Ben E King

  • Image for Marian McPartland

    Marian McPartland The Lady Is A Tramp

    Marian McPartland - born 20 March 1918; died 20 August 2013

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow Easy

    New Entry in the Top Twenty of the Album Chart: Feels Like Home

  • Image for Joe Hinton

    Joe Hinton Funny

    R&B Number One this date in 1964

  • Image for Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke BLURRED LINES (featuring Pharrell)

    Adult R&B Number One: seventh week

  • Image for Chris Montez

    Chris Montez Call Me

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number 22 in 1966

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Call Me

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Top Ten in 1973

  • Image for AWOLNATION


    Top Twenty after 59 weeks on the chart - over three million sales

  • Image for Matt Monro

    Matt Monro My Kind Of Girl

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) My Kind Of Girl - Matt Monro (2nd October 1961)

  • Image for The Weeknd

    The Weeknd Wanderlust

    New Entry at Number Two in the Album Chart: Kiss Land

  • Image for Rose Royce

    Rose Royce Wishing On A Star

    Both Sides Now: not a hit in the US; Number Three in the UK in 1978

  • Image for The Springfields

    The Springfields Silver Threads And Golden Needles

    Both Sides Now: not a hit in the UK; Number 20 in the US in 1962

  • Image for Imagine Dragons

    Imagine Dragons Demons

    Top Forty

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Surfin' U.S.A.

    The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame: The Beach Boys - Best selling album: Endless Summer

  • Image for Janelle Monáe

    Janelle Monáe Dance Apocalyptic

    New Entry in the Top Five of the Album Chart: The Electric Lady

  • Image for Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis There Must Be More To Love Than This

    Country Number One this date in 1970

  • Image for Luke Bryan

    Luke Bryan That's My Kind Of Night

    Current Country Sales Number One: fifth week

  • Image for Creed

    Creed Higher

    Rock Number One this date in 1999

  • Image for Royals

    Royals Lorde

    Current Rock Number One: fourth week

  • Image for Jaheim

    Jaheim Could It Be

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Ghetto Love - Jaheim (31st March 2001)

  • Image for Keith Urban

    Keith Urban Even The Stars Fall 4 U

    New Entry at Number One in the Album Chart: Fuse

  • Image for Roy Orbison

    Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman

    Number One this date in 1964

  • Image for John Mellencamp

    John Mellencamp Jack And Diane

    Number One this date in 1982

  • Image for Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball

    Current Number One: NEW


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