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1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 October 2013

Paul Gambaccini presents tracks from this week's US charts and hits from the last six decades.
Each week, songs are played by artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list of inductees, tonight Paul plays 'Cause We've Ended As Lovers' by Jeff Beck and 'How Deep Is Your Love' by the Bee Gees. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', songs are played from albums by Spanky and Our Gang and Lady Gaga.
In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Jeannie C. Riley by playing her hit 'Harpeer Valley P.T.A'. As a tribute to Roy Dolby, the inventor of the Dolby noise-reduction system, who has recently died, we hear a song from one of the first albums to use his invention - 'Wildflowers' by Judy Collins. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Upside Down' by Diana Ross and a different song with the same title by Jack Johnson. 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 successful in the UK.
Our R&B number ones are from 1970 and this week by The Jackson 5 and Robin Thicke with Pharrell. We hear Country number ones from 1968 and now by Eddy Arnold and Luke Bryan. This week's featured past Rock number one is by Boston. 'The 20/20 Experience The Complete Experience' by Justin Timberlake is the number one album and 'Royals' by Lorde is the best-selling song of the week.

Music Played

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  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Way Down

    This day in 1987: ‘Black Monday’ - the Dow Jones average went down by 22%

  • Image for Badfinger

    Badfinger Baby Blue

    New Entry following the finale of the American TV series Breaking Bad

  • Image for Lorde

    Lorde Glory And Gore

    New Entry in the Top Three of the Album Chart: Pure Heroine

  • Image for Jeff Beck

    Jeff Beck Cause We've Ended As Lovers

    The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame: Jeff Beck (Best-selling album: Blow By Blow)

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry Roar

    Three singles in the Top Ten by Katy Perry: Walking On Air, Dark Horse and Roar

  • Image for Jeannie C. Riley

    Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley P.T.A.

    Born 1945: Jeannie C. Riley

  • Image for Judy Collins

    Judy Collins Since You Asked

    Ray Dolby - born 18 January 1933; died 12th September 2013 - One of the first Dolby-recorded albums: Wildflowers

  • Image for Tyler Farr

    Tyler Farr Redneck Crazy

    New Entry in the Top Five of the Album Chart: Redneck Crazy

  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 I'll Be There

    R&B Number One this date in 1970

  • Image for Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke BLURRED LINES (featuring Pharrell)

    Adult R&B Number One: tenth week

  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross Upside Down

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number One in 1980

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson Upside Down

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: from Number One Album in 2006: Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George

  • Image for Fitz and The Tantrums

    Fitz and The Tantrums Out Of My League

    Number One Alternative Rock

  • Image for Spanky & Our Gang

    Spanky & Our Gang Sunday Will Never Be The Same

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Sunday Will Never Be The Same - Spanky & Our Gang (9th September 1967)

  • Image for Ylvis

    Ylvis The Fox

    Top Ten

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Into The Groove

    Both Sides Now: Not a hit in the US; Number Number One in the UK in 1985

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks A Well Respected Man

    Both Sides Now: Not a hit in the UK; Number Thirteen in the US in 1966

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM The Wire

    New Entry in the Top Ten of the Album Chart: Days Are Gone

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love

    The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame: Bee Gees (Best selling album: Saturday Night Fever)

  • Image for Eddy Arnold

    Eddy Arnold Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

    Country Number One this date in 1968

  • Image for Luke Bryan

    Luke Bryan That's My Kind Of Night

    Current Country Sales Number One: eighth week

  • Image for Boston

    Boston Amanda

    Rock Number One this date in 1986

  • Image for Imagine Dragons

    Imagine Dragons Demons

    Current Rock Number Two

  • Image for Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga Poker Face

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) The Fame - Lady Gaga (15th November 2008)

  • Image for Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake Take Back The Night

    New Entry at Number One in the Album Chart: The 20/20 Experience The Complete Experience (this track from 2 of 2)

  • Image for Johnny Mathis

    Johnny Mathis Chances Are

    Number One this date in 1957

  • Image for Herb Alpert

    Herb Alpert Rise

    Number One this date in 1979

  • Image for Lorde

    Lorde Royals

    Current Number One: third week


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