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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 song from Original Broadway Cast LP Hair. It was number one on 15 August 1969 - the first day of the Woodstock Festival. We also hear Love Story by Taylor Swift from Fearless. It was number one in the US on 20th January 2009 - the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated.

In the regular feature The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, songs are featured from LPs by Otis Redding and Christopher Cross. It's Not The Same Old Song highlights Fire by The Jimi Hendrix Experience and a different song with the same title by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown.

In A Matter Of Life And Death Paul celebrates the birth on this date in 1938 of Jack Jones. We also hear Just The Two Of Us by Grover Washington Jr. with Bill Withers - played as a tribute to the recently deceased percussionist and composer who co-wrote the song - Ralph McDonald.

We round up the 2012 inductees to the Grammy Hall Of Fame Singles list with Precious Lord, Take My Hand by Mahalia Jackson and Wasted Days And Wasted Nights by Freddy Fender.

Our R&B Number Ones are from 1974 - I've Got To Use My Imagination by Gladys Knight & The Pips - and this week - Stay by Tyrese. We hear Country Number Ones from 1972 and now by Merle Haggard and Toby Keith.

This week's past and present Rock Number Ones are by Mike + The Mechanics and The Black Keys. Adele returns to the top of the US album chart for a fourteenth non-consecutive week with 21. And on the singles side, Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO is Number One for a fifth week.

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1 hour, 57 minutes

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Sat 14 Jan 2012 20:00