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Paul Gambaccini blends digital tracks from the week's US charts with LP and singles tracks from the last six decades. Includes America's Greatest Live Hits.

Tonight's extended show starts at 7.00pm with an hour of America's Greatest Live Hits. Paul plays tracks from the most successful live albums in the US by a range of artists including Johnny Cash, James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton and Garth Brooks.

From 8.00 - 10.00pm Paul presents 'America's Greatest Hits' with all its regular features. Each week, songs are played by members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Continuing the alphabetical survey, we play 'Hotel California' by the Eagles and 'Shining Star' by Earth, Wind & Fire. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1976 of Leigh Nash - vocalist with Sixpence None The Richer - by playing her group's biggest hit 'Kiss Me'. Paul pays tribute to country star Jim Ed Brown, who has recently died, by playing 'The Three Bells' by his family group The Browns. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'It's Only Love' by Don Williams and a different song with the same title recorded by Madness.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear tracks from LPs by Kiki Dee and Dido. 'The Other Number Ones' are records that reached the top of the American chart in 'Cash Box' magazine, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. This week's examples are by Tony Bennett and Eric Carmen.

Our R&B number ones are from 1983 and now by Mtume and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1971 and this week by Jerry Reed and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Walk The Moon. The number one album is 'Drones' by Muse and the top digital song for a fourth week is 'Bad Blood' by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar.

2 hours, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Johnny Cash

    A Boy Named Sue

    • Johnny Cash At San Quentin.
    • 11.
  • James Brown

    I'll Go Crazy

    • Live At The Apollo.
    • POLYDOR.
    • 2.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    The Star Spangled Banner

    • Experience Hendrix - The Best of Jimi Hendrix.
    • 20.
  • Frank Sinatra

    The Shadow Of Your Smile (Live)

    • Sinatra At The Sands.
    • REPRISE.
    • 4.
  • Sam Cooke

    Bring It On Home To Me (Live)

    • Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963 One Night Stand.
    • ABKCO/RCA.
    • 7.
  • Peter Frampton

    Show Me The Way

    • And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1.
    • Debutante.
  • Billy Idol

    Mony Mony

    • More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various).
    • Disky.
  • Eric Clapton


    • (CD Single).
    • Duck.
  • George Michael & Elton John

    Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

    • Diamonds.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    War (Live)

    • Live 1975-1985.
    • 2.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Fingertips - Part 2

    • Complete Motown Singles - 1963.
    • 4.
  • Garth Brooks

    It's Your Song

    • Double Live.
    • 10.
  • Paul McCartney

    Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)

    • Wingspan (US version).
    • 17.
  • Simon & Garfunkel

    The Boxer

    • The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel.
    • Columbia.
  • Keith Urban

    John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16

    • Download Single.
    • 1.
  • Eagles

    Hotel California

    • The Best Of Eagles.
    • Asylum.
  • Rachel Platten

    Fight Song

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Sixpence None the Richer

    Kiss Me

    • The Best Love Songs...Ever! (Various).
    • Virgin.
  • The Browns

    The Three Bells

    • RCA Nashville Classics The ‘50s (Various Artists).
    • RCA.
  • Sam Hunt

    Break Up in a Small Town

    • Montevallo.
    • 4.
  • Mtume

    Juicy Fruit

    • Pure Groove (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • The Weeknd

    Earned It

    • Single.
    • Island.
  • Don Williams

    It Must Be Love

    • The Definitive Don Williams - His Greatest Hits.
    • 18.
  • Madness

    It Must Be Love

    • The 80's Love Album (Various Artists.
    • Virgin.

    Tear In My Heart

    • Blurryface.
    • 5.
  • The Kiki Dee Band

    I've Got The Music In Me

    • Jukebox 70's Hits -I Got The Music In.
    • Old Gold.
  • The Weeknd

    Can't Feel My Face

    • Download Single.
    • 1.
  • Tony Bennett

    Stranger In Paradise

    • 40 Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett Volume 1.
    • Columbia.
  • Eric Carmen

    All By Myself

    • No Greater Love (Various Artists).
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • OMI


    • (CD Single).
    • Ultra Records.
    • 001.
  • Earth, Wind & Fire

    Shining Star

    • The Best Of.
    • CBS.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Wild Horses

    • The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks.
    • Abkco.
  • Jerry Reed

    When You're Hot, You're Hot

    • Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Luke Bryan

    Kick The Dust Up

    • Download Single.
    • 1.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

    By The Way

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.

    Shut Up And Dance

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Dido

    Thank You

    • Now 49 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Muse


    • Drones.
    • 12.
  • Henry Mancini, His Orchestra & Chorus

    Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet

  • Janet Jackson

    That's The Way Love Goes

    • Janet Jackson - Design Of A Decade.
    • A&M.
    • 8.
  • Taylor Swift

    Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

    • 1989.
    • Universal.