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Paul Gambaccini blends digital tracks from the week's US charts of songs, albums, R&B, country and rock hits with LP and singles tracks from the last six decades.

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

Each week, songs are played connected to members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'. To mark the induction of concert promoter Bill Graham, we hear one of the acts who appeared at his Fillmore West venue in San Frnacisco, Jefferson Airplane. We also feature 'The Message' by inductees Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1941 of Chubby Checker with his hit 'Let's Twist Again'. Paul pays tribute to pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, who has recently died, by playing one of the hundreds of recordings he played on -'Someday Soon' by Judy Collins. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Photograph' by Def Leppard and a different song with the same title by Ed Sheeran.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays an item from a UK artist's biggest selling album in America. Tonight, we hear tracks from LPs by Graham Nash and Depeche Mode. 'The Other Number Ones' are records that reached the top of the American chart in 'Cash Box' magazine, but not in the Hot 100 of the other US chart publication 'Billboard'. This week's examples are by The Association and The Three Degrees.

Our R&B number ones are from 1987 and now by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 1961 and this week by Leroy Van Dyke and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by the Foo Fighters and Elle King. The number one album is 'That's The Spirit' by Bring Me The Horizon and the best-selling digital song for a third week is 'What Do You Mean?' by Justin Bieber.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Louis Jordan

    Saturday Night Fish Fry

    • Swingsation - Louis Jordan.
    • : GRP RECORDS GRD-9951 059 951-2.
    • 2.
  • Louis Jordan

    Saturday Night Fish Fry

    • Swingsation - Louis Jordan.
    • : GRP RECORDS GRD-9951 059 951-2.
    • 2.
  • Jewel & Dolly Parton

    My Fathers Daughter

    • Picking Up The Pieces.
    • SUGARHILL.
    • 13.
  • Jewel & Dolly Parton

    My Fathers Daughter

    • Picking Up The Pieces.
    • SUGARHILL.
    • 13.
  • Gary Clark Jr.

    The Healing

    • The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.
    • WARNER BROS RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Gary Clark Jr.

    The Healing

    • The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.
    • WARNER BROS RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Jefferson Airplane

    Somebody To Love

    • Chartbusters USA Volume 2.
    • ACE RECORDS.
    • 16.
  • Jefferson Airplane

    Somebody To Love

    • Chartbusters USA Volume 2.
    • ACE RECORDS.
    • 16.
  • Drake

    Hotline Bling

    • Download Single.
    • CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC.
    • 1.
  • Drake

    Hotline Bling

    • Download Single.
    • CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC.
    • 1.
  • Chubby Checker

    Let's Twist Again

    • The Best Of Chubby Checker - Cameo Parkway 1959-1963.
    • ABKCO.
    • 11.
  • Chubby Checker

    Let's Twist Again

    • The Best Of Chubby Checker - Cameo Parkway 1959-1963.
    • ABKCO.
    • 11.
  • Judy Collins

    Someday Soon

    • Who Knows Where The Time Goes.
    • ELEKTRA.
    • 4.
  • Judy Collins

    Someday Soon

    • Who Knows Where The Time Goes.
    • ELEKTRA.
    • 4.
  • Brett Eldredge

    Lose My Mind

    • Illinois.
    • RHINO.
    • 3.
  • Brett Eldredge

    Lose My Mind

    • Illinois.
    • RHINO.
    • 3.
  • Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

    Lost In Emotion

    • Super Hits.
    • SONY MUSIC.
    • 6.
  • Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

    Lost In Emotion

    • Super Hits.
    • SONY MUSIC.
    • 6.
  • Janet Jackson & J. Cole

    No Sleeep (Remix)

    • DOWNLOAD SINGLE.
    • RHYTHM NATION/BMG.
    • 1.
  • Janet Jackson & J. Cole

    No Sleeep (Remix)

    • DOWNLOAD SINGLE.
    • RHYTHM NATION/BMG.
    • 1.
  • Def Leppard

    Photograph

    • Best Of Def Leppard.
    • BLUDGEON RIFFOLA/MERCURY RECORDS.
    • 2.
  • Def Leppard

    Photograph

    • Best Of Def Leppard.
    • BLUDGEON RIFFOLA/MERCURY RECORDS.
    • 2.
  • Ed Sheeran

    Photograph

    • X.
    • Atlantic.
    • 6.
  • Slayer

    Delusions Of Saviour

    • Repentless.
    • NUCLEAR BLAST.
    • 1.
  • Graham Nash

    Chicago

    • Songs For Beginners.
    • ATLANTIC.
    • 10.
  • R. City & Adam Levine

    Locked Away

    • DOWNLOAD SINGLE.
    • KEMOSABE RECORDS/RCA/SONY/BMG.
    • 1.
  • R. City & Adam Levine

    Locked Away

    • DOWNLOAD SINGLE.
    • KEMOSABE RECORDS/RCA/SONY/BMG.
    • 1.
  • The Association

    Never My Love

    • The Association - Greatest Hits.
    • Warner Bros.
  • The Association

    Never My Love

    • The Association - Greatest Hits.
    • Warner Bros.
  • The Three Degrees

    When Will I See You Again

  • The Three Degrees

    When Will I See You Again

  • Duran Duran, Janelle Monáe & Nile Rodgers

    Pressure Off

    • Paper Gods.
    • WARNER BROS.
    • 1.
  • Duran Duran, Janelle Monáe & Nile Rodgers

    Pressure Off

    • Paper Gods.
    • WARNER BROS.
    • 1.
  • Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five

    The Message

    • The Message (Expanded Edition).
    • Sanctuary.
  • Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five

    The Message

    • The Message (Expanded Edition).
    • Sanctuary.
  • Leroy Van Dyke

    Walk On By

    • The Golden Age Of American Rock ’n’ Roll - Country Edition.
    • ACE RECORDS.
    • 9.
  • Luke Bryan

    Strip It Down

    • Kill The Lights.
    • CAPITOL NASHVILLE.
    • 3.
  • Foo Fighters

    The Pretender

    • CD Single.
    • RCA/SONY/BMG.
    • 1.
  • Elle King

    Ex's And Oh's

    • Love Stuff.
    • RCA.
    • 2.
  • Depeche Mode

    Enjoy The Silence (Reinterpreted)

    • (CD Single).
    • Mute Records.
  • Bring Me The Horizon

    Follow You

    • That’s The Spirit.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 5.
  • Tommy Edwards

    It's All In The Game

    • Teenage Crush.
    • ACE RECORDS.
    • 20.
  • The Beatles

    Yesterday

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 011.
  • Justin Bieber

    What Do You Mean?

    • Download Single.
    • RBMG/DEF JAM.
    • 1.

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