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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'. We hear 'Rock And Roll All Nite' by Kiss and 'Midnight Special' by Lead Belly. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1952 of Narada Michael Walden by playing his hit 'I Shoulda Loved Ya'. Paul pays tribute to Patty Duke, who has recently died, by featuring 'Don't Just Stand There'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Runaway' by Del Shannon and a different song with the same title by Janet Jackson.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays a song from a UK artist's biggest-selling album in America. Tonight, we hear tracks from LPs by The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Coldplay. '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 Monkees and Wang Chung.

Our R&B number ones are from 1966 and now by The Temptations and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1998 and this week by Jo Dee Messina and Jason Aldean. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Julian Lennon and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album is 'Traveller' by Chris Stapleton and the best-selling song of the week is '7 Years' by Lukas Graham.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Jay and The Techniques

    Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

    • The Best Of Jay & The Techniques.
    • MERCURY.
    • 1.
  • Lukas Graham

    Mama Said

    • Lukas Graham.
    • WARNER BROS..
    • 3.
  • Cheap Trick

    When I Wake Up Tomorrow

    • Bang Zoom Crazy ...Hello.
    • BIG MACHINE.
  • KISS

    Rock And Roll All Nite

    • Dressed To Kill.
    • CASABLANCA.
    • 10.
  • TWENTY88

    London Bridge

    • Twenty88.
    • DEF JAM RECORDINGS.
    • 8.
  • Narada Michael Walden

    I Shoulda Loved Ya

    • The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va).
    • Warner Strategic Market.
  • Prince

    Controversy

    • 4Ever.
    • Warner Bros.
  • The SteelDrivers

    Long Way Down

    • The Muscle Shoals Recordings.
    • ROUNDER.
    • 5.
  • The Temptations

    Get Ready

    • Complete Motown Singles - Volume 6: 1966.
    • HIP-O SELECT/MOTOWN.
    • 11.
  • Lalah Hathaway

    Angel (Live)

    • Live.
    • HATHAWAY ENTERTAINMENT/EONE MUSIC.
    • 5.
  • Andrew Bird & Fiona Apple

    Left Handed Kisses

    • Are You Serious.
    • UNIVERSAL MUSIC.
    • 6.
  • Del Shannon

    Runaway

    • Greatest Hits.
    • Rhino.
    • 1.
  • Janet Jackson

    Runaway

    • (CD Single).
    • A&M.
  • Weezer

    California Kids

    • Weezer (White Album).
    • ATLANTIC.
    • 1.
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra

    Miles Beyond (Miles Davis)

    • Birds Of Fire.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Meghan Trainor

    No

    • Download Single.
    • EPIC.
    • 1.
  • The Monkees

    A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

    • The Greatest Hits Of The Monkees.
    • WARNER ESP/TELSTAR.
    • 7.
  • Wang Chung

    Everybody Have Fun Tonight

    Singer Jack Hues chats to Sara

    • Backtrax USA With Kid Kelly (Various Artists).
    • Sar Entertainment.
  • Explosions in the Sky

    Disintegration Anxiety

    • The Wilderness.
    • TEMPORARY RESIDENCE.
  • Lead Belly

    The Midnight Special

    • Say It Loud! A Celebration Of Black Music In America.
    • RHINO.
    • 4.
  • Jonathan Groff

    I Know Him

    • Hamilton: An American Musical.
    • ATLANTIC.
    • 10.
  • Jo Dee Messina

    Bye Bye

    • Greatest Hits.
    • CURB RECORDS.
    • 4.
  • Jason Aldean

    Lights Come On

    • Download Single.
    • BROKEN BOW.
  • Julian Lennon

    Stick Around

    • The Secret Value Of Day Dreaming.
    • NOBLE ROT.
    • 1.
  • TWENTY ØNE PILØTS

    Stressed Out

    • Blurryface.
    • FUELED BY RAMEN/ATLANTIC.
    • 2.
  • Coldplay

    Clocks

    • A Rush of Blood To The Head.
    • PARLOPHONE.
    • 5.
  • Chris Stapleton

    Nobody To Blame

    • Traveller.
    • MERCURY NASHVILLE.
    • 6.
  • Peggy March

    I Will Follow Him

    • Rediscover The 50's - Here Comes Summ.
    • Old Gold.
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates

    Kiss On My List

    • Looking Back - The Best Of Hall & Oat.
    • BMG.
  • Lukas Graham

    7 Years

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.

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