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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.

In the final weekly edition of 'America's Greatest Hits', songs are played connected to members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'. In honour of producer and arranger George Martin, we hear 'Yesterday' by The Beatles. To mark the induction of New Orleans sound engineer and studio owner Cosimo Matassa, Paul plays one of his first recordings - 'The Fat Man', the debut R&B hit by Fats Domino. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1983 of Michelle Branch by playing her hit 'Goodbye To You'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter and producer Chips Moman, who has recently died, by featuring a soul classic he co-wrote - 'The Dark End Of The Street' by James Carr. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Bye Bye Baby' by Mary Wells and a different song with the same title by The 4 Seasons.

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 Bonnie Tyler and Fat Boy Slim. '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 Temptations and Billy Joel.

Our R&B number ones are from 1972 and now by Luther Ingram and Maxwell. We hear Country number ones from 1958 and this week by Johnny Cash and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Twenty One Pilots. 'Last Year Was Complicated' by Nick Jonas is the current number one album and the best-selling song of the week is 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' by Justin Timberlake.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Bruce Springsteen

    Born To Run

    • Born To Run.
    • CBS.
  • Fitz and The Tantrums

    HandClap

    • Fitz and The Tantrums.
    • ATLANTIC.
    • 1.
  • Kaleo

    Way Down We Go

    • A/B.
    • ATLANTIC.
    • 2.
  • The Beatles

    Yesterday

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 011.
  • Jon Bellion & Travis Mendes

    Guillotine

    • The Human Condition.
    • CAPITOL RECORDS.
    • 13.
  • Michelle Branch

    Goodbye To You

    • The Spirit Room.
    • MAVERICK.
    • 10.
  • James Carr

    The Dark End Of The Street

    • The Complete Goldwax Singles.
    • KENT SOUL.
    • 1.
  • Little Big Town

    One Dance

    • Wanderlust.
    • CAPITOL RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Luther Ingram

    (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right

    • I Don’t Want To Be Right - The Koko Singles Volume 2.
    • KENT SOUL.
    • 3.
  • Maxwell

    Lake By the Ocean

    • Download Single.
    • RCA/SONY/BMG.
    • 1.
  • Mary Wells

    Bye Bye Baby

    • The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 1: 1959-1961.
    • HIP-O SELECT.
    • 14.
  • The Four Seasons

    Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)

    • Working My Way Back To You.
    • RHINO.
    • 8.
  • Band of Horses

    Casual Party

    • Why Are You OK.
    • INTERSCOPE.
    • 4.
  • Bonnie Tyler

    Total Eclipse Of The Heart

    • Faster Than The Speed Of Night.
    • CBS.
  • Jonathan Groff

    You'll Be Back

    • Hamilton: An American Musical.
    • ATLANTIC RECORDS.
    • 7.
  • The Temptations

    Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)

    • The Complete Motown Singles Vol : 1970.
    • HIP-O SELECT/MOTOWN.
    • 1.
  • Billy Joel

    The River Of Dreams

    • Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume III.
    • Columbia.
  • Garbage

    Empty

    • Strange Little Birds.
    • STUNVOLUME.
    • 2.
  • Fats Domino

    The Fat Man

    • The Early Imperial Singles 1950-1952.
    • ACE RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Leslie Odom & Jnr.

    The Party's Over

    • Leslie Odum, Jnr..
    • S-CURVE.
    • 10.
  • Johnny Cash

    Guess Things Happen That Way

    • Man In Black - The Very Best Of Johnny Cash.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 9.
  • Florida Georgia Line

    H.O.L.Y.

    • Download Single.
    • REPUBLIC NASHVILLE.
    • 1.
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Learning To Fly

    • (CD Single).
    • MCA.
  • TWENTY ØNE PILØTS

    Ride

    • Blurryface.
    • FUELED BY RAMEN.
    • 3.
  • Fatboy Slim

    Praise You

    • You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby.
    • SKINT BRASSIC.
    • 9.
  • Nick Jonas

    Champagne Problems

    • Last Year Was Complicated.
    • ISLAND.
    • 2.
  • Bing Crosby

    I'll Be Seeing You

    • The Million Sellers.
    • PRISM.
    • 12.
  • Frank Sinatra

    Strangers In The Night

    • Frank Sinatra - The Reprise Years.
    • Reprise.
  • Justin Timberlake

    Can't Stop The Feeling!

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.

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