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20151205

20151205

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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'Where Did Our Love Go' by The Supremes in honour of the induction of songwriting team Holland/Dozier/Holland and 'Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)' by The Hollies. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1932 of Little Richard by playing his hit 'Tutti Frutti'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter P. F. Sloan, who has recently died, by featuring his American number one song 'Eve Of Destruction' by Barry McGuire. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Fool' by Elvis Presley and a different song with the same title by Chris Rea.

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 Sutherland Brothers and MIKA. '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 Rolling Stones and Laura Branigan.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Chic and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1989 and this week by Garth Brooks and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Nirvana and Elle King. The number one album is 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber and the best-selling digital song for a fourth week is 'Hello' by Adele.

20151205

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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'Where Did Our Love Go' by The Supremes in honour of the induction of songwriting team Holland/Dozier/Holland and 'Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)' by The Hollies. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1932 of Little Richard by playing his hit 'Tutti Frutti'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter P. F. Sloan, who has recently died, by featuring his American number one song 'Eve Of Destruction' by Barry McGuire. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Fool' by Elvis Presley and a different song with the same title by Chris Rea.

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 Sutherland Brothers and MIKA. '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 Rolling Stones and Laura Branigan.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Chic and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1989 and this week by Garth Brooks and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Nirvana and Elle King. The number one album is 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber and the best-selling digital song for a fourth week is 'Hello' by Adele.

20160123

2016012320160129 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

2016012320160129 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

20160123

2016012320160129 (R2)

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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'Let's Have A Party' by Wanda Jackson and in tribute to Motown bass player James Jamerson, 'Bernadette' by the Four Tops. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1953 of Robin Zander of Cheap Trick by playing the band's US number one 'The Flame'. Paul pays tribute to David Bowie by featuring his first American number one 'Fame'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Misery' by The Beatles and a different song with the same title by Maroon 5.

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 Peter Frampton and Hot Chocolate. '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 Mindbenders and Madonna.

Our R&B number ones are from 1987 and now by Luther Vandross and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1976 and this week by C.W. McCall and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Seether and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album, for a seventh week, is '25' by Adele and 'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber is the best-selling song of the week.

2016012320160129 (R2)

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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'Let's Have A Party' by Wanda Jackson and in tribute to Motown bass player James Jamerson, 'Bernadette' by the Four Tops. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1953 of Robin Zander of Cheap Trick by playing the band's US number one 'The Flame'. Paul pays tribute to David Bowie by featuring his first American number one 'Fame'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Misery' by The Beatles and a different song with the same title by Maroon 5.

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 Peter Frampton and Hot Chocolate. '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 Mindbenders and Madonna.

Our R&B number ones are from 1987 and now by Luther Vandross and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1976 and this week by C.W. McCall and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Seether and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album, for a seventh week, is '25' by Adele and 'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber is the best-selling song of the week.

20160130

2016013020160205 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

2016013020160205 (R2)

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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'Dust My Broom' by Elmore James and 'At Last' by Etta James. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1942 of Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship by playing the band's US number three hit 'Miracles'. Paul pays tribute to Glenn Frey of the Eagles by featuring a song co-written and sung by him, 'Lyin' Eyes'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Diamonds And Pearls' by doo-wop group The Paradons and a different song with the same title by Prince.

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 Matt Monro and Genesis. '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 Partridge Family and Jesus Jones.

Our R&B number ones are from 1965 and now by The Temptations and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1964 and this week by Buck Owens and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Lorde and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album is 'Blackstar' by David Bowie and 'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber is the best-selling song of the week.

20160206

20160206

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'. In today's programme we feature two acts inducted in 2016. We hear 'I Want You To Want Me (Live)' by Cheap Trick and 'Make Me Smile' by Chicago. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1943 of Fabian by playing his debut hit 'Tiger'. Paul pays tribute to Kitty Kallen, who has recently died, by featuring her hit, 'Little Things Mean A Lot'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Bad Boy' by The Jive Bombers and a different song with the same title covered by The Beatles.

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 Humble Pie and Simply Red. '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 Napoleon XIV and Gary Wright.

Our R&B number ones are from 1969 and now by Tyrone Davis and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 2008 and this week by Taylor Swift and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by R.E.M. and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album is 'Death Of A Bachelor' by Panic! At The Disco and 'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber is the best-selling song for a third week.

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2016022720160304 (R2)

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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'It's Still Rock And Roll To Me' by Billy Joel and 'I Walk On Guilded Splinters' by Dr. John. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1981 of Josh Groban by playing 'You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)'. Paul pays tribute to soul singer Otis Clay, who has recently died, by featuring his R&B hit 'Trying To Live My Life Without You. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Girlfriend' recorded by by Michael Jackson and a different song with the same title by Avril Lavigne.

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 Robert Palmer and The Outfield. '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 Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and Journey.

Our R&B number ones are from 1980 and now by The Whispers and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1956 and this week by Elvis Presley and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Alannah Myles and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album is '25' by Adele and 'My House' by Flo Rida is the best-selling song of the week.

2016022720160304 (R2)

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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'It's Still Rock And Roll To Me' by Billy Joel and 'I Walk On Guilded Splinters' by Dr. John. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1981 of Josh Groban by playing 'You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)'. Paul pays tribute to soul singer Otis Clay, who has recently died, by featuring his R&B hit 'Trying To Live My Life Without You. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Girlfriend' recorded by by Michael Jackson and a different song with the same title by Avril Lavigne.

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 Robert Palmer and The Outfield. '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 Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and Journey.

Our R&B number ones are from 1980 and now by The Whispers and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1956 and this week by Elvis Presley and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Alannah Myles and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album is '25' by Adele and 'My House' by Flo Rida is the best-selling song of the week.

20160305

2016030520160311 (R2)

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 'Twist And Shout' by the Isley Brothers in honour of its writer Bert Berns, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. Continuing our alphabetical list of inductees, we hear 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting' by Elton John. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1947 of Eddie Hodges by playing his hit 'I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door'. Paul pays tribute to Red Simpson, who has recently died, by featuring his country hit 'I'm A Truck'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Thank U' by Alanis Morissette and the different song 'Thank You' by Dido.

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 Graham Parker & The Rumour and Asia. '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 Jackson 5 and the Commodores.

Our R&B number ones are from 1969 and now by Sly & The Family Stone and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 2007 and this week by Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Puddle Of Mudd and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album for a tenth week is '25' by Adele and 'My House' by Flo Rida is the best-selling song of the week.

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20160305

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.

20160305

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.

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20160402

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 'Choo Choo Ch'Boogie' by Louis Jordan and 'Born Under A Bad Sign' by Albert King. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1947 of Emmylou Harris by playing her version of the Dolly Parton song 'To Daddy'. Paul pays tribute to Lee Andrews, who has recently died, by featuring his 1958 US hit with The Hearts 'Tear Drops'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Hello' by Lionel Richie and a different song with the same title by Adele.

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 Lulu and Robin Trower. '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 Blood, Sweat & Tears and Randy Newman.

Our R&B number ones are from 1977 and now by William Bell and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1958 and this week by Don Gibson and Blake Shelton. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bastille and Twenty One Pilots. The Number One in the Album Sales Chart is 'Hymns That Are Important To Us' by bluegrass duo Joey + Rory. The best-selling song of the week is '7 Years' by Lukas Graham.

2016040220160408 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

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2016041620160422 (R2)

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 'You Really Got Me' by The Kinks and, in honour of the lifetime achievement award for Don Kirshner, 'I'm A Believer' by the group he put togehter for a TV series - The Monkees. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1935 of Bobby Vinton by playing his 1963 American number one 'Blue Velvet'. Paul pays tribute to Merle Haggard, who has recently died, by featuring his 1968 Country number one 'Sing Me Back Home'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'All My Life' by K-Ci & JoJo and a different song with the same title by Foo Fighters.

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 Jeff Beck and Bryan Ferry. '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 Simon & Garfunkel and The Main Ingredient.

Our R&B number ones are from 1965 and now by Solomon Burke and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1996 and this week by Lone Star and Tim McGraw. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Robert Plant and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album is 'Mind Of Mine' by Zayn and the best-selling song of the week is '7 Years' by Lukas Graham.

2016041620160422 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

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20160423

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.

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

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2016050720160513 (R2)

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 'Stand By Me' by Ben E. King in honour of the songwriting/production team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Paul also plays 'Imagine' to mark the induction of John Lennon as a solo artist. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1927 of Jim Lowe by playing his American number one 'Green Door'. Paul pays tribute to Patty Duke, who has recently died, by featuring her Top Ten hit 'Don't Just Stand There'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Candy Girl' by The 4 Seasons and a different song with the same title by New Edition.

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 Van Morrison and Stealers Wheel. '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 Sam & Dave and Captain & Tennille.

Our R&B number ones are from 1976 and now by Brass Construction and Keith Sweat. We hear Country number ones from 2007 and this week by Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw. Following the death of Prince, his music dominates the charts. The number one album is 'The Very Best Of Prince' and the Number one Rock track and best-selling song of the week is 'Purple Rain'.

2016050720160513 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

20160507

2016050720160513 (R2)

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 'Stand By Me' by Ben E. King in honour of the songwriting/production team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Paul also plays 'Imagine' to mark the induction of John Lennon as a solo artist. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1927 of Jim Lowe by playing his American number one 'Green Door'. Paul pays tribute to Patty Duke, who has recently died, by featuring her Top Ten hit 'Don't Just Stand There'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Candy Girl' by The 4 Seasons and a different song with the same title by New Edition.

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 Van Morrison and Stealers Wheel. '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 Sam & Dave and Captain & Tennille.

Our R&B number ones are from 1976 and now by Brass Construction and Keith Sweat. We hear Country number ones from 2007 and this week by Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw. Following the death of Prince, his music dominates the charts. The number one album is 'The Very Best Of Prince' and the Number one Rock track and best-selling song of the week is 'Purple Rain'.

2016050720160513 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

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20160521

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 'Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On' by Jerry Lee Lewis and 'Tears On My Pillow' by Little Anthony & The Imperials. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Marcie Blane by playing her American top three hit 'Bobby's Girl'. Paul pays tribute to Billy Paul, who has recently died, by featuring his US number one 'Me And Mrs. Jones'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'For You' sung by Rick Nelson and a different song with the same title by Bruce Springsteen.

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 Soft Cell and Morrissey. '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 Kenny Rogers and John Cougar.

Our R&B number ones are from 1975 and now by Smokey Robinson and Johnny Gill featuring New Edition. We hear Country number ones from 1975 and this week by Jessi Colter and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince. Drake has the number one album 'Views' and also the best-selling song of the week 'One Dance'.

2016052120160527 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

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20160521

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 'Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On' by Jerry Lee Lewis and 'Tears On My Pillow' by Little Anthony & The Imperials. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Marcie Blane by playing her American top three hit 'Bobby's Girl'. Paul pays tribute to Billy Paul, who has recently died, by featuring his US number one 'Me And Mrs. Jones'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'For You' sung by Rick Nelson and a different song with the same title by Bruce Springsteen.

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 Soft Cell and Morrissey. '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 Kenny Rogers and John Cougar.

Our R&B number ones are from 1975 and now by Smokey Robinson and Johnny Gill featuring New Edition. We hear Country number ones from 1975 and this week by Jessi Colter and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince. Drake has the number one album 'Views' and also the best-selling song of the week 'One Dance'.

2016052120160527 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

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Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits20160409

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 '3 O'Clock Blues' by B. B. King and 'Hide Away' by Freddy King. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1977 of Gerard Way by playing 'Welcome To The Black Parade' by the band he formed - My Chemical Romance. Paul pays tribute to Gogi Grant, who has recently died, by featuring her American number one 'The Wayward Wind'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Rain' by The Beatles and a different song with the same title by Madonna.

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 Dave Mason and Ian Matthews. '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 Seekers and Smokey Robinson.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by The Chiffons and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 2008 and this week by Trace Adkins and Tim McGraw. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Who and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album is 'This Is What The Truth Feels Like' by Gwen Stefani and the best-selling song of the week is 'No' by Meghan Trainor.

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits20160409

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Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits2016043020160506 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits2016043020160506 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits20160430

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits2016043020160506 (R2)

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 'Whole Lotta Love' by Led Zeppelin and 'Sweet Nothin's' by Brenda Lee. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1976 of Amanda Palmer with the song 'Evelyn Evelyn' . It was recorded by the duo she was part of called Evelyn Evelyn. Paul pays tribute to Malik Taylor (MC Phife Dawg aka Phife Diggy) from A Tribe Called Quest, who has recently died, by playing 'Can I Kick It?' from the act's debut album. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'The One' by Elton John and a country hit with the same title by Gary Allan.

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 T. Rex and Fleetwood Mac. '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 Bobby Sherman and Prince & The Revolution.

Our R&B number ones are from 1969 and now by The Isley Brothers and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1969 and this week by Glen Campbell and Tim McGraw. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Kings Of Leon and Disturbed. The number one album is 'Cleopatra' by The Lumineers and the best-selling song of the week is 'One Dance' by Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits2016043020160506 (R2)

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 'Whole Lotta Love' by Led Zeppelin and 'Sweet Nothin's' by Brenda Lee. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1976 of Amanda Palmer with the song 'Evelyn Evelyn' . It was recorded by the duo she was part of called Evelyn Evelyn. Paul pays tribute to Malik Taylor (MC Phife Dawg aka Phife Diggy) from A Tribe Called Quest, who has recently died, by playing 'Can I Kick It?' from the act's debut album. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'The One' by Elton John and a country hit with the same title by Gary Allan.

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 T. Rex and Fleetwood Mac. '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 Bobby Sherman and Prince & The Revolution.

Our R&B number ones are from 1969 and now by The Isley Brothers and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1969 and this week by Glen Campbell and Tim McGraw. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Kings Of Leon and Disturbed. The number one album is 'Cleopatra' by The Lumineers and the best-selling song of the week is 'One Dance' by Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits20160430

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 'Whole Lotta Love' by Led Zeppelin and 'Sweet Nothin's' by Brenda Lee. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1976 of Amanda Palmer with the song 'Evelyn Evelyn' . It was recorded by the duo she was part of called Evelyn Evelyn. Paul pays tribute to Malik Taylor (MC Phife Dawg aka Phife Diggy) from A Tribe Called Quest, who has recently died, by playing 'Can I Kick It?' from the act's debut album. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'The One' by Elton John and a country hit with the same title by Gary Allan.

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 T. Rex and Fleetwood Mac. '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 Bobby Sherman and Prince & The Revolution.

Our R&B number ones are from 1969 and now by The Isley Brothers and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1969 and this week by Glen Campbell and Tim McGraw. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Kings Of Leon and Disturbed. The number one album is 'Cleopatra' by The Lumineers and the best-selling song of the week is 'One Dance' by Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits20160430

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits2016052820160603 (R2)

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 'Long Tall Sally' by Little Richard and 'My Babe' by Little Walter. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Gladys Knight by playing her American top ten hit 'If I Were Your Woman'. Paul pays tribute to guitarist Lonnie Mack, who has recently died, by featuring his version of Chuck Berry's 'Memphis'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights the Terrific Two 'Love Is Alive' by Gary Wright and a different song with the same title that was a Country Number One by The Judds.

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 Judas Priest and Annie Lennox. '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 R. Dean Taylor and Billy Ocean.

Our R&B number ones are from 1956 and now by Fats Domino and Johnny Gill featuring New Edition. We hear Country number ones from 1952 and this week by Hank Thompson and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Third Eye Blind and James Bay. 'Views' by Drake is the number one album for a second week and the best-selling song of the week is 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' by Justin Timberlake.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits2016052820160603 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits from the last six decades.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits20160528

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits of 20152015122620160520 (R2)

Paul Gambaccini presents his countdown of the greatest hits from the US charts of 2015.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits of 20152015122620160520 (R2)

Paul Gambaccini presents a countdown of the greatest hits from the US charts of 2015. Paul reveals the ten best selling singles and top three albums of the year. He will also feature the top five most played songs from the Adult R&B chart and the top five most downloaded country songs and rock tracks.

Taylor Swift's album '1989' was the biggest selling album in 2014 and had outsold all others in 2015 until the arrival of '25' by Adele. In just one week of sales, Adele's album sold more than three million copies to make it the number one album of 2015.

Paul has all the facts and figures for the best selling music in America during 2015.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits of 201520151226

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits of 20152015122620160520 (R2)

Paul Gambaccini presents his countdown of the greatest hits from the US charts of 2015.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits of 20152015122620160520 (R2)

Paul Gambaccini presents a countdown of the greatest hits from the US charts of 2015. Paul reveals the ten best selling singles and top three albums of the year. He will also feature the top five most played songs from the Adult R&B chart and the top five most downloaded country songs and rock tracks.

Taylor Swift's album '1989' was the biggest selling album in 2014 and had outsold all others in 2015 until the arrival of '25' by Adele. In just one week of sales, Adele's album sold more than three million copies to make it the number one album of 2015.

Paul has all the facts and figures for the best selling music in America during 2015.

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits of 201520151226