Paul Gambaccini With America's Greatest Hits

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20100102

Two hours of America's latest and greatest hits from the last five decades.

20100102

Two hours of America's latest and greatest hits from the last five decades.

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Two hours of America's latest and greatest hits from the last five decades.

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Two hours of America's latest and greatest hits from the last five decades.

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Two hours of America's latest and greatest hits from the last five decades.

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Two hours of America's latest and greatest hits from the last five decades.

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Two hours of America's latest and greatest hits from the last five decades.

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Two hours of America's latest and greatest hits from the last five decades.

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20130817

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

Each week, songs are played by two artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul features tracks by Alice Cooper and The Allman Brothers Band. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', songs are played from albums by Van Halen and Garth Brooks.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Belinda Carlisle by playing her hit 'I Get Weak'. As a tribute to guitarist Johnny Smith, who has recently died, we hear 'Moonlight In Vermont'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Miss You' by The Rolling Stones and a different song with the same title by Aaliyah. In the feature called 'Both Sides Now', Paul plays a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US and an American hit by a British artist that was not successful in the UK.

Our R&B Number Ones are from 1959 and this week by Brook Benton and Jaheim. We hear Country number ones from 1975 and now by Glen Campbell and Florida Georgia Line. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by Eddie Money and Imagine Dragons. 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell is the best-selling song of the week.

20130817

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

Each week, songs are played by two artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul features tracks by Alice Cooper and The Allman Brothers Band. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', songs are played from albums by Van Halen and Garth Brooks.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Belinda Carlisle by playing her hit 'I Get Weak'. As a tribute to guitarist Johnny Smith, who has recently died, we hear 'Moonlight In Vermont'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Miss You' by The Rolling Stones and a different song with the same title by Aaliyah. In the feature called 'Both Sides Now', Paul plays a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US and an American hit by a British artist that was not successful in the UK.

Our R&B Number Ones are from 1959 and this week by Brook Benton and Jaheim. We hear Country number ones from 1975 and now by Glen Campbell and Florida Georgia Line. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by Eddie Money and Imagine Dragons. 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell is the best-selling song of the week.

20130914

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

Each week, songs are played by two musicians who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul features tracks by LaVern Baker and Hank Ballard. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', songs are played from albums by Gene Pitney and Randy Travis.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Beth Nielsen Chapman by playing her song 'Sand And Water'. As a tribute to Jack Clement, who has recently died, we hear the hit he wrote for Johnny Cash - 'Ballad Of A Teenage Queen'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Stay Awhile' by Dusty Springfield and a different song with the same title by The Bells. In the feature called 'Both Sides Now', Paul plays a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US and an American hit by a British artist that was not successful in the UK.

Our R'n'B number ones are from 1987 and this week by Michael Jackson and Robin Thicke with Pharrell. We hear Country number ones from 1963 and now by George Hamilton IV and Luke Bryan. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by Alex Clare and Lorde. 'Hail To The King' by Avenged Sevenhold is the number one album and 'Roar' by Katy Perry is the best-selling song of the week.

20130914

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

Each week, songs are played by two musicians who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul features tracks by LaVern Baker and Hank Ballard. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', songs are played from albums by Gene Pitney and Randy Travis.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Beth Nielsen Chapman by playing her song 'Sand And Water'. As a tribute to Jack Clement, who has recently died, we hear the hit he wrote for Johnny Cash - 'Ballad Of A Teenage Queen'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Stay Awhile' by Dusty Springfield and a different song with the same title by The Bells. In the feature called 'Both Sides Now', Paul plays a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US and an American hit by a British artist that was not successful in the UK.

Our R'n'B number ones are from 1987 and this week by Michael Jackson and Robin Thicke with Pharrell. We hear Country number ones from 1963 and now by George Hamilton IV and Luke Bryan. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by Alex Clare and Lorde. 'Hail To The King' by Avenged Sevenhold is the number one album and 'Roar' by Katy Perry is the best-selling song of the week.

20130921

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

Each week, songs are played by two musicians who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul features tracks by The Band and writer/producer Dave Bartholomew. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', songs are played from albums by Merle Haggard and Luciano Pavarotti.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Faith Hill by playing her hit 'Breathe'. As a tribute to Tompall Glaser, who has recently died, we hear his hit with the Glaser Brothers 'Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Don't Bring Me Down' by The Animals and a different song with the same title by Electric Light Orchestra. In the feature called 'Both Sides Now', Paul plays a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US and an American hit by a British artist that was not successful in the UK.

Our R&B number ones are from 1997 and this week by Usher and Robin Thicke with Pharrell. We hear Country number ones from 1974 and now by Don Williams and Luke Bryan. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Rolling Stones and Lorde. 'Yours Truly' by Ariana Grande is the number one album and 'Roar' by Katy Perry is the best-selling song of the week.

20130921

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

Each week, songs are played by two musicians who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul features tracks by The Band and writer/producer Dave Bartholomew. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', songs are played from albums by Merle Haggard and Luciano Pavarotti.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Faith Hill by playing her hit 'Breathe'. As a tribute to Tompall Glaser, who has recently died, we hear his hit with the Glaser Brothers 'Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Don't Bring Me Down' by The Animals and a different song with the same title by Electric Light Orchestra. In the feature called 'Both Sides Now', Paul plays a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US and an American hit by a British artist that was not successful in the UK.

Our R&B number ones are from 1997 and this week by Usher and Robin Thicke with Pharrell. We hear Country number ones from 1974 and now by Don Williams and Luke Bryan. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Rolling Stones and Lorde. 'Yours Truly' by Ariana Grande is the number one album and 'Roar' by Katy Perry is the best-selling song of the week.

20130928

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

In the feature Headline News, we hear tracks from two number one albums released on noteworthy days. In the regular feature The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, songs are featured from the debut chart LPs by two artists. While It's Not The Same Old Song highlights two different songs with the same title.

In A Matter Of Life And Death Paul celebrates the birth of a musician born on this date. We also hear a track played in tribute to a recently deceased artist.

In the feature called 'Both Sides Now' Paul plays a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US plus an American hit by a British artist that was not a hit in the UK.

There are R&B, country and rock number ones from this date in history, which are played alongside the current number ones in those genres. Then there's a track from the top of the US album charts and the week's best-selling single concludes Paul's survey of America's Greatest Hits.

20130928

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

In the feature Headline News, we hear tracks from two number one albums released on noteworthy days. In the regular feature The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, songs are featured from the debut chart LPs by two artists. While It's Not The Same Old Song highlights two different songs with the same title.

In A Matter Of Life And Death Paul celebrates the birth of a musician born on this date. We also hear a track played in tribute to a recently deceased artist.

In the feature called 'Both Sides Now' Paul plays a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US plus an American hit by a British artist that was not a hit in the UK.

There are R&B, country and rock number ones from this date in history, which are played alongside the current number ones in those genres. Then there's a track from the top of the US album charts and the week's best-selling single concludes Paul's survey of America's Greatest Hits.

20131005

Celebrating his 40 years as a national broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini presents his favourite US hits from that time.

20131005

Celebrating his 40 years as a national broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini presents his favourite US hits from that time.

20131012
20131012

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

In the feature Headline News, we hear tracks from two number one albums released on noteworthy days. In the regular feature The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, songs are featured from the debut chart LPs by two artists. While It's Not The Same Old Song highlights two different songs with the same title.

In A Matter Of Life And Death Paul celebrates the birth of a musician born on this date. We also hear a track played in tribute to a recently deceased artist.

In the feature called 'Both Sides Now' Paul plays a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US plus an American hit by a British artist that was not a hit in the UK.

There are R&B, country and rock number ones from this date in history, which are played alongside the current number ones in those genres. Then there's a track from the top of the US album charts and the week's best-selling single concludes Paul's survey of America's Greatest Hits.

20131019

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

Each week, songs are played by artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list of inductees, tonight Paul plays 'Cause We've Ended As Lovers' by Jeff Beck and 'How Deep Is Your Love' by the Bee Gees. In the regular feature 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', songs are played from albums by Spanky and Our Gang and Lady Gaga.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Jeannie C. Riley by playing her hit 'Harpeer Valley P.T.A'. As a tribute to Roy Dolby, the inventor of the Dolby noise-reduction system, who has recently died, we hear a song from one of the first albums to use his invention - 'Wildflowers' by Judy Collins. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Upside Down' by Diana Ross and a different song with the same title by Jack Johnson. In the feature called 'Both Sides Now', Paul plays a single by an American artist that was a hit in the UK but not in the US and an American hit by a British artist that was not successful in the UK.

Our R&B number ones are from 1970 and this week by The Jackson 5 and Robin Thicke with Pharrell. We hear Country number ones from 1968 and now by Eddy Arnold and Luke Bryan. This week's featured past Rock number one is by Boston. 'The 20/20 Experience The Complete Experience' by Justin Timberlake is the number one album and 'Royals' by Lorde is the best-selling song of the week.

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 by artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list of inductees, tonight Paul plays 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky' by Elvis Presley as an example of the bass playing of Bill Black who was inducted in the 'Sideman' category. We hear 'Paranoid' by Black Sabbath, who are also in 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday of Alexander O'Neal by playing his R&B Number One 'Fake'. We pay tribute to Tim Hauser of Manhattan Transfer, who has recently died, by playing the group's hit 'Operator'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Happy' by The Sunshine Company and a recent song with the same title by Pharrell Williams. In a new feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs by The Beatles and Adele. Another new feature called 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' American chart but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. Tonight's examples are by Roy Orbison and Bette Midler.

Our R&B number ones are from 1976 and this week by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. and Sam Smith. We hear Country number ones from 1957 and now by The Everly Brothers and Jason Aldean. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by 3 Doors Down and Hozier. The number one album in America is '1989' by Taylor Swift and she also has the best selling song of the week - 'Blank Space'.

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 by artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays 'My Boy Lollipop' by Millie - the first pop hit for Island Records founded by Chris Blackwell, who was inducted in the 'Non-Performer' category. Otis Blackwell was also inducted in the 'Non-Performer' category and we hear one of his many hit songs - 'All Shook Up' by Elvis Presley.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday in 1950 of Tina Weymouth - bass player with Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club by playing the latter group's disc 'Genius Of Love'. We pay tribute to Big Bank Hank, who has recently died, by playing 'Rapper's Delight' by The Sugarhill Gang. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Invisible' by Alison Moyet and a recent song with the same title by Hunter Hayes. In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs by Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' American chart but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. Tonight's examples are by The Kingsmen and The O'Jays.

Our R&B number ones are from 1969 and this week by The Originals and Sam Smith. We hear Country number ones from 1994 and now by Mary Chapin Carpenter and Carrie Underwood. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Rolling Stones and Hozier. The number one album in America for a second week is '1989' by Taylor Swift and the best selling song of the week is once again 'All About That Bass' by Meghan Trainor.

2014112220141128

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 by artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays 'My Boy Lollipop' by Millie - the first pop hit for Island Records founded by Chris Blackwell, who was inducted in the 'Non-Performer' category. Otis Blackwell was also inducted in the 'Non-Performer' category and we hear one of his many hit songs - 'All Shook Up' by Elvis Presley.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday in 1950 of Tina Weymouth - bass player with Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club by playing the latter group's disc 'Genius Of Love'. We pay tribute to Big Bank Hank, who has recently died, by playing 'Rapper's Delight' by The Sugarhill Gang. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Invisible' by Alison Moyet and a recent song with the same title by Hunter Hayes. In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs by Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' American chart but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. Tonight's examples are by The Kingsmen and The O'Jays.

Our R&B number ones are from 1969 and this week by The Originals and Sam Smith. We hear Country number ones from 1994 and now by Mary Chapin Carpenter and Carrie Underwood. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Rolling Stones and Hozier. The number one album in America for a second week is '1989' by Taylor Swift and the best selling song of the week is once again 'All About That Bass' by Meghan Trainor.

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.

2014112920141205

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

2014120620141212 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 by artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays Blondie's American number one 'Heart Of Glass'. We also hear 'Blue Jean Bop' to mark the induction of The Blue Caps - backing group for Gene Vincent.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday in 1946 of Frankie Beverly, by playing 'Back In Stride' by Maze. We pay tribute to Jimmy Ruffin, who has recently died, by uncovering a rare version of 'What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted' with a spoken introduction. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Stay' by Jackson Browne and a 2013 hit with the same title by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko. In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. Tonight's examples are by Norman Greenbaum and Dionne Farris.

Our R&B number ones are from 1984 and this week by Ashford and Simpson and Sam Smith. We hear Country number ones from 2000 and now by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by U2 and Hozier. The number one album in America is 'Four' by One Direction and Taylor Swift has the best selling song of the week - 'Blank Space'.

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.

2014120620141212 (R2)

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

Each week, songs are played by artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays Blondie's American number one 'Heart Of Glass'. We also hear 'Blue Jean Bop' to mark the induction of The Blue Caps - backing group for Gene Vincent.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday in 1946 of Frankie Beverly, by playing 'Back In Stride' by Maze. We pay tribute to Jimmy Ruffin, who has recently died, by uncovering a rare version of 'What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted' with a spoken introduction. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Stay' by Jackson Browne and a 2013 hit with the same title by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko. In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. Tonight's examples are by Norman Greenbaum and Dionne Farris.

Our R&B number ones are from 1984 and this week by Ashford and Simpson and Sam Smith. We hear Country number ones from 2000 and now by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by U2 and Hozier. The number one album in America is 'Four' by One Direction and Taylor Swift has the best selling song of the week - 'Blank Space'.

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

2014121320141219 (R2)

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

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.

2014121320141219 (R2)

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

2014122020141226 (R2)

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

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.

2014122020141226 (R2)

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

2014122720150102 (R2)

Paul Gambaccini presents a review of the greatest hits from the US charts of 2014.

Paul Gambaccini presents a review of the greatest hits from the US charts of 2014. Paul counts down the top ten best selling albums and singles of the year. He will also reveal the top three Adult R&B and Rock songs plus the top three most downloaded Country tracks.

The year's best selling album will be the victor of a two-way battle. The soundtrack album of 'Frozen' has dominated the year with sales of over 3.5 million. However, Taylor Swift's '1989' was released in November and sold two million in two weeks. Will it sell enough in the last days of the year to overtake 'Frozen'? On the singles side, Pharrell Williams has sold over 5.5 million copies of 'Happy', but he is pursued by Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Katy Perry with their big sellers.

Paul has all the facts and figures for America's Greatest Hits of 2014.

2014122720150102 (R2)

Paul Gambaccini presents a review of the greatest hits from the US charts of 2014.

Paul Gambaccini presents a review of the greatest hits from the US charts of 2014. Paul counts down the top ten best selling albums and singles of the year. He will also reveal the top three Adult R&B and Rock songs plus the top three most downloaded Country tracks.

The year's best selling album will be the victor of a two-way battle. The soundtrack album of 'Frozen' has dominated the year with sales of over 3.5 million. However, Taylor Swift's '1989' was released in November and sold two million in two weeks. Will it sell enough in the last days of the year to overtake 'Frozen'? On the singles side, Pharrell Williams has sold over 5.5 million copies of 'Happy', but he is pursued by Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Katy Perry with their big sellers.

Paul has all the facts and figures for America's Greatest Hits of 2014.

2015010320150109 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 by artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays '(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean' by Ruth Brown and 'The Pretender' by Jackson Browne. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday in 1945 of Stephen Stills by playing his first solo hit 'Love The One You're With'. Paul also pays tribute to Joe Cocker, who has recently died, by playing Joe's US Top Five hit 'You Are So Beautiful'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' features 'Dancing In The Dark' sung by Frank Sinatra and a Terrific Two with the same title by Bruce Springsteen.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Steve Winwood and The Clash. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' magazine American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. Tonight's examples are by Tom Jones and Donna Lewis.

Our R&B hits are from 1956 and this week by The Platters and Avery Sunshine. We hear Country number ones from 1975 and now by George Jones and Craig Wayne Boyd. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by Don Henley and Hozier. Taylor Swift has the number one album in America, '1989', for a sixth week and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

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.

2015010320150109 (R2)

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

Each week, songs are played by artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays '(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean' by Ruth Brown and 'The Pretender' by Jackson Browne. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday in 1945 of Stephen Stills by playing his first solo hit 'Love The One You're With'. Paul also pays tribute to Joe Cocker, who has recently died, by playing Joe's US Top Five hit 'You Are So Beautiful'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' features 'Dancing In The Dark' sung by Frank Sinatra and a Terrific Two with the same title by Bruce Springsteen.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Steve Winwood and The Clash. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' magazine American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. Tonight's examples are by Tom Jones and Donna Lewis.

Our R&B hits are from 1956 and this week by The Platters and Avery Sunshine. We hear Country number ones from 1975 and now by George Jones and Craig Wayne Boyd. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by Don Henley and Hozier. Taylor Swift has the number one album in America, '1989', for a sixth week and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

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

2015011020150116 (R2)

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

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.

2015011020150116 (R2)

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

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.

2015011720150123 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul features guitarist James Burton, who first made his mark on 'Susie Q' by Dale Hawkins and also plays 'Mr.Tambourine Man' by The Byrds. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday in 1943 of Chris Montez by playing his hit 'Let's Dance'. Paul also pays tribute to songwriter Little Jimmy Dickens, who has recently died, by playing his 1965 country number one 'May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'It's Too Late' recorded by Wilson Pickett and a song with the same title by Bobby Goldsboro.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Phil Collins and Queen. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' magazine American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. This week's examples are by The Drifters and Cyndi Lauper.

Our R&B hits are from 1975 and and now by Barry White and Avery Sunshine. We hear Country number ones from 1998 and this week by Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Passenger and Hozier. Taylor Swift's '1989' is the number album in America for an eighth week and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

2015011720150123 (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 artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul features guitarist James Burton, who first made his mark on 'Susie Q' by Dale Hawkins and also plays 'Mr.Tambourine Man' by The Byrds. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday in 1943 of Chris Montez by playing his hit 'Let's Dance'. Paul also pays tribute to songwriter Little Jimmy Dickens, who has recently died, by playing his 1965 country number one 'May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'It's Too Late' recorded by Wilson Pickett and a song with the same title by Bobby Goldsboro.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Phil Collins and Queen. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' magazine American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. This week's examples are by The Drifters and Cyndi Lauper.

Our R&B hits are from 1975 and and now by Barry White and Avery Sunshine. We hear Country number ones from 1998 and this week by Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Passenger and Hozier. Taylor Swift's '1989' is the number album in America for an eighth week and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

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

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

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

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul pays tribute to Leonard Chess by playing a song by one of the Chess label's major artists - Muddy Waters. The electric guitarist Charlie Christian is also celebrated as we feature one of his most famous performances heard on the 1944 Benny Goodman Top Twenty hit 'Solo Flight'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday in 1951 of Harry Casey by playing the number one hit by his group KC and The Sunshine Band. Paul also pays tribute to Kim Fowley, who has recently died, by playing 'Cherry Bomb' by the group he managed - The Runaways. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Hey, Girl' by Freddie Scott and a song with the same title by The Temptations.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by George Harrison and Elvis Costello. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' magazine American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. This week's examples are by Bob Dylan and Smokey Robinson.

Our R&B hits are from 1964 and and now by Major Lance and Avery Sunshine. We hear Country number ones from 2002 and this week by Steve Holy and the Zac Brown Band. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hozier. 'Title' by Meghan Trainor is the number album in America and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

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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'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul pays tribute to Leonard Chess by playing a song by one of the Chess label's major artists - Muddy Waters. The electric guitarist Charlie Christian is also celebrated as we feature one of his most famous performances heard on the 1944 Benny Goodman Top Twenty hit 'Solo Flight'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday in 1951 of Harry Casey by playing the number one hit by his group KC and The Sunshine Band. Paul also pays tribute to Kim Fowley, who has recently died, by playing 'Cherry Bomb' by the group he managed - The Runaways. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Hey, Girl' by Freddie Scott and a song with the same title by The Temptations.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by George Harrison and Elvis Costello. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' magazine American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. This week's examples are by Bob Dylan and Smokey Robinson.

Our R&B hits are from 1964 and and now by Major Lance and Avery Sunshine. We hear Country number ones from 2002 and this week by Steve Holy and the Zac Brown Band. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hozier. 'Title' by Meghan Trainor is the number album in America and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

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

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 that are connected to members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays a track by inductee Eric Clapton and an oldie associated with Dick Clark - the host of the TV show 'American Bandstand'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this day in 1962 of Garth Brooks by featuring his country number one 'Friends In Low Places'. Paul also pays tribute to songwriter Ervin Drake, who has recently died, by playing his song 'It Was A Very Good Year' as recorded by Frank Sinatra. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights the 1932 number one version of 'All Of Me' by Louis Armstrong and a different song with the same title by John Legend.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Cat Stevens and Oasis. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached the top in the 'Cashbox' magazine American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. This week's examples are by Len Barry and Dickie Goodman.

Our R&B hits are from 1987 and and now by Cameo and Avery Sunshine. We hear Country number ones from 1983 and this week by Crystal Gayle and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bon Jovi and Hozier. 'American Beauty/American Psycho' by Fall Out Boy is the number album in America and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

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

Each week, songs are played that are connected to members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays a track by inductee Eric Clapton and an oldie associated with Dick Clark - the host of the TV show 'American Bandstand'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this day in 1962 of Garth Brooks by featuring his country number one 'Friends In Low Places'. Paul also pays tribute to songwriter Ervin Drake, who has recently died, by playing his song 'It Was A Very Good Year' as recorded by Frank Sinatra. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights the 1932 number one version of 'All Of Me' by Louis Armstrong and a different song with the same title by John Legend.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Cat Stevens and Oasis. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached the top in the 'Cashbox' magazine American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. This week's examples are by Len Barry and Dickie Goodman.

Our R&B hits are from 1987 and and now by Cameo and Avery Sunshine. We hear Country number ones from 1983 and this week by Crystal Gayle and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bon Jovi and Hozier. 'American Beauty/American Psycho' by Fall Out Boy is the number album in America and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

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

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

Each week, songs are played that are connected to members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays tracks by The Clash and Jimmy Cliff. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1972 of Rob Thomas by featuring a hit by his band Matchbox 20. Paul also pays tribute to the founder of The Swingle Singers, Ward Swingle, who has recently died. We hear the group's vocal interpretation of J. S. Bach's 'Bouree from English Suite No. 2'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Automatic' by The Pointer Sisters and a different song with the same title by Miranda Lambert.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Free and the Bee Gees. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached the top of the American chart in 'Cashbox' magazine, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. This week's examples are by Mason Williams and Elvis Presley.

Our R&B hits are from 1963 and and now by The Miracles and Avery Sunshine. We hear Country number ones from 1971 and this week by Sammi Smith and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Wallflowers and Hozier. '1989' by Taylor Swift returns to the top of American album chart and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

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

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

Each week, songs are played that are connected to members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays tracks by The Coasters and Eddie Cochran. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this day in 1958 of Mary Chapin Carpenter by featuring her Grammy-winning record 'Passionate Kisses'. Paul also pays tribute to soul singer and songwriter Don Covay, who has recently died. We hear Don's R&B Number One 'Mercy, Mercy'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Black Night' by Charles Brown and a different song with the same title by Deep Purple.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Ringo Starr and Blur. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached the top of the American chart in 'Cashbox' magazine, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. This week's examples are by Ferrante and Teicher and Fleetwood Mac.

Our R&B hits are from 1982 and now by Stevie Wonder and Kem. We hear Country number ones from 1979 and this week by Eddie Rabbitt and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Black Keys and Hozier. '1989' by Taylor Swift is number one in the American album chart and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

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

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

Each week, songs are played that are connected to members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays tracks by The Coasters and Eddie Cochran. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this day in 1958 of Mary Chapin Carpenter by featuring her Grammy-winning record 'Passionate Kisses'. Paul also pays tribute to soul singer and songwriter Don Covay, who has recently died. We hear Don's R&B Number One 'Mercy, Mercy'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Black Night' by Charles Brown and a different song with the same title by Deep Purple.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Ringo Starr and Blur. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached the top of the American chart in 'Cashbox' magazine, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. This week's examples are by Ferrante and Teicher and Fleetwood Mac.

Our R&B hits are from 1982 and now by Stevie Wonder and Kem. We hear Country number ones from 1979 and this week by Eddie Rabbitt and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Black Keys and Hozier. '1989' by Taylor Swift is number one in the American album chart and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

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

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

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

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 that are connected to members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays tracks by The Comets, who were inducted separately to Bill Haley, and Sam Cooke. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this day in 1946 of Peter Wolf of The J. Geils Band by featuring the title track of the group's number one album 'Freeze-Frame'. Paul also pays tribute to performer, poet and lyricist Rod McKuen, who has recently died. We hear Dusty Springfield sing 'If You Go Away' - Rod McKuen's English lyric to Jacques Brel's 'Ne Me Quitte Pas'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Keep On Loving You' by REO Speedwagon and a different song with the same title by country duo Steel Magnolia.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by The Kinks and Billy Idol. '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 Carole King and Michael Jackson.

Our R&B hits are from 1974 and now by the Spinners and Kem. We hear Country number ones from 1980 and this week by Willie Nelson and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Crash Test Dummies and Hozier. The best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' featuring Bruno Mars.

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

Each week, songs are played that are connected to members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays tracks by The Comets, who were inducted separately to Bill Haley, and Sam Cooke. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this day in 1946 of Peter Wolf of The J. Geils Band by featuring the title track of the group's number one album 'Freeze-Frame'. Paul also pays tribute to performer, poet and lyricist Rod McKuen, who has recently died. We hear Dusty Springfield sing 'If You Go Away' - Rod McKuen's English lyric to Jacques Brel's 'Ne Me Quitte Pas'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Keep On Loving You' by REO Speedwagon and a different song with the same title by country duo Steel Magnolia.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by The Kinks and Billy Idol. '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 Carole King and Michael Jackson.

Our R&B hits are from 1974 and now by the Spinners and Kem. We hear Country number ones from 1980 and this week by Willie Nelson and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Crash Test Dummies and Hozier. The best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' featuring Bruno Mars.

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

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

Each week, songs are played that are connected to members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays a track by Elvis Costello and The Attractions and 'Heartbreak Hotel' by Elvis Presley, which features inductee Floyd Cramer on piano. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1933 of Quincy Jones by playing a song from the producer's album 'Back On The Block'. Paul also pays tribute to musician and songwriter Bobby Emmons, who has recently died. We hear his song 'Luckenbach Texas' sung by Waylon Jennings. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'There You Go' by Johnny Cash and a different song with the same title by Pink.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Cliff Richard and Adam Ant. '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 Dee Dee Sharp and Paul Simon.

Our R&B hits are from 1973 and now by Gladys Knight and The Pips and Kem. We hear Country number ones from 1955 and this week by Webb Pierce and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Cage The Elephant and Hozier. This week's number one album is 'Dark Sky Paradise' by Big Sean and the best selling song of the week is 'Uptown Funk!' featuring Bruno Mars.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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'. Working alphabetically through the list, Paul celebrates the induction of Neil Diamond by playing 'Cracklin' Rosie'. Bo Diddley' is also heard performing his hit 'Bo Diddley'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1970 of Stu Cook, bass player with Creedence Clearwater Revival by playing the group's version of 'Suzie Q'. Paul pays tribute to comedian Stan Freberg, who has recently died. We hear his 1953 American number one 'St. George And The Dragonet'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'You Are' by Lionel Richie and a different song with the same title by Charlie Wilson.

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 George Shearing and Tears For Fears. '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 Elvis Presley and Boz Scaggs.

Our R&B number ones are from 1971 and now by The Jackson 5 and Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. We hear Country number ones from 1973 and this week by Charlie Rich and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Kings Of Leon and Walk The Moon. The week's best selling album is 'Future Hearts' by All Time Low and the number one digital song is 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

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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'. Working alphabetically through the list, Paul celebrates the induction of Neil Diamond by playing 'Cracklin' Rosie'. Bo Diddley' is also heard performing his hit 'Bo Diddley'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1970 of Stu Cook, bass player with Creedence Clearwater Revival by playing the group's version of 'Suzie Q'. Paul pays tribute to comedian Stan Freberg, who has recently died. We hear his 1953 American number one 'St. George And The Dragonet'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'You Are' by Lionel Richie and a different song with the same title by Charlie Wilson.

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 George Shearing and Tears For Fears. '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 Elvis Presley and Boz Scaggs.

Our R&B number ones are from 1971 and now by The Jackson 5 and Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. We hear Country number ones from 1973 and this week by Charlie Rich and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Kings Of Leon and Walk The Moon. The week's best selling album is 'Future Hearts' by All Time Low and the number one digital song is 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

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

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 play a track from one of the inductees from this year's ceremony - 'Born In Chicago' by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Resuming alphabetical order, Paul celebrates the induction of Dion by playing 'Runaround Sue'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1924 of Theodore Bikel by featuring his performance of 'Edelweis' from the Original Broadway Cast recording of 'The Sound Of Music'. Paul pays tribute to Percy Sledge, who has recently died. We hear the 1968 American R&B number one 'Take Time To Know Her'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Run, Run, Run' by The Third Rail and a different song with the same title by Jo Jo Gunne.

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 David Rose and Susan Boyle. '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 The 4 Seasons and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Our R&B number ones are from 1978 and now by Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams and Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. We hear Country number ones from 1982 and this week by Willie Nelson and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Simple Minds and Walk The Moon. The week's best selling album is 'Handwritten' by Shawn Mendes and the number one digital song for a third week is 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

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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 play a track from one of the inductees from this year's ceremony - 'Born In Chicago' by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Resuming alphabetical order, Paul celebrates the induction of Dion by playing 'Runaround Sue'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1924 of Theodore Bikel by featuring his performance of 'Edelweis' from the Original Broadway Cast recording of 'The Sound Of Music'. Paul pays tribute to Percy Sledge, who has recently died. We hear the 1968 American R&B number one 'Take Time To Know Her'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Run, Run, Run' by The Third Rail and a different song with the same title by Jo Jo Gunne.

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 David Rose and Susan Boyle. '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 The 4 Seasons and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Our R&B number ones are from 1978 and now by Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams and Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. We hear Country number ones from 1982 and this week by Willie Nelson and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Simple Minds and Walk The Moon. The week's best selling album is 'Handwritten' by Shawn Mendes and the number one digital song for a third week is 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

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

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

Paul Gambaccini presents a review of the greatest hits from the US charts of 2014. Paul counts down the top ten best selling albums and singles of the year. He will also reveal the top three Adult R&B and Rock songs plus the top three most downloaded Country tracks.

The year's best selling album will be the victor of a two-way battle. The soundtrack album of 'Frozen' has dominated the year with sales of over 3.5 million. However, Taylor Swift's '1989' was released in November and sold two million in two weeks. Will it sell enough in the last days of the year to overtake 'Frozen'? On the singles side, Pharrell Williams has sold over 5.5 million copies of 'Happy', but he is pursued by Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Katy Perry with their big sellers.

Paul has all the facts and figures for America's Greatest Hits of 2014.

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Paul Gambaccini presents a review of the greatest hits from the US charts of 2014. Paul counts down the top ten best selling albums and singles of the year. He will also reveal the top three Adult R&B and Rock songs plus the top three most downloaded Country tracks.

The year's best selling album will be the victor of a two-way battle. The soundtrack album of 'Frozen' has dominated the year with sales of over 3.5 million. However, Taylor Swift's '1989' was released in November and sold two million in two weeks. Will it sell enough in the last days of the year to overtake 'Frozen'? On the singles side, Pharrell Williams has sold over 5.5 million copies of 'Happy', but he is pursued by Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Katy Perry with their big sellers.

Paul has all the facts and figures for America's Greatest Hits of 2014.

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

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 play 'Walking The Blues' by Willie Dixon and 'Blueberry Hill' by Fats Domino. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1951 of Jonathan Richman by playing his hit 'Roadrunner' and Paul pays tribute to Ben E. King, who has recently died. We hear Ben E's emotional performance of 'I (Who Have Nothing). 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'I Remember You' by Frank Ifield and a different song with the same title by Skid Row.

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 Herman's Hermits and David Gray. '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 Creedence Clearwater Revival and Janet Jackson.

Our R&B number ones are from 1967 and now by Aretha Franklin and Jodeci. We hear Country number ones from 1957 and this week by Marty Robbins and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Imagine Dragons and Walk The Moon. The week's best selling album is 'Jekyll + Hyde' by the Zac Brown Band and the number one digital song for a fifth week is 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

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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 play 'Walking The Blues' by Willie Dixon and 'Blueberry Hill' by Fats Domino. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1951 of Jonathan Richman by playing his hit 'Roadrunner' and Paul pays tribute to Ben E. King, who has recently died. We hear Ben E's emotional performance of 'I (Who Have Nothing). 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'I Remember You' by Frank Ifield and a different song with the same title by Skid Row.

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 Herman's Hermits and David Gray. '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 Creedence Clearwater Revival and Janet Jackson.

Our R&B number ones are from 1967 and now by Aretha Franklin and Jodeci. We hear Country number ones from 1957 and this week by Marty Robbins and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Imagine Dragons and Walk The Moon. The week's best selling album is 'Jekyll + Hyde' by the Zac Brown Band and the number one digital song for a fifth week is 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

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

2015053020150605 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 one of the founding fathers of American FM radio - DJ Tom Donahue - we hear 'Laugh, Laugh' by San Francisco group The Beau Brummels, who he signed to his own label Autumn Records. Donovan's membership of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame' is noted by featuring his first hit 'Catch The Wind'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1971 of Idina Menzel by playing her huge hit from 'Frozen' 'Let It Go'. Paul pays tribute to B.B. King, who has recently died. We hear King's emotional singing and guitar playing on 'How Blue Can You Get' from his album 'Live At The Regal'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Roses Are Red' by Bobby Vinton and a different song with the same title by the Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers.

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 Dire Straits and the Thompson Twins. '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 The Stylistics and Taco.

Our R&B number ones are from 1965 and now by The 4 Tops and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 2009 and this week by Taylor Swift and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Fastball and Walk The Moon. The week's best selling album is 'Pitch Perfect 2' from which we hear 'Flashlight' by Jessie J. The number one digital song for a seventh week is 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

2015053020150605 (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'. To mark the induction of one of the founding fathers of American FM radio - DJ Tom Donahue - we hear 'Laugh, Laugh' by San Francisco group The Beau Brummels, who he signed to his own label Autumn Records. Donovan's membership of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame' is noted by featuring his first hit 'Catch The Wind'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1971 of Idina Menzel by playing her huge hit from 'Frozen' 'Let It Go'. Paul pays tribute to B.B. King, who has recently died. We hear King's emotional singing and guitar playing on 'How Blue Can You Get' from his album 'Live At The Regal'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Roses Are Red' by Bobby Vinton and a different song with the same title by the Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers.

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 Dire Straits and the Thompson Twins. '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 The Stylistics and Taco.

Our R&B number ones are from 1965 and now by The 4 Tops and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 2009 and this week by Taylor Swift and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Fastball and Walk The Moon. The week's best selling album is 'Pitch Perfect 2' from which we hear 'Flashlight' by Jessie J. The number one digital song for a seventh week is 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

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

2015060620150612 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 play 'Light My Fire' by The Doors and 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' by The Beach Boys featuring saxophonist Steve Douglas who was inducted in the sideman category of the Hall of Fame. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1939 of Gary 'US' Bonds by playing 'Dear Lady Twist' and Paul pays tribute to record executive Bruce Lundvall, who has recently died. We hear 'Don't Know Why' by Norah Jones, who was signed to Blue Note Records by Bruce Lundvall. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'You Keep Me Hangin' On'' by The Supremes and a different song with the same title by Joe Simon.

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 The Jam and Sade. '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 Aretha Franklin and John Lennon.

Our R&B number ones are from 1973 and now by the Spinners and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1958 and this week by The Everly Brothers and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Walk The Moon. The week's best selling album is 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots and the number one digital song of the week is 'Bad Blood' by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar.

2015060620150612 (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 play 'Light My Fire' by The Doors and 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' by The Beach Boys featuring saxophonist Steve Douglas who was inducted in the sideman category of the Hall of Fame. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1939 of Gary 'US' Bonds by playing 'Dear Lady Twist' and Paul pays tribute to record executive Bruce Lundvall, who has recently died. We hear 'Don't Know Why' by Norah Jones, who was signed to Blue Note Records by Bruce Lundvall. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'You Keep Me Hangin' On'' by The Supremes and a different song with the same title by Joe Simon.

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 The Jam and Sade. '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 Aretha Franklin and John Lennon.

Our R&B number ones are from 1973 and now by the Spinners and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1958 and this week by The Everly Brothers and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Walk The Moon. The week's best selling album is 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots and the number one digital song of the week is 'Bad Blood' by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar.

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

2015061320150619 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 play 'Layla' by Derek and The Dominos in honour of the album's executive producer - the engineer, arranger and producer Tom Dowd. We also hear 'Save The Last Dance For Me' by hall of fame members The Drifters. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1949 of Dennis Locorriere - leader singer of Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show - by playing his group's hit 'Sylvia's Mother'. Paul pays tribute to bass player Louis Johnson, who has recently died, by playing 'Stomp!' by Brothers Johnson. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Hurt' by Timi Yuro and a different song with the same title recorded by Johnny Cash.

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 Duran Duran and Love And Rockets. '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 The Happenings and Prince and The N.P.G..

Our R&B number ones are from 1975 and now by Gwen McCrae and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1987 and this week by Randy Travis and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Lenny Kravitz and Walk The Moon. The number one digital song of the week is 'Bad Blood' by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar.

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.

2015061320150619 (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 play 'Layla' by Derek and The Dominos in honour of the album's executive producer - the engineer, arranger and producer Tom Dowd. We also hear 'Save The Last Dance For Me' by hall of fame members The Drifters. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1949 of Dennis Locorriere - leader singer of Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show - by playing his group's hit 'Sylvia's Mother'. Paul pays tribute to bass player Louis Johnson, who has recently died, by playing 'Stomp!' by Brothers Johnson. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Hurt' by Timi Yuro and a different song with the same title recorded by Johnny Cash.

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 Duran Duran and Love And Rockets. '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 The Happenings and Prince and The N.P.G..

Our R&B number ones are from 1975 and now by Gwen McCrae and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1987 and this week by Randy Travis and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Lenny Kravitz and Walk The Moon. The number one digital song of the week is 'Bad Blood' by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar.

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

2015062020150626 (R2)

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

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

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.

2015062020150626 (R2)

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

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

2015062720150703 (R2)

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 and 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.

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

2015062720150703 (R2)

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 and 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.

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

2015070420150710 (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 'Because They're Young' by Duane Eddy and in honour of The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein we play the group's second American number one 'She Loves You'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1938 of Bill Withers by featuring his debut US hit 'Ain't No Sunshine'. Paul pays tribute to film composer James Horner, who has recently died, by playing 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion from the movie 'Titanic'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Glad All Over' recorded by Carl Perkins and a different song with the same title by the Dave Clark Five.

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 Petula Clark and Pet Shop Boys. '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 Chubby Checker and Heart.

Our R&B number ones are from 1971 and now by Jean Knight and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1973 and this week by Kris Kristofferson and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Sting and Walk The Moon. After 45 years of chart success, James Taylor scores his first number one album with 'Before This World'. The number one digital song of the week is 'Bad Blood' by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar.

2015070420150710 (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 'Because They're Young' by Duane Eddy and in honour of The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein we play the group's second American number one 'She Loves You'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1938 of Bill Withers by featuring his debut US hit 'Ain't No Sunshine'. Paul pays tribute to film composer James Horner, who has recently died, by playing 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion from the movie 'Titanic'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Glad All Over' recorded by Carl Perkins and a different song with the same title by the Dave Clark Five.

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 Petula Clark and Pet Shop Boys. '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 Chubby Checker and Heart.

Our R&B number ones are from 1971 and now by Jean Knight and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1973 and this week by Kris Kristofferson and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Sting and Walk The Moon. After 45 years of chart success, James Taylor scores his first number one album with 'Before This World'. The number one digital song of the week is 'Bad Blood' by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar.

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

20150711
2015071120150717 (R2)

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

2015071820150724 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 'Cathy's Clown' by The Everly Brothers and 'Please Please Please' by James Brown to mark the induction of his backing group The Famous Flames. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1941 of Martha Reeves by playing 'Dancing In The Street' by Martha and The Vandellas. Paul pays tribute to folk singer Jean Ritchie, who has recently died, by playing 'Nottamun Town' - one of her early recordings for Elektra Records. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Clouds' by Dave Van Ronk and The Hudson Dusters and a different song with the same title by Zach Sobiech.

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 Al Stewart and Arctic Monkeys. '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 Wings and Stevie Wonder.

Our R&B number ones are from 1973 and now by Johnnie Taylor and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 2000 and this week by Lee Ann Womack and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Creed and Walk The Moon. The number one digital song of the week is 'Cheerleader' by OMI.

2015071820150724 (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 'Cathy's Clown' by The Everly Brothers and 'Please Please Please' by James Brown to mark the induction of his backing group The Famous Flames. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1941 of Martha Reeves by playing 'Dancing In The Street' by Martha and The Vandellas. Paul pays tribute to folk singer Jean Ritchie, who has recently died, by playing 'Nottamun Town' - one of her early recordings for Elektra Records. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Clouds' by Dave Van Ronk and The Hudson Dusters and a different song with the same title by Zach Sobiech.

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 Al Stewart and Arctic Monkeys. '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 Wings and Stevie Wonder.

Our R&B number ones are from 1973 and now by Johnnie Taylor and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 2000 and this week by Lee Ann Womack and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Creed and Walk The Moon. The number one digital song of the week is 'Cheerleader' by OMI.

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

2015072520150731 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 celebrate the induction of guitar maker Leo Fender, we hear 'That'll Be The Day' by The Crickets featuring the ringing tone of Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster. We also mark the membership of The "5" Royales in the early influence category of the 'The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by playing their R&B hit 'Think'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1951 of Verdine White with 'That's The Way Of The World' by Earth, Wind and Fire. Paul pays tribute to songwriter Michael Masser, who has recently died, by playing the American number one he co-wrote for Diana Ross 'Touch Me In The Morning'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'This Time' by Troy Shondell and a different song with the same title by Waylon Jennings.

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 The Sex Pistols and Yes. '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 The Rolling Stones and The Cowsills.

Our R&B number ones are from 1982 and now by Jennifer Holiday and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1968 and this week by Johnny Cash and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Foster The People and Walk The Moon. The number one digital song of the week is 'Cheerleader' by OMI.

2015072520150731 (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'. To celebrate the induction of guitar maker Leo Fender, we hear 'That'll Be The Day' by The Crickets featuring the ringing tone of Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster. We also mark the membership of The "5" Royales in the early influence category of the 'The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by playing their R&B hit 'Think'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1951 of Verdine White with 'That's The Way Of The World' by Earth, Wind and Fire. Paul pays tribute to songwriter Michael Masser, who has recently died, by playing the American number one he co-wrote for Diana Ross 'Touch Me In The Morning'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'This Time' by Troy Shondell and a different song with the same title by Waylon Jennings.

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 The Sex Pistols and Yes. '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 The Rolling Stones and The Cowsills.

Our R&B number ones are from 1982 and now by Jennifer Holiday and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1968 and this week by Johnny Cash and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Foster The People and Walk The Moon. The number one digital song of the week is 'Cheerleader' by OMI.

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

20150801

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 'I Only Have Eyes For You' by The Flamingos and 'Go Your Own Way' by Fleetwood Mac. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1963 of 'Coolio' with his number one from 1995 'Gangsta's Paradise'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter Buddy Buie, who has recently died, by playing 'Traces' recorded by his group Classics IV. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Hold On' by Wilson Phillips and a different song with the same title by En Vogue.

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 Deep Purple and Wham!. '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 Bill Justis and Janis Ian.

Our R&B number ones are from 1965 and now by Wilson Pickett and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 2008 and this week by Sugarland and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Grateful Dead and Walk The Moon. The number one album is 'Black Rose' by Tyrese and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'Cheerleader' by OMI.

20150801

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 'I Only Have Eyes For You' by The Flamingos and 'Go Your Own Way' by Fleetwood Mac. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1963 of 'Coolio' with his number one from 1995 'Gangsta's Paradise'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter Buddy Buie, who has recently died, by playing 'Traces' recorded by his group Classics IV. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Hold On' by Wilson Phillips and a different song with the same title by En Vogue.

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 Deep Purple and Wham!. '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 Bill Justis and Janis Ian.

Our R&B number ones are from 1965 and now by Wilson Pickett and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 2008 and this week by Sugarland and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Grateful Dead and Walk The Moon. The number one album is 'Black Rose' by Tyrese and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'Cheerleader' by OMI.

2015080120150807 (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 'I Only Have Eyes For You' by The Flamingos and 'Go Your Own Way' by Fleetwood Mac. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1963 of 'Coolio' with his number one from 1995 'Gangsta's Paradise'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter Buddy Buie, who has recently died, by playing 'Traces' recorded by his group Classics IV. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Hold On' by Wilson Phillips and a different song with the same title by En Vogue.

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 Deep Purple and Wham!. '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 Bill Justis and Janis Ian.

Our R&B number ones are from 1965 and now by Wilson Pickett and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 2008 and this week by Sugarland and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Grateful Dead and Walk The Moon. The number one album is 'Black Rose' by Tyrese and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'Cheerleader' by OMI.

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

2015080820150814 (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 'Jailhouse Rock' by Elvis Presley to celebrate the induction of drummer D. J. Fontana in the 'sideman category' and 'Sherry' by The 4 Seasons. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1949 of Keith Carradine with his American hit 'I'm Easy' from the movie 'Nashville'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter Wayne Carson, who has recently died, by playing his song 'The Letter' recorded by The Box Tops. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Wild One' by Bobby Rydell and a different song with the same title by Martha and The Vandellas.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Dusty Springfield and Squeeze. '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 Clarence Carter and Elton John.

Our R&B number ones are from 1980 and now by Larry Graham and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1964 and this week by Roger Miller and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The White Stripes and Walk The Moon. The best-selling digital song of the week is 'Cheerleader' by OMI.

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

2015080820150814 (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 'Jailhouse Rock' by Elvis Presley to celebrate the induction of drummer D. J. Fontana in the 'sideman category' and 'Sherry' by The 4 Seasons. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1949 of Keith Carradine with his American hit 'I'm Easy' from the movie 'Nashville'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter Wayne Carson, who has recently died, by playing his song 'The Letter' recorded by The Box Tops. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Wild One' by Bobby Rydell and a different song with the same title by Martha and The Vandellas.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Dusty Springfield and Squeeze. '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 Clarence Carter and Elton John.

Our R&B number ones are from 1980 and now by Larry Graham and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1964 and this week by Roger Miller and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The White Stripes and Walk The Moon. The best-selling digital song of the week is 'Cheerleader' by OMI.

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 'Jailhouse Rock' by Elvis Presley to celebrate the induction of drummer D. J. Fontana in the 'sideman category' and 'Sherry' by The 4 Seasons. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1949 of Keith Carradine with his American hit 'I'm Easy' from the movie 'Nashville'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter Wayne Carson, who has recently died, by playing his song 'The Letter' recorded by The Box Tops. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Wild One' by Bobby Rydell and a different song with the same title by Martha and The Vandellas.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Dusty Springfield and Squeeze. '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 Clarence Carter and Elton John.

Our R&B number ones are from 1980 and now by Larry Graham and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1964 and this week by Roger Miller and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The White Stripes and Walk The Moon. The best-selling digital song of the week is 'Cheerleader' by OMI.

2015081520150821 (R2)

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

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.

2015081520150821 (R2)

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

2015082220150828 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 'I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)' by Aretha Franklin and to celebrate the induction of DJ Alan Freed, 'Maybellene' by Chuck Berry. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1963 of Tori Amos with her song 'Silent All These Years'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'The Wanderer' by Dion and a different song with the same title by U2 featuring Johnny Cash.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Marianne Faithfull and Squeeze. '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 The Toys and Madonna.

Our R&B number ones are from 1953 and now by The Orioles and Janet Jackson. We hear Country number ones from 2012 and this week by Little Big Town and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Cage The Elephant and Fall Out Boy. The number one album is the TV soundtrack album 'Descendants' and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'Drag Me Down' by One Direction.

2015082220150828 (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 'I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)' by Aretha Franklin and to celebrate the induction of DJ Alan Freed, 'Maybellene' by Chuck Berry. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1963 of Tori Amos with her song 'Silent All These Years'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'The Wanderer' by Dion and a different song with the same title by U2 featuring Johnny Cash.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by Marianne Faithfull and Squeeze. '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 The Toys and Madonna.

Our R&B number ones are from 1953 and now by The Orioles and Janet Jackson. We hear Country number ones from 2012 and this week by Little Big Town and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Cage The Elephant and Fall Out Boy. The number one album is the TV soundtrack album 'Descendants' and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'Drag Me Down' by One Direction.

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

2015082920150904 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 'Strange Fruit' by Billie Holiday to mark the induction of record producer Milt Gabler. We also feature 'Sledgehammer' by fellow Hall of Fame member Peter Gabriel. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1968 of Meshell Ndegeocello by featuring her duet with John Mellencamp on Van Morrison's 'Wild Night'. Paul pays tribute to country star Lynn Anderson, who has recently died, by playing her biggest hit 'Rose Garden'.

As part of Radio 2's Bank Holiday weekend focus on The Beatles and Elvis Presley, several of our regular features include songs by those artists. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'I'll Be Back' by The Beatles and a different song with the same title by Elvis Presley. '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 The Beatles ('Twist And Shout') and Elvis ('In The Ghetto'). In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear Joe Cocker covering The Beatles and UB40's successful interpretation of an Elvis hit.

Our R&B number ones are from 1957 and now by Elvis Presley and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 2011 and this week by The Band Perry and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by John Waite and Fall Out Boy. The number one album is 'Kill The Lights' by Luke Bryan and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'Can't Feel My Face' by The Weeknd.

2015082920150904 (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 'Strange Fruit' by Billie Holiday to mark the induction of record producer Milt Gabler. We also feature 'Sledgehammer' by fellow Hall of Fame member Peter Gabriel. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1968 of Meshell Ndegeocello by featuring her duet with John Mellencamp on Van Morrison's 'Wild Night'. Paul pays tribute to country star Lynn Anderson, who has recently died, by playing her biggest hit 'Rose Garden'.

As part of Radio 2's Bank Holiday weekend focus on The Beatles and Elvis Presley, several of our regular features include songs by those artists. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'I'll Be Back' by The Beatles and a different song with the same title by Elvis Presley. '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 The Beatles ('Twist And Shout') and Elvis ('In The Ghetto'). In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear Joe Cocker covering The Beatles and UB40's successful interpretation of an Elvis hit.

Our R&B number ones are from 1957 and now by Elvis Presley and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 2011 and this week by The Band Perry and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by John Waite and Fall Out Boy. The number one album is 'Kill The Lights' by Luke Bryan and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'Can't Feel My Face' by The Weeknd.

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

2015090520150911 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 'Love Train' by The O'Jays to mark the induction of songwriting team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. We also feature 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' by Hall of Fame member Marvin Gaye. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1946 of Loudon Wainwright III with his US hit 'Dead Skunk'. Paul pays tribute to record producer Bob Johnston, who has recently died, by playing 'Just Like A Woman' by Bob Dylan from one of Johnston's most significant album productions 'Blonde On Blonde'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Step By Step' by Joe Simon and a different song with the same title by Whitney Houston.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays a track from a UK artist's biggest selling album in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by The Yardbirds and Gary Numan. '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 Smokey Robinson.

Our R&B number ones are from 1998 and now by Monica and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1952 and this week by Hank Williams and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Police and Fall Out Boy. The number one album for a second week is 'Kill The Lights' by country singer Luke Bryan and the best-selling digital song for a third week is 'Can't Feel My Face' by The Weeknd.

2015090520150911 (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 'Love Train' by The O'Jays to mark the induction of songwriting team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. We also feature 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' by Hall of Fame member Marvin Gaye. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1946 of Loudon Wainwright III with his US hit 'Dead Skunk'. Paul pays tribute to record producer Bob Johnston, who has recently died, by playing 'Just Like A Woman' by Bob Dylan from one of Johnston's most significant album productions 'Blonde On Blonde'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Step By Step' by Joe Simon and a different song with the same title by Whitney Houston.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays a track from a UK artist's biggest selling album in America. Tonight, we hear songs from LPs by The Yardbirds and Gary Numan. '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 Smokey Robinson.

Our R&B number ones are from 1998 and now by Monica and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1952 and this week by Hank Williams and Sam Hunt. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Police and Fall Out Boy. The number one album for a second week is 'Kill The Lights' by country singer Luke Bryan and the best-selling digital song for a third week is 'Can't Feel My Face' by The Weeknd.

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

2015091920150925 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 David Geffen, agent and founder of record companies Asylum and Geffen, we hear Joni Mitchell's song written from his view point - 'Free Man In Paris'. We also feature 'Invisible Touch' by Hall of Fame members Genesis. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1942 of Freda Payne with her hit 'Band Of Gold'. Paul pays tribute to Harold Battiste, who has recently died, by playing one of his finest musical arrangements - 'I Got You Babe' by Sonny and Cher. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Guitar Man' by Elvis Presley and a different song with the same title by Bread.

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 Mott The Hoople and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. '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 Andy Williams and Nena.

Our R&B number ones are from 1975 and now by Tavares and Janet Jackson and J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 1973 and this week by Conway Twitty and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by fun. and Imagine Dragons. The number one album is 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd and the best-selling digital song is 'What Do You Mean?' by Justin Bieber.

2015091920150925 (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'. To mark the induction of David Geffen, agent and founder of record companies Asylum and Geffen, we hear Joni Mitchell's song written from his view point - 'Free Man In Paris'. We also feature 'Invisible Touch' by Hall of Fame members Genesis. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1942 of Freda Payne with her hit 'Band Of Gold'. Paul pays tribute to Harold Battiste, who has recently died, by playing one of his finest musical arrangements - 'I Got You Babe' by Sonny and Cher. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Guitar Man' by Elvis Presley and a different song with the same title by Bread.

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 Mott The Hoople and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. '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 Andy Williams and Nena.

Our R&B number ones are from 1975 and now by Tavares and Janet Jackson and J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 1973 and this week by Conway Twitty and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by fun. and Imagine Dragons. The number one album is 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd and the best-selling digital song is 'What Do You Mean?' by Justin Bieber.

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

2015092620151002 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 songwriting team Gerry Goffin and Carole King, we hear one of their hits recorded by The Drifters - 'Up On The Roof'. We also feature 'Do You Love Me' by The Contours to celebrate the induction of Motown founder and songwriter Berry Gordy. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1918 of John Zacherle with his hit 'Dinner With Drac'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter Ernie Maresca, who has recently died, by playing his original hit version of 'Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Step By Step' by The Crests and a different song with the same title by New Kids On The Block.

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 Pete Townshend and Slade. '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 Diamonds and Celine Dion.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Martha and The Vandellas and Janet Jackson and J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 1995 and this week by Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians and Elle King. The number one album is 'Got Your Six' by Five Finger Death Punch and the best-selling digital song for a second week is 'What Do You Mean?' by Justin Bieber.

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 songwriting team Gerry Goffin and Carole King, we hear one of their hits recorded by The Drifters - 'Up On The Roof'. We also feature 'Do You Love Me' by The Contours to celebrate the induction of Motown founder and songwriter Berry Gordy. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1918 of John Zacherle with his hit 'Dinner With Drac'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter Ernie Maresca, who has recently died, by playing his original hit version of 'Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Step By Step' by The Crests and a different song with the same title by New Kids On The Block.

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 Pete Townshend and Slade. '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 Diamonds and Celine Dion.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Martha and The Vandellas and Janet Jackson and J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 1995 and this week by Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians and Elle King. The number one album is 'Got Your Six' by Five Finger Death Punch and the best-selling digital song for a second week is 'What Do You Mean?' by Justin Bieber.

2015092620151002 (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'. To mark the induction of songwriting team Gerry Goffin and Carole King, we hear one of their hits recorded by The Drifters - 'Up On The Roof'. We also feature 'Do You Love Me' by The Contours to celebrate the induction of Motown founder and songwriter Berry Gordy. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1918 of John Zacherle with his hit 'Dinner With Drac'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter Ernie Maresca, who has recently died, by playing his original hit version of 'Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Step By Step' by The Crests and a different song with the same title by New Kids On The Block.

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 Pete Townshend and Slade. '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 Diamonds and Celine Dion.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Martha and The Vandellas and Janet Jackson and J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 1995 and this week by Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians and Elle King. The number one album is 'Got Your Six' by Five Finger Death Punch and the best-selling digital song for a second week is 'What Do You Mean?' by Justin Bieber.

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

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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 and 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 and 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.

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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 and 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 and 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.

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

2015101020151016 (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 'Truckin' by the Grateful Dead and 'American Idiot' by Green Day. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1958 of country singer Tanya Tucker with her hit 'What's Your Mama's Name'. Paul pays tribute to Gary Richrath of REO Speedwagon, who has recently died, by playing one of the band's biggest hits -'Keep On Loving You'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Tonight's The Night' by The Shirelles and a different song with the same title by Solomon Burke.

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 Kate Bush and the Climax Blues Band. '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 J Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers and Stevie Wonder.

Our R&B number ones are from 1958 and now by Bobby Day and Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 2007 and this week by Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Don Henley and Elle King. The best-selling digital song of the week is 'The Hills' by The Weeknd.

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

2015101020151016 (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 'Truckin' by the Grateful Dead and 'American Idiot' by Green Day. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1958 of country singer Tanya Tucker with her hit 'What's Your Mama's Name'. Paul pays tribute to Gary Richrath of REO Speedwagon, who has recently died, by playing one of the band's biggest hits -'Keep On Loving You'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Tonight's The Night' by The Shirelles and a different song with the same title by Solomon Burke.

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 Kate Bush and the Climax Blues Band. '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 J Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers and Stevie Wonder.

Our R&B number ones are from 1958 and now by Bobby Day and Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 2007 and this week by Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Don Henley and Elle King. The best-selling digital song of the week is 'The Hills' by The Weeknd.

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

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.

2015101720151023 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'Tired Of Being Alone' by Al Green and a song composed by songwriting team Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry - 'River Deep Mountain High' recorded by Ike and Tina Turner. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1942 of Gary Puckett with his hit 'Woman Woman' recorded with The Union Gap. Paul pays tribute to Frankie Ford, who has recently died, by playing his classic New Orleans disc -'Sea Cruise'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'My Man' by Barbra Streisand and a different song with the same title by Tammy Wynette.

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 Animals and Bush. '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 Undisputed Truth and Duran Duran.

Our R&B number ones are from 1978 and now by Funkadelic and Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 1981 and this week by Eddie Rabbitt and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bruce Springsteen and Elle King. Number one in the album sales chart is 'Cass County' by Don Henley and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'The Hills' by The Weeknd.

2015101720151023 (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 'Tired Of Being Alone' by Al Green and a song composed by songwriting team Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry - 'River Deep Mountain High' recorded by Ike and Tina Turner. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1942 of Gary Puckett with his hit 'Woman Woman' recorded with The Union Gap. Paul pays tribute to Frankie Ford, who has recently died, by playing his classic New Orleans disc -'Sea Cruise'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'My Man' by Barbra Streisand and a different song with the same title by Tammy Wynette.

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 Animals and Bush. '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 Undisputed Truth and Duran Duran.

Our R&B number ones are from 1978 and now by Funkadelic and Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 1981 and this week by Eddie Rabbitt and Luke Bryan. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bruce Springsteen and Elle King. Number one in the album sales chart is 'Cass County' by Don Henley and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'The Hills' by The Weeknd.

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

2015102420151030 (R2)

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

A selection from the week's American charts, plus classics 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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'Tired Of Being Alone' by Al Green and 'This Land Is Your Land' by Woody Guthrie. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Bettye Swann with her 1967 US hit 'Make Me Yours'. Paul pays tribute to Wilton Felder of The Crusaders, who has recently died, by playing the band's collaboration with Randy Crawford -'Street Life'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Everywhere' by Fleetwood Mac and a different song with the same title by Tim McGraw.

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 Mr. Acker Bilk and Big Country. '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 Della Reese and Wings.

Our R&B number ones are from 1976 and now by The O'Jays and Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 1963 and this week by Buck Owens and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Muse and Elle King. The number one album is 'Unbreakable' by Janet Jackson and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'Hotline Bling' by Drake.

2015102420151030 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'Tired Of Being Alone' by Al Green and 'This Land Is Your Land' by Woody Guthrie. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Bettye Swann with her 1967 US hit 'Make Me Yours'. Paul pays tribute to Wilton Felder of The Crusaders, who has recently died, by playing the band's collaboration with Randy Crawford -'Street Life'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Everywhere' by Fleetwood Mac and a different song with the same title by Tim McGraw.

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 Mr. Acker Bilk and Big Country. '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 Della Reese and Wings.

Our R&B number ones are from 1976 and now by The O'Jays and Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 1963 and this week by Buck Owens and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Muse and Elle King. The number one album is 'Unbreakable' by Janet Jackson and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'Hotline Bling' by Drake.

2015102420151030 (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 'Tired Of Being Alone' by Al Green and 'This Land Is Your Land' by Woody Guthrie. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Bettye Swann with her 1967 US hit 'Make Me Yours'. Paul pays tribute to Wilton Felder of The Crusaders, who has recently died, by playing the band's collaboration with Randy Crawford -'Street Life'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Everywhere' by Fleetwood Mac and a different song with the same title by Tim McGraw.

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 Mr. Acker Bilk and Big Country. '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 Della Reese and Wings.

Our R&B number ones are from 1976 and now by The O'Jays and Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 1963 and this week by Buck Owens and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Muse and Elle King. The number one album is 'Unbreakable' by Janet Jackson and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'Hotline Bling' by Drake.

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

2015103120151106 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'Damn Right, I've Got The Blues' by Buddy Guy and 'Rock Around The Clock' by Bill Haley (and His Comets, who were inducted separately). In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1937 of Tom Paxton by playing his most famous song 'The Last Thing On My Mind'. Paul pays tribute to Billy Joe Royal, who has recently died, by playing his American hit 'Down In The Boondocks'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Fantasy' by Earth, Wind and Fire and a US number one with the same title by Mariah Carey.

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 Fixx and Leona Lewis. '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 Spinners and Tears For Fears.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Garnett Mimms and The Enchanters and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1998 and this week by the Dixie Chicks and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Chumbawamba and Elle King. The number one album is 'Revival' by Selena Gomez and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'The Hills' by The Weeknd.

2015103120151106 (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 'Damn Right, I've Got The Blues' by Buddy Guy and 'Rock Around The Clock' by Bill Haley (and His Comets, who were inducted separately). In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1937 of Tom Paxton by playing his most famous song 'The Last Thing On My Mind'. Paul pays tribute to Billy Joe Royal, who has recently died, by playing his American hit 'Down In The Boondocks'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Fantasy' by Earth, Wind and Fire and a US number one with the same title by Mariah Carey.

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 Fixx and Leona Lewis. '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 Spinners and Tears For Fears.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Garnett Mimms and The Enchanters and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1998 and this week by the Dixie Chicks and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Chumbawamba and Elle King. The number one album is 'Revival' by Selena Gomez and the best-selling digital song of the week is 'The Hills' by The Weeknd.

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

2015111420151120 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'She's Gone' by Daryl Hall and John Oates and in honour of producer John Hammond we hear Bob Dylan, one of his discoveries, singing 'Simple Twist Of Fate'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1951 of Stephen Bishop by playing 'On And On'. Paul pays tribute to Cory Wells of Three Dog Night, who has recently died, by playing one of the group's biggest hits 'Mama Told Me (Not To Come)'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'All Around The World' by Little Willie John and a different song with the same title by Little Richard.

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 Zombies and Leo Sayer. '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 Cozy Cole and Ringo Starr.

Our R&B number ones are from 1998 and now by Deborah Cox and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1999 and this week by Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Black Keys and Elle King. The number one album is 'Sounds Good Feels Good' by 5 Seconds Of Summer. The best-selling digital song is 'Hello' by Adele with a record breaking sale of 1.1 million downloads in one week.

2015111420151120 (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 'She's Gone' by Daryl Hall and John Oates and in honour of producer John Hammond we hear Bob Dylan, one of his discoveries, singing 'Simple Twist Of Fate'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1951 of Stephen Bishop by playing 'On And On'. Paul pays tribute to Cory Wells of Three Dog Night, who has recently died, by playing one of the group's biggest hits 'Mama Told Me (Not To Come)'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'All Around The World' by Little Willie John and a different song with the same title by Little Richard.

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 Zombies and Leo Sayer. '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 Cozy Cole and Ringo Starr.

Our R&B number ones are from 1998 and now by Deborah Cox and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1999 and this week by Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Black Keys and Elle King. The number one album is 'Sounds Good Feels Good' by 5 Seconds Of Summer. The best-selling digital song is 'Hello' by Adele with a record breaking sale of 1.1 million downloads in one week.

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

2015112820151204 (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 'These Dreams' by Heart and 'God Bless The Child' by Billie Holiday. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1940 of Bruce Channel by playing his hit 'Hey! Baby'. Paul pays tribute to Tommy Overstreet, who has recently died, by featuring his Number Two Country hit 'Ann (Don't Go Runnin')'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Here I Go Again' by The Hollies and a different song with the same title by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.

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 10cc and Everything But The Girl. '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 Gallery and Prince.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by The Impressions and Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 2007 and this week by Taylor Swift and Chris Stapleton. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bryan Adams and Elle King. The number one album is 'Traveller' by Chris Stapleton and the best-selling digital song is 'Hello' by Adele.

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

2015112820151204 (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 'These Dreams' by Heart and 'God Bless The Child' by Billie Holiday. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1940 of Bruce Channel by playing his hit 'Hey! Baby'. Paul pays tribute to Tommy Overstreet, who has recently died, by featuring his Number Two Country hit 'Ann (Don't Go Runnin')'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Here I Go Again' by The Hollies and a different song with the same title by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.

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 10cc and Everything But The Girl. '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 Gallery and Prince.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by The Impressions and Janet Jackson featuring J. Cole. We hear Country number ones from 2007 and this week by Taylor Swift and Chris Stapleton. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bryan Adams and Elle King. The number one album is 'Traveller' by Chris Stapleton and the best-selling digital song is 'Hello' by Adele.

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

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.

2015120520151211 (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 '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.

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

20151212

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 'Peggy Sue' by Buddy Holly and, in honour of Jac Holzman, the founder of Elektra Records, 'Both Sides Now' by Judy Collins. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1938 of Connie Francis by playing her hit 'Who's Sorry Now'. Paul pays tribute to Cynthia Robinson of Sly and The Family Stone, who has recently died, by featuring the band's hit 'Dance To The Music'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Dancing On The Ceiling' as sung by Frank Sinatra and a different song with the same title by Lionel Richie.

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 Sweet and Erasure. '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 Herman's Hermits and Crystal Gayle.

Our R&B number ones are from 1985 and now by Isley Jasper Isley and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1990 and this week by George Strait and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Police and Elle King. The number one album, with sales of over three million, is '25' by Adele, who also has the number one song for a fifth week with 'Hello'.

2015121220151218 (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 'Peggy Sue' by Buddy Holly and, in honour of Jac Holzman, the founder of Elektra Records, 'Both Sides Now' by Judy Collins. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1938 of Connie Francis by playing her hit 'Who's Sorry Now'. Paul pays tribute to Cynthia Robinson of Sly and The Family Stone, who has recently died, by featuring the band's hit 'Dance To The Music'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Dancing On The Ceiling' as sung by Frank Sinatra and a different song with the same title by Lionel Richie.

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 Sweet and Erasure. '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 Herman's Hermits and Crystal Gayle.

Our R&B number ones are from 1985 and now by Isley Jasper Isley and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1990 and this week by George Strait and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Police and Elle King. The number one album, with sales of over three million, is '25' by Adele, who also has the number one song for a fifth week with 'Hello'.

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

20151219

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 'Boogie Chillen' by John Lee Hooker and 'Smoke Stack Lightning' by Howlin' Wolf. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1945 of John McEuen of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band by playing the group's version of 'Mr. Bojangles'. Paul pays tribute to Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, who has recently died, by featuring the band's hit 'Interstate Love Song'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Alone' by The Shepherd Sisters and a different song with the same title by Heart.

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 Spencer Davis Group and Culture Club. '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 Carpenters and Gordon Lightfoot.

Our R&B number ones are from 1969 and now by Diana Ross and The Supremes and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1973 and this week by Merle Haggard and Barrett Baber. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Kings Of Leon and Elle King. The number one album, for a second week, is '25' by Adele, who also has the number one song for a sixth week with 'Hello'.

20151219

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 'Boogie Chillen' by John Lee Hooker and 'Smoke Stack Lightning' by Howlin' Wolf. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1945 of John McEuen of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band by playing the group's version of 'Mr. Bojangles'. Paul pays tribute to Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, who has recently died, by featuring the band's hit 'Interstate Love Song'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Alone' by The Shepherd Sisters and a different song with the same title by Heart.

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 Spencer Davis Group and Culture Club. '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 Carpenters and Gordon Lightfoot.

Our R&B number ones are from 1969 and now by Diana Ross and The Supremes and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1973 and this week by Merle Haggard and Barrett Baber. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Kings Of Leon and Elle King. The number one album, for a second week, is '25' by Adele, who also has the number one song for a sixth week with 'Hello'.

2016010220160108 (R2)

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'People Get Ready' by The Impressions and 'If I Didn't Care' by The Ink Spots. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1930 of Julius LaRosa by playing his Top Five hit from 1953 'Eh, Cumpari'. Paul pays tribute to Larry Rosen, who has recently died, by featuring the producer's recording of Angela Bofill singing 'This Time I'll Be Sweeter'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Ko Ko Mo' by Gene and Eunice and a different song with the same title by The Beach Boys.

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 Joe Jackson and Soul II Soul. '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 Chubby Checker with Dee Dee Sharp and the Four Tops.

Our R&B number ones are from 2015 and now by Sam Smith and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 2010 and this week by Lady Antebellum and Emily Ann Roberts. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Quarterflash and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album, for a fourth week, is '25' by Adele and 'The Voice' winner in the US, Jordan Smith, is number one with 'Mary Did You Know'.

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.

2016010220160108 (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 'People Get Ready' by The Impressions and 'If I Didn't Care' by The Ink Spots. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1930 of Julius LaRosa by playing his Top Five hit from 1953 'Eh, Cumpari'. Paul pays tribute to Larry Rosen, who has recently died, by featuring the producer's recording of Angela Bofill singing 'This Time I'll Be Sweeter'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Ko Ko Mo' by Gene and Eunice and a different song with the same title by The Beach Boys.

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 Joe Jackson and Soul II Soul. '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 Chubby Checker with Dee Dee Sharp and the Four Tops.

Our R&B number ones are from 2015 and now by Sam Smith and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 2010 and this week by Lady Antebellum and Emily Ann Roberts. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Quarterflash and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album, for a fourth week, is '25' by Adele and 'The Voice' winner in the US, Jordan Smith, is number one with 'Mary Did You Know'.

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

2016010920160115 (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 'Shout' by The Isley Brothers and 'I Want You Back' by The Jackson 5. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1943 of Scott Walker (real name: Noel Scott Engel) of The Walker Brothers by playing the trio's biggest American hit 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter and record producer Luigi Creatore, who has recently died, by featuring his co-composition 'Can't Help Falling In Love'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Bad Blood' by Neil Sedaka and a different song with the same title by Taylor Swift.

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 Mike + The Mechanics and Gorillaz. '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 Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass and Philip Bailey with Phil Collins.

Our R&B number ones are from 1965 and now by The Larks and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1977 and this week by Crystal Gayle and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Lumineers and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album, for a fifth week, is '25' by Adele and her single 'Hello' returns to the top of the Digital Songs chart.

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

2016010920160115 (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 'Shout' by The Isley Brothers and 'I Want You Back' by The Jackson 5. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1943 of Scott Walker (real name: Noel Scott Engel) of The Walker Brothers by playing the trio's biggest American hit 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)'. Paul pays tribute to songwriter and record producer Luigi Creatore, who has recently died, by featuring his co-composition 'Can't Help Falling In Love'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Bad Blood' by Neil Sedaka and a different song with the same title by Taylor Swift.

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 Mike + The Mechanics and Gorillaz. '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 Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass and Philip Bailey with Phil Collins.

Our R&B number ones are from 1965 and now by The Larks and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1977 and this week by Crystal Gayle and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Lumineers and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album, for a fifth week, is '25' by Adele and her single 'Hello' returns to the top of the Digital Songs chart.

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

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord' by Mahalia Jackson and 'Billie Jean' by Michael Jackson. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Jim Stafford by playing his hit 'Spiders And Snakes'. Paul pays tribute to Natalie Cole, who has recently died, by featuring her debut hit 'This Will Be'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Heartbreak Hotel' by Elvis Presley and a different song with the same title by Whitney Houston featuring Faith Evans and Kelly Price.

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 Julian Lennon and New Order. '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 Foundations and the Spinners.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Mary Wells and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1958 and this week by Marty Robbins and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Green Day and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album, for a sixth week, is '25' by Adele and her single 'Hello' remains at the top of the Digital Songs chart.

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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 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord' by Mahalia Jackson and 'Billie Jean' by Michael Jackson. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Jim Stafford by playing his hit 'Spiders And Snakes'. Paul pays tribute to Natalie Cole, who has recently died, by featuring her debut hit 'This Will Be'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Heartbreak Hotel' by Elvis Presley and a different song with the same title by Whitney Houston featuring Faith Evans and Kelly Price.

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 Julian Lennon and New Order. '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 Foundations and the Spinners.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Mary Wells and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1958 and this week by Marty Robbins and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Green Day and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album, for a sixth week, is '25' by Adele and her single 'Hello' remains at the top of the Digital Songs chart.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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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 celebrate the recent induction of Deep Purple by playing their American top five single 'Hush'. We then return to our alphabetical survey of inductees and feature Jefferson Airplane's classic 'White Rabbit'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1942 of Peter Tork of The Monkees by playing '(Theme From) The Monkees'. Paul pays tribute to soul singer Otis Clay, who has recently died, by featuring his hit 'Trying To Live My Life Without You'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'When I'm Gone' by Motown singer Brenda Holloway and a different song with the same title by rock band 3 Doors Down.

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 Led Zeppelin and Simple Minds. '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 Aretha Franklin and Elton John.

Our R&B number ones are from 1966 and now by Stevie Wonder and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1960 and this week by Jim Reeves and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Van Halen and Twenty One Pilots. Returning for an eighth week, the number one album is '25' by Adele. 'Work' by Rihanna featuring Drake is the best-selling song of the week.

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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 celebrate the recent induction of Deep Purple by playing their American top five single 'Hush'. We then return to our alphabetical survey of inductees and feature Jefferson Airplane's classic 'White Rabbit'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1942 of Peter Tork of The Monkees by playing '(Theme From) The Monkees'. Paul pays tribute to soul singer Otis Clay, who has recently died, by featuring his hit 'Trying To Live My Life Without You'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'When I'm Gone' by Motown singer Brenda Holloway and a different song with the same title by rock band 3 Doors Down.

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 Led Zeppelin and Simple Minds. '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 Aretha Franklin and Elton John.

Our R&B number ones are from 1966 and now by Stevie Wonder and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1960 and this week by Jim Reeves and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Van Halen and Twenty One Pilots. Returning for an eighth week, the number one album is '25' by Adele. 'Work' by Rihanna featuring Drake is the best-selling song of the week.

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

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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 'I Love Rock And Roll' by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and 'Purple Haze' by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1937 of Nancy Wilson by playing her version of 'Guess Who I Saw Today'. Paul pays tribute to founding member of the Jefferson Airplane Paul Kantner, who has recently died, by featuring the title track of the group's 1969 album 'Volunteers'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'It Hurts To Be In Love' by Annie Laurie and a different song with the same title by Gene Pitney.

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 Engelbert Humperdinck and Mark Knopfler. '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 Diana Ross and The Supremes and Hurricane Smith.

Our R&B number ones are from 1991 and now by C&C Music Factory and Adele. We hear Country number ones from 1994 and this week by John Michael Montgomery and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Sting and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album is 'Anti' by Rihanna and 'Pillowtalk' by Zayn is the best-selling song of the week.

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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 'I Love Rock And Roll' by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and 'Purple Haze' by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1937 of Nancy Wilson by playing her version of 'Guess Who I Saw Today'. Paul pays tribute to founding member of the Jefferson Airplane Paul Kantner, who has recently died, by featuring the title track of the group's 1969 album 'Volunteers'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'It Hurts To Be In Love' by Annie Laurie and a different song with the same title by Gene Pitney.

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 Engelbert Humperdinck and Mark Knopfler. '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 Diana Ross and The Supremes and Hurricane Smith.

Our R&B number ones are from 1991 and now by C&C Music Factory and Adele. We hear Country number ones from 1994 and this week by John Michael Montgomery and Thomas Rhett. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Sting and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album is 'Anti' by Rihanna and 'Pillowtalk' by Zayn is the best-selling song of the week.

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

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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 and 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.

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

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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 and 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.

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

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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 and 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 and 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.

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

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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 and 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 and 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.

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

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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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 'Fever' by Little Willie John and 'The Best Of My Love' by the Eagles in honour of producer Glyn Johns inducted in the musical excellence category. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1948 of James Taylor by playing 'Carolina In My Mind' from his debut album released by The Beatles' Apple Records. Paul pays tribute to Dan Hicks, who has recently died, by featuring his recording of his song 'Walkin' One And Only'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Here I Am' by Dionne Warwick and a different song with the same title by Al Green.

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 Traffic and Radiohead. '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 Zombies and En Vogue.

Our R&B number ones are from 2012 and now by Beyonce and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1975 and this week by Freddy Fender and Maren Morris. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Everclear and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album for an eleventh week is '25' by Adele and 'Work' by Rihanna featuring Drake is the best-selling song of the week.

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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 'Fever' by Little Willie John and 'The Best Of My Love' by the Eagles in honour of producer Glyn Johns inducted in the musical excellence category. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1948 of James Taylor by playing 'Carolina In My Mind' from his debut album released by The Beatles' Apple Records. Paul pays tribute to Dan Hicks, who has recently died, by featuring his recording of his song 'Walkin' One And Only'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Here I Am' by Dionne Warwick and a different song with the same title by Al Green.

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 Traffic and Radiohead. '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 Zombies and En Vogue.

Our R&B number ones are from 2012 and now by Beyonce and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1975 and this week by Freddy Fender and Maren Morris. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Everclear and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album for an eleventh week is '25' by Adele and 'Work' by Rihanna featuring Drake is the best-selling song of the week.

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

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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 Music' by Chuck Berry in honour of Johnnie Johnson, the piano player on the record, who was inducted in the sideman category. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we also hear 'Cross Road Blues' by early bluesman Robert Johnson. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1937 of Clarence 'Frogman' Henry by playing his hit 'But I Do'. Paul pays tribute to Sonny James, who has recently died, by featuring his recording of 'Young Love'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'I Love You' by People and a different song with the same title by Faith Evans.

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 and Gordon and The Alan Parsons Project. '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 The Sham and The Pharaohs and Eddy Grant.

Our R&B number ones are from 1956 and now by Ray Charles and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1985 and this week by the versatile Ray Charles and Maren Morris. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Eric Clapton and His Band and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album is 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It' by The 1975. 'Piece By Piece' by Kelly Clarkson is the best-selling song of the week.

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

2016031920160325 (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 'Rock And Roll Music' by Chuck Berry in honour of Johnnie Johnson, the piano player on the record, who was inducted in the sideman category. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we also hear 'Cross Road Blues' by early bluesman Robert Johnson. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1937 of Clarence 'Frogman' Henry by playing his hit 'But I Do'. Paul pays tribute to Sonny James, who has recently died, by featuring his recording of 'Young Love'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'I Love You' by People and a different song with the same title by Faith Evans.

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 and Gordon and The Alan Parsons Project. '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 The Sham and The Pharaohs and Eddy Grant.

Our R&B number ones are from 1956 and now by Ray Charles and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1985 and this week by the versatile Ray Charles and Maren Morris. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Eric Clapton and His Band and Twenty One Pilots. The number one album is 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It' by The 1975. 'Piece By Piece' by Kelly Clarkson is the best-selling song of the week.

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

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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 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson in honour of producer Quincy Jones. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we also hear 'Me And Bobby McGee' by Janis Joplin. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Diana Ross by playing the full-length version of 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. Paul pays tribute to George Martin, who has recently died, by featuring 'Sister Golden Hair'- one of his many successful productions for the group America. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Travelin' Man' by Ricky Nelson and a different song with the same title by Stevie Wonder.

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 Searchers and Mumford and Sons. '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 Bee Gees and Technotronic featuring Felly.

Our R&B number ones are from 1962 and now by Sam Cooke and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1999 and this week by Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bruce Springsteen and Twenty One Pilots. The best-selling song of the week is '7 Years' by Lukas Graham.

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

2016032620160401 (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 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson in honour of producer Quincy Jones. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we also hear 'Me And Bobby McGee' by Janis Joplin. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Diana Ross by playing the full-length version of 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. Paul pays tribute to George Martin, who has recently died, by featuring 'Sister Golden Hair'- one of his many successful productions for the group America. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Travelin' Man' by Ricky Nelson and a different song with the same title by Stevie Wonder.

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 Searchers and Mumford and Sons. '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 Bee Gees and Technotronic featuring Felly.

Our R&B number ones are from 1962 and now by Sam Cooke and Lalah Hathaway. We hear Country number ones from 1999 and this week by Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bruce Springsteen and Twenty One Pilots. The best-selling song of the week is '7 Years' by Lukas Graham.

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

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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 and 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.

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

2016040220160408 (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 '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 and 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.

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

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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 and 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 and 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.

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

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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 and 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 and 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.

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

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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.

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

2016042320160429 (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 '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.

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

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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 and Dave and Captain and 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'.

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

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 and Dave and Captain and 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'.

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

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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 and 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'.

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

2016052120160527 (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 Lot Of Shakin' Going On' by Jerry Lee Lewis and 'Tears On My Pillow' by Little Anthony and 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'.

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

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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 'He's A Rebel' by The Crystals in honour of vocalist Darlene Love and 'Do You Believe In Magic' by The Lovin' Spoonful. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1961 of El Debarge by playing 'Rhythm Of The Night' by the group DeBarge. Paul pays tribute to Ned Miller, who has recently died, by featuring his hit 'From A Jack To A King' and a song he wrote performed by Bonnie Guitar - 'Dark Moon'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Goodbye Baby' by Jack Scott and a different song with the same title by Solomon Burke.

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 Electric Light Orchestra and Snow Patrol. '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 Prince and The Revolution.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Sam Cooke and Johnny Gill featuring New Edition. We hear Country number ones from 1962 and this week by George Jones and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bob Seger and James Bay. 'Lemonade' by Beyonce is the number one album and the best-selling song of the week is 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' by Justin Timberlake.

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

2016060420160610 (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 'He's A Rebel' by The Crystals in honour of vocalist Darlene Love and 'Do You Believe In Magic' by The Lovin' Spoonful. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1961 of El Debarge by playing 'Rhythm Of The Night' by the group DeBarge. Paul pays tribute to Ned Miller, who has recently died, by featuring his hit 'From A Jack To A King' and a song he wrote performed by Bonnie Guitar - 'Dark Moon'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Goodbye Baby' by Jack Scott and a different song with the same title by Solomon Burke.

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 Electric Light Orchestra and Snow Patrol. '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 Prince and The Revolution.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Sam Cooke and Johnny Gill featuring New Edition. We hear Country number ones from 1962 and this week by George Jones and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bob Seger and James Bay. 'Lemonade' by Beyonce is the number one album and the best-selling song of the week is 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' by Justin Timberlake.

Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 'He's A Rebel' by The Crystals in honour of vocalist Darlene Love and 'Do You Believe In Magic' by The Lovin' Spoonful. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1961 of El Debarge by playing 'Rhythm Of The Night' by the group DeBarge. Paul pays tribute to Ned Miller, who has recently died, by featuring his hit 'From A Jack To A King' and a song he wrote performed by Bonnie Guitar - 'Dark Moon'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Goodbye Baby' by Jack Scott and a different song with the same title by Solomon Burke.

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 Electric Light Orchestra and Snow Patrol. '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 Prince and The Revolution.

Our R&B number ones are from 1963 and now by Sam Cooke and Johnny Gill featuring New Edition. We hear Country number ones from 1962 and this week by George Jones and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Bob Seger and James Bay. 'Lemonade' by Beyonce is the number one album and the best-selling song of the week is 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' by Justin Timberlake.

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Includes California Dreamin' by the Mamas and the Papas.

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 'California Dreamin'' by The Mamas and The Papas and, in honour of the songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' by The Righteous Brothers. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Sandy Posey by playing her first US hit 'Born A Woman'. Paul pays tribute to Julius LaRosa, who has recently died, by featuring his disc 'Torero'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Already Gone' by the Eagles and a different song with the same title by country duo Sugarland.

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 Small Faces and Shirley Bassey. '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 Elton John and Dan Fogelberg.

Our R&B number ones are from 1998 and now by Brandy and Monica and Maxwell. We hear Country number ones from 1987 and this week by Randy Travis and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by 3 Doors Down and Twenty One Pilots. 'Black' by Dierks Bentley is the number one album and the best-selling song of the week is 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' by Justin Timberlake.

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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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 'California Dreamin'' by The Mamas and The Papas and, in honour of the songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' by The Righteous Brothers. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1944 of Sandy Posey by playing her first US hit 'Born A Woman'. Paul pays tribute to Julius LaRosa, who has recently died, by featuring his disc 'Torero'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Already Gone' by the Eagles and a different song with the same title by country duo Sugarland.

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 Small Faces and Shirley Bassey. '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 Elton John and Dan Fogelberg.

Our R&B number ones are from 1998 and now by Brandy and Monica and Maxwell. We hear Country number ones from 1987 and this week by Randy Travis and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by 3 Doors Down and Twenty One Pilots. 'Black' by Dierks Bentley is the number one album and the best-selling song of the week is 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' by Justin Timberlake.

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.

Includes California Dreamin' by the Mamas and the Papas.

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 'No Woman, No Cry' by Bob Marley and The Wailers and 'Dancing In The Street' by Martha and The Vandellas. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1935 of Eddie Floyd by playing his soul classic 'Knock On Wood'. Paul pays tribute to Muhammad Ali, who has recently died, by featuring the record he made when he was called Cassius Clay - 'I Am The Greatest'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'They Don't Know' by Tracey Ullman and a different song with the same title by Jon B.

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 Procol Harum and Whitesnake. '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 Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose and Gladys Knight and The Pips.

Our R&B number ones are from 1965 and now by the Four Tops and Maxwell. We hear Country number ones from 1965 and this week by Buck Owens and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Semisonic and Twenty One Pilots. 'Stranger To Stranger' by Paul Simon is the number one album and the best-selling song of the week is 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' by Justin Timberlake.

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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 'No Woman, No Cry' by Bob Marley and The Wailers and 'Dancing In The Street' by Martha and The Vandellas. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1935 of Eddie Floyd by playing his soul classic 'Knock On Wood'. Paul pays tribute to Muhammad Ali, who has recently died, by featuring the record he made when he was called Cassius Clay - 'I Am The Greatest'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'They Don't Know' by Tracey Ullman and a different song with the same title by Jon B.

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 Procol Harum and Whitesnake. '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 Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose and Gladys Knight and The Pips.

Our R&B number ones are from 1965 and now by the Four Tops and Maxwell. We hear Country number ones from 1965 and this week by Buck Owens and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Semisonic and Twenty One Pilots. 'Stranger To Stranger' by Paul Simon is the number one album and the best-selling song of the week is 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' by Justin Timberlake.

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

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 and 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.

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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 and 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.

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

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

Each week, songs are played by artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays 'Be My Baby' by The Ronettes featuring drummer Hal Blaine, who was inducted in the 'Sideman' category. We also hear 'Call Me' by Bobby 'Blue' Bland', who was inducted in 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame' in 1992.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday in 1939 of Meco (Domenico Monardo), who scored an American number one in 1977 with the single 'Star Wars - Cantina Band'. We pay tribute to musician and TV producer Glen Larson, who has recently died, by playing one of the hits he made with The Four Preps, 'Big Man'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Bang Bang' by Cher and a recent number one with the same title by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from best selling LPs by Elton John and The Police. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. Tonight's examples are by Bobby Hebb and Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield.

Our R&B number ones are from 1972 and this week by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes and Sam Smith. We hear Country number ones from 1977 and now by Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Cars and Hozier. The number one album in America for a third week is '1989' by Taylor Swift and she also has the best selling song of the week - 'Blank Space'.

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

Each week, songs are played by artists who have been inducted into 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. Working alphabetically through the list, tonight Paul plays 'Be My Baby' by The Ronettes featuring drummer Hal Blaine, who was inducted in the 'Sideman' category. We also hear 'Call Me' by Bobby 'Blue' Bland', who was inducted in 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame' in 1992.

In 'A Matter Of Life And Death' Paul celebrates the birthday in 1939 of Meco (Domenico Monardo), who scored an American number one in 1977 with the single 'Star Wars - Cantina Band'. We pay tribute to musician and TV producer Glen Larson, who has recently died, by playing one of the hits he made with The Four Preps, 'Big Man'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Bang Bang' by Cher and a recent number one with the same title by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear songs from best selling LPs by Elton John and The Police. 'The Other Number Ones' highlights records that reached number one in the 'Cashbox' American chart, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. Tonight's examples are by Bobby Hebb and Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield.

Our R&B number ones are from 1972 and this week by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes and Sam Smith. We hear Country number ones from 1977 and now by Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood. This week's featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Cars and Hozier. The number one album in America for a third week is '1989' by Taylor Swift and she also has the best selling song of the week - 'Blank Space'.

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

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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'. Continuing our alphabetical look at the list, we hear 'Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)' by George Harrison and 'Theme From Shaft' by Isaac Hayes. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1940 of Dr. John by playing 'Right Place, Wrong Time'. Paul pays tribute to producer and songwriter Allen Toussaint, who has recently died, by playing one of his biggest hits - 'Working In The Coal Mine' by Lee Dorsey. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Close To You' sung by Frank Sinatra and a different song with the same title by the Carpenters.

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 John Mayall and Ten Years After. '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 Gale Garnett and The Beach Boys.

Our R&B number ones are from 1982 and now by Marvin Gaye and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1979 and this week by Waylon Jennings and Chris Stapleton. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Lenny Kravitz and Elle King. The number one album is 'Traveller' by Chris Stapleton and the best-selling digital song is 'Hello' by Adele.

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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 'Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)' by George Harrison and 'Theme From Shaft' by Isaac Hayes. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1940 of Dr. John by playing 'Right Place, Wrong Time'. Paul pays tribute to producer and songwriter Allen Toussaint, who has recently died, by playing one of his biggest hits - 'Working In The Coal Mine' by Lee Dorsey. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Close To You' sung by Frank Sinatra and a different song with the same title by the Carpenters.

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 John Mayall and Ten Years After. '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 Gale Garnett and The Beach Boys.

Our R&B number ones are from 1982 and now by Marvin Gaye and Tyrese. We hear Country number ones from 1979 and this week by Waylon Jennings and Chris Stapleton. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Lenny Kravitz and Elle King. The number one album is 'Traveller' by Chris Stapleton and the best-selling digital song is 'Hello' by Adele.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Paul blends tracks from the week's US charts with hits 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 '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 and 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 and Kyla.

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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 and 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 and Kyla.

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

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

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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 'Free Bird' by Lynyrd Skynyrd and 'Open Your Heart' by Madonna. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1949 of ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard by playing 'Legs' by the trio. Paul pays tribute to Guy Clark, who has recently died, by featuring his song 'L.A. Freeway'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Summertime' recorded by Billy Stewart and a different song with the same title by country star Kenny Chesney.

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 Uriah Heep and The Smiths. '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 Cowsills and The Allman Brothers Band.

Our R&B number ones are from 1968 and now by Aretha Franklin and Guordan Banks. We hear Country number ones from 1968 and this week by Bobby Goldsboro and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Police and Disturbed. 'If I'm Honest' by Blake Shelton is the number one album and the best-selling song of the week is 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' by Justin Timberlake.

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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 'Free Bird' by Lynyrd Skynyrd and 'Open Your Heart' by Madonna. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1949 of ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard by playing 'Legs' by the trio. Paul pays tribute to Guy Clark, who has recently died, by featuring his song 'L.A. Freeway'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Summertime' recorded by Billy Stewart and a different song with the same title by country star Kenny Chesney.

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 Uriah Heep and The Smiths. '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 Cowsills and The Allman Brothers Band.

Our R&B number ones are from 1968 and now by Aretha Franklin and Guordan Banks. We hear Country number ones from 1968 and this week by Bobby Goldsboro and Florida Georgia Line. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by The Police and Disturbed. 'If I'm Honest' by Blake Shelton is the number one album and the best-selling song of the week is 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' by Justin Timberlake.

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

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

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

Taylor Swift's album '1989' was the biggest selling album in 2014 and 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. On the singles side, it is looking likely that the top three songs will all be by UK artists.

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

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.