Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.
Here is my first selection of top 1999 hits which I hope you will enjoy.
Ricky Martin – Livin’ la Vida
“Livin’ la Vida Loca” reached #1 in more than 20 countries, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for five consecutive weeks, and becoming Martin’s first #1 single on the chart. It also spent eight consecutive weeks atop the Canada Top Singles chart and topped the country’s year-end chart. In the UK, it debuted at #1 and stayed there for three weeks, making Martin the first Puerto Rican artist in history to hit the top spot. The track was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and Best instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s).
January 11th 26th American Music Awards: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win
Britney Spears – . . . Baby one more time
“ Baby one more time” was written by Max Martin and became a worldwide hit, topping the charts in at least 22 countries, including the UK, and was the country’s best-selling single of 1999. It was voted by Billboard to be the best music video of the 1990s. In 2020, Rolling Stone named “. . . Baby One More Time” as the greatest debut single of all time. It won a Teen Choice Award for Single of the Year and an MTV Europe Music Award for for Best Song.
February 23rd Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album ‘The Slim Shady LP’ (Grammy 2000 – Rap album
Now time for my first picks from 1999 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.
Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman
“Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain from her third studio album, Come On Over (1997). Written by Twain and her longtime collaborator and then-husband Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who also produced the track, the song was released first to North American country radio stations in March 1999 as the eighth single from the album, and it was released worldwide later the same year.
Commercially, the song was also successful, reaching the top-ten in six countries, while reaching the top-twenty in Canada and number 23 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was even more successful on the Hot Country Songs chart, reaching the top-five and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for 1,000,000 digital downloads. The song also won a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2000. Shania Twain
March 23rd “Livin’ la Vida Loca” sung by Ricky Martin released – goes on to sell over 8 million copies
Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All.
“When You Say Nothing at All” is a country song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz. It was a hit song for three different performers: Keith Whitley, who took it to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart on December 24, 1988; Alison Krauss, whose version was her first solo top 10 country hit in 1995; and Irish pop singer Ronan Keating, whose version was his first solo single and a number-one hit in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand in 1999.
The song was recorded for the soundtrack to the film Notting Hill and also appeared on Keating’s debut solo album, Ronan. This cover was released on July 26, 1999, in the United Kingdom. It peaked at number one in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand. ronankeatingofficial
June 1st British singer Dido’s debut album, “No Angel”, is released in the United States
Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show
William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.
His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.
While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.
Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.
She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.
Next week 1999 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.