Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2000s Part One – Destiny’s Child, Santana, U2, The Baha Men

Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my first selection of top 2000 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Destiny’s Child – Say my name

“Say my name,” from the album “The writing’s on the wall,” composed by Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Robertson, and Kelly Rowland was a huge success worldwide. It garnered two Grammy Awards, for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B Song, and was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The video won the MTV Music Video Award for Best R&B Video. It also won a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo along with a BMI Pop Award for Most Played Song. Billboard placed the song #7 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time and the best song of 2000. In 2021, Rolling Stone Stone placed the song at #285 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

February 8th Reprise Records releases “Both Sides Now”, Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s 17th studio album, a collection of torch songs, including re-worked versions of two of her own, backed by an orchestra 

Santana – Smooth

“Smooth,” penned by Itaal Shur and Thomas from Matchbox Twenty, was produced by Matt Serletic. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks and was the final #1 hit of the 1990s and the first #1 hit of the 2000s. It is the only song to appear on two decade-end Billboard charts. It was ranked the second most successful song ever in Billboard’s 60th anniversary all-time top 100 songs. It won three Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. It hit #1 in Canada and the top 10 in Australia, Austria, Ireland and the UK.

March 4th 14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win 

Now time for my first picks from 2000 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

U2 – Beautiful Day

“Beautiful Day” is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the first track on their tenth studio album, All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000), and was released as the album’s lead single on 9 October 2000. The song was a commercial success, helping launch the album to multi-platinum status, and is one of U2’s biggest hits to date.

The song received positive reviews, and it became the band’s 14th number-one single in their native Ireland, fourth number-one in the United Kingdom, and their first number-one in the Netherlands. It also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Finland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Scotland and Spain and reached the top 10 in Austria, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland. The song peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States U2 

May 23rd Eminem releases 3rd studio album “The Marshall Mathers LP”, is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy – Best Rap Album, 2001)

Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out

“Who Let the Dogs Out” is a song performed by the Bahamian group Baha Men. Originally released by Anslem Douglas (titled “Doggie”), The cover by the Baha Men was released on 26 July 2000, became the band’s first and only hit in the United Kingdom and the United States, and it gained popularity after appearing in Rugrats in Paris: The Movie and its soundtrack album. The song peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as topping the charts in Australia and New Zealand, and reached the Top 40 in the United States. In Britain, it was championed by DJ John Peel and went on to be the fourth biggest-selling single of 2000, and one of the highest-selling singles of the decade not to reach No. 1. The track went on to win the Grammy for Best Dance Recording on the 2001 Grammy Awards Baha Men

June 23rd Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Chemical Brothers, Travis, and David Bowie headline; other performers include G. Love & Special Sauce, David Gray, Willie Nelson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Macy Gray 

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 2000s: Playback FMWikipedia

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.

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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.

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Next week 2000 Part two- We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

44 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2000s Part One – Destiny’s Child, Santana, U2, The Baha Men

  1. 1st place—Santana. Rob Thomas is also a great performer, and I love his work Matchbox Twenty.
    2nd place—U2. I miss their music. Their last album was in 2017.

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  2. Tuesday and almost back to normality.
    Definately loved Santana. Great song and loved listening to it again.

    Enjoyed U2 video especially the standing on the runway section.
    Not sure health and safety would approve nor the lying on the baggage carosel! but that’s Bono for you.
    Who let the dogs out indeed? That was fun.

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  3. As I’m a big fan of Matchbox Twenty ‘Smooth’ was my favourite of these, though the U2 track runs it a close second. Probably the first time you’ve ever played a song that was used as background music for a tv football show (soccer, as William would call it!) 😊

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  4. “Smooth” is one of my all-time favorites and the first song on my treadmill playlist. In fact, every single track on Santana’s Supernatural is a hit with me! I could rave about each and every one, especially “Put your lights on.”

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  5. Wonderful memoires of the past. How fast all these years have passed. Terrible, but good to have the music preserved forever. Thanks for another great songs, bringing this time back in mind. Best wishes to you, Sally and William! xx Michael

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  6. I so enjoy these posts. I didn’t know Beyonce (the world’s richest woman now) when she was part of Destiny’s Child so that song was new. Loved Santana though – such a great song for our heat wave!

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  7. “Smooth” by Santana takes me back to Woodstock, the same wonderful music. “Who Let the Dogs Out” is , and will always be, a staple of humor. Thank you Sally and William.

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  8. Santana – since Woodstock – awesome musicians. Love them. Destinys Child followed us around America on tour one summer, every radio station played them, and so many summer festivals where they performed were awesome. I cannot stand U2, to me they are grossly over-rated, but that is my opinion and they have hoards of fans so what do I know. Thanks for the memories both. xx

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  10. Very memorable tunes this week, William and Sally. Santana always makes me think of my father, as he was a big fan. Stay well and I hope William has a good break.

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