Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.
Here is my first selection of top 2001 hits which I hope you will enjoy.
Alicia Keys – Fallin’
“Fallin’, composed and produced by Alicia Keys, was her debut single taken from the album “Songs in A Minor” and attained global success, hitting the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the top 10 in several countries. It was named the 29th most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. It won three Grammy Awards including Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Rolling Stone ranked it #62 on their Top 100 Songs of the 2000s decade.
January 9th Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos
Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Pink and rapper L’il Kim – Lady Marmelade
This cover of “Lady Marmalade” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent five weeks at the top of the chart, 26 years after Labelle’s version had reached #1. The song holds the record for the longest reigning #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 for an all female collaboration. “Lady Marmalade” was also the top selling song of 2001. The video won the MTV Video Music Awards for Best Video of the Year and the Best Video from a Film, and the song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
January 14th Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Love Don’t Cost A Thing’
Now time for my first picks from 2001 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.
Kylie Minogue – Can’ Get You Out of My Head
“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” is a song that was recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album Fever (2001). The song reached number one on charts in 40 countries worldwide. It peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart. It also topped the Australian Singles Chart and received a three-times Platinum certification from the Australian Recording Industry Association. In the United States, the song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became Minogue’s first US top-ten single in 13 years. Kylie Minogue
March 19th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Aerosmith; Solomon Burke; The Flamingos; Michael Jackson; Queen; Paul Simon; Steely Dan; Ritchie Valens; James Burton; Johnnie Johnson; and Chris Blackwell
Enrique Iglesias – Hero
“Hero” is a song by Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias from his second English-language studio album Escape (2001) To the date the single has sold over 8 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling singles of all time.
“Hero” topped many charts in the US including the Billboard adult contemporary chart for fifteen weeks. The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A remixed recording also topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in January 2002. Enrique Iglesias
May 12th 46th Eurovision Song Contest: Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL for Estonia wins singing “Everybody” in Copenhagen
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 2001 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.