Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.
Here is my second selection of top 2003 hits which I hope you will enjoy.
Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow – Picture
“Picture” was penned by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow from the album “Cocky,” and peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #21 on its Hot Country Songs chart where it spent 33 weeks. In Canada “Picture “ was a huge success peaking at #2, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The song is Sheryl Crow’s second-most successful single in the US.
September 15th ISO/Columbia Records releases David Bowie’s 23rd studio album, “Reality”; he supports it with what becomes his final concert tour
Evanescence – Bring me to life
“Bring me to life” is from Evanescence’s debut album, “Fallen” and topped the charts in Australia, the UK, and Italy. It charted in the top ten in more than 15 countries including the US, Argentina, Germany and New Zealand. At the 46th Grammy Awards the band won in the category for Best Hard Rock Performance, the song was also nominated for Best Rock Song. At the MTV Awards the band was nominated in the category for Best New Artist, and at the MTV Europe Music Awards it was nominated for Best Song. It won the Soundtrack Single of the Year award at the annual Billboard Music Awards and was ranked #69 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 2000s.
October 30th “Wicked” premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth
Now time for my second picks from 2003 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.
Annie Lennox – Into The West
“Into the West” is a song performed by Annie Lennox, and the end-credit song of the 2003 film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It is written by Lennox, Return of the King producer and co-writer Fran Walsh, and composed and co-written by the film’s composer Howard Shore. The song won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 76th Academy Awards Annie Lennox
November 17th Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Celine Dion – I drove all night
“I Drove All Night” is a song written and composed by American songwriters Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly and originally intended for Roy Orbison. Orbison recorded the song in 1987, the year before his death, but his version was not released until 1992. Cyndi Lauper recorded the song and released it as a single for her A Night to Remember album. Her version become a top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1989. The song was covered by Canadian singer Celine Dion, whose version topped the Canadian Singles Chart and reached number 7 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart in 2003. CelineDion
November 29th The first of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 AIDS benefit concerts held at Green Point Stadium, Capetown
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 2004 Part One – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.