Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.
Here is my first selection of top 2005 hits which I hope you will enjoy.
Mariah Carey – We belong together
“We belong together” was written by Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, and Johntá Austin. The song broke chart records in the US, staying at #1 for 14 non-consecutive weeks, and joined four other songs in a tie as the third longest running #1 song in US chart history. Billboard listed it as the “Song of the Decade” and the eleventh most popular song of all time. Internationally the song topped the charts in Europe and the UK. “We Belong Together” was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, and won “Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. The song was named “Song of the Year” at the ASCAP Awards and “Song of the Year,” “Most Performed Song” and “Number-one Billboard Song” at the BMI Awards.
February 28th Stereophonics release their single “Dakota”, later their first #1 UK single
Green Day – Boulevard of broken dreams
“Boulevard of broken dreams,” from the album “American Idiot,” was composed by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and the band. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the UK Singles chart. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is the only song to win both the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the year. It also won Best Group Video, Best Rock Video, Best Direction, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography. The song was ranked #1 on Rolling Stone’s Reader’s Choice: Singles of the Decade list in 2009 and #65 on the 100 Best Songs of the Decade list in the same year. In response to Hurricane Katrina and the popularity of “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” Green Day donated all of the iTunes proceeds from this song for the year to the American Red Cross for Katrina aid efforts.
March 14th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Buddy Guy; The O’Jays; The Pretenders; Percy Sledge; U2; Frank Barsalona; and Seymour Stein
Now time for my first picks from 2005 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.
James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
“You’re Beautiful” is a song by English singer-songwriter James Blunt. It was written by Blunt, Sacha Skarbek and Amanda Ghost for Blunt’s debut album, Back to Bedlam (2004). It was released as the second single from the album in 2005. In the United Kingdom and Australia, the song reached number one and number two respectively. When released as the debut single from Back to Bedlam in Canada and the United States, it reached number one on both charts and received widespread airplay. James Blunt
March 29th “We Belong Together” single is released by Mariah Carey (Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2006, Billboard Song of the Year 2005)
Westlife – You Raise Me Up
“You Raise Me Up” is a song originally composed by the Norwegian-Irish duo Secret Garden. The music was written by Secret Garden’s Rolf Løvland, and the lyrics by Brendan Graham. It has been covered by many artists.
The song was released as the lead single from Westlife’s sixth studio album Face to Face. This version is one of the most successful covers of the song, peaking at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, the only version to do so. This was the band’s 13th number-one single as well as the first single to be released following Brian McFadden departure from the group. Westlife
April 11 39th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson & Kenny Chesney wins
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 2005 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.