Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2004 Part Two – Dido, No Doubt, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears

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

Here is my second selection of top 2004 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Dido – White flag

“White flag” was the lead single from the album “Life for Rent” penned by Dido. The song reached #1 in Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Norway, and Portugal. In her native UK it peaked at #2 on their Singles Chart while stopping at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“White Flag” was nominated for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 46th annual Grammy Awards and won the Best British Single at the 2004 Brit Awards. It ranked at #317 on Blender’s list “The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born.”

May 26th 39th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win 

No Doubt – It’s my life

“It’s my life” was written by Mark Hollis and Tim Friese-Greene. It was a strong hit in the US and peaked at #10 on Billboard’s Hot 100. In Europe it reached the top ten in many countries but peaked at #20 in the UK. “It’s My Life” was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group at the 47th Grammy Awards. At the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards it won the awards for Best Group Video, and Best Pop Video. It also received nominations for Best Direction, Best Cinematography , and Best Art Direction.

June 23rd Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctorate of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university 

Now time for my second picks from 2004 and I hope you will enjoy my selection.

Kylie Minogue – I Believe in You

“I Believe in You” is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her ninth greatest hits compilation, Ultimate Kylie (2004). It was written by Minogue alongside its producers Jake Shears and Babydaddy. It was released as the lead single from Ultimate Kylie on 29 November 2004, by which she does not believe, but that she does believe in her lover.

Commercially the song was also successful, reaching number one on the Romanian Top 100, number two in the United Kingdom and at number six in Australia. The song became a dance club hit in the United States, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 2005 and earning a nomination for a 2006 Grammy Award in the “Best Dance Recording” category.  Kylie Minogue 

June 30th British rock guitarist Dave Davies (The Kinks) suffers a debilitating stroke, at 57; he recovers in 2006 to resume his music career 

Britney Spears – Everytime

“Everytime” is a song by American singer Britney Spears for her fourth studio album, In the Zone (2003). It was released on April 21, 2004, by Jive Records as the third single from the album. On May 22, 2004, “Everytime” debuted at number 61 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming the “Highest Debut” of the week. On July 3, 2004, it peaked at number 15 and stayed in the position for four weeks. The song also peaked at number four on Billboard’s Pop Songs and at number 17 and number 25 on the Hot Dance Club Songs and Adult Pop Songs charts, respectively. Britney Spears

November 30th RCA releases “Breakaway”, Kelly Clarkson’s 2nd studio album; wins 2 Grammy Awards and becomes her best selling album to date with over 12 million units sold 

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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