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Weekend Throwdown with Jagger Top 50 0f 2012

THE WEEKEND THROWDOWN WITH JAGGER 2012 REWIND TOP 50 SONGS OF THE YEAR:

The rankings are based on requests and downloads.

50.  Tonight Is The Night/OUTASIGHT

**Outasight is from Yonkers, New York.  “Tonight Is The Night” is from the album “Nights Like These”.

49.  Gangnam Style/PSY

** Interview Quote from Psy about “Gangnam Style”, “I didn’t expect anything like this; and I didn’t mean anything or I didn’t target or mark anything about U.S. at all.  So, the only thing I did was make (a real power video).  You know, the song isn’t not even in English, you know.  All a sudden a Korean song, right, become second place in Iceland.  It’s crazy man.  What’s going on in this country?”

-October 2012

 

*According to Billboard, the Top 5 new artists of 2012:

#05. Ellie Goulding

#04. The Wanted

#03. Gotye

#02. Carly Rae Jepsen

#01. One Direction

48.  Pound The Alarm/NICKI MINAJ

47.  Want U Back/CHER LLOYD

*Cher Lloyd interview quote about cover for her single “Want U Back”, “Yeah, it’s a mug shot.  I don’t know what face I’m put in that.  It’s not one that I use in my every day life.  It’s very different.  She also added about the song’s video, “Yeah, it’s a crazy video and I feel like it’s my best video so far, so I’m really happy with it.”  At the end of the video she says, “Yeap, they come and arrest me.  I have never been arrested in real life, so that’s good.”

–May 2012

Drop ID Rihanna

46.  Diamonds/RIHANNA

45.  Rumour  Has It/ADELE

44.  Boyfriend/JUSTIN BIEBER

*Justin Bieber’s Interview Quote about his “Boyfriend” song, “I feel great, man. It’s been really great.  We’ve been in the studio non-stop, so the fact that we found a single and everyone loves it.  It’s just really great!”

-April 2012

43.  Domino/JESSIE J

42.  Turn Up The Music/CHRIS BROWN

*”Turn Up The Music” was the lead single from Chris Brown’s album Fortune.  The video has over 78 million views on Youtube since its release in February 2012.

Drop ID Gym Class Heroes

41.  The Fighter/GYM CLASS HEROES featuring RYAN TEDDER

40.  We Run The Night/HAVANA BROWN featuring PITBULL

*Interview quote Havana Brown about what it’s like being on stage as a DJ playing you own songs, “I love DJin’ and getting up there obliviously you play a majority of other people songs.  You know, I love the energy that you have with the crowd.  You know, you feed off the adrenaline and all of that.  But, now that I am dropping my own single in the clubs and getting a reaction from the crowd, that’s it is insane because it’s taken it to another level for me.  It’s a dream come true.”

–March 2012

39.  Everybody Talks/NEON TREES

38.  Take Care/DRAKE featuring RIHANNA

37.  Brokenhearted/KARMIN

*Interview quote with Karmin about going to college for degrees in music, “We definitely did.  We got degrees; and we couldn’t find jobs.  We really did (create our jobs).  I think it’s cool.  It’s really bizarre to think about it because (we) remember the day (we) decided let’s just do it.  You know, it’s scary at first.  Basically, you have to create everything. We hand drew the logo.  I learned web design on Youtube at least basic web design.  (We) threw up a website. Booked our own shows.  We would call and pretend to be our own manager.  ‘Hi this is Sheila.  Calling to book Karmin are you interested.’ If you call our cell phones, (it says) this is the booking line for Karmin.  Like, we haven’t had time to change any of that.”

-January 2012

Drop ID Katy Perry

36.  Part Of Me/KATY PERRY

Feature: Top 5 Grossing Movies of 2012:

#05.  Skyfall ($271 million)

#04.  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 ($276 million)

#03.  Hunger Games ($408 million)

#02.  The Dark Knight Rises ($448 million)

#01.  Marvel’s The Avengers ($623 million)

35.  Feel So Close/CALVIN HARRIS

*Interview quote with Calvin Harris about his 2012 year, “It’s just like, it couldn’t have gone better for me.  I don’t know why everything fell into place.  People willing to play the songs; and people enjoyed the songs and then just at the same time dance music generally has been going so well.  I think I was at the right place right time this year.”  He added that he used to sing on all of his songs.  In 2011, he started work with other people.

-December 2012

34.  Too Close/ALEX CLARE

33.  Without You/DAVID GUETTA featuring USHER (sample played)

Drop ID Taylor Swift

32.  We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together/TAYLOR SWIFT

31.  Scream/USHER

30.  Home/PHILLIP PHILLIPS

*Interview quote with Phillip Phillips about the song “Home” that he performed for the first when he won American Idol, “It’s been. You know on the Olympics.  It was doing well before that.  When it was showed on the Olympics, it went straight back to one number, so it was just amazing.  I never got to see it on the Olympics, so everyone told me, tweeted me or people that would come to shows.  You know, ‘I heard your song on the Olympics.’  It’s pretty amazing. ”

–September 2012

29.  Don’t Wake Me Up/CHRIS BROWN

28.  Whistle/FLO RIDA

*Interview quote with Flo Rida about the video shoot of “Whistle”, “We actually filmed it in Acapulco, Mexico.  Yeah it was amazing.  (It was) definitely kinda of scary up on the cliffs and everything.  You have this helicopter.  You know, flying around getting the right camera angles from me.  But, as they were flying around, it was great big gust of wind that could of possibly throw me off the ledge, so I had to pin down.  It was kinda scary.”

-August 2012

27.  Locked Out Of Heaven/BRUNO MARS

*Interview quote with Bruno Mars about music influences, “Growing up listening to 80’s music, Ska, Police, Bob Marley, you know it’s only natural.  I feel like a lot of artists get little flack sometime for I know it sounds like this but it’s like this how music works.  Influences come out of what you do.  I write songs and I always aspire to write songs with you know that sound like or feel like the songs I grew up listening to.  ”

-November 2012

26. Die Young/KE$HA

*Ke$ha turned 25 this year and she celebrated by changing her hairstyle and announced the release of her album on December 4th, “Warrior”; and September 25th released her first single from the album “Die Young”.

25.  Let’s Go/CALVIN HARRIS featuring NE-YO

*Interview quote from Calvin Harris about the album “18 Months”, “Well, it’s a collection of songs that took me 18 months basically.  It’s kinda from the time that I decided to stop singing on absolutely everything. So, the first track that I ever did, well, it was a ‘were-go’ that didn’t have any songs on there.  It was more of a club track.  And then, I did ‘Feel So Close’ which confused the issue slightly because I am singing on that.  But then, we did ‘We Found Love’ & ‘Let’s Go’.  There’s a new track with Ellie Goulding on there, and there’s new one with Tinie Tempah.  Yeah, just the whole thing is a role call of my favorite artists doing some vocals.  I’m very proud of it.”

–December 2012

24.  Wide Awake/KATY PERRY

23.  International Love/PITBULL featuring CHRIS BROWN (sample played)

*Feature: Top 5 Digital Albums for 2012 from BILLBOARD MAGAZINE:

#05.  Some Nights/fun.

#04.  Red/TAYLOR SWIFT

#03.  Babel/MUMFORD & SONS

#02.  Take Care/DRAKE

#01.  21/ADELE

22. Good Time/OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN

*Interview quote from Owl City about the song “Good Time”, “Un being known (sic) to me, our managers had grown up together and they put Carly and I together and I had this track with an empty verse two kinda duet and I sent an email to Carly and said, ‘hey, I’m Adam Young, I make music as Owl City here’s this track called ‘Good Time’ it would be awesome if you’re into it to sing on it.’ She wrote back and said, ‘Yeah, I know who you are. I know what you do.  I have been to two of your shows.’  She lives in Vancouver.  I played in Vancouver a couple of times so I have been there.  I had no idea.  It was kinda like worlds collide.  It was awesome.”

–July 2012

Drop ID David Guetta

21.  Turn Me On/DAVID GUETTA featuring NICKI MINAJ

20.  Somebody That I Used To Know/GOTYE

*Gotye is from Melbourne, Australia

19.  One More Night/MAROON 5 (sample played)

18.  Blow Me (One Last Kiss)/PINK

17.  Let Me Love You/NE-YO

*Interview quote from Ne-Yo about the success on “Let Me Love You”, “I appreciate it.  Thank you to all the radio stations playing it.  Thank you to everyone showing love to the record.  Thank you to everyone showing love to the album.  I have been checking my Twitter and my Facebook and my Instagram.  By the way, all my Twitter people if I haven’t followed you yet, please understand that’s there like two million of you all so it might take a second to get to you directly but I will.  But, I will, okay.  I will get to you.  I will follow everybody that requests a follow just give me a minute.  I got you.  Come on, I got you.  No worries.  I got you.  Gotta give me a second, there’s 2.5 million people.”

–December 2012

16.  Lights/ELLIE GOULDING

*Interview with Ellie Goulding about her success, “It’s insane.  I love it.  I mean, it’s so unexpected but so so cool.  We came out here (U.S.) a lot.  We did TV shows and did all sort of stuff and it (“Lights”) and still was kinda just like teetering around.  You know, but then like, eventually it just like started climbing and climbing.  We were like it’s not really gonna get Top 10 is it.  And then, when it’s Top 10 we were like is not gonna get Top 5 is it.  And like, you know it was completely unexpected really pleasant surprise.”

15.  As Long As You Love Me/JUSTIN BIEBER featuring BIG SEAN

14.  Some Nights/fun.

13.  Where Have You Been/RIHANNA

*Rihanna four songs in the Top 50.

12.  What Makes You Beautiful/ONE DIRECTION

*Interview quote with One Direction about the most exciting thing that has happened so far as a group, “I think being on tour in America (is) amazing.  I say when won a Brit award in the U.K. and the feeling when they called our name was absolutely crazy for me that was the one moment.”  They described “What Makes You Beautiful” as a “happy kind of song”.  The video shoot for the song was “really fun to make”.  The Midsummer shoot video was “really warm and windy”.  They added, “we got sunburn and it was good.”

–March 2012

11.  Wild Ones/FLO RIDA feauring SIA

10.  Starships/NICKI MINAJ

09.  Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You/KELLY CLARKSON (sample played)

08.  We Found Love/CALVIN HARRIS featuring RIHANNA

07.  Give Your Heart A Break/DEMI LOVATO

*Interview quote from X-Factor judge, Demi Lovato, about the meaning of “Give Your Heart A Break”, “It’s basically about telling the person that you love that you don’t want to break their heart and you really just want to give their heart a break basically.”  Also she said that performing the song at the People’s Choice Awards, “I was so stoked.  The people that I was in the same category with are people that I idolized so to be nominated was just an honor.”

–March 2012

Drop ID The Wanted

06.  Glad You Came/THE WANTED

05.  Good Feeling/FLO RIDA

Drop ID Maroon 5

04.  Payphone/MAROON 5 featuring WIZ KHALIFA

03.  Call Me Maybe/CARLY RAE JEPSEN

*Interview quote with Carly Rae Jepsen about how she found out “Call Me Maybe” was becoming a success, “Well, it happened in stages.  It actually (has) been real amazing because I kinda feel the momentum everyday grow a little bit bigger and bigger.  I would say one of the main points is when I go online and see the videos that people have been making from different countries that I get to visit.  It’s pretty cool.  It’s still hard to believe.  I’m like crazy!”

-May 2012

02.  We Are Young/fun. featuring JANELLE MONAE

*A Glee cover of “We Are Young” helped boost sales of the fun. version.

*Feature: Past #1 songs of the year:

2009: I Gotta A Feeling/BLACK EYED PEAS

2010: Airplanes/B.o.B. featuring HAYLEY WILLIAMS of PARAMORE

2011: Give Me Everything/ PITBULL featuring NE-YO, NAYER & AFROJACK

01.  Titanium/DAVID GUETTA featuring SIA

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Rick Dees Weekly Top 40: Biggest Hits of 2012 Special (show log)

RICK DEES WEEKLY TOP 40 Top 40 Biggest Hits of 2012:

#40.  Wild Ones/DAVID GUETTA featuring SIA

#39.  Sexy And I Know It/LMFAO

#38.  Just A Kiss/LADY ANTEBELLUM

Extra: Stereo Hearts/GYM CLASS HEROES featuring ADAM LEVINE

*Adam Levine, 50 Cent & Eminem are running from a police helicopter in the video for their new song “My Life”

#37.  Scream/USHER

#36.  Whistle/FLO RIDA

*Feature: Weekly Top 40 Challenge: Identify the mystery superstar from an appearance in the TV series “Ugly Betty” from an episode three years ago.  The choices are Adele, Jessie J. or Leona Lewis.

Drop ID: COLBIE CAILLAT

#35.  Brighter Than The Sun/COLBIE CAILLAT

#34.  Paradise/COLDPLAY

*Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, is husband of Gwyneth Paltrow.  Coldplay raised $800,000 for children’s charity by selling a graffiti colored wall that is featured on the cover of their “Mylo Xyloto” album.

Drop ID: RIHANNA

#33.  Where Have You Been/RIHANNA

*Rihanna has 12 #1 hits at the age of 24.  She says that she can “beat it” in 2013.

#32.  Give Your Heart A Break/DEMI LOVATO

#31.  Titanium/DAVID GUETTA featuring SIA

*David Guetta is one of the Top 5 moneymaking DJs of 2012.  #5 Steve Aoki has done over 200 shows this past year making over $12 million.  #4 is French-born David Guetta with $13.5 million in 2012.  Swedish House Mafia is #3 with an estimated $14 million.  #2 Grammy nominated, Californian native Skrillex who was dating Ellie Goulding pulled in $15 million.  #1 is Dutch DJ Tiesto with $22 million.

#30.  Rumour Has It/ADELE

*Adele’s 21 album sold over 10 million copies.

#29.  Moves Like Jagger/MAROON 5 featuring CHRISTINA AGUILERA

*sample of “Gangnam Style” played

#28.  Not Over You/GAVIN DeGRAW

#27.  Everybody Talks/NEON TREES

Extra: Fine By Me/ANDY GRAMMER  (A request for Adam & Katelin)

#26.  Part Of Me/KATY PERRY

#25.  Without You/DAVID GUETTA featuring USHER

*Usher will be a new judge on NBC’s TV series “The Voice”.

Extra: Blow/KE$HA (from 2011)

#24.  Domino/JESSIE J.

#23.  Set Fire To The Rain/ADELE

*Adele has three of biggest hits of 2012.

Extra: Boyfriend/JUSTIN BIEBER

*Justin Bieber concert tickets for a New York show (decent seats) were being scalped for $3,000 a piece.

#22.  We Found Love/RIHANNA featuring CALVIN HARRIS

#21.  Good Feeling/FLO RIDA

#20.  It Will Rain/BRUNO MARS

*At the age of three in Hawaii, he appeared on stage with his uncle as Elvis.  They coined Bruno as “little Elvis”.  “It Will Rain” is from the Twilight Saga.

#19.  Lights/ELLIE GOULDING

*Ellie was dating Skrillex and woke up one morning and said “oh, I feel like a new man”.

#18.  Starships/NICKI MINAJ

#17.  Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)/KELLY CLARKSON

*Kelly Clarkson is from Burleson, Texas.

Extra: A Thousand Years/CHRISTINA PERRI (A request from Toronto…Christina Perri has a tattoo on her wrist (John, Paul, George & Ringo).  She is a big Beatles fan.)

#16.  Hall Of Fame/THE SCRIPT featuring will.I.am

*The Script are from Ireland while will.I.am is from Southern California.

#15.  We Are Young/fun. featuring JANELLE MONAE

#14.  Good Time/OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN

*Owl City wrote “Good Time” at 3:15 a.m.

#13.  Payphone/MAROON 5

*Payphone is #1 in Nigeria right now.

Extra: Eyes Open/TAYLOR SWIFT

*Taylor Swift’s “Red” album is the most downloaded one of the past few weeks.  She drives defensively and has been in three accidents at the age of 23.  She says that she doesn’t know what it is but she’s attracted to them (car accidents).

#12.  What Make You Beautiful/ONE DIRECTION

#11.  The One That Got Away/KATY PERRY

#10.  As Long As You Love Me/JUSTIN BIEBER featuring BIG SEAN

#09.  Home/PHILLIP PHILLIPS

*Phillip Phillips is from Georgia.  His song “Home” is used quite a bit by the ABC TV series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”.

#08.  Wide Awake/KATY PERRY

#07.  50 Ways To Say Goodbye/TRAIN

*San Francisco band, Train never sings the title of their song “50 Ways To Say Goodbye”.

*Feature: Weekly Top 40 Challenge: Identify the mystery superstar from an appearance in the TV series “Ugly Betty” three years ago.  The choices are Adele, Jessie J. or Leona Lewis.

Drop ID: Jason Mraz

Extra: I Won’t Give Up/JASON MRAZ

#06.  Blow Me (One Last Kiss)/PINK

#05.  Glad You Came/THE WANTED

*The Wanted is from England.

#04.  Somebody That I Used To Know/GOTYE featuring KIMBRA

#03.  Some Nights/fun.

#02.  Call Me Maybe/CARLY RAE JEPSEN

Extra: Mr. Know It All/KELLY CLARKSON (from 2011)

#01.  We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together/TAYLOR SWIFT

*She’s 23 and her latest album has sold over 2 million copies.  Forbes magazine estimated her net worth at $165 million.  She has won 6 Grammys.  She has a successful fragrance.  She’s a spokes model for Cover Girl and has promising acting career.  Her middle name is Alison.  She owns multiple homes; however, she calls Nashville as her home because there are no state income taxes in Nashville.

Rick’s closing quote, “What are your plans for this year?  What are you going to change that you did last year that you’re not going to do this year?  What are you going to add?  God bless you! What a fabulous year it’s going to be!  You deserve it!”

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The Weekend Top 30 with Hollywood Hamilton Top 30 of 2012 (show log)

Weekend Top 30 with Hollywood Hamilton Top 30 of 2012:

 *Song rankings are based upon station affiliate spins or times played on each that airs this show

 

#30.  Want U Back/CHER LLOYD

(Intro. Info.)

She was on the X-Factor (U.K.) and didn’t win but still landed recording contract from Simon Cowell.  He brought her to America.  She spent 18 weeks on the show and reached as high as #7.  It was her first hit in the U.S.

Production Error: The song reached as high as #6 on 9-15-12.  The complete chart run is: 27-26-26-27-23-16-14-12-9-8-9-8-8-7-6-14-20-30

(Outro. Info.)

Her debut album came out this past year “Sticks & Stones”.  She’s petite and very powerful.  All Simon Cowell artists have to sign a contract that they will not say anything negative about him.

Interview Quote from CHER LLOYD about Simon Cowell, “He’s scared of me.  I’m kidding (laughter).  No, he’s a cool guy.  I mean, he’s my boss; I can’t say much about him; I’ll get into trouble.” 

#29.  Drive By/TRAIN

(Intro. Info.)

They were huge 11 years ago. Then, they disappeared and came back strong in 2009 with “Hey, Soul Sister”.  “Drive By” is from their 2012 album “California 37”.

Drop ID: OWL CITY

#28.  Good Time/OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN

(Outro Info.)

“Good Time” reached as high as #3, spending 11 weeks in the Top 10.  Adam Young A.K.A. Owl City is currently the opening act for Neon Trees & Maroon 5 and will be in 2013 promoting the new album “Midsummer Station”.  He co-wrote all the songs on the this album.  He’s a one-man electric keyboard act and has a new song release planned in February 2013 “Shooting Star”.

Production Error: The song spent 12 weeks in the Top 10.

The complete chart run is: 27-21-16-10-11-10-9-6-9-8-5-7-6-5-3-7-14-19

#27.  What Makes You Beautiful/ONE DIRECTION

(Outro. Info. This song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #28 making it the highest debut song from a U.K. act since 1998.  It sold over 5 million copies worldwide.  They did a Pepsi commercial with New Orelans Saints quarterback Drew Brees this year.)

#26.  Let’s Go/CALVIN HARRIS featuring NE-YO

(Intro. Info.)

Calvin Harris is a Scottish DJ who is the producer of the year.

Interview Quote from CALVIN HARRIS about comparing Ibiza, Spain to Las Vegas, “It’s great place for dance music.  I don’t think it will ever be the new Ibiza as such because Ibiza is a more of specific dance music destination where’s Vegas is more of a just crazy hedonistic destination. So, I think it’s slightly different tastes.  But, I mean, I think it’s gotten more residence DJs than Ibiza that’s the statistic that I like to bring up.”

(Outro Info.)

Interview Quote from NE-YO about the uplifting nature of the song, “Let’s Go”.  “Absolutely.  That’s my attempt at making dance and pop music with a little bit substance.  You know what I mean, there are some people and I pray that this becomes a majority that will actually get into what the record is about.  You know, the lyrics of the record.  The most popular phrase in the whole thing is  ‘Let Me Love You and I will love you until you learn to yourself.  And, that’s about you know just the importance of what is it to love yourself.   You can’t properly love another person until you learn how to love yourself.  Hopefully, people will take heed to that and get what that is about and we will get some self-esteem lifts in this place”. 

Production Error: NE-YO interview quote for the song “Let Me Love You” not “Let’s Go”

 

 #25.  Turn Me On/DAVID GUETTA featuring NICKI MINAJ

(Outro Info.) David Guetta is the oldest performer on the countdown at 45 years-old.

Interview Quote from NICKI MINAJ about her excitement of hearing her songs on the radio.  “It’s a great great feeling.  Like I can’t tell you, I mean, I still get the jitters when I’m in New York driving in my car coming and do like a promo and coming and hear myself on the radio.   It’s a great great feeling.  Cuz’ I always wished that this would happen so.”

#24.  As Long As You Love Me/JUSTIN BIEBER featuring BIG SEAN

(Intro. Info.) It was a huge year for Justin Bieber with dangerous run-ins with the law on the Los Angeles freeway and crazy death threats about a month a year ago a world tour and new album. The song is from Justin Bieber’s album “Believe”.

Drop ID: NICKI MINAJ

#23.  Starships/NICKI MINAJ

(Outro Info.) In 2013, she sold a perfume “Pink Friday”, released two albums (Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up), featured in ads for Adidas, Pepsi and Max cosmetics, in two weeks a judge on American Idol and to top it off would be paid $5 million to host a party on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas at Pure nightclub making her the highest paid performer on NYE this year.  Beyonce is being paid $4 million to performance in Las Vegas at Wynn Hotel & Casino for second place.

Song Samples of the possible #1 song of the year:

*Set Fire To The Rain/ADELE

*We Are Young/fun. Featuring JANELLE MONAE

*Call Me Maybe/CARLY RAE JEPSEN

#22.  Too Close/ALEX CLARE

(Outro Info.) Microsoft Internet Explorer featured “Too Close” in their ad campaign that helped revive Alex Clare’s career.

#21.  Everybody Talks/NEON TREES

(Intro. Info.)

Interview Quote about “Everybody Talks” “It’s kinda two-sided.  The personal side is that one of my ex-girlfriends who I dated very briefly she kinda spread a rumor about me after we broke up.  Girls started talking so you can hear that story of the song.  I think it’s very simple but it teaches a lot of insecure kids that it’s okay to be you and do you because everybody gonna have an opinion about you.   I think at the end of the day, the opinion that you respect should come from the people that you respect so it’s been fun to be able to say that before we play it every night that’s something I believe in.”

Drop ID: NEON TREES
#20.  Titanium/DAVID GUETTA featuring SIA

(Outro Info.) David Guetta is the busiest DJ/Producer with over 180 shows in 2012.

Interview Quote with David Guetta why he likes his work, “I love what I do that’s how (he works so much). I really really genuinely love Djin’; love producing; and I had a 180 shows so that’s almost one every other day.  If I’m not in the studio, I’m playing that’s my life you know.   When it comes to summertime, I take private jet (to play Internationally). “

#19.  The One That Got Away/KATY PERRY

(Outro Info.) What a busy year for Katy Perry…a divorce, a 3D movie, dates with John Mayer, 2 Teen Choice award, 30 million Twitter followers, performing on the campaign trail for President Obama, the re-release of Teenage Dream, she was named Billboard’s magazine woman of the year and two songs in the Top 30.

#18.  Where Have You Been/RIHANNA featuring CALVIN HARRIS

(Intro. Info.) She was a guest on the W30 three times in 2012.

(Outro Info.) She did a movie, a tour and recorded an album all in one year.  Interview Quote with Rihanna talks about being busy “While I was touring, I was also making “Loud”.  There was a third to get done which was preparing for a film which was something that was impossible to do but.  Of course, I think I have an S on my chest; and I’m not cancelling anything; (I’m) doing it all.  I never want stop anything in my life to just make music.  I keep working on other stuff during the day.  At night, instead of sleeping, I can make music. The only time to sleep was 7 a.m. to like noon that was the only time because I also had acting classes and then, we had a show of course.”

#17.  Whistle/FLO RIDA

(Outro Info.) Whistle was also performed on “Glee” this year.  He’s doing “cheesy” promos for wrestling.  Also, he’s being sued by ADT for a security system bill not paid.  The IRS is after him for not filing tax returns for two solid years.

#16.  Wide Awake/KATY PERRY

(Outro Info.) Before Katy Perry came along, Fergie was the digital queen with five singles from the “Dutchess” album that sold two million digital copies each.  Katy had eight singles from “Teenage Dream” that sold two million each which a new record in the digital era.

Song Samples of the possible #1 song of the year:

*Payphone/MAROON 5

*Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)/KELLY CLARKSON

*Lights/ELLIE GOULDING

#15.  Good Feeling/FLO RIDA

(Outro Info.) He was in the W30 studio twice this year.

Interview Quote with Flo Rida.  He talked about ice on his body and fighting, “(He wears jewelry) Oh, man this is something from the ice age, I think right here.  Thanks to all the fans.  You know, big ball of diamonds built like a microphone.  My Jacob watching them.  A lot people might think they are my bodyguards but (they are my friends).  (I don’t need a bodyguard) at all.  (He has no tolerance for annoying people).  He’s up in the air.  He’s never coming down.  Okay, there he is.  I just hit him.  (I have) never had a problem (with a hater) thank God.  Never, I mean for the most part I try to give out great energy stay positive. I guess, what you put out is what you get in return, so.”

#14.  Some Nights/fun.

Drop ID: PINK

#13.  Blow Me (One Last Kiss)/PINK

(Outro Info.) Interview Quote with Pink about having a baby, “Oh, it just made me better.  It’s a total clique to say and you really don’t get until you have them.  It’s like you wake up every morning get hit by the worry train.  I think the record is more fun because I’m having more fun.  I wake up and shower for tushy wash and dance and sing weird songs so my record is just really happy, dancey and rock & roll.”

#12. Give Your Heart A Break/DEMI LOVATO

(Outro Info.) Demi Lovato is one of 11 female solo artist in the Top 30.  “Give Your Heart A Break” was #1 for weeks and spent 26 weeks.  Demi went from the Disney channel to the X-Factor as a judge.  She was chosen for the show because Simon Cowell liked the idea of having a young performer’s view on the music business.

Production Error: “Give Your Heart A Break” spent 27 weeks in the Top 30.  The complete chart run is: 28-26-25-28-20-16-15-15-23-18-16-15-13-10-5-5-5-5-3-3-2-1-1-2-7-15-26

#11. Somebody That I Used To Know/GOTYE featuring KIMBRA

(Intro. Info.)  “Somebody That I Used To Know” spent three weeks in a row at #1.  Gotye’s real name is Wally.  Wally has been a big star in Australia for many years.  Somewhere along the way, he had a terrible breakup that led to this song which sold 6 million copies in the U.S.  The song is a true story.

Drop ID: BRIDGIT MENDLER

#10.  Die Young/KE$HA

(Intro. Info.)  Every song in the Top 10 for 2012 spent three weeks or longer @ #1.

(Outro Info.) Interview Quote with Ke$ha in her past life she was a lion, “Honestly, I feel like I’m a baby lion.  Because I just I’m, I spent some time helping to rehabilitate baby lions in South Africa and I swear to you we are connected on a very deep level, and I look like a lion ‘cuz I have wild blonde hair and I like to growl and I love biting people and I just um think I’m a lion.”

#09.  Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)/KELLY CLARKSON

(Intro. Info.)  Two weeks ago, she got engaged to her long time boyfriend.

Drop ID: THE WANTED

#08.  Glad You Came/THE WANTED

(Outro Info.) “Glad You Came” spent 18 weeks in the Top 30 and three weeks @ #1.

Backstage Interview with producer Michelle, they talked about taking over America.  Nathan is the tweetheart of the band.  “I’ll take that.  I do tweet a bit too much sometimes and I bet people who follow me who kinda go oh, that’s a bit annoying. Oh, well.”  Tom plays guitar.  Max looks like Robbie Williams.  Jay is a vegetarian.  They talked being a U.K. band trying to make it in America, “It’s just one of those things.  It’s like not many people do it especially south British artists.  We have seen a couple of girls do well like Jessie J.  (and) Adele so then we thought you know what why not so we’re having a go.”

#07.  We Are Young/fun. featuring JANELLE MONAE

(Outro Info.) 12 weeks in the Top including three @ #1.  Interview Quote with Jack (guitar player) of fun. talking about the video shoot for “We Are Young”, “I swear to God.  I don’t know how we made it out of that video shoot without like having one of our heads blown out.  It was like insane.  There was like falling cake out of cannons.  We’re gonna have people doing backflips behind you and I kid you not, it was terrifying because we’re not stuntman so we were like sitting there while complete chaos was going on.  Cuz’ none of that was added after the fact that was shot the way it was.  It was pass meeting and terrifying to be a part of that video like huge explosions huge like really intense scenes happening in slow motion like a when guy gets hit in the face.  He’s like milk coming out of his mouth.  Somehow no one got hurt.”

#06.  We Found Love/RIHANNA featuring CALVIN HARRIS

(Intro. Info.)  It started the year at #1 for three weeks.

(Outro Info.) In the past four years, Rihanna has released a new album every single year, “R-rated”, “Loud”, “Talk That Talk” and “Unapologetic”.  She has had 14 hits in four years and 20 if you count features.

#05.  Lights/ELLIE GOULDING

(Intro. Info.)  Backstage Interview with producer Michelle at KDWB’s Jingle Ball concert in the Twin Cities.  They talked about “Lights”, “I wrote that in Brighten on the coast in the U.K.; and it kinda was about my fear of the dock actually.  Yeah, I wrote that with Biff Stannard, who has written jillions of songs.  He’s a very talented songwriter.  A lot of the stuff is quite deep but when I perform I forget how deep it is and just pretend it’s not.  I have to keep a certain amount of me like sorta acting the song because it’s too much.  You know, so much stuff going on I have to like forget about it for a bit.  Yeah, I have to revisit it a little bit.”  She will do Karaoke to anything by Beyonce, Destiny’s Child or Fleetwood Mac.  Her favorite song of 2012 is “Tessellate” by Alt-J.  She moves around and gets to blood flowing before a performance along with vocal warmups.

(Outro Info.) More Backstage Interview, her 2013 plans are “lots and lots and lots of tour lots of tour, festivals, shows and maybe even a new album who knows”.  Her advice for others learning guitar is to “keep going, don’t stop, yeah, don’t give in basically, yeah.”

Drop ID: ELLIE GOULDING

#04.  Payphone/MAROON 5 featuring WIZ KHALIFA

(Outro Info.) Wiz Khalifa has been rapping since birth.  Interview Quote with Wiz Khlafia about his name, “Wiz Khalifa, the wiz part just because I’m good at everything I do or so they say.  Khalifa is Arabic for successful leader, my granddaddy gave me that one when I was young.  (My grandfather) he’s Muslim my uncles were actually raised Muslim.  My granddaddy is Muslim.  I got a lot of Muslim in the family.  I have been rapping forever.  I have been writing forever. “  He starting rapping at three years-old, “I was doing more than goo goo and gaga.  I was into a little more play.  I was an advanced kid.  I was like rapping other songs on the radio and stuff.”

Production Error: Although it is mentioned that Wiz Khalifa appears on the song.  They version played does not feature Wiz Khalifa.

#03.  Call Me Maybe/CARLY RAE JEPSEN

(Intro. Info.) Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Jimmy Fallon endorsed Carly Rae Jepsen along with a host of other which helped her song take off.  It was the most download of 2012 on Itunes.

Drop ID: RIHANNA

#02.  Set Fire To The Rain/ADELE

(Outro Info.) Adele’s album 21 spent 23 weeks @ #1   on Billboard’s chart making the longest running #1 album since Prince’s “Purple Rain” in 1985.

Production Error:  The “Purple Rain” album was from 1984 not 1985.

#01.  One More Night/MAROON 5

(Intro. Info.) Maroon 5’s year-end chart appearance in 2003 with “Harder To Breath” which was at #23.  Since 2003, a slew of hits and two hits in the Top 10 in 2012.  Interview Quote with Maroon 5 with thoughts on Guitar Hero, “it’s cool and I like how it exposes kids to a lot music that they would not have heard otherwise.  But, kids I’m telling you as a former guitar teacher, you can go out with the same cost as Guitar Hero. Cheaper.  Buy a real guitar.  It’s actually easier to play guitar than Guitar Hero.  Guitar Hero is impossible like I can’t understand how people to do it.  I can’t play that game.  I’m horrible at that game.  Nobody ever got chicks from playing Guitar Hero.  It’s a video game.  Get the real thing.  That time you spend playing Guitar Hero practice a real guitar great things will happen.”

(Outro Info.) The song that spent the most weeks @ #1 in 2012 five weeks in a row “One More Night”.

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Sirius Hits 1 #1 songs Countdown of 2012 (Special) (Show Log)

Sirius Hits 1 #1 song countdown of 2012:

 

#14.  Love You Like A Love Song/SELENA GOMEZ

#13.  Without You/DAVID GUETTA featuring USHER

 

*This Year’s Top 5 rated TV Shows:

#5.  Vegas

#4.  The Voice

#3.  NCIS

#2.  Dancing With The Stars

#1.   American Idol

 

#12.  Stereo Hearts/GYM CLASS HEROES featuring ADAM LEVINE

#11.  Good Feeling/FLO RIDA

 

  • This Year’s Biggest Movies:
  • #5.  The Amazing Spider-Man
  • #4.  Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
  • #3.  The Hunger Games
  • #2.  The Dark Knight Rises
  • #1.  The Advengers

 

#10.  Set Fire To The Rain/ADELE

#09.  Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)/KELLY CLARKSON

 

  • This Year’s Most Watched Web Videos:
  • #5.  Barrack Obama vs. Mitt Romeny
  • #4.  Call Me Maybe/CARLY RAE JEPSEN
  • #3.  KONY 2012
  • #2.  Somebody That I Used To Know/WALK OFF THE EARTH
  • #1.  Gangnam Style/PSY

 

#08.  One More Night/MAROON 5

#07.  Wide Awake/KATY PERRY

 

  • This Year’s Biggest Celebrities Moments:
  • #5.  Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce
  • #4.  Beyonce & Jay-Z give birth to baby girl (Blue Ivy Carter)
  • #3.  Kristen Stewart cheats on Robert Pattinson by having an affair with Rupert Sanders
  • #2.  Kate Middleton & Prince William’s royal wedding
  • #1.  The death of Whitney Houston

 

#06.  Some Nights/fun.

#05.  Good Time/OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN

  • This Year’s Top Selling albums:
  • #5.  Up All Night/ONE DIRECTION
  • #4.  Red/TAYLOR SWIFT
  • #3.  Take Care/DRAKE
  • #2.  Christmas/MICHAEL BUBLE
  • #1.  21/ADELE

 

#04.  Payphone/MAROON 5

#03.  Call Me Maybe/CARLY RAE JEPSEN

 

  • This Year’s Most Downloaded Songs:
  • #5.  Sexy And I Know It/LMFAO
  • #4.  Payphone/MAROON 5
  • #3.  We Are Young/fun. Featuring JANELLE MONAE
  • #2.  Call Me Maybe/CARLY RAE JEPSEN
  • #1.  Somebody That I Used To Know/GOTYE featuring KIMBRA

 

#02.  We Are Young/fun. Featuring JANELLE MONAE

#01.  What Makes You Beautiful/ONE DIRECTION

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MTV Weekend Countdown with Damien Top 20 of 2012 (show log)

MTV WEEKEND COUNTDOWN with DAMIEN TOP 20 of 201

*Introduction Drop ID: THE WANTED

#20.  Blow Me (One Last Kiss)/PINK

Drop ID: JESSIE J.

Extra: Domino/JESSIE J.

Drop ID: DAVID GUETTA

#19.  Titanium/DAVID GUETTA featuring SIA

Segment Facts:

*“Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” is from Pink’s 6th studio album, “The Truth About Love” which was released in September.  In 2013, Pink will have a world tour starting in February.

*Nicki Minaj released “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” this year along with her Pink Friday fragrance line.    She didn’t receive any Grammy nominations this year her album.  She also signed on as a judge for American Idol.  Interview Quote about taking risks in her life, “Do I just stick to the script and put the same old and you know not stretch and just be lazy and do what I know is going to work or do I take a chance.  You know, I took a risk.”   

Drop ID: JESSIE J.

Drop ID: DEMI LOVATO

#18.  Give Your Heart A Break/DEMI LOVATO

Drop ID: TRAVIE McCOY

Extra: *** Back Home/GYM CLASS HEROES featuring NEON HITCH

Segment Facts:

*People that we lost this past year: (actor Michael Clarke Duncan, director Tony Scott, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, Dick Clark and Whitney Houston).  At the 2012 VH1’s Diva show, Adam Lambert said this about Houston’s passing, “There’s no one else that can sing like Whitney and everybody always known that.  Since she burst onto the scene, people were like ‘dang’ that’s a voice.  You know, it’s really sad; it’s really sad.  It’s nice to see people celebrating her memory and celebrating what she contributed as an artist right now.  It’s nice that people are focusing on the positive.  I think it’s the best thing we can do.”

*MTV News segment with Brendan Regan

**Flo Rida had a great year his single “Good Feeling” was certified platinum three times.  He released his 4th studio album, “Wild Ones”.   Interview quote about his year, “Oh man, phenomenal and I think next year is even going to be bigger.  I actually just did some recording and I have like seven records so far.  I mean, I look forward to a great year next year as well.    

**Hunter Hayes crossed over to the pop scene with his single “Wanted”.  He performed at the Grammy Nominations concert where he learned that he was nominated for best new artist.  Interview Quote from Hayes about his success in 2012, “This year playing on the stage and all the things that are happening.  It’s kinda of a role reversal because I stood in lines to get autographs.”

**Pink released “The Truth About Love” album in September and it debuted @ #1 selling 281,000 copies in just its first week and it was certified Gold.  Interview Quote about Pink’s career changing over time, “I was never really worried about whether people would buy into it.  It was just who I was; so if people were going to dig me, then they were gonna to have dig what was in me.”

Drop ID: NEON HITCH

Drop ID: DAVID GUETTA

#17.  Turn Me On/DAVID GUETTA featuring NICKI MINAJ

Drop ID: SNOOKI

Extra: Part Of Me/KATY PERRY

Buzzworthy:  United State of Pop 2012/DJ EARWORM

Segment Facts:

*David Guetta celebrated his 20th wedding anniversary this year.

*Katy Perry re-released “Teenager Dream” which included “Part of Me” & “Wide Awake”.  In the summer, she was in the documentary concert film 3D: Katy Perry Part of Me.  Billboard magazine named her “Woman of the Year”.  Interview Quote about her year, “ In the very beginning of the year, I felt like I needed to get right back into the studio and just kinda like pour my heart out.   But now as I’m like digesting everything I’m thinking to myself I need to make a record that is beyond my present and more about my future and what’s coming for me in the next three years because that’s how long the next record will last.

Drop ID: DAVID GUETTA

Drop ID: RIHANNA

#16. We Found Love/RIHANNA featuring CALVIN HARRIS

Drop ID: JC CHASEZ

#15.   Set Fire To The Rain/ADELE

Drop ID: fun.

Extra:  Some Nights/fun.

Segment Facts:

*Adele gave birth to her first child in October with her boyfriend Simon Konecki.

*Rihanna has released a new album ever year for the past seven years.  Her most recent is “Unapologetic” which was her first to debut @ #1.  To promote the album, she packed a plane with fans and reporters that embarked on a tour of seven shows in seven different countries in seven days.  It was named the 7-7-7 tour.  Rihanna plans to start her 5th headlining in March of 2013 called “The Diamonds World Tour”.  She also made her acting debut in 2012 with Battleship.  Interview Quote about seeing the completed film for the first time, “I was extremely blown away seeing it back.  It was just completely different magnitude and I definitely was weirded out by seeing myself on screen and hearing myself speak in an American accent.  It was kinda weird.”  

Drop ID: SNOOKI & JWOWW

#14.   One More Night/MAROON 5

Drop ID: RIHANNA

#13.  Where Have You Been/RIHANNA

Drop ID: JUSTIN BIEBER

Extra: As Long As You Love Me/JUSTIN BIEBER featuring BIG SEAN

Segment Facts:

*Justin Bieber recorded his third studio album “Believe” in June of 2012.  He worked with producers Darkchild, Hit-Boy, Diplo and Max Martin to help create a more mature sound.

*Chris Brown got into a fight on Twitter with a female comedian.  Then, he deleted his Twitter account.  Then, he came back to Twitter.  He broke up, got back together and broke again up with a girlfriend.  Also, he got into a fight with Drake at club supposedly over Rihanna.  Interview Quote with Chris Brown about his being sorry, “I really apologize definitely about the situation (with Rihanna).  When I do it publicly, it’s for the people who I let down.  For like the fans, it’s for all the people even the sponsors even the people invested in me and thought I was a good enough role model.  I wanted to really apologize for the people I let down and really show people that I am wrong for what I have done.  But, I want people to learn from it to see that I’m apologetic.”

Drop ID: BIG SEAN

Drop ID: DEENA from the JERSEY SHORE

#12.  Wide Awake/KATY PERRY

Drop ID: Tyler from NEON TREES

Extra: Everybody Talks/NEON TREES

Segment Facts:

*Ne-Yo is now senior VP of A&R at Motown records.  He released his 5th studio album “RED” in 2012.  The album title stands for realizing every dream.  Interview Quote about the “RED” album, “Basically, from the age of nine was when I said you know what I don’t want to be a superhero anymore.  I want to do music at nine years old.  From nine to now, every goal that I set for myself, every dream that I had has been realized all through music, so this album is a celebration of that.”

Drop ID: FLO RIDA

Drop ID: TYLER POSEY, COLTON HAYNES & HOLLAND RODEN of TEEN WOLF

#11.  What Makes You Beautiful/ONE DIRECTION

Drop ID: FLO RIDA

#10.  Good Feeling/FLO RIDA

Drop ID: TAYLOR SWIFT

Extra: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together/TAYLOR SWIFT

Segment Facts:

*Wiz Khalifa scored his second #1 debut on the R&B/Hip Hop charts with the release of O.N.I.F.C.  The album also debuted @ #2 on Billboard’s Top 200.  Khlaifa and Taylor Gang traveled 54 cities for their 2050 tour.  Khalifa was on Forbes’ 30 under 30-music list.  He also got engaged to Amber Rose.  He also announced at the 2012 MTV’s VMA that they are expecting.  Interview Quote with Wiz Khalifa talking about Amber Rose, “I love her personality.  I love how nourishing she is.  (It) goes with her personality.  I love how smart she is.  She’s really intelligent.  Really like witty you know about things.  I have like a really good intuition what just knowin’ when to move and when not to move and she shares that with me.  You know what I’m sayin’ and she just knows a lot.  She’s just a real caring person.”

*MTV News segment with Brendan Regan

**Alicia Keys released “Girl on Fire” in November and she actually performed the title for the first time at 2012 VMAs along with gymnastic routine with Gabby Douglas.  Interview Quote about the new album, ”I love this album.  It definitely has so much diversity.  There (are) so many real songs for you to just dive into and explore in every part of your life.”

**Drake received Grammy nomination for best rap performance, song and album.  Interview Quote from Drake about the advice he received from Lil’ Wayne about songwriting, ”He said it’s not about making things up.  You don’t have to worry about making things up if really are writing from an honest perspective your thoughts are in there.  You just have to locate them.”

**Trey Songz filmed the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D in 2012 which will hit theaters January 4, 2013.  Interview Quote with Trey Songz about the film, “Texas Chainsaw was definitely a thrilling experience just to be a part of something so different from my world.  Horror movies are fine.  It was a great director.  It was a great cast.  I had a great time.”  

Drop ID: TAYLOR SWIFT

Drop ID: LIL’ WAYNE

#09.  Starships/NICKI MINAJ

Drop ID: DJ PAULY D

Extra: Too Close/ALEX CLARE

Drop ID: KELLY CLARKSON

#08.  Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)/KELLY CLARKSON

Segment Facts:

*Kelly Clarkson recently got engaged to her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock, who is Reba McEntire’s step-son and Blake Shelton’s manager.

*Ellie Goulding’s debut single “Lights” was actually released in 2011.  It has been certified triple platinum this year.  She released her second album, “Halcyon” in October with “Anything That Can Happen” as the lead single.  Interview Quote about how she has grown since the release of her first album, “I have (grown) quite a bit since the first album because I discovered so much more and I learned a lot more and I’ve grown up a lot more.”

Drop ID: Tom from THE WANTED

Drop ID: FLO RIDA

#07.  Wild Ones/FLO RIDA featuring SIA

Drop ID: USHER

Extra: Scream/USHER

Interview Quote with The Wanted talking about “Glad You Came”, “We were drunk at a table.  Yeah, we were drunk at a hotel while writing the tune on my 18th birthday.  It was amazing.  A guy we have written and worked with before Steve Mac and he’s great and Edward (Drewett) who is a good friend of ours and also an artist in the U.K.  They pitched the song to us and I mean obliviously “Glad You Came” is a party song.  People need to hear when they had a few beers when had more than a few than a few; and we though it was great.”     

 Pick of the Week: Catch My Breath/KELLY CLARKSON

Drop ID: WIZ KHALIFA

#06.  Payphone/MAROON 5 featuring WIZ KHALIFA

Drop ID: FLO RIDA

Drop ID: fun.

#05.  We Are Young/fun. featuring JANELLE MONAE

Drop ID: FLO RIDA

Extra: Whistle/FLO RIDA

#04.  Call Me Maybe/CARLY RAE JEPSEN

Segment Facts: Flo Rida has the most songs on the year-end countdown with three; they are all in the Top 10.

*Next Movie Minute: Judd Apatow directs the film “This Is 40”.  It’s about couples after they hit the big “4-0” and the little issues that get on each other nerves.  Actress, Leslie Mann, says those little issues aren’t always bothering your partner, “Well, I don’t think it’s ever about the little issues.  I think there’s always like some big problem; and you get to let off steam by yelling at them about the little issues like sitting on the toilet with his Ipad for too long.”  Paul Rudd shares about not being able to stand someone you love sometimes, “Issues with just being a ‘yeah for’ for awhile and trying to tolerate each other when sometimes it’s tough when you’re just married to somebody that doesn’t tolerate them sometimes.  You love them, but you also can’t stand them.”   The film also stars John Lithgow and Megan Fox.

Drop ID: GAVIN DeGRAW

DROP ID: GOTYE

#03.  Somebody That I Used To Know/GOTYE featuring KIMBRA

DROP ID: CHRIS BROWN

Extra: Don’t Wake Me Up/CHRIS BROWN

#02.  Lights/ELLIE GOULDING

Segment Facts:

*Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” went 5 times platinum in the U.S.  It peaked @ #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the 15th most viewed video of all-time on Youtube.  He received three Grammy nominations.  Interview Quote with Gotye about what he is most proud of this year, “When I look back on the last year, I think I’m most proud of just sticking with it.  That would seem odd considering that there’s been, you know constantly surprising levels of success with this song and with my record.  There’s actually been a lot of moments making the record and through that where I haven’t been sure necessarily the path I wanted to take.”

*Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is the most watched Youtube video ever with over a billion views.

*MTV News segment with Brendan Regan

**Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket in the “Hunger Games”, reflected on her first of four in the series, “The ‘Hunger Games’ was, has been a great ride.  Really fun…I love Effie Trinket.  I hold her very near and dear to me.  She’s a fabulously fun character to play.”

**The Twilight Saga finally came to an end in 2012 and Kirsten Stewart says she isn’t just walking away from the franchise, “It’s what I love about this job.  You hold these things.  I wouldn’t have done it in the first place unless it was something I would always carry.”

**Mark Ruffalo talks about The Hulk in the filming scenes in the “The Avengers”, “I was tough and I wish I had a cool costume to wear the entire time instead of a leopard that was painted like a Chinese checker board.”

Drop ID: Tom from THE WANTED

Drop ID: THE WANTED

#01.  Glad You Came/THE WANTED

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Cannon’s Countdown Top 30 of 2012 (show log)

CANNON’S COUNTDOWN TOP 30 of 2012

Last Week’s Top 5 (December 22, 2012):

#05.  I Cry/FLO RIDA

#04.  Let Me Love You/NE-YO

#03.  Diamonds/RIHANNA

#02.  Die Young/KE$HA

#01.  Locked Out Of Heaven/BRUNO MARS

Feature: Yearly Rundown

*Top story is Barrack Obama wins re-election.  Nick Cannon said, “Dr. Obama defeated the evil Mitt Romney that’s if they were comic characters.  I think that’s how it would go down.  Either way, Mitt Romney’s 47 percent remark probably took him down by himself.  Either way, shout outs to the Obamas.  The most beautiful first family I’ve ever seen.”

*Another big story was Chris Brown & Rihanna on again, off again, together or not.  Cannon says, “they were all over the place.  Whether they were seen kissing at the MTV’s VMAs this summer, whether they were shooting naked Instagrams at each other, taking each other backstage or in bathrooms…2013 we still don’t know who is with who.”

*The Royal family: Prince Harry was caught naked in Las Vegas.  Kate Middleton is expecting.

*Gabby Douglas and “all the swimmer dudes” took home the gold medals

#30.  Whistle/FLO RIDA

Extra:  Brokenhearted/KARMIN

#29.  Good Time/OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN

#28.  Scream/USHER

#27.  Some Nights/fun.

Extra: It Will Rain/BRUNO MARS

#26.  As Long As You Love Me/JUSTIN BIEBER featuring BIG SEAN

Extra: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together/TAYLOR SWIFT

#25.  Without You/DAVID GUETTA featuring USHER

#24.  Blow Me (One Last Kiss)/PINK

#23.  The Motto/DRAKE featuring LIL’ WAYNE

Extra: Set Fire To The Fire/ADELE 

(Cannon quote, “a song from 2011″)

#22.  Give Your Heart A Break/DEMI LOVATO

Feature: Top 5 Downloads of 2012:

#05.  Starships/NICKI MINAJ (sample played)

#04.  Payphone/MAROON 5 featuring WIZ KHALIFA (sample played)

#03.  We Are Young/fun. featuring JANELLE MONAE (sample played)

#02.  Call Me Maybe/CARLY RAE JEPSEN (sample played)

#01.  Somebody That I Used To Know/GOTYE featuring KIMBRA (played in-full)

Extra: Let’s Go/CALVIN HARRIS featuring NE-YO

#21.  The One That Got Away/KATY PERRY

#20.  *** Back Home/GYM CLASS HEROES featuring NEON HITCH

#19.  One More Night/MAROON 5

Extra: Sexy And I Know It/LMFAO

#18.  Domino/JESSIE J.

(Jessie J. is planning 2013 U.S. tour with Usher)

Extra: Take Care/DRAKE featuring RIHANNA

#17.  Part Of Me/KATY PERRY

#16.  Turn Me On/DAVID GUETTA featuring NICKI MINAJ

Feature: Top 10 movies of 2012:

#10.  Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

#09.  Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

#08.  Ted

#07.  Brave

#06.  The Amazing Spider-Man

#05.  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

#04.  Skyfall

#03.  The Hunger Games

#02.  The Dark Knight Rises

#01.  Marvel’s The Avengers

Extra: International Love/PITBULL featuring CHRIS BROWN

#15.  What Makes You Beautiful/ONE DIRECTION

#14.  Titanium/DAVID GUETTA featuring SIA

Extra: Feel So Close/CALVIN HARRIS

#13.  Where Have You Been/RIHANNA

Fan Favorite of 2012:

Gangnum Style/PSY

#12.  Wide Awake/KATY PERRY

#11.  Wild Ones/FLO RIDA featuring SIA

#10.  Starships/NICKI MINAJ

#09.  Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)/KELLY CLARKSON

#08.  Payphone/MAROON 5 featuring WIZ KHALIFA

Extra: Don’t Wake Me Up/CHRIS BROWN

#07.  We Found Love/RIHANNA featuring CALVIN HARRIS

#06.  We Are Young/fun.

#05.  Call Me Maybe/CARLY RAE JEPSEN

#04.  Good Feeling/FLO RIDA

Feature: Top 5 songs of 2011

#05.  S&M/RIHANNA (sample played)

#04.  Super Bass/NICKI MINAJ (sample played)

#03.  E.T./KATY PERRY featuring KANYE WEST (sample played)

#02.  Party Rock Anthem/LMFAO featuring LAUREN BENNETT & GOON ROCK (sample played)

#01.  Give Me Everything/NE-YO featuring PITBULL, AFROJACK & NAYER (played in-full)

Extra: Locked Out Of Heaven/BRUNO MARS

#03.  Somebody That I Used To Know/GOTYE featuring KIMBRA

Extra: Let Me Love You/NE-YO

#02.  Lights/ELLIE GOULDING

#01.  Glad You Came/THE WANTED

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History of Countdown America (so far)

Discovering the history of the non-American Top 40 shows has been a great pleasure over the past few years (beyond what I remember in real time back in the 80’s).

What I can go on…is cue sheets emails/phone calls from other collectors of countdown radio history as my memory isn’t always a 100 percent accurate.

I’m going start with the Weekly Top 30. Don’t worry they all do connect to Countdown America.

I ran across Ted Frost from Los Angeles who had a bunch of Weekly Top 30/Weekly Music Magazine shows and a reel-to-reel tape dated April 1979 Weekly Top 30 demo from the late BILL DRAKE. I never bought the tape as he was asking in the neighborhood of $75 and I don’t have any means of playing it. It’s safe to say that was the beginning of the first rival of American Top 40.

From the demo tape and good reception from radio stations, the show began on June 30, 1979 with Mark Elliott as the host.  Please Refer to Rob Durkee’s book “American Top 40: The Countdown of the Century” book pages 151-153 for more detail about this show and its run.

One correction to Rob’s book, the show ended January 2, 1982 not January 9, 1982. The last three shows were:

*December 26, 1981 last regular 1981 show

*December 31, 1981 Special Six Hour Countdown of the Top 80 of 1981

*January 2, 1982 last show

My guess is that some stations did the Top 80 over two weeks or just played the Top 40 of 1981 on January 2, 1982 and the last show the following week instead of picking the next offering of Drake-Chenault to replace the Weekly Top 30, The Weekly Music Magazine hosted by Charlie Van Dyke. We are getting closer to the start of Countdown America with John Leader.

January 9, 1982 marked the start of Charlie Van Dyke’s show Weekly Music Magazine with Elvis Presley as the 1st featured artist. It lasted until January 1, 1983 with Part 2 of the Top 60 of 1982. With some luck, it took me over 25 years to finally hear the last part of this show, so I know the pain of not finding shows for years.

Here’s where the history of Countdown America starts from a letter dated December 1, 1982:

 “I regret to announce that the ‘Weekly Music Magazine’ will discontinue production with our New Year’s show scheduled for broadcast January 1/2.

During the last year, the ‘Weekly Music Magazine’ was distributed by the RKO Network. RKO has opted for a new production in 1983 called ‘Countdown America’.

 Since early Fall, we’ve been talking to various sponsors regarding the ‘Weekly Music Magazine’, but we’ve been unable to finalize anything.

Thanks very much for your support of the show. We look forward to being of service to you in the future.

Happy Holidays,

James Kefford

President

JK/pg”

Next, I’ll cover what I know about Countdown America, Countdown USA and Dick Clark’s connection to American Top 40 CHR/Pop rivals during the period of 1983 to 1990.

Before we go into Countdown America’s amazing history, we need to go back to 1981. Dick Clark started his own national music countdown on May 30 featuring the Top 30 songs of the week based on Cashbox magazine. Keep this in mind, as he will later play a role in Countdown America.

Although I don’t have the very first Countdown America with John Leader, it’s a safe bet to say that the very first show began on January 8, 1983 based upon that December letter by James Kefford. The earliest show I have dates February 26, 1983. It was a three-hour with the Top 30 based upon Radio & Records chart, which was a departure from Weekly Top 30/Weekly Music Magazine self-produced chart.

If you study the Weekly Top 30 shows, you will find an amazing mistake in the production. During an earlier show, they mention that “Endless Love” took over the lead from “Bette Davis Eyes” as the #1 song of 1981. When it came to the year-end chart, the songs were reversed. I suppose knowing production was stopped there was little point of being 100 percent accurate at that point. Those charts of WT30 & WMM are a real treat to following with beyond belief movements. I’ll give one example “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen chart run:

25-7-2-1-1-8-18-19-23-26-13-30.

It debuted 9-13-80 and left the chart 11-29-80. For the year of 1980, it was ranked #14. Queen also had #15 for 1980 with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.

Until March 12, 1983, Countdown America was the only CHR/Pop show using the Radio & Records charts. Then, after 93 weeks, Dick Clark National Survey drops Cashbox for R&R. Thus, we now have two Top 30 shows with the same song rankings. Supposedly, this is the year that Rick Dees debuts his national Weekly Top 40 show. I say supposedly because no collector has ever produced a 1983 show.

Was it just a local show with national rankings in 1983? For now, we don’t know. The earliest show that I found was January 13, 1984 on vinyl. I bring this up only because Rick Dees used the Cashbox charts in 1984 shows.

Could have this been the reason for the chart change by Dick Clark?

I can’t this answer question.  However, in 2012 Rick Dees said (in an interview) that Dick Clark approached him about buying his Weekly Top 40 show, so they could both “make money”.  As of this writing, I haven’t heard from Rick on this topic.

Countdown America was stable until December 24, 1983 when the first four-hour was produced as a part of the Year-End countdown: Top 83 of ’83.  I will say that the song medley production was outstanding.

1984…This was not only an important year for Countdown America as it switched to the four-hour format.

Also, Dick Clark added an AC show to his Dick Clark National Music Survey offerings. The exact date, I don’t know, as the earliest one I have is September 8. The cue sheets do not help determine the beginning of Clark’s AC show. However, later on this will play a role with Countdown America.

Why did Clark add the AC show?

Besides the obvious of making more money, Wink Martindale had an AC show called 20/20 Music World in 1982, where he would play an oldie followed by current Top 20 song thus the name (20 oldies/20 currents). Not sure when it began or ended but Clark could have tried to fill the gap left by Martindale. I have no 20/20 Music World shows for reference just some handwritten chart notes that are difficult to decode.

I will add that 1984 also saw the debut of another CHR/Pop countdown, Dan Ingram’s Top 40 Satellite Survey. This show lasted 141 weeks ending December 26-28, 1986. I have found the #8 show dated June 8-10, 1984, so we can safely assume the debut date based upon that show. I also found December 13, 1986 with guest host Bob Shannon with cue sheets that state end date of the show. This was a three-hour Top 40 show with a self-produced chart. Thus, it is an incredible chart study if you can find these shows. I have run across about 10 shows so far.

1984 ends with John Leader & Rick Dees doing the Top 84 of ’84 during the last week of the year and the first week of 1985; while Dick Clark does the Top 30 CHR & AC songs, the first week of the 1985.

1985 featured more upheaval in the countdown world. After 231 weeks, the Dick Clark’s National Music Survey became the National Music Survey. Dick Clark went on to replace John Leader as the host of Countdown America, thus the new name Countdown America with Dick Clark. The last show of Countdown America with John Leader that I have is October 12, 1985, so I don’t know how John handled the ending during the show or the promos used with Dick Clark as the new host. I do know this much…Dick Clark was the host of Countdown America on November 2, 1985 based upon the December 7 show that called it show #6.

Dick Clark made no mention of leaving the National Music Survey on his last show October 26, 1985 on either the CHR/Pop or AC version. However, the promos mentioned a Special Super Song countdown coming next week with Bill St. James & Mike Love of the Beach Boys. They made two versions of the special countdown CHR/Pop & AC featuring the Top 30 songs of the past 10 years (1975-85). Here’s where it became interesting; they also included a list of the Top 100 songs of the past 10 years. This is where stations wanting a “bigger countdown” could produce their own countdown show. Not sure if there were any takers…as no collector has come forward with a local station air-check.

Bill St. James & Mike Love continued to produce two versions of the show until at least March 15, 1986 as that is my last copy of a CHR show. My guess is that sometime between March 22 and April 26 that the National Music Survey became just an AC show. So far, I know that Charlie Tuna, then Bill Meyer with Sylvia Emerita hosted the National Music Survey when Bill St. James left. More details will come out as the search for these shows continue. The show lasted somewhere between 400-500 weeks counting Dick Clark’s 1981 debut.

Countdown America is now in the hands of Dick Clark. First change, no two part year-end show with song medley production, instead, Clark opts for Top 40 of 1985 on January 4, 1986.

Meanwhile, two new Pop countdowns debut while Countdown America and National Music Survey go through changes in 1985.

Scott Shannon’s Rockin’ America The Top 30 Countdown used the R&R chart as its foundation for the three hour show. The actual start and end of this is unknown at this point. The earliest copy I have is 3-9-85. The show did go through a name and chart change in 1991. The actual date is unknown my best guess would the first week of 1991. The show became Scott Shannon’s Rockin’ America All-Request Top 30 Countdown meaning no more use of R&R charts.

On The Radio provided an interesting twist for programmers. Hosted by the late Ron O’Brien, it was only one hour long. Many stations used it as a supplement to AT40, Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 and Countdown America to complete a five-hour block of time. It featured the Top 5 songs of the week with lots of interviews and an amazing closing credit feature. I have been able to locate shows between 2-1-85 and 12-28-91. I’m not sure on this show’s start or end date and what happened after 1991 with new host or adding versions.

Dick Clark made even more changes to Countdown America in 1986. He dropped the CHR/Pop Top 40 songs of the week for the Top 30 AC songs on July 5. I don’t know how Clark handled the dropping of the CHR/Pop. If someone has the 6-28-86 show, they probably know from the cue sheets, promos or actual show. Countdown America with Dick Clark would eventually become a three-hour show and go down to Top 20 AC songs. At some point between 1-14-94 and 4-5-96, the show changed its name from Countdown America with Dick Clark to Dick Clark’s U.S. Music Survey. He would continue to host this show until he suffered his stroke. The show had guest hosts for a year or two until the show finally went dark.

With Dick Clark no longer doing a CHR/Pop show, John Leader made his return to the countdown market. Being that Clark used the Countdown America name, he revived his countdown hosting duties by creating Countdown U.S.A. with John Leader on January 11, 1986. I don’t know how the first show sounded, as the earliest available copy I have is 1-18-86 with spotlight artist as Night Ranger.

This also marked the return of the song medley with the year-end Top 86 of ’86. It also marked the end of John Leader’s countdown career with this year-end show.

The promos on 1-3-87 show were done by Dave Sholin; thus marking the beginning of his countdown the following week as Countdown U.S.A. with Dave Sholin.

Countdown U.S.A. with Dave Sholin lasted until 1990. I believe April 21. I don’t have shows or cue sheet to confirm this. I do know this; Dave Sholin’s Insider debuted 4-28-90. It was a four-hour show similar to Countdown U.S.A. with longer segments and comedy bits (‘the joke of the week”) that used the Gavin CHR/Pop chart. I’m not sure of the end date. The last show I have from this series is 7-21-90 (show #13).

The 90’s sure gave us some curveballs as well (new shows and added versions to deal “Rap Crap/Too Heavy Metal Era”).

Some side notes:

*Dick Clark guest hosted on AT40 before starting his own show Dick Clark’s National Music Survey (refer to Rob’s book for actual date)

*Mark Elliott guest hosted on AT40 before starting his show Weekly Top 30 (refer to Rob’s book)

*John Leader guest hosted on Weekly Top 30 before starting his own show Countdown America with John Leader (3-29-80)

*Rick Dees guest hosted on Weekly Top 30 before starting his own show Rick Dees’ Weekly Top 40 (6-6-81)

*Ron O’Brien guest hosted on Weekly Top 40 before starting his own show On The Radio (7-14-84)

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1st Youth Events Mail-out from 1993

We run across this one from the clip art era.  It’s amazing part of our history.

Inside Details:

Our first SPECIAL OFFER…


The First Logo:

 

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