100 Years of Radio–100 Years of Hit Makers

100 Years of Radio–100 Years of Hit Makers

100 Years of Radio–100 Years of Hit Makers


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 05: Singer Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of The Killers perform during the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 launch party on November 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

#5. Killers Dbl Play – Mr. Brightside and When We Were Young                                                                             Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha                                                                                Requested By – Mama Ann M  AKA Commander Ann M in Riverdale , NJ                                                          5

Bringing up the rear at #5 is Mama Ann M with Her request for a Killers Dbl Play. Unfortunately their song “Caution” is not in the DHA Music Vault. Take a look on the brightside,we do have one of the tracks she requested and that one was “Mr. Brightside”! “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers is a song that has stood the test of time, remaining a staple of modern rock music nearly two decades after its initial release. I can’t  believe it’s been that long since it came out. Uggggggh! Part of what makes “Mr. Brightside” so enduring is its musicality. The song is built around a catchy, driving guitar riff that serves as its backbone, while Brandon Flowers’ distinctive vocals soar over the top. The chorus is particularly powerful, with its driving drumbeat and soaring guitar line creating an almost euphoric feeling. the most remarkable thing about “Mr. Brightside” is its longevity. Despite being nearly 20 years old, the song remains as popular as ever. It’s a staple of rock radio, and its instantly recognizable chorus can be heard at parties and sporting events all over the world.


BOSTON, MA – MAY 25: Lead singer Brandon Flowers performs with The Killers during the by Bruce Springsteen Boston Calling Music Festival at the Harvard Athletic Complex in the Allston neighborhood of Boston on May 25, 2018. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

The second track took the place of The Killers song Caution”” due to it is not in the DHA Music Vault. So, I went with “When We Were Young”. I love that track. It’s one of my favs by the Killer’s. I hope Mama Ann M liked it. Anyway, “When We Were Young” was released as the second single from their third studio album, “Sam’s Town,” in 2006. It is one of the Killer’s most successful singles, it reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and  as well as their first #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart.”When we were young showcases the bands move to a more heartland rock style as the album was heavily influenced by Bruce Springsteen. “When We Were Young” reminder of the power of music to connect us to our past and inspire us to embrace the future. Great Job Mama Ann M! Salute!


Bun E. Carlos, Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander of Cheap Trick – 1978 (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)

#4. Cheap Trick Dbl Play – Come On Come On and She’s Tight                                                                            Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha                                                                                Requested by-  Commander Jason Jay Man P in Mechanicsburg , PA                                                                  4                                                                                                                  Jay Man , you made it just in time with your Cheap Trick Dbl Play request and it lands you at #4 my man.  He wanted some Cheap Trick  and the first song he got was “Come On Come On”. “Come On Come On” is a high-energy rocker from Cheap Tricks 1979 album Dream Police. “Come On Come On” is a showcase of Cheap Trick’s signature sound. The song’s driving guitar riffs and pounding drums are complemented by Robin Zander’s powerful vocals, which soar over the top of the mix. The band’s tight musicianship and strong sense of melody are on full display, creating a song that is both catchy and dynamic. It celebrates the electric energy and excitement of a live concert that captures the adrenaline rush of a live performance and the timeless appeal of rock and roll.


Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen takes a break from playing while bassist Tom Petersson, drummer Bun E. Carlos and singer Robin Zander give it their all during a show at the Palladium in New York on 12th November 1977. (Photo by Linda D. Robbins/Getty Images)

The second track was the legendary “She’s Tight”. It was released in 1982 as the lead single from their album “One on One. Despite its commercial success, “She’s Tight” is also notable for its subversive lyrics. The song’s celebration of a strong, confident woman was somewhat unusual for the male-dominated rock scene of the early 1980s, and its message of female empowerment remains relevant today. Great Job  Jason! Salute!


SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 21: David Lee Roth (L) and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform on May 21, 1984 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

#3. Van Halen Dbl Play – Little Guitars ands Sinners Swing                                                                                     Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha                                                                                Requested by – The Mander AKA Chris M Rocxkturnaling and Working in South Plainfield, NJ                    3

The Mander is back in the Top 5 with his request for a Van Halen Dbl Play. The Mander and I share  a love for Van Halen by the way. The first track I rocked was “Little Guitars”. “Little Guitars” is a showcase of Eddie Van Halen’s legendary guitar playing. The song features a number of intricate guitar riffs and solos, including a flamenco-inspired acoustic guitar solo that serves as the centerpiece of the song. The band’s tight musicianship and strong sense of melody are also on full display, creating a song that is both catchy and dynamic. Despite not being released as a single, “Little Guitars” remains a fan favorite and a classic of the Van Halen catalog. Its memorable guitar riffs and catchy chorus have made it a staple of classic rock radio, and its message of the power of music to transcend our troubles and transport us to another world is one that resonates with listeners of all ages.


American musicians Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, and Eddie Van Halen, of the group Van Halen, perform at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, 1984. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)

The second track was “Sinner’s Swing”. It’s featured on their 1981 album “Fair Warning.” The song is a showcase of the band’s hard-hitting sound, combining Eddie Van Halen’s amazing  guitar work with David Lee Roth’s powerful vocals Michael Anthony’s bass slappin greatness and Alex Van Halen’s driving drumming. “Sinners Swing” is a  classic Van Halen  song that celebrates the thrill of the moment and the power of desire. With its intricate guitar work, driving rhythm section, and powerful lyrics, the song remains a fan favorite and a showcase of the Van Halen sound. Great Job Mander! Salute!


(L-R) Australian rock musician and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Farriss, Australian musician, Tim Farriss, Australian musician, singer-songwriter and actor, Michael Hutchence (1960-1997), Australian musician, Garry Gary Beers, Australian drummer, Jon Farriss and Australian drummer, Kirk Pengilly, of the Australian rock band INXS, pose for a group portrait during The Swing Tour on August 30, 1984 at The Kabuki Theater in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Randy Bachman/Getty Images)

#2. INXS Dbl Play – Don’t Change and Devil Inside                                                                                                   Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha                                                                                Requested by – The Woodbridge Division Commander John L, Major Jenna L, and Ops Mama Tina L        2                                                                                                                     The Woodbridge Division  is back on the list with their Australian Band’s themed request for this week with a INXS Dbl play. The fist track that was spun was “Dont Change” it was released in 1982 and was written by INXS guitarist Andrew Farriss and lead vocalist Michael Hutchence. It was a breakthrough hit for the band and is considered one of their most iconic and enduring songs. Don’t Change” is a showcase of INXS’s unique sound, blending elements of rock, funk, and new wave. The song features a memorable guitar riff, a tight rhythm section, and Hutchence’s powerful vocals, which range from a whisper to a roar. It’s message of embracing individuality and staying true to oneself has resonated with listeners around the world, making it a timeless classic of the rock genre.


Music band INXS, with lead singer Michael Hutchence, performs at the Coronado Theater in Rockford, Illinois, August 9, 1986. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

The second track was “Devil Inside”. It was released in 1987 from their six times platinum album “Kick”. “Devil Inside” was a commercial and critical success for INXS, reaching the top 10 in both the US and the UK. It   explores the darker side of human nature and the dangers of temptation. With its catchy bass line, driving rhythm section, and sultry vocals, the song remains a fan favorite and a showcase of INXS’s unique sound. “Devil Inside” is a song that is sure to get you moving and remind you of the power of temptation.


ATLANTA – AUGUST 29: (L-R) Singer-guitarist Paul Stanley, guitarist Ace Frehley and bassist Gene Simmons of the band Kiss perform at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium on August 29, 1976 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)

#1. Kiss Dbl Play- Two Kiss Songs From Their Alive Album- Cold Gin and Hotter Than Hell                          Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha                                                                                 Requested by – The El – Cappytan Bobby Bonzo Rockturnaling and Working in Hasbrouck Heights , NJ  1

Bonzo is back on the list! He is on a roll and tops the list with his Live tracks themed request for this week with a Kiss DBL play. He wanted two tracks from their Live Album titled Alive. I rocked Cold Gin and Hotter Than Hell. “Alive!” is the first live album by Kiss and was released in 1975.The album is widely considered to be one of the best live rock albums of all time, and it played a significant role in establishing KISS as one of the biggest bands in the world. The album was recorded during the band’s “Alive!” tour, which took place in 1975 and featured the classic lineup of Paul Stanley on vocals and rhythm guitar, Gene Simmons on vocals and bass, Ace Frehley on lead guitar, and Peter Criss on drums. The album features live versions of some of the band’s biggest hits, including “Deuce,” “Strutter,” and “Black Diamond,” as well as covers of songs like “Let Me Go, Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Rock and Roll All Nite.”  “Alive!” is known for its raw, energetic sound and its ability to capture the excitement and energy of a KISS concert. The album features crowd participation, extended guitar solos, and dynamic stage banter, making it a truly immersive listening experience. “Alive!” was a commercial success, reaching No. 9 on the Billboard 200 chart and becoming KISS’s first album to be certified gold. The album’s popularity helped establish KISS as a must-see live act, and it played a significant role in launching the band to new heights of fame and success. Great Job Bonzo! You Are #1! Salute!














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