SAM’s 1007 Classic Hit Artists

Chris’ College Of Classic Hit Knowledge – Lessons In Classic HITstory

You can now follow along when Chris Allen brings his “Lessons In Classic HITstory” as he goes from A to Z each weekday afternoon from 3-7pm. These are the 1007 Classic Hit artists from the 60s, 70s and 80s we play at SAM 100.7 – some artists have only one hit song (one-hit wonders) while others have dozens of hits. Listed below is each “feature artist” followed by an example of songs you may recognize by that artist. As Chris plays each artist in alphabetical order, they are added to the list here so keep checking back often!

  1. ABBA “Dancing Queen”, “Waterloo”, “Take A Chance On Me”
  2. GREGORY ABBOTT “Shake You Down”
  3. ABC “Be Near Me”, “When Smokey Sings”
  4. AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long”
  5. ACE “How Long”
  6. BRYAN ADAMS “Run To You”, “Heaven”, “Summer Of ’69”
  7. THE AD LIBS “The Boy From New York City”
  8. AEROSMITH “Dream On”, “Sweet Emotion”, “Walk This Way”
  9. AFTER THE FIRE “Der Kommissar”
  10. a-ha “Take On Me”
  11. AIR SUPPLY “Lost In Love”, “All Out Of Love”, “The One That You Love”
  12. JEWEL AKENS “The Birds And The Bees”
  13. ALIVE AND KICKING “Tighter, Tighter”
  14. GREGG ALLMAN “Midnight Rider”
  15. ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND “Ramblin’ Man”
  16. HERB ALPERT “Rise”, “This Guy’s In Love With You”, “A Taste Of Honey”
  17. AMAZING RHYTHM ACES “Third Rate Romance”
  18. AMBOY DUKES “Journey To The Center Of The Mind”
  19. AMBROSIA “How Much I Feel”, “Holdin’ On To Yesterday”, “Biggest Part Of Me”
  20. AMERICA “A Horse With No Name”, “Ventura Highway”, “Sister Golden Hair”
  21. AMERICAN BREED “Bend Me, Shape Me”
  22. THE ANGELS “My Boyfriend’s Back”
  23. THE ANIMALS “The House Of The Rising Sun”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
  24. APRIL WINE “Just Between You And Me”
  25. THE ARCHIES “Sugar, Sugar”, “Bang Shang A Lang”
  26. ARGENT “Hold Your Head Up”
  27. ASHFORD & SIMPSON “Solid”
  28. ASIA “Heat Of The Moment”, “Don’t Cry”
  29. THE ASSOCIATION “Along Comes Mary”, “Cherish”, “Windy”
  30. RICK ASTLEY “Never Gonna Give You Up”
  31. ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION “Imaginary Lover”, “So In To You”, “Spooky”
  32. AVERAGE WHITE BAND “Pick Up The Pieces”
  33. THE BABYS “Isn’t It Time”, “Every Time I Think Of You”
  34. BACHMAN-TURNER-OVERDRIVE “Takin’ Care Of Business”, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet”, “Roll On Down The Highway”
  35. BAD COMPANY “Can’t Get Enough”, “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy”
  36. BADFINGER “Come And Get It”, “No Matter What”, “Day After Day”
  37. JOAN BAEZ “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
  38. PHILLIP BAILEY “Easy Lover” with Phil Collins
  39. GEORGE BAKER SELECTION “Little Green Bag”
  40. MARTY BALIN “Hearts”
  41. HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS “Finger Poppin’ Time”, “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go”
  42. BANANARAMA “Cruel Summer”, “Venus”
  43. THE BAND “The Weight”, “Up On Cripple Creek”
  44. BANGLES “Manic Monday”, “Walk Like An Egyptian”
  45. BAR-KAYS “Soul Finger”
  46. LEN BARRY “1-2-3”
  47. TONI BASIL “Mickey”
  48. FONTELLA BASS “Rescue Me”
  49. BAY CITY ROLLERS “Saturday Night”, “I Only Want To Be With You”, “You Made Me Believe In Magic”
  50. BEACH BOYS “Surfin’ USA”, “I Get Around”, “Kokomo”, “Good Vibrations”
  51. THE BEATLES “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, “Hey Jude”, “A Hard Days Night”, “Let It Be”
  52. THE BEAU BRUMMELS “Just A Little”
  53. BEE GEES “Night Fever”, “Stayin’ Alive”, “Jive Talkin'”, “How Deep Is Your Love”
  54. ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS “Tighten Up”
  55. BELLAMY BROTHERS “Let Your Love Flow”
  56. BELL & JAMES “Livin’ It Up (Friday Night)”
  57. PAT BENATAR “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, “Love Is A Battlefield”, “We Belong”
  58. GEORGE BENSON “On Broadway”, “Give Me The Night”, “Turn Your Love Around”
  59. BROOK BENTON “Rainy Night In Georgia”, “Baby You Got What It Takes”
  60. BERLIN “Take My Breath Away” 
  61. CHUCK BERRY “Rock & Roll Music”, “Johnny B. Goode”, “My Ding-A-Ling”
  62. THE B-52’s “Love Shack”
  63. THE BIG BOPPER “Chantilly Lace”
  64. BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY “Piece Of My Heart” featuring Janis Joplin
  65. BIG COUNTRY “In A Big Country”
  66. ELVIN BISHOP “Fooled Around And Fell In Love”
  67. STEPHEN BISHOP “On And On”, “Save It For A Rainy Day”
  68. THE BLACKBYRDS “Walking In Rhythm”
  69. BLONDIE “Heart Of Glass”, “Call Me”, “The Tide Is High”
  70. BLOODSTONE “Natural High”
  71. BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”, “Spinning Wheel”, “Lucretia McEvil”
  72. BOBBY BLOOM “Montego Bay”
  73. BLUE MAGIC “Sideshow”
  74. BLUE OYSTER CULT “Don’t Fear The Reaper”, “Burnin’ For You”
  75. BLUES BROTHERS “Soul Man”, “Rubber Biscuit”
  76. BLUES IMAGE “Ride Captain Ride”
  77. BLUES MAGOOS “We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet”
  78. BLUE SWEDE “Hooked On A Feeling”
  79. GARY U.S. BONDS “Quarter To Three”, “This Little Girl”
  80. BON JOVI “You Give Love A Bad Name”, “Livin’ On A Prayer”, “Wanted Dead Or Alive”
  81. BOOKER T. & THE MG’s “Green Onions”
  82. DEBBY BOONE “You Light Up My Life”
  83. BOSTON “More Than A Feeling”, “Long Time”, “Peace Of Mind”, “Don’t Look Back”
  84. DAVID BOWIE “Space Oddity”, “Let’s Dance”, “Changes”, “Fame”
  85. THE BOX TOPS “The Letter”, “Cry Like A Baby”
  86. TOMMY BOYCE & BOBBY HART “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonite”
  87. BOY MEETS GIRL “Waiting For A Star To Fall”
  88. LAURA BRANIGAN “Gloria”, “Self Control”
  89. BREAD “Make It With You”, “Everything I Own”, “The Guitar Man”
  90. BREATHE “Hands To Heaven”
  91. BREWER & SHIPLEY “One Toke Over The Line”
  92. BRICK “Dazz”
  93. ALICIA BRIDGES “I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)”
  94. JOHNNY BRISTOL “Hang On In There Baby”
  95. BROOKLYN BRIDGE “Worst That Could Happen”
  96. BROTHERHOOD OF MAN “United We Stand”, “Save Your Kisses For Me”
  97. BROTHERS JOHNSON “Strawberry Letter 23”, “Stomp”, “I’ll Be Good To You”
  98. JAMES BROWN “I Got You (I Feel Good)”, “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”, “Living In America”
  99. JACKSON BROWNE “Doctor My Eyes”, “Running On Empty”, “Stay”, “Boulevard”
  100. BROWNSVILLE STATION “Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room”
  101. B.T. EXPRESS “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)”
  102. LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM “Trouble”, “Holiday Road”
  103. THE BUCKINGHAMS “Kind Of A Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”
  104. BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD “For What It’s Worth”
  105. JIMMY BUFFETT “Margaritaville”, “Come Monday”, Cheeseburger In Paradise”
  106. THE BUGGLES “Video Killed The Radio Star”
  107. THE BUOYS “Timothy”
  108. ERIC BURDON “Spill The Wine” (with WAR)
  109. ROCKY BURNETTE “Tired Of Toein’ The Line”
  110. JERRY BUTLER “Only The Strong Survive”, “He Will Break Your Heart”
  111. THE BYRDS “Mr. Tambourine Man”, “Turn!, Turn!, Turn!”, “Eight Miles High”
  112. JOHN CAFFERTY AND THE BEAVER BROWN BAND “On The Dark Side”
  113. BOBBY CALDWELL “What You Won’t Do For Love”
  114. GLEN CAMPBELL “Rhinestone Cowboy”, “Southern Nights”
  115. CANNED HEAT “Going Up The Country”
  116. THE CAPITOLS “Cool Jerk”
  117. CAPTAIN & TENNILLE “Love Will Keep Us Together”
  118. IRENE CARA “Flashdance…What A Feeling”, “Fame”
  119. BELINDA CARLISLE “Mad About You”, “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
  120. CARL CARLTON “Everlasting Love”, “She’s A Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked)”
  121. ERIC CARMEN “All By Myself”, “Hungry Eyes”, “Make Me Lose Control”
  122. KIM CARNES “Bette Davis Eyes”
  123. THE CARPENTERS “For All We Know”, “(They Long To Be) Close To You”, “Top Of The World”
  124. THE CARS “Just What I Needed”, “Let’s Go”, “You Might Think”
  125. CLARENCE CARTER “Slip Away”, “Patches”
  126. THE CASCADES “Rhythm Of The Rain”
  127. JOHNNY CASH “A Boy Named Sue”
  128. THE CASINOS “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”
  129. DAVID CASSIDY “Cherish”
  130. SHAUN CASSIDY “Da Doo Ron Ron”, “That’s Rock ‘N Roll”, “Hey Deanie”
  131. THE CASTAWAYS “Liar, Liar”
  132. JIMMY CASTOR “Troglodyte (Cave Man)”, “The Bertha Butt Boogie”
  133. CHAD & JEREMY “A Summer Song”, “Yesterday’s Gone”
  134. CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD “Give Me Just A Little More Time”
  135. THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS “Time Has Come Today”
  136. THE CHAMPS “Tequila”
  137. GENE CHANDLER “Duke Of Earl”, “Groovy Situation”
  138. BRUCE CHANNEL “Hey! Baby”
  139. CHANTAY’S “Pipeline”
  140. HARRY CHAPIN “Cat’s In The Cradle”, “WOLD”, “Taxi”
  141. RAY CHARLES “Hit The Road Jack”, “America The Beautiful”
  142. CHASE “Get It On”
  143. CHEAP TRICK “I Want You To Want Me”, “Dream Police”, “Surrender”
  144. CHUBBY CHECKER “The Twist”, “Let’s Twist Again”, “Limbo Rock”
  145. CHER “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”, “Half Breed”, “Dark Lady”
  146. CHIC “Good Times”, “Le Freak”, “Dance, Dance, Dance”
  147. CHICAGO “Saturday In The Park”, “No Tell Lover”, “If You Leave Me Now”
  148. THE CHIFFONS “He’s So Fine”, “One Fine Day”
  149. THE CHI-LITES “Oh Girl”
  150. LOU CHRISTIE “Lightning Strikes”
  151. ERIC CLAPTON “Wonderful Tonight”, “I Shot The Sheriff”, “Lay Down Sally”
  152. DAVE CLARK FIVE “Glad All Over”, “Catch Us If You Can”, “Over And Over”
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