Well, I think it was not always easy to find 10 songs for the particular spotlight theme and those had to be in heavy rotation on the AC stations to be accepted by the production for the Spotlight. I don't remember if there was Songs about heaven or with heaven in their title theme.
I can think of:
Bryan Adams - Heaven Los Lonely Boys - Heaven Deon Estus w/ George Michael - Heaven Help Me Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth Kenny Loggins - I'm Free (Heaven Helps The Man) Nu Flavor - Heaven Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven
plus some older from the 1970´s:
Stevie Wonder - Heaven Help Us All Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel Bonnie Pointer - Heaven Must Have Sent You The Spinners - Heaven On Earth (So Fine)
and then few more probably not very much suitable for the AC format: Warrant - Heaven Live - Heaven Loverboy - Heaven In Your Eyes The Cure - Just Like Heaven
and these were bigger hits in UK and Europe than in the States: Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven Kiss - Heaven's On Fire
Don't remember if they did songs about fire, but here's how it could sound like: James Taylor - Fire And Rain Donny Osmond - My Love Is A Fire Bob Seger - Fire And Lake John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire Pointer Sisters - Fire Bryan Adams - Hearts On Fire REO Speedwagon - Keep The Fire Burning Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire
of course there are more suchlike: Ohio Players - Fire Pat Benatar - Fire And Ice
and some others like: Fastball - Fire Escape Katy Perry - Fireworks Kiss - Heaven's On Fire
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind PM Dawn - The Ways Of The Wind Kansas - Dust In The Wind Chicago - Chasin' The Wind Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind Paula Abdul - Blowing Kisses In The Wind Scorpions - Wind Of Change Patrick Swayze feat. Wendy Fraser - She's Like The Wind Vanessa Williams - Colors Of The Wind Elton John - Candle In The Wind
plus not that suitable: Neneh Cherry - Kisses On The Wind Poison - Ride The Wind
And this might sound interestingly as well - THE SONGS THAT ARE OFTEN MISINTERPRETED:
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - American Storm Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. Michael Bolton - Said I Loved You... But I Lied Eve 6 - Here's To The night The Police - Every Breath You Take Phil Collins - Take Me Home Duran Duran - Rio Soul Asylum - Runaway Train Pink Floyd - Money The Commodores - Easy
And since we've got the Summer Olympics coming up: SONGS FROM THE OLYMPICS
"One Moment In Time" by Whitney Houston (1988) "Reach" by Gloria Estefan (1996) "A Chance for Heaven" by Christopher Cross (swimming theme from 1984 Summer Olympics) "Courtship" by Bob James (basketball theme from 1984 Summer Olympics) "Dare to Dream" by Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham (2000) "The Power of the Dream" by Celine Dion (1996) "Change" by Taylor Swift (2008) "Wish You Were Here" by Ed Sheeran, Richard Jones, Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford, and David Arnold (2012) "Bang the Drum" by Bryan Adams & Nelly Furtado (2010)
What might have been an AT10 theme spotlight: SONGS WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY JIM STEINMAN: "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" - Meat Loaf "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - Bonnie Tyler "Making Love Out of Nothing At All" - Air Supply "Read 'Em and Weep" - Barry Manilow "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" - Meat Loaf "Left in the Dark" - Barbra Streisand "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" - Celine Dion
Post by briguy52748 on Jun 22, 2017 9:37:06 GMT -5
Summer Songs seems to be a popular theme. We'd get a rare look back at prior to AT40's first program, as the most popular songs seem to be either from the Beach Boys or "Summer In the City" by the Lovin' Sthingyful.
I also like the idea of Top Teen Idols, with every decade of the AT40 era -- 1970s through the then-present (2000s) represented.
I'd go for the Longest-Running Acts, similar to the "Trifecta of Rock and Roll" that AT40 did back in 1988, only we'd get a few that had four decades (for the 1990s, the first three were Cher, Linda Ronstadt and Joe Cocker) and then one that had five decades of hits (Santana, 1960s through the 2000s at least). Elton John might make five or six decades.
That third one to me was an awful special. I listened to it a few years ago and the qualifications not being equal throughout the decades made me feel when it was over I essentially listened to 4 hours to come out with....nothing.