Month: May 2022

New this week

James Labrie is a Canadian singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of American band Dream Theater, which he has been fronting since 1991. He has recently released his new solo album “Beautiful Shade of Grey.” The single “Devil in Drag” is new this week on RadiJohan.


On 26 May 1974 “Sugar Baby Love” was the number one song in the UK. It was the debut single of the Rubettes, a bunch of session musicians who were offered the song by songwriters Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington on condition that they would become an actual group. The Rubettes went on to have a string of hits but Sugar Baby Love would be their only No.1. It also reached No. 1 in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Australia, and No. 2 in South Africa.

Top 10 for 24 May 2022

10NewThe Big DealSensational
9NewArcade FireThe lightning I, II
8NewThunderDancing In The Sunshine
7NewKite ParadeLetting Go
610Timothy B. SchmitSimple Man
58George EzraGreen Green Grass
44Gang of YouthsIn The Wake of Your Leave
33BlossomsRibbon Around The Bomb
22DI-RECTThrough The Looking Glass
11Kaprekar’s ConstantA Silent Drum

Dirt Does Dylan

Nitty Gritty Dirt Bandis an American country rock band formed in 1966. Their 1970 cover version of “Mr. Bojangles” is perhaps their most well known and enduring success worldwide. This week they return with a new album “Dirt Does Dylan.” “I Shall be Released” from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is new this week on RadiJohan and also features American roots rock band Larkin Poe.

New Blues

Larry McCray is an American blues guitarist and singer who has shared the stage with has played and shared the stage with such blues greats as BB King, Buddy Guy, Albert King, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Jimmie Vaughan and others. Larry has just released “Blues Without You,” his first album in seven years. The topical single “Breaking News” is new this week on RadiJohan.

New Music

Kite Parade is a rock band from the South of England. The band’s debut album “The Way Home” was released in March. Check out the first single “Letting Go.” It’s new this week on RadiJohan.

Top 10 for 17 May 2022

10NewTimothy B. SchmitSimple Man
96MagnumI Won’t Let You Down
8NewGeorge EzraGreen Green Grass
75Starlite Campbell BandLanguage of Curiosity
63Krezip & Danny VeraMake it a Memory
52FMWaiting On Love
410Gang of YouthsIn The Wake of Your Leave
34BlossomsRibbon Around The Bomb
27DI-RECTThrough The Looking Glass
11Kaprekar’s ConstantA Silent Drum

New from a former Eagle

American musician, singer, and songwriter Timothy B. Schmit has formerly been the bassist and vocalist for Poco and Eagles, having replaced bassist and vocalist Randy Meisner in both cases. Schmit has also worked for decades as a session musician and solo artist. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Eagles. His new solo album “Day by Day” is out now. The single “Simple Man” is new this week on RadiJohan.

Top 10 for 10 May 2022

10NewGang of YouthsIn The Wake of Your Leave
97ScorpionsWhen You Know Where You Come From
86Dion ft Peter FramptonThere Was a Time
7NewDI-RECTThrough The Looking Glass
63MagnumI Won’t Let You Down
55Starlite Campbell BandLanguage of Curiosity
410BlossomsRibbon Around The Bomb
31Krezip & Danny VeraMake it a Memory
22FMWaiting On Love
14Kaprekar’s ConstantA Silent Drum