American Jukebox™

May 30, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

With Garrett Stack

Not a Word was Spoken


Instrumentals used to to be a big part of the Hot-100. Throughout the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s they ruled. Then they vanished.

Hundreds of instrumentals became huge hits on Billboard's Hot-100 from the '50s through the '80s. Many of them reached #1, many others hit the top-10, and hundreds more entered the Top-40. Some have become classic while others are long forgotten. But what they all share is that Americans bought them in droves.

Themes written for movies and television provided several memorable tunes. Others came from creative minds that would come up with a lick or two and suddenly they had a chart topper. Classical music also influenced many a top hit.

On this edition of American Jukebox, 37 instrumental hits from the late '50s through the '80s are featured. And remember, not a word was spoken!

American Jukebox™
4:01 PM
Bobby Vinton What Did You Do With Your Old 45's
Mr. Lonely - His Greatest Songs Today Curb Records USCRB0302577
4:03 PM
Ray Anthony Peter Gunn
The Premier Instrumental Hits, Vol. 2 Classic Records USESK1305752
4:04 PM
The Mar-Keys Last Night
Last Night (Billboard Hot 100 - No. 03) Music Manager DK5C50042089
4:07 PM
Dave 'Baby' Cortez Happy Organ
The Extended Play Collection, Vol. 138 Cherished Records USA2P1348274
4:10 PM
Martin Denny Quiet Village
Exotica/Exotica Volume 2 Caroline Records USCA20803599
4:13 PM
Bert Kaempfert Wonderland By Night
The Very Best Of Stardust Records USA561142131
4:16 PM
Al Hirt Java
Rare Tracks from the Fifties and Sixties, Vol. 5 The Golden Age Of Great Music Records FR4GL1120387
4:18 PM
The Waikikkis Hawaii Tattoo
The Best of the Waikikis Maui Wowie Records US3L61525900
4:23 PM
David Rose & His Orchestra The Stripper
Golden Instrumentals RE9 Music USQY51328250
4:25 PM
B. Bumble Nut Rocker
The Top Rank Story 1962 One Day Music DEZ651345009
4:27 PM
The Routers Let'S Go Pony
Instrumental Rock 60's Open Records ES5531002472
4:29 PM
The Marketts Out of Limits Michael Z. Gordon
Classic Rock: 1964 Time-Life
4:31 PM
The Ventures Perfidia
Do You Remember When? - Selection 2 (Remastered) Play Digital GBCJQ1104970
4:33 PM
The Surfaris Wipeout!
Dirty Dancing (l'histoire originale sur scène) Sony Music Catalog USMO16319991
4:37 PM
Ramsey Lewis Trio The "In" Crowd
'60s Soul #1's Universal Music USMC10110580
4:41 PM
Bob Crewe Generation Music to Watch Girls By
Instrumental Hits, Vol. 2 Ling Music Group USESK1325760
4:43 PM
Hugo Montenegro The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Pure... '60s Sony Music Entertainment USRC16701597
4:48 PM
Hugh Masekela Grazing In The Grass
Still Grazing Universal Music USMC16846473
4:50 PM
Cliff Nobles The Horse (Stereo)
The Phil-LA of Soul Singles Collection 1968-1972 The Phil-LA of Soul USJRC0392011
4:53 PM
Booker T. & The M.G.'s Soul Limbo
The Complete Stax / Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971 Stax USFI86800043
4:55 PM
The Young-Holt Unlimited Soulful Strut
Alle 40 Goed: Soul Parlophone Belgium GBBPJ9802022
4:58 PM
Blood Sweat & Tears Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st and 2nd Movements - Adapted From "Trois Gymnopedies')
Blood, Sweat & Tears Columbia/Legacy USSM19911955
5:06 PM
Peter Nero Theme From "Summer Of '42"
Summer Of '42 Columbia/Legacy USSM17101171
5:09 PM
Henery Mancini Main Theme (From "Love Story")
Henry Mancini Reader's Digest ES5631109015
5:11 PM
Marvin Hamlisch The Entertainer
The Sting Universal Music USMC17302275
5:14 PM
Mike Post feat. Larry Carlton Theme From Hill Street Blues
Television Theme Songs (US Release) Rhino/Elektra USEE10251053
5:18 PM
Rhythm Heritage Theme From S.W.A.T.
Disco-Fied Universal Music USMC17516845
5:21 PM
MFSB T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
Carlito's Way - Music From The Motion Picture Epic USSM10210295
5:26 PM
Herb Alpert Rise
The Essential Herb Alpert Universal Music USAM10110073
5:31 PM
Barry White & his Love Unlimited Orchestra Love's Theme Barry White
Barry White Anthology 20th Century DEBL61021798
5:37 PM
Paul Mauriat Love Is Blue
True 60s Love Universal Music FRZ038802060
5:41 PM
Raymond LeFevre & his Orchestra Soul Coaxing (Ame Caline)
Essential Love Songs & Romance Stereo Magic Records US6R21415083
5:43 PM
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Hooked on Classics
Hooked on Classics - The Single K-Tel USDEI1337347
5:47 PM
The Salsoul Orchestra Magic Bird of Fire
Anthology, Vol. 2 Ultra Records, LLC USSA49420816
5:52 PM
Walter Murphy A Fifth Of Beethoven (2007 Remastered Saturday Night Fever Version)
Saturday Night Fever [The Original Movie Soundtrack] Bee Gees/Reprise USRH10721062
5:55 PM
Meco Star Wars Theme,Cantina Band
Super Hits Of The '70s (Have A Nice Day) vol.21 Rhino
5:58 PM
Vangelis Chariots Of Fire
The Collection Universal Music Italia srL. GBUM71205534