“Hits of the Week” will be the theme of Bruce Springsteen’s 16th DJ show on SiriusXM satellite radio, debuting at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 on the network’s E Street Radio channel (channel 20).
According to the SiriusXM blog, the title signifies that the show will be about songs Springsteen has been listening to lately, including material by Johnny Cash, The Weeknd and Pet Shop Boys.
This show is part of The Boss’ “From My Home to Yours” series, which Springsteen has been doing, generally once every two or three weeks, since April.
You can read transcripts of what Springsteen has said on the previous 15 shows, and see YouTube videos of all the songs he has played, via these links:
APRIL 8 (a tribute to the late John Prine and more)
APRIL 24 (thoughts on life during pandemic, New York songs and more)
MAY 6 (when the pandemic is over, he promises, “50,000 people will once again scream their heads off somewhere in New Jersey”)
MAY 20 (a tribute to the late Little Richard and more)
JUNE 3 (protest songs and more)
JUNE 17 (a “rock ‘n’ roll requiem” for those who have died from coronavirus)
JULY 1 (discussion with and songs by Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt)
JULY 15 (summertime songs and memories)
JULY 29 (discussion with and songs by Patti Scialfa).
AUG. 14 (“In Dreams,” nocturnally themes songs and memories)
SEPT. 2 (songs about work, in honor of Labor Day)
SEPT. 16 (end of summer)
OCT. 7 (songs about cars)
OCT. 28 (Election Day- and Halloween-oriented songs)
NOV. 25 (Election Day victory, “music about music”)
Also, click here for some of my thoughts on this ambitious series in general.
The shows have lasted between one and two hours each and are being broadcast on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio channel (channel 20), with repeats and on-demand availability following the initial broadcast. “Hits of the Week” will also be played Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.; Dec. 17 at 6 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Dec. 18 at 10 a.m., 4 p.m. and midnight; Dec. 19 at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Dec. 21 at 7 a.m., 4 p.m. and midnight; Dec. 22 at 8 a.m.; Dec. 23 at 6 p.m.; Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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