You weren't dreaming if you thought you heard a song called "Pacific Coast Highway" a lot this year.
If you haven't heard the song called "Pacific Coast Highway" by Nils, you should do yourself a favor and check it out. If you haven't heard it, you probably didn't listen to a smooth jazz radio station this year.
That song by the veteran session player new to the smooth jazz scene in 2005, has been named the U.S.'s No. 1 smooth jazz single for 2005 by Radio & Records, a trade publication serving the radio industry.
The song was No. 1 for seven weeks. Although saxophonist Richard Elliot�s hit single called �People Make the World Go Round� took the top spot for 11 consecutive weeks, Radio & Records� year-end chart is based on the total number of times a song is played, or �spinned.� �Pacific Coast Highway� was played almost 1,000 times more than the No. 2 song, Soul Ballet�s �Cream.� Nils� current single, �Summer Nights,� also made the chart at No. 99 for the year. Coming in at No. 3 behind Soul Ballet is guitarist Tim Bowman�s �Summer Groove,� followed by �Pick Up the Pieces� by saxophonist Kenny G, �Two of a Kind� by saxophonist Michael Lington and �Let It Free� by saxophonist Dave Koz.
Rounding out the top 10 singles of the year are saxophonist Boney James� �Stone Groove� with Joe Sample on piano, �Thursday� by saxophonist Steve Cole, �Nightlife� by saxophonist Paul Taylor and �XXL� by saxophonist Euge Groove.