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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

Hello again retro music fans. Every Friday I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 15, 20, 25, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 1ST Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday October 07TH 2007:

  1. “Love In Your Arms” – Eleventyseven
  2. “F-Stop” – Sullivan
  3. “Staring At The Light” – The Wedding
  4. “I Need You” – Relient K
  5. “Let’s Go Back” – Everyday Sunday

Good music from my 2ND year of my salvation in Christ – with a heavy dose of Christian pop-punk.

“F-Stop” was such an amazing song. It spent 11 consecutive weeks at # 2. Sullivan were the lone “one-hit-wonder” of the Top 5 bunch. The band released their 10-track album “Cover Your Eyes” on my 40TH birthday in 2007, and the lead-off track (and only known radio single) was “F-Stop”.

The Wedding were HUGE in 2007 with 3 hit singles in a row on my favorite radio station back then – #TheCall. “Morning Air” peaked at # 2 for a single week. “Say Your Prayers” peaked at # 2 for 2 weeks. And then came along “Staring At The Light”. It climbed to # 1 the week after it was at # 3, and it stayed there for 5 weeks in a row. It was my # 6 hit of 2007.

There is no music video for “Staring At The Light”, but Curb Records provided this to YouTube several years ago, and I still love to hear this song 15 years later, so I’ve included it here for my own listening enjoyment. Maybe you’ll like it too ?

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 20 years ago to October 2002. It’s when a Spanish DJ who we all knew on a first-name basis as “Sammy” scored a worldwide #EDM smash that crossed-over onto the mainstream pop charts, and it was a cover version of a Bryan Adams smash from 1985.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with 2 more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going retro with me !

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Henrietta Texas

Welcome back to #TravelThursday. Last week I revealed that I spent quality time with family in and around Wichita Falls Texas. It’s an annual tradition for me every late-September to visit for a few days, and celebrate the wedding anniversary of my Aunt (by blood) and Uncle. This year was their 66TH !

Following an early Lunch at a local Mexican restaurant (another tradition) we went on a short road-trip (another tradition). This time we headed 20 miles ESE along U.S. 287 into Clay County and the small city of Henrietta (the county seat and population center). A little over 3,000 residents call Henrietta home, and it’s one of the oldest settled areas in the region – going back to the mid-19TH Century.

We visited the Clay County 1890 Jail Museum & Heritage Center – presented by the Clay County Historical Society. For those of you who have been following my #TravelThursday posts for awhile – you’ll know that not only am I a big fan of local historical societies and museums that they run, but I also plan to be a member and volunteer at a few upstate here in Florida once I retire and relocate.

Me, my cousin, and her husband were treated to an excellent docent early on a Friday afternoon. The museum is only open for 8 hours per week (4 each on Thursday and Friday), and we exclusively occupied 2 of those 8 hours. The docent showed us everything in the museum. (There’s a lot to see inside downstairs and upstairs.) I was studying our docent intently. I hope to be as good as her when I resume being a museum docent. She definitely enjoyed her museum, and she absolutely loved to talk about it. That’s the type of docent that I like !

On this visit to the Wichita Falls area we also drove over to Archer City – the county seat of Archer County (south of Wichita County). We visited a church lot where they were selling pumpkins and gourds.

We also drove all around Downtown Wichita Falls – the county seat of Wichita County. There’s a lot of history downtown – much of it mere memories with the original buildings left behind vacated. There are plans to continue to revitalize it with new cafes, bars, restaurants, events, and opportunities.

This was my 11TH visit to the Wichita Falls area to visit family over the past 9 years (since 2013). Each visit brings family love, good food, and pleasant surprises. I always look fondly back – and forward to – my next visit.

Next #TravelThursday I’ll present a tribute to a place that I visited 9 times and spent 17 nights from 2011 to 2020. It’s an island that will never be the same again due to the catastrophic destruction of Hurricane Ian. I’ll look back at those fun times on #FortMyersBeach on the Southwest Florida coast. Let’s keep traveling together.

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Yom Kippur

The Day of Atonement

Then the LORD said to Moses – “Be careful to celebrate the Day of Atonement on the tenth day of that same month – nine days after the Festival of Trumpets. You must observe it as an official day for holy assembly – a day to deny yourselves, and present special gifts to the LORD. Do no work during that entire day because it is the Day of Atonement – when offerings of purification are made for you – making you right with the LORD your God. All who do not deny themselves that day will be cut off from God’s people. And I will destroy anyone among you who does any work on that day. You must not do any work at all ! This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation wherever you live. This will be a Sabbath day of complete rest for you, and on that day you must deny yourselves. This day of rest will begin at sundown on the ninth day of the month and extend until sundown on the tenth day.” (Leviticus 23:26-32 NLT)

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 294

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back nearly 45 years. Here’s this week’s chart – for the week ending Sunday October 02ND 2022 – the 294TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 8 Good Morning Mercy
[3RD week @ # 1]
Jason Crabb
2 2 7 New Creation Mac Powell
3 3 15 Thank God For Sunday Morning Cochren & Co.
4 5 6 Build A Boat Colton Dixon
5 4 16 Hold You Tight Dan Bremnes
6 6 4 Miracle Power We The Kingdom
7 7 4 God Is In This Story Katy Nichole Ft. Big Daddy Weave
8 8 4 Perfectly Loved Rachael Lampa Ft. TobyMac
9 1 Love Me Like I Am for King & Country Ft. Jordin Sparks
10 1 Ain’t Nobody Cody Carnes

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “What If” – Matthew West
2020 – “God So Loved” – We The Kingdom
2019 – “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West
2018 – “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns
2017 – “Broken Things” – Matthew West

NEW MONTH / NEW CHARTS / NEW MUSIC – Welcome to October and the start of the final 3-month / 13-week stretch of 2022. On Monday December 26TH 2022 I’ll present my final Top 10 chart of the year, and the very next day – Tuesday December 27TH 2022 – I’ll present “My Top 22 Hits Of 2022”. My Top 5 hits this week are guaranteed a spot on my end-of-year chart, and maybe a few of the newer hits below it could surge between now and Christmas and earn a spot on the #22.

CODY CARNES – I’m really liking the new and catchy Cody Carnes song “Ain’t Nobody”. This is actually his 2ND appearance on my chart. He collaborated with Kari Jobe (his wife) and Elevation Worship exactly 2 years ago with “The Blessing”. It peaked at # 2 for 3 weeks.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again with the new weekend – and 5 new entries – starting with a #SpecialWednesday post, and then continuing with #TravelThursday, #RetroFriday#SundayScripture, and #Top10Monday.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May our God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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