My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1986

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, 25, 30, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 4TH Friday of the month, so I go back 35 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 30TH 1986:

  1. “Waiting For The Ghost Train” – Madness
  2. “French Kissin’ In The U.S.A.” – Debbie Harry
  3. “Sometimes” – Erasure
  4. “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” – Wang Chung
  5. “Hip To Be Square” – Huey Lewis And The News

What great music. What fond memories of that wonderful time of my life – enjoying the company of my friends and the fun times that we shared together in the south of England. This was the 2ND (U.S.) Thanksgiving of my life away from my family back home stateside. (The 1ST was the year before in 1985. I had just arrived in England 2½ weeks earlier.)

Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” was the # 1 smash all across the United Kingdom, and back home stateside Bon Jovi scored their very first # 1 smash with the hard-rockin’ “You Give Love A Bad Name” from their multi-platinum album “Slippery When Wet”.

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 15 years ago to December 2006. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

This is the end of an abbreviated blog weekend, as #SundayScripture and #Top10Monday are on hiatus for the rest of this month of November. They will both return during the 1ST weekend of December. In fact a full weekend of blogging returns next weekend – with 5 new entries on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1991

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, 25, 30, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 30 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 17TH 1991:

  1. “The One And Only” – Chesney Hawkes
  2. “All 4 Love” – Color Me Badd
  3. “Romantic” – Karyn White
  4. “Emotions” – Mariah Carey
  5. “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” – Bryan Adams

After New Kids On The Block (late-1980s) and before Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync (late-1990s) there was Color Me Badd. They formed in 1985 in high school in Oklahoma City, but they didn’t hit it big until 1991 (after the New Kids success had begun to wane). They were pretty much the only “boy band” to enjoy success on the radio during the early-to-mid-1990s. They scored with 9 Top 40 hits here in the U.S. including their first 3 at # 1 or # 2.

“All 4 Love” was the 3RD of those 3 big early hits. It actually replaced Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White” at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1992. (I loved both of those songs.) I loved the breezy – simple – poppy feel of “All 4 Love”. It really felt like a Springtime song, but it was a hit in the Autumn and Winter instead. I think (to this day) it’s my 2ND-favorite Color Me Badd song – 2ND to “Choose” in 1994. Still can’t get enough of both “All 4 Love” and “Choose” some 3 decades later.

Here’s the official music video for “All 4 Love”. It’s SO 1991 !

Fun Fact: I saw Color Me Badd LIVE in concert in Cincinnati Ohio – exactly 5 years ago tonight on November 19TH 2016. (They were part of the “I Love The 90s Tour”.)

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 35 years ago to November 1986. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

This is the end of an abbreviated blog weekend, as #SundayScripture and #Top10Monday are on hiatus for the rest of this month of November. They will both return during the 1ST weekend of December. I’ll be back next Thursday and Friday with 2 more blog posts.

All rights reserved (c) 2021 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries