My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1999

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday March 21ST 1999:

  1. “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” – Deborah Cox
  2. “Slide” – Goo Goo Dolls
  3. “We Like To Party” – Vengaboys
  4. “C’est La Vie” – B*Witched
  5. “That Don’t Impress Me Much” – Shania Twain

I looked at my chart that was online exactly 20 years ago this weekend – back when I was the proud owner of my original dot-com web site (that was actually worth a lot of money at the time). And then the bubble burst in 2000.

My web site was actually an affiliate of the once-proud CDNow web site – once a billion dollar music store company on the web. CDNow swallowed-up smaller music companies during the late-1990s. And then the bubble burst in 2000.

What a wild and crazy time it was back during the infancy of the World Wide Web. Much of our younger generation today don’t know what the web is, but they sure know how to work an app on a smart phone or a tablet. I’m still on the web, and as history repeats itself – I’ve got my own dot-com web site again. (This blog is at http://www.revchrismday.com.)

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Go outside and have some fun in the sun !

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Weekend Kickoff Mini-Thoughts

Once upon a time during the early years of this blog one of my weekly features was the “Thursday Night Mini-Thoughts”. It’s where I got spontaneous, and I typed thoughts directly from my mind onto my keyboard in 15 words or less. I did 69 editions of these Mini-Thoughts from early-2009 to mid-2010, and it was a lot of fun while it lasted. I don’t plan to bring it back as a regular weekly feature, but here goes the 70TH edition:

  • It’s Spring y’all !
  • It began last night at 5:58 PM EDT.
  • The Sun is on our side of the Equator now !
  • It’s actually “chilly” here in South Florida.
  • We could feel wind chills in the upper-40s on Friday and Saturday mornings !
  • We may not even hit 80°F on Friday and Saturday !
  • I feel like going out and doing something fun out in the sun this Saturday.
  • I may visit the Fruit & Spice Park a few miles away.
  • It’s been almost 4 years since my last visit.
  • It’s a fun place to walk around and enjoy nature.
  • I’ll also take a narrated tram tour through the fruits and spices. #FreeSamples
  • If I get the call to preach this Sunday then those plans are out the window.
  • My brackets are busted.
  • Actually I have no idea how to fill out brackets for March Madness.
  • I also don’t watch or know much about College Basketball.
  • I’m a lifelong fan of the NFL.
  • It’s still a little over 4 months until NFL Preseason begins.
  • “Dr. Pimple Popper” is one of the top shows on TLC.
  • It’s on the same night / same time as “Toe Bro” – a doctor that works on toes.
  • There’s a lot of weird reality shows on cable TV nowadays.
  • I avoid most of them.
  • I do have a new Sunday night addiction though.
  • I watch the entire HGTV line-up of couples seeking and buying beach homes.
  • I’m looking to buy my retirement home in a few years.
  • It’ll be in Central Florida, but it won’t be at or near the beach.
  • It may be along the shores of a large lake though.
  • I need to find and see a dermatologist.
  • I’ve had red splotches on my face for the better part of the past year now.
  • It’s not really itchy, but it’s a bit unsightly.
  • Maybe I’m allergic to the bar soap that I use.
  • I may stop washing my face in the shower to see if it improves.
  • Well there you go – my “Mini-Thoughts” for this weekend.
  • I enjoyed doing this.
  • Maybe I’ll do it again next month.
  • This blog post goes online at 3 AM EDT (U.S. East Coast) on Thursday.
  • Thanks for making it through all 36 of these “Mini-Thoughts” !

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 109

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday March 17TH 2019:

  1. “Confidence” – Sanctus Real [# 3 last week / 4TH week on chart]
  2. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [4 / 4TH]
  3. “Red Letters” – Crowder [1 / 13TH]
  4. “My Feet Are On The Rock” – I Am They [2 / 5TH]
  5. “Greatness Of Our God” – Newsboys [7 / 4TH]
  6. “Maybe It’s OK” – We Are Messengers [5 / 16TH]
  7. “Born Again” – Austin French [9 / 3RD]
  8. “Build My Life” – Pat Barrett [10 / 2ND]
  9. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [- / 1ST]
  10. “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“No One Like Our God” – Lincoln Brewster

Welcome back Elevation Worship to my chart, and welcome to Miami !  You guys are performing LIVE in concert tonight on Miami Beach, and I unfortunately won’t be there. It’s a work night for me, and frankly I can’t deal with the heavy traffic between my home and Miami Beach – especially during Spring Break. You guys will be around for a long time, so I know that there will be future opportunities to see you perform LIVE. Have a great show. Glorify God. Save lives tonight !

Sanctus Real have the new # 1 smash on my chart this week with their long-running single “Confidence”. This chart is truly influenced by radio airplay. This song has been playing on the radio for almost 13 months now. It even crossed-over to mainstream rock stations where it was a Top 20 hit nationwide. But K-LOVE just started playing it a month ago, and as soon as they did so – I loved it. I hum and sing it long after I hear it on the radio. I love these lyrics:

So give me faith like Daniel – in the lion’s den
Give me hope like Moses – in the wilderness
Give me a heart like David – Lord be my defense
So I can face my giants with confidence

 

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

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. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. AMEN.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Sunday Scripture

As I begin my 5TH year with my current church family I’m reminded yet again why I love everyone so very much.

Praise & Worship

We had a beautiful, encouraging, and inspirational church service today – even with more than a dozen out and about on this pseudo-holiday (Saint Patrick’s Day). Everyone returns home safely and securely next week, and we will celebrate as we always do each and every Sunday morning starting at 11.

Today we were introduced to several new songs during Praise & Worship, and then we were in for a treat. Pastor Terry led the message, and she went “old school” by delivering God’s Truth entirely from the Old Testament – 1 Samuel 30 (all 31 verses), Psalm 107, Job 42:10-17, and Judges 11:10. Her sermon was titled “Recovering Losses”, and she told the story of how (future King) David and his men recovered their losses in a holy war against the Amalekites (enemies of the Israelites). She related it to the present-day, and how we can recover our losses through the guidance and direction of our Lord & Healer Jesus Christ.

“LORD – help !” they cried in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress. (Psalm 107:6 & 13 & 19 & 28 NLT)

My friends – I am living proof of God’s glorious miracles. I have personally experienced 12½ years of miracles since salvation started for me. If you’re a believer and a follower of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ then you know what I’m talking about. If you are not yet a believer and a follower (or if you’re unsure) then it’s not too late. Our God is a powerful God. He wants you to come to Him. You don’t have to go far at all. He will meet you right where you are. You just need to reach out to Him into His arms wide open. He wants to take you on a fantastic journey. Go with Him. Follow Him. Trust Him. He’s got an abundance of miracles with your name on it. He’s got a church family waiting for you to join them in His eternal celebration.

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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – SPECIAL

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). But not this week. This week it’s a SPECIAL #RETRO:

We’re just about 24 hours away from Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17TH. It’s the day when most people of Irish descent (like myself) observe and celebrate by wearing green, and eating green foods, and drinking green liquids, and talking Irish-like. I’m not that crazy. I just wear green. When I was a kid in school (many years ago) if you didn’t wear green on Saint Patrick’s Day then you were likely to get pinched over and over again by someone wearing a lot of green. That pretty much made everyone Irish for a day.

My family had a Manx cat named Fluffy for over 17 years. She was a brown cat, but sometimes when the light (or the sun) hit her fur just right she looked greenish. This much is certain:  Fluffy loved me more than any other human. When I wasn’t around she looked for me. During her final few years she “came back to life” whenever I came home to visit her.

I lived away from Fluffy in the south of England for exactly 2 years and 1 week from November 1985 to November 1987. I served in the United States Air Force at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. Saint Patrick’s Day was a big thing in England back then. I imagine it still is. I know it’s even bigger in Ireland and Northern Ireland. I never got to visit either nation while I was so close by in England. I saw a lot of England during those two years when I was 18, 19, and 20 years old. I also visited Scotland, Wales, The Netherlands, Belgium, and France. One day in the future I’ll make it to Ireland – maybe even the Isle Of Man – home of the Manx cat.

Back on my Top 50 personal hit music chart for the week ending Sunday March 29TH 1987 an unsuspecting Irish ditty about a great ship made its debut at # 47. It was a collaboration featuring The Pogues and The Dubliners titled “The Irish Rover”. They actually performed that song LIVE on BBC’s “Top Of The Pops”. They kicked-off the show that week. The following week it skyrocketed 40 notches on my chart from # 47 to # 7. It peaked at # 4 the week after that. It was a Top 10 U.K. pop smash, and a # 1 smash in Ireland. Here’s a video of a TV broadcast where the two bands joined forces and performed it LIVE before a studio audience:

 

It’s halftime. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Have fun. Make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Jury Duty

Yesterday I had jury duty up in downtown Miami. It was my first jury duty in almost 6 years. I was part of the manic Miami morning rush hour yesterday. It took me about an hour and 20 minutes to drive 30 miles. That was rather reasonable. Traffic was heavy (as expected), and I actually gave myself up to 2 hours to drive that 30 miles. If I had left 20 or more minutes later – I probably would’ve needed all 2 hours.

In the large jury pool room I pretty much read the current issue of a magazine that I brought with me (AAA Living), and I spent quality time on social media on my old iPad Mini connected to the unstable / unsecure public WiFi. Oh yeah – and I also glanced up at the TVs that were playing continuous family-friendly (and forgettable) romantic dramedy movies – a couple of which starred Diane Keaton. Isn’t that the only type of movie she plays in nowadays ?

A lot of people got selected for various trials by jury, but I was not one of them. At the end of the day I received my certificate of participation, and my civic duty was done for the year.

Happy π Day my friends. This entry kicks-off a fresh new weekend of blog posts. Tomorrow night I’m going #RETRO (as I usually do on Friday nights), but this week I’m not revisiting 2009, 1999, or 1989. In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day in a few days I’ll be celebrating the most Irish song to ever crack my Top 5, and I’ll share a little story behind the song.

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 108

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday March 10TH 2019:

  1. “Red Letters” – Crowder [# 1 last week / 12TH week on chart]
  2. “My Feet Are On The Rock” – I Am They [4 / 4TH]
  3. “Confidence” – Sanctus Real [5 / 3RD]
  4. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [6 / 3RD]
  5. “Maybe It’s OK” – We Are Messengers [2 / 15TH]
  6. “Best News Ever” – MercyMe [3 / 12TH]
  7. “Greatness Of Our God” – Newsboys [7 / 3RD]
  8. “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin [8 / 19TH]
  9. “Born Again” – Austin French [10 / 2ND]
  10. “Build My Life” – Pat Barrett [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“No One Like Our God” – Lincoln Brewster

MercyMe have kicked-off their 9-week “Imagine Nation” tour with shows this past weekend in Texas and Louisiana. They head over to the Carolinas and Georgia for 4 shows this weekend. I’m 55 days away from seeing them LIVE in Tampa (along with Micah Tyler and Crowder). It’s gonna be an awesome show, and I’ll be singing and dancing from start to finish. 3 nights later I’ll see Hillsong United LIVE in concert in Estero Florida. That’s gonna be a wonderful week on this fantastic journey on the road !

I used to sing and dance the night away with the world, but now I sing and dance for Christ alongside His believers, His followers, His joyful celebrators. God’s Kingdom is truly alive !

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

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. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. AMEN.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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