1980s Music Radio

The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1988

  1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man – Prince
  2. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  3. What Have I Done To Deserve This ? – Pet Shop Boys With Dusty Springfield
  4. Hazy Shade Of Winter – The Bangles
  5. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

These were my Top 5 hits exactly 30 years ago this weekend – Sunday February 07TH 1988.

Back then a young 20-year-old version of me cranked-up Y-100 (Miami) and danced to the hottest pop hits in the land. I had just arrived at my new home – Homestead Air Force Base Florida – a few months earlier – and my only form of transportation was a 10-speed bike that got me all around the base. (A NEW CAR would arrive in 1989.)

Fun Fact:  Rick Astley turns 52 in a few days. He was 21 when “Never Gonna Give You Up” entered the U.K. pop charts during the Summer of 1987, and I was there !

I’ve been producing my own personal weekly hit music chart off and on for the past 30+ years. Next Friday it’s back to the future – to 10 years ago in 2008.

By Chris M. Day

I'm 55 years old. I've been online for the past 29 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own web site, Myspace, Wordpress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.