1980s Music Radio

The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1988

  1. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  2. Need You Tonight – INXS
  3. Father Figure – George Michael
  4. Foolish Beat – Debbie Gibson
  5. Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen

These were my Top 5 hits exactly 30 years ago this weekend – Sunday February 28TH 1988.

On “American Top 40” Casey Kasem revealed the new # 1 smash from coast to coast as “Father Figure” from George Michael.

Casey Kasem was my idol growing up. I began listening to his countdown during the late-1970s on WPGC-FM (Washington D.C.) and WCAO-AM (Baltimore MD). I lived between the two cities. I’d write down the songs as he counted them down. 40 years ago this Sunday Casey revealed “Stayin’ Alive” from The Bee Gees as the # 1 smash in the U.S.A.

I didn’t get to be America’s favorite radio deejay as I envisioned all of those years ago, but I get to do this on social media.

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.