1980s Music Radio

The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1988


From my well-preserved archives …

  1. You Don’t Know – Scarlett And Black
  2. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car – Billy Ocean
  3. Devil Inside – INXS
  4. Shattered Dreams – Johnny Hates Jazz
  5. Just Like Paradise – David Lee Roth

These were my Top 5 hits exactly 30 years ago this weekend – Sunday April 10TH 1988.

WAY back before social media and the Interwebs existed this is how I compiled my hit music charts every week – via loose-leaf paper (left over from high school) and a 3-ring notebook. I’ve carefully preserved these relics of Chris M. Day history, and it’s fun to look back and check them out all these years later.

30 years ago this weekend my family was in town (as the headline above states) – visiting from the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C. (where I’m originally from). We spent several nights at a luxury hotel on the south end of Key Largo, and we visited the island chain all the way down to Key West. They also got a tour of the local Homestead area including the Air Force Base where I worked and lived at the time. (I still work there today.)

I had my nearly 13-year-old brother (Danny) compile a Top 10 music chart that week while he was here. The only song on his chart that was on my chart (above) – Devil Inside from INXS. We both loved that song !

I’ll be back on Sunday night with Scripture from my sermon, and then on Monday night it’s my brand new Top 10 music chart with a brand new # 1 smash !

May God bless you – always and forever – AMEN !

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.