1990s Music Radio

The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1998

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 12TH 1998:

  1. Ray Of Light – Madonna
  2. Hey Now Now – Swirl 360
  3. The Way – Fastball
  4. I Want You Back – ‘N Sync
  5. Real World – Matchbox 20

Good music from this week exactly 20 years ago – back when I was young 31.

“Hey Now Now” was a huge summer smash – particularly here in Florida on Top 40 radio. It spent 9 weeks in a row on my Top 5 at the time. Swirl 360 were 28-year-old twins Denny and Kenny Scott, and they recorded this poppy gem on Jacksonville Beach – just a few miles away from where my parents and little brother lived at the time. They were on the same record label (Mercury Records) as Hanson (also brothers), and they had the same manager as well. “Hey Now Now” was 1998’s answer to 1997’s “MMMBop”.

Here’s the official music video for “Hey Now Now”. Surf’s Up Dudes !

By Chris M. Day

I'm 55.5 years old. I've been online for almost 30 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.