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 August 30TH 1998:

  1. “The Way” – Fastball
  2. “I Want You Back” – ‘N Sync
  3. “Tearin’ Up My Heart” – ‘N Sync
  4. “When The Lights Go Out” – 5ive
  5. “Hey Now Now” – Swirl 360

Remember 5ive – England’s answer to ‘N Sync ?  5ive eventually went to 4our, and now they are still around as 3hree, but they still call themselves 5ive. They are pushing 40. Back when they were pushing 20 they scored a bunch of hits in a row in their native U.K., but they are a 1-hit wonder here stateside. That’s their hit – “When The Lights Go Out”.

20 years ago this week Barenaked Ladies had the week’s fastest climber on my chart – up 20 notches from # 39 to # 19 with “One Week”.  It actually tied Hootie And The Blowfish‘s “I Will Wait” – also up 20 notches from # 40 to # 20.

20 years ago this week Goo Goo Dolls topped the Billboard Hot 100 with “Iris”.

It’s halftime. I’ll be back on Sunday with Scripture, and then on Monday it’s my brand new Top 10 music chart. Enjoy your Saturday. Be safe. Have fun. Love all. Live life.

Social Media Roundup

Happy Thursday my friends !  It’s the start of a new weekend here at “Saturday Night Retro”, as weekends always begin on Thursdays. This is a HUGE weekend of blogging for me with 5 new blogs instead of the usual 4. Remember I don’t blog on Saturdays, as that’s my day of rest and personal time with God.

When I’m not blogging you can catch me on some of my other social media platforms:

Facebook – I’ve been there since the end of March of 2013. I was one of the last of my friends to join Facebook. When I abandoned WordPress I took my blog over there. At first my blog was very popular, but then as we entered the 2016 election season here in the U.S. it was overshadowed by the type of material that has pretty much taken over Facebook – politically-charged opinions and memes, fake news, and Internet hoaxes. I no longer post new material over there, but I do like, love, haha, wow, and comment other people’s non-political posts occasionally.

Twitter – I just celebrated my 9TH anniversary over there. I was on Twitter before nearly all of my friends were on Twitter. I’m @ChrisMDay, and I’ve tweeted 7,398 times since the very start. You don’t even have to go to Twitter to read my most recent tweets. Check them out on the web edition of this blog over on the right-hand column.

Flickr – I’ve been there for the past 7½ years, and that’s where I “Instagram”. (I’ve actually never signed-up for an Instagram site.) There are over a couple thousand captioned photos there for your viewing pleasure – most of them taken while on various vacations around the world. You can check out my Photostream (most recent photos added) or my Albums (photos grouped together by location or subject). On the web edition of this blog over on the right-hand column you can view the last 3 photos added just below the last 10 tweets.

Myspace – No – I’m not on Myspace anymore. I was there briefly for about 6 months in 2007. That’s where this blog was born. I posted 310+ blog entries on Myspace before I moved on up to WordPress. Myspace is still around, but all of those early blog entries are long gone.

WordPress – And so here we are. I was very active on here from the end of 2007 through 2008 and 2009. After that initial “surge” (1,300+ blog entries posted) the activity simmered down quite a bit as I discovered and immersed myself into the wonderful world of tweeting in 140 characters or less. This site was completely inactive for over 5 years. After my Facebook reign ended at the end of 2017 I decided to stop blogging completely. Yeah that didn’t last. On January 15TH 2018 I quietly resurrected this blog on this site. It’s been worth it. This is my 104TH blog entry since that new beginning. I’m enjoying writing each new blog entry, and I have an all-new audience now. I’ve also discovered at least 25 new blogs (from those of you reading this) that are similar to mine that I enjoy checking out. Keep up the great work with your blogs, and I’ll keep the blogs coming over here.