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 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.

By Chris M. Day

I'm almost 56 years old. I've been online for 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.