Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).
This week it’s a special. My birthday is coming up next Wednesday, and the festivities have already begun ! I’ll be 52, and so this week I look back at the Top 5 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 when I was born. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday June 04TH 1967:
- “Respect” – Aretha Franklin
- “Groovin'” – The Young Rascals
- “I Got Rhythm” – The Happenings
- “Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)” – Engelbert Humperdinck
- “Creeque Alley” – The Mamas & The Papas
As I was entering the world these were the biggest hits on AM pop radio stations from coast to coast. I know 3 of the 5 hits above (from Aretha Franklin, The Young Rascals, and Engelbert Humperdinck. My Grandmom was a huge fan of Engelbert, and she had most of her 33s and 45s. Kids, Teens, & Millennials – 33s were what we called “albums” (multiple songs), and 45s were the “singles” of the day. We went to the local record store to buy our music on vinyl, and we played them on “record players”. #GoodTimes
Starting next Friday night it’s a slight format change for “My Top 5 Hits RETRO”. Every month (starting with June) I’ll be following this rotation:
1ST Friday = 2009 = 10 years ago this weekend
2ND Friday = 2004 = 15 years ago this weekend
3RD Friday = 1999 = 20 years ago this weekend
4TH Friday = 1989 = 30 years ago this weekend
For those months with a 5TH Friday (such as today) I’ll be doing a special.
It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with 2 more blog posts for this weekend. Until then – enjoy your Saturday. Make great memories that will last a lifetime !
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