My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2004

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, 15, 20, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday June 13TH 2004:

  1. “The Reason” – Hoobastank
  2. “Meant To Live” – Switchfoot
  3. “Don’t Tell Me” – Avril Lavigne
  4. “Naughty Girl” – Beyoncé
  5. “This Love” – Maroon 5

This is the debut edition of my look back at my chart from exactly 15 years ago. I’ll do this every 2ND Friday of the month.

So 15 years ago this weekend I had just turned 37 years old. I was listening to Top 40 music on South Florida’s WHYI / Y-100. (It’s the longest-running continuously-operated Top 40 radio station in North America – almost 46 years.)

Back in 2004 I did not know Jesus Christ, and I wasn’t really paying attention to the lyrics of the songs. But check it out – Switchfoot’s “Meant To Live” is at # 2. It was a crossover pop smash. It spent 31 weeks on my personal hit music chart in 2004, and it was the # 1 smash of the entire year for me.

You see God was getting ready for something big in my life a full two years before salvation commenced for me. I was listening to the music back then, and God had His Word set to the music. I didn’t know what the song meant at the time:

We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves ?
Somewhere we live inside
Somewhere we live inside
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves ?
Somewhere we live inside

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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