My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1999

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 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 20 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday June 20TH 1999:

  1. “Livin’ La Vida Loca” – Ricky Martin
  2. “Take My Love” – KromOzone Project
  3. “We Like To Party” – Vengaboys
  4. “Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)” – Citizen King
  5. “Someday” – Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray had a great year in 1999. They dominated the pop radio airwaves with their beachy tracks. “Every Morning” entered my chart in late-January, and it spent 32 weeks on it – peaking at # 4 in March. It was my # 3 smash for the entire year. But its follow-up – “Someday” – did even better. It entered my chart in early-June, and it spent 40 weeks on it – peaking at # 2 in July. It was my # 2 smash for the entire year.

“Every Morning” and “Someday” were the first two radio singles from their huge (triple-platinum) album “14:59”. Everyone thought they would be a one-hit-wonder after the breakthrough success of “Fly” in 1997, so they used the last second of their “15 minutes of fame” (hence “14:59”) to release an album that would end up making a lot of money for the band. And we’re still listening to it 20 years later.

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 !

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