My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2004

Every Friday 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 October 10TH 2004:

  1. “Let’s Get It Started” – Black Eyed Peas
  2. “Hey Mama” – Black Eyed Peas
  3. “Goodies” – Ciara Ft. Petey Pablo
  4. “She Will Be Loved” – Maroon 5
  5. “On The Way Down” – Ryan Cabrera

♫ Sick and tired of this world
There’s no more air
Tripping over myself
Going nowhere
Waiting
Suffocating
No direction
I took a dive

And on the way down
I saw you
And you save me from myself
And won’t forget the way you love me
And on the way down
I almost fell right through
But I held on to you ♫

What a great pop song that was exactly 15 years ago. Recorded in 2003 it was Ryan Cabrera’s radio-friendly debut smash at age 21. It spent 36 consecutive weeks on my chart at the time – peaking at # 3. Johnny Rzeznik – lead singer of Goo Goo Dolls – performed backup vocals. Ashlee Simpson – Ryan Cabrera’s girlfriend at the time – appears in the official music video.

One look at those lyrics makes me think that Ryan is singing about salvation in Christ, but I don’t know if that was the intent of the song. The music video makes it appear that Ashlee Simpson is saving Ryan Cabrera. (That didn’t really work out.)

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

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