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 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 20 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 14TH 1999:
- “American Woman” – Lenny Kravitz
- “I Need To Know” – Marc Anthony
- “Shake Your Bon-Bon” – Ricky Martin
- “Mambo No. 5” – Lou Bega
- “My Love Is Your Love” – Whitney Houston
Depending on which radio market you were living in at the end of 1999, and which radio format you were listening to – you got one of several different versions of Whitney Houston’s smash hit, “My Love Is Your Love”. Back then I lived in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale Florida radio market (still do today), and I listened to heritage Top 40 (dance-leaning) Y-100 (no longer do). They exclusively played the techno-light “Jonathan Peters’ Radio Mix”. It was actually the only version that I knew existed – until I figured out that it was actually a dance remix of a much slower original version.
It would eventually become my final # 1 smash of the 1990s – and first # 1 smash of the 2000s. It spent 4 weeks at # 1 on my chart at the time. 20 years later it’s still in heavy rotation at my workplace via my iPod Shuffles. It’s my favorite Whitney Houston song of all-time. I think maybe “How Will I Know” is my 2ND-favorite.
It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with 2 more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !
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