2000s Life Music Radio

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 December 12TH 2004:

  1. “Welcome To My Life” – Simple Plan
  2. “I Don’t Want To Be” – Gavin DeGraw
  3. “Lady” – Lenny Kravitz
  4. “Dare You To Move” – Switchfoot
  5. “On The Way Down” – Ryan Cabrera

15 years ago this weekend my favorite French-Canadian pop-punk band at the time – Simple Plan – scored their 2ND # 1 smash in a row. “Welcome To My Life” was the follow-up to “Perfect” – their debut smash on my chart. They would score with one more hit after that – “Untitled (How Could This Happen To Me ?”).  Simple Plan have been recording, performing, and touring for the past 20 years.

The mid-2000s were not a particularly happy period of time for me personally or professionally. It was my midlife crisis. I was miserable at the workplace, and I pretty much had no friends at the time. I came home each day to my lovable feline. He was my best friend. #Boots

Everything began to change a little more than 20 months later. You’ll see how this story develops over the next 20 months every 2ND Friday of the month. #Salvation

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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By Chris M. Day

I'm almost 56 years old. I've been online for 30 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own web site, Myspace, WordPress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.