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 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 February 20TH 2000:
- “Bye, Bye, Bye” – ‘N Sync
- “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” – Eiffel 65
- “Better Off Alone” – DJ Jurgen Presents Alice Deejay
- “It Feels So Good” – Sonique
- “He’s All I Want (All I Need)” – Angelmoon
20 years ago this week European dance music had taken over my pop chart, and it was a sign of things to come as my chart would go full-blown #EDM less than 2 years later. It was also how Top 40 music sounded here in South Florida at the turn of the century.
I’ve been compiling and publishing my personal hit music chart for the past 34 years now with 2 hiatuses of 3 years (in the 1990s) and 7 years (in the 2010s). If I had to label the 1995 to 2002 era of my chart I think I’d call it the “Eurodance Era”. It wasn’t entirely Eurodance, but that was the recurring theme of the soundtrack of my life during the late-1990s and into the new millennium.
Also on my chart from exactly 20 years ago were Santana (# 10 & # 19), Third Eye Blind (# 17), Blink 182 (# 23), and Kid Rock (# 31), so traditional pop and rock coexisted with deep dance music at the time.
#RETRO EXTRA – 20 years ago this weekend I saw “The Whole Nine Yards” at the movie theatre during its opening weekend. I gave it 3.5 stars (out of 4). I don’t remember a thing about it other than Bruce Willis starring in it.
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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