2000s Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2005

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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday March 13TH 2005:

  1. “Numb / Encore” – Jay-Z Vs. Linkin Park
  2. “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” – Green Day
  3. “Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson
  4. “Rich Girl” – Gwen Stefani Ft. Eve
  5. “On The Way Down” – Ryan Cabrera

“Numb / Encore” was actually my # 1 smash of all of 2005, with “Since U Been Gone” and “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” as my # 3 and # 4 hits of the entire year respectively. Back in 2005 I compiled and published online a Top 25 (secular) pop music chart each week.

All this year on the 2ND Friday of the month I’ll be looking back at the year that was 2005. What a forgettable year that was. It was one of the worst years of my life. It’s the year that I turned 38, and it’s the year that I observed my 20TH anniversary working for the United States Air Force. I hated my job. I didn’t care for most of the people that I worked with because of what they did to me over the years. I couldn’t wait to get home each day, so that I could suffer in silence with my cat. I had more intelligent conversations with my cat at home than I did with people at work. I was not in a good place emotionally. But all of this would eventually lead to something miraculous and life-changing just a year later.

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.