Every 2ND, 3RD, and 4TH Friday of the month 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 June 18TH 2000:
- “Higher” – Creed
- “It’s Gonna Be Me” – ‘N Sync
- “The One” – Backstreet Boys
- “Back Here” – BBMak
- “Oops ! … I Did It Again” – Britney Spears
Creed was at # 1 for the 5TH week in a row on this week exactly 20 years ago, and just below them – boy band – boy band – boy band – and teen pop star.
You know of the three boy bands BBMak were my favorite – and the most underrated. The British trio scored with a trio of hits on my chart – “Back Here” (# 3), “Still On Your Side” (# 11), and “Ghost Of You And Me” (# 13). A 4TH hit – “Out Of My Heart (Into Your Head)” – charted (nationally) too late in 2002 to make it onto my chart which had already flipped by that time from mainstream pop to electronic dance. That 4TH hit is my favorite of all of them, and it’s in medium rotation on my iPod Shuffles. (That’s right – I’m still rockin’ the iPod Shuffles a full decade after they peaked.)
So that was a fun pop chart back in the middle of June of 2000. Over at the multiplex I saw “Boys And Girls” – a forgettable Freddie Prinze, Jr. / Jason Biggs flick that had a lot of promise, but crash-landed. On the tube – “Survivor” debuted on CBS, and it was an instant out-of-the-box runaway summertime smash !
RETRO returns in 3 weeks, as I return back to July of 2005.
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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