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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 10TH 2005:
- “Don’t Mess With My Heart” – Black Eyed Peas
- “Incomplete” – Backstreet Boys
- “Behind These Hazel Eyes” – Kelly Clarkson
- “Hollaback Girl” – Gwen Stefani
- “Switch” – Will Smith
This was another forgettable week of pop music during a mostly forgettable summer of a mostly forgettable year. A few good songs came out in 2005. I just can’t remember any of them right now.
Let’s check-out the multiplex cinema scene from this month 15 years ago. I saw “War Of The Worlds”, “Rebound”, “Bewitched”, and “Wedding Crashers”. Surprisingly I rated “Rebound” as the only 4-star movie back then. That’s the one that starred Martin Lawrence as a former college basketball coach who got fired because of his bad temper. So he went to coach his former junior high school’s basketball team with great success. Nope. I don’t remember that movie. I had to look it up on Wikipedia.
You know sometimes history is not pretty – especially our own personal history. 2005 was not a good year for me; yet, I choose to look back at it once a month this year. It was a part of me. It existed. You can’t make a better future if you ignore or deny history – if you forget where you came from. Yeah 2005 was a dark year for me, but 2006 was coming, and there was light up ahead.
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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