My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2000

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 July 16TH 2000:

  1. “Higher” – Creed
  2. “It’s Gonna Be Me” – ‘N Sync
  3. “My Own Worst Enemy” – Lit
  4. “Try Again” – Aaliyah
  5. “Jumpin’, Jumpin'” – Destiny’s Child

Creed was at # 1 for the 9TH week in a row on this week exactly 20 years ago, and they would continue on for another 2 weeks before surrendering the top spot for the next 6 weeks after that. And then they would return to # 1 in September of 2000. “Higher” spent a total of 13 weeks at # 1 on my chart in 2000. To this date it remains the 2ND longest-running # 1 smash in the history of my chart.

One of my favorite pop / punk songs of all-time was Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy”. It was a late-bloomer here on my chart. Over a year after it peaked at Mainstream Top 40 radio it was one of my biggest hits in July of 2000 – eventually reaching # 2. I still love the song today.

Over at the multiplex I saw 4 movies in July of 2000 – “Me, Myself, & Irene”, “Scary Movie”, “Disney’s The Kid”, and “Loser”. 2000 was a year in which I saw 27 movies – the most of my adult life up to that point. (So far in 2020 I’ve seen 1 movie. #COVID19)

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 !

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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