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, 25, 30, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 1ST Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 06TH 2005:

  1. “Don’t Lie” – The Black Eyed Peas
  2. “Gold Digger” – Kanye West
  3. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” – Green Day
  4. “Photograph” – Nickelback
  5. “Because Of You” – Kelly Clarkson

A new season of my weekly RETRO feature has begun, and I vow to no longer talk negative of 2005.

Check out Nickelback at # 4 with one of their biggest hits – “Photograph”. I loved Nickelback music on the radio back in the day. I thought they were so cool as a band. Nowadays they are mostly maligned by grumpy middle-aged men who used to like them. I’m not one to malign a band that produced 6 big hits on my chart from 2001 to 2006. They would’ve kept on going if it weren’t for the fact that I was saved by Christ in August of 2006, and I completely turned-off the secular music. Oh – Nickelback’s 6TH and final hit in 2006 ? – “Savin’ Me”.

I’ve got an interesting anniversary coming up. Later this month in 2005 I was given an XM Satellite Radio for #ThanksChristmasGiving (combined Thanksgiving / Christmas holiday for my family). I still have it, and I still listen to it today. It’s a countertop boombox-style radio with a detachable / extendable satellite antenna that sits on my windowsill facing southward. Back in 2005 I discovered what turned out to be their # 1 station – 20 On 20. It was a fast-paced all-request Top 20 station. It kind of rejuvenated my pop chart at the time.

So Happy 15TH Anniversary SiriusXM. I’ve been a loyal listener longer than anyone else I know.

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 25 years ago to November 1995.

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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