2000s Blogging 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, 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 December 04TH 2005:

  1. “Photograph” – Nickelback
  2. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” – Green Day
  3. “Hung Up” – Madonna
  4. “Gold Digger” – Kanye West
  5. “Check On It” – Beyoncé Ft. Slim Thug

Madonna’s final song ever on my chart – “Hung Up” – peaked at # 3 on this weekend in December of 2005, and I couldn’t remember it at all. So I went to YouTube to watch the official music video for it, and I still can’t remember ever hearing it before; yet, it was my 3RD favorite song of the week back then.

It’s a solid track, and it’s a got a good #EDM sound to it. It sounds very European – which was very typical of her music back in the late-1990s / early-2000s. It samples an old ABBA track – “Gimme !  Gimme !  Gimme !”.

“Hung Up” spent 18 weeks on my chart into January and February of 2006, but I think I heard it for the first time today. #ObviouslyNot #BadMemory

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 25 years ago to December 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 !

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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.