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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 25 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday December 10TH 1995:
- “Forever Tonight” – Peter Cetera & Crystal Bernard
- “Back For Good” – Take That
- “Til I Hear It From You” – Gin Blossoms
- “Too Much Love Can Kill You” – Queen
- “Free As A Bird” – The Beatles
The Beatles were the hottest band in the U.S. and the world when I was born in 1967, and they stayed that way until they broke up 3 years later. This track started as a raw 1977 recording by John Lennon. Paul, George, and Ringo got together in early-1994 to resurrect the recording and enhance it. Jeff Lynne produced it (requested by George). The result was the first new Beatles song in 25 years – and a Top 10 smash on the U.S. pop chart exactly 15 years after John’s death. It was a smash all across North America, Europe, and Australia / New Zealand.
When I rediscovered ’60s and ’70s music on the radio starting in 2010 I started enjoying the music of The Beatles all over again. I’ve actually got 28 Beatles songs in my iTunes library. My most-played songs are “Hello Goodbye”, “Lady Madonna”, and “Penny Lane”.
Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 30 years ago to December 1990.
It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday with 3 more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !
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