2000s Blogging Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2006

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 February 05TH 2006:

  1. “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” – Fall Out Boy
  2. “Dirty Little Secret” – The All-American Rejects 
  3. “Photograph” – Nickelback
  4. “Everytime We Touch” – Cascada
  5. “Someone” – D.H.T.

What a fantastic chart that was exactly 15 years ago this week. Rock & Dance !

Germany’s Cascada and Belgium’s D.H.T. were late Eurodance acts that made an impact around the world – including here in the U.S.A.

Cascada’s debut (and only) smash on my chart spent 33 weeks in my Top 20 including 24 weeks in my Top 10 and 2 weeks at # 1. It was actually my # 1 smash overall for the entire year of 2006. It’s currently in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles at my workplace. I hear it almost every day. It still sounds great today like it did back then.

D.H.T. managed 2 hits on my chart – “Listen To Your Heart” in 2005 and “Someone”. “Listen To Your Heart” is also in heavy rotation at work.

Both “Everytime We Touch” and “Listen To Your Heart” crossed-over from the dance clubs of the city to the airwaves of mainstream Top 40 radio where they were both Top 10 hits. Longtime fans of this blog know that I was a part-time “clubber” from the late-1980s through the mid-2000s. I still like the music today, but I can barely move to it like I used to in my 20s and 30s.

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 25 years ago to February 1996.

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.