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 March 05TH 2006:

  1. “Dirty Little Secret” – The All-American Rejects
  2.  “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” – Fall Out Boy
  3. “Photograph” – Nickelback
  4. “Walk Away” – Kelly Clarkson
  5. “Because Of You” – Kelly Clarkson

Back during the early-half of 2006 I mostly listened to my brand new XM Satellite Radio “boombox” at home. (I still have it, and I still listen to it today).


Pretty much the only station I listened to was the completely automated and jockless “20 On 20”. It played continuous hit music around the clock with a very tight playlist based on telephone requests.

“Walk Away” was one of those early hits on XM, and to this day I still love that track. It’s by far my favorite Kelly Clarkson track, and I hear it almost every day via my iPod Shuffles at work.

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