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 May 07TH 2006:

  1. “Let U Go” – Ashley Parker Angel
  2. “Move Along” – The All-American Rejects
  3. “Dirty Little Secret” – The All-American Rejects
  4. “Pump It” – The Black Eyed Peas
  5. “Beep” – The Pussycat Dolls Ft. WILL.I.AM 

Well one of those songs is still a hit with me exactly 15 years later, and that’s “Dirty Little Secret”. It’s in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles that play at my desk at my workplace. It was actually my # 2 hit of all of 2006. I was about 3½ months away from the start of God’s salvation on my life. You’ll see my Top 5 “look-back” at 2006 suddenly flip to Christian rock and pop this September.

Exactly 15 years ago I ran a web site known as MASSIVESMASH.COM. It was in the middle of its 11TH year online at the time. It hosted my Top 25 weekly chart – known back then as the “Pure.Hits.Chart”. Here’s how I explained my chart just below my Top 25 that week in which “Let U Go” was at # 1:

The Pure.Hits.Chart is not based on actual raw data or statistics, but rather an intricate fusion of trends, indicatours, and factours to include retail and online activity, television, radio, street, and entertainment venue impressions, and other vital independent research. Based out of Homestead Florida U.S.A. its origins date back to November 1985. It was one of the very first weekly hit music charts (private, corporate, or otherwise) to ever publish on the World Wide Web (in November 1995). Today it is one of the most accessed and utilized privately-owned hit music charts on the web. It is consistently monitored and reviewed by numerous influential International chart compilation sites and hit music enthusiasts on the web. It is influential worldwide as commercial hit music radio station program directors, college and university radio station deejays, nightclub personalities, hit music fans, and the industry in general monitor the chart on a regular basis to determine what is currently hot, what is gaining steam, and what is cooling off. Up-and-coming hit music artists and their respective agents, producers, and labels search for their songs on the web, and they often find them right here on our chart. Positive feedback generated from all of these various sources and industries fuels the chart, and it’s always greatly appreciated. Feel free to write us at anytime !

That’s right – my web site was HUGE back then, and then it faded into obscurity.

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 25 years ago to May 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 55.5 years old. I've been online for almost 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.