My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1996

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 May 12TH 1996:

  1. “The World I Know” – Collective Soul
  2. “Name” – Goo Goo Dolls
  3. “Follow You Down” – Gin Blossoms
  4. “Ooh Boy” – Real McCoy
  5. “Take Your Chance” – Fun Factory

Collective Soul, Goo Goo Dolls, and Gin Blossoms:  Who are 3 cool light-rock bands who enjoyed their greatest mainstream Top 40 success during the mid-1990s ?

Collective Soul formed during the early-1990s, and Goo Goo Dolls and Gin Blossoms formed during the mid-1980s. All 3 bands are still together today – performing and touring. Aside from a brief hiatus during the late-1990s for Gin Blossoms all 3 bands have been continuously active since the beginning. Goo Goo Dolls celebrate their 35TH anniversary this year !

All 3 bands had a lot of great songs during their heyday, but if I had to pick a fave from each of them then it would have to be Collective Soul’s “The World I Know”,  Goo Goo Dolls’ “Name”, and Gin Blossoms’ “Hey Jealousy” (from my wild and crazy Summer of 1993).

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 30 years ago to May 1991.

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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Published by Chris M. Day

I'm 54 years old. I've been online for the past 28 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own dot.com web site, Myspace, Wordpress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.

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