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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1991

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 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 30 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday May 19TH 1991:

  1. “Joyride” – Roxette
  2. “Here We Go (Let’s Rock & Roll)” – C + C Music Factory Presents Freedom Williams & Zelma Davis
  3. “Disappear” – INXS
  4. “I Touch Myself” – The Divinyls
  5. “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” – C + C Music Factory Ft. Freedom Williams

30 years ago this weekend I compiled and published my 302ND hit music chart. That was during the original mainstream Top 40 era of my chart that ran from November 1985 to November 1992.

At # 11 on my chart that week was the debut smash from Michael W. Smith. His “Place In This World” was steadily climbing and getting ready to enter my Top 10. Amy Grant cowrote it with Michael W. Smith and Wayne Kirkpatrick. Michael W. Smith holds the distinction of having the longest span of any artist on my chart from first hit to last hit – 29 years. His “Waymaker” last year was a Top 3 hit.

Here’s the official music video of his first hit – “Place In This World”:

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 35 years ago to May 1986.

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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