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 August 06TH 2006:
- “Over My Head (Cable Car)” – The Fray
- “SexyBack” – Justin Timberlake Ft. Timbaland
- “Ain’t No Other Man” – Christina Aguilera
- “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” – Panic! At The Disco
- “Hate Me” – Blue October
“Hate Me” was a U.S. Rock, Alternative, Pop, and even Hot Adult Contemporary smash in 2006, and it was obviously a big hit on my own personal chart at the time. It actually spent 14 weeks on my chart – peaking at # 5 for 4 weeks in a row. Here’s the situation. I’ve never heard of the song before – or the artist – Blue October. So to refresh my memory I played it in its entirety on YouTube (just before I wrote this). Surely that would remind me of what this song sounded like. Nope. I still don’t remember it. How do I not remember a Top 5 hit that was on my chart from June to September of 2006 ? I can’t explain it. At first listen it’s a good track. It sounds depressing though. It actually sounds like my state-of-mind at the time this was a hit. Christ rescued and saved me just 2 weeks later.
This is the final secular edition of RETRO on the 1ST Friday of the month. Starting on Friday September 03RD 2021 I’ll be looking back at the soundtrack of the start of my salvation in Christ. You’ll see how the music changed as my life changed. I’ll share the start of my fantastic journey with you every 1ST Friday of the month starting next month.
Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 25 years ago to August 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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