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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 August 11TH 1996:

  1. “Jellyhead” – Crush
  2. “Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand” – Primitive Radio Gods
  3. “Ooh Aah … Just A Little Bit” – Gina G
  4. “This Is Your Night” – Amber
  5. “C’Mon N’ Ride It (The Train) – Quad City DJs

Good music during the Summer of ’96. Fun season when I was 29.

The “Motiv8 Pumphouse Remix” of “Jellyhead” from British girl duo Crush was a regional pop hit here in South Florida. It spent 8 weeks in a row at # 1 on my chart, and it was the 10TH biggest hit of the entire year. I still hear it almost every day at work, as it’s in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles that play at my desk at my workplace. It’s aged wonderfully over these past 25 years. I still consider it to be one of the greatest ’90s HI-NRG Eurodance tracks ever made.

At the movie theatre I saw “Kingpin” and “A Very Brady Sequel” 25 years ago this month.

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