1990s Blogging Music Radio

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 October 13TH 1996:

  1. “Let’s Make A Night To Remember” – Bryan Adams
  2. “Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)” – John Mellencamp
  3. “If It Makes You Happy” – Sheryl Crow
  4. “Counting Blue Cars” – Dishwalla
  5. “C’Mon N’ Ride It (The Train) – Quad City DJs

I’m gonna do this “Mini-Thoughts” style. Longtime readers of my blog know what that means:

  • Bryan Adams will be 62 next month.
  • He released his first single – a disco song – at age 19.
  • His breakthrough hit here in the U.S. – “Straight From The Heart” – early in 1983.
  • He’s still touring and performing today. I’d like to see him LIVE.
  • “Let’s Make A Night To Remember” is one of my favorites from him.
  • I like John Mellencamp’s music more today than I did back in the day.
  • 25 years later I forgot how “Key West Intermezzo” sounded like.
  • So I went to YouTube of course to play the video.
  • Good song. Good beat too. I was actually singing along to it.
  • It was his 22ND and final Top 40 hit here in the U.S.
  • When Sheryl Crow debuted in Spring of 1994 I said she’ll be around for awhile.
  • “If It Makes You Happy” rocked my face off in 1996.
  • It won a Grammy in 1997.
  • I wrote about Dishwalla’s “Counting Blue Cars” last month.
  • Fun Fact:  Quad City DJs are not from the Quad Cities. They are from the #JAX.

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 30 years ago to October 1991. “There’s a hole in my heart that can only be filled by you – and this hole in my heart can’t be filled with the things I do.” That Top 5 hit will be featured next week.

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.