1990s Blogging Music Radio

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 October 20TH 1991:

  1. “Do Anything” – Natural Selection
  2. “Wind Of Change” – The Scorpions
  3. “I’ll Be There” – The Escape Club
  4. “It Hit Me Like A Hammer” – Huey Lewis And The News
  5. “Hole Hearted” – Extreme

Natural Selection were a band out of Minneapolis Minnesota who sounded very much like Prince – at least they did on “Do Anything” – which they carried to the top of the pop charts late in 1991. They scored a follow-up hit early in 1992, and that was the end of their Top 40 success.

My middle 3 hits 30 years ago were also on my Top 5 a month earlier.

Extreme were a hard rock band out of Boston who enjoyed their greatest mainstream pop success when they slowed things down a bit. They scored a # 1 smash with “More Than Words”, and they quickly followed it up with “Hole Hearted” – a # 4 hit from coast-to-coast.

Here’s the official music video for “Hole Hearted” – filmed on downtown Boston’s Tremont Street in 1991:

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