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 November 17TH 1991:
- “The One And Only” – Chesney Hawkes
- “All 4 Love” – Color Me Badd
- “Romantic” – Karyn White
- “Emotions” – Mariah Carey
- “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” – Bryan Adams
After New Kids On The Block (late-1980s) and before Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync (late-1990s) there was Color Me Badd. They formed in 1985 in high school in Oklahoma City, but they didn’t hit it big until 1991 (after the New Kids success had begun to wane). They were pretty much the only “boy band” to enjoy success on the radio during the early-to-mid-1990s. They scored with 9 Top 40 hits here in the U.S. including their first 3 at # 1 or # 2.
“All 4 Love” was the 3RD of those 3 big early hits. It actually replaced Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White” at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1992. (I loved both of those songs.) I loved the breezy – simple – poppy feel of “All 4 Love”. It really felt like a Springtime song, but it was a hit in the Autumn and Winter instead. I think (to this day) it’s my 2ND-favorite Color Me Badd song – 2ND to “Choose” in 1994. Still can’t get enough of both “All 4 Love” and “Choose” some 3 decades later.
Here’s the official music video for “All 4 Love”. It’s SO 1991 !
Fun Fact: I saw Color Me Badd LIVE in concert in Cincinnati Ohio – exactly 5 years ago tonight on November 19TH 2016. (They were part of the “I Love The 90s Tour”.)
Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 35 years ago to November 1986. Thanks for going RETRO with me !
This is the end of an abbreviated blog weekend, as #SundayScripture and #Top10Monday are on hiatus for the rest of this month of November. They will both return during the 1ST weekend of December. I’ll be back next Thursday and Friday with 2 more blog posts.
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