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 December 08TH 1996:

  1. “Love Rollercoaster” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  2. “Head Over Feet” – Alanis Morissette
  3. “I’ve Finally Found Someone” – Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams
  4. “Let’s Make A Night To Remember” – Bryan Adams
  5. “Please Don’t Go” – No Mercy

That was the Top 5 of my Top 30 chart of the 50TH week of 1996.

Red Hot Chili Peppers scored a surprise # 1 smash with their wild cover of “Love Rollercoaster” (from the “Beavis And Butt-Head” movie). It was my favorite #RHCP track. It was the perfect song for U.S. Top 40 radio late in 1996 during the afternoon and evening hours. I also liked the original (and funkier) late-1975 / early-1976 version from Ohio Players.

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 30 years ago to December 1991. The King Of Pop was on top.

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.