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 1ST Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday January 07TH 2007:
- “Nostalgiatopia” – Eleventyseven
- “Forgiven” – Relient K
- “The Show” – Hawk Nelson
- “Waiting” – Fireflight
- “Regime Change” – Disciple
15 years ago is now 2007, and in January of 2007 I was looking forward to attending a rock concert inside a church building for the first time in my entire life – 5 months after the start of my salvation. That rock concert – sponsored by the local (Miami Florida) Christian rock / pop radio station – occurred on the night of Saturday January 20TH 2007, and it changed my life forever. The next morning – I attended the Sunday service of that church – but not at their church building. They used it during the week, but not on Sunday mornings. Their services were on the other side of town at the local movie theatre. #GodAtTheBoxOffice
Meanwhile the young pop-punk band known as Eleventyseven was a favorite of mine during those early Christian years. They had 5 huge hits on my chart – “Myspace” (# 2 in 2006), “Nostalgiatopia” (# 1 for 7 weeks in 2007), “Love In Your Arms” (# 1 for 6 weeks in 2007), “How It Feels (To Be With You)” (# 1 for 4 weeks in 2007), and “Trying” (# 1 for 10 weeks in 2009 into 2010). When I hear those songs today on my iPod Shuffles – particularly the 4 from 2006 & 2007 – I get goosebumps as they bring back great memories of those early days, weeks, and months as a baby Christian running on pure euphoria towards my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
O LORD of Heaven’s Armies – what euphoria fills those who forever trust in You !
(Psalm 84:12, TPT)
Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to January 1997.
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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