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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1997

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 February 09TH 1997:

  1. “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” – Madonna
  2. “Spiderwebs” – No Doubt
  3. “I Want You” – Savage Garden
  4. “Wannabe” – The Spice Girls
  5. “I Like It Like That” – The Blackout Allstars

My Top 5 hits a quarter of a century ago were all # 1 hits – 2 formers, 2 futures, and the current. Also – “I Want You” and “I Like It Like That” were 2 of my Top 5 hits for the entire year of 1997.

“I Like It Like That” was an ENORMOUS smash in 1997 here in Miami, but it wasn’t the radio mix of the single. It was the D’Ambrosio Club Mix [Edit] that became an anthem that year in heavy rotation for most of the year from start to finish. Whenever that jam was played on Y-100 I cranked it up in my 8-year-old 1989 Geo Spectrum while cruising up and down South Dixie Highway. (Now that’s retro !)

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 30 years ago to February 1992.

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.