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 February 16TH 1992:
- “I’m Too Sexy” – Right Said Fred
- “Black Or White” – Michael Jackson
- “I’ll Get By” – Eddie Money
- “Can’t Let Go” – Mariah Carey
- “Vibeology” – Paula Abdul
The late great Eddie Money enjoyed success on the radio during the late-1970s (“Baby Hold On”, “Two Tickets To Paradise”), and then again during the mid-1980s into the early-1990s (“Take Me Home Tonight”, “Walk On Water”, “Peace In Our Time”). “I’ll Get By” was Eddie’s last hit – a power ballad that was embraced by both Top 40 and Hot Adult Contemporary radio stations during late-1991 into early-1992. It was one of those Eddie Money songs that was played for a season, and then it quietly disappeared over time. You may not have heard it in over 30 years. That’s why I’m bringing it back – via the official music video:
Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 35 years ago to February 1987. It’s the week that a long-running Australian band scored a # 1 smash on my chart that is one of my favorite songs of all-time that I still hear nearly every day on my iPod Shuffle that plays at my desk at my workplace. And I sing along to it every day. And I’ve probably played it more times than any other American, as it’s a virtual unknown song here in the U.S.A.
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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