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 March 04TH 2007:
- “Made To Love” – TobyMac
- “Word Of Mouth” – John Reuben
- “Nostalgiatopia” – Eleventyseven
- “Morning Air” – The Wedding
- “Live Like We’re Alive” – Nevertheless
In February 2007 I discovered TobyMac. His debut smash – “Made To Love” – was playing on the radio around the clock, and I was loving its sound and meaning. It spent 5 weeks at # 1 on my chart at the time, and it finished 2007 as my # 2 hit of the entire year. (John Reuben’s “Word Of Mouth” was # 1 for the year.)
Toby charted 3 times during the “Salvation Era” of my chart – with “Made To Love”, “Boomin'”, and “City On Our Knees”.
And then I walked away from Christian music on the radio and ended my weekly hit music chart after 14+ consecutive years (1995-2010).
7 years later in February 2017 a TobyMac concert in Tallahassee and the discovery of K-LOVE on the airwaves in South Florida resurrected my chart, and Toby scored my first # 1 smash of the new era with “Love Broke Through”.
I’ve been to 4 TobyMac concerts over the past 12 years, and each one of them was an extra special event on my fantastic journey. Toby needs to get back down here to South Florida so that I can sing and dance to our God again with Toby’s inspiring music, lyrics, and energy.
Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to March 1997. It’s when two guys from Australia scored a # 1 smash with their very first single.
This is the end of an abbreviated blog weekend, as #SundayScripture and #Top10Monday are on hiatus this weekend. They will both return next weekend. In fact a full weekend of blogging returns next weekend – with 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.
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