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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 April 13TH 1997:

  1. “Every Day Is A Winding Road” – Sheryl Crow
  2. “MMMBop” – Hanson
  3. “I Like It Like That” – The Blackout Allstars
  4. “Call Me” – Le Click
  5. “One More Time” – Real McCoy

Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson from Tulsa Oklahoma introduced themselves to the world with a radio smash that dominated the airwaves during the Spring and Summer of 1997 (or Autumn and Winter south of the Equator). The world soon knew them as simply “Hanson”, and they stormed pop charts worldwide with their catchy popper “MMMBop”. It spent 28 weeks on my chart including 4 non-consecutive weeks at # 1. It was my # 6 hit of 1997 (out of 161 that charted).

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 30 years ago to April 1992. It’s when a hard rock band from Southern California skyrocketed to the top of my pop chart with a track more reminiscent of the rockin’ late-1980s.

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.