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 4TH Friday of the month, and usually I go back 35 years ago on this Friday, but due to #GoodFriday last week #RetroFriday was preempted. So this week I go back 30 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday April 26TH 1992:
- “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
- “Jump” – Kris Kross
- “Live And Learn” – Joe Public
- “Everything About You” – Ugly Kid Joe
- “Too Blind To See It” – Kym Sims
Everyone had a debut smash in my Top 5 that week except for Queen. Their 1976 Top 10 smash enjoyed a 1992 resurgence after Freddie Mercury’s death and its inclusion in the box office smash “Wayne’s World”. Some people consider “Bohemian Rhapsody” to be among one of the greatest pop songs of all-time.
I consider “Everything About You” from Ugly Kid Joe to be one of the greatest hard rock songs ever made. I know it’s campy. It’s corny. It’s even laughable, and I think that even the band were laughing when they wrote this song. I know they had a fun time recording the very low-budget music video for it on the cold beach near Santa Barbara California. Picture the era. It’s early-1992. The late-1980s hair metal / party time era had faded away. The Seattle grunge scene was in full effect depressing everyone. And yet this happy-sounding hard rock song with crazy lyrics bucked the trend and became a Top 10 smash at not just hard rock radio, but also pop radio. And it was a worldwide pop smash. And it was also in the box office smash “Wayne’s World”.
… Shave and a haircut – two bits.
You know I memorized the lyrics of that song 30 years ago, and I obviously remember them to this day as I sang along to the music video in perfect harmony.
Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 35 years ago to May 1987. It’s the week that an Australian band scored their 2ND-consecutive # 1 smash on my chart with a song that flopped on the U.K. pop chart (where I lived at the time); yet, it was a hit in the dance clubs here in the U.S.
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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