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 May 06TH 2007:
- “Procrastinating” – Stellar Kart
- “After The World” – Disciple
- “Awakening” – Switchfoot
- “I Love You To Death” – Family Force 5
- “Face Down” – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
What an interesting Top 5 chart from exactly 15 years ago. I can’t explain that Red Jumpsuit Apparatus song at # 5. Somehow it broke-through onto my Top 25 Christian pop chart back then, but I don’t remember how it did that.
Switchfoot straddled both the mainstream pop charts as well as the Christian pop charts back in the mid-2000s. Their “Awakening” was their 5TH hit single on my chart. Their first 3 hits – “Meant To Live”, “Dare You To Move”, and “Stars” – all occurred before I knew who God is. “Awakening” tells the story of being rescued by God while at rock bottom. I can relate.
Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to May 1997. It’s when a 3-minute house-dance mash-up of 17 previous dance hits climbed to the top of radio station playlists as one of the most-requested tracks of 1997. And it was brought to you by a nationwide cable sports network.
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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