1990s Blogging Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1992

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 July 19TH 1992:

  1. “Restless Heart” – Peter Cetera
  2. “The One” – Elton John
  3. “Steel Bars” – Michael Bolton
  4. “Lift Me Up” – Howard Jones
  5. “Under The Bridge” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Peter Cetera climbed to the top of my chart with what would be a long-running # 1 smash with “Restless Heart”. It was also a # 1 smash at U.S. Adult Contemporary Radio. But it underperformed at U.S. Mainstream Top 40 Radio.

Last #RetroFriday I teased that my # 1 smash in July 1992 was a song that I’ve performed lead vocals on more than any other – on #RockBand. I fell in love with its modern psychedelic sound, and I’ve been singing it for the past 30 years. That was certainly not Peter Cetera’s “Restless Heart”. It was actually Siouxsie And The Banshees “Kiss Them For Me” – which was actually # 1 on my chart during the 2 weeks prior to my chart above from exactly 30 years ago.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 35 years ago to the end of July 1987. It’s when Shakin’ Stevens took an old Gary Glitter song and turned it into a HI-NRG # 1 smash on my chart (and Top 15 hit nationwide in the U.K.).

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 55.5 years old. I've been online for almost 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.