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 August 23RD 1992:
- “Restless Heart” – Peter Cetera
- “Steel Bars” – Michael Bolton
- “Lift Me Up” – Howard Jones
- “Too Funky” – George Michael
- “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” – En Vogue
2 weeks prior to Sunday August 23RD 1992 I compiled one last Top 40 hit music chart on notebook paper, but I didn’t really know that it would be the final one.
Hurricane Andrew destroyed my home, my workplace, and my entire region on the morning of Monday August 24TH 1992. It was the most frightening night of my life. By the end of that week I was driving northward away from the death and destruction of Homestead Florida to continue my life and military employment up in the Washington D.C. area (my original home-of-record).
I actually tried twice to restart my weekly hit music chart in late-September and early-November of 1992, but both attempts fizzled. I was no longer interested in writing down my favorite songs each week. That hobby came to a temporary close. 3 years later in late-1995 – back in a partially-rebuilt Homestead Florida – I tried again by bringing it back electronically (via spreadsheet), and that 2ND era was a success – lasting over 14 years !
This is my final look-back at 30 years ago in 1992. Starting in September I’ll look-back at 20 years ago in 2002.
Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 35 years ago to the end of August 1987. It’s when my # 1 smash was a # 2 smash all across the British Isles.
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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