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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2002

Hello again retro music fans. 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, 20, 25, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 20 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday September 08TH 2002:

And here’s an actual snapshot of my Top 5 exactly the way it appeared on my web site at the time:

That’s from the 365TH online edition of my “Weekly Top 40” at the time. That was right in the middle of the 2ND era of my chart that lasted a little over 14 years from October 1995 to January 2010. For a little over 2 years from 2002 to 2004 I was immersed in the #EDM culture, and my weekly hit music chart was a pure dance chart. It was quite the experience !

My web site at the time defied expectations, and it was huge worldwide – particularly in Europe and Australia / New Zealand. You can see the way it looked back then. It was quite simple HTML with minimal graphics. It’s essentially the HTML that I learned in 1995 when I first brought my weekly hobby online and made it public to the world.

I mentioned 4 Strings’ “Take Me Away (Into The Night)” last week. It entered my chart in May 2002, and it stayed on continuously for 70 weeks through September 2003. I believe that it’s the longest-running and biggest overall smash in the entire history of my weekly chart.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to September 1997. It’s when a certain party song was spending its 2ND week at # 1 on my chart. It would go on to spend 18 weeks in a row at # 1 – making it the longest-running # 1 smash in the history of my chart.

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.