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 1ST Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 04TH 2007:
- “Staring At The Light” – The Wedding
- “F-Stop” – Sullivan
- “Love In Your Arms” – Eleventyseven
- “Technique” – Def Shepard
- “Make Money Money” – John Reuben
Whatever happened to Columbus Ohio native Mr. John Reuben ? He was absolutely huge on the radio and on my chart in 2007 with a trio of hits – “Word Of Mouth”, “Make Money Money”, and “Good Evening”. They all made my Top 5, and “Word Of Mouth” was actually my # 1 smash overall in 2007 – without hitting # 1. After those 3 hits in a row I never heard of John Reuben again. (Actually – John had a surprise guest rap on MercyMe’s “Grace Got You” in 2018 – a version that was not played on many radio stations.)
But his 3 hits continue to live on 15 years later. Combined – they have over 2,900 plays on my iPod Shuffles that play at my desk at my workplace.
Next #RetroFriday – in 2 weeks – I’ll go back 25 years ago to November 1997. It’s when Backstreet Boys scored a worldwide pop smash with “As Long As You Love Me”.
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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