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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1997

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 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 25 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday December 21ST 1997:

  1. “Tubthumping” – Chumbawamba
  2. “Legend Of A Cowgirl” – Imani Coppola
  3. “Mo Money Mo Problems” – Notorious B.I.G. Ft. Puff Daddy & Mase
  4. “Walkin’ On The Sun” – Smash Mouth
  5. “(I Just Wanna) Fly” – Sugar Ray Ft. Super Cat

19-year-old New York City native Imani Coppola hit # 2 on my chart in December 1997 for 3 weeks in a row. She was held from the top spot by Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping”. It spent 26 weeks in a row on my chart. It finished 1997 as my # 21 hit of the year (out of 161). It also finished 1998 as my # 41 hit of the year (out of 188).

“Legend Of A Cowgirl” remains a favorite of mine 25 years later. In fact it’s currently in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles that play at my desk at my workplace. Here’s its award-nominated official music video:

Next #RetroFriday (in 2 weeks) I’ll go back 35 years ago to the end of December 1987. It’s when a 17-year-old teen from Long Island New York arrived “Out Of The Blue” to encourage you to “Shake Your Love”.

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.