2000s Blogging Christian God Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2008

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 January 06TH 2008:

  1. “The Minor Prophets” – Haste The Day
  2. “Wolves” – Chasing Victory
  3. “Ra-Random” – Transistor Radio
  4. “When Hope Is All You Have” – Spoken
  5. “Staring At The Light” – The Wedding

15 years ago is now 2008, and all this year on the 1ST Friday of the month I’ll look back at this breakthrough year of my fantastic journey in Christ – my 2ND year as part of my original church family.

Christian Rock ruled my weekly chart (a Top 25) during this era – some if it “emo screamo” rock for God. One of the bands that I liked back then were Spoken out of Nashville Tennessee – not to be confused with today’s Unspoken.

Spoken hit 3 times on my chart with “Time After Time” (# 6 in 2006), “When Hope Is All You Have” (# 3 in 2008), and “Trading In This Troubled Heart” (# 11 in 2008). Their 2008 songs were from their self-titled 2007 album. “Time After Time” is what you may think it is – a cover of the classic Cyndi Lauper song. I hear it almost every day. It’s in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles that (still) play at my desk at my workplace. It’s actually accumulated 1,185 plays over the past 15½ years !

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 20 years ago to January 2003. It’s when a Divine Inspiration led the way.

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.