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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1988

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 4TH Friday of the month, so I go back 35 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday March 27TH 1988:

  1. “Out Of The Blue” – Debbie Gibson
  2. “You Don’t Know” – Scarlett And Black
  3. “Just Like Paradise” – David Lee Roth
  4. “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” – Billy Ocean
  5. “I Get Weak” – Belinda Carlisle

Surging 30 notches from # 32 to # 2 on this week 35 years ago was an obscure duo known as Scarlett And Black. One was a keyboard player for The Big Supreme – who I actually saw LIVE in concert on October 28TH 1986 in Oxford England. (They opened for Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark.) The other was a back-up singer for Doctor And The Medics – who scored a couple of # 1 smash hits on my chart in 1986. Together – they produced a single hit – “You Don’t Know”, and it hit the radio airwaves sounding just like this:

That was actually a big Spring Break hit in 1988, so if you were singing and dancing along to that track at a sunny and warm beach back then – then you must be my age.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 45 years ago to the end of March 1978. It’s when all of America was dancin’ the night away.

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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