1990s Blogging Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1998

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 April 26TH 1998:

  1. “Superhero (Lover)” – Daze
  2. “This Is How We Party” – S.O.A.P.
  3. “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” – Backstreet Boys
  4. “Amnesia” – Chumbawamba
  5. “Sex And Candy” – Marcy Playground

One of those songs up there is still one of my favorites to this day – a quarter-of-a-century later. In fact – it’s in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles that play at my desk at my longtime workplace. No – it’s not Backstreet Boys; although, that was a good jam in 1998 !

It’s Chumbawamba’s follow-up to “Tubthumping” – “Amnesia”. It was a hit at U.S. Top 40 radio for a few months, and it hit # 1 on my chart (falling to # 4 on this weekend 25 years ago). The song has political overtones. But I like its melody and its fast beat and especially its memorable chorus – “Do you suffer from long-term memory loss ? (I don’t remember.)”

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 35 years ago to the end of April 1988 and the start of May 1988. It’s when a lucky Aussie teen stormed the world with her debut smash.

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.