My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1999

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday May 16TH 1999:

  1. “The Hardest Thing” – 98°
  2. “I Want It That Way” – The Backstreet Boys
  3. “Livin’ La Vida Loca” – Ricky Martin
  4. “Special” – Garbage
  5. “That Don’t Impress Me Much” – Shania Twain

Good solid pop music back then – with Garbage being the anomaly.

I like to do this from time to time. Looking back at my checkbook register is a lot of fun. Back then I wrote a whole lot more checks than I do today. (The only checks I typically write today are my weekly tithes to my church.)

So 20 years ago this week I got paid. I got paid today too. My net pay back then was about 58.6% of what it was today. That’s good progress.

My telephone bill for a month of service 20 years ago was $52.85. Last weekend I paid $78.99. You may be thinking, “Why do you even have a telephone bill ?  It’s 2019 !” There are many logical reasons why I still have an “old-school” land-line telephone. I get very few telemarketing calls on my cell phone – because I rarely give out my cell phone number. I give out my longtime land-line number instead. The telemarketers call that number. I also live deep in the heart of hurricane country. During bad storms cell phone towers lose power, get damaged, or topple over. Most of our standard telephone lines are underground and operate continuously during and after hurricanes.

I paid my Chevron bill during this week 20 years ago. Gas was cheap back then – about $1.25 per gallon. It’s more than twice that amount today, but I’m not complaining about $2.70 per gallon. I remember when it was approaching $5 per gallon. I’m planning a road-trip in about 4 months from South Florida to North Texas and back. That’s about 3,000 miles. At $2.70 per gallon and about 42 miles per gallon with my car that’s a little less than $200 in gas. I got this !

You know 1999 was not that good of a year for me – privately and professionally. It was a rather forgettable year, or I’ve just chosen to forget about that year over time. The music of yesteryear brings back those memories – good and bad. As Shania said, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”. I feel the same about 1999.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Go make some good memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1999

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday April 11TH 1999:

  1. “Fly Away” – Lenny Kravitz
  2. “Praise You” – Fatboy Slim
  3. “I Want It That Way” – The Backstreet Boys
  4. “Give It To You” – Jordan Knight
  5. “Stay The Same” – Joey McIntyre

Lenny Kravitz was one of my favorite singers back at the top of the new millennium, and he got the party started a year early in 1999 with two back-to-back # 1 smash hits on my personal hit music chart at the time. He charted 7 times during that era with these hits – “Fly Away” (# 1 in 1999), “American Woman” (# 1 in 1999), “I Belong To You” (# 39 in 2000), “Again” (# 1 in 2000), “Dig In” (# 4 in 2001), “Where Are We Runnin’ (# 14 in 2004), and “Lady” (# 2 in 2004).

Surprisingly I only have “Again” in my iTunes library. I just went to the iTunes store to add “Fly Away” and “Dig In” to my wish list. They still sound as awesome today in 2019 as they did back in the day. A few times per month I go to my wish list and purchase some of the songs on there. I also listened to “Lady” which was a # 2 smash for me at the end of 2004. For the life of me I listened to it as if I had never heard it before. It spent 17 weeks on my chart; yet, I don’t remember ever hearing it before. I think that maybe that period of time was a low-point for me in my life, and I’ve forgotten everything about it. Salvation occurred 18 months later.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Palm Sunday and Monday with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Go outside and make some memories !

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1999

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday March 21ST 1999:

  1. “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” – Deborah Cox
  2. “Slide” – Goo Goo Dolls
  3. “We Like To Party” – Vengaboys
  4. “C’est La Vie” – B*Witched
  5. “That Don’t Impress Me Much” – Shania Twain

I looked at my chart that was online exactly 20 years ago this weekend – back when I was the proud owner of my original dot-com web site (that was actually worth a lot of money at the time). And then the bubble burst in 2000.

My web site was actually an affiliate of the once-proud CDNow web site – once a billion dollar music store company on the web. CDNow swallowed-up smaller music companies during the late-1990s. And then the bubble burst in 2000.

What a wild and crazy time it was back during the infancy of the World Wide Web. Much of our younger generation today don’t know what the web is, but they sure know how to work an app on a smart phone or a tablet. I’m still on the web, and as history repeats itself – I’ve got my own dot-com web site again. (This blog is at http://www.revchrismday.com.)

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Go outside and have some fun in the sun !

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1999

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday February 21ST 1999:

  1. “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” – Deborah Cox
  2. “Believe” – Cher
  3. “Slide” – Goo Goo Dolls
  4. “One Week” – Barenaked Ladies
  5. “It’s All Been Done” – Barenaked Ladies

I just looked at my web site from exactly 20 years ago this weekend when I owned the massivesmash.com domain name during the peak of the dot-com revolution on the World Wide Web. It looks so primitive compared to today’s modern technology. I used a lot of bright colors back then. It even looks outdated compared to my blander and rather basic web site of today – the one you may be viewing right now – which looks more like 2009 than 2019. I’m sure there are a lot of kids, teens, and even young adults who have no idea what a domain name or the World Wide Web is. “What’s a personal computer ?” Incidentally if you have problems with your smart phone – they can assist you with that. #LOL.

It’s halftime. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Share the Good News with all who will listen.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1999

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday January 24TH 1999:

  1. “One Week” – Barenaked Ladies
  2. “Baby One More Time” – Britney Spears
  3. “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” – Deborah Cox
  4. “Believe” – Cher
  5. “Thank U” – Alanis Morissette

One of those hits I heard today at work, and I hear it almost every day at work because it’s on my iPod Shuffles that play all day every day at my desk at work. It’s the # 3 smash – the Hex Hector Dance Radio Mix of Deborah Cox’s “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here”. It still sounds as fresh today as it did exactly 20 years ago. Spoiler Alert: It would go on to spend 5 consecutive weeks at # 1 in February and March of 1999, so you’ll see that the next time I feature 1999 on a Friday night.

This blog is now going on hiatus for the next 8 days. The same goes for my Twitter and Flickr feeds. It’s #WinterBreak2019. I’ll be back on social media on Super Bowl Sunday February 03RD 2019. I’ll post a new “Sunday Scripture” on that day, and then the next day it’s my brand new Top 10 Christian hit music chart.

Thank You all for checking me out online. Enjoy your next 8 days. Be blessed.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1999

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday January 03RD 1999:

  1. “One Week” – Barenaked Ladies
  2. “Thank U” – Alanis Morissette
  3. “Baby One More Time” – Britney Spears
  4. “This Kiss” – Faith Hill
  5. “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain

4 out of 5 of those hits were featured 3 weeks ago when I last went #Retro to 20 years ago. Faith Hill has the lone new entry with her long-running country-pop crossover global smash “This Kiss”. It was in its 24TH week on my chart 20 years ago this weekend. It spent 5 weeks in my Top 5 and 20 weeks in my Top 10. It still sounds great today !

 

It’s halftime. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with my remaining two blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thank You for reading my blog.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1998

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday December 13TH 1998:

  1. “One Week” – Barenaked Ladies
  2. “Thank U” – Alanis Morissette
  3. “Don’t Let This Moment End” – Gloria Estefan
  4. “From This Moment On” – Shania Twain
  5. “Baby One More Time” – Britney Spears

It’s halftime. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with my remaining two blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thank You for your time.

All rights reserved (c) 2018 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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