My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1990

Every 2ND, 3RD, and 4TH Friday of the month 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, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 4TH Friday of the month, so I go back 30 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday October 28TH 1990:

  1. “Can’t Stop Falling Into Love” – Cheap Trick
  2. “Love Is The Ritual” – Styx
  3. “Can’t Get Enuff” – Winger
  4. “Falling To Pieces” – Faith No More
  5. “Black Cat” – Janet Jackson

Why replicate a good thing when I can present the real thing ? 30 years ago this weekend my weekly hit music chart was a Top 40, and I analyzed my chart in a column known as “Chartbeat C.M.D.”

In my original handwriting – here’s that column:

Big changes are coming to RETRO starting next month and into December. I’ll be removing 20 years ago from the monthly rotation, and I’ll be adding 25 years ago and 35 years ago. My hit music chart began 35 years ago next month in England, and 25 years ago this month it was resurrected after a 3-year hiatus. The beginnings of both of these distinct eras are intriguing, and I’m looking forward to looking back at these music memories of my life. 

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 !

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1990

Every 2ND, 3RD, and 4TH Friday of the month 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, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 4TH Friday of the month, so I go back 30 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday August 26TH 1990:

  1. “(I Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection” – Nelson
  2. “Unskinny Bop” – Poison
  3. “Can’t Stop Falling Into Love” – Cheap Trick
  4. “Epic” – Faith No More
  5. “My Kinda Girl” – Babyface

What an amazing Top 5 chart. I consider all 5 of those songs to be 5 of the greatest songs of my 53-year lifetime. They (among others) made-up the soundtrack of the greatest summer that ever existed for me prior to salvation in 2006.

My chart flipped that summer from Top 40 to Rock 40. You may remember Rock 40 as a late-’80s / early-’90s hybrid format of mainstream pop music and hard rock music – with a heavy concentration of the rock hits that crossed-over onto the pop chart. It was an awesome sound. Of course even during my Rock 40 chart era there were R & B, Hip Hop, and Dance hits sprinkled-in. That Babyface song was poppin’ back then !

I was a young and wild 23-year-old USAF SGT (E-4) back then living and working here in Homestead Florida – where I remain today. If this 53-year-old could go back in time and talk to that 23-year-old – first-of-all the conversation would be crazy. We would have a long talk. I would ultimately tell 23-year-old me to enjoy that great season while it lasts, for it will eventually end, and no other season will ever come close to it. As great as that season was – you will mourn parts of it. 16 summers from now you will have a supernatural experience that will change your life forever – and save it from certain death.

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 !

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries