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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2002

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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 20 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday September 08TH 2002:

And here’s an actual snapshot of my Top 5 exactly the way it appeared on my web site at the time:

That’s from the 365TH online edition of my “Weekly Top 40” at the time. That was right in the middle of the 2ND era of my chart that lasted a little over 14 years from October 1995 to January 2010. For a little over 2 years from 2002 to 2004 I was immersed in the #EDM culture, and my weekly hit music chart was a pure dance chart. It was quite the experience !

My web site at the time defied expectations, and it was huge worldwide – particularly in Europe and Australia / New Zealand. You can see the way it looked back then. It was quite simple HTML with minimal graphics. It’s essentially the HTML that I learned in 1995 when I first brought my weekly hobby online and made it public to the world.

I mentioned 4 Strings’ “Take Me Away (Into The Night)” last week. It entered my chart in May 2002, and it stayed on continuously for 70 weeks through September 2003. I believe that it’s the longest-running and biggest overall smash in the entire history of my weekly chart.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to September 1997. It’s when a certain party song was spending its 2ND week at # 1 on my chart. It would go on to spend 18 weeks in a row at # 1 – making it the longest-running # 1 smash in the history of my chart.

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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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

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 September 02ND 2007:

  1. “Love In Your Arms” – Eleventyseven
  2. “F-Stop” – Sullivan
  3. “Finding Out” – Stellar Kart
  4. “You’re On Fire” – MxPx
  5. “Let’s Go Back” – Everyday Sunday

As I entered the 2ND year of my salvation in Christ I was in a positive-pop-punk type of mood, as I listened and sang along to some righteously rowdy tunes on local Christian pop radio.

Eleventyseven enjoyed great success on my pop chart at the time – which means I really liked what I was hearing from them on the radio. They scored with 5 huge hits in a row with “Myspace” (# 2 for 2 weeks), “Nostalgiatopia” (# 1 for 7 weeks), “Love In Your Arms” (# 1 for 6 weeks), “How It Feels (To Be With You)” (# 1 for 4 weeks), and “Trying” (# 1 for 10 weeks). So that’s 27 weeks at # 1 in a little more than 3 years from January 2007 to January 2010.

After 20 years the band is mostly still together, and they are still releasing new music and performing LIVE in concert. I’m not familiar with their music since 2010, but their anthems from 15 years ago still live on.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 20 years ago to September 2002. It’s when trance, techno, and house music dominated my chart, and a Dutch DJ by the name of Carlo Resoort was atop my chart with a long-running track that spent 70 weeks in a row on my Top 40.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday with 3 more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going retro with me !

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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2000s Blogging Christian God Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

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, 25, 30, 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 August 05TH 2007:

  1. “You’re On Fire” – MxPx
  2. “Finding Out” – Stellar Kart
  3. “Let’s Go Back” – Everyday Sunday
  4. “Zero” – Hawk Nelson
  5. “Sing To Me” – Run Kid Run

Hawk Nelson’s “Zero” was huge in 2007. It actually entered my Top 25 weekly chart at the time straight-in at # 1 – and it stayed there for 6 weeks in a row. Exactly 15 years ago was when it fell from the top spot down to # 4. It finished 2007 as my # 21 hit of the year (out of 132 that charted).

Back then Jason Dunn was the lead singer (as well as rhythm guitarist and keyboardist) of the band. He cowrote “Zero” about someone he knew who committed suicide.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to August 1997. It’s when Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson asked “Where’s The Love ?”.

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) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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2000s Blogging Christian God Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

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, 25, 30, 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 July 01ST 2007:

  1. “Zero” – Hawk Nelson
  2. “Cross The Line” – Ruth
  3. “After The World” – Disciple
  4. “Say Your Prayers” – The Wedding
  5. “The Last Night” – Skillet

Skillet. I love them. They are one of the few acts that have secured hits on the radio and on my chart during both the Salvation Era (2006-2010) as well as the current K-LOVE Era (2017- ).

“The Last Night” was their 2ND of 8 hits on my chart and 1 of 5 hits from their huge album “Comatose” – released on October 03RD 2006 – during the 7TH week of my salvation. It was the follow-up to the first single from the album – “Rebirthing” – which soared to # 2 as I was beginning to understand my own rebirthing.

Skillet have been together for 26 years. I never heard of them until I was saved. Ever since their “Comatose” album their music has crossed-over onto mainstream rock radio – particularly away from the big cities.

I’ve seen them LIVE in concert 3 times – in 2010, 2011, and 2018. They put on a hard rockin’ show that rocks my face off for my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ !

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to July 1997. It’s when a quirky worldwide dance smash about two popular dolls posed at # 1 on my chart.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday with 3 more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going retro with me !

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp