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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

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 May 06TH 2007:

  1. “Procrastinating” – Stellar Kart
  2. “After The World” – Disciple
  3. “Awakening” – Switchfoot
  4. “I Love You To Death” – Family Force 5
  5. “Face Down” – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

What an interesting Top 5 chart from exactly 15 years ago. I can’t explain that Red Jumpsuit Apparatus song at # 5. Somehow it broke-through onto my Top 25 Christian pop chart back then, but I don’t remember how it did that.

Switchfoot straddled both the mainstream pop charts as well as the Christian pop charts back in the mid-2000s. Their “Awakening” was their 5TH hit single on my chart. Their first 3 hits – “Meant To Live”, “Dare You To Move”, and “Stars” – all occurred before I knew who God is. “Awakening” tells the story of being rescued by God while at rock bottom. I can relate.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to May 1997. It’s when a 3-minute house-dance mash-up of 17 previous dance hits climbed to the top of radio station playlists as one of the most-requested tracks of 1997. And it was brought to you by a nationwide cable sports network.

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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2000s Blogging Christian God Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

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 April 01ST 2007:

  1. “Procrastinating” – Stellar Kart
  2. “Wake Up ! Wake Up !” – Everyday Sunday
  3. “Live Like We’re Alive” – Nevertheless
  4. “Forgiven” – Relient K
  5. “After The World” – Disciple

Those are all classics of the era right there. In my 8TH month of salvation I was completely immersed in the Christian pop and rock scene via my church, local radio, and online. Every single one of those songs (and many more of the time) bring me back to a part of my life that was unlike any before it. I was a baby Christian – on fire for Christ – a few months before my 40TH birthday.

Here’s the official music video for my # 2 hit that week 15 years ago:

Sometimes I wish I could recapture a sliver of that euphoria that I experienced during those early months as a baby Christian, but God does not intend to stay in place. He wants us to keep moving forward, and keep maturing with a soul on fire for Him. Don’t be sleepwalking through endless days. Don’t be procrastinating. Live like we’re alive !

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to April 1997. It’s when German Eurodance was dominant on the pop charts.

This is the end of an abbreviated blog weekend, as #SundayScripture and #Top10Monday are on hiatus this weekend. They will both return next weekend. In fact a full weekend of blogging returns next weekend – with 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

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

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 March 04TH 2007:

  1. “Made To Love” – TobyMac
  2. “Word Of Mouth” – John Reuben
  3. “Nostalgiatopia” – Eleventyseven
  4. “Morning Air” – The Wedding
  5. “Live Like We’re Alive” – Nevertheless

In February 2007 I discovered TobyMac. His debut smash – “Made To Love” – was playing on the radio around the clock, and I was loving its sound and meaning. It spent 5 weeks at # 1 on my chart at the time, and it finished 2007 as my # 2 hit of the entire year. (John Reuben’s “Word Of Mouth” was # 1 for the year.)

Toby charted 3 times during the “Salvation Era” of my chart – with “Made To Love”, “Boomin'”, and “City On Our Knees”.

And then I walked away from Christian music on the radio and ended my weekly hit music chart after 14+ consecutive years (1995-2010).

7 years later in February 2017 a TobyMac concert in Tallahassee and the discovery of K-LOVE on the airwaves in South Florida resurrected my chart, and Toby scored my first # 1 smash of the new era with “Love Broke Through”.

I’ve been to 4 TobyMac concerts over the past 12 years, and each one of them was an extra special event on my fantastic journey. Toby needs to get back down here to South Florida so that I can sing and dance to our God again with Toby’s inspiring music, lyrics, and energy.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to March 1997. It’s when two guys from Australia scored a # 1 smash with their very first single.

This is the end of an abbreviated blog weekend, as #SundayScripture and #Top10Monday are on hiatus this weekend. They will both return next weekend. In fact a full weekend of blogging returns next weekend – with 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

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

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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

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 February 04TH 2007:

  1. “Nostalgiatopia” – Eleventyseven
  2. “Morning Air” – The Wedding
  3. “Live Like We’re Alive” – Nevertheless
  4. “Forgiven” – Relient K
  5. “Jesus Freak” – Chasing Victory

15 years ago I maintained and published online a Top 25 chart each week, and there’s my Top 5. That’s a good sampling right there of Christian pop, punk, and hard rock.

You know I never knew the original “Jesus Freak” song from DC Talk. That version was released back during the Summer of 1995 when I didn’t know God. Although it kinda sorta crossed over to Mainstream Top 40 radio it was just a very minor hit – peaking just below the Billboard Hot 100 nationwide. TobyMac (as a solo artist) released his own version of “Jesus Freak” on a LIVE album in 2008. Newsboys (Michael Tait era) have performed “Jesus Freak” LIVE in concert over the past dozen years. (TobyMac and Michael Tait were 2 out of 3 of DC Talk. The other – Kevin Max.)

I love the Chasing Victory version that hit my chart in 2007. It sounded great on the radio, and I always cranked it up loud and proud. You know – I didn’t really care if they labeled me a “Jesus Freak”. And I still don’t. I cherish that label today.

If you click on the Chasing Victory link up at # 5 above it takes you to their very active Myspace site. That’s right – Myspace. Now that’s retro !

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to February 1997.

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