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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2003

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 January 12TH 2003:

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 742ND overall edition and 383RD online edition of my weekly hit music chart – known at the time as my “Pure Dance Chart”. It 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 chart reflected that short era of my life.

A Divine Inspiration led “The Way” at the top of my chart exactly 20 years ago this week. Was this a Christian Trance song ? You decide.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to January 1998. It’s when Smash Mouth were hot.

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 – 2008

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 January 06TH 2008:

  1. “The Minor Prophets” – Haste The Day
  2. “Wolves” – Chasing Victory
  3. “Ra-Random” – Transistor Radio
  4. “When Hope Is All You Have” – Spoken
  5. “Staring At The Light” – The Wedding

15 years ago is now 2008, and all this year on the 1ST Friday of the month I’ll look back at this breakthrough year of my fantastic journey in Christ – my 2ND year as part of my original church family.

Christian Rock ruled my weekly chart (a Top 25) during this era – some if it “emo screamo” rock for God. One of the bands that I liked back then were Spoken out of Nashville Tennessee – not to be confused with today’s Unspoken.

Spoken hit 3 times on my chart with “Time After Time” (# 6 in 2006), “When Hope Is All You Have” (# 3 in 2008), and “Trading In This Troubled Heart” (# 11 in 2008). Their 2008 songs were from their self-titled 2007 album. “Time After Time” is what you may think it is – a cover of the classic Cyndi Lauper song. I hear it almost every day. It’s in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles that (still) play at my desk at my workplace. It’s actually accumulated 1,185 plays over the past 15½ years !

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 20 years ago to January 2003. It’s when a Divine Inspiration led the way.

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) 2023 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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2000s Blogging Music Radio

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 December 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 738TH overall edition and 379TH online edition of my weekly hit music chart – known at the time as my “Pure Dance Chart”. It 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 chart reflected that short era of my life.

It was an all-female-led Top 5 – with Shaft leading the pack at # 1. Shaft were actually two English producers who did a bunch of covers and remixes right around the turn of the 21ST century. Donna Canale ultimately sang the vocals of their cover of “Sway” – retitled as “(Mucho Mambo) Sway” – but their original version included Rosemary Clooney’s vocals from her 1959 cover of the song. That version had to be pulled from the market due to a copyright dispute. Dean Martin scored a pop hit with his 1954 cover of the song.

Shaft’s 2ND version of the song was a Top 10 pop smash in Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and New Zealand. A HI-NRG dance remix of the track was my # 1 smash for 2 weeks 20 years ago. It was a huge hit on the radio here in Miami.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to December 1997. It’s when a 19-year-old New York City native hit # 2 with her debut smash that’s legendary.

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, 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 December 02ND 2007:

  1. “How It Feels (To Be With You)” – Eleventyseven
  2. “Staring At The Light” – The Wedding
  3. “Illuminate” – Project 86
  4. “The Minor Prophets” – Haste The Day
  5. “Game On” – Disciple

15 years ago this week Project 86 out of the “OC” – Orange County California – were in my Top 3 with the hard rockin’ “Illuminate”. It’s all about lighting up the darkness – the shadows of night that include wicked culture, dark deeds, mass inferno, covert crimes, closet portal – “your skeletons are burning eternal.”

Project 86 have been rockin’ for the past 26 years. They are currently working on their upcoming double studio album – “OMNI”. Back in the late-2000s they hit my chart with 7 radio songs – “Something We Can’t Be” (# 14 in 2006), “Evil (A Chorus Of Resistance)” (# 14 in 2007), “Illuminate” (# 2 in 2007), “Molotov” (# 8 in 2008), “Put Your Lips To The TV” (# 1 in 2008), “Dark Angel Dragnet” (# 12 in 2009), and “The Butcher” (# 15 in 2009).

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 20 years ago to December 2002. It’s when an old Dino song from 1954 became an #EDM house 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 !

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