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 May 20TH 1990:

  1. “Room At The Top” – Adam Ant
  2. “The Price Of Love” – Bad English
  3. “Peace In Our Time” – Eddie Money
  4. “This Old Heart Of Mine” – Rod Stewart & Ronald Isley
  5. “Club At The End Of The Street” – Elton John

30 years ago – back when I had more spare time on my hands – I compiled and published a Top 40 hit music chart every week. As a special treat this week I present to you a list of the artists that appeared from chart positions 6 to 40 in alphabetical order:

Aaron Neville
Aerosmith
Alannah Myles
The B-52s
Babyface
Belinda Carlisle
Bell Biv Devoe
Billy Joel
Calloway
Deborah Harry
Don Henley
Expose
Gloria Estefan And The Miami Sound Machine
Heart
Jane Child
Linda Ronstadt
Luther Vandross
Madonna
Marcia Griffiths
M.C. Hammer
Michael Bolton
Motley Crue
Phil Collins
Poco
Richard Marx
Roxette
Sinead O’Connor
Sydney Youngblood
Taylor Dayne
Warrant
Wilson Phillips

WOW !  What a line-up. It’s a who’s who list of the biggest pop stars in the U.S.A. as the Summer of 1990 was just getting started. It’s what I was listening to in my dorm room, at the workplace, and on the road in my 1989 red Geo Spectrum.

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) 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 April 22ND 1990:

  1. “Get Up ! (Before The Night Is Over)” – Technotronic Ft. Ya Kid K
  2. “Dangerous” – Roxette
  3. “Roam” – The B-52s
  4. “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love” – Jane Child
  5. “This Old Heart Of Mine” – Rod Stewart & Ronald Isley

What a jam that was 30 years ago – and it still is today. Imagine a young almost 23-year-old version of me dancing to that jam at the hottest clubs of South Florida in 1990. It’s still in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles. I can’t keep still in my chair when I hear it at almost 53 years old. It’s aged quite well over the past 30 years. (It’s aged better than me.)

The Eurodance era of the 1990s was my favorite era of music (by far) prior to salvation in Christ. Many credit “Gonna Make You Sweat” from C + C Music Factory in kickstarting the nearly decade-long pop radio era in 1991, but Technotronic was getting the world to dance with hip hop treats and house beats some two years earlier. They stormed the world with two back-to-back mammoth hits – starting with “Pump Up The Jam” in 1989 and continuing with “Get Up ! …” in 1990.

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 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, 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 March 25TH 1990:

  1. “I’ll Be Your Everything” – Tommy Page Ft. New Kids On The Block
  2. “The Price Of Love” – Bad English
  3. “Sometimes She Cries” – Warrant
  4. “Roam” – The B-52s
  5. “Dangerous” – Roxette

30 years ago this week Tommy Page was high atop my secular pop chart at the time with his song that he cowrote with Jordan Knight and Danny Wood of New Kids On The Block. Jordan actually wanted it as a solo single for himself, but after working on the song for awhile Tommy fell in love with it and asked if he could record it for his own solo project. Jordan agreed, and he even helped produce the song along with Donnie Wahlberg. The result was an instant “out-of-the-box” smash that blew-up the all-request lines at U.S. Top 40 radio stations nationwide. It hit # 1 in its 5TH week on my own Top 40 chart at the time, and 3 weeks later it was # 1 from coast-to-coast on the Billboard Hot 100.

I wish they still made pure pop songs like that.

Tommy Page:  1970-2017

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 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 10, 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 February 25TH 1990:

  1. “The End Of The Innocence” – Don Henley
  2. “Roam” – The B-52s
  3. “I Go To Extremes” – Billy Joel
  4. “Dangerous” – Roxette
  5. “Just Between You And Me” – Lou Gramm

Don Henley’s “The End Of The Innocence” hit # 1 on my chart 30 years ago this past week. Not bad for a single that was actually released nearly 9 months earlier in June 1989. It was a late-bloomer on South Florida Top 40 radio at the time – not really making much of an impact until after it was nominated for 3 Grammy awards including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. (It won for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.)

Don_Henley_-_The_End_of_the_Innocence

“The End Of The Innocence” was the title-track of Don Henley’s biggest album ever (nominated for Album Of The Year), and that album was by far my most-listened to album (cassette) on the sands of Saudi Arabia during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. It essentially became the soundtrack of the war for me. Not bad for an album that was pretty much anti-war. The title-track actually returned to # 1 on my chart dated Sunday March 10TH 1991 – my first Sunday back home stateside post-war. I consider it to be one of the greatest songs ever made from one of the greatest albums ever made during my lifetime.

Well after 13 weeks in a row of blogging – 55 posts in a row on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, Mondays, and 3 Tuesdays – I’m ready for a break – Spring Break that is !

I’ll tell you all about it when I return for “Sunday Scripture” and “My Top 10 Hits” on Sunday March 08TH 2020 and Monday March 09TH 2020 respectively.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. I’m also on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL.

Enjoy the first week of March my friends !  May the God of hope fill you completely with joy and peace as you trust in Him.

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

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1990

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 10, 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 January 28TH 1990:

  1. “Dangerous” – Roxette
  2. “Leave A Light On” – Belinda Carlisle
  3. “It’s Not Enough” – Starship
  4. “Janie’s Got A Gun” – Aerosmith
  5. “Roam” – The B-52s

1990 was a great year for Top 40 music on the radio. It was the start of the greatest decade of pop music of my lifetime; although, I’ve always considered 1989 to be the theoretical start of 1990s music.

My iTunes library contains almost 300 hits from the 1990s (and another 30+ from 1989) – more than any other decade by far. I listen to ’90s music at my desk at work all day every day (amongst hits from other decades).

I can’t believe that 1990 was 30 years ago !  It was quite the momentous year for me. The Summer Of 1990 will be remembered as the Summer Of Rock & Roll on Panama City Beach Florida. It was a wonderful summer (at the time) – that will never happen again. It was fun for a season. 20½ years later – a few days before Christmas of 2010 – I went back to the scene of the crime – more mature, more educated, and saved by the Grace of God – to literally repent for what happened back then in 1990.

So every 4TH Friday of the month this year I’ll take you back to my 1990 – and the soundtrack of my life back then as a 22 and 23-year-old active duty military guy.

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

Saturday Night Retro

Saturday September 04TH 2010
Volume 3 / Number 1 / Edition 98

Although it certainly wasn’t as wild and crazy as the legendary Summer of 1990 this past Summer of 2010 will certainly be a memorable one for my own personal historical archives.

In June I stepped foot in New England for the very first time ever. I flew in to Hartford Connecticut, and I spent the better part of a work week up in ‘West Mass.’ as the natives refer to it. I enjoyed my short visit, and I can see myself returning for an encore visit on a future vacation. I wish to explore Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine as well.

In July I spent the long Independence Day holiday weekend out west in the Dallas Texas area with my family. I got to see my favourite Uncle and Aunt for the first time in about 7 years, and I also got to see another favourite Uncle and Aunt while I was there. It was like a ‘Day Family Reunion’ in Texas for a few hours on the 05TH of July, and as it turns out it would be the final time that my Dad got to see everyone together. He passed on to Heaven just 13 days later. He died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). I got the news just a few hours after returning home from a road trip up north and west in the rural panhandle of Florida.

I haven’t taken any trips since then, so I’m really looking forward to this upcoming vacation of mine that begins tomorrow. I’ll cap off the memorable Summer of 2010 on a high note out on the high seas as I visit Grand Cayman Island, Isla Roatan Honduras, Belize City, y Cozumel Mexico via the Carnival Valor. I’ll actually have a camera with me on this trip (for the first time ever), so I’ll try to take some pictures of my adventures on and off the ship and then post them on here and on Twitter upon my return back home.

This weekend’s ‘pick-hit video’ is from Milli Vanilli. It actually features LIVE footage from the “Club MTV” tour of 1989 that stopped over in Miami on June 30TH of that year that I was in attendance at. This was their 5TH and final smash hit in a row before the bottom fell out on their short yet extremely successful worldwide hit music career. From the Spring of 1990 I present to you the final song of ‘The Awesome ’80s In August International Dance Party’. It’s “All Or Nothing”. It’s ‘Retro’.