The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1998

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday June 07TH 1998:

  1. It’s Like That – Run-D.M.C. Vs. Jason Nevins
  2. Brimful Of Asha – Cornershop
  3. So In Love With You – Duke
  4. The Way – Fastball
  5. I Want You Back – ‘N Sync

“It’s Like That” was my jam to dance to 20 years ago this week.

You know back in the day I used to dance in the clubs – by land and by sea. I was immersed into the trance, techno, and house scene. Now that I’m in my early-50s I’m more fragile than ever before. I fear of throwing out my lower back, spraining a muscle, or having a heart attack.

I no longer hang out at clubs – for the most part. I recently danced like a youngster for 2 out of 4 nights in the Fathoms nightclub of the Disney Magic cruise ship. I discovered their “Silent DJ Party” where you wear wireless headphones and select 1 of 3 music channels to listen to. If you walk in to the nightclub you hear nothing, and you see people with headphones dancing to completely different beats. It’s amusing and fun simultaneously. I’ve also been known to dance at LIVE concerts, as well as church worship nights.

 

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy – that I might sing praises to You and not be silent. O LORD my God. I will give You thanks forever !  (Psalm 30:11-12 NLT)

Saturday Night Retro

1998 – What a crazy year it was (for me anyway). It was a party year. It’s the year that I went from 30 to 31-years-old. I was living in my current home. I was working at the place that I still work at today. I had my young and healthy feline buddy Boots running energetically all throughout my home. When I wasn’t at home or at work I was probably driving around in my dark green 1997 Saturn SL1 that looked just like this:

1997 Saturn SL1

1997 Saturn SL1

I was a loyal Y-100 listener in 1998, and some of the hottest pop and rock bands on the radio back then included ‘N Sync, Fastball, Matchbox Twenty, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Aerosmith.

Here’s a track that was particularly big all around the world (aside from here in the U.S.). It’s a modern 1998 Eurodance update to a 1974 U.S. Disco smash. You probably know the original version, and some of you can even perform the dance moves to it as well. It’s “Kung Fu Fighting”, and Carl Douglas performed it originally while the British dance crew Bus Stop modernized it in 1998. It went a little something like this:

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