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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2000

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 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 20 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday October 15TH 2000:

  1. “Country Grammar” – Nelly
  2. “You’re A God” – Vertical Horizon
  3. “With Arms Wide Open” – Creed
  4. “It’s My Life” – Bon Jovi
  5. “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” – 98°

Well that was quite the eclectic Top 5 back in 2000. I had raunchy hip hop at the top (cleaned-up for the radio), 2 songs about God almost 6 years before I knew God, Bon Jovi’s final big chart hit, and a Latin-like ballad from boy band 98°. That Bon Jovi track still sounds great 20 years later. I hear it almost every day via my iPod Shuffles at work. It was my # 4 hit of all of #Y2K. It spent 26 weeks in a row on my chart from June to December.

At the movies I saw the memorable “Meet The Parents” back on October 21ST 2000. It was 1 of 27 movies I saw in 2000 – a new record up to that point. So far in 2020 I’ve only seen 2 movies – the lowest since 1995.

This is my final “look back” at 2000. Big changes are coming to RETRO starting next month and into December. I’ll be removing 20 years ago from the monthly rotation, and I’ll be adding 25 years ago and 35 years ago. My hit music chart began 35 years ago next month in England, and 25 years ago this month it was resurrected after a 3-year hiatus. The beginnings of both of these distinct eras are intriguing, and I’m looking forward to looking back at these music memories of my life. 

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

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2000s Blogging Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2000

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 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 20 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday September 17TH 2000:

  1. “Higher” – Creed
  2. “It’s My Life” – Bon Jovi
  3. “Music” – Madonna
  4. “Most Girls” – Pink
  5. “Come On Over (All I Want Is You)” – Christina Aguilera

11 weeks at # 1 in May, June, and July wasn’t enough for Creed’s “Higher” back in 2000. It returned to # 1 on this week exactly 20 years ago to add another 2 weeks at the top. It was (by far) my # 1 smash of the entire year that was Y2K.

Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” has held up well over these past 2 decades. It’s still in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles that play at my desk at work. It’s known as their last big hit (after 14 years from 1986 to 2000). It’s also their most-played music video on YouTube. I’ve seen Bon Jovi LIVE in concert twice – in 2006 and 2013.

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

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2000s Blogging Movies Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2000

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 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 20 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday August 20TH 2000:

  1. “Lucky” – Britney Spears
  2. “I Think I’m In Love With You” – Jessica Simpson
  3. “It’s My Life” – Bon Jovi
  4. “Higher” – Creed
  5. “Bent” – Matchbox Twenty

Good chart 20 years ago this week. Good music. “It’s My Life”, “Higher”, and “Bent” still play on my iPod Shuffles today. They still sound great. They were 3 of my Top 5 hits for the entire year of 2000. You know I’ve always considered 2000 to be the 12TH year of “’90s music”. The greatest decade of music for me began in 1989 and it continued on through 2000.

I just watched the official music video for Jessica Simpson’s “I Think I’m In Love With You”. Now I remember why I liked it so much back then. It’s a great summertime song. I think it’s my favorite Jessica Simpson jam. It borrows heavily from John Cougar Mellencamp’s “Jack & Diane”. In fact if you were in the dance clubs back during the Summer of 2000 (like myself) then you probably heard a wonderful mash-up of “Jack & Diane” and “I Think I’m In Love With You”. I need to add it to my iTunes Wish List. Yep. I’m still buying music on iTunes. Don’t judge me. #OldSchool

Over at the multiplex I saw “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps”. It was a summertime smash, but apparently I didn’t like it all that much. I rated it a “C”.

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

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2000s Movies Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2000

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 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 20 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 16TH 2000:

  1. “Higher” – Creed
  2. “It’s Gonna Be Me” – ‘N Sync
  3. “My Own Worst Enemy” – Lit
  4. “Try Again” – Aaliyah
  5. “Jumpin’, Jumpin'” – Destiny’s Child

Creed was at # 1 for the 9TH week in a row on this week exactly 20 years ago, and they would continue on for another 2 weeks before surrendering the top spot for the next 6 weeks after that. And then they would return to # 1 in September of 2000. “Higher” spent a total of 13 weeks at # 1 on my chart in 2000. To this date it remains the 2ND longest-running # 1 smash in the history of my chart.

One of my favorite pop / punk songs of all-time was Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy”. It was a late-bloomer here on my chart. Over a year after it peaked at Mainstream Top 40 radio it was one of my biggest hits in July of 2000 – eventually reaching # 2. I still love the song today.

Over at the multiplex I saw 4 movies in July of 2000 – “Me, Myself, & Irene”, “Scary Movie”, “Disney’s The Kid”, and “Loser”. 2000 was a year in which I saw 27 movies – the most of my adult life up to that point. (So far in 2020 I’ve seen 1 movie. #COVID19)

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