My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2004

Every Friday night 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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday August 08TH 2004:

  1. “Meant To Live” – Switchfoot
  2. “Outrageous” – Britney Spears
  3. “The Reason” – Hoobastank
  4. “Ocean Avenue” – Yellowcard
  5. “Move Ya Body” – Nina Sky

Switchfoot’s “Meant To Live” spent its 3RD week atop my chart exactly 15 years ago this weekend. It would go on to spend a total of 6 weeks at # 1. Back then I didn’t know what the words of the song meant. I just loved the melody of the song. 8 months later on April 02ND 2005 me and my brother saw Switchfoot LIVE in concert at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven Florida.

Switchfoot would chart 6 times from 2004 to 2008 – “Meant To Live” (# 1 for 6 weeks in 2004), “Dare You To Move” (# 1 for 3 weeks in 2004), “Stars” (# 14 in 2005), “Oh !  Gravity” (# 4 in 2006), “Awakening” (# 2 in 2007), and “This Is Home” (# 5 in 2008). “Awakening” is currently in heavy airplay at my desk at work (via my iPod Shuffles). It’s also the most-played Switchfoot song on my iTunes library at 1,019 plays (and counting).

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2004

Every Friday night 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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 11TH 2004:

  1. “Ocean Avenue” – Yellowcard
  2. “Meant To Live” – Switchfoot
  3. “The Reason” – Hoobastank
  4. “Hey Mama” – The Black Eyed Peas
  5. “Pieces Of Me” – Ashlee Simpson

15 years ago this weekend seems so long ago. I had recently flipped away from electronic dance music and returned to my roots in calmer pop music. I actually don’t remember much about 2004, and I really choose to not remember much about that year. It was a forgettable year. I wasn’t happy at work, and I wasn’t particularly happy at home either. I came home to my cat every afternoon, and he adored me. He was my best friend at the time. I still miss him over 12 years after his passing. #Boots

It’s interesting what I discover when I review old E-Mails. 15 years ago TODAY – the 12TH of July of 2004 (a Monday) I drove about 650 miles from a hotel very near Walt Disney World (like a mile away) to a suburb south of New Orleans. I was TDY (military term = temporary duty) at NAS JRB New Orleans during that week. According to my extensive records I filled-up with gas twice that day during my drive westward, and I paid $1.959 and $1.919 per gallon for gas.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2004

Every Friday night 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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday June 13TH 2004:

  1. “The Reason” – Hoobastank
  2. “Meant To Live” – Switchfoot
  3. “Don’t Tell Me” – Avril Lavigne
  4. “Naughty Girl” – Beyoncé
  5. “This Love” – Maroon 5

This is the debut edition of my look back at my chart from exactly 15 years ago. I’ll do this every 2ND Friday of the month.

So 15 years ago this weekend I had just turned 37 years old. I was listening to Top 40 music on South Florida’s WHYI / Y-100. (It’s the longest-running continuously-operated Top 40 radio station in North America – almost 46 years.)

Back in 2004 I did not know Jesus Christ, and I wasn’t really paying attention to the lyrics of the songs. But check it out – Switchfoot’s “Meant To Live” is at # 2. It was a crossover pop smash. It spent 31 weeks on my personal hit music chart in 2004, and it was the # 1 smash of the entire year for me.

You see God was getting ready for something big in my life a full two years before salvation commenced for me. I was listening to the music back then, and God had His Word set to the music. I didn’t know what the song meant at the time:

We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves ?
Somewhere we live inside
Somewhere we live inside
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves ?
Somewhere we live inside

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries