My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2004

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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 07TH 2004:

  1. “Lose My Breath” – Destiny’s Child
  2. “Over And Over (Again)” – Nelly Ft. Tim McGraw
  3. “Dare You To Move” – Switchfoot
  4. “I Don’t Want To Be” – Gavin DeGraw
  5. “Breakaway” – Kelly Clarkson

15 years ago this weekend Switchfoot were trying to tell me all about God, but I wasn’t really listening to the lyrics. I was rockin’ out to the melody. That was 21½ months before salvation began for me. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ dared me to move. He dared me to lift myself up off the floor – out of the pit of despair – out of the mud and the mire – and reach for Him. I did. It was a new day – a day that never happened before. A day that I never imagined before. Salvation began on that day. That was the start of my fantastic journey, and it’s in the lyrics:

♫ Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself ?
Where you gonna go ?
Where you gonna go ?
Salvation is here !

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself
To lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened before ♫

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. Enjoy this long holiday weekend here in the U.S.A. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

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

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2004

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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday October 10TH 2004:

  1. “Let’s Get It Started” – Black Eyed Peas
  2. “Hey Mama” – Black Eyed Peas
  3. “Goodies” – Ciara Ft. Petey Pablo
  4. “She Will Be Loved” – Maroon 5
  5. “On The Way Down” – Ryan Cabrera

♫ Sick and tired of this world
There’s no more air
Tripping over myself
Going nowhere
Waiting
Suffocating
No direction
I took a dive

And on the way down
I saw you
And you save me from myself
And won’t forget the way you love me
And on the way down
I almost fell right through
But I held on to you ♫

What a great pop song that was exactly 15 years ago. Recorded in 2003 it was Ryan Cabrera’s radio-friendly debut smash at age 21. It spent 36 consecutive weeks on my chart at the time – peaking at # 3. Johnny Rzeznik – lead singer of Goo Goo Dolls – performed backup vocals. Ashlee Simpson – Ryan Cabrera’s girlfriend at the time – appears in the official music video.

One look at those lyrics makes me think that Ryan is singing about salvation in Christ, but I don’t know if that was the intent of the song. The music video makes it appear that Ashlee Simpson is saving Ryan Cabrera. (That didn’t really work out.)

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday 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 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 September 12TH 2004:

  1. “She Will Be Loved” – Maroon 5
  2. “Pieces Of Me” – Ashlee Simpson
  3. “My Happy Ending” – Avril Lavigne
  4. “Meant To Live” – Switchfoot
  5. “The Reason” – Hoobastank

That was a powerful Top 5 back during the 2ND weekend of September of 2004. In fact all 5 of those songs represented 5 out of the Top 6 hits of the entire year. The other one – Maroon 5’s breakthrough smash – “This Love” – which was the # 5 hit of the year.

If you had told me back in 2004 that Maroon 5 would be one of the biggest pop acts of the next 15 years then I would have laughed at you. Frankly I thought that they would be a two-hit-wonder-and-done after “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved”, so clearly I got that wrong.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday 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 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