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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2005

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, 25, 30, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 1ST Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday December 04TH 2005:

  1. “Photograph” – Nickelback
  2. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” – Green Day
  3. “Hung Up” – Madonna
  4. “Gold Digger” – Kanye West
  5. “Check On It” – Beyoncé Ft. Slim Thug

Madonna’s final song ever on my chart – “Hung Up” – peaked at # 3 on this weekend in December of 2005, and I couldn’t remember it at all. So I went to YouTube to watch the official music video for it, and I still can’t remember ever hearing it before; yet, it was my 3RD favorite song of the week back then.

It’s a solid track, and it’s a got a good #EDM sound to it. It sounds very European – which was very typical of her music back in the late-1990s / early-2000s. It samples an old ABBA track – “Gimme !  Gimme !  Gimme !”.

“Hung Up” spent 18 weeks on my chart into January and February of 2006, but I think I heard it for the first time today. #ObviouslyNot #BadMemory

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 25 years ago to December 1995.

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 – 2005

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, 25, 30, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 1ST Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 06TH 2005:

  1. “Don’t Lie” – The Black Eyed Peas
  2. “Gold Digger” – Kanye West
  3. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” – Green Day
  4. “Photograph” – Nickelback
  5. “Because Of You” – Kelly Clarkson

A new season of my weekly RETRO feature has begun, and I vow to no longer talk negative of 2005.

Check out Nickelback at # 4 with one of their biggest hits – “Photograph”. I loved Nickelback music on the radio back in the day. I thought they were so cool as a band. Nowadays they are mostly maligned by grumpy middle-aged men who used to like them. I’m not one to malign a band that produced 6 big hits on my chart from 2001 to 2006. They would’ve kept on going if it weren’t for the fact that I was saved by Christ in August of 2006, and I completely turned-off the secular music. Oh – Nickelback’s 6TH and final hit in 2006 ? – “Savin’ Me”.

I’ve got an interesting anniversary coming up. Later this month in 2005 I was given an XM Satellite Radio for #ThanksChristmasGiving (combined Thanksgiving / Christmas holiday for my family). I still have it, and I still listen to it today. It’s a countertop boombox-style radio with a detachable / extendable satellite antenna that sits on my windowsill facing southward. Back in 2005 I discovered what turned out to be their # 1 station – 20 On 20. It was a fast-paced all-request Top 20 station. It kind of rejuvenated my pop chart at the time.

So Happy 15TH Anniversary SiriusXM. I’ve been a loyal listener longer than anyone else I know.

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 25 years ago to November 1995.

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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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2005

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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday October 09TH 2005:

  1. “Don’t Lie” – The Black Eyed Peas
  2. “Gold Digger” – Kanye West
  3. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” – Green Day
  4. “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers
  5. “Feel Good Inc.” – Gorillaz

After a string of forgettable songs on Top 5 charts from the underwhelming year that was 2005 – finally – a collection of memorable hits on a chart with great variety.

“Wake Me Up When September Ends” is one of my favorite Green Day songs. I usually play it in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles all September long, and then when September ends – I remove it from rotation. This year was no different. It was their 5TH and final hit on my chart between 1996 and 2005.

Just Like Heaven

At the movies I saw “Just Like Heaven” back on October 22ND 2005. It starred Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo. It received good reviews by critics and moviegoers, and it was a box office hit. I rated it as 3.5 stars (out of 4).

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 Movies Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2005

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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday September 11TH 2005:

  1. “Pon De Replay” – Rihanna
  2. “La Tortura” – Shakira Ft. Alejandro Sanz
  3. “Let Me Hold You” – Bow Wow Ft. Omarion
  4. “Lose Control” – Missy Elliott Ft. Ciara & Fatman Scoop
  5. “Get It Poppin'” – Fat Joe Ft. Nelly

I’m glad I survived and moved on from that debacle that was 2005. You think 2020 is your worst year ever ?  Not for me. That would be 2005. I don’t even remember much of 2005 other than the fact that it was very dark. 

At the movies (where I escaped reality) I saw “The Man” back on September 18TH 2005. It starred Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy as cops. It received horrible reviews by critics and moviegoers, and it was a box office flop. I rated it as 3.5 stars, so apparently I laughed a few times at the hijinks that ensued.

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