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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2006

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 03RD 2006:

  1. “The Show” – Hawk Nelson
  2. “Rebirthing” – Skillet
  3. “When Everything Falls” – Haste The Day
  4. “Writing On The Walls” – Underoath
  5. “Gravity” – The Fold

Love Hawk Nelson. They were one of very few artists to score hits during both the “Salvation Era” (2006-2010) as well as the current “K-LOVE Era” of my weekly hit music chart. They scored a # 1 smash with their debut hit on my chart – “The Show”. It ascended to # 1 on this weekend 15 years ago for its first of 5 weeks at the top. It was their first of 8 hits on my chart (to include their 2 hits during the current era).

Their first 3 hits all spent at least a month at # 1 for a combined total of 21 weeks !

They also scored several radio hits during the 7-year hiatus of my chart (2010-2017) that became favorites starting in 2017 as recurrents on the radio – “Words” (with Bart Millard of MercyMe), “Drops In The Ocean”, and “Diamonds”.

Good music from a good band with an uncertain future. Jason Dunn was the original lead singer from 2000 to 2012. He left, and Jonathan Steingard took over for him until 2020 when he left. Daniel Biro remains as the only original member.

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 25 years ago to December 1996.

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) 2021 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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2000s Blogging Christian God Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2006

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 05TH 2006:

  1. “Gravity” – The Fold
  2. “Activate” – Stellar Kart
  3. “Up Above” – High Flight Society
  4. “In Such A State” – Edison Glass
  5. “Waste Of Time” – FM Static

11 weeks into my salvation – before I even found and joined a church family – I was rockin’ to God and His music via my local independent Christian rock radio station – “The Call”.

Hearing these songs 15 years later gives me goosebumps. It brings me back to that euphoric time when I was a baby again – at the age of 39.

My # 1 smash 15 years ago was from The Fold – a band that is still around today after nearly 20 years. In 2006 they released their debut album – “This Too Shall Pass”. Its opening track was “Gravity”. It was their 1ST of 5 hits on my chart over the next 3 years.

I like the chorus of “Gravity”:

♫ Just like gravity – what draws You to me
Someone I didn’t know I needed
It’s like gravity – it’s stronger than me
I need You here ♫

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 25 years ago to November 1996.

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) 2021 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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2000s Blogging Christian God Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2006

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 October 01ST 2006:

  1. “Desensitized” – Jonah33
  2. “Love Addict” – Family Force 5
  3. “Activate” – Stellar Kart
  4. “Gravity” – The Fold
  5. “High Of 75” – Relient K

… And on this 1ST Sunday of October of 2006 (representing the final week of September) the transformation of my weekly hit music chart was complete. It had completely flipped from Secular Rhythmic Contemporary to Christian Rock, Pop, and Hip Hop. Falling out of my Top 5 on this week exactly 15 years ago were hits from Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Christina Aguilera, Cherish, Sean Paul (of YoungBloodZ), and Gnarls Barkley.

My #SalvationEra was in full effect. My first-ever all-Christian Top 5 represented some of the hottest artists on Christian radio during the mid-2000s.

One of my favorite bands back in the beginning was the energetic pop-punk band Stellar Kart out of Phoenix Arizona. Adam Agee was the frontman of the band, and they were together for about 13 years from 2001 to 2014 – peaking in 2006 with their hot album “We Can’t Stand Sitting Down”. That album spawned 3 hit singles on the radio and on my chart – “Activate” (# 2 for 2 weeks), “Procrastinating” (# 1 for 6 weeks), and “Finding Out” (# 1 for 2 weeks). They were the first 3 of 6 #SK hits on my chart during that era.

Stellar Kart

“Activate” is about not sitting in the shade, but having our God getting us up and moving. He’s our God with a purpose for our life. He’s the reason why we’re alive. There’s a world out there in need. It’s time to make a move. You’ll never start a revolution in your sleep. We must show love to everyone. We must – “Activate”.

Those were wise words for me as a young baby Christian exactly 15 years ago.

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 25 years ago to October 1996.

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) 2021 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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2000s Bible Blogging Christian God Music Radio Scripture

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2006

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 September 03RD 2006:

  1. “SexyBack” – Justin Timberlake Ft. Timbaland
  2. “Ain’t No Other Man” – Christina Aguilera
  3. “Crazy” – Gnarls Barkley
  4. “Desensitized” – Jonah33
  5. “Far Away” – Nickelback

Introducing my first Top 5 Christian hit post-salvation – the hard-rockin’ “Desensitized” by Jonah33. It’s one of the first distinct songs that I remember hearing on the radio for the first time after Christ rescued and saved me during the 3RD week of August of 2006.

The song inspired me to look-up the word “Desensitized”, and do research on it, and discern what it means in relation to me believing and following God. It led me to God’s Word. It led me to Scripture online.

Jonah33 was formed in 2001 in Fayetteville Arkansas – home of the University Of Arkansas Razorbacks. They were active for 7 years, and this was their biggest hit at Christian Top 40 radio.

♫ I’m growing numb !
But what is wrong, and what is right
When did I start to lose this fight ?
Somehow I lost track of who you are
I’m so amazed at what sin’s become
I’m so ashamed that I’ve grown so numb
Somehow I became desensitized
I don’t want to be desensitized ♫

Next Friday on RETRO I’ll go back 25 years ago to September 1996.

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) 2021 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries