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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

Hello again retro music fans. 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, 20, 25, 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 04TH 2007:

  1. “Staring At The Light” – The Wedding
  2. “F-Stop” – Sullivan
  3. “Love In Your Arms” – Eleventyseven
  4. “Technique” – Def Shepard
  5. “Make Money Money” – John Reuben

Whatever happened to Columbus Ohio native Mr. John Reuben ? He was absolutely huge on the radio and on my chart in 2007 with a trio of hits – “Word Of Mouth”, “Make Money Money”, and “Good Evening”. They all made my Top 5, and “Word Of Mouth” was actually my # 1 smash overall in 2007 – without hitting # 1. After those 3 hits in a row I never heard of John Reuben again. (Actually – John had a surprise guest rap on MercyMe’s “Grace Got You” in 2018 – a version that was not played on many radio stations.)

But his 3 hits continue to live on 15 years later. Combined – they have over 2,900 plays on my iPod Shuffles that play at my desk at my workplace.

Next #RetroFriday – in 2 weeks – I’ll go back 25 years ago to November 1997. It’s when Backstreet Boys scored a worldwide pop smash with “As Long As You Love Me”.

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) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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2000s Blogging Christian God Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

Hello again retro music fans. 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, 20, 25, 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 07TH 2007:

  1. “Love In Your Arms” – Eleventyseven
  2. “F-Stop” – Sullivan
  3. “Staring At The Light” – The Wedding
  4. “I Need You” – Relient K
  5. “Let’s Go Back” – Everyday Sunday

Good music from my 2ND year of my salvation in Christ – with a heavy dose of Christian pop-punk.

“F-Stop” was such an amazing song. It spent 11 consecutive weeks at # 2. Sullivan were the lone “one-hit-wonder” of the Top 5 bunch. The band released their 10-track album “Cover Your Eyes” on my 40TH birthday in 2007, and the lead-off track (and only known radio single) was “F-Stop”.

The Wedding were HUGE in 2007 with 3 hit singles in a row on my favorite radio station back then – #TheCall. “Morning Air” peaked at # 2 for a single week. “Say Your Prayers” peaked at # 2 for 2 weeks. And then came along “Staring At The Light”. It climbed to # 1 the week after it was at # 3, and it stayed there for 5 weeks in a row. It was my # 6 hit of 2007.

There is no music video for “Staring At The Light”, but Curb Records provided this to YouTube several years ago, and I still love to hear this song 15 years later, so I’ve included it here for my own listening enjoyment. Maybe you’ll like it too ?

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 20 years ago to October 2002. It’s when a Spanish DJ who we all knew on a first-name basis as “Sammy” scored a worldwide #EDM smash that crossed-over onto the mainstream pop charts, and it was a cover version of a Bryan Adams smash from 1985.

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) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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2000s Blogging Christian God Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

Hello again retro music fans. 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, 20, 25, 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 02ND 2007:

  1. “Love In Your Arms” – Eleventyseven
  2. “F-Stop” – Sullivan
  3. “Finding Out” – Stellar Kart
  4. “You’re On Fire” – MxPx
  5. “Let’s Go Back” – Everyday Sunday

As I entered the 2ND year of my salvation in Christ I was in a positive-pop-punk type of mood, as I listened and sang along to some righteously rowdy tunes on local Christian pop radio.

Eleventyseven enjoyed great success on my pop chart at the time – which means I really liked what I was hearing from them on the radio. They scored with 5 huge hits in a row with “Myspace” (# 2 for 2 weeks), “Nostalgiatopia” (# 1 for 7 weeks), “Love In Your Arms” (# 1 for 6 weeks), “How It Feels (To Be With You)” (# 1 for 4 weeks), and “Trying” (# 1 for 10 weeks). So that’s 27 weeks at # 1 in a little more than 3 years from January 2007 to January 2010.

After 20 years the band is mostly still together, and they are still releasing new music and performing LIVE in concert. I’m not familiar with their music since 2010, but their anthems from 15 years ago still live on.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 20 years ago to September 2002. It’s when trance, techno, and house music dominated my chart, and a Dutch DJ by the name of Carlo Resoort was atop my chart with a long-running track that spent 70 weeks in a row on my Top 40.

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. Thanks for going retro with me !

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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2000s Blogging Christian God Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

Hello again retro music fans. 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 August 05TH 2007:

  1. “You’re On Fire” – MxPx
  2. “Finding Out” – Stellar Kart
  3. “Let’s Go Back” – Everyday Sunday
  4. “Zero” – Hawk Nelson
  5. “Sing To Me” – Run Kid Run

Hawk Nelson’s “Zero” was huge in 2007. It actually entered my Top 25 weekly chart at the time straight-in at # 1 – and it stayed there for 6 weeks in a row. Exactly 15 years ago was when it fell from the top spot down to # 4. It finished 2007 as my # 21 hit of the year (out of 132 that charted).

Back then Jason Dunn was the lead singer (as well as rhythm guitarist and keyboardist) of the band. He cowrote “Zero” about someone he knew who committed suicide.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to August 1997. It’s when Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson asked “Where’s The Love ?”.

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) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp