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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1997

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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 25 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 13TH 1997:

  1. “Barbie Girl” – Aqua
  2. “I’ll Be Missing You” – Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Ft. 112
  3. “Semi-Charmed Life” – Third Eye Blind
  4. “Call Me” – Le Click
  5. “ESPN Presents The Jock Jam” – Various Artists

Aqua – the dance band from Copenhagen Denmark that brought us “Barbie Girl” a quarter of a century ago – is still around and active. In fact they’ve been together (off-and-on) for some 33 years, and they are the biggest Danish band of all-time. They are currently on-tour performing their catalogue of hits (most of which are unknown here in the U.S.)

But “Barbie Girl” was quite MASSIVE. It shot straight-in to # 1 on my chart at the start of July of 1997, and it stayed there for the entire month. It was my # 23 hit of 1997.

Here’s its music video – with over a BILLION views on YouTube:

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 30 years ago to July 1992. It’s when the song that I’ve performed lead vocals on more than any other – on #RockBand – was at # 1 on my chart. I fell in love with its modern psychedelic sound, and I’ve been singing it for the past 30 years.

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 !

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