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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 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 !

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My Fantastic Journey: It’s In The Lyrics

This month I celebrate my 40TH month aboard this fantastic journey that was created especially for me by my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ. He died on that bloody hunk of wood on that hill so that I could Live Again !  I am forever greatful to be given this second chance at Life !

Over the past 40 months of Living this new Life one of my favourite bands on the radio has been upstate South Carolina’s Eleventyseven. Their songs have been mostly pop and dance oriented with a little bit of punk thrown in for good measure, and their lyrics have been overwhelmingly positive and centered on the Glory Of God. Since 2006 they’ve hit it big with “More Than A Revolution”, “Myspace”, “Nostalgiatopia”, “Love In Your Arms”, “How It Feels (To Be With You)”, and their current smash “Trying”:

Life can feel like a red light screaming ‘Go !’
And everyday means an answer I don’t know.
This world can make you wanna fake it
And nobody wants to face it alone.
It’s hard to shake that feeling that your heart’s not home.

I’m trying to live
Trying to hope
Trying to love
Trying to cope
Life’s a war that few of us survive.
And I’m just trying to make it out alive.

Everyone has a story to be told
And every tongue has a lie it could expose.
This world describes all the treatments
To keep all the secrets you want
We’ve learned how to think
Without our minds turned on.

I’m trying to live
Trying to hope
Trying to love
Trying to cope
Life’s a war that few of us survive.
And I’m just trying to make it out alive.

The pain we go through is what makes us who we are.
And if we hold each other through
The deepest darkest parts.

Then we can live
Then we can hope
Then we can love
Then we can cope
Life is not a jump it’s all a head first dive !

I’m trying to live
Trying to hope
Trying to love
Trying to cope
Life’s a war that few of us survive
And I know we can make it out alive

It’s in the lyrics.

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