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, 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 February 13TH 2005:
- “1, 2 Step” – Ciara Ft. Missy Elliott
- “Beautiful Soul” – Jesse McCartney
- “True” – Ryan Cabrera
- “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” – Green Day
- “Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson
Green Day scored with 5 hits on my chart from 1996 to 2005 (when I compiled and published online a secular hit music chart each week under my former pseudonym “Major Hitwaves” / “The Major”).
“Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” was their 3RD hit, and while it’s only been 15 years since it played every 3 hours or less on the radio I couldn’t remember how it sounded. So I did what most people do. I went to YouTube, and I watched the music video. It all came back to me again. It sounded good – just as I remembered it – a rock-solid pop song. In fact it was a multi-format crossover smash that appealed to listeners of rock radio, Top 40 radio, and even Hot Adult Contemporary radio.
I’ll probably purchase and add this track to my iPod Shuffle playlist. It does bring back some not-so-good memories of a rather forgettable year – 2005 – but the past is what it is, and it got so much better and brighter just 18 months later. #Salvation
It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday with 3 more blog posts for this U.S. holiday weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !
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