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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1987

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 4TH Friday of the month, so I go back 35 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 29TH 1987:

  1. “Got My Mind Set On You” – George Harrison
  2. “Need You Tonight” – INXS
  3. “Hourglass” – Squeeze
  4. “True Faith” – New Order
  5. “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” – Belinda Carlisle

35 years ago this weekend I was enjoying the last of my 13 days with my family in Northern Virginia. I got to enjoy Thanksgiving with them for the first time in 3 years. (The previous two I was living and working in England.)

I was also being reintroduced to American Top 40 radio, and in the Washington D.C. area there was only one station at the time – All-Hit-105-WAVA. It was a Top 40 station for a little over 8 years starting near the end of 1983. (I actually didn’t listen to Top 40 radio back in 1983 into 1985.)

My music chart 35 years ago included British holdovers and American newcomers.

Former Go-Go Belinda Carlisle was one of those American newcomers. She scored a huge hit – in fact her biggest hit ever – with “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”. When I arrived home stateside it was in heavy rotation on WAVA, and MTV was playing it around the clock as well. It was brand-new to me. It was actually a hit here stateside before it broke-through overseas in the U.K. and European markets. It was also big in South Africa and Australia and New Zealand.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 15 years ago to December 2007. It’s when a hard rock band from Southern California were lighting up my Top 3.

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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My Top 30 Hits – 300 Weeks

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back nearly 45 years. But this week it’s a special chart to celebrate the past 300 weeks. It’s my #Top30Of300 !

RK PK WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 25 Nobody (But Jesus) Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West
2 1 26 Every Step Of The Way Cade Thompson
3 1 24 Almost Home MercyMe
4 1 22 Do It Again Elevation Worship
5 1 27 Fires Jordan St. Cyr
6 1 27 Even Then Micah Tyler
7 1 26 I Will Fear No More The Afters
8 1 24 Grace Got You MercyMe
9 1 27 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
10 1 23 Yes He Can Cain
11 2 25 Alive & Breathing Matt Maher
12 1 22 Weary Traveler Jordan St. Cyr
13 1 21 Church (Take Me Back) Cochren & Co.
14 2 30 Known Tauren Wells
15 1 26 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
16 1 23 Rise Up (Lazarus) Cain
17 1 22 Broken Things Matthew West
18 2 26 Truth Be Told Matthew West
19 1 19 Even If MercyMe
20 1 17 Fear No More Building 429
21 1 25 Brighter Days Blessing Offor
22 1 25 Dead Man Walking Jeremy Camp
23 1 19 Nobody Loves Me Like You Chris Tomlin
24 1 25 The God Who Stays Matthew West
25 1 26 Different Micah Tyler
26 1 20 Home Chris Tomlin
27 1 20 Gracefully Broken Matt Redman Ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard
28 2 22 Come What May We Are Messengers
29 1 20 No Impossible With You I AM THEY
30 1 20 What If Matthew West

300 WEEKS – We made it. From February 2017 to November 2022 – 5 years and 9 months – and still going strong. It’s been a fun 300 weeks. It’s also been a comforting 300 weeks during these troubled times in the world. The resurrection of my music chart after a 7-year hiatus from 2010 to 2017 was due to the discovery of K-LOVE – the nationwide Christian Adult Contemporary radio station. K-LOVE has been a blessing in my life, as it has been the soundtrack of the renaissance of my fantastic journey in Christ. I’m looking forward to the next 300 weeks, for the best is yet to come !

MATTHEW WEST – I had never heard of him before 2017, but now he’s my favorite singer. He’s hit my weekly chart with 7 songs, and 5 of them have gone to # 1. (2 peaked at # 2.) 4 of his 5 # 1 hits are in my Top 30 above. His last # 1 – “Me On Your Mind” – fell well short of my Top 30. He’s been on my chart a combined 143 weeks (more than any other artist) – with just 9 overlapping weeks. So that’s 134 out of 300 weeks, for a Matthew West presence of 44.7% of the era.

PRAISE TO OUR GOD – What a great chart that praises and worships our God and gives Him all of the glory. Each song on here makes me smile – and sing along. Some have a beat that make me want to dance for Jesus. If you’re not familiar with one or any of these songs then use Google, Bing, Amazon, Apple, or YouTube to check them out. Enjoy the music, but especially listen to the words. The words of these songs represent God’s Word. Any one of these songs can change a life forever.

He has given me a new song to sing – a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:3 NLT)

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again with the new weekend – and 4 new entries – starting with a special #ThanksgivingThursday, and continuing with #RetroFriday#SundayScripture, and #Top10Monday.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May our God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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

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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, 20, 25, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 25 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 23RD 1997:

  1. “Tubthumping” – Chumbawamba
  2. “(I Just Wanna) Fly” – Sugar Ray Ft. Super Cat
  3. “Show Me Love” – Robyn
  4. “As Long As You Love Me” – Backstreet Boys
  5. “Walkin’ On The Sun” – Smash Mouth

You know I was never a big Backstreet Boys fan. By the time they hit the pop charts stateside I was already into my early-30s. Besides – I always thought that ‘N Sync had the better more catchier pop songs on the radio. But if I had to pick a favorite Backstreet Boys track – then it would be their 2ND of 15 (!) hits on my chart – “As Long As You Love Me”. It spent 31 weeks on my chart, and it hit # 1 in its 24TH week. 25 years later – I can still sing along to it. I also have some Karaoke history with this song.

♫ I don’t care who you are
Where you’re from
What you did
As long as you love me
Who you are
Where you’re from
Don’t care what you did
As long as you love me ♫

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 35 years ago to the end of November 1987. It’s when a former Go-Go told us all about Heaven on Earth.

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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My Top 10 Hits – Week 300

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back nearly 45 years. Here’s this week’s chart – for the week ending Sunday November 13TH 2022 – the 300TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 2 7 Ain’t Nobody
[1ST week @ # 1]
Cody Carnes
2 3 4 Who I Am Ben Fuller
3 1 13 New Creation Mac Powell
4 4 14 Good Morning Mercy Jason Crabb
5 5 21 Thank God For Sunday Morning Cochren & Co.
6 6 7 Love Me Like I Am for King & Country Ft. Jordin Sparks
7 7 4 Then Christ Came MercyMe
8 9 12 Build A Boat Colton Dixon
9 10 10 Miracle Power We The Kingdom
10 8 4 Same God Elevation Worship

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “On Our Way” – MercyMe Ft. Sam Wesley
2020 – “No Hold On Me” – Matty Mullins
2019 – “Fear No More” – Building 429
2018 – “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns
2017 – “Different” – Micah Tyler

NEW # 1 – “Ain’t Nobody” gonna deny Worship Pastor Cody Carnes the # 1 spot on my chart this week. He reaches the top after a week each at # 6, # 5, # 4, # 3, and # 2. Musically I love the upbeat song. Lyrically it’s a powerful song of testimony for the One who rescued and saved us:

♫ Ain’t nobody love me like Jesus
Ain’t nobody love me this good
Ain’t nobody love me like Jesus
And I know I know nobody could
Tell me who could give me this freedom
Tell me who could get me this far
Ain’t nobody love me like Jesus
And I know I know nobody could ♫

300 – This is my 300TH weekly music chart since February 2017 when I resurrected it after a 7-year hiatus. At the restart – I was unsure as to whether or not it would survive a year – much less almost 6 years. My previous attempt at a weekly Christian music chart fizzled after less than 3½ years during the early few years of my fantastic journey with Christ. Next week I’ll celebrate 300 weeks of this current era by presenting my Top 30 hits of the past 300 weeks. Spoiler Alert: No current song is on my Top 30, but one came close – “Thank God For Sunday Morning” – which landed at # 34.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again with the new weekend – and 4 new entries – known as #TravelThursday, #RetroFriday#SundayScripture, and #Top30Of300Monday.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May our God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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