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 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 30 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday June 21ST 1992:
- “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” – Sophie B. Hawkins
- “Under The Bridge” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
- “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” – En Vogue
- “Good For Me” – Amy Grant
- “Everything About You” – Ugly Kid Joe
I was not the biggest #RHCP fan during their breakthrough era (1990s), but they put out some good songs. “Under The Bridge” was their debut smash at U.S. Pop Radio in 1992. It told the story of Anthony Kiedis’s life in the form of a poem that he wrote on his own during a dark period in his life. With reluctance – he eventually shared the poem with his bandmates, and with additional lyrics and music – it became the track that we’ve known for the past 30 years.
Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 35 years ago to the end of June 1987. It’s the week that a guy – who has the same first name as me – scored one of the biggest hits (worldwide) of his career with a track that you could not sit still to. You had to get up and dance to it. It was that fast !
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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