My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2004

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 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 August 08TH 2004:

  1. “Meant To Live” – Switchfoot
  2. “Outrageous” – Britney Spears
  3. “The Reason” – Hoobastank
  4. “Ocean Avenue” – Yellowcard
  5. “Move Ya Body” – Nina Sky

Switchfoot’s “Meant To Live” spent its 3RD week atop my chart exactly 15 years ago this weekend. It would go on to spend a total of 6 weeks at # 1. Back then I didn’t know what the words of the song meant. I just loved the melody of the song. 8 months later on April 02ND 2005 me and my brother saw Switchfoot LIVE in concert at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven Florida.

Switchfoot would chart 6 times from 2004 to 2008 – “Meant To Live” (# 1 for 6 weeks in 2004), “Dare You To Move” (# 1 for 3 weeks in 2004), “Stars” (# 14 in 2005), “Oh !  Gravity” (# 4 in 2006), “Awakening” (# 2 in 2007), and “This Is Home” (# 5 in 2008). “Awakening” is currently in heavy airplay at my desk at work (via my iPod Shuffles). It’s also the most-played Switchfoot song on my iTunes library at 1,019 plays (and counting).

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

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The Major’s Walk-A-Thon

Time: 6:07 AM – 6:51 AM
Sky: Mostly Clear
Temperature: 61°F / 16°C
Dewpoint: 61°F / 16°C
Relative Humidity: 100%
Winds: E 6 MPH
Barometric Pressure: 30.15 Rising

Sunrise occurred at 7:08 AM, so this 1ST walk of 2011 began a full hour and a minute beforehand. It began between what is known as astronomical twilight and nautical twilight. It ended during civil twilight. It was the twilight of a brand new day in this very young year of 2011.

As is usually the case my neighbourhood of the past 15½-years was peaceful and quiet at twilight. The serenity was overwhelming on this Sunday morning. As Switchfoot‘s lyrics suggest – This is home. Now I’m finally where I belong – where I belong. Yeah this is home. I’ve been searching for a place of my own.
Now I’ve found it. Maybe this is home. Yeah this is home.

This was a 43½-minute / 2.3-mile walk, so that brings me to a little over 13 miles – or just about halfway to my goal of a marathon (26.2-miles) of walking during this winter season.