Here you can find playlists that draw from my personal chart history. I will be posting new ones about once a month from 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years ago.

January 1970

This month’s playlist is a countup and there is an accompanying blog.  I did not do a personal chart in 1970 (I was only 8) so I put together a chart based on how I feel about the songs now. This period of time saw the start of the careers of Elton John, Chicago and The Carpenters along with one of the most masterful albums of all time. The blog is a mix of personal anecdotes, fun facts about artists and connections between songs, with a bit of chart information. It has been quite fun to do the research on this and I plan on continuing this practice as time allows.

December 2009

Enjoy this month’s retro countdown, this time my favorite tunes from this week in December 2009. At this moment in time there was a  varied mix of Alternative, Rock, Country and Christian on my chart. Not a lot of the big Pop from the day (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Britney,  Black-Eyed Peas, Beyonce) on my chart at the time. The big artists of the the day for me were Shinedown, Adam Lambert, Muse and Keith Urban. It was also the beginning of Glee and the first appearance on my chart by one of my favorite bands of the last 10 years, Manic Bloom.

November 1999

At this moment in time Michael W. Smith’s album “Live The Life” was hugely impacting me, I was starting discovery of Robbie Williams and had just seen Live for probably the third time where they did a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” followed by “Pillar Of Davidson”. That song was at the time my #1 of all time and it was truly the most magical live music experience of my life. 


October 1989

1989 saw the debut of artists like Melissa Etheridge and the Indigo Girls plus big albums by The Cure, Tears For Fears and The B-52’s. Repeat artists from 1979 were Elton John, Poco and Debbie Harry.

September 1979

Artists with more than 1 song in my top 60 this week include Journey, ELO and Poco. This countdown was definitely a mix of top 40, rock and the beginnings of new wave.