T10FB Redux: September 21, 2002 – The Billboard Hot 100

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Originally written September 20, 2013.

All right, loyal readers, I’ve been threatening to do this for some time, and now is the time.  What’s that, you say?  It’s time to do a flashback from a year that begins with 2.  I will tell you in advance that there’s exactly one song on this list that I remotely like, and I do mean remotely.  Popular music really had gone to shit well before this, but this will go down as the worst list I’ve done yet – it could destroy any goodwill I may have built up.  On the other hand, it does give me a chance to sharpen my “ripping on things that suck” skills.  Can you believe it’s already been 11 years? Continue reading

Top 10 Flashback: January 1, 2000 – The Billboard Hot 100

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Originally written December 27, 2013.

Remember the big hysteria leading up to Y2K?  Of course you do.  Every computer in the world was supposed to come unglued on 1/1/2000, causing death and destruction hitherto unknown to mankind, just like in that movie “Maximum Overdrive.”  I was DJing at a sports bar/nightclub that night, and I thought up the ultimate prank:  Station someone at the electrical panel and have them shut off the main disconnect at exactly midnight.  Oh, they would have remembered me… Continue reading