I Was Destined for Radio and Didn’t Know It
I'm in the process of moving, and with that comes all the nostalgia that opening up a 20-year-old journal can bring.
I'm a pack-rat, some have called me hoarder -- though I don't think I am quite that extreme -- but I do keep my journals. I have never been good at keeping daily entries, but I have been consistently inconsistent. Earlier this week, I stumbled onto a small journal where I had recorded the Top 45 songs of 1995.
I was a dedicated radio listener to my favorite station, Mix 107.3. I had no aspirations of working in radio at the time. At age 12, I think I wanted to be a teacher or maybe a psychologist. I was a strange kid at times, but I have always loved music.
At age 8, I ran away from home but had to turn around and go back because I had forgotten the batteries necessary for my jam box to play all of my New Kids on the Block tapes. Anyhow, here are the Top 5 most requested songs from 1995 on Mix 107.3:
5. Tom Petty: 'You Don't Know How it Feels'
4. Mariah Carey: 'Fantasy'
3. Alanis Morissette: 'You Oughtta Know'
2. TLC: ' Waterfalls'
1. Seal: 'Kiss From a Rose'