The first era of my personal charts lasted 3 and a half years and ended in March 1994.
My increasing interest in old music (pre-1980) was expressed with / led me to / was due to the following:
- my love for vinyl records
- buying dusty 2nd hand vinyl singles
- my obsession with ABBA
- listening to an oldies radio station (from '96 onwards)
One morning in January 1996, boredom in class led me to complie a list of my top 10 discovered songs in 1995. Any song could have made it - there were no restricting rules like in my old charts, where a song *had* to be new to chart. The only restriction was that I had to have liked the track for the first time within the calendar year the chart represented.
I have been compiling a year-end top 10 ever since, and those lists are what I'm going to present here. They're full of old, obscure album tracks and b-sides, some of which I doubt anyone will have heard, which is why I expect little to zero response. There are a few (then) current singles too though.
I'll be kicking off with the 1995 countdown soon.
You don't know where you're going... till you know where you've been.