Archive for the ‘Wayback Wednesday’ Category
As the kids go back to school and Summer sadly comes to an end, I thought it would be fun to look at top pop songs from ten years ago. This list of the top 10 pop songs of the summer 2000 and is based on data from record industry charts from the months of June, July, and August 2000.
Top Pops Songs of Summer 2000
10. Faith Hil – Breathe
9. Toni Braxton – He Wasn’t Man Enough
8. Eminem – The Real Slim Shady
7. Creed – Higher
6. Enrique Iglesias – Be With You
5. Matchbox Twenty – Bent
4. NSYNC – It’s Gonna Be Me
3. Joe – I Wanna Know
2. Vertical Horizon – Everything You Want
1. Aaliyah – Try Again
Here is a list of the top books and movies and other entertainment notes for the year I was born. Can you guess the year?
Most Popular Books:
- Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow
- Ragtime by E.L.Doctorow
- The Avenue Bearing the Initial of Christ into the New World by Galway Kinnall
- Before the Fall by William Safire
- The Awful Rowing Toward God by Anne Sexton
Most Popular Movies:
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Dog Day Afternoon
- Barry Lyndon
- ABC, CBS and NBC agree to create a “family hour,” an early evening time slot that is free of violence and sex.
- Saturday Night Live premieres on NBC. George Carlin hosts the first show.
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest sweeps the top Oscars, winning Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Actress.
This week I am going wayback. I am looking at the best selling books of all time.
According to Wikipedia, here is the list of the best-selling books ever according to Wikipedia and the approximate number of copies sold.
1. The Bible: 2.5 billion to more than 6 billion
2. Quotations from Chairman Mao (first written in Chinese): 800 – 900 million
3. The Koran (first written in Classical Arabic): 800 million
4. Xinhua Dictionary(first written in Chinese): 400 million
5. Chairman Mao’s Poems (first written in Chinese): 400 million
6. Selected Articles of Mao Zedong(first written in Chinese): 252.5 million
7. A Tale of Two Cities: 200 million
8. Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship: 150 million
9. The Lord of the Rings: 150 million
10. Book of Mormon: 150 million
Have you read any books on this list? Any comments?
Do you have any of these used books?
This is my first post for Wayback Wednesday. Each week I will take a look at the “way things used to be”. If you are like me, I enjoy looking back and remembering what was popular over the years. In addition to books, don’t be shocked if this column touches on movies, products, or anything else I might be feeling nostalgic about.
This week, I am taking a look at the New York Times Bestseller lists from 5 years ago. This list is from the week of July 10, 2005.
1 – ELEVEN ON TOP, by Janet Evanovich
2 – THE HISTORIAN, by Elizabeth Kostova
3 – THE DA VINCI CODE, by Dan Brown
4 – THE MERMAID CHAIR, by Sue Monk Kidd
5 – 4TH OF JULY, by James Patteson and Maxine Paetro
6 – TRUE BELIEVER, by Nicholas Sparks
7 – A LONG WAY DOWN, by Nick Hornby
8 – DANCE OF DEATH, by Douglass Preston and Lincoln Child
9 – VELOCITY, by Dean Koontz
10 – THE CLOSERS, by Michael Connelly
1 – 1776, by David McCullough
2 – THE TRUTH ABOUT HILLARY, by Edward Klein
3 – THE WORLD IS FLAST, by Thomas Friedman
4 – FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
5 – BLINK, by Malcolm Gladwell
6 – ON BULL—-, by Harry G. Frankfurt
7 – AMERICA, by Jon Stewart
8 – THREE NIGHTS IN AUGUST, by Buzz Bissinger
9 – UNDER AND ALONE, by William Queen
10 – COACH, by Michael Lewis
Are any of these books on your bookshelf? What are your favorites? What other used books do you have laying around?