Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.
So, just as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.
This week we pucker up for Seal‘s 1995 megahit, ‘Kiss From A Rose’ (most famously from the ‘Batman Forever’ soundtrack). Written in the late 80s, the track was initially a source of embarrassment for the crooner who ultimately shelved it until the recording of his second eponymous album, 1994’s ‘Seal II.’ Eventually released in the United States in 1995, ‘Rose’ also landed on the ‘Batman’ soundtrack – a move that helped it blast to #1 Stateside (where it was found this week that year).
Going on to sell over 8 million copies, the tune dominated the next year’s Grammy ceremony by taking home ‘Record of the Year,’ ‘Song of the Year,’ and other honors.
Tuck in below to see who joined Seal in the top 25 on this week’s ‘Retro Rewind’:
Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1995
Hot 100 This Week
Click here to read this week’s full ‘Chart Check: Hot 100.’