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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1991 #TBT

Paula Abdul Tops the Charts With Her Sixth and Final #1 Hit
Published: Thursday 14th Sep 2017 by Rashad

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 press play on ‘Promise of a New Day’ – the second single from Paula Abdul‘s chart-topping, multi-platinum sophomore album, ‘Spellbound’ (1991).  ‘Promise’ –  with big shoes to fill following the mega-success of the set’s lead single (#1 hit ballad ‘Rush Rush’) – certainly did not fail to live up to the challenge.  Released while its predecessor was still dominating charts, ‘Promise’ eventually found its way to the top of the Hot 100 itself where it can be found this week in 1991.  Dethroned just a week later (and going down in history as her sixth and final run atop the singles charts), it may not have known the 5-week stint of ‘Rush,’ but it certainly remains a fan favorite of the songstress nearly 3 decades later.

Relive ‘New Day’ inside and see who joined Paula in the top 25 this week in 1991:

Hot 100 This Week in 1991

Hot 100 This Week

Click here to see this week’s full Hot 100 list on TGJ’s ‘Chart Check.’

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  1. JOHNVIDAL September 14, 2017

    I love the voice of the woman from Roxette. That duo had so many hits, especially in Europe, but also in America. Great pop mainstream music.

    • Suicide Blonde September 14, 2017

      Marie is also a cancer survivor, she’s one of the most humble Swedish Pop Stars, I love her.

    • Fancy BISH September 14, 2017

      It Must’ve Been Love ❤️ is one of my favorite songs of all time and Look Sharp! is pure FIRE 🔥 As always, your taste is exquisite 🍷

      • Suicide Blonde September 14, 2017

        My favorite by Roxette is “You Don’t Understand Me” 😎

      • Fancy BISH September 14, 2017

        I’m about to smack somebody upside the head lol…how have I not heard You Don’t Understand Me! You can hear the pain in her voice! And yes, I STILL listen to But Not Tonight and I’ll Fly For You! What’s another one of your favorites?

      • Suicide Blonde September 14, 2017

        Well, I was just listening to these songs:

        1- Sara – Fleetwood Mac
        2- These Dreams- Heart
        3- Fire and Rain – James Taylor
        4- Somebody’s Baby – Jackson Browne
        5- Growing Pains – Tim Finn

  2. Suicide Blonde September 14, 2017

    I remember when black people used to claim this Syrian Jew as one of them 🤣

    • SMH September 14, 2017

      Stop lying. Black people NEVER tried to claim her. Ever. We thought she was Mexican at first.

      • Fancy BISH September 14, 2017

        lmao

      • Suicide Blonde September 14, 2017

        @SMH
        Maybe you didn’t claim her but 90% of African Americans did in her heyday 🤣

  3. Jeans September 14, 2017

    Spellbound is one of my all time favorite albums.

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