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.’