Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.
So, 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 tip our hats to ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop),’ the 11th and last Hot 100 chart-topper of music’s premier diva Whitney Houston.
Lifted from the ‘Waiting To Exhale’ soundtrack (which celebrated its 20th anniversary this month), the tune delivered Whit’s first ever #1 debut on the tally – a feat added to her already impressively decorated Hot 100 resume. Knocking then “rival” Mariah Carey down to #2, ‘Shoop’ may have known brief tenure at the top (as Carey returned to #1 the week after with her record-breaking hit ‘One Sweet Day’), but it still made its mark on record books for having the longest run at #2 in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.
Tuck in below and tell us your fave song from the top 25 of Billboard’s Hot 100 this week in 1995…