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’re showing some love to Mary J. Blige‘s inaugural top 10 ‘Real Love,’ lifted from her debut album, ‘What’s the 411?’ Written by L.A. Reid, the tune – released in August 1992 – had a tough act to follow in the album’s first single, ‘You Remind Me.’ Peaking at #29, ‘Remind’ gave listeners their official introduction to the raspy voiced New Yorker. But, as time would prove, it was only a foretaste of many great things to come.
This week its follow-up, ‘Real Love,’ was hoisted to the top 10 on the back of strong airplay and sales. Finding its peak at #7 on the tally, the feat is all the more impressive given the unrelenting domination of Whitney Houston‘s ‘I Will Always Love You’ during the time.
Tuck in to see who joined Mary and Whitney in the top 25 this week 24 years ago: