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, Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.
On this #FBF we’ll press play on ‘I’m Your Angel,’ the unlikely pairing of R&B bad boy R. Kelly and powerhouse vocalist Celine Dion. Written and produced by Kelly, the touching tune – lifted from his chart-topping third studio album ‘R.’ – came as quite the unexpected departure from the power-pop ballads that lined Dion’s repertoire (see: ‘My Heart Will Go On’ which dominated charts the year prior). In Kelly’s case, the departure – while not as unexpected – was certainly a welcomed retreat from his standard sexualized fare.
Regardless, fans welcomed ‘Angel’ with open ears, arms, and wallets as the tune soared to #1 on the Hot 100 and enjoyed its second week on the perch this week in 1998 (and wasn’t dethroned until 5 weeks later by Brandy‘s ‘Have You Ever’). Tuck in below for your flight down memory lane and see what other familiar faces you see lining the top 25 this week in 1998.