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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 1992

Madonna Set To Dethrone 'Baby Got Back' With 'Playground' Ballad

 

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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 ‘This Used To Be My Playground’ – a #1 hit for Madonna found on the soundtrack of the film ‘A League of Their Own.’  Around this time in 1992 she was just weeks from ascending to the Hot 100’s perch and set to dethrone one-hit-wonder Sir Mix-A-Lot’s claim to fame ‘Baby Got Back.’

Check below to see what other familiar faces you see in the top 20:

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Must Hear: T-Boz Releases Brand New Version Of TLC’s ‘Creep’

R&B Singer Teams Up With Eric Bellinger For Remix

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The singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger will unleash the beast that is his new body of work on July 17th.

Its name? ‘Cuffing Season.’

However, fans won’t have to wait until then to learn that he has teamed up with TLC’s T-Boz to release a brand new version of the group’s hit single ‘Creep.’

This version will appear on Bellinger’s ‘Season‘ and dropped after the performer penned hits for the likes of Usher, Chris Brown and did his part to feed into the world’s current obsession with the 90s with the West Coast-kissed ‘I Don’t Want Her.’

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From The Vault: TLC – ‘Ain’t 2 Proud To Beg’

Today, From The Vault journeys back to the early 90’s with the debut single from the best selling girl-group of all time. It’s TLC and their in-your-face anthem ‘Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg.’

Released at the end of 1991, ‘Beg’ was produced by the band’s most fervent collaborator, Mr Dallas Austin, and written by the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.
An instructional anthem of sorts, the song urges women not to be afraid of being sexual beings, no matter how much society wants to villainize it. 20 years ago that was pretty envelope-pushing.

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Lionel C. Martin directed the super-loud video which displays the band in all its crazy-glory. Cross-colors, baggy clothing, and most importantly what became the ladies signature: they can be seen wearing condoms on their clothes.
The confidence and passion that the trio exude make it hard to believe that it was their first ever music video.

At a time when we’re still mourning the demise of Danity Kane and when groups like Little Mix are – from our vantage point – doing their best yet not enough, we can’t help but feel nostalgic about the good ole days when girl-groups were ruling the charts.

With a crowd-funded album on the way and a bevy of “current” producers on board, it seems TLC is ready to give the world that blend of crazy, sexy and cool that made them a Pop Culture fixture for the ages.

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TLC Tap Industry Force Ron Fair To Executive Produce Final Album

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With the fundraiser for TLC‘s final album now sitting at over $250,000 ($100k more than the set target), the legendary group are piecing together their dream-team to produce it.

Find out who they’ve recruited thus far below…

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TLC Final Album Fundraiser Hits $150,000 Target In Just 3 Days

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TLC have done it.

The legendary R&B group have once again defied the odds – this time with the fundraising campaign for their final studio album.

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Katy Perry Donates Four Figure Sum To TLC Kickstarter Campaign

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The Generous Chanteuse might be one moniker fit for Pop princess Katy Perry this year, set to fit her just fine after it’s emerged she donated a four figure sum to a business venture launched by ‘Dear Lie’ girl group TLC.

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TLC Final Album Fundraiser Hits $100,000 In 48 Hours

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Are TLC re-moulding the game for independent artists? It could certainly be argued so.

During their heyday, the group were hailed as innovators and trailblazers. And, against the odds, it appears they’re reminding the naysayers why they enjoy such status.

As widely reported, the trio’s surviving members T-Boz ‘Tionne’ Watkins and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to facilitate the recording of their fourth and final album.

With a set target of $150,000 and 30 days to reach it, the ladies appealed to fans to “become part of the process” by donating and giving incentives such as fitness classes with Chilli and trips to the movies with T-Boz.

Shade as some may, it’s working. Because less than two days since going live, the campaign is fast approaching its target total.

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