Friday, August 2nd 2013
In celebrating its 55th anniversary this month (August 4th) Bill Werde‘s ‘Billboard Hot 100‘ have released a tally naming their ‘Biggest Hits of All Time‘, ranking each and every cut released between 1958 and now using its performance on competitive chart.
Counting down from #100, the list you’ll see below takes several chart rules changes into account, and sees each song earn its place with the context surrounding it in place…ie, streaming data counting towards week by week sales on the chart.
In adding to this, songs that spent the most weeks at #1 on the list and afforded the greatest value, which – in some cases- may see their rankings surprise you.
Want to see who came where?
We’ll meet you below!
Monday, July 1st 2013
Those fearing retirement from ‘Breathe Again’ beauty Toni Braxton can breathe a sigh of relief as the Grammy winning diva has surprised fans by unveiling a slew of North American tour dates.
Set to kick off August 9th, the trek will see Braxton travel coast to coast on the continent to revisit some of her past top hits and build anticipation for her duets album with longtime collaborator Babyface, due this fall via Motown Records.
While we will probably be catching Braxton show off her prized contralto in Atlanta, tuck in below to see if she’ll be swinging through your town:
Thursday, June 6th 2013
Toni Braxton shocked the music world earlier this year after revealing her plans to retire.
At the time, it appeared the wear-and-tear of 20-year career had taken its toll on the Grammy-winning diva.
However, it seems the ‘Unbreak My Heart’ singer has had a change of mind – much to the delight of her legion of loyal fans. For, today saw the mother of two tease a new collaborative project with fellow R&B icon Babyface.
Taking to all of her social media accounts, the soulful contralto wrote:
Coming this September…
Find out more on tonight’s brand new episode of Braxton Family Values tonight at 9/8 C on WE tv!
Word has it the pair, whose hits include ‘Breathe Again’ and ‘You’re Making Me High’, have conjured up a Motown flavoured duet album – which is literally music to our ears.
Here’s hoping it serves as the springboard needed for Ms. Braxton to continue recording. She’s too legendary and her talent is too intact to let sales or politics stop her sharing her gift!
Keep it locked on That Grape Juice for the full tea once its poured.
Thursday, May 9th 2013
Much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past. So in a quest to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday we introduced a new retrospective segment – ‘TGJ Replay’.
Unlike its ‘Rewind’ and ‘Vault’ predecessors, ‘Replay’ looks to dust off and showcase albums (and eras) from a library of pop music hits. Today, we put the spindle on the star-studded, 7x platinum (U.S.) soundtrack to the 90s ultimate chick flick ‘Waiting To Exhale’…
Sunday, February 17th 2013
As reported here, today will see ‘Girl On Fire’ Alicia Keys blaze the NBA All Star Game Halftime Show with a medley of hits, much like her 2010 showing.
As ever, while we hope to add Keys’ name to a list of the awesome performances of the platform’s past, we would be remiss not to ode those performances by collecting a few of our favorites.
Take a stroll with That Grape Juice down NBA All Star memory lane and see the best of the best do it oh so well. Sound off below on your favorites as well:
Saturday, February 9th 2013
‘Unbreak My Heart’ hitmaker Toni Braxton is certain to leave a trail of broken hearts with official news of her departure from the music scene.
Indeed, a 20+ year career that’s seen her atop many-a-chart with industry award decoration to match is coming to an end per her announcement on ‘Wendy’ this week.
The past few days have seen her tease the idea, but now you can watch as Braxton breaks the news (and reasons behind it) below:
Thursday, February 7th 2013
From politics to the success of models with mics, many talented acts are struggling with the hardship that is the music industry in 2013.
However for R&B icon Toni Braxton, there’s only so much one can take.
During a press stop for her new Lifetime movie ‘Twist Of Faith’ today on Good Morning America, the 8-time Grammy winner shockingly revealed that she is “falling out of love with music” and is considering bowing out of the limelight (musically) for good.
Check out the interview below…
Saturday, December 1st 2012
’20/20‘ called on ‘Why Should I Care‘ singer Toni Braxton last night, who hit the outlet for a tell all interview.
Talking on her battles with bankruptcy, the time she almost booked a stint in ‘Playboy‘ magazine and her medical conditions, fans will find that this interview stands as one of her most moving.