Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 1992 #TBT

Published: Thursday 1st Dec 2016 by Rashad

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:

Hot 100 This Week in 1992


Hot 100 This Week


Click here to read the full Hot 100 chart check from this week.


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  1. Kris December 1, 2016

    It’s amazing to see Black artists still manage to occupy the top spots on the chart.

    OAN: Spotify released their top streamed artists of the year and guess who is absent from the list’s top 10? Beyoncé…. that’s another end of the year list she manage to get no shine on. Being a fan, I hate to say it but we’re witnessing the fall of the Queen. I think it’s time she abandon her pretentious, conceptual albums and release some pop tunes. As much noise as she made this year, the LEMONADE era was quite dry and bitter. Critical masterpiece but underwhelming commercially. Sony is about ready to drop her… she may be one of the top artist on the label but it cost a lot of money to keep up this facade that she’s QUEEN… especially since her music impressions say otherwise. None of her recent music videos crossed 200 million views. Her “WORLD TOUR” only came to two continents. No hit single… no longevity on the radio. Reflecting, everything seem like smokes and mirrors with her… yes she dominates the stage with repetitive routines and extravagant stage production but I think it’s now time she takes a bow to Rihanna

    • king z December 1, 2016

      1. please learn to keep bey comments on bey posts
      2. please spew facts not hate. in WHAT WORLD do you think sony is about to drop the best-selling female artist of the year (for an album released this year)?

      3. erm…what part of TIDAL/Lemonade relationship did you miss? it BLEW TIDAL STREAMING OUT OF THE WATER

      4. stop trying to hate on bey. she is literally the ONLY person – male or female – in her lane. that won’t change anytime soon. sorry….i aint sorry..sorry

    • iamdiego December 1, 2016

      You have no Idea what you’re talking about. no hits and no number one hit are 2 dif things. album> single. remember when lemonade came out and made history for the most songs from one album to make the hot 100 at one time. She had the most occupied spots. Number singles are not selling albums check the charts for the last 5 yrs … Fall? Bih where? are these what they call fans now in days? 2 continents that are in 2 dif parts of the world. Yes It’s a world tour. Beyonce is Living in her Glory days. She has so much success and doesn’t have to do half of the work she used to do while your favs try to compete with her. She’s competing with herself. COLUMBIA will never drop Beyonce and the day they do Beyonce will be 10x richer. She does everything herself (music, video’s) anyway. Her label never even know when her album’s are coming out lol She could easily take the independent route while other labels offer her record breaking contracts. you think these labels don’t want Beyonce or “a Beyonce” on their roster? When rihanna can reach at least 400,000-500,000 first week in one part of the world Bey has nothing to worry about. Adel can sell 10 mil more albums and Beyonce will still be unbothered.

    • SMH December 1, 2016

      Not a single lie told by Kris.

  2. Fancy BISH December 1, 2016

    Written by L.A. Reid? Yaas, I never knew that! Real Love is STILL the jam…I’m trying to resist writing an essay, so I’ll say this…I knew Mary was something special after hearing her voice for the first time, even as a kid! The 90’s was a golden age for hip-hop soul, and Mary was front and center! She was an inspiration for many 90’s acts, and a commercial success…Mary could walk in my front door without ringing the bell, wave hello, fix some food, do a cartwheel and let herself out and I wouldn’t say nothing lol…love her!

  3. JustOne December 1, 2016

    You guys here at TGJ need to go back to kindergarten. 1992-2016 equals 24 years ago, not 14…smh.

    • Fancy BISH December 1, 2016

      I saw that…I was like, I wish lol

    • Mark111 /.\ December 1, 2016

      Because no matter how much time passes, the 90s will always feel less than ten years ago. lol

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  5. JT December 1, 2016

    Good Lord — was that wig ever “in”?

  6. Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is ? December 1, 2016

    This is the year I was born, but so much talent on the charts back then.

  7. Aaron December 1, 2016

    I’ve noticed. I have never seen a retro rewind where Mariah have been mentioned -_-

    • Aaron December 1, 2016


  8. Casual-T December 2, 2016

    This rewind chart freaking rocks! Good times . . . fond memories.

  9. ROCK December 2, 2016

    Kris you just said what’s on my mind.Beyonce is falling….declining since 2011.releasing trash ghetto singles that she won’t be able to perform in 2 years time.what is formation?what is sorry and hold up?pretentious and boring.

  10. ROCK December 2, 2016

    And the beyhive are not seeing it.she can cough on a track and they will love it.but the general public won’t.she is not in the relevant year end list.

  11. We Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil December 2, 2016

    90’s music seems pretty good back then today music

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