Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 1998 #FBF

Published: Friday 23rd Dec 2016 by Rashad

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 say “hello” to ‘Goodbye’ by 90s pop group The Spice Girls.  The first single the group ever released as a quartet (post the departure of “Ginger Spice” Geri Halliwel), the fab foursome stormed the Hot 100 this week with an impressive #11 premiere of the pop ballad.  A gem found on the group’s third album, ‘Forever,’ ‘Goodbye’ may have been greeted with fanfare following the hoopla of Geri’s exit, but that favorable response was short-lived.  Going on to be the Girls’ last top 20 run (to date) on the Hot 100, the tune peaked at the same position it debuted.  Yet, despite its short run in the upper rankings of the Billboard singles chart, it endures nearly two decades after its release as a fan favorite of the group’s list of colossal hits.

A timely ode as this week saw pop’s currently reigning girl group, Fifth Harmony, become 4th Harmony (for lack of better terms), tuck in below to remember the time in 1998 when the Girls said goodbye to Ginger…

Hot 100 This Week in 1998


Hot 100 This Week


Click here to read this week’s full TGJ Chart Check.

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  1. MUSICHEAD December 23, 2016

    Brandy, Britney Spears, Monica, Cher, TLC, Destiny’s Child & Christina Aguilera would go on to dominate the #1 spot for the first half of ’99.

    • Music & Blunts December 23, 2016

      And that would be the last time your ugly alien looking fave brandy would top a chart and be relevent

  2. Stephy December 23, 2016

    That Deborah Cox song is my jam! Oooh, when she goes for that big belt. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! HOW DID YOU GET HERE! I used to scream on the top of my lungs in the backseat as a child…

  3. King B December 23, 2016

    Shania Twain!

  4. @Nate December 23, 2016

    When songs were worth singing. I know all the hooks for these, all good stuff, minus Rkelly.. that song was always weak to me..

  5. Meteorite December 23, 2016

    I’m pissed! Christina lied!!! She said the album would be out by the end of the year! This year will be over in 5-6 days!!!
    >Tamar Voice: “SheTried It!”

  6. Bish in Africa December 24, 2016

    That thing that thing thaaaaah thiiiiii iiiing

  7. JOHNVIDAL December 24, 2016

    LOL YOu know the sate of mainstream music is bad when even a Spice Girls song sounds kind of good compared to most songs now. I loved so many songs from that girl Jewel btw. It´s fun looking at these past lists and seeing her there cause she seems to have been totally forgotten. But she had such god songs during that time. Of course nowadays it would be impossible for anyone to chart with taht type of “slow” and quality material.
    Also, R Kelly´s best song, Shania, Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow… and then Lauryn Hill and all the black girls. And teh groups! Real diversity and quality.

  8. THE REAL December 24, 2016

    Wow. Such an impressive list of hits. 1998 really was a golden age time period in pop music.

  9. We Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil December 29, 2016

    Cool must back in the day

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