Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1995 #FBF

Monica's 'Don't Take It Personal' Peaks
Published: Friday 30th Jun 2017 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’ll take it back to ‘Don’t Take It Personal,’ the debut single from R&B veteran Monica.  The inaugural release from her first studio album, ‘Miss Thang,’ ‘Personal’ (Just One of Dem Days) – written and produced by Dallas Austin and more – shot the Atlantan singer from near obscurity to household name status (especially among R&B lovers of the time).  Lauded for her maturity and sass, the then 14-year-old saw her introductory title zoom to the top of R&B charts shortly after its release and perform similarly on pop charts.

Peaking at #2 on the Hot 100 this week in 1995, ‘Personal’ would go on to earn a platinum plaque and lay the groundwork for the career of the now R&B-veteran we know and love today.  Tuck in below to relive the video and see what other familiar names and faces joined her in the top 25 this week 22 years ago:

Hot 100 This Week in 1995


Hot 100 This Week

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  1. steve June 30, 2017

    When hip-hop and RnB reigned supreme.

    • Fancy BISH June 30, 2017

      And didn’t need Auto-Tune lol

  2. Credits June 30, 2017

    The longevity of her career is really amazing. She’s still one of the best.

  3. Fancy BISH June 30, 2017

    Monica been pretty from the jump! I swear she looks the same

  4. cocobutta June 30, 2017

    Awwww TGJ know how to make me smile. Thanks my bad and boujee heffas ?.

    Monica is an accomplished woman in the industry and love the respect she has from her peers.

    This is my jam so giving this several listens.
    “As I swing back mood to mood it’s not because of you. I never want you to beee insecure” ❤

    • Fancy BISH June 30, 2017

      Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas sang Miss Thang!

    • Kennedy June 30, 2017

      Yes, my Jam as well!! Monica has a plethora of iconic hits, this being one of them.

  5. Sam June 30, 2017

    I see this chart and i know that our time will come again

  6. Kim Kesha & Pam June 30, 2017

    The Goddess of R&B. Monica doesn’t get the credit she deserves!

    • Karamel King July 1, 2017

      At all. She’s really amazing.

  7. Kennedy June 30, 2017

    So beautiful! Monica is everything, I love her.

  8. @ASAPicon June 30, 2017

    Hunny, Plz somebody knock Despacito off from #1

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