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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