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’ll run it back to 1995 where all four of the 90’s leading ladies – Whitney Houston (‘Exhale’), Madonna (‘You’ll See’), Janet Jackson (‘Runaway’), and Mariah Carey (‘One Sweet Day,’ ‘ Fantasy’) – were all found in the Hot 100’s top 10…
For Carey, who occupied two of the top 5 spots with week 3 of her historic 16 week run at #1 with ‘One Sweet Day’ and ‘Fantasy’ (the first song by a female to debut at #1 on the Hot 100) at #4, the domination had become commonplace as she’d earned a chart-topper every year from her 1990 debut up to that point (and would continue to do so until the decade’s end). For Houston, Jackson, and Madonna the appearances were that much more commendable as their popularity spilled over well from the previous decade with Whitney – boasting 10 years from her debut album – having the shortest tenure among the three.
Their respective grips on charts remained fairly in tact throughout the rest of the decade as each of them nabbing at least two more Hot 100 top 5 hits before the 90’s closed. For this week in 1995, however, they all shared billing in its upper dectet.
Look below to see who joined them this week that year:
Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1995