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 all we want to do is hear ‘All the Man That I Need’ – the second single from Whitney Houston‘s multiplatinum third album ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’ [click here to read our ode to the full album]. Released in December 1990, ‘Man’ – a remake of the Linda Clifford hit released 8 years prior – succeeded the album’s title track (which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100) by peaking similarly this week in 1991.
Becoming the 9th #1 single of her career, ‘Man’ held the top spot for two weeks before being unseated by fellow powerhouse diva Mariah Carey and her hit ‘Someday.’ That dethroning certainly didn’t stop the overall power of the tune, however. It was later certified Gold and remains a fan favorite among the singer’s lengthy list of hits.
Look inside to relive the magic of ‘All the Man That I Need’ and see who joined Houston in the top 25 this week 27 years ago: