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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1996 #TBT

Published: Thursday 3rd Jan 2019 by Rashad

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 turn our attention to ‘Soon As I Get Home’ – the second single from Faith Evans‘ 1995 eponymous debut album.  Written by Evans and produced by Sean “Puffy” Combs, the tune came as a worthy follow-up to the singer’s debut single, ‘You Used To Love Me’ (which peaked at #24 on the Hot 100).  ‘Home’ would not only best its predecessor’s chart success, but this week in 1996 became the highest charting release from her debut project when it peaked at #21.

Eventually securing a Gold certification from the RIAA, ‘Home’ – a precursor of her chart success to come – has secured a spot as fan favorite for followers of Evans and continues to endure as one of the 90’s best R&B offerings.  Relive the cut inside and see who joined her in the top 25 this week 23 years ago:

 

Hot 100 This Week in 1996

Hot 100  This Week (2019)

Click here to see this week’s full Hot 100 list.

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  1. taustin13 January 3, 2019

    Mariah been SNAPPING!!

  2. Lana Del Fan January 3, 2019

    Just discovered some old Faith Evans music the other day and it still sounds fresh. Used to love me, can’t believe, No other love, love like this before, soon as I get home.

  3. #TeamTinashe Stan (New Nashe Music Coming Soon 🔥) January 3, 2019

    Nowadays R&B rarely charts in the top 40

  4. Kim,Keisha&Pam January 3, 2019

    Monica doesn’t get the recognition she deserves!

  5. Meteorite January 3, 2019

    When music was still good 😪

  6. Gee January 3, 2019

    When the industry accepted musical diversity. Now with streaming the industry is about limitations and the sales game is really trash.

  7. Sleigh 🛷 January 3, 2019

    That Mariah Legacy!

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