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.