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.
Mariah been SNAPPING!!
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.
Nowadays R&B rarely charts in the top 40
Monica doesn’t get the recognition she deserves!
When music was still good ?
When the industry accepted musical diversity. Now with streaming the industry is about limitations and the sales game is really trash.
That Mariah Legacy!