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 believe it’s time to pay tribute to Whitney Houston‘s ‘I Believe In You & Me.’ Penned in 1982 and first brought to fame by The Four Tops, ‘Me’ -a moderate success for the legendary R&B group – was revamped and revitalized once Houston put her signature belt on it. Tapped to kick off the singer’s third soundtrack album in less than 4 years, The Preacher’s Wife’ (starring Houston & Denzel Washington), the tune was released in December 1996. Less than a month after its release it shot to the top 10 of the Hot 100 where it would meet a #4 peak this week in 1997.
Marking a personal milestone for the pop icon as her 16th top 5 hit, ‘Me’ eventually earned a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America and lodged itself as a “fan favorite” among the singer’s most prized hits. Look inside to relive the tune and see who joined Houston in the top 25 this week 22 years ago:
Hot 100 This Week in 1997
Hot 100 This Week (2019)
Click here to see this week’s full list on ‘TGJ Chart Check.’