Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2005 #TBT

Published: Thursday 23rd Mar 2017 by Rashad

Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, just 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 reflect on the hit songs ‘Truth Is’ and ‘Ordinary People’ – the biggest hits found aboard the debut albums of R&B singers Fantasia Barrino and John Legend, respectively.

‘Truth’ – found on Barrino’s first release ‘Free Yourself’ – may have come as the set’s official lead single, but it was actually the ‘American Idol’ winner’s second go at chart success.  Her first Hot 100 appearance, ‘I Believe’ (the season’s ‘Idol’ coronation song), debuted at #1 on the chart and only extended the already high set bar (thanks to previous ‘Idol’ winners Kelly Clarkson and Ruben Studdard) for the success of releases from her official LP.  A winner on the R&B chart (working its way to #2 on that tally), this week in 2005 the song peaked just one spot shy of the top 20.

Elsewhere that same week, Legend – another R&B newcomer at the time – was finding success with his second Hot 100 appearance.  Thanks to the heart-tugging tune, ‘Ordinary People’ (found on his debut LP ‘Get Lifted’), the piano-tickling crooner was lifted to his then-Hot 100 peak.  Going on to win a Grammy at the next year’s ceremony, ‘People’ would go on to be considered by many to be his signature tune (a truth that holds to this day).

Curious to see who joined the two in the top 25 this week 12 years ago?  Find out inside:

Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2005


Billboard Hot 100 This Week

Click here to read this week’s full Hot 100 chart check.

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  1. KING MELANIN March 23, 2017


  2. Stephy March 23, 2017

    Kelly Clarkson was slaying.

  3. Suicide Blonde March 23, 2017

    Green Day’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams was the best song on the chart at the time, already classic.

    • Mark111 March 23, 2017

      Don’t most fans hate that album?

  4. QUEENBEY March 23, 2017

    Peep the pic they have for Let Me Love You by Mario lmao

  5. Jasmine March 23, 2017

    It looks like they are using a photo of Tim McGraw for Mario

  6. JOHNVIDAL March 23, 2017

    The two most iconic things to happen in music that year were Mariah Carey´s EPIC “comeback” The Emancipation and Madonna´s “Confessions”. I think I have forgotten all the rest.
    Green Day´s “Boulevard” was so great too. I´m glad it was a great song like taht the one that made We Belong Together lose the grammy for Record of the Year. If it had been one of teh current jokes that are winning those type of awards I would have been properly angry 🙂

  7. Truth Dot Com March 23, 2017

    Okay Bye! LOL

    My GIRL still going strong on tour right NOW!

  8. Mark111 /.\ March 23, 2017

    I was the BIGGEST Ciara fan this year and Usher was killing the game. Oh senor year was crunk.

  9. SmNtsWNow at uyoufr best game way tuesidnz March 24, 2017


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