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 rewind to ‘With You’ – the third single from Chris Brown‘s sophomore album, ‘Exclusive.’ Produced by Stargate and written by Brown, Johnta Austin, and more, the folk-pop number was almost an instant hit for the young singer, flying to #2 just weeks after its unveiling. Initially blocked from the top spot by Flo Rida‘s hit ‘Low,’ ‘With You’ fell down charts only to have a resurgence after some promotional efforts by Brown. Still, despite some impressive live showings of the tune, it only made it back to #2 this week (held at bay this time by Usher‘s ‘Love in the Club’).
That elusive Hot 100 perch didn’t hurt in the long run, however, as the song went on to garner 2x platinum status and be one of the year’s biggest releases. Tuck in below to relive it and see who joined the R&B bad boy in the top 25 this week 9 years ago:
Hot 100 This Week in 2008
Billboard Hot 100 This Week
Click here to read the full “chart check” from this week.