Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2004 #TBT

Terror Squad (Featuring Remy Ma & Fat Joe) Rise to #1 With 'Lean Back'
Published: Thursday 17th Aug 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’re taking it back to ‘Lean Back’ – the sole #1 hit single from Terror Squad (led by Fat Joe & Remy Ma).  The second single from the group’s album, ‘True Story,’ ‘Lean’ was launched to radio early June 2004 and, just 8 weeks later, found itself perched atop the Hot 100 (where it was found this week that year). Knocking another of the year’s hip-hop anthems, rapper Juvenile‘s comeback single ‘Slow Motion,’ out of the top spot, ‘Lean’ eventually worked its way to Gold status.

Going on to become one of the ten most successful songs of the year, the bop’s topping of the charts was also unique in that a) every song in the top 10 that week in 2004 was by an artist of color and b) every act that topped the Hot 100 that year was a person (or people) of color.  Sigh…good times.

Relive them below:


Hot 100 This Week

Click here to read the full TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.


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  1. Realestinthebando August 17, 2017

    A rap classic and #1…which is very hard to get not many have those to their credit! 😜

    • The Wig Snatcher August 17, 2017

      You betta come thru with that Mariah quote (and the prequel to Shether). 🤣😂😅😘

    • RihNaj August 17, 2017

      I dare her to reach that spot again 😏

      • The Wig Snatcher August 17, 2017

        We dare Nicki to reach that spot his century.

      • SMH August 17, 2017

        We dare Remy to reach that spot as a solo act not a feature.

      • The Wig Snatcher August 17, 2017

        We dare to get one this millennium as a guest or maim act. After 85 singles, one would think she’d find her way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 by now.

    • SMH August 17, 2017

      And even less have one to their credit as a solo act and not riding someone else’s hit.

      • The Wig Snatcher August 17, 2017

        To be on 56 guest features that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and Nicki Nikki Nicky still didn’t get a #1…the thirst is real

      • The Wig Snatcher August 17, 2017

        To have 29 singles as the main act (with 21 total guest features) and STILL do not have a #1 single. How pathetic is that?

  2. KING MELANIN August 17, 2017


    • The Wig Snatcher August 17, 2017

      I am so looking forward to new music from her.

      • Tori August 17, 2017

        I am too. She been very quiet about her music and plans but introduced some of WB international team and said she’s working with them so I hope she’s coming for full world domination, she deserves it! I hope she stays quiet and just put it out!

      • KING MELANIN August 17, 2017


  3. We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler August 17, 2017

    Even Remy has a #1 single her name

    • SMH August 17, 2017

      ….as a feature act on a Fat Joe hit. Your attempt at shade is a fail. Try again.

      • Fancy BISH August 17, 2017

        SMH, Terror Squad is a group sis…you tried tho! You really did 😂 Tyler won.

      • The Wig Snatcher August 17, 2017

        Out of 85 singles (with collaborations on 71 of them), when will Nicki??? Being #1 keeps rejecting her. Lil’ Kim did it. Remy did it. Iggy did it. Missy did it. When will Nicki??? 😂

      • MessyBoots August 17, 2017

        Lol don’t forget Lauryn Hill w/ Doo Wop (That Thing) 😂

  4. #TeamTinashe Stan August 17, 2017

    Epic times!

    • AdrianL August 18, 2017

      Not really.

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