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.