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 rocking out to 2001’s ‘You Rock My World,’ the first single from Michael Jackson‘s last antemortem studio album, ‘Invincible.’ Produced by Jackson and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, the tune – released in August 2001 – was a welcomed return to form for the King of Pop whose last appearance on the Hot 100 prior to ‘World’ came in 1997.
With its Paul Hunter-directed, 13-minute long cinematic accompanying music video – co-starring comedian Chris Tucker – the song skyrocketed to the top 10 of the singles charts (where it was found this week in 2001). Peaking at #10, ‘World’ went on to be MJ’s last run on the chart’s topmost dectet while he was alive.
Tuck in to relive the magic of the musical short film and see who joined him in the top 25 this week 16 years ago:
Hot 100 This Week in 2001
Hot 100 This Week
Click here to see this week’s refreshed Hot 100 on TGJ’s weekly Chart Check.