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, boys and girls, we’re pulling up ‘If Your Girl Only Knew’ – the first single from late R&B beauty Aaliyah‘s sophomore album, ‘One in a Million.’
Written by then up-and-coming producers Missy Elliott and Timbaland, the tune – released in 1996 – was an out of the box success and catapulted the 17-year-old singer to her third top 20 hit. This week 21 years ago, ‘Girl’ was lifted to the #11 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 (where it peaked). Helping hoist its parent album, ‘Million,’ to triple platinum status, the song remains a favorite amongst the Grammy nominated singer’s fans.
Stroll down memory lane with Baby Girl below:
Hot 100 This Week in 1996
Hot 100 This Week
Check back later to see the full TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.