Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2003 #FBF

Ashanti's 'Rain On Me' Hits Its Hot 100 Peak
Published: Friday 3rd Nov 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’ll highlight ‘Rain on Me’ – the second single from Ashanti’s 2003 chart-topping album, ‘Chapter 2.’ Equipped with a pronounced horn-heavy sample the famous Issac Hayes cut ‘Look of Love,’ the Irv Gotti produced cut saw the singer conquer new ground by tackling some seriously heavy subject matter:  domestic violence.  Tapping actor Larenz Tate to star as her abusive boyfriend in ‘Rain’s cinematic accompanying visual, the song’s content and its clip proved a potent 1-2 punch, helping it make its biggest splash this week 14 years ago.

Peaking at #7, the tune went on to nab a Grammy nod at the next year’s ceremony and earn a much deserved place among fan favorites in the singer’s prized discography.  Tuck in below to see who joined her in the top 25 this week in 2003:


Hot 100 This Week in 2003

Hot 100 This Week


Click here to see the full “Chart Check” from this week’s refreshed charts.

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  1. Yas November 3, 2017

    Back when I didn’t have responsibilities. I miss when r&in ruled the charts

  2. Notyou November 3, 2017

    This song was life! Even the remix was 🔥🔥

  3. Jeans November 3, 2017

    One of my favorite Ashanti songs, probably top 5!

    1. Rock wit u (Aww Baby)
    2. Foolish
    3. Every Lil’ Thing
    4. Voodoo
    5. Rain On Me

  4. Ashanti #1 Fan November 3, 2017

    I love her and wish she hurry up with this new music

  5. Alex November 3, 2017

    Beyonce still slaying the charts 14 years later!

  6. KING MELANIN November 3, 2017


    • Casual November 3, 2017

      There actually were two version out at the time.

    • Smh November 3, 2017

      Because Ashanti is the original artist featured and on the album tamia was added after

  7. Bitchpleeeeaaaasssezzzzzzzz November 3, 2017

    I’ve always loved Ashanti ever since I heard Always in time and then Foolish.😘😍👍🏽🙌🏽🙏🏽

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