Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.
So, 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 serving up a taste of ‘Sweet Escape,’ the title track and second single from Gwen Stefani‘s sophomore album. Released in 2007 after the top 10 smash, ‘Wind It Up,’ the former No Doubt diva tapped rapper/producer Akon to assist ‘Escape’s run to similar heights on the Hot 100. An international hit that eventually peaked at #2 on the U.S. charts, this week the cut broke into the top 5 and – as of time reported – remains her last entry into the Billboard Hot 100’s topmost quintet of positions.
Look inside to relive the magic of ‘Sweet Escape’ and see who joined Stefani this week 11 years ago:
Hot 100 This Week in 2007
Hot 100 This Week
Click here to see this week’s full TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.