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.
In honor of her 32nd birthday (March 28), this week we’ll call on Lady Gaga‘s 2010 megahit ‘Telephone.’ Originally penned for and later passed on by Britney Spears, Gaga eventually took the reins on the Darkchild-produced tune and consulted industry gal pal/‘Video Phone’ co-star Beyonce to support. The result? Absolute slayage.
With a fierce short music film to assist, the song debuted in the top 30 in early December 2009. By March 2010, it was already in the top 10 (where it peaked at #3 this week that year). Becoming Gaga’s sixth consecutive top 10 hit and Beyonce’s 14th as a solo artist, the tune would go on to nab a Grammy nod and sell an impressive 3.5 million copies in the United States alone.
Slide down memory lane with this triple platinum hit inside:
Billboard Hot 100 in 2010
Hot 100 This Week
Click here to read this week’s full updated TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.