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 take it back to Destiny’s Child mega comeback hit ‘Lose My Breath,’ the inaugural release from their last studio album ‘Destiny Fulfilled’ (2004). With thunderous drums, slick horns, and an overdose of sass – the song, penned by Destiny’s Child, Rodney Jerkins, Jay Z, Sean Garrett, and Lashawn Daniels – came as a booming announcement that music’s top group had returned with a vengeance. Its video, as noted by critics, was exact in its purpose of demonstrating that a new “Destiny’s Child” had arrived. Long gone were the days of tacky matching outfits with girlish design and in its place were three learned women whose destiny had led them full circle. Whatever the message, it worked.
Anticipation of ‘Breath’ saw it debut in the top 30 of the Hot 100 before its physical release. Shortly thereafter, the song skyrocketed to the #3 spot where it peaked this week 12 years ago. Check below to see who joined them in the top 25 that week: