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, Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.
On this #TBT we press play on splash hit ‘Genie In A Bottle,’ the official debut single from pop powerhouse Christina Aguilera. Dominating radio and video countdowns alike, the teen pop tune – the inaugural offering popped from her self-titled debut album – shot to #1 on the Hot 100 and was the first of three chart-toppers from the project.
Dethroning then chart-champion Will Smith‘s ‘Wild Wild West’ and fending off competition from the likes of Enrique Iglesias, Destiny’s Child, and more, ‘Genie’ granted Aguilera an impressive 5 week run in summer 1999 and marked the third time that year a female debuted at #1 with her first single (see: Britney Spears’ ‘Baby…One More Time’ and Jennifer Lopez‘s ‘If You Had My Love’).
It was simply a good year for pop! Check below to see what other familiar faces you see in the top 20 this week in 1999: