Advertisement
All Music Entertainment
What's Your Flavor? Choose a tab
You are viewing all articles posted under: Retro Rewind
Music

Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2005 #TBT

Fantasia’s ‘Truth Is’ & John Legend’s ‘Ordinary People’ Peak In Same Week

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 reflect on the hit songs ‘Truth Is’ and ‘Ordinary People’ – the biggest hits found aboard the debut albums of R&B singers Fantasia Barrino and John Legend, respectively.

‘Truth’ – found on Barrino’s first release ‘Free Yourself’ – may have come as the set’s official lead single, but it was actually the ‘American Idol’ winner’s second go at chart success.  Her first Hot 100 appearance, ‘I Believe’ (the season’s ‘Idol’ coronation song), debuted at #1 on the chart and only extended the already high set bar (thanks to previous ‘Idol’ winners Kelly Clarkson and Ruben Studdard) for the success of releases from her official LP.  A winner on the R&B chart (working its way to #2 on that tally), this week in 2005 the song peaked just one spot shy of the top 20.

Elsewhere that same week, Legend – another R&B newcomer at the time – was finding success with his second Hot 100 appearance.  Thanks to the heart-tugging tune, ‘Ordinary People’ (found on his debut LP ‘Get Lifted’), the piano-tickling crooner was lifted to his then-Hot 100 peak.  Going on to win a Grammy at the next year’s ceremony, ‘People’ would go on to be considered by many to be his signature tune (a truth that holds to this day).

Curious to see who joined the two in the top 25 this week 12 years ago?  Find out inside:

(more…)

Read This Story
10 Comments
Entertainment

Retro Rewind: ‘Hell Date’

Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature launched to celebrate TV and Film’s hilarious past.

Today, we celebrate BET’s tireless efforts to offer its viewers diverse programming by revisiting its hit series ‘Hell Date.’

In it, unsuspecting romantics are taken for the ride of their lives when they are introduced to people they believe are looking for love.

Little do they know that love has nothing to do with it.

Take that journey to the past with us below…

(more…)

Read This Story
4 Comments
Music

Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2008 #TBT

Chris Brown’s ‘With You’ Re-Ascends To Hot 100 Peak

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 rewind to ‘With You’ – the third single from Chris Brown‘s sophomore album, ‘Exclusive.’  Produced by Stargate and written by Brown, Johnta Austin, and more, the folk-pop number was almost an instant hit for the young singer, flying to #2 just weeks after its unveiling.  Initially blocked from the top spot by Flo Rida‘s hit ‘Low,’ ‘With You’ fell down charts only to have a resurgence after some promotional efforts by Brown.  Still, despite some impressive live showings of the tune, it only made it back to #2 this week (held at bay this time by Usher‘s ‘Love in the Club’).

That elusive Hot 100 perch didn’t hurt in the long run, however, as the song went on to garner 2x platinum status and be one of the year’s biggest releases.  Tuck in below to relive it and see who joined the R&B bad boy in the top 25 this week 9 years ago:

(more…)

Read This Story
20 Comments
Entertainment

Retro Rewind: ‘Forgive or Forget’

Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature designed to honour TV and Film’s glorious past.

Today, we return to June 8th 1998, the date on which the talkshow ‘Forgive or Forget’ was introduced to American audiences.

Hosted by the inspirational and motivational writer Mother Love, the show welcomed those who have wronged their loved ones to tell their stories and present their cases to those they’d slighted.

Then, the “victim” would be asked if they were willing to…”forgive or forget.”

Ready to take that journey to the past?

Watch below…

(more…)

Read This Story
6 Comments
Music

Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2002 #TBT

Brandy’s ‘What About Us’ Reaches Its Hot 100 Peak

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.

Next, it’s all about ‘What About Us’ – the lead single from R&B veteran Brandy‘s 3rd album ‘Full Moon.’  Written by Lashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, and Brandy, the 2002-released bop – produced by Jerkins – was a surprising foray into alternative R&B by Bran (who up to that point was better known for her more standard R&B leaning numbers).  Released at the top of the year, ‘What’ – with the assistance of a kickass futuristic Dave Meyers music video – eventually moseyed its way up to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 where it peaked at #7 this week 15 years ago.

Tuck in below to relive her last top 10 hit on the pop chart and see who joined her in the top 25 this week in 2002:

(more…)

Read This Story
58 Comments
Entertainment

Retro Rewind: ‘Cheaters’

Welcome to TGJ’s Retro Rewind, the original feature built to celebrate TV and Film’s game-changing and occasionally hilarious past.

Today, we revisit the long-running series ‘Cheaters’.

Launched in the year 2000, the show came to the aid of lovers who had reason to believe that their partners had been playing away.

Originally hosted by Tommy Habeeb, the show reached its peak in 2002 when Joey Greco stepped in to offer said lovers the information they needed to catch their deceitful girlfriends and boyfriends in the act!

Ready to revisit the insanity?

(more…)

Read This Story
2 Comments
Music

Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1991 #FBF

Vocal Trinity (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, & Celine Dion) Dominate Top 5

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 fast backward to 1991 to find music’s “vocal trinity” – Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion – dominating the chart’s top 5.  Carey, whose third single ‘Someday’ dethroned Houston’s ‘All the Man That I Need’ (one of two #1 singles found aboard the songstress’sI’m Your Baby Tonight’ album), was joined by then-rising powerhouse vocalist Dion and her third single, ‘Where Does My Heart Beat Now.’

Together the trio led a slew of memorable hits, including entries by fellow chart-topping divas Gloria Estefan and Madonna.  See who else joined the quintet in the top 25 this week 26 years ago:

(more…)

Read This Story
32 Comments
Music

Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1995 #TBT

Madonna’s Longest Running #1 Ascends To the Top of the Charts

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 in 1995 Queen of Pop, Madonna, reascended to the Billboard Hot 100 throne with ‘Take A Bow’ – the second single from her most R&B-leaning album to date, ‘Bedtime Stories.’  Written and produced by Madge and Babyface, ‘Bow’ – thanks in great part to its cinematic accompanying visual – rose to the top of the Hot 100 this week 22 years ago, snatching the title from TLC‘s ‘Creep.’ 

Coming as her last #1 of the 90s, the song went on to reign for an impressive 7 weeks and, to date, remains the longest running chart-topper of her career.  Tuck in below to see who joined Madge in the top 25 this week in 1995:

(more…)

Read This Story
14 Comments
Music

Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1999 #TBT

Monica’s Last Run at #1

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 in 1999 Monica soared to the top of the Hot 100 with her hit ‘Angel of Mine.’  Lifted from ‘The Boy Is Mine‘ LP (read our ode to the album by clicking here), the angelic remake of British girl group Eternal‘s song of the same name dethroned pop princess Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time’ from the tally’s perch.

Becoming Mo’s third consecutive chart-topper (as the follow-up to ‘The Boy is Mine‘ the song and ‘The First Night’), the trio of chart triumphs came as the last time Mo saw her name atop the Hot 100.  Join us below as we salute the impressive run and see who else joined her in the top 25 this week 18 years ago:

(more…)

Read This Story
67 Comments
Entertainment

Retro Rewind: Lauryn Hill Dominates The 41st Annual Grammy Awards

Tomorrow night with lift the lid on all the secret’s the 59th annual Grammy Awards has to offer its viewers.

Of course, there’s little doubt that its organisers are hoping to pull in a night just as well-received as their 41st spin on the televised machine.

For, on that night, history was made for the artist Lauryn Hill when she bagged five of the ten awards she and her only solo album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ were nominated for.

Meet us below for a Grammy-edition of Retro Rewind…

(more…)

Read This Story
30 Comments
Music

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

J.Lo’s Last Run at #1 on the Hot 100

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 just have to press play on ‘All I Have’ – the LL Cool J-assisted single found aboard Jennifer Lopez‘s ‘This Is Me…Then’ (click here to read our ode to the full album).  Released in December 2002, ‘Have’ – drawing on Debra Laws‘Very Special’ for its sample – reinforced Lopez’s then-dominance over pop charts and came as a fitting follow-up to the top 5 hit ‘Jenny From the Block.’  Blocking her ‘I’m Real’ co-star Ja Rule from the top spot this week in 2003, ‘All I Have’ held down the chart’s summit for four weeks overall and gave the diva her fourth run atop the Hot 100 (Cool J’s first).

Going on to not only become a fan favorite of the singer’s, but become the title of her hotly-selling Vegas show, tuck in below to relive ‘All’ and see who joined J. Lo in the top 25 this week in 14 years ago:

(more…)

Read This Story
27 Comments
Music

Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 1998 #TBT

Janet Jackson’s ‘Together Again’ Sees Her at #1 Again

janet-jackson-together-thatgrapejuice-flashback-tbt-fbf

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’ll press play again on ‘Together Again’ – the second single from Janet Jackson‘s #1 album, ‘Velvet Rope.’  Holding down the top spot on the Hot 100 this week 19 years ago, the house-inspired tune was birthed after the death of Jackson’s dear friend who succumbed to AIDS.  Becoming her 8th overall #1 single on the tally, ‘Together’ went on to platinum status and has endured as a fan favorite from her prized discography.

Tuck in below to see who joined Jan in the top 25 this week in 1998:

(more…)

Read This Story
33 Comments
eXTReMe Tracker