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

Published: Thursday 23rd Jun 2016 by Rashad
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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.

Before any of us “knew her” (as a singer), Jennifer Lopez was seeing her Hollywood star rise on the heels of a critically acclaimed portrayal of late Tejano star Selena.  The dabble in music would prove itself a catalyst for the dancer/actress to pursue her dreams of being a singing star herself.

Enter ‘If You Had My Love.’

Pitched to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop passed on the tune reportedly saying “it would sound better if a female sang it.”  Earlier, a similar tune – ‘If I Gave Love’ recorded by powerhouse R&B vocalist Chante Moore  was set for release but rumor has it Lopez’s then-boyfriend, Sean “Puffy” Combs, swiped the song, reworked it with Rodney Jerkins and rushed his boo to record and release it.  Forcing Moore’s version to shelves, the move proved itself a lucrative one for Lopez.

With the assistance of a smoking hot video, which showed off all of Jenny’s assets, it wouldn’t be long before ‘Love’ slid to the top of the Hot 100. Ousting fellow Latin sensation Ricky Martin‘s ‘Livin La Vida Loca’ from the top spot at the top of this month in 1999, J’s inaugural hit would lead the singles chart for a month before being dethroned by Destiny’s Child.

Tuck in below to see who among your favorites dominated the charts this week in 1999:

Hot 100 This Week In 1999

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Hot 100 This Week


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  1. Kayla C June 23, 2016

    Still LOVE this song to this day!

  2. Mark111 June 23, 2016

    The great music and diversity on the 1999 hot 100 is so amazing. Now all we have is trash, and my fave is probably the trashiest.

  3. Who gonna check me boo?? June 23, 2016

    ‘If You Had My Love’ was and is still such a jam.
    But the girls weren’t ready for what was about to happen tho’ the Writing On The Wall'(of Queen about to kill careers ) came out that summer and the rest is history

    • MUSICHEAD June 23, 2016

      I was so mad that everybody was sleeping on The Writings On The Wall that summer. Bug A Boo was so bad that most ppl lost interest. Thank God the label gave them a third single for Say My Name. When that came out in ’99, the album exploded!

      • Who gonna check me boo?? June 23, 2016

        It sure did !! funny how B’day and the Wtiting on the wall both began as the regular undherwelming sophomore album from a breakout star then released their third single Say My name/ Irreplaceable that went on to become classics and establish destiny child/Beyonce as so much more than a fade

  4. JOHNVIDAL June 23, 2016

    Despite J.No. being at the top on that particular list, it was once again such a superior list and full of diversity compared to the mediocrity that is the one from 2016. Once AGAIN!
    It´s seriously sad. And Rihanna trying to get two songs (how many has she released as trials to get more forgettable #1s this year?) to the top right now with just the help of streaming. Cause she´s not selling a damn thing. Pathetic times for mainstream music industry. Adele is overrated as hell but damn it she is teh only saving grace when it comes to real success right now.

    • #JACKIE June 23, 2016

      You’re always coming for J.Lo. Not everybody is gonna be a ball gown wearing, piano playing, songwriting grand diva! Slay Lo is beautiful, can hold a note, dances DOWN and made great music back then. I agree about Rihanna. She’s done, but leave Slay Lo ALONE!!!

      • JOHNVIDAL June 24, 2016

        She didn´t made great music since it is just given to her, like ion Rihanna´s case. I agree seh dances and is beautiful. It stops there. Music wasn´t that good, Ok for the moment.

      • #JACKIE June 24, 2016

        Whitney was GIVEN music too but she was still the greatest singer ever!! 99% of people don’t care about songwriters. They just want music that makes them feel good!!!

      • JOHNVIDAL June 24, 2016

        And I didn´t say otherwise. You were the one who said “she made” and I just corrected you on that regard. Just that. Although now that you mention it: Whitney was not a songwriter (and more importantly, never faked being one, unlike some others now) but had THAT voice to compensate. J Lo is more of a joke who is not good at anything related to music, just visuals and dancing. So she not making her music just adds to her basicness.

  5. 1mcluver June 23, 2016

    brandy- almost doesn’t count >

    • MusicFan103 June 23, 2016

      “Angel In Disguise” > “Almost Doesn’t Count”

      • Danny Bey June 23, 2016

        Lies. Almost Doesn’t Count > the whole album.

      • MUSICHEAD June 23, 2016

        I agree. Angel In Disguise was the best song on NSN. When Have You Ever came out, urban radio chose to play Angel In Disguise instead taking it to the top 5 on the Billboard R&B radio chart. Too bad Atlantic didn’t promote it with a video. A remix with Joe would’ve been hot too.

  6. #JACKIE June 23, 2016


  7. LB June 23, 2016

    “Earlier, a similar tune – ‘If I Gave Love’ recorded by powerhouse R&B vocalist Chante Moore – was set for release but rumor has it Lopez’s then-boyfriend, Sean “Puffy” Combs, swiped the song, reworked it with Rodney Jerkins and rushed his boo to record and release it.”

    And then she went from using Diddy to swipe songs, to vying for Glitter rejects. Jenny from the block has been around the block ey. She is cunning and a strategist. I guess Karma sort of hit her when the other one started stealing everything from her, look and fashion wise.

  8. What Now June 23, 2016

    DEATH @ “knew her”… But you to tell me that JLO based this song from Chante Moore’s song? SCREAMS.

  9. MUSICHEAD June 23, 2016

    I had no idea Chante Moore had first dibs at this. I love her voice. Where My Girls At was really the song of the summer even tho it never hit #1. That song was in the top 10 and top 20 for what seemed forever.TLC passed on it because Missy wrote it but 702 made it a smash. Those were the days…

    • #JACKIE June 23, 2016

      Yes WMGA was a bop sis. Shame that they didn’t last. Their third album Star was great too.

    • Annalise June 23, 2016

      TLC passed on a lot of huge songs. They definitely would have taken Where My Girls At to number one if they recorded it, especially if Left-Eye did a sick rap near the end. They also passed on Britney’s Baby One More Time, which was probably a good thing because it was the complete opposite of the girl power movement they were doing in the 90’s.

      • Mark111 /.\ June 23, 2016

        with the way Britney song it, I can hear T-Boz on the verses and hook and Chilli on the “Show me how you want it to be
        Tell me, baby, Cause I need to know now, oh, because.” So I guess it’s safe to say that t_boz influence that Britney voice?

    • MusicFan103 June 23, 2016

      Oh wow, I never heard the story of “WMG@” being for TLC first but turned down! That was a massive single though.

  10. TC June 23, 2016

    Blaque’s 808!!! I gotta go play their first album again. Damn I miss music in the 90s.

    • MusicFan103 June 23, 2016

      YES! Blaque was my favorite group, and I wanted Blaque Out to get its release in USA in 2002, but it never did get a real promo release. Sucks, they were a mini TLC, and ironically both rappers passed away way too soon. RIP Natina Reed and Left Eye.

  11. Stephy June 23, 2016

    J Lo’s best #1 hit song. It was actually for Chante Moore tho. Just like “I’m Real” was supposed to be for Mariah, and “Get Right” was supposed to be for Usher. Her team loves coming in & taken songs from other acts (lol). But, it didn’t work with Amerie … Jennifer’s team wanted that song “One Thing” and was about to get it too. Amerie put an end to that real fast tho. Anyways, J-Lo got some few nice bops. And, this one is my fave. It’s still sounds good, very timeless tbh…

    • MusicFan103 June 23, 2016

      Never heard about “1 Thing” being wanted by J.Lo how did she hear it, via Rich?

      I heard “Get Right” was offered to and passed by Brandy.

      • Mark111 /.\ June 23, 2016

        Get right was for usher, Rich said so himself.

      • MUSICHEAD June 23, 2016

        Nah J.lo took Ride or Die from Brandy in 2003 and Louboutins from Brandy in 2009. That was part of the reason Brandy fired Roc Nation as her management. Jlo has been doing this her whole career. And ppl think Mariah is just being petty…Smh

  12. Dev June 23, 2016

    The song was good but the vocals were horrific!

  13. Annalise June 23, 2016

    J.Lo is a prime example of a smart businesswoman. Talented? Not so much. But she has a great team behind her that secures her the right type of marketing, endorsements and she’s managed to create her own lane of mainstream Latin-Pop. Say what you want about her, but it’s still pretty impressive that she started her music career basically in her 30s and still managed to have a modicum of success.

    • MusicFan103 June 23, 2016

      This is shady, but yes she is a business woman above all else and an entertainer. Vocals don’t make the singer or star.

      She it is impressive she was like 27 when she began her music career which is industry age old. Poor Nicole Scherzinger couldn’t start solo around the same age, LOL.

      J.Lo has had endless catchy music.

  14. Bitchpleaseeeeeee June 23, 2016

    I only came here for Brandy cuz I knew she would on the chart some where????????
    Ooooooh that papi in the video has always been my crush and I cried when devil Lucious Lyon killed him in Empire.??
    Dark child did amazing job with the remix though ??????????

  15. MusicFan103 June 23, 2016

    This was a great period for music, just look at that chart back then! Ugh oh how I miss the 90s and early 00s. Up till the mid 00s, around 08 music was pretty eclectic and great.

    J.Lo had such a great run in music following her acting and TV show biz career in early 90s. I am so impressed with all she has accomplished despite everyone always wanting to hate on her for her vocals and or acting. Do you guys realize she is an amazing dancer, businesswoman, etc. too even if you take away certain talents she has to what you may say is a lesser extent.

    Blaque was my group back in the 90s I had their debut album when they worse bubble wrap on the cover. I loved their singles, the “I Do” remix with Left Eye for the music video. Also around this time like 97/98 it reminds me of Tatyana Ali’s singles she released from her album, lead single had Will Smith on it.

    Not to mention, say what you will about J.Lo, but “On The Floor” was a massive hit for 2011. Such a catchy club thumper!

  16. Meteorite June 23, 2016

    You know I’ve never noticed it until now, but once Diddy and J.LO started dating and working together, Diddy and Mariah stopped work together, which sucks because Mariah and Diddy had great musical chemistry.

    • 1mcluver June 23, 2016

      *plays honey remix

    • MusicFan103 June 23, 2016

      Diddy and MC didn’t work together but for her 1997 album though. So….? Just like MJB and ‘Love & Life’ album in 2003 with Diddy. This happens.

    • MUSICHEAD June 23, 2016

      Tommy M had to beg Puffy to work with Mariah on the Fantasy remix because Puffy thought Mariah was whack. He demanded $65k to do the remix. Once he met Mariah he realized she was the real deal. When Fantasy blew up on urban radio, Mariah felt like she finally got the same respect Mary J got in the hood and hasn’t stopped working with rappers since. Fantasy really took Mariah and Puffy to a whole new level.

  17. Mark111 /.\ June 23, 2016

    This was the era when I hated pop music. All of it, the boy bands, the teen brats, the Latin Pest, the rap songs that were all produced by The Neptunes.
    I bet that’s Moor’s vocals on this track. J.Lo was slick with leaving the demo singer’s vocals on her tracks. Ashanti vocals are on I’m Real and Ain’t It Funny remixes, Christina Millwho on Play, some other girl on Gonna Be Alright.

    • 1mcluver June 23, 2016

      damn your right :/

      • 1mcluver June 23, 2016

        lol I’m mad you said milwho tho hahaha wtf

      • Mark111 /.\ June 23, 2016

        lol, I was NOT going to google how to spell her last name. She lucky Christina is a common girl name.

    • ?+✈=? June 23, 2016

      J-Lo slays Aaliah every time her plane lands on the ground b****

    • MusicFan103 June 23, 2016

      MilliWho is to funny.

  18. Del June 23, 2016

    If You Had My Love sounds like the remix to Chante’s If I Gave Love. It’s almost the same song. I remember reading where Chante said she wanted to release If I Gave Love as her second single from her This Moment Is Mine CD after her biggest hit Chante’s Got A Man, but decided against it because IYHML was released first. She didn’t want people thinking she was trying to benefit from J Lo’s success though her song was recorded first. She said she wished she would have fought a little more for the song to be released, but Puffy and his crew were too powerful and she didn’t want any retaliation again her. She said she was “pissed” with Rodney Jerkins for basically folding to Puff and giving her song away.

  19. Gee June 23, 2016

    Jennifer the crook Lopez has a history of stealing from other artists yet people praise her, yet they criticize Beyoncé and others for alleged similar practices.

    • MUSICHEAD June 23, 2016

      I respect Beyonce for what she does. She knows records won’t sell forever but that publishing money never goes dry. These writers don’t mind giving Beyonce 25% of their publishing if it means getting their songs on the radio.

  20. HeReddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyi June 23, 2016

    Jennifer Lopez had good music

  21. Justafan June 24, 2016

    JLO, song stealer from the very beginning

  22. Royalkev June 24, 2016

    I actually never liked ‘If You Had My Love’. ‘Waiting For Tonight’ and even ‘Let’s Get Loud’ were so much better! Jenny didn’t blow me away until she came around with ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’!

    This chart was everything, TLC – Scrubs (bop), Maxwell – Fortunate (yesss Gawd), 702 – WMGA (slaaaaaay), Bran and Whitney – Almost Doesn’t Count & It’s Not Right But It’s Okay (asdfjkl;fkweghdhgjdjjbjjegjbndjjjbjbdjbe)… The slayage was real!

    • MUSICHEAD June 24, 2016

      I agree, Waiting For Tonight was so much better. Still one of her best singles.

  23. daniel June 24, 2016

    best hot 100 song of all time

  24. Truth June 24, 2016

    1999 wasn’t that great a year in music. Sure, by today’s horrificness (Bieber/Rihanna/Drake/Gay Jonas), it was gold…but compared to the rest of the 90s, it was easily the worst year in music the decade saw. Cheesy, flakey, fractured and uneven. 1998 and 2000 were both better than 1999.

  25. redbwoy June 24, 2016

    Man, i remember these time period clearly. The days of being on AOL non stop and having the tv on in the other room with MTV on all day. Running to see the video everytime it came on because that dance break (thank you Tina Landon) was EVERYTHING!

    but the chart is what’s amazing, look at all that damn R&B within the top 20, and the bulk of it was good, if not great music. Can we PLEASE get this back…i beg of u music gods.

  26. Caleb June 24, 2016

    I didn’t realize how many hot female groups were out in 1999. TLC, 702, Blaque and Destiny’s Child.

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