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

Published: Thursday 17th Nov 2016 by Rashad

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’re working on trying to keep still while listening to ‘Work It’ – the lead single from Missy Elliott‘s 2002 album, ‘Under Construction’ (read more about it here).  Crafted by Elliott and longtime collaborator Timbaland, the synth-heavy bop leapt onto the mid-September charts of that year.  Barely a month later it reached the #2 spot where it would stay for a record 10 weeks.

Held at bay by Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and his #1 hit ‘Lose Yourself,’ ‘Work’s inability to top the Hot 100 hardly made it a failure.  With its charismatic video showing off Elliott’s jaw-dropping weight loss, creativity, and festive dance moves to help it, the tune went on to gain platinum status.

Relive the magic and tuck in below to see who joined Em and M.E. on the singles chart this week 14 years ago:

Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2002


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Billboard Hot 100 This Week


Click here to read this week’s full refreshed Hot 100 chart check.


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  1. Danzou November 17, 2016


  2. Rima November 17, 2016

    “Black Beatles bih, Me and Paul McCartney related”

  3. The Legend Called Missy Elliott November 17, 2016

    Yassss. The ? But peep Beyoncé charting 14 years later! Not one song on that chart I wouldn’t object to listening to.

  4. Honey g November 17, 2016

    Work it is my song!

  5. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? November 17, 2016

    2002 was a great year for music in every genre.

  6. HOWYOULIKEIT November 17, 2016

    wow. so many memories with each of these songs! Time flies

  7. Killian November 17, 2016

    I mean its so nostalgic… Bonnie&Clyde was my jam and work it was a party stater And Sean Paul was on every party playlist #bringbackthegoodolddays

  8. Mark111 November 17, 2016

    I always felt that 03 Bonnie and Clyde (so fitting sense they both are the biggest thrives in music) was a poor attempt Dilemma. This is probably Missy’s iconic era.

    • BEY>RIH November 17, 2016

      LMAO, that is such a reach! Bonnie and Clyde and Dilemma sound nothing alike. They’re both iconic hiphop love songs from the 00’s and you will deal.

    • King B November 17, 2016


  9. BEY>RIH November 17, 2016

    2000-05 was such a golden era of music. I loved growing up as a young teen in that era; so many classics.

    • The Legend Called Missy Elliott November 17, 2016


  10. King B November 17, 2016

    Wow, Avril! Two top 20s.

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