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

Published: Thursday 19th Jan 2017 by Rashad

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.

Next, we’ll take a step back to 2005 to revisit one of Ciara‘s biggest hits – ‘1,2 Step.’  The Missy Elliott and Jazze Pha-produced cut – released as the follow-up to her debut chart-topping single, ‘Goodies’ – shot to #2 at the end of 2004 and remained there this week 12 years ago.  An 80’s inspired tune, inspired by Afrika Bambaataa‘s ‘Planet Rock,’ ‘Step’ was Ci’s second consecutive top 5 single and was only held at bay by Mario‘s massive hit ‘Let Me Love You.’

Hop on down under the jump to step down memory lane with Ciara:


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Hot 100 This Week

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  1. Ken January 19, 2017

    Damn, crazy how her music career just 1,2 stepped to nothing now. Still like her tho.

    • ? + ✈ = ? January 19, 2017

      Hotline should’ve been the 4th single not “And I”

  2. Credits January 19, 2017

    Ciara was the sh*t back then! And there’s nothing these avid Ciara haters can say. ?oh, round here we riding slow, we keep it gutter you should know? I just wish she never lost her musical direction.

    • Metzo January 19, 2017

      She never lost her musical direction imo. She’s still making good music with amazing visuals. The GP has just moved on. Thats all

  3. SMH January 19, 2017

    Yesss, spring/summer 2004. Ciara was on fire at that time.

  4. @_bitchesaredumb_ January 19, 2017

    @_bitchesaredumb_ on Instagram
    That was back when black artist charted! Living for the return of those days. We have 2 or 3 top 5 songs now so AMEN!

  5. Fancy BISH January 19, 2017

    Glad Ciara was able to top the Hot 100 with her debut single…not too many have that to their credit *Mariah voice* lol

    • Ken January 19, 2017


    • Mark111 /.\ January 19, 2017

      Most one hit wonders and has beens did.

      • Fancy BISH January 19, 2017

        Not too many one hit wonders even top the Hot 100, Mark…do some research…a one hit wonder is an artist or group that had one Top 40 hit, according to Billboard…you still thought you was cute tho…treated me KIND, dat sweet DESTINEEEEE lol

    • meme January 19, 2017

      That’s a gift and curse. I think both Ciara and Beyoncé started off their solo career so strong that it was hard to top. Ciara went downhill each time and Beyoncé went up and down. Rihanna is the artist who steadily increase and growth each era. I think I would rather a progressive career than a regressive or stagnant one.

      • Fancy BISH January 19, 2017

        TRUE…Mariah and Whitney just started at the top and stayed there for years lol

      • Danny Bey January 19, 2017

        Please tell me when Beyoncé went down ever…? ?

      • Danny Bey January 19, 2017

        And Rihanna’s albums sales have been declining since GGGB. Girl, know your s*** before talking s***.

      • Shakira stan January 19, 2017

        Loud was her best selling album and guess what sweetie it was in 2010,five years after her first single. So sweetie try harder… That reign will never let up.

      • Danzou January 19, 2017

        LMAO that shakira Stan keeps saying “sweetie”

      • Danny Bey January 19, 2017

        Lawd I was looking at my watch waiting for this Shakira Stan to come trolling down

      • RoyalKev January 19, 2017

        I have to agree with Mark on this one! One hit wonders scored Hot 100 #1’s all the time! Just a few examples:

        Baauer – Harlem Shake
        Gotye – Someone that I Used to Know
        James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
        Daniel Powter – Bad Day
        Crazy Town – Butterfly
        DFL – Laffy Taffy
        Omi- Cheerleader

        ^ That’s just a few #1’s I can name from this decade and the last! I was big on Billboard, so that’s why I’m aware! There’s plenty of #1 songs by OHW that date back even further like Los Del Rio’s ‘Macarena’!

      • BEY>RIH January 19, 2017

        Your comments are so annoyingly false and deluded. Bey has gotten even bigger and bigger since this era of her career and has had no “downs”. Her career is the most steady and longevity of ALL of her peers..

      • BEY>RIH January 19, 2017

        @Shakira stan Loud has NOT outsold GGGB.

  6. JazSullivan January 19, 2017

    Ciara was the s*** back then. I remember all of the girls dressed like her in their boxing boots and cropped jackets for spirit week. Idk where the disconnect started, but she had a promising career once upon a time…..

  7. Lmfao_Hoe January 19, 2017

    Her Evolution era was the best and I had expected so much more. Ciara had the potential to had become a big international star. She should’ve been up there in the ranks of Bey and Riri in regards to sells, tours, singles, popularity, idol ect. Al which she fall short. Her singles weren’t much to carry onto the charts. I’m still upset her ass slept on Overdose !!!! a video, performances, and tour would’ve got her popin again as Body Party was doing good for her too. Another big let down is she should’ve exposed herself a touring force after the second album. LA REID was s***** in this career compared to TLC, TONI, MARIAH, USHER ECT. Cause Ciara should’ve went higher.

  8. EatMe January 19, 2017

    Glad she found other career choices

    • ? + ✈ = ? January 19, 2017

      Laying on her back

  9. Danny Bey January 19, 2017

    9 out of the top 10 were black artists and furthermore, all R&B & Hip Hop. ??

  10. Mark111 /.\ January 19, 2017

    a few reasons Ciara popped off so well. ONE, the ATL Crunk movement was IN and the R&B (or Crunk’N B) was fresh and edgy. TWO, she was younger than the other girls. This was after Keys, Ashanti, solo Beyonce and a few remaining 90s singers like Monica, Mya and I guess Brandy was still around, they were all in their mid 20s, Ciara was a fresh 18 year old, it set her apart from the others. THREE, no one was really dancing at this time. Janet nipplegate happened the year prior, Aaliyah passed 3 years prior, Britney was about to take a break (and later have a melt down), Ciara brought back something only a few could do, dance. And she brought back the s*** Tomboy look, again, something that was very ATL at that time.
    In short, Ciara was a product of a short era, just like Gags with the birth of the EDM era, Ciara was that to the ATL/crunk sound. When music moved on, so did their audience. And as you can see, urban music WAS pop music at this time. We’re seeing that again today, but like then, it will move on in a matter of 5 years from now.

    • EatMe January 19, 2017


    • Fancy BISH January 19, 2017

      Damn, you had your essay READY chile lol…you make some good points…and it was ALLLLLLLLLLLL, that you turned out to BEEEEEEEEEE, yeah mmmmmhmmmm lol

    • Hush January 19, 2017

      Why is this fool in here trying to school people on an era that everyone remembers themselves? He posted that silly little essay, as if someone was gonna take notes on it. 😆

  11. meme January 19, 2017

    Ciara had a really nice start. when you start off at your peak its really hard to top. I think I touch on this on the previous Teyanna post but we now live in an age where artist can use their platforms to excel in other avenues. I just wish Ciara had shift her focus earlier tead of chasing a music artist that didn’t live up to expectations.

  12. Suicide Blonde January 19, 2017

    Her career never really developed IMO.

    • Danzou January 19, 2017

      Neither did your faves.

      • Suicide Blonde January 19, 2017

        Do you even know my faves?

      • Danzou January 19, 2017

        Fave’s as in possessive I forgot the apostrophe.

      • Suicide Blonde January 19, 2017


  13. Danzou January 19, 2017

    My baby.

  14. Shakira stan January 19, 2017

    That’s life for you one minute you are on top and the next you are down.. I bet during this time while Ciara was topping charts …taylor, weekend, Adele, Bruno etc were working two shifts in the restaurant, crashing on a friends coach and sending resumes to record label, begging just to be played even once on TV.Now look where they are and look where she is.

    • Cough Cough January 19, 2017

      She’s cashing millions in checks, on magazine covers, endorsing legendary fashion houses, advocating for terminally sick children and married to her dream man. Yeah, look where she’s at. Lol.

      • Shakira stan January 20, 2017

        Don’t act stupid, you know very well what am talking about.
        BTW it is spelled cheques. SMH

  15. Onyourwrostday January 19, 2017

    2004 was music last good year until 2014

    • Cough Cough January 19, 2017

      Yeah, WRONG.

    • Danzou January 19, 2017

      music is still good. there were flops back then too. people dont BUY music is the only difference.

      • Cough Cough January 19, 2017

        Music is not as good today, its more “par” than good. Nothing memorable at the present

  16. @ASAPicon January 19, 2017

    This was a great time for music, Alot of the top 10 songs on this chart annoyed tf out of me though… Like “My Boo” & “Let Me Love You”…. However great time for music, and Ciara was so hungry and successful at this time

    • BEY>RIH January 19, 2017

      Your taste is trash. Those are classic r&b songs…

  17. RoyalKev January 19, 2017

    Ciara really had a solid start! I had a close friend that was all over Ci’s debut album in ’04! I wasn’t even a fan yet, but I can recall how impressed I was with the entire release! It was very listenable! Back then, you couldn’t tell me Bey, Ciara and Alicia weren’t going to still be the ones slaying until now!

  18. Coolness January 20, 2017

    Ciara had such a strong start wheh she debuted in 2004. It very much akin to the likes of Alicia Keys and Ashanti – two female R&B artists who became crossover successes with their very first albums. Every single she released apart from “And I” charted within the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 including the two additional hits she earned as a feature artist on Missy Elliot’s and Bow Wow’s songs.
    I miss when she was on top with this album and the follow up, “The Evolution”. She could’ve really taken the dance diva persona Janet crafted and perfected to international heights for this new generation but sometime after her second aibum, she started to disconnect with her audience.

  19. Now time yca ritish wauyz January 24, 2017

    Nice she still make good music

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