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

Britney Spears Misses Top 20 With Second Single 'Sometimes'
Published: Friday 28th Jul 2017 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 time we’ll highlight ‘Sometimes’ – the second single from Britney Spears‘ 1999 debut album, ‘Baby One More Time.’ With big shoes to fill given the mega-success of its chart-topping, platinum predecessor ‘Baby One More Time’ (the song), ‘Sometimes’ came as a mid-tempo groove that, like most of its parent album, borrowed elements of Eurodance and Europop in its composition.  Not exactly an out of the box success like ‘Baby,’ ‘Sometimes’ went on to eventually nab top 30 status before being halted at #21 on the Hot 100.

This week 18 years ago the tune maintained its #21 peak.  Tuck in below to see if you can spot any familiar faces who joined the Southern belle in the top 25 this week in 1999:


Hot 100 This Week

Click here to read this week’s full TGJ Chart Check:  Hot 100.

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  1. Meme July 28, 2017

    Runs to iTunes to find 702 where my girls at. Chileeeeeeeee

    • Sam July 28, 2017

      I didn’t even realise that &02 was on their second album when Destiny’s Child were just starting out. I also didn’t realise that Whitney’s Its not right came out the same year as all these other songs.

  2. Suicide Blonde July 28, 2017

    Oh the memories ? Those were the days, this is also my mom’s favorite song of hers.

  3. Huh July 28, 2017

    Can never unsee that at 1:16 on the sometimes the girl scratches her kitty kat ??

  4. I MightNate July 28, 2017

    The summer I fell in love w/ Christina. Was soo shocked to see the video, from the radio I thought she was black.

  5. mr.m July 29, 2017

    YAAAAS MADAME X!!! slayin those b!tches and snatchin real hair
    I remember when everbody thought she was black ..
    I wasn’t a fan of her until I heard I Turn To You ahhh!! those vocals
    she ruled her debut album era even tho she was so manufactured

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