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

Ashanti's 'Rain On Me' Hits Its Hot 100 Peak
Published: Friday 3rd Nov 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 week we’ll highlight ‘Rain on Me’ – the second single from Ashanti’s 2003 chart-topping album, ‘Chapter 2.’ Equipped with a pronounced horn-heavy sample the famous Issac Hayes cut ‘Look of Love,’ the Irv Gotti produced cut saw the singer conquer new ground by tackling some seriously heavy subject matter:  domestic violence.  Tapping actor Larenz Tate to star as her abusive boyfriend in ‘Rain’s cinematic accompanying visual, the song’s content and its clip proved a potent 1-2 punch, helping it make its biggest splash this week 14 years ago.

Peaking at #7, the tune went on to nab a Grammy nod at the next year’s ceremony and earn a much deserved place among fan favorites in the singer’s prized discography.  Tuck in below to see who joined her in the top 25 this week in 2003:


Hot 100 This Week in 2003

Hot 100 This Week


Click here to see the full “Chart Check” from this week’s refreshed charts.

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  1. Yas November 3, 2017

    Back when I didn’t have responsibilities. I miss when r&in ruled the charts

  2. Notyou November 3, 2017

    This song was life! Even the remix was ??

  3. Jeans November 3, 2017

    One of my favorite Ashanti songs, probably top 5!

    1. Rock wit u (Aww Baby)
    2. Foolish
    3. Every Lil’ Thing
    4. Voodoo
    5. Rain On Me

  4. Ashanti #1 Fan November 3, 2017

    I love her and wish she hurry up with this new music

  5. Alex November 3, 2017

    Beyonce still slaying the charts 14 years later!

  6. KING MELANIN November 3, 2017


    • Casual November 3, 2017

      There actually were two version out at the time.

    • Smh November 3, 2017

      Because Ashanti is the original artist featured and on the album tamia was added after

  7. Bitchpleeeeaaaasssezzzzzzzz November 3, 2017

    I’ve always loved Ashanti ever since I heard Always in time and then Foolish.????????

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