Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2000 #TBT

Missy Elliott's 'Hot Boyz' Becomes The First Hot 100 Top 5 Hit of Her Career
Published: Thursday 4th Jan 2018 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.

This week we’re cruising back to 2000 for a look at Missy Elliott‘s ‘Hot Boyz.’  Found on her 1999-released sophomore effort, ‘Da Real World,’ the Lil Mo-featured album cut of ‘Boyz’ was already a fan favorite before it was officially released in November of that year.  Thanks to a remix featuring fellow rappers Nas, Eve, and Q-Tip, and a cinematic-style visual the rapstress was quickly becoming known for, the tune blasted to #1 peak on rap charts and #5 peak on the Hot 100 (where it was found this week the following year).

Becoming her first top 5 single as a leading act, the song – some 18 years later – remains a leader among her wealth of hits and still gets crowds moving.  Your reminder awaits inside:

Hot 100 This Week in 2000


Hot 100 This Week


Click here to see this week’s full Hot 100 rankings on TGJ’s ‘Chart Check: Hot 100.’


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  1. Fancy BISH January 4, 2018

    Chart fact: Hot Boyz and Fancy are tied for the most weeks spent at #1 EVER on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart with 18 weeks! Missy and Timbo slayed the hell outta this song ?Is that your car? The SK-8? Are you riding alone? Can I be your date? lol yaaas

  2. BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN January 4, 2018

    The good ol’days

  3. DS January 4, 2018

    Imma digg in yo wah-lets, digg in yo pah-kets…

  4. JOHNVIDAL January 4, 2018

    My love is your Love was at #4 soooo late? The album was released at the end of 1998, not 1999. I guess it didn´t blow up but it had a lot of longevity. May 2000 Whitney released her Greatest Hits already.I didn´t know one of her hits from MLIYL was so close to that other new release.

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