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 fast backward to Christina Aguilera‘s 2006 hit, ‘Hurt.’ The second single from her chart-topping ‘Back to Basics’ album, the tune – produced and co-penned by Linda Perry (also responsible for Aguilera’s 2002 hit ‘Beautiful’) – comes as one of the singer’s most heart-tugging releases as it tells the story of a young woman coping with the hurt of her father’s death. Inspired by Perry’s real life experience, ‘Hurt’ went to chart battle in late 2006 and eventually worked its way to #19 on the Hot 100 where it was found this week in 2007.
Certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) just five months after its release, the song has since passed the threshold for platinum certification with reported sales of over 1 million in the U.S. alone. Look below to see who joined Aguilera’s modern Pop classic in the top 25 this week 12 years ago:
Hot 100 This Week in 2007
Hot 100 This Week (2019)
Click here to see this week’s full Hot 100 list via That Grape Juice‘s weekly ‘Chart Check.’