Chart Rewind [Hot 100]: Janet Jackson Nabbed Her Last Top 20 [To Date] This Week in 2008

Published: Friday 15th Mar 2019 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’ll go back to ‘Feedback’ – the lead single from Janet Jackson‘s 2008 album, ‘Discipline.’  

Written and produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, the song was hailed a comeback for the Pop icon who – thanks to the infamous 2004 Super Bowl incident – had been blacklisted from radio stations and other promotional platforms across the country.

2008 brought with it a much needed change as the industry blackout had a significant impact on her ability to build awareness around projects released in the time frame leading up to it.  Beyond the wealth of critical acclaim afforded the tune in late 2007 before its intergalactic visual surfaced, Jackson conquered the likes of ‘Ellen,’ ‘TRL,’ and more with high octane performances of the cut to help boost public cognizance.  The result?  Janet’s first top 20 single in 7 years.

This week in 2008 the song bounced to #19 on the Hot 100, where it peaked.  In addition to topping charts on the international front, ‘Feedback’ – now a fan favorite – went on to lead its parent album to #1 in the U.S. and abroad.  Look inside to see who joined Miss Jackson in the top 25 this week 11 years ago:

Hot 100 This Week in 2008

Hot 100 This Week in 2019


Click here to see the full list from this week’s TGJ Chart Check:  Hot 100 edition.


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  1. MUSICHEAD March 15, 2019

    My favorite Janet song!

    • Jasmine March 15, 2019

      The song was hot but the album it resides on, Discipline, was quite a strange release. It is the only Janet album since the 90s where she did not write any of the songs and long-time producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, did not contribute to the project. I think the album could have benefited by having her producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis contribute because it sounded there was too much of Jermaine Dupri’s producing on it and Janet’s voice does not work well all the time with loud hip-hop beats.

      • Jazzy Bi Asian ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️ March 16, 2019

        Yaaasssssss TROLLmine you’d better Stan for Janet! You know she loves the trans community, girl (boy) ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️

      • Ssa March 18, 2019

        The only albums Janet didn’t write on were the first two in 82 and 84 and Discipline.

  2. K March 15, 2019

    I feel like she should have more

  3. Interac March 15, 2019

    “I shoulda stopped at the red light cause, now I’m like a deer caught in headlights Uh, he hit me with his love luh love luh love love”

    Best song on that album!

  4. Caleb March 15, 2019

    I remember it clear as day. It was released right in the heat of the primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. And she performed live on TRL on I think its last year as a countdown show. Those were interesting times.

  5. ayyye March 15, 2019

    the girls betta be glad she was banned…this would’ve been a top 5 hit for sure… maybe another #1 even

  6. BeyonceQueen March 15, 2019

    Continously FLOPPING since then.

    • Jasmine March 15, 2019

      If you are going to hate then get your receipts correct. This was Janet’s last single before 2015’s Unbreakable album which included the hit song No Sleep. No Sleep was a hit on urban radio and the album sold very well. Janet had some flops before Feedback but certainly not after. The industry has changed and she is doing quite well.

      • BeyonceQueen March 15, 2019

        Well, she couldn’t release an album because the last one was a flop and no one was interested what is going on with her. She was touring at small venues, most of those were half sold-out. Calling “No Sleep” a hit? I’m just laughing so hard. ? Boi Bie.

      • Jasmine March 15, 2019

        Why are you hating so hard on Janet and being so nasty? It is not her fault your life is so miserable that you have to spew hateful venom online. I bet if you fixed your FLOP life you would one day have a positive outlook on life and people like I do.

      • Jasmine March 15, 2019

        No Sleep was a hit and here are the RECEIPTS from Billboard:

        Janet Jackson’s ‘No Sleeep’ Becomes Her Longest-Running No. 1 on Adult R&B Songs

        Janet Jackson’s “No Sleeep” continues atop Adult R&B Songs for a sixth week (on the list dated Oct. 10), becoming her longest-running No. 1 on the chart. The achievement surpasses her five weeks atop the chart in 1998 with her “I Get Lonely” (her only other track to reach No. 1).

        In its 14th week on the list, “No Sleeep,” featuring J. Cole, climbs 4 percent in spins at the format, during the tracking week ending Sept. 27 (according to Nielsen Music).

        Jackson has placed 27 entries on Adult R&B Songs since the chart started in 1993. At that time, she had already earned six No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 (of her total career 10 chart-toppers), including an eight-week stay atop the chart with “That’s the Way Love Goes” in 1993 — her longest-running No 1.

        Upon the news of her sixth crowning week, the Program Director for WBLS, New York, Skip Dillard, told Billboard “Personally as a fan of Janet for years, I couldn’t be happier to see her back on the music scene again with a new project and a new tour.” Adding, “Welcome back!”

      • Jasmine March 15, 2019

        I just pulled up the Rock Wit U Tour and I found more LIES to expose you on. Janet was NOT performing at ‘small venues’. That was an arena and stadium tour and although she only had 17 dates she pulled in near 20 million from the tour so keep seething and drowning in your pitiful LIES.

        Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
        North America[27]
        September 10, 2008 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place Hedspin 8,941 / 11,074 $927,098
        September 13, 2008 Oakland United States Oracle Arena Nelly 9,430 / 12,282 $809,478
        September 17, 2008 Los Angeles Staples Center LL Cool J 12,109 / 13,025 $1,181,04
        September 19, 2008 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center N/A 8,085 / 8,168 $1,027,602
        September 20, 2008 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 4,844 / 9,678 $518,595
        September 25, 2008 Rosemont Allstate Arena LL Cool J 9,519 / 11,541 $792,139
        September 28, 2008 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre LL Cool J 8,202 / 12,000 $927,130
        October 15, 2008 Washington, D.C. United States Verizon Center N/A 9,720 / 10,389 $1,077,846
        October 17, 2008 East Rutherford Izod Center 10,865 / 14,247 $883,472
        October 19, 2008 Atlanta Philips Arena 7,503 / 9,698 $665,775
        October 21, 2008 Houston Toyota Center LL Cool J
        DJ Playboy 7,090 / 7,470 $548,039
        October 22, 2008 Dallas American Airlines Center 7,729 / 11,640 $532,393
        October 24, 2008 Kansas City Sprint Center N/A 7,108 / 8,226 $382,427
        October 26, 2008 Tulsa BOK Center 5,355 / 6,208 $231,690
        October 28, 2008 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 7,733 / 9,687 $441,578
        November 1, 2008 New York City Madison Square Garden DJ Juan 9,955 / 12,029 $799,082

    • Caleb March 15, 2019

      I mean she’s only had one album since then sadly. And the album did have an urban hit and debuted at #1. And her tour was not a flop.

    • Jeans March 15, 2019

      STFU ho! Her career is 10x better than your. 20x ??????

    • Kenneth Cooper March 15, 2019

      Beyonce is a flop too

    • Christopher T Hamilton March 17, 2019

      Come find us when Beyonce has had a career spanning the last 4 decades like Janet has, then we can talk…….And as far as where she chooses to hold her concerts, that’s her decision. We already know that she can play at sold out stadiums, so why not play smaller venues. And she also did a tour that was called Number Ones, up close and personal. It was supposed to have only been 35 dates and wound up being 98 dates played. Just like we know that she can dance, that’s why she takes to the back and let’s her dancers show case their talents. And since we are on the subject, Janet is a dancer. All Beyonce can do is shake her ass. I mean, I could go on and on about this subject, but I have better things to do.

  7. MissGuided March 15, 2019

    This song was EVERYTHING! let me go listen to it now…

  8. JOHNVIDAL March 15, 2019

    The song is everything. It was her best single in 10 years. And I´ve always loved this video.
    The sofistication is the dance routine of this video demolishes any Beyonce dance or video.

  9. Chauncey March 15, 2019

    Don’t forget, “Make Me” was number one on the dance chart.

    • Boytoy1814 March 17, 2019

      Yes it was!!!

  10. thanosoftitan March 15, 2019

    I love Janet Jackson’s ‘Feedback,’ but I prefer the remix with Janet and Ciara.

  11. Are you Kidding Me? March 16, 2019

    Feedback was a great song, but the video was a letdown for me.

  12. Boytoy1814 March 17, 2019

    Love.Love, LOVE “Feedback” AND the “Discipline” album ❤ LA Reid screwed up the promo/marketing because he wanted “Rock Witchu” as the 2nd single & Janet wanted “Luv” as 2nd single. His Bytch zzz pulled the promo finances & thus “Discipline” album suffered. Still happy album debut @ #1 on Billboard Album Chart! ❤

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