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 flashing back to ‘Oh’ – the 2005 top 10 hit from R&B diva Ciara. Meet us inside:
After seeing her debut and sophomore singles, ‘Goodies’ (album title track)and ‘1,2 Step,’ step right to a #1 and #2 peak respectively on the Hot 100 in 2004, then-burgeoning songstress Ciara was charged with the task of keeping up the momentum with the latter’s follow-up from her inaugural album. To answer the call, Cici and team selected the Ludacris-assisted ‘Oh’ as the album’s third single.
A bass-heavy ode to the singer’s hometown of Atlanta, the tune – penned by the then-19-year-old and produced by Dre & Vidal – may have offered the slowest BPM of her singles to that date, but it certainly packed no dearth of -umph. Launched to radio in early March 2005, by the month’s end ‘Oh’ had already cracked the Hot 100’s top 5. A boost undoubtedly fueled by its dance heavy video (seen above), this week that year saw the Crunk cut reach its peak on the tally. Eventually certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the song remains a prized entry to and fan favorite of Ciara’s impressive discography. Much to our chagrin, it also remains her last appearance in the Hot 100’s top 5 as a leading act (as of time reported).
Look below to see who joined her in the top 25 this week 14 years ago on this week’s Chart Rewind:
Hot 100 This Week in 2005
Hot 100 This Week in 2019