Watch: Ciara Celebrates 15th Anniversary of ‘Goodies’ Topping the Hot 100

Published: Friday 27th Sep 2019 by Rashad

This week 15 years ago, Ciara – 2004’s burgeoning “it girl” in music –  reigned over the Billboard Hot 100 with her inaugural hit, ‘Goodies.’ 

A reimagining of rapper Petey Pablo‘s signature hit, ‘Freek-a-Leek,’ ‘Goodies’ – which also saw Pablo featured – shared more than just sonic likeness with its ‘Freek’ predecessor, but also boasted the same producer:  Lil Jon.  Yet, while Jon -credited as the father of the Atlanta-inspired musical movement – was the craftsman behind launching a number of the era’s leading Crunk hits, ‘Goodies’ was among the first to enjoy crossover success on Pop charts.

A commercial smash that sat atop the Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks (making it the longest-running #1 debut single by a female artist since 1977), the 3x Platinum song – despite being her only chart-topper (to date) – would not only launch Ci into an impressive R&B career that continues to thrive today, but would go on to stamp itself as a fan favorite among entries in her prized discography.

Sitting down with our friends at Certified recently, the 33-year-old reflected on ‘Goodies’ and its impact on her career a decade-and-a-half later.  See it inside:


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  1. Bacon September 27, 2019

    Ciara came threw and did exactly what she was supposed to do. Time flies!

  2. Fancy BISH September 27, 2019

    Congrats Ciara! Goodies is still a major BOP 🎶 It feels like yesterday when I bought your debut album from the store! 💽 Yes, we used to go to the record store 🤣 Keep doing your thang! And you look exactly the same, snatched to the GODS 😇Now, back to the Billboard Hot 💯 #1, which is difficult to get…not everybody has that to their credit 🤳🏽 🍪

    • High Price September 27, 2019

      Right. So true. People say anyone can make a #1 nowadays but that honestly far from the truth. It’s plenty of number 1 worthy songs and many of them failed to even crack a top 20 or even 30 tbh…

  3. YAS BIH September 27, 2019

    an ICON! that’s still relevant and making platinum hits til this very day not to many artist now that’s being hyped up at the moment will be able to say the same or achieve what she has im so proud and happy to be a loyal fan since day 1 and never switched up on her and never will Ci will always be that girl no matter what.

  4. Clarkson September 27, 2019

    Her only number 1 has a feature but nobody gonna discredit her. Infact Ciara’s biggest hits all have features.

    Goodies, 1 2 step, oh, get up, love sèx and magic, like you, so what, loose control, all have features and remixes but nobody is gonna discredit her or discredit her chat success

    The only Grammy she has ever won, she was a featured artist on the song (missy’s loose control)

    Keep the same energy for Camila.

    • I HATE BLLAck n whyyyte bitchexx y’all not sht September 27, 2019

      She f***** her way to the top…if she just f***** future with no condom and ten kids…she is a .w****.

      • YAS BIH September 27, 2019

        She’s nothing like ya mother who probably Fkd her way to first months rent and sucked everything insight to feed you keep ya mother biz to ya self.

    • YAS BIH September 27, 2019

      The difference is most of those songs were hers that other artist was featured on she would have had that number one with or without p.pablo on Goodies and try again she’s had other songs that was successful without feature’s Promise, Like a boy, I Bet, Body party, Level up etc

      • High Price September 27, 2019


        Facts! ALL DAY!

      • Clarkson September 27, 2019

        When people hear Havana do they think of young thug?
        Havana live the solo version that didnt have young thug on it was nominated for best pop vocal performance

        I bet (it had a remix)
        Level up
        Body party (it had a remix)
        Were all flops that didnt crack the top 20.

        Ciara’s most successful songs all had features, same thing with Beyonce. Her first 3 number 1’s had features.

        Bunch of hypocrites that’s what u guys are. I will always call out ur hypocrisy (I dont even think yall know the meaning of hypocrisy) 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • I HATE BLLAck n whyyyte bitchexx y’all not sht September 28, 2019

        Yass, Ciara h**, f***** dude no condom, then Russell no condom, she a h** it’s obvious she give it up….at drop of a dime…

  5. High Price September 27, 2019

    I wish Ciara had that same energy today to want to do it again! Smh. But she clearly stated it in this video. It was “a moment” she was proud of and just glad to “talk” about it today. Smh.

  6. Okay? September 27, 2019


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