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 going to show a little love to ‘Love in This Club’ – the 2008 chart-topping hit from Usher. Join us inside:
With his 2004 album, ‘Confessions,’ marked as the best-selling R&B album of the 2000’s (second best-seller among all genres), pressure to meet or surpass that success was mounting for R&B veteran Usher. To answer impatient fan demand for new music, the ‘U Don’t Have to Call’ singer not only called on his usual team of producers and songwriters (i.e. Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri), but also rallied an all-star team of hitmakers including Tricky Stewart, The Dream, Dre & Vidal, Jazze Pha, Ne-Yo, Stargate and more to assemble a collection of tunes for a new project.
Christened ‘Here I Stand,’ the LP was kicked off by the Young Jeezy-assisted ‘Love in This Club.’ Produced by Polow da Don, the mid-tempo, synth-driven cut – released February 22, 2008 – premiered on the Hot 100 at #83. Just two weeks later, it zoomed to #1 (where it was found this week that year). After occupying the top spot for three weeks, ‘Club’s reign atop the tally was ended by then-burgeoning powerhouse vocalist Leona Lewis and her signature hit ‘Bleeding Love.’
Eventually going on to Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, Usher’s hit was given another lifeline on charts when its Beyoncé and Lil Wayne-assisted remix surfaced. The renewed interest helped it land in the top 10 of Billboard’s year-end charts (#8).
While the industry opted to ignore the chart-topping cut (as it was snubbed at the next year’s Grammys), fans consider ‘Club’ to be among the singer’s most memorable hits. Join us below to see who joined him in the Hot 100’s top 25 this week 12 years ago:
Hot 100 This Week in 2008
Hot 100 This Week
Click here to see this week’s full TGJ Chart Check of the current Hot 100 chart.
WHEN WILL C*******???????? ????
AND NO, NO ONE CARES ABOUT NORMANI WHO HAS NO ALBUM OUT. WHEN SHE HAS AN ALBUM OUT N FLOPS LIKE CAMILA DID THIS TIME WE CAN TALK ABOUT WHO IS BETTER ???. POINTLESS TO BRING THAT GIRL UP AS IF THERE REALLY IS A BATTLE.
The remix with beyonce was a flop, it didnt go anywhere.
The remix peaked at 14 on the Hot 100 with no video or live performance.
TRY AGAIN LIAR
U stupid rat.
It peaked at number 18.
Here comes the “higher than my oh my, higher than all solo songs from romance ”
Imagine how tired we are
Where is f******* on the charts,
iTunes, billboard, spotify.
You called the remix a flop that didn’t go anywhere when it went top 20 with no video or live performances.
I don’t care about Normani but you really need psychological help the way you go from post to post comparing everyone to Camila like her career is off to an Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston and Adele kind of start lol STFU
SHE ALWAYS GOES HERE COMES THIS N THAT WHEN PPL DRAG HER WIT HER OWN LIES N THEY HAVE RECEIPTS SHE LIED. U SAID ROMANCE WOULD BE NUMBER ONE U SAID MY OH MY WOULD BE NUMBER ONE. THE WHOLE ALBUM N ALL THOSE SINGLES FLOPPED.
“The remix peaked at 14 on the Hot 100 ”
Ur a liar, so every thing u say is irrelevant.
Be quiet rat.
Lol bitchh what’s the huge difference between 14 and 18?? The fact remains it was REMIX that was a top 20 hit with no video or live performances.
Your girl Camila is in her prime years but yet her 2 LEAD SINGLES Liar and Shameless peaked at 52 and 60. That’s with multiple videos, live performances and all kind of promotion.
Lol DAMN NOW THOSE ARE FLOPS
“Lol bitchh what’s the huge difference between 14 and 18?? ”
Ur facts are not straight, so everything u say from now on is invalid.
U dont know what ur talking about, be quiet rat.
A REMIX that went top 20 with no video or live performances isn’t a flop that didn’t go anywhere.
2 LEAD SINGLES that peaked at 52 and 60 with multiple videos, live performances and tons of promotion are flops that didn’t go anywhere lol.
FACTS FACTS FACTS YOU DUMB BITCHH LMAO
Words of a liar dont matter.
Everything u say is invalid.
U dont know what ur talking about.
Sorry for u rat.
Lol you can’t argue against facts dummy. You go post to post calling everyone flops, even legends and icons who’ve already had great careers.
You can deny and lie all you want about Camila’s 2 lead singles Liar and Shameless flopping at 52 and 60 lol but everyone can google it HAHA
Ur words= invalid
Cause ur a liar
U spread incorrect information.
Sorry for u.
This song was a flop.
Cry about it rat.