Chart Rewind [Hot 100]: Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy In Love’ Landed At #1 This Week in 2003

Published: Friday 10th Jul 2020 by Rashad

Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective segments, ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay,’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our latest feature –  Chart Rewind – serves as a variation of our Retro Rewind assay to salute an entire era of music history.

This week we wanna show some love to ‘Crazy In Love’Beyoncé’s 2003 breakthrough hit.

See us inside:

At the top of 2003, Destiny’s Child fans had every reason to believe Beyoncé’s solo starship wouldn’t launch her into the stratosphere as the hype had most believe it would.

Given the nonperformance of her inaugural solo single, ‘Work It Out,’ its follow-up – ‘Crazy in Love’ – wasn’t exactly the out-of-the-box critical success many felt she needed as it too was a 70’s-inspired, horn-driven affair.  That all changed when the tune’s Jake Nova-directed video landed on TV screens around the world.  Chockfull of high fashion, Bey’s undeniable confidence, and – of course – killer choreography (including that eye-popping ‘uh oh’ dance), the glossy, JAY-Z-assisted affair suddenly made the song that once seemed so risky sound like the perfect intro to “Beyonce: the solitary star.”

By the time she gave the Rich Harrison-produced cut its inaugural televised performance at the year’s BET Awards, it was made abundantly clear that she had arrived.  Enamoring an entire new legion of listeners, the high octane showing helped boost the ‘Dangerously in Love’-housed song up charts in the weeks that followed until it finally reached the pinnacle (where it was found this week in 2003).

After a whirlwind year of promotion and follow-up live performances, the tune not only solidified Bey’s place as a frontrunner for the genre but was also certified GOLD in the process and collected several awards including Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration GRAMMYs at the 2004 ceremony.

Look below to see who joined Bey in the top 25 on this week’s Chart Rewind:


Hot 100 This Week in 2003


Hot 100 This Week

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

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  1. marilyn monh-O-E July 10, 2020

    Can’t believe it had been 17 years already. This video is timeless and still Looking hot today. Queen Aura! I remember somebody was trying hard to homepage Queen B for her music video, what’s her name? What’s the name for the song???

    • HavanaONana July 10, 2020

      Time flies! Beyonce is rocking it! I love this song and the album. Can’t believe she blocked Lil Kim for another number one. She also blocked Michelle Branch “Hotel Paper” album when DIL spend another number one for second week

      • marilyn monh-O-E July 10, 2020

        Thanks for the info clarkson

      • Oh plz July 10, 2020

        Damn…all the Clarkson profiles are out in full force today except the real one!! You are one pathetic mf

  2. Normani Love Lies July 10, 2020

    She look like Normani here. I think Yonce doesn’t wants to be overshadowed by normani
    Sorry bey but Normani Motivation is better than this

    • marilyn monh-O-E July 10, 2020

      Screaming 😂🤣😂🤣crazy in love #1 VS motivation #33. Hit And miss. Hot and mess

      • Normani Love Lies July 10, 2020

        Stop lying bishes. Normani “motivation “ peaked at number one in BET daily countdown

    • Normani The Flop Whisperer July 10, 2020

      🤪😂😂😂😂😂 wow what a delusional mess! Comparing the legendary commercially successful Beyoncé to Great Value version of Tinashe 🤣

    • Jackx July 10, 2020

      Your delusional. Motivation was dead on arrival. Even with all the hype promo it received people still didn’t check for it.

    • LUCY July 10, 2020

      THIS! Is TRUE. Mental ilness.
      ☺️.seek help

  3. 1988 July 10, 2020

    Can we note that Lil’ Kim’s Magic Stick is chilling at No. 2? No physical release or music video was released. Queen Bey at No. 1 and the Queen Bee at No. 2! 🙂

    • Taylor Swift 1989 July 10, 2020

      Right?!? I was shocked too

  4. I wish I could pretend I didn’t need ya But every touch is ooh la la la It’s true, la la la July 10, 2020

    I love that song, is one of my top 5 Beyonce most bop song

  5. Lewey July 10, 2020

    Black people and urban music been running the hot 100.

    • I wish I could pretend I didn’t need ya But every touch is ooh la la la It’s true, la la la Ooh, I should be running Oh you keep me coming for ya July 10, 2020

      Thanks it’s about time

  6. Happy+n+Rich July 10, 2020

    The 2003 chart kicks the 2020 chart in the rear.

  7. ??? July 10, 2020

    wheres black parade at on the hot 100 this week? lmfaooooo

    • Gag July 10, 2020

      Keep up silly rabbit this is about one of the many times she was at the top of the charts 😌😌

  8. PinotNoir July 10, 2020

    Her very own SHEther.

    I call this song The Brandy Ender.

    B-Rocka never recovered, alas. 😌

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