This week in music: 2001 Usher

Published: Jul. 5, 2018 at 10:49 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2018 at 8:48 PM CDT
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(KFVS) - Let's step back in time and check out the music scene from 17 years ago.

For the first week of July, 2001, Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 had Eve and Gwen Stefani at number five with Let Me Blow Ya Mind. The song would peak at number two and it's Eve's biggest chart hit.

The R&B quartet 112 was at number four with Peaches & Cream. The song spent 25 weeks in the top 40 and to this date is the group's biggest chart single.

In the number three spot was the alternative rock band Lifehouse with Hanging By A Moment. The song peaked at number two but hung around long enough to become the number one single of the year.  It was only the third and currently the last single to top the year-end chart without ever spending a week at number one.  It followed "Breathe" by Faith Hill from the previous year in completing this feat. The only other time this happened was in 1965 when "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs was the year end number one single.

A newer version of the 1970's number one hit Lady Marmalade was at number two.  This updated version of the LaBelle chart topper was from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack and was performed by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & P!nk.  The ladies spent five weeks at number one with their take of the song.

But in the top spot for this week in '01 was Usher with U Remind Me. The song's lyrics are based on meeting a woman who reminds Usher of an ex-girlfriend which prevents him from dating her.  U Remind Me won Usher his first Grammy Award.  He took home the trophy for  Best Male R&B Vocal Performance the following year.

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