Beyonce to Outkast: No.1 Songs From 2003
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Flashback to fourteen years ago, and you'll find yourself lost in the chaos of political and social transformation. Ten new member states enter the European Union, 11 million people worldwide take part in protests against war with Iraq, and seven astronauts die in space during reentry into Earth's atmosphere. Oh, and no big deal, but Beyonce remains a Hot 100 music chart-topper for weeks with "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z.
Revisit 2003 through the year's Hot 100 chart-toppers below:
Eminem, "Lose Yourself"
Eminem's "Lose Yourself" rang in the new year after appearing in the film 8 Mile near the end of 2002. By 2004, the song garnered Eminem two Grammys, an Academy Award for best Original Song, and an MTV Video Music Award.
B2K & P. Diddy, "Bump, Bump, Bump
Written by R. Kelly, "Bump, Bump, Bump" is arguably B2K's most danceable hit song, and enjoyed a spot in the Hot 100 in February. It regained steam the following year when it appeared in the film You Got Served starring Omarion and Marques Houston.
"All I Have" was released as a second single on Jennifer Lopez's album This is Me...Then. With a mid-tempo beat and pretty melody, Lopez and LL Cool J switch off between rapping and singing throughout. While Lopez was hesitant to release it as a single because it closely resembled her previous singles "Ain't It Funny" and "I'm Real," her eventual agreement landed her up to 32 awards since its debut.
50 Cent, "In Da Club"
"In Da Club" from 50 Cent's debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin' became the rapper's first single to earn a spot in the Hot 100 charts. The hip-hop song showed up on Rolling Stone's "Best Songs of the Decade," and the music video won the Best Rap Video and Best New Artist MTV awards.
Sean Paul, "Get Busy"
The reggae hit "Get Busy" from Sean Paul's album Dutty Rock was a light-hearted way to transition from spring to summer.
50 Cent made a return to the charts with his hit "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg, which again, came from his successful debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin'. The song surprisingly slipped through without boasting a Parental Advisory sticker since Fiddy only used one profanity throughout.
Clay Aiken, "This Is The Night"
Fresh off the stage of American Idol, reality show runner-up Clay Aiken made the Hot 100 immediately for his debut single "This Is The Night."
Beyonce feat. Jay-Z, "Crazy in Love"
The only thing that makes a Beyonce song better is when it features 2/2 of the Knowles-Carter power couple. "Crazy in Love" was the lead single off of Beyonce's debut album Dangerously in Love, and featured a rap verse from then-boyfriend Jay-Z.
Released on the Bad Boys II Soundtrack, "Shake Ya Tailfeather" topped the Hot 100 singles chart which garnered Nelly his third number one, P. Diddy's fourth and Lee's first.
Beyonce feat. Sean Paul, "Baby Boy"
Beyonce returned the Hot 100 with her song "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul. The second single released from Dangerously in Love, the R&B hit has since remained a staple of Beyonce's performance set lists.
OutKast, "Hey Ya!"
OutKast's "Hey Ya!," which still has crowds singing along at clubs and Bar Mitzvahs alike, topped the charts as 2003 neared its end. The song, with funk, rap and rock influence, was part of the duo's double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.