#1 Song July 22 2003

3 min read Jun 11, 2024
#1 Song July 22 2003

The #1 Song on July 22, 2003

"Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z

On July 22, 2003, the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z. This upbeat R&B track was the debut single from Beyoncé's solo album "Dangerously in Love" and marked the beginning of her successful solo music career.

The Song's Background

"Crazy in Love" was written and produced by Rich Harrison, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z. The song's instrumentation is built around a sample from The Chi-Lites' 1970 song "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)". The lyrics describe the thrill and excitement of falling in love, with Beyoncé and Jay-Z trading verses and showcasing their chemistry.

The Song's Success

"Crazy in Love" was a massive commercial success, staying at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight consecutive weeks. It also reached number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number two on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The song was certified platinum by the RIAA and won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

Impact and Legacy

"Crazy in Love" is widely regarded as one of the best songs of the 2000s and one of Beyoncé's signature hits. The song's success helped establish Beyoncé as a solo artist, and it paved the way for her future hits like "Irreplaceable" and "Single Ladies". The song's influence can also be heard in many subsequent R&B and hip-hop tracks.

Trivia

  • "Crazy in Love" was originally intended for a different artist, but Beyoncé convinced the producers to let her record it instead.
  • The song's music video, directed by Jake Nava, won three MTV Video Music Awards in 2003.
  • "Crazy in Love" has been covered and sampled by numerous artists, including 50 Cent, Lil' Kim, and The Ting Tings.

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