Song: “Lean Back” by Terror Squad
Reached #1: August 21, 2004 (their first, 3 weeks)
To call “Lean Back”, or any Terror Squad single, a “Terror Squad” single, is actually not accurate.
Different members of the squad got together for each song – and the membership was a bit of a revolving door. It’s not even really clear if the Squad still exists as a group, or just as a record label (Terror Squad Entertainment).
One thing that is clear – the Squad love MTV2. Squad members DJ Khaled and Fat Joe were regulars on MTV2’s “Hip Hop Squares” this past spring. Somehow, I don’t think this is what anyone expected back in the Paul Lynde/Rose Marie era…
Terror Squad haven’t done a group album since 2004’s True Story, which produced this track, their only Top 40 hit – one that’s gone on to be sampled or remixed by just about everyone in rap music, including an official Terror Squad remix that included Eminem and Mase – and one that’s become a bit of a jock jam.
Tomorrow, one of the most unabashedly sappy singers and groups to ever hit #1…
No other songs reached #1 on August 21.