Official Chart Flashback 2001: Destiny's Child - Survivor

Listen to the full Top 40 from this week in 2001, including O-Town, Missy Elliott, Madonna and Brian Harvey (!)

They weren't going to diss you on the internet, but they were taking over the chart. This week in 2001, Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle – aka the third, final and definitive lineup of Destiny's Child – were celebrating their second chart-topper.

Survivor was Destiny's Child defiant recovery from a tough time. Two original band members had quit the year before, and a replacement member hadn't lived up to the band's high expectations, apparently after a problem with lost luggage caused friction between her and Queen B. They'd all but been written off, but a chart-topping theme song for the new Charlie's Angels movie, followed by this confident classic, let people know they were back in business.

Survivor sold 104,000 in its first week and was the band's last Number 1 together. Not that they're complaining, of course – their mama taught them better than that. It finished on 260,000 sales that year and 2001's 31st best-seller.

Survivor's total figure has grown considerably since then, currently at 832,000 UK chart sales, including 50.2 million streams since records began in 2014.

There were four other new entries in the Top 10 this week in 2001. Ronan Keating scored his fourth solo Top 10 with the breezy Lovin' Each Day, while O-Town, who shot to fame on MTV documentary Making The Band, were new at 3 with the suspiciously-titled Liquid Dreams. Missy Elliott's still-thrilling Get Ur Freak On completed the all-new Top 4.

Elsewhere, Madonna scored the third Top 10 from her Music album, with What It Feels Like For A Girl, at 7, while the previous weeks' Number 1, Emma Bunton's first post-Spice single What Took You So Long, found itself booted down to 8.

View the Official Singles Chart Top 100 from this week in 2001 in full

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thierry henon


I really love Destiny's child but never liked that song but INDEPENDANT WOMAN and BOOTYLICIOUS are 2 amazing songs....and my 2 favorites from their great catalogue