Beyonce Premieres 'Party' Video, Preps 'Live at Roseland' DVD
Beyonce Premieres 'Party' Video, Preps 'Live at Roseland' DVD

Beyonce continues to tally hits on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs from her album "4," even if pop audiences don't seem to be equally enthralled.

ROCKIN' ROBIN: Robin Thicke registers his second No. 1 on the Adult R&B airplay chart, as "Love After War" rises 2-1. The balladeer previously led with "Lost Without You," which began its 15 week-reign exactly five years ago today (Feb. 3, 2007).

In between, Thicke peaked at No. 2 with three tracks in 2007-08: "Can U Believe," "Magic" and "The Sweetest Love."

"Love After War" serves as the title cut from Thicke's set that bowed at No. 6 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in December. Thicke has reached the chart's top 10 with all four of his chart entries, dating to his 2007 three-week No. 1 "The Evolution of Robin Thicke."

'VALENTINE'S DAY: Paul McCartney celebrates more than 40 years of appearing on the Adult Contemporary survey as a solo act, as "My Valentine" debuts at No. 28.

Following the Beatles' 1970 breakup, McCartney first appeared as a soloist with "Another Day" the week of March 13, 1971, marking the first of his 38 chart visits (including billings with Wings).

McCartney has added seven AC entries as a member of the Fab Four, beginning with "Something" in 1969.

REAR OCCURRENCES: Let's get to the bottom of the coincidence of two cheeky titles that have ended up cracking the Hot 100's top 20 simultaneously.

As Big Sean's "Dance (A$$)," featuring Nicki Minaj, ranks at No. 14 (after reaching No. 10), Gym Class Heroes' "Ass Back Home," featuring Neon Hitch, rises 24-19.

The songs are the latest songs of such subject matter that have gotten anything but a bum deal on the Hot 100.

The following songs have also shined (like the moon) in the Hot 100's top 20:

Peak Pos., Title, Artist, Year
No. 1 (five weeks), "Baby Got Back," Sir Mix-a-Lot, 1992
No. 1 (two weeks), "Money Maker," Ludacris featuring Pharrell, 2006
No. 1 (two weeks), "Bootylicious," Destiny's Child, 2001
No. 1 (one week), "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty," KC and the Sunshine Band, 1976
No. 2, "Rump Shaker," Wreckx-N-Effect, 1992

No. 3, "Thong Song," Sisqo, 2000
No. 7, "Ms. New Booty," Bubba Sparxxx featuring Ying Yang Twins and Mr. ColliPark, 2006
No. 13, "Shake Ya Ass," Mystikal, 2000
No. 16, "The Bertha Butt Boogie-Part 1," the Jimmy Castor Bunch, 1975
No. 19, "Back That Thang Up," Juvenile featuring Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne, 1999
No. 20, "Tush," ZZ Top, 1975

Other such hip hits include the Bar-Kays' "Shake Your Rump to the Funk" (No. 23, 1975); Queen's "Bicycle Race"/"Fat Bottomed Girls" (No. 24, 1979); "E.U.'s "Da-Butt" (No. 35, 1988); 12 Gauge's "Dunkie Butt (Please Please Please)" (No. 28, 1994); and, Trace Adkins' "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" (No. 30, 2006).

Honorable mention: Johnny Paycheck's ribald resignation anthem "Take This Job and Shove It."

(And, Lou Monte's "Dominick the Donkey (The Italian Christmas Donkey)").

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