NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR: Midnight Star's '80s classic of that title could describe all the action on Hot Dance Club Play this week.
Yoko Ono ascends to her fifth No. 1, and third in-a-row, as "I'm Not Getting Enough," credited to Ono, rises 3-1. The song follows the 76-year-old's "No, No, No" in January 2008 and "Give Peace a Chance" last August in reaching the summit. Ono first topped the tally with "Walking on Thin Ice" in May 2003. She scored her second leader with "Everyman...Everywoman..." in November 2004. Should her current hit reach the Billboard Hot 100, it would mark her first appearance on the chart since her original recording of "Walking on Thin Ice" climbed to No. 58 in 1981.
At No. 36, country icon Wynonna crosses over her first Hot Dance Club Play chart entry. Wynonna has notched 25 hits on Hot Country Songs as half of the Judds and another 29 entries in her solo career. This week, "Sing," from her covers album "Sing: Chapter 1," adds a new survey to her Billboard charting history. She has, however, enjoyed a previous entry on Hot Dance Airplay: another cover, a club-ready remake of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is," rose to No. 12 in 2004.
Simply Red also bows, arriving with a new version of its first title to reach Hot Dance Club Play. Fitting for these economic times, "Money's Too Tight to Mention 2009" updates the act's No. 2-peaking 1985 original. The song is the group's 15th entry on the chart and first since the No. 5-peaking "Stay" in 2007. Simply Red first drew ink on the chart in 1985, though it didn't earn its first No. 1 until 2003's "Sunrise." It added No. 1s with "Fake" in 2004 and "Perfect Love" in 2006.
(And, for those now singing "No Parking on the Dance Floor" in their heads, Midnight Star's anthem peaked at No. 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 43 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 1984. It rose to No. 44 on Hot Dance Club Play, then titled the "Dance/Disco Top 80" chart).
SWIFT IS HER MIDDLE NAME: Wynonna also surfaces when examining Taylor Swift's latest top 10 on Hot Country Songs. Swift's "You Belong With Me" shoots 13-10, becoming her eighth top 10 just 30 months after she notched her first, "Tim McGraw," in December 2006. The new song's advance completes the quickest accumulation of a female artist's first eight top 10s since Wynonna notched her first eight in a span of 21 months in 1992-93.
Here are the peak positions of Swift's first eight top 10 tracks on Hot Country Songs:
No. 6, "Tim McGraw"
No. 2, "Teardrops on My Guitar"
No. 1, "Our Song"
No. 3, "Picture to Burn"
No. 1, "Should've Said No"
No. 1, "Love Story"
No. 2, "White Horse"
No. 10 (to date), "You Belong With Me"
Swift's "Love Story," meanwhile, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
GAGA'S 'GAME' FOR TOP 10: Lady GaGa becomes the sixth female artist this decade to send her first three singles from a debut album into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "LoveGame" leaps 22-10 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors.
The New York native, born Stefani Germanotta, joins Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Ciara, Avril Lavigne and, most recently, Fergie (2006-07) in producing three top 10s out-of-the-box from a debut set this decade. Lady GaGa's "The Fame" concurrently rebounds 8-5 on the Billboard 200.
With "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" having reached No. 1, Lady GaGa is in line to become the just the second artist in the Hot 100's history to post a trio of No. 1s with her first three singles from a debut album, joining Mariah Carey, who sent her first five to the top in 1990-91.
'DOWN' IS UP: Keri Hilson earns her first No. 1, and featured artists Kanye West and Ne-Yo their third and second leaders, respectively, on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Knock You Down" kicks 2-1. The song also becomes Hilson's first top 10 as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100, where it darts 13-7. She guested on Timbaland's "The Way I Are," which hit No. 3 on the Hot 100 in 2007.
On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Knock You Down" is the first song by a female artist to ascend to No. 1 this year. Last year, seven such songs rose to the top:
Jan. 5, 2008, "Like You'll Never See Me Again," Alicia Keys
Feb. 23, 2008, "I Remember," Keyshia Cole
June 21, 2008, "Heaven Sent," Keyshia Cole
Aug. 30, 2008, "Take a Bow," Rihanna
Sept. 6, 2008, "Need U Bad," Jazmine Sullivan
Oct. 25, 2008, "Spotlight," Jennifer Hudson
Nov. 29, 2008, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Beyonce
HAPPY DAYS FOR FONSI: Luis Fonsi returns to the summit of Hot Latin Songs, as "Aqui Estoy Yo" jumps 2-1. The song is his sixth No. 1 on the chart, all since 2000. The only other acts with as many leaders this decade are Enrique Iglesias (eight), Juanes and Ricky Martin (six each).
Fonsi had last reigned with "No Me Doy Por Vencido," which spent 19 weeks at No. 1 beginning last September. Only four songs in the chart's 22-year history have inhabited the top spot longer, led by Shakira's 25-week reign with "La Tortura," featuring Alejandro Sanz, in 2005.
'END' BEGINS: 20 years after its formation, Marilyn Manson posts its sixth top 10 on the Billboard 200. "The High End of Low" starts at No. 4, the heavy metal band's first top five set in six years.
Here is a rundown of the group's six top 10s on the Billboard 200. (Missing is its chart debut, "Smells Like Children," which peaked at No. 31 this month in 1996).
No. 3, "Antichrist Superstar," 1996
No. 1, "Mechanical Animals," 1998
No. 1, "The Golden Age of Grotesque," 2003
No. 9, "Lest We Forget: The Best of," 2004
No. 8, "Eat Me, Drink Me," 2007
No. 4, "The High End of Low," 2009
CHART BEAT BITS: He's fire burning, fire burning on the Billboard Hot 100. Sean Kingston's "Fire Burning" sizzles 12-9 to become his first top 10 since "Take You There," which peaked at No. 7 in February 2008. The 19-year-old's debut single "Beautiful Girls" topped the chart for four weeks in summer 2007. His new single previews his forthcoming second set, "Tomorrow" ...
No. 80 is a relatively low ranking for a Hot Shot Debut on the Hot 100, but it's not the lowest this year. The No. 80 start for Rascal Flatts' "Summer Nights," the list's top new entry this week, trails the No. 95 start on March 7 for "Break My Heart" by the "Spectacular!" cast and the No. 81 arrival for Leona Lewis' "Run" on Jan. 3. (The Jan. 17, Hot 100, meanwhile, did not feature any debuts, a freeze that had not occurred since the chart dated exactly 11 years earlier, Jan. 17, 1998) ...
Actress/singer Mandy Moore posts her third-highest peaking album on the Billboard 200, as "Amanda Leigh" (her first and middle names) opens at No. 25. Moore, who wed singer/songwriter Ryan Adams in March, previously ranked higher only with "I Wanna Be With You" (No. 21, 2000) and "Coverage" (No. 14, 2003). The new set is her sixth to reach the top 40 on the Billboard 200 dating to her first, "So Real," in 2000. This decade, only six female artists have sent more albums to such heights: Celine Dion (eight), Mariah Carey, Diana Krall, Madonna, Britney Spears and Barbra Streisand (seven each). Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Jennifer Lopez, LeAnn Rimes and Jessica Simpson have also each peaked at No. 40 or higher with six albums this decade ...
Jars of Clay return to the top 10 on Hot Christian AC Songs after five years, as "Two Hands" advances 11-9. The venerable group last ranked in the top tier with "Show You Love," which peaked at No. 7 in January 2004. Since, the act sent five titles into the top 20, with "Love Came Down at Christmas" rising the highest (No. 13) in December ...
After a week in which finalists of the eighth season of "American Idol" stormed several Billboard charts, a number of the series' alumni shine on airplay surveys. Kelly Clarkson collects her ninth Mainstream Top 40 top 10, as "I Do Not Hook Up" rises 11-8. The song is the original "Idol" queen's ninth top 10; only 10 artists can boast at least that many top 10s this decade. At No. 35, 2007 "Idol" winner Jordin Sparks bows with "Battlefield," the title cut from her forthcoming second album, due July 21. On Adult Top 40, 2005 fourth-place finalist Chris Daughtry leads his namesake band 19-15 with "No Surprise," which nabs Greatest Gainer honors for a third consecutive week, while on Adult Contemporary, new "Idol" champion Kris Allen rises 27-26 with victory song "No Boundaries" and seventh-season contestant Michael Johns bullets at No. 27 with "Heart on My Sleeve."