Chart Beat: Linkin Park, Green Day, Bob Dylan
At the list's opposite end, Heavy D draws his first Adult R&B ink in 15 years, as "No Matter What" debuts at No. 40. The song is his first entry on the chart since his sole prior effort, "Got Me Waiting," credited to Heavy D & the Boyz, peaked at No. 35 in 1994.
Heavy D & the Boyz placed 14 titles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs from 1987 to 1995. "Got Me Waiting" stands as the act's highest-peaking entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, rising to No. 3 in 1994.
The bow of "No Matter What" on Adult R&B grants the Jackson, Miss.-based Malaco label its first pair of simultaneous charting titles. Its "Close to You" by BeBe & CeCe Winans lifts 30-28.
'NEW' IN THE TOP FIVE: Collecting a 13th top five Modern Rock entry, as "New Divide" darts 6-4, Linkin Park extends its lead for most top fives at the format this decade (Incubus ranks second with 10). Linkin Park first reached the top five with the No. 5-peaking "One Step Closer" in January 2001.
The band now claims sole ownership of third-most top five hits in the Modern Rock chart's more than 20-year history. Here are the acts with the most top five titles dating to the survey's Sept. 10, 1988, launch:
16, Green Day
13, Linkin Park
12, Foo Fighters
12, the Smashing Pumpkins
11, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Two acts listed above could soon add to their totals: Green Day, whose "21 Guns" fires 39-28, and Incubus, whose "Black Heart Inertia" pushes 10-8. Additional fun fact: each of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 11 top five hits has reached No. 1.
THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN: Bob Dylan earns his third top 10 in four visits to the Triple A airplay tally, as "Beyond Here Lies Nothin' " nudges 11-10. Dylan, whose tour this summer with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp includes dates at several minor league baseball stadiums, previously reached the top bracket with "Things Have Changed" (No. 2, 2000) and "Someday Baby" (No. 3, 2006). (The Triple A chart bowed in early 1996).
U2 concurrently holds at the survey's runner-up position for a 10th week with "Magnificent," extending the format mark for longest stay at No. 2 without reaching the coveted top spot. U2 shouldn't give up hope, however, of landing a potential record-extending 11th format leader: the previous holder of the mark for most weeks waiting at No. 2, "Sleepwalker" by the Wallflowers, finally reached No. 1 in January 2001 after 13 weeks in second place.
COMPLETE BEAT: Check back tomorrow when we run down feats from among all our charts, where we could fill much space with feats from Hot Dance Club Play alone. 76-year-old Yoko Ono ascends to her fifth No. 1 with "I'm Not Getting Enough," while Wynonna enters at No. 36 with "Sing," her first entry after registering 54 hits on Hot Country Songs as a member of the Judds and as a solo artist. At No. 41, Simply Red debuts with a remix of its first Hot Dance Club Play entry. Appropriate in these economic times, "Money's Too Tight to Mention 2009" updates the act's No. 2-peaking 1985 original.
Wynonna's name 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 eight top 10s by a female artist since Wynonna notched her first eight solo top 10s in a span of 21 months in 1992-93.