"Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut also leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the third
"Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut also leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the third week in a row, and tops the Rhythmic Top 40 Chart, published by Billboard sister publication Airplay Monitor, for the third-straight week.
The runner-up for the second week in a row on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, "Damn!" from YoungBloodZ featuring Lil Jon, is starting to make some gains in mainstream markets. The cut jumps 9-6 for a new peak position on the Hot 100, a climb it has managed in 10 weeks.
The only other new cut in the Hot 100's top-10 is "Stand Up" from Ludacris featuring Shawnna, which jumps 15-9. The song is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio. Over on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, "Stand Up" bolts 8-3, also bringing it to a new peak position.
The Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail comes from the top-selling album in the U.S. OutKast's "The Way You Move" featuring Sleepy Brown bolts 63-39 after just three weeks on the chart. The song also gains 28-19 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. As reported yesterday, OutKast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) bowed at No. 1 on The Billboard 200.
Paul Oakenfold's remix of Elvis Presley's "Rubberneckin'" jumps 2-1 to reclaim the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. This is the second week "Rubberneckin'" has been in command of the tally.
New Jersey power-pop act Fountains Of Wayne scores its first song on the Hot 100 as "Stacy's Mom" debuts at No. 59. The cut is enjoying its second week on the Top 40 Mainstream chart, where it gains 37-27.
Other notable entries on the Hot 100 include Murphy Lee's "Wat Da Hook Gon Be" featuring Jermaine Dupri at No. 75, and MercyMe's "I Can Only Imagine" at No. 76. This is MercyMe's first appearance on the Hot 100.
The late rapper Tupac Shakur returns to the R&B/Hip-Hop chart with "Runnin," thanks to a little help from Eminem. The latter artist remixed the cut with a sample of "Dying to Live" from the Edgar Winter Group, and it appears on the urban chart at No. 52, almost seven years since it peaked at No. 57 in its original form.
Sarah McLachlan returns to Billboard's charts this week with "Fallen," which bows at No. 1 and No. 4 on the Hot Digital Tracks chart with two separate mixes. Combined, the two versions sold slightly more than 4,000 downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Fallen" is the title track from her upcoming Arista album, "Afterglow," due Nov. 11.
Over on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup Tim McGraw's "Real Good Man" jumps 4-1 and knocks Alan Jackson's duet with Jimmy Buffett, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," from the top spot after an eight-week run. This gives McGraw his 18th No. 1 cut on the country tally.
Staind maintains its lock on Billboard's rock airplay charts, with "So Far Away" leading the Modern Rock Tracks tally for a fourth-straight week and the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for a ninth.