Sean Paul Still 'Busy' On Singles Chart
Sean Paul's "Get Busy" continues to occupy the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week. The reggae-leaning cut holds off 50 Cent's "21 Questions," which takes a 4-2 jump on the chart. TheSean Paul's "Get Busy" continues to occupy the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week. The reggae-leaning cut holds off 50 Cent's "21 Questions," which takes a 4-2 jump on the chart. The latter is still besting "Get Busy" in urban markets, and it tops Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks tally for a third-straight week.
Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life" featuring Paul McCoy reaches a new high this week on the Hot 100 with a 10-8 jump. The song is No. 3 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally, where it hit No. 1 earlier this year.
The Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio is Lil' Kim's "Magic Stick" featuring 50 Cent. The cut bolts 29-19, and is performing even better in urban markets. On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks roundup, "Magic Stick" makes a 15-9 move into the top-10.
The fastest-growing track at retail is Madonna's "American Life," but a lack of airplay forces it to sit at No. 71. The song has been as high as No. 37 on the chart. The best-selling single in America is still "God Bless the U.S.A." from the second-season "American Idol" finalists, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That cut is No. 1 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart but falls 19-53 on the Hot 100.
Speaking of American idols, a major boost in airplay helps Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent" to a No. 61 Hot 100 debut. Other notable entries on the chart are Stacie Orrico's "Stuck" (No. 65), Hitman Sammy Sam's "Step Daddy" (No. 90), Chingy's "Right Thurr" (No. 97), and Loon's "How You Want That" (No. 98).
Audioslave's "Like a Stone" jumps 3-1 on the Modern Rock Tracks tally, replacing Linkin Park's "Somewhere I Belong." This gives the supergroup, featuring former members of Rage Against The Machine and ex-Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, control of both of Billboard's rock airplay tallies as "Like a Stone" remains atop the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for a fifth straight week.
On Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup, Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?" scores a seventh-straight week at No. 1. The cut continues to hold off Tim McGraw's "She's My Kind of Rain," which remains lodged at No. 2 for a second week.