50 Cent's "In Da Club" is still on top of Billboard's Hot 100, extending its reign to a fourth-straight week. The track held off R. Kelly's "Ignition," which continues to make gains at U.S. radio, but
50 Cent's "In Da Club" is still on top of Billboard's Hot 100, extending its reign to a fourth-straight week. The track held off R. Kelly's "Ignition," which continues to make gains at U.S. radio, but remains at No. 2. Additionally, "In Da Club" leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for a sixth week and the Hot Rap Tracks tally for an eighth.
The controversy surrounding the Dixie Chicks has affected the group's standing on Billboard's singles charts. The trio's lead singer, Natalie Maines, took a shot at George W. Bush last week in London, and some U.S. country radio stations responded by banning the group's music. As a result of the decreased airplay, the group's "Travelin' Soldier" dips 1-3 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, behind Joe Nichols' "Brokenheartsville" and Darryl Worley's pro-war anthem "Have You Forgotten?"
The Dixie Chicks also took a hit at mainstream outlets, and "Travelin' Soldier" plummets 25-52 on the Hot 100, while their cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" drops 7-10. Coincidentally, Fleetwood Mac also returns to the tally this week for the first time since 1998 with "Peacekeeper," which debuts at No. 93.
Meanwhile, the country-flavored track near the top of the Hot 100 remains Kid Rock's "Picture" featuring Sheryl Crow/Allison Moorer, up one this week to No. 5. The single is the chart's fastest-growing track at retail, and continues to top Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales tally.
The Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio is Snoop Dogg's "Beautiful" featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson. The song is up 18-13 on the Hot 100 and moves 8-5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
The top debut on the Hot 100 is Good Charlotte's "The Anthem," arriving at No. 56. Other notable entries include TLC's "Damaged" at No. 59, No Doubt's "Running" at No. 62, Counting Crows' "Big Yellow Taxi" featuring Vanessa Carlton at No. 63, Bowling For Soup's "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" at No. 68, Chris Cagle's "What a Beautiful Day" at No. 71, and Floetry's "Say Yes" at No. 72.
There are changes afoot on both of Billboard's rock airplay charts. Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life" featuring Paul McCoy jumps 3-1 on the Modern Rock Tracks tally, replacing the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Can't Stop," which had been No. 1 for three weeks. Blur's No. 35 debut with "Crazy Beat" is the U.K. group's first appearance on Modern Rock Tracks since "Song 2" hit No. 6 on the tally in June 1997.
Over on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, Godsmack's "Straight Out of Line" also earns a 3-1 boost, sending 3 Doors Down's "Always" to No. 4 after a 17-week run on top. Linkin Park's "Somewhere I Belong" is at No. 2 on both rock tallies.