Hot 100 Shocker: Kanye Dethrones Mariah
Bolstered by a surge of radio support, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx vaults into the top slot on the Billboard Hot 100, ending the summer-long run of Mariah Carey's "We Belong TogethBolstered by a surge of radio support, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx vaults into the top slot on the Billboard Hot 100, ending the summer-long run of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together." The chart's biggest airplay gainer, "Gold Digger" jumps 19-1, leapfrogging numerous contenders for the summit, including Carey's own "Shake It Off," which remains No. 2 for a second week.
"We Belong Together," which falls to No. 4 in its 23rd week on the Hot 100, can certainly claim the title as the song of summer 2005. The title held the chart's No. 1 slot for 14 of the last 15 weeks, unseated for just one week by "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood's "Inside Your Heaven."
As for "Gold Digger," it is burning up other Billboard charts as well. On the Pop 100, the cut makes an unheard of 94-2 move, resting behind the Pussycat Dolls "Don't Cha" featuring Busta Rhymes, which is No. 1 for a seventh week. The cut bows at No. 1 on the Hot Digital Songs list, which tracks legal downloads, while on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally, it inches 3-2, held off the top by Bow Wow's "Like You" featuring Ciara, which is No. 1 for a second week.
The rest of the Hot 100's top 10 finds Missy Elliott's "Lose Control" featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop climbing 4-3, while "Don't Cha" slips 3-5. "Like You" is up 7-6, trading places with Rihanna's "Pon de Replay." Bounding forward 12-8 is Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Going Down," while Bow Wow's "Let Me Hold You" (5-9) and Lifehouse's "You and Me" (8-10) close out the top tier.
Knocking on the door is Green Day's "Wake Me When September Ends" (15-11). Other notable advances come from Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" (25-16) and Shakira's "La Tortura" featuring Alejandro Sanz (34-24), which the pair performed during the recent MTV Video Music Awards telecast. On the Hot Latin Songs chart, "La Tortura" is No. 1 for a third consecutive week and 12th overall.
The Hot 100's greatest sales gainer is "Helena (So Long & Goodnight)" by My Chemical Romance, which ascends 72-33. The top debut is Sean Paul's "We Be Burnin'" at No. 88. Also bowing on the chart are 50 Cent's "Outta Control" (No. 92), Frankie J's "More Than Words" (No. 94) and Audioslave's "Doesn't Remind Me" (No. 95), while P$C's "I'm a King" featuring T.I. and Lil Scrappy re-enters the list at No. 96.
Rob Thomas' "Lonely No More" is No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart for a fifth week, while Gorillaz' "Feel Good Inc." is on top of the Modern Rock for a fourth. On the Mainstream Rock chart, Seether's "Remedy" falls to No. 2 after seven non-consecutive weeks on top, toppled by Staind's "Right Here."
On the Hot Country Singles chart, Brooks & Dunn's "Play Something Country" advances 2-1 in its 16th week on the chart, ending the two-week reign of Faith Hill's "Mississippi Girl."