'Baby' Kicks 'Tailfeather' From Chart Roost
With a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul finally unseats "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the top of Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The chart's fastest-growing track at radio for theWith a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul finally unseats "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the top of Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The chart's fastest-growing track at radio for the seventh week in a row, "Baby Boy" reached the pinnacle of the tally in a scant eight weeks. Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee's "Tailfeather" falls to No. 2 after a four-week run at the top.
"Baby Boy" continues to lead Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the second week in a row. It also has a lock on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart, published by Billboard's sister publication Airplay Monitor, for the second straight week. Meanwhile, Beyoncé's former No. 1, "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z, continues to perform well, falling 8-11 on the Hot 100.
New to the Hot 100's top-10 with an 11-9 bump is YounBloodZ's "Damn!" featuring Lil Jon. The cut has an even greater gain on the R&B/Hip-Hop tally, where it bolts 6-2.The Southern hip-hop duo has listed four songs on the urban tally, but this is the first to reach the top-5.
"Holidae In" by Chingy bolts 61-31 on the Hot 100, reaching a new peak position in only its third week on the chart. It's the hip-hop newcomer's second charting cut on the Hot 100. His "Right Thurr" is still going strong, resting at No. 3 this week after peaking at No. 2 last month.
R. Kelly's "The R. in R&B Collection: Volume 1" (Jive) hit retail shelves this week, and his singles are gaining on the charts. "Thoia Thong" is up 15-13 on the Hot 100 and "Step in the Name of Love" jumps 58-40. Over on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, "Thoia Thong" moves 8-6, and "Step" is up 17-16.
Ashanti's "Rain on Me" is storming up the Hot 100. In its sixth week on the tally, the song bursts 34-20, benefiting from a hefty gain in airplay. The cut skips 13-11 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
Teen star Hilary Duff once again owns the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail. Her "So Yesterday" gains 66-57 on the chart, stopping short of its previous peak of No. 53.
"Sympathy for the Devil" from the Rolling Stones debuts atop Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, replacing Paul Oakenfold's remix of Elvis Presley's "Rubberneckin'." Never before released as a single, "Sympathy" includes the original version from the band's 1968 album "Beggars Banquet," as well as remixes by the Neptunes, Fatboy Slim and Full Phat. The song also makes its first appearance on Billboard's Hot 100, debuting at No. 97.
The top debut on the Hot 100 is Avant's "Read Your Mind" at No. 71. The cut, from Avant's upcoming Geffen album "Private Room," is the R&B singer's fifth song to reach the Hot 100. Other notable entries on the Hot 100 include George Strait's "Cowboys Like Us" (No. 76), 50 Cent's "If I Can't" (No. 77), Rodney Atkins' "Honesty (Write Me a List)" (No. 94) and Kelis' "Milkshake" (No. 95).
Over on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup, Alan Jackson's duet with Jimmy Buffett, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," reclaims the top spot with a 2-1 jump. In taking an eighth, non-consecutive week at the top of the chart "Five O'Clock" knocks Dierks Bentley's "What Was I Thinkin'" down to No. 2.
Staind continues it lock on Billboard's rock airplay charts, with "So Far Away" leading the Modern Rock Tracks tally for a third straight week and the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for a eighth.