August 4, 2005

Carey’s ‘Together’ continues chart domination

By Barry A. Jeckell

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together"
racked up its 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
singles chart Thursday, the longest reign so far this year.

Rihanna's "Pon de Replay" was No. 2 for a third week.

New to the Hot 100's top 10 were Lifehouse's "You and Me,"
which jumped five places to No. 8, and D.H.T.'s "Listen to Your
Heart," up two to No. 10. Carey's "Shake It Off" surged 31
places to No. 19.

Other notable Hot 100 moves included Natasha Bedingfield's
"These Words" (30-23), Gwen Stefani's "Cool" (35-26), Teairra
Mari's "Make Her Feel Good" (45-38), Bow Wow's "Like You"
featuring Ciara (63-49), the Click Five's "Just the Girl"
(68-52), Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx
(75-62), Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley's "Welcome to Jamrock"
(93-74) and Craig Morgan's "Redneck Yacht Club" (100-86).

The Hot 100's top debut was the Black Eyed Peas' "Don't
Lie" at No. 81. Other new arrivals included Trey Songz's "Gotta
Make It" featuring Twista (No. 89), Akon's "Belly Dancer
(Bananza)" (No. 98), Josh Gracin's "Stay With Me (Brass Bed)"
(No. 99) and Jason Aldean's "Hicktown" (No. 100). Re-entering
the tally are Jason Mraz's "Wordplay (No. 91) and Destiny's
Child's "Girl" (No. 95).

Also re-entering the Hot 100 was crooner Michael Buble's
"Home" at No. 96. But the track's big feat was returning to the
summit of the Adult Contemporary airplay tally, where it
interrupted the 21 non-consecutive week No. 1 run of Kelly
Clarkson's "Breakaway" for a second time. "Home" notched its
second non-consecutive week there while "Breakaway" slipped to
No. 2.

The Foo Fighters' "Best of You" ruled the rock airwaves,
holding the lead on the Mainstream Rock chart for a third week
and a fourth on the Modern Rock list. On the Hot Country Songs
roundup, Toby Keith's "As Good As I Once Was" was No. 1 for a
fourth straight week, while on the Hot Latin Songs chart,
Shakira's "La Tortura" featuring Alejandro Sanz was on top for
a ninth non-consecutive week.