Mediabase Chart Recap: Fergie Rules; Foo's Alternative Topper
August 27, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
Here's the latest chart analysis, courtesy of our chart partners at MEDIABASE, highlighting the biggest on the official MEDIABASE Published Charts, with current airplay. This feature is written by RADIOCRUNCH President and MEDIABASE Charts Consultant ANTHONY ACAMPORA.
FERGIE (Will.I.Am/A&M/Interscope) holds the top spot at Top 40 for an eighth week -- but also vaults to the top spot at Hot AC. Meanwhile, the FOO FIGHTERS (RCA/RMG) score another chart topper at Alternative -- in just their third week on the chart. Finally, the EAGLES (ERC/Mercury/Lost Highway) score big debuts at AC and AAA. More on these stories plus additional highlights from this week's MEDIABASE charts courtesy of RADIOCRUNCH President and MEDIABASE Charts Consultant ANTHONY ACAMPORA in this week's chart recap.
Top 40: Fergie Grabs Eighth Straight; Zomba Scores Four Of Top Ten
FERGIE holds on to the top spot for an eighth consecutive week with "Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal)" (Will.I.Am/A&M/Interscope) ... TIMBALAND's window to get to #1 may be limited, as "The Way I Are" rises 3*-2* ... The challenge from PINK will likely come in the next two weeks as "Who Knew" (LaFace/Zomba) moves 6*-5*, but is up over 1000 spins this week and ranks and has the top spincrease this week...
ZOMBA has four of this week's top 10 songs: PINK at #5, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's "Lovestoned" at #6, and two from T-PAIN: "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" at #9, and "Bartender" (featuring AKON), which climbs 12*-10* ... BOYS LIKE GIRLS continue their steady climb up the chart and rise 13*-11* with "The Great Escape" (Columbia) ...
"Me Love" by SEAN KINGSTON (Epic) rises 22*-17* and KANYE WEST's "Stronger" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) surges 25*-18*, as both enter the top 20... Debuts this week for "Teenagers" by MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (Reprise) at #35 and MAT KEARNEY's "Undeniable" (Columbia) at #36.
Rhythmic: Fabolous #1 Once Again; Bash Top Ten; Nelly Is Back
A celebration on the streets of FT. MYERS, FL for rapper PLIES (Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic) will have to wait a week as FABOLOUS (Def Jam/IDJMG) holds on to #1 by a hair with "Make Me Better" featuring Ne-Yo. KEYSHIA COLE may be set to have her first Rhythmic #1 in the coming weeks as "Let It Go" (Geffen) jumps 6*-4* ... A great comeback for BABY BASH as "Cyclone" (Arista/RMG) moves 12*-10* ... A gigantic move for J. HOLIDAY as "Bed" soars 28*-17* (Music Line Group/Capitol) and joins CIARA's "Can't Leave Me Alone", who moves 21*-20* as new top 20 entries ... "I Got It From My Mama" by WILL.I.AM (Interscope) vaults 29*-22* ... The hot shot debut this week comes from NELLY, who debuts at #31 with "Wadsyaname" (Universal Motown) ... 50 CENT returns to the chart with "I Get Money" (G Unit/Interscope), debuting at #38 ... While "Umbrella" went all the way to #2, "Shut Up And Drive" didn't do much at Rhythmic, so RIHANNA comes back with "Hate That I Love You" (featuring Ne-Yo), which enters at #40.
Urban: New Acts Score Three Of Top Five; 50 Now Top 15; UGK On Comeback; Nelly Debuts
KEYSHIA COLE holds the #1 spot for another week with "Let It Go" (Geffen) ... However, new and developing acts hold three of the top-five positions, which is a great sign for any format. PLIES holds at #2, SOULJA BOY rises 4*-3* with "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" (Collipark/Interscope), and J. HOLIDAY "Bed" (Music Line Group/Capitol) surges 7*-4* ... JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE moves into the top 10, going 11*-8* with "Until The End Of Time" (Jive/Zomba) ... T.I. moves 15*-11* and is knocking on the door of the top 10 after just six weeks with "You Know What It Is" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) ...
50 CENT moves into the top 20, thanks to a stellar 21*-14 move with "I Get Money" (G Unit/Interscope) ... A big move for UGK -- who vault 26*-18* with "International Players Anthem" (Jive/Zomba). The duo have been together for 20 years and this is set to be their biggest radio hit ever ... Debuts this week for DJ KHALED (Terror Squad/Koch) at #34, CASSIDY (Full Surface/J/RMG) at #37, MONTANA DA MAC (Koch) at #38, TIFFANY EVANS (Columbia) at #39, and the return of NELLY at #40 (Universal Motown).
Urban AC: Sweet Musiq For Eight Weeks; Angie Stone Top Ten
MUSIQ (Atlantic) is #1 for an eighth week with "Teachme." He's likely to hold on for another week or two, although ROBIN THICKE looks to be a legitimate threat with "Can U Believe" (Star Trak/Interscope) rises 3*-2* ... PRINCE is knocking on the door of the top five as "Future Baby Mama" (NPG/Columbia) rises 8*-6* ... ANGIE STONE enters the top 10 with "Baby" (Stax/Concord), moving 11*-9* ... Debuts this week for J. HOLIDAY (Music Line Group/Capitol) at #23 and FANTASIA (J/RMG) at #29.
AC: Idol Performers Solid; Eagles, Babyface Back
"American Idol" performers continue to post stellar success at the AC format: CHRIS DAUGHTRY and his band DAUGHTRY grab their fifth week on top with "Home" (RCA/RMG). CARRIE UNDERWOOD is at #6 with "Before He Cheats" (Arista/RMG). ELLIOTT YAMIN rises 15*-13* with "Wait For You" (Hickory), and KIMBERLEY LOCKE surges 25*-19* with her cover of "Band Of Gold" (Curb). TAYLOR HICKS (J/RMG) slides 19-23 with "Heaven Knows" ... Two veteran acts return to the chart this week: THE EAGLES are back and soar on to the chart at #17 with "How Long" (ERG/Mercury/Lost Highway). Meanwhile, BABYFACE is back and enters at #27 with his cover of JAMES TAYLOR's "Fire And Rain" (Mercury/IDJMG) ... FERGIE moves into the top five with "Big Girls Don't Cry" (Will.I.Am/A&M/Interscope), moving 6*-4*.
Hot AC: Fergie Takes Over The Top; Goo's Top Ten; Colbie Top 15
FERGIE scores her first #1 at Hot AC as "Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal)" (Will.I.Am/A&M/Interscope) surges from #4 ... There are several songs in the top 10 with good spincrease, but the chart has been relatively slow. GOO GOO DOLLS are the only new entrants into the top 10 as "Before It's Too Late" (Warner Bros.) inches up 11*-10* ... Not unlike AC, "American Idol" performers are seeing strong growth at Hot AC. DAUGHTRY (RCA/RMG) have this week's largest spincrease with "Over You", which moves 26*-19*. Meanwhile, ELLIOTT YAMIN (Hickory) is has the third largest spincrease and moves 19*-16* with "Wait For You" ... Malibu, CA is not only where the offices of ALL ACCESS are; it's also the hometown of COLBIE CAILLAT, who scores a solid 20*-15* move with "Bubbly" (Universal Republic) ... TRAIN lead singer PAT MONAHAN rises 33*-29* with "Her Eyes" (Columbia) ... BLUE OCTOBER climbs 40*-35* with "Calling You" (Universal Motown) ... RIHANNA scores the only debut with "Shut Up And Drive" at #36 (Def Jam/IDJMG).
Active Rock: Five Weeks For Three Days; Kid Rock Top Ten; Two Debuts For Wind-Up
THREE DAYS GRACE (Jive/Zomba) hold the top spot for a fifth consecutive week with "Never Too Late" ... Who is going to be the next #1? PUDDLE OF MUDD will likely need to get there next week with "Famous" (Geffen), which is currently just over 100 spins behind. If not, expect "The Pretender" by FOO FIGHTERS (RCA/RMG) to be a serious challenger, as they rise 9*-5* ... A big move for KID ROCK, as "So Hott" (Atlantic) rises 13*-9* and makes the top 10 in just its third week ... HELLYEAH appears to be well on their way to another top-10 song as "Alcohaulin' Ass" (Epic) climbs 15*-11* ... There are three debuts on the Active Rock chart this week and two of them belong to WIND-UP, as "Falling On" by FINGER ELEVEN debuts at #39, while "Fake It" -- the new single from SEETHER -- enters at #40. Also debuting: "The Last Fight" by VELEVT REVOLVER (RCA/RMG) at #38.
Alternative: Foo Fighters Take Over The Top; Paramore Soars; Kid Rock Top 20
There's a new #1 on the Alternative chart and it belongs to format vets the FOO FIGHTERS, who grab the top spot with "The Pretender" (RCA/RMG) ... LINKIN PARK rises 5*-2* with "Bleed It Out" (Warner Bros.) ... INCUBUS score the third straight top-10 hit off their current album "Light Grenades," as "Oil And Water" moves 11*-8* ... A huge move for PARAMORE as "Misery Business" (Fueled By Ramen/Lava/Atlantic) surges 18*-10* ... FLYLEAF may well be headed for the top 10 as "All Around Me" (A&M/Octone/Interscope) climbs 16*-12* ... New to the top 20 is KID ROCK as "So Hott" (Atlantic) rises 26*-20*.
AAA: Tunstall #1; Harper Top Ten; Eagles Debut Big
K.T. TUNSTALL scores another chart topper, as "Hold On" (Relentless/Virgin) grabs the top spot on the AAA chart ... VIRGIN also scores this week's lone new entry into the top 10as "In The Colors" by BEN HARPER AND THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS climbs 11*-9* ... JAMES BLUNT's "1973" (Atlantic) scores a solid 18*-15* move ... The debut of the week, however, goes to the EAGLES, who enters at #21 with "How Long" (ERC/Mercury/Lost Highway) ... NORAH JONES (Blue Note/EMC) debuts at #28 and "Good Excuse" by the JOHN BUTLER TRIO (Jarrah) debuts at #29.