Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” led the
Billboard Hot 100 singles charts for an eighth consecutive week
Thursday, but barely edged the new single from Fall Out Boy.
The pop punk band’s “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s An Arms Race”
debuted at No. 2 thanks to 162,000 digital downloads, according
to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the highest bow for a band since
radio-only titles joined the chart in December 1998.
The last group to start as well or better was Aerosmith,
who debuted at No. 1 under prior Hot 100 rules with “I Don’t
Want To Miss a Thing” in September 1998. In addition, the
download totals for “This Ain’t a Scene” are the largest
opening-week tally for a group since Nielsen SoundScan began
tracking digital sales in 2003.
The song is drawn from Fall Out Boy’s new album, “Infinity
on High,” which arrives February 6 via Island Def Jam.
“Irreplaceable,” meanwhile, becomes the longest-running
chart-topper that advanced to pole position in 2006. It is also
the third Beyonce single to remain No. 1 for eight weeks or
longer, after “Crazy in Love” (eight weeks) and “Baby Boy”
(nine weeks). As a member of Destiny’s Child, Beyonce also had
a No. 1 song that remained at the summit for 11 weeks:
“Independent Women Part I.”
Elsewhere, Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right” climbed one to a
new high of No. 3, while R&B singer Akon’s “I Wanna Love You”
featuring Snoop Dogg dropped two to No. 4. Jim Jones’ “We Fly
High” was up one to No. 5, followed by albums
chart-topperDaughtry’s “It’s Not Over,” which rocketed 15 to
Fergie’s “Fergalicious” fell four to No. 7, and Akon’s
“Smack That” featuring Eminem was down three to No. 8. The
Fray’s “How To Save a Life” (down two to No. 9) and My Chemical
Romance’s “Welcome to the Black Parade” (down one to No. 10)
rounded out the Hot 100’s upper echelon.
At No. 14, Corbin Bleu debuted with “Push It to the Limit”
from the soundtrack to the Disney Channel’s “Jump In!” TV
movie. The next highest debut on the Hot 100 was Nickelback’s
“If Everyone Cared” at No. 50.
On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Ciara’s “Promise”
replaced “Irreplaceable” at the top. Hector “El Father” led Hot
Latin Songs with “Sola,” Rodney Atkins’ “Watching You” ruled
Hot Country Songs, while Rihanna’s “We Ride” topped the Hot
Dance Music/Club Play chart.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers began a second week at No. 1 on
the Modern Rock chart with “Snow (Hey Oh),” while Three Days
Grace led Mainstream Rock for a seventh with “Pain.”