By Todd Martens
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – A surge in airplay has sent Chingy’s “Right Thurr” further up Billboard’s Hot 100, but its quest for No. 1 remained thwarted by Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” featuring Jay-Z.
“Crazy in Love” continued its dominance for a fifth week on the Hot 100 and a third on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally.
Although “Right Thurr” was held to No. 2 on both charts (up one on the Hot 100 and two on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart), it owns the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks list for a third week.
Slipping behind “Right Thurr” is Ashanti’s “Rock Wit U (Awww Baby),” which fell one notch to No. 3. Although “Rock” is the Hot 100’s fastest-growing track at retail, a significant airplay lead pushed “Right Thurr” further up the chart.
New to the top-10 of the Hot 100 this week was “Where Is the Love?” from the Black Eyed Peas, up four places to No. 8.
Featuring an unbilled cameo by Justin Timberlake, “Love” is only the second cut from the Black Eyed Peas to make the Hot 100. The band’s “Request Line,” which featured a guest turn by Macy Gray , peaked at No. 63 two years ago.
Also new to the Hot 100’s top-10 is “Get Low” from Lil’ Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring the Ying Yang Twins, up this week six spots to No. 10. It’s also only the second Lil’ Jon cut to make its mark on the big chart; “Bia Bia,” featuring Ludacris, Too Short, Big Kap & Chyna White, hit No. 94 in 2001.
The Hot 100’s fastest-growing track at radio is “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” from Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee. The cut, which glides six places to No. 12 into a new peak position, is taken from the “Bad Boys II” soundtrack (Bad Boy/Universal), which has notched a second week as the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200,
Making gains on the Hot 100 are Mya’s “My Love Is Like … Wo” (41-29), and R. Kelly’s “Thoia Thoing” (42-33). The Hot 100’s top debut was Korn’s “Did My Time,” which landed at No. 38. The song, featured in the film “Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life,” but not on the soundtrack, gave Korn its first top-40 single.
Other notable entries on the chart include Busta Rhymes’ “Light You’re A** on Fire” at No. 69, Young Gunz’s “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” at No. 72 and Martina McBride “This One’s for the Girls” at No. 73.
Jimmy Buffet earned his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks roundup with his duet with Alan Jackson, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” Further down, Dierks Bentley’s “What Was I Thinkin’,” the fastest-rising song by a debut country artist this year, scooted two spots to No. 9.
On Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks tally, Linkin Park’s “Faint” moved from No. 2 to No. 1, knocking “Just Because” from Jane’s Addiction from the top spot. Meanwhile, Chevelle’s “Send the Pain Below” cruises to a fourth, non-consecutive week at the top of the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.