Dec 29, 2008

Entertainment - Beyonce leads singles chart for third week

Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Beyonce logged a third week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," a tune from her latest chart-topping album.

Rapper T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna held at No. 2, and Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis at No. 3. Kanye West's "Heartless" jumped three places to No. 4.

Britney Spears' "Womanizer" rose one to No. 5, Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" jumped two to No. 6, and Taylor Swift's "Love Story" climbed four to No. 7.

Another West song, "Love Lockdown," moved up two to No. 8, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" fell four to No. 9, and Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy" slipped one to No. 10.

Leona Lewis' cover of Snow Patrol's "Run," a recent No. 1 hit in her native United Kingdom, was the top debut at No. 81.

Billboard's airplay-based rock charts were unchanged, with Kings Of Leon's "Sex on Fire" in a third week atop Modern Rock and Shinedown leading Mainstream Rock for a second with "Second Chance."

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