It really is girl power that works within these recent weeks. One typical case is that of Beyonce Knowles. The singer has her single "Irreplaceable" leads the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday January 18th. This marks the song's seventh consecutive week on that No. 1 spot, ties with Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" as the longest running No. 1 among the songs that moved into first place in 2006.
Next we have Akon's "I Wanna Love You" and Stacy Ferguson's "Fergalicious" which both remain at 2nd and 3rd spots respectively. Meanwhile, Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" climbs one to No. 4, switching places with Akon's "Smack That" featuring Eminem which secures the 5th spot. Jim Jones' "We Fly High" jumps two to No. 6, followed right after by The Fray's "How To Save a Life" at No. 7.
The other charts holdovers are Timberlake's "My Love" ranks in at No. 8, My Chemical Romance's "Welcome to The Black Parade" at No. 9, and The All-American Rejects' "It Ends Tonight" at No. 10.