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Official New Zealand Music Chart June 1, 2005

Official New Zealand Music Chart - Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Chartbitz: Wednesday, June 1, 2005
by Andrew Miller

Top Of The Tunes

What do monkeys, 48May, frogs, crocodiles, cellphones, Bart, Archie, the feelers and cartoons have in common?

Let's begin with monkeys, or more specifically, that higher form of primate, Gorillas. Make that Gorillaz... the virtual cartoon band comprising Noodle, Murdoc, 2-D and Russell who inhabit the virtual world of www.gorillaz.com .

This week its sophomore set Demon Days debuts at #8 here (it's #1 in the UK and #2 in Aussie), while the set's first single, Feel Good Inc ( featuring De La Soul), lies at #76 on the RadioScope 100. The group's first album yielded a #1 single in 19/2000 in 2002...

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Which brings us to other virtual (read that as cartoon) hit-makers - Schnappi. The German cartoon croc peaked at #2 just two weeks ago and is back up to #2 this week.

Now those Germans are at it again! Crazy Frog, a ten-second ringtone, has topped the UK Singles chart. German telecom company Jamster picked up the rights to Crazy Frog, a viral flash animation and ringtone, and found it was so popular that German producers the Bass Bumpers were brought in to create a proper "song" out of it.

They put the ringtone over Axel F (a #5 hit in 1985 for German keyboardist Harold Faltermeyer from the Eddie Murphy movie Beverley Hills Cop 2). Featuring in ads for Jamster, the track is the UK's #1 this week albeit one that you either love or hate!

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None of the above was the first cartoon act to hit the charts in New Zealand, however. Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead got to #10 in 1970 as The Archies with Jingle Jangle (surprisingly Sugar Sugar, a US #1, didn't chart here!)

And this is where Bart comes in... The Simpsons provided us with our first animated #1, Do The Bartman, which was top of the stack for three weeks in 1991. And to prove it was no fluke, the follow-up, Deep Deep Trouble, peaked at #10. The Simpsons Sing The Blues album got as high as #2.

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Which is where the link between 48May and the feelers comes in. That link is Greg Haver, the Welsh producer and regular visitor to these shores, who co-wrote and produced The Ten Commandments Of Bart from The Simpsons' The Yellow Album. He also produced 48May's Top 20 hit Leather & Tattoos, as well as the feelers' current top 10 album Playground Battle.

Phew!

Audioslave's Return From Exile

#1 straight out of the box, Audioslave's Out Of Exile betters the #13 start of the group's self-titled debut set from December 2002. Three years between releases seems to have worked in Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford's favour. They also debut at #3 in Australia and at #5 in the old country.

The set's lead single Be Yourself is #14 on the RadioScope 100 this week, #39 on the Singles Chart and has already been to #1 on the RadioScope Rock Chart.

Elvis Sightings

Twenty-eight years after his death and there's another Elvis album... and, in keeping with the times, a DVD as well.

Elvis By The Presleys is the 'authorised' collection (ie. compiled with help from the family) and is the King's story as told from the inside by former wife Priscilla and his only child, Lisa-Marie.

The broadcast version played on TV One last Saturday night, while the DVD version is a four-hour set about the private Elvis. It debuts at #9 on the DVD chart, becoming his third appearance on that list after the Aloha From Hawaii and Comeback Special sets. Then there's the accompanying two-CD soundtrack that includes four 'new' tracks and marks the first time Elvis has ever hit the Heatseekers list.

The New Singles

Black Eyed Peas reign supreme for a second week atop a reasonably quiet Singles chart. Coldplay makes the biggest leap of the week from #35 to #16 (the only double-digit climb of the week).

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#33 Cydel - Luv Is

Otara Auckland duo David Letoa and Saipele Nili, aka Cydel, prove independent distribution and promotion is no deterrent to having a hit. Cydel's first hit is the self-composed Luv Is (which also features Emmanuel Ensink on keyboards and Eric Niu on guitar). It's on the new Groovehouse label distributed by indie King Music - whose last hit was Fast Crew's I Got (which got to #4 here and is currently #23 in Oz).

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#38 Jennifer Lopez feat. Fat Joe - Hold You Down

J-Lo follows her recent Top 10 hit Get Right with the second cut lifted from Rebirth. This time she teams up with Fat Joe and Hold You Down is new in at #38. Joe's no stranger to Jenny, having helped out on her debut album.

New Albums

A very strong week sales-wise, with all Top 4 albums #1 contenders (and more than likely would have been in a slower sales period), with stronger yet to come as a big battle looms in the next two weeks between the new Coldplay and Black Eyed Peas albums, followed a week later by Dave Dobbyn.

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#1 Audioslave - Out Of Exile

See story above.

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#8 Gorillaz - Demon Days

See story above.

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#35 Dave Matthews Band - Stand Up

South African-born, New York-raised Dave Matthews and his band (Leroi Moore, Boyd Tinsley, Stefan Lessard and Carter Beauford) place their former US #1 album into our chart at #35 in its first week. The band's first New Zealand-charting set, Crash, reached #37 in 1996.

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#39 Mariah Carey - The Emancipation Of Mimi

Mariah's 10th studio album finally cracks the Top 40 after seven weeks in the Heatseekers Chart. It's a former US #1 seller and spawns this week's US #1 single We Belong Together, her 16th chart-topper in her homeland.

Mariah has scored two #1 albums here, 1992's MTV Unplugged and 1995's Daydream. On the singles side there are half a dozen that have made the top, including her debut hit Vision Of Love (1990).

CHARTS FOLLOW


Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 29 May 2005

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label NZ Catalogue Cert

1 new 1 Out Of Exile Audioslave Universal 9881563 plat x1
2 1 2 Mezmerize System Of A Down SBME 5190002000 plat x1
3 3 12 Trouble Akon Universal 9860500 plat x2
4 2 4 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop TheDrop/Rhythmethod * DRP006 plat x1
5 5 11 Il Divo Il Divo SBME 82876676542 plat x1
6 4 13 In Between Dreams Jack Johnson Universal 9880033/9880397 plat x2
7 7 25 Love, Angel, Music, Baby Gwen Stefani Universal 2103175 plat x1
8 new 1 Demon Days Gorillaz Capitol/EMI 3116882
9 9 36 Playground Battle: Bonus Edition the feelers WEA/Warner * 5046776882 plat x2
10 6 10 The Sound Inside Breaks Co-Op Capitol/EMI * 8733512 plat x1
11 12 12 The Massacre 50 Cent Universal 2103885/9880390 plat x1
12 13 53 Songs About Jane Maroon 5 SBME 82876632302 plat x5
13 11 8 Out Of The Moon Goldenhorse Siren/EMI * 8734592 gold x1
14 8 4 Love Is The New Hate Shihad WEA/Warner * 5046781282 plat x1
15 14 17 The Documentary The Game Universal 9864143 plat x1
16 18 9 Breakaway Kelly Clarkson SBME 82876645092 gold x1
17 10 2 Pegasus The Phoenix Foundation FMR * 338462
18 16 35 American Idiot Green Day WEA/Warner 9362487772 plat x4
19 17 7 Moonshine Savage DawnRaid/Universal * 99713 gold x1
20 19 21 Hot Fuss The Killers Universal 9863027 plat x1
21 23 2 Magic Time Van Morrison Universal 9871265
22 24 16 Schmack! Tour Edition Steriogram Capitol/EMI * 3120912 plat x1
23 25 20 On The Sun The Black Seeds Capitol/EMI * 5983062 plat x1
24 22 5 Beautiful Soul Jesse McCartney Hollywood/FMR 2061624702
25 20 5 Devils And Dust Bruce Springsteen SBME 5200002000
26 21 12 It's Time Michael Buble WEA/Warner 9362489962 plat x1
27 15 16 Amore Musica Russell Watson Universal 4756294 plat x1
28 26 5 Something To Be Rob Thomas WEA/Warner 7567934352 gold x1
29 28 3 Make Believe Weezer Universal 9882061
30 33 8 Goodies Ciara SBME 82876628192
31 32 52 Revival: Bonus Disc Katchafire Mai/Shock * KCDLP001 plat x2
32 29 4 With Teeth Nine Inch Nails Universal 9881439
33 36 18 Destiny Fulfilled Destiny's Child SBME 5179162000 gold x1
34 40 2 Forever Faithless Faithless SBME 82876684322
35 new 1 Stand Up Dave Matthews Band SBME 82876703042
36 35 10 The Sound Of White Missy Higgins Virgin/EMI 8662822 gold x1
37 34 30 Donavon Frankenreiter Donavon Frankenreiter Universal 9862249 plat x1
38 reentry 73 Riverhead Goldenhorse Siren/EMI * 4735262 plat x3
39 new 1 The Emancipation Of Mimi Mariah Carey Universal 9881118
40 30 4 The Mighty Rearranger Robert Plant Shock SANDP356

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.

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Top 10 DVDs - Week To Sunday, 29 May 2005

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label NZ Catalogue Cert

1 2 8 Family Jewels AC/DC Alberts/FMR 338678 plat x1
2 6 14 Live At Wembley 1986 Queen Capitol/EMI 4904719 plat x2
3 3 6 Live In Concert Hayley Westenra Universal * 0743085 gold x1
4 5 41 One Night Only Bee Gees WEA/Warner 0927420282 plat x4
5 1 2 Nevermind Nirvana Rajon/SBME RV0296
6 reentry 23 Definitive Collection ABBA Universal 0174459 plat x1
7 9 37 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle U2 Universal 9811966 plat x1
8 7 58 Hell Freezes Over The Eagles Universal 9880632 plat x9
9 new 1 Elvis By The Presleys Elvis Presley SBME 82876690549 gold x1
10 reentry 22 On Fire At The Bowl Queen EMI 5441879 gold x1

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.

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Top 10 Compilations - Week To Sunday, 29 May 2005

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label NZ Catalogue Cert

1 1 11 Now That's What I Call Music 17 Various EMI 4747562 plat x2
2 2 8 Super '70s Rock Various EMI 8606242 plat x1
3 3 5 Venus Various SBME 82876696652 gold x1
4 4 5 Mars Various SBME 82876696642 gold x1
5 5 5 Green Room 004: Hope Various Loop/Border * LP027
6 6 4 Golden Kiwis Various EMI * 8737342
7 8 30 Conscious Roots Various Capitol/EMI * 8636632 gold x1
8 7 5 Voices Of Love Various WEA/Warner 5046781972 gold x1
9 10 25 The Annual 2005 Various MOS/FMR MOSA042 gold x1
10 reentry 5 Highway Of Legends Various Rajon/SBME * RRCD10

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.

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Top 40 Singles - Week To Sunday, 29 May 2005

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label NZ Catalogue Cert

1 1 3 Don't Phunk With My Heart Black Eyed Peas Universal 9882328
2 5 6 Das Kleine Krokodil Schnappi Universal 9870332 gold x1
3 3 2 Hate It Or Love It The Game feat. 50 Cent Universal 9882153
4 2 9 Moonshine Savage feat. Akon DawnRaid/Universal * 99712 plat x1
5 4 3 Signs Snoop Dogg feat. Justin Timberlake Universal 9881780
6 6 9 Switch Will Smith Universal 9880628 gold x1
7 7 12 Beautiful Soul Jesse McCartney Hollywood/FMR 22022
8 8 11 Candy Shop 50 Cent feat. Olivia Universal 9880547 gold x1
9 9 4 Girl Destiny's Child SBME 675808.5
10 10 5 I Like The Way You Move Bodyrockers Universal 9871115
11 11 11 Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson SBME 82876677602
12 13 2 1 Thing Amerie SBME 675948.1
13 12 8 Lonely No More Rob Thomas WEA/Warner 7567936802
14 15 8 Obsession Frankie J feat. Baby Bash SBME 675873.2
15 14 7 Yours Truly Blindspott Capitol/EMI * 8724570
16 35 3 Speed Of Sound Coldplay Capitol/EMI 8729862
17 17 5 O Omarion SBME 675897.2
18 20 7 Mockingbird Eminem Universal 9881483
19 18 13 The Other Side Breaks Co-Op Capitol/EMI * 8695710
20 16 14 Rich Girl Gwen Stefani feat. Eve Universal 9880219
21 22 6 Hope Twista feat. Faith Evans Capitol/EMI 8694662
22 21 2 What You Heard The Checks PieClub/Universal * 99716
23 25 5 It's Like That Mariah Carey feat. Fatman Scoop Universal 9881057
24 23 13 Caught Up Usher feat. Fabolous SBME 82876661382
25 19 17 Let Me Love You Mario SBME 82876679752 plat x1
26 26 11 Suburbia Streets Fast Crew Akrite/Universal * 9880547
27 24 12 How We Do The Game Universal 9880361 gold x1
28 32 5 Welcome Home Dave Dobbyn SBME * 675959.1
29 29 4 Whatcha Know About Donavon Frankenreiter Universal ---
30 27 12 Holiday Green Day WEA/Warner 9362427862
31 33 3 Lonely Akon Universal ---
32 31 8 Used To Love U John Legend SBME 675245.2
33 new 1 Luv Iz Cydel Groovehouse/King * GH0501
34 40 2 Stand Up the feelers WEA/Warner * ---
35 renetry 19 Swing Savage DawnRaid/Universal * 99706 gold x1
36 renetry 23 Over And Over Nelly feat. Tim McGraw Curb/Universal 2103770
37 30 12 Sitting, Waiting, Wishing Jack Johnson Universal 9880271
38 new 1 Hold You Down Jennifer Lopez SBME 675945.2
39 38 3 Be Yourself Audioslave Universal ---
40 renetry 2 Beating Heart Baby Head Automatica WEA/Warner ---

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.


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Top 10 Heatseekers - Week To Sunday, 29 May 2005

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label NZ Catalogue Cert

1 new 1 Elvis By The Presleys Elvis Presley SBME 82876678832
2 2 4 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith OST John Williams SBME SK.94220
3 new 1 At Last: The Duets Kenny G SBME 82876686512
4 3 2 Tuwhare Various Universal * 99714
5 new 1 Pushing The Senses Feeder Liberation/Warner LIBCD71562
6 9 3 Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge My Chemical Romance WEA/Warner 9362486152
7 4 2 O Omarion SBME 5200842000
8 7 15 Live At Bats Fly My Pretties Loop/Border * LP024
9 reentry 4 Music From The OC - Mix 4 Various WEA/Warner 9362493512
10 6 4 Back To Bedlam James Blunt WEA/Warner 7567837525

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.

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