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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz, April 5 2006

"The Official New Zealand Top 40 premieres Friday nights at 7.30pm on C4"

Official NZ Music Chart In PDF Format

Wednesday, April 5 2006

by Andrew Miller

Back To Bedlam Again

Next Monday Englishman James Blunt plays Auckland’s St James Theatre. Good timing given that he tops not just one but two Charts this week, back on top on the Albums Chart and new in at #1 on the DVD list as well.

The six times platinum Back To Bedlam is #1 for a 10th non-consecutive week. It was last year’s biggest selling album and looks set to be among this year’s Top 10 Best sellers as well on current form.

Now there’s also Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions, a DVD/CD set that knocks U2 to #2 on the DVD list after the Irishmen’s 18-week run. This is a set of BBC-recorded live takes of songs originally on Back To Bedlam as well as bonus material such as James’ take on Crowded House’s Fall At Your Feet (#24 1991). Then there’s all the music videos and a short doco on each and an interview with the man.

So if you can’t make the show, you’ll at least be able to see what you missed.

Collected Attack

They hail from Bristol and feature 3D (aka Robert Del Naja), Daddy G (Grant Marshall) and Mushroom (Andrew Vowles). Every single one of Massive Attack’s previous albums has charted here, including 1994’s remix set No Protection with the Mad Professor.

There’s been a New Zealand and UK #1 album (Mezzanine) and now the best of compilation, Collected, with a couple of fresh tunes as well, makes it to #3 here.

The complete New Zealand albums hit list is:

1991 – Blue Lines (#26),

1994 – Protection (#9),

1995 – No Protection (#29),

1998 – Mezzanine (#1),

2003 – 100th Window (#5),

2006 – Collected (#3 currently).

Digital With A Capital D

The times they are a changing and internationally this week it’s Digital with a capital D. This week’s UK chart sees the very first #1 that has no physical single claiming the top spot purely on downloads ahead of the physical format’s release.

The track is Crazy by Gnarls Barkley and has had a presence radio-wise since January. The phenomenon’s already happened stateside, but then the Billboard Hot 100 includes airplay as well.

Closer to home, the Aussies start a Download Chart from this coming weekend. Which begs the question, when will we follow suit?

Next Week’s Local Derby

The battle for next week’s #1 is shaping up to be an all-local affair with two contenders from different ends of the spectrum and the country?

It’s a Classical vs Rock, North Island vs South Island, Male vs Female tussle as Russian-born Cantabrian Yulia follows her four-times platinum debut album Into The West with another Carl Doy-produced set, Montage.

And at completely the opposite end of the spectrum comes West Auckland punk rock n rollers the Bleeders with debut album As Sweet As Sin. The band already has two Top 40 singles under its belt, Out Of Time and So Lonely.

So just who will take out the honour of having the first new local #1 album of 2006?

The New Singles

#13 Jamie Foxx - Unpredictable

Oscar and Grammy-winning actor turned singer Jamie Foxx opens his solo singles account in exactly the same position as his debut album. On March 7 Unpredictable was the highest albums entry of the week and now five weeks later the single of the same name repeats that feat at #13. It is, in fact, Jamie’s second taste of Top 40 action, having collaborated on Kanye West’s #1 Gold Digger.

#20 Nelly featuring Paul Wall - Grillz

Nelly’s back with yet another collaborative hit. In the last couple of years there’s been Shake Ya Tail Feather with P Diddy (#3), Tilt Ya Head Back with Christina Aguilera (#4), Over And Over with Tim McGraw (#2) and Get It Poppin’ with Fat Joe (#24). Now Nelly teams up with Paul Wall on the former US #1, Grillz.

#30 T-Pain featuring Mike Jones - I’m In Luv (Wit A Stripper)

T-Pain just missed out on a Top 10 placing for his debut single I’m Sprung, peaking at #11 earlier this year. Now his debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, tops the Heatseekers list just outside the Top 40 Albums, while his second single and collaboration with Mike Jones, I’m In Luv (Wit A Stripper), enters the Singles list at #30.

#34 Morningwood - Nth Degree

It’s an out-of-the-box start for the New York four-piece led by 23-year-old singer Chantal Claret and former Wallflowers drummer Pedro Yanowitz. The pair first met at Sean Lennon’s 2001 birthday party. Nth Degree is the lead single from Morningwood’s debut album due later this month.

#35 Elemeno P - You Are

Auckland-band Elemeno P gains the third hit single from the group’s sophomore set Trouble In Paradise. New at #35, You Are follows the previous hits 11:57 (#10) and Burn (#36).

The New Albums

#3 Massive Attack - Collected

See story above.

#37 The Little Willies - The Little Willies

There’s a pinch of Norah Jones here - along with Lee Alexander, Jim Campilongo, Richard Julian and Dan Rieser - in The Little Willies. The five friends got together in 2003 for a gig at New York’s The Living Room to play some tunes together. Pleased with the results and sharing common influences, they decided to record a self-titled debut album, as their individual schedules allowed. It’s this week’s second new entry on the Albums Chart at #37.

"The Official New Zealand Top 40 premieres Friday nights at 7.30pm on C4"

Official NZ Music Chart In PDF Format

Top 40 Singles - Week To Sunday, 02 April 2006

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label NZ Catalogue

1 1 3 Beep The Pussycat Dolls feat. Will.I.Am Universal 9852802
2 2 10 Check On It Beyonce feat. Slim Thug SBME 82876802772
3 3 8 Love Generation Bob Sinclar MOS/EMI 3533452
4 40 5 So Sick Ne-Yo Universal 9852863
5 5 4 Pump It Black Eyed Peas Universal 9850564
6 4 5 Bathe In The River Mt Raskil PS feat. Hollie Smith EMI * 3572140
7 6 8 Suddenly I See KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI 3501122
8 8 14 Run It Chris Brown SBME 82876783192
9 9 3 Stupid Girls Pink SBME 82876808462
10 12 5 Put Your Records On Corinne Bailey Rae Capitol/EMI 3567882
11 7 6 Nasty Girl Notorious BIG BadBoy/Warner 7567940522
12 19 2 I Want You Ashley Cooper SoundWorkshop/Pure * PURE005
13 new 1 Unpredictable Jamie Foxx SBME 82876804772
14 11 12 Far Away Nickelback Roadrunner/Universal RR39463
15 14 4 Wake Up The Living End Capitol/EMI 3542002
16 13 3 Sorry Madonna WEA/Warner 9362428922
17 10 11 Down Time Aaradhna DawnRaid/Universal * 99725
18 15 7 Ugly Sugababes Universal 9875383
19 16 5 Be Without You Mary J Blige Universal 9879690
20 new 1 Grillz Nelly feat. Paul Wall Universal 9852925
21 22 3 Walk Away Kelly Clarkson SBME 82876812942
22 17 12 In The Summertime Thirsty Merc WEA/Warner 5046776902
23 18 5 Everything I'm Not The Veronicas WEA/Warner 9362428692
24 24 10 Wish You Well Bernard Fanning Universal ---
25 27 7 I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys Domino/EMI 3533392
26 31 9 Hollie Smith EP Hollie Smith Sister/Rhythmethod * SIS001
27 21 2 My Only Goodnight Nurse FMR/Warner * 21016477112
28 33 5 Heard Em Say Kanye West feat. Adam Levine Universal 9888416
29 20 2 One Wish Ray J Sanctuary/Shock SANXD424
30 new 1 I'm In Luv (Wit A Stripper) T-Pain feat. Mike Jones SBME 82876827172
31 23 3 Hustler's Ambition 50 Cent Universal 9879766
32 35 20 Hung Up Madonna WEA/Warner 9362428482
33 25 2 Laffy Taffy D4L WEA/Warner 7567940932
34 new 1 Nth Degree Morningwood Capitol/EMI 3593112
35 new 1 You Are Elemeno P Universal * 9855372
36 34 13 My Doorbell The White Stripes XL/Rhythmethod XLS218CD
37 30 6 Stay Fly Three 6 Mafia SBME 82876783062
38 29 2 There It Go (The Whistle Song) Juelz Santana Universal 9852263
39 28 4 Here We Go Trina feat. Kelly Rowland WEA/Warner 7567940992
40 26 4 L.O.V.E. Ashlee Simpson Universal 9851971

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.


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