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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz -17 April 2006

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



Wednesday, April 19 2006
by Andrew Miller

The 500th Cometh…

We’re getting close to a New Zealand chart milestone – the 500th #1 since the Official NZ Music Chart began in May 1975. There’ve been 497 to date as Beep by the Pussycat Dolls holds on for a third week, a long way (in more ways than one) from the first #1, Free And Easy by Australian Helen Reddy back on May 2 1975.
When the magical 500th chart-topper is found, we’ll give you a run down on the #1 Chart Champs.

More LIVE Songs

Ed Kowalczyk (vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass), Chad Taylor (guitar) and Chad Gracey (drums) hail from York Pennsylvania USA. They’ve been together since the mid ‘80s, firstly as First Aid, then Public Affection before finally adopting the name we know today and becoming LIVE in 1990.
The band’s sophomore set Throwing Copper became its first New Zealand charting set, spending two weeks at #1 and selling more than 150,000 copies. It included the big radio hit Lightning Crashes, still a regular staple on playlists and which would have surely been a RadioScope100 #1 had the airplay lists existed in 1994.
1997’s Secret Samadhi also topped our charts for a week, then January last year saw Live’s third #1 Album when Awake: The Best Of Live debuted on top.
This week the band’s first album for new label Epic, and its first set of new material since 2003’s Birds Of Pray, becomes the highest new entry on the Albums Chart as Songs From Black Mountain debuts at #6.


Using the word kaleidoscope in a debut album title seems a sure way to chart when you’re a Kiwi group. Martin Phillipps-led Dunedin band The Chills’ first charting album was the compile Kaleidoscope World, which peaked at #19 in 1986.
Now new local collective Opensouls place its Kaleidoscope in at #29 this week. The set took five years to create, originally starting as audio in 2001 on group member Ota’s MPC2000. Ota (real name Jeremy Toy) brought together Bjorn Petersen and Tyra Hammond [vocals], Chip [bass], Isaac Aesili [trumpet], Scott Towers [sax], Stephanie Brown [keyboards], Buttafingers [turntables], Julien Dyne [drums] and the process of creating an album began.
Several cuts off the 16-track set have been hits on stations.
Many of the group are experienced musicians and members of other well known local groups such as Solaa, Hollie Smith Band, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Che Fu And The Krates.

Some New Comps
For the past couple of weeks it looked as though the Compilations Chart was stuck in a groove (no new entries last week and absolutely no change in the rankings). Well it’s all over this week with three new entries from all sides of the spectrum.
The highest is new at #3. Broken Dreams II follows last July’s #1 comp Broken Dreams: Rock Anthems with a further collection of modern rock tracks.
It’s hat-trick time for the Memories franchise as Memories Are Made Of This Volume 3 follows the two previous platinum albums, new at #6.
And rounding out the new entries is the latest Ministry Of Sound set, Remix Heaven, new at #9. This sees the likes of Guns N Roses, Roxette and Phil Collins remixed by various of today’s producers.

The New Singles
#21 Kanye West - Touch The Sky
Kanyevel (aka Kanye West) leaps the Grand Canyon in the video to the fourth hit lifted from Late Registration. The recent visitor samples the late Curtis Mayfield’s Move On Up as he takes highest new entry honours this week.

#27 Dem Franchise Boyz - I Think They Like Me
Hailing from Atlanta Georgia, Dem Franchize Boyz are Gerald ‘Buddie’ Tiller, Bernard ‘Jizzal Man’ Leverette, Maurice ‘Parlae’ Gleaton, and Jamall ‘Pimpin’ Willingham. And this week the rappers gain their first New Zealand hit with I Think They Like Me.

#30 Bubba Sparxx feat. Ying Yang Twins - Ms New Booty
About as far away from rap as you can get, Warren Anderson Mathis grew up in the country near the small town of La Grange, Georgia, with no close neighbours. The white boy was turned on to rap by a black friend’s mixtapes from New York and took the name Bubba Sparxxx. This week he teams up with the Ying Yang Twins to put Ms New Booty in at #30 on the Singles Chart.

#40 Ben Harper - Better Way
Straight from his recent #1 album Both Sides Of The Gun comes lead single new at #40. There are rumours of New Zealand tour dates later this year, but nothing official as yet.

The New Albums
#6 LIVE - Songs From Black Mountain
See story above.

#29 Opensouls - Kaleidoscope
See story above.

#38 Salmonella Dub - Remixes And Radio Cuts
Salmonella Dub have racked up two #1 debuts previously, with Inside The Dub Plates in 2001 and again in 2003 with One Drop East. Their latest release, Remixes And Radio Cuts, is a CD/DVD set drawing on their recorded output to date. It was originally released in the UK to coincide with their UK and European tour late last year and is new at #38 having just gained a local release via the band’s own Dub Conspiracy label and local distributors Rhythmethod.


Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 16 April 2006

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

1 4 38 Back To Bedlam James Blunt WEA/Warner 7567837525 plat x7
2 1 2 Montage Yulia SBME * 82876823752 gold x1
3 5 8 Sing-Alongs And Lullabies Jack Johnson Universal 9879698 plat x1
4 3 3 Collected Massive Attack Virgin/EMI 3557012 gold x1
5 10 28 All The Right Reasons Nickelback Roadrunner/Universal RR80882 plat x2
6 new 1 Songs From Black Mountain Live SBME 82876778712
7 8 50 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop TheDrop/Rhythmethod * DRP006 plat x6
8 7 10 Eye To The Telescope KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI 8602472 plat x1
9 2 2 As Sweet As Sin Bleeders Universal * 9874592
10 6 4 Both Sides Of The Gun Ben Harper Virgin/EMI 3582672 gold x1
11 9 11 Ring Of Fire: The Legend Of Johnny Cash Universal 9887850 plat x1
12 11 5 On An Island David Gilmour SBME 82876802802
13 15 10 Walk The Line OST Various SBME 82876772072 gold x1
14 28 3 Forty Licks Rolling Stones Universal 9870718 plat x2
15 19 6 Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae Capitol/EMI 3590772 gold x1
16 16 5 Sione's Wedding OST Various Universal * 9877770
17 18 9 Chris Brown Chris Brown SBME 82876768202 gold x1
18 32 10 A Bigger Bang: Special Edition Rolling Stones Virgin/EMI 3380752 gold x1
19 14 20 Switch INXS SBME 82876751892 plat x2
20 21 20 Birds Bic Runga SBME * 82876755532 plat x3
21 12 4 Chaos By Design Concord Dawn Uprising/Universal * 99728
22 13 2 I'm Not Dead Pink SBME 82876804022
23 20 8 Whatever People Say I Am… Arctic Monkeys Domino/EMI 3578692 gold x1
24 25 8 Tea And Sympathy Bernard Fanning DewProcess/Universal DEW90172
25 30 22 Life In Slow Motion David Gray WEA/Warner 5046797662 plat x1
26 22 20 Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem Universal 9887893 plat x4
27 33 21 PCD The Pussycat Dolls Universal 9886801 gold x1
28 23 21 Confessions On A Dancefloor Madonna WEA/Warner 9362494602 plat x1
29 new 1 Kaleidoscope Opensouls FTC/Rhythmethod * FTC003
30 29 9 Veneer Jose Gonzalez Shock/Border CTX263CD
31 17 46 Monkey Business Black Eyed Peas Universal 9882228 plat x4
32 35 11 Secret Life Of The Veronicas WEA/Warner 9362493712 gold x1
33 27 7 Amore Andrea Bocelli Universal 9875658
34 31 45 X&Y Coldplay Capitol/EMI 3112802 plat x4
35 34 6 From Under The Cork Tree Fall Out Boy Universal 9880014
36 26 11 Duets: The Final Chapter Notorious BIG BadBoy/Warner 7567838852
37 24 28 Late Registration: Tour Edition Kanye West Universal 9853447 plat x1
38 new 1 Remixes And Radio Cuts Salmonella Dub DubConspiracy/Rhythmethod * DUBCON0050
39 reentry 6 Unpredictable Jamie Foxx SBME 82876717792
40 37 2 At Folsom Prison And San Quentin Prison Johnny Cash SBME 82876766582

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.


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