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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz - 10 May, 2006

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Wednesday 10 May, 2006
by Andrew Miller

Tool Rules
Tool has the biggest opening sales week of 2006 as 10,000 Days takes the lead of eight brand new entries in a very active Albums Chart this week. The band claims their second #1 album. They outsell Pearl Jam’s Pearl Jam #2 debut by more than two-to-one, but that takes nothing away from Eddie and the boys who would easily have taken top honours in a normal week.
It was 10 years ago when LA quartet Adam Jones, Maynard James Keenan, Paul D’Amour, and Danny Carey scored their first chart-topper Aenima which spent a solitary week in pole position.
It’s just the fourth Tool album to chart here since their first, 1993’s Undertow. The most recent being 2001’s Lateralus.
This week’s runners-up and Seattle’s finest, make another respectable entry in their long line of charting albums. The most recent being 2004’s #3 Rearview Mirror: The Greatest Hits and from the same year, the #12 Live At Benaroya Hall. The last Pearl Jam studio set to chart was 2002’s Riot Act, which also peaked at #2.
In all, Pearl Jam has had five New Zealand #1 Albums: Vs (1993), Vitalogy (1994), No Code (1996), Yield (1998) and Binaural (2000).
Our trans-Tasman neighbour has also given Tool and Pearl Jam #1 and #2 debuts.

NZ Music Month Week One

Five guys from West Auckland rack up the second biggest hit of their career, as the second single from Blindspott’s forthcoming second album claims highest new entry honours on the Singles Chart. Drown dives straight in at #4 just one position lower than their biggest hit to date Phlex which peaked at #3.
Drown is the group’s eighth chart hit to date. Their self-titled debut album was #1 out of the starting gates in late 2002.
It’s a good week for Kiwi singles. Along with Blindspott, the Mt Raskil Preservation Society featuring Hollie Smith climb back to #2 with Bathe In The River helped by the fact it is the most-played Kiwi song on radio this week. Could it be the first local #1 single of 2006?
Nesian Mystik move If It’s Cool up to #5 as their sophomore album Freshmen debuts at #8 in a very active chart. It follows the #1 debut of Polysaturated (2002).
Expect further charting local albums in the coming month, including Aaradhna’s debut and former Mutton Bird Don McGlashan’s long anticipated solo-debut.

Mother’s Day Cometh

If you’d forgotten this Sunday is Mother’s Day, you probably just need to glance at the Albums Chart. Italian newcomer Patruzio Buanne, a recent visitor here, and Englishman Russell Watson both feature.
Patruzio’s promo tour and media coverage has translated into sales very effectively, debuting at #5. Born in Naples and educated in Vienna, he cites Italian musical standards of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s as his influences, being exposed to them in his parent’s ristorante.
He’s due back here at the end of the month to appear on TVOne’s Dancing With The Stars.
Meanwhile a tried and true Mother’s Day favourite, Russell Watson, trots out a best of - The Voice: The Ultimate Collection is new at #13 and should take his total New Zealand sales tally past the 100,000 mark.
On the Compilations list, the gold-certified I Love Mum double-CD moves up to #6.

The New Singles

#4 Blindspott – Drown

#19 System Of A Down - Lonely Day
Formerly known as Soil, the LA band of partial Armenian descent, System Of A Down, hit the NZ Singles Chart for the first time. New at #19 this week is Lonely Day lifted from their former #1 album Hypnotize.

#30 Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - Hips Don’t Lie
First coming to prominence here with her eight-week #1 Whenever, Wherever in 2001, Colombian Shakira’s back with Hips Don’t Lie new at #30. She’s joined by ex-Fugee Wyclef Jean who’s been to #1 three times himself, twice with the Fugees (Killing Me Softly and No Woman, No Cry, both in 1996) and once solo (Two Wrongs in 2002).

#32 Gnarls Barkly - Crazy
The first song to top the UK charts on digital downloads alone and still #1 there for a sixth week. Gnarls Barkly (who could be Americans Danger Mouse and Goodie Mobs Cee-Lo, although no-one’s confirming exactly who Gnarls Barkly is) arrive in our charts at #32. It’s far from the first hit-song of the same name - American country singer Patsy Cline went Crazy in the early ’60s and there have been many Crazy’s since. The Iva Davies-led Aussie group Icehouse peaked at #10 in 1987 with their Crazy, while Brit Seal made it to #8 with Crazy in 1991. Then there’s Englishman Mark Morrison’s #22 Crazy from 1996, Spaniard Julio Iglesias’s 1994 #13, the 1995 Kiwi #43 take by Past To Present… and heaven forbid we mention that frog.

The New Albums

#1 Tool - 10,000 Days

#2 Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam

#5 Patruzio Buanne - The Italian

#8 Nesian Mystik – Freshmen

#13 Russell Watson - The Voice: The Ultimate Collection

#18 Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
Brit band Snow Patrol debut at #1 in their homeland this week with Eyes Open. Not quite so prominent here (entering at #18) but a great start for a band yet to really break territories outside the UK.

#36 Gotan Project - Lunatico
French-based electronic act Gotan Project present their sophomore studio album Lunatico new at #36. The album was named after tango hero Carols Gardel's champion racehorse of the 1930s and was recorded in Buenos Aires and Paris. The trio’s debut La Revancha Del Tango came out late 2001.

#38 Rihanna - A Girl Like You
Seventeen-year-old Rihanna follows her #1 single Pon De Replay and last year’s debut album Music Of The Sun with her sophomore effort A Girl Like You. New at #38, it features this week’s US and Australian #1 single SOS (Rescue Me), currently #36 here and #4 on the RadioScope100.

See the official NZ Music Chart

Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 07 May 2006

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

1 new 1 10,000 Days Tool SBME 82876819912 plat x1
2 new 1 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam SBME 82876714672 gold x1
3 1 31 All The Right Reasons Nickelback Roadrunner/Universal RR80882 plat x3
4 13 2 The Very Best Of Roy Orbison SBME 82876812762 gold x1
5 new 1 The Italian Patrizio Buanne Universal 9871823
6 2 41 Back To Bedlam James Blunt WEA/Warner 7567837525 plat x7
7 3 13 Eye To The Telescope KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI 8602472 plat x1
8 new 1 Freshmen Nesian Mystik Bounce/Universal * 99733 gold x1
9 4 11 Sing-Alongs And Lullabies Jack Johnson Universal 9879698 plat x1
10 6 53 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop TheDrop/Rhythmethod * DRP006 plat x6
11 5 5 Montage Yulia SBME * 82876823752 gold x1
12 19 2 We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions Bruce Springsteen SBME 82876830742
13 new 1 The Voice: The Ultimate Collection Russell Watson Universal 4757672
14 10 7 Both Sides Of The Gun Ben Harper Virgin/EMI 3582672 plat x1
15 9 14 Ring Of Fire: The Legend Of Johnny Cash Universal 9887850 plat x1
16 7 6 Collected Massive Attack Virgin/EMI 3557012 gold x1
17 14 8 Sione's Wedding OST Various Universal * 9877770
18 new 1 Eyes Open Snow Patrol Universal 9853178
19 12 23 Switch INXS SBME 82876751892 plat x2
20 11 11 Tea And Sympathy Bernard Fanning DewProcess/Universal DEW90172 gold x1
21 8 12 Chris Brown Chris Brown SBME 82876768202 gold x1
22 17 4 Songs From Black Mountain Live SBME 82876778712
23 15 9 Amore Andrea Bocelli Universal 9875658
24 24 9 Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae Capitol/EMI 3590772 gold x1
25 16 5 As Sweet As Sin Bleeders Universal * 9874592 gold x1
26 22 12 See You On The Other Side KoRn Capitol/EMI 3458902 plat x1
27 18 14 Secret Life Of The Veronicas WEA/Warner 9362493712 gold x1
28 27 13 Walk The Line OST Various SBME 82876772072 gold x1
29 37 12 Veneer Jose Gonzalez Shock/Border CTX263CD
30 20 28 Forty Licks Rolling Stones Universal 9870718 plat x2
31 reentry 7 See The Sun Pete Murray SBME 82876724782
32 21 2 The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living The Streets WEA/Warner 2564632302
33 29 24 Confessions On A Dancefloor Madonna WEA/Warner 9362494602 plat x1
34 34 7 Chaos By Design Concord Dawn Uprising/Universal * 99728
35 33 8 On An Island David Gilmour SBME 82876802802 gold x1
36 new 1 Lunatico Gotan Project XL/Rhythmethod XLCD195
37 26 25 Life In Slow Motion David Gray WEA/Warner 5046797662 plat x1
38 new 1 A Girl Like Me Rihanna Universal 9878577
39 25 11 Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not Arctic Monkeys Domino/EMI 3578692 gold x1
40 31 5 I'm Not Dead Pink SBME 82876804022

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.

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