Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz - July 5 2006
"The Official New Zealand Top 40 premieres Friday nights at 7.30pm on C4"
Wednesday, July 5 2006
by Andrew Miller
Sing Us A Song Mr Piano Man
Fifty-seven-year-old Bronx, NY, born William Martin Joel has had four New Zealand #1 albums thus far - 1978’s 52nd Street, 1983’s An Innocent Man, 1985’s Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2 and 1993’s The River Of Dreams.
Singles wise there have been two chart-toppers – 1983’s Uptown Girl (a Top 10 cover a couple of years back by Irishmen Westlife) and in 1993 with The River Of Dreams title track.
Now Billy’s claimed the highest new entry at #13 on this week’s Albums Chart with a revamp (now including a hits DVD) of the compilation originally released in March last year.
Piano Man: The Very Best Of Billy Joel is the latest hits compile for the one-time husband of supermodel Christie Brinkley. The others include the already mentioned Greatest Hits 1 & 2, then there was Greatest Hits Volume 3, then those three combined for a Top 20 release in 1998, not to mention The Essential Billy Joel and The Ultimate Collection!
Lost Prophets Liberated
Lost Prophets (frontman Ian Watkins, guitarists Mike Lewis and Lee Gaze, bassist Stuart Richardson and Jamie Oliver on keyboards / programming) have double new entries on this week’s Albums and Singles lists.
The group, which formed almost a decade ago in Pontypridd, Wales, (also the hometown of Tom Jones) is new at #14 on the Albums list with Liberation Transmission while the set’s lead single, Rooftops, is new at #37 on the Singles list.
The group has the new #1 first week out in the guys’ native UK as well.
The LP was recorded and produced in Hawaii by Bob Rock, who’s worked with Metallica and Motley Crue among others. Lost Prophets’ previous album was the sophomore set Start Something from early 2004.
Just four days of sales is long enough for Now That’s What I Call Music 21 to blitz all comers, go platinum and land straight in at #1 on the Compilations Chart.
The franchise’s previous release, Now 20, still sits at #5 this week as well.
The series boasts a website and phone tones for the tracks along with track lyrics.
Now 21 includes half of this week’s Top 10 – tracks #3, #5, #7, #9 and #10.
The other new entry on the list is Comfort Zone, in at #6. It’s along the lines of the successful Lazy Sunday compiles of a few years back, not that surprising as the man responsible for them, Dave Southgate, when he was at EMI, is the man behind Comfort Zone now that he’s with Warners.
#23 The Datsuns - Stuck Here For Days
Cambridge foursome The Datsuns picked up four NZ Music Awards in 2003 (Best Group, Best Album, Breakthrough Artist and Best International Achievement). The guys’ self-titled first album debuted atop of the Albums list just under four years ago, and the third album is due later this year. In the meantime there’s a four-track EP, led by Stuck Here For Days, which takes out highest new entry honours at #23 this week. Best be quick as the EP is on limited release.
#37 Lost Prophets - Rooftops
See story above.
#38 The Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop
Dogg - Buttons
The Pussycat Dolls regain the #1 Albums crown from Gnarls Barkley with their debut set which has three #1 singles on it – three from three, in fact, as their only released singles so far (Don’t Cha with Busta Rhymes, Stickwitu and Beep with Black Eeyed Pea’s Will.I.Am) have all hit the top. The fourth track from PCD also features a guest star, Snoop Dogg, and debuts on airplay alone – expect it to rise fast as the single goes on sale.
#40 Orson - No Tomorrow
They’re from Hollywood but they’re a band not a movie! A rarity - an American band who’re bigger in the UK than their homeland – Orson makes its New Zealand chart debut this week at #40 with No Tomorrow. The song topped the UK singles list earlier this year and is the lead single from the album Bright Idea. Q magazine described No Tomorrow as “one long hook”.
The New Albums
#13 Billy Joel - Piano Man: The Very Best Of Billy Joel
See story above.
#14 Lost Prophets - Liberation
See story above.
#33 Ice Cube -
Laugh Now, Cry Later
Formerly a member of NWA (Niggaz With Attitude), 37-year-old LA native Ice Cube (real name O’Shea Jackson) gains his first New Zealand charting album. Previously the only chart appearance here for the influential rapper was 1993’s #38 single Check Yo Self, a collaboration with DAS EFX which sampled Grandmaster And The Furious Five’s 1983 #2 The Message.
#36 Jewel -
Goodbye Alice In Wonderland
Thirty-two-year-old Jewel Kilcher was born in Utah and raised in Alaska. It’s just under 10 years since her debut album hit our charts, going all the way to #1 for a week. It included her first hit, Who Will Save Your Soul?, which peaked at #14 in 1996. Her fifth charting album, Goodbye Alice In Wonderland, is new at #36 this week.
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Top 40 Singles - Week To Sunday, 02 July 2006
This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label
1 1 9 Crazy Gnarls
2 2 9 Hips Don't Lie Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean SBME
3 9 6 Flaunt It TV Rock SBME
4 3 8 Touch It Busta Rhymes Universal
5 6 18 Bathe In The River Mt Raskil PS feat. Hollie Smith EMI
6 4 4 Running Evermore WEA/Warner
7 5 16 Beep The Pussycat Dolls feat. Will.I.Am Universal
8 7 6 Forever Young Youthgroup Liberation/Universal
9 8 13 S.O.S. (Rescue Me) Rihanna Universal
10 10 3 Somebody's Watching Me Beatfreakz MOS/EMI
11 12 8 Dani California Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
12 14 5 Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It Dem Franchise Boyz Virgin/EMI
13 17 3 Who Knew? Pink SBME
14 13 8 Control Myself LL Cool J feat. Jennifer Lopez Universal
15 16 11 Savin' Me Nickelback Roadrunner/Universal
16 19 7 Sunshine Day Spacifix KingMusic
17 34 3 Breaking Free Various Disney/EMI
18 11 14 I'm In Luv (Wit A Stripper) T-Pain feat. Mike Jones SBME
19 25 18 So Sick Ne-Yo Universal
20 15 18 Put Your Records On Corinne Bailey Rae Capitol/EMI
21 21 8 Black Horse And The Cherry Tree KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI
22 23 4 Steady As She Goes Raconteurs XL/Rhythmethod
23 new 1 Stuck Here For Days The Datsuns Hellsquad/EMI
24 20 21 Suddenly I See KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI
25 24 11 If It's Cool Nesian Mystik Bounce/Universal
26 18 17 Pump It Black Eyed Peas Universal
27 30 11 Ms New Booty Bubba Sparxxx feat. Ying Yang Twins Virgin/EMI
28 27 8 Yo (Excuse Me Miss) Chris Brown SBME
29 28 21 Love Generation Bob Sinclar MOS/EMI
30 29 7 Red Dress Sugababes Universal
31 22 17 Wake Up The Living End Capitol/EMI
32 31 4 Say I Christina Milian feat. Young Jeezy Universal
33 26 18 Be Without You Mary J Blige Universal
34 36 19 Hollie Smith EP Hollie Smith Sister/Rhythmethod
35 35 5 For You I Will (Confidence) Teddy Geiger SBME
36 32 13 Upside Down Jack Johnson Universal
37 new 1 Rooftops Lost Prophets SBME
38 new 1 Buttons The Pussycat Dolls feat. Snoop Dogg Universal
39 40 2 I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker Sandi Thom SBME
40 new 1 No Tomorrow Orson Universal
Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.
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