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Official NZ Top 40 Chart & Chartbitz - July 12 200

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Wednesday, July 12 2006
by Andrew Miller

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To quote Bob Dylan: The times they are a changin’.

It looks to be a type of world. First there was Sandi Thom, who used to get her music to the world and gain an international record deal - the retail single release here of I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker has pushed the cut up 36 places this week to #3. Now there’s 21-year-old Englishwoman Lily Allen, who created a buzz with her self-composed song Smile…

Signed to EMI’s Regal label, Lily claims the UK’s #1 position this week and Smile debuts here at #19. In fact Lily can already lay claim to a New Zealand #1 of sorts as Smile is a track on Now 21, which holds as the #1 compilation for a second week, and is also the lead single from her debut album Alright Still.

Entertaining runs in the singer/songwriter’s family as Lily’s Dad is UK cult comedian Keith Allen. He dabbled a little in music, being the creative force behind a comedy cut which was a UK #2 hit in 1998, Vindaloo by Fat Les.

Smile is selling well and fast gaining radio spins so a Top 10 placing for Lily could well be on the cards next week.

Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy, which holds for a seventh straight week as our #1 single and second week as the most-played song on the radio on the RadioScope100, appeared first on

More And More Cash
2006 is definitely the year of Johnny Cash as the late Man In Black picks up yet another charting album. New at #33 this week is American V: A Hundred Highways, another collaboration with producer Rick Rubin.

Says Rick: “These songs are Johnny's final statement. They are the truest reflection of the music that was central to his life at the time. This is the music that Johnny wanted us to hear.”

The newest Cash set was recorded just prior to his death in September 2003 and includes songs by Hank Williams, Rod McKuen, Bruce Springsteen and Gordon Lightfoot along with the last songs that Johnny ever wrote, I Came To Believe and Like The 309.

Johnny’s highest charting set of the year thus far is the #2 platinum-selling Ring Of Fire: The Legend Of Johnny Cash, which is #30 this week and into its 23rd week on the chart.

The New Single
#13 The Veronicas - When It All Falls Apart
Identical 22-year-old Brisbane twin sisters Jess and Lisa Origliasso land another New Zealand hit from their album The Secret Life Of The Veronicas. The week’s highest new entry at #13 is When It All Falls Apart, which sits at #41 on the RadioScope100. Tthe sisters write their own material, and count Roy Orbison and AC/DC among their diverse influences .

#19 Lily Allen - Smile
See story above.

#21 Lil Jon featuring Sean Paul - Snap Yo Fingers
Lil Jon may not be a household name but he has appeared on releases by the likes of Usher, Snoop Dogg and Fat Joe. His first solo set, Crunk Rock, drops in September, and ahead of it comes Snap Yo Fingers, a collaboration with Jamaican Sean Paul and E-40 from the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s not Lil Jon’s first release as his albums with the Eastside Boyz have sold over 5 million units worldwide.

#33 Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - Promiscuous
Canadian of Portuguese descent and mother to a daughter named Nevis, Nelly Furtado lands the first hit from her third album Loose at #33 on airplay alone. Promiscuous sits at #5 on the RadioScope100 and holds down the top slot in America on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s Top 5 across the ditch and could well give Nelly a second #1 single here. Turn Off The Lights, from her debut album Whoa Nelly, was a chart-topper here five years back. Both the album and single are due for release here later in the month. On Promiscuous she’s joined by R&B producer Timbaland. Maneater, another cut from Loose, just dropped from #1 in the UK.

#37 Frontline - Lost In Translation
David Dallas (aka Con Psy) and producer Nick Maclaren (aka 41) are the two-man Frontline whose third single Lost In Translation, from their debut album Borrowed Time, is new at #37 this week. The featured female vocal is by Charlene.

The New Albums
#6 Muse - Black Holes And Revelations
It’s a good week for Matt Bellamy (guitar/vocals), Chris Wolstenholme (bass), Dominic Howard (drums) who are UK trio Muse. Black Holes And Revelations, their fourth album, moves straight into the UK Albums chart at #1 and also gives them their first New Zealand Top 10 placing as it takes highest new entry honours here at #6. It follows their 2003 set Absolution and features lead single Supermassive Black Hole, a UK Top 10 single.

#25 Hillsong Music Australia - Mighty To Save
New at #25, Mighty To Save is the latest live worship album to come out of Australia’s Hillsong Church formed by expat Kiwi Brian Houston. The set was recorded live on March 5 2006 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Over 10,000 people feature on the release with their singing led by Hillsong’s Darlene Zschech.

#33 Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways
See story above.

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Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 09 July 2006

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label

1 4 8 Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
2 1 32 PCD The Pussycat Dolls Universal
3 3 4 St Elsewhere Gnarls Barkley WEA/Warner
4 7 5 High School Musical OST Various EMI
5 11 7 Taking The Long Way Dixie Chicks SBME
6 new 1 Black Holes And Revelations Muse WEA/Warner
7 2 3 The Best Of Chris Isaak WEA/Warner
8 8 3 Why Try Harder? Fatboy Slim Skint/SBME
9 21 7 A Girl Like Me Rihanna Universal
10 5 3 Smile, It Confuses People Sandi Thom SBME
11 6 5 Daniel Powter Daniel Powter WEA/Warner
12 12 40 All The Right Reasons Nickelback Roadrunner/Universal
13 10 22 Eye To The Telescope KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI
14 9 6 End The Silence Blindspott Capitol/EMI
15 19 50 Back To Bedlam James Blunt WEA/Warner
16 13 2 Piano Man: The Very Best Of Billy Joel SBME
17 20 10 10,000 Days Tool SBME
18 14 2 Liberation Transmission Lost Prophets SBME
19 25 24 Birds Bic Runga SBME
20 18 62 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop TheDrop/Rhythmethod
21 15 19 Veneer Jose Gonzalez Shock/Border
22 28 4 A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Panic At The Disco WEA/Warner
23 16 4 The Big Bang Busta Rhymes Universal
24 17 4 Under The Iron Sea Keane Universal
25 new 1 Mighty To Save Hillsong Music Australia Parachute
26 26 8 Broken Boy Soldiers Raconteurs XL/Rhythmethod
27 37 4 December Underground AFI Universal
28 22 11 The Very Best Of Roy Orbison SBME
29 27 20 Sing-Alongs And Lullabies Jack Johnson Universal
30 29 23 Ring Of Fire: The Legend Of Johnny Cash Universal
31 34 18 Tea And Sympathy Bernard Fanning DewProcess/Universal
32 30 9 All The Roadrunning Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris Universal
33 new 1 American V: A Hundred Highways Johnny Cash American/Universal
34 32 6 Move By Yourself Donavon Frankenreiter Universal
35 24 5 Unexpected Songs Julian Lloyd Webber Capitol/EMI
36 33 2 Laugh Now, Cry Later Ice Cube Virgin/EMI
37 23 10 The Italian Patrizio Buanne Universal
38 reentry 49 X&Y Coldplay Capitol/EMI
39 35 8 Warm Hand Don McGlashan ArchHill/Rhythmethod
40 reentry 14 See The Sun Pete Murray SBME

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.

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