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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz - July 19 2006

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


Wednesday, July 19 2006
by Andrew Miller

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Eleven years on from their #1 album of the same name, and a week after the death of their original singer Syd Barrett, the now three-piece Pink Floyd claim their first #1 DVD in New Zealand with the pictures (and extras) to that #1 album, P.U.L.S.E.
And this is a big seller! It outsells all other DVD titles put together by four to one, going five times platinum in a single week.
Pink Floyd formed in England in 1965 when Roger Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason met at London’s Regent St Polytechnic and were joined by Syd Barrett, who named them Pink Floyd after bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Most of their early material was written by Barrett who sadly passed away last week aged 60. He left the band in 1968, replaced by David Gilmour.
Creative differences and legal battles ultimately saw the group become a trio of Gilmour, Wright and Mason, which is the line-up that recorded their 14-night residency at Earls Court to yield the double live CD P.U.L.S.E. and the now #1 DVD.
The band has had one #1 single here, Another Brick In The Wall Part 2, back in January 1980, but they’ve had seven #1 albums…
Animals (1977),
The Wall (1979),
The Final Cut (1983),
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (1987),
Dark Side Of The Moon (1993),
The Division Bell (1994), and
P.U.L.S.E. (1995).
And, of course, David Gilmour had a #2 album, On An Island, earlier this year.

PCD Set New Mark

New Zealand’s 501st #1 single is here and it’s a record for The Pussycat Dolls.
It’s goodbye to Gnarls as Crazy drops to #2 following seven straight weeks at #1 (though it is still the most played song on the radio, holding at #1 on the RadioScope100).
The Dolls, meanwhile, become the most successful new act in local chart history as they score their fourth #1 with their fourth ever single - all lifted from their former #1 debut set PCD (#4 this week).
The track that gives them the record is Buttons, a collaboration with Snoop Dogg, which jumps 31 places to the top. It gives Snoop his second #1 as well, the first being Drop It Like It’s Hot back in December 2004.
In total the Dolls have spent 12 weeks at #1 since Don’t Cha opened their chart career at #1 nearly 11 months ago. Throw in Stickwitu and Beep and that gives the PCDs the record.
It also sees the Pussycat Dolls draw level with Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera and Black Eyed Peas at sixth equal on the list of acts with the most #1s on the Official NZ Music Chart, each with four apiece.
The only acts with more #1s are Madonna, UB40, Mariah Carey, U2 and Michael Jackson.

Nelly’s First

Portuguese Canadian Nelly Furtado scores her first New Zealand #1 album with her third release Loose, entering the list straight in at #1 in a close-fought battle with local brothers Evermore, who start at #2 this week.
The album follows last week’s single entry by lead single Promiscuous, which climbs to #29 ahead of a retail release this week, and moves up to #4 on the RadioScope100.
Nelly’s second single Turn Off The Lights, from her debut album Whoa Nelly, was a #1 single for a couple of weeks at the end of August 2001.

Evermore Homes In

2006 is a very good year for Fielding’s finest. The Hume brothers (Jon, Dann and Peter) have a great opening week for their sophomore album on both sides of the Tasman.
Real Life is a shade short of being New Zealand’s #1 album this week, making a creditable #2 entry here and heads into the Aussie chart at #5. Lead single Running has hit #5 on both sides of the ditch as well. (Currently it’s #9 here and #11 there, and is the second most-played song on the radio here this week).
The lads head home for a lightning three-date tour next week to celebrate the album’s launch. On Tuesday they’re in Auckland, Thursday in Wellington and Friday in Christchurch.
If you can’t make the shows, the Auckland gig will be streamed live on Vodafone Live! No word on Palmy or Fielding dates though.

Anna’s Year-Long Wait

Twenty-one-year-old Californian singer / songwriter Anna Nalick’s debut album and single were released just under a year ago, in August last year. But this week both make a belated chart debut, the album Wreck Of The Day new at #38 and single Breathe (2am) new at #39.
So why the long gap? In this case, a long slow climb on the back of radio airplay - Breathe (2am) has been an easy listening radio staple for the past 10 months and that has built to see the track at #8 on the RadioScope100 after 23 weeks on the chart.

The New Single

#16 Paris Hilton - Stars Are Blind
From the fashion pages to the chart, Paris Hilton lands her first New Zealand hit with her first single Stars Are Blind which takes highest new entry honours at #16 this week.

#28 Zero T - Cruizin’
Formed in Gisborne three years ago, Zero T comprises four male vocalists and one female vocalist who place their debut single straight into the chart at #28, a first taste of their debut album Second To None which drops soon. They’re helped out on the track by Nesian Mystik’s Feleti Strickson-Pua.

#39 Anna Nalick - Breathe (2am)
See story above.

The New Albums

#1 Nelly Furtado - Loose
See story above.

#2 Evermore - Real Life
See story above.

#12 Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Radiohead mainman Thom Yorke’s solo debut release is fresh in at #12. Radiohead’s last charting album was 2003’s Hail To The Thief, and there is a new album rumoured for later in the year.

#17 Greg Johnson - Anyone Can Say Goodbye
Fourteen years ago, the now LA-based Kiwi singer-songwriter Greg Johnson landed his first charting album, Everyday Distortions, which peaked at #25. This week he racks up his seventh charting release with Anyone Can Say Goodbye, following up 2004’s Here Comes The Caviar. The set’s lead single, Now The Sun Is Out, is currently #24 on the RadioScope100, his biggest hit single to date being 1992’s #7 Isabelle.

#37 Underoath - Define The Great Line
American band Underoath claim their first New Zealand chart appearance with their third album, new at #37 this week. The release peaked a couple of weeks back at #2 in their native US. The band, led by singer Spencer Chamberlain and drummer Aaron Gillespie, have had two previous albums, The Changing Times and They’re Only Chasing Safety.

#38 Anna Nalick - Wreck Of The Day
See story above.

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Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 16 July 2006

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label

1 new 1 Loose Nelly Furtado Universal
2 new 1 Real Life Evermore WEA/Warner
3 1 9 Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
4 2 33 PCD The Pussycat Dolls Universal
5 4 6 High School Musical OST Various EMI
6 3 5 St Elsewhere Gnarls Barkley WEA/Warner
7 9 8 A Girl Like Me Rihanna Universal
8 6 2 Black Holes And Revelations Muse WEA/Warner
9 5 8 Taking The Long Way Dixie Chicks SBME
10 8 4 Why Try Harder? Fatboy Slim Skint/SBME
11 7 4 The Best Of Chris Isaak WEA/Warner
12 new 1 The Eraser Thom Yorke XL/Rhythmethod
13 12 41 All The Right Reasons Nickelback Roadrunner/Universal
14 11 6 Daniel Powter Daniel Powter WEA/Warner
15 10 4 Smile, It Confuses People Sandi Thom SBME
16 16 3 Piano Man: The Very Best Of Billy Joel SBME
17 new 1 Anyone Can Say Goodbye Greg Johnson Capitol/EMI
18 13 23 Eye To The Telescope KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI
19 14 7 End The Silence Blindspott Capitol/EMI
20 20 63 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop TheDrop/Rhythmethod
21 22 5 A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Panic At The Disco WEA/Warner
22 15 51 Back To Bedlam James Blunt WEA/Warner
23 19 25 Birds: Special Edition Bic Runga SBME
24 18 3 Liberation Transmission Lost Prophets SBME
25 33 2 American V: A Hundred Highways Johnny Cash American/Universal
26 17 11 10,000 Days Tool SBME
27 27 5 December Underground AFI Universal
28 29 21 Sing-Alongs And Lullabies Jack Johnson Universal
29 reentry 10 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam SBME
30 21 20 Veneer Jose Gonzalez Shock/Border
31 23 5 The Big Bang Busta Rhymes Universal
32 24 5 Under The Iron Sea Keane Universal
33 26 9 Broken Boy Soldiers Raconteurs XL/Rhythmethod
34 30 24 Ring Of Fire: The Legend Of Johnny Cash Universal
35 38 50 X&Y Coldplay Capitol/EMI
36 28 12 The Very Best Of Roy Orbison SBME
37 new 1 Define The Great Line Underoath Tooth&Nail/EMI
38 new 1 Wreck Of The Day Anna Nalick SBME
39 25 2 Mighty To Save Hillsong Music Australia Parachute
40 reentry 13 I'm Not Dead Pink SBME

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.

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