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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz - July 26 2006

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


Wednesday, July 26 2006
by Andrew Miller


Into The Top
It’s third time lucky for Wellington eight-piece The Black Seeds as they outsell all comers to debut on top of the New Zealand Albums Chart this week. Into The Dojo gives the group, who formed in 1998, their first #1 with their third album.
The debut Keep On Pushing came out in mid 2001 on indie label LOOP Recordings before their sophomore outing, On The Sun, released in February 2004, saw them hook up with Capitol Records and score a double-platinum album yielding hits like So True.
Over the past 12 months Into The Dojo has taken shape at The Surgery studios in the inner capital suburb of Newtown. The studio’s rehearsal room where most of the tracks were written and rehearsed used to be a karate dojo – hence the set’s name.
The Seeds are just the third local act to appear at #1 in 2006 and just the second new #1. First came Fat Freddy’s Drop, also from Welly, with Based On A True Story as they continued their 2005 run into January, then West Auckland’s Blindspott took top honours for a second time at the end of May.
Come August, The Black Seeds take to the road for a nationwide album launch tour. It kicks off in Wanaka on August 8, wrapping up in Wellington on August 26. In September they’re off on a European jaunt.

Nelly’s Double
British Columbian native Nelly Furtado claims a New Zealand chart double this week, but it’s not the Albums/Singles crown. Nelly dips out there as Loose, her first #1 album here dips to #2 after opening on top, but the set’s lead track Promiscuous leaps 28 points to claim the #1 Singles crown and three places on the RadioScope100 to take the airplay crown from Gnarls Barkley.
It gives Nelly her second chart-topper here. The first, Turn Off The Lights, spent two weeks in the pole position a shade under five years ago, in August 2001.

Brown Is The Colour
Brown is the favourite colour of local band Deja Voodoo. Featuring Chris Stapp (bass), Matt Heath (guitar), Gerald Steward (lead guitar) and Piers Graham (drums), the Voodoo had their beginnings with the TV show Back Of The Y, and hit #24 with their debut album Brown Sabbath in mid-2004 (there was even a brown vinyl edition).
Two years have passed and it’s sophomore set time as Back In Brown enters the albums chart at #20.

The New Singles
#8 Busta Rhymes featuring Will.I.Am and Kelis - I Love My Chick
Trevor, I mean Busta, lands a second straight Top 10 opening with the second cut lifted from his latest long player The Big Bang. First up Touch It opened on top 11 weeks ago, falling to #17 this week as I Love My Chick (which has a slightly different title on the album and in the US) takes highest new entry honours at #8. Mr Rhymes is joined by Black Eyed Pea Will.I.Am and Kelis.

#19 Paul Oakenfold featuring Brittany Murphy - Faster Kill Pussycat
English DJ/Producer Paul Oakenfold turns 43 at the end of August. This week the man named ‘The World’s Most Successful Club DJ’ in the 1999 Guinness Book Of Records follows his first New Zealand hit, Starry Eyed Surprise, with Faster Kill Pussycat, the lead track lifted off his second artist album A Lively Mind. Paul’s vocal collaborator on the track is Brittany Murphy.

#33 Nick Lachey - What’s Left Of Me
More famous for having married Jessica Simpson in 2002 and starring in the accompanying newly weds TV series, than for having hits with his band 98 Degrees here, Nick Lachey claims his first solo hit with the title track from his sophomore album What’s Left Of Me, new at #33. Now that it’s over for Nick and Jess, here come the hits. It’s already gone Top 10 in his native US, it’s #9 across the ditch. The album’s out next week. Nick’s first set, Soulo, never gained a New Zealand release.

#35 The Fray - Over My Head (Cable Car)
The Fray hail from Denver, Colorado, and their debut set How To Save A Life surfaced in the US late last year. Out now here it yields the band’s first hit single, new at #35. It’s #10 in their homeland this week and sits at #30 on the RadioScope100.

#40 Christina Aguilera – Ain’t No Other Man
She’s had four #1s to date here, and the former Mickey Mouse Club regular lands a #40 debut for her lead single. Ain’t No Other Man is from Christina Aguilera’s fourth set Back To Basics which drops in the middle of next month. The 25-year-old is currently #8 in her homeland, new at #18 in the UK on downloads alone and #40 here on airplay. It’s #8 on the RadioScope100 with a retail single in stores next week.
For the record, Christina’s chart-toppers are What A Girl Wants (2000, 5 weeks), Nobody Wants To Be Lonely with Ricky Martin (2001, 2 weeks), Lady Marmalade with Lil Kim, Mya and Pink (2001) and Beautiful (2003, 1 week).

The New Albums
#1 The Black Seeds - Into The Dojo
See story above.

#20 Deja Voodoo - Back In Brown
See story above.

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Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 23 July 2006

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label

1 new 1 Into The Dojo The Black Seeds Capitol/EMI
2 1 2 Loose Nelly Furtado Universal
3 3 10 Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
4 4 34 PCD The Pussycat Dolls Universal
5 2 2 Real Life Evermore WEA/Warner
6 5 7 High School Musical OST Various EMI
7 6 6 St Elsewhere Gnarls Barkley WEA/Warner
8 7 9 A Girl Like Me Rihanna Universal
9 9 9 Taking The Long Way Dixie Chicks SBME
10 8 3 Black Holes And Revelations Muse WEA/Warner
11 30 21 Veneer Jose Gonzalez Shock/Border
12 15 5 Smile, It Confuses People Sandi Thom SBME
13 10 5 Why Try Harder? Fatboy Slim Skint/SBME
14 11 5 The Best Of Chris Isaak WEA/Warner
15 14 7 Daniel Powter Daniel Powter WEA/Warner
16 13 42 All The Right Reasons Nickelback Roadrunner/Universal
17 17 2 Anyone Can Say Goodbye Greg Johnson Capitol/EMI
18 20 64 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop TheDrop/Rhythmethod
19 12 2 The Eraser Thom Yorke XL/Rhythmethod
20 new 1 Back In Brown Deja Voodoo Liberation/Universal
21 18 24 Eye To The Telescope KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI
22 19 8 End The Silence Blindspott Capitol/EMI
23 21 6 A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Panic At The Disco WEA/Warner
24 22 52 Back To Bedlam James Blunt WEA/Warner
25 26 12 10,000 Days Tool SBME
26 25 3 American V: A Hundred Highways Johnny Cash American/Universal
27 reentry 13 Trouble In Paradise: Special Edition Elemeno P Universal
28 23 26 Birds: Special Edition Bic Runga SBME
29 16 4 Piano Man: The Very Best Of Billy Joel SBME
30 24 4 Liberation Transmission Lost Prophets SBME
31 28 22 Sing-Alongs And Lullabies Jack Johnson Universal
32 reentry 18 Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd Capitol/EMI
33 29 11 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam SBME
34 33 10 Broken Boy Soldiers Raconteurs XL/Rhythmethod
35 27 6 December Underground AFI Universal
36 34 25 Ring Of Fire: The Legend Of Johnny Cash Universal
37 38 2 Wreck Of The Day Anna Nalick SBME
38 36 13 The Very Best Of Roy Orbison SBME
39 32 6 Under The Iron Sea Keane Universal
40 reentry 13 Montage: Special Edition Yulia SBME

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.


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