Official NZ Top 40 & Chartbitz - August 2 2006
"The Official New Zealand Top 40 premieres Friday nights at 7.30pm on C4"
Wednesday, August 2 2006
by Andrew Miller
The Dimmer That Shines
Album #3 becomes the very first Top 10 set for former Straitjacket Fits main man Shayne Carter as Dimmer’s There My Dear crashes in at #7 this week, deservedly taking highest new entry honours.
Dimmer’s debut album I Believe You Are A Star entered and peaked at #17 in June 2001 and spent a total of seven weeks on the list. The two-time Tui winning (Best Group and Best Rock Album) sophomore set You’ve Got To Hear The Music peaked at its #19 debut placing in March 2004.
The NZ Listener calls Carter “New Zealand’s greatest, most natural rock star” – something plenty of fans would agree on judging by There My Dear’s success to date.
Previously Shayne was part of the Double Happys who scored two hit singles on Flying Nun in the mid ‘80s, Double B Side and Cut It Out, while his subsequent band, Straitjacket Fits, notched up two charting albums: Melt (#13 1990) and Blow (#12 1993) along with five charting singles between 1988 and 1993. Done was the highest placing of those, reaching #11 in 1992.
Three Straitjacket Fits tunes made the APRA-backed Nature’s Best selection of our Top 100 locally written songs: #9 She Speeds, #32 Down In Splendour (written by bandmate Andrew Brough) and #88 If I Were You.
And In Other Local News…
The Black Seeds hold at #1 for a second week with Into The Dojo on the Albums Chart while Evermore’s Real Life rebounds to #3.
In all, New Zealanders account for an impressive 12 titles in this week’s Albums list with Fly My Pretties returning at #32.
Greg Johnson holds at #17 for a third straight week with his American recorded Anyone Can Say Goodbye, which yields a Top 40 single at #40 on airplay ahead of retail single. Now The Sun Is Out moves five steps closer to the airplay Top 10 on the RadioScope100, as the 11th most played song on radio this week.
Nelly Furtado’s Promiscuous matches the two-week run of her first chart-topper Turn Off The Light and continues to be the most played song on radio.
However, the challengers for the pole position on the Singles Chart are lining up with two new entries straight into the Top 5. First up at #3 comes former US #1 Ridin’ from Texan rapper Chamillionaire. He’s helped out by Krayzie Bones on the main cut of the single and also has some local help from Kiwi Tyree on the B-side remix.
Krayzie is no stranger to our charts having had a #1, Tha Crossroads, as part of Bone Thugz N Harmony back in 1996.
Then it’s ballad time for Rihanna as she racks up her fourth straight New Zealand Top 10er, Unfaithful opening its account at #5. The cut, co-written by recent charter Ne-Yo, sits at #12 on the RadioScope100 and makes two hits from her sophomore set A Place In The Sun.
The stage is set for an interesting battle for next week’s #1!
The Cash Keeps Coming
2006 is the year of the Man In Black. In fact, it’s like Johnny Cash IS the new black. He’s at #35 on the Kiwi Albums Chart with his recent US #1 (and first since 1969!) American V: A Hundred Highways while Ring Of Fire: The Legend Of Johnny Cash hangs in there at #37. And there are several more Cash releases selling just outside the Top 40.
Adding to the tally, he racks up his first hit DVD, Live In Denmark, the only new entry on that chart at #9 this week.
#3 Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone - Ridin’
See story above.
#5 Rihanna -
See story above.
#34 Red Hot Chili
Peppers - Tell Me Baby
Making it two out of two from their former #1 album Stadium Arcadium (#5 this week), the Chilis follow their Top 10er and former RadioScope100 #1 Dani California (#28 this week) with Tell Me Baby, new at #34. Dani is track 1 from Arcadium’s Jupiter disc, while Tell is lifted off the Mars disc.
Hernandez - If You Were Mine
23-year-old Mexican-American Marcos Hernandez makes his New Zealand chart debut with If You Were Mine at #36 this week. The cut is the lead single from his debut set C About Me. The Phoenix-born, Dallas-Ft Worth resident, who spent two years in boy band Sons Of Harmony before going solo, cites Motown with Stevie Wonder and The Temptations as influences. He’s the second Hernandez to chart here: French-born Patrick Hernandez (no relation) hit #1 in 1979 with Born To Be Alive, and the similar-sounding named Luisa Fernandez hit #7 in 1978 with Lay Love On You. Both Patrick and Luisa had just the one hit each here, better luck to Marcos.
Johnson - Now The Sun Is Out
See story above.
#7 Dimmer - There My Dear
See story above.
#39 Nina Simone - The Very Best Of Nina
Nina Simone was 65 when she died in France in 2003. Born Eunice Waymon in 1938, the girl from Tyron, North Carolina, was one of eight children. This week she posthumously gains her second New Zealand chart album with The Very Best Of Nina Simone. Her first was the 1998 gold-certified #7 Feeling Good.
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Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 30 July 2006
This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label
1 1 2 Into
The Dojo The Black Seeds Capitol/EMI
2 2 3 Loose Nelly Furtado Universal
3 5 3 Real Life Evermore WEA/Warner
4 4 35 PCD The Pussycat Dolls Universal
5 3 11 Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
6 6 8 High School Musical OST Various EMI
7 new 1 There My Dear Dimmer Mushroom/Warner
8 8 10 A Girl Like Me Rihanna Universal
9 7 7 St Elsewhere Gnarls Barkley WEA/Warner
10 9 10 Taking The Long Way Dixie Chicks SBME
11 10 4 Black Holes And Revelations Muse WEA/Warner
12 12 6 Smile, It Confuses People Sandi Thom SBME
13 18 65 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop TheDrop/Rhythmethod
14 37 3 Wreck Of The Day Anna Nalick SBME
15 11 22 Veneer Jose Gonzalez Shock/Border
16 13 6 Why Try Harder? Fatboy Slim Skint/SBME
17 17 3 Anyone Can Say Goodbye Greg Johnson Capitol/EMI
18 16 43 All The Right Reasons Nickelback Roadrunner/Universal
19 19 3 The Eraser Thom Yorke XL/Rhythmethod
20 21 25 Eye To The Telescope KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI
21 23 7 A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Panic At The Disco WEA/Warner
22 22 9 End The Silence Blindspott Capitol/EMI
23 24 53 Back To Bedlam James Blunt WEA/Warner
24 14 6 The Best Of Chris Isaak WEA/Warner
25 27 14 Trouble In Paradise: Special Edition Elemeno P Universal
26 new 1 Alright, Still Lily Allen Capitol/EMI
27 15 8 Daniel Powter Daniel Powter WEA/Warner
28 29 5 Piano Man: The Very Best Of Billy Joel SBME
29 20 2 Back In Brown Deja Voodoo Liberation/Universal
30 30 5 Liberation Transmission Lost Prophets SBME
31 34 11 Broken Boy Soldiers Raconteurs XL/Rhythmethod
32 reentry 9 The Return Of Fly My Pretties Fly My Pretties Loop/Border
33 28 27 Birds: Special Edition Bic Runga SBME
34 40 14 Montage: Special Edition Yulia SBME
35 26 4 American V: A Hundred Highways Johnny Cash American/Universal
36 35 7 December Underground AFI Universal
37 36 26 Ring Of Fire: The Legend Of Johnny Cash Universal
38 reentry 16 Both Sides Of The Gun Ben Harper Virgin/EMI
39 new 1 The Very Best Of Nina Simone SBME
40 32 19 Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd Capitol/EMI
Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.