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Official NZ Top 40 & Chartbitz August 16 2006

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


Wednesday, August 16 2006
by Andrew Miller


Two For Tyree

Who’s the local rapper who’s Ridin’ high with two upwardly mobile hit singles? Ladies And Gentlemen, it’s Tyree.
Not only does he collaborate with Chamillionaire on this week’s #2 single, his own solo effort, Ladies And Gentlemen, opens at #21 - perhaps appropriately since the Papatoetoe South Aucklander of Niuean descent is 21 years old.
Ladies And Gentlemen is the lead single from Tyree’s solo debut Now Or Never due later in the year.
A screening of his Friday Night video clip on Maori Television caught the attention of Juse and New York-based expat Kirk Harding, leading to Tyree signing to new imprint Move The Crowd Records and so beginning a very busy 2006 - which is only getting busier.
“I want to make music that gets people bouncing, at the same time being real and spitting the truth,” says Tyree. “I strive to be as real as I can. I just want to go platinum in New Zealand and Oz and then look at the UK…”

Look, Who’s On The Chart
If you’d been told a year or two back that in 2006 The Who would be releasing a new studio set, let alone hitting the Singles Chart, you would be forgiven for thinking it might be a Tui billboard slogan.
And yet they’ve notched up their first hit single in 25 years! Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey slip into the Singles list at #39 after a week’s release with Wire And Glass, racking up their first hit here since 1981, when You Better, You Bet peaked one place higher at #38.
The new Who concept album, based on the novella The Boy Who Heard Music, is due September and will be the band’s first album of new material in 23 years.

Slaying ‘Em
Slayer opened their New Zealand Albums Chart account in 1994 when Divine Intervention peaked at #20, though their origins go back to 1982, when they formed in Huntington Park, California.
Now the four original members – Tom Araya (bass / vocals), Kerry King (guitars), Jeff Hanneman (guitars), and Dave Lombardo (drums) – have recorded their first studio set together since 2001’s God Hates Us All.
In the process they pick up highest new entry honours at #10 with Christ Illusion, giving them their highest charting set here to date.

Return Of The Frog
He’s back. Leaping onto the chart at #20 and claiming highest Singles new entry honours, Crazy Frog racks up a fourth straight hit with the Soccer World Cup-inspired frogmake of Queen’s 1978 #8 We Are The Champions.
The amphibian has already claimed more chart-toppers here than Queen and should Champions top the list, would see Crazy tie The Pussycat Dolls in placing their first four singles at #1 (although the PCDs lifted their four #1s from the same album).

The New Singles
Nelly Furtado’s not so Promiscuous after all, sticking with the one partner, Timbaland, as their current hit single holds for a fourth week at #1 on a pretty static Singles Chart. There are four new entries however...

#20 Crazy Frog - We Are The Champions
See story above.

#21 Tyree - Ladies And Gentlemen
See story above.

#39 The Who - Wire And Glass
See story above.

#40 Panic! At The Disco - I Write Sins, Not Tragedies
Like so many, was where Panic! At The Disco gained their first major exposure. Their debut set A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out moves up to #14 on the Album Chart as lead single I Write Sins Not Tragedies enters at the bottom end of the Singles survey at #40 – the first hit single for the four-piece Las Vegas band formed straight out of school.

The New Albums
It’s a month at the summit for Wellington’s Black Seeds as they head out on the road in support of Into The Dojo, their chart-topping third album just certified gold. Local album action heats up in the next couple of weeks with new sets due from Shapeshifter, Stellar* and a Best Of compilation from Che Fu.

#10 Slayer – Christ Illusion
See story above.

#32 Youth Group - Casino Twilight Dogs
Sydneysiders Youth Group becomes the latest Ockers to notch up a charting album here. Casino Twilight Dogs follows their Top 10 single Forever Young (#12 this week). It’s the group’s third album and the second released locally. Casino Twilight Dogs was tracked in Sydney in December last year and February this year with the recording completed and mixed in LA in April. The band’s approach for the album was to record live-to-tape wherever possible.

#39 Jurassic 5 - Feedback
Hip hoppers Jurassic 5 formed in LA in 1993 at the Good Life Club, coming originally from two different crews - Rebels And Rhythm and Unity Committee. This week Charli 2na, Akil, Zaakir, Mark 7even, DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist claim their first charting album since October 2002’s Power In Numbers (#22) as Feedback enters at #39.


Top 40 Singles - Week To Sunday, 13 August 2006

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label

1 1 6 Promiscuous Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland Universal
2 2 3 Ridin' Chamillionaire feat. Tyree Universal
3 3 7 Buttons The Pussycat Dolls feat. Snoop Dogg Universal
4 4 3 Unfaithful Rihanna Universal
5 5 8 I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker Sandi Thom SBME
6 6 6 Smile Lily Allen Capitol/EMI
7 7 15 Crazy Gnarls Barkley WEA/Warner
8 11 4 Ain't No Other Man Christina Aguilera SBME
9 8 10 Running Evermore WEA/Warner
10 10 12 Flaunt It TV Rock SBME
11 12 9 Breaking Free Various Disney/EMI
12 15 12 Forever Young Youthgroup Liberation/Universal
13 9 24 Bathe In The River Mt Raskil PS feat. Hollie Smith EMI
14 18 6 Snap Yo Fingers Lil Jon feat. Sean Paul Method/Shock
15 14 4 I Love My Chick Busta Rhymes feat. Will.I.Am And Kelis Universal
16 38 2 Deja Vu Beyonce feat. Jay Z SBME
17 19 5 Stars Are Blind Paris Hilton WEA/Warner
18 17 6 When It All Falls Apart The Veronicas WEA/Warner
19 13 15 Hips Don't Lie Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean SBME
20 new 1 We Are The Champions Crazy Frog WEA/Warner
21 new 1 Ladies And Gentlemen Tyree MTC/Universal
22 36 3 Tell Me Baby Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
23 20 9 Who Knew? Pink SBME
24 25 11 Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It Dem Franchise Boyz Virgin/EMI
25 16 9 Somebody's Watching Me Beatfreakz MOS/EMI
26 23 3 If You Were Mine Marcos Hernandez TVT/Shock
27 22 14 Touch It Busta Rhymes Universal
28 32 13 Sunshine Day Spacifix KingMusic
29 21 4 Faster Kill Pussycat Paul Oakenfold feat. Brittany Murphy Virgin/EMI
30 27 19 S.O.S. (Rescue Me) Rihanna Universal
31 31 4 Over My Head (Cable Car) The Fray SBME
32 33 7 Rooftops Lost Prophets SBME
33 26 10 Steady As She Goes Raconteurs XL/Rhythmethod
34 37 3 Now The Sun Is Out Greg Johnson Capitol/EMI
35 35 24 Put Your Records On Corinne Bailey Rae Capitol/EMI
36 24 22 Beep The Pussycat Dolls feat. Will.I.Am Universal
37 34 14 Control Myself LL Cool J feat. Jennifer Lopez Universal
38 40 14 Black Horse And The Cherry Tree KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI
39 new 1 Wire And Glass The Who Universal
40 new 1 I Write Sins, Not Tragedies Panic At The Disco WEA/Warner

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.



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