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Official NZ Top 40 & Chartbitz - August 23 2006

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


Wednesday, August 23 2006
by Andrew Miller


Christina Gets Back To Basics
Christina Aguilera’s Back To Basics debut this week gives the 25-year-old her highest new entry ever on our Albums list.
Sitting in the runner-up position, it makes a strong showing at #2 but unlike the UK and Australia (where it went straight into #1) it is held out of the top spot here by The Black Seeds.
Meanwhile, the double CD’s lead single Ain’t No Other Man moves up on both the Singles list and RadioScope100, resting at #5 and # 3 respectively.
The former Mickey Mouse Club regular and Best New Artist Grammy winner in 1999 makes a more solid start this time than her last album, Stripped, which opened at #48 in February 2003 for a solitary week, before re-entering three weeks later and peaking at #5 – the same high point as her 1999 self-titled debut.
Single-wise Christina has racked up four #1s – What A Girl Wants (2000), Nobody Wants To Be Lonely with Ricky Martin (2001), Lady Marmalade with Pink, Mya and Lil Kim (2001) and Beautiful (2003).

A Kooky Start
It’s a Kooky start indeed for Brighton band The Kooks as they launch their assault on the NZ Charts with debuts in the Albums, Singles and RadioScope airplay charts.
Their debut set, Inside In, Outside Out, recently topped the chart in their UK homeland and is new at #32 here. The lead single Naive is also new at #21 on the Singles Chart and sits at #2 on the RadioScope100.
Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Max Rafferty and Paul Garred got together in high school in 2003. Inside In, Outside Out was recorded at London’s Konk Studios, owned by one Ray Davies, formerly of The Kinks.
The Kooks are touring Germany early in September, then playing the UK before going Stateside in October. It’s probably naive to think they’ll be here any time soon, but there’s always the clip on the tele.

Fielding Does It Again
Fielding’s already given us the Hume brothers, aka Evermore, currently #1 on the RadioScope100 with the country’s most played radio song Running. Now fellow Fieldonian – 22-year-old Sam Hamen – joins them in the Singles Chart with his first solo hit, Just Roll.
Sam, better known these days as PNC, spent time in Palmy as well before relocating to Auckland in 2004 and hooking up with Pete Wadams (aka P-Money) and Dirty Records.
As a collaborator, PNC’s already been to the top – he featured on P-Money’s #2 album Magic City, on the chart-topping Stop The Music alongside Scribe – so now it’s time for the solo debut. Rookie Card (named after PNC’s basketball card collecting habit) drops on September 25.
Sione’s Wedding and Bro Town genius Oscar Kightley lends a hand with the visuals for Just Roll, directing and cameoing in the video which sees PNC playing Milli Vanilli, PM Dawn, and Boyz II Men amongst others.

The New Singles
#21 The Kooks – Naive
See story above.

#31 Stacie Orrico - I’m Not Missing You
Twenty-year-old Seattle-born Stacie Orrico places the lead single from her third album, Beautiful Awakening, in our Singles list at #31. Her first hit here was (There’s Gotta Be) More To Life, which hit #3 in late 2003.

#34 Coldplay – The Hardest Part
Coldplay lift the fourth single from their chart-topping four time platinum third album X&Y.

#38 Justin Timberlake – SexyBack
Former N*Sync-er Justin Timberlake debuted at #6 in November 2002 with Like I Love You, his first solo hit here, lifted from his first solo outing Justified. Four years on and SexyBack, the first single from his sophomore set FutureSex/LoveSounds enters slightly lower at #38. However, don’t be fooled, the track (currently #1 across the ditch) should rise next week with its first full week of sales.

#39 PNC - Just Roll
See story above.

The New Albums
#2 Christina Aguilera - Back To Basics
See story above.

#13 Tom Petty – Highway Companion
He’s not a stranger to our charts. Tom Petty turns 56 in October and racks up his 14th chart album here (16 if you count his two outings as a Travelling Wilbury.) It’s been 28 years since his first chart appearance with The Heartbreakers when You’re Gonna Get It reached #33. Among the list are two #1 albums, 1980’s Damn The Torpedoes and 1981’s Hard Promises. Petty’s latest, Highway Companion, is a solo release but does feature long time collaborator Mike Campbell. As for singles, Refugee was Tom’s biggest hit single to date, reaching #3 in 1980.

#29 Obie Trice – Second Round’s On Me
Obie Trice (real name Obie Trice), the rapper from the Motor City, follows his debut album First Cheers with his sophomore effort Second Round’s On Me. The album features the lead single Snitch with the ever-busy Akon.

#32 The Kooks – Inside In, Outside Out
See story above.

#37 DMX – Year Of The Dog Again
‘Dark Man X’ is abbreviated to DMX for the CDs put out by NY rapper Earl Simmons. The 35-year-old’s sixth solo outing is new at #37 and is his first set since 2003’s Grand Champ.

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Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 20 August 2006

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label

1 1 5 Into The Dojo The Black Seeds Capitol/EMI
2 new 1 Back To Basics Christina Aguilera SBME
3 3 11 High School Musical OST Various EMI
4 2 6 Loose Nelly Furtado Universal
5 6 13 Taking The Long Way Dixie Chicks SBME
6 5 38 PCD The Pussycat Dolls Universal
7 4 14 Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
8 9 6 Real Life Evermore WEA/Warner
9 8 3 Definitive Collection Lionel Richie Universal
10 7 3 Bring You Home Ronan Keating Universal
11 14 10 A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Panic At The Disco WEA/Warner
12 11 3 The Sound Of Revenge Chamillionaire Universal
13 new 1 Highway Companion Tom Petty WEA/Warner
14 12 13 A Girl Like Me Rihanna Universal
15 16 68 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop TheDrop/Rhythmethod
16 15 10 St Elsewhere Gnarls Barkley WEA/Warner
17 10 2 Christ Illusion Slayer WEA/Warner
18 19 6 Wreck Of The Day Anna Nalick SBME
19 18 4 There My Dear Dimmer Mushroom/Warner
20 reentry 6 Eyes Open Snow Patrol Universal
21 13 3 In My Mind Pharrell Virgin/EMI
22 17 9 Smile, It Confuses People Sandi Thom SBME
23 24 28 Eye To The Telescope KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI
24 20 7 Black Holes And Revelations Muse WEA/Warner
25 22 56 Back To Bedlam James Blunt WEA/Warner
26 21 46 All The Right Reasons Nickelback Roadrunner/Universal
27 27 25 Veneer Jose Gonzalez Shock/Border
28 26 4 Alright, Still Lily Allen Capitol/EMI
29 new 1 Second Round's On Me Obie Trice Universal
30 36 6 Anyone Can Say Goodbye Greg Johnson Capitol/EMI
31 30 9 The Best Of Chris Isaak WEA/Warner
32 new 1 Inside In, Outside Out The Kooks Virgin/EMI
33 23 14 10,000 Days Tool SBME
34 25 4 The Very Best Of Nina Simone SBME
35 29 6 The Eraser Thom Yorke XL/Rhythmethod
36 reentry 24 Sing-Alongs And Lullabies Jack Johnson Universal
37 new 1 Year Of The Dog Again DMX SBME
38 34 14 Broken Boy Soldiers Raconteurs XL/Rhythmethod
39 32 2 Casino Twilight Dogs Youthgroup Liberation/Universal
40 28 12 End The Silence Blindspott Capitol/EMI

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.


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