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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz Sept. 27 2006

"The Official New Zealand Top 40 premieres Friday nights at 8pm on C4"


Wednesday, September 27 2006
by Andrew Miller


Purple Prince
Forty-eight-year old Prince (aka Roger Nelson) has racked up close to 40 hit singles in New Zealand and close to 20 hit albums. He’s one of our all-time chart champs and this week an album of his hits becomes his highest charting album this century.
At #5, Ultimate is the highest new entry of the week. It’s the fourth hits compilation to chart here for the Minneapolis native.
In 1993 there was The Hits 1 (#12), The Hits 2 (#8) and The Hits: The B Sides (#50). The artist formerly known as ‘the artist formerly known as’ had his first hit single here in 1980 with the gold-certified #3 I Wanna Be Your Lover. The first charting album was 1983’s #6 1999. Lovesexy, released in 1988, is Prince’s sole #1 long player. Singles wise there’ve been a chart-topping trio - Alphabet Street (#1 for one week in 1988), Batdance (four weeks in 1989) and The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (four weeks in 1994). Interestingly, the latter two aren’t on Ultimate.

Bathe In The 30+ Club
Don McGlashan picked up his second APRA Silver Scroll last week with Bathe In The River from the No.2 movie soundtrack – which seems to have helped its chart fortunes this week.
It rebounds to #19 and claims its 30th week in the chart. The track, performed by the Mt Raskil Preservation Society featuring Hollie Smith, becomes the 33rd song to rack up 30 or more weeks in the Singles Chart - one of just four local songs with that distinction. The other locals are: Sailing Away by All Of Us (38 weeks in 1986), Fool’s Love by Misfits Of Science (32 weeks in 2004) and Maybe Tomorrow by Goldenhorse (31 weeks in 2003).
There’s a way to go to match New Order’s Blue Monday, however. That holds the all-time longevity crown with a remarkable 74 weeks under its belt.
Blue Monday and Bathe have something in common though – in all the time they each spent on the chart, neither got to #1 - both peaked at #2.

The New Singles
It’s a real second-hit week as all this week’s new entries are number twos of one kind or another.

#2 Nelly Furtado - Maneater
Knocking on the door of her second #1 of 2006 with the highest new entry of the week at #2 is new Mum Canadian Nelly Furtado. Maneater is the second single from her former #1 album Loose and has already topped the UK list and could become her third NZ chart topper. It’s not the first Maneater to chart here, American duo Darryl Hall & John Oates landed their biggest hit with a different song of the same name which hit #4 in 1983.

#8 Ne-Yo - Sexy Love
Twenty-two-year-old Ne-Yo racks up the second hit from his debut set In My Own Words as Sexy Love debuts Top 10 at #8. Back in April So Sick peaked at #2.

#9 Ciara featuring Chamillionaire - Get Up
Ciara lands her third hit and Chamillionaire his second as they collaborate on the lead single from the forthcoming movie Step Up. It gives Cham two Top 10ers as his first hit Ridin’ with a remix by Kiwi Tyree slips to #3 after seven straight weeks at #2. The New Zealand remix is also Top 40 in Australia this week.

The New Albums
#5 Prince - Ultimate
See story above.

#8 Missy Elliott - Respect M.E.
Thirty-five-year-old Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott from Portsmouth Virginia landed her first chart album here in 1997 with Supa Dupa Fly, which made a rather modest #49. Her last appearance was last year’s #20 Cookbook. Now the rapper/producer/writer lands her hits compilation Respect M.E. straight into the Top 10 at #8.

#11 Fergie - The Dutchess
The newest and only female member of the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie lands her debut solo album just outside the Top 10 at #11. The Dutchess was recorded while the Peas were on tour last year and is the first release on BEP Will.I.Am’s self-named new label. It features the former US #1 London Bridge, which currently sits at #43 on the RadioScope100 and should hit the Singles Chart next week on the back of a retail single.

#17 Diana Krall - From This Moment On
Canadian Jazz singer Diana Krall toured here early last year and follows up her biggest set here, 2004’s #5 The Girl In The Other Room, this week with From This Moment On. Married to Elvis Costello, her first chart set here was 1997’s #45 Love Scenes, while her first Top 10 album was 2001’s The Look Of Love which peaked at #6.

#25 Various - Grey’s Anatomy 2 TV Soundtrack
Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars spends a second week as the country’s most played song (#1 on the RadioScope100) and helps not only to gain a second week at #1 on the Albums list for the band, but place second instalment of the Grey’s Anatomy TV soundtrack into the Albums chart as well.

#34 The Veils - Nux Vomica
Kiwi group led by Finn Andrews The Veils land their first chart album, Nux Vomica, new at #34. It’s the band’s sophomore set, although apart from Finn it’s an all new group with bassist Sophia Burn and keyboardist Liam Gerard. The songs were written in New Zealand and recorded in LA with producer Nick Launay while the band live in London. Their debut set The Runway Found came out in October 2004.

#38 Crazy Frog - More Crazy Hits
Proving you can’t keep a good amphibian down, up hops Crazy Frog with his third New Zealand hit album featuring the fourth Frog hit We Are The Champions (#36 this week).


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Top 40 Singles - Week To Sunday, 24 September 2006

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label

1 1 6 SexyBack Justin Timberlake SBME
2 new 1 Maneater Nelly Furtado Universal
3 2 9 Ridin' Chamillionaire feat. Tyree Universal
4 19 2 Call Me When You're Sober Evanescence SBME
5 3 5 Do It To It Cherish feat. Sean Paul Capitol/EMI
6 4 5 Me & U Cassie WEA/Warner
7 6 15 Breaking Free Various Disney/EMI
8 new 1 Sexy Love Ne-Yo Universal
9 new 1 Get Up Ciara feat. Chamillionaire SBME
10 9 7 I Write Sins, Not Tragedies Panic At The Disco WEA/Warner
11 7 12 Promiscuous Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland Universal
12 16 2 U + Ur Hand Pink SBME
13 8 13 Buttons The Pussycat Dolls feat. Snoop Dogg Universal
14 12 2 Pullin' Me Back Chingy feat. Tyrese Capitol/EMI
15 20 2 Bossy Kelis feat. Too Short Virgin/EMI
16 15 6 Naive The Kooks Virgin/EMI
17 13 5 Black Fingernails, Red Wine Eskimo Joe WEA/Warner
18 10 10 Ain't No Other Man Christina Aguilera SBME
19 28 30 Bathe In The River Mt Raskil PS feat. Hollie Smith EMI
20 14 21 Crazy Gnarls Barkley WEA/Warner
21 22 9 Tell Me Baby Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
22 5 4 I Love You Too Aaradhna DawnRaid/Universal
23 23 6 Just Roll PNC Dirty/Warner
24 11 12 Smile Lily Allen Capitol/EMI
25 21 8 Deja Vu Beyonce feat. Jay Z SBME
26 17 16 Running Evermore WEA/Warner
27 25 18 Forever Young Youthgroup Liberation/Universal
28 18 9 Unfaithful Rihanna Universal
29 31 6 I'm Not Missing You Stacie Orrico Virgin/EMI
30 26 12 Snap Yo Fingers Lil Jon feat. Sean Paul Method/Shock
31 30 3 Chasing Cars Snow Patrol Universal
32 24 14 I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker Sandi Thom SBME
33 29 10 Over My Head (Cable Car) The Fray SBME
34 reentry 8 Now The Sun Is Out Greg Johnson Capitol/EMI
35 new 1 What If I'm Right? Sandi Thom SBME
36 38 7 We Are The Champions Crazy Frog WEA/Warner
37 27 10 I Love My Chick Busta Rhymes feat. Will.I.Am And Kelis Universal
38 reentry 2 What's Left Of Me Nick Lachey SBME
39 33 4 Torn Letoya feat. Snoop Dogg Capitol/EMI
40 32 3 Morris Brown Outkast SBME

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.


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