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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz Oct. 25 2006

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


Wednesday, October 25 2006
by Andrew Miller


Tui Tales
This week’s Albums Chart highest new entry already looks set to be one of the contenders for a 2007 Tui. Straight in at #8, OE:Brazil is an album sponsored by liquor brand Bacardi which saw Kiwi musos including Hollie Smith, Barnaby Weir, Alda Rezende, Maaka Phat, P Digsss, and Recloose travel to Sao Paulo and collaborate with some of Brazil’s finest musicians. The result is the highly unique album, combining Latin flavours and Aotearoa influences.
It’s one of three local sets independently distributed in this week’s Top 20, with last Wednesday’s New Zealand Music Awards generating fresh sales for some of the winners. Fat Freddy’s Drop leads the field as Based On A True Story rebounds nine places to #20, and goes seven times platinum, after winning the Highest Selling New Zealand Album and People’s Choice. It also becomes the longest charting album ever by a local group at 77 weeks.
Album Of The Year, Birds, by Best Female Vocalist and Best Producer Bic Runga, misses the main chart by a whisker and should re-enter the main list next week. Other artists benefiting from Tui exposure with renewed sales this week were Don McGlashan, Pluto and Elemeno P.

New Rock Rules
New rock rules as Unleashed 2006 powers straight to the top of the Compilations Chart, selling more than double its nearest rival #2. It’s the latest in the Unleashed franchise and contains nine Rock Radio Airplay Top 5 hits.

The New Singles
Justin Timberlake keeps his penthouse position for a second week and 10th in total. Boyband aren’t disappearing quite as quickly as some predicted, holding onto the runner-up spot for a second week after debuting on top. Being a guest Tui presenter as part of an NZ promo tour helps English newcomer James Morrison’s You Give Me Something into the Top 10 at #8.

#12 Jibbs - Chain Hang Low
What’s in a name? Born Donald Crumpett, then going by the moniker Jovan ‘The Black Donald Trump’ Kampbell, he now uses the stage name Jibbs. And he’s the owner of the highest new entry this week. A former US #7, Hang Down Low is new here at #12. The St Louis native turns 16 on November 13 and has a self-titled debut album out in the next few weeks.

#16 Panic! At The Disco - But It’s Better If You Do
2006 is a good year for Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Jon Walker and Spencer Smith who are Las Vegas band Panic! At The Disco. They played a sold-out New Zealand gig last month and follow their #5 debut hit I Write Sins, Not Tragedies (#20 this week and winner of the 2006 MTV Video Of The Year Award) with But It’s Better If You Do. It’s the second hit lifted from their #7 gold-certified debut set A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (#17 this week).

#37 My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade
Monday saw the release of The Black Parade, the new album from New Jersey’s My Chemical Romance. The very aptly titled lead / title track lands straight in the Singles chart at #37. It’s in its second week atop of the UK chart and debuts at #20 in Australia this week.

#40 Brooke Fraser - Deciphering Me
Naenae-born and raised Brooke Fraser turns 23 in December, just after the release of her sophomore set Albertine (named after her World Vision sponsored child). The new set is off to a good start as its lead single gains enough airplay to hit #9 on the RadioScope100 and #40 on the Singles Chart on airplay alone. A retail single is due in stores in a couple of weeks which will no doubt drive the song higher. It becomes Brooke’s sixth Top 40 single. Earlier in the year her Crowded House cover Distant Sun, from the Finn tribute set She Will Have Her Way, reached #18 on the RadioScope100 airplay chart.

The New Albums
Like the Singles list, the Top 4 selling albums of the week remain the same as Rod Stewart’s Still The Same: Great Rock Classics Of Our Time leads the pack for a second week (it opens on top in the US this week as well).

#8 Various - OE: Brazil
See story above.

#21 The Ten Tenors - Here’s To The Heroes
Just on five months back, Australian 10 piece The Ten Tenors charted with Tenology: The Best So Far (#21). Now the classical ensemble return with Here’s To The Heroes, recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios with movie soundtrack maestro John Barry.

#29 Sarah Brightman - Diva: The Singles Collection
Englishwoman Sarah Brightman made a very modest start to her New Zealand chart career when Pie Jesu snuck into the Singles Chart in June 1985 (her lone singles hit here). Later in the ‘80s her role in then husband Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera saw her part of the six-week #1, 91-week platinum soundtrack (not to mention the follow-up #4, 38-week Phantom Highlights set). Her solo debut came with 1996’s #42 Surrender. This week Sarah Brightman hits two charts at once with the same set – one audio, one visual. Diva: The Singles Collection slots in audibly at #29, while the companion visual DVD is straight in the DVD list at #4.

#37 Beck - The Information
Thirty-six-year-old Californian Bek David Campbell places his latest set The Information in the Albums Chart at #37. Beck Hansen is the handle he goes by now, and he first charted here in 1994 with the #23 Mellow Gold which yielded the gold-certified #5 Loser.

#40 Various - Step Up Soundtrack
It’s currently on at the movies and the lead single, Get Up by Ciara and Chamillionaire, is #7 on the Singles Chart. Now the Step Up soundtrack is new at #40 on the Albums Chart too. The next single due is the current US Top 10 hit (When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me by Sean Paul and Keyshia Cole.


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Top 40 Singles - Week To Sunday, 22 October 2006

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label

1 1 10 SexyBack Justin Timberlake SBME
2 2 3 You Really Got Me Boyband WEA/Warner
3 3 4 London Bridge Fergie Universal
4 4 6 Call Me When You're Sober Evanescence SBME
5 6 9 Do It To It Cherish feat. Sean Paul Capitol/EMI
6 7 2 I Don't Feel Like Dancin' Scissor Sisters Universal
7 5 5 Get Up Ciara feat. Chamillionaire SBME
8 25 4 You Give Me Something James Morrison Universal
9 9 5 Maneater Nelly Furtado Universal
10 11 3 When You Were Young The Killers Universal
11 14 3 One World the feelers WEA/Warner
12 new 1 Chain Hang Low Jibbs Universal
13 12 6 U + Ur Hand Pink SBME
14 10 5 Sexy Love Ne-Yo Universal
15 13 9 Me & U Cassie WEA/Warner
16 new 1 But It's Better If You Do Panic! At The Disco WEA/Warner
17 8 13 Ridin' Chamillionaire feat. Tyree Universal
18 17 10 Naive The Kooks Virgin/EMI
19 16 9 Black Fingernails, Red Wine Eskimo Joe WEA/Warner
20 15 11 I Write Sins, Not Tragedies Panic! At The Disco WEA/Warner
21 19 19 Breaking Free Various Disney/EMI
22 18 16 Promiscuous Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland Universal
23 20 6 Pullin' Me Back Chingy feat. Tyrese Capitol/EMI
24 23 17 Buttons The Pussycat Dolls feat. Snoop Dogg Universal
25 27 25 Crazy Gnarls Barkley WEA/Warner
26 26 7 Chasing Cars Snow Patrol Universal
27 30 6 Bossy Kelis feat. Too Short Virgin/EMI
28 21 2 Nervous Wreck 48May Mushroom/Warner
29 22 34 Bathe In The River Mt Raskil PS feat. Hollie Smith EMI
30 32 8 I Love You Too Aaradhna DawnRaid/Universal
31 24 14 Ain't No Other Man Christina Aguilera SBME
32 33 13 Tell Me Baby Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
33 35 20 Running Evermore WEA/Warner
34 28 10 I'm Not Missing You Stacie Orrico Virgin/EMI
35 40 2 Lips Of An Angel Hinder Universal
36 38 22 Forever Young Youthgroup Liberation/Universal
37 new 1 Welcome To The Black Parade My Chemical Romance WEA/Warner
38 reentry 12 Unfaithful Rihanna Universal
39 37 4 Right Where You Want Me Jesse McCartney Hollywood/EMI
40 new 1 Deciphering Me Brooke Fraser SBME

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.


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