Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz Dec. 20 2006
Wednesday, December 20 2006
by Andrew Miller
Ka-ching, Christmas is here and music sales start to reach their yearly yuletide peak. Singles Chart aside, it’s steady as she goes on most of the charts with very little change in position - but the unit numbers have shown the expected seasonal increases.
U2 increase their tally, going triple platinum, to regain the #1 spot ahead of last week’s chart-topper Brooke Fraser.
Compilations wise Now 22 gains more ground at the top, certified four times platinum this week, however The Best Christmas Album In The World ...Ever is lining up to challenge for the Comps Chrissie #1, a position the double set’s held in past years.
U2 continues to dominate the DVD list as 18 Videos racks up the double with the albums survey.
Interestingly, the Irish super group have scored the Christmas #1 here several times before, and 18 Singles looks set to become their fourth following Rattle And Hum in 1988, The Best Of 1990-2000 in 2002 and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb in 2004.
Will we have a festive tune at #1 for the third year in a row?
2004 was Band Aid 20’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? take Christmas #1 honours. Last year the traditional Jingle Bells was given the amphibian treatment and its first hit version and Christmas #1 by Crazy Frog. The former tadpole is off to a slower start this year with the Wham! Last Christmas make-over (which actually features non beeping vocals!), up six places to #19.
A more likely festive carol to move into the top spot would be the yo-yo-ing Snoopy’s Christmas revamp by Cantabs The Wobbles. In 1967 The Royal Guardsmen’s original outsold all-comers and ruled the festive roost.
Can Snoopy lightning strike twice? The remake jumps straight back in at #2 for Captain Wobble, Crazy Wobble, Moose Wobble, Westy Wobble, Sammy the dog and Trevor the goat, who are currently touring the South Island having played at Westfield Riccarton in Christchurch this past weekend. There’s a Wobbles TV show in the works as well.
The New Singles
#9 Nelly Furtado - Say It Right
Loose becomes Portuguese-Canadian Nelly Furtado’s most successful album singles wise, yielding its third hit for 2006 and her seventh overall. Say It Right takes highest new entry honours straight in at #9, making it a 2006 hat-trick (Promiscuous reached #1 and Maneater #2).
#11 JoJo - Too Little Too Late
Another year, another hit. That’s the way it goes for JoJo Noëlle Levesque, who turns 16 today (December 20), and gains her third New Zealand hit in three years. 2004 it was the #2 Leave (Get Out), last year the #3 with Bow Wow, Baby It’s You, and now it’s the #11 Too Little, Too Late, lifted from JoJo’s sophomore release The High Road.
- Long Way 2 Go
American model Cassie continues her runway-less move into singing with the second cut from her self-titled Cassie debut, new at #18. Long Way 2 Go follows the #4 Me & U.
#27 Razorlight -
London-formed Anglo-Swedish quartet Razorlight formed in 2002 and rack up their first Kiwi hit with their former UK #1 America. Culled from their sophomore self titled album, it’s new at #27. The group are Johnny Borrell, Björn Ågren, Carl Dalemo and Andy Burrows.
#29 The Fray - How To Save A Life
Denver, Colorado, natives The Fray played a one-off New Zealand gig a couple of months back when their first hit Over My Head (Cable Car) reached #25. Now their second, and title track to their debut album How To Save A Life, is new at #29.
Snoop Dogg featuring R Kelly - That’s That
R&B chart vets Snoop Dogg and R Kelly collaborate for the lead single from Snoop’s recent #20 set Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. New at #33, That’s That is Snoop’s seventh collaborative hit this century. He shared billing on the Pussycat Dolls’ Buttons chart-topper earlier in the year, and along with Pharrell, he topped the list two Christmases back with Drop It Like It’s Hot. Robert Kelly is a 14-year chart vet here and along the way he’s been two #1 twice, with I Believe I Can Fly and Ignition Remix.
#40 Fergie -
Stacey Fergusson follows her debut solo #1 London Bridge with Fergalicious, the second track culled from her solo debut. The Black Eyed Pea member is signed to band mate Will.I.Am’s record label.
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Top 40 Singles - Week To Sunday, 17 December 2006
This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label
1 3 7 My
Love Justin Timberlake feat. TI SBME
2 reentry 3 Snoopy's Christmas The Wobbles Grouse
3 2 2 Wind It Up Gwen Stefani Universal
4 4 15 Chasing Cars Snow Patrol Universal
5 5 9 Welcome To The Black Parade My Chemical Romance WEA/Warner
6 1 7 Irreplaceable Beyonce SBME
7 7 9 Deciphering Me Brooke Fraser SBME
8 6 3 Come Back To Me Vanessa Hudgens Hollywood/EMI
9 new 1 Say It Right Nelly Furtado Universal
10 8 3 We Ride Rihanna Universal
11 new 1 Too Little Too Late JoJo Universal
12 10 6 Snow (Hey Oh) Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
13 9 7 I Don't Need A Man The Pussycat Dolls Universal
14 11 11 One World the feelers WEA/Warner
15 15 7 We're All In This Together Various Disney/EMI
16 13 9 Chain Hang Low Jibbs Universal
17 16 9 But It's Better If You Do Panic! At The Disco WEA/Warner
18 new 1 Long Way 2 Go Cassie BadBoy/Warner
19 25 3 Last Christmas Crazy Frog WEA/Warner
20 22 2 Spin 1 / Chains Reloaded Che Fu feat. Aaradhna SBME
21 14 5 Smack That Akon feat. Eminem Universal
22 18 6 The Saints Are Coming U2 And Green Day Universal
23 12 12 You Give Me Something James Morrison Universal
24 17 2 Let's Ride The Game Universal
25 20 7 Light Surrounding You Evermore WEA/Warner
26 23 14 Call Me When You're Sober Evanescence SBME
27 new 1 America Razorlight Universal
28 26 5 LDN Lily Allen Capitol/EMI
29 new 1 How To Save A Life The Fray SBME
30 24 17 Do It To It Cherish feat. Sean Paul Capitol/EMI
31 35 4 K The Tutts Tutt/Border
32 28 10 I Don't Feel Like Dancin' Scissor Sisters Universal
33 new 1 That's That Snoop Dogg feat. R Kelly Universal
34 32 10 Lips Of An Angel Hinder Universal
35 30 13 Maneater Nelly Furtado Universal
36 34 13 Sexy Love Ne-Yo Universal
37 33 8 Call On Me Janet Jackson feat. Nelly Virgin/EMI
38 21 2 Grown And Sexy / Turn It Up Chamillionaire Universal
39 29 11 When You Were Young The Killers Universal
40 new 1 Fergalicious Fergie Universal
Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.