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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz - June 14 '06

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



Wednesday June 14, 2006
By Andrew Miller

1+ 1 + 1 = 1

Take a #1 single (Don’t Cha) then another (Stickwitu) and add a third (Beep) and what do you get? A #1 album.

Former LA burlesque troupe-turned- girl-group Pussycat Dolls take their self-titled debut PCD to the top this week, a shade over six months after it first charted. In doing so, the Dolls become the first girl-group to top our Albums chart in over six years.

Aussie Popstars Bardot were the last to do it. Their self-titled set debuted on top for one week in May 2000, following the lead of their sole New Zealand single Poison which also hit #1 in May 2000.

Plans to launch a range of real-life sexy dolls based on the PCDs have been scrapped by Toymaker Hasbro, following pressure from parent groups in the US…Back to the music though... Could the Dolls make it four from four? The album’s fourth single is Buttons a collaboration with Snoop Dogg, currently #60 and rising on the RadioScope100.

In a #1 link this week, the Pussycat Dolls' first NZ #1 Don't Cha from August last year, was written by Cee-Lo Green, who along with Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton make up Gnarls Barkley, who notch up a third chart-topping week with Crazy.

From Te Awamutu and Fielding

Te Awamutu’s in the Waikato, Fielding in the Manawatu - and both towns have given us band-mate brothers.

Most will pick Tim and Neil Finn as the siblings from Te Awamutu, not so many will instantly recognize Jon, Peter and Dann Hume (aka Evermore) from Fielding. That may yet change. Both are doing very well in Australia this week.

Spit Enz’s Extravagenza an album recorded live during their 20th Anniversary tour of New Zealand in 1993 and was remastered by keyboardist Eddie Rayner last year. Late in 2005 it peaked at #7 on the Heatseekers Chart, just outside the main Top 40 and this week on the back of their reunion tour it cracks the Australian Top 5 Albums.

Tim and Neil, along with Eddie, Noel Crombie, Nigel Griggs and Malcolm Green from the True Colours-era Enz, are in the middle of their come-back Aussie tour.
No dates have been announced for us - yet.

Evermore are supporting the tour, while Running the debut single from their sophomore album Real Life enters the Aussie Singles chart at #7. We’re finally catching onto the trio as well - it’s new at #31 in our Singles list as well being one of the most-played tracks on New Zealand radio this week.

Along with Extravagenza selling well in Oz, the Split Enz back catalogue has been remastered and repackaged with some bonus tracks added to coincide with the tour. There’s still no word on local availability - yet.

World Cup Byte

The Soccer World Cup in Germany is now five days-old and the Socceroos have beaten Japan. Back in 1982 Australia didn’t make it to Spain for the cup. We did.

The Aussies did something the All Blacks have yet to do – score a hit record.
As part of the build-up for the World Cup in ’82, they recorded Heading For The Top which spent 14 weeks on the on the Official NZ Music Chart, peaking at #10.

The ABs did rate a mention in the early ’60s when the Howard Morrison Quartet adapted Lonnie Donegan’s My Old Man’s A Dustman to My Old Man’s An All Black.
There’s a plethora of World Cup tunes this year and the one that might chart here is a remake of Queen’s 1978 #8 We Are The Champions. It’s already Top 20 in Australia and the UK, and it’s by none other than, yes, Crazy Frog.

The New Singles

#23 Christina Milian featuring Young Jeezy - Say I
Twenty-four year-old Christina Milian teams-up with rapper Young Jeezy on the highest new entry at #23. The track’s lifted from her new album So Amazin'.

#31 Evermore - Running

#35 4 Corners featuring Maia Rata - By My Side
H-town’s 4 Corners follow last year’s #32 hit On The Downlow by collaborating with Maia Rata on By My Side, another slice of Kiwi hip hop making its debut at #35.

#36 Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
They may be called Saboteurs in Oz, but here and the in rest of the world they’re The Raconteurs. The band gains its first hit single this week as Steady As She Goes comes in at #36. The song is lifted from the quartet’s debut long-player Broken Boy Soldiers which moves up to #14 on the Albums list. Steady is also #35 on the RadioScope100 for members Brendan Benson, Jack White, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler.

The New Albums

#20 AFI - December Underground
Americans Davey Havok (no relation to Mikey), Jade Puget, Hunter and Adam Carson are AFI. The band had its beginnings in 1991 and December Underground is their seventh set, taking highest new entry honours this week at #20.

#23 Various - High School Musical OST
It’s the first ever #1 television soundtrack in the US and the actual TV movie is due here on Sky Digital’s Disney Channel this month. High School Musical opened its North American account at #1 and still sits in their Top 10. This week the R&B based soundtrack is new at #23. The lead single Breaking Free is new at retail.

#24 Julian Lloyd Webber - Unexpected Songs
Cellist Julian Webber shows there’s nothing like having a recent concert to put an album in the chart. The Englishman’s Unexpected Songs is new at #24. He collaborates with harpist Catrin Finch and pianist John Lenehan. The title track is composed by his brother, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and is from the musical Song & Dance.

#32 Daniel Powter - Daniel Powter
He’s finally topped the charts in his homeland with Bad Day after making it big here and around the globe. The song is on his self-titled debut album, produced by Mitchell Froom (who’s worked his magic with the likes of Crowded House and Elvis Costello). He finally makes our Albums Chart some six months after the set’s release. It also includes Free Loop which is #37 on the Singles Chart and #10 on the RadioScope100 this week.


Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 11 June 2006

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label

1 3 28 PCD The Pussycat Dolls Universal
2 2 4 Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
3 1 2 End The Silence Blindspott Capitol/EMI
4 4 36 All The Right Reasons Nickelback Roadrunner/Universal
5 5 18 Eye To The Telescope KT Tunstall Virgin/EMI
6 7 3 Taking The Long Way Dixie Chicks SBME
7 6 6 10,000 Days Tool SBME
8 9 6 The Italian Patrizio Buanne Universal
9 8 7 The Very Best Of Roy Orbison SBME
10 10 46 Back To Bedlam James Blunt WEA/Warner
11 14 58 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop TheDrop/Rhythmethod
12 11 6 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam SBME
13 16 2 Move By Yourself Donavon Frankenreiter Universal
14 23 4 Broken Boy Soldiers Raconteurs XL/Rhythmethod
15 18 19 Ring Of Fire: The Legend Of Johnny Cash Universal
16 15 16 Sing-Alongs And Lullabies Jack Johnson Universal
17 12 12 Both Sides Of The Gun Ben Harper Virgin/EMI
18 27 16 Walk The Line OST Various SBME
19 13 17 Chris Brown Chris Brown SBME
20 new 1 December Underground AFI Universal
21 20 4 Warm Hand Don McGlashan ArchHill/Rhythmethod
22 19 5 All The Roadrunning Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris Universal
23 new 1 High School Musical OST Various EMI
24 new 1 Unexpected Songs Julian Lloyd Webber Capitol/EMI
25 24 10 Montage Yulia SBME
26 17 25 Pipeline Under The Ocean Pluto Capitol/EMI
27 25 6 Freshmen Nesian Mystik Bounce/Universal
28 28 5 I Love You Aaradhna DawnRaid/Universal
29 reentry 3 A Girl Like Me Rihanna Universal
30 22 11 See The Sun Pete Murray SBME
31 26 28 Switch INXS SBME
32 new 1 Daniel Powter Daniel Powter WEA/Warner
33 reentry 5 Lunatico Gotan Project XL/Rhythmethod
34 21 3 Personal File Johnny Cash SBME
35 34 10 I'm Not Dead Pink SBME
36 30 29 Confessions On A Dancefloor Madonna WEA/Warner
37 reentry 15 Veneer Jose Gonzalez Shock/Border
38 reentry 3 Remixes And Radio Cuts Salmonella Dub DubCon/Rhythmethod
39 40 15 Tea And Sympathy Bernard Fanning DewProcess/Universal
40 31 19 Secret Life Of The Veronicas WEA/Warner

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.


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