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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz - Nov. 29 2006

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


Wednesday, November 29 2006
by Andrew Miller


You may have noticed that U2 have just been in New Zealand. Hard to miss really.
And in the wake of their two rescheduled sell-out shows at Mt Smart, they score their 12th #1 album, meaning the Irish super group further increase their lead as the act with the most ever #1 records here.
18 Singles, U2’s first career-spanning Best Of, outsells all comers (including The Beatles) and wins the race to the penthouse in one of the year’s biggest weeks for new releases.
The four friends who got together while still at school re-learned their biggest New Zealand #1, 1988’s One Tree Hill, especially for the shows. It’s not on 18 but three of their Kiwi chart-toppers are.
Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullens Jr also gain their first #1 dvd here with the pictorial version 18 Videos, while the lead new cut The Saints Are Coming with Green Day moves up to #4 on the Singles Chart with big gains at radio (up 43 places to #34 on the RadioScope100).

U2 have now had twelve New Zealand #1 albums:
Under A Blood Red Sky - #1 (1 week) - 1984 - platinum
The Unforgettable Fire - #1 (3 weeks) – 1984 - platinum
The Joshua Tree - #1 (8 weeks) – 1987 – platinum x8
Rattle And Hum - #1 (8 weeks) – 1988 – platinum x8
Achtung Baby - #1 (1 week) – 1991 - platinum
Zooropa - #1 (1 week) – 1993 - platinum
Pop - #1 (1 week) – 1997 - platinum
The Very Best Of U2: 1980-1990 - #1 (2 weeks) – 1998 - platinum
All That You Can't Leave Behind - #1 (2 weeks) – 2000 – platinum x2
The Very Best Of U2: 1990-2000 - #1 (4 weeks) – 2002 – platinum x3
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - #1 (3 weeks) – 2004 – platinum x3
18 Singles - #1 – 2006 – platinum x2

Newly Fab
John, Paul, George, Ringo, Sir George and Giles Martin claim the second highest new entry of the week with the fab four’s highest charting set since the 11 times platinum seven-week 2000 Christmas #1 set 1.
This is The Beatles as they’ve never been heard before, mashed up, remixed and revamped. Love provides the soundtrack to the new Las Vegas-based Cirque du Soleil production but stands well as an album in its own right.
Both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with Yoko Ono and Patti Harrison, gave the Martins complete creative control over the 78 minute set.
It gives The Beatles their 18th chart set here since the Official Albums Chart began in 1975, and their 12th Top 10er.

Tutt Tutt
Together since January, Auckland five-piece The Tutts are Scott Allen, Mat Robertson, Dan McLaughlin, John McNab and James Percy.
It’s a case of the song came, the group self-released and promoted it, radio started playing it, and just last week a single was issued: K.
This week it becomes the only new entry on the Singles chart at #19 and the shortest titled track ever to chart here! It’s one character shorter than Paul Hardcastle’s 1985 #1 double-digit titled 19 and Bread’s 1971 #21 two-letter title If, in the shortest title stakes.
Already in their short career The Tutts have taken away the Juice TV Best Breakthrough Video Award and supported The Strokes for their recent New Zealand concert.

The New Albums
#1 U2 - 18 Singles
See story above.

#2 The Beatles - Love
See story above.

#5 Westlife - The Love Album
A third of this week’s new entries are by acts from the Emerald Isle. Boy band Westlife make a better start with this year’s The Love Album (new at #5) than with their last set, 2004’s swing covers release Allow Us To Be Frank, which didn’t chart. Their latest is another covers set including recent UK #1 The Rose, a remake of the Bette Midler tune (which reached #24 here) .The Irish lads made their New Zealand chart debut in November 1999 with the self-titled Westlife (#25).

#6 Rockstar Supernova - Rockstar Supernova
Following the Rockstar comeback of INXS last year, which gave the Ocker rockers a Top 10 album and single, comes the 2006 version with the specially created supergroup containing Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted and Gilby Clarke plus lead singer/winner Lukas Rossi. Their debut set together makes a very credible #6 entry and includes lead single It’s All Love which reached #10 on the RadioScope Rock chart, and new single Be Yourself (And Five Other Cliches).

#15 Akon - Konvicted
Straight into the Albums list in the first week of release comes Senegalese singer Akon’s sophomore set Konvicted. Lead single Smack That with Eminem meanwhile holds at #2 on the Singles list. Stateside Akon holds down the top two positions on the Billboard Hot 100, Smack That in runner-up position while second single I Wanna Love You is tops. Akon’s debut album Trouble peaked at #2 here.

#18 Oasis - Stop The Clocks
It’ll take a lot for Brits Oasis to top (What’s The Story) Morning Glory in New Zealand. That set topped the chart for eight weeks back in 1995 and yielded a #1 single in Wonderwall (which also had a second chart run, reaching #29 as a swing cover version by Mike Flowers Pops). The Gallagher brothers-led outfit managed a second two-week chart-topper in 1997 with the album Be Here Now. Stop The Clocks is a greatest hits package that beat U2, The Beatles and Westlife to the top of the pops in their UK homeland. It makes a more modest #18 start here.

#20 Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
LA rapper 35-year-old Calvin Broodus follows up the #11 R&G: The Masterpiece with Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. The nickname Snoopy was given to Calvin by his mother, later switched to the slightly cooler Snoop Dogg. Snoop’s first hit set here was 1994’s #25 Doggy Style.

#30 Cliff Richard - Two’s Company: The Duets
Sir Cliff Richard does his take on a duets album and lands a #30 debut this week with Two’s Company: The Duets. The Englishman, born Harry Webb in India, joins American veteran Tony Bennett with a Duets set in this week’s chart. He’s had one #1 set, the 1981 compile 1958-1981, in his 29-year albums chart career here.

#39 The Corrs - Dreams: The Ultimate Collection
Another Irish group place their latest compilation into our charts this week, and with Bono featuring on one track. Sibling combo Jim, Sharon, Caroline and Andrea Corr have topped our list twice with their first two sets, 1996’s Forgiven Not Forgotten and 1997’s Talk On Corners. Dreams is The Corrs’ second hits set; the first, Best Of The Corrs, hit #2 in 2001.


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Top 40 Singles - Week To Sunday, 26 November 2006

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label

1 1 4 My Love Justin Timberlake feat. TI SBME
2 2 2 Smack That Akon feat. Eminem Universal
3 4 6 Welcome To The Black Parade My Chemical Romance WEA/Warner
4 5 3 The Saints Are Coming U2 And Green Day Universal
5 29 6 Deciphering Me Brooke Fraser SBME
6 7 9 You Give Me Something James Morrison Universal
7 3 4 Irreplaceable Beyonce SBME
8 6 4 Hold Out Matt Saunoa Race/Shock
9 10 4 I Don't Need A Man The Pussycat Dolls Universal
10 9 8 One World the feelers WEA/Warner
11 8 6 Chain Hang Low Jibbs Universal
12 11 11 Call Me When You're Sober Evanescence SBME
13 14 6 But It's Better If You Do Panic! At The Disco WEA/Warner
14 12 14 Do It To It Cherish feat. Sean Paul Capitol/EMI
15 19 4 Light Surrounding You Evermore WEA/Warner
16 13 9 London Bridge Fergie Universal
17 17 5 Call On Me Janet Jackson feat. Nelly Virgin/EMI
18 16 4 We're All In This Together Various Disney/EMI
19 new 1 K The Tutts Tutt/Border
20 21 7 I Don't Feel Like Dancin' Scissor Sisters Universal
21 18 8 When You Were Young The Killers Universal
22 33 12 Chasing Cars Snow Patrol Universal
23 24 2 LDN Lily Allen Capitol/EMI
24 23 10 Maneater Nelly Furtado Universal
25 28 3 Come To Me P Diddy feat. Nicole Scherzinger BadBoy/Warner
26 15 11 U + Ur Hand Pink SBME
27 36 3 Snow (Hey Oh) Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
28 22 10 Sexy Love Ne-Yo Universal
29 26 7 Lips Of An Angel Hinder Universal
30 25 4 It's Okay (One Blood) The Game Universal
31 31 14 Black Fingernails, Red Wine Eskimo Joe WEA/Warner
32 27 11 Pullin' Me Back Chingy feat. Tyrese Capitol/EMI
33 32 15 Naive The Kooks Virgin/EMI
34 30 14 Me & U Cassie WEA/Warner
35 20 10 Get Up Ciara feat. Chamillionaire SBME
36 38 22 Buttons The Pussycat Dolls feat. Snoop Dogg Universal
37 40 23 Breaking Free Various Disney/EMI
38 reentry 2 Through Glass Stone Sour Roadrunner/Universal
39 34 15 SexyBack Justin Timberlake SBME
40 37 3 On And On Ill Semantics DawnRaid/Universal

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.



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