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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz October 3 2007

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


Wednesday, October 3 2007
by Andrew Miller

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It's been claimed that, per capita, Foo Fighters sell more albums here than anywhere else in the world. Well, it seems quite feasible this week as Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace blasts straight to the top of the Albums chart with the biggest opening week tally of 2007, and is certified platinum out of the box!
The Dave Grohl-led quartet achieves their third consecutive #1 album here, all of which have opened in the pole position.
Echoes is the band's sixth studio album and seventh charter since their 1995 #2 self-titled debut. All of those records have gone Top 10 except for their 1999 third release There Is Nothing Left To Lose, which only made it to #12.
The Foos are no slugs singleswise either. They've nine hits to their credit, although they're yet to crack the Top 10. Their highest charter was their 1995 debut This Is A Call which knocked on the door, stopping at #11.
The lead single from the new album, The Pretender, sits at #15 this week and is #5 on the RadioScope100.

Britney’s Back
The news on the homefront is all bad for Britney Spears.
But fans being what they are, and any publicity being good publicity, the instant download world appears to be paying off as she snares her first hit in almost three years. Her ‘comeback’ single Gimme More enters this week’s Singles Chart at #24.
Brit hits began in 1999 when her first song, Baby One More Time, made #1 - a feat she repeated twice more with Sometimes (also in 1999) and 2000's Oops… I Did Again.
Of her 14 hit singles, the most recent was 2004’s #17 Bobby Brown cover My Prerogative, taken from her Greatest Hits package. (Also the last time she hit the Albums list).
There are no chart-toppers among her five hit albums, but the first two came close (#3 with Baby One More Time and #2 with Oops... I Did Again).
There's a new release, Pieces Of Me, scheduled for release later in the year. Or early next maybe, depending how the rest of her life is panning out.

The New Singles
#18 Alicia Keys - No One
Six years back, the then 20-year-old Alicia Keys took her debut single all the way to the top. Fallin' spent three weeks on top and went on to be covered by many an Idol wannabe. Now with her first new recordings in nearly four years, Alicia grabs highest new entry honours at #18 with No One, the lead single from the November due As I Am album.

#24 Britney Spears - Gimme More
See story above.

#34 Chamillionaire - Hip Hop Police
After three hits last year including his biggest, the #2 Ridin' (a hook-up with Kiwi rapper Tyree), Chamillionaire nabs his fourth charter as Hip Hop Police arrives at #34. Its parent album, Ultimate Victory, drops later in the year and features help from another of this week's debutants, Alicia Keys.

#36 Gwen Stefani featuring Damian Marley - Now That You Got It
It's leg's eleven for recent tourist and No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani with the fourth hit culled from The Sweet Escape. This time she gets help from one of Bob Marley's sons as Damian Marley gains his first ever New Zealand chart appearance.

The New Albums
#1 Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace
See story above.

#33 Jose Gonzalez - In Our Nature
There are three Joses who've charted albums here – tenor Jose Carreras, Jose Feliciano and Swedish-born Jose Gonzalez. Last years the latter’s Veneer LP spent half a year in the list, peaking at #11. A track from that record, Heartbeats, provided the Sony Bravia TV ad soundtrack. This week his sophomore effort, In Our Nature, drops in at #33.

#38 Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild
The 42-year-old Pearl Jam lead singer gains his first solo hit album as his Into The Wild movie soundtrack moves into the survey at #38. As part of Pearl Jam, the Seattle native has been part of 16 hit singles and 14 chart albums, including five #1s.


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Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 30 September 2007

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label/Dist

1 new 1 Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace Foo Fighters SBME
2 1 2 All The Lost Souls James Blunt WEA/Warner
3 4 7 High School Musical 2 OST High School Musical Cast Disney/EMI
4 18 2 Forever Luciano Pavarotti Universal
5 5 4 Heal Me Salmonella Dub Virgin/EMI
6 7 20 Minutes To Midnight Linkin Park WEA/Warner
7 3 3 Curtis 50 Cent Universal
8 10 3 Hairspray OST Hairspray Cast Universal
9 2 2 Graduation Kanye West Universal
10 6 26 Shock Value Timbaland Universal
11 8 9 One Chance Paul Potts SBME
12 14 33 Infinity On High: Platinum Edition Fall Out Boy Universal
13 9 9 Sean Kingston Sean Kingston SBME
14 16 55 FutureSex / LoveSounds Justin Timberlake SBME
15 11 46 I'm Not Dead: Tour Edition Pink SBME
16 12 11 Coco Colbie Caillat Universal
17 13 7 Say What You're Thinking Katchafire Katchafire/Capitol
18 21 5 Greatest Hooks Dr Hook EMI
19 15 5 Lifeline Ben Harper Virgin/EMI
20 20 17 Good Girl Gone Bad Rihanna Universal
21 23 43 Albertine Brooke Fraser SBME
22 17 3 The Very Best Of Diana Krall Universal
23 19 9 The King Elvis Presley SBME
24 24 16 The Traveling Wilburys Collection The Traveling Wilburys Rhino/Warner
25 26 18 Long Player Hollie Smith Soundsmith/EMI
26 22 6 Complete Greatest Hits The Eagles WEA/Warner
27 27 22 The Dutchess Fergie Universal
28 28 6 Shapeshifter Live Shapeshifter Truetone/Rhythmethod
29 29 10 The Police The Police Universal
30 31 18 Second Hand Planet OpShop Siren/EMI
31 30 9 Untitled KoRn Virgin/EMI
32 25 16 Good Morning Revival Good Charlotte SBME
33 new 1 In Our Nature Jose Gonzalez Imperial/Shock
34 36 16 Epiphany T-Pain SBME
35 33 10 I'll Be Lightning Liam Finn Liberation/Universal
36 37 15 Icky Thump The White Stripes XL/Rhythmethod
37 35 43 The Sweet Escape Gwen Stefani Universal
38 new 1 Into The Wild Eddie Vedder SBME
39 32 3 Drastic Fantastic KT Tunstall Relentless/EMI
40 34 22 Because Of The Times Kings Of Leon SBME

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.

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