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Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz Jan. 23 2008

"The Official New Zealand Top 40 is on a break and returns, hosted by Shavaughn Ruakere, on 1st February at 8pm on C4"

Wednesday, January 23 2008
by Andrew Miller

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Not So Passive
Almost 17 years ago Wellington band Shihad first made the NZ Top 40 Singles list with a 12" vinyl EP Devolve. It enjoyed a seven-week run, peaking at #16.
This week, fresh from last Friday's Big Day Out, they score their 22nd hit in the Singles Chart as One Will Hear The Other takes highest new entry honours at #35.
It is the first track from their late April release Beautiful Machine, certain to provide them with their eighth chart album here.
Their last hit single, Alive, hit #5 three years back and along with 1993's #3 I Only Said and 1999's #6 My Mind's Sedate make up their trio of Top 10ers to date.
One Will Hear The Other has proved to be a big airplay hit, with plenty of spins on both Rock and Pop radio. It currently sits at #14 on the RadioScope100 and is #1 on the RadioScope Rock Chart this week.

Once Upon A Movie
Once there was a little movie made in Dublin, Eire, on a small budget. It received great reviews and gained worldwide release, including New Zealand in the past few weeks.
Once stars Glen Hansard (from Irish band The Frames) and Marketa Irglova composed and performed the Grammy-nominated soundtrack.
And this week it becomes the sole new entry on the Albums list at #29.

The New Singles
It's steady as she goes on the Singles list as X Factor winner Leona Lewis holds steady atop both the Singles and RadioScope100 Airplay surveys. She may make it a triple crown with her Spirit debut set next week.

#35 Shihad - One Will Hear The Other
See story above.

#38 OneRepublic - Stop And Stare
Ryan Tedder, Zach Filkins, Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher and Brent Kutzle follow their dual single and RadioScope100 #1 Apologize collaboration with a second cut lifted from their Dreaming Out Loud album.

The New Albums
OpShop's Second Hand Planet reaches three weeks in a row leading the Albums list making them one of 13 locals in this week’s Top40. It’s a close race however, as rocking Rod Stewart challenges for the top slot by gaining the highest placing yet for Story So Far: The Very Best Of, climbing to #2.

#29 Soundtrack - Once OST
See story above.


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Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 20 January 2008

This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label/Dist

1 1 34 Second Hand Planet OpShop Siren/EMI
2 9 33 Story So Far: The Very Best Of Rod Stewart WEA/Warner
3 3 11 Raising Sand Robert Plant And Alison Krauss Universal
4 5 12 Long Road Out Of Eden: Deluxe Edition The Eagles Universal
5 2 3 In Rainbows Radiohead XL/Rhythmethod
6 6 13 Ultimate Santana Santana SBME
7 4 10 Mothership Led Zeppelin Rhino/Warner
8 8 4 Lost Highway: Tour Edition Bon Jovi Universal
9 7 27 Because Of The Times Kings Of Leon SBME
10 10 15 Exile On Mainstream matchbox twenty WEA/Warner
11 11 11 Exclusive Chris Brown SBME
12 13 7 The Man, The Legend Prince Tui Teka SBME
13 reentry 14 The Police The Police Universal
14 16 23 High School Musical 2 OST High School Musical Cast Disney/EMI
15 12 42 Shock Value Timbaland Universal
16 14 13 Outrageous Fortune: Westside Rules Various WEA/Warner
17 24 23 Into The Dojo The Black Seeds Capitol/EMI
18 19 14 KORA KORA KORA/Border
19 20 17 Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace Foo Fighters SBME
20 17 15 In Swings The Tide Anika Moa EMI
21 15 71 FutureSex / LoveSounds: Deluxe Edition Justin Timberlake SBME
22 34 33 The Dutchess Fergie Universal
23 23 32 Good Girl Gone Bad: Collector's Edition Rihanna Universal
24 21 33 Back To Black: Deluxe Edition Amy Winehouse Universal
25 18 10 As I Am Alicia Keys SBME
26 30 36 Minutes To Midnight Linkin Park WEA/Warner
27 26 10 Past, Present, Future Tiki Taane DirtyDub/Rhythm/DRM
28 29 6 All Time Greatest Jim Reeves SBME
29 new 1 Once OST Various RedInk/SBME
30 37 10 Happy Ending The Phoenix Foundation FlyingNun/Warner
31 25 22 Say What You're Thinking Katchafire Katchafire/EMI
32 22 12 Vivere: The Best Of Andrea Bocelli Universal
33 reentry 51 The Very Best Of UB40 Virgin/EMI
34 36 49 Albertine: Deluxe Edition Brooke Fraser SBME
35 40 15 Heal Me Salmonella Dub Virgin/EMI
36 33 6 Blackout Britney Spears SBME
37 reentry 6 Elizabeth Marvelly Elizabeth Marvelly EMI
38 reentry 11 Hairspray OST: Collectors Edition Hairspray Cast Universal
39 32 9 Reasons For Voyaging Atlas Elements/Warner
40 31 18 All The Lost Souls James Blunt WEA/Warner

Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.

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