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Chartbitz: An Avalanche Double

Chartbitz: An Avalanche Double

Wednesday, March 23 2011
by Andrew Miller

An Avalanche Double

Local band Avalanche City outsell all comers for a second week running to lodge another week sitting at the top of the Singles Chart with Love Love Love. The song also ascends to the top of the RadioScope100, giving Dave Baxter and the group a noteworthy sales / airplay double crown.
The tune features on the forthcoming Our New Life Above Ground album due for reissue via Warner Music in mid-April.

The WOMAD Factor
WOMAD (which stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance) is the brainchild of former Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel. Its Kiwi incantation began life in Auckland prior to shifting to its current Taranaki home in New Plymouth and is now held annually over Taranaki’s Anniversary Weekend.
This week the festival catapults five new entries into the Album Chart, all acts featuring at the event.
Leading the pack, Irish-African act Afro Celt Sound System who return for a third and highest chart turn at #14 as with Capture, their first charter this century. Previously the #32 Volume 1: Sound Magic and #42 Volume 2: Release charted, both in the late '90s.
The other four are all chart debutants: German collective 17 Hippies place El Dorado at #36, Chinese act Hanggai (together two years) chart their Mongolian music set Introducing Hanggai at #37, while #38 is Egyptian-Sudanese outfit Rango’s debut Bride Of The Zar and the ten-voice Creole Choir Of Cuba land Taade-La at #39. They’re known in Cuba as Desandann.

The New Singles
#12 Lionel Richie featuring Guy Sebastian - All Night Long 2011
Having just wrapped a three-date New Zealand tour with support from Guy Sebastian, former Commodores main man Lionel Richie along with Sebastian recorded a charity remake of Richie’s 1983 #4 All Night Long with all proceeds going to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. The all-new recording is the week’s highest new entry at #12.

#33 Rebecca Black - Friday
Viral You Tube hit Friday for LA teenager Rebecca Black shows the power of the web to create an 'instant' hit. The 13-year-old now has an unplugged version of the song also. Other Friday hits over the years include: One Black Friday (Mockers #8 in 1985), Friday I’m In Love (The Cure #7 in 1992), It’s Friday (Smashproof #19 in 2009), Thank God It’s Friday (R Kelly #33 in 1996), Thank God It’s Friday (Love & Kisses #11 in 1978), Friday On My Mind (Gary Moore #30 in 1987) and It’s Friday Night (Just Got Paid) (DBA Flip #22 in 1997).

#38 Glee Cast - Thriller / Heads Will Roll
A double helping of Glee two Fridays in a row helps edge the Thriller / Heads Will Roll medley-mash into Singles Chart at #38. The song features on the Album Chart's biggest mover this week, Glee 5 which flies up 32 spots to #3.

#40 Chris Brown featuring Benny Benassi - Beautiful People
Twenty-one-year-old American Chris Brown teams with 43-year-old Italian DJ Benny Benassi for Brown’s 18th hit, Beautiful People. It’s the second culled from the F.A.M.E. (Fans Are My Everything) set which dropped on Monday.

The New Albums
#5 Rise Against - Endgame
Two-and-a-half years on from their #34 Appeal To Reason New Zealand debut, American punk outfit Rise Against claim a #5 debut / peak high point out of the box with the arrival of Endgame, giving them their first Top5er.

#12 The Thomas Oliver Band - Baby, I’ll Play
The Thomas Oliver Band hail from Wellington and follow several years of touring with a very credible #12 positioning out of the box for their debut Baby, I’ll Play.

#14 Afro Celt Sound System - Capture
See story above.

#18 Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys!
Manchurian band Elbow have been together 21 years and with their fifth album gain their debut New Zealand chart appearance with this week’s #2 UK set Build A Rocket Boys!

#35 Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding
The title says it all, as Oasis minus Noel Gallagher rebranded as Beady Eye place their debut Different Gear, Still Speeding at #35.

#36 17 Hippies - El Dorado
See story above.

#37 Hanggai - Introducing Hanggai
See story above.

#38 Rango - Bride Of The Zar
See story above.

#39 Creole Choir Of Cuba - Taade-La
See story above.


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