Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz Nov.1 2006

Published: Wed 1 Nov 2006 11:13 AM
"The Official New Zealand Top 40 premieres Friday nights at 8pm on C4"
Wednesday, November 1 2006
by Andrew Miller
A Chemical Reaction
It’s a big week for New Jersey’s My Chemical Romance. There’s the out-of-the-box #1 album, the fast-rising #2 single and big airplay gains on the RadioScope100.
Gerard Way (lead vocals), Mikey Way (bass), Bob Bryar (drums), Frank Lero (rhythm guitar) and Ray Toro (lead guitar) outsell Rod Stewart to claim the pole position on the New Zealand Albums list with The Black Parade, while the set’s introductory single Welcome To The Black Parade very nearly goes all the way to the top thanks to a whopping 35-place jump to land at #2.
The chemistry is definitely building here for the five-piece who join the Big Day Out down under in January next year.
The band's name comes from the book Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance by Irvine Welsh. Recording for The Black Parade began back in April with Green Day producer Rob Cavallo. The clip for Welcome To The Black Parade also has a Green Day link, directed by Sam Bayer who did the honours on American Idiot.
The ‘70s Strike Back
Forget the ‘80s, the ‘70s are back – that is, three of that decade’s biggest selling acts. Rod Stewart leads the pack with his latest Still The Same: Great Rock Classics Of Our Time, which slips to the runner-up position after two weeks leading the Albums char with his first chart-topper since the ‘70s.
Then this week Marvin Lee Aday returns as Meatloaf with the third installment in the Bat Out Of Hell franchise. The set has big boots to fill, as the original 1978 Bat topped the list, as did the 1993 sequel Bat Out Of Hell 2: Back To Hell. Now Meat and collaborator Jim Steinman bury the hatchet, almost, for Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, new at #5.
The 59-year-old Mr Loaf’s lead single from Bat 3 is the Steinman-penned It’s All Coming Back To Me Now, a gold-certified #8 hit single in 1996 for French-Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion.
The new album gives Meatloaf his eighth chart set here in 28 years.
And the third 70s act to return? Their albums have not been on general release here for the past four years, but look out… Boney M are back.
Their greatest hits compile The Magic Of Boney M (with companion DVD set featuring the longest running NZ #1 single ever, the 15-week champion Rivers Of Babylon), went on sale on Monday. They should join Rod and Meat next week.
The New Singles
Justin takes a tumble and the year’s longest running #1 single thus far crashes to #7. Instead, the crown is claimed by recent visitor and Tui guest presenter 22-year-old Englishman James Morrison, who gains a #1 straight out of the blocks with his first single. In the process, he betters his homeland chart placing for the track as it peaked at #5 there. Only one new entry this week…
#40 Janet Jackson featuring Nelly - Call On Me
Some 23 years ago the youngest Jackson first charted here with the #16 Young Love. Since then Janet has had two chart-toppers, That’s The Way Love Goes (1993) and Whoops Now (1995). The first hit from her current 20Y.O. album, is new on this week’s Singles Chart at #40.
The New Albums
#1 My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
See story above.
#5 Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose
See story above
#14 Robbie Williams - Rudebox
Robert Peter Williams makes it to double figures a year to the day since he hit #1 with his last album Intensive Care. The 32-year-old’s 10th chart set here is Rudebox, which opens on top in the UK and Australia. Every album Robbie’s released has charted here and he has had at least one Top 10 album here every year since 1998. The Robster is currently on tour and finishes his schedule in Melbourne in December, but doesn’t make a stop here. Does Rudebox have the legs to give the Mr Williams his sixth New Zealand #1 set? Time will tell.
#18 Hinder - Extreme Behaviour
Austin Winkler, Joe ‘Blower’ Garvey, Mike Rodden, Mark King and Cody Hansen follow their hit single Lips Of An Angel (#34 Single, #5 on the RadioScope100 this week) with their debut album Extreme Behaviour, new at #18. Hinder placed the set at #3 in their US homeland.
#28 Cradle Of Filth - Thornography
Formed in 1991 in Suffolk, England, metallers Cradle Of Filth gain their first New Zealand chart album with Thornography. Having been top of the Heatseekers Chart last week, it’s new on the main chart at #28 this week.
#35 Jet - Shine On
It’s sophomore set time for Melbourne band Jet (who take their name from Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1974 #2 Jet, about Macca’s dog). Shine On, new at #35, follows the band’s 2003 debut Get Born. Brothers Nic and Chris Cester, Mark Wilson and Cameron Muncey have sold over 3.5 million units worldwide, and they’re due here January for the Big Day Out.
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Top 40 Albums - Week To Sunday, 29 October 2006
This Last Weeks
Week Week In Title Artist Label
1 new 1 The Black Parade My Chemical Romance WEA/Warner
2 1 4 Still The Same: Great Rock Classics Of Our Time Rod Stewart SBME
3 3 4 The Open Door Evanescence SBME
4 4 16 Eyes Open Snow Patrol Universal
5 new 1 Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose Meatloaf Universal
6 2 4 Sam's Town The Killers Universal
7 8 2 OE: Brazil Various Loop/Border
8 7 5 Undiscovered James Morrison Universal
9 6 7 FutureSex / LoveSounds Justin Timberlake SBME
10 9 5 Duets: An American Classic Tony Bennett SBME
11 5 23 Taking The Long Way Dixie Chicks SBME
12 10 21 High School Musical OST: Special Edition Various EMI
13 12 24 Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers WEA/Warner
14 new 1 Rudebox Robbie Williams Capitol/EMI
15 19 9 Soulstice Shapeshifter Truetone/Rhythmethod
16 29 2 Diva: The Singles Collection Sarah Brightman Angel/EMI
17 11 9 Modern Times Bob Dylan SBME
18 new 1 Extreme Behaviour Hinder Universal
19 15 15 Into The Dojo The Black Seeds Capitol/EMI
20 17 20 A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Panic! At The Disco WEA/Warner
21 14 6 Ultimate Prince WEA/Warner
22 13 3 Living A Dream Katherine Jenkins Universal
23 16 6 Respect M.E. Missy Elliott WEA/Warner
24 21 2 Here's To The Heroes The Ten Tenors WEA/Warner
25 20 78 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop TheDrop/Rhythmethod
26 23 4 Imaginary Kingdom Tim Finn Capitol/EMI
27 18 4 Ta-Dah Scissor Sisters Universal
28 new 1 Thornography Cradle Of Filth Roadrunner/Universal
29 22 16 Real Life Evermore WEA/Warner
30 24 8 Revelations Audioslave SBME
31 reentry 2 The Crusade Trivium Roadrunner/Universal
32 31 8 B'Day Beyonce SBME
33 30 19 I'm Not Dead Pink SBME
34 26 48 PCD The Pussycat Dolls Universal
35 new 1 Shine On Jet Capitol/EMI
36 reentry 3 When Your Lights Are Out Hello Sailor Liberation/Universal
37 reentry 2 Come Whatever May Stone Sour Roadrunner/Universal
38 28 13 The Sound Of Revenge Chamillionaire Universal
39 reentry 3 Inside In, Outside Out The Kooks Virgin/EMI
40 34 16 Loose Nelly Furtado Universal
Chart compiled by Media Sauce Ltd.

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