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Chart Roundup: LeToya Luckett, Pharrell, Tom Petty, Snow Patrol

August 2, 2006 8:02 PM ET

• LeToya Luckett, the scorned former Destiny's Child member who was allegedly ousted from the group by Matthew Knowles, has debuted at Number One with her new, self-titled record, selling 165,346 records in its first week on the charts.

• The buzz on Pharrell's debut solo record In My Mind has been iffy but the record debuted well, landing at Number Three and selling 142,194 copies in its first week on the charts.

• Tom Petty came in right behind Pharrell in his first week on the charts with new solo album Highway Companion, which sold 112,777 copies.

• Snow Patrol jumped 15 spots to Number 60 this week, selling 14,207 copies of their record Eyes Open.

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“Vicious”

Lou Reed | 1972

Opening Lou Reed's 1972 solo album, the hard-riffing "Vicious" actually traces its origin back to Reed's days with the Velvet Underground. Picking up bits and pieces of songs from the people and places around him, and filing his notes for later use, Reed said it was Andy Warhol who provided fuel for the song. "He said, 'Why don't you write a song called 'Vicious,'" Reed told Rolling Stone in 1989. "And I said, 'What kind of vicious?' 'Oh, you know, vicious like I hit you with a flower.' And I wrote it down literally."

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