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Chart Roundup: Rod Stewart Still Makes the Ladies' Hearts Flutter

October 18, 2006 6:31 PM ET

• Rod Stewart, the man who topped the charts this week, selling 184,304 copies of his new album Still the Same - Great Rock Classics of Our Time, used to play in a cool band, which is why he can get away with wearing polka dot bow ties. Also noteworthy on the charts this week:

• Jimmy Buffett debuted at Number Four with his new album Take the Weather With You, which sold 121,361 copies.

• Did all the distinguished ladies buying Rod's album snap up copies of Jessica Simpson's record...  for their granddaughters? Simpson's album Public Affair jumped 14 spots to Number 117, selling almost as many copies this week as the Blood Brothers' new album, Young Machetes.

• Sting, who is rocking the classical music world with his new album Songs From the Labyrinth is also apparently rocking the rock world. The record sold 23,518 copies in its first week on the charts.

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