The City of Angels soundtrack bounces back this week to
become the No. 1 album in the country for the second time. The
soundtrack, featuring Goo Goo Dolls and Alanis Morissette, sold
169,000 copies for the week ending June 21, according to SoundScan.
And what a sleepy sales week it was, with just five hits selling
more than 100,000 copies and only one new entry debuting in the top
40, the soundtrack to Hav Plenty.
The man making the most noise on the chart is Will Smith. Six
months after the release of his Big Willie Style, the
album charges back into the top ten, moving from No. 21 to No. 9 in
just two weeks time. Smith can most likely thank Father’s Day
shoppers for his latest sales surge. That’s because the singer’s
new single, “Just the Two Of Us,” and particularly its accompanying
video, has a strong father/son theme which meant the record made
for a perfect Father’s Day gift last weekend.
Elsewhere, three Hall of Fame rock vets made debuts this week, but
not near the top. Ringo Starr’s Vertical Man came in at
No. 61, Van Morrison’s Philosopher’s Stone came in at No.
87 and Brian Wilson’s Imagination came in at No. 88.
From the top it was City of Angels, followed by Brandy’s
Never Say Never (selling 153,000 copies); Master P’s
Da Last Don (152,000); the soundtrack to Hope
Floats (115,000); the soundtrack to Godzilla
(109,000); Garth Brooks’ Limited Series (96,000); the
Backstreet Boys’ self-titled record (94,000); Shania Twain’s
Come On Over (92,000); Big Willie Style (82,000);
and the Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore (72,000).