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Alanis Ascending

August 18, 1996

Alanis Morissette's nickname should be Timex; she just keeps on ticking. Having weathered the upper atmosphere of a tumultuous pop climate for the last 61 weeks, the Canadian singer is back on top of The Times' Southern California Chart and the national charts.

TOP 10 ALBUMS

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Title, Artist (Nat'l Rank) Last Week 1 Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (1) 3 2 Beats, Rhymes, and Life, A Tribe Called Quest (7) 1 3 Secrets, Toni Braxton (5) 5 4 It Was Written, Nas (2) 6 5 Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt (4) 7 6 Sublime, Sublime (73) 4 7 Unplugged, Alice in Chains (6) 2 8 She's the One, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (15) -- 9 Phenomenon, soundtrack (16) 8 10 Falling Into You, Celine Dion (3) 10

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TOP 10 SINGLES

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Title, Artist (National Rank) Last Week 1 Twisted, Keith Sweat (3) 2 2 Loungin, LL Cool J (2) 1 3 Macarena (Bayside Boys), Los Del Rio (1) 4 4 How Do U Want It, 2Pac (5) 3 5 Only You, 112 (9) 8 6 It's All Coming Back to Me Now, Celine Dion (12) 11 7 Elevators, Outkast (8) 5 8 I Love You Always Forever, Donna Lewis (11) 13 9 I Can't Sleep (If I), R. Kelly (6) 7 10 You're Makin' Me High, Toni Braxton (7) 6

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HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL

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Title, Artist (National Rank) Last Week 1 Sublime, Sublime (12) 2 2 Unplugged, Alice in Chains (1) 1 3 Load, Metallica (2) 3 4 The Crow: City of Angels, soundtrack (3) 4 5 311, 311 (4) 5 6 Down On the Upside, Soundgarden (5) 6 7 Evil Empire, Rage Against the Machine (6) 7 8 Sadness, Smashing Pumpkins (8) 8 9 Sixteen Stone, Bush (9) 10 10 Shop, Stone Temple Pilots (10) --

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Source:SoundScan Inc., for week ending Aug. 11

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