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Waits Has Friends in SoCal Places

May 08, 1999

Longtime L.A. denizen Tom Waits moved to Northern California years ago, but he remains a favorite son in SoCal. His first album in six years registered at No. 30 on the national sales chart, but it entered at No. 8 among Southern California sellers. Meantime, the nation's No. 1 album, the rap compilation from the Ruff Ryders, finished No. 3 in the area.

TOP 10 ALBUMS

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Title, Artist(Nat'l Rank) Last Week 1 Sogno, Andrea Bocelli (9) 1 2 Fanmail, TLC (2) 2 3 Ruff Ryders Ryde or Die Compilation, various artists, (1) -- 4 Come on Over, Shania Twain (4) 5 5 Dawson's Creek soundtrack, various artists (7) -- 6 Americana, Offspring (8) 7 7 I Am, Nas (3) 3 8 Mule Variations, Tom Waits (30) -- 9 Matrix soundtrack (12) 4 10 ... Baby One More Time, Britney Spears (5) 9

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TOP 10 SINGLES

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Title, Artist (Nat'l Rank) Last Week 1 Livin' La Vida Loca, Ricky Martin (1) 1 2 Who Dat, JT Money (2) 7 3 I Still Believe, Mariah Carey (20) 2 4 We Like to Party, Vengaboys (18) 6 5 Give It to You, Jordan Knight (3) 8 6 Kiss Me, Sixpence None the Richer (8) 4 7 Believe, Cher (13) 3 8 808, Blaque (4) 12 9 Where My Girls At, 702 (11) -- 10 Somebody Like Me, Silkk the Shocker (12) 10

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Source: SoundScan Inc., for week ended May 2

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