EW Staff
February 13, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

CMJ’s In-Store Top 15

FUN FACT! The prodigal DiFranco started playing Beatles songs in local Buffalo bars at age 9, and began writing her own material at age 14.

1 EDUCATED GUESS Ani DiFranco (Righteous Babe) 2 CHUTES TOO NARROW The Shins (Sub Pop) 3 TRANSATLANTICISM Death Cab for Cutie (Barsuk) 4 CELLAR DOOR John Vanderslice (Barsuk) 5 GET BORN Jet (Elektra) 6 SO MUCH FOR THE CITY The Thrills (Virgin) 7 PERMISSION TO LAND The Darkness (Atlantic) 8 BOY IN DA CORNER Dizzee Rascal (XL/Matador) 9 PHANTOM PLANET Phantom Planet (Daylight/Epic) 10 COLD MOUNTAIN SOUNDTRACK Various Artists (DMZ/Columbia) 11 IT STILL MOVES My Morning Jacket (ATO/RCA) 12 GIVE UP The Postal Service (Sub Pop) 13 LIVE The Mars Volta (Gold Standard Laboratories) 14 GHOSTS OF THE GREAT HIGHWAY Sun Kil Moon (Jetset) 15 HERON KING BLUES Califone (Thrill Jockey)

For the week ending 1/27/04

Top 10 Sessions@AOL

1 CLAY AIKEN 2 RUBEN STUDDARD 3 HILARY DUFF 4 THE BANGLES FUN FACT! Bassist Michael Steele (third from left) earned her girl-group stripes as a member of the infamous Runawaysjust like Joan Jett and Lita Ford. 5 ALICIA KEYS 6 G-UNIT 7 CHINGY 8 LEANN RIMES 9 BEN JELEN 10 KELLY CLARKSON

For the month of January

BigChampagne’s Top Swaps

1 ”HEY YA!” OutKast 4,287,340* 2 MILKSHAKE” Kelis 3,450,678 3 ”THE WAY YOU MOVE” OutKast 3,326,522 4 ”PERFECT” Simple Plan 2,240,081 5 ”NUMB” Linkin Park 2,168,070 FUN FACT! Unable to use Hybrid Theory (due to a legal snafu), the boys took their name from a SoCal park. 6 ”BABY BOY” Beyonce feat. Sean Paul 2,099,674 7 ”WHERE IS THE LOVE?” The Black Eyed Peas 2,062,793 8 ”STUNT 101” G-Unit 2,058,897 9 ”SOMEDAY” Nickelback 2,014,313 10 ”CRAZY IN LOVE” Beyonce feat. Jay-Z 1,996,920

*Number of people file-sharing this song for the week ending 2/1/04

Top 10 Videos on ‘MTV HITS’

1 ”ME, MYSELF AND I” Beyonce 2 ”HEY YA!” OutKast 3 ”HOLD ON” Good Charlotte 4 ”SLOW JAMZ” Twista feat. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx 5 ”IT’S MY LIFE” No Doubt 6 ”TOXIC” Britney Spears 7 ”F**K IT (I DON’T WANT YOU BACK)” Eamon 8 ”COME CLEAN” Hilary Duff 9 ”SUGA SUGA” Baby Bash feat. Frankie J 10 ”WITH YOU” Jessica Simpson FUN FACT! In her pre — sex kitten, high school days, Simpson was billed with gospel singers like Kirk Franklin and CeCe Winans.

For the week ending 2/1/04

Amazon’s Top Hip-Hop Albums

1 SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW (EXPLICIT) OutKast (Arista) 2 ELEPHUNK The Black Eyed Peas (A&M) 3 THE BLACK ALBUM Jay-Z (Roc-A-Fella) FUN FACT! ”No Sleep Till Brooklyn” may be Jay-Z’s new motto as the borough’s son and his crew look to bring the N.J. Nets back to New York. 4 SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW (CLEAN) OutKast (Arista) 5 CHICKEN-N-BEER Ludacris (Def Jam South) 6 GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’ 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath) 7 THIS IS NOT A TEST! Missy Elliott (Elektra) 8 KAMIKAZE Twista (Atlantic) 9 BEG FOR MERCY G-Unit (Interscope) 10 RESURRECTION SOUNDTRACK Tupac (Amaru/Interscope)

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