By EW Staff
Updated March 30, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST
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Eric Clapton doesn’t have the blues — not on his new album, Reptile, which marks a return to mainstream pop after his 2000 Grammy-winning collaboration with B.B. King. And especially not after selling 101,000 units his first week out, without a hit single. Reptile slithered in at No. 5, the week’s best debut, but a Shaggy dawg topped the chart with ruff-ly another 210,000 albums sold, in a frame where conventional wisdom expected a dogfight between the Dave Matthews Band and Aerosmith. Speaking of dogs, the Coyote Ugly soundtrack jumped 14 spots, driven by a decent-selling LeAnn Rimes single and lotsa leering pay-per-view.

POP ALBUMS LAST WEEKS ON WEEK CHART

1 3 SHAGGY Hotshot, MCA 32 2 1 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Everyday, RCA 3 3 2 AEROSMITH Just Push Play, Columbia 2 4 6 DIDO No Angel, Arista 44 5 — eric clapton Reptile, Reprise 1 6 4 EVE Scorpion, Ruff Ryders/Interscope 2 7 — TANK Forces of Nature, Blackground/Virgin 1 8 5 DJ CLUE The Professional 2, Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam 3 9 — JAHEIM Ghetto Love, Warner Bros. 1 10 14 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish…, Flip/Interscope 22 11 8 LENNY KRAVITZ Greatest Hits, Virgin 21 12 7 THE BEATLES 1, Capitol 18 13 15 VARIOUS ARTISTS O Brother… soundtrack, Mercury Nashville 12 14 28 VARIOUS ARTISTS Coyote Ugly soundtrack, Curb/London/Sire 33 15 16 NELLY Country Grammar, Fo’ Reel/Universal 38

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