By EW Staff
Updated November 02, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST
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PATRIOT GAINS

God bless America, where, even in an age of paranoia about foreigners, we’ll let French Canadians serenade us with our theme songs. God Bless America, which leads off with Celine Dion’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s patriotic anthem, debuted on top with 181,000 copies sold. The compilation, which benefits the Twin Towers Fund, also includes old tunes from Springsteen, Dylan, and new poet laureate Lee Greenwood. Americans also went nuts for Brit Ozzy Osbourne, in at No. 4 with 152,000; Italian Andrea Bocelli, at No. 11 with 85,000; and local boy John Mellencamp, whose studio take of “Peaceful World” on his own album–entering at No. 15 with 73,000–competes with his live version on America.

POP ALBUMS

LAST WEEKS ON WEEK CHART

1 — VARIOUS ARTISTS God Bless America, Columbia 1 2 2 ENYA A Day Without Rain, Reprise 48 3 1 JA RULE Pain Is Love, Murder Inc/Def Jam 3 4 — OZZY OSBOURNE Down to Earth, Epic 1 5 5 NICKELBACK Silver Side Up, Roadrunner 6 6 6 VARIOUS ARTISTS Totally Hits 2001, Arista 4 7 8 LINKIN PARK Hybrid Theory, Warner Bros. 52 8 4 JAY-Z The Blueprint, Roc-A-Fella 6 9 9 USHER 8701, Arista 11 10 7 ALICIA KEYS Songs in A Minor, J 17 11 — ANDREA BOCELLI Cieli Di Toscana, Philips 1 12 3 BUBBA SPARXXX Dark Days, Bright Nights, Beat Club/Interscope 2 13 10 P.O.D. Satellite, Atlantic 6 14 11 SYSTEM OF A DOWN Toxicity, American/Columbia 7 15 — JOHN MELLENCAMP Cuttin’ Heads, Columbia 1

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