By EW Staff
Updated October 25, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
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A GOOD ‘BOUNCE’

With Elvis representing the ’50s, and the Stones the ’60s, the album chart needed somebody like Bon Jovi to come along and give the ’80s a good name. The band’s Bounce leapt into the fray at No. 2 on sales of 160,000 units. It wasn’t a bad week for rock in general, with debuts from Tom Petty at No. 9 (74,000 units) and Chevelle at No. 14 (61,000) joining junior belter Avril Lavigne and Disturbed. Country and rap also kicked in new biz, with No. 11 Keith Urban (66,000) and No. 15 Jurassic 5 (59,000). On the down side, the American Idol phenomenon is fading now that viewers have to pay to hear the star-searchers, with the kids’ compilation dropping to No. 10 in week 2.

POP ALBUMS LAST WEEKS ON WEEK CHART

1 1 ELVIS PRESLEY 30 #1 Hits, RCA 3 2 — BON JOVI Bounce, Island 1 3 2 ROLLING STONES Forty Licks, Virgin 2 4 6 AVRIL LAVIGNE Let Go, Arista 19 5 8 NELLY Nellyville, Universal 16 6 5 DIXIE CHICKS Home, Open Wide/Monument/Columbia 7 7 9 EMINEM The Eminem Show, Aftermath/Interscope 21 8 3 XZIBIT Man Vs Machine, Columbia 2 9 — TOM PETTY The Last DJ, Warner Bros. 1 10 4 VARIOUS ARTISTS American Idol: Greatest Moments, RCA 2 11 — KEITH URBAN Golden Road, Capitol 1 12 13 NORAH JONES Come Away With Me, Blue Note 33 13 10 DISTURBED Believe, Reprise/Warner Bros. 4 14 — CHEVELLE Wonder What’s Next, Epic 1 15 — JURASSIC 5 Power in Numbers, Interscope 1

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