Taylor makes swift entrance

Last updated 05:00 23/08/2014

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Taylor Swift's 19th hit Shake It Off is the highest new entrant in the NZ Top 40 singles chart.

The video for the first single from Swift's upcoming album 1989, features the singer hamming up a range of dance styles surrounded by people who really can dance. 

Despite its immediate success, it was unable to unseat from the top spot 20-year-old US singer Meghan Trainor's 1950s-inspired All About That Bass, which is all about loving your curves.

Moving into top spot on the Top 40 album chart is The Very Best of INXS. Initially released in 2011, the Australian band's greatest hits album re-entered the charts last week following the screening of mini-series INXS: Never Tear Us Apart.

According to Mediaworks, the biopic of the Michael Hutchence-led rockers won its television timeslot in the 25-54-year-old demographic and was one of the 10 most popular shows across all networks. It attracted an average total audience of 220,000.

Highest placed new album was Western Australian-based 19-year-old actor Troye Sivan's Trxye EP. The South African-born performer's poppy five-song EP charged into the chart in this country at No 2, while arriving in the US at No 5.

Nelson brother-sister duo Broods took out the top two positions on the NZ Top 20 singles chart. Song Mother & Father remained at No 1, while ballad Four Walls - about finding the perfect man - entered the chart in second place. It also entered the overall singles chart in 18th position.

Shihad's album Fvey retained its top spot on the Top 20 NZ albums chart, with Kimbra's The Golden Echo at No 2.


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