Inside Track

Alanis Morissette may still sit atop the local and national charts this week, but Prince is definitely gunning for his old throne. "The Gold Experience" debuted at No. 2 on The Times' Southern California album chart, knocking Hootie & the Blowfish down to No. 3. Fellow rock veterans David Bowie and AC/DC made their way to the Southland charts with their new albums, checking in No. 6 and No. 8, respectively.

TOP 10 ALBUMS

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Title, Artist (Nat'l Rank) Last Week 1 Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (1) 1 2 The Gold Experience, Prince (6) -- 3 Cracked, Hootie & the Blowfish (3) 2 4 Dangerous Minds, soundtrack (2) 4 5 One Hot Minute, R.H.Chili Peppers (10) 3 6 Outside, David Bowie (21) -- 7 Mortal Combat, soundtrack (15) 5 8 Ballbreaker, AC/DC (4) -- 9 Tigerlily, Natalie Merchant (13) 7 10 Dreaming of You, Selena (27) 9

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TOP 10 SINGLES

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Title, Artist (National Rank) Last Week 1 Fantasy, Mariah Carey (1) 1 2 Gangsta's Paradise, Coolio (2) 2 3 Runaway, Janet Jackson (4) 3 4 You Are Not Alone, Michael Jackson (3) 4 5 Summertime. . ., Dove Shack (40) 5 6 Tell Me, Groove Theory (9) 6 7 Brokenhearted, Brandy (6) 8 8 Throw Your Set. . ., Cypress Hill (24) -- 9 A Mover La Colita, Artie (97) 14 10 I Hate You, Prince (9) 9

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TOP 10 COUNTRY ALBUMS

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Title, Artist (National Rank) Last Week 1 All I Want, Tim McGraw (1) 1 2 The Woman in Me, Shania Twain (2) 2 3 For All Occasions, the Mavericks (9) -- 4 The Hits, Garth Brooks (6) 4 5 Games Rednecks Play, Jeff Foxworthy (3) 3 6 Greatest Hits, Travis Tritt (4) 5 7 John Michael Montgomery, John Michael Montgomery (7) 6 8 It Matters to Me, Faith Hill (11) 7 9 Strong Enough, Blackhawk (5) 8 10 I've Found You, Alison Krauss (8) --

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Source: SoundScan Inc., for week ending Oct. 1

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