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‘Last Kiss’ Remake Lifts Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam doesn’t have a new album or tour, but the band is back on the charts in Southern California and nationally, thanks to a remake of a 1964 novelty record originally issued only to its fan club members. Even though not officially released, Pearl Jam’s version of J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers’ teen-tragedy saga “Last Kiss” became a hit on alternative radio, and buyers gobbled it up when it finally became available last week. It’s the first single from “No Boundaries,” an anthology album benefiting Kosovo refugees. Proceeds from “Last Kiss” go to the same cause. On the album chart, four acts on the Southern California Top 10 can be seen today at the KROQ Weenie Roast concert--the Chili Peppers, Blink-182, Pennywise and Smash Mouth.

TOP 10 ALBUMS

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Title, Artist (Nat’l Rank) Last Week 1 Ricky Martin, Ricky Martin (2) 2 2 Millennium, Backstreet Boys (1) 1 3 Californication, Red Hot Chili Peppers (3) -- 4 Enema of the State, Blink-182 (14) 3 5 Austin Powers, soundtrack (8) 8 6 ... Baby One More Time, Britney Spears (4) 6 7 On the 6, Jennifer Lopez (12) 4 8 No Limit Top Dogg, Snoop Dogg (25) 5 9 Straight Ahead, Pennywise (62) -- 10 Astro Lounge, Smash Mouth (10) --

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TOP 10 SINGLES

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Title, Artist (Nat’l Rank) Last Week 1 Last Kiss, Pearl Jam (2) -- 2 If You Had My Love, Jennifer Lopez (1) 1 3 No Pigeons, Sporty Thievz (3) -- 4 Where My Girls At, 702 (4) 2 5 Give It to You, Jordan Knight (10) 4 6 Who Dat, JT Money (5) 3 7 Happily Ever After, Case (12) 7 8 Chante’s Got a Man, Chante Moore (9) 6 9 Hardest Thing, 98 Degrees (8) -- 10 It’s Not Right but It’s OK, Whitney Houston (11) --

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Source: SoundScan Inc., for week ended June 13


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