Santana, U2 Top Music Lovers' Holiday CD Wish List

Who's on the top of music lovers' CD wish lists this holiday season? VH1
commissioned a telephone poll Nov. 6-17 to find out. In a random national sample of
1,015 20-49 year-olds who listen to pre-recorded music, these are the results:

Santana's "Shaman" tops the overall list, followed by U2. But the VH1 poll also broke
down results by major regions in the U.S. and found that different artists ranked # 1 in
the Northeast, Midwest, South and the West. Creed topped wish lists in the Northeast,
Santana ranked #1 in the Midwest, Dixie Chicks ruled in the South and U2 topped the
poll in the West.

The Top 10 CDs People Most Want This Holiday Season are:

1. Santana – "Shaman"
2. U2 – "Best of 1990-2000"
3. Creed – "Weathered"
4. Rolling Stones – "Forty Licks"
5. Elton John – "Greatest Hits 1970-2002"
6. Dixie Chicks – "Home"
7. Elvis Presley – "30 Number 1 Hits"
8. Movie Soundtrack – "8 Mile"
9. Toby Keith – "Unleashed"
10. Dave Matthews Band – "Busted Stuff"

"The record labels traditionally save their big guns for the 4th quarter, and this year is no
exception with new releases from superstar artists like Faith Hill and Santana and
collections from rock legends like U2, the Rolling Stones and Elton John," said Rick
Krim, EVP, Music and Talent, VH1. "Music buyers have in the past gravitated to the big
event releases and collections launched for the holiday season, and our research shows
that the trend will continue as 2002 comes to a close."

Other intriguing findings in the survey …

** Guys still like to rock. Nine of the top 10 artists for men in the
survey were rock bands, including Rolling Stones at #1 with their
compilation "40 Licks." The other rock artists in descending order are
U2, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Creed, Santana, Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band.

** Dave Matthews Band is big among the younger set. The band's two
releases "Busted Stuff" and "Live at Folsom" are in the Top 10 for the
20-29 group. "Eminem Show" and the soundtrack for "8 Mile" rank #1 and
#2 for this group.

** Women tend to be more appreciative of Eminem. The soundtrack for the
Eminem film "8 Mile" landed in the #6 spot among all women while
"Eminem Show" ranked #13. Among men, "8 Mile" showed at #18 while
"Eminem Show" landed at #24.

** As expected, the more mature artists showed up in the 40-49 demo. The
latest releases from Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Paul
McCartney and James Taylor all ranked in the top 10 along with new
releases from Rolling Stones, Santana and Elvis.** Who was popular
across all three demo groups in the survey (20-29, 30-39 and 40-49),
Santana, U2, Dixie Chicks and Dave Matthews Band.

The breakdowns for each region are as follows:

NORTHEAST

1. CREED – "Weathered"
2. SANTANA – "Shaman"
3. EMINEM – "Eminem Show"
4. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – "The Rising"
5. ELTON JOHN – Greatest Hits 1970-2002
6. NO DOUBT – "Rock Steady"
7. PUDDLE OF MUDD – "Come Clean"
8. U2 – "Best of 1990-2000"
9. INDIA.ARIE – "Voyage to India"
10. PEARL JAM – "Riot Act"
11. ELVIS PRESLEY – "30 Number One Hits"
12. TOBY KEITH – "Unleashed"
13. TOM PETTY & HEARTBREAKERS – "The Last DJ"
14. FAITH HILL -"Cry"
15. LINKIN PARK – "Reanimation"
16. NELLY – "Nellyville"
17. ROLLING STONES – "Forty Licks"
18. VARIOUS ARTISTS – "Now That's What I Call Music 10"
19. PINK – "Mizzundastood"
20. MOVIE SOUNDTRACK – "8 Mile"
21. MATCHBOX TWENTY – "More Than You Think You Are"
22. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – "Busted Stuff"
23. JAMES TAYLOR – "October Road"
24. NIRVANA – "Nirvana"
25. LEANN RIMES – "Twisted Angel"

MIDWEST

1. SANTANA – "Shaman"
2. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – "Busted Stuff"
3. CREED – "Weathered"
4. ELVIS PRESLEY – "30 Number 1 Hits"
5. DIXIE CHICKS – "Home"
6. TOM PETTY & HEARTBREAKERS – "The Last DJ"
7. EMINEM – "Eminem Show"
8. 3 DOORS DOWN – "Away From the Sun"
9. PUDDLE OF MUDD – "Come Clean"
10. TOBY KEITH – "Unleashed"
11. ELTON JOHN – "Greatest Hits 1970-2002"
12. ROLLING STONES – "Forty Licks"
13. PEARL JAM – "Riot Act"
14. SHERYL CROW – "C'Mon, C'Mon"
15. U2 – "Best of 1990-2002"
16. PAUL MCCARTNEY – "Back in the U.S. – Live 2002"
17. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – "The Rising"
18. MATCHBOX TWENTY – "More Than You Think You Are"
19. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – "By the Way"
20. SHANIA TWAIN – "Up"
21. DISTURBED – "Believe"
22. KENNY CHESNEY – "No Shoes No Shirt"
23. TIM MCGRAW – "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors"
24. NO DOUBT – "Rock Steady"
25. NIRVANA – "Nirvana"

SOUTH

1. DIXIE CHICKS – "Home"
2. U2 – "Best of 1990-2000"
3. SANTANA – "Shaman"
4. MOVIE SOUNDTRACK – "8 Mile"
5. FAITH HILL – "Cry"
6. ELTON JOHN – "Greatest Hits 1970-2002"
7. CREED – "Weathered"
8. TIM MCGRAW – "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors"
9. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – "Live at Folsom Field"
10. ROLLING STONES – "Forty Licks"
11. TOM PETTY & HEARTBREAKERS – "The Last DJ"
12. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – "Busted Stuff"
13. VARIOUS ARTISTS – "Now That's What I Call Music 10"
14. SHANIA TWAIN – "Up!"
15. PAUL MCCARTNEY – "Back in the U.S. – Live 2002"
16. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – "By the Way"
17. TOBY KEITH – "Unleashed"
18. KENNY CHESNEY – "No Shoes No Shirt"
19. JENNIFER LOPEZ – "This Is Me … Then"
20. TONI BRAXTON – "More Than a Woman"
21. ELVIS PRESLEY – "30 Number One Hits"
22. BON JOVI – "Bounce"
23. LL COOL J – "10"
24. JAMES TAYLOR – "October Road"
25. SHERYL CROW – "C'mon, C'mon"

WEST

1. U2 – "Best of 1990-2000"
2. ROLLING STONES – "Forty Licks"
3. SANTANA – "Shaman"
4. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – "Busted Stuff"
5. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – "By the Way"
6. TOM PETTY & HEARTBREAKERS – "The Last DJ"
7. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – "Live at Folsom Field"
8. NO DOUBT – "Rock Steady"
9. NIRVANA – "Nirvana"
10. ELTON JOHN – "Greatest Hits 1970-2002"
11. SHERYL CROW – "C'mon, C'mon"
12. PEARL JAM – "Riot Act"
13. MATCHBOX TWENTY – "More Than You Think You Are"
14. PAUL MCCARTNEY – "Back in the U.S. – Live 2002"
15. CREED – "Weathered"
16. ELVIS PRESLEY – "30 Number 1 Hits"
17. JAMES TAYLOR – "October Road"
18. PUDDLE OF MUDD – "Come Clean"
19. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – "The Rising"
20. PETER GABRIEL – "Up"
21. 3 DOORS DOWN – "Away From the Sun"
22. BON JOVI – "Bounce"
23. TOBY KEITH – "Unleashed"
24. LINKIN PARK – "Reanimation"
25. TRACY CHAPMAN – "Let It Rain"

For the VH1 survey, each title was tested by 480 respondents. The results
have a 4.5-point error margin. Field work was done by TNS Intersearch of Horsham, PA.
via its weekly Express omnibus survey.

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