SINGLES: Well it was bound to happen sooner or later, but Lady Gaga has finally knocked the all-conquering Kid Rock off the top position on this week’s official ARIA singles charts. It’s the only chart she occupies this week too, as she drops from the number one position on the digital track chart and only edges up one spot to No.3 on the physical singles chart. Meanwhile, it seems like nothing’s gonna slow the allure of faux lesbian Katy Perry, who now owns two positions in the ARIA top ten – her former No.1 ‘I Kissed A Girl’ is at No.9 this week, while new single ‘Hot ‘N’ Cold’ rockets up to No.7 on downloads alone. Kings Of Leon jump ten spaces to No.15 with their single ‘Sex On Fire’, while it seems the audience is still connecting with Sara Bareilles’ ‘Love Song’ which after 21 weeks in the charts moves up 12 spots to No.23. Carolina Liar debuts at No.38, the charity single ‘Just Stand Up’ comes in at No.39, Axle Whitehead moves back into the top 50 with his awesome debut single ‘I Don’t Do Surprises’ and End Of Fashion debuts at No.47 with new single ‘Fussy’.
DIGITAL TRACKS: Lady Gaga is playing see-saw for the pole position with Pink, who this week again overtakes her fellow US pOpster to regain the spot she lost last week. Katy Perry is up to No.7 with ‘Hot ‘N’ Cold’, MGMT is up to No.9 and Kings Of Leon arrive in the top ten following their 12 place jump. The charity track ‘Just Stand Up’ debuts at No.31, Axle Whitehead re-appears at No.35 and Carolina Liar is in at No.37.
PHYSICAL SINGLES: Here’s the place Kid Rock still reigns supreme – on the physical singles chart. He’s still ensconced at No.1 here, while DJ Teddy Z cuddles his way up to No.5. Pink debuts at No.13 on the physical singles chart – as SonyBMG rush-releases the single in an attempt to capitalise on the track’s success over on the digital chart*. Fans of Sam Sparro are loving the new ’21st Century Life’ CD single too – even though it contains the same tracks as the UK single – it debuts at No.14. Missing Hours comes in at No.19, Kings Of Leon are in at No.26, and there are debuts at Nos. 40, 43, 45 and 46 for Julie Kember, Carolina Liar, Shannon Noll and MGMT respectively.
ALBUMS: After falling short of the top spot last week by around seven copies, teen superstar Miley Cyrus moves into the Number One position on the albums chart, while Jason Mraz edges ever higher up the chart to No.3. Metallica debuts at No.6 with platinum certification and Lady Gaga impresses with an entry position of No.12. Something With Numbers comes in at No.20 and it seems that a few people were after the Camp Rock soundtrack – it’s in at No.41.
* SonyBMG have taken to rush-releasing singles into stores sometimes weeks in advance of their official in-store date. Singles for Pink, MGMT and Lovers Electric are already in-stores, even though their official release is still listed as September 22.