SINGLES : The see-sawing effect that we’ve seen at the top of the Australian singles charts for the past few weeks between Flo Rida and Taylor Swift continues again this week, with Flo Rida moving back up to the top of the official singles chart on the back of 12,738 sales. Taylor wasn’t far behind though – at all, just 33 copies behind, bagging a further 12,705 sales. But it’s US outfit 3OH!3 that’s really making the big moves this week, racing up to the No.3 position (up from No.8 last week) with their single ‘Don’t Trust Me’ (11,028 copies). With no physical single in sight, the Black Eyed Peas are most certainly making their return to the charts felt, moving up from their No.20 debut last week to a top ten placing this week – No.10 to be precise (6320 copies), while Lady Gaga’s new single ‘LoveGame’ moves past the chart peak of previous single ‘Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)’ after only three weeks inside the top 50 – it’s up to No.11, with 5445 sales. Akon jumps 14 places up to No.14 with his latest ‘Beautiful’ and the Ian Carey Project gets shaky again, the single re-emerging in the charts at a respectable No.24. There’s a big 21 place move from Kid Cudi (up to No.25 with ‘Day And Night’), followed further down the list by a succession of five debuts – The Script at No.35, Lily Allen at No.36, Miley Cyrus at No.46, The Kaiser Chiefs at No.47 and Kevin Rudolf at No.50.
PHYSICAL SINGLES : On the physical side of things, teen country superstar Taylor Swift continues her run atop the chart, with the Ciara/Justin Timberlake track ‘Love Sex Magic’ appearing at a respectable No.5 in it’s first week of CD single sales. The Script breaks even at No.25 while Sydney artist Shelley Harland’s delightful ‘Wonder’ EP debuts at No.38.
DIGITAL TRACKS : Digitally, this is where 3OH!3 really made the impact, moving up from a No.7 placing last week to a No.1 spot this week. T.I’s back into the top ten, courtesy of his collaborative effort with Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas ‘Boom Boom Pow’ their way from No.19 to No.9 in just two weeks of sales. Lily Allen scores a third top 40 hit here with second single ‘Not Fair’ (1903 copies sold) debuting behind previous single ‘The Fear’ and album track ‘Fuck You’, The Script debuts at No.34 and Soulja Boy is in at No.36.
ALBUMS : And on the albums chart, it’s yet another slow-selling week, but another week on top for Kings Of Leon – they’ve held off Lily Allen for another week to keep their No.1 ranking with 7766 copies sold as opposed to Lily’s 7437. Country star Keith Urban can’t match his No.1 debut on the Billboard chart at home – he has to settle for the No.4 spot with his album ‘Defying Gravity’ (7272 copies). Also debuting inside the top ten are Flo Rida with ‘R.O.O.T.S.’ (4420 copies sold) and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with ‘It’s Blitz’ (4004 copies), popping in at Nos.7 and 8 respectively. A slightly disappointing debut for Aussie artist Bob Evans with his album ‘Goodnight Bull Creek’ coming in at the No.22 position (2448 sales), while even further down the chart, check debuts for ‘The Boat That Rocked’ soundtrack at No.29, The Doves’ new album ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ at No.34, ‘The Essential Simon & Garfunkle’ at No.42, Lady Of The Sunshine at No.45 and Sia’s ‘Some People Have Real Problems’ at No.49.
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