Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, Lady Gaga spends another week in the shadows of the Black Eyed Peas on the ARIA singles chart.
SINGLES : Poor Lady Gaga – so close to notching up another No.1 single in Australia, but again she finds herself kept off the top spot by the all-conquering Black Eyed Peas. In fact, she’s now the delicious pop filling in a Black Eyed Pea sandwich, after the band’s previous hit ‘Boom Boom Pow’ moved up again into the No.3 position this week.
Second single ‘I Gotta Feeling’ is again No.1 this week (15,113 sales), while Lady Gaga sits closely behind at No.2 with ‘Paparazzi’ (12,954 sales). ‘Boom Boom Pow’ moves up to No.3 (7175 sales) at the expense of Linkin Park’s ‘New Divide’, down to No.4 with 7022 sales.
Seems people are loving the new Jordin Sparks record – ‘Battlefield’ moves into the top ten in a big way this week – a new peak of No.6 with 6249 sales. And Beyonce’s fans can’t get enough of her new single ‘Sweet Dreams’ – up 19 places to No.10 this week (4210 sales).
Also bulleting up the charts is record-breaking touring artist Pink and the title track from her album ‘Funhouse’. It moves up from No.28 last week to No.13 this week on the back of 4019 sales.
The Hannah Montana movie is driving sales of Miley Cyrus hits straight into the top 50 – ‘Hoedown Throwdown’ moving up 17 places to No.23 this week (2953 sales), giving Miley two singles within the top 30.
Highest new entry for the week comes courtesy of Mariah Carey, whose single ‘Obsessed’ debuts in the No.26 position (2590 sales), while the Gossip benefit from a week of improved sales – they move up 20 places to No.27 with ‘Heavy Cross’ (2549 sales).
Debuts further down the top 50 are;
No.35 Kate Miller-Heidke’s ‘The Last Day On Earth’ (benefiting from it’s use on a Neighbours TV campaign to notch up 2135 sales)
No.36 Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Already Gone’ (the third single from her ‘All I Ever Wanted’ album, bagging 2119 sales)
No.45 The Fray’s ‘Never Say Never’ (1867 sales) and
No.46 Britney Spears’ ‘Radar’ (bizarrely re-released in Australia from her album ‘The Circus’ with 1799 sales).
Tracks that didn’t quite make it into the top 50 this week include Sean Kingston’s ‘Fire Burning’ – No.63 debut with 1253 sales, Jeff Buckley’s ‘Hallelujah’ – No.70 debut with 1097 sales, and Lily Allen’s ’22’ – No.89 on debut with 785 sales.
ALBUMS : Albums-wise, it’s another posthumous week on top for the King Of Pop – Michael Jackson’s ‘Essential Collection’ selling a staggering 33,669 copies in a third week at No.1, unheard of figures these days. That’s just 1331 copies shy of gold sales accreditation in just one week! His ‘#1s’ compilation is still sat in second spot with a further 16,606 sales.
Beyond that, there are a few changes in the order this week, with Australia’s Got Talent winner Mark Vincent making a charge for the No.1 spot with his debut ‘My Dream; Mio Visione’. It sells a further 12,524 copies to dislodge both ‘Thriller’ and Rob Thomas’ ‘Cradlesong’ to hit No.3.
New at No.5 is the new album from Sarah Blasko, ‘As Day Follows Night’ (which comes in the most incredible deluxe packaging). It sells 9635 copies in it’s first week.
Nearing it’s one year anniversary in the ARIA charts, Lady Gaga’s album ‘The Fame’ moves up five places this week to No.15 (there’s a re-package coming), while Daughtry’s new album ‘Leave This Town’ pops in at No.28 on the back of 2142 sales.
Roadrunner’s Devil Driver is in at No.35 with ‘Pray For Villains’ (1633 sales), there are two more Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 compilations in at No.43 and No.46 (with 1378 and 1237 copies sold respectively) and The Dead Weather come in at No.50 with ‘Horehound’ (1078 copies).
Outside the top 50, there’s a debut for Red Riders at No.59 with their album ‘Drown In Colour’ bagging 776 sales, All Time Low’s in at No.71 with ‘Nothing Personal’ (650 copies), a new Eagles compile in at No.72 (648 copies) and Sugar Army in at No.87 (555 sales).