SINGLES : Yes, French DJ David Guetta hasn’t let a couple of weeks on top by the original Australian Idol Guy Sebastian trouble him at all – he’s back on top this week with ‘Sexy Bitch’, helped along by a rather impressive 18,652 sales. Guy’s back to the No.2 position almost 4000 copies behind on 14,924 copies.
Cascada continues their march towards the top with ‘Evacuate The Dancefloor’ now placing at No.4 – a one place improvement on last week’s chart, with a further 9496 copies sold, while the Black Eyed Peas notch up yet another top ten success with their new single ‘Meet Me Halfway’. It’s bulleted into the top ten (at No.8) on the back of 6178 sales.
Taylor Swift benefits from her MTV VMAs bagging by Kanye West by placing back inside the top ten at No.9 with ‘You Belong With Me’ (5220 copies), while Alesha Dixon drops to No.10 with ‘The Boy Does Nothing’ (5178 copies).
A big move on from Jay-Z’s new single ‘Run This Town’ – it’s up from No.25 last week to No.13 this week (3847 copies). Upward moves too for the All American Rejects (No.21 to No.17 with ‘I Wanna’ – 3078 copies) and Flo Rida (No.23 to No.18 with ‘Jump’ – 3053 copies), while Miley Cyrus suffers a ten place plummet with ‘Party In The U.S.A.’ (2959 copies).
Fresh from their visit to Australian shores, the cast of Channel 10’s hit new TV show ‘Glee’ pops into the top 50 at a rather respectable No.21 (2888 copies) – but expect a higher chart next week after sales from both instores are factored in.
La Roux finally gets some chart love too – their single ‘Bulletproof’ makes a rapid ascent to No.26 this week with 2461 sales in the bag, while Beyonce does more of the same with ‘Broken Hearted Girl’ – up from No.57 last week to No.28 this week (2326 sales).
With a big debut on the albums chart (more about that shortly), Muse also make some noise on the singles chart – their single ‘Uprising’ makes a 29 place jump to No.32 this week with 2000 sales, Pearl Jam’s up to No.35 with ‘The Fixer’ (1918 sales) and Grinspoon makes a ‘Comeback’ to the charts at No.48 (1474 copies).
Outside the top 50, Agnes continues to impress, getting her highest chart placing yet with ‘Release Me’ (1385 copies). It’s up 11 places this week to No.53 and with a little bit of luck could be inside the top 50 next week.
Shinedown rises from No.93 to No.55 with ‘Second Chance’ (1369 sales), Bon Jovi’s up inside the top 100 for the first time with ‘We Weren’t Born To Follow’ placing at No.62 (1138), while there’s a debut for Pitbull (‘Hotel Room Service’ at No.79 – 801 sales) and after a No.54 debut last week, a big drop for the new Backstreet Boys single ‘Straight Through My Heart’ – down to No.99 this week with 631 sales.
Local artist Marc Collis debuts at No.97 on the top 100 with ‘I Miss Everything’ (631 copies).
ALBUMS : Muse scores a massive No.1 debut with their new album ‘The Resistance’. How massive? They outsold the Black Eyed Peas’ album ‘The E.N.D.’ in No.2 by almost four to one. ‘The Resistance’ chalked up a rather impressive 23,135 first week sales, leaving the Peas in No.2 on 5941 copies looking a little stale.
Kate Miller Heidke misses out on hanging onto the No.3 position by the skin of her teeth – ‘Curiouser’ was just seven copies behind Jimmy Barnes’ ‘The Rhythm And The Blues’ this week (5776 to Jimmy’s 5783) and she was less than 200 copies off the Black Eyed Peas.
Grinspoon debuts at No.6 with their new album ‘Six To Midnight’ bagging 5197 sales, with Jay-Z making up a second Warner Music top ten debut this week – at No.9 following 3601 sales – a long way off the top.
Megadeth’s ‘Endgame’ debuts at No.11 with 3297 sales and at No.12 is the first in a long line of Beatles re-releases that are garnering some chart love. ‘Abbey Road’ is up 32 places to No.12 with 3077 sales, ‘The Beatles’ is up 26 places to No.15 with 2899 sales and ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is up 31 places to No.16 with 2805 sales.
Jamie T’s in at No.17 with ‘Kings And Queens’ (2565 copies), Patrizio Buanne benefits from a little promo visit – his album ‘Patrizio’ moves up from No.26 to No.20 (2174 sales) and David Gray’s new album ‘Draw The Line’ comes in at No.26 with 1809 copies sold in it’s first week.
Big drops this week come from Rob Thomas (‘Cradlesong’ from No.8 to No.18), John Farnham (‘The Essential 3.0’ from No.6 to No.19), Lisa Mitchell (‘Wonder’ from No.15 to No.25) and Jet (‘Shaka Rock’ from No.12 to No.27).
La Roux’s album continues to move upwards – No.33 this week (1413 sales), while Porcupine Tree debuts at No.35 with ‘The Incident’ (1403 sales) and Mark Knopfler debuts at No.47 with ‘Get Lucky’ (1139).
Outside the top 50 and we find debuts for Every Time I Die at No.81 (656 copies of ‘New Junk Aesthetic’), Brooks And Dunn at No.85 (603 copies of ‘#1s…And Then Some’) and Boys Like Girls at No.95 (549 copies of ‘Love Drunk’).
And on The Beatles side of things, here are the charts places this week (’cause there’s a lot of them);
No.12 : Abbey Road
No.15 : The Beatles
No.16 : Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
No.34 : Past Masters (Volumes 1 & 2)
No.36 : Revolver
No.41 : Rubber Soul
No.52 : Let It Be
No.57 : A Hard Day’s Night
No.58 : Help
No.60 : Magical Mystery Tour
No.73 : 1
No.80 : Please Please Me
No.84 : The Beatles For Sale
No.89 : With The Beatles