SINGLES : Guy Sebastian continues his run on top of the Australian singles chart this week with his single ‘Like It Like That’. It managed to ship a further 16,662 copies this week, while David Guetta remains in the No.2 spot with ‘Sexy Bitch’ (15,261 copies). Kate Miler-Heidke strengthens her sales in the No.3 spot this week with an impressive 12,165 copies of ‘The Last Day On Earth’ selling in the past week.
German dance outfit Cascada will be happy with their No.5 placing – the only movement in the top five this week – shifting 8792 more copies and Miley Cyrus pops up in the top ten again with new single ‘Party In The U.S.A.’ (5176 copies).
Jessica Mauboy bullets to No.11 with ‘Up/Down’, the fifth single from her album ‘Been Waiting’. It sold through 4962 copies, while once again there’s seemingly no way of stopping the Black Eyed Peas. Their new single ‘Meet Me Halfway’ rockets from a No.50 debut last week to a No.19 berth this week (3144 copies).
Paramore’s ‘Ignorance’ blissfully enters the top 50 at No.35 (1995 copies), Dizzee Rascal’s up 11 places to No.38 with ‘Holiday’ (1912 copies) and finally there’s a top 50 debut for La Roux – ‘Bulletproof’ finally nabbing the chart love with 1836 sales.
Outside the top 50, Backstreet Boys are in at No.54 with new single ‘Straight Through My Heart’ (1249 copies), Beyonce’s ‘Broken Hearted Girl’ makes it’s way in at No.57 (1215 copies) and it’s a pretty similar story for the cast of Channel 10’s ‘Glee’ – ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ gets a leg in at No.62 with 1146 sales.
Swedish songstress Agnes refuses to go away with her single ‘Release Me’ – it’s now just 14 places outside the top 50 with 1135 copies sold, and Packed To The Rafters star Hugh Sheridan debuts at No.73 (933 copies) with ‘Just Can’t Throw Us Away’ – a slightly disappointing debut we’d have thought, given his performance on the Dancing With The Stars finale last weekend.
There’s a massive chart drop (some would call it a plummet) for Ricki-Lee’s ‘Don’t Miss You’. It’s down from No.24 last week to No.87 this week (768 copies), while the Bloody Beetroots debut at No.94 with ‘Awesome’ (701 copies).
ALBUMS : As you’re aware, the albums chart holds the love for Jimmy Barnes for a second week in a row. ‘The Rhythm And The Blues’ sells through a further 10,353 copies to hold it’s position this week.
But it’s back in No.2 where the real battle was waged this week, and it was the Aussie who came out the victor. Kate Miller-Heidke’s album ‘Curiouser’ (up to No.2 this week) sold 6855 copies. Black Eyed Peas’ album ‘The E.N.D.’ (down to No.3) sold 6854 copies. Yes, just ONE copy got Kate Miller-Heidke over the line – so if you bought her album last week, it could’ve been you that proved the difference.
David Guetta’s ‘One Love’ set moves up to No.4 in it’s second week (5107 copies) and John Farnham’s got another top ten album on his hands – his ‘Essential 3.0’ set, with a further 4390 sales under it’s belt, moves up to No.6.
Beyonce’s ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ benefits from both a repackage and her tour kicking off tomorrow night. It’s up to No.9 with 3565 copies sold, while Lily Allen’s back in the top ten (her appearance on ‘Neighbours’ wouldn’t have hurt) with ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ (3549 copies).
Comeback queen Whitney Houston scores the highest debut of the week – only just – with ‘I Look To You’ selling 2614 copies in it’s first week, piggy-backed by the debut of The Used’s album ‘Artwork’, which debuts at No.17 (2607 copies).
The Bloody Beetroots continue their march up the chart and on current trajectory will be well inside the top 20 next week. This week, however, they have to settle for No.21 and 2135 sales.
The 7 Worlds Collide album is in at No.39 (1480 copies) and then begins the cavalcade of Beatles re-issues that Sgt Pepper the charts (nice reference there if we do say so ourselves).
The Beatles self-titled album is the best of the bunch – in at No.41 with 1399 copies. Then it’s ‘Abbey Road’ at No.44 (1312 copies), ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ at No.47 (1214), The Beatles limited edition boxset at No.61 (901 copies), ‘Revolver’ at No.78 (680 copies), ‘Past Masters (Volumes 1 & 2) at No.83 with 637 sales and ‘Rubber Soul’ at No.89 (599 copies).
Back to the other artists that make up this week’s debuts, however, and The Sundance Kids get some chart love at No.50 with their album ‘Fall Into Place’ (1165 sales). Slipknot’s in at No.58 with ‘Slipknot’ (991 copies), Pitbull’s in at No.65 with ‘Rebelution’ (839 copies) and Saosin’s in at No.69 with ‘In Search Of Solid Ground’.
Further down, debuts also for Rodrigo Y Gabriela (’11:11′ at No.80 – 656 copies), The Scare (‘Oozevoodoo’ at No.81 – 655 copies) and The Veronicas (‘Revenge Is Sweeter Tour’ at No.91 – 581 copies).