SINGLES : Australia, we have a new No.1 single – and it comes courtesy of original Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian. ‘Like It Like That’ seems to have found favour with Australian audiences and leapfrogs David Guetta’s ‘Sexy Bitch’ to claim the top spot after selling 17,766 copies. That’s not to say, however, that the gap between Guy and David was particularly wide – it wasn’t. Had the chart be wagered with digital copies alone, David would be the victor. He sold 17,079 copies of ‘Sexy Bitch’ (all digitally) to drop to No.2.
Kate Miller-Heidke joins the ‘over 10,000’ club this week with her single ‘The Last Day On Earth’. The success of the single also translating into album sales, but more about that later. ‘The Last Day On Earth’ sells 11,353 copies in the week to move up to No.3, overtaking Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Gotta Feeling’ on 10,987 copies.
Pitbull’s up into the top ten with ‘I Know You Want Me’. It’s up five places to No.7 this week on the back of 6750 sales, while Gossip moves back into the top ten – at No.10 – with ‘Heavy Cross’ (4102 copies).
Lily Allen looks like she’s got another hit on her hands with ’22’. It rises to the unlucky No.13 place this week with 3863 sales, while Miley Cyrus’ new track ‘Party In The U.S.A.’ debuts one place behind with 3790 copies sold.
Big slides this week from both Mika (No.10 to No.19) and Mariah (No.13 to No.21), while Jet interjects, breaking into the top 20 with ‘She’s A Genius’ (3061 copies).
Jessica Mauboy narrowly misses out on a top 20 berth, with new single ‘Up/Down’ debuting at No.22 (2990 copies) while former Idol star Ricki Lee benefits from a massive number of physical sales in New South Wales and Victoria to race back up the chart to No.24 with ‘Don’t Miss You’ (2944 copies).
Newton Faulkner’s promo trip pays dividends with single ‘If This Is It’ debuting at No.29 (2533 copies), but Shakira’s ‘She Wolf’ falls heavily as local radio criminally turns it’s nose up at her.
Further down, debuts for The Script (‘Before The Worst’ at No.45 – 1648 sales), Dizzee Rascal (‘Holiday’ at No.49 – 1573 copies) and Black Eyed Peas (‘Meet Me Halfway’ at No.50 – 1548 copies).
Outside the top 50, Boys Like Girls edge closer to a top 50 berth with ‘Love Drunk’ (up to No.54 this week on the back of 1435 sales), Newton Faulkner’s ‘Dream Catch Me’ re-emerges at No.55 and Paramore’s ‘Ignorance’ bullets to No.57.
Another slice of David Guetta’s album, ‘On The Dancefloor’ makes it into the No.62 position (1239 copies) and Wolfmother debuts at No.67 with ‘New Moon Rising’ (1098 copies).
ALBUMS : It’ll be smiles all ’round at Liberation headquarters in Melbourne this morning with iconic Aussie rocker Jimmy Barnes bagging the coveted No.1 position. In doing so, he breaks a record – he’s the only Australian solo star to have ever topped the charts NINE times (that means something altogether different for Ferris Bueller fans). As a solo performer, he now shares the nine time honour only with Madonna. Jimmy’s album ‘The Rhythm And The Blues’ sold 13,572 copies last week to grab the top spot from the Black Eyed Peas, who are relegated to second with 7253 copies sold.
Kate Miller-Heidke’s ‘Curiouser’ is now a bonafide hit – and all thanks to Neighbours. 5403 copies of Kate’s album passed the sales post last week to give it it’s highest position on the charts to date.
David Guetta’s album ‘One Love’ debuts at a respectable No.7 (4360 copies), while John Farnham’s ‘The Essential 3.0’ edges ever closer to the top 10 with 3769 copies sold (pre-Father’s Day sales and his tour helping the sales tick over).
There are a few definite Father’s Day movers this week – Neil Diamond’s ‘Hot August Night NYC’ moves from No.37 to No.21, Slim Dusty’s ’80 Truckin Classics’ moves from No.36 to No.22, Melody Gardot’s ‘My One And Only Thrill’ moves from No.28 to No.23 and Patrizio Buanne’s self-titled new album debuts at No.24 (2068 copies sold in it’s first week).
Short Stack’s album debuted at No.1 just two weeks ago – it’s now down to No.27 with 2041 copies sold in the week.
Bloody Beetroots debuts at No.31 with ‘Romborama’ (1868 copies) and Kisschasy’s album ‘Seizures’ has suffered just that – plummeting 26 places in just it’s second week on sale. It’s at No.41 this week (1437 copies).
Outside the top 50, local hip-hop artist Urthboy bullets into the No.54 position with his new album ‘Spitshine’ (1022 copies), Newton Faulkner finds favour with his previous album ‘Hand Built By Robots’ (re-emerging at No.57 with 965 copies) and Colbie Caillat debuts at No.59 with new album ‘Breakthrough’ (886 copies).
Further down, Willie Nelson’s ‘American Classic’ debuts at No.65 (738 copies) and Sia’s back in the charts at No.80.