Our number one single and album both stay the same for the second week in a row – but did Vanessa Amorosi and Michael Buble sell more or less than on debut last week? Let’s find out in this week’s Chart Watch.
SINGLES : Vanessa Amorosi occupies the No.1 position for the second week in a row with her single ‘This Is Who I Am’. It sold 14,867 copies this week, 3663 less than last week’s debut of 18,530 copies, but still enough to keep her clear (just) of The Black Eyed Peas, who move up to No.2 with latest single ‘Meet Me Halfway’ (14,333 copies).
Guy Sebastian and Cascada prove you can’t keep them down – both singles move back up the charts this week, Guy up to No.4 with ‘Like It Like That’ (7598 copies) and Cascada up to No.5 with ‘Evacuate The Dancefloor’ (6842 sales).
Britney’s new single ‘3’ also continues to rise – though only up one more place this week to No.6 on the back of a further 6698 sales. Miley Cyrus too moves up – her latest single ‘Party In The U.S.A.’ now a bonafide hit at No.9 with 6176 sales.
Robbie Williams’ ‘Bodies’ suffers a six place drop to No.10 in just it’s second week (5606), while La Roux bullets to No.11 with ‘Bulletproof’ (5456 sales) – proof Australia has finally fallen under their electro-pop spell.
The Foo Fighers’ single ‘Wheels’ starts turning over some better sales figures – up 16 places to No.21 this week and another 2673 sales to celebrate, while just two places below, Powderfinger drops in with new single ‘All Of The Dreamers’ selling 2340 copies on debut.
Muse’s killer single ‘Uprising’ moves back up – to No.24 this week, very nearly almost beating it’s peak of No.23 (2295 copies) and the summer megahit in waiting ‘Tik Tok’ by Ke$ha slams into the No.28 spot on debut (2249 sales).
Further down the chart, more top 50 debuts – Death Cab For Cutie’s ‘Meet Me On The Equinox’ at No.37 (1890 copies), Pink’s ‘I Don’t Believe You’ at No.42 (1738 sales), the Glee Cast at No.43 with ‘It’s My Life/Confessions Pt.II’ (1598 sales), John Mayer’s new single ‘Who Says’ at No.48 (1337 copies) and Eskimo Joe in at No.50 with ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ (1329 sales).
Outside the top 50, Universal Music artist Washington splashes in at No.73 with her track ‘How To Tame Lions’ (872 copies), Orianthi debuts at No.98 with ‘According To You’ (622 sales) and it’s another chart placing for the Glee Cast – at No.100 with ‘Maybe This Time’ (588 sales). ‘Maybe This Time’ takes to six the number of Glee Cast tracks currently occupying the top 100 singles chart.
ALBUMS : It’s a second week in the top spot for crooner Michael Buble. His new album ‘Crazy Love’ continues to sell well this week, but not quite matching the albums 19,304 sales of last week. The LP bags an extra 15,486 sales in it’s second week.
The soundtrack to the new Twilight vampire flick ‘New Moon’ debuts in the No.2 position this week less than 150 copies off No.1, with fans of the franchise obviously keen to sink their teeth into something new. The album sold 15,362 copies last week and gives Warner Music the No.1 and No.2 albums in the country.
Mumford & Sons have come from relative obscurity to burst onto the Aussie chart landscape with their debut single (which is already top 20) and now their debut album. It debuts respectably at No.4 on this week’s charts, selling 4566 copies along the way.
Miley Cyrus’ new EP (can we really call it an album?) ‘Time Of Our Lives’ settles for No.11 on debut – 3086 fans of the teen sensation thought enough of it to pick up a copy last week.
David Gray’s album jumps (up nine places to No.27), but Mariah Carey’s album slumps (down 13 places to No.28). On the back of the second soundtrack’s success, the original Twilight soundtrack also makes a run back up the ladder – it’s up to No.35 with another 1071 sales in the bag.
Aussie rocker Ian Moss debuts at No.40 with his new Liberation offering ‘Soul On West 53rd Street’ (929 copies), The Flaming Lips debut in the top 50 at No.43 with ‘Embryonic’ (909 sales) and Mark Knopfler is back in top 50 action at No.48 with ‘Get Lucky’ (866 sales).
Outside the top 50, local jazz singer Megan Washington’s album ‘Nightlight’ carves up the No.53 position with 811 sales on debut, with Florence & The Machine’s album ‘Lungs’ lunging from No.72 to No.55 this week (774 sales).
Bob Dylan’s new festival album ‘Christmas In The Heart’ debuts at No.67 (702 copies), Diana Krall’s ‘Quiet Nights’ is back in the top 100 (at No.75 – 612 sales) and Andre Rieu makes a run for it with ‘My Music, My Life’ bulleting back into the top 100 at No.83 (554 copies).