Australia, we have a brand new No.1 single – and a brand new No.1 album to boot with Vanessa Amorosi and Michael Buble claiming the respective charts as their own. So begins out chart watch for the week commencing October 19, 2009.
SINGLES : Aussie songstress Vanessa Amorosi scores her first ever No.1 single with ‘This Is Who I Am’. After staying at No.1 on the iTunes chart throughout last week and with demand for her physical single also high, the number one placing was all but guaranteed. Vanessa sold 18,530 copies of her single last week to nab the top spot, almost 6000 copies ahead of her nearest rival.
That nearest rival was last week’s No.1 David Guetta. ‘Sexy Bitch’ is finally toppled from the Aussie top spot, with 12,794 copies sold throughout the past week. The Black Eyed Peas weren’t far off the pace with 12,156 copies of ‘Meet Me Halfway’ nabbed by eager fans in the past week.
Robbie Williams has another top ten Aussie hit on his hands with new single ‘Bodies’. It debuts in the No.4 position, selling a respectable 9780 copies in it’s first week. While Britney Spears rockets up to No.7 from her No.50 debut last week – 8268 fans picking up the new track from her forthcoming best of.
The three new entries in the top ten come at the expense of Kate Miller-Heidke, Jay-Z and The Script.
Up into the top 20 this week are 3OH!3 with Katy Perry (‘Starstrukk’ at No.18 – 3506) and Mumford And Sons (‘Little Lion Man’ at No.19 – 3014 sales).
Michael Buble’s promo tour pays off with his latest single yoyoing back into the top 50 this week. ‘Haven’t Me You Yet’ is up 57 places to No.33 with 2119 sales.
Also in the top 50 for the first time this week are Leona Lewis’s ‘Happy’ (No.44 with 1600 sales), the Glee Cast’s ‘Halo’ (No.49 with 1389 sales) and Eva Simons’ track ‘Silly Boy’ (No.50 with 1368 sales).
Outside the top 50, John Mayer debuts at No.62 with new single ‘Who Says’ (1198 sales), Jason DeRulo moves up 11 places to No.68 with ‘Whatcha Say’ (1094 sales) and the McClymonts ‘Kick It Up’ another notch – up to No.71 after 1018 sales.
The Glee Cast see more top 100 debuts – at No.76 (‘It’s My Life/Confessions Pt II’) with 948 sales and at No.79 (‘Taking Chances’) with 872 sales. The Glee Cast now has six tracks in the Australian top 100 singles chart.
Pink debuts at No.81 with ‘I Don’t Believe You’ (859 sales) and LMFAO is in at No.90 with ‘I’m In Miami Bitch’ (753 sales).
ALBUMS : Over on the albums side of things, another new No.1 – and it’s Michael Buble on debut! His new album ‘Crazy Love’ bags an impressive 19,304 copies in the past week to debut more than 9000 copies ahead of it’s nearest rival – The Black Eyed Peas’ ‘The E.N.D.’ in No.2.
Beyonce and David Guetta and Kate Miller-Heidke move up two places apiece within the top ten and Harry Connick Jr moves up nine spots to place inside the top ten for the first time with ‘Your Songs’ (3586 sales).
Country star Adam Harvey’s new album ‘Both Sides Now’ pops in at No.19, with 1991 copies in the bag and former Idol Damien Leith debuts at No.25 with ‘Remember June’ – 1732 copies sold in it’s first week.
New at No.31 is Tiesto’s latest ‘Kaleidoscope’. 1362 fans of the world-renowned DJ hit the sales counter last week to nab a copy, while Oprah’s interview with Whitney Houston last week seems to have paid dividends, helping the soul diva march up from No.60 last week to No.33 this week with 1313 sales.
Melbourne outfit The Temper Trap too races into the top 50 on the back of their ARIA Awards nods, moving up from No.66 to No.38 (1134 sales), while Editors debut at No.40 with ‘In This Light And On This Evening’ (1092).
Outside the top 50, there’s a debut from The Flaming Lips (‘Embryonic’ at No.55 with 847 sales), another one from Dead By Sunrise (‘Out Of Ashes’ at No.57 with 843 sales) and another from Natalie Imbruglia (‘Come To Life’ at No.67 with 740 sales).
Confession’s album ‘Cancer’ pops in at No.69 in it’s first week (729 sales), and Kate Miller-Heidke’s live album debuts at No.71 (696 sales).