Four Mondays in November and four number one albums for the month – first it was Michael Buble, then Foo Fighters. Last week it was Robbie Williams who nabbed No.1 and this week it’s Aussie rockers Powderfinger who bag the top spot with their new album ‘Golden Rule’.
SINGLES : Ke$ha’s track ‘Tik Tok’ is now really hitting it’s sales strides. The No.1 single almost outsold the No.2 singles two to one this week, with ‘Tik Tok’ bagging a massive 20,758 sales in just one week. Not since we started tracking sales figures in our chart watch back in March has a single cracked the 20,000 sales mark in a single week. And according to ARIA, not since the week following Christmas two years ago has a song sold so many copies in one week. Make no mistake – ‘Tik Tok’ is now a very big hit.
Even though Jay Sean moved up one place to the No.2 position with his single ‘Down’, there was plenty of daylight between him and Ke$ha’s No.1. Jay bagged 11,691 copies last week.
3OH!3 with Katy Perry moved up again – and just a bee’s dick off 10,000 copies they were too – 9962 to be precise, while Vanessa Amorosi dropped to No.5 with ‘This Is Who I Am’ (8875).
Rihanna’s back in the top ten, this time with ‘Russian Roulette’. 7355 people thought enough of the track to purchase it last week, while Jay-Z and Alicia Keys make a bolt for the top ten – up eight places to No.12 this week with ‘Empire State Of Mind’ (5348 copies).
Guitarist Orianthi has a top 20 hit on her hands with ‘According To You’ (No.16 with 4138 sales), while the seemingly neverending promo trip for Michael Buble has his single ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ rocketing 24 places back up the charts to No.22 (2946 sales).
Jason DeRulo also bullets – a further 16 place rise this week sees ‘Whatcha Say’ in at No.23 (2900 sales), 50 Cent ftg. Ne-Yo up 24 places to No.24 with ‘Baby By Me’ (2877 sales) and Powderfinger’s ‘All Of The Dreamers’ pops into the top 50 at No.26 with 2747 sales.
Leona Lewis seems to finally be finding some chart traction with ‘Happy’. It’s up another 12 places to No.32 (2310 sales), US No.1 ‘Fireflies’ by Owl City is into the top 50 at No.38 (1890 sales) and Kate Miller-Heidke’s beautiful ‘Caught In The Crowd’ joins following and previous single ‘The Last Day On Earth’ in the top 50 at No.45 with 1451 sales.
The week’s highest genuine debut comes all the way down at No.65, with Kid Cudi ftg. MGMT & Ratatat’s ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’ selling 1064 copies on debut.
Also into positions #51 – #100 were Fall Out Boy’s ‘Alpha Dog’ (No.60 with 1186 sales), Creed’s ‘Rain’ (No.66 with 1036 sales), David Guetta ftg. Estelle’s ‘One Love’ (No.69 with 994 sales), Washington’s ‘How To Tame Lions’ (No.73 and 880 copies), Bon Jovi’s ‘We Weren’t Born To Follow’ (No.82, 812 sales) and Robbie Williams’ ‘You Know Me’ (No.95 with 732 sales).
ALBUMS : On the albums side of things, it was Aussie rockers Powderfinger that had their wish granted – their fifth No.1 album in succession with ‘Golden Rule’. It sold 19,301 copies this week, more than 8000 over it’s nearest rival, Michael Buble’s ‘Crazy Love’ in at No.2.
John Mayer debuted impressively in the No.3 position with his new album ‘Battle Studies’. 9845 fans went to the trouble of buying his album last week. Them Crooked Vultures were circling overhead though – just 547 copies behind to debut in the No.4 spot.
With three debuts in the top five, there had to be some casualties – and there were. Foo Fighters down three to No.5, Robbie Williams down five to No.6 and the Glee Soundtrack down four to No.7. Poor Bon Jovi slid eight places to No.12, Vanessa Amorosi sank seven spots to No.14.
More debuts in the top 20 came from Norah Jones’ ‘The Fall’ (No.17, 3302 sales) and Queen’s ‘Absolute Greatest’ (No.18, 3179 sales).
Ronan Keating, whose last album ‘Songs For My Mother’ debuted at No.1 back in April, had to settle for a No.24 debut with his Christmas album ‘Stay’. It sold 2475 copies in it’s first week. Ronan’s album was the first in a series of four debuts in the 20s.
Fall Out Boy’s best of debuted at No.25 (2454 copies), Britney Spears’ singles collection sold 2408 copies to debut at No.26 and AC/DC’s ‘Backtracks’ couldn’t quite hit the top 20 – settling for No.27 instead (2385 sales).
Lily Allen’s album benefited from a repackage – it moved back up 13 spots to No.29, while Leona Lewis’ album ‘Echo’ came in at No.31 with 2113 sales.
Outside the top 50, a few big drops – The Beatles’ Limited Edition Box Set/DVD plummeted 32 places to No.55, Jack Johnson’s live concert disc plunged 32 places to No.56 and Madonna’s best of dropped 22 places, despite TV advertising. Creed’s latest ‘Full Circle’ also dropped 32 places – to No.59, while Kiss’s album ‘Sonic Boom’ sank like a stone – down a staggering 56 places to No.99.