It’s a clean sweep of the No.1 spots on both the singles and albums charts this week in Australia, courtesy of Ke$ha and the Foo Fighters. But both made it to No.1 with less than 1000 copies separating them from No.2. Here’s our chart wrap for the week commencing November 09, 2009.
SINGLES : We’ve been predicting big things for Ke$ha’s single ‘Tik Tok’ since we first featured it on auspOp back in early August – and now, after just three weeks in the top 50, it’s charged straight into the No.1 position, with 13,122 people falling under the song’s spell. But lurking just 612 copies behind were the Black Eyed Peas, whose single ‘Meet Me Halfway’ lost it’s No.1 placing after one week on top.
Lady Gaga proves she can do no wrong with her brand new single ‘Bad Romance’. Just two weeks in the top 50 for her and she’s bulleted to No.3, with 9542 sales to brag about ahead of the release of The Fame Monster.
Previous No.1 Vanessa Amorosi sees her single ‘This Is Who I Am’ fall to No.4 in the wake of the two new hits, but with 9407 sales, she wasn’t too far from claiming No.3.
3OH!3’s new track with Katy Perry seems to have ‘struckk’ a chord with fans – making it’s debut in the top ten for the first time – at No.8 (6815 sales).
The Foo Fighters’ new single ‘Wheels’ also makes a jump up the chart this week – from No.31 to No.23 (2732 sales), while ‘Art Of Love’, the second single from Guy Sebastian’s album ‘Like It Like That’, moves a little higher – to No.27 (2125 sales).
Chris Brown debuts in the top 50 – at No.30 with new single ‘I Can Transform Ya’ (1921 copies), as does 50 Cent ftg. Ne-Yo with ‘Baby By Me’ – in at No.32 (1868 sales).
John Mayer bullets up the charts – after a week out of the top 100, he’s back into the mix this week at No.37 with ‘Who Says’ – who says? 1770 people said.
Tin Alley pops in at No.43 with ‘Out Of Control’ (1604 sales) and singer/guitarist Orianthi scores a top 50 placing at No.45 with ‘According To You’ (1567 sales).
Beyond the top 50 walls, there are five debuts; No.62 for ‘Morning After Dark’ by Timbaland ftg. Nelly Furtado & SoShy (1174 sales), Duck Sauce ftg. Armand Van Helden & A Track at No.67 (1104 sales), more of Glee Cast at No.76 (‘Sweet Caroline’ – 970 copies), Daniel Merriweather’s ‘Red’ at No.78 (947 sales) and ‘New Fang’ by Them Crooked Vultures at No.83 (923 sales).
Popping back into the top 100 were David Guetta ftg. Estelle (at No.66 with 1144 sales), Taylor Swift’s ‘Fifteen’ (No.73 with 990 sales) and, on the back of the success of the film ‘This Is It’, three Michael Jackson tracks – ‘Smooth Criminal’ at No.82, ‘Man In The Mirror’ at No.84 and ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ at No.93.
ALBUMS : Over on the official albums chart and it was the Foo Fighters who saw off the Michael Jackson challenge for another week – their best of package shifted 12,942 copies last week to Michael Jackson’s 12,787 copies of ‘This Is It’ – yes, just 155 copies in the race between first and second.
Slayer’s album ‘World Painted Blood’ debuted in the No.9 position, with 3824 fans rushing out to get their mitts on a copy.
Also debuting this week was Jack Johnson and his live set ‘En Concert’, which sold 1876 copies to place at No.21.
Matt Tilley’s ‘The Gotcha Calls’ nose-dived from No.8 to No.23, while Creedence Clearwater Revival renewed their love with the Australian chart at No.26 with their ‘Chronicle’ best-of (1436 sales).
Just one spot behind was the new album from Whitley, ‘Go Forth, Find Mammoth’, which sold 1429 copies in it’s first week.
Weezer’s ‘Raditude’ placed at No.36 with 1282 copies sold, Britney’s ‘Circus’ album rocketed back into the top 50 on the back of her impending tour, up 60 places this week to No.37 (1274 sales), while Robbie Williams love was on in earnest, with his best of edging up from No.82 last week to No.38 this week (1260 sales).
The Beatles debut in the top 100 at No.45 with the limited edition ‘The Beatles’ album stereo boxset and DVD (1116 sales), while just outside the top 100, Daft Punk popped in to say hi with a repackage of their debut long player ‘Homework’ (1067 sales).
New at No.55 was Strokes vocallist Julian Casablancas and his new album ‘Phrazes For The Young’ (1038 sales), new at No.58 was Sting’s new album ‘If On A Winter’s Night’ (997 sales) and new at No.96 was Tim McGraw and ‘Southern Voice’ (637 sales).