Vanessa Amorosi has finally relinquished her spot at the top of the ARIA singles chart, while despite a strong showing at physical retail over on the albums chart, Michael Jackson can’t quite knock off Michael Buble – though to be fair, his album ‘This Is It’ wasn’t officially supposed to hit the stores ’til Friday.
SINGLES : On the singles side of things this week, the Black Eyed Peas have scored their third Australian No.1 single in a row with ‘Meet Me Halfway’ which has finally made it to the top after nine weeks in the top 50. The track sold 14,202 copies last week – less than 500 ahead of Vanessa Amorosi, who with 13,766 sales of ‘This Is Who I Am’, slips to No.2.
David Guetta is still hanging around with the Akon-filled ‘Sexy Bitch’ – and it’s still selling more than 10,000 copies a week (10,209 this week to be precise).
It was a little under three months ago that we first introduced you to Ke$ha’s track ‘Tik Tok’ and now it seems to be finally getting the chart placings it deserves – up a mammoth 24 places this week to No.4, with 7475 copies in the bag, while La Roux’s ‘Bulletproof’ also finally nudges the top five – at No.5 (7461 copies – so close to being No.4).
Miley Cyrus moves up to No.6 with ‘Party In The U.S.A.’ (6989 sales), Jay Sean ftg. Lil Wayne’s ‘Down’ debuts rather nicely at No.9 (5820 sales), while the cast of Channel 10’s Glee has another hit on their hands with ‘Halo/Walking On Sunshine’ moving a huge 30 places to No.10 (5657 sales).
3OH!3 may get another top ten hit if their Katy Perry duet ‘Starstrukk’ keeps climbing the way it is doing – up to No.13 this week with 5037 sales, while there was a big slide for Cascada’s ‘Evacuate The Dancefloor’, evacuating the top ten – and how.
Lady Gaga’s new single ‘Bad Romance’ debuts at No.16 (4555 copies), Robbie Williams’ ‘Bodies’ drops ten places to No.20 and the Glee Cast is at it again at No.22 with ‘It’s My Life/Confessions Pt.II’ up from No.43 (3482 copies).
Pitbull’s ‘Hotel Room Service’ splashes in at No.27 (2303), Guy Sebastian’s new single, the duet with Jordin Sparks – which is this week’s most added track to local radio – debuts at No.34 (2037 copies) and Powderfinger plummets from No.23 last week to No.44 this week with new single ‘All Of The Dreamers’.
Meanwhile, Wolfmother’s ‘New Moon Rising’ sticks it’s head into the top 50 – at No.50 with 1456 copies sold over the past week.
Outside the top 50, Chris Brown’s in at No.53 with ‘I Can Transform Ya’ (1309 sales), 50 Cent ftg. Ne-Yo in at No.62 with ‘Baby By Me’ (1134 sales) and the cast of Glee are at it again – at No.63 with their cover of ‘No Air’ (1124 copies) and at No.81 with ‘Keep Holding On’ (846 copies). The current US No.1 single ‘Fireflies’ by Owl City debuts on the Aussie charts at No.90 (716 digital copies sold).
ALBUMS : Over on the albums chart and there are five albums debuting in the top ten this week – and plenty more down the list too, but retailers who let Michael Jackson’s album ‘This Is It’ sell early have prevented the late singer from almost certainly debuting at No.1 next week. Instead he has to settle for the No.2 position. Michael Buble’s ‘Crazy Love’ on 12,073 copies, Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ on 10,798 copies.
Wolfmother cracks their ‘Cosmic Egg’ rather nicely at No.3 – not too far off Michael Jackson’s numbers – 10,386 copies to be precise – on debut.
Guy Sebastian’s in at No.6 on debut with album ‘Like It Like That’. 7011 fans raced out last week to grab themselves a copy, while serial radio prankster Matt Tilley’s funraising ‘Gotcha Calls’ CD came in at No.8 (3483 sales) and Rammstein’s ‘Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da’ debuts at No.9 (3462 sales).
The five top ten debuts come at the expense of Pink, Muse, David Guetta, Pearl Jam and Taylor Swift, who all fall out.
Tegan & Sara’s new album ‘Sainthood’ gets an early release in Australia – and debut at No.21 with the new LP (2107 sales), while Kiss’s ‘Sonic Boom’ makes more of a rumble than a boom, in at No.23 with 1908 sales.
The Fleetwood Mac best of re-appears at No.37 (1177 sales) while Atreyu debuts at No.39 with ‘Congregation Of The Damned’ and 1053 sales.
Outside the top 50, just debuts for The Swell Season’s ‘Strict Joy’ at No.88 (515 sales) and Flight Of The Concords’ ‘I Told You I Was Freaky’ at No.95 (471). Other big movers within chart places 50 – 100 were Damien Leith’s ‘Remember June’ – down from No.34 to No.51, Ian Moss’s ‘Soul On West 53rd’ (No.40 to No.61), Barbra Streisand’s ‘Love Is The Answer’ (No.37 to No.63), The Flaming Lips’ ‘Embryonic’ (No.43 to No.70), Patrizio Buanne’s ‘Patrizio’ (No.33 to No.72) and Mark Knopfler’s ‘Get Lucky’ (No.48 to No.90).