Plenty of post-ARIAs love in both the official Aussie singles and albums charts this week – pretty much all the night’s performers improved, with The Temper Trap finally getting some love with ‘Sweet Disposition’. But as with last week, Susan Boyle is completely unstoppable on the ARIA albums chart, outselling her nearest rival by almost THIRTY THOUSAND COPIES!! Let’s check out the charts;
SINGLES : Ke$ha’s dominance of the Australian singles chart shows no signs of slowing for the moment – the young American holding firm in the No.1 position for another week with her debut solo effort ‘Tik Tok’. It bagged a further 20,452 copies this week, bringing to 97,763 the number of copies the track’s sold since it’s debut just seven weeks ago.
Australian Idol Stan Walker will just have to settle for the bridesmaid’s position with his debut single ‘Black Box’. And with the video premiering late last week, sales of the track rose slightly week on week, from 15,533 last week to 17,493 this week.
Lady Gaga improves this week with her latest ‘Bad Romance’. It’s up two places to No.3, with a further 13,375 copies sold, while both Jay Sean and the Black Eyed Peas drop.
Two new entries into the top ten this week come courtesy of Orianthi (up five to No.08 with ‘According To You’ – 7569 sales) and Guy Sebastian with Jordin Sparks (also up five to No.10 with ‘Art Of Love’ – 6202 sales). But it’s at the expense of Vanessa Amorosi and Britney Spears whose singles ‘This Is Who I Am’ and ‘3’ drop to No.17 and No.18 respectively.
Jason DeRulo bullets nine places to be knocking on the door of top ten success with his single ‘Whatcha Say’ – up to No.11 this week with 6058 sales. The Temper Trap joins him in the top 20, FINALLY getting some long-awaited love for their debut single ‘Sweet Disposition’. It’s up 32 places to No.16 (4954 sales).
More post-ARIAs love from No.20 to No.30 – Empire Of The Sun re-emerges at No.23 with ‘Walking On A Dream’ (3598 sales), Robbie Williams’ ‘Bodies’ pops up again to No.24 (3278 sales) and Kate Miller-Heidke rises again – ‘The Last Day On Earth’ up seven to No.27 (2848 sales).
Beyonce ftg. Lady Gaga’s ‘Video Phone’ overtakes Lady Gaga ftg. Beyonce’s ‘Telephone’ as the most popular track this week – leaping nine places to No.31 (2379 copies), while Lisa Mitchell’s ‘Coin Laundry’ returns post-ARIAs (No.32) and Jessica Mauboy has to settle for No.33 with her latest single ‘Let Me Be Me’ (2315 sales).
Further down, there are re-emergences from Ladyhawke (No.41) and Hilltop Hoods (No.45), while the No.40 – No.50 spots are peppered with top 50 debuts; No.44 – Sarah Blasko ‘We Won’t Run’ (1748), No.46 – David Guetta ftg. Estelle ‘One Love’ (1690) and No.48 – Taylor Swift ‘Fifteen’ (1584).
Outside the top 50, the new Muse single ‘Undisclosed Desires’ debuts at No.55 (1336 copies), Sam Clark’s single ‘Broken’ teeters on a top 50 berth – at No.57 (1304 sales), Empire Of The Sun’s ‘We Are The People’ makes a re-entry at No.65 and the title track from Susan Boyle’s album ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ makes a splash at No.66 (1224 sales).
Sarah Blasko returns with ‘All I Want’ (No.81), Rihanna is in at No.82 with ‘Wait Your Turn’ (1006 sales), Hilltop Hoods debut at No.21 with ‘The Nosebleed Section’ (886 sales) and Susan Boyle’s at it again with her Rolling Stones cover ‘Wild Horses’ debuting at No.93 (872 copies).
ALBUMS : There is absolutely no budging Susan Boyle this week – with her album ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ classified three times platinum in just two weeks on sale, she’s assured that there are plenty of copies of it on retailers’ shelves for people to buy – and it seems the public is responding, keeping her at No.1 thanks to a whopping 47,449 sales this week – the biggest weekly sales figure of any album in Australia this year.
And though Michael Buble holds the No.2 position with his ‘Crazy Love’ album, his sales were a long, long way behind. Though decent, 18,701 copies is almost 30,000 sales off the pace.
Gaga returns to the top three with ‘The Fame’ (now in it’s ‘Monster’ guise) – it sells a further 9498 copies this week, with Robbie Williams’ ‘Reality Killed The Video Star’ returning to the top five (at No.4) following a healthy 8862 sales.
Empire Of The Sun benefits post-ARIAs. 5535 people rushed into the shops last week after Luke’s performance on the Acer Arena stage and grabbed a copy of ‘Walking On A Dream’.
Sarah Blasko is another Aussie artist who benefits from an abridged ARIAs turn – No.19 for ‘As Day Follows Night’, up 45 places, so too Kate Miller-Heidke, who’s album ‘Curiouser’ moves from No.37 to No.22 (3229 sales).
Enya’s best-of jumps 16 to No.24 (3114 sales), Triple J’s ‘Like A Version Vol.5’ debuts at No.29 (2998 sales), Lisa Mitchell’s up 20 spots to No.30 and Kate Ceberano’s ‘Merry Christmas’ moves into the top 50 at No.33 (2754 sales).
There’s more Christmas cheer at No.35 – this time for Andrea Bocelli (2701 copies), Mark Vincent’s album ‘My Dream, Mio Visione’ benefits from the pre-Christmas re-package (up 30 places to No.38), so too Jimmy Barnes’ ‘The Rhythm And The Blues’ (No.41). And 50 Cent isn’t worth what it was last week – the album ‘Before I Self Destruct’ doing just that – plummeting 27 places to No.46.