No change at the top of either the singles or albums charts for another week, but a big No.2 debut for an Aussie country act on the albums chart. But how close were they to knocking SuBo off her perch? Let’s find out in our weekly chart watch.
SINGLES : It was a big hit in the US and now it seems Australia is following suit with Owl City’s debut single ‘Fireflies’. It notches up a fourth week on top of the singles chart with a further 17,989 copies in the bag.
Australia is also now officially in love with Ke$ha. Not only does her former No.1 ‘Tik Tok’ gain a further 15,747 sales in the No.2 position this week, but her second solo single ‘Blah Blah Blah’ benefits from some good airplay (and some good sales) to race up three spots to No.4 with 10,530 sales. In between her hits is Iyaz’s ‘Replay’ – also up three to No.3 with 14,385 sales.
Black Eyed Peas score themselves another Aussie top ten hit with ‘Rock That Body’. It moves into the No.8 position with 8730 sales, while the Guy/Jordin duet ‘Art Of Love’ edges it’s way back towards the top ten.
David Guetta’s back in the top 20 – at No.17 – with Kid Cudi and ‘Memories’ (4682 sales) and Jay Sean makes an impressive 11 place leap to No.18 with ‘Do You Remember?’ (4499 sales).
Muse’s ‘Undisclosed Desires’ hits a new peak of No.25 (3763 sales), Vanessa Amorosi bullets into the top 50 at No.29 with her single ‘Hazardous’ (2794 sales), Justin Bieber sells 2729 copies of ‘One Time’ and Sia scores her highest charting single to date with ‘You’ve Changed’, up to No.31 this week with 2677 sales.
Richard Vission also continues his march up the charts with the bangin’ ‘I Like That’ – up from No.52 last week to No.35 this week (2320 sales), while Sam Clark benefits from more strong physical sales in Queensland to jump up to No.39 with ‘Broken’ (2177).
Outside the top 50, Chuckie ftg. LMFAO comes into the top 100 at No.55 with ‘Let The Bass Kick In Miami Bitch’ (1580 sales), Muse is ‘Uprising’ with their previous single – up to No.60 (1482) and teen star Selena Gomez hits the top 100 at No.82 with ‘Naturally’ (1131 sales).
There are also new entries from Hilltop Hoods (‘The Nosebleed Section’ at No.87 – 1092 sales), Kid Cudi (‘Pursuit Of Happiness’ at No.89 – 1074 sales), The Fray (‘Never Say Never’ at No.90 – 1055 sales) and Mumford & Sons (‘The Cave’ at No.91 – 1049 sales).
ALBUMS : SuBo continues to reign supreme on the albums chart this week with a further 16,137 copies of her debut album walking out of retail. But country trio The McClymonts have a strong debut in the No.2 spot. Sadly, they weren’t really anywhere near Ms Boyle’s sales – almost 10,000 behind – with 6925 copies sold of their new album ‘Wrapped Up Good’.
‘Them Crooked Vultures move back into the top ten (at No.10) with their self-titled LP – and another 2544 sales.
Muse benefits from their Big Day Out inclusion with a ten place jump for their latest album ‘The Resistance’ – 2069 people bought it last week, while The Temper Trap album ‘Conditions’ is just seven places away from it’s peak of No.9 so far (1964 sales).
The Alvin & The Chipmunks ‘Squeakquel’ soundtrack is up to No.22 (1643 sales), Owl City’s dominance of the singles chart sees his LP ‘Ocean Eyes’ finally start getting some album chart attention (up to No.25 – 1490 sales) and the Brand Nue Dae soundtrack races into the top 100 at No.29 (1282 sales).
Taking advantage of the low post-Christmas sales, Shock’s The Sunny Cowgirls debut at a very respectable No.33 with ‘Summer’ (1184 sales), Kasabian is back in the top 50 (No.41 with ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ – 998 sales), Spoon debuts at No.47 with ‘Transference’ (888 sales) and Florence & The Machine are back in the top 50 at No.48 with ‘Lungs’ (880 sales).
Outside the top 50, Adam Harvey’s album benefits from the repackage, re-entering at No.54 (787 sales), Passion Pit’s album ‘Manners’ is back up to No.58 (737 sales), Paolo Nutini’s ‘Sunny Side Up’ re-enters at No.67 (626 sales) and Ronan Keating’s ‘Stay’ is back in at No.75 (580 copies).
Debuts for Justin Bieber (‘My World’ at No.79 – 546 sales) and McAlister Kemp (‘All Kinds Of Tough’ at No.93 – 452 copies).