Things have settled down a little on the top of the ARIA singles and albums charts this week, with both No.1s staying unchanged. But there are a number of new entries, so let’s explore with this week’s Chart Watch.
SINGLES : Jason Derulo’s latest single ‘In My Head’ is still selling handsomely – another 16,268 copies this week to keep him atop the official ARIA singles chart. But for how much longer? Rihanna is making a big splash with her new single ‘Rude Boy’, which rockets up the top ten this week from No.8 to No.2 – 14,223 copies sold.
Iyaz’s ‘Replay’ moves down to No.3 with 13,445 sales while the rest of the top five remains unchanged – Owl City at No.4 and The Midnight Beast at No.05.
Up into the top ten for the first time is the new Lady Gaga single ‘Telephone’ – and it’s been a long time coming. After 14 weeks in the top 50, ‘Telephone’ finally scores itself a top ten placing – at No.8 with 8158 sales.
Bulleting into the top 50 at No.16 is the new single for Train ‘Hey, Soul Sister’. The Californian outfit sold 5348 copies of their new single to move up from their debut of No.72 last week.
Richard Vission’s new dancefloor stomper ‘I Like That’ parks itself in the No.20 position – up five places – and sells 4623 copies in the process, while Timbaland debuts six places below with a little help from Katy Perry. ‘If We Ever Meet Again’ piggy-backing previous single ‘Morning After Dark’ with 3670 sales.
Pitbull’s up nine places to No.28 with ‘Shut It Down’, Alicia Keys is up 13 places to No.29 and Florence & The Machine is up 15 places to No.35 with ‘You’ve Got The Love’.
Not such good news for the remake of ‘We Are The World’ or for k.d.Lang’s version of ‘Hallelujah’ – both suffering big drops on this week’s chart. ‘We Are The World’ sinks from No.18 to No.40, ‘Hallelujah’ drops from No.19 to No.42. Even the new version of ‘Everybody Hurts’ drops – from No.28 to No.44.
Sidney Samson is in the chart action at No.48 with ‘Let’s Go’ (1962 sales) and Jay-Z with Mr.Hudson debut at No.50 with ‘Young Forever’ (1945 sales).
Outside the top 50, Gossip’s Aussie visit pays dividends, with single ‘Love Long Distance’ moving back into the top 100 at No.57 (1441 sales), Operator Please’s ‘Logic’ moving up 15 places to No.58 (1421 sales) and Evermore’s new single ‘Underground’ debuting in the No.70 position (1249 sales).
Black Eyed Peas re-emerge in the top 100 at No.71 with new single ‘Imma Be’ (1234 sales), while Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State Of Mind Pt.II’ pops in at No.75 (1193 sales).
TV Rock’s ‘In The Air’ has plummeted from No.39 to No.76, Kisschasy’s ‘Dinosaur’ re-emerges at No.77 and Guy Sebastian’s new single ‘All To Myself’ debuts at No.99 (864 sales).
ALBUMS : On the albums side, Mumford & Sons clock up their third week on top of the ARIA album chart with their long player ‘Sigh No More’. However, it only sold 6673 copies to keep it’s place. Only 2617 copies separated first place with fifth place this week. k.d.Lang moved up to No.2 (6083 sales), Susan Boyle dropped to No.2 (4480 sales), Gaga moved up to No.4 (4077 sales) and Taylor Swift stayed put at No.5 (4056 sales).
Florence & The Machine moves into the top ten with ‘Lungs’ at No.8 (2421 sales), Triple J’s tribute to Paul Kelly debuts at No.11 with 2158 sales and Rihanna’s ‘Rated R’ moves up from No.21 to No.13 (2104 sales).
Eddy Current Supression Ring benefits from the slow sales with a top 20 placing for their new album ‘Rush To Relax’. It’s in at No.20 with 1481 sales.
Johnny Cash’s ‘American VI’ debuts at No.22 (1318 sales), George Michael’s repackaged ‘Twenty Five’ moves up from No.49 to No.24 (1302 sales) and Massive Attack’s ‘Heligoland’ drops from No.15 to No.29 (1146 sales).
Whitney’s husky vocals doesn’t seem to be affecting her album sales – ‘The Ultimate Collection’ is up into the top 50 again this week at No.34 (919 sales), Cliff Richard debuts in the top 50 with The Shadows and ‘Reunited’ (863 sales) and AC/DC are back in the top 50 (and ‘Back In Black’) at No.44 (771 sales).
Diana Krall also re-emerges on the back of her tour with Madeleine Peyroux and Melody Gardot – No.49 with ‘Quiet Nights’ (724 sales), Melody also benefits with her album ‘My One And Only Thrill’ back up to No.66 (565 sales).
The Sunny Cowgirls are in at No.72 with ‘Summer’ (530 sales), Joanna Newsom debuts at No.74 (526 sales) and the Alkaline Trio debuts at No.94 with ‘This Addiction’ (417 sales).