It was bound to happen sooner or later – Susan Boyle has finally been toppled from the peak of the ARIA albums chart after eleven big weeks. And it took British outfit Mumford & Sons to do it.
Meanwhile over on the singles chart, it’s Iyaz who maintains No.1.
SINGLES : Iyaz maintains his spot at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart for a second week in a row with his single ‘Replay’. It sold an impressive 17,156 copies in the past week to remain steady ahead of Owl City’s ‘Fireflies’ at No.2 (15,129 sales) and Ke$ha’s ‘Blah Blah Blah’ in at No.3 (10,467 sales).
Making a move up the chart, however, is David Guetta’s latest single (with Kid Cudi) ‘Memories’. It rises a further five places this week to now snatch a top five berth – at No.4 (9503 sales).
Brand new into the chart is Taylor Swift. The single ‘Today Was A Fairytale’, lifted from the soundtrack to new film Valentines Day, was a big success at radio and is now a big success at retail – debuting at No.6 with 8645 sales. Jay Sean also rises.
Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ finally begins to sink – dropping six places to No.12, while her other top 20 single ‘Telephone’ rises two to No.14.
The Midnight Beast’s parody of Ke$ha’s mega-hit ‘Tik Tok’ has struck a chord – debuting in the No.16 position with 5158 sales, with Rihanna just one spot behind – entering the top 20 for the first time with her new single ‘Rude Boy’ (4967 sales).
Gabriella Cilmi debuts just inside the top 20 with her hot new single ‘On A Mission’ – No.19 with 4842 sales.
Further down, Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole debuts at No.25 with her inaugural Aussie solo offering ‘3 Words’ (3313 sales), TV Rock debuts at No.37 with ‘In The Air’ off the back of heavy promotion via the So You Think You Can Dance TV promos (2437 sales) and Taylor Swift’s visit to our shores has seen two of her previous singles (‘You Belong With Me’ and ‘Love Story’) race back into the top 50 at Nos.43 and 46 respectively.
Outside the top 50, Florence & The Machine edge ever closer with ‘You Got The Love’ – it’s up to No.52 this week (1663 sales), Pitbull’s new single ‘Shut It Down’ debuts at No.56 (1558 sales) and k-os’s ‘I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman’ rises further – up ten places to No.61 (1465 sales).
There are two top 100 debuts for the Black Eyed Peas – No.66 for ‘Showdown’ with 1290 sales, and another at No.75 for ‘Imma Be’ with 1155 sales.
Passion Pit’s single ‘Little Secrets’ sinks like a stone after they cancelled their forthcoming visit – down 32 places to No.80, Justin Bieber’s ‘One Less Lonely Girl’ makes it at No.91 (937 sales) and Kisschasy’s ‘Dinosaur’ debuts right down the end at No.100 (756 sales).
ALBUMS : SuBo’s reign atop the ARIA albums chart is finally over, with UK outfit Mumford & Sons replacing her in the No.1 position. Their album ‘Sigh No More’ sold 7891 copies last week, easily accounting for Susan’s 6439 sales.
Taylor Swift moved up to No.3 with her album ‘Fearless’ on the back of her Aussie visit. It sold a further 6376 copies this week.
Massive Attack’s highly anticipated new album ‘Heligoland’ debuted at No.8 with just 2965 copies in the bag, with Birds Of Tokyo not too far behind with their new offering ‘The Broken Strings Tour’ (No.11 with 2390 sales).
Rob Thomas’ Aussie tour finally start paying some dividends in the shops. His most recent offering ‘Cradlesong’ moves up to No.17 (2054 sales). The same goes for AC/DC – ‘Black Ice’ up 31 places to No.23 (1473 sales).
Vanessa Amorosi’s album ‘Hazardous’ jumps 15 to No.26, country outfit Gloriana rockets into the top 50 at No.43 (913 sales), and Nick Jonas and his new band The Administration debut at No.46 with ‘Who I Am’ (805 sales).
Lil Wayne just misses out on the top 50 with his long overdue album ‘Rebirth’. It manages No.51 with 778 sales – just five behind Angus & Julia Stone in No.50.
k.d.Lang’s best-of ‘Recollection’ debuts at No.56 with 716 sales – expected to rise next week on the back of her performance of ‘Hallelujah’ at the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Further down, Taylor Swift’s self-titled album is back in the chart mix at No.59, Yeasayer debuts at No.66 with ‘Odd Blood’ (633 sales), Jay Sean’s ‘All Or Nothing’ pops in at No.67 (630 sales) and Celtic Woman’s ‘Songs From The Heart’ is in at No.77 (539 copies).
The soundtrack to ‘Valentine’s Day’ rounds out the top 100 debuts – at No.94 (439 sales).