Australia’s done it again – heralding new beginnings with a new No.1 single and a new No.1 album both in the same week. EMI will be celebrating with a massive No.1 debut for Aussie siblings Angus & Julia Stone.
SINGLES : The train has finally pulled into the station. US outfit Train has finally seen their new single ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ make the No.1 position after slowly climbing the chart over the past few weeks. It sold a respectable 18,348 copies last week, more than 4000 copies ahead of the No.2 placed Jason Derulo.
Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’ slips down two positions to No.3 (13,681 sales), while Cheryl Cole pops into the top five at No.5 with ‘3 Words’ (9382 sales).
No.6 through to No.9 are separated by just 527 copies. Iyaz’s ‘Replay’ with 8892 sales, Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’ with 8365 sales.
The Black Eyed Peas move ever closer to yet another top ten berth with their track ‘Imma Be’. It’s up five more places this week to No.12 with 6294 sales, just two copies behind Timbaland in the No.11 spot.
Justin Bieber moves into the top 20 with a little help from Ludacris and the track ‘Baby’. It sold 4655 copies last week, while Adam Lambert’s single ‘Whataya Want From Me’ moves up three places to No.23 (4025 sales).
Florence & The Machine moves up to No.30 with ‘You’ve Got The Love’ – with 2957 sales and Black Eyed Peas’ previous hit ‘I Gotta Feeling’ refuses to go away – after 41 weeks on the charts, it’s moved back up to No.33.
Lifehouse’s ‘Halfway Gone’ moves up nine places to No.38 (2217 sales), The Only debuts at No.43 with ‘The Only F*cking Rave Party’ with 1911 sales, Kisschasy makes a top 50 splash at No.44 with ‘Dinosaur’ (1819 sales) and Paramore also debuts – with ‘The Only Exception’ (No.47 with 1717 sales).
Outside the top 50, Owl City’s ‘Fireflies’ follow-up ‘Vanilla Twilight’ moves up to No.59 (1390 sales), Bluejuice’s ‘Ain’t Telling The Truth’ is up 18 places to No.64 (1181 copies) and Lady Gaga’s singles make a move back up with the singer now touring.
T-Rek’s ‘Out My Bitch’ debuts at No.91 (868 sales) and OK Go’s ‘This Too Shall Pass’ makes a debut at No.97 after the debut of the incredible clip.
ALBUMS : There’ll be some hangover nursing in Newport this morning after brother and sister combo Angus & Julia Stone debuted in the No.1 position on the ARIA albums chart with their new long player ‘Down The Way’. And it did so with some decent numbers – 13,501 copies to be precise. Gorillaz debuted at No.1 last week with almost half that number.
Lady Gaga moves back up to No.2 with ‘The Fame Monster’ now that she’s in the country – sales of 5798 copies a long way behind Angus & Julia, and last week’s No.1 slips to No.3. It’s the Gorillaz with ‘Plastic Beach’ (5200 sales).
Sony’s steeds are next; Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Valleys Of Neptune’ debuts at No.8 (3332 sales), Hoodoo Gurus’ ‘Purity Of Essence’ debuts at No.16 (1701 sales) and Broken Bells’ self-titled set comes in at No.20 (1541 sales).
The Train album joins the Train single in continuing it’s march up the charts – ‘Save Me, San Francisco’ is up 12 places to No.24 (1184 sales), with the ‘Almost Alice’ soundtrack debuting at No.32 (1063 sales).
White Stripes’ new EP ‘Under Great White Northern Lights’ debuts at No.33 for Inertia (1063 sales), Lisa Mitchell’s album ‘Wonder’ bullets from No.73 to No.35 (1022 sales) and Hillsong comes in at No.37 with ‘Faith + Love + Hope’ (966 sales).
There’s some action for a selection of classic albums thanks to some nice price campaigns, including Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’, which comes in at No.42 and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Chronicle’ best of at No.47.
The Vasco Era debuts at No.48 (816 sales) and Evermore debuts with ‘Evermore’ at No.50 (771 sales).
Outside the top 50, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Love Never Dies’ soundtrack debuts at No.53 (753 sales), Calling All Cars’ album ‘Hold, Hold, Fire’ is in at No.72 (596 sales) and Melody Gardot’s ‘My One And Only Thrill’ plummets from No.28 to No.96 after the conclusion of her Aussie visit!