No change this week at the top of the ARIA albums and singles charts, with Lady Gaga and Brian McFadden respectively still holding firm, but quite a number of debuts and big moves, so let’s check them out in our (belated) chart watch.
SINGLES : Brian McFadden has done it again – holding off all comers to stay steady on top of the ARIA singles chart for the second successive week – and with another 20,550 sales in the bag, his new single ‘Just Say So’ is now a gold certified single after just two weeks on sale.
Even Lady Gaga with her catchy new single ‘Alejandro’ has to settle for second place with 16,002 sales, displacing Train’s former No.1 single ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ to No.3 (15,329 sales).
Adam Lambert moves silently up one place to No.4 with ‘Whataya Want From Me’ (12,422) and Richard Vission drops two places to No.5 with ‘I Like That’ (12,042 sales).
Vanessa Amorosi makes a rather fab 21 place jump – up to No.13 with ‘Mr Mysterious’ (6334 sales) and David Guetta also impresses with ‘Gettin’ Over You’ – up 23 places to No.20.
Taio Cruz is knocking on the door of the top 20 with his single ‘Break Your Heart – up to No.29, while Yolanda Be Cool debuts at No.25 with ‘We No Speak No Americano’ (3272 copies).
The Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition’ moves back up – to No.32 – just two places ahead of the band’s latest single ‘Love Lost’, and Jet moves into the top 50 for the first time with ‘Seventeen’ – at No.40 (2430 sales).
T-Pain also debuts with ‘Take Your Shirt Off’ at No.42 (2284 sales), while Powderfinger and Kisschasy pop back in at Nos.45 and 47 respectively.
Outside the 50, Ludacris makes a move – up to No.54 with his single ‘How Low’, Powderfinger’s classic ‘My Happiness’ is back in at No.63 on the back of their final tour announcement and Jack Johnson’s ‘You And Your Heart’ is up from No.94 to No.66.
A No.70 debut for Tinie Tempah with ‘Pass Out’ (1057 sales), a No.71 debut for Lisa Mitchell with ‘Oh! Hark!’ (1022 sales) and Lil Wayne pops in at No.80 with ‘Drop The World’ (933 sales).
LMFO is in at No.91 with ‘Shots’ (824 copies) and Counting Crows rocket into the 100 at No.96 with ‘Colourblind’ (790 sales).
ALBUMS : On the albums side of the draw, it’s Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame Monster’ that holds steady this week – selling a further 6641 copies for a No.1 place. But look out Gaga, Subo’s on the prowl, moving up two spots with her re-packaged ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ to No.2 (5648 sales).
JBT is down to No.3 (4347 sales) and Mumford & Sons is up to No.4 (3987 sales).
Last year’s ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ winner Mark Vincent debuts at No.5 with his new album ‘Compass’. It sold 3915 copies for the place.
Powderfinger’s ‘Golden Rule’ moves up 12 places to No.12 after last week’s announcement (1958 sales), INXS’s ‘Platinum’ set debuts at No.21 (1470 sales), and Adam Lambert’s ‘For Your Entertainment jumps ten places to No.27.
Vanessa Amorosi’s album ‘Hazardous’ moves back into the top 50 at No.34, so too Jet’s album ‘Shaka Rock’ – up 57 places to No.40 – and Guy Sebastian’s ‘Like It Like That’ (No.49).
With Regina Spektor in the country touring, her album ‘Far’ re-emerges in the top 100 – at No.52 (653 sales). The same deal with Jamie Cullum’s album ‘The Pursuit’ – back into the top 100 at No.60.
Doris Day’s ‘Hits, Hollywood & Broadway’ is in the top 100 at No.68 (566 sales), Eric Hutchinson moves back in to No.78 and Bieber fever sees ‘My Worlds’ back into the top 100 at No.82 (461 sales).