The Train is still at the station on the ARIA singles chart, but Lady Gaga finally gets a monster No.1 album down under on the back of her tour. But she wasn’t that far ahead of the No.2 spot. Here’s this week’s Chart Watch;
SINGLES : Train maintains their stranglehold on the Aussie No.1 position this week with their single ‘Hey, Soul Sister’. Though sales figures have petered off by over 3000 from last week’s figures. Still, 18,070 copies in a week’s not a bad effort.
Jason Derulo remains in the No.2 position, with 12,699 punters snapping up his former No.1 ‘In My Head’, but it’s the No.3 song (Richard Vission’s ‘I Like That’) that’s making it’s move – up a further four places this week to No.3 with 12,286 sales.
Gaga’s down to No.4 with ‘Telephone’ (10,927 sales) and David Guetta moves up to No.5 with ‘Memories’ (9551 copies).
Justin Bieber moves into the top ten (at No.6) with his single ‘Baby’, while B.o.B and Florence & The Machine both move into the top ten – at Nos.8 and 9 respectively.
Adam Lambert moves closer to the top ten with ‘Whataya Want From Me’ (up to No.11), while the week’s highest new entry comes courtesy of Usher and his new single ‘OMG’. It debuts in the No.15 position with 5841 sales.
Miley Cyrus gets another top 20 hit with ‘When I Look At You’ (up to No.19 with 4538 sales) and Lady Gaga’s into the top 30 again, this time with new single ‘Alejandro’ (up from No.49 to No.28 – 3332 sales).
The Temper Trap parks itself in the top 50 for the first time with new single ‘Love Lost’ debuting at No.32 (2794 sales), while Vanessa Amorosi scrapes in at No.50 with ‘Mr Mysterious’ (1675 sales) – up fifteen places from it’s top 100 debut last week.
Outside the top 50, Sean Kingston’s ‘Eenie Meenie’ sinks – from No.30 last week to No.53 this week, Calvin Harris’s ‘Flashback’ moves up to No.64 and Justin Bieber debuts at No.67 with ‘Never Let You Go’ (1122 sales).
T-Pain’s ‘Reverse Cowgirl’ is in at No.79 (965 sales), Pitbull’s ‘I Know You Want Me’ re-emerges at No.81, T-Rek’s ‘Out My Bitch’ is in at No.89 (878 sales), Justin Bieber makes another debut at No.96 with ‘Kiss And Tell’ (806 sales) and Robbie Williams pops in at No.98 with ‘Do You Mind?’ (803 sales).
ALBUMS : It’s a pretty slow sales week for albums. But Lady Gaga finally gets herself a well-deserved No.1 album in Australia with ‘The Fame Monster’. It drops over into the No.1 position this week by a bee’s dick more than 500 copies ahead of last week’s No.1, John Butler Trio’s ‘April Uprising’. Gaga 8834 to JBT 8325.
New at No.3 is Slash’s eponymous album with 6897 sales for the week, while Usher settles for a lucky No.7 debut for his newie ‘Raymond V Raymond’. But only 3262 copies were sold.
Aussie crooner David Campbell debuts at No.17 with his new album ‘On Broadway’ (2001 sales) and country star Alan Jackson’s latest ‘Freight Train’ is in at No.25 (1300 copies).
Michael Jackson’s ‘Essential’ set makes a move back up the chart – 18 places higher this week at No.32 (1015 sales), and there are top 50 re-emergences from Bob Dylan, the Glee soundtrack and Jeff Beck.
Outside the top 50, there’s a debut for The Dillinger Escape Plan – No.53 with 762 sales, while Goldfrapp’s album ‘Head First’ sinks like a stone after last week’s No.26 debut. It’s down 34 places in it’s second week.
Jonsi’s ‘Go’ debuts at No.75 (567 copies), Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings debut at No.77 (559 sales) and Alfredo Malabello heads into the top 100 at No.83 with 513 sales.