It’s all about the lead-up to Mother’s Day in this week’s charts, with some of mum’s favourites heading back towards the top. We’ve got a new No.1 single and a returning No.1 album this week, so let’s peruse with this week’s Chart Watch.
SINGLES : Usher has finally dethroned Brian McFadden from the No.1 singles spot in Australia this week with his brand new single ‘OMG’. It’s a good sign for the US superstar, who will be in Australia next week for promotional duties. ‘OMG’ sold an impressive 19,732 copies last week to give Usher his second Aussie No.1 single.
Brian’s ‘Just Say So’ drops to No.2 – though another 13,696 copies went into the kitty, taking to 73,712 the number of copies sold since it’s debut (it’s now platinum).
B.o.B moves into the No.3 position with his first single ‘Nothin’ On You’ (10,936 sales), the first of two tracks by the artist impacting on this week’s chart, while Vanessa Amorosi hits a new peak of No.4 with her single ‘Mr.Mysterious’. It was just 164 copies away from the No.3 position.
Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ drops to No.5 post-visit and Jason Derulo’s new single ‘Ridin’ Solo’ moves into the top ten – up to No.7 this week on the back of 10,427 sales.
Just outside the top ten, k.d.Lang’s performance of the Leonard Cohen classic ‘Hallelujah’ on last weekend’s Logie Awards sends the single rocketing back into the top 100 – to No.13 with 6102 sales. Her best-of album also had a good week.
Eminem debuts at No.16 with ‘Not Afraid’ (5852 sales), Ke$ha’s third single ‘Your Love Is My Drug’ moves up eight spots to No.17 and B.o.B. scores his second top 20 hit with ‘Airplanes’ – debuting at No.18 (5112 sales).
Sean Kingston moves up seven spots to No.22 with ‘Eenie Meenie’, David Guetta’s ‘Memories’ falls 12 places to No.28 and another post-Logies improvement – this time for John Mayer’s single ‘Heartbreak Warfare’ which moves back into the top 50 at No.31 (2892 sales).
Perth outfit Pendulum’s new single ‘Watercolour’ comes in at the No.37 position – it sold 2272 copies in its first week, while the return of Glee to our TV screens has the track ‘Gives You Hell’ debuting in the top 50 at No.47 (1893 sales), just one spot higher than Iyaz’s new single ‘Solo’ (1860 sales).
Outside the top 50, the Glee Cast appear again in position #52 with ‘Like A Prayer’, impacting after the special Madonna episode with 1717 sales. Rihanna’s ‘Te Amo’ is in at No.60 (1501 sales), Paramore’s ‘The Only Exception’ moves up to No.62, and the Glee Cast are in the action again with ‘Hello, Goodbye’ moving up from No.83 to No.66.
Cheryl Cole’s new single ‘Fight For This Love’ debuts at No.76 this week – with 1117 people nabbing it from digital sources, the Glee Cast are back at No.79 with ‘Hello’ (1093 sales), while former UK No.1 ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’ by Scouting For Girls debuts at No.83 (964 sales).
There’s movement for Operator Please (‘Back And Forth’ up 12 places to No.84) and Jeff Buckley (‘Hallelujah’ back into the top 100 at No.86), plus Lady Antebellum is in at No.88 with ‘Need You Now’ (882 sales).
Regina Spektor rounds out the top 100 debut action at No.96 with ‘No Surprises’ (815 sales).
ALBUMS : After wowing national audiences at last weekend’s Logie Awards, Canadian songstress k.d.Lang returns to the top of the ARIA albums chart with her best of ‘Recollection’. An impressive 15,898 people snapped the album up last week – enough to see the LP move from No.15 back to No.1.
The repackage of Susan Boyle’s ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ which includes a DVD has also impacted this week – up to No.2 with 15,617 more sales, while Bieber Fever dies off slightly – the Bieb’s album ‘My Worlds’ dropping to No.3, but still with 10,552 copies sold within the week. The Mothers Day action leaves AC/DC to drop to No.4 with the ‘Iron Man 2’ soundtrack (9665 sales), and Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame Monster’ moves down to No.5.
David Campbell’s ‘On Broadway’ LP is up to No.7 pre-Mothers Day (6135 sales), with a debut from Andre Rieu at No.8 not too far behind in the sales stakes – 5405 sales.
Michael Buble also moves back into the top ten – No.9 with ‘Crazy Love’, and Melbourne outfit British India must be doing something right, with their album ‘Avalanche’ in at No.10 with 3363 sales.
New at No.12 is Lady Gaga’s ‘The Remix’ album – 3304 sales of that one, while Powderfinger continues to sell copies of their last album ‘Golden Rule’ – up ten spots to No.13.
Deftones debuts at No.22 with ‘Diamond Eyes’ (2316 sales), John Mayer’s ‘Battle Studies’ moves up 17 places post-Logies and Vanessa Amorosi’s album ‘Hazardous’ also heads back up – to No.24.
David Hobson has a No.25 debut on his hands with ‘The Enchanted Way’ (1995 copies sold) and even after an incredible 80 weeks on the charts, there’s no slowing down Pink’s ‘Funhouse’ in the No.28 position.
Doris Day makes a move (No.49 to No.29), Meatloaf heads the other way (No.16 to No.31) and B.o.B debuts with ‘The Adventures Of Bobby Ray’ at No.42 (1002 sales).
More top 50 debuts come from Court Yard Hounds (No.44 with ‘Court Yard Hounds’ – 977 sales), Sara Storer (No.45 with ‘Calling Me Home’ – 976 sales) and Hole (No.50 with ‘Nobody’s Daughter’ – 884 sales).
Outside the top 50, The Bloody Beetroots’ repackage of ‘Romborama’ seems to have done the trick – it’s back into the top 100 at No.51 (874 sales). Also doing the trick this week is Tina Arena’s performance on Hey Hey – her ‘Live : The Onstage Collection’ debuts at No.52 with 853 sales.
The Enya best-of is back – at No.64, Laura Marling’s album ‘I Speak Because I Can’ drops from No.37 to No.71, MGMT’s ‘Congratulations’ is down from No.39 to No.75 and Taylor Swift’s self-titled set is back in at No.78.
The week’s biggest top 100 drop comes from INXS – their ‘Platinum’ set plummets from No.21 to No.83.