SINGLES : There’s still no displacing Usher from his No.1 mantle this week – and his single ‘OMG’ just continues to sell – almost 20,000 copies were bagged in the past week, taking total sales for the track in just 12 weeks to 185,583 copies. 19,934 people came to the party this week.
That’s not to say that B.o.B’s doing badly back in position No.2 with ‘Airplanes’. It’s still doing very well thankyou very much, with a further 16,110 copies in the kitty, while Katy Perry remains at No.3 with those ‘California Gurls’ (14,144 copies).
David Guetta is moving up slightly with his latest ‘Gettin’ Over You’. Up to No.6 this week on the back of 10,454 sales.
Travie McCoy moves into the top ten with his new track ‘Billionaire’ – 7386 people buying it last week, and Aussie outfit Amy Meredith head into the top ten on the back of plenty of TV linkage for their single ‘Lying’. It’s in at No.10 with 6587 sales.
Outside the ten, Enrique Iglesias is flying with his new single ‘I Like It’. Roping Pitbull into the mix for a single seems to be de rigueur at the moment, but it’s not hurting Enrique any – moving up 18 spots to No.14 this week with 4850 sales.
The Glee cast’s version of ‘Jessie’s Girl’ falls from No.8 to No.16 and Gaga’s ‘Alejandro’ rises slightly after last week’s reveal of the video clip.
Miley Cyrus’ ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ moves back into the top 20 – to No.20, while Scouting For Girls are knocking on the door one place behind her with former UK No.1 ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’.
Gold Coast teen and next big thing Cody Simpson settles for a No.25 debut for his single ‘iYiYi’. 3754 people snapped the single up in its first week on sale. It’s 11 places ahead of the next debut – for Uncle Kracker’s new single ‘Smile’ (2643 sales).
We don’t think we’ve ever heard of a news theme placing in the top 50 before, but the ABC has a hit on its hands with the Pendulum remix of its news theme – into the top 50 for the first time at No.38.
Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ pops its head back into the top 50 mix following the Glee episode, Muse re-emerges with ‘Neutron Star Collision’ at No.44 and Justin Bieber has another top 50 hit on his hands with new single ‘Never Say Never’. It debuts at No.45 with 1950 copies sold.
Just outside the top 50, jumps for Lady Antebellum (No.59 to No.50), Kisschasy (No.63 to No.52) and the Glee Cast’s version of ‘Safety Dance’ (No.91 to No.53).
Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State Of Mind Pt.II’ seems to be getting a second chart wind. After dropping out of the top 100 just a couple of weeks back, it’s back with a vengeance at No.61.
Radio’s criminally not supporting Kelly Rowland’s hot new single ‘Commander’, but people are buying it – the single rockets into the top 100 this week at No.64 with 1259 sales.
Local DJ Sgt.Slick also weaves his chart magic with latest club hit ‘Back On Black’ – in the mainstream chart mix at No.69 (1202 copies).
And Sony’s discounting of Alexandra Burke’s single ‘All Night Long’ over on it’s BanditFM site has paid dividends – it’s in the top 100 at No.71 (1198 sales).
Beyonce debuts at No.73 with ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’ (1177 sales), M.I.A. debuts at No.74 with ‘XXOO’ (1152 sales) and Train is in at No.76 with ‘If It’s Love’ (1121 sales).
There’s a debut for Jack Johnson (‘You And Your Heart’) at No.81 (1040 sales) – the same number of copies required to get Ricki-Lee’s ‘Can’t Touch It’ back into the top 100 on the back of its appearance on the ‘Sex And The City 2’ soundtrack.
The Glee cast debuts at No.91 (‘Dream On’) and No.97 (‘Poker Face’) and Gyroscope’s new single ‘Baby, I’m Gettin’ Better’ is in at No.96 (900 sales).
ALBUMS : With 6566 copies, Christina Aguilera would last week have bagged herself a No.1 album. But this week, with Jack Johnson and the Twilight Eclipse soundtrack also out, she has to settle for third position.
Jack Johnson follows the overseas lead by debuting at No.1 on the Australian album chart – selling 11,393 copies in its first week of sales.
The Twilight Eclipse soundtrack was just over 2000 copies behind with 9351 sales.
Glee – Showstoppers fell three places to No.4, but the ‘Sex And The City 2’ soundtrack moved up six places to now be inside the top ten at No.7.
Jason Derulo is back in the top ten with his self-titled set and the Foo Fighters’ best of also jumps after some retail discounting.
Pendulum’s album sinks from No.4 to No.18 in week No.3, Angus & Julia stone are down ten spots and Tame Impala drops 13 places to No.22.
With some heavy discounting and super two for one deals, best-ofs are back throughout the chart. Phil Collins, The Doors, Bruce Springsteen, Roy Orbison, Black Sabbath, Crowded House, Neil Diamond – all making their presence known on the top 50 this week.
Ash Grunwald debuts at No.31 with ‘Hot Mama Vibes’ (1324 sales), Muse’s ‘Resistance’ is back in the chart mix at No.35.
Outside the top 50, Paramore’s up to No.52 with ‘Brand New Eyes’, the ‘squeakquel’ soundtrack to ‘Alvin & The Chipmunks’ is up to No.56 and more best-ofs and classic albums permeating the chart.
There are also some alarmingly big drops this week – for Glee’s ‘The Power Of Madonna’ EP (No.33 to No.65), Gaga’s ‘The Remix’ (No.39 to No.66), Bullet For My Valentine’s ‘Fever’ (No.44 to No.71) and B.o.B’s ‘The Adventures Of Bobby Ray’ (No.53 to No.79. But spare a thought for Mark Vincent, MIdnight Juggernauts, Vanessa Amorosi and Lisa Mitchell, who see their albums plummet by 47, 66, 47 and 39 places respectively. Ouch.