Look at the girl go! Right from the get-go this week, there was really no doubting that Barbadian singer Rihanna was going to hit the top of the ARIA singles chart with her very pop new single ‘Only Girl (In The World)’. But how many downloads did she sell? Let’s find out in this week’s Chart Watch!
SINGLES : Well yes, Ri-Ri did indeed debut with a very big bang – in at No.1 first week with her new single ‘Only Girl (In The World)’. She sold a respectable 22,621 copies of the song in its very first week on sale – a rather strong effort. Taio’s ‘Dynamite’ moves down the one position, still with 18,751 copies in the bag and Usher is steady at No.3 with 15,990 sales of ‘DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love’.
Mike Poster moves up another three spots with ‘Cooler Than Me’ (13,166 sales) – it seems like an eternity that Sony has been working this single and all that hard work is finally paying off.
Outside the top ten, Bird Of Tokyo surge again – up to No.14 with ‘Plans’, Kings Of Leon debut in the No.19 position with ‘Radioactive’ (4770 sales), while will.i.am and Nicki Minaj debut just two spots lower down with 4434 sales.
Had Jess Mauboy been allowed to debut with her new tune ‘Get ‘Em Girls’, she’d have come in around the No.23 mark with approximately 4300 sales, though because we’re not privy to that information, we can’t give you an accurate figure.
Through its use on the Glee comeback episode, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State Of Mind’ makes a re-entry into the top 30 at No.25, while the Potbelleez are finally getting some chart love for their single ‘Hello’ – up to No.26.
Speaking of ‘Empire State Of Mind’, we’re ready for another ‘Glee’ chart invasion with the return of the series to Network Ten and ‘Empire State Of Mind’ is just the start. In at No.40 first week with 2589 sales, though behind the original.
Brian & Delta are finally in the top 50 with new single ‘Mistakes’ – 2475 sales there – and two more top 50 Glee debuts (No.45 with ‘Telephone’ – 2177 sales – and No.50 with ‘Billionaire’ – 1861 sales).
Outside the top 50, seems like Adam Lambert’s single ‘Whataya Want From Me’ has had a little second win this week, moving up 13 spots to No.51, Maroon 5’s ‘Misery’ is up ten to No.57 and on the back of its use in a performance on X Factor, Daniel Merriweather’s stunning, criminally ignored single ‘Red’ gets higher than Universal could ever get it – No.65 with 1579 sales.
Travie McCoy’s new single ‘We’ll Be Alright’ is in at No.83 (1083 sales), Thirsty Merc’s single ‘All My Life’ debuting at No.84 (1073 sales) gives Warner a back to back, Kings Of Leon’s ‘Sex On Fire’ refuses to go away, back in the top 100 mix at No.85, and there are debuts for Glee (‘Listen’ at No.91 with 1019 sales), Adrian Lux (‘Teenage Crime’ at No.92 with 990 sales), Enrique Iglesias and Nicole Scherzinger (‘Heartbeat’ at No.95 with 953 sales) and Lil Wayne with Drake (‘Right Above It’ at No.98 with 930 sales).
ALBUMS : On the albums side of the draw this week, Linkin Park holds on for a second week on top, still selling almost double the No.2 album – Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’. Linkin – 10,181, Katy – 5574.
Spookily again this week, it’s the odd numbers in the top ten that have the debuts. Kasey Chambers debuts in the No.3 spot with ‘Little Bird’ (5094 sales), Santana debuts at No.5 with ‘Guitar Heaven’ (4419 copies), Maroon 5 is in at No.7 with ‘Hands All Over’ (3640 sales) and Phil Collins’ new album ‘Going Back’ debuts in the No.9 spot with 2666 sales.
Tim McGraw’s ‘Southern Voice’ benefits even more from the repackage – up to No.12 with ‘Southern Voice’ with almost half of all those sales coming from Queensland.
Metallica’s highly collectable ‘Six Feet Down Under’ EP plops in at No.17 (1963 copies), while more Tim McGraw action at No.19 with ‘Greatest Hits Volumes 1, 2 and 3’ hammering its way into the top 50 at No.19 – again, almost half of all sales in Queensland.
Not such good news though for Interpol, Grinderman and Brandon Flowers, whose albums all plummet – by 15, 15 and 17 spots respectively.
With the buzz surrounding their new album growing by the day, people have all of a sudden discovered Kings Of Leon’s last album ‘Only By The Night’ again – back into the top 50 mix at No.43 (849 sales), and it’s followed by the Doors’ best-of, Glee 3, Blue King Brown, U2 and Pink.
Outside the top 50, a big move for Thirsty Merc’s album ‘Mousetrap Heart – up 41 spots to No.54, the Fleetwood Mac best-of is back – at No.74, so too Gaga’s original ‘The Fame’ (No.81) and SuBo’s ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ (No.85).
The ‘Camp Rock 2’ soundtrack struggles into the top 100 – just – at No.98 with 434 sales.