Some movements in the top fives on both the singles and albums chart this week, with poor Short Stack dropping dramatically from their No.4 singles debut last week. Meantime, Rihanna’s still selling close to 20,000 copies a week of her latest single, but she’ll have trouble keeping top spot with stiff competition from Pink expected on next week’s chart.
SINGLES : So Rihanna is still in the number one position with her latest single ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ and it’s still selling close to 20,000 copies in a week. This week it’s 19,631 copies.
Bruno Mars moves a little closer to the top spot with ‘Just The Way You Are’, up one spot to No.2, though he’s still a couple of thousand sales behind – at 17,206 sales.
Mike Posner and Cee-Lo Green move into the top five with ‘Cooler Than Me’ and ‘FU’ at Nos.4 and 5 respectively. They’re on 13,591 sales and 11,880 sales.
And Nelly’s into the top ten with his new single ‘Just A Dream’. Plonking into the No.8 position this week with 10,616 copies down.
Birds Of Tokyo move up to No.11 and fellow Aussie Zoe Badwi moves into the top 20 and a new peak of No.16 for her single ‘Freefallin’.
Little Red’s ‘Rock It’ soars to No.19, while Short Stack’s ‘Planets’ slumps 16 places to No.20 after their fans went on a buying spree last week.
Justice Crew and Paramore surge – to No.26 and No.27 respectively, while Scarlett Belle score their highest chart position to date with ‘Freak Tonight’. It’s up at No.30 this week with 3166 sales.
The Glee Cast’s version of Britney’s ‘Toxic’ is into the top 50 at No.37 (up from No.53 last week) and the week’s highest debut proper comes courtesy of The Jezabels down in No.40 with ‘Dark Storm’ (2276 sales).
There’s re-emergences from both Bliss & Eso and Angus & Julia Stone and Adam Lambert pops into the top 50 for the first time at No.49 with his third Aussie single ‘For Your Entertainment’ (1858 sales).
Outside the top 50, Eminem debuts at No.51 with his new single ‘No Love’ (featuring a guest vocal by Lil Wayne) and 1748 sales, The Ting Tings’ latest track ‘Hands’ is up 26 places to No.57, while the Glee Cast’s version of ‘Empire State Of Mind’ plummets from No.20 to No.59.
Enrique’s new single with former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger moves up 17 spots to No.61, New Boyz ftg. Iyaz plops in for the first time at No.67 with ‘Break My Bank’ (1362 sales) and Amy Meredith’s new single ‘Young At Heart’ debuts at No.68 (1334 sales).
Glee’s version of ‘Telephone’ is down 42 spots to No.72, their version of ‘Billionaire’ is also down – 43 spots to No.77 and Ne-Yo’s ‘One In A Million’ races back into the top 100 at No.78 (1135 sales).
Travie McCoy’s ‘We’ll Be Alright’ debuts in the top 100 at No.80 (1108 sales), Florence & The Machine’s ‘Dog Days Are Over’ is in at No.82 (1085 sales), The Script’s promotional visit pays off for their megahit ‘Breakeven’ (back in at No.85) and Chiddy Bang’s ‘Opposite Of Adults’ is in at No.91 (1008 sales).
ALBUMS : On the albums side of things, plenty of debuts in the top 100 this week, but the No.1 remains very much the same, with Linkin Park continuing to lead the pack with their album ‘A Thousand Suns’ (4056 sales).
With slow sales on the LP charts, Eminem’s crept back into the No.2 position with ‘Recovery’ and Phil Collins shoots up six spots from last week’s No.9 debut with another 3384 copies in the kit.
New at No.7 is Bag Raiders’ brand new album – a great result for the team at Modular, with 2861 copies sold.
Adam Lambert’s repackage and impending tour are doing the trick for his album ‘For Your Entertainment’ – it surges to a new peak of No.12 this week with another 1731 copies down, while Marcia Hines’ tribute album to Carole King ‘Marcia Sings Tapestry’ comes in at No.16 (1566 sales).
Jimmy Eat World debuts at No.20 with ‘Invented’ (1460 copies), Hungry Kids Of Hungary’s ‘Escapades’ is in at No.23 with 1215 first week sales, John Lennon’s ‘Power To The People’ best-of comes in at No.25 (1200 copies) and Lior’s new album ‘Tumbling Into The Dawn’ pops in at No.26 (1189 sales).
The top 40 debuts are rounded out with Ben Folds & Nick Hornby (‘Lonely Avenue’ at No.38 with 900 sales), Ou Est Le Swimming Pool (‘The Golden Year’ at No.39 with 899 sales) and the Jersey Boys soundtrack (No.40 with 879 sales).
Neil Young’s album ‘Le Noise’ moves up from No.83 last week to No.44 this week, while Cam Henderson’s album ‘Angel Without Wings’ debuts at No.45 (818 sales).
Outside the top 50, a re-package for Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Planet Country’ does the trick – the album re-entering the charts at No.56 (691 sales), Chiddy Bang’s ‘The Preview’ spends its first week on the charts at No.59 (650 sales) and Tim McGraw’s ‘Southern Voice’ drops from No.27 to No.61.
With a national tour, Simply Red’s best-of ‘The Greatest Hits 25’ is in at No.64 (599 sales), Joe Cocker’s ‘Hard Knocks’ comes in at No.71 (573 sales) and Kenny Chesney’s album ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ debuts at No.73 (555 sales).
A re-emergence by Sarah McLachlan’s album ‘Laws Of Illusion’ at No.86, a debut for Dimmu Borgir at No.87 (505 copies) and Michael Buble’s album ‘Crazy Love’ popping its head back in at No.98 (426 copies).