After notching up the record for the longest run at No.1 for an Aussie artist since 1997 (Savage Garden’s ‘Truly Madly Deeply’) last week, Gotye and Kimbra maintain their heading in the top spot this week with ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. It’s now just one week shy of the Savage Garden mark – and notches up a four times platinum accreditation in the process (280,000 copies).
Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera maintain their No.2 position for another week, while Cobra Starship moves up one place into the No.3 spot and David Guetta moves into the No.5 spot with ‘Titanium’ (and our own Sia, of course…).
Up into the top ten this week are Hot Chelle Rae’s ‘Tonight Tonight’ (No.7) and Gym Class Heroes’ ‘Stereo Hearts’ (No.9), with Adele looking likely for a top ten placing next week for ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ – up six spots to No.11.
Alexandra Stan’s ‘Mr.Saxobeat’ makes the top 20 (No.19) and British boyband The Wanted score a top 20 hit on the back of their Aussie promo visit (up 16 spots to No.20).
New to the 50 are LMFAO’s ‘Sexy And You Know It’ (No.36), Nero’s ‘Promises’ (No.38), Dev’s ‘In The Dark’ (No.46), Sean Paul and Alexis Jordan’s ‘Got 2 Luv U’ (No.48) and Pete Murray’s ‘Free’ (No.50).
Highest debut proper for the week comes courtesy of Flo Rida, whose new single ‘Good Feeling’ makes it into the No.53 position, with Florence & The Machine’s ‘Shake It Out’ not far behind at No.58.
The Jezabels’ ‘Endless Summer’ surges impressively – up 35 spots to No.62, while David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Turn Me On’ drops 23 spots to No.75. Four more top 100 debuts this week come from Timbaland ftg. Pitbull (‘Pass At Me’ at No.89), New Boyz ftg. Chris Brown (‘Better With The Lights Off’ at No.90), Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse (‘Body & Soul’ at No.97) and Short Stack’s new single ‘Bang Bang Sexy’ (No.98).
Adele’s album ’21’ has now been in the charts for an extraordinary 35 weeks and it continues to sell; another week on top of the ARIA albums chart sees the album clocking more than half a million sales in Australia.
There’s a big debut for The Jezabels’s new album ‘Prisoner’ at No.2, while country stars Lady Antebellum have to make do with a No.5 debut for their new album ‘Own The Night’.
More debuts just outside the top ten, with Funkoars’ ‘The Quickening’ debuting at No.11, Opeth’s Heritage’ in at No.12 and the Pearl Jam ‘Twenty’ soundtrack coming in at No.14.
Jessie J’s album surges eight spots, Anthrax is in at No.35 with ‘Worship Music’, Bryan Adams’ ‘Bare Bones’ comes in at No.38 and New Empire scrapes into the top 40 on debut (at No.39) with ‘Symmetry’.
Outside the top 50, there’s a new entry for The Drums at No.61 (‘Portamento’), another one for We Came As Romans at No.72 (‘Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be’), a re-emergence of Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame Monster’ at No.82 and a debut at No.83 for Superheavy’s eponymously titled set.
There’s a big second week drop for The Devil Wears Prada (No.44 to No.96), a new entry for Avalanche City at No.97 (‘Our New Life Above The Ground’) and Staind’s new album ‘Staind’ scrapes in by the slimmest of margins – debuting at No.100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au from 6:30pm AEST each and every Sunday.