As mentioned, LMFAO’s new single ‘Sexy And I Know It’ notches up a third week on top of the ARIA singles chart this week, with Rihanna and Calvin Harris also remaining steady.
Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera seem to be back in favour, however, moving like Jagger back up to No.3 and notching up their fifth platinum accreditation for sales of more than 350,000 copies. Kudos too to Gym Class Heroes, who along with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, also score a platinum notch on their belt.
Jason Derulo (in position ten) goes from gold to double platinum in the space of a week (obviously adjusted).
David Guetta and Usher see a resurgence, Ed Sheeran’s catapulted into the top 20 and Coldplay finally cracks the top 20 with ‘Paradise’ – up to a new peak of No.18.
Aloe Blacc’s arrival in the country corresponds with a 24 place jump for his hit ‘I Need A Dollar’ (up to No.26), Taio Cruz & Flo Rida jump 20 spots to No.27 with ‘Hangover’ and Coldplay re-enters the top 100 at No.32 with ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’.
Ricki-Lee’s new single ‘Raining Diamonds’ reaches a new peak of No.55, but staggeringly, the week’s highest new entry comes courtesy of Justin Bieber all the way down at No.58 with ‘The Christmas Song’, featuring a guest spot from Usher.
Cold Chisel’s ‘Flame Trees’ is back in at No.66, Lloyd ftg. Andre 3000 & Lil Wayne are in at No.67 with ‘Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)’ and Coldplay’s re-emergences keep coming with ‘Viva La Vida’ poking its head back in at No.72.
San Cisco’s ‘Awkward’ debuts at No.74, Darren Hayes’ ‘Bloodstained Heart’ debuts at No.80 and there are re-entries from Eminem (‘Lose Yourself’ at No.82), Avalanche City (‘Love Love Love’ at No.86), Lil Wayne (‘Mirror’ at No.94) and 360 ftg. Gossling (‘Boys Like You’ at No.98). The Wanted just scrape into the top 100 with a debut at No.99 for new single ‘Lightning’.
Not such good news for the Aussies though, with latest tracks from Sneaky Sound System, Elen Levon, Vanessa Amorosi, Short Stack and Israel Cruz all dropping out of the top 100.
Australia’s got a new No.1 album! Coldplay has debuted atop the ARIA albums chart with their new long player ‘Mylo Xyloto’. It’s now their fourth consecutive No.1 album in Australia and debuts with a gold accreditation against it (for sales into stores of more than 35,000 copies).
And yes Adele is relegated to the No.2 position, but it’s not all bad news – ’cause ’21’ this week notches up a very impressive eighth platinum accreditation (more than 560,000 copies sold down under – her record company Remote Control tells us it’s up to 600,000 now).
No accreditations thus far for Kelly Clarkson’s new album ‘Stronger’, however, despite an impressive No.3 debut and we’re similarly pleased as punch for Darren Hayes, who scores himself a top ten album with ‘Secret Codes & Battleships’, which debuts in the No.10 spot.
We were first in the world with the Tom Waits album news (and were subsequently asked to take it down) but October 21 it was all along and this week his fans have snapped it up sufficiently that it debuts at No.11.
Justice’s ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ also debuts in the top 20 – No.18 to be precise – 43 places higher than their previous album’s peak.
Washington’s ‘Insomnia’ EP debuts at No.24 (we had trouble finding copies last week), Maroon 5’s ‘Hands All Over’ is heading back up and Husky’s ‘Forever So’ is in at No.33.
The Aloe Blacc repackage works a treat – the album ‘Good Things’ re-entering at No.34, while the latest INXS best-of is in at No.39 and albums from Ed Sheeran, Crowded House and Katy Perry all sneak back into the top 50.
Outside the top 50, Georgia Fair’s new album ‘All Though Winter’ is in at No.61, Tonight Alive might be scared of chart performances as their latest ‘What Are You So Scared Of?’ drops from No.15 to No.65 (ouch), so too Bjork and ‘Biophilia’ – No.31 last week, No.69 this, Meatloaf’s ‘Hell In A Handbasket’ – No.32 last week, No.81 this week and Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘American Capitalist’ – down from No.50 to No.100.
No other debuts in the top 100, but ‘The Essential Bob Dylan’ raises its top 100 head again at No.99.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.