There’s a look of familiarity to the No.1 positions this week, with both LMFAO (singles) and Adele (albums) hogging the charts with their respective releases. But in the lead-up to Christmas, the albums chart is swimming with debuts and over on the singles chart, a former Young Diva sees her new single debut.
LMFAO clocks up another week atop the ARIA singles chart with their track ‘Sexy And I Know It’. The single also picks up a little triangle next to it to go with a brand new platinum accreditation.
It’s a similar story for Rihanna and Calvin Harris, who’ve also notched up the platinum mark this week – in the No.2 spot with ‘We Found Love’.
The entire top five remains unchanged from last week, but Jason Derulo is back in the top ten with ‘It Girl’ (No.9) after his promotional trip.
Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’ moves back into the top 20 in a big hurry – up to No.13 – while some big digital sales on release see Justin Bieber’s ‘Mistletoe’ come in at No.20 on debut.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’ moves up eight spots to No.24, while T-Pain, Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen are up 15 places to No.29 with ‘5 O’Clock’.
Katy Perry surges with her latest single, while Coldplay spend their first week inside the top 50 with their new tune ‘Paradise’ – it’s up from No.53 last week to a new high of No.36 this week.
Nicole Scherzinger’s also finding favour with new single ‘Wet’ – up ten spots to No.39, while Taio Cruz and Flo Rida are in the chart mix, debuting at No.47 with ‘Hangover’.
Outside the top 50, club hit ‘Super Soaker’ by Super Soaker is in at No.52 on debut, while there are debuts at No.55 for former X Factor winner Altiyan Childs (‘Ordinary Man’) and at No.62 for former Idol star Ricki-Lee (‘Raining Diamonds’).
The Cranberries’ classic ‘Zombie’ is back in at No.69 (perhaps after Christina Parie’s performance on X Factor) and there are re-emergences at No.95 (Israel Cruz’ ‘Party Up’), No.96 (Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Gotta Feeling’), No.97 (Skrillex’ ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’) and No.100 (Cold Chisel’s ‘Khe Sanh’).
Still no budging Adele for the time being – ’21’ has now sold in excess of half a million copies in Australia alone – and is closing in on the eight times platinum mark.
No.2 on debut this week is the new best-of for Cold Chisel called ‘All For You’. It debuts with an impressive gold sales accreditation (that’s 35,000 copies in the shops).
Also on debut this week is the new album for Shannon Noll. ‘A Million Suns’ breaks Shannon’s run of top five albums thus far, debuting in the No.8 position.
Jason Derulo’s promo trip paid dividends on the albums chart too – his LP ‘Future History’ back in the top 20 (and into the top ten) at No.9 and Australia’s Got Talent contestant Mark Vincent scores himself another top ten album with ‘Songs From The Heart’ (No.10).
Lanie Lane’s debut long player is in at No.12, Tonight Alive’s ‘What Are You So Scared Of?’ impresses at No.15, Noel Gallagher’s ‘High Flying Birds’ debuts in the No.16 position and Bruno Mars’ album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ benefits from some discounting, moving back into the top 20.
Sneaky Sound System’s album ‘From Here To Anywhere’ suffers quite the drop – down from No.11 to No.27, while Bjork’s ‘Biophilia’ improves on its No.48 debut last week to a new high of No.31.
M83 scores a top 40 placing with their new album ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ – No.37 on debut – and Maroon 5 is back into the top 50, with ‘Hands All Over’ up 26 spots to No.39.
Fiver Finger Death Punch rounds out the upper half of the chart with a No.50 debut for their album ‘American Capitalist’.
Outside the top 50, Cody Simpson’s long player slumps from No.16 to No.62 (ouch), Jane’s Addiction’s new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’ is in at No.71, with a debut for Kerser’s ‘The Nubilizer’ just two spaces below.
The best of the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack is in at No.91 and The Vasco Era experience a No.94 debut for their self-titled set.
Spare a thought for poor Beccy Cole though – No.33 on debut, then completely gone from the top 100 after just one week.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.