We’ve been asked by the team at ARIA to hold off publishing our weekly look at the ARIA charts until 9am AEDT Sundays, so mark it in your diary – this is the new time you’ll be seeing us publishing highlights from the top 100 each week! But Australia… You have a new No.1 single.
The reign of Gotye and Kimbra is over. Visiting US singer Kelly Clarkson has spent enough time on top of the various sales charts across the past week to rocket 11 places and into the No.1 position with ‘Mr.Know It All’. It’s the singer’s first Australian number one, even beating the No.3 peak of her megahit ‘Since U Been Gone’ back in 2004. But with LMFAO already ascending to No.1 on iTunes over the last couple of days, how long will her stay at No.1 last?
Speaking of LMFAO, they bullet ten spots to No.3 this week with ‘Sexy And I Know It’, with Rihanna and Calvin’s ‘We Found Love’ slipping to No.4.
Flo Rida’s ‘Good Feeling’ makes it into the top 20 – up six spots to No.16, while Bruno Mars’ new single ‘It Will Rain’ appears in the top 50 for the first time with a No.22 placing and Shannon Noll makes a belated dash into the top 50 with his single ‘Switch Me On’ into the No.42 position. Nickelback also enter the first half of the hundred with ‘When We Stand Together’ – up 43 spots to No.46.
Outside the top 50, Simple Plan and Rivers Cuomo debut at No.56 with ‘Can’t Keep My Hands Off You’, new Aussie Ministry Of Sound signing Elen Levon debuts at No.60 with her debut single ‘Naughty’ and Florence & The Machine’s new single ‘Shake It Out’ is up eight spots to No.63.
Eskimo Joe’s ‘Love Is A Drug’ gets a second wind, up 33 spots to No.66, Sneaky Sound System’s ‘Big’ is up ten places to No.68 and B.o.B. debuts (with a ‘Lil’ help from Lil Wayne) at No.69 with ‘Strange Clouds’.
T-Pain’s ‘Booty Wurk’ is into the top 100 chart mix at No.72, Nicole Scherzinger’s new single ‘Wet’ makes a splash at No.81 and Nickelback go ‘Bottoms Up’ at No.83.
Other top 100 debuts come courtesy of Katy Perry (‘The One That Got Away’ at No.87) and Emma Louise (‘Full Hearts And Empty Rooms’ at No.93).
There just seems to be no dislodging Adele from the No.1 spot on the ARIA album chart, with ’21’ notching up another week on top. This is the album’s 21st week in the No.1 position – a truly incredible feat.
The highest debut of the week comes at No.4, with 360 getting a top five album under his belt with ‘Falling & Flying’.
New at No.8 is country star Lee Kernaghan’s new best of ‘Ultimate Hits’, while another top ten placing for John Farnham, this time with his ‘The Acoustic Chapel Sessions’ coming in at No.10.
Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ bullets back into the top 50 after the servicing of her new single ‘The One That Got Away’ – it’s up 46 spots to No.12, while Meat Loaf’s new album ‘Hell In A Handbasket’ (the title of which many have said accurately described his performance at the AFL Grand Final) debuts at No.20.
New at No.24 is Beccy Cole’s new album ‘Songs & Pictures’, new at No.26 is the Australian edition of Cody Simpson’s ‘Coast To Coast’ and at No.28, another debut – this time for You Me At Six and their new long player ‘Sinners Never Sleep’.
Christina Perri’s ‘Lovestrong’ is back in the fifty – up 35 places to No.31, while Simple Plan’s ‘Get Your Heart On’ surges strongly after their Aussie visit – up 59 spots to No.35.
New Found Glory just scrapes into the top half of the hundred, debuting at No.50 with ‘Radiosurgery’.
Just outside the top 50, there are debuts for J Cole (‘Cole World : The Sideline Story’) at No.52 and for James Morrison (‘The Awakening’) at No.53.
Mayday Parade’s eponymous set is in at No.84 and ‘Mr & Mrs’ scores a No.90 debut for O’Shea.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.