Gotye & Kimbra – still at No.1 – notch up a pretty extraordinary record on the ARIA singles chart this week, tying with Savage Garden’s long-standing (1997) record of eight weeks in the No.1 spot. Unfortunately, the duo will have all sorts of trouble holding on to the top spot next week as Rihanna and Calvin Harris make their charge.
Speaking of Ri-Ri, she debuts at No.3 this week with that very track – ‘We Found Love’.
Rocketing up 16 spots on the back of her Aussie promotional tour is Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Mr.Know It All’, up to No.12, followed shortly thereafter by LMFAO and their single ‘Sexy And You Know It’ – up 23 spots to No.13.
Foster The People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ hits a new peak of No.19, while Flo Rida’s into the top 50 for the first time with ‘Good Feeling’ at No.22.
New this week is Enrique Iglesias’ new single ‘I Like How It Feels’, debuting at No.47.
Outside the top 50, Coldplay is back in chart action with ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’, re-emerging at No.56, while Bruno Mars debuts at No.59 with ‘It Will Rain’ and Sneaky Sound System make a break at No.78 with new single ‘Big’.
OneRepublic and B.o.B. are back in action at No.79 with ‘Good Life’, Nickelback and the Glee Cast debut back to back at Nos.89 and 90 with ‘When We Stand Together’ and ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’ respectively and Rihanna pokes her nose back into the hundred with ‘S&M’ (at No.100).
A big week for debuts on the albums chart this week, but Queen Adele continues to reign over them all with her album ’21’.
New at No.2 is Blink 182’s ‘Neighbourhoods’, Tony Bennett’s ‘Duets II’ is in at No.3.
The Nirvana repackages have certainly done the trick; the album ‘Nevermind’ re-emerges at No.5, almost matching the LP’s original chart position of No.2.
New at No.8 is Kasabian’s ‘Velociraptor’, new at No.10 is Machine Head’s ‘Unto The Locust’ and at No.11, a debut for Jason Derulo and his new album ‘Future History’.
Alice Cooper’s latest ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ makes it in to the top 20 with a No.16 debut, so too Mastodon’s ‘The Hunter’ (No.18) and Demi Lovato’s ‘Unbroken’ (No.20).
Kasey Chambers’ new LP ‘Storybook’ is in at No.21, Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ re-emerges at No.22 and Wilco’s ‘The Whole Love’ debuts at No.23.
Tori Amos sees her new album ‘Night Of Hunters’ narrowly miss a top 40 berth – in at No.42, while further top 50 debuts come courtesy of Chickenfoot (‘III’ at No.46) and Confession (‘The Long Way Home’ at No.47).
Outside the top 50, it’s a debut for Ed Sheeran and his new long player ‘+’ at No.57, Switchfoot’s ‘Vice Verses’ in at No.62 first week, Gavin DeGraw’s ‘Sweeter’ coming in at No.65 and Thrice’s new album ‘Major/Minor’ debuting at No.82.
Just scraping into the top 100 is Rhys Muldoon’s album ‘I’m Not Singing’ (No.97).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.