Just when you thought the LMFAO reign may have been over, thanks to a stiff challenge from Rihanna and Calvin, they’ve gone and held onto No.1. Subo’s also held off all challengers on the Aussie albums chart; let’s check out the movements in this week’s top 100s.
Yes indeed, LMFAO clocks up another week on top of the ARIA singles chart with ‘Sexy And I Know It’, this week picking up a third platinum accreditation in the process (210,000 copies).
Ed Sheeran’s visit (and X Factor performance) certainly paid dividends, with his single ‘The A Team’, which has spent time atop the iTunes singles chart this week, moving up another three spots to be just a whisker away from the No.1 position.
‘Moves Like Jagger’ notches up another platinum accreditation – now up to the six-times mark (420,000 copies) – for Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera.
Making a rush towards the top is Lloyd’s single ‘Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)’, featuring Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne. In just its fourth week on the chart, the single is up another eight spots and into the top ten at No.6.
Also into the top ten this week is British boyband One Direction and their debut single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’. There’s a concerted push at the moment to get the band to Australia to satisfy their ever-growing local fanbase.
Into the top 20 this week is Bruno Mars and his single ‘It Will Rain’ (No.24 to No.16), while Ricki-Lee and Jason Derulo also pop in to the 20 with ‘Raining Diamonds’ (No.19) and ‘Breathing’ (No.20) respectively.
An eleven place jump for Florence & The Machine’s ‘Shake It Out’ means the single is just one spot away from its No.36 peak thus far, while the Glee Cast make a long-awaited return to top 40 action with their mash-up of ‘Rumour Has It’ and ‘Someone Like You’. It’s in at No.39 and marks the first time this season that they’ve made it into the top 40.
Just outside the top 40 is Michael Jackson’s ‘Immortal Megamix’, containing some of MJ’s biggest hits including ‘Black Or White’, ‘Can You Feel It’ and ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’. It debuts at No.41.
Also new to the top 50 this week are Hot Chelle Rae’s ‘I Like It Like That’, entering at No.44, Qwote featuring Pitbull’s ‘Throw Your Hands Up’ at No.45 and Pitbull’s own ‘International Love’ at No.48.
Outside the top 50, Israel Cruz’s ‘Party Up’ re-enters the action at No.58, Rihanna’s new single ‘You Da One’ debuts at No.60, Bruno Mars’ latest single ‘Count On Me’ is in at No.67 and Adele’s ‘Turning Tables’ re-enters at No.73 (its highest point to date, beating its previous peak of No.81).
Gaga’s ‘Marry The Night’ is up eight spots to No.80, Florence & The Machine are back in with ‘You’ve Got The Love’ at No.84 and The Script re-enter at No.89 with ‘Breakeven’.
Debuts right down at the tail end are The Black Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’ (No.91), Matt Corby’s ‘Into The Flame’ (No.92) and Drake’s ‘Make Me Proud’ (No.95) featuring Nicki Minaj.
There’s no slowing SuBo down at No.1 as the Scottish songbird notches up a second week atop the ARIA albums chart with her latest offering ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’.
With Michael Buble holding firm at No.2, Adele and Florence & The Machine swap spots and Triple J’s ‘Like A Version Vol.7’ hits the No.5 spot, up one on last week’s debut.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ follows the lead of his single ‘The A Team’ in bulleting up the charts post-visit. It’s been on the charts for eight weeks and this week hits No.8.
Disturbed have the highest debut for the week – down at No.12 with ‘The Lost Children’ and the only other top 20 debut comes courtesy of Tim Freedman with his new album ‘Australian Idle’; in like Flynn at No.19.
New at No.23 is Bluejuice’s new album ‘Company’, new at No.28 is the second Christmas album for the Glee Cast and the interest in Susan Boyle (and a little canny discounting) sees her debut long player ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ back into the top 50 at No.29 (and ten times platinum).
Mark Vincent’s ‘Songs From The Heart’ moves back into the top 50, arresting what was beginning to look like a worrying slide, while k.d. Lang’s Aussie tour sees her ‘Recollection’ move from No.54 to No.38.
Touring next year, Seal’s ‘Soul 2’ makes it in at No.42 for its first week and Stevie Nicks (who’s touring now) has her best-of (‘Crystal Visions’) move from No.88 to No.44. Susan Boyle’s other LP, ‘The Gift’, comes back to the top 50 at No.48.
Dolly Parton’s also in the midst of a tour – and her latest album ‘Better Day’ makes it back into the top 100 with a new peak of No.54. Hillsong’s latest album ‘Born Is The King’ debuts one spot below.
The next top 100 debut is all the way down at No.80 – Angels & Airwaves and their ‘Love : Album Parts One & Two’, followed closely in position No.85 by Northlane and ‘Discoveries’.
From there, it was all about re-entries for k.d. Lang, Stevie Nicks, Michael Buble and Jason Derulo (Warner WILL be happy).
Not so happy for Chris Tomlin, whose album ‘Glory In The Highest’ slumps from No.19 to No.95 in its second week and Darren Hayes’ ‘Secret Codes & Battleships’, which is gone from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.