LMFAO just won’t quit. Despite a big surge in sales in the latter part of the sales week from Rihanna and Calvin Harris, LMFAO holds tight in the No.1 spot with their track ‘Sexy And I Know It’, with the rest of the top four also unchanged.
Ed Sheeran’s Aussie visit paid dividends, with his single ‘The A Team’ making it all the way into the No.5 position, while David Guetta and Usher follow him into the top ten, placing one spot behind in No.6.
Jess Mauboy’s new duet with Stan Walker, ‘Galaxy’, benefits from a week of strong sales, jumping 15 places on last week’s spot – up to No.13 with a bullet – with Lloyd, Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne joining Stan and Jess in the top 20.
A big move from Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars see their collaboration ‘Young, Wild And Free’ bullet into the top 50 in just its second week on the chart. Up from No.63, it’s in at No.17.
Ricki-Lee was on the verge of a top 100 exit last week with her single ‘Raining Diamonds’. But a fabulous performance on The X Factor was enough to push the single to as high as No.3 on iTunes from mid-week, resulting in the track rocketing from No.96 to No.23.
Christina Perri’s also into the top 50 with her single ‘A Thousand Years’ from the latest ‘Twilight’ soundtrack. It moves up from No.62 on debut last week to No.34.
The week’s highest new entry comes all the way down at No.36. It’s Jason Derulo’s new single ‘Breathing’, with another debut – from Luciana – down in position No.44. ‘I’m Still Hot’ was no doubt pushed along with a little help from a Betty White appearance in the official video.
Outside the top 50, Hot Chelle Rae JUST misses the cut – debuting at No.51 with ‘I Like It Like That’, Pitbull’s ‘International Love’ is up 13 spots from its No.73 debut last week and These Kids Wear Crowns are up 15 spots to No.67 with their Whitney cover ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’.
New at No.84 is Duck Sauce’s new club banger ‘Big Bad Wolf’, Wilson Phillips’ 90s classic ‘Hold On’ is back in at No.73, Kele’s ‘What Did I Do?’ debuts at No.84 and the Glee Cast finally score themselves some current-season chart love with their cover of Katy Perry’s ‘Last Friday Night’ (No.86).
Lady Gaga’s latest single ‘Marry The Night’ makes a lacklustre debut at No.88 and there are re-entries at Nos.99 and 100 from Wynter Gordon’s ‘Buy My Love’ and Eminem/Rihanna’s ‘Love The Way You Lie’ respectively.
Over on the album chart, meanwhile… It was inevitable that Susan Boyle would score herself another big hit, what with a promotional tour of the country this week. And ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’ certainly delivered, debuting at No.1 on the ARIA albums chart, with a platinum sales accreditation against its name.
Michael Buble’s ‘Christmas’ enjoyed a two place jump on last week’s No.4 debut, while last week’s No.1 (Florence & The Machine’s ‘Ceremonials’) fell to No.3.
New at No.6 was the latest edition of Triple J’s popular ‘Like A Version’ compilation series, followed closely in position No.9 by the soundtrack to the new ‘Twilight’ movie ‘Breaking Dawn – Part One’.
Il Divo have lost none of their spunk, debuting at No.11 with ‘Wicked Game’ and Powderfinger’s collection of both ‘Fingerprints’ and ‘Footprints’ debuts at No.15, with the single disc ‘Footprints’ debuting eight places below.
The Getaway Plan’s ‘Requiem’ is in at No.17, Chris Tomlin’s ‘Glory In The Highest’ at No.19, Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ bullets from No.47 to No.21 and Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ benefits from discounting – up 14 spots to No.22.
New at No.25 is the Wiggles tribute album ‘Rewiggled’, interest in Stevie Nicks’ Aussie visit sparked a re-entry of ‘The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac’ – re-emerging at No.29 – and Jessie J’s ‘Who You Are’ is back in at No.35 ahead of the album re-pack which hit stores on Friday.
New at No.40 is Pink Floyd’s ‘A Foot In The Door’ collection and Kings Of Leon’s ‘Come Around Sundown’ is back in the top half of the hundred at No.43.
Outside the top 50, some big drops including Darren Hayes’ ‘Secret Codes & Battleships’ (No.15 to No.53), Aloe Blacc’s ‘Good Things’ (No.27 to No.70), Noel Gallagher’s ‘High Flying Birds’ (No.38 to No.93).
k.d. Lang’s tour did the trick for ‘Recollection’ – it’s up 30 places to No.54, Susan Boyle’s incredible ten times platinum debut ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ re-emerges at No.59, Sigur Ros’ ‘Inni’ debuts at No.60 and Steel Panther’s ‘Balls Out’ debuts at No.76.
Kele’s ‘The Hunter’ comes in at No.79 and there are re-entries from Michael Crawford (No.80), Stevie Nicks (No.88), The Script (No.89), Enya (No.97) and Ke$ha (No.98). Justice’s ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ and Washington’s ‘Insomnia’ have disappeared from the top 100 after just two weeks.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.