LMFAO has clocked up another week on top of the ARIA singles chart with their latest single ‘Sexy And I Know It’, in the process notching up a second platinum accreditation having now sold in excess of 140,000 copies. But will they reign next week? Rihanna and Calvin Harris have been nipping at their heels, even overtaking them as the No.1 track on iTunes at times in the last couple of days.
Flo Rida is showing good signs of growth with latest single ‘Good Feeling’ – the track surging a further four places this week to find itself in the top five.
At No.6, Gotye and Kimbra notch up another milestone, celebrating an incredible SIXTH platinum accreditation for ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ (that’d be 420,000 copies sold).
The week’s highest debut comes down at No.15, with British boyband One Direction’s belatedly-released debut single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’.
Aloe Blacc’s ‘I Need A Dollar’ pops back into the top 20 after his visit – up to No.19 – and Beyonce is in the top 20 with her groovy single ‘Love On Top’ (No.20).
Despite Jessica Mauboy and Stan Walker’s performance on The X Factor and its top five placing on iTunes, just three days of sales means that their duet ‘Galaxy’ makes No.28 on debut, while not far behind Lloyd ftg Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne make a big splash in the top 50 – No.32 with their single ‘Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)’, up 35 spots from last week’s debut.
Two other top 50 emergences come from Florence & The Machine (‘Shake It Out’ in at No.36 – up 18 spots on last week) and Havana Brown (‘Get It’ in at No.39 – also up 18 spots after her X Factor appearance).
Great news for Stan Walker fans is that the single ‘Light It Up’ has finally got the green light to chart – and does so first week in at No.45.
Just outside the top 50, Avicii is in at No.51 with ‘Levels’, Florence & The Machine has a resurgence with ‘What The Water Gave Me’, which re-enters at No.53 and Marvin Priest ftg. Fatman Scoop are in at No.60 with new single ‘Feel The Love’.
Christina Perri takes another bite out of the top 100 with her new single ‘A Thousand Years’ from the soundtrack to the latest ‘Twilight’ flick – it’s in at No.62, right ahead of Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars, who debut with ‘Young, Wild & Free’.
360 ftg. Gossling’s ‘Boys Like You’ surges from No.98 to No.64, Havana Brown’s ‘We Run The Night’ is back in the top 100 at No.66 and Pitbull’s ‘International Love’ shows he’s still got some in Australia – it debuts at No.73.
There are also debuts for These Kids Wear Crowns (‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ at No.82) and Qwote ftg. Pitbull (‘Throw Your Hands Up’ at No.84).
Coldplay debuted in the No.1 album chart last week with their new album ‘Mylo Xyloto’, picking up gold accreditation along the way.
This week, however, it’s Florence & The Machine’s turn to achieve the same feat with their new album ‘Ceremonials’. It’s in at No.1 and it’s got a gold accreditation next to it (that’s 35,000 copies shipped to the shops to you and me).
But it’s not all bad news for Coldplay. They may drop to No.2 this week, but their album has now notched up the magical platinum mark (70,000 copies).
Michael Buble’s is the first of two new festive albums debuting in the top ten this week – ‘Christmas’ placing at No.4 with a gold accreditation stamped next to it. Justin Bieber’s is the other – ‘Under The Mistletoe’ debuting at No.6.
Megadeth debuts (rather spookily/synergistically) at No.13 with their new album – their 13th – which is (here’s the kicker) entitled ‘Th1rt3en’.
The new ‘They Will Have Their Way’ compilation is in at No.31, while Florence & The Machine’s previous album ‘Between Two Lungs’ piggy-backs on the success of ‘Ceremonials’, re-entering the top 50 at No.32 (top 20 spots).
New at No.33 is Lou Reed & Metallica’s ‘Lulu’, Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ surges 22 spots – and back into the top 50; so too Bon Jovi’s ‘Greatest Hits’ and Damien Leith’s ‘Roy’.
Jinja Safari narrowly misses out on a top 50 berth – debuting at No.53 with ‘Locked By Land’, while Slipknot’s ‘Iowa’ re-enters and Jessie J’s ‘Who You Are’ surges (up 31 spots to No.55).
U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ is back in the top 100 mix at No.58; so too Ronan Keating’s ’10 Years Of Hits’ (No.62) and Peter Gabriel’s ‘New Blood’ may need a transfusion after coming in at No.64.
Andre Rieu may have a lost a little of his pulling power – his latest release ‘And The Waltz Goes On’ can only manage a No.77 debut, while there are re-entries from Taylor Swift, Ry Cooder, Chris Brown and the ‘Burlesque’ soundtrack.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.