As you’re slowly waking (potentially) in a champagne-induced haze from last night’s new years celebrations, here were are, front and centre, with your first look at the first ARIA charts for 2012.
And we’re here to tell you that there’s no change atop the ARIA albums chart. However, on the singles side of the draw, one act is LMFAOing all the way into the new year.
Reece Mastin spent the last chart week of 2011 on top of the ARIA singles chart with his platinum selling debut ‘Good Night’. But LMFAO has knocked him off to claim the first No.1 for 2012 with their latest single ‘Sexy And I Know It’. When the track ascended to the No.1 spot on the local iTunes chart recently, the writing for Reece was on the wall.
Taio Cruz’s ‘Hangover’ moves a little higher into the No.3 position, with Snoop Dogg, Guy Sebastian, Coldplay, One Direction, Flo Rida and Jason Derulo also edging higher.
There’s a surprisingly big drop from Lloyd ftg. Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne and their ‘Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)’, which falls from No.3 to No.11, while LMFAO’s previous ten-times-platinum smash ‘Party Rock Anthem’ is back in favour, rising six places to No.14.
Hot Chelle Rae’s ‘I Like It Like That’ makes it into the top 20 at No.18, Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’ rises another three spots and guest vocals from Adelaide girl Sia helps Flo Rida’s ‘Wild Ones’ jump 41 spots to No.29.
Hot Chelle Rae’s previous single ‘Tonight Tonight’ flourishes ten spaces, Simple Plan’s ‘Summer Paradise’ pops its head into the top 50 at No.50 (up 11 spots on last week), there are top 50 re-entries from LMFAO with Natalia Kills and Jason Derulo and LMFAO’s latest single ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’ hits a new high of No.49.
Outside the top 50, Bruno Mars improves with both ‘The Lazy Song’, ‘Marry You’ and ‘Grenade’ (up to Nos.57, 58 and 72 respectively), These Kids Wear Crowns is up 17 spots to No.61 with ‘Jumpstart’, P!nk’s ‘Bridge Of Light’ falls 15 spots to No.64 and LMFAO are in action again with ‘Shots’ – up 11 spots to No.69.
Improvement for other previous chart hits include Havana Brown’s ‘We Run The Night’ (No.83 to No.73), Jessica Mauboy’s ‘Inescapable’ (No.97 to No.77) and Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ (No.95 to No.79).
The highest (and only) top 100 entry for the week comes courtesy of Foster The People and their ‘Call It What You Want’. It’s in at No.83.
Just below, there are re-entries for Havana Brown’s ‘Get It’ (No.86), Jason Derulo’s ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ (No.92), Nicki Minaj’s ‘Fly’ (No.95), Skrillex’ ‘More Monsters And Sprites EP’ (No.97), Stan Walker’s ‘Light It Up’ (No.98) and Eminem’s ‘Love The Way You Lie’ (No.100).
No change in the top three places post-Christmas, with ‘Bubes’ still reigning with his festive set. Coldplay’s made a four place move, however, with ‘Mylo Xyloto’ jumping from No.9 to No.5, while the rest of the top twenty sees only minor place swaps.
360’s ‘Falling And Flying’ moves up 18 places to No.27, Jason Derulo’s ‘Future History’ is up eight spots to No.30 and Beyonce’s ‘4’ bullets 15 places to No.35.
Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ is also on the move – up 11 places to No.37; greatest hits packages from Foo Fighters and Bon Jovi also surging, while Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ nudges its way back into the top 50 at No.46.
Releases from The Beatles and Eminem also make their way back into the top half of the hundred.
P!nk’s best-of is up 15 spots, Tony Bennett’s Christmas set is down 18, Jessie J’s ‘Who You Are’ is up 14 spots, Damien Leith’s ‘Roy’ slides ten.
Skrillex’ ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’ makes up an impressive 41 places in a week to settle at No.58, Frank Sinatra’s best-of plummets from No.36 to No.59 in the post-Christmas haze and Pitbull’s ‘Planet Pit’ re-enters the top 100 at No.64.
Judith Durham’s ‘Colours Of My Life’ is down 25 places, Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ is up 30 and Drake’s ‘Take Care’ pops its head back into the top 100 at No.74.
Other re-entries this week include Jess Mauboy’s ‘Get Em Girls’ (No.80), Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ (No.84) and the ‘Burlesque’ soundtrack (No.95).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.