It was a shock for some to see Aussie X Factor star Reece Mastin drop from the No.1 position on the ARIA singles chart last week. But the news is good for Reece’s Pieces – he’s back on top. But what of his debut album? Welcome to this week’s Chart Watch!
He may have dropped from the No.1 position last week, but this week Reece Mastin reclaims his No.1 throne with his debut single ‘Good Night’, making it three weeks in all in the top spot.
Not that LMFAO should be whinging because it’s not all bad news for them. Yes, they drop to the No.2 position this week with their single ‘Sexy And I Know It’, but the single notches up a fourth platinum accreditation.
Lloyd ftg. Andrew 3000 and Lil Wayne edge a little higher and Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’ is up to a new peak of No.7.
Timomatic makes a dash for the top 20 with his debut single ‘Set It Off’. It’s up an impressive 17 places this week and now sits at No.22, with Bruno Mars’ ‘Count On Me’ not too far behind – up from No.33 to No.24.
Hot Chelle Rae’s ‘I Like It Like That’ moves up five spots to No.25, Avicii’s ‘Levels’ is now a top 30 hit in Australia and Matt Corby’s ‘Into The Flame’ now has its eyes on the top 30 – up to No.33.
Ricki-Lee’s ‘Raining Diamonds’ may have dropped five places, but it’s now been certified gold for sales of more than 35,000 copies. After its service to media, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Turn Me On’ bullets back into the top 100 at No.44 – just nine spots behind its original peak and The Black Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’ is into the top half at No.49.
Will.I.Am’s ‘T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)’ is back in the top 100 mix at No.57, Foo Fighters have the week’s highest debut at No.60 with ‘These Days’, Grouplove’s ‘Tongue Tied’ debuts at No.67 and Laurent Wery’s ‘Hey Hey Hey’ comes in at No.69.
There are also debuts for Professor Green ftg. Emeli Sande (‘Read All About It’) at No.86 and Reece Mastin’s cover of Maroon 5’s ‘She Will Be Loved’ is in at No.87.
There are re-emergences for Stan Walker, Pink, San Cisco, Havana Brown and Jason Derulo.
Sure Reece Mastin’s fans are an enthusiastic lot – and there were quite a number of instore appearances last week to help get his debut album over the line, but all the effort wasn’t quite enough. Michael Buble holds on to the No.1 spot again this week with his ‘Christmas’ LP – and it notches up a double platinum accreditation for sales of more than 140,000 copies.
Reece’s fans can take heart, however. His album debuts at No.2 in the midst of the lucrative Christmas period and is already platinum, meaning that more than 70,000 copies were shipped to stores.
Adele’s ten-times-platinum ’21’ therefore slips to No.3.
Up into the No.10 position this week is Triple J’s ‘Like A Version 7’ and Pink Floyd’s best-of ‘A Foot In The Door’ gets a foot in the top 20.
In other top 50 highlights, Damien Leith’s ‘Roy’ moves up seven spots and finds itself at No.40, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s ‘Rrakala’ is back into the top 50 at No.43 and re-emerging in the top half of the chart are Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Chris Tomlin’s ‘Glory In The Highest’.
Outside the top 50, Beyonce’s ‘4’ moves up from No.61 to No.51, Lady Antebellum’s ‘Own The Night’ is up from No.72 to No.55 and Michael Buble’s ‘Collection’ is up 19 spots on last week’s No.19 debut.
The week’s second highest debut comes all the way down at No.66 from The Roots and their new LP ‘Undun’. But there are more from ‘Stars Of Christmas 2011’ at No.83, Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Concerto’ at No.86 and Rammstein’s ‘Made In Germany’ retrospective at No.88.
Re-entries come courtesy of Shannon Noll, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Andre Rieu, the ‘They Will Have Their Way’ compilation and Skrillex’s ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’ at Nos.89, 90, 92, 93, 97 and 99 respectively.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.