Though he remains on top of the iTunes singles chart, his grasp on the No.1 position has been lost this week as X Factor winner Reece Mastin and his single ‘Good Night’ slides to No.2 to make way for a previous No.1 – LMFAO’s ‘Sexy And I Know It’.
The rest of the top six remains unchanged, but Guy Sebastian’s single ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ (at No.6) gets a gold accreditation attached to it, thanks to sales of more than 35,000.
Jason Derulo’s new single ‘Breathing’ creeps into the top ten and Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’ notches up platinum.
Speaking of platinum accreditations, UK boyband One Direction get a pointy gong for their single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ and though Gotye and Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ drops five spots to No.12, it also ticks over to an extraordinary seven times platinum (for sales of more than 490,000 copies).
Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ hits a new high of No.15, P!nk’s ‘Bridge Of Light’ is the week’s highest new entry – coming in at No.26 – and Rihanna’s ‘You Da One’ creeps into the top 30 (just) at No.29.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Count Me In’ surges to No.33, Ricki-Lee’s ‘Raining Diamonds’ is up five spots and Avicii’s ‘Levels’ hits a new peak of No.37.
New Aussie artist Timomatic debuts in the No.39 position with ‘Set It Off’, Matt Corby’s ‘Into The Flame’ moves up to No.40 and UK X Factor star Cher Lloyd finally gets some Aussie love with her Mike Posner-featuring track ‘With UR Love’. It’s in at No.48.
Outside the top 50, Eminem’s Aussie visit sees his single ‘Lose Yourself’ surge to No.53, The Black Keys’ track ‘Lonely Boy’ moves up 22 spots to No.55, Bombs Away’s ‘Big Booty Bitches’ bursts forth at No.78 and Havana Brown’s ‘Get It’ re-enters at No.84. There are also re-entries for Bruno Mars (‘Grenade’ – five times platinum – at No.90), 360 (‘Killer’ at No.97) and Lady Gaga (‘Marry The Night’ at No.100).
There have been some platinum additions over on the albums chart this week, with No.1 album ‘Christmas’ by Michael Buble now scoring a double platinum accreditation (sales of more than 140,000 copies).
But with the team at Remote Control have done a little updating to Adele’s figures for her international smash ’21’ and in Australia, the album is now sitting at an extraordinary ten times platinum (that’s more than 700,000 copies).
The Black Keys’ ‘El Camino’ is the week’s highest entry – in at No.7, followed right behind by the new Amy Winehouse album ‘Lioness : Hidden Treasures’.
Cold Chisel’s best-of ‘All For You’ surges from No.14 to No.9, while One Direction’s album heads in the wrong direction – down.
Volume 7 of the Glee franchise’s compilations debuts in the No.18 spot and Korn’s ‘The Path Of Totality’ is in at No.32, right behind a re-entry from the Foo Fighters’ best-of on the back of their Aussie visit.
Jason Derulo’s ‘Future History’ surges 11 spots, Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ is back in the top half, Tony Bennett’s ‘Classic Christmas’ set hits No.41 and the soundtrack to ‘Red Dog’ makes it back to No.42.
Damien Leith’s ‘Roy’ is also back in the top 50 hunt at No.47.
Outside the top 50, Nightwish’s ‘Imaginaerum’ debuts at No.57, Stan Walker’s ‘Let The Music Play’ has dropped from No.27 to No.60, Celtic Thunder’s ‘Christmas’ debuts at No.67 and 2Cellos see their album rocket from No.100 on debut last week to No.69 this week.
The Killers’ fundraising ‘Red Christmas EP’ debuts at No.77, Michael Buble’s ‘Collection’ comes in at No.82 and there are a handful of re-entries. Worryingly big drops, however, for Kate Bush’s ’50 Words For Snow’ which drops from No.42 to No.93 in just its third week and Snow Patrol’s ‘Fallen Empires’, which has sunk like a stone – No.24 first week, No.35 second week and gone from the top 100 entirely in week three.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.