As the countdown to the end of the year draws nearer, the number of debuts on the charts decreases. But there’s a little post-ARIAs spike for some of the bigger winners. Here’s this week’s Chart Watch.
X Factor winner Reece Mastin just continues to sell with his debut single ‘Good Night’. A gold selling single within 24 hours last week, the single has now notched up platinum sales (70,000 copies) in just two weeks – a brilliant result.
LMFAO is closing in again on the No.1 position with ‘Sexy And I Know It’ – it swaps places with Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’, which has now also been given platinum accreditation.
Lloyd ftg. Andre 3000 & Lil Wayne’s ‘Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)’ has moved into the top five (No.4) and bags gold, while Guy Sebastian’s single ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ improves one spot on last week’s No.7 debut and Gotye & Kimbra’s megahit ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ bullets back into the top 10 post-ARIAs.
Flo Rida’s gone platinum and Coldplay finally cracks the top ten with ‘Paradise’.
Speaking of gold, UK boyband One Direction sees their single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ join the 35,000 club, Jason Derulo’s ‘Breathing’ moves up five spots to No.12 and Hilltop Hoods score the week’s highest debut – No.18 with their new single ‘I Love It’, featuring the vocals of Sia.
Rihanna’s new track ‘You Da One’ rises ten spots to No.31, Hot Chelle Rae’s ‘I Like It Like That’ is up to No.35, Bruno Mars is into the top 50 with ‘Count On Me’ (No.41) and Kelly Clarkson’s new single ‘What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)’ is in at No.44.
Also into the top 50 this week are Avicii’s ‘Levels’ (No.45), Matt Corby’s ‘Into The Flame’ (No.46) and a re-entry for LMFAO’s ‘Champagne Showers’ with Natalia Kills (No.47).
Outside the top 50, Boy & Bear’s ARIA Award-winning ‘Feeding Line’ re-enters at No.57, The Fray’s ‘Heartbeat’ debuts at No.66, followed closely behind by a debut for will.i.am’s new collaboration with Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger ‘T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)’ at No.68.
And with Eminem in the country, his singles ‘Love The Way You Lie’, ‘Lose Yourself’ and ‘Not Afraid’ find themselves back in the top 100 mix.
He’s been the bridesmaid for four long weeks, but with the festive season fast approaching, at last Michael Buble gets his wish, with ‘Christmas’ ascending to the No.1 position – and with a platinum accreditation to boot.
The mammoth online push for One Direction sees their album ‘Up All Night’ debut in the No.5 position with a gold sales accreditation, while Tony Bennett’s ‘Duets II’ moves up to No.8.
Hot on the heels of their ARIA wins, Boy & Bear bullet back up from No.45 to No.11 with ‘Moonfire’; Gotye’s ‘Making Mirrors’ is up four points to No.12 and Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ moves up to No.15 after discounting.
Elton John’s repackaged ‘Rocket Man : The Definitive Hits’ continues to climb – now up to No.26 – and Taylor Swift’s ‘Speak Now : World Tour Live’ debuts at No.30.
Chris Tomlin’s ‘Glory In The Highest’ is back into the top 50 with a bang – up to No.33 from No.85 last week, Foo Fighters’ ‘Wasting Light’ is up from No.53 to No.34 and ARIA award-winning Kimbra is up 11 spots with ‘Vows’ (No.36).
Michael Jackson’s ‘Immortal’ only manages a No.43 debut, despite being release in standard and deluxe editions.
Outside the top 50, surges for Eminem, Foo Fighters and Damien Leith’s ‘Roy’, Gaga’s ‘Born This Way : The Remix’ debuts at No.62, with Tony Bennett’s ‘The Classic Christmas Album’ right behind her with a debut at No.63.
Gurrumul’s ‘Rrakala’ re-enters at No.68, Hillsong’s ‘Born Is The King’ is back in at No.69, Chris Cornell’s ‘Songbook’ debuts at No.76 and Snakadaktal’s self-titled set is in at No.78.
A debut for Hot Chelle Rae’s ‘Whatever’ at No.82 a mammoth second week drop from Daughtry’s ‘Break The Spell’ (down from No.32 to No.86), re-entries from Nero’s ‘Welcome Reality’ and The Rolling Stones’ ‘Some Girls’ at Nos.92 and 93 respectively and the boys from 2Cellos debut at the even No.100 with their self-titled album.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.