Well they gave it a damned good go last week after moving up ten places, but this week Foster The People will be grinning like the cat who got the cream with their single ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ belatedly hitting the top of the ARIA singles chart. But that’s just part of the story as we dive into this week’s Chart Watch.
Yes, Foster The People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ has ascended to No.1 on the ARIA singles chart this week – but we suspect that it might be there for but a short time, with the track already sliding from No.1 on the iTunes singles chart. But there’s more to the story, with the track, which has been in the charts for 27 weeks, notching up a third platinum accreditation – for sales of more than 210,000 copies.
Flo Rida’s in a big hurry to get to the top, however, rocketing up 22 places and into the No.2 position this week with his single ‘Wild Ones’ (featuring Sia).
There seems to be a few adjustments in the accreditations this week, with Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’ hitting two times platinum and Timomatic’s debut single ‘Set It Off’ surging to No.4 and hitting platinum.
Last week’s No.1 – LMFAO’s ‘Sexy And I Know It’ – drops down to No.6, followed by Guy Sebastian’s now double platinum ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’.
Though Reece Mastin’s ‘Good Night’ drops to No.10, fans will be thrilled to see the track jump from platinum to three times platinum this week.
Simple Plan’s ‘Summer Paradise’ surges from No.22 to No.11, but Taio Cruz’ ‘Hangover’ is down to No.12.
David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Turn Me On’ is up two positions and goes gold, Hot Chelle Rae’s ‘I Like It Like That’ stays stagnant at No.17 but hits platinum and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’ is into the top 20 at No.18 and achieves a gold accreditation for sales of more than 35,000 copies.
Laurent Wery’s ‘Hey Hey Hey’ is up nine places to No.23, Pitbull’s ‘International Love’ is now a top 30 hit and there are surges for The Black Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’ (up from No.44 to No.32) and 360 ftg. Gossling’s ‘Boys Like You’ (up from No.56 to No.35).
Highest debut for the week comes courtesy of Skrillex and their track ‘Bangarang’ at No.44.
P!nk’s ‘Bridge Of Light’ pops its head back into the top half of the chart at No.46; so too Cher Lloyd with Mike Posner and ‘With UR Love’ at No.47 and Matt Corby’s ‘Into The Flame’ at No.48.
Outside the top 50, Andy Grammer’s ‘Keep Your Head Up’ debuts at No.55, The Chipmunks & Chipettes’ version of ‘Party Rock Anthem’ debuts at No.59 and James Morrison’s ‘I Won’t Let You Go’, which is being used on a ‘Home & Away’ promo, has debuted at No.63.
Also new this week is Jessie J’s track with David Guetta – ‘Laserlight’ – which debuts at No.70, followed by Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’, which debuts at No.71, Beyonce’s ‘I Was Here’ at No.87, Jason Mraz’ ‘I Won’t Give Up’ at No.88 and Skrillex’ ‘Kyoto’ at No.97.
No real surprises atop the ARIA albums chart, with Adele remaining in the top spot for a second successive week. She’s now just one week from notching up twelve months in the charts and ’21’ remains at ten times platinum for sales of more than 700,000 copies.
Not much movement elsewhere in the top ten except for Foster The People’s album ‘Torches’ which surpasses its previous peak of No.9 by hitting No.5 (up seven spots on last week).
360’s ‘Falling & Flying’ is up 11 places to No.11, Skrillex’ ‘Bangarang EP’ is up a respectable 30 places to No.14 and Kimbra’s ‘Vows’ shuffles back up into the top 20, settling for No.19.
The ‘Alvin & The Chipmunks : Chipwrecked’ soundtrack moves up 19 places to No.23, Michael Crawford’s ‘The Story Of My Life : Ultimate Collection’ is up 14 to No.29 and Grouplove’s ‘Never Trust A Happy Song’ surges on the back of their visit – up 26 places to No.30.
P!nk’s ‘Greatest Hits… So Far’ and Michael Buble’s ‘Christmas’ both drop 19 places, down to Nos.47 and 48 respectively.
Outside the top 50, The Kooks’ album ‘Junk Of The Heart’ jumps 42 places to No.53, Arctic Monkeys’ LP ‘Suck It And See’ surges 22 places to No.57 and Busby Marou’s self titled set re-enters the top 100 at No.63.
Stevie Nicks’ best of is up 17 places, Simple Plan’s ‘Get Your Heart On’ re-enters at No.82 and there are further re-emergences from M83 (‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ at No.93), Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (‘Rrakala’ at No.94), PJ Harvey (‘Let England Shake’ at No.97) and Example (‘Playing In The Shadows’ at No.98).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.