Given the Christmas/New Year break, there’s no new release to speak of on the Aussie singles chart this week, but Foster The People have given the No.1 spot a red hot crack with their single ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ and a familiar face is back on top on the albums side of the draw.
Yes, Foster The People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ has been sitting in the No.1 position on the local iTunes for the best part of a week and the ARIA charts this week reflect that, with the single rocketing up 10 places on last week. But it’s not quite enough to get the track over into the No.1 position, which this week once again belongs to LMFAO and their ‘Sexy And I Know It’.
Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’ is also doing good business, moving ahead a further three places to sit at No.3, while Reece’s ‘Good Night’ falls to No.5 and Lloyd’s ‘Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)’ is back into the top ten at No.10.
Up and coming Aussie star Timomatic is doing good business with his debut single ‘Set It Off’, which climbs ever higher this week and into the No.12 position (racing into the top five on iTunes within the last few days).
Gotye & Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is still selling – up six spots to No.15 this week, while Jason Derulo’s ‘Breathing’ slides ten spots to No.20.
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’ is up three, Simple Plan’s ‘Summer Paradise’ surges 18 and Flo Rida’s ‘Wild Ones’ (with Sia on board) is up a further five spots at No.24.
Laurent Wery’s ‘Hey Hey Hey’ is up 16 to No.32, Pitbull’s ‘International Love’ reaches a new high – into the top 50 at No.34 – and Drake and Rihanna’s ‘Take Care’ also has a new peak of No.35.
LMFAO’s ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’ is up 11 places to No.38, but it seems the bubble has burst on Gym Class Heroes’ ‘Stereo Hearts’, as it slides from No.28 to No.47.
Outside the top 50, P!nk’s ‘Bridge Of Light’ reverses the slide with a 13 place rise to No.51, Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ rockets 28 places to No.60 (almost matching the track’s original peak of No.56) and Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ enjoys a nine place jump to No.73.
Stan Walker’s ‘Light It Up’ is up 19 places to No.79 and there are re-entries from Snoop Dogg vs David Guetta (‘Sweat’ at No.83), Jennifer Lopez ftg. Pitbull (‘On The Floor’ at No.93), Chris Brown (‘Yeah 3X’ at No.95), Gavin DeGraw (‘Not Over You’ at No.96) and Black Eyed Peas (‘I Gotta Feeling’ at No.99).
Yes indeed, a familiar face returns to the top spot on the ARIA albums chart this week. With Christmas all over for another year, Michael Buble’s festive staple plummets from the No.1 position all the way down to No.29, leaving said familiar face to ascend into the No.1 position again. Yes, that’d be Adele and her all-conquering ’21’, which is now just a couple of weeks away from spending one full year in the chart.
LMFAO’s ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’ is up two spots, Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ is up one, Triple J’s ‘Like A Version Vol.7’ surges seven spots, Gotye’s ‘Making Mirrors’ is up five. The Black Keys’ ‘El Camino’ has a star against it for a nine place rise to No.8 and One Direction’s ‘Up All Night’ is back into the top ten at No.9.
Foster The People’s ‘Torches’ also improves on the back of ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ use in a beer commercial (up 12 places to No.12), but SuBo’s ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’ falters, falling nine spots to No.15.
Foo Fighters’ ‘Wasting Light’ is up six spots, Tony Bennett’s ‘Duets II’ is down 12, Kimbra’s ‘Vows’ and Beyonce’s ‘4’ are both up eight, P!nk’s ‘Greatest Hits So Far’ rushes into the top 50 at No.28, there’s an improvement from the ‘Red Dog’ soundtrack and another soundtrack (‘Chipwrecked’) debuts at No.42.
Skrillex’s ‘Bangarang’ EP debuts just below at No.44.
Christina Perri’s ‘Lovestrong’ is up 30 spots and back into the top 50 at No.48, Grouplove’s ‘Never Trust A Happy Song’ re-enters the top 100 at No.56 and the soundtrack to ‘Burlesque’ is up 38 spots to No.57.
New at No.70 is the ‘Happy Feet 2’ soundtrack, while there are re-entries from Arctic Monkeys, Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Nero, Bon Iver, Drapht, The Kooks, Angus & Julia Stone and Slim Dusty.
Biggest fall of the week comes courtesy of the cast of Glee, whose ‘Christmas Album Vol.2’ sat at No.26 last week and is nowhere to be seen in the top 100 this week.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.