Plenty of bulleting into the top fives on both charts this week, but on the top, things are looking altogether familiar. Let’s check out who’s where on this week’s ARIA singles and albums charts with our weekly Chart Watch.
Singles-wise, there’s seemingly no budging Flo Rida and Sia for the time being, with their single ‘Wild Ones’ maintaining its No.1 heading again this week for a sixth week. Positions two and three stay stagnant, but there’s plenty of movement elsewhere in the top ten. Racing up a further seven positions this week is Qwote’s single ‘Throw Your Hands Up’ featuring Pitbull – in the process notching up a platinum accreditation.
Also posting healthy rises this week are Katy Perry’s ‘Part Of Me’ (up 17 places to No.5), Chris Brown’s ‘Turn Up The Music’ (No.13 to No.6) and Jason Derulo’s ‘Fight For You’ (No.27 to No.7).
Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’ is down five spots to No.10, but records a fourth platinum accreditation.
Hilltop Hoods with Sia get a second platinum gong for ‘I Love It’, while One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ makes another leap for the top after their tour announcement – up six places to No.13.
Biggest jump of the week, however, must come from Nicki MInaj, whose single ‘Starships’ rocketed from No.72 on debut last week to No.14 this week – impressive in anyone’s books.
The new Fun. single featuring Janelle Monae continues to climb – posting an 18 place jump on its No.41 debut last week, while Train’s ‘Drive By’ edges a little higher – up seven spots to No.29.
Labrinth and Tinie Tempah’s single ‘Earthquake’ pops into the top 50 for the first time – up 16 places to No.41 – while LMFAO’s former chart-topper ‘Party Rock Anthem’ trickles back over the top 50 line.
Outside the top 50, Rizzle Kicks’ ‘Mama Do The Hump’ is higher – up 14 spots to No.56 and Lil Wayne’s ‘Mirror’ surges from No.79 to No.57.
Madonna’s ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ slides from No.44 to No.61,
Highest debut of the week comes courtesy of the Glee Cast and their cover of ‘Without You’, premiering at No.62, with Sean Paul’s ‘She Doesn’t Mind’ entering at No.63 right behind them.
Emeli Sande’s ‘Next To Me’ is higher – up 23 positions to No.77, the Glee Cast debut again – this time with ‘We Found Love’ – at No.79, Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars are in at No.92 with ‘Safe & Sound’ and Bruno Mars’ tracks ‘Marry You’, ‘Just The Way You Are’ and ‘The Lazy Song’ rejoin ‘Grenade’ in the top 100.
Remote Control Records tells us Adele’s album ’21’ is now 12 times platinum. However, the album’s chart placing fails to reflect the new accreditation. No matter, ’21’ is still leaving the rest of the top 100 in its wake – maintaining its hold on the No.1 spot.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo Wops & Hooligans’ surges to No.4, almost matching its original peak of No.2, while The Black Keys, Coldplay and Leonard Cohen all fall.
Up on the back of their Australian tour, however, is Roxette’s best-of ‘Hits’, which hits a new peak of No.17.
Also higher this week is Kelly Clarkson’s album ‘Stronger’, which improves to No.19 and is now certified platinum.
Skrillex’ ‘Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites’ surges ten places to No.31, Emeli Sande’s album ‘Our Version Of Events’ is up 16 spots on last week’s No.46 debut and the week’s highest new entry comes courtesy of Band Of Skulls and their long player ‘Sweet Sour’ (No.35 debut).
Outside the top 50, Bon Iver’s self-titled set is up 21 places to No.58, Taylor Swift’s ‘Speak Now’ chimes back in to the top 100 at No.71 and Jimmy Barnes’ ‘Hits’ makes some noise, re-entering at No.84.
Further down, there are re-emergences for Disturbed, Glee Cast, David Campbell, Busby Marou, the ‘Burlesque’ soundtrack, City & Colour and Amy Winehouse.
* We’ve once again omitted Whitney Houston’s chart placings for the week and will publish a separate ‘Whitney Chart Watch’ shortly…
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.