For the time being, Flo Rida and Sia are going nowhere on the top of the ARIA singles chart, but they’re under attack from a labelmate. But on the albums side of the draw, things have changed again, with a familiar face back on top.
While it looks like there’s no budging Flo Rida and Sia from the top spot on the ARIA singles chart, will they still be in the same spot next week. Gym Class Heroes and Neon Hitch are certainly hoping not… Their single ‘Ass Back Home’ has bolted for the top again this week – up 15 spots on last week’s No.17 debut and into the No.2 position.
The rest of the top ten is relatively uninteresting, with movements within just a few places and David Guetta’s single ‘Turn Me On’ picking up its second platinum accreditation.
Drake’s track ‘Take Care’ (featuring Rihanna) is down to No.12, but hits platinum and (let’s not make the connection…) new just one place below is Chris Brown’s latest single ‘Turn Up The Music’.
Good news for fans of both Matt Corby and One Direction this week… Matt’s ‘Into The Flame’ EP has now gone platinum (down five spots to No.16) and One Direction’s new single ‘One Thing’ has surged into the Aussie top 20 – up to No.17.
Katy Perry’s new single ‘Part Of Me’ has wasted no time in getting amongst the chart action, debuting at No.22 – it’s already been placing well within the iTunes top 5 – and Jason Derulo’s new single ‘Fight For You’ is also in the chart mix, placing at No.27 first week in.
On the back of her Grammys victories, British songstress Adele’s fortunes have improved again, with single ‘Rolling In The Deep’ moving up from No.51 to No.29 and ‘Someone Like You’ edging from No.60 to No.48.
Fun. featuring the vocals of Janelle Monae have debuted at No.41 with their track ‘We Are Young’, but it’s not such good news for Madonna with her single ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ dropping 19 places to No.44 for its second week.
Outside the top 50, Andy Grammer’s ‘Keep Your Head Up’ hits a new peak of No.53, Taio Cruz’ ‘Troublemaker’ also hits a new high (No.55), while Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ fades (No.34 to No.59) along with Jessie J and David Guetta’s ‘Laserlight’ (No.48 to No.68).
New at No.72 is the latest from Nicki Minaj, ‘Starships’. New at No.76 is Chris Brown’s ‘Strip’. Back into the mix at No.87 is Jay-Z and Kanye’s ‘Ni**as In Paris’ and Bruno Mars’ ‘Grenade’ explodes back onto the top 100 at No.92.
Rounding out the top 100 action is Emeli Sande’s awesome ‘Next To Me’, which debuts at No.100.
Perhaps it was the second week blues… Perhaps it was that she cancelled her Australian visit at the last minute… Whatever it was, Lana Del Rey fell out of favour with the Aussie record buying public this week, with her album ‘Born To Die’ dropping to No.2. That, of course, left the gate open for the all-conquering, Grammy-winning Adele to reassume her place at the top of the ARIA albums chart.
Rod Stewart’s visit allowed his ‘Storyteller’ compilation to move three places higher and Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ shuffled up five places to No.11.
Paul McCartney’s ‘Kisses On The Bottom’ improved ten places on last week’s No.25 debut, The Fray’s new album ‘Scars & Stories’ debuted at No.18 and Adele’s previous album ’19’ hit the top 30 again (No.29).
Triple J’s tribute to Nick Cave, ‘Straight To You’, came in at No.32, Die Antwoord’s ‘Ten$ion’ was in at No.38, while a sell-out tour by Roxette saw their ‘Hits’ package re-enter the top 100 at No.39.
Hillsong’s latest installment ‘Live In Miami’ premiered at No.43 and Emeli Sande’s glorious ‘Our Version Of Events’ debuted at No.46.
Outside the top 50, Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ re-entered at No.51, Il Divo’s visit paid dividends, with their album ‘Wicked Game’ up 27 places to No.54, Sharon Corr’s album ‘Dream Of You’ debuted at No.67 and Lanie Lane’s ‘To The Horses’ bounced back 31 spots to No.69.
Further top 100 debuts came from The 2 Bears (‘Be Strong’ at No.83) and the ‘Any Questions For Ben’ soundtrack (No.96).
* We’ve deliberately omitted Whitney Houston’s chart placings this 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.