We don’t think the world will ever be the same again – Adele ISN’T No.1 on the Aussie albums chart for the second week in a row! One the singles chart, meanwhile, there’s still plenty of Fun. to be had, but this week’s chart is all headed in the One Direction, with numerous debuts for the Brit boy band.
Yes, it’s all about Fun. again this week, with their single ‘We Are Young’ still peaking atop the ARIA singles chart. But for how much longer? Carly Rae Jepsen’s single ‘Call Me Maybe’ has spent a great deal of the past week atop the iTunes chart, so the chances are good that she may hit the top next week. She’s in position No.3 this week – up 12 spots on last week – and has a gold accreditation against her name. Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ at No.2 has been certified platinum.
Chris Brown has also gone platinum with ‘Turn Up The Music’ (down to No.10), while Labrinth’s ‘Earthquake’ shifts up ten places to No.11 and Taio Cruz’ ‘Troublemaker’ drops to No.16 but picks up gold sales status.
The first bit of good news for One Direction fans this week is that their single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ (which is still in the top 20 after 21 weeks) has now been given a fourth platinum accreditation.
Bulleting this week are Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego House’ (No.49 to No.19) and Far East Movement ftg. Justin Bieber’s ‘Live My Life’ (No.28 to No.20).
Timomatic’s ‘Set It Off’ is now triple platinum and has a six place resurgence to No.23, but a drop for Hilltop Hoods’ ‘I Love It’ – it’s down 12 places to No.28.
Rising are Outasight’s ‘Tonight Is The Night’ (No.37 to No.29), Usher’s ‘Climax’ (No.34 to No.30) and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’ (No.54 to No.39).
The week’s highest debut belongs to T-Pain and Ne-Yo down in position No.44 with their track ‘Turn All The Lights On’, with Taylor Swift’s ‘Eyes Open’ not too far behind, premiering at No.47. Skrillex’ ‘Kyoto’ edges its way into the top 50 – up two spots to No.50 this week.
Outside the top 50, Stan Walker’s latest single ‘Music Won’t Break Your Heart’ debuts at No.53, DJ Fresh’s ‘Hot Right Now’ is up 11 spots to No.54 and Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ slides from No.42 to No.57.
More chart moments for Directioners begin at No.60. Seems that a lot of fans, preferring not to buy an entire new album, have just completed their collection by purchasing the bonus tracks from the new ‘Souvenir Edition’ separately. ‘Moments’ is the most popular of the bunch, debuting at No.60. ‘Another World’ debuts at No.66, ‘I Should Have Kissed You’ debuts at No.71 and ‘Stand Up’ comes in at No.80.
In amongst the #1D debuts, Cher Lloyd’s new single ‘Want U Back’ debuts at No.69, Xavier Rudd’s ‘Follow The Sun’ is in at No.84 and Enrique Iglesias’ ‘I Like How It Feels’ re-emerges at No.85.
A trio of new singles debut at Nos.89, 90 and 91… Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Greyhound’, Jack Black ftg. David Guetta & Sia’s ‘Wild One Two’ and Regina Spektor’s ‘Rowboats’.
Andy Grammer’s ‘Keep Your Head Up’ re-enters at No.93, Bruno Mars’ ‘Grenade’ is back in at No.95 and Arctic Monkeys’ new single ‘R U Mine’ premieres at No.100.
Hilltop Hoods debuted in the top spot last week on the ARIA albums chart and it’s there they stay for the second successive week. One Direction’s ‘Up All Night’ is on the march, however, edging three places higher and back to its equal highest chart position thus far of No.2. The Shins’ ‘Port Of Morrow’ is in at No.4 and Bob Seger’s ‘Ultimate Hits’ hits a new high of No.8.
New at No.14 is the ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack, Hoodoo Gurus’ ‘Gold Watch : 20 Golden Greats’ is in at No.15 and Miike Snow gets his highest charting Aussie album so far, with ‘Happy To You’ debuting at No.16. McAlister Kemp also gets a top 20 premiere with their album ‘Country Proud’ (No.18).
The country music love flows for Tim McGraw’s ‘Emotional Traffic’ (No.40 to No.20), vampire love flows for the ‘Twilight : Breaking Dawn Part 1’ soundtrack – up 48 spots to No.38, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Chronicle’ re-enters at No.41 and Evanescence’s eponymous set surges 27 places to No.42.
Not such good news for Hot Chelle Rae, whose album ‘Whatever’ drops from No.21 to No.50. Tony Bennett’s ‘Duets & Duets II’ package debuts at No.51 and Dierks Bentley’s ‘Home’ re-enters at No.52.
New at No.56 is Deep Sea Arcade’s ‘Outlands’. More premieres come at No.67 (Faith Hill’s ‘The Hits’), No.69 (Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Home Again’), No.80 (Mick Thomas’ ‘The Last Of The Tourists’) and No.82 (Rebecca Ferguson’s ‘Heaven’).
Craig Campbell’s self-titled album is in at No.91, Soulfly’s ‘Enslaved’ plummets from No.42 to No.93 and Bic Runga’s ‘Belle’ rings in at No.97.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.