US outfit Fun. (did you miss our interview last week) – HERE) are in the No.1 spot for the second week in a row. And they must be doing something right because they’ve been bestowed with a platinum accreditation to boot.
Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ is doing alright for itself too, moving another two spots and into No.2 this week, leaving Flo Rida’s now four-times-platinum ‘Wild Ones’ in the No.3 position and although Gym Class Heroes’ ‘Ass Back Home’ drops to No.4, they’re also now with platinum accreditation against their name.
Skrillex’ ‘Bangarang’ moves up to No.5 and also goes platinum; so too Jason Derulo’s ‘Fight For You’.
Matt Corby’s ‘Into The Flame’ EP picks up a second platinum nod (No.11) and One Direction have another platinum smash on their hands with ‘One Thing’.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s single ‘Call Me Maybe’ is also delivering this week, bulleting 24 places to No.15, while a couple of places below, One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ is down to No.17 after 20 weeks, but the single hasn’t left the top 20 since its release.
Laurent Wery’s ‘Hey Hey Hey’ is triple platinum now, The Black Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’ picks up the double platinum gong and Usher’s ‘Climax’ picks up another couple of positions – now up to No.34.
Outasight’s ‘Tonight Is The Night’ is into the top 50 (No.58 to No.37), just ahead of Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars’ ‘Safe & Sound’ (No.54 to No.38). Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ (down to No.40) this week notches up an incredible ninth platinum accreditation for sales of 630,000 copies.
A story on last week’s ’60 Minutes’ could account for a bump in sales for Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and ‘Someone Like You’, which both bump in the top 50 this week at Nos.42 and 44 respectively (the later re-appearing) and the week’s highest debut comes all the way down at No.49 from Ed Sheeran (‘Lego House’).
Outside the top 50, Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom’ makes a first week splash at No.64, DJ Fresh & Rita Ora surge 34 places to No.64 with ‘Hot Right Now’ and there are other debuts a little further down – the Glee Cast’s version of ‘Stereo Hearts’ at No.80 and M.I.A’s ‘Bad Girls’ at No.81.
Hot Chelle Rae’s ‘Tonight Tonight’ (three times platinum) and Emeli Sande’s ‘Next To Me’ re-enter at Nos.82 and 83, Bombs Away’s ‘Super Soaker’ and 360’s ‘Just Got Started’ re-enter at Nos.88 and 89, Taio Cruz’ seven times platinum smash ‘Dynamite’ is back in at No.94 and Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Antidote’ arrives in the nick of time at No.100.
ARIA’s Chartifacts writer Gavin Ryan tells us that Hilltop Hoods’ new album ‘Drinking From The Sun’, which debuts in the top spot on the ARIA albums chart this week – with a gold accreditation against it – is the 500th ARIA No.1 album since the chart began almost 30 years ago.
Bruce Springsteen couldn’t quite match his No.1 success in America, settling for a No.2 debut with his latest LP ‘Wrecking Ball’.
Two new debuts have left Adele’s ’21’ to fall to No.3 this week, with Skrillex’ ‘Bangarang EP’ now gold.
The good news for Directioners keeps flowing this week with their album ‘Up All Night’ picking up a double platinum accreditation, despite falling to No.5.
Big movers into the top ten are Michael Crawford’s ‘The Story Of My Life’ (No.37 to No.9) and Bob Seger’s ‘Ultimate Hits’ (No.18 to No.10). Bon Iver’s self-titled set moves up five places to No.12, while Ed Sheeran’s now-platinum ‘+’ is up seven spots to No.17.
Adele’s ’19’ improves to No.21 and Hot Chelle Rae’s ‘Whatever’ is up 30 spots to No.25, but Troy Cassar-Daley’s ‘Home’ slumps from No.9 to No.27.
The Fun. album ‘Some Nights’ is in at No.35 despite some heavy discounting (we saw it at one store for $9.99!) and Soulfly’s ‘Enslaved’ is chained to a No.40 debut.
Bon Iver’s ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ re-enters the top 50 at No.44 – the same can be said for First Aid Kit’s ‘The Lion’s Roar’, which re-enters the top 100 at No.45. Hilltop Hoods’ ‘The Hard Road’ and ‘The Calling’ also re-enter (at Nos.49 and 50 respectively).
Outside the top 50, Die Antwoord’s album ‘Ten$ion’ is up 37 places to No.56, Hilltop Hoods are back again with ‘State Of The Art’ (re-entering at No.62) and The Beards’ album ‘Having A Beard Is The New Not Having A Beard’ is in at No.63.
Lanie Lane’s ‘To The Horses’ is back in the top 100 mix at No.76 and Chiddy Bang’s ‘Breakfast’ is served at No.83 on debut.
Not such good news for Dirty Three’s album ‘Toward The Low Sun’ which drops from No.39 to No.86 – 47 places, but if you think that drop’s dramatic, spare a thought for Ryan Adams and his LP ‘Ashes & Fire’, which plummets from No.16 to No.89.
Passenger’s ‘All The Little Lights’ also drops dramatically (No.42 to No.93), as does Steel Panther’s ‘Balls Out’ (No.50 to No.99).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.