Carly Rae Jepsen’s certainly doing something right with her single ‘Call Me Maybe’, but she’s under attack and if Flo can hold his nerve, this may be her last week on top. On the ARIA albums chart, meanwhile, a bunch of unlikely lads just keep selling.
Yes it’s another week on top for Carly Rae Jepsen and her single ‘Call Me Maybe’, but this week she notches up her third platinum accreditation.
She also had to hold off a strong challenge from last year’s X Factor winner Reece Mastin, whose new single ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’ debuts strongly in the No.2 spot (you can read our interview with Reece HERE).
Delta’s single ‘Sitting On Top Of The World’ goes gold (35,000 copies) and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ begins to sail off into the ether with a new three times platinum certification.
Bulleting towards the upper echelons of the top 100 is Maroon 5 and their new Wiz Khalifa-featuring single ‘Payphone’. Debuting at No.86 last week, it finds itself well within the top ten at No.7 for its second week. Flo Rida’s ‘Whistle’ didn’t spend much time on sale (about three days), but its impact was huge, debuting at No.8 and with its eyes on the No.1 prize next week.
Labrinth and Tinie Tempah’s ‘Earthquake’ shakes things up with a second platinum gong and One Direction’s two singles are out of the top ten – ‘One Thing’ down to No.11 and ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ down to No.19 – after the band’s visit.
Excitement for the locals with Matt Corby’s ‘Into The Flame’ EP also joining the triple platinum club and Gotye and Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ sliding back into the top 20 at No.19.
Further down, Calvin Harris & Ne-Yo’s tune ‘Let’s Go’ slides ten spots in its second week, contestant Lakyn Heperi’s version of MGMT’s ‘Kids’ is the highest chart placing for Channel 9’s ‘The Voice’ (apart from Delta, of course) at No.33, while Kate Miller-Heidke’s sync with Channel 9’s ‘Beaconsfield’ telemovie pays dividends – the track moving up 34 places and into the top 50 at No.34.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’ re-enters the top 50 (No.39, up 40 spots), Rachael Leahcar’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ slides 23 to No.41, Gavin DeGraw’s ‘Not Over You’ bullets back into the countdown at No.42 and Linkin Park looks to the top 50 to ‘Burn It Down’ at No.50 (up 20).
Outside the top 50, The Voice’s Brittany Cairns premieres at No.57 with her performance of Sara Bareilles’ ‘Gravity’, Missy Higgins’ ‘Unashamed Desire’ gets a little attention, debuting at No.58, Karise Eden’s version of ‘It’s A Man’s World’ slips to No.63 and Angus Stone debuts at No.67 with ‘Bird On The Buffalo’ – one of two tracks in action for the singer this week. He also premieres at No.74 with ‘Broken Brights’.
Jes Hudak’s ‘Different Worlds’ plummets after Channel 9’s ‘The Voice’ promos end – down 47 places to No.77 this week. The Black Keys’ ‘Gold On The Ceiling’ is in at No.83, The Script’s ‘Breakeven’ re-enters at No.87, Regina Spektor’s ‘Samson’ is down 36 to No.88 and there are re-entries from The White Stripes, Adele, Timbaland and Tyga.
No budging the One Direction boys from the top spot this week, not even Jack White, whose new album ‘Blunderbuss’ makes a rather decent debut in the No.2 spot. Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ improves to a new peak of No.4 and Damien Leith’s new album ‘Now & Then’ is in at No.12.
Seal’s ‘Hits’ is up 11 places to No.13, Children Collide’s ‘Monument’ stands proud, debuting at No.16 and Gotye’s ‘Making Mirrors’ is up 14 places to No.17.
Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded’ slides eight places, Flo Rida’s ‘Good Feeling’ EP is down nine and Train’s ‘California 37’ loses 12 places to No.26.
Birdy’s self-titled set premieres inside the top 30 – just – at No.29, Jason Mraz’ album ‘Love Is A Four Letter Word’ is down ten spots from its No.23 debut, but Christina Perri bucks the trend after her promotional visit. Her album ‘Lovestrong’ is up to No.37 after placing at No.68 last week.
New at No.38 is Rufus Wainwright’s new LP ‘Out Of The Game’.
Outside the top 50, Bruce Springsteen’s LP ‘Wrecking Ball’ falls to No.53, Jack Johnson and Friends debut at No.56 with ‘Best Of The Kokua Festival’, Seal’s ‘Soul 2′ is up 16 places to No.59 and Alabama Shakes’ LP ‘Boys And Girls’ improves 22 positions to No.61.
Madonna’s ‘MDNA’ is now out of the top 50 and down to No.65, Labrinth’s ‘Electronic Earth’ slips 23 spots to No.77, Troy Cassar-Daley’s ‘Home’ is down 35 places to No.81 and there are re-entries for Good Charlotte’s ‘Cardiology’ (No.82) and Husky’s ‘Forever So’ (No.83). A Good Charlotte best-of premieres at No.86.
Of Monsters And Men’s album ‘My Head Is An Animal’ debuts at No.89 and there are re-entries for Keith Urban (‘Get Closer’ at No.96) and Elton John (‘Rocket Man : The Definitive Hits’ at No.99).
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday from 6:30pm AEST.