Plenty to get our pop chops around in this week’s Chart Watch – a week in which Channel 9’s hit new TV show ‘The Voice’ impacted the charts not only via its contestants, but also via its mentors. So let’s not dilly dally – here’s this week’s Chart Watch.
Lil’ Miss Carly Rae Jepsen maintains her stranglehold on the ARIA No.1 position for the fourth week in a row this week with her single ‘Call Me Maybe’, but she’s most definitely under attack from one of our own… Delta Goodrem’s new single ‘Sitting On Top Of The World’ has impacted the top ten big time, debuting at a very respectable No.2, no doubt helped along by her appearance on TV show ‘The Voice’.
But she’s not the only performer whose stocks are rising because of a TV show… Florence & The Machine’s ‘Never Let Me Go’ has been synched with promos for a special on ‘Titanic’ on Channel 7. It’s worked so well that the single has spent just four weeks in the charts and has found itself at No.3 (up 15 spots on last week). Florence’s album also improves.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego House’ maintains its No.5 heading, but gets a platinum accreditation and Fun.’s ‘We Are Young’, despite falling four places, picks up a second platinum gong.
Flo Rida & Sia’s ‘Wild Ones’ (now five times platinum) is back into the top ten at No.10, Rihanna’s ‘Where Have You Been’ surges 13 positions and hits a new peak of No.12 and Calvin Harris’ new single ‘Let’s Go’ is in at No.17.
Here’s where ‘The Voice’ contestants start exerting their influence over the ARIA charts. Rachael Leahcar astounded audiences with her version of Piaf’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ and they responded by downloading the track in big numbers, causing it to debut on the ARIA singles chart at No.18.
Jason Derulo’s ‘Fight For You’ slides nine places but picks up a double platinum gong; ditto Gym Class Heroes’ ‘Ass Back Home’.
With its stocks rising in the US this week and a little help from the Glee Cast, Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ gets another little breath of wind back home too – it’s up eight places and back into the top 30 at No.28.
Delta’s not the only ‘Voice’ judge feeling the local love this week… Seal’s ‘Kiss From A Rose’ slams back into the top 100, no doubt helped along by his performance on the Logies telecast. Soon-to-be ‘Voice’ mentor Ricki-Lee’s new single ‘Do It Like That’ improves to a new peak of No.34 and Kate Bush’s iconic ‘Wuthering Heights’ (covered on the show by Laura Bunting) re-enters the charts at No.39.
James Morrison’s single ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ bullets 53 places (from No.93 to No.40), just one spot ahead of ‘The Voice’ contestant Karise Eden and her rendition of ‘It’s A Man’s World’, while Flo Rida’s ‘Good Feeling’ is back in top 50 action, up from No.61 to No.43.
Outside of the top 50, the original version of Regina Spektor’s ‘Samson’ (performed by Casey Withoos on ‘The Voice’) debuts at No.52, seven points higher than Casey’s version. Lakyn Heperi’s performance of ‘Kids’ is in at No.53, Ivan Gough’s new single ‘In My Mind’ premieres at No.56 and there’s more Seal goodness at No.58, with a re-entry for his single ‘Crazy’.
Usher’s ‘Climax’ tumbles from No.49 to No.60, but is certified gold, Andy Grammer’s ‘Keep Your Head Up’ re-enters at No.66 and the Glee Cast’s version of ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is in at No.67.
Kate Miller-Heidke’s ‘The Last Day On Earth’ is being used heavily with a synch to Channel 9’s upcoming ‘Beaconsfield’ telemovie and benefits from the exposure, re-appearing in the top 100 at No.68, Linkin Park’s ‘Burn It Down’ enters at No.70 and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’ takes a 21 place dive to No.72. (Also falling heavily are Snoop Dogg’s ‘Young Wild & Free’ – down 18 spots to No.74 and Taylor Swift’s ‘Safe & Sound’ – down 22 to No.75)
‘The Voice’ judge Keith Urban’s ‘Making Memories Of Us’ re-enters at No.78, Pitbull’s ‘International Love’ slumps 32 spots to No.82 and Maroon 5’s new single ‘Payphone’ enters at No.86.
‘The Voice’ contestant Kelsie Rimmer’s version of Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ is in at No.89, Natasha Duarte’s ‘Wanted To Feel’ re-enters at No.93 and Azealia Banks’ ‘212’ pops its head back in at No.97.
Despite a super strong challenge from Kate Miller-Heidke and her new album ‘Nightflight’, she couldn’t quite shake the power of five young British lads who’ve taken over Australia in the past couple of weeks. Yes, One Direction holds the No.1 position for the third straight week with their long player ‘Up All Night’.
But Kate’s No.2 debut for ‘Nightflight’ is by no means anything to sneeze at – and it equals her No.2 debut for previous LP ‘Curiouser’.
Cold Chisel’s ‘No Plans’ debuted at No.2 last week and only slides one spot this week, but the band does pick up a gold sales accreditation for sales into stores of more than 35,000 copies.
Flo Rida’s ‘Good Feeling EP’ improves nine places to No.12, Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ is up ten places to No.13 and Train’s ‘California 37’ premieres at No.14, just three spots ahead of the new ‘MTV Presents Unplugged’ set for Florence & The Machine.
Keith Urban’s ‘Greatest Hits : 18 Kids’ re-enters at No.21, Jason Mraz’ ‘Love Is A Four Letter Word’ is in at No.23 and Seal’s ‘Hits’ debuts right behind Jason at No.24.
The repackage of Michael Bolton’s ‘Gems : The Duets Collection’ has done wonders as it improves 37 places to a new peak of No.26. Gin Wigmore’s album ‘Gravel & Wine’ debuts at No.29, but Bruce Springsteen and Madonna continue to fall with their respective sets – Bruce down 15 places to No.40 and Madonna down 22 places to No.41.
Alston’s ‘Don’t Funk With Me’ premieres at No.42, ‘The Very Best Of Neil Diamond’ is in at No.43, Troy Cassar-Daley’s ‘Home’ ricochets from No.78 to No.46 and James Morrison’s latest album ‘The Awakening’ re-awakens, re-enters and hits a new peak of No.50.
Outside the top 50, Sia’s best-of slumps from No.27 to No.51, ‘Ultimate Bee Gees’ is up from No.81 to No.57 and Prince’s ‘Ultimate’ collection debuts at No.61.
There are re-entries for Big Scary’s ‘Vacation’ (No.67) and Seal’s ‘Soul 2’ (No.75), a debut for DragonForce’s ‘The Power Within’ (No.79) and another re-entry, this time from Pete Murray and his gold selling album ‘Blue Sky Blue’ (No.90).
Delta Goodrem’s 15 times platinum ‘Innocent Eyes’ also re-enters the top 100 – at No.97.
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.