The ARIA albums chart is hit with five top ten debuts; Adam Lambert, The Temper Trap, The McClymonts, Slash and Tenacious D. But who debuted where? Over on the singles chart, meanwhile, ‘The Voice’ rules again, with eight premieres across the top 100. Let’s kick things off with a bit of top 100 singles love (as always) in this week’s Chart Watch.
Despite an onslaught of ‘The Voice’ entries again for the second week in a row, the top three ARIA positions remain unchanged this week, with Flo Rida edging all comers once again with his single ‘Whistle’. He’s been there for four weeks now, but strangely remains on gold accreditation whereas Maroon 5’s ‘Payphone’ gets certified platinum.
‘The Voice’ action begins at No.7 this week, with Brittany Cairns’ stunning version of Jes Hudak’s ‘Different Worlds’ plops in at No.7, but not far behind her are Darren Percival’s ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)’ (No.12) and Sarah De Bono’s ‘Listen’ (No.13). Karise Eden’s version of Rebecca Ferguson’s ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ sees Rebecca’s original version bullet from No.52 to No.14 – it also picks up a gold accreditation.
Gym Class Heroes ftg. Ryan Tedder’s ‘The Fighter’ spends its second week in the charts at No.15, up 23 places on last week’s debut, while Jes Hudak’s ‘Different Worlds’ re-enters the charts at a new peak of No.21 following it’s covering on ‘The Voice’.
‘The Voice’ love continues at No.22 with a premiere for Diana Rouvas’ version of Beyonce’s ‘Love On Top’, Ricki-Lee’s ‘Do It Like That’ drops 11 spaces to No.24 but picks up a gold accreditation and Lakyn Heperi’s (some would say lacklustre) performance of ‘Forever Young’ sees the track debut at No.26.
Skrillex’ ‘Make It Bun Dem’ is in a hurry – up 32 places to No.27, so too Coldplay and Rihanna’s ‘Princess Of China’ which bullets 53 places from its No.86 debut last week.
Ben Hazlewood’s cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego House’ is in at No.35, Jennifer Lopez hits the top 40 with ‘Dance Again’ (No.40), while Rita Ora debuts right behind her with ‘How We Do (Party)’ and Christian songstress Kerrie Roberts comes in at No.45 with ‘Rescue Me (How The Story Ends)’.
Squidging themselves back into the top 50 this week are Knife Party (‘100% No Modern Talking’ at No.49) and Conor Maynard (‘Can’t Say No’ at No.50).
Outside the top 50, Karmin’s ace ‘Brokenhearted’ debuts at No.58, ‘The Voice’ contestant Adam Martin premieres at No.66 with his version of The Black Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’, British boyband ‘The Wanted’ are on the scene with ‘Chasing The Sun’ (No.68) and The Offspring bump into the hundred for the first time with ‘Cruising California (Bumpin’ In My Trunk)’ at No.70.
Beyonce’s ‘Love On Top’ is back after being covered on ‘The Voice’ (No.71), but the originals of previous covers on the show don’t fare so well, with David Guetta & Usher’s ‘Without You’ suffering quite the slump (No.37 to No.73) and Adele’s ‘Turning Tables’ sliding 36 places to No.80.
Jewel’s ‘Hands’ re-enters at No.87 and Laura Bunting’s version of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is in at No.97.
The biggest slide of the week has to come from Justin Bieber, however, whose Mothers Day dedication ‘Turn To You’ goes from a premiere of No.25 last week to being completely out of the top 100 this week. Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and ‘Someone Like You’ both finally leave the top 100 after 69 and 61 weeks respectively and there are 19 ‘The Voice’ contestant tracks in the top 100 this week.
A quintet of top ten debuts this week has shuffled the upper echelons of the ARIA albums charts around quite a bit. Premiering in the No.1 position are homegrown superstars The Temper Trap and their self-titled sophomore record, gifting the band their first ever No.1. The challenge was on, however, from Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, who debut right behind them in the No.2 spot.
Adele’s dropped just the one spot, pushing Keith Urban’s ‘The Story So Far’ out of No.1 and down to No.4 in its second week.
New at No.6 is Tenacious D’s ‘Rize Of The Fenix’, with The McClymonts’ ‘Two World Collide’ debuting right behind them at No.7.
Rounding out the top ten debuts this week is Adam Lambert, whose new album ‘Trespassing’ gives the star his second top ten album in Australia (a debut at No.10).
Just outside the top ten, those crazy ‘Glee’ kids are graduating with their latest album coming in at No.12, while in the wake of the death of Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb, ‘The Ultimate Bee Gees’ races up from No.64 to No.13. Prince and Seal’s respective best-ofs drop nine and 11 places respectively, while 360’s ‘Falling & Flying’ picks up speed at No.17.
Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ has a 14 place sales spike on the back of their tour announcement (up from No.35 to No.21), while a performance of ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ on ‘The Voice’ sees Rebecca Ferguson’s album ‘Heaven’ jump back 24 places to No.24.
Florence & The Machine’s tour sees Flo’s album ‘Between Two Lungs’ back into the top 50 (No.27), The Medics debut at No.29 with ‘Foundations’, Marina & The Diamonds is in at No.32 with ‘Electra Heart’ and The Gossip premiere at No.35 with ‘A Joyful Noise’.
With a national tour providing plenty of excitement for fans, NKOTBSB’s album belatedly debuts at No.38, with City And Colour’s ‘Little Hell’ swooping up 39 places to snuggle up right behind the mega boyband at No.39.
Quite the slump for Lionel Richie’s ‘Tuskegee’ this week, however, which drops from No.12 to No.42. Not good news either for Celtic Thunder, whose album ‘Heartland’ drops from No.21 to No.49. ‘The Very Best Of Backstreet Boys’ debuts at No.47.
Outside the top 50, the passing of disco legend Donna Summer sees sales of her best-of ‘Journey’ debut at No.54, Santana’s ‘Shape Shifter’ debuting right behind her. Not good news for Michael Crawford’s ‘The Story Of My Life’, which plummets after Mothers Day – down from No.7 to No.59.
Better news for Emeli Sande, whose album ‘Our Version Of Events’ re-enters the countdown at No.60.
Cold Chisel’s ‘No Plans’ is down from No.30 to No.63, Best Coast’s album ‘The Only Place’ is in at No.65, The Bee Gees’ ‘The Number Ones’ re-enters at No.67, but John Butler’s ‘Tin Shed Tales’ drops from a No.28 debut last week to No.68 this week.
A couple of premieres – Far East Movement’s ‘Dirty Bass’ (No.70) and Stonefield’s ‘Bad Reality’ (No.71) precede a big drop from Ash Grunwald’s ‘Trouble’s Door’ (No.29 to No.72) and another premiere – this time from New Kids On The Block’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.75).
Spare a thought for Damien Leith, however, with his album ‘Now & Then’ in complete freefall. It was No.14 last week. This week it’s down to No.85.
And Keane’s album ‘Strangeland’ premiered at No.49 last week. This week it’s gone from the top 100 entirely.
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.