No change atop the ARIA singles chart this week, but the same can’t be said for the albums side of the draw, with a familiar face premiering on top. Good news also for One Direction fans, with Sony Music updating the band’s sales accreditations and their latest single hitting the top 50.
‘The Voice’ contestant Karise Eden looked like she was going to give that No.1 position a red hot crack this week with her version of Rebecca Ferguson’s ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’. However, she falls a surprisingly long way short, with Flo Rida holding onto top spot with his latest single ‘Whistle’.
The only change in the top five is a straight swap between positions four and five, but Pitbull’s bulleting into the top ten with ‘Back In Time’ – up to No.6.
The highest debut of the week comes to the aforementioned Karise Eden cover of ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’. The track premieres just inside the top ten at No.9.
Usher’s new single ‘Scream’ does what ‘Climax’ couldn’t and cracks the top 10. In fact, it’s verging on top ten success now, moving up a further seven places this week to No.11, while Ricki-Lee’s ‘Do It Like That’ reaches a new peak of No.13, Justin Bieber’s now platinum ‘Boyfriend’ improves to No.14 and Rachael Leahcar’s version of Jewel’s ‘Hands’ premieres at No.15.
Not such good news for B.o.B., Reece Mastin, Laykn Heperi and T-Pain, however, with their latest singles dropping to Nos.17, 19, 23 and 24 respectively.
Justin Bieber’s Mother’s Day dedication ‘Turn To You’ is in at No.25, One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ goes five times platinum at No.27 and Viktoria Bolonina’s version of ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down’ adds to the growing list of ‘The Voice’ cover premieres – in at No.28.
More action from ‘The Voice’ contestants… Emma-Louse Birdsall’s ‘I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)’ debuts at No.36.
Gym Class Heroes’ ‘The Fighter’ is in at No.38, The Fray’s ‘Run For Your Life’ debuts right behind them at No.39 and Fatai Veamatahau’s cover of Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State Of Mind (Part II)’ sees the light of day at No.43. One Direction’s new single ‘More Than This’ makes its top 50 entrance at No.49.
Outside the top 50, Rebecca Ferguson’s original version of ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ re-enters the countdown at No.52, ‘The Voice’ contestant Glenn Cunningham’s live version of the Rick Price classic ‘Heaven Knows’ premieres at No.53, Conor Maynard’s ‘Can’t Say No’ hits a stumbling block (down 16 places) and Fatai Veamatahau’s previous performance (of Eminem’s ‘Love The Way You Lie’) plunges from No.36 to No.60.
Danni Da Ros’ performance of Heart’s ‘Alone’ (mistakenly mentioned on the ARIA chart as ‘Heart’ instead of ‘Alone’) is in at No.62, Karise Eden’s performance of ‘It’s A Man’s World’ re-enters at No.69 and the new Trey Songz track ‘Heart Attack’ premieres at No.70.
Simple Plan’s ‘Summer Paradise’ re-enters ahead of their tour (No.79), Rachael Leahcar’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ re-enters at No.80, but We The Kings are down from No.46 to No.81.
Premiering further down are Florence & The Machine’s ‘Breath Of Life’ (No.83), Coldplay and Rihanna’s ‘Princess Of China’ (No.86) and Chris Sebastian’s version of ‘Without You’ (No.92). Emeli Sande’s ‘Next To Me’ bobs its head back in at No.93.
In summarising the charts from ‘The Voice’ perspective, there are 18 tracks from the hit Channel 9 show in the ARIA top 100 this week.
He’s melted hearts with his down to earth demeanour on the judges’ panel on ‘The Voice’, so we guess a best-of by country superstar Keith Urban premiering at No.1 shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise. But that’s precisely where we find Keith’s ‘The Story So Far’ this week.
He displaces Adele to No.2, One Direction’s now three times platinum ‘Up All Night’ to No.3.
Seal’s ‘Hits’ package also benefits from a bit of ‘The Voice’ love, with the album edging to a new peak of No.4, while Prince’s ‘The Hits/The B Sides’ enjoys a bit of time in the sun with the star on our shores. It bullets from No.28 to No.5 – its equal highest chart position thus far.
The second highest debut of the week comes courtesy of Garbage and their latest album ‘Not Your Kind Of People’. The long-awaited new LP premieres at No.8, giving the band their fifth successive top ten studio album.
It’s not such good news for Lana Del Rey, Carrie Underwood and Jack White, however, with their albums dropping to Nos.15, 16 and 18 respectively.
Kimbra’s ‘Vows’ bumps up nine places as a result of her national tour, John Butler’s in at No.28 with ‘Tin Shed Tales’ and Ash Grunwald’s ‘Trouble’s Door’ is right behind him – in at No.29.
The tour announcement has seen Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ surge from No.49 to No.35, Beach House is in ‘Bloom’ at No.40 and The Shins’ ‘Port Of Morrow’ is back into the top 50 with a bullet – up from No.77 to No.41.
Keane’s new album ‘Strangeland’ rounds out the top 50 debuts at No.49.
Outside the top 50, Marilyn Manson’s new LP ‘Born Villain’ plunges from its No.16 debut to No.51, Jack Vidgen’s ‘Inspire’ fails to live up to its name – down 22 places to No.57, The Fray’s ‘Scars & Stories’ bucks the trend – up from No.95 to No.62, but with the new best-of ruling the chart roost, the old Keith Urban best-of ‘Greatest Hits : 18 Kids’ plummets from No.26 to No.65.
‘The Very Best Of Prince’ is back in at No.66, Mutemath’s ‘Odd Soul’ debuts at No.67 and the Prince love continues with his ‘Ultimate’ collection re-entering at No.74.
Pennywise’s ‘All Or Nothing’ drops from No.48 to No.75, Willie Nelson’s ‘Heroes’ is in at No.79, the Kaiser Chiefs’ best-of ‘Souvenir’ is in at No.81 and poor Gin Wigmore’s album is suffering. It’s down from No.52 to No.82 this week.
Also plummeting is Santigold’s ‘Master Of My Make Believe’ – down from No.50 to No.93 in just week three, Jason Mraz’ Love Is A Four Letter Word’ which is now out of the top 100 after just four weeks and the ‘Avengers Assemble’ soundtrack which premiered at No.37 a fortnight ago, dropped to No.93 last week and is now also gone from the top 100.
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.