Last week, Karise Eden was basking in No.1 glory following her triumph on ‘The Voice’. She enjoyed four of the top five singles, with only Sarah De Bono spoiling the Karise party with a No.4 debut. This week however, it’s a very different scenario, with only Karise’s debut single ‘You Won’t Let Me’ remaining in the top ten and some massive drops. That’s not to say it’s all bad news for Karise… Her album is seemingly a triumph.
While Karise Eden may have been lapping it up with four of the top five positions last week, as mentioned, it’s a very different story this week, as Flo Rida’s ‘Whistle’ regains its No.1 position and gets a fourth platinum accreditation.
In fact, with Karise’s ‘You Won’t Let Me’ the only track still within the top ten (at No.5) and other ‘The Voice’ contestants’ tracks sliding, there are bullets everywhere.
Katy Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’ is up from No.20 to No.4, Will.I.Am’s new single ‘This Is Love’ up from No.18 to No.7, Gym Class Heroes’ ‘The Fighter’ up from No.16 to No.8 and Rita Ora’s ‘How We Do (Party)’ up from No.14 to No.9.
The bullets keep coming in the top 20 too… Rudimental’s ‘Feel The Love’ bumps from No.42 to No.12, Fun’s ‘Some Nights’ up from No.46 to No.13 and Jason Derulo’s ‘Undefeated’ up from No.30 to No.14.
Karmin’s ‘Brokenhearted’ is also on the charge – up from No.33 to No.20 – and Jay Sean and Pitbull’s ‘I’m All Yours’ is up from No.29 to No.21.
With no other ‘Voice’ contestants to be seen anywhere within the top 35, everyone else gets the chance to improve on last week’s positions.
Sarah De Bono’s ‘Beautiful’ (at No.4 last week) slumps to No.37. Karise Eden’s ‘Hallelujah’ down from No.2 to No.38.
Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ notches up another impressive milestone, being certified ten times platinum this week (700,000 copies) and re-emerging in the top 50 at No.43. B.o.B’s ‘Both Of Us’ with Taylor Swift re-enters the countdown at No.50.
On the other side of the drop, Karise’s ‘Stay With Me Baby’ (last week’s No.1) is all the way down at No.54 (yikes!), but Marina & The Diamonds’ ‘Primadonna’ hits new heights – up to No.55, Major Lazer’s ‘Get Free’ is up from No.82 to No.56, Florence & The Machine’s ‘Breath Of Life’ gets a new breath of life at No.57 and Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Around My Way’ is new at No.58.
Also benefitting post ‘The Voice’ is Cheryl Cole, whose new single ‘Call My Name’ bullets from No.92 to No.59, along with Emeli Sande’s ‘My Kind Of Love’ (No.84 to No.60).
Cher Lloyd’s ‘Want U Back’ is back into the countdown at No.71, Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Dark Side’ premieres at No.72 and there are new entries for The Temper Trap (‘Trembling Hands’ at No.81) and Knife Party (‘Centipede’ at No.82).
Maroon 5’s ‘One More Night’ enters the charts at No.89 and there are re-emergences galore.
Out of the top 100 altogether this week, however, are a swag of ‘The Voice’ releases.
Karise Eden’s ‘I Was Your Girl’ (No.3 last week), Darren Percival’s ‘Damage Down’ (No.8 last week), Karise’s ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ and ‘Landslide’ (Nos.11 and 15 respectively).
Darren Percival’s highest placed track this week is at No.78 (‘I Believe When I Fall In Love’). Not good news for Rachael Leahcar, however… she’s nowhere to be seen in the top 100.
It’s not all bad news for ‘The Voice’ contestants, however, with winner Karise Eden’s album debuting on top of the ARIA albums chart this week. ‘My Journey’ held off some strong competition from Linkin Park and Maroon 5 to snatch the top spot, claiming a rather impressive platinum accreditation on debut to boot.
Linkin Park’s new LP would have been No.1 pretty much any other week, but with Karise in control, ‘Living Things’ has to settle for the No.2 position instead. It does so with a gold sales accreditation.
Maroon 5’s ‘Overexposed’ is in at No.4, The Smashing Pumpkins’ new album ‘Oceania’ debuts at No.8 and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded’ surges from No.36 to No.14.
The new Fiona Apple album ‘The Idler Wheel’ is in at No.23 (giving her her highest local album chart to date) and Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream : The Complete Confection’ has another breath of life, moving up from No.48 to No.25.
Carrie Underwood’s album ‘Blown Away’ is back into the top 50 (at No.30), kids sensations Moshi Monsters are in at No.31 with their ‘Music Rox’ compilation and Kenny Chesney’s ‘Welcome To The Fishbowl’ debuts at No.34.
With the new single doing the business, Fun’s album ‘Some Nights’ surges from No.64 to No.44, Gojira’s ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ debuts at No.47 and on the back of her Graham Norton appearance last weekend, Paloma Faith’s ‘Fall To Grace’ finally gets a look in – debuting at No.49.
Outside the top 50, Kings Cannons’ LP ‘The Brightest Light’ is in at No.56, The Ghost Inside’s ‘Get What You Give’ premieres at No.63 and Reece Mastin’s self-titled debut re-emerges at No.76.
The ‘Brave’ soundtrack rounds out the list with a debut at No.95, but Keith Urban’s now platinum ‘Get Closer’ (which was No.23 last week) has now vanished 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.