Our apologies for the late arrival of this week’s Chart Watch segment. Unfortunately, we’d not received the information from ARIA, so were unable to post for you. However now we can inform you that there’s a brand new No.1 album again and Flo Rida’s still ‘Whistling’ at the top of the ARIA singles chart. Let’s check out the rest of the week’s action in our (slightly belated) Chart Watch.
Yes indeed, Flo holds steady in the No.1 position again this week, notching up another week with ‘Whistle’. In fact the entire top five remains steady this week, with ‘The Voice’ contestant Darren Percival rocking the top ten with a No.6 debut for his cover of ‘I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)’.
Gym Class Heroes’ new single ‘The Fighter’ is also now in top ten action, moving up five places to No.8, while Florence & The Machine’s ‘Never Let Me Go’ hits double platinum.
Surging this week are Katy Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’ (No.26 to No.13) and Jay Sean’s ‘I’m All Yours’ (No.65 to No.15), with ‘The Voice’ contestants Diana Rouvas and Ben Hazlewood premiering at Nos.16 and 17 respectively with ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ and ‘I’m With You’.
Rita Ora’s ‘How We Do (Party)’ makes its top 20 entrance at No.20.
New at No.24 is Sarah De Bono’s cover of Whitney’s iconic ‘How Will I Know’, followed shortly thereafter by Adam Martin’s version of ‘Romeo And Juliet’.
There’s a trio of further top 40 debuts; Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pound The Alarm’ is in at No.33, Justin Bieber’s next single ‘All Around The World’ appears at No.34 and Lakyn Heperi’s cover of ‘Friday I’m In Love’ is in at No.39.
Karmin’s ‘Brokenhearted’ hits the top 50 – edging 15 places higher to No.37 – and The Black Keys’ ‘Gold On The Ceiling’ improves 16 places to No.40.
New at No.42 is will.i.am’s ‘This Is Love’, but not such good news for Kylie’s ‘Timebomb’ which plummets dramatically in its second week – down from No.12 to No.44.
Outside the top 50, Dire Straits’ original version of ‘Romeo And Juliet’ makes some noise, premiering at No.57, Brittany Cairns’ version of Silverchair’s ‘Straight Lines’ debuts at No.65 and Eurovison winner Loreen’s ‘Euphoria’ is short lived – as the single slumps from No.36 to No.70.
Lisa Mitchell’s ‘Spiritus’ hits a new high of No.74, Cher Lloyd’s ‘Want U Back’ re-emerges at No.85, Clare Bowditch’s ‘You Make Me Happy’ debuts at No.90 and Missy Higgins is back in the top 100 singles mix with ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ at No.94.
She may have only managed No.94 on the ARIA singles chart, but over on the albums side of the draw, Missy Higgins is the queen of the charts, with her new album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ sparkling with a No.1 debut. The rest of the top three remains stagnant, with last week’s No.1 (John Mayer’s ‘Born And Raised’ sliding to No.7.
Alan Jackson’s ‘Thirty Miles West’ is the week’s second highest debut – at No.6 – while Seal’s ‘Hits’ compilation improves to No.8.
According to ARIA chart guru Gavin Ryan, this week sees Adele’s all-conquering ’21’ notch up an incredible 70th week inside the ARIA top ten albums – the first LP to do so since P!nk’s album ‘I’m Not Dead’ back in 2006/07. For more amazing weekly ‘Chartifacts’ just like this one, check out the OFFICIAL FORUM, updated after 6:30pm Sundays.
With the tour in full swing, 360’s ‘Falling & Flying’ improves to No.12, Alston’s album ‘Don’t Funk With Me’ continues to impress, hitting a new high of No.16, Bee Gees’ ‘The Number Ones’ is up (No.23 to No.17) and Buried In Verona’s ‘Notorious’ premieres at No.20.
Rebecca Ferguson’s album ‘Heaven’ benefits from TV advertising and a price cut – rising nine places to No.22, but Julia Stone’s ‘By The Horns’ drops 15 places in its second week on the charts, down to No.26.
New at No.28 is The Bamboos’ ‘Medicine Man’, back into the top 50 come best-ofs for Foo Fighters and Whitney Houston (Nos.31 and 32 respectively) and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’ (No.33). Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s ‘Americana’ manages a No.34 debut, marginally ahead of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros’ ‘Here’ (No.37).
Sigur Ros’ ‘Valtari’ is down from No.14 to No.38, Sam Sparro’s ‘Return To Paradise’ premieres at No.41 and best-ofs from Good Charlotte and Crowded House re-emerge in the top 50 as Nos.45 and 48 respectively.
Outside the top 50, Foster The People’s ‘Torches’ improves to No.51, Emeli Sande’s ‘Our Version Of Events’ and Lady Antebellum’s ‘Need You Now’ are back in (Nos.54 and 55), but Ladyhawke’s ‘Anxiety’ suffers a second week drop, falling 42 places to No.59.
Spare a thought, however, for the Eurovision album, which plummets from No.15 to No.66 and Scissor Sisters’ ‘Magic Hour’, which premiered at No.27 last week only to slide to No.85 this week.
Other new entries this week come courtesy of The Beach Boys (‘That’s Why God Made The Radio’ at No.72), Russell Watson (‘Anthems’ at No.83), Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band (‘Sing’ at No.87) and the soundtrack to the third season of Channel 10’s ‘Offspring’ (No.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.