It’s another week on top for a ‘whistling’ Flo Rida. But there’s a new No.1 album in them thar hills, so let’s get busy and find out the goings on on this week’s ARIA charts with our weekly Chart Watch.
We’d mentioned in our Chart Watch last week that Flo Rida’s accreditation hadn’t been updated for a while. It’s now happened, so he’s shot from a gold accreditation last week (35,000 copies) to a double platinum accreditation this week (140,000 copies). Maroon 5’s knocking on the door, however, with ‘Payphone’ edging a little higher to No.2. Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ is now a five times platinum smash (350,000 copies).
The week’s highest debut comes courtesy of Chris Brown and his new single ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’. It’s in at No.5, with Nicki Minaj’s now four times platinum ‘Starships’ down to No.7.
Guy Sebastian hits the top ten with his latest single ‘Gold’. It debuts in the No.10 spot after some high profile TV appearances last week. Kylie’s ‘Timebomb’ explodes onto the charts at a respectable No.12.
The highest chart placing for Channel 9’s hit TV show ‘The Voice’ this week is from husky-voiced contestant Karise Eden and her version of the Dixie Chicks’ ‘Landslide’. It’s in at No.14. There’s an eight place drop for Brittany Cairns’ version of ‘Different Worlds’ though – down to No.15 this week.
James Morrison’s gorgeous ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ is up two spots this week and into a new peak of No.16, Ricki-Lee’s ‘Do It Like That’ pops its head back into the top 20 (No.19) and Coldplay & Rihanna’s ‘Princess Of China’ is on the move in a hurry – up another ten spots to spend its third week in the chart at No.23.
Another ‘The Voice’ entry at No.25 with Fatai V’s gorgeous rendition of ‘Ave Maria’, with Katy Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’ premiering right behind her at No.26.
A few big movers follow shortly behind. With a bullet this week are Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull’s ‘Dance Again’ (No.40 to No.28), Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl’s ‘In My Mind’ (No.55 to No.29) and Gotye & Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ (No.43 to No.30).
The Bieb’s new single ‘Die In Your Arms’ can only manage a No.31 debut, B.o.B’s ‘So Good’ drops, but picks up a platinum gong and Rita Ora’s ‘How We Do (Party)’ lifts from No.41 to No.34.
Our 2012 Eurovision queen Loreen has a top 40 hit in Australia on her hands with ‘Euphoria’. The Eurovision-winning song premieres at No.36, just ahead of two big ‘The Voice’ drops (Darren Percival’s ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home’) – down from No.12 to No.37 and Sarah De Bono’s ‘Listen’ – down from No.13 to No.38) and another debut, this time for Jason Derulo’s ‘Undefeated’ (No.39).
Just outside the top 40 is a debut for Rachael Leahcar’s ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’ (No.41), Karise Eden’s ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ plummets from No.11 to No.43, Jes Hudak’s original version of ‘Different Worlds’ is down from No.21 to No.47, Illy’s ‘Heard It All’ debuts at No.48 and Seal’s ‘Kiss From A Rose’ re-enters the countdown at No.49 after last week’s performance on ‘The Voice’.
Outside the top 50, there’s a big drop for Skrillex & Damian Marley and their single ‘Make It Bun Dem’. It’s down from No.27 to No.51. But Karmin’s super fun ‘Brokenhearted’ is up again to No.52 and on the verge of breaking through into the top 50.
Diana Rouvas’ version of Beyonce’s ‘Love On Top’ slumps from No.22 to No.55, Emma-Louise Birdsall’s version of ‘The Look Of Love’ premieres at No.58.
British singer Olly Murs debuts at No.63 with his single ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ (we’re giving away signed copies of his latest album HERE), Jay Sean’s new single ‘I’m All Yours’ is in at No.65 and Chris Sebastian’s performance of Ann Peeble/Eruption’s ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’ scores enough brownie points with voters to debut at No.69.
Then come a few big drops; Ben Hazlewood’s ‘Lego House’ down from No.35 to No.75, Conor Maynard’s ‘Can’t Say No’ down from No.50 to No.77 and Knife Party’s ‘100% No Modern Talking EP’ down from No.49 to No.81.
Glenn Cunningham’s version of ‘Closer’ made a splash right slap bang in the middle of them all with a No.79 premiere.
Possibly the biggest drop of the week was reserved for Lakyn Heperi’s underwhelming cover of ‘Forever Young’ – down 60 spots to No.86, but Rachael Leahcar’s ‘Hands’ didn’t fare much better – down 57 places to No.89.
Dixie Chicks’ ‘Landslide’ re-enters at No.91, Viktoria Bolonina’s version of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ comes in at No.92 and Lisa Mitchell’s ‘Spiritus’ re-appears at No.99.
It was a No.1 debut for The Temper Trap last week, but they’ve been knocked off top spot after just one week by US singer songwriter John Mayer, who scores his first ever No.1 Australian album with ‘Born & Raised’. It had to beat some pretty stiff competition too, with plenty of new releases flooding the stores in the last week of May.
The Bee Gees’ ‘Ultimate’ collection moves into the top ten, placing at No.7, with the second highest debut of the week coming just two places lower courtesy of Regina Spektor and her ‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’.
Adele’s ’21’ drops to No.10 (we can scarcely believe it!), with Julia Stone’s ‘By The Horns’ debuting right behind in the No.11 position.
More top 20 debuts come from Sigur Ros (‘Valtari’ at No.14), The Eurovision Song Contest album (No.15) and Ladyhawke (‘Anxiety’ at No.17).
The McClymonts’ ‘Two Worlds Collide’ slides from its No.7 debut to No.21, Bee Gees’ ‘The Number Ones’ album is in a hurry – from No.67 to No.23 and Tenacious D’s ‘Rize Of The Fenix’ stumbles after last week’s No.6 premiere. It’s down to No.24 in its second week.
‘The Voice : The Final 24’ album (copies of which we’re giving away this week HERE) is in at No.26, Scissor Sister’s new LP ‘Magic Hour’ is in at No.27 and the ‘Glee : The Graduation Album’ is down from No.12 to No.30.
Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’ also suffers a fall – down from No.10 to No.38, O’Shea’s ‘Mr & Mrs’ is back in at No.39, Norah Jones’ ‘Little Broken Hearts’ drops from No.23 to No.41 and Melody Gardot’s new album ‘The Absence’ tips over the line for a No.43 debut.
Edging back into the top 50 this week are Boy & Bear’s ‘Moonfire’ (No.48) and ‘The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac’ (No.49).
Outside the top 50, The Bee Gees are ‘Live : One Night Only’, re-entering the charts at No.52. Pitbull’s ‘Planet Pit’ surges from No.84 to No.54 and Damien Leith’s ‘Now & Then’ follows suit – up from No.85 to No.55. Make The Suffer’s ‘Neverbloom’ is in at No.56, Whitney’s ‘The Ultimate Collection’ improves from No.99 to No.57 and Hermitude’s ‘Hyperparadise’ re-emerges for a No.58 placing.
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’ improves from No.90 to No.61, Gin Wigmore’s ‘Gravel & Wine’ is back in the mix at No.63, but Garbage’s new LP ‘Not Your Kind Of People’ spends its third week in down another 28 places to No.65.
Also sliding are Andrew Wishart’s ‘It’s Never Too Late’ (No.36 to No.68) and Adele’s ’19’ (No.41 to No.75), but premiering are Owen Campbell’s ‘Sunshine Road’ (No.72) and The Cult’s ‘Choice Of Weapon’ (No.73). Foster The People’s ‘Torches’ improves from No.97 to No.74.
Maundz’ ‘Zero’ debuts at No.86, but there are plenty of big slides to follow; specifically Marina & The Diamonds’ ‘Electra Heart’ (No.32 to No.97) and for The Medics, The Gossip and City And Colour, all of whom were in the top 40 last week. They’re all now gone entirely 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.