Settle down! Looks like the No.1s on both the ARIA singles and albums charts have done precisely that this week, with no change atop either chart. But that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty more to get our chart chops around, so let’s dig in to this week’s Chart Watch.
US outfit Fun. spends their second week atop the ARIA singles chart with the title track from their album ‘Some Nights’. But could it be that the boys from Justice Crew may overtake them next week? Their new single ‘Boom Boom’ has edged up five positions this week and now sits in the No.2 spot.
P!nk’s ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’ is down to No.5, but there’s a platinum mark next to it now and there are two bullets into the top ten this week – Justin Bieber and Big Sean’s ‘As Long As You Love Me’ bullets from No.34 to No.8 and Karmin’s now-platinum ‘Brokenhearted’ is up from No.19 to No.9 and you can read our recent interview with Karmin HERE.
B.o.B and Taylor Swift are now gold and up to No.11 with ‘Both Of Us’, Florence & The Machine’s ‘Spectrum (Say My Name)’ rises to No.14 and T-Pain’s ‘Turn All The Lights On’ rebounds seven places to No.18.
Train’s on the right track – their latest single ’50 Ways To Say Goodbye’ has been certified gold, while Carly Rae Jepsen’s smash ‘Call Me Maybe’ maybe down five more places, but it’s picked up a seventh platinum accreditation (sales closing in on half a million in Australia alone).
With interest in One Direction waning, interest in that other British boyband The Wanted is surging. Their single ‘Chasing The Sun’ is up 30 spots with a bullet, settling at No.31, followed by the week’s highest new entry – Far East Movement’s ‘Turn Up The Love’.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Drunk’ experiences the wind in its sails – improving 40 places to No.37 this week, with No Doubt’s single ‘Settle Down’ doing even better – up from No.91 to No.41. The Temper Trap’s ‘Trembling Hands’ is into the top 50 at No.42, Chiddy Bang’s improves to No.44 (from No.64) and The xx are up from No.83 to No.46 with ‘Angels’.
Outside the top 50, Outasight’s ‘Tonight Is The Night’ has slumped from No.20 to No.54, Cher Lloyd’s ‘Want U Back’ hits a new high of No.60 and LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ shows no signs of slowing down (especially with its high profile placement on the ‘Big Brother’ ads) – it’s down two places to No.61 but is now a highly respectable 12 times platinum (840,000 copies).
Havana Brown’s ‘When The Lights Go Out’ debuts at No.64, followed closely by new entries for Alex Clare (‘Too Close’ at No.66) and The Killers (‘Runaways’ at No.67).
Conor Maynard’s new single ‘Vegas Girl’ enters at No.75, The Black Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’ re-enters at No.76 and Karise Eden’s ‘You Won’t Let Me’ slides from No.58 to No.77.
Two more new entries further down from Ne-Yo (‘Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)’ at No.81) and Illy ftg. Pez (‘Where Ya Been’ at No.84).
The week’s biggest drop is from Ricki-Lee. Her new single ‘Crazy’ drops from No.52 to out of the top 100 after just one week.
On the albums front, Karise Eden extends her lead to five weeks on top of the ARIA albums chart with ‘My Journey’. It’s still stuck on the platinum mark for now, but we’re expecting that to change any week now.
The “Bieb” moves up to No.2 with ‘Believe’ and Darren Percival holds with ‘Happy Home’. Not such good news for his fellow runners-up Rachael Leahcar and Sarah De Bono, however, with their debuts dropping to No.11 and No.20 respectively.
Fun.’s album ‘Some Nights’ is up to No.5, Missy Higgins’ ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ bounces back to No.6 and the week’s highest new entry comes courtesy of Passion Pit, with ‘Gossamer’ debuting at No.12.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ is up five to No.13, The Gaslight Anthem’s ‘Handwritten’ debuts at No.14, Slipknot’s ‘Antennas To Hell’ is in at No.16 and the new ‘Batman’ soundtrack ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is in at No.19.
Paul Costa’s ‘Wheels & Steel’ is in at No.32, Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’ improves to No.34 and Nickelback’s album ‘Here And Now’ gets a bump on the back of the tour announcement – up from No.46 to No.36.
The Bee Gees’ ‘One Night Only’ is up from No.77 to No.42, House vs Hurricane’s album slumps from No.20 to No.47 and the ‘Jersey Boys’ soundtrack re-enters the top 100 at No.49.
Outside the top 50, Icehouse’s ‘Man Of Colours’ is down from No.30 to No.52, The xx’s self-titled set re-enters at No.63, Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Home Again’ finds a home again in the top 100 – re-entering at No.67 and The Shins’ ‘Port Of Morrow’ is also back – at No.74.
Latter debuts come courtesy of Purity Ring (‘Shrines’ at No.79) and Pierce The Veil (‘Collide With The Sky’ at No.81), but the ‘Rock Of Ages’ soundtrack is heading down – No.51 to No.87 – and the Icehouse best-of ‘White Heat’, which was at No.40 last week, is now out of 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.