P!nk’s gone from the top singles spot after just one week as the Australian record buying public decides it needs a little more Fun. Over on the albums side of things, meanwhile, all four ‘The Voice’ finalists see their albums in the top ten. Who’s where? You’ll find out in this week’s Chart Watch.
Last week it was Aussie favourite P!nk premiering atop the ARIA singles chart with her new single ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’. But she’s been knocked off her perch already after just one week by the boys from Fun. and the title track from their album ‘Some Nights’. Fun.’s single ascends to the No.1 position in its fifth week on the charts, hitting platinum status (70,000 copies), while P!nk can take some consolation in the fact that after just two weeks, her single is officially certified gold (35,000 copies).
Rudimental’s single is also now platinum, while Maroon 5’s ‘One More Night’ sails into the top ten – up 17 spots to No.4. Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen’s song ‘Good Time’ is up to No.6 (and now gold), Justice Crew’s ‘Boom Boom’ is also gold, Will.I.Am is platinum and Flo Rida’s ‘Whistle’ blows platinum for the fifth time.
Missy Higgins looks like having a top ten hit on her hands come next week – her single ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ has shuffled from No.31 to No.11, with other decent jumps into the top 20 from B.o.B and Taylor Swift (‘Both Of Us’ up from No.26 to No.14) and Train (’50 Ways To Say Goodbye’ up from No.33 to No.16).
Reece Mastin’s ‘Shout It Out’ looks like it’s run out of steam – down another nine spots to No.21, Justin Bieber’s visit worked wonders for his ‘Boyfriend’, which moves up 12 places to No.23, Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pound The Alarm’ is now sounding with a distinctly platinum ring and Johnny Ruffo’s ‘On Top’ goes gold.
Florence & The Machine’s ‘Spectrum’ EP bullets from No.57 to No.30 on the back of the stellar Calvin Harris remix, Pitbull and Shakira are in the countdown with the week’s highest debut at No.31 and with J-Bieb in the country, his Big Sean collaboration ‘As Long As You Love Me’ rockets from No.97 to No.34.
Labrinth’s ‘Last Time’ is in at No.40, Flo Rida & Georgi Kay’s ‘In My Mind’ is up from No.74 to No.44 and Cheryl Cole pops her head into the ARIA top 50 for the second time with ‘Call My Name’ (No.49).
Outside the top 50, Ricki-Lee’s third single goes ‘Crazy’ at No.52, Christina Parie’s debut single ’16 & Unstoppable’ premieres at No.69 and Angus Stone’s ‘Broken Brights’ re-enters at No.70.
Also re-entering is Clare Bowditch’s ‘You Make Me Happy’ (No.71), Ed Sheeran’s ‘Drunk’ debuts at No.77 and with re-packages of their classic albums in the store, Icehouse’s iconic ‘Great Southern Land’ re-emerges at No.82.
Debuts too at No 83 for The XX (‘Angels’) and No.91 for No Doubt (‘Settle Down’).
‘The Voice’ winner Karise Eden had to fend off challenges from not only Angus Stone and his new album ‘Broken Brights’ this week, but also from the runners-up in the TV talent show. But, by gad, she managed to do it, holding steady at No.1 with her album ‘My Journey’.
Premiering at No.2 was Angus Stone’s ‘Broken Brights’, but which of the other ‘Voice’ finalists came out on top?
Well it finished up with… Darren Percival – No.3, Rachael Leahcar – No.5 and Sarah De Bono – No.7.
Chris Brown’s ‘Fortune’ has turned – down from No.2 to No.15, with Linkin Park’s ‘Living Things’ down eight spots to No.16, Flo Rida’s ‘Wild Ones’ down from No.7 to No.17 and Hillsong Live’s ‘Cornerstone’ down from No.3 to No.19.
House vs Hurricane’s second album ‘Crooked Teeth’ debuts at No.20 and Nas’ ‘Life Is Good’ at No.27.
The Icehouse re-packages see ‘Man Of Colours’ re-enter at No.30, Hellyeah’s ‘Band Of Brothers’ is in at No.32 and Zac Brown Band’s ‘Uncaged’ premieres at No.38.
There’s a re-entry at No.40 for Icehouse’s ‘White Heat : 30 Hits’ and a big surge for Julia Stone’s ‘By The Horns’ (No.93 to No.49).
Outside the top 50, The Gossip’s ‘A Joyful Noise’ is back in at No.62, Icehouse’s ‘Primitive Man’ re-enters at No.63 and Alabama Shakes’ LP ‘Boys And Girls’ also returns – No.73.
Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’ slumps from No.49 to No.92, but Hunting Grounds’ ‘In Hindsight’ suffers the week’s biggest drop – from No.52 to 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.