Well looky here! There’s another new No.1 single this week. And another new No.1 album. And we’re thrilled to report that they’re both Aussie acts!
So what are you waiting for!? Get reading this week’s Chart Watch!
Justice Crew were living the high life on the ARIA singles chart last week, but they’ve been bumped off the top spot this week by a labelmate whose new single has really been kicking goals across the past seven days. We speak, of course of Mister Guy Sebastian and his new single ‘Battle Scars’, which becomes his biggest hit in almost two years by premiering at No.1. It’s the singer’s sixth No.1 single, following on from ‘Angels Brought Me Here’, ‘All I Need Is You’, ‘Out With My Baby’, ‘Like It Like That’ and ‘Who’s That Girl’.
Justice Crew, Maroon 5 and Fun. all drop the one spot, with Fun. picking up a second platinum accreditation for their single ‘Some Nights’. Florence & The Machine’s ‘Spectrum’ goes gold and Rudimental’s single goes double platinum.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Drunk’ becomes his third Aussie top ten hit and goes gold and B.o.B and Taylor are platinum but now out of the top ten.
There’s more chart action for Taylor Swift this week, as her new single ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ debuts at No.13, plus Delta Goodrem’s new single ‘Dancing With A Broken Heart’ premieres at No.15.
Havana Brown’s ‘When The Lights Go Out’ is in a big hurry – up 24 spots to No.16 this week, Katy Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’ has gone double platinum, The Wanted’s ‘Chasing The Sun’ moves up from No.25 to No.18 and is now gold and Birdy’s ‘People Help The People’ is up from No.35 to No.20.
There’s a little accreditation love for Matchbox 20’s ‘She’s So Mean’ (now gold) and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego House’ (now four times platinum) and Mumford & Sons’ new single ‘I Will Wait’ debuts at No.38.
Timomatic’s ‘Can You Feel It’ slumps from No.18 to No.48, but Jess Mauboy’s ‘Gotcha’ finally gets some chart love, debuting at No.50.
On the back of her appearance at the Olympics’ closing ceremony, Emeli Sandé’s ‘Read All About It’ is in at No.58, Jason Derulo’s ‘Pick Up The Pieces’ is in at No.63 and Nickelback’s ‘Trying Not To Love You’ is up from No.91 to No.66.
New entries at Nos.80 and 81 (Knife Party’s ‘Bonfire’ and The Presets’ ‘Ghosts’ respectively) and George Michael’s ‘White Light’ re-enters the countdown at No.92.
Other debuts come from Avicii at No.98 (‘Silhouettes’) and The Amity Affliction at No.100 (‘Chasing Ghosts’).
Ed Sheeran only spent one week at No.1 with his album ‘+’ and he’s been overtaken by an Aussie. It’s not Adam Brand, however. His album ‘There Will Be Love’ comes in at No.4 and is the highest debut of the week. BUT it’s the soundtrack to Aussie film ‘The Sapphires’! Yes, the soundtrack, heavily featuring Jessica Mauboy, jumps from last week’s No.5 to the No.1 spot on this week’s ARIA albums chart.
Fun.’s album ‘Some Nights’ stays put in the No.3 position and is now certified gold.
New at No.11 is ‘A Is For Alpine’ – the new album for Aussie outfit Alpine.
There are a few improvements – Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’ up from No.20 to No.13, Flo Rida’s ‘Wild Ones’ up from No.27 to No.15, Birdy’s self-titled set up from No.25 to No.16 and Chris Brown’s ‘Fortune’ up from No.30 to No.18.
Hilltop Hoods are headed in the other direction – ‘Drinking From The Sun’ down from No.7 to No.21.
Jason Derulo’s ‘Future History’ rushes into the top 50 at No.26 (up from No.51) and Usher’s ‘Looking 4 Myself’ is up from No.52 to No.28. Far East Movement’s ‘Dirty Bass’ re-enters the countdown at No.37.
New at No.43 is the Olympics Closing Ceremony album ‘A Symphony Of British Music’ and following right behind is a debut for Catherine Britt’s ‘Always Never Enough’.
After their performance at the Closing Ceremony, Spice Girls’ ‘Greatest Hits’ re-enters the top 100 at No.48.
Also benefitting from her performance at the Olympic Games is Emeli Sandé’s ‘Our Version Of Events’. It re-enters the top 100 at No.51.
Also re-entering this week are Kate Miller-Heidke’s ‘Nightflight’ (No.74), the ‘Jersey Boys’ soundtrack (No.76) and Rebecca Ferguson’s ‘Heaven’ (No.85).
A new entry for Celtic Thunder’s ‘Storm’ (No.92) and further re-entries from Foster The People, Alabama Shakes, Pierce The Veil, Lanie Lane and Lady Antebellum.
The Ed Sheeran ‘Australian Tour Pack’ (which was available for one week only) has dropped from No.43 to out of the countdown.
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.