The Justice Crew boys must be doing something right with the new single ‘Boom Boom’ – it remains in the top spot on this week’s ARIA singles chart.
But it looks like Karise Eden’s honeymoon may finally be over, as she relinquishes the top spot on the albums chart. But to whom? Read on, chums! It’s Chart Watch time;
As mentioned in the opening blurb, Justice Crew are No.1 for the second week running, keeping Maroon 5 and Fun. at bay for the second week in a row (though Maroon 5’s ‘One More Night’ notches up platinum this week).
Florence & The Machine’s ‘Spectrum (Say My Name)’ rises again – to a new peak of No.4, while Owl City and Carly Rae’s ‘Good Time’ edges to No.5 and goes platinum.
Calvin Harris and Example pop into the top ten and the Bieb goes gold with ‘As Long As You Love Me’.
There’s a big move from Far East Movement and Cover Drive’s single ‘Turn Up The Love’ – it’s up from No.31 to No.16 this week, with Missy Higgins’ ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ now gold and The Veronicas’ ‘Lolita’ up six to No.23.
The Wanted are chasing their time in the sun with ‘Chasing The Sun’ – another new high this week of No.25 (up 14 places), but Johnny Ruffo’s ‘On Top’ slides 13 to No.28.
With its heavy use in a rather stylish commercial for ‘Neighbours’, Birdy’s ‘People Help The People’ is now a top 50 hit. It’s up 27 places on last week’s No.62 debut to come into the top half of the countdown at No.35.
360’s ‘Run Alone’ isn’t far behind – up 19 spots to No.37, with Havana Brown’s ‘When The Lights Go Out’ up 17 to No.40.
The week’s highest debut comes all the way down at No.44 from 50 Cent and his track ‘New Day’ (featuring Alicia Keys), while No Doubt are back into the top 50 – at No.50 – with ‘Settle Down’.
In the second half of the hundred, Timbaland’s ‘Hands In The Air’ spends its second week at No.56 (up 27 places), David Guetta and Sia’s ‘Titanium’ is back in at No.70, thanks mainly to its use in promos on Channel 9, British India premieres at No.77 with ‘I Can Make You Love Me’ and Birdy’s got another chart entry – ‘Skinny Love’ re-entering at No.80.
Two more top 100 debuts come courtesy of Nickelback (‘Trying Not To Love You’ at No.91) and Seth Sentry (‘Float Away’ at No.98).
So which bugger has gone and knocked Karise Eden off the top of the ARIA albums chart after her six week reign? Well that’d be touring British star Ed Sheeran, of course, whose album ‘+’ finally hits the top of the ARIA charts after 46 weeks. He was, of course, helped along by the fact that he was on the ground and had a 2013 tour announced too.
Karise is down to No.2.
The ‘Sapphires’ soundtrack is doing the business – up 12 places to No.5 – with Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Drinking From The Sun’ up 17 places to No.7.
James Morrison’s album ‘The Awakening’ improves from No.33 to No.19, Birdy’s album bullets into the top 50 at No.25 (up 27) and the ‘Step Up 4 : Miami Heat’ soundtrack rockets from No.98 to No.28.
But it’s not all good news. Plan B’s ‘Ill Manors’ slides from No.9 to No.32 in just its second week and Hillsong Live’s ‘Cornerstone’ is down from No.19 to No.35. Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man : The Definitive Hits’ surges from No.83 to No.37.
Dappled Cities’ album ‘Lake Air’ is the week’s highest debut. It comes into the countdown at No.41, with the limited edition Ed Sheeran ‘Australian Tour Pack’ debuting at No.43.
John Mayer’s ‘Born And Raised’ is up from No.71 to No.47, the repackage of Neil Diamond’s ‘Hot August Night’ does the trick, sending the album back into the top 100 at No.48 and David Guetta’s ‘Nothing But The Beat’ improves and re-settles in the top half of the chart at No.49.
Outside the top 50, Mumford & Sons’ ‘Sigh No More’ rises from No.89 to No.57, Slash’s album ‘Apocalyptic Love’ is up from No.90 to No.65 and Adele’s ’19’ is back – re-entering at No.73.
But there are some big drops this week too; Nas’ ‘Life Is Good’ down from No.59 to No.81, Elton vs Pnau’s ‘Good Morning To The Night’ down from No.40 to No.82, Joss Stone’s ‘Soul Sessions II’ down from No.42 to No.84. Rick Ross’ ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’ slides from No.41 to No.87 and Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Oceania’ is down from No.51 to No.88.
The Beatles’ ‘Tomorrow Never Ends’ compile slides from No.34 to out of the top 100. The London 2012 compilation ‘Isles Of Wonder’ also gone, after just one week at No.44.
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.