Boom! It’s Aussies all ’round at the top of the ARIA singles and albums charts, with a brand new No.1 on the singles chart. And with a number of debuts on both, let’s not dilly dally… Let’s crack on with this week’s Chart Watch.
The Fun. run is over on top of the ARIA singles chart and despite Maroon 5’s ‘One More Night’ being No.1 on the iTunes chart for most of the week, it’s the boys from Justice Crew who’ve plopped over the line into the top spot with their latest single ‘Boom Boom’. If that wasn’t reason for celebration enough, they’ve also picked up a platinum accreditation in doing so. But it’s not all bad news for Maroon 5. ‘One More Night’ moves from No.4 to No.2 and hits gold.
Elsewhere, B.o.B. and Taylor Swift are into the top ten with ‘Both Of Us’ (No.5) and Florence & The Machine’s ‘Spectrum (Say My Name)’ joins them (No.8).
Highest debut of the week comes courtesy of Calvin Harris and his new single ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’, which drops at No.11, with Ed Sheeran’s ‘Drunk’ bulleting 25 places and into the No.12 spot right behind Calvin.
A week of social media campaigning to get Johnny Ruffo’s ‘On Top’ on top in the Hot 30 countdown has resulted in the single moving up nine places to No.15 – almost matching its No.14 peak thus far.
Timomatic’s now gold-accredited single ‘Can You Feel It’ moves up from No.29 to No.20, but Karmin will be ‘Brokenhearted’ to see their single slip from No.9 to No.21.
The Veronicas are officially back with ‘Lolita’, which debuts at a respectable No.29, Reece Mastin’s ‘Shout It Out’ goes gold (but loses five more spots) and 3OH!3 is back with new single ‘You’re Going To Love This’, premiering at No.32.
Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’ hits double platinum (ditto James Morrison’s ‘I Won’t Let You Go’).
Marina & The Diamonds’ ‘Primadonna’ hits a new peak of No.45, Ricki-Lee’s ‘Crazy’ is back in the top 100 at No.46 (a new peak) and Cher Lloyd’s ‘Want U Back’ is now a bonafide top 50 hit… No.49 to be precise… and in its 12th week on the charts, Cher gets a gold accreditation to boot.
Outside the top 50, 360’s ‘Run Alone’ is in at No.56, Havana Brown’s ‘When The Lights Go Out’ hits a new peak of No.57, Birdy’s ‘People Help The People’ premieres at No.62, Cheryl’s ‘Call My Name’ is down to No.64 and Ne-Yo’s ‘Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)’ improves from No.81 to No.69.
The xx’s ‘Angels’ drops from No.46 to No.71, Duffy’s ‘Mercy’ re-enters at No.75, No Doubt’s ‘Settle Down’ is headed down down (No.41 to No.77) and there are debuts from KJ52 (‘No Stopping Me’ at Mo.81) and Timbaland ftg. Ne-Yo (‘Hands In The Air’ at No.83). The Killers’ ‘Runaways’ also flees – down from No.67 to No.84.
While the other ‘The Voice’ contestants all experience drops this week (Sarah De Bono’s LP is now outside the top 20), Karise Eden remains lodged in the No.1 position with her album ‘My Journey’. It’s also now a double platinum success (sales of more than 140,000 copies).
Fun.’s success on the singles charts has seen their album jump – ‘Some Nights’ reaching a new peak of No.2, with Ed Sheeran’s visit sending ‘+’ to No.3. Maroon 5’s new hit ‘One More Night’ adds to the allure of the album ‘Overexposed’, which edges from No.9 to No.4.
Plan B’s album ‘Ill Manors’ is the highest debut of the week – entering the countdown at No.9, with Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ up from No.22 to No.13.
The Sapphires soundtrack (a giveaway of which is currently live on the site) is in at No.17, followed by improvements for Florence & The Machine’s ‘Ceremonials’ (No.24 to No.18) and Hillsong Live’s ‘Cornerstone’ (No.28 to No.19) and a debut for J-Lo’s ‘Dance Again : The Hits’ (No.20).
Also improving this week are Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’ (No.34 to No.23) and Nickelback’s ‘Here And Now’ (No.36 to No.28).
The Beatles’ compilation album ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ is in at No.34, Passion Pit’s ‘Gossamer’ is down from No.12 on debut to No.36 and there are five premies within positions 40 and 49;
#40 – Elton John vs Pnau’s ‘Good Morning To The Night’, #41 – Rick Ross’ ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’, #42 – Joss Stone’s ‘The Soul Sessions Vol.2’, #44 – ‘Isles Of Wonder : Music For The Opening Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games’ and #49 – Tamara Stewart’s ‘Apple Seed’.
Miike Snow’s album ‘Happy To You’ also re-enters in the midst of the fivesome – No.48.
Outside the top 50, a re-entry for Birdy’s ‘Birdy’ (No.52), Jason Derulo’s ‘Future History’ repackage does the business (No.54 on re-entry), but the ‘Batman : The Dark Knight Rises’ soundtrack is down from No.19 to No.56.
House vs Hurricane’s ‘Crooked Teeth’ takes a hit – down from No.47 to No.75; so too the ‘Jersey Boys’ soundtrack (No.49 to No.81) and Hellyeah’s ‘Band Of Brothers’ (No.51 to No.87).
The ‘Step Up 4 : Miami Heat’ soundtrack is in at No.98 and Paul Costa’s ‘Wheels & Steel’ (which premiered at No.32 last week) is now gone 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.