Guy Sebastian’s had to fight off all sorts of challenges across the past six weeks, the latest of which is the novelty smash ‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy. Over on the albums chart, an Aussie favourite reclaims her throne.
Yes, Guy has once again managed to beat all comers to maintain his number one heading on the ARIA singles chart this week. Helped on by a live appearance on ‘The X Factor’, ‘Battle Scars’ continues to sell strongly and has now notched up triple platinum sales in just six weeks (indicating Guy’s selling around 35,000+ copies per week).
But Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ is certainly putting up a challenge, edging up five places to No.2 this week and achieving a gold sales accreditation (35,000 copies).
Elsewhere in the top ten, Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen’s track ‘Good Time’ achieves a second platinum gong, P!nk’s new single ‘Try’ premieres at No.8 and The Script’s single ‘Hall Of Fame’ goes platinum.
Ne-Yo’s latest single is on the march, moving up six more spots this week to No.11, Timomatic’s single ‘Incredible’ is into the top 20 at No.18 and Alicia Keys bags her first top 20 placing since 2010’s ‘Put It In A Love Song’ (with Beyonce).
The Janoskians’ single ‘Set This World On Fire’ premieres at No.22, Sam And The Womp’s ‘Bom Bom’ improves ten spots to No.24 and David Guetta has another top 30 placing to his name, with the Ne-Yo and Akon collaboration ‘Play Hard’ debuting at No.27.
Jay Sean & Pitbull’s ‘I’m All Yours’ gets a second breath (up from No.47 to No.28).
The favourite amongst ‘The X Factor’ contestants is undoubtedly amalgamated boyband The Collective, whose cover of ‘Domino’ debuts at No.35.
Just below, however, is the new Kanye West track ‘Clique’ – up from No.58 to No.39, followed right behind by Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ (a No.40 debut) and Matt Corby’s ‘Into The Flame’ EP (up from No.73 to No.42).
Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ is now a top 50 hit (No.61 to No.46) and Carly Rae Jepsen’s Justin Bieber duet ‘Beautiful’ debuts at No.48.
Outside the top 50, Ronan Keating’s single ‘Fires’ makes a splash, debuting at No.64, Tracy Chapman’s iconic ‘Fast Car’ re-enters the countdown at No.69 and British India’s new single ‘I Can Make You Love Me’ moves up 15 spots to No.70.
With her new album now in the shops, however, seems like the wind has truly been taken out of the sails of P!nk’s single ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’. It’s in utter freefall, plummeting from No.16 last week to No.75 this week.
Sticky Fingers’ ‘Caress Your Soul’ debuts at No.80, Robbie Williams’ ‘Candy’ is in at No.89 and the new Lisa Mitchell single ‘Bless This Mess’ comes in at No.92.
Was there really ever any chance that superstar P!nk wouldn’t debut on top of the ARIA albums chart with her new LP ‘The Truth About Love’? Though it was a big release week, with no less than five top ten debuts, P!nk managed to hold off all comers to debut spectacularly in the No.1 position – and with an instant double platinum certification (meaning 140,000 copies of her LP were shipped to stores).
The top ten debuts continue – The Killers’ ‘Battle Born’ at No.2, The Rubens’ self-titled set at No.3, Seth Sentry’s ‘This Was Tomorrow’ at No.6 and the Carly Rae Jepsen album ‘Kiss’ at No.8.
Aussie songstress Clare Bowditch just misses a top ten placing with her new album ‘The Winter I Chose Happiness’. It premieres at No.11, but last week’s No.1 from The Amity Affliction has plunged to No.15.
Ronan Keating’s ‘Fires’ album surges from No.28 to No.16, Grizzly Bear’s ‘Shields’ is in at No.17, Kanye West’s ‘G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer’ premieres at No.20 and Band Of Horses’ ‘Mirage Rock’ comes in at No.21.
P!nk’s greatest hits package improves from No.41 to No.24, Mumford & Sons’ album ‘Sigh No More’ improves ahead of the release of their new album ‘Babel’ (up from No.48 to No.37) and Julia Stone’s ‘By The Horns’ re-enters the top 50 at No.45 (up from No.93).
Outside the top 50, NOFX’s album ‘Self Entitled’ debuts at No.51, Adam Brand’s ‘There Will Be Love’ is up from No.74 to No.54 and Down’s ‘The Purple EP’ premieres at No.58.
Further down, good news for Ronan Keating with his ’10 Years Of Hits’ compile re-entering at No.68; bad news for Rita Ora, whose album ‘Ora’ plunges from No.24 to No.69.
ZZ Top’s ‘La Futura’ is a new entry at No.75 and there are further debuts for Engelbert Humperdinck (‘Release Me – The Best Of’ at No.87), Noah Stewart (‘Noah’ at No.90) and Dinosaur Jr (‘I Bet On Sky’ at No.97).
Other big drops are from Amanda Palmber & The Grand Theft Orchestra’s ‘Theatre Is Evil’ – down 58 places to No.92, Billy Talent’s ‘Dead Silence’, also down 58 places to No.94 and the Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Elysium’, which premiered at No.50 last week but is out of the top 100 this week.
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.