The new No.1 certainly isn’t here. No sir! Mister Guy Sebastian continues to kick goals with his new single ‘Battle Scars’, which spends its fourth week atop the ARIA singles charts this week – and hits the magical double platinum mark in the process. Yes, that’s 140,000 copies in just four weeks.
Birdy’s ‘Skinny Love’ holds at two this week, with Flo Rida’s new single ‘I Cry’ the highest debut of the week – premiering at No.3. The Script’s ‘Hall Of Fame’ drops one position, but goes gold.
After a performance on ‘The X Factor’, James Morrison’s ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ improves again – up to a new peak of No.13 – Chiddy Bang is gold, Calvin Harris’ ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’ achieves platinum, but Fun.’s now triple platinum ‘Some Nights’ slides to No.14.
Taio Cruz’ ‘Fast Car’ is in a hurry – up from a No.72 debut last week to No.28 this week. Marina & The Diamonds’ ‘Primadonna’ also hits new heights – up to No.30.
Flo Rida’s (ahem) ‘Whistle’ is now certified six times platinum (420,000 copies), Cher Lloyd’s ‘Want U Back’ rockets from No.53 to No.36 and Warner has a top 50 hit on their hands with Sam & The Womp’s former UK No.1 ‘Bom Bom’.
Outside the top 50, Avicii’s ‘Silhouettes’ improves to a new high of No.53 (up eight spots), The xx’s ‘Angels’ re-enters the action at No.59 and James Morrison’s debut single ‘You Give Me Something’ re-enters the mix at No.62.
Not good news for Aussie popstress Delta Goodrem, however. Her single ‘Dancing With A Broken Heart’ premiered at No.15 only four weeks ago. Last week it was at No.33. This week, however, it’s plunged thirty places to No.63.
Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Into The Woods’ EP debuts at No.66, Johnny Ruffo’s ‘On Top’ drops from No.52 to No.69 and Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’ re-enters at No.78.
New at No.91 is Keith Urban’s ‘All For You’ (it’s being used in promos for Channel 9’s ‘House Husbands’) and Icona Pop premieres at No.96 with ‘I Love It’.
Last week’s debuts from Evermore (‘Follow The Sun’ at No.58) and Marvin Priest (‘Are You Ready’ at No.59) both fall out of the top 100.
British songstress Birdy spent her time in the sun last week, but her eponymous set has spent only the one week in the top spot.
US outfit Matchbox Twenty has debuted atop the ARIA albums chart this week with their brand new album ‘North’. It’s their third studio album to hit the No.1 spot and the first since 2000’s ‘Mad Season’. Their 2007 compile ‘Exile On Mainstream’ also spent time on top. Not only did it debut on top, the album sold gold on debut (35,000 copies).
Birdy and ‘The Sapphires’ soundtrack both edge down slightly, with Two Door Cinema Club’s ‘Beacon’ shining brightly with a debut at No.4.
Missy Higgins’ album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ is now platinum, James Morrison’s ‘The Awakening’ is now in the top ten and Ronan Keating’s ‘Fires’ premieres at No.12.
Timomatic’s self-titled debut drops from No.3 to No.13, but Frank Orange’s ‘Channel Orange’ improves to No.19 (just one shy of its No.18 peak).
There’s a quintet of debuts between No.20 and No.30; Alanis Morissette’s ‘Havoc And Bright Lights’ (No.22), The Angels’ ‘Take It To The Streets’ (No.24), Mark Knopfler’s ‘Privateering’ (No.25), Cat Power’s ‘Sun’ (No.26) and In Hearts Wake’s ‘Divination’ (No.27).
The Beach Boys’ latest album ‘That’s Why God Made The Radio’ improves from No.60 to a new peak of No.31, but Pitbull’s ‘Planet Pit’ slides after the conclusion of his Aussie tour (from No.19 to No.36).
The Vaccines ‘Come Of Age’, new at No.43, Bloc Party’s ‘Four’ is down from No.20 to No.44 and Slash’s ‘Apocalyptic Love’ is down from No.29 to No.49.
The Go-Betweens just miss out on a top 50 berth, premiering at No.51.
The Darkness’ ‘Hot Cakes’ is cooling down slightly in its third week in – down from No.31 to No.53. Also sliding are J-Lo’s best of (No.36 to No.54) and Ricki-Lee’s ‘Fear & Freedom’ (No.25 to No.55).
Slaughterhouse’s ‘Welcome To : Our House’ is in at No.63, Trey Songz’ ‘Chapter V’ plummets from a No.18 debut to No.66, Animal Collective’s new album ‘Centipede HZ’ is in at No.75 and Melissa Etheridge’s new album ‘4th Street Feeling’ enters at No.78.
Despite all the big drops this week, however, spare a thought for our own Oh Mercy, whose new set ‘Deep Heat’ drops from a No.21 debut last week to a disastrous No.83 this week.
New entries last week by Tim Rogers and Elbow both drop 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.