Psy’s run at the top with ‘Gangnam Style’ continues in earnest. Last week the global novelty smash was double platinum here in Australia. This week it’s surged even further ahead in the sales stakes, hitting quadruple platinum (280,000 copies). Not bad for just six weeks on the charts.
There’s a new entry at No.2 courtesy of Calvin Harris and Florence Welch and their collaboration ‘Sweet Nothing’.
Guy Sebastian’s ‘Battle Scars’ hits five times platinum, Delta Goodrem returns to the top ten with ‘Wish You Were Here’ premiering at No.7, the former UK No.1 from Sam & The Womp edges into the ten, settling at No.9 and Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ surges from No.24 to No.10.
Swedish House Mafia’s swansong ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ hits gold, ditto Ke$ha’s ‘Die Young’. One Direction’s ‘Live While We’re Young’, though dropping seven places, hits platinum and Reece Mastin’s ‘Rock Star’ edges 15 places higher to No.16.
Ne-Yo’s ‘Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)’ hits platinum – so too Chiddy Bang, while Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Little Talks’ gets a gold accreditation.
Kid Cudi shoots into the top 50 with ‘Just What I Am’ at No.32, Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Finally Found You’ rushes from No.77 to No.33 and a debut for British girl group Little Mix, with their single ‘Wings’ debuting at No.34.
Justin Bieber’s ‘Beauty And A Beat’ (featuring Nicki Minaj) returns to the countdown at No.40, but Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ is in freefall, dropping from a No.5 debut last week to No.41 this week.
Taylor Swift’s ‘State Of Grace’ is in at No.44, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Anything Can Happen’ pops into the top 50 at No.46, Sydney DJ Flume premieres at No.49 with ‘Holdin On’ and Usher’s ‘Numb’ gives good feeling – up 16 spots to No.50.
Just outside the top half, there’s some chart love for Fun.’s new single ‘Carry On’ (No.53 on debut), Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ drops from No.30 to No.58, James Morrison’s ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ hits triple platinum and Christina Aguilera’s excellent ‘Your Body’ finally arrives in the charts at No.63.
The Collective’s version of ‘Like A Prayer’ enters at No.65, Lil’ Jon’s ‘Drink’ makes a splash at No.67 and Maroon 5’s new single sees the chart ‘Daylight’ at No.70. Hermitude’s ‘Hyperparadise’ (Flume remix) is in at No.82.
The Janoskians’ track ‘Set This World On Fire’ jumped 50 places to No.19 last week. This week it drops 63 spots to No.84, but Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘This Fire’ also suffers a big fall – down 56 places in its second week to No.88.
More top 100 debuts come courtesy of Lana Del Rey (‘Ride’ at No.89), Chance Waters (‘Young And Dumb’ at No.91), Jay Sean (‘So High’ at No.95) and Elen Levon (‘Dancing To The Same Song’ at No.96).
Guy Sebastian was always going to be up against it releasing just weeks after a new P!nk album, though there’s no doubt he put in a stellar effort with his new album ‘Armageddon’, which debuts at No.2 this week. P!nk held Guy out with her now four times platinum album ‘The Truth About Love’.
Triple J’s eighth in their ‘Like A Version’ franchise enters the fray at No.3 with the new Lisa Mitchell album ‘Bless This Mess’ not far behind, debuting at No.7.
The ‘Sapphires’ soundtrack hits the platinum mark, All Time Low’s ‘Don’t Panic’ premieres at No.13, Urthboy’s ‘Smokey’s Haunt’ is in at No.14 and the new Ellie Goulding album ‘Halcyon’ enters at No.16.
Just missing a top 20 berth is the new Bat For Lashes LP ‘The Haunted Man’ (No.21), Kiss’ ‘Monster’ slides from No.7 to No.23 and there are drops for the new albums for Something For Kate (No.12 to No.29) and Ball Park Music (No.9 to No.33).
Evermore’s ‘Follow The Sun’ shines in the No.40 position on debut and Anberlin’s ‘Vital’ premieres at No.45.
Outside the top 50, Labrinth’s ‘Electronic Earth’ surges 32 positions to No.52, Bertie Blackman’s ‘Pope Innocent X’ is a new entry at No.54 and Ben Harper’s ‘By My Side’ comes in at No.57.
The Strangers get a top 100 debut with ‘Persona Non Grata’ (No.67), Cher Lloyd’s fans obviously bought ‘Sticks & Stones’ in its first week (it drops from No.30 to No.73 in its second week) and Martha Wainwright’s new album ‘Come Home To Mama’ is in at No.77.
Other new entries on the albums chart this week are from Art Of Sleeping’s ‘Like A Thief’ and Xzibit’s ‘Napalm’, which debut at No.95 and No.99 respectively.
The ‘Long Way To The Top’ compilation, Beth Orton’s ‘Sugaring Season’ and Tori Amos’ ‘Gold Dust’ all drop from the top 100 after just one 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.