No movement atop either of the charts this week, with Psy and P!nk both holding steady. But there’s a new top ten singles entry for Adele and four top ten debuts over on the albums chart, so let’s not dilly dally…
No accreditation updates this week, but Psy hold steady in the No.1 spot with his global monster ‘Gangnam Style’. Guy’s ‘Battle Scars’ maintains its No.2 position, while Birdy’s ‘Skinny Love’ benefits from her ‘X Factor’ appearance, improving two positions to No.3.
The Script’s ‘Hall Of Fame’ reaches double platinum status and the new ‘Bond’ theme from Adele (‘Skyfall’) makes its ARIA debut at No.5.
One Direction’s new single ‘Live While We’re Young’ slides five places in its second week, but picks up a gold accreditation for 35,000 sales. Ke$ha’s ‘Die Young’, meanwhile, edges up one spot and into the No.10 position.
Sam And The Womp improve to No.12 with ‘Bom Bom’, Swedish House Mafia are into the top 20 – up 12 places to No.13 and Pitbull’s latest track ‘Don’t Stop The Party’ improves eight to No.15.
Further down the top 20 list, a video helps The Janoskians improve 50 places with ‘Set This World On Fire’ and Bruno Mars’ new single ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ scores a top 20 debut at No.20.
More chart love for Taylor Swift with ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ being plucked from the album to serve as a highlight track counting down to the album’s release. It debuts at No.24 this week.
A couple of debuts just outside the top 30… Reece Mastin’s ‘Rock Star’ at No.31 and Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘This Fire’ at No.32. Timomatic’s ‘Incredible’ goes gold.
More debuts on the other side of the top 50 precipice; Kid Cudi’s ‘Just What I Am’ (No.53), Ellie Goulding’s ‘Anything Can Happen’ (No.54) and San Cisco’s ‘Wild Things’ (No.57).
Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist’ bumps back into the countdown at No.61 after Nathan’s performance of the track on ‘The X Factor’ (his own version comes in at No.75).
Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ premieres at No.62, Taylor Swift’s ‘Begin Again’ slumps from No.22 to No.64, an ‘X Factor’ appearance sees Labrinth’s ‘Earthquake’ back in the top 100 mix at No.67 and there’s a debut at No.70 for The Aston Shuffle’s ‘Can’t Stop Now’.
Also new this week… Chris Rock & Danny Jacobs’ ‘Afro Circus/I Like To Move It’ (No.76), Conor Maynard’s ‘Turn Around’ (No.79), Qwote’s ‘Letting Go (Cry Just A Little)’ (No.83) and Frank Ocean’s ‘Lost’ (No.91).
The Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition’, which enjoyed a surge last week on the back of their performance at the AFL Grand Final, drops from No.50 to out of the top 100 this week.
On the albums front, P!nk keeps her crow, Birdy flies higher after her promo trip (up to No.2), Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ gets a platinum gong and Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’ matches the No.4 debut of their 2010 album ‘Innerspeaker’.
Jess Mauboy’s performance on ‘The X Factor’ lifts the ‘Sapphires’ soundtrack from No.11 to No.6, the new Kiss album ‘Monster’ debuts at No.7, with other top ten premieres coming from Ball Park Music (‘Museum’ at No.9) and Bee Gees (‘Mythology’ at No.10).
Adele’s ’21’ is up ten spots to No.18, Grinspoon’s ‘Black Rabbits’ is headed the other day – down 20 spots to No.28 – and Cher Lloyd’s album ‘Sticks & Stones’ finally sees the light of day on the ARIA charts at No.30.
Of Monsters And Men’s ‘My Head Is An Animal’ is up from No.54 to No.38, Cold Chisel’s ‘All For You’ is up 23 places to No.43 and with a national tour in full swing, the ‘Long Way To The Top’ compilation debuts at No.44.
Beth Orton just misses a top 50 berth with her new album ‘Sugaring Season’, which debuts at No.51.
There are four debuts from No.60 to No.70; Tori Amos’ ‘Gold Dust’ at No.60, Daniel O’Donnell’s ‘Songs From The Movies And More’ at No.61, Prinnie & Mahalia’s ‘Come Together’ at No.63 and Van Morrison’s ‘Born To Sing’ at No.65. Their performance is counteracted by a big second week drop for Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Food & Liquor II’, which dives from No.17 to No.62.
The Michael Jackson ‘Bad’ repackage slides from No.30 to No.72 and there are a few re-entries from the likes of Labrinth, Bon Jovi and Marina & The Diamonds.
Cody Simpson’s fans, however, must be the only ones interested in his new album ‘Paradise’, which debuted at No.31 last week. This week it’s 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.
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