Yes indeed, Samantha Jade has done enough on the back of her ‘X Factor’ triumph to debut at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart. Her single ‘What You’ve Done To Me’ premieres with a gold sales accreditation (35,000 copies) and while that might not sound like much for a winner’s single debut, she did so with a little over 48 hours of sales on just one digital store. With a full week of sales next week, we should see the track surpass platinum by this time next Sunday.
But Macklemore is knocking. Their single ‘Thrift Shop’ climbs two spaces higher to No.2, while last week’s No.1 (Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’) drops to No.3, but picks up a double platinum accreditation.
Guy Sebastian’s appearance on last Monday’s ‘X Factor’ paid dividends, with his single ‘Get Along’ rocketing from its No.34 debut last week to No.5 this week, while Ke$ha’s ‘Die Young’ drops from No.3 to No.10.
David Guetta and Sia’s ‘She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)’ continues to pick up steam (No.18 to No.13) and Little Mix’ ‘Wings’ is now certified platinum.
Rocketing into the upper reaches of the chart is the new Ludacris track ‘Rest Of My Life’, which bullets from No.85 to No.21 in its second week. Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ also does well, improving seven places to No.24.
Though the news is good for Samantha Jade’s debut Sony single, her cover of ‘Heartless’ fares less well, falling from No.12 to No.29.
Owl City’s ‘Good Time’ receives an ‘X Factor’ bump (No.43 to No.33), Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ jumps from No.66 to No.37 and ‘A Thousand Years Pt.2’ debuts two spots behind.
1D’s ‘Live While We’re Young’ is back into the top 50 at No.41, The Script’s ‘Six Degrees Of Separation’ plunges into the top half of the hundred at No.43 and Coldplay receives a sales boost with ‘The Scientist’ (No.63 to No.45).
‘The Scientist’ is one of a number of Coldplay tracks back in action this week due to their Australian tour; ‘Fix You’ moves from No.82 to No.52, ‘Yellow’ is up from No.89 to No.54, ‘Viva La Vida’ jumps from No.87 to No.62, ‘Paradise’ is up from No.79 to No.65, ‘Clocks’ re-enters at No.88 and ‘Princess Of China’ is back in at No.91.
Also entering multiple times this week are Aussie rockers AC/DC, whose tracks have now been made available on the iTunes store. As such, they’re re-entering with; ‘Thunderstruck’ (No.48), ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ (No.64), It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)’ (No.67), ‘Highway To Hell’ (No.71), ‘Back In Black’ (No.80), ‘TNT’ (No.83) and ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ (No.98).
Outside the top 50, Rihanna’s ‘Right Now’ debuts at No.51, Samantha Jade’s ‘Turn Around’ re-enters at No.53, Labrinth’s ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ rises from No.80 to No.56 and The Lumineers’ ‘Hey Ho’ is up from No.73 to No.59.
Johnny Ruffo’s ‘Take It Home’ and Maroon 5’s ‘Daylight’ are down, however, from No.35 to No.60 and from No.37 to No.61 respectively.
Flume’s ‘Holdin On’ re-enters at No.75, Lakyn Heperi’s ‘Better Than That’ EP debuts at No.82 and there are further top 100 debuts from Tiesto (‘Hell Yeah’ at No.92), Rihanna ftg. Chris Brown (‘Nobody’s Business’ at No.93) and Kristina Train (‘Dark Black’ at No.96).
The Collective’s rendition of ‘Apologize’ drops from No.47 to out of the top 100.
They debuted with a platinum accreditation last week and this week they’ve held steady and notched up another platinum nod. Yes, One Direction’s new long player ‘Take Me Home’ is now double platinum down under and seemingly still selling.
P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ also improves – up to No.2 – while the new Led Zeppelin album ‘Celebration Day’ is the week’s highest new entry, premiering at No.3.
As mentioned on the site earlier in the week, Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Red’ is now certified double platinum here in Australia (140,000 copies), with the new Susan Boyle album ‘Standing Ovation’ coming in at No.6 (and with gold certification) and Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ debuting at No.8.
Michael Buble’s ‘Christmas’ is up five places to No.10, AC/DC’s ‘Live At River Plate’ debuts at No.11, Maroon 5’s ‘Overexposed’ is up from No.34 to No.12 and Pitbull’s ‘Global Warming’ receives a lukewarm reception – a No.14 debut.
Flume’s album premiered at a respectable No.2 last week, but drops to No.15 this week.
Blooming at No.19 is Christina Aguilera’s ‘Lotus’ (it’s her lowest charting album in 13 years), The Rubens’ eponymously-titled set edges ten places to No.23 and The Sapphires soundtrack improves after the repackage – up to No.25.
Soundgarden’s ‘King Animal’ falls from its No.6 debut to No.27, The Script’s ‘#3’ is back into the top 50 at No.28, Green Day’s ‘¡Dos!’ drops from No.10 to No.35 and Muse’s ‘The 2nd Law’ is up from No.52 to No.39.
Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man : The Definitive Hits’ re-enters at No.42 and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die : The Paradise Edition’ is down from No.18 to No.43.
As on the singles charts, Coldplay’s doing big business on the albums chart with their previous recordings. This week their albums are placed at; No.18 (‘Mylo Xyloto’), No.51 (‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’), No.52 (‘X&Y’), No.62 (‘Parachutes’) and No.68 (‘Viva La Vida’).
Not great news for ‘The Voice’ star Darren Percival, however, with his new album ‘A Tribute To Ray Charles’ missing the top 50 altogether, premiering at No.53. Deftones’ ‘Koi No Yokan’ slumps from No.16 on debut to No.54 in its second week.
Timomatic’s self-titled set re-enters at No.58, Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Kiss’ is back at No.60 and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Paradise’ EP plunges from No.19 to No.73 in just its second week.
The new Glee compile ‘Glease’ debuts at no.72, Crystal Castles’ ‘III’ at No.74 and Hillsong’s latest ‘We Have A Saviour’ at No.88.
The Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta Christmas album scrapes into the countdown at No.99 and it looks like it’s a case of all over ‘Red’ rover for Ne-Yo’s new album, which after debuting at No.37 last week, drops entirely out of the top 100 this week.
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