Psy and Guy are still selling on the singles chart, an X Factor starlet makes an impact and One Direction’s in chart action. But where? And with album or single? Or both? Best you get your chops around this week’s Chart Watch.
Superstar DJ trio Swedish House Mafia maintain their number one heading for the second straight week, with ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ holding off all challengers. But right behind them, South Korean star Psy hits another milestone with his global smash ‘Gangnam Style’. It’s now an impressive six times platinum (420,000 copies) in just ten weeks.
Ke$ha’s up from six to three, while Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’ continues to gain traction, up from No.19 to No.4.
The week’s highest new entry comes at No.9 – it’s the Ed Sheeran-penned new single for British boyband One Direction called ‘Little Things’. Not too far behind, however, is Samantha Jade’s cover version of Kanye’s ‘Heartless’, which premieres at No.12.
It’s not quite such good news for Little Mix, however, with ‘Wings’ gliding from No.3 to No.13 following on from their promotional visit. Justin Bieber fared better with ‘Beauty And A Beat’, which picks up a gold accreditation.
Guy Sebastian’s also picked up another accreditation… he’s now six times platinum with ‘Battle Scars’, though it drops four spots to No.15.
David Guetta and Sia’s ‘She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)’ is higher (up from No.31 to No.18) and Guy’s new single ‘Get Along’ splashes into the countdown with a No.34 debut.
The Flight Facilities track ‘Clair De Lune’ bullets into the top 50, improving 37 places on last week’s No.75 debut and Adele’s also back in the top 50; ‘Skyfall’ goes gold (35,000 copies) and re-emerges at No.41.
Premiering at No.47 is The Collective’s version of ‘Apologize’.
Outside the top 50, Samantha Jade is in action again with her cover of Rihanna’s ‘Where Have You Been’, which debuts at No.51, while Kate Miller-Heidke’s ‘The Last Day On Earth’ re-enters at No.54 thanks to Bella’s cover on ‘The X Factor’.
While Directioners will be happy to see ‘Little Things’ hitting the top ten, they’ll be less than pleased with this week’s chart position of ‘Live While We’re Young’, which plunges from No.24 to No.57 on the back of the album’s release.
P!nk’s ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’ hits triple platinum at No.58, there are re-entries for Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist’ and Flo Rida’s ‘Good Feeling’ at Nos.63 and 64 respectively, followed by a No.65 debut for The Script’s new single ‘Six Degrees Of Separation’.
Justin Bieber’s ‘As Long As You Love Me’ picks up a second platinum accreditation at No.69, The Collective’s ‘Yeah 3X’ debuts at No.72, The Lumineers are in at No.73 with ‘Ho Hey’ and Neon Trees are back in the ARIA charts with ‘Everybody Talks’, which premieres at No.76.
With the Coldplay tour impacting, it wasn’t just the band’s single ‘The Scientist’ re-entering the charts this week. They’re also back in action with ‘Paradise’ (No.79), ‘Fix You’ (No.82), ‘Viva La Vida’ (No.87) and ‘Yellow’ (No.89).
Labrinth’s ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ enters at No.80, the new Ludacris track ‘Rest Of My Life’ is in at No.85, but Timomatic’s ‘Incredible’ slides from No.54 to No.88.
Rounding out the top 100 debuts is Samantha Jade’s cover of Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’, which debuts at No.96.
The biggest drop from the top 100 this week is ‘Holdin On’ by Flume, which drops from No.52 out of the countdown.
Right-o. Albums chart. Big debut at No.1 this week for the boys from One Direction. Their new album ‘Take Me Home’ (the local Yearbook edition of which is a poor cousin to its overseas counterpart (HERE) has beaten all comers this week and debuted with a platinum accreditation, meaning more than 70,000 copies were shipped to stores.
BUT, the big news on this week’s chart is the No.2 debut for 20 year old Sydney DJ Flume. His self-titled debut album slams into the No.2 position, beating out debuts from long-established acts like Soundgarden, The Rolling Stones and Green Day. Even P!nk couldn’t compete this week.
Taylor drops to No.3, Guy’s ‘Armageddon’ is up from No.12 to No.5, the new Soundgarden album ‘King Animal’ premieres at No.6, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Grrr!’ is in at No.8 and Green Day’s ‘¡Dos!’ rounds out the top ten debuts at No.10.
The new ‘Twilight’ soundtrack almost makes the top ten, with a No.11 debut, Delta’s ‘Child Of The Universe’ drops from No.3 to No.15, Calvin Harris’ ’18 Months’ is down from No.5 to No.14 and Michael Buble’s ‘Christmas’ album re-enters at No.15 (now available with a repackage containing extra tracks).
Deftones’ new album ‘Koi No Yokan’ is in at No.16, followed shortly thereafter by two Lana Del Rey entries… There’s the ‘Paradise Edition’ of her album ‘Born To Die’, which debuts at No.18 and then the ‘Paradise’ standalone EP, which premieres at No.19.
Robbie’s ‘Take The Crown’ slumps from No.4 to No.21 in its second week on sale, but Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ suffers a bump as a result of their Aussie visit, rising 18 places to No.22.
‘Essential Oils’ is down from No.7 to No.24, Parkway Drive’s ‘Atlas’ drops from No.8 to No.26 and One Direction’s original album ‘Up All Night’ is now certified four times platinum.
The new Aerosmith album ‘Music From Another Dimension’ debuts at No.30, The Bee Gees’ ‘Mythology’ is down from No.16 to No.32 and Ne-Yo’s ‘R.E.D.’ enters the countdown at No.37.
Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream : The Complete Confection’ improves 15 places, making its way back into the top 50, but Kylie’s ‘The Abbey Road Sessions’ drops 20 places to No.44. Paul Kelly’s ‘Spring & Fall’ is also down – No.26 to No.50.
Outside the top 50 this week, Elton John’s star turn on ‘The X Factor’ with Pnau sends their ‘Good Morning To The Night’ collaboration album back into the countdown at No.53. But Kerser’s ‘No Rest For The Sick’, which debuted at No.15 last week, might need an MRI as it arrests to No.58 in week two.
Kanye’s ‘G.O.O.D. Music, Cruel Summer’ compile album is back in at No.68, the ‘Rock Of Ages’ soundtrack is down from No.50 to No.78, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Halcyon’ drops from No.49 to No.80 and with the boys supporting Elton John on his national tour, 2Cellos’ eponymous album re-emerges in the top 100 at No.81.
The Robbie Williams best-of ‘In And Out Of Consciousness’ plummets from No.19 to No.85, The Weeknd’s ‘Trilogy’ is in at No.93 and Machine Head’s live LP enters at No.98.
The Mark Of Cain’s album ‘Songs Of The Third & Fifth’, which premiered at No.38 last week, is now gone from the top 100.
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