After six weeks on top of the ARIA singles chart, South Korean star Psy has finally relinquished the top spot this week. Robbie Williams is also in chart action – especially on the albums chart, where his new LP ‘Take The Crown’ debuts rather well.
Yes indeed, Psy has dropped from the No.1 position this week, allowing the superstar trio of Swedish House Mafia to ascend to the No.1 position with their final ever single ‘Don’t You Worry Child’.
Psy hasn’t gone too far, however, only dropping to No.2, while British girl group Little Mix’s promo trip did wonder, with their single ‘Wings’ moving up three spaces to No.3 and hitting a gold accreditation.
Looks like Ke$ha’s star isn’t dulling anytime soon, with her latest single ‘Die Young’ moving up from No.10 to No.6 and hitting the platinum mark after just six weeks in.
Also new in the top ten this week are Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ (No.19 to No.9 and accredited gold) and Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Little Talks’ is now a top ten hit (No.10) and is now platinum.
Guy Sebastian’s ‘Battle Scars’ drops from No.5 to No.11, Justin Bieber’s new single ‘Beauty And A Beat’ is up from No.25 to No.12 and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’ improves from No.31 to No.16.
Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’ is also up (No.28 to No.19).
The week’s highest debut comes courtesy of dance doyen Bombs Away at No.25 with the new single ‘Party Bass’.
Delta’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ is down ten spots to No.26, Ne-Yo’s ‘Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)’ is down 16 spots to No.29, but Johnny Ruffo’s new single ‘Take It Home’ enjoys a mighty big bump – rising from its No.81 debut of last week to No.30 this week.
Also rising are Rudimental’s new tune ‘Not Giving In’ (No.42 to No.32), Maroon 5’s ‘Daylight’ (No.53 to No.43) and Conor Maynard’s ‘Turn Around’, which pops into the top 50 for the first time at No.48.
Re-entering at No.51 is The Cranberries’ classic ‘Dreams’ (covered by Bella on ‘The X Factor’), with Bridgit Mendler’s single ‘Ready Or Not’ debuting at No.53.
Robbie’s also back in favour this week, with ‘Candy’ re-entering at a new peak of No.59.
New at No.60 is Far East Movement’s new single ‘Change Your Life’ (featuring Flo Rida and Sidney Sampson), while Willy Moon’s ‘Yeah Yeah’ is in one position behind.
Re-entering at No.67 is Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’, Flight Facilities featuring Christine Hoberg’s ‘Clair De Lune’ premieres at No.75 and Maroon 5’s international smash ‘Moves Like Jagger’ now moves like it’s nine times platinum (630,000 copies).
Bella Ferraro’s cover of ‘Dreams’ enters the countdown at No.82, the new Enrique Iglesias single ‘Finally Found You’ plummets 44 positions to No.89 and there are debuts for The Collective (‘Beauty And A Beat’ at No.94), Tuka ftg. Jane Tyrrell (‘Die A Happy Man’ at No.97) and The Only (‘Looking Back’ at No.100).
Country starlet Taylor Swift maintains her No.1 heading this week with ‘Red’, with Delta’s ‘Child Of The Universe’ dropping one spot to No.3 (and achieving a gold accreditation).
Brand new at No.4 is ‘Take The Crown’ – the new album from Mister Robbie Williams. It debuts with a gold accreditation.
Calvin Harris’ long-awaited new album ’18 Months’ is in at No.5, Midnight Oils’ best-of ‘Essential Oils’ premieres at No.7 and Rod Stewart’s festive collection ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’ is in at No.10.
The new Triple J ‘Like A Version 8’ compile goes gold (35,000 copies), Kerser’s ‘No Rest For The Sickest’ is in at No.15 and there’s more love for Robbie at No.19 with his ‘In And Out Of Consciousness’ best-of re-entering the countdown.
Sarah Blasko’s ‘I Awake’ drops from No.9 to No.23, Kylie’s ‘The Abbey Road Sessions’ is down from No.7 to No.24 and Paul Kelly’s ‘Spring & Fall’ tumbles from No.14 to No.26.
The Rubens buck the trend, however, with their self-titled set. It’s up from No.35 to No.27.
The Mark Of Cain’s album ‘Songs Of The Third & Fifth’ enters at No.38 and with Bruno Mars’ new single doing the business on the ARIA singles chart, there’s renewed interest in his previous album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ ahead of the release of his new LP. It’s up from No.71 to No.39 this week.
Also into the top 50 again is the INXS best of, along with Alpine’s ‘A Is For Alpine’, Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’ and the Crowded House best-of (Nos41, 44, 47 and 48 respectively).
Outside the top 50, there’s a re-entry for Amy Winehouse’s ‘Lioness : Hidden Treasures’ at No.51, new entries for Twelve Foot Ninja (‘Silent Machine’) and Chance Waters (‘Infinity’) at Nos.53 and 54 respectively and Train’s ‘California 37’ jumps from No.94 to No.57.
Boy & Bear’s ‘Moonfire’ re-emerges at No.59, the Foo Fighters’ best-of jumps from No.91 to No.61; ditto Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’ (No.97 to No.63) and Usher’s ‘Looking 4 Myself’ (No.96 to No.64).
Lady Antebellum’s Christmas offering ‘On This Winter’s Night’ makes a splash at No.71, Toby Keith’s ‘Hope On The Rocks’ is in at No.80, but the news isn’t so good for Kendrick Lamar, whose album ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City’ plunges from No.23 to No.81 in just its second week in the shops.
The new Garbage ‘Absolute Collection’ enters at No.88, an ELO best-of is in at No.92, but not good news either for Cher Lloyd, whose album ‘Sticks & Stones’ plummets from No.39 to No.94.
Tony Bennett’s ‘Viva Duets’, which debuted at No.38 last week, is already 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.