Last week, Taylor Swift tore into the albums chart with her new album ‘Red’. At the same time, South Korean star Psy was still living the high life at No.1 on the singles chart. But one week on… has everything changed? Read on, friends…
Psy remains at the top of the Australian singles chart for a sixth consecutive week with ‘Gangnam Style’. The international novelty monster has been bettered by Swedish House Mafia on the iTunes chart for most of the past week, suggesting its day may be numbered. But it remains wedged this week.
Swedish House Mafia is on the move with ‘Don’t You Worry Child’, however. It improves to No.2 this week and picks up a platinum accreditation, as does Calvin Harris’ track ‘Sweet Nothing’, which drops to No.3.
Bruno Mars’ new single is finding favour… ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ edging from No.10 to No.4 this week, while a promo tour does wonders for Little Mix’s ‘Wings’, which certainly are made to fly – from No.20 to No.6.
Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ hits platinum, so too Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’, which bumps from No.18 to a new peak of No.12.
Delta’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ drops from No.5 to No.16 but goes gold, Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Little Talks’ is up from No.23 to No.17 and Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ gets a second wind thanks to her promotional visit – it’s up from No.26 to No.18 – while ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ plays piggy-back to No.19.
Ace to see Ellie Goulding’s single ‘Anything Could Happen’ receiving some retail love, with the single climbing from No.49 to No.23 this week. Seattle-based outfit Macklemore scores the week’s highest entry, with ‘Thrift Shop’ open for business at No.28.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’ bullets from No.60 to No.31, Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ edges from No.38 to No.32 and Cher Lloyd almost betters her No.36 peak with ‘Want U Back’, which edges higher to No.37.
Far East Movement’s ‘Turn Up The Love’ drops slightly, but picks up a second platinum gong, Rudimental’s ‘Not Giving In’ slides into the top 50 at No.42 (up from its No.54 debut last week), while also poking their heads into the top 50 are Matchbox Twenty’s ‘Put Your Hands Up’ (No.65 to No.47), Timomatic’s ‘Incredible’ (No.52 to No.48) and Flume’s ‘Holdin On’ (No.62 to No.49).
On the other side of the top 50 wall, Bella Ferraro scores some chart love with her rendition of The Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition’ (No.59 on debut), Cher Lloyd’s ‘Oath’ is in at No.61, Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Catch My Breath’ dives from No.40 to No.62 and on the back of Nathaniel Willemse’s cover on ‘The X Factor’, Daniel Merriweather’s incredible (and incredibly overlooked locally) ‘Red’ re-enters the charts at No.66 (one space below its original peak).
Alt-J’s ‘Breezeblocks’ rises from No.93 to No.72, Birdy’s ‘People Help The People’ slides from No.56 to No.78 and Johnny Ruffo’s new single ‘Take It Home’ premieres at No.81.
The Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition’ benefits from a little ‘X Factor’ exposure (re-entering at No.87), Nathaniel’s version of ‘Red’ is in at No.91 and the Chance Waters track ‘Young And Dumb’ re-emerges at No.94.
Taylor Swift is obviously doing something right… After debuting atop the ARIA albums chart last week with her album ‘Red’, she’s maintained her heading for a second week and has hit platinum!
She’s also done enough to hold off four other top ten debuts… Delta Goodrem’s ‘Child Of The Universe’ at No.2, Parkway Drive’s ‘Atlas’ at No.3, Kylie Minogue’s ‘The Abbey Road Sessions’ at No.7 and Sarah Blasko’s ‘I Awake’ at No.9.
Reece Mastin’s album ‘Beautiful Nightmare’ apparently did rather well last week (we hear sales of around 17,000), so although the album’s dropped from No.3 to No.12 this week, it’s been certified gold (that’s sales into stores of 35,000 copies).
Of Monsters And Men’s ‘My Head Is An Animal’ improves to a new peak of No.18, Kendrick Lamar’s album ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ is in at No.23 and the Neil Young & Crazy Horse album ‘Psychedelic Pill’ enters the fray at No.28.
Alt-J’s album ‘An Awesome Wave’ might ride a little higher after its Mercury Prize win, but it’s doing okay on its ownsome, rising from No.44 to No.32 in its eighth week on the charts and the new Tony Bennett album ‘Viva Duets’ is in at No.38.
Cher Lloyd’s ‘Sticks & Stones’ jumps from No.51 to No.39, Paul Kelly’s ‘Songs From The South Vol 1&2’ is up from No.77 to No.41 and Hillsong’s latest album ‘Chapel – Forever Reign’ premieres at No.44.
There are further top 50 re-entries for Ellie Goulding (‘Halcyon’ at No.46), Lady Antebellum (‘Need You Now’ at No.47), Rita Ora (‘Ora’ at No.49) and Lady Antebellum again (‘Own The Night’ at No.50).
Outside the 50, Green Day’s ‘¡Uno!’ slides from No.36 to No.59, Angus Stone’s ‘Broken Brights’, which bounced from No.75 to No.18 last week, has rebounded down the charts – to No.61 and Kiss’ ‘Monster’ drops from No.43 to No.68.
There’s the new Billy Ray Cyrus album ‘Change My Mind’ at No.75, Gypsy & The Cat’s ‘The Late Blue’ plunging from No.23 on debut to No.81 and a re-entry for ‘The Very Best’ of INXS.
New at No.92 is ‘Feedback Loop’ by Tuka and new at No.98 is Celtic Thunder’s ‘Voyage’.
Thy Art Is Murder’s album ‘Hate’ didn’t stick around for long. It debuted at No.35 last week but is gone from the top 100 this 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.