For the second week in a row, all’s steady atop the ARIA singles and albums charts with Macklemore and Michael Buble remaining lodged in the No.1 positions respectively. It’s our Christmas week Chart Watch!
It’s four weeks on top for Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Wanz and their smash hit ‘Thrift Shop’ this week, holding the fast-charging will.i.am and Britney Spears at bay with their ‘Scream & Shout’.
Will and Britney, however, get their track certified gold this week, with Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ (stationary at No.3) picking up a fourth platinum accreditation.
Icona Pop and Justice Crew pick up two places each (the latter bagging gold sales accreditation), while Labrinth moves into the top ten with his single ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ (No.14 to No.9).
The Ludacris/David Guetta collaboration ‘Rest Of My Life’ moves up four places and hits gold and The Lumineers’ track ‘Ho Hey’ is up nine places to No.18.
Also with a bullet this week is the Bruno Mars track ‘When I Was Your Man’ (up from No.44 to No.21) and at No.27, Guy Sebastian’s ‘Battle Scars’ hits the seven times platinum mark (490,000 copies).
Bombs Away’s ‘Party Bass’ goes gold in the No.34 spot, while ‘X Factor’ starlet Bella Ferraro scores the week’s highest debut with ‘Set Me On Fire’ (No.36).
Mariah Carey’s seasonal boomerang ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is back in the top 40 – at No.40 – Little Mix’ ‘DNA’ is into the top 50 at No.48 and Chiddy Bang’s ‘Happening’ races from its No.96 debut to No.49.
Outside the top 50, Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ gets a sales bump (up from No.65 to No.51), Reece Mastin’s ‘Rock Star’ hits platinum at No.55 and British boyband The Wanted sees their single ‘I Found You’ rebound from the middle of the ’90s – up to a new peak of No.63.
Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Judge Me’ slides from No.42 to No.64, Delta Goodrem’s ‘Christmas’ EP debuts at No.67 and Ricki-Lee’s ‘Burn It Down’ improves from No.83 to No.68.
New at No.70 is The Dropkick Murphys’ ‘The Season’s Upon Us’, Flo Rida’s ‘Let It Roll Pt.2′ is in at No.77, Missy Higgins’ platinum hit ‘Everybody’s Waiting’ re-enters at No.78 and Skrillex’ ‘Bangarang’ is back in the mix at No.81.
Not such good news for The Collective, however, with ‘Surrender’ diving from No.49 to No.84 after the release of their mini album.
Further top 100 debuts come courtesy of Rihanna ftg. Mikky Ekko (‘Stay’ at No.91), New Zealand boyband Titanium (‘I Won’t Give Up’ at No.92) and Pez (‘The Game’ at No.99).
‘Christmas’ is in the air. And at No.1 on the ARIA albums chart. Though Warner has yet to update Michael Buble’s latest accreditation with ARIA, they recently announced that ‘Christmas’ had hit six times platinum and with various reports suggesting it was selling in excess of 35,000 copies a week of late, that could easily rise to seven times platinum before the year’s out.
Rod Stewart’s also in the festive spirit – his album ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’ rising from No.7 to No.3 for Christmas week.
In addition to the seven times platinum accreditation for his single ‘Battle Scars’ this week, Guy Sebastian will also be celebrating a double platinum accreditation for his latest album ‘Armageddon’. The Bee Gees hit platinum with their ‘Mythology’ set.
The Seekers hit the top ten on the albums chart for the first time in 15 years with their ‘The Golden Jubilee Album’ (No.10) and the week’s highest debut comes courtesy of The Collective and their eponymously titled debut mini album at No.11.
Samantha Jade’s album, meanwhile, slides from a No.3 debut to No.13.
Re-entering the countdown this week is Mariah Carey’s Christmas favourite ‘Merry Christmas’. Four times platinum, it pops its head back in at No.19.
Adele’s ’21’ celebrates its 100th week on the charts by moving up ten spots to No.26, Little Mix’ album ‘DNA’ and Flume’s self-titled debut both go gold (35,000 copies).
Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ re-enters the top 50 at No.35 (up from No.56), The Black Keys’ ‘El Camino’ rises from No.49 to No.39 and The Rubens pop their heads back in the top 50 – at No.42. Green Day’s ‘¡Tre!’ slides from a No.22 debut to No.48.
New at No.58 is Game’s new long player ‘Jesus Piece’, the ‘Glee’ cast are back with ‘The Christmas Album : Volume 3’ at No.68, Darren Percival’s ‘A Tribute To Ray Charles’ improves from No.94 to No.75 and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ bursts its way back into the hundred at No.80.
Glee’s ‘Season 4, Volume 1’ album plummets from No.46 to No.86 and Tina Arena’s ‘Symphony Of Life’ live album re-emerges at No.95. Matt Corby’s ‘iTunes Session’ (which was No.19 last week) is gone from the top 100.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the new-look ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE each and every Sunday from 6:30pm AEDT.