Foo fought the hard fight last week with his ‘X Factor’ performance of new single ‘Let’s Get Ridiculous’ earning him a No.1 debut. This week, however, he’s out of the top spot, relinquishing it to the woman he displaced… Katy Perry and her smash ‘Roar’.
Redfoo also misses out on the No.2 spot; it belongs to Miley Cyrus’ smash ‘Wrecking Ball’, which is now platinum after just three weeks in chart action.
OneRepublic’s ‘Something I Need’ edges one spot higher to No.6 and goes gold, while Drake enters the top ten for the first time with ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ – up five spots to No.9.
Thanks to an ‘X Factor’ cover, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’ enjoys another jump – up eight spots to No.11 – while the week’s highest debut comes courtesy of Lorde’s ‘Team’ (No.19), joining ‘Royals’ from ‘The Love Club’ EP in the ARIA top 20.
A couple more debuts in the 20s; they’d be at Nos.25 and 26 from Kodaline (‘The High Hopes EP’) and Timomatic (‘Waterfalls’) respectively, while Britney’s new single ‘Work Bitch’ – leaked a little earlier than anticipated – debuts at No.30.
Taylor Henderson’s cover of Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ on ‘The X Factor’ sends the original rocketing back into the top 50 at No.34 (No.52 last week) and Dami Im once again tops the contestants’ sales race with her performance of Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ debuting at No.44.
Havana Brown’s ‘Ba*Bing’ does what her single proper ‘Flashing Lights’ couldn’t – manage a top 50 debut – and premieres in the countdown at No.46, while thanks to their ‘X Factor’ appearance, Rudimental’s ‘Right Here’ re-enters the top 100 at No.48. Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ also pokes its head back into the top 50 at No.49 (up ten).
Outside this week’s 50, James Blunt’s ‘Bonfire Heart’ is stoked – No.82 to No.51 in week three, Demi Lovato’s ‘Skyscraper’ falls back into the countdown at No.53 (thanks again ‘X Factor’), but Mumford & Sons’ ‘I Will Wait’ tumbles from No.36 to No.55.
Avicii’s ‘Hey Brother’ debuts at No.60, Cher Lloyd’s ‘I Wish’ suffers the second week blues, falling from No.40 to No.66, Eminem & Rihanna’s ‘Love The Way You Lie’ re-enters at No.68 (another ‘X Factor’ performance) and the Klangkarussell track ‘Sonnentanz – Sun Don’t Shine’ debuts at No.75.
Poor Coldplay, however. Their single ‘Atlas’ (from the forthcoming ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack) debuted strongly at No.30 last week. They suffer a mammoth 46 place drop this week, settling for a lowly No.76. MKTO’s ‘Thankyou’ is down 22 to No.82.
Ylvis’ novelty hit ‘The Fox’ debuts at No.84, Taylor Henderson’s ‘X Factor’ performance of Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ debuts at No.85, but his cover of Mumford & Sons’ ‘I Will Wait’ drops from No.64 to No.90.
Ricki-Lee’s single ‘Come & Get In Trouble With Me’ is in strife… After a No.28 debut a couple of weeks back and a No.49 placing last week, it slumps to a disastrous No.95 this week.
Arcade Fire and The Kite String Tangle wrap up the top 100 debuts with ‘Reflektor’ and ‘Given The Chance’ at Nos.96 and 98 respectively.
The Collective’s ‘Another Life’ is out of the top 100 after their ‘X Factor’ performance last week bumped the single back into the countdown at No.62.
The fresh chart triumvirate on the albums chart was a race between three; Avicii, Jack Johnson and Keith Urban. In the end it all came down to Australia’s favourite country son achieving his first ever No.1 studio album (his ‘The Story So Far’ collection achieved a No.1 last year). The closest Keith’s got to having a No.1 album previously was 2009’s ‘Defying Gravity’, so the champagne corks will be popping all ’round at EMI HQ.
Keith’s debut in the top spot left Avicii and Jack Johnson to fight over the minor placings, with their respective LPs ‘True’ and ‘From Here To Now To You’ debuting in that order – Nos.2 and 3.
Arctic Monkey’s newbie ‘AM’ dropped from No.1, but only to No.4, with the rest of last week’s top four all dropping just three places as a result of the top three debuts.
The new Placebo album ‘Loud Like Love’ also manages a top ten debut (No.9), with Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ edging back into the top ten.
The Naked & Famous album ‘In Rolling Waves’ debuts at No.12, Rudimental’s ‘Home’ surges from No.27 to No.14 and Mantra’s ‘Telling Scenes’ is in at No.17.
Just missing a top 20 berth is ‘The Electric Lady’ (aka the fabulous Janelle Monae), who premieres at No.22, while Kodaline’s performance of ‘High Hopes’ on last week’s ‘X Factor’ sees their LP ‘In A Perfect World’ bullet back into the top 100 at No.24.
Elton John’s ‘The Diving Board’ is in at No.26 (his best Aussie albums chart result in 12 years for an original album), but Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hesitation Marks’ slides 13 places in week three and Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ notches up a full year on the ARIA albums chart with a double platinum accreditation in position No.29.
New at No.30 is The Weeknd’s ‘Kiss Land’. New at No.31 is MGMT’s ‘MGMT’, but Tonight Alive’s ‘The Other Side’ dives from its No.5 debut last week to No.33.
One Direction fever is taking off again on the eve of the band’s Aussie visit, with ‘Up All Night’ back into the top 50 at No.35 (No.52 last week). Their second album ‘Take It Home’ also bullets from No.98 to No.55.
Elvis Costello & The Roots debut at No.40 with ‘Wise Up Ghost’, Rise Against’s ‘Long Forgotten Songs’ dips from a No.16 debut to No.41, The 1975’s self-titled album is in at No.43 and Violent Soho’s ‘Hungry Ghost’ plunges from No.6 on debut to No.44.
Also dropping this week are Ariana Grande’s ‘Yours Truly’ (No.26 to No.46) and Goldfrapp’s ‘Tales Of Us’ (No.15 to No.49). Mr Grevis’ ‘My Escape’ debuts at No.50.
In the lower half of the fifty, Carcass’ ‘Surgical Steel’ is in at No.59, with The Devil Wears Prada’s ‘8:18’ premiering just three spaces lower.
Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ drops from No.38 to No.68, Ute Lemper’s ‘Forever – The Love Poems Of Pablo Neruda’ is in at No.70 and John Legend’s ‘Love In The Future’ plummets from No.22 on debut to No.74.
Ry Cooder is ‘Live In San Francisco’ on debut at No.79, The Jungle Giants’ ‘Learn To Exist’ drops 51 places to No.85, Dead Letter Circus’ LP ‘The Catalyst Fire’ is down 48 spots to No.91, Volcano Choir’s ‘Repave’ down 46 to No.92, Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ down 52 to No.96 and The Paper Kites’ ‘States’ down 61 from No.39 to No.100.
Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘March Fires’, which was sitting pretty at No.32 last week, is gone from the top 100 as are last week’s debuts from Neko, Newton Faulkner and Vista Chino.
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