Yes, ‘The Monster’ single by Eminem and Rihanna still holds steady on the ARIA singles chart this week, maintaining its heading. But could they be under a big challenge from John Legend next week? The US soul superstar has come out of nowhere with his single ‘All Of Me’ which, thanks to a TV sync, bullets further this week to No.2
Katy Perry’s single ‘Roar’, though down to No.4 this week, continues to rack up the accreditations, this week hitting a more than respectable seven times platinum (490,000 copies), with EMI confirming that her album ‘Prism’ went double platinum this week (this is yet to show on the ARIA charts), previous hit ‘Firework’ goes eight times platinum and current single ‘Unconditionally’ (which sits at No.26) has gone gold.
Magic!’s hit ‘Rude’ smashes the top ten this week. After debuting at No.77 two weeks back, it went to No.28 last week and climbs even further to No.7 this week. As mentioned on the site earlier this week, the band is incoming for promo shortly.
Also bulleting this week are Lily Allen’s ‘Hard Out Here’ (No.33 to No.14) and Imagine Dragons’ ‘Demons’ (No.21 to No.15).
The week’s highest debut comes courtesy of Sydney wunderkind producer Flume and his Chet Faker collaboration ‘Drop The Game’ (No.21). Joel Fletcher’s ‘Swing’ powers up to No.24, but Samantha Jade’s ‘Soldier’ eases slightly (No.17 on debut to No.28) and Lorde’s ‘Royals’ hits five times platinum.
Birdy’s ‘Wings’ has dropped from No.25 to No.39, but hits a gold accreditation; Little Mix’s ‘Move’ drops from No.30 to No.40 but also goes gold.
Avicii’s newbie ‘Addicted To You’ debuts at No.41 and popping their heads into the top 50 this week are The Vamps’ ‘Can We Dance’ (No.58 to No.47) and the INXS classic ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ (No.54 to No.50).
Outside the top 50, a trio of debuts; The Fray’s ‘Love Don’t Die’, Flume ftg. Chet Faker’s ‘This Song Is Not About A Girl’ and also their ‘What About Us’ (Nos.51, 52 and 53 respectively.
The Calvin Harris, Alesso and Hurts collaboration ‘Under Control’ might have slipped from the top 50 this week, but it picks up a gold accreditation at No.54, plus more debuts – this time from Kanye West (‘Bound 2’ at No.56), Justin Bieber (‘Rollercoaster’ at No.58) and Flight Facilities (‘Stand Still’ at No.61).
John Butler Trio’s ‘Only One’ drops from No.44 to No.74 in its second week, but Akon’s ‘So Blue’ is up from No.94 to No.77. Rüfüs’ ‘Tonight’ pops in at No.87; A Great Big World’s ‘Say Something’ (featuring Christina Aguilera) is in at No.90. And Kid Ink with Chris Brown rounds out the top 100 debuts this week… ‘Show Me’ coming in at No.95.
A big debut over on the ARIA albums chart this week for One Direction and their third album ‘Midnight Memories’, which premieres in the top spot with a very healthy platinum accreditation.
As mentioned previously, Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’ has clocked up a double platinum nod according to her label EMI, but it’s not been registered on the charts at this stage (it’s steady at No.2).
Dami Im’s album’s done alright for itself too. Though dropping to No.3 this week, it too hits the platinum mark, meaning that Sony’s been able to sell 70,000 copies of it into stores.
Everything’s maaaarvelous for the 12th man, with ‘Willy Nilly – The 12th Man’s Biggest Hits’ debuting at No.4, so too for Tina Arena, whose album ‘Reset’ stays in the top ten after six weeks (No.10 again this week).
Gaga’s ‘Artpop’ drops from No.8 to No.16 in week three; Little Mix’s ‘Salute’ drops from No.4 to No.17 in week two. But there’s a debut for Bernard Fanning’s ‘iTunes Sessions’ at No.19, a seven place improvement for Flume’s self-titled LP (now in deluxe guise) and a rocket from Michael Bublé’s ‘To Be Loved’ (No.84 to No.22).
Further down, it’s a debut trilogy at Nos.27, 28 and 29 from Cold Chisel’s ‘The Live Tapes Vol.1’ – deluxe (No.27) and standard (No.28) editions – plus Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol.2’ at No.29.
Illy’s ‘Cinematic’ drops from No.14 to No.39, Celine Dion’s ‘Loved Me Back To Life’ drops from No.21 to No.42 and Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’ re-enters the countdown at No.45.
Beyond the walls of the 50, a debut for Daughtry (‘Baptized’ at No.56), re-entries for Rod Stewart’s ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’ (No.63) and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Wrapped In Red’ (No.64), but it would appear no-one wants the Killers’ best of, which tumbles from No.41 to No.67 in week three.
New at No.85 is Boyzone’s ‘BZ20’, down from No.46 to No.87 is James Arthur’s album, Jake Bugg’s ‘Shangri La’ plummets from No.38 on debut to No.90 and Dido’s greatest hits makes a lowly debut at No.96.
Poor Spiderbait though. Their new self-titled album debuted at No.30 last week. It’s gone from the top 100 this week.
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