As mentioned up top, we have a new No.1 single in Australia tonight, with John Legend’s single ‘All Of Me’ ascending to the No.1 spot and reaching a gold accreditation after being featured in a high profile TV sync. But even though Eminem and Rihanna are relegated to bridesmaid status this week, they can take some comfort from the fact that their single ‘The Monster’ has achieved a double platinum accreditation for sales of more than 140,000 copies in just six weeks.
Up and coming outfit Magic! see their single ‘Rude’ make the gold grade too; improving a further four positions this week to No.3. Guy Sebastian’s ‘Like A Drum’ also has a fresh platinum gleam.
Also picking up shiny new accreditations this week are Taylor Henderson’s ‘Borrow My Heart’ (platinum at No.10), Imagine Dragons’ ‘Demons’ (gold at No.11) and Havana Brown’s ‘Warrior’ (platinum at No.13).
The new Avicii single ‘Addicted To You’ is up to No.18 with a bullet (from No.41 last week), while Redfoo’s gone three times platinum kinds of ridiculous with his single steady at No.19.
The Ed Sheeran track ‘I See Fire’ goes gold at No.21 before the week’s highest debut – ‘Trumpets’ from Jason Derulo – at No.22, a post-ARIAs boost for Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ (No.38 to No.23) and The Vamps’ ‘Can We Dance’ surges 13 places to No.34.
The new MKTO single ‘God Only Knows’ is into the countdown at No.45, Dami Im’s ‘Alive’ drops from No.34 to No.47 and Martin Garrix’ ‘Animals’ is back into the top 50 at No.50 (up from No.64 last week).
Outside the top 50, Flume’s ARIAs success sees his single ‘Holdin On’ blast back into the countdown at No.51, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’ spends its first week outside the top 50 in quite a while with a new three times platinum accreditation and the Rudimental/Emeli Sandé/Nas collaboration ‘Free’ is up from No.72 to No.57.
Even though he’s been in the country on tour, Justin Bieber’s ‘Change Me’ can’t crack the top 50, settling for a No.59 debut, right ahead of a resurgent Birds Of Tokyo and their smash ‘Lanterns’.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Young Girls’ re-enters at No.62, Matt Corby’s ‘Resolution’ jumps from No.98 to No.63 and Jess Mauboy’s ‘Beautiful’ new single marks its first week in the top 100 at No.66.
Mariah Carey’s festive classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is back like a boomerang, re-entering at No.70 just in time for the holiday season and further top 100 debuts for Busta Rhymes (‘Thank You’ at No.92) and Safia (‘Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues’ at No.99). Tina Arena’s ‘Only Lonely’ plunges from No.43 to No.96.
They might have made it with their ‘Midnight Memories’, but in this fiercely competitive pre-Christmas sales period, One Direction’s new album has surrendered top spot to Mister Taylor Henderson after just one week. Not that they’ll be too upset, presumably, as it’s already platinum (it was so accredited in its first week).
Things are getting festive further into the top ten, with Human Nature and Michael Bublé’s Christmas sets sitting at Nos.5 and 6 respectively.
Flume’s album bullets thanks to the ARIAs (No.20 to No.11) before another debut double… Britney’s ‘Britney Jean’ (No.12) and A Day To Remember’s ‘Common Courtesy’ (No.13).
Tina Arena’s ‘Reset’ drops from No.10 to No.17; Nickelback’s best-of from No.9 to No.18 and the new repackage of Delta Goodrem’s debut album ‘Innocent Eyes’ to co-incide with its 10th anniversary seems to have appeased the fans… it’s in at No.22.
Pop drops from No.17 to No.26 for Little Mix’s ‘Salute’ and from No.16 to No.27 for Lady Gaga’s ‘Artpop’; Taylor Swift’s Aussie visit gives her album ‘Red’ a sales injection (No.69 to No.29) and the Keith Urban album ‘Fuse’ jumps from No.50 to No.36.
The impending Christmas season kicks Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Wrapped In Red’ into gear (No.64 to No.38) and there are jumps back into the top 50 for Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘March Fires’ (No.80 to No.40), The Seekers’ ‘The Golden Jubilee Album’ (No.97 to No.44), Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’ (No.88 to No.46) and Air Supply’s ‘The Ultimate Collection’ (re-entering the top 100 at No.48).
Anthony Callea’s Christmas set ‘This Is Christmas’ reaches its highest peak yet… No.51 (up from No.70), there’s a debut for Simple Plan’s ‘Get Your Heart On – The Second Coming’ at No.53 and the Glee Christmas LP jumps from No.82 to No.60.
Not such scintillating news for Cold Chisel, however, with their ‘The Live Tapes Vol.1’ deluxe edition dropping from a No.27 debut to No.62. Better news for Cliff Richard’s album ‘The Fabulous Rock N Roll Songbook’, which jumps from No.100 to No.70 (just one spot shy of its No.69 debut).
One Direction’s ‘Take Me Home’ drops from No.51 to No.76, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Halcyon Days’ drops from No.54 to No.90, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘Live From KCRW’ is in at No.93, but Five Finger Death Punch suffer a big fall this week; ‘The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell’ plummets from No.29 on debut to No.94.
Theirs isn’t the biggest fall this week, however. That honour would be reserved for Bernard Fanning’s ‘iTunes Sessions’ which plunges from No.19 on debut to out of the top 100 entirely.
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