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Forum - ARIA Charts: Weekly ARIA Chartifacts - Oz Chartifacts 14-Sept-2009

New Releases w/c Saturday 12th September
CD Singles:
Million Dollar Bill - Whitney Houston (Arista/Sony)
Just Can't Throw us Away - Hugh Sheridan (Sony Music)
Hotel Room Service - Pitbull (RCA/Sony)
How to Tame Lions (EP) - Washington (Mercury Australia/Universal)
Call High Water (EP) - Rushcutter (Mercury Australia/Universal)
The Fixer (7") - Pearl Jam (Island UK/Universal)
Mistake - Moby (Mute/EMI)
Sing Sang Sung - Air (Virgin/EMI)
I Dream of Crystal - Maps (EMI)
Cotton (EP) - Ash Phoenix (New Justice/MGM)

Million Dollar Bill - Whitney Houston (Arista/Sony)
Hotel Room Service - Pitbull (Sony)
Painful (+VS) - Dash & Will (Mercury Australia/Universal)
Counterpoint / This Momentary - Delphic (Modular/Universal)
Living for the Night - George Strait (MCA Nashville/Universal)
Just One Love - Michael Bolton (Universal USA)
The Fixer (+VS) - Pearl Jam (Island UK/Universal)
Leave Me Amor - Ryskee (M.O.S./Universal)
Shut Up and Let it Go (+RT) - Sidney Samson (M.O.S./Universal)
Till You're Gone (+VS/RT) - The Gabe Dixon Band (Concord/Universal)
Oh My (VS) - Gin Wigmore (Island Australia/Universal)
We Are Golden (VS) - Mika (Island UK/Universal)
Left My Heart in Tokyo (VS) - Mini Viva (Polydor/Universal)
Hand Me Downs (VS) - Bob Evans (EMI)
Could Be Bad (VS) - The Scare (EMI)

Six to Midnight (2 versions) - Grinspoon (Universal Australia)
Black Swan - Athlete (Polydor/Universal)
Born in 69 - Bob Sinclar (M.O.S./Universal)
Unknown Country - Broderick Smith (Liberation/Universal)
Journal-The Best of - Broderick Smith (Liberation/Universal)
Draw the Line (2 versions) - David Gray (Polydor/Universal)
Get Lucky (2 versions) - Mark Knopfler (Mercury UK/Universal)
Live on the Inside (CD/DVD) - Sugarland (Mercury Nashville/Universal)
Boys Like Girls - Boys Like Girls (Sony)
Kings and Queens - Jamie T. (EMI)
45:33 Remixes - LCD Soundsystem (EMI)
Want - 3OH!3 (Atlantic/Warner)
Endgame - Megadeth (Roadrunner/Warner)
The Resistance (3 versions) - Muse (WEA/Warner)
Break Up - Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson (Rhino/Warner)
The Incident - Porcupine Tree (Roadrunner/Warner)
Carver City - cKy (Roadrunner/Warner)
Acquiring Satellites - Numbers Radio (Valley Trash/MGM)

So Fresh-Spring 2009 - Various (Joint Venture/Universal)
Godskitchen: Boombox - Various (Central Station/Universal)
Skitz Mix 30 - Various (Central Station/Universal)
Clubbers Guide to Spring 2009 - Various (M.O.S./Universal)

Music DVD's:
So Fresh-Spring 2009 - Various (Joint Venture/Universal)
Get Lucky (CD/DVD) - Mark Knopfler (Mercury UK/Universal)
Be My Love - Andre Rieu (Classics/Universal)

DVD Movies w/c Monday 14th September:
17 Again (+BR) (Comedy/Roadshow)
Last House on the Left (Horror/Roadshow)
Lesbian Vampire Killers (Horror-Comedy/Paramount)
Passchendaele (Arthouse-War/21st Century)

Next Week Singles: Wes Carr, Cascada, Hilltop Hoods, MKF.
Next Week Albums: Madonna (GH), Newton Faulkner, Sean Kingston, Three Days Grace, Delta Goodrem DVD, Aqua (GH), Bluejuice, Fedde le Grand, Kid Cudi, Mika, Pearl Jam, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Hockey, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.


Link to the ARIA Top 50 Singles: http://www.ariacharts.com.au/pages/charts_display_singles.asp?chart=1U50
(updated after 6:30pm)

Guy Sebastian stays at No.1 for a second week with his fourth chart-topper "Like it Like That"(DL: 2 hold; Phys: 2 to 1), and in doing so it becomes his second longest running No.1 single. His second release "All I Need is You" (March 2004) and his third single "Out With My Baby" (Oct 2004) both stayed atop the charts for a single week, whereas his first single "Angels Brought Me Here" (Dec 2003) was at No.1 for three weeks, thus his current number one now becomes his second longest at the top. He also holds for a second week as the No.1 airplay song in the country.

The top four songs all hold steady this week, with "Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta and Akon holding at No.2 (DL: 1 hold), Kate Miller-Heidke stays for fourth week at No.3 (DL: 3 hold, Phys 3 to 2) with "Last Day on Earth", and The Black Eyed Peas still have a feeling with "I Gotta Feeling" at No.4 (DL: 4 hold: Phys: 4 to 3). Cascada break out of a three week stint at No.6 by moving up one to No.5 (DL: 6 to 5) with "Evacuate the Dancefloor", swapping places with Cobra Starship's "Good Girls Go Bad" now at No.6 (DL: 5 to 6). Pitbull doesn't let go of his No.7 (DL: 7 hold; Phys: 7 to 4) position with "I Know You Want Me", and also moving up one place to No.8 (DL: 8 hold) is Alesha Dixon with "The Boy Does Nothing", now her highest placing on the charts with solo or Mis-Teeq's previous efforts. The only entry into the Top 10 is Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA", which climbs five places to No.9 (DL: 10 to 9) to give her a fourth Top 10 single from ten charting singles.

Jessica Mauboy has an option in her song title "Up/Down", and she uses the up-option by jumping eleven places to No.11 (DL: 24 to 10), and right behind her at No.12 (DL 13 to 12) Lily Allen's "22" is up one place, helped by her appearance on 'Neighbours' this week. The biggest climbing single within the Top 100 is The Black Eyed Peas new track "Meet Me Halfway", up thirty-one places to No.19 (DL: 42 to 13), and giving them three singles within the Top 20 this week.
The All-American Rejects climb up seven places to a new peak of No.21 (DL: 27 to 22) with "I Wanna", and the new No.1 single in the UK this week also moves up our charts, "Run This Town" by Jay-Z feat Kanye West and Rihanna is up fourteen places to No.25 (DL: 33 to 25). Cassie Davis moves back up six places to No.26 with "Do it Again" thanks to a physical surge (DL: 30 to 27; Phys: 19 to 7). The Script scroll up eleven places with "Before the Worst" to No.34 (DL: 40 to 33), and also up eleven places is Dizzee Rascal's "Holiday", now at No.38 (DL: 38 debut) .
Paramore are one of three acts who move up twenty or more places, their new single "Ignorance" surges up twenty-two places to No.35 from No.57, and also breaking into the Top 50 are La Roux with their second single "Bulletproof", up ten places to No.42 (DL: 45 to 36), and re-entering the Top 50 at No.48 (and a new peak) is Sean Kingston's "Fire Burning".

Beyonce starts her "I Am...Sacha Fierce" tour here in Australia on Tuesday the 15th of September in Melbourne, one of seven shows, and this week she lands four singles within the Top 100 from the newly repackaged album, which jumps up twenty places to No.9 this week. It's the albums first appearance in the Top 10 since May, and it's now it's tenth week inside the Top 10. "Sweet Dreams" is sitting at No.10 in it's ninth week inside the Top 10, "Halo" is up fourteen places to No.33 in it's 33rd week on the charts, and second single from the album "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)" is up three places to No.72 in it's 43rd week in the Top 100, plus debuting at No.57 is the sixth charting single from the album "Broken-Hearted Girl".

Below Top 50:

Boys Like Girls move up three places to No.51 with "Love Drunk", and again Agnes moves up five places, this time to No.64 with "Release Me". The self-titled Art vs. Science EP zooms back up the charts twenty-three places to No.58, and also back up the charts, this time with a twenty-four place jump are The Bloody Beetroots' "Warp", now back up to No.69. Kate Miller-Heidke's "Caught in the Crowd" also climbs, back up fourteen places to No.65, and re-entering the charts ahead of it's TV series return is "Don't Stop Believin'" by The Glee Cast (show is back on this week) at No.62, and a new peak for the song too. The biggest falling single of the week goes to Ricki-Lee, who drops from No.24 to No.87, that's a fall of sixty-three places.

The highest new entry of the week is Backstreet Boys at No.54, "Straight Through My Heart". It's the first taste of their upcoming seventh album "This is Us" (due October 2nd), and becomes the (now) four-piece's 20th Australian charting single, and first single since October 2007's No.43 single "Inconsolable".

Packed to the Rafters Silver Logie Award winning actor Hugh Sheridan makes his ARIA Chart debut at No.73 with his debut single "Just Can't Throw Us Away". The song was first heard/seen on the grand-final of Dancing with the Stars on Sunday the 6th of September, first played on radio on Monday morning, and now makes it's chart entry at the end of that week. Hugh is currently working on his debut album.

The Temper Trap make their first ARIA Singles chart entry at No.88 with "Fader". They have previously charted with "Sweet Disposition" which made No.32 on the physical chart in February, and that song is currently at No.29 in the UK charts, but this is their first Top 100 Singles entry. It's the second track lifted from their "Conditions" album (No.9, June 2009), which is at No.72 this week.

The Bloody Beetroots debut with a new track, "Awesome" at No.94, featuring The Cool Kids. Their previous single "Warp" rises back up twenty-four places to No.69, plus their album "Romborama" is up ten places to a new peak of No.21 this week.

Lastly Eva Simons slips in at No.99 with "Silly Boy". This is the debut single for the twenty-four year old Dutch singer, and is due to be released in the major European markets this week, and has so far charted only in Australia.

Link to the ARIA Top 50 Albums: http://www.ariacharts.com.au/pages/charts_display_album.asp?chart=1G50
(updated after 6:30pm)

Jimmy Barnes stays at No.1 for a second week with "The Rhythm and The Blues", and increases his overall tally of accumulated weeks at No.1 to 31 weeks. He now sits at equal seventh place for "Accumulated weeks at No.1" (1965-2009) with Delta Goodrem, and the only Australian act ahead of him is John Farnham, who has amassed forty-five weeks at the top (John sits at No.4 in the overall list). So if Jimmy stays for another week at the top, he'll own the number seven placing outright.

Not since May 2008 have we had a local male and female act in the top two places, that time was with Pete Murray and Gabriella Cilmi at No.1 and No.2 respectively and now this week we see Jimmy Barnes at the top, and Kate Miller-Heidke moves up to a third-week-in-a-row-peak of No.2 with "Curiouser". Also moving up the album charts is David Guetta's "One Love", which is up three places to No.4.
"The Essential 3.0" by John Farnham climbs five places to No.6 this week, and becomes the third of five 'best of' sets for John to crack the Top 10. Previously he charted with October 1997's "Anthology 1", which hit No.1, and November 2003's "One Voice" which was at No.2 for four weeks. It's also the first time since 1-Dec-1996 that both Farnesy and Barnesy have been in the Top 10 together. That week in 1996 Jimmy's "Hits" was at No.5 and John's "Romeo's Heart" was at No.10, and they would stay inside the Top 10 together until early January 1997.
As I mentioned above in the singles section, Beyonce's album (new repackaged for the tour) leaps back up twenty places to No.9, and Lily Allen's "It's Not Me it's You" returns to the Top 10 at No.10 for a twenty-fourth week inside the Top 10.

Whitney Houston's first album in seven years lands at No.16, "I Look to You". It's her seventh studio album, and including compilations, soundtracks and seasonal recordings, is her thirteenth charting album. The set debuted at No.1 on the US Album charts, also debuting there in Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Poland and Switzerland. The first single from the album "Million Dollar Bill" is due out here this coming week.

The fourth studio album for Utah four-piece The Used lands one place lower than Whitney, debuting at No.17 with "Artwork". In doing so, it becomes their second highest album in Australia, as June 2007's "Lies for the Liars" made it's entry at No.5. All of their five charting albums here (one live, four studio), have reached the Top 40.

A couple of sunny debuts by local acts occur this week. Neil Finn's new project 7 Worlds Collide (also the name of his Music DVD from late 2001) debut at No.39 with "The Sun Came Out". Some of the act appearing on the album include Eddie Vedder, Johnny Marr, Tim Finn, Liam Finn, Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway (Radiohead), and Lisa Germano. The other sun-debut is Adelaide's The Sundance Kids, who enter at No.50 with their debut album "Fall Into Place".

On Wednesday The Beatles back catalogue was re-issued digitally remastered, only the groups second time that their albums have been issued on CD. In 1986 their albums were originally released on CD, with certain albums such as "Rubber Soul" and "Sgt. Peppers" making big dents on the charts. And after two days of sales, seven of the newly remastered sets enter this weeks album charts (expect more next week). The highest re-entry is "The Beatles" (also known as 'The White Album'), which comes in at No.41. "Abbey Road" is back in at No.44 and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" re-appears at No.47, to give them three entries inside the Top 50 this week. Further down the album charts they come back in with "The Beatles Boxset" (all 13 albums) at No.61, "Revolver" at No.78, "Past Masters (Volume 1 & 2)" at No.83, and lastly "Rubber Soul" at No.89. So The Beatles with their seven albums inside the Top 100 trump Michael Jackson, who this week only has five album left in the charts. Let's see if next week they can beat his recent record of 15 albums inside the Top 100 at once.

Country singer Adam Brand won Dancing With the Stars last weekend, and two of his albums re-enter the charts this week. "Hell of a Ride" (No.19, March 2009) comes back in at No.48, and his "Greatest Hits 1998-2008" (No.68, 2008) comes back in at No.97.

Other new entries this week include Pitbull's "Rebulution" at No.65, Saosin debut at No.69 with "In Search of Solid Ground", and another EMI act The Scare debut at No.81 with "Ooze Voodoo". Rodrigo y Gabriela enter at No.80 with "11:11", and The Veronica's new live album "Revenge is Sweeter Tour" enters at No.91.

Regards, Gavin Ryan.

Produced with co-operation of ARIA. For further information please contact ARIA Chart Publicist Nicole Hart, on 0418 324 312.
Any further chart related questions can also be sent via email to bulion@optusnet.com.au . Or check the website www.australian-charts.com for further updates throughout the week.

Gavin Ryan's sixth book is now available, the "ARIA Singles Chart Book 1988 - 2008". Email him for a sample or order form.
He can also be heard on 3AW between 5 and 6pm on Saturdays discussing music.
(c) 2009. If any part of this information is used or published, please acknowledge my work as a contributor to your publication, show or company.
01 01 LIKE IT LIKE THAT Guy Sebastian ●
02 02 SEXY BITCH David Guetta Feat. Akon ●
03 03 THE LAST DAY ON EARTH Kate Miller-Heidke ●
04 04 I GOTTA FEELING The Black Eyed Peas ▲ 2
06 05 GOOD GIRLS GO BAD Cobra Starship Feat. Leighton Meester
08 09 THE BOY DOES NOTHING Alesha Dixon
09 14 PARTY IN THE U.S.A. Miley Cyrus
10 08 SWEET DREAMS Beyonce ●
11 22 UP/DOWN Jessica Mauboy
12 13 22 Lily Allen
13 10 HEAVY CROSS Gossip ●
14 16 BOOM BOOM POW The Black Eyed Peas ▲ 2
15 12 ALREADY GONE Kelly Clarkson
16 18 YOU BELONG WITH ME Taylor Swift ▲
17 17 WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER David Guetta Feat. Kelly Rowland ▲
18 11 BATTLEFIELD Jordin Sparks ●
19 50 MEET ME HALFWAY The Black Eyed Peas
20 15 FUNHOUSE P!nk ●
21 28 I WANNA The All-American Rejects
22 20 SHE'S A GENIUS Jet
23 23 JUMP Flo Rida Feat. Nelly Furtado
24 19 WE ARE GOLDEN Mika
25 39 RUN THIS TOWN Jay-Z Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West
26 32 DO IT AGAIN Cassie Davis
27 26 NEW DIVIDE Linkin Park ▲
28 25 PAPARAZZI Lady Gaga ▲
29 35 THE CLIMB Miley Cyrus ▲
30 21 OBSESSED Mariah Carey
31 29 IF THIS IS IT Newton Faulkner
32 31 21 GUNS Green Day ●
33 47 HALO Beyonce ▲ 2
34 45 BEFORE THE WORST The Script
35 NE IGNORANCE Paramore
36 36 BONKERS Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden ●
37 33 CHASE THAT FEELING Hilltop Hoods ●
38 49 HOLIDAY Dizzee Rascal
39 34 HER DIAMONDS Rob Thomas
40 30 SHE WOLF Shakira
41 37 COIN LAUNDRY Lisa Mitchell
43 38 RIVERSIDE Sidney Samson ●
44 27 THE FIXER Pearl Jam
45 48 NOT FAIR Lily Allen ▲
46 40 LOVE STORY Taylor Swift ▲ 3
48 RE FIRE BURNING Sean Kingston
49 43 NO SURPRISES Daughtry
50 42 WAKING UP IN VEGAS Katy Perry ●
The Beatles should really make an impact on the Album Charts Next Week.
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Digital Sales:

No.1 for fifth week - Sexy Bitch - David Guetta feat Akon
No.2 to No.9 either don't move, or move one place
10 from 24 - Up/Down - Jessica Mauboy
13 from 42 - Meet Me Halfway - The BEP's
22 from 27 - I Wanna - The All-American Rejects
25 from 33 - Run This Town - Jay-Z feat Rihanna & Kanye
32 from 39 - Halo - Beyonce
33 from 40 - Before the Worst - The Script
36 from 45 - Bulletproof - La Roux
New at 38 - Holiday - Dizzee Rascal
Physical Sales:

01 from 02 - Like it Like That - Guy Sebastian (now 2nd week at 1)
04 from 07 - I Know You Want Me - Pitbull
New at 05 - I Miss Everything - Marc Collis (not on Top 100)
07 from 19 - Do it Again - Cassie Davis
09 from 12 - She Wolf - Shakira
12 from 17 - Funhouse - P!nk
New at 13 - Just Can't Throw Us Away - Hugh Sheridan
New at 21 - Straight Through My Heart - Backstreet Boys
23 from 37 - Broken-Hearted Girl - Beyonce
New at 28 - S.O.S. (Let the Music Play) - Jordin Sparks (no 100)
30 from 01 - Don't Miss You - Ricki-Lee
New at 31 - Left Me Doing Time - Yolanda Thomas
Thanks, bulion!! Do you know where Madonna's "Celebration" ended up this week? I thought video sales would have pushed it up a bit....
What Top 20 hits this year have not had physical singles?
I've been able to get most lately from Kmart. Fingers crossed they keep it up!
i see Ricki Lee gets the drop she deserves on the physical chart.. that song could have been sooo much better
I agree ben on Ricki Lee but i still like the song .

I am Shocked to see Kate Miller at number 2 on the album charts. To think it only lasted a few weeks on the charts but then a massive turn around because of her hit single Last Day On Earth she deserves the massive spotlight i wonder if it will get to number one next week.

not liking that Guy Sebastian is still on top with his new song it dosnt deserve to be number one the song is just ok to me. I dont get what is so good about the song.
mono, I think either Muse or Grinspoon will take out next weeks No.1 Album spot, pushing Kate down. The TV advertising at peak times has also helped Kate's album too.
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Carta, Madge has gone from No.84 to No.75 this week with "Celebration". BTW, I didn't think much of the video clip myself, it ain't no 'Rain' or 'Frozen' for it's artistic creativity, just lots of black minge shots really with that dress she's wearing.
This is not new, but how come the Ariacharts decided to put in digital downloads to help calculate the charts and not just do physical singles alone?
Next 10 Downloads:

41 (35) - If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback
42 (38) - Love Story - Taylor Swift
43 (36) - She Wolf - Shakira
44 (50) - Ignorance - Paramore
45 (49) - Not Fair - Lily Allen
46 (41) - No Surprises - Daughtry
47 (43) - Riverside - Sidney Samson
48 (48) - Love Drunk - Boys Like Girls
49 (46) - In for the Kill - La Roux
50 (Re) - Fire Burning - Sean Kingston


fudge911; it was becoming obvious at a quite rate that digital sales were a fast growing market in 2006, and with the labels putting their catalogues online, people could get songs from any period and moreso today's latest songs. Initially there were rules for downloads, like a song couldn't chart if it didn't have a physical release (Chasing Cars is a prime example of this). But in 2007 that rule was abolished as downloads were accounting for 50% of songs sales.
Nowdays, only around 15 to 20% of sales come from physical sales, so it's (unfortunately) a dying market. This does happen to music ever couple of decades, that's why 7" singles are now seen as a different way of selling a single (recent Jimmy Barnes and soon Pearl Jam are coming out on this format {mostly for the fans/collectors}).
So who knows what the next style of purchasing music will be, maybe there'll be that chip in your head that you can download your own personal soundtrack into [give it time people]
Thanks for all this info bulion. A must for any chart enthusiast
I have a question about digital sales. Do ringtones or videos count as digital sales towards the aria charts, or is it just the songs?
Also, if there is an EP available to download, does the lead song still count towards the digital singles charts if you download the whole EP?
And how about remixes of the same song?
Sorry for all the bizarre questions, I find the addition of digital data so confusing
Great to see 'Bulletproof' by La Roux bulleting up the chart and cracking the top 50 comfortably this week. I wonder if it will chart higher than 'In for the kill', even money I say.
This Weeks Predictions.

1. David Guetta - Sexy Bitch
2. Guy Sebastion - Like It Like That
3. Kate Miller Heidke - Last Day On Earth
4. Cascada - Evacuate The Dancefloor
5. Cobra Starship - Good Girls Go Bad
6. Pitbull - I Know You Want Me
7. Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
8. Alesha Dixon - The Boy Does Nothing
9. Jessica Mauboy - Up/Down
10. Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway.


1. Will The Black Eyed Peas get their 3rd Top 10 Hit from The E.N.D next Week.

2. Will Paramore get another Top 30 Hit with Ignorence.

3. Will La Roux Peak in the Top 40 with Bulletproof.

4. If Muse or Grinspoon get the #1 Album next Week like Bulion said 6 Posts above which of the 2 Acts will get highest.

My Answers.

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. Grinspoon, thanks to Rove.
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is it really nessecary to have the artists names changed because you might not like them. seriously are we in pre-school?
So you noticed. I Changed them back to their proper names.

Looked at The Best Of All Time on this site and Boom Boom Pow has now made the Top 50 at #40, NOOOOOOOO.
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haha thats better
1. David Guetta - Sexy Bitch
2. Guy Sebastian - Like It Like That
3. Kate Miller-Heidke - The Last Day on Earth
4. Cascada - Evacuate the Dancefloor
5. Cobra Starship - Good Girls Go Bad
6. Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
7. Pitbull - I Know You Want Me
8. Alesha Dixon - The Boy Does Nothing
9. Jessica Mauboy - Up/Down
10. Beyonce - Sweet Dreams

1. Maybe not this week but surely next week
2. Probably
3. Definitely top 40, maybe top 20
4. Definitely Muse

I just noticed that 5 of the songs in the top 10 this week entered in the same week (7 weeks ago). Does anyone know any other time this has happened?
01 (02) SEXY BITCH David Guetta f/ Akon
02 (01) LIKE IT LIKE THAT Guy Sebastian
03 (03) THE LAST DAY ON EARTH Kate Miller-Heidke
05 (06) GOOD GIRLS GO BAD Cobra Starship f/ Leighton Meester
06 (04) I GOTTA FEELING Black Eyed Peas
08 (19) MEET ME HALFWAY Black Eyed Peas
09 (08) THE BOY DOES NOTHING Alesha Dixon
10 (11) UP/DOWN Jessica Mauboy


1. DEFINITELY Hopefully this week otherwise soon
2. Probably.
3. DEFINITELY Great song, UK #1.
4. Probably Muse but I don't know, just guessing Muse coz I didn't know Grinspoon had/will have a new album.
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my random guesses for next week's charts are

1. Like It Like That - Guy Sebastian
2. Sexy Bitch - David Guetta featuring Akon
3. The Last Day On Earth - Kate Miller Heidke
4. Good Girls Go Bad - Cobra Starship
5. Evacuate The Dancefloor - Cascada
6. I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull
7. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
8. Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas
9. Up/Down - Jessica Mauboy
10. The Boy Does Nothing - Alesha Dixon

1. Yes, at least it's better than Boom Boom Pow
2. Fingers crossed they don't. I still hold a grudge that they had anything to do with Twilight
3. Yes
4. I'll go Muse cause I too had no idea Grinspoon had a new album out.
1. Yes this week or next. Wonder if they will get their 3rd consective #1?
2. Chance
3. Not only top 40 but top 30 this week or next. Top 20 is even possible. Great track.
4. Muse - much bigger fan base these days.
1. BEP should be in the top ten this week, probably at nine or ten.
2. Paramore should be in the top 30 this week, or thereabouts.
3. La Roux will definitely be at least top 40 this week, and should be top 30 too. I expect it to be above Paramore this week.
4. Muse for sure. Grinspoon was not overly anticipated it seems, while Muse was. The Grinspoon release was unnoticed by our store, and while it has sold alright, Muse has sold better.

1 - Like It Like That
2 - Sexy Bitch
3 - Last Day On Earth
4 - Eveacuate The Dancefloor
5 - Good Girls Go Bad
6 - I Gotta Feeling
7 - I Know You Want Me
8 - Up/Down
9 - 22
10 - Meet Me Halfway


Yes liking the track too.

Yes i actually dont know this track yet and i know pretty much the whole top 50.

3. I love this track i hope so it will out do In For The Kill

4. Muse but like to see Grinspoon take it being Australian and never having a number 1 album yet.
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1. Yes, they will easily go Top 10 this week.

2. Probably yes.

3. Yep, Bulletproof will reach the Top 40 this week.

4. Muse will be #1 and with a large margin.


1. David Guetta Ft. Akon - Sexy Bitch
2. Guy Sebastian - Like It Like That
3. Kate Miller Heïdke - The Last Day On Earth
4. Cascada - Evacuate The Dancefloor
5. Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
6. Pitbull - I Know Yoy Want Me (Calle Ocho)
7. Cobra Starship Ft. Leighton Meester - Good Girls Go Bad
8. Jessica Mauboy - Up / Down
9. Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway
10. Alesha Dixon - The Boy Does Nothing
1. Yes, they probably will.

2. Again, probably.

3. With Parklife festival coming, I'd suggest La Roux would easily make Top 40 during the next month.

4. Muse - no questions asked. The anticipation for Muse' album was massive and like people above, I didn't even know that Grinspoon were releasing a new album.
mobram; in answer to your questions about digital downloads counting towards the charts, yes ALL versions and formats go towards the songs chart placing.
A prime example of this was Michael Jackson's "Thriller" track coming in at No.3 when it re-entered the charts on 6-July-2009. It's digital break-up was this:
*Album version: No.20
*Single version: No.38
* Video-Short form: No.14
So all of those added up together gave it a No.3 position in the charts.
The same happened for Sidney Samson's "Riverside", which had multiple versions charting. The week of 8-June-09 when it peaked at No.10, it's normal version was at No.15, plus the original/explicit version came in at No.40, helping it into the Top 10 for a week.
Although this rule should apply to all songs charting, it is up to the record companies to decide if they want different versions having their own distinct chart runs, like "Day N' Nite" by Kid Cudi, and even versions of "Just Dance", "I Hate This Part" and Snoop Dogg's "Sensual Seduction" all had remix versions chart separately.
Generally though, all versions, whether their RT (ringtone), VS (Video Single) and multiple versions will get grouped into together.
With EP's, as long as three of the five, or two of the four tracks are downloaded, they count towards an EP's sales. Although when the recent EP by Kings of Leon, "Notion" charted, it did help two of the tracks on the EP back into the charts. Sex on Fire and Use Somebody were both live recordings, but some people only downloaded those songs, helping them back into the charts (albeit low down).

Hope that helps somewhat.
I was so hoping you were going to say that Ringtones don't count towards out charts bulion. But it does explain why songs that sound like ringtones are placing more regularly on our charts, while songs that don't sound as good languish lower than they use to.
Prime example of ringtone success was Crazy Frog:

A ding ding ding ding dididing ding bing bing pscht,
Dorhrm bom bom bedom bem bom bedom bom bum ba ba bom bom,
Bouuuuum bom bom bedahm, Bom be barbedarm bedabedabedabeda
Bbrrrrrimm bbrrrrramm bbbrrrrrrrrraammmmm ddddddraammm,
Bah bah baah baah ba wheeeeeee-eeeee-eeeee!
The half-yearly figures have just been issued by ARIA, so here's a breakdown of how the year has been selling so far:

CD Singles - down 47% to 342,740 units
CD Albums - down 5.90% to 15,179,688 units
Vinyl Sales - up 296% to 38,364 units.
Music DVD - down 18.38% to 1,643,436 units
overall total physical sales - down 8.46% to 17,219,276 units

Digital Single Tracks - up 37.84% to 16,740,521 units
Digital Albums - up 64.08% tp 974,167 units
Mobile Ringtones - down 14% to 1,992,231 units sold
Digital Others (*) - up 235% to 129,679,417 units
Digital Overall - up 178% to 149,386,336 units
(*) includes Digital video-clips, Mobile ringbacks, and other digital downloads.

So you can see the trend their for digital sales is up 178%, but physical is only down 8%, thanks in part to the vinyl re-issue system which a lot of companies did via imports from overseas earlier in the year.
Physical Albums are still outselling downloads but a much bigger margin, but the biggest growth area is also in album downloads at 64%.

In dollar value, the first half of the year was up 129% from this time last year to $177,901,624 overall. Yes 177 million!!! But in breaking that down, 152 million came from physical sales, whilst only 25 million came from digital. So record companies are making more profit from CD sales still than they are from digital downloads, but then on the other hand, it doesn't cost as much to sell a digital download, as you don't have to produce anything physically like sleeves, CD amarays or the actual CD itself.

heres my prediction:
sexy bitch
like it like that
last day on earth
evacuate the dancefloor
good girls go bad
i gotta feeling
i know you want me
up down
meet me halfway
dont stop believing?
How many people here copied the iTunes Top 10 as their predictions???
It's not as good as it used to be...
What were you refering to Nateboi.
What's not good anymore...
What's not good anymore? Chart Music! (Few exceptions but hey lol)
1. Like It Like That
2. Sexy Bitch
3. The Last Day On Earth
4. Evacuate The Dancefloor
5. I Gotta Feeling
6. I Know You Want Me
7. Good Girls Go Bad
8. Up Down
9. The Boy Does Nothing
10. Meet Me Halfway
predictions... i like reading interesting facts, countdowns people have made... and feedback on new/old material... predictions were hot in 2008 due to official broadcast on radio but it died and went to heaven... it's like digging up a rotten corpse for revival best to try new avenues... like i like lifter's what do you think will happen? that's different...
Agree. That was the thing about Sundays, it was something to look forward to, and the input into the thread during the ARIA chart show was big.

It annoys me that people not (as) interested in music decided not to do the ARIA show anymore, where people such as us lived for it.
While we are on past loves, I used to like Barry Bissels 'Take 40 Australia'. Classic, too bad that went the way of Rage top 50. These were my two favourite countdowns, on TV on radio every week growing up. Both gone.

In other news I have decided that La Roux's 'Bulletproof' will be the fasting moving track of the week (or as Barry used to say the chart-buster of the week) in the top 50. It will climb between 12 - 16 places to land just inside the top 30. Much high than Lifter's question of will it go top 40. I want to go to Parklife to see what all the hype is about. Also curious to see if Empire of the Sun can perform live or not..
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I heard an interesting fact the other day.

Black Eyed Peas have 2 of the highest selling singles in the top 5 of 2009 so far and the other 3 singles are by female artists who all have a second single in the top 20 singles of the year so far. So I am guessing Beyonce, Taylor Swfit & Lady Gaga.

I would have thought Flo Rida would have ranked the 3rd highest. Interesting that he isn't even top 5.

Also, I wonder if Taylor Swift and/or Beyonce will rise due to the stunt Kanye West pulled at the MTV awards. I wonder if it'll make his single suffer.
Beyoncé will definately rise but it will probably more have to do with her current tour. As for Taylor, she will rise too but on the back of the MTV awards.

Am really surprised that Right Round isn't even Top 5. I quite want to believe that I Gotta Feeling, Love Story & perhaps Boom Boom Pow have also outsold him but I would've bet that Halo & Poker Face were behind him.
I'm sort of suprised if Halo is in the top 5, as it only peaked at no. 3, compared to right round. Probably it's number 6.

Can we also get a time for the chart show tomorrow? Last week we we're told it would start at approx 3:30pm after someone elses show and I logged on at that time and the show was already up to #35. I do favour the earlier start but I'd like to know what time it kicks off so I can tune in from the start?
Halo has been in the top 50 for 30 weeks and is currently at #33. It has also gone <P>2 which means it has sold quite alot. I believe it's rise in the last week was due to someone performing it on Idol as she wasn't in the country yet.

Even though it only peaked at #3, it still has a solid chance of a high year end placing.

Peaks don't always mean much especially if you look at previous years (and these were by the years end so there is still 3 months of sales to go for 2009):
2005 Let Me Love You #7 & Feel Good Inc #9 (both #3 peak)
2004 My Immortal #7 (#4 peak), Suga Suga #10 (#3 peak) & Milkshake #4 (#2 peak)
2003 Nu Flow #9 (#3 peak)
1998 Prisoner Of Society #6 (#4 peak)
1995 You Are Not Alone #10 (#7 peak)
1994 Always #3 (#2 peak)
1993 Sweat #4 (#2 peak)
1992 November Rain #2 (#5 peak)
1991 The Shoop Shoop Song #10 (#4 peak) & You Could Be Mine #5 (#3 peak)

So Halo could very well be in the top 5. When you think about the fact that we haven't had many strong #1s this year (Burn, You Found Me, Jai Ho! & We Made are weak compared to the rest of the #1s) as most of the big ones have stayed on top for quite a while there is a big possibility that Halo is one of the 5 biggest songs so far this year. Beyonce wouldn't surprise me if she ranked so high just I would have imagined Flo Rida to be ahead of Lady Gaga but.
The top 20 best selling singles in Australia for 09 in alphabetical order as of today are:

boom boom pow - Black Eyed Peas
breakeven - The Script
get shaky - The Ian Carey Project
gives you hell - The All-American Rejects
halo - Beyonce
i gotta feeling - Black Eyed Peas
jai ho! (you are my destiny) - A.R. Rahman featuring The Pussycat Dolls
love story - Taylor Swift
not fair - Lily Allen
paparazzi - Lady Gaga
poker face - Lady Gaga
right round - Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha
single ladies (put a ring on it) - Beyonce
sweet dreams - Beyonce
the climb - Miley Cyrus
the fear - Lily Allen
we made you - Eminem
when love takes over - David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland
you belong with me - Taylor Swift
you found me - The Fray

And YES Halo appears higher than everyone thinks.
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Thanks for that list. Sounds good, just a but surprised that Kings Of Leon's Use Somebody isn't there. Does it include sales of this sunday's chart? And which period does it cover exactly?

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Use Somebody is between 21-25. I think songs like Poker Face and Single Ladies are ahead of it due to their chart longetivity. Generally songs which chart between 2 different years suffer with year end ranks and I think that is the case with Use Somebody. It ranked #30 in 2008.
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I believe it covers this weeks chart too. I was sent the info today. Unfortunetly I only got the top 50 but it's copy righted and I can't post it as much as I would like to. I'm not sure if it was from Jan 1st 09 or the actual cut off from last years year end.
Thanks for answering Angel! I just wanted to know a last small thing, are Poker Face & Halo ranking higher than Right Round?

Oh and I'm surprised that LoveGame is not in the list as it's sold 84 325 units before it left the chart whereas Sweet Dreams' total was 72 564 units as of last week.
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LoveGame and Sweet Dreams are actually next to each other so that tells you what positions they are. 3OH!3, David Guetta, Evermore, Kelly Clarkson, Kevin Rudolf, Kings Of Leon, Lady Gaga, Linkin Park, Rob Thomas & T.I. have the 21-30 spots.

Right Round was a surprise to me as it doesn't rank in the top 5. However a month ago it was #3 so that might indicate that it is very close around the top 5 spot.

Another interesting fact is that the first Aussie single (excluding Evermore as they are NZ) comes in at #32. Followed by another at #33 and #34.
I'd guess that Jessica Mauboy would be the highest Aussie but I assume that Guy Sebastian or Kate Miller-Heidke would eventually overtake her.
Why are people surprised about Halo?
i do calculation on charts every year and there always close. I Have halo at #3 behind boom boom pow #2 and love story at #1.
highest aussie act is evermore #27.
followed by hilltop hoods at #30.
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark was the #1 song of 1984 with a #5 peak
Yeah, Nate, I have the same Top Three for my predictions, although I'm a little more generous with Evermore at #23 and Natalie Bassingthwaighte "SS" at #30.
Thrilled that Evermore appear well on the List/s.

It is good to have Predictions because it gives this Thread more life, Innocent Eyes was the one responsible for the continuing Predictions after they were dead a couple of Months ago. Having Qustions is good also as it creates more disscusions.
I would be interested in seeing your lists if you are willing to share? Unfortunetly I can't post the list I have as it is copyrighted but I will list the 50 artists in alphabetical that appear in the top 50 best sellers of 09 (so far this year).

A.R. Rahman
All-American Rejects
Black Eyed Peas
Black Eyed Peas
Britney Spears
David Guetta
David Guetta
Dizzee Rascal
Eric Hutchinson
Flo Rida
Guy Sebastian
Hilltop Hoods
Ian Carey Project
Jason Mraz
Jessica Mauboy
Jordin Sparks
Kate Miller-Heidke
Katy Perry
Kelly Clarkson
Kevin Rudolf
Kings Of Leon
Kings Of Leon
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Lily Allen
Lily Allen
Linkin Park
Miley Cyrus
Natalie Bassingthwaighte
Pussycat Dolls
Rob Thomas
Sidney Samson
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

And if you count down the list not 1 artist is at their correct position that I have listed them alphabetically.
Let me guess the songs:

Don't Trust Me
Jai Ho! (You are my Destiny)
Gives You Hell
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Sweet Dreams
Boom Boom Pow
I Gotta Feeling
Love Sex Magic
When Love Takes Over
Sexy Bitch
We Made You
Rock & Roll
Hey Boys & Girls
Right Round
You Found Me
Heavy Cross
Like It Like That
Chase That Feeling
Get Shaky
I'm Yours
The Last Day on Earth
Waking Up In Vegas
My Life Would Suck Without You
Let It Rock
Use Somebody
Sex On Fire
Poker Face
My Delirium
The Fear
Not Fair
New Divide
The Climb
Someday Soon
Bad Influence
I Hate This Part
Her Diamonds
Dead and Gone
Live Your Life
You Belong with Me
Love Story

Could someone tell me if I'm right or wrong---
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right... not included...
please don't leave me.
i hate this part

Can songs score points towards their accreditations while out of the top 100: therefore, if a song spends a long time in the top 100 and gets up to platinum, then is out of the top 100 but close for a long time, scoring it 70,000 purchases (or something like that) then re-enters into the top 100, will it be marked as platinum, still, or will its sales while out of the top 100 count so that it gets a platinum x2 accreditation.

it will count towards an accreditation... hwoever comapny will get lazy and not really preview consistent sales of long period
Sober didn't make the top 50. Funhouse didn't either but I believe it is close as it's had a similar chart run to Heavy Cross which is in. The other 2 P!nk songs are in. Nateboi was right with KOL & the Dolls.

In the last month 2 Akon songs, Paramore, Kid Cudi & Jessica Mauboy have left the top 50 and been replaced by KM-H, Guy Sebastian, Gossip, David Guetta & Dizzee Rascal.
I hope "Jess Mauboy" reaches top 10 this week...."Up/Down" is her best single since "Burn".
"Caught In The Crowd" is being re-released as next single, doubt it will get many sales....it had it's turn.....

I'm guessing Beautiful, (possibly) Right Now, Day N Nite and (Because / Been Waiting / Running Back)

And thx for before I'll fix it up.
Ahhh...the good old days...

Let's see how this goes, love to hear your comments.

ARIA Top 50 - Week ending 21st September

50. IF THIS IS IT - Newton Faulkner
48. COMEBACK - Grinspoon

Nice to see the Spoon still manage to get into the charts after 15 years.
Chri8, we are doing the same thing on the broadcast thread if you wanna join us over there.
#47 HER DIAMONDS - Rob Thomas

Probably last week in Top 50 for Rob after 17 weeks. Always thought Rob could never take a good photo. The cover for "Cradlesong" certainly shows that.
ok, bulion...thought it was more fitting here...but I'll let you go for it.
Hi,thanks for the list. I hope Taylor Swift's songs reach the top 50 chart....

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