PSY is spending a third week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with his smash song “Gangnam Style”, and with him in the country this coming week (starting with an X-Factor appearance on Monday night), he will most likely be at the top again next week.
Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco climb back up one place to No.2 with their former No.1 single “Battle Scars”, and also back up is Birdy with “Skinny Love”, rising up two places to No.3 helped by her X-Factor performance and current tour, whilst holding at their No.4 peak for a second week are The Script with “Hall of Fame”.
Adele debuts at No.5 with the theme to the 23rd James Bond film “Skyfall”, instantly becoming her third Top 10 hit in Australia, and the eighth Top 10 Bond theme since the series first started charting songs back in 1964. The last Top 10 entry for a James Bond theme was Madonna with “Die another Day” (HP-5, Nov 2002), and for a full list of Bond Themes and tracks, check out this link I created recently… http://www.australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=39945&pages=
P!nk scores the first of two new peaks within the Top 10 as her latest single “Try” is up three places to No.6, helped no doubt by the release of the video clip this past week plus her July 2013 national tour announcement. At No.7 and No.8 are the two Top 10 debuts from last week, with One Direction dropping from their entry of No.2 to No.7 this week, whilst Rihanna’s “Diamonds” holds at No.8 for a second week. “I Cry” for Flo Rida drops three spots to No.9, but climbing into the Top 10, up one place from last weeks No.11 debut is Ke$ha with “Die Young”, now her eighth Top 10 hit from ten chart entries (eight solo and two as featured singer).
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Channel 9 are using “Bom Bom” for Sam & The Womp in their ads for the reality series ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’, which helps the track to climb five places to No.12 this week, whilst the last single from Swedish House Mafia entitled “Don’t You Worry Child” leaps up twelve places to No.13. Also jumping into the Top 20 is Pitbull with “Don’t Stop the Party”, up eight spots to No.15 and returning to the Top 50 and up a massive fifty places to No.19 are The Janoskians and “Set This World on Fire”. “Little Talks” (HP-32) from Of Monsters and Men rises back up ten places to No.34 and the final new peaking track within the Top 50 is Swedish duo Icona Pop with “I Love it”, up seven places to No.41.
DOWN DOWN: The two Top 10 dropouts this week are “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (HP-3) for Taylor Swift after seven weeks inside the Top 10 now down to No.11, and after two weeks at No.10, Rita Ora’s “R.I.P.” is down four places to No.14. Justice Crew tumbles eight places to No.21 with “Boom Boom”, and “Good Time” for Owl City falls ten places to No.22. “Some Nights” for fun is down nine spots to No.27, but after almost hitting the Top 20, “Primadonna” (HP-21) for Marina & The Diamonds falls ten places to No.39 this week. James Morrison again tumbles down with “I Won’t Let You Go” (HP-13), this week falling nineteen places to No.47, and after debuting at No.33 last week Labrinth’s new track “Treatment” is down eighteen places to No.51. Another of last weeks new entries, “Begin Again” for Taylor Swift plummets forty-two spots to No.64, whilst last weeks re-entries for The Temper Trap both tumble down this week, with “Trembling Hands” falling thirty-one spots to No.69 and “Sweet Disposition” returned at No.50 and leaves the Top 100 this week.
X-Factor Live (4): The two guest acts on this weeks show both benefit from their live performances, with “Skinny Love” for Birdy back up to No.3, and “Earthquake” (HP-4) by Labrinth returning to the Top 100 at No.67.Both Bella Ferraro and The Collective leave the Top 100 with their two entries, neither debut with their version of their performances, the only X-Factor contestant to debut this week is Nathanial Willemse whose version of “The Scientist” debuts at No.75, whilst the original by Coldplay (HP-40) is back in at No.61.
Bruno Mars debuts at No.20 with “Locked Out of Heaven”, the first new material from his forthcoming second album “Unorthodox Jukebox” which is due in December, with this new track having debuted within the Top 40 in Canada, USA, Ireland, and Spain (so far). This is Bruno’s twelfth ARIA Singles chart entry, and his first album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” (HP-2) returns at No.91 on the ARIA Albums chart, now in it’s 103rd week upon the charts.
This weeks Taylor Swift entry from her forthcoming “Red” album is entitled “I Know You Were Trouble” which debuts at No.24. The next two debuts within the Top 50 are both from local acts, with Reece Mastin debuting at No.31 with “Rock Star”, his fourth chart entry and his first NOT to debut within the Top 10. At No.32 is the return of Birds of Tokyo who enter with the “This Fire” EP, their first new material in two years, having last hit the ARIA Charts with the No.50 song “Wild at Heart” (Feb 2011).
Lower 50: The Rubens climb back up one place to a new peak of No.58 with “My Gun”, the only track in the lower fifty to climb to a new height, whilst returning tracks include the aforementioned “The Scientist” for Coldplay at No.61 and “Earthquake” for Labrinth at No.67, whilst Tyga is back in at No.93 with “Rack City” (HP-56).
Kid Cudi and King Chip debut at No.53 with “Just What I Am”, whilst right behind at No.54 is Ellie Goulding with “Anything Could Happen”. The third Top 60 debut is at No.57, “Wild Things” from local act San Cisco.
“Latch” by Disclosure debuts at No.62, followed at No.70 by The Aston Shuffle with their new single “Can’t Stop Now”. From the film “Madagascar 3” comes the track “Afro Circus/I Like to Move it” by Chris Rock and Danny Jacobs. Chris does the “Afro Circus” (as Marty the Zebra) part and Danny Jacobs does the “I Like to Move it” (HP-6, May 1994 for Reel 2 Real) as King Julien, the leader of the ring-tailed Lemur’s.
UK pop singer Conor Maynard debuts at No.79 with “Turn Around” featuring Ne-Yo as guest vocalist, whilst Qwote has teamed up with Pitbull again for “Letting Go (Cry Just a Little), which debuts at No.83. This track features a similar sample to Flo Rida’s “I Cry” (TW-9) taken from the Bingo Players song “Cry (Just a little)”. Final new entry is at No.91, “Lost” for Frank Ocean, his first ARIA Singles Chart entry.
P!nk spends her fourth straight week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with “The Truth About Love”. Her total of weeks at No.1 now up to 28 accumulated weeks, placing her at outright 11th on the list of ‘Most Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965-2012)’, her next target now is the 30 weeks that Elton John (7) and Michael Jackson (6) have racked up with their respective No.1 album amounts (in brackets).
Birdy’s current tour helps her self-titled album back up the charts to No.2, whilst Mumford & Sons hold at No.3 with “Babel”, which is also now certified Platinum in sales. Perth’s Tame Impala debut at No.4 with their second album entitled “Lonerism”, matching the placing their first album “Innerspeaker” achieved in its first week on the charts back in late May of 2010.
Muse is down three places to No.5 with “The 2nd Law”, and The Sapphires soundtrack jumps back up five places to No.6 thanks to Jessica Mauboy’s X-Factor performance last week. The Matchbox 20 album “North” is down one place to No.8 this week, as the other three Top 10 positions are all taken up by debuts.
Kiss land at No.7 with “Monster”, their 20th studio album, and first new material in three years, the last entry being “Sonic Boom” (HP-22, Nov 2009), their last Top 10 entry being 1998’s “Psycho Circus” (HP-1x1), plus this new album becomes their seventh Top 10 album since “Destroyer” (HP-6x2, peaked May 1976). Their Australian chart history is listed below…
Hotter Than Hell
Rock and Roll Over
Kiss Alive II
Best of the Solo Albums
Kiss Alive ®
Double Platinum ®
Music from ‘The Elder’
Creatures of the Night
Lick it Up
Smashes, Thrashes & Hits
Hot in the Shade
Alive II ®
Alive III ®
You Wanted the Best, You Got it (Live)
Carnival of Souls
The Very Best of Kiss
Alive IV 28-Feb-03: Kiss Symphony
Gold (1974 – 1982)
Brisbane band Ball Park Music land at No.9 with their second album “Museum” which far surpasses their debut effort “Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs”, which debuted and peaked at No.36 last September of 2011. Another former Brisbane based act lands one place lower at No.10, The Bee Gees with the 4CD collection “Mythology”, and each CD highlighting one of the four Gibb brothers lead vocals.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Adele’s high debut for the new James Bond theme helps her former No.1 album “21” back up ten places to No.18, and Mumford and Sons’ first album “Sigh No More” returns to the Top 20 for the first time since September 2010. Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” is back up eight places to No.31, and the only new peaking album within the Top 50 is “My Head is an Animal” for Of Monsters and Men, which is up sixteen places to No.38. JB have a ‘under $10’ sale on at the moment, one of the featured albums in that sale is the Cold Chisel “All For You-The Best of” collection, which in it’s one year anniversary on the charts jumps back up twenty-three places to No.43.
DOWN DOWN: Something for Kate and Grinspoon (for one week each), The Script, Green Day and James Morrison (all two weeks) leave the Top 10 this week, with Grinspoon’s “Black Rabbits” suffering the biggest drop, down from No.8 to No.28. After The Temper Trap’s self-titled album leapt back up to No.14 last week, this week it drops down seven places to No.21, whilst falling ten places are The Presets with “Pacifica”, now down to No.32. Seth Sentry tumbles eighteen places to No.34 with “This Was Tomorrow”, Kanye’s “Cruel Summer” compilation falls fourteen spots to No.37, Ronan Keating’s losing “Fires”, down thirteen places to No.46. No Doubt’s “Push and Shove” halves itself, down twenty-nine places to No.58, Lupe Fiasco’s “Food & Liquor II” (HP-17) freefalls forty-five places to No.62, Diana Krall is down twenty-six places to No.70 with “Glad Rag Doll” (HP-44), Michael Jackson’s “Bad” 25th Anniversary edition falls forty-two spots to No.72, and falling from No.31 to out of the Top 100 is the debut album for Cody Simpson, “Paradise”.
Apart from the four Top 10 debuts, there are only two more Top 50 debuts, with the debut album for Cher Lloyd, “Sticks & Stones” coming in at No.30, and with the current national tour of “Long Way to the Top” moving around the country, the album of the same name debuts at No.44. The TV Soundtrack for the original series managed to climb to No.9 back in early September of 2001, the subsequent tour a year later brought the set back in (HP-35), plus the “Long Way to the Top-Live in Concert” video made it to No.22 during December of 2002.
Lower 50: Coldplay’s November (13th to 21st) tour has helped their “Mylo Xyloto” album to climb back up thirteen places to No.52 (one year anniversary next week). The only other new peaking album within the Top 100 is up ten places to No.85, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Albums retuning to the Top 100 are from Kate Miller-Heidke with “Nightflight” (HP-2) at No.67 and Paul Kelly’s “Songs from the South Volume 1 & 2” (HP-22) at No.68. The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” (HP-48) album and film have been issued for the first time on Blu-Ray and the re-mastered album is back in at No.77, whilst Labrinth’s current visit helps his “Electronic Earth” album back in at No.84. Bon Jovi’s “Greatest Hits” set returns at No.88, now racking up its 100th week inside the Top 100. Bruno Mars returns at No.91 with his “Doo-Wops and Hooligans” album, and finally back in at #100 is “Electra Heart” (HP-32) for Marina & The Diamonds.
Beth Orton debuts at No.51 with her first new material in six years and her fifth album entitled “Sugaring Season”. Nine places lower at No.60 comes the thirteenth studio album for Tori Amos entitled “Gold Dust”. Daniel O’Donnell debuts at No.61 with “Songs from the Movies and More”, followed a couple of places lower at No.63 by Prinnie & Mahalia with “Come Together”. The final new entry of the week is at No.65, Van Morrison’s 34th studio album “Born to Sing: No Plan B”, his first album of new material in four years, the last being “Keep it Simple” (HP-43, March 2008).
Yay, Ellie Goulding & Frank Ocean finally get some recognition, but with THOSE songs?! Actually there's a lot I'm not liking the sound of here so I'll keep it positive and say yay for This Fire, such a good EP.
When was the last time no songs in the 40s dropped out? Surprised a few of them stayed in actually. Last edited:
New Peaks: Try Die Young (?) Bom Bom Play Hard Don't Stop The Party Don't You Worry Child I Love It Va Va Voom (?)
Great entries except for Reece Mastin and Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation Skip Lol Chris Rock and Qwote But great to see Ellie Goulding, Kid Cudi, San Cisco, Disclosure, and Frank Ocean enter.
1. Gangnam Style 2. Battle Scars 3. Sweet Nothing 4. Skinny Love 5. Wish You Were Here 6. Hall Of Fame 7. Try 8. Diamonds 9. I Knew You Were Trouble 10. Don't You Worry Child 11. Bom Bom 12. Die Young 13. Live While We're Young 14. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 15. I Cry 16. Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) 17. Don't Stop The Party 18. Girl On Fire 19. Play hard 20. RIP
1. P!nk 2. Triple J 3. Guy Sebastian 4. Mumford & Sons 5. Birdy 6. Lisa Mitchell 7. The Rubens 8. Bat For Lashes 9. Ellie Goulding 10. The Sapphires Last edited:
1. PSY - Gangnam Style 2. Calvin Harris Feat. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing 3. Guy Sebastian Feat. Lupe Fiasco - Battle Scars 4. Birdy - Skinny Love 5. The Script Feat. Will.i.am. - Hall Of Fame 6. P!nk - Try 7. Delta Goodrem - Wish You Were Here 8. Rihanna - Diamonds 9. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble 10. Sam & The Womp - Bom Bom
11. Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin - Don't You Worry Child 12. Ke$ha - Die Young 13. One Direction - Live While We're Young 14. Flo Rida - I Cry 15. Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 16. David Guetta Feat. Akon - Play Hard 17. Pitbull Feat. TJR - Don't Stop The Party 18. Ne Yo - Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) 19. Rita Ora Feat. Tinie Tempah - R.I.P. 20. Alicia Keys Feat. Nicki Minaj - Girl On Fire
1. P!nk - The Truth About Love 2. Various - Triple J's Like A Version Volume 8 3. Guy Sebastian - Armageddon 4. Birdy - Birdy 5. Mumford & Sons - Babel 6. Lisa Mitchell - Bless This Mess 7. Soundtrack - The Sapphires 8. Matchbox Twenty - North 9. Muse - The 2nd Law 10. Bee Gees - Mythology
1. PSY - Gangnam Style 2. Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris ft. Florence 3. Battle Scars - Guy Sebastian ft. Lupe Fiasco 4. Skinny Love - Birdy 5. Try - P!nk 6. Wish You Were Here - Delta Goodrem 7. Hall of Fame - The Script ft. will.i.am 8. Diamonds - Rihanna 9. I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift 10. Bom Bom - Sam & The Womp 11. Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin 12. Die Young - Ke$ha 13. I Cry - Flo Rida 14. Live While We're Young - One Direction 15. Rockstar - Reece Mastin 16. Play Hard - David Guetta ft. Akon 17. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift 18. Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) - Ne-Yo 19. Don't Stop the Party - Pitbull ft. TJR 20. Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys ft. Nicki Minaj
...and because Earthquake was such a good song, I'll try and predict that for fun...
1. Psy - Gangnam Style 2. Guy Sebastian Featuring Lupe Fiasco - Battle Scars 3. Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing 4. Birdy - Skinny Love 5. The Script Featuring Will.I.Am - Hall Of Fame 6. Pink - Try 7. Rihanna - Diamonds 8. Delta Goodrem - Wish You Were Here 9. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble 10. Sam And The Womp - Bom Bom
11. Ke$ha - Die Young 12. Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin - Don't You Worry Child 13. Flo Rida - I Cry 14. Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 15. One Direction - Live While We're Young 16. David Guetta Featuring Ne-Yo & Akon - Play Hard 17. Pitbull Featuring TJR - Don't Stop The Party 18. Alicia Keys Featuring Nicki Minaj - Girl On Fire 19. Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven 20. Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)
1. PSY - Gangnam Style 2. Calvin Harris & Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing EP 3. Delta Goodrem - Wish You Were Here EP 4. Guy Sebastian feat. Lupe Fiasco - Battle Scars 5. Birdy - Skinny Love 6. The Script feat. Will.I.Am - Hall Of Fame 7. Pink - Try 8. Rihanna - Diamonds 9. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble 10. Sam And The Womp - Bom Bom 11. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin - Don’t You Worry Child 12. Ke$ha - Die Young 13. Flo Rida - I Cry 14. One Direction - Live While We’re Young EP 15. Taylor Swift - We Are Never Getting Back Together 16. David Guetta feat. Ne-Yo & Akon - Play Hard 17. Pitbull - Don’t Stop The Party 18. Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire 19. Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) 20. Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven 93. Labrinth feat. Tinie Tempah - Earthquake
Albums 1. P!nk - The Truth About Love 2. Guy Sebastian - Ermahgeddon 3. Triple J’s Like A Version Volume 8 4. Birdy - Birdy 5. Mumford & Sons - Babel 6. Muse - The 2nd Law 7. Lisa Mitchell - Bless This Mess 8. Tame Impala - Lonerism 9. Matchbox Twenty - North 10. Soundtrack - The Sapphires
1. Psy - Gangnam Style 2. Guy Sebastian - Battle Scars 3. Calvin Harris - Sweet Nothing 4. Birdy - Skinny Love 5. The Script - Hall of Fame 6. P!nk - Try 7. Predictable Delta - Wish You Were Here 8. Rihanna - Diamonds 9. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble. 10. Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom 11. Ke$ha - Die Young 12. Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child 13. Flo Rida - I Cry 14. Taylor Swift - Wanegbt 15. One Direction - Live While We're Young 16. David Guetta - Play Hard 17. Pitbull - Don't Stop The Party 18. Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You etc 19. Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire 20. Rita Ora - R.I.P.
1. P!nk - The Truth About Love 2. Various Artists - Triple J's Like a Version 8 3. Guy Sebastian - Armageddon 4. Birdy - Birdy 5. Mumford & Sons - Babel 6. Lisa Mitchell - Bless This Mess 7. Maroon 5 - Overexposed 8. Matchbox Twenty - North 9. Soundtrack - The Sapphires 10. One Direction - Up All Night
1. Psy - Gangnam Style 2. Guy Sebastian featuring Lupe Fiasco - Battle Scars 3. Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing 4. Birdy - Skinny Love 5. The Script featuring will.i.am - Hall of Fame 6. P!nk - Try 7. Delta Goodrem - Wish You Were Here 8. Rihanna - Diamonds 9. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble. 10. Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom 11. Ke$ha - Die Young 12. Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin - Don't You Worry Child 13. Flo Rida - I Cry 14. Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 15. One Direction - Live While We're Young 16. David Guetta featuring Ne-Yo & Akon - Play Hard 17. Pitbull featuring TJR - Don't Stop the Party 18. Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself) 19. Alicia Keys featuring Nicki Minaj - Girl on Fire 20. Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah - R.I.P.