Aussie outfit Short Stack may have ended Michael Jackson's run atop the albums chart last week with their debut 'Stack Is The New Black', but it plummets twelve places from the top in a slightly lacklustre week of sales for albums. On the singles charts, however, the No.1 and No.2 singles both sold over 17,000 copies.
SINGLES : A mere 212 copies separated the No.1 position from No.2 this week - it's a battle royale on the Aussie singles charts. And while David Guetta and Akon's collaboration 'Sexy Bitch' remains on top with 17,504 copies sold, former Idol star Guy Sebastian has a bit hit with his new single 'Like It Like That'. It sold an equally impressive 17,292 copies to edge up two places to No.2.
Cobra Starship has produced a top five hit for Warner Music, moving up to No.5 with 'Good Girls Go Bad' (7108 copies). And Alesha Dixon also gives Warner reason to smile - after a desperately long time, single 'The Boy Does Nothing' finally goes top ten - No.9 to be precise with 5588 copies sold. Mika has another hit on his hands, joining Alesha in the top ten (at No.10) with 'We Are Golden' (4964 copies).
Mariah's single 'Obsessed' makes a long-overdue climb up the charts - she's up to No.13 this week (4499 copies), and there's a big jump from Shakira's 'She Wolf' (No.44 to No.18) with 3769 copies sold (the physical single with Moto Blanco edit and full-length remix is FANTASTIC - big props to Sony).
In position 20 (up from 21) is '22' - the new single from Lily Allen. It sold a further 3493 copies last week and Jet's finally getting some chart love with the first single from 'Shaka Rock', 'She's A Genius'. It's up twelve places to No.23 (3137).
The All American Rejects burst onto the scene at No.26 with 'I Wanna' (2903 copies), Pearl Jam is in at No.31 with 'The Fixer' (2456 copies) and Jay-Z with Rihanna and Kanye West pops into the top 50 at No.35 (2039 copies).
JUST outside the top 50, the Freemasons with Sophie Ellis-Bextor are at No.51 - their highest chart yet with 'Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)' (1473 copies), Boys Like Girls debut at No.58 with their single 'Love Drunk' (1311 copies) and Tiesto with Sneaky Sound System are in at No.59 with 'I Will Be Here' (1298 copies).
Further down, Panic At The Disco debuts at No.69 with 'New Perspective' (1062 copies), David Guetta scores another hit from his 'One Love' album with the title track featuring Estelle - it's in at No.81 (899 copies) and Madonna's 'Celebration' is down from No.40 last week to No.84 this week.
ALBUMS : With last week's No.1 from Short Stack now well and truly out of the way and sales of Michael Jackson's albums continuing to slide, the Black Eyed Peas have ascended to the No.1 position on the album chart again this week with their long player 'The E.N.D.'. It sold a lowly 7429 copies to move up from No.3 last week. Not since the week commencing April 20 have so few albums been sold to reach the No.1 position.
Artic Monkeys debut respectably at No.2 with 'Humbug'. It sold 6791 copies, while Jet's 'Shaka Rock' also debuts inside the top ten - at No.5 - with 5465 copies.
Kate Miller-Heidke's up to No.6 with 'Curiouser' (4595 copies) and Lily Allen refuses to go away with her album 'It's Not Me, It's You' - it's back in the top ten this week (at No.10) bagging a further 3533 sales.
Four albums have dropped out of the top ten this week - Paul Dempsey (No.5 to No.11), Michael Jackson (No.7 to No.12), Short Stack (No.1 to No.13) and Lisa Mitchell (No.8 to No.16).
Kisschasy debuts in the No.15 position with their new album 'Seizures' (3081 copies) and just off the pace is John Farnham's 'The Essential', powered along by TV advertising with 2377 copies.
The soundtrack for Hannah Montana 3 debuts at No.27 (1816 copies) while Australia seems to have fallen under the spell of Melody Gardot (who was incredible in concert last week). Her album 'My One And Only Thrill' reaches a new peak of No.28 (up 133 places) with 1750 copies sold.
Neil Diamond's 'Hot August Night NYC' debuts at No.37 (1381 copies) and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is back inside the top 50 (at No.50) with his stirring 'Gurrumul' (897 copies).
Outside the top 50, Opera Queensland Chorus debuts at No.68 with 'Opera's Greatest Choruses' (604 copies), Melody Gardot's previous album 'Worrisome Heart' debuts at No.93 (402 copies) and Tex Perkins' best of comes in at No.95 (388 copies).
OFFICIAL ARIA CHARTS