Sunday, September 11, 2011

CHART WATCH

Well looky here... It's been a while since we've brought you a comprehensive look at the weekly ARIA charts here on auspOp, but we're hoping that this is the (new) beginning of a long and beautiful new weekly feature. Gone, unfortunately, are the sales figures. BUT, what we have been given is access to the top 100 singles and albums charts. So here we go kids - our first official look at the highlights from this week's ARIA charts.

SINGLES
No real surprises atop the ARIA singles chart this week, with Gotye and Kimbra maintaining their No.1 heading with the all-conquering 'Somebody That I Used To Know'. There is a big move from Cobra Starship, however, racing into the top ten at No.6 with their new single 'You Make Me Feel'.
Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' gets a second breath, moving up four spots to No.9, while David Guetta and Usher move up 15 spots to No.10 with 'Without You'.
The highest debut of the week comes courtesy of Jessie J and her new single 'Domino', which plops in at a very respectable No.12.
Adele's latest single 'Set Fire To The Rain' is also doing pretty well for itself, racing up to No.26 this week, while a new entry in the top 50 comes courtesy of Nicki Minaj and Rihanna - 'Fly' up 40 spots to No.38 this week.
New at No.40 is Beyonce's 'Love On Top', new at No.45 is Gym Class Heroes with Adam Levine ('Stereo Hearts') and David Guetta scores himself more top 50 love with 'Crank It Up', this time with a little help from Akon.
Outside the top 50, Florence & The Machine's 'You've Got The Love' races back to No.51 ('Dog Days Are Over' is also up to No.60 - a new peak), Usher's 'U Got It Bad' is back in the mix at No.55, Dev's 'In The Dark' debuts at No.64, the classic 'Talkin' Bout A Revolution' by Tracy Chapman hits No.66 and Nero's 'Promises' pops in at No.81.
Other debuts come courtesy of Joe Goddard ('Gabriel' at No.94), David Guetta ('I Can Only Imagine' at No.96) and Kimbra ('Good Intent' at No.98).

ALBUMS
Now boasting an extraordinary seven times platinum accreditation (almost half a million copies sold locally), Adele maintains the No.1 position with her all-conquering '21'.
But the big news this week surely comes courtesy of Kimbra. The Aussie/New Zealand songstress debuts in the No.5 spot on the ARIA albums chart with her debut 'Vows'.
Great news for the local industry is that Pete Murray's new album 'Blue Sky Blue' also gets a top ten debut - Pete's tucked in neatly behind Kimbra at No.6, while Lil Wayne's long-awaited 'Tha Carter IV' makes it in at No.9.
The Beatles' best of '1' (which, incidentally, we're giving away this week thanks to EMI - link in the sidebar) re-emerges on the ARIA chart at No.10, now rocking a ten times platinum accreditation after almost two years.
Brand new at No.28 is the very much belated Nicole Scherzinger album 'Killer Love'. The album had been available via JB Hifi stores for some time, but a slight tweak and a general release sees it finally appear.
Sade's 'Ultimate Collection' is back in the mix with a new peak of No.35 and Eminem's 'Recovery' sneaks back into the top 50 at No.47.
Outside the 50, there's a debut for The Rapture's 'In The Grace Of Your Love' at No.53, Roxette's 'Hits' debuts in the No.71 spot and a couple of re-emergences from a Bob Dylan best-of (No.88), James Blunt's latest (No.89), Glee Volume 4 (No.94) and Simple Plan's 'Get Your Heart On!' (No.99).

For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au from 6:30pm AEST.

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