Rihanna’s single “Only Girl (In The World)” becomes the first single this year to move back up to #1 position, chalking up four weeks on top of the ARIA Singles Chart in the process. The last time this happened was in September last year when David Guetta and “Sexy Bitch” enjoyed a split seven-week run at number one. Meanwhile on the ARIA Album Chart this week, Kings Of Leon continue to dominate with “Come Around Sundown” accruing two consecutive weeks at the pinnacle of the chart.
Further ARIA Album Chart action this week includes a number two debut for “Triple J’s Like A Version 6” release, compiled from various artists – it’s the most successful of this series to date, the closest any of the previous versions got to top spot on the main album chart was “Like A Version 3” at #24 in September 2007. Rod Stewart enjoys the greatest success for his “Songbook” series to date, with “Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook: Volume V” debuting at #4. All previous titles have hit the top 15, with the first 3 reaching top 10 and “It Had To Be You – The Great American Songbook” peaking at #5 in May 2003. Adam Lambert hits the top 5 for the first time after a massively success run of Australian tour dates – “For Your Entertainment” moving up a place to #5, just ahead of Angus & Julia Stone who are edging closer to the top once again with “Down The Way’ up from 9 to 6. With a hot new single and a wedding under her belt, girl of the moment Katy Perry also moves forward, with “Teenage Dream” up from 10 to 7.
Outside of the ARIA Album Chart top 10, Aussie rock icon Billy Thorpe releases his second posthumous album “Billy Thorpe’s Tangier” for a #14 debut, a project completed for him by some of his closest industry friends, whilst Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu lands at #19 with his album “Gurrumul”. Pendulum creeps back up the chart again with “Immersion” up 10 places to #24, Jimmy Barnes returns to the top 40 at #27 with “Rage & Ruin” and Hillsong Live debuts at #31 with “Hillsong Chapel: Yahewh”. Following Jimmy Barnes back in to the top 40 again are Stan Walker’s “From The Inside Out” at #33, Sia’s “We Are Born” at #34 and
Ke$ha’s “Animal” at 36.
As Rihanna returns to number one on this week’s ARIA Singles Chart, the other big success comes from Far East Movement featuring The Cataracs and Dev and “Like A G6”, which blasts from 15 to 6, the first Aussie success for this group of artists. Duck Sauce also enjoys a top 10 result for the first time with “Barbra Streisand”, which moves up from 11 to 9. Mirroring the forward trajectory of her album this week, Katy Perry’s new single “Firework” blasts from 37 to 15, and Stan Walker returns to the top 40 with “Choose You” at 28. Off the back of her #3 album debut, Brooke Fraser’s new single “Something In The Water” lands at #29, with Sia’s “Clap Your Hands” on debut at #33 and Swedish House Mafia just behind her at #34 with “Miami 2 Ibiza”.
|ARIA Top 5 Albums w/c 1st November
1. Kings Of Leon “Come Around Sundown”
Further Top 40 Debuts:
ARIA Top 5 Singles w/c 1st November
1. Rihanna “Only Girl (In The World)”
Top 40 Debuts: