The Black Eyed Peas return to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for the third time this year, with the hot tune “’Meet Me Halfway” landing its first week at number one, bringing their tally of Australian No.1 singles up to seven and giving them a total of twenty-eight chart topping weeks. Only Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Delta Goodrem have achieved more number ones in the history of the ARIA Charts, with Madonna and Kylie scoring ten each and Delta just behind with eight.
Madonna leads the charge in the category of time spent at the top of the Singles Chart with a total of thirty-eight weeks in the No.1 position closely followed by Kylie, who has thirty weeks at the top to her name. This week also sees “I Gotta Feeling” from The Black Eyed Peas drop out of the top 10 after a mammoth twenty weeks, having dominated the Singles Chart for seven weeks straight in July/August this year. Michael Buble‘s “Crazy Love” holds at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for the third week running, providing him with his longest consecutive stay at No.1. His second studio album “Call Me Irresponsible” chalked up a total of five weeks at the top in 2007 over three separate periods.
US artist Ke$ha hit No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart earlier this year as the featured singer on Flo Rida‘s “Right Round”, and shoots up a massive twenty-four spots this week to #4 with her catchy new track “Tik Tok”. La Roux hits the ARIA Singles Chart top 10 with “Bulletproof”, which jumps six spots to #5 after seven weeks on the chart. “Down” from Jay Sean (featuring Lil Wayne) scores a #9 debut this week, giving both artists their first top 10 single while Glee Cast’s “Halo/Walking On Sunshine” rips up the chart, jumping a huge thirty spots to #10 and claiming the title ‘Mover of the Week’. Propelled by the hit television series, Glee Cast have made a solid impact on the charts over the past three months and achieve their second top 10 single to date. The first top 10 single “Don’t Stop Believin’” hit #5 six weeks ago and currently sits at #18, while “It’s My Life/Confessions Pt. II” and “No Air” debut at 22 and 63 respectively.
Further ARIA Singles Chart debuts come from songstresses Lady Gaga and P!nk this week, along with Pitbull and Guy Sebastian (featuring Jordin Sparks). Lady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance” comes in at #16 and P!nk‘s “I Don’t Believe You” enters at #23 while “Hotel Room Service” from Pitbull and “Art Of Love” from Guy Sebastian (feat. Jordin Sparks) sit at #27 and #34 respectively.
It’s a huge week on the ARIA Album Chart, with five new entries in the top 10 and eight debuts in the top 40. Music legend Michael Jackson‘s latest posthumous release, “This Is It”, featuring tracks from the film of the same name, makes a cracking #2 entrance this week, while history repeats itself as Wolfmother‘s highly anticipated second album “Cosmic Egg” debuts just behind at #3. Four years ago, the band’s self-titled debut album entered the chart at #3 in the first week of November, hitting its ultimate peak on release.
In further ARIA Album Chart news, Guy Sebastian‘s fifth album “Like It Like That” takes out the #6 position on debut, keeping his top 10 record intact with its entry. His first four albums have peaked at #1, 2, 4 and 3 respectively over the past six years. The fourth album from Melbourne breakfast radio announcer Matt Tilley, “The Gotcha Calls – The Final Calls”, enters the chart at #8 this week, becoming his second top 10 album following “Cereal Pest – The Gotcha Calls 2” which peaked at #4 in 2006. Just behind at #9 this week is the debut of Rammstein’s latest album “Leibe Ist Fur Alle Da” (translation: Love Is There For Everyone), giving the German outfit their sixth top 100 and second top 10 Australian album. Canadian duo Tegan And Sara score a #21 debut for their album “Sainthood” while Kiss’s “Sonic Bloom” enters at #23.
The ARIA Digital Track Chart experiences a shake-up this week, with “Meet Me Halfway” from The Black Eyed Peas swapping positions with Vanessa Amorosi‘s “This Is Who I Am” to take out top spot. La Roux’s “Bulletproof” jumps six spots to #4, Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” is up a massive twenty-three spots to #5 and “Halo/Walking On Sunshine” from Glee Cast shoots twenty-eight spots up the chart to #8.
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