ARIA Chart News – w/c 21 Dec 2009

Susan Boyle continues to move from strength to strength on the ARIA Album Chart, achieving a fourth consecutive week at number one with her debut album “I Dreamed A Dream”, selling over 100,000 units and chalking up the fourth highest sales week since 1997, when ARIA began compiling charts using electronically scanned sales data. Only Guy Sebastian in 2003, Shannon Noll in 2004 and Damian Leith in 2006 have sold more albums in a single week in this time. The album has been certified six times platinum since its release, placing it on track to become one of the biggest selling albums of the year. Ke$ha’s hit track “Tik Tok” claims its seventh straight week at the top of the ARIA Singles and Digital Track Charts, placing it on par with Flo Rida’s “Right Round”, The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” and “Sexy Bitch” from David Guetta as one of the year’s longest running number one singles – one more week at the top will give Ke$ha the longest running No.1 single of 2009.

US synth-pop outfit Owl City races from #11 to 4 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week with the catchy tune “Fireflies”, scoring their first appearance in the Australian top 10. The track topped the American Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the most downloaded song on iTunes in the US earlier this year. Homegrown outfit Short Stack meanwhile achieve their second top 10 hit with the debut of “Sweet December”, which comes in at #8, while Idol runner-up Hayley Warner enters the chart at #11 with her debut single “Good Day”. The enchanting Kate Miller-Heidke sits at #34 and 35 with “Caught In The Crowd” and the hit single “Last Day On Earth” respectively, as “One Love” from David Guetta (featuring Estelle) enters at #36 and LMFAO’s “I’m In Miami Bitch” debuts just below at #37. “Before The Worst” from The Script makes a return to the top 40 this week, sitting at #39 after twelve weeks on the chart.


In further ARIA Album Chart news this week, Michael Buble continues to hold down #2 position with his triple platinum smash “Crazy Love”. This year’s Australian Idol winner Stan Walker impacts with the release of his debut album “Introducing”, which jumps in at #3 and picks up a platinum certification in its first sales week. Kate Ceberano’s “Merry Christmas” climbs nine spots to #17 as Rob Thomas’s “Cradlesong” claims the title for mover of the week, jumping ten spots to #18 after twenty-two weeks on the chart. The fourth studio album from Alicia Keys, “The Element Of Freedom”, debuts at #21 while the box set from The 12th Man moves from #32 to 25 and The Priests’ “Harmony” enters the chart at #35.

Owl City’s infectious tune “Fireflies” climbs seven spots to #2 on the ARIA Digital Track Chart behind Ke$ha this week, as Hayley Warner makes a #13 entrance with “Good Day”. Also debuting this week are Short Stack’s “Sweet December” at #32, LMFAO’s “I’m In Miami Bitch” at #36 and “Give Me The Meltdown” from Rob Thomas at #37.

   ARIA Top 5 Albums

1. Susan Boyle “I Dreamed A Dream”
2. Michael Buble “Crazy Love”
3. Stan Walker “Introducing” (DEBUT)
4. The Black Eyed Peas “The E.N.D.”
5. Foo Fighters “Greatest Hits”

Further Top 40 Debuts:
21. Alicia Keys “The Element Of Freedom”
35. The Priests “Harmony”

ARIA Top 5 Singles

1. Ke$ha “Tik Tok”
2. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”
3. Stan Walker “Black Box”
4. Owl City “Fireflies”
5. Jay-Z (Feat. Alicia Keys) “Empire State Of Mind”

Top 40 Debuts:
8. Short Stack “Sweet December”
11. Hayley Warner “Good Day”
36. David Guetta (Feat. Estelle) “One Love”
37. LMFAO “I’m In Miami Bitch”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks

1. Ke$ha “Tik Tok”
2. Owl City “Fireflies”
3. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”
4. Jay-Z (Feat. Alicia Keys) “Empire State Of Mind”
5. Jason DeRulo “Whatcha Say”

Top 40 Debuts:
13. Hayley Warner “Good Day”
32. Short Stack “Sweet December”
36. LMFAO “I’m In Miami Bitch”
37. Rob Thomas “Give Me The Meltdown”


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