ARIA Chart News, w/c 5 October 2009

Paramore tops ARIA Album Chart on debut & David Guetta continues his reign on the ARIA Singles Chart

US rock outfit Paramore blitzes the ARIA Album Chart this week, taking out top position with the debut of their third studio album “Brand New Eyes”. This caps off a successful year for the band; their first Australian chart album “Riot!” reached #69 on its first appearance in 2007 but hit a new peak of #47 in June this year while live album “The Final Riot!”, which was released in 2008, also hit its peak position of #38 earlier this year. Continuing his domination of the ARIA Singles Chart is David Guetta, who chalks up a massive six weeks at the top in his second three-week stint with “Sexy Bitch” (featuring Akon).

The Black Eyed Peas continue to heavily impact the ARIA Singles Chart this week, scoring two singles in the top 5 and three in the top 20. “I Gotta Feeling” and “Meet Me Halfway” sit at No. 4 and 5 respectively with “Boom Boom Pow” coming in at No.20. “Before The Worst” from Irish crooners The Script climbs nine spots to #17 while their former No.3 single “Breakeven” re-enters the top 40, sitting at #40 after nineteen weeks in the chart. La Roux, in the country for the Parklife Festival, jumps a whopping twelve spots to #18 with “Bulletproof” and Muse‘s “Uprising” moves up ten spots to #23. 3OH!3 takes out the #28 spot with the debut of “Starstrukk” (featuring Katy Perry) while “Chillin” from Wale (featuring Lady GaGa) sits just below, entering the chart at #29.

After a week at the top of the ARIA Album Chart, “Backspacer” from rock legends Pearl Jam moves into the No.2 position, becoming the sixth of their seven Australian No.1 albums to follow this trend. The 1996 album “No Code” is the band’s only record to have spent more than a single week at the top of the chart. Scoring a cracking No.12 debut this week is “Black Gives Way To Blue”, the first album this decade from American metal rockers Alice In Chains and their sixth Australian chart album. They first charted back in 1993 with “Dirt” which peaked at #13 and achieved their most successful album to date the following year with “Jar Of Flies”, which hit #2 in Australia.

John Farnham‘s “The Essential 3.0” jumps a huge fourteen spots to hit #14 on the ARIA Albums Chart, while “Crash Love” from AFI makes a solid #16 debut. Also debuting this week is Dizzee Rascal’s “Tongue N Cheek”, which enters the chart at No.18. The Script‘s self-titled album climbs fourteen spots to #20 after twenty weeks in the chart, “Love Is The Answer” from Barbra Streisand debuts at #22 and Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again (The Very Best Of Vera Lynn)” enters the chart just below at #25. Homegrown rock outfit Philadelphia Grand Jury makes an impressive entrance on the albums chart this week with their debut album “Hope Is For Hopers”, while “Daisy” from Brand New squeezes into the top 40 on debut, sitting at #40.

Hit single “Sexy Bitch” from David Guetta (feat. Akon) remains the top of the ARIA Digital Tracks Chart for the eighth week straight, with Guy Sebastian‘s “Like It Like That” in the No.2 position. “Meet Me Halfway” from The Black Eyed Peas jumps five spots to #8, 3OH!3’s “Starstrukk” (feat. Katy Perry) debuts at #26 and “Take A Bow” from Glee Cast enters the chart at #33.

   ARIA Top 5 Albums

1. Paramore “Brand New Eyes” (DEBUT)
2. Pearl Jam “Backspacer”
3. Muse “The Resistance”
4. The Black Eyed Peas “The E.N.D.”
5. Beyonce “I Am… Sasha Fierce”

Further Top 40 Debuts:
12. Alice In Chains “Black Gives Way To Blue”
16. AFI “Crash Love”
18. Dizzee Rascal “Tongue N Cheek”
22. Barbra Streisand “Love Is The Answer”
25. Vera Lynn “We’ll Meet Again (The Very Best Of Vera Lynn”
34. Philadelphia Grand Jury “Hope Is For Hopers”
40. Brand New “Daisy”

ARIA Top 5 Singles

1. David Guetta feat. Akon “Sexy Bitch”
2. Guy Sebastian “Like It Like That”
3. Cascada “Evacuate The Dancefloor”
4. The Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”
5. The Black Eyed Peas “Meet Me Halfway”

Top 40 Debuts:
28. 3OH!3 (feat. Katy Perry) “Starstrukk”
29. Wale (feat. Lady GaGa) “Chillin”
38. Glee Cast “Take A Bow”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks

1. David Guetta feat. Akon “Sexy Bitch”
2. Guy Sebastian “Like It Like That”
3. The Black Eyed Peas “Meet Me Halfway”
4. The Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”
5. Cascada “Evacuate The Dancefloor” (Radio Edit)

Top 40 Debuts:
26. 3OH!3 (feat. Katy Perry) “Starstrukk” (Explicit Bonus Version)
33. Glee Cast “Take A Bow”
35. Wale (feat. Lady GaGa) “Chillin”
40. Michael Buble “Haven’t Met You Yet”