For the first time since May last year, Australian artists take out the top spot on both the ARIA Singles and Album Charts. Guy Sebastian lands the No.1 position on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Like It Like That”, his fourth chart-topping single, making him the only Australian Idol participant to have achieved such a feat. This is the 19th ARIA #1 single to feature an Australian Idol contestant in the six years since the start of the series. In the history of the ARIA charts, Kylie and Delta are the only Aussies with more chart topping singles than Guy, with a tally of ten and eight respectively.
Jimmy Barnes explodes into No.1 on debut on this week’s ARIA Album Chart with his ninth solo album “The Rhythm And The Blues”. He makes ARIA Chart history as the only Australian artist to have chalked up a massive nine solo #1 albums, trumping John Farnham at eight and putting him on par with Madonna. Barnes can also lay claim to a couple of Cold Chisel #1 records, bringing his tally up to eleven overall, which is level with U2‘s tally of number one albums achieved in the 26-year history of the ARIA Charts.
Pitbull cracks the top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week with his second top 40 hit “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”, which moves up five spots to #7. Lily Allen‘s “22” reaches a new peak, jumping seven places to #13 while Miley Cyrus enters the chart just below at #14 with her new single “Party In The U.S.A”. “Up/Down” by pop princess Jessica Mauboy debuts at #22, Ricki-Lee’s “Don’t Miss You” comes into the top 40 at #24 after four weeks in the chart, and Newton Faulkner’s ballad “If This Is It” enters the chart in position 29.
Kate Miller-Heidke’s “Curiouser” cracks a new highpoint of five on this week’s ARIA Album Chart, followed by David Guetta blasting into the top 10 on debut, with “One Love at #7 off the back of his three-week No.1 single “Sexy Bitch”. John Farnham’s “The Essential 3.0” just misses out on the top 10, climbing seven spots to #11. “Hot August Night NYC” by Neil Diamond is the biggest mover of the week, jumping a massive sixteen places to #21 followed by Slim Dusty’s “Sittin’ On 80: 80 Aussie Truckin’ Classics” which is up fourteen spots to #22. A couple of strong debuts are achieved by Italian artists this week; crooner Patrizio Buanne enters the chart at #24 with “Patrizio” while DJ act the Bloody Beetroots come in at #31 with “Romborama”. Former No.1 album “Black Ice” from AC/DC re-enters the top 40, hitting #36 after a huge twenty-seven weeks in the chart.
The top two positions on the ARIA Digital Tracks Chart remain untouched this week, with David Guetta‘s “Sexy Bitch” (feat. Akon) in it’s fourth consecutive week at the top of the chart followed by “Like It Like That” by Guy Sebastian. Kate Miller-Heidke moves up one place into No.3 with “The Last Day On Earth” while Miley Cyrus makes a top 10 debut with “Party In The U.S.A”.
ARIA Top 5 Albums
Further Top 40 Debuts:
ARIA Top 5 Singles
1. Guy Sebastian “Like It Like That”
Top 40 Debuts:
ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks
1. David Guetta feat. Akon “Sexy Bitch”