ARIA Chart News, w/c 9 November 2009

Ke$ha takes out top spot on ARIA Singles and Digital Track Chart as Foo Fighters blast to No.1 on ARIA Album Chart…

US pop starlet Ke$ha blitzes the ARIA Singles Chart this week with her smash hit “Tik Tok”, knocking The Black Eyed Peas from the top of the chart to land her first individual ARIA No.1 single. She hit No.1 on the singles chart earlier this year as a featured artist on Flo Rida‘s “Right Round”, which spent a huge seven weeks at the top back in February, March and April. The Foo Fighters claim their fourth Australian No.1 album on the ARIA Album Chart with the debut of their highly anticipated “Greatest Hits”. The first Foo Fighters album to debut at peak position was “One By One” in October 2002, followed by “In Your Honour” which lasted five weeks at the summit in 2005, and most recently “Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace” which held the top spot for a week in October 2007.

Lady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance” bolts up a huge thirteen spots to #3 on the ARIA Singles Chart, giving the daring songstress her fifth top 10 single and placing her within striking distance of her third Australian No.1 hit. Her most recent top 10 smash, “Paparazzi”, spent three weeks at #2 in July this year. “Starstrukk” from 3OH!3 (featuring Katy Perry) jumps five spots to #8 this week, giving the band their second top 10 single following “Don’t Trust Me” which peaked at #3 back in April. Pitbull’s “Hotel Room” climbs seven spots to #21 in its second week on the chart while “I Can Transform Ya” from Chris Brown (featuring Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz) makes a #30 debut. Also entering the singles chart this week is “Baby By Me” from 50 Cent (featuring Ne-Yo) and “Who Says” from singer songwriter John Mayer, which debut at #32 and #37 respectively.

Slayer‘s eleventh studio album “World Painted Blood” makes an impressive #9 debut on the ARIA Album Chart to become the band’s second consecutive #9 debuting album. “Christ Illusion” entered the albums chart at #9 in August 2006, scoring its peak position on debut. Sitting at #10 this week is P!nk‘s “Funhouse”, which has spent a mammoth forty-nine weeks out of fifty-four in the top 10. Jack Johnson’s live album “En Concert” debuts at #21 this week, while “Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits” from Creedence Clearwater Revival comes in at #26, making its way into the top 40 after eleven weeks on the chart. Homegrown singer/songwriter Whitley scores a #27 debut with his second full-length album “Go Forth, Find Mammoth”, Nirvana‘s former #2 album “Nevermind” re-enters the top 40 at #28 and Coldplay‘s chart-topper “Viva La Vida” sits just below at #29 after fifty weeks on the chart. “Raditude” from US rockers Weezer debuts at #36 while Britney Spears‘ “Circus” is at #37 with the kick-off of her Australian tour and Robbie Williams’ “Greatest Hits” sits just below at #38.

Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” shoots straight to the top of the ARIA Digital Tracks Chart this week while Lady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance” jumps a huge eleven spots to #3. “Down” from Jay Sean (featuring Lil Wayne) climbs four spots to #4 and “Starstrukk” from 3OH!3 (featuring Katy Perry) is up four spots to #8. Also debuting on the digital chart this week is “Baby By Me” from 50 Cent (featuring Ne-Yo) at #31, “Who Says” from John Mayer at #35 and Jay-Z’s “Empire State Of Mind” at #37, which features the talented Alicia Keys.

   ARIA Top 5 Albums

1. Foo Fighters “Greatest Hits” (DEBUT)
2. Michael Jackson “This Is It”
3. Michael Buble “Crazy Love”
4. The Black Eyed Peas “The E.N.D.”
5. Soundtrack “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Further Top 40 Debuts:
9. Slayer “World Painted Blood”
21. Jack Johnson “En Concert (Live)”
27. Whitley “Go Forth, Find Mammoth”
36. Weezer “Raditude”

ARIA Top 5 Singles

1. Ke$ha “Tik Tok”
2. The Black Eyed Peas “Meet Me Halfway”
3. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”
4. Vanessa Amorosi “This Is Who I Am”
5. David Guetta feat. Akon “Sexy Bitch”

Top 40 Debuts:
30. Chris Brown (Feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz) “I Can Transform Ya”
32. 50 Cent (Feat. Ne-Yo) “Baby By Me”
37. John Mayer “Who Says”

ARIA Top 5 Digital Tracks

1. Ke$ha “Tik Tok”
2. The Black Eyed Peas “Meet Me Halfway”
3. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”
4. Vanessa Amorosi “This Is Who I Am”
5. Jay Sean (Feat. Lil Wayne) “Down”

Top 40 Debuts:
19. Guy Sebastian “Like It Like That” (Album Version)
31. 50 Cent (Feat. Ne-Yo) “Baby By Me”
35. John Mayer “Who Says”
37. Jay-Z (Feat. Alicia Keys) “Empire State Of Mind”