Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 11th July 2011

 

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Singles

With the top three podium stars remaining stationed for another week.  Adele swaps places with Pitbull, sending Rolling In The Deep to No.4 and Give Me Everything down to No.5.  With not much change with the rest of the top 10, we see a few significant movers and shakers further down the chart.  Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass explodes up five spots to No.13. Meanwhile, Little Bad Girl enters the top 20 for the first time, settling David Guetta in to No.15.  Lastly, Example’s Changed The Way You Kiss Me is heating up the chart, moving twelve spots to No.23.

 

NEXT TO YOU - Chris Brown Feat. Justin Bieber

No.34

Urban star, Chris Brown just keeps on rolling out the hits!  Next To You is the fifth track to be lifted off Brown’s F.A.M.E. (No.3 Mar. ‘11) album.  The new single follows Beautiful People (No.7 May ’11), She Ain’t You (No.27 June ‘11), Look At Me Now (No.46 May ’11) and Yeah 3x (No.4 Dec. ’10).  Next To You features the vocals of teen heartthrob, Justin Bieber.

 

 

MOVES LIKE JAGGER - Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera
No.36

It has been a year since we have seen any chart action from Maroon 5, with their last appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart was with Misery (No.39 July ’10).  Moves Like Jagger features Christina Aguilera, who is front man’s Adam Levine’s co-coach on a talent show in America called – The Voice.

 

 

RIGHT THERE - Nicole Scherzinger Feat. 50 Cent
No.40
The very sassy Nicole Scherzinger follows up Don’t Hold Your Breath (No.17 May ’11) with Right There.  Both tracks can be found on her new album, Killer Love, which is out now.  The former Pussycat Doll, was recently announced the new judge on the American version of X Factor, replacing beautiful britt - Cheryl Cole.

 

 

ALWAYS A WINNER - Pete Murray

No.46

After a three year hiatus from the ARIA Singles Chart, Pete Murray releases yet another top 50 hit with Always A Winner.  Originally hailing from Brisbane, Murray was a talented athlete as a teenager and started to play guitar in his twenties.  The singer-songwriter is set to release his fourth album later this year titled, Blue Sky Blue.  Previous hits from Murray include So Beautiful (No.9 Feb. ’04), Better Days (No.13 Sep. ’05) and You Pick Me Up (No.36 June ’08).

 

 

SEXY AND I KNOW IT - LMFAO
No.48

Uncle and nephew duo and self confessed “Party Rockers”, LFMAO make yet another appearance on the singles chart.  Sexy And I Know It takes there tally up to a total five track within the top 100.  Their former chart topper, Party Rock Anthem is currently at No.2 this week, followed by Champagne Showers at No.11, Sorry For Party Rocking at No.53 and Shots at No.96.

 

 

READY TO GO (GET ME OUT OF MY MIND) - Panic! At The Disco

No.93

What originally started off as a quartet in 2004, is now a duet featuring Brendon Urie and Spencer SmithReady To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind) is lifted from the band’s current album – Vices & Virtues () and is their seventh top 100 hit in Australia.  The Ballad Of Mona Lisa (No.21 Apr. ’11) was the first single to be lifted off the album.  Panic! At The Disco’s highest charting single was their debut, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, which peaked at No.12 in August 2006.

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Albums

A total rearrangement of the top 10 this week, with the only unchanged feature being Adele’s 21 still topping the chart.  But, LFMAO’s Sorry For Party Rocking is not going down without a fight, it heads into No.2.  There are four new entries into the top 20 alone, whilst the first bullet performer comes in at No.31 up from No.47 and it comes with compliments of the latest Transformers Soundtrack – Dark Of The Moon.

 

GOD IS ABLE - Hillsong Live
No.3
Hillsong wins out over chart divas, Beyonce and Lady Gaga this week.  The songs were written by the Worship Leaders and Pastors themselves and recorded at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.  The album marks the twentieth Hillsong Live album.

 

 

GOLD COBRA - Limp Bizkit
No.12

Gold Cobra is the sixth studio album by American band Limp Bizkit.  It has been awhile since the band released an album; their last album was 2005’s The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) (No.50 May ’05).  The return of guitarist Wes Borland marks this as the first album with the full original lineup since 2000’s Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (No.1 Oct. ’00).

 

 

WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN - Selena Gomez & The Scene
No.14
This is the third studio album from American teen pop band - Selena Gomez & The Scene.  Lead singer and founder, Selena Gomez is known for portraying Alex Russo in the award winning television series - Wizards of Waverly Place.

 

 

SYNDICATE - Syndicate
No.20
Sydney five piece band, Syndicate are Greg Agar, Kris Petersen, Jimi May, Shayn Hawley and Jason Russo.  The boys have been living a rock and roll fairytale.  The band were plucked from playing local pubs to recording in Los Angeles with some of the biggest names in music, including Jeff Blue (Linkin Park, Matchbox 20, Korn, Limp Bizkit, The Last Goodnight), Brandon Friesen (Nickelback, Sum 41, The Music) and Scott Humphrey (Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Andrew WK, The Cult).

 

 

THE FUTURE IS MEDIEVAL - Kaiser Chiefs
No.25
This English indie rock band formed fourteen years ago and named after the South African football club ‘Kaizer Chiefs’. After a three-year hiatus, these guys are back with their fourth studio album, The Future Is Medieval. With this album, the band went back to their fans by allowing them to arrange the tracks themselves; picking ten songs from a possible twenty.

 

 

I LOVE YOU, DUDE - Digitalism
No.41
German electro duo, Digitalism has had a history remixing tracks for a number of reputable bands.  These include The Presets, Tom Vek, The Futureheads, Daft Punk, Tiga, Klaxons, White Stripes, Monk, Depeche Mode, Cut Copy and many others including Fire in Cairo by The Cure (entitled Digitalism in Cairo). I Love You, Dude is their second album. One of the tracks Forrest Gump was co-written by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.

 

 

UNDER THE INFLUENCE - Diesel
No.57
In celebration of twenty-five years of singer, guitarist and five time ARIA Award winner, Diesel (also known as Mark Lizotte). Being an important part of the Australian music scene, Diesel releases fifteen tracks for his album - Under The Influence. Previously, his albums Hepfidelity (No.1 Mar. ’92) and The Lobbyist (No.1 Aug. ’93) reached No.1 in the ARIA Album Charts.

 

 

LOVESTRONG - Christina Perri
No.65
Christina Perri is an American singer songwriter from Philadelphia, USA.  Perri taught herself how to play guitar as a sixteen year old by watching a videotape of Shannon Hoon from the band Blind Melon. In Los Angeles, Perri would waitress at Melrose Café during the day and continue to record at night. She got her big break when her song Jar Of Hearts (No.3 July ’11) was featured on So You Think You Can Dance competition show. Following this success she releases her debut album lovestrong.

 

 

BUSBY MAROU - Busby Marou
No.71

Originally from Rockhampton in northern Queensland, country-rock duo - Busby Marou make their debut to the ARIA Albums Chart.  The duo is comprised of Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou.  In 2008 they supported Pete Murray on the Queensland leg of his tour.  The pair are currently sitting at No.5 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart this week with their self-titled album.

 

 

GEMS - THE DUETS COLLECTION - Michael Bolton

No.75

The last time most of us saw Michael Bolton was hamming it up (and sending himself up) as Jack Sparrow, Forrest Gump, Erin Brockovich (looking suspiciously like Carrie Bradshaw) and Scarface in the film clip for The Lonely Island’s chart single Jack Sparrow (No.64 June 2011).  On this, his 21st album after almost a decade away from the charts, he presents a dozen new recordings, teaming with artists such as Seal, Rascal Flats, Chris Botti, Eva Cassidy and a couple of Aussies, Orianthi and Delta Goodrem.  His last chart album was Only A Woman Like You which reached No.57 in July 2002.

 

 

MIRROR BALL LIVE AND MORE - Def Leppard
No.80
In addition to live versions of several of this veteran British heavy rock band’s hit songs (including Love Bites, Rocket, Animal, Armageddon It and Pour Some Sugar On Me) this release contains three new studio songs – It’s All About Believin’, Kings Of The World and Undefeated.  This is the twelfth Australian top 100 album for the band in a career that dates back to the early 1980s and includes two No.1 hits – Hysteria in 1989 and Adrenalyze in 1992.

 

 

MARY POPPINS - Australian Cast
No.85
The stage version of the 1964 Walt Disney movie originally opened in London’s West End in 2004 and has been cloned in numerous places around the globe since.  The Australian version opened in Melbourne in July 2010, running until April 2011 when it moved to Sydney.  This album, which was released in February 2011, features several high profile Australian stage performers including Debra Byrne, Marina Prior, Judi Connelli, Philip Quast and Verity Hunt-Ballard in the title role.

 

 

FATTY GETS A STYLIST - Fatty Gets A Stylist
No.90

Fatty Gets A Stylist is a side project for multiple ARIA Award nominee Kate Miller-Heidke along with her husband and musical collaborator Keir Nuttall.  This is Kate’s fourth appearance on the ARIA Albums chart with her other three all being solo efforts from 2007’s No.11 debut Little Eve to her live 2009 release Live At The Hi-Fi (No.71 Oct 2009).  In between these two was her biggest hit, Curiouser which climbed to No.2 in September 2009.

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CHARTIFACTS is a regular feature of the weekly ARIA Report. The ARIA Report is produced a minimum of fifty weeks a year and is only available by subscription. Subscription rates are 12 months (52 issues) - $A220.00. For subscription information, please contact ARIA by phoning (02) 8569 1144, faxing (02) 8569 1181 or email your request to charts.mail@aria.com.au