Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 30th January 2012


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Flo Rida holds firm onto the top spot for a second week with Wild Ones.  Hot on the pursuit for chart glory is Laurent Wery’s Hey Hey Hey, it storms up eight spots to No.2. Meanwhile, Matt Corby’s Into The Flame EP makes it debut into the top 10 at No.8, after being voted in at No.3 with his track Brother on the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown.  Also heading north up the chart is No.2 placegetter on the Triple J countdown, The Black KeysLonely Boy, it sets itself a new peak at No.15. Finally local lad, 360 enjoys a spike up with Boys Like You, moving ten places to No.19, after also placing fairly on the annual countdown.


100% NO MODERN TALKING EP - Knife Party


This is the debut release from dubstep duo, Knife Party. The duo is Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen - both members of Perth drum and bass act, Pendulum. As well as their own EP, Knife Party has recently released collaborations with Swedish House Mafia and Nero. A remix of their take on Porter Robinson’s Unison, featured in the trailer for the film Red Tails.



AT LAST - Etta James


Born Jamesetta Hawkins in 1938, Etta James carved a career that spanned over five decades.  On January 20 this year, James passed away five days shy of what would have been her seventy-forth birthday.  At Last, finally hits the ARIA Singles Chart for the very first time, after originally being released in 1961.  In 1999, James was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for the song At Last and her contribution to the music industry.





Named after a spiral galaxy called Messier 83, M83 aka Anthony Gonzalez hails from Antibes, France.  Midnight City is the first single to chart on the ARIA Singles chart and is lifted from the album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (No.37 Oct. ’11).  Midnight City, written by Gozalez, his brother Yann and Morgan Kibby, was recently voted in at No.5 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 list.



NO LIGHT, NO LIGHT - Florence + The Machine


Fronted by flamed-hair beauty, Florence Welch, British band Florence + The Machine hit the singles chart with their seventh top 100 entry.  No Light, No Light is the third single to come from chart topping album, Ceremonials (No.1 Nov. ’11).  Previously charting singles include What The Water Gave Me (No.35 Sep. ’11), Shake It Out (No.36 Nov. ’11) and You Got The Love (No.9 Apr. ’10).



LULLABY - Nickelback


Formed in 1995, Canadian band Nickelback, have gone on to become one of the world’s most successful rock bands this century.  Fronted by Chad Kroeger and backed by guitarist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger and drummer Daniel AdairLullaby is the third track to come from Nickelback’s latest album Here And Now (No.1 Nov. ’11), following Bottoms Up (No.33 Oct. ’11) and When We Stand Together (No.20 Nov. ’11).







Adele reigns supreme yet again, which is now her twenty-seventh non-consecutive week at No.1.  Followed closely by Foster The People’s Torches at No.2.  Boy & Bear’s Moonfire makes a welcomed returned to the top 10 at No.9, whilst Skrillex’s Bangarang EP makes its debut at No.10.  After headlining the Big Day Out tour, Kasabian receives a resurgence with Velociraptor! which is up from No.45 to No.27 this week.  Also on tour, Celtic Thunder lands into the top 40 with Heritage, in at No.30 on its second week of charting.



American groove metal group, Lamb Of God pick up their highest chart entry on the ARIA albums chart with, Resolution. It is the group’s seventh studio album and sees them teaming up again with producer, Josh Wilbur. A deluxe edition features a bonus disc of live tracks recorded during their 2009-2010 world tour. Their last album, Wrath (No.8 Mar. ’09) was their first top ten in Australia. Lamb Of God is touring Australia through February and March as part of the Soundwave Festival.



After making their debut on the ARIA albums chart with their second album, Common Dreads (No.55 June ’09), British post-hardcore group, Enter Shikari return with A Flash Flood Of Colour. It is the band’s third studio album and second to peak at No.4 on the UK albums chart. In between studio albums, the band released the compilation Tribalism – which is a collection of remixes, live tracks and b-sides. The band is touring Australia as part of the Soundwave Festival.



3 - Amber Lawrence


As the title suggests, this is the third studio album from Australian country singer-songwriter, Amber Lawrence. Sydney-based Lawrence released her first album, The Mile, in 2007. This was followed up with When It All Comes Down in 2009. Lawrence is currently touring nationally with Adam Harvey, who appears on one of the tracks on 3, so does actor/singer Axle Whitehead.



SOMETHING - Chairlift


Forming in Boulder, Colorado and now based in Brooklyn, New York, Chairlift are Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly. Ahead of their appearance in Australia as part of the Laneway Festival, American indie pop duo Chairlift, make their debut on the ARIA albums chart with, Something. The album is the group’s second. Their debut, Does You Inspire You was released in 2008. As well as their appearances at Laneway, they will be playing sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne.



HER BEST - Etta James
With the sad passing of music legend Etta James, this collection has made its way into the ARIA Albums charts, giving James her very first entry onto our chart.  James achieved a great deal of success with her recordings and this saw her inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Blues Hall of Fame, and the Grammy Hall of Fame. Best known for her signature song At Last, her music crossed over several genres including soul, jazz and pop. This album is a compilation of 20 of her greatest tracks.



HANDFULS OF SKY - Harmony James


Handfuls of Sky is the major label debut from country singer/songwriter, Harmony James. Her 2009 independent release, Tailwind, saw her gain the attention of her peers as she collected breakthrough awards from VCMA and APRA and also received Golden Guitar nominations. Living on a cattle station and working as a jillaroo in rural Queensland has helped influence the themes and sounds of her music. The new album includes a duet with Shane Nicholson and James will soon be touring with Australian country legend, Troy Cassar-Daley.



PLAY - Bond


This all-female electric string quartet first caught the world’s attention in 2000. Play is the latest studio release from the group; following their chart topping album Classified (No.1 Aug. ‘04). Bond has also released two greatest hits compilations. With members hailing from both Australia and Britain, Playis the first album to feature violinist Elspeth Hanson, who replaced original member Haylie Ecker in 2008.





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