JimJim wrote:However, expect downloads to be huge for the top 4 finale, potential cover at #1 to be had?
Hopefully yes. I'm frankly tired of seeing Whistle at the top. Fingers crossed that Call Me Maybe will be above Wild Ones & this on the YEC.
Anyway, great to see Gold On The Ceiliong finally enter the Top 50.
Here's the albums chart with a new #1 and a couple of chart records broken:ARIA TOP 50 ALBUMS CHARTBelow The Top 50 (thanks to Bulion @ australiancharts.com)
51 74 FOSTER THE PEOPLE - Torches
52 45 JAMES MORRISON - The Awakening
53 54 PITBULL - Planet Pit
54 RE EMELI SANDE – Our Version Of Events
55 RE LADY ANTEBELLUM – Need You Now
56 42 GOTYE – Making Mirrors
57 44 KATY PERRY – Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection
58 18 PRINCE – The Hits / The B-Sides
59 17 LADYHAWKE – Anxiety
60 41 NORAH JONES – Little Broken Hearts
61 47 KIMBRA – Vows
62 43 MELODY GARDOT – The Absence
63 80 TRAIN – California 37
64 38 ADAM LAMBERT – Trespassing
65 51 NICKELBACK – Here & Now
66 15 VARIOUS – Eurovision Song Contest 2012
67 50 RIHANNA – Talk That Talk
68 95 COLD CHISEL – All For You: The Best Of
69 RE k.d. LANG – Recollection
70 64 CELTIC THUNDER – Heartland
71 48 BOY & BEAR – Moonfire
72 NE THE BEACH BOYS – That’s Why God Made The Radio
73 RE RIHANNA – Loud
74 RE TRAIN – Save Me, San Francisco
75 63 GIN WIGMORE – Gravel & Wine
76 70 LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking
77 RE DRAPHT – Life Of Riley
78 RE GUY SEBASTIAN – Twenty Ten
79 60 DAVID GUETTA – Nothing But The Beat
80 78 THE SHINS – Port Of Morrow
81 79 COLD CHISEL – No Plans
82 76 BON JOVI – Greatest Hits
83 NE RUSSELL WATSON – Anthems
84 81 ASH GRUNWALD – Trouble’s Door
85 27 SCISSOR SISTERS – Magic Hour
86 93 ELTON JOHN – Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits
87 NE GARY BARLOW & THE COMMONWEALTH BAND – Sing
88 75 ADELE – 19
89 67 LIONEL RICHIE – Tuskegee
90 77 VARIOUS – Triple J’s Like A Version Volume 7
91 55 DAMIEN LEITH – Now & Then
92 82 KATE MILLER HEÏDKE – Nightflight
93 RE JAY Z & KANYE WEST – Watch The Throne
94 RE SIMPLE PLNA – get Your Heart On!
95 RE LADY ANTEBELLUM – Own The Night
96 RE STONEFIELD – Bad Reality
97 RE SOUNDTRACK – Burlesque
98 RE THE JEZABELS – Prisoner
99 RE ROD STEWART – The Best Of… The Great American Songbook
100 NE SOUNDTRACK – Offspring: Music From The Hit Show: Volume 3
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Australian songstress Missy Higgins grabs her third chart topping album, following the steps of The Sound Of White and On A Clear Night. The Ol Razzle Dazzle is the fourth aussie album to top the chart this year, which is already more than in 2011. Keith Urban and One Direction hold onto their spots at #2 and #3. Ed Sheeran moves back up 2 to #4. Country star Alan Jackson grabs his highest charting album at #6, just beating the #7 peak of 34 Number Ones. Seal's Hits is up 5 to #8. Adele's second LP holds onto the #10 spot. By doing so, 21 now holds the longest consecutive run in the ARIA Top 10, beating P!nk's I'm Not Dead.
The Black Keys and 360 are close to re-entering the Top 10, helped to their latest singles. Alston & The Bee Gees' Number Ones are up 6 to reach new peaks at #16 and #17 respectively. After a surprisingly low debut last week, the Voice: The Final 24 moves up 8 to #18. Skrillex' EP rises back to #19 thanks to the 'Buy 2 Get 1 Free' deals in JB Hi Fi stores.
Sydney metalcore band Buried In Verona score their first charting album with their third effort, coming at #20. Rebecca Ferguson bullets to #22, helped by a discount on iTunes. There's a #28 debut for funk band The Bamboos. Neil Young's new LP comes in at #34. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros couldn't emuluate their US Top 10 entry Down Under, coming at #37. Sam Sparro's second album is new at #41 and Good Charlotte's Greatest Hits finally cracks the Top 50 at #45.
A lot of Greatest Hits packages / recent albums re-enter the albums chart thanks to the JB Hi Fi discounts. Special mention this week goes to The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac. The album, which has vaulted to #29 this week, has now accumulated a very impressive 300 weeks in the Top 100. This is the longest running album in Australian chart history. Even though it never went higher than #16, it has always had strong catalogue sales. Proof is that the album has managed to make the weekly Top 50 every year since its release in 2002. The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac has now sold half a million units in Australia.
Next week: It could very well be a battle of Aussies: Missy Higgins and Xavier Rudd. Don't know who will be the winner. The latter is still #1 on iTunes but don't know whether physical sales will be as strong. Usher will be Top 5, Hot Chip probably low Top 10. Donavan Frankenreiter, Jonathan Boulet and Rumer may find a place in the Top 50.