The twelfth studio album for Bon Jovi “What About Now” becomes their ninth No.1 album in Australia (seven studio and two greatest hits).
The new Jovi album also becomes the 666th No.1 album in Australia (1965-2013) and the 525th for ARIA (1983-2013), plus the album is also the 320th album to debut at the top of our charts.
And with Bon Jovi landing their ninth No.1 album they are now equal fourth on the list of ‘Most No.1 Albums 1965-2013’ now tied with Jimmy Barnes who also had nine No.1 albums.
The words ‘What’, ‘About’ and ‘Now’ have all appeared four times each in No.1 album titles, with Pink’s “The Truth About Love” being the last ‘About’, but two previous albums have contained two of those words before, Herb Alpert with “What Now My Love” (July 1966) and more recently Shannon Noll with “That’s What I’m Talking About” (Feb 2004).
Debuting at No.2 is the 24th studio album for David Bowie called “The Next Day”. It’s his first new album since September 2004’s “Reality” (HP-13), and his first Top 10 album since the July 2002 set “Heathen” (HP-9). Plus this also becomes his fifteenth Top 10 album overall since his first here, 1973’s “Aladdin Sane” (HP-7 AMR, HP-4 Go-Set).
After debuting at the top last week, “March Fires” for Birds of Tokyo falls to No.3 this week, pushing down Pink to No.4 and Ed Sheeran with “+” to No.5.
The recently released documentary by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl entitled “Sound City: Real to Reel” sees the soundtrack debut at No.6, whilst Hillsong climb back up two places to No.7 with their former chart topper “Zion”. “The Heist” for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is down three places to No.8, whilst Bruno Mars falls five places to No.9 with his “Unorthodox Jukebox”, and lastly Flume’s self-titled set drops two places to No.10 this week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: The recent tour for Fun sees their album “Some Nights” rise back up to No.12, whilst Russell Morris spends a second week at his No.17 peak for “Sharkmouth”. Bon Jovi’s new album helps their “Greatest Hits” set to jump back up forty-two places to No.20, with Olly Murs’ “Right Place, Right Time” returning to the Top 100 at No.47 helped by his upcoming promo tour and its front page profile last week on the iTunes store.
Bruce Springsteen started his national tour on March 14th (runs until the 31st) and to accompany the tour, debuting at No.15 is the album “Collection : 1973-2012”. His most recent studio album “Wrecking Ball” is also charting, rising twenty-nine places to No.53 this week.
An album of new Jimi Hendrix songs doesn’t come along too often, so two this century is something of a rarity. Debuting at No.29 is “People, Hell and Angels” featuring found vocal recordings that were finalized by his former Band of Gypsy bandmates. In March 2010 a similar album entitled “Valleys of Neptune” debuted and peaked at No.8.
Entering at No.32 is “Black Sun” by Gold Fields, their first entry here, but landing their second chart entry are Sticky Fingers with “Caress Your Soul” at No.39. Last year they reached No.80 with the single “Caress Your Soul” (Sept 2012).
Lower 50: Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” jumps back up twenty-four places to No.56, while Kelly Clarkson’s “Greatest Hits – Chapter One” is back up twenty-five places to No.66. Ellie Goulding has a new Top 20 hit thanks to Calvin Harris, thus her album “Halcyon” benefits by jumping twenty-six places to No. 68 this week. Skrillex jumps back up seventeen places to No.70 with his “Bangarang” album., and returning albums this week come from Neil Young and his “Greatest Hits” (#64), Kiss and their most recent album “Monster” (#80), The Prodigy’s No.1 album from 1997 “The Fat Of The Land” (#85) and Hillsong Live return at No.95 with “Cornerstone”.
New entries in the lower fifty come from How to Destroy Angels with “Welcome Oblivion” at No.67, Flux Pavilion at No.88 with “Blow The Roof”, and the second album for Hurts entitles “Exile” comes in at No.90, their first album “Happiness” made it to No.77 in September of 2010.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com