One Direction Spend Second Week Topping ARIA Album Chart -
Liam Payne One Direction Photo By Ros O' Gorman

Liam Payne One Direction Photo By Ros O' Gorman

One Direction Spend Second Week Topping ARIA Album Chart

by Gavin Ryan on November 25, 2012

in News,Noise Pro

One Direction stay atop the ARIA Albums Chart this week with their second album “Take Me Home”, achieving 2xPlatinum, doubling itself from last weeks debut. But with her 42nd (and counting) show for her 2013 Australian tour announced last week, Pink rises back up to No.2 with “The Truth About Love”, racking up its tenth week inside the Top 4 (and Top 10).

Liam Payne One Direction Photo By Ros O' Gorman

Liam Payne One Direction Photo By Ros O' Gorman

Led Zeppelin score the highest new entry of the week by debuting at No.3 with “Celebration Day”, a live album recorded in 2007 at a benefit for Atlantic record co-founder Ahmet Ertegun at London’s O2 Arena. It’s the band’s fourth live album, all three previous sets charting here in Australia; “The Song Remains the Same” (HP-8, peaked late Nov 1976), then “Live at the BBC” (HP-60, peaked late Nov 1997) and the last was “How the West Was Won” (HP-10, peaked in June 2003). This becomes the group’s fourteenth Top 10 album since first charting with “Led Zeppelin II” (HP-1×5, peaked March 1970) {Led Zeppelin 1 charted in May 1970 after “II” was a hit).

With Guy Sebastian scoring a fourth Top 10 single from his “Armageddon” (HP-2) album, its up a place to No.4 this week, whilst “Red” for Taylor Swift is down two places to No.5, but picks up a second Platinum sales certification. She is in the country this coming week for a promo tour and an ARIA Awards appearance, so the album could go back up next week.

Susan Boyle debuts at No.6 with her fourth album “Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage”, instantly becoming her fourth Top 10 album in Australia. Her first and third albums “I Dreamed a Dream” (Nov 2009, 11 weeks) and “Someone to Watch Over Me” (Nov 2011, 2 weeks) debuted at No.1, her 2010 Christmas infused album “The Gift” made it to No.2 spending six broken weeks at it’s peak.

The Rolling Stones new best of collection “GRRR!” is the only new peaking album within the Top 100 this week, up one place to No.7, whilst the end of the Top 10 is covered in Christmas albums. Rod Stewart’s “Merry Christmas, Baby” is down two places to No.9 and the newly re-packaged “Christmas” (HP-1×5) for Michael Buble climbs up five places to No.10, giving it a tenth week inside the Top 10 (nine last year, one this year).

Rihanna’s seventh album “Unapologetic” debuts at No.8 to become her fifth Top 10 album in Australia and sixth in total to chart (her first album didn’t chart here). First single from the album “Diamonds” (HP-6) is at No.11, and the album scores two more entries this week with the David Guetta infused track “Right Now” entering at No.51 and a Chris Brown duet “Nobody’s Business” in at No.93.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Maroon 5 leaps back up twenty-two places to No.12 with “Overexposed” (HP-4), plus the album achieves Platinum in sales this week. The Rubens’ self-titled album is back up ten places to No.23, and with the DVD release of The Sapphires due in a couple of weeks (7-Dec), the soundtrack is back up sixteen places to No.25. The Script have a new single in the Top 50, thus their album “#3” is back up twenty-seven places to No.28, and also returning to the Top 50 are Muse with “The 2nd Law”, up thirteen places to No.39.

Coldplay’s national tour sees their current album “Mylo Xyloto” back up to No.18 this week, and their back catalogue of four studio albums return to the Top 100 this week. “A Rush of Blood to the Head” (HP-1×1) is back in No.51, with “X&Y” (HP-1×1) right behind at No.52. Their first album “Parachutes” (HP-2×4) returns at No.62 and finally back in at No.68 is “Viva La Vida” (HP-1×4). Also returning due to a national tour is Elton John with his “Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits” (HP-10, peaked April 2007) at No.42.

DOWN DOWN: Mumford & Sons leave the Top 10 after eight weeks with “Babel” (HP-2), down to No.13 this week, but with a new edition out soon (with bonus live DVD), it won’t be out for long. And after one week inside the Top 10, Flume and his self-titled album drop from its debut of No.2 to No.15 this week with the other Top 10 evictees being Soundgarden with their “King Animal” album from No.6 to No.27 and Green Day with “Dos!” from No.10 to No.35.

Delta’s “Child of the Universe” falls eleven places to No.24, and Reece Mastin is down nine places to No.26 with “Beautiful Nightmare”. Robbie Williams’ “Take the Crown” is down seventeen places to No.38, and Lana Del Rey’s two debuts from last week “Born to Die – Paradise Edition” falling 18 to 43, whilst “Paradise” itself falls 19 to 73. Lastly The Deftones tumble thirty-eight places from 16 to 54 with “Koi No Yokan” and the biggest fall-out of the Top 100 is Ne-Yo with “R.E.D.” from last weeks debut of No.37.

Twenty years ago this week, AC/DC debuted at No.1 with their second live album simply entitled “Live” (22-Nov-1992), and this week they enter at No.11 with their latest live set “Live at River Plate”, recorded in December 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their first live album was released back in December 1978 and was the No.37 album “If You Want Blood You’ve Got it”.

Pitbull debuts at No.14 with his seventh album “Global Warming”. This is only his third album to chart here, with his fourth “Rebelution” (HP-54, peak Jan 2010) being the first, whilst last years “Planet Pit” debuted and peaked at No.5 in July of 2011. This new set features the tracks “Back in Time” (HP-4, peaked June 2012), “Get it Started” featuring Shakira (HP-31, July 2012) and current single “Don’t Stop the Party” (HP-15, TW-21).

A third act charting with their seventh album is Christina Aguilera, who debuts at No.19 with “Lotus”. So far the single “Your Body” (HP-59, Oct 2012) has charted, and her previous chart efforts here in Australia are listed below…

LP#|Entry Date|HP|WI|Titles
A01|24-Jan-00|21|53|Christina Aguilera
A05|21-Aug-06|01|64|Back to Basics (1 week at No.1)
G01|17-Nov-08|08|25|Keep Getting’ Better: A Decade of Hits
(BTW, A2 & A3 were a Latin and Christmas album respectively that did not chart here).

Lower 50: Nickelback rise eight places to No.56 with “Here and Now”, and Missy Higgins is back up eighteen places to No.59 with “The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle”. Other than the Coldplay returning albums, there is “Kiss” by Carly Rae Jepsen, back in at No.60, the self-titled set for Timomatic in at No.58, “Fires” for Ronan Keating returns at No.93 and “The Best of” Radiohead returns at No.95 thanks to their current national tour. The last big drop of the week mention must go to Aerosmith who take a neat seventy place plummet to 100 this week with “Music from Another Dimension” (HP-30).

The Voice runner-up Darren Percival sees his second album “A Tribute to Ray Charles” debut at No.53, and the new Glee cast album “Glee: The Music presents Glease” debuts at No.72. The relevant episode airing this coming week, so the soundtrack should jump next week, and is the gang performing songs from the musical ‘Grease’.

Crystal Castles see their third album “III” debut at No.74, with their second “II” (HP-25, May 2010) becoming their first to chart here. And two more Christmas albums join the lower reaches, with Hillsong debuting at No.88 with “We Have a Saviour”, and the re-teaming of the original Danny & Sandy from Grease; John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John who enter at No.99 with “This Christmas”

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to

The ARIA chart is updated every Sunday at 6pm



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