One Direction’s second album “Take Me Home” debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart to give them two No.1 albums in the same year, plus the new set enters the chart with a Platinum accreditation.
The last act to have two No.1 albums in the same year was Michael Buble back in 2011 when his former No.1 “Crazy Love” went back to the top due to his tour, then at the end of the year he took his “Christmas” album to the top for five weeks. “Christmas” returns to the Top 100 this week at No.15.
“Take Me Home” is the 657th No.1 in Australia (1965 to 2012) and the 516th for ARIA (1983 to 2012). It’s also the seventh No.1 for the Syco label, with One Direction being the last label act to hit the top back in April (5 weeks) with “Up All Night” (TW-29). It’s also the first album with ‘Take’ in its title to hit No.1, and only the second album with ‘Home’, the other being the Hothouse Flowers album “Home” (1 week, 10-Mar-91).
One Direction join other previous multiple-No.1-albums by vocal groups as Human Nature and The Bee Gees (3 #1’s), il Divo, Glee Cast and The Traveling Wilbury’s (2 #1’s), and 1D are the first English act to have two No.1 albums since Muse (2006 and 2009). “Take Me Home” is the 131st No.1 album by an English act and the 310th by a Group.
Electronic indie artist Flume (Harley Streten) from Sydney enters at No.2 with his self-titled debut album, featuring the current track “Holdin’ On” (HP-49). These two debuts knock off the three week running No.1 album “Red” by Taylor Swift which is down two places to No.3 this week, and former No.1 “The Truth About Love” for Pink also is down a couple of spots, to No.4 this week.
Guy Sebastian’s “Armageddon” (HP-2) jumps back into the Top 10 at No.5, up seven places from last week thanks to his new single “Get Along” debuting this week at No.34. Rod Stewart’s “Merry Christmas, Baby” is up three places to a new peak of No.7 after debuting at No.10 last week (he also appeared on Graham Norton last Saturday 10-Nov), and down three spots to No.9 are Mumford & Sons with “Babel”.
The sixth studio album for Soundgarden is also their first new album in sixteen years, debuting at No.6 is “King Animal”. In 2010 the band got back together releasing the compilation “Telephantasm” (HP-20, Oct 2010), and they have previously had two No.1 album in Australia, “Superunknown” (March 1994) followed by “Down on the Upside” (June 1996), both albums spending one week at the top.
The Rolling Stones debut at No.8 with the new compilation album “GRRR!” which comes in either a 50 song or 80 song collections, along with other limited edition versions. This is the group’s 34th Top 10 album in Australia (1965 to 2012), and their last best of set “40 Licks” debuted and peaked at No.3 back in October of 2002.
The fifth and final Top 10 debut of the week is Green Day with “Dos!” the second of three new albums the band are releasing, the first “Uno!” hit No.3 eight weeks ago and is at No.94 this week, the third album “Tre!” is due in mid-December.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Coldplay’s current tour of Australia helps their former No.1 album “Mylo Xyloto” to jump back up eighteen places to No.22 this week, but unlike previous tours, none of their former albums return to the Top 100 this week (maybe next week), and with the release of Katy Perry’s film “Part of Me 3D” on DVD her album “Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection” jumps back up fifteen places to No.43.
DOWN DOWN: “Birdy” (9 to 12) for Birdy, “Child of the Universe” (3 to 13) for Delta Goodrem, “18 Months” (5 to 14) for Calvin Harris, “Take the Crown” (4 to 21) by Robbie Williams, “Essential Oils” (7 to 24) for Midnight Oil and “Atlas” (8 to 26) for Parkway Drive all leave the Top 10 this week. Also tumbling are “Like a Version 8” (11 to 20) “North” for Matchbox 20 (14 to 23), “Mythology” for The Bee Gees (16 to 32), “I Awake” by Sarah Blasko (23 to 42) and “The Abbey Road Sessions” for Kylie Minogue (24 to 44).
Paul Kelly’s “Spring & Fall” is down to No.50 (LW-26), and tumbling forty-three places to No.58 is Kerser with “No Rest for the Sickest” (LW-15). Robbie Williams returned at No.19 last week with his second best of “In & Out of Consciousness” which this week falls to No.85, and leaving the Top 100 altogether from last weeks debut of No.38 are The Mark of Cain with “Songs of the Third & Fifth”.
The final film in the vampire/werewolf teen drama series ‘Twilight’ sees the soundtrack album debuting at No.11 this week. All four previous albums have landed within the Top 10, the first one climbing to No.2, the next three debuting and peaking in their first week on the charts. Here is a list of the previous soundtracks and how they charted here in Australia…
05-Jan-09|52|12|Twilight (The Score)
26-Oct-09|02|34|Twilight – New Moon
14-Jun-10|02|13|Twilight – Eclipse
19-July-10|56|01|Twilight – Eclipse (The Score)
14-Nov-11|09|22|Twilight – Breaking Dawn (Part 1)
19-Nov-12|11|1*|Twilight – Breaking Dawn (Part 2)
The Deftones debut at No.16 with their seventh studio album “Koi No Yokan” (Love Premonition) and score their highest entry since June 2003 when their self-titled fourth album debuted and peaked at No.4. Their last chart entry was the No.22 album “”Diamond Eyes” from May 2010.
Lana Del Rey debuted at No.1 with her first album “Born to Die” back in mid-February. The album is at No.91 this week, but she debuts with two new entries this week, one a repackaging of her album entitled “Born to Die – The Paradise Edition” at No.18, whilst one place lower at No.19 the album/bonus disc for “Paradise” debuts itself. The eight tracks on “Paradise” containing new material, covers and songs she recorded after “Born to Die” was released.
The fifteenth studio album for Aerosmith is entitled “Music from Another Dimension” and it debuts at No.30. It’s the first new material since 2004’s “Honkin’ on Bobo” (HP-59, April 2004) and a list of the bands previous chart efforts in Australia is listed below…
A03|07-Jun-76|79|02|Toys in the Attic
A03|21-Feb-77|89|03|Toys in the Attic ® (Walk this Way was a hit at the time)
A10|16-Oct-89|01|57|Pump (3 weeks at No.1)
A11|02-May-93|03|25|Get a Grip
A13|26-Mar-01|27|03|Just Push Play
G07|18-Feb-02|48|06|Young Lust: Anthology
G09|19-Aug-02|82|03|O, Yeah! – Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
A14|12-Apr-04|59|01|Honkin’ on Bobo
G10|06-Nov-06|31|05|Devil’s Got a New Disguise: Very Best of
A15|19-Nov-12|30|1*|Music from Another Dimension
The fifth studio album for Ne-Yo debuts at No.37 entitled “R.E.D.” (Realizing Every Dream), which keeps his track record of Top 50 albums intact, as all of his previous entries here in Australia have debuted and peaked in their first week on the ARIA Albums Chart within the Top 50. “In My Own Words” (HP-41, May 2006), “Because of You” (HP-39, May 2007), “Year of the Gentlemen” (HP-7, Sept 2008), and his last set “Libra Scale” (HP-36, Nov 2010). Current single from this album is “Let Me Love You” (HP-8, TW-32).
Lower 50: Elton John vs Pnau return to the Top 100 at No.53 with their collaboration album “Good Morning to the Night” (HP-40, Aug 2012) after their performance on the X-Factor last week, with Elton touring the country at the moment too. Nickelback started their national tour on Saturday the 17th of November in Perth, so expect a big jump next week for “Here and Now”, which this week is up nine places to No.64 this week.
The Temper Trap’s self-titled album is back up nineteen places to No.66, and returning to the Top 100 is “G.O.O.D Music Cruel Summer” (HP-7) at No.68, 2Cellos self-titled album (HP-69) at No.81, “Heaven” (HP-14) for Rebecca Ferguson at No.96 and Seth Sentry is back in at No.97 with “This Was Tomorrow” (HP-6).
The only two new entries in the lower part of the Top 100 are “Trilogy” for The Weekend at No.93, his first chart entry, and in at No.98 is “Machine F**king Head Live” for Machine Head. This is their seventh chart entry in Australia and their second live album, the first “Hellalive” didn’t chart when released back in 2003.