P!nk spends her fourth straight week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with “The Truth About Love”. Her total of weeks at No.1 now up to 28 accumulated weeks, placing her at outright 11th on the list of ‘Most Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965-2012)’, her next target now is the 30 weeks that Elton John (7) and Michael Jackson (6) have racked up with their respective No.1 album amounts (in brackets).
Gavin Ryan reports that Birdy’s current tour helps her self-titled album back up the charts to No.2, whilst Mumford & Sons hold at No.3 with “Babel”, which is also now certified Platinum in sales. Perth’s Tame Impala debut at No.4 with their second album entitled “Lonerism”, matching the placing their first album “Innerspeaker” achieved in its first week on the charts back in late May of 2010.
Muse is down three places to No.5 with “The 2nd Law”, and The Sapphires soundtrack jumps back up five places to No.6 thanks to Jessica Mauboy’s X-Factor performance last week. The Matchbox 20 album “North” is down one place to No.8 this week, as the other three Top 10 positions are all taken up by debuts.
Kiss land at No.7 with “Monster”, their 20th studio album, and first new material in three years, the last entry being “Sonic Boom” (HP-22, Nov 2009), their last Top 10 entry being 1998’s “Psycho Circus” (HP-1×1), plus this new album becomes their seventh Top 10 album since “Destroyer” (HP-6×2, peaked May 1976). Their Australian chart history is listed below…
23-Jun-75|98|01|Hotter Than Hell
29-Nov-76|16|15|Rock and Roll Over
26-Dec-77|17|18|Kiss Alive II
03-Dec-79|13|30|Best of the Solo Albums
12-May-80|83|2a|Kiss Alive ®
19-May-80|58|08|Double Platinum ®
30-Nov-81|11|12|Music from ‘The Elder’
24-Jan-83|33|11|Creatures of the Night
21-Nov-83|36|08|Lick it Up
06-Feb-89|38|14|Smashes, Thrashes & Hits
30-Oct-89|30|12|Hot in the Shade
19-Feb-95|84|02|Alive II ®
19-Feb-95|74|02|Alive III ®
14-July-96|26|07|You Wanted the Best, You Got it (Live)
16-Nov-97|54|03|Carnival of Souls
28-Oct-02|61|9a|The Very Best of Kiss
28-July-03|14|07|Alive IV 28-Feb-03: Kiss Symphony
29-Aug-05|70|02|Gold (1974 – 1982)
Brisbane band Ball Park Music land at No.9 with their second album “Museum” which far surpasses their debut effort “Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs”, which debuted and peaked at No.36 last September of 2011. Another former Brisbane based act lands one place lower at No.10, The Bee Gees with the 4CD collection “Mythology”, and each CD highlighting one of the four Gibb brothers lead vocals.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Adele’s high debut for the new James Bond theme helps her former No.1 album “21” back up ten places to No.18, and Mumford and Sons’ first album “Sigh No More” returns to the Top 20 for the first time since September 2010. Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” is back up eight places to No.31, and the only new peaking album within the Top 50 is “My Head is an Animal” for Of Monsters and Men, which is up sixteen places to No.38. JB have a ‘under $10’ sale on at the moment, one of the featured albums in that sale is the Cold Chisel “All For You-The Best of” collection, which in it’s one year anniversary on the charts jumps back up twenty-three places to No.43.
DOWN DOWN: Something for Kate and Grinspoon (for one week each), The Script, Green Day and James Morrison (all two weeks) leave the Top 10 this week, with Grinspoon’s “Black Rabbits” suffering the biggest drop, down from No.8 to No.28. After The Temper Trap’s self-titled album leapt back up to No.14 last week, this week it drops down seven places to No.21, whilst falling ten places are The Presets with “Pacifica”, now down to No.32.
Seth Sentry tumbles eighteen places to No.34 with “This Was Tomorrow”, Kanye’s “Cruel Summer” compilation falls fourteen spots to No.37, Ronan Keating’s losing “Fires”, down thirteen places to No.46.
No Doubt’s “Push and Shove” halves itself, down twenty-nine places to No.58, Lupe Fiasco’s “Food & Liquor II” (HP-17) freefalls forty-five places to No.62, Diana Krall is down twenty-six places to No.70 with “Glad Rag Doll” (HP-44), Michael Jackson’s “Bad” 25th Anniversary edition falls forty-two spots to No.72, and falling from No.31 to out of the Top 100 is the debut album for Cody Simpson, “Paradise”.
Apart from the four Top 10 debuts, there are only two more Top 50 debuts, with the debut album for Cher Lloyd, “Sticks & Stones” coming in at No.30, and with the current national tour of “Long Way to the Top” moving around the country, the album of the same name debuts at No.44. The TV Soundtrack for the original series managed to climb to No.9 back in early September of 2001, the subsequent tour a year later brought the set back in (HP-35), plus the “Long Way to the Top-Live in Concert” video made it to No.22 during December of 2002.
Lower 50: Coldplay’s November (13th to 21st) tour has helped their “Mylo Xyloto” album to climb back up thirteen places to No.52 (one year anniversary next week). The only other new peaking album within the Top 100 is up ten places to No.85, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Albums retuning to the Top 100 are from Kate Miller-Heidke with “Nightflight” (HP-2) at No.67 and Paul Kelly’s “Songs from the South Volume 1 & 2” (HP-22) at No.68.
The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” (HP-48) album and film have been issued for the first time on Blu-Ray and the re-mastered album is back in at No.77, whilst Labrinth’s current visit helps his “Electronic Earth” album back in at No.84. Bon Jovi’s “Greatest Hits” set returns at No.88, now racking up its 100th week inside the Top 100. Bruno Mars returns at No.91 with his “Doo-Wops and Hooligans” album, and finally back in at #100 is “Electra Heart” (HP-32) for Marina & The Diamonds.
Beth Orton debuts at No.51 with her first new material in six years and her fifth album entitled “Sugaring Season”. Nine places lower at No.60 comes the thirteenth studio album for Tori Amos entitled “Gold Dust”. Daniel O’Donnell debuts at No.61 with “Songs from the Movies and More”, followed a couple of places lower at No.63 by Prinnie & Mahalia with “Come Together”. The final new entry of the week is at No.65, Van Morrison’s 34th studio album “Born to Sing: No Plan B”, his first album of new material in four years, the last being “Keep it Simple” (HP-43, March 2008).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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