The Gangnam Style juggernaut continues with Psy holding on to the No.1 spot for a third week. Guy Sebastian’s Battle Scars jumps back up to No.2 and becomes his highest selling single to date. As Birdy wraps up her promo tour, her track Skinny Love moves back up to No.3. There are new peaks for Sam And The Womp’s Bom Bom (No.12), Swedish House Mafia’s Don't You Worry Child (No.13), Pitbull’s Don't Stop The Party (No.15) and The Janoskians’ Set This World On Fire (No.19). On the back of Nathaniel Willemse’s performance of Coldplay’s The Scientist on The X Factor, the original has re-entered the chart at No.61.
No.5 SKYFALL – Adele. Almost a year on from her last chart entry, Rumour Has It (No.69 Nov. ’11), Adele makes her chart return with Skyfall. The track is the theme tune to the forthcoming James Bond film of the same name. The film is the 23rd official Bond film and the third to star Daniel Craig. Of the two previous Craig films, only Jack White and Alicia Keys’ theme to Quantum Of Solace (No.29 Dec. ’08) has charted.
No.20 LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN – Bruno Mars. Ahead of the release of his second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars returns to the chart with Locked Out Of Heaven. It is Mars’ first new entry on the chart since Count On Me (No.19 Dec. ’11). The track sees Mars collaborating with, amongst others, producer Mark Ronson. Unorthodox Jukebox is out in December.
No.24 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE. – Taylor Swift. Continuing her release of promotional singles prior to Red’s release, Taylor Swift picks up a third new entry in as many weeks with, I Knew You Were Trouble. It becomes the fourth track to chart from the album, following We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (No.3 Aug. ’12), Begin Again (No.20 Oct. ’12) and Red (No.30 Oct. ’12).
No.31 ROCK STAR – Reece Mastin. With his second album, Beautiful Nightmare, set for release later this week, Reece Mastin picks up a new chart entry with Rock Star. The track is the third to chart from the forthcoming release, following on from Shut Up & Kiss Me (No.2 Apr. ’12) and Shout It Out (No.1 July ’12). Mastin recently picked up a No.1 on the ARIA DVD chart with his release, Behind Closed Doors.
No.32 THIS FIRE – Birds Of Tokyo. Perth band, Birds Of Tokyo return to the chart for the first time in nearly two years. The track and EP of the same name is an early taster of the band’s fourth album, which is set for release in March 2013. It is their first chart appearance since Wild At Heart (No.50 Feb. ’11). Birds Of Tokyo will be appearing at this year’s Homebake. Prior to that, they are playing a show in Melbourne and Sydney.
No.53 JUST WHAT I AM – Kid Cudi Feat. King Chip. Just What I Am is the first single to be lifted from American rapper, Kid Cudi’s forthcoming third album - Indicud. The track, which features longtime collaborator King Chip, is Kid Cudi’s first to chart in two years. He previously charted with Pursuit Of Happiness (No.41 Feb. ’10) and Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix) (No.15 May ’09).
No.54 ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN – Ellie Goulding. English singer-songwriter, Ellie Goulding makes her ARIA singles chart debut with Anything Could Happen. The track is her first single from her second album Halcyon (released last Friday). The single peaked at No.5 on the UK singles chart.
No.57 WILD THINGS – San Cisco. Fremantle quartet, San Cisco picks up their second entry on the ARIA singles chart with, Wild Things. The single’s entry comes a year after they made their first appearance with Awkward (No.32 Feb. ’12). Wild Things is the first single to be released from their forthcoming eponymous debut album, set for release in November.
No.62 LATCH – Disclosure. London-based garage house act, Disclosure, make their ARIA chart debut with Latch. The duo consists of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence. Latch also gave them their first chart entry in the UK, where it reached No.26.
No.70 CAN'T STOP NOW – The Aston Shuffle. Canberra’s The Aston Shuffle, pick up their second ARIA singles chart entry with Can’t Stop Now. It is the first single from their forthcoming second album. They last charted two years ago with Your Love (No.67 Oct. ’10). The Aston Shuffle is currently touring nationally in support of the single.
No.75 THE SCIENTIST – Nathaniel Willemse. X Factor contestant Nathaniel Willemse, picks up his first chart entry with his cover of Coldplay’s, The Scientist. The original, which comes from the British band’s album A Rush of Blood To The Head (No.1 Sep. ’02), the single debuted on the chart in November 2003 and peaked at No.40.
No.76 AFRO CIRCUS / I LIKE TO MOVE IT – Chris Rock & Danny Jacobs. This track comes from the soundtrack to the DreamWorks animated film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and features vocals by comedian Chris Rock and actor Danny Jacobs, who both provided their voices to characters in the film. It mashes up the original track Afro Circus with a version of Reel 2 Real’s track I Like To Move It (No.6 July ’94) - which has been used in the previous two Madagascar films.
No.79 TURN AROUND – Conor Maynard Feat. Ne-Yo. Turn Around is the third single to chart from English singer Conor Maynard’s debut album, Contrast (No.48 Oct. ’12). Maynard previously charted with Can't Say No (No.38 May ’12) and Vegas Girl (No.75 July ’12). It was his third consecutive top ten entry in the UK, peaking at No.8.
No.83 LETTING GO (CRY JUST A LITTLE) – Qwote Feat. Pitbull. After peaking at No.3 in March this year with Throw Your Hands Up, Qwote makes his return to the chart with Letting Go (Cry Just A Little), featuring Pitbull. The two have previously worked together on a number of other tracks, including the aforementioned chart entry.
No.91 LOST – Frank Ocean. American R&B singer, Frank Ocean picks up his first charting single with Lost. The track comes from his debut album channel ORANGE (No.18 July ’12). The track contains samples of dialogue from the film Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas.
P!nk picks up her fourth consecutive week in the top spot with, The Truth About Love. Birdy moves up two places to No.2, with her self-titled debut, thanks to a promo visit during the week. Mumford & Sons remain at No.3 as their national tour kicks off. As Adele’s theme tune for Skyfall debuts at No.5 on the singles chart, 21 moves up ten places to No.18. Of Monsters And Men’s My Head Is An Animal picks up a new peak at No.38.
No.4 LONERISM – Tame Impala. Perth act, Tame Impala, picks up the week’s highest new entry with their album Lonerism. It is the group’s second studio album and matches the debut position picked up by the ARIA Award-nominated Innerspeaker (No.4 May ’10). Lonerism was primarily recorded and produced solo by band leader Kevin Parker while on tour and in home studios in Perth and Paris. Tame Impala recently toured as part of the Parklife festival. In December they will be undertaking a national headlining tour.
No.7 MONSTER – Kiss. Monster is the twentieth studio album from American glam rockers, Kiss. It comes three years after Sonic Boom (No.22 Nov. ’09) and like its predecessor, was co-produced by guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and Greg Collins. Prior to the album’s release, the band undertook a co-headlining tour of the US with Motley Crue. A deluxe edition of the group’s 1976 album Destroyer called Destroyer Resurrected was released in August. It peaked at No.93.
No.9 MUSEUM – Ball Park Music. After making their ARIA chart debut a year ago with Happiness And Surrounding Suburbs (No.36 Sep. ’11), Brisbane quintet - Ball Park Music returns with Museum. The album includes the single Surrender. Ball Park Music are touring nationally during the final months of 2012 in support of the album.
No.10 MYTHOLOGY – Bee Gees. Mythology is the latest Bee Gees compilation to appear on the chart. It follows re-entries on the chart from The Ultimate Bee Gees (No.7 June ’12) and The Number Ones (No.17 June ’12). Mythology is a four disc set that dedicates a disc each to Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, as well as younger brother and solo artist Andy.
No.30 STICKS & STONES – Cher Lloyd. British pop singer, Cher Lloyd picks up her first entry on the ARIA albums chart with her debut album Sticks & Stones. Lloyd first rose to prominence as a contestant on the 2010 edition of the X Factor in the UK. Lloyd charted locally with two singles from the album - With Ur Love (No.43 Dec. ’11) and Want U Back (No.36 Sep. ’12). When released in the UK in late 2011, the album debuted at No.4.
No.44 LONG WAY TO THE TOP – Soundtrack. This album brings together a selection of live tracks performed by artists during the first Long Way To The Top tour in 2002. It has an abridged version of Long Way To The Top: Live In Concert! (No.22 Dec. ’02). Artists featured include Col Joye, John Paul Young, Brian Cadd and the Masters Apprentices. A tenth anniversary tour recently took place in a number of cities.
No.51 SUGARING SEASON – Beth Orton. Sugaring Season is the fifth studio album from British singer-songwriter Beth Orton. It is her first album since releasing Comfort Of Strangers (No.40 Feb. ’06) more than six years ago. In between albums, Orton gave birth to two children. To date, her highest-charting album is Daybreaker (No.14 Aug. ’02).
No.60 GOLD DUST – Tori Amos. A year on from Night Of Hunters (No.42 Oct. ’11), Tori Amos is back on the chart with Gold Dust. Continuing in a similar musical direction of Night Of Hunters, the album sees Amos reimagining tracks from her back catalogue in a classical music format. Backing comes from the Dutch Metropole Orchestra. Tracks performed include previous single Winter (No.49 June ’92).
No.61 SONGS FROM THE MOVIES AND MORE - Daniel O'Donnell. More than a year on from Moon Over Ireland (No.64 Apr. ’11), Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell returns to the chart with, Songs From The Movies And More. As the title suggests, the album features O’Donnell performing tracks made famous in film, including Singing In The Rain, Edelweiss, That's Amore, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).
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No.63 COME TOGETHER – Prinnie & Mahalia. Former The Voice contestants Prinnie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes team up for the album, Come Together. Friends since meeting in their late teens, the duo were pitted against each other in the battle round of the singing competition, performing Tainted Love (a version of which appears on this album). Also included are tracks such as Crazy In Love, The First Cut Is The Deepest, You Keep Me Hanging On, Nowhere To Run and River Deep - Mountain High.
No.65 BORN TO SING: NO PLAN B – Van Morrison. This is the thirty-fourth studio album from Irish singer-songwriter, Van Morrison. It comes more than four years after his last album, Keep It Simple (No.43 Mar. ’08). On release, the new album charted inside the top ten in the US and Ireland and the top 20 in the UK.