After sitting at No.2 last week, the soon-to-split Swedish House Mafia have ended Psy’s Gangnam Style run and taken the top spot with, Don't You Worry Child. It is the trio’s first No.1 on the ARIA singles chart, but they have spent the last ten weeks at No.1 on the ARIA Club Chart. Little Mix has jumped to No.3 with Wings. Ke$ha’s Die Young moves up four spots to No.6. Taylor Swift’s I Knew You Were Trouble hits the top ten for the first time at No.9. Of Monsters And Men pick up their first top ten entry with Little Talks (No.10). Other new chart peaks come from the likes of Justin Bieber’s Beauty And A Beat (No.12), Ed Sheeran’s Give Me Love (No.16), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop (No.19) and Johnny Ruffo’s Take It Home (No.30).
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No.25 PARTY BASS – Bombs Away Feat. The Twins. Perth electro duo, Bombs Away picks up their highest chart debut with Party Bass. It is their third track to chart, following Super Soaker (No.52 Oct. ’11) and Big Booty Bitches (No.68 Dec. ’11). They are playing a host of dates around the country until early next year.
No.53 READY OR NOT – Bridgit Mendler. Ready Or Not gives American singer, Bridgit Mendler her first appearance on the ARIA charts as a solo artist. The track comes from her debut album My Name Is…. Mendler’s first appearance on the chart came with the track Determinate (No.91 May ’11), a duet with her Lemonade Mouth co-star Adam Hicks.
No.60 CHANGE YOUR LIFE – Far East Movement Feat. Flo Rida & Sidney Sampson. Far East Movement picks up their third charting single from their album, Dirty Bass (No.37 Aug. ’12) with, Change Your Life. The quartet has charted with the tracks Live My Life (No.14 Apr. ’12) and Turn Up The Love (No.8 Aug. ’12). The track features contributions from rapper Flo Rida and producer Sidney Sampson.
No.61 YEAH YEAH – Willy Moon. New Zealand-born, UK-based musician Willy Moon makes his ARIA chart debut with Yeah Yeah. The track is Moon’s third single and is currently featuring in a series of commercials for Apple iPods.
No.75 CLAIR DE LUNE – Flight Facilities Feat. Christine Hoberg. Sydney dance duo, Flight Facilities return to the chart with Clair De Lune. It is the second time they have charted - they made their debut last year with Foreign Language (No.87 Aug. ’11).
No.82 DREAMS – Bella Ferraro. Dreams is the fourth chart appearance for X Factor contestant, Bella Ferraro. The track was originally recorded by The Cranberries and released in late 1993. It was their second single to chart in Australia, peaking at No.30 in September 1994. It re-entered the chart this week at No.51.
No.94 BEAUTY AND A BEAT – The Collective. X Factor group, The Collective picks up their sixth chart entry with a cover of Justin Bieber’s Beauty And A Beat. The original was the third single to be released from Bieber’s album Believe (No.1 June ’12) and features Nicki Minaj. This week it hit a new peak on the chart of No.12.
No.97 DIE A HAPPY MAN – Tuka Feat. Jane Tyrrell. A week on from debuting on the albums chart with Feedback Loop (No.92 Nov. ’12), Sydney hip hop artist Tuka, makes his singles chart debut with Die A Happy Man. The track features on Feedback Loop and includes vocals from Jane Tyrrell of The Herd.
No.100 LOOKING BACK – The Only. Sydney electronic duo, The Only pick up their second chart appearance with Looking Back. Its chart debut comes more than two years on since they debuted with The Only F*cking Rave Party (No.43 Mar. ’10).
Taylor Swift holds onto No.1 for a third week with Red. P!nk moves back up to No.2 with The Truth About Love. Further down the chart Robbie Williams’ In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990 – 2010 has re-entered at No.19, on the back of renewed interested brought on by the release of Take The Crown. The Rubens move up eight spots to No.27. Alpine re-enter the chart at No.44 with A Is For Alpine. Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops & Hooligans jumps up thirty-two spots to sit at No.39. INXS’ The Very Best moves from No.82 to No.41 on the back of their tour with Matchbox 20.
No.4 TAKE THE CROWN – Robbie Williams. Three years on from the release of his last studio album, Robbie Williams returns with his ninth studio album, Take The Crown. The album cuts Williams’ run of No.1 debuts in Australia which began with Intensive Care (No.1 Oct. ’05) and continued with Rudebox (No.1 Oct. ’06) and Reality Killed The Video Star (No.1 Nov. ‘09). In between studio albums, Williams rejoined Take That for the album Progress (No.65 Nov. ’10) and its corresponding tour.
No.5 18 MONTHS – Calvin Harris. Scottish singer-songwriter and producer, Calvin Harris scores his highest ARIA chart debut with 18 Months. Harris’ third studio album includes the singles Bounce (No.7 Sep. ’11), Feel So Close (No.7 Nov. ’11), Let’s Go (No.17 Apr. ’12), We'll Be Coming Back (No.8 Aug. ’12) and Sweet Nothing (No.2 Oct. ’12). It also includes Harris’ collaboration with Rihanna, We Found Love (No.2 Oct. ’11). Harris previously charted with his album Ready For The Weekend (No.39 Aug. ’09).
No.7 ESSENTIAL OILS – Midnight Oil. This double disc set features tracks from throughout Midnight Oil’s more than twenty-five year career, from their first single Run By Night, through to 2002’s Luritja Way. Included are Don’t Wanna Be The One, Read About It, US Forces, Beds Are Burning, Blue Sky Mine (No.8 Mar. ’90), King Of The Mountain (No.25 Oct. ’90), Truganini (No.10 Mar. ’93) and Redneck Wonderland (No.54 June ’98).
No.10 MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY – Rod Stewart. Merry Christmas, Baby is Rod Stewart’s festive album and his first studio album since Fly Me To The Moon...The Great American Songbook: Volume V (No.4 Nov. ’10). The album includes seasonal favourites such as Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland, We Three Kings and Silent Night. Amongst the guest artists to contribute are Cee Lo, Michael Buble and Mary J Blige.
No.15 NO REST FOR THE SICKEST – Kerser. Sydney rapper, Kerser picks up his second ARIA chart appearance with, No Rest For The Sickest. His second studio album comes just over a year on from his debut The Nubulizer (No.73 Oct. ’11). Kerser will be touring nationally in January in support of the album.
No.38 SONGS OF THE THIRD & FIFTH – The Mark Of Cain. Over ten years after their last chart appearance, Adelaide trio The Mark Of Cain return with their fifth studio album - Songs of The Third & Fifth. The follow-up to This Is This (No.26 June ’01) was over five years in the making. The band recently announced their first national tour in six years, which will take place in March 2013.
No.53 SILENT MACHINE – Twelve Foot Ninja. Melbourne prog-rock quintet, Twelve Foot Ninja makes their ARIA chart debut with Silent Machine. It is their first album, they have previously released two EPs. The band will be touring in January and February.
No.54 INFINITY – Chance Waters. After making his ARIA chart debut last month with the single Young And Dumb (No.91 Oct. ’12), Sydney artist Chance Waters hits the ARIA albums chart for the first time with the album, Infinity. The album features the aforementioned single as well as appearances by Bertie Blackman and Paris Wells, amongst others.
No.71 ON THIS WINTER'S NIGHT – Lady Antebellum. On This Winter’s Night is the second Christmas collection from American country trio, Lady Antebellum. The group previously released the EP - A Merry Little Christmas in 2010. On This Winter’s Night includes the group’s take on tracks such as Silver Bells, Silent Night and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. The band recently toured Australia in support of their album, Own The Night (No.5 Sep. ’11).
No.80 HOPE ON THE ROCKS – Toby Keith. The sixteenth studio album from American country musician, Toby Keith and it his first to hit the ARIA albums chart. Hope On The Rocks is Keith’s tenth consecutive top ten on the US chart and his eleventh consecutive top three on the US country chart.
No.88 THE ABSOLUTE COLLECTION – Garbage. This career-spanning collection from Garbage includes the singles Vow (No.32 Sep. ’95), Stupid Girl (No.47 Mar. ’96), Push It (No.31 Apr. ’98), When I Grow Up (No.22 Aug. ’99), Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) (No.7 Jan. ’02) and Why Do You Love Me (No.19 Apr. ’05). Earlier this year the band released their fifth album Not Your Kind Of People (No.8 May ’12).
No.92 THE ESSENTIAL ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Electric Light Orchestra. This two disc set features some of the Electric Light Orchestra’s best-known tracks including Mr. Blue Sky, Evil Woman, Don’t Bring Me Down, Strange Magic, All Over The World, Turn To Stone, Showdown and Livin’ Thing.