Swedish House Mafia hold on to No.1 for a second week with, Don’t You Worry Child. Ke$ha moves up to No.3 with Die Young. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis fly fifteen spots, to join the top 10 for the first time at No.4 with, Thrift Shop. In its second week on the chart, Flight Facilities’ Clair De Lune moves to No.38. Adele’s Bond theme for Skyfall moves up to No.41, as hype builds for the film’s release. Following Bella Ferraro’s rendition of it on last week’s X Factor, Kate Miller-Heidke’s The Last Day On Earth has re-entered the chart at No.54. Five Coldplay tracks have re-entered the chart on the back of the band’s tour - The Scientist (No.63), Paradise (No.79), Fix You (No.82), Viva La Vida (No.87) and Yellow (No.89).
No.9 LITTLE THINGS – One Direction. Little Things is the second track to chart from One Direction’s second album, Take Me Home (debuted at No.1 this week). The follow-up single to Live While We're Young (No.2 Oct. ’12) was written by Ed Sheeran and fellow songwriter, Fiona Bevan. The track gave the quintet their second No.1 single in the UK.
No.12 HEARTLESS – Samantha Jade. This is the first of three tracks to debut on the chart this week for X Factor contestant, Samantha Jade. Heartless was originally recorded and released by Kanye West on his 808s & Heartbreak album (No.12 Dec. ‘08). The original was released at the end of 2008 and peaked at No.40 on the ARIA singles chart in January 2009. Samantha Jade previously charted with the single Turn Around (No.83 Sep. ’07).
No.34 GET ALONG – Guy Sebastian. Get Along is the follow-up to Guy Sebastian’s chart-topping single, Battle Scars (No.1 Aug. ’12). It is the fourth single to come from the album Armageddon (No.2 Oct. ’12), having charted previously with Don’t Worry Be Happy (No.5 Jan. ’12) and Gold (No.10 June ’12).
No.47 APOLOGIZE – The Collective. X Factor contestants, The Collective pick up two new entries this week. The first is a cover of the OneRepublic and Timbaland track, Apologize. Coming off Timbaland’s collaborations album, Timbaland Presents: Shock Value (No.1 Jan. ’08), the track topped the chart for eight consecutive weeks from the end of November 2007 through to mid-January 2008.
No.51 WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN – Samantha Jade. Samantha Jade’s second chart entry this week is with a cover of Rihanna’s Where Have You Been. The original has spent twenty-seven weeks in the top 100, peaking at No.6 in mid-May. On the back of this cover, the original has re-entered the chart this week at No.100.
No.65 SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION – The Script. Six Degrees Of Separation is the second single to come from The Script’s album, #3 (No.9 Sep. ’12). It is the follow-up to Hall Of Fame (No.4 Oct. ’12) and has recently charted in the UK and Ireland.
No.72 YEAH 3X – The Collective. The Collective’s second chart entry for the week comes in the form of their cover of the Chris Brown track, Yeah 3x. The original, from Brown’s album F.A.M.E. (No.3 Mar. ’11) peaked at No.4 in December 2010.
No.73 HO HEY – The Lumineers. American folk-rock trio, The Lumineers make their ARIA chart debut with Ho Hey. The track comes from the Colorado-based band’s eponymous debut, which was released in June. Ho Hey has peaked at No.8 in the UK and No.13 in the US.
No.76 EVERYBODY TALKS – Neon Trees. Everybody Talks is the third single to chart for American group Neon Trees and their first to chart in over a year. The track comes from the band’s second album Picture Show. Neon Trees have previously charted with Animal (No.25 Feb. ’11) and 1983 (No.76 Apr. ’11).
No.80 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL – Labrinth. Just over a month on from his last release, Treatment (No.33 Oct. ’12), Labrinth picks up another chart entry with Beneath Your Beautiful. The track, which features vocals from Emeli Sandé, is Labrinth’s first single to top the chart in the UK. Previous releases from Labrinth include Earthquake (No.4 Apr. ’12) and Last Time (No.40 July ’12).
No.85 REST OF MY LIFE – Ludacris Feat. Usher & David Guetta. American rapper, Ludacris makes his first appearance on the ARIA singles chart in more than two years with, Rest Of My Life. The track comes from his forthcoming eighth studio album Ludaversal and features contributions from David Guetta and Usher. Ludacris was last on the chart with How Low (No.54 Apr. ’10).
No.90 THE LAST DAY ON EARTH – Bella Ferraro. This track is the fifth and final entry on the chart for Bella Ferraro, during her time as an X Factor contestant. The Last Day On Earth is a cover of the Kate Miller-Heidke track, taken from her album Curiouser (No.2 Sep. 09). The original peaked on the chart at No.3 in August 2009. Ferraro’s highest charting track during her time on the show was her cover of, The Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition (No.59 Nov. ’12).
No.96 STRONGER (WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU) – Samantha Jade. Samantha Jade’s third track to debut this week is a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You). The original, from Clarkson’s album Stronger (No.3 Oct. ’11), spent twenty-six weeks on the chart, peaking at No.18 in mid-January of this year.
ALBUMS. A significantly different looking chart this week with nineteen new or re-entries - ten of those appearing in the top 20. The week’s biggest re-entry comes from Michael Buble’s former No.1 album, Christmas which comes back in at No.13. On the back of their current stadium tour, Coldplay have moved up eighteen spots to No.18, with Mylo Xyloto. Also currently touring, Elton John has re-entered at No.53 with his collaborative album with Australian duo Pnau, Good Morning To The Night. John’s support act 2Cellos have re-entered the top 100 also, they are back in at No.81.
No.1 TAKE ME HOME – One Direction. British boy band phenomena, One Direction pick up their second No.1 album for 2012 with, Take Me Home. The quintet’s second studio album follows on from the quadruple platinum debut, Up All Night (No.1 Apr. ’12). Two tracks from the new album have been released - Live While We're Young (No.2 Oct. ’12) and Little Things, which debuts this week at No.9. The release gave the group their first No.1 album in the UK. One Direction will be touring Australia in September next year.
No.2 FLUME – Flume. After making his ARIA chart debut in mid-October with Holdin On (No.49 Oct. ’12), Sydney producer Flume makes his first appearance on the ARIA albums chart with his eponymous debut. Flume is the work of Harley Streten and has attracted attention as far afield as the UK, where he has been played on Radio 1.
No.6 KING ANIMAL – Soundgarden. King Animal is the sixth studio album from American rock band, Soundgarden and the first since reuniting in 2010. The band began recording the album after working on several new tracks for inclusion on the compilation Telephantasm (No.20 Oct. ’10). Soundgarden have previously topped the chart twice with Superunknown (No.1 Feb. ’94) and Down On The Upside (No.1 May ’96).
No.8 GRRR! – The Rolling Stones. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their formation, The Rolling Stones release the new career retrospective, GRRR! Presented in 20, 50 and 80 track editions, it includes many of the band’s best-known tracks along with two new songs - Doom And Gloom and One More Shot. The Rolling Stones last charted with A Bigger Bang (No.4 Sep. ’05).
No.10 DOS! – Green Day. Dos! is the second in Green Day’s album trilogy Uno!, Dos!, Tre! It comes just over a month after Uno! (No.3 Oct. ’12) and has been billed as the group’s take on garage rock. The third and final album in the trilogy, Tre! will be released next month.
No.11 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 – Soundtrack. As the final film in the Twilight series hits cinemas, so to the soundtrack is released. It comes a year on from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (No.9 Nov. ’11) and features contributions from the likes of Passion Pit, Green Day, Christina Perri, St Vincent and Ellie Goulding.
No.16 KOI NO YOKAN – Deftones. Koi No Yokan is the seventh studio album from Deftones. The follow-up to Diamond Eyes (No.22 May ’10) is the second to be recorded without bassist Chi Cheng, who continues his recovery from a near-fatal car crash during the recording of the unreleased Eros album in 2008.
No.18 BORN TO DIE - THE PARADISE EDITION – Lana Del Rey. This package brings together Lana Del Rey’s album Born To Die (No.1 Feb. ’12) with the EP Paradise (see below). Under ARIA chart rules, it was ineligible to be combined with either of the standalone titles.
No.19 PARADISE – Lana Del Rey. Lana Del Rey follows Born To Die (No.1 Feb. ’12) with this new eight track EP. It includes the Rick Rubin-produced single, Ride (No.89 Oct. ’12) as well as a cover of the song Blue Velvet - a hit for Tony Bennett in 1951. Some digital versions feature a ninth song, Burning Desire.
No.30 MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! – Aerosmith. Veteran American rockers, Aerosmith release their first studio album in more than eight years - Music From Another Dimension! The follow-up to covers album Honkin' On Bobo (No.59 Apr. ’04) is the band’s first album of new material since Just Push Play (No.27 Mar. ’01). Country songstress, Carrie Underwood contributes vocals to one song, Can't Stop Loving You.
No.37 R.E.D. – Ne-Yo. R.E.D. is the fifth studio album from R&B singer-songwriter, Ne-Yo. The album debuts one spot below Ne-Yo’s previous album, Libra Scale (No.36 Nov. ’10). It includes the single Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) (No.8 Oct. ’12) and guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa and Tim McGraw.
No.93 TRILOGY – The Weeknd. Canadian R&B artist/producer Abel Tesfaye, who uses the stage moniker The Weeknd, makes his ARIA chart debut with the album, Trilogy. It is the debut major label release from The Weeknd and brings together remastered versions of the three mix tapes Tesfaye released in 2011 (Home Of Balloons, Thursday, Echoes Of Silence).
No.98 MACHINE F**KING HEAD LIVE – Machine Head. American metal quartet, Machine Head release their second live album, Machine F**king Head Live. Tracks on the album come from live shows the band played on their world tour in support of their last studio album, Unto The Locust (No.10 Oct. ’11).