Eminem holds the top spot again this week with The Monster racking up its third week at No.1. It is now halfway to equalling his previous Rihanna collaboration, Love The Way You Lie which had a run of six weeks at No.1 in 2010. Whilst there are no debuts in the top ten this week, there have been two big rises from John Legend and Magic!. US R&B singer Legend jumps 11 spots from last week with All Of Me taking the No.2 spot this week. It gives him his first ever top five appearance on the ARIA charts. Legend is currently in the country, touring with Alicia Keys, who performed at the ARIA Awards over the weekend. Canadian band Magic! also move in to the top ten, jumping 21 spots from last week to take the No.7 spot with their debut single Rude. It marks the band’s first top ten appearance on the ARIA charts. The highest debut this week comes from Flume & Chet Faker with their single Drop The Game coming in at No.21. Flume, AKA Harley Streten, picked up four ARIA Awards this year including Breakthrough Artist, Best Male Artist, Best Dance Release and Producer Of The Year.
No.21 DROP THE GAME – Flume Feat. Chet Faker. Australian electronic artists Flume and Chet Faker have joined forces again on the track Drop The Game. It is the lead track from the duo’s Lockjaw EP. It’s the second top 50 appearance for Flume, following Holdin On (No.17 Mar. ’13). It’s Chet Faker’s first top 50 appearance on the ARIA Singles chart. The two other tracks from the EP, This Song Is Not About A Girl and What About Us chart this week at No.52 and No.53 respectively.
No.41 ADDICTED TO YOU – Avicii. Addicted To You is the fourth single taken from TRUE (No.2 Sep. ’13), the debut album from Swedish DJ Avicii. It follows Hey Brother (No.2 Oct. ’13), You Make Me (No.12 Sep. ’13) and the chart topping Wake Me Up (No.1 Jul. ’13). It becomes his eighth Top 100 single on the ARIA charts.
No.51 LOVE DON’T DIE – The Fray. American rock band The Fray make their first appearance on the ARIA Singles chart in over a year with Love Don’t Die, the lead single from their upcoming fourth studio album Helios, due for release early next year. The Denver quartet were last in the charts with Run For Your Life (No.39 May ’12). They are best known for How To Save A Life (No.2 Feb. ’07) and their chart topping breakthrough hit You Found Me (No.1 Jan. ’09).
No.52 THIS SONG IS NOT ABOUT A GIRL – Flume Feat. Chet Faker. This Song Is Not About A Girl is the third track from the collaborative Flume & Chet Faker release, the Lockjaw EP. The pair had collaborated previously on Left Alone, a track on Flume’s chart topping self-titled debut which hit No.1 in February this year.
No.53 WHAT ABOUT US – Flume Feat. Chet Faker. What About Us is the second track on the Lockjaw EP, the collaborative release from producer Flume and singer/producer Chet Faker. All three tracks on the EP hit the charts this week, with Drop The Game leading the pack at No.21.
No.56 BOUND 2 – Kanye West. With the release of a much talked about music video last month starring his fiancée Kim Kardashian, US rapper Kanye West scores his second ARIA Top 100 single of the year with Bound 2, the second single from his sixth studio album Yeezus (No.1 Jun. ’13). It follows on from Black Skinhead (No.58 Jul. ’13). The video was subsequently parodied by actors Seth Rogan and James Franco with their version already amassing three million views in just one week.
No.58 ROLLER COASTER – Justin Bieber. In preparation for the upcoming Believe 3D movie, Justin Bieber is now up to week eight of his ten week long Music Mondays series. This week’s single is Roller Coaster and it follows on from PYD which debuted at No.56 last week and fell to No.85 this week. With only two more releases left in the series, he has still yet to best the first single, Heartbreaker (No.30 Oct. ’13).
No.61 STAND STILL – Flight Facilities Feat. Chet Faker. This week Australian indie electro DJ duo, Flight Facilities, make their third appearance on the ARIA charts with Stand Still. It follows on from their highest charting single to date, Clair de Lune (No.38 Nov. ’12) and features singer/producer Chet Faker. Faker is a feature artist on four debuts this week, as a solo artist he has also cracked the Top 100 with Melt (No.68 Sep. ’13).
No.87 TONIGHT – Rufus. Sydney indie electro trio Rufus score their fourth ARIA Top 100 single this week with Tonight. It is taken from their chart topping debut and ARIA Award nominated album Atlas (No.1 Aug. ’13). Three other tracks from the album have cracked the Top 100; Sundream (No.65 Aug. ’13), Desert Night (No.67 Jul. ’13) and Take Me (No.83 Apr. ’13).
No.90 SAY SOMETHING – A Great Big World Feat. Christina Aguilera. US pop duo A Great Big World make their ARIA chart debut this week with Say Something, the second single from their forthcoming debut album Is There Anybody Out There? due for release next year. The duo is made up of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino. US singer Christina Aguilera features on the track, who was last in the charts as a primary artist with Your Body (No.59 Oct. ’12).
No.95 SHOW ME – Kid Ink Feat. Chris Brown. American rapper Brian Todd Collins, better known by his stage name Kid Ink, makes his ARIA chart debut this week with his new single Show Me. It is the first single from his upcoming third studio album My Own Lane, scheduled for release next year. He is joined on the track by R&B singer Chris Brown. Brown was last in the charts with Love More (No.29 Aug. ’13).
UK boy band One Direction take the top spot this week with their third studio album Midnight Memories. It becomes their third straight No.1 and it also debuts at No.1 on the UK Albums chart this week. Katy Perry racks up her third non-consecutive week at No.2 with Prism (No.1 Nov. ’13). Last week’s No.1, the self-titled debut from this year’s X Factor winner Dami Im falls to No.3. The 12th Man, AKA Billy Birmingham makes his return to the ARIA charts this week with Willy Nilly – The 12th Man’s Biggest Hits taking the No.4 spot. It is the only other debut in the top ten this week. As we near closer to Christmas, holiday releases are making their moves up the chart. The Christmas Album by Human Nature moves three spots to its new peak at No.6, Michael Buble’s Christmas (No.1 Dec. ’11) is closing in on the top ten moving two positions to No.11 whilst Susan Boyle’s Home For Christmas reaches a new peak this week moving up four positions, entering the top 20 for the first time at No.18.
No.1 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES – One Direction. UK boy band phenomenon One Direction score their third straight No.1 album this week with their third studio album Midnight Memories. They previously held the top spot with Up All Night (No.1 Apr. ’12) and Take Me Home (No.1 Nov. ’12). The album features the singles Best Song Ever (No.4 Jul. ’13) and Story Of My Life (No.3 Nov. ’13). The band recently completed a national tour of Australia in October and picked up the Best International Artist award at this year’s ARIA Awards.
No.4 WILLY NILLY - THE 12TH MAN’S BIGGEST HITS – The 12th Man. Willy Nilly – The 12th Man’s Biggest Hits is a new two-disc set featuring material taken from the 30 year career of The 12th Man, Billy Birmingham. It features the singles Marvellous (No.1 Mar. ’92) and Bruce 2000 (No.5 Dec. ’00). Birmingham has had seven No.1s on the ARIA Albums chart, with the most recent being his last studio album Boned (No.1 Dec. ’06). He was last in the charts with The Box Set (No.17 Dec. ’09).
No.19 ITUNES SESSIONS – Bernard Fanning. Powderfinger front man turned solo artist Bernard Fanning makes his third appearance on the ARIA Albums chart with iTunes Sessions. The seven track release features new renditions of songs from both of his No.1 solo albums: Tea And Sympathy (No.1 Nov. ’05) and Departures (No.1 Jun. ’13). With his time in Powderfinger, Fanning scored five No.1 albums.
No.27 & 28 THE LIVE TAPES VOL. 1: LIVE AT HORDERN PAVILION. APRIL 18, 2012 – Cold Chisel. The Live Tapes Vol. 1: Live At Hordern Pavilion. April 18, 2012 is the first new live release from ARIA Hall Of Famers Cold Chisel since Ringside (No.27 Nov. ’03) a decade ago. The release was recorded during the band’s tour for their album No Plans (No.2 Apr. ’12). Under the ARIA Chart rules, the CD and CD/DVD components of this product must chart separately, sitting at No.28 and No.27 respectively. The DVD release debuts at No.2 this week on the ARIA Music DVDs chart.
No.29 THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUME 2 – Five Finger Death Punch. US metal band Five Finger Death Punch are back on the charts again this week with the follow-up and second volume of their August release The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 1 (No.13 Aug. ’13). It’s their fifth studio album and their third to chart. The album debuts at No.2 on the US Billboard 200 chart this week. They made their ARIA chart debut with American Capitalist (No.50 Oct. ’11).
No.56 BAPTIZED – Daughtry. After finishing in fourth place in the 2006 season of American Idol, singer Chris Daughtry started his own band called Daughtry and released a self-titled debut which hit No.38 in Aug. ’07. This week sees the band back on the charts with their fourth studio album Baptized. They were last in the charts with Break The Spell (No.32 Nov. ’11) and their second album, Leave This Town (No.21 Jul. ’09) is their highest charting album. Baptized debuts at No.6 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
No.85 BZ20 – Boyzone. This year saw the 20th anniversary of the formation of Irish boy band, Boyzone. Celebrating with the BZ20 Tour which has seen them perform around the world, including an X Factor performance in Australia in September, this week sees the release of their fifth studio album, BZ20. It is the follow up to Brother (No.34 Oct. ’10) which was the last time they were in the charts. Their highest charting album is their greatest hits package, By Request (No.3 Sep. ’99).
No.96 GREATEST HITS – Dido. UK singer Dido makes her second appearance of the year on the ARIA Albums chart this week with Greatest Hits. Earlier in the year she charted with her fourth studio album Girl Who Got Away (No.12 Mar. ’13). Before that, it had been almost five years between albums, with her third studio album Safe Trip Home cracking the top ten at No.6 in Nov. ’08. Dido made an extraordinary start to her career by topping the charts with her debut No Angel (No.1 Mar. ’01) and then following it up with another chart topper, Life For Rent (No.1 Oct. ’03).