Pink’s ‘Raise Your Glass’ has sold over 23,700 copies to debut at #1 in Australia this week. Guess that makes it her fourth solo chart topper here and it’s no surprise that throughout her ten year career, this is the market that has given her the most #1s. We just can’t get enough. Pink’s Greatest Hits… So Far!!! – featuring two more new songs and a DVD of all her music videos – will hit stores here on 12 November. ‘Raise Your Glass’ debuts at #51 in the US this week.
Zoe Badwi is the most played Australian artist on air this week. According to The Music Network, the dance pop princess’s ‘Freefallin’ single has overtaken Birds of Tokyo’s ‘Plans’ as radio’s most played track by an Aussie artist. Expect Zoe‘s single to jump up the charts next week following her performance on the recent Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
Jessica Mauboy’s ghetto fabulous ‘Get ‘Em Girls’ has finally surfaced on the main singles chart, debuting at #19 this week. It’ll be interesting to see how far this track goes given that all her singles to date (bar the sixth one, ‘Let Me Be Me’) have been at certified platinum and gold sales in Australia. The Get ‘Em Girls album is out here on 5 November.
Taylor Swift’s online promo single ‘Speak Now’ debuts at #20 here and became the highest charting new single in the US, entering at #8 this week. It’s all part of a clever plan to drum up interest in Swift’s forthcoming studio album of the same name. Expect two more promo tracks to be released before the album drops in three weeks.
Enrique Iglesias and Nicole Scherzinger’s sensual ‘Heartbeat’ cracks our Top 50 this week, entering at #41. The sexy man heartthrob is headed for our shores and X Factor stage in a couple of weeks. I’m getting moist just thinking about him being in the same time zone.
Boyzone’s Brother album debuts at #34 in Australia this week, following their reunion performance on X Factor last Monday. The Mika-penned lead single ‘Gave It All Away’ debuts at #42. Dear friends in Ireland and the UK, don’t pity us for getting into this six months after ya’ll got the album.
Brooke Fraser’s Flags is the most downloaded album in the country, debuting at #1 on the digital charts ahead of competing new releases from Angus & Julia Stone (iTunes Live: Live From Sydney – #2), Robbie Williams (In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010 – #3) and Bring Me The Horizon (There Is A Hell, Believe Me… [Editor’s note: I’m sick of these long ass titles] – #4).
This is what I love about Australia. Robbie Williams can have a record out but the #1 album across the nation can still go to a British metalcore band. Bring Me The Horizon’s There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret album sold a meagre 3600 copies to top our charts this week, just as Brooke Fraser’s Flags weigh in at #3 (selling over 3350 copies) and Robbie’s greatest hits makes #6 (managing only 2816 copies). [Stats via Auspop]
Donovan Frankenreiter’s new LP Glow debuts at #42 on the digital charts this week. I haven’t been privy to his new material as yet. Still shamefully stuck on his old disco-laden ‘Move By Yourself’ single. Someone give me a verdict on the new material?
Kiwi electro pop band The Naked and Famous sees their new album Passive Me Aggressive You debut at #48 on our digital charts. Yes, I think I’m totally keeping up with the indie pop scene now that we’ve played their new single ‘Punching In A Dream’ on our show. Obviously, it was my co-host Jade Gulliver‘s picking. But, of course, you didn’t need to be told. You all know me too well.
Robbie Williams scores his ninth UK #1 album this week with In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010. The compilation shifted over 120,000 copies in its first week, outselling the combined sales of the other top five albums. Now let’s take a moment to revisit our charts and see stroke our chins with a perplexed expression. Fun fact from the press release: Robbie Williams has sold a combined 57 million albums and 11 million singles throughout his solo career. Fun fact not mentioned in the press release: Robbie’s last studio album Reality Killed The Video Star was his first album to not make UK #1.
Joe McElderry’s [Editor’s note: thanks Limmy for not referring to him as your future husband. It’s quite awkward.] proper first single ‘Ambitions’ has failed to make the UK Top 5. The X Factor winner’s new track came in at #6 this week, facing tough competition from another new entry ‘Barbra Streisand’ by Duck Sauce, which became the highest-selling new entry at #3. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to be on the next plane out to console my Joe.
The Ting Tings’ fluoro-electro new single ‘Hands’ debuts at #29 in the UK this week. I would seriously have a fit if this song doesn’t go Top 20 her and in the UK. Talk about unacceptable outcomes – like Kelly Rowland‘s ‘Commander’ flopping in Australia. Unacceptable.
Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’ single has started charting in the US at #12 this week. The record breaking 40-minute long video is set to premiere at the same time on the American MTV, MTV2 and BET stations this Saturday. Whatever, KanKan. See, I can’t even watch this shit on my lunch break at work. That’s just the most horrid punishment an indulgent artist can inflict on shift worker fans.
Willow Smith’s ‘Whip My Hair’ has broken through the Billboard R&B Top 20 singles chart this week, rising to #17 after five weeks of hyping. The funky Ray Kay-directed video is set to premiere today in the US, so I guess friends in the southern hemisphere you know to check back in a couple of hours.
Glee Cast’s rousing rendition of the 90s classic ‘One of Us’ debuts at #37 and further down the US Hot 100, their cover of Whitney’s ‘I Look To You’ debuts at #74. I like to think I’ve got my shit together most days but the morning I heard Glee‘s ‘I Look To You’, I literally dissolved into tears on the train to work. Super awkward for the burly men in suits sitting around me.
Shakira’s ‘Loca’ has finally cracked the US Top 100, rising to #98 this week. There is a god. Jason Mraz’s new digital EP ‘Life Is Good’ debuts at #39 in the US this week. The five-track EP features live recordings of his new tracks: ‘Freedom Song’, ‘San Disco Reggaefornia’, ‘Up’ and ‘What Mama Say’. My Aussie folks, did you know it’s already out here?
Feed Limmy’s Top 20 Most Played This Week:
#1 Robyn – Indestructible (Acoustic)
#2 Kelly Rowland – Forever Is Just A Minute Away*
#3 Kelly Rowland – Each Other
#4 Robyn – Indestructible (Radio Edit)*
#5 Glee Cast – I Look To You*
#6 The Ting Tings – Hands*
#7 The Naked and Famous – Punching In A Dream*
#8 Paris Wells – Through and Through*
#9 Jessica Mauboy – What Happened To Us (feat. Jay Sean)*
#10 Spice Girls – Right Back At Ya
#11 Glee Cast – Crush*
#12 Junior Caldera feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Can’t Fight This Feeling (Junior Moonlight Remix)
#13 Freemasons feat. Wynter Gordon – Believer
#14 Mya – Shake It (Like A Dog)
#15 Joe McElderry – Ambitions
#16 CatCall – Swimming Pool*
#17 Ace of Base – All For You
#18 Glee Cast – One of Us*
#19 Glee Cast – River Deep Mountain High*
#20 Joe McElderry – If You Love Me*
* = Added to playlist this week.