Bruno Mars bowls over Pink‘s ‘Raise Your Glass’ to top the Aussie charts this week with ‘Just The Way You Are’. This is Bruno‘s first solo release here and it’s off to a wonderful start with his album debuting at #7 as well.
Zoe Badwi has not only topped her personal best with ‘Freefallin’ finally cracking the Aussie Top 10 – but she is the only Aussie in our Top 10 this week. The next closest local produce are Birds of Tokyo and Short Stack – who are both sitting at #19 and #20 respectively.
Kings of Leon scores a #1 chart debut in the UK and Australia this week with Come Around Sundown. The album pulled an impressive 183,000 copies in the UK, making it the biggest first week sales the nation has seen all year. That’s right. Even more so than Robbie‘s greatest hits last week.
John Farnham‘s back with a vengeance. The legendary Aussie pop warbler drops Jack – his first studio album in over five years – and it sails in at #2 this week. The LP’s lead single ‘Hit The Road Jack/Fever’ was issued to Aussie radios on 24 September. That’s noice, Farnsy. Real noice.
Joe McElderry‘s ‘Ambitions’ has gone belly up. My future husband must be sweating in his wee denim jacket after seeing the single dip from #6 to #21 in the UK this week. There really is no justice for Young Joe. ‘Ambitions’ has to be one of the best pop tunes of the year and with the album coming out this week, I guess the public has one more chance to get it right and honour my dream lover with his first ever #1.
Diana Vickers has missed the Top 10 completely with her new single ‘My Wicked Heart’ debuting at #13. Maybe it’s because no one understands a word she’s singing? You can’t blame the British airwaves for Express posting their copies to the German networks.
The Wanted – who shall from here on in be known as One Direction Senior – saw their second single ‘Heart Vacancy’ debut at #2. Yes, it’s not the follow up chart topper of ‘All Time Low’ but these boys have done pretty well considering the inexcusable hotel puns. [Editor’s note: Joe‘s flopping has turned Limmy into a nasty kitty. Please excuse us.]
Katy Perry‘s euphoric ‘Firework’ debuts at #5 in the UK this week following her X Factor performance. The song has garnered decent radio rotation here and manages to chart at #37 in Australia this week. The video looks like an epic affair – check out the trailer for further evidence.
Pixie Lott‘s new single with Jason Derulo creeps in at #51 in the UK this week. ‘Coming Home’ is the latest single lifted from Pixie‘s beefed up album re-release. Turn It Up Louder, as it is brilliantly dubbed, features nine new recordings – including a new Daniel Bedingfield co-write and her acoustic Kings of Leon and Kelly Rowland covers. The revamped deluxe album soars from #29 to #9 this week.
Brooke Fraser‘s Flags has cracked the US charts at #59 this week. Gurl, yes. Elsewhere, Kylie‘s ‘Get Outta My Way’ has gone #1 on the US Dance/Club charts. I guess that’s something, even if it’s floundering every where else in the world. The Ting Tings‘ exciting new one ‘Hands’ is one of the biggest movers on the American dance charts, rising to #6 this week.