Adele’s ride at the top of the ARIA Charts hits twenty weeks

This week sees Adele chalk up an incredible twenty weeks total in number one position on the ARIA Charts, including seven weeks straight at the pinnacle of both the ARIA Singles & Album Charts. The smash hit “Someone Like You” achieves its seventh consecutive week at the ARIA Singles Chart summit, as “Rolling In The Deep” climbs back up the chart from 7th to 6th position. The global superstar’s second album “21” claims a ninth week running at the top of the ARIA Album Chart, taking her tally to thirteen non-consecutive weeks at No.1 and continuing to build sales week on week. Meanwhile, Adele’s debut album “19” surges up one spot into 3rd position, giving the singer two of the top 3 positions on the ARIA Album Chart this week.

Perth outfit The Panics claim a No.7 ARIA Album Chart debut this week, with their third studio album “Rain On The Humming Wire” and highest charting album to date. The band’s debut record “Sleeps Like A Curse” charted at No.40 in 2005, followed by the 2007 release “Cruel Guards” which peaked at No.18. “Torches” from Foster The People races thirteen spots up the chart to No.17, as homegrown artist Gotye’s “Like Drawing Blood” also blasts up thirteen spots into 19th position. Just below at No.20 is “God Is Able” from Hillsong Live, which jumps a massive fifteen spots, while “The Drug In Me Is You” from US five-piece Falling In Reverse claims a No.21 debut. Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” shoots up seven spots to No.22, “Play On” from Carrie Underwood climbs eight spots to No.28, and “Need You Now” from Lady Antebellum moves back into the top 40, taking out 30th position. Following his performance at the annual Splendour In The Grass festival, Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” re-enters the top 40, coming in at No.34, as the soundtrack from hit television series Angry Boys debuts at No.36.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” featuring Christina Aguilera remains in 2nd position, looking primed to knock Adele from the chart peak in the coming week. The addictive “Somebody That I Used To Know” from Gotye featuring Kimbra moves from No.5 to 3, as Nicole Sherzinger’s “Right There” featuring 50 Cent races up five spots to No.8, giving the singer her first solo ARIA Singles Chart top 10. Blasting up a huge ten spots and rounding out this week’s top 10 is “Inescapable” from Jessica Mauboy, who proves to be one of the most consistent local chart performers, with her fifth Australian top 10 single since late 2008. Pitbull’s “Rain Over Me” featuring Marc Anthony jumps up seven spots to No.17, “Cinema” from Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go leaps from No.38 to 28, and just below at No.29 is “I Need A Dollar” from Aloe Blacc, which climbs eight spots from last week. Entering the chart at No.32 is Alexandra Stan’s “Mr Saxobeat”, as “Yes I Am” from Australia’s Got Talent winner Jack Vidgen claiming a No.35 debut. Snoop Dogg’s “Boom” featuring T-Pain closes out the chart with a No.40 debut.

ARIA Top 5 Albums
w/c 8th August

1. Adele “21”
2. Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
3. Adele “19”
4. LMFAO “Sorry For Party Rocking”
5. Bruno Mars “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”

Top 40 Debuts

7. The Panics “Rain On The Hummingwire”
21. Falling In Reverse “The Drug In Me Is You”
36. Soundtrack “Angry Boys”

ARIA Top 5 Singles
w/c 8th August

1. Adele “Someone Like You”
2. Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”
3. Gotye Feat. Kimbra “Somebody That I Used To Know”
4. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennet & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
5. Christina Perri “Jar Of Hearts”

Top 40 Debuts

32. Alexandra Stan “Mr Saxobeat”
35. Jack Vidgen “Yes I Am”
40. Snoop Dogg Feat. T-Pain “Boom”