Mums Go Cold On Human Nature, Enjoy Michael Crawford

14 May 2012 | 2:42 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

A wrap-up of the Mothers Day chart trends this week.

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Traditionally one of the biggest chart weeks of the year, the all-conquering Adele regained the top position on the ARIA Albums charts, with her latest record 21 jumping ahead of boy band One Direction.

The biggest mover of the week was Mothers Day favourite Michael Crawford, whose compilation The Story Of My Life - Ultimate Collection rose from 29 to eight. It seems a few mums received another usual in the form of Lionel Richie's Tuskegee, which is up to 10 from 14.

Out performing both this year was Lana Del Rey's Born To Die, which jumped from 12 to five thanks to Mother Day sales. Tie it in with recent sold-out shows and there's probably be a few mums who scored both the CD and tickets this year.

Other strong performers this week were Neil Diamond's The Very Best Of Neil Diamond, up 10 spots to 40, and Rod Stewart's Storyteller - The Complete Anthology, which re-entered at 41.

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As far as this week's debuts went, Carrie Underwood landed at four with Blown Away (behind Ed Sheeran at three with +), the not-so-Mothers Day Marilyn Manson at 16 with Born Villain and Celtic Thunder at 18 with Heartland.

In the world of DVDs, you would have put money on Human Nature challenging for the top spot, but instead their Sings Motown DVD fell to six from three - and is currently the only Australian artist in the top 35. In the top five it was all Andre Rieu, Adele, Celtic Woman, Celtic Thunder and Whitney Houston.

Elsewhere in the charts this week, there was the expected increase in sales for the Beastie Boys' back catalogue Licensed To Ill is in at 21, The Sounds Of Science in at 29, Solid Gold Hits at 32 and Ill Communication at 45.