Eminem and Rihanna hold for a third week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with “The Monster”, giving Eminem now thirty accumulated weeks at the top in Australia, the same amount achieved by The Black Eyed Peas from their eight number ones.
So that now places Eminem at equal 18th on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles’, whilst Rihanna doesn’t budge from 15th place, as she moves up to thirty-eight weeks in total, her nearest competition being Abba with 42 accumulated weeks at the top in Australia.
But the ride for them both could be over next week, as John Legend leaps up eleven places to No.2 with “All of Me”, and with John in the country next week (as guest on Alicia Keys’ tour) he could gain a No.1 single here. Holding at No.3 is Avicii and “Hey Brother”, whilst Katy Perry drops to her lowest placing so far of No.4 with “Roar”, which is now certified 7x▲Platinum, and this in turn pushes down Pitbull and Ke$ha to No.5 with “Timber”.
Guy Sebastian rises a place to No.6 with “Like a Drum” after his ‘Dancing with the Stars’ appearance last week, and leaping up twenty-one spots to No.7 are Magic with “Rude”, which has only taken three weeks to rise into the Top 10, and should go higher as they’re in the country from December 9th. After jumping into the top ten at six last week, Bastille drop back two places to No.8 with “Of the Night”, whilst Justice Crew are back up one place to No.9 with “Everybody”, and One Direction drop down two spots to No.10 with “Story of My Life”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Lily Allen blasts up nineteen places to No.14 with “Hard out Here”, which becomes her sixth (solo & featured) Top 20 hit in Australia, whilst Imagine Dragons are up six places to a new peak of No.15 with “Demons”, now their third Top 20 hit. Joel Fletcher and Savage take a “Swing” up fifteen places to No.24 this week, whilst Lorde and her EP “The Love Club” (feat Royals, ninth week at No.1 in the USA this week) is back up four places to No.30 and now certified 5x▲Platinum. Afrojack is up eight places to a new peak of No.37 with “The Spark” and The Vamps break into the Top 50 by climbing eleven places to No.47 with “Can We Dance”, whilst INXS are back up four places to No.50 with “Never Tear us Apart”.
DOWN DOWN: Lana Del Rey drops out of the Top 10 to No.11 after a further two weeks within the ten for her track “Young & Beautiful” (HP-8), which now has notched up three whole weeks, whilst also spending three weeks inside the Top 10 was Taylor Henderson with “Borrow My Heart” (HP-1×1), down seven places to No.12 this week. “Bonfire Heart” for James Blunt drops six places to No.17, Miley drops out of the Top 20 to No.23 with “Wrecking Ball” and Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” is down a spot to No.27 but is now certified Gold (●) in sales. “Soldier” for Samantha Jade tumbles eleven places to No.28 after scoring the highest new entry last week, and “Alive” by Dami Im is down twelve places to No.34. “Wings” for Birdy is down fourteen to No.39 and “Move” by Little Mix drops ten places to No.40, both tracks are now certified Gold (●), and Jason DeRulo is down five places to No.48 with “Talk Dirty”, the former No.1 now certified 4x▲Platinum.
Landing the highest new entry this week are Flume and Chet Faker with the track “Drop the Game” which is taken from their just released EP entitled “Lockjaw”, with the other two tracks on the EP also charting this week; “This Song is Not About a Girl” at No.52 and right behind at No.53 is “What About Us”. This also becomes the first time that Chet Faker has achieved an ARIA Singles chart entry.
Avicii lands the other Top 50 debut of the week, as he enters at No.41 with “Addicted to You”, which features guest vocals from the great-great niece of Judy Garland, Audra Mae. This becomes Avicii’s fourth single from his current album “True” (TW-12), with all of them charting this week, “Hey Brother” at No.3, “Wake Me Up” is back up a place to No.26 and “You Make Me” drops down nine places to No.82.
Lower 50: “Under Control” for Calvin Harris is down four places to No.54, but picks up a Gold (●) sales certification, with One Direction jumping back up seventeen places to No.59 with “Best Song Ever” as their album debuts at No.1 this week. Bonnie Anderson is back up eleven places to No.70 with “Raise the Bar” (HP-68) and Akon jumps seventeen spots to a new peak of No.77 with “So Blue”. Also scoring a new peak are Max Frost with their EP “Low High Low”, up nine spots to No.84, whilst returning tracks this week includes “What Now” (HP-21) for Rihanna at No.81, “Hall of Fame” (HP-4) for The Script at No.89, “Pompeii” (HP-4) for Bastille at No.94, “Clarity” (HP-13) for Zedd at No.96 and “Firework” by Katy Perry at No.99.
The Fray will be releasing their fourth studio album “Helios” in mid-January of 2014, and the first single from the album is entitled “Love Don’t Die”, and it debuts at No.51 this week, becoming the bands seventh ARIA Singles chart entry, and their first new entry since May 2012’s “Run for Your Life” (HP-39).
Kanye West is new at No.56 with “Bound 2”, which received a lot of attention for it’s racy video clip featuring his fiancée Kim Kardashian, whilst a parody by Seth Rogan and James Franco also helped its media profile this past week. Justin Bieber is touring Australia at the moment, but it hasn’t helped his weekly release to climb any higher, as this weeks new entry from him “Roller Coaster” is in at No.58.
Flight Facilities debut at No.61 with “Stand Still” featuring Micky Green as guest vocalist, with the next new entry coming at No.87 from local electronic outfit Rufus with their new song “Tonight”. ‘A Great Big World‘ is new at No.90 with “Say Something” which features Christina Aguilera as a guest, whilst featuring on the new Kid Ink track “Show Me” is Chris Brown, the track debuting at No.95 this week.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com