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ARIA Chart: Avicii Is Still Tops

by Gavin Ryan on August 11, 2013

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Avicii and Aloe Blacc reign supreme for a sixth consecutive week atop the ARIA Singles Chart.

“Wake Me Up” is also re-certified this week double Platinum (2x▲), plus he becomes equal with Roxette with “The Look” as the longest run at No.1 for a Swedish act during ARIA’s Chart History (1983-2013) and the equal fourth longest run in Australian chart history (1940 to 2013) {see last weeks column for the full table}.

Spending a second week at No.2 is Lorde with her EP “The Love Club” featuring the main track “Royals”, which also achieved double Platinum this week (2x▲). In fact the entire top five is stable this week with OneRepublic and “Counting Stars”, Karmin with “Acapella” and “La La La” for Naughty Boy and Sam Smith at numbers three, four and five respectively.

Moving up one place each to new peaks are Ellie Goulding with “Burn” to No.6 and “Riptide” for Vance Joy to No.7, whilst Miley Cyrus falls a couple of places to No.8 with “We Can’t Stop”. MKTO land their second Top 10 entry as their latest track “Classic” is up four places to new peak of No.9 and returning to the top ten at No.10 is Robin Thicke with “Blurred Lines”, back up one place this week.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Zedd and Foxes move up three places to a new peak of No.13 with “Clarity” and also up three are and Miley Cyrus with “Fall Down” to No.14 this week. Imagine Dragons jump up seven places to No.16 with their latest “On Top of the World” and gaining his second Top 20 hit is Passenger whose latest track “Holes” is up a massive sixteen places to No.20. Three weeks ago Jessica Mauboy debuted at No.22 with “To the End of the Earth”, but fell back last week. But this week her new track is up eleven places to a new peak of No.21, whilst Calvin Harris is up twelve places to No.28 with his new song “Thinking About You”. Lorde is scoring a new peak for her other chart entry “Tennis Court” which is up seven places to No.32 and AwolNation climb six places to No.36 with “Sail” and achieve a Gold (●) certification. Robin Thicke jumps up ten places to No.43 with his new single “Give it 2 U” and returning to the Top 50 due to X-Factor performances are Jason Mraz with “I Won’t Give Up”, returning to the hundred at No.35 and Christina Perri with “A Thousand Years”, which is up thirteen places to No.49 in it’s 70th week within the Top 100.

DOWN DOWN: Imagine Dragons returned to the Top 10 last week with “Radioactive”, which is back down a couple of places to No.11, whilst the other top ten dropout comes from One Direction and “Best Song Ever” which is down twelve places to No.22 after two weeks inside the ten, but it does also pick up Gold (●) in sales. After rebounding last week to No.20 the self-titled EP for Sheppard drops back seven places to No.27, whilst “Reload” for Sebastian Ingrosso is down eight places to No.34. After reaching an equal best peak of No.31 for “Act Yo Age”, Bliss N’ Eso fall back seven places to No.38, whilst Pink is down eleven places to No.45 with “Just Give Me a Reason”, with “Try” is down eighteen places to No.61. Last weeks highest new entry at No.29 of “Love More” for Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj is down seventeen places to No.46 this week, and “Alive” for Empire of the Sun drops twelve places to No.53.

NEW #12 – CAN’T BELIEVE IT Flo Rida Feat. Pitbull
The teaming of chart heavy weights Flo Rida and Pitbull results in a No.12 debut for their booty-luvin’ track “Can’t Believe it”. This is the first taste from Flo’s forthcoming fifth album entitled “The Perfect 10” and it becomes his 25th chart entry in Australia and the 27th entry for Pitbull.

NEW #37 – WHAT NOW Rihanna
Rihanna is touring Australia in five-six weeks time (from 24th Sept) and her first new entry for 2013 by her is “What Now”, a mid-tempo ballad which is the fifth single to chart from her “Unapologetic” album (TW-87). She is also currently charting with “Stay” (up three to No.42) and “Diamonds” (up thirteen to No.71), and this becomes her 41st chart entry in Australia.

NEW #48 – WILD CHILD Elen Levon
Nineteen year old Sydney singer Elen Levon lands her fourth Top 100 entry and first Top 50 placing by debuting at No.48 with her new single “Wild Child”. Her first entry came in October 2011 with “Naughty” featuring Israel Cruz (HP-60) and then in 2012 she charted with “Like a Girl in Love” (March, HP-74) and her last entry was “Dancing to the Same Song” (October, HP-73).

Lower 50: X-Factor performances are again driving jumps and re-entries in the lower half of the chart this week, with “Beneath Your Beautiful” for Labrinth and Emeli Sande back up thirty-eight places to No.55, Birdy re-enters at No.59 with “People Help the People” and right behind at No.60 is a return for “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia, with “Burn for You” (HP-5, Dec 1990) by John Farnham back in at No.69 and “Girl on Fire” for Alicia Keys up twenty-four places to No.70..
Bastille are here in the country next week, and their new track “Laura Palmer” is up nine places to a new peak of No.57, whilst Icona Pop jump seventeen places to No.64 with their latest track “Girlfriend” (HP-55). Mike Posner moves up one place to a new peak of No.73 with “The Way it Used to Be”, with Capital Cities are up thirteen spots to No.82 with “Safe & Sound” (HP-78). There are returns to the Top 100 also for “Middle Ground” (HP-69) by Mark Wilkinson at No.75, “The Breach” for Dustin Tebbutt at No.76 (new peak also), “Is This How You Feel?” by The Preatures (HP-71) at No.87, “Take Back the Night” for Justin Timberlake (HP-57) at No.93 and back in at No.99 is “Hall of Fame” for The Script (HP-4).

Pez debuts at No.52 with his new song One Life featuring Tys as guest rapper, becoming his sixth Top 100 entry overall, whilst Rudimental land their fourth chart entry at No.58 with Right Here featuring guest vocalist Foxes on the track. Lana Del Rey debuts at No.62 with Summertime Sadness with this being the Cedric Gervais remix, the track taken from her “Born to Die” album (TW-76), whilst RUFUS land their third chart entry as Sundream debuts at No.65. Previously they charted with “Take Me” (HP-83, April 2013) and “Desert Night” (HP-67, July 2013). The final new entry at No.81 is She Keeps me Warm by Mary Lambert, the song was sampled by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with their second No.1 here “Same Love”.

Pink holds onto the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums chart this week with her set “The Truth About Love”, making it a ninth accumualted week at the top, equaling the time her previous album “Funhouse” (TW-67) spent at No.1 (Nov to Dec 08).

But this is not the longest run at the top for one of Pink’s albums, as this weeks No.5 album “Greatest Hits… So Far” notched up thirteen straight weeks at the top from November 2010 through until February 2011. This stay at No.1 helps Pink to notch up her 33rd accumulated week at No.1 on the Australian album charts.

Sydney hip-hop duo Horrorshow debut at No.2 with their third album “King Amongst Many”, plus in the process this becomes their first ARIA Albums chart entry. They have previously released “The Grey Space” (2008) and “Inside Story” (2009), whilst the lead track from this new album is entitled “Unfair Lottery”. And another local act also enters inside the Top 10 this week, Melbourne band Snakadaktal who enter at No.9 with their debut album, entitled “Sleep in the Water”. They have previously charted with a self-titled EP back in December 2011 which reached No.78.

Imagine Dragons are up a couple of places to a new peak of No.4 with “Night Visions” and “25 Years – The Chain” for Fleetwood Mac also lands a new chart height of No.6. Michael Buble tickets went on sale recently for his upcoming tour, which helps his former No.1 album “To Be Loved” to jump back up eleven places to No.7 and down four places to No.8 are Bliss N’ Eso with “Circus in the Sky”, with Bruno Mars down to No.10 again with “Unorthodox Jukebox”.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Jake Bugg holds at his No.19 peak with his self-titled album and with a fourth single from the Rudimental album “Home” entering the Top 100 singles this week, their set is back up six places to No.20. Michael Buble also returns to the Top 100 at No.25 with his box-set of albums “The Collection”, which also gains a new peak in the process (former HP-43), and The Eagles are up eight places to No.26 with “The Very Best of” collection. The self-titled debut album for Flume is back up ten places to No.31 and once again Bastille score a new peak with their “Bad Blood” album, it’s up seven places to No.41 with Bring Me the Horizon jumping back up fifteen places to No.43 with “Sempiternal”.

DOWN DOWN: After two weeks inside the Top 10 and a stay at No.1 for a week, Karnivool drop eight places to No.11 with “Asymmetry”, whilst another former chart topping album, “More Than a Dream” for Harrison Craig” is down nine places to No.14 after six weeks inside the Top 10. The third and final top ten evacuee is Robin Thicke and his “Blurred Lines” album which drops five places to No.15 after three weeks inside. Luke Kennedy drops nine places to No.21 with “A Time for Us”, Frank Ocean falls back seventeen places to No.28 with “Channel Orange”, with Alt-J down eleven places to No.36 with “An Awesome Wave”. Hillsong Live fall twenty-three places to No.39 after rebounding last week with “Glorious Ruins”, and John Williamson’s “A Hell of a Career” is back down thirteen places to No.42 (but expect this to go back up the closer we get to Father’s Day in early September). Celia Pavey is down sixteen places to No.49 with “This Music”, James Blake falls twenty-nine places with “Overgrown”, last weeks highest new entry of “Kensal Road” for Kate Ceberano is down thirty-six places to No.59, Selena Gomez tumbles again with “Stars Dance”, now down to twenty-one places to No.60, and the new self-titled album for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes tumbles fifty-three places to No.77. The big fallout from last weeks Top 50 is The Rolling Stones album “Hyde Park Live” which leaves from No.37.

Five Finger Death Punch land their second ARIA Albums chart entry this week with their fourth album entitled “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1”, which comes in at No.13 this week. Their previous chart entry was from October 2011, their third album “American Capitalist” which debuted and peaked at No.50.

Local country singer Jasmine Rae debuts at No.23 with her third album entitled “If I Want to”. She has charted with all three of her releases now, with her first two being “Look it Up” (HP-62, Sept 2008) and “Listen Here” (HP-35, March 2011), so this new entry becomes her highest charting album so far.

US male/female duo The Civil Wars debut at No.35 with their second album which is self-titled and the first to chart here. They have previously charted as guest vocalists on the Taylor Swift track “Safe & Sound” (Theme from ‘The Hunger Games’) which peaked at No.38 back in early 2012. And landing their second albums chart entry at No.37 is Perth band Pond with their fifth album release “Hobo Rocket”. Their previous chart entry was with their fourth album entitled “Beard, Wives, Denim” which debuted and peaked at No.64 in March 2012.

Lower 50: With the hint of Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” around this week, her previous album “Teenage Dream” jumps back up thirty places to No.52 this week, whilst the “Greatest Hits” collection for Bon Jovi is back up eleven places to No.53. The self titled Lumineers album is back up eighteen places to No.70 and “Birdy” for Birdy is back up fifteen spots to No.71. There are two returning albums this week with The Bee Gees “Mythology” back in at No.82 after the ABC re-screened their life story documentary and Rihanna is back in at No.87 with “Unapologetic” thanks to a new track charting from the album.

Film and television star Bridgit Mendler sees her debut album “Hello My Name is…” enter at No.58 this week, whilst further new entries come from Jay Sean at No.72 with his fourth album “Neon”, becoming his second to chart here after his third set “All or Nothing” (HP-57) from early 2010. The Backstreet Boys enter at No.73 with their eighth studio album entitled “In a World Like This” and right behind them at No.74 is Newsted with their debut album “Heavy Metal Music”. The band is lead by former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. And finally new at No.86 is another heavy metal band, Chimaira with their seventh studio album entitled “Crown of Phantoms”. They first charted here with their self-titled third album in August 2005 which reached No.45, followed in March 2007 by “Resurrection” (HP-79) and then their fifth album “The Infection” (HP-81) in May 2009.

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