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ARIA Chart Report: Avicii Remains On Top, One Direction Steps Forth

by Gavin Ryan on July 27, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Avicii holds on for a fourth week to the No.1 spot in Australia with “Wake Me Up”, whilst OneRepublic are also in a holding pattern of No.2 with “Counting Stars”, the track now achieving Platinum (▲) in sales.

And moving up to a new peak of No.3 is Lorde with her EP “The Love Club” featuring the track “Royals”.

NEW #4 – Best Song Ever – One Direction
Debuting at No.4 are One Direction with “Best Song Ever”, which instantly becomes their sixth Top 10 single in Australia, and is the lead song lifted from their forthcoming first film ‘This is Us’ (released here in September). It becomes their thirteenth single overall to make it to the ARIA Top 100 and their fifth to achieve the highest new entry for the week.

Miley Cyrus holds at No.5 with “We Can’t Stop”, but behind her are three tracks which claim new chart peaks; “La La La” for Naughty Boy and Sam Smith which is up two places to No.6, up seven places to No.7 is “Burn” for Ellie Goulding and jumping nine spots from last weeks debut of No.17 to No.8 this week are Karmin with “Acapella”, which becomes their highest charting single in Australia, beating the No.9 peak of their first entry “Brokenhearted”, which landed at it’s peak this very week in 2012.

After twelve weeks inside the top three, “Blurred Lines” for Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell drops six places to No.9, but the song also picks up a sixth ▲ Platinum certification and moving up a couple of places to a new peak of No.10 is local singer Vance Joy with “Riptide” which is also newly crowned as Platinum (▲), becoming his first Top 10 placing on the ARIA Charts.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: MKTO jump up six places to a new peak of No.12 and and Miley Cyrus continue to climb as “Fall Down” is up four places to No.17. Jumping up eleven places to No.20 is “Reload” for Sebastian Ingrosso with Tommy Trash and John Martin, whilst Zedd and Foxes move up six places to a new peak of No.23. Bliss N Eso are up two places to No.34 with “Act Yo Age”, but leaping up thirty places to land at No.37 is Calvin Harris with “Thinking About You”, which becomes his albums eighth release and eighth Top 40 entry. All the previous releases reached the Top 20 too. Lastly Selena Gomez is up fifteen places to No.46 with “Come & Get it”, equaling her previous best effort of No.46 for “Naturally” (Feb 2010) and the song also becomes her third Top 50 entry, and is helped by her new album “Stars Dance” debuting within the albums Top 10.

DOWN DOWN: Four songs leave the Top 10, with “Radioactive” (HP-6) for Imagine Dragons down four places to No.11 after four weeks inside the Top 10, but with their recent tour announcement, they probably won’t drop far. After six weeks inside the Top 10 “Parachute” (HP-3) for Timomatic is out for the first time and down to No.13, whilst Matt Corby drops eight places to No.14 with his “Resolution” (HP-5) track/EP after seven broken weeks inside the Top 10, and lastly Olly Murs’ “Dear Darlin” (HP-4) is down six places to No.16 after spending five weeks inside.

Samantha Jade falls three places to No.18 with “Fire Starter”, which is now Gold (●) in sales, whilst down seven places each are “Get Lucky” for Daft Punk and the self-titled EP for Sheppard (now ▲) to No.26 and No.27 respectively. Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran fall eleven places to No.44 with “Everything Has Changed”, whilst last weeks No.41 debut of “I’m Out” for Ciara and Nicki Minaj falls twelve places to No.53, but Ricky Martin’s “Come With Me” tumbles nineteen spots to No.65 and Johnny Ruffo’s “Untouchable” falls thirty-two places to No.71 this week.

NEW #22 – To the End of the Earth – Jessica Mauboy
Jessica Mauboy debuts with her fourteen ARIA Singles chart entry (and Top 50 entry too) at No.22 with “To the End of the Earth”. This is the lead single off her forthcoming (as yet untitled) third studio album, and she will be touring the country from the start of November through until January 2014.

NEW #42 – Supersoaker – Kings of Leon
The Kings of Leon will be releasing their sixth album “Mechanical Bull” in mid September and the first single to be released from the album debuts at No.42 this week entitled “Supersoaker”. This becomes the bands tenth single to chart here in Australia, their last being “Pyro” which climbed to No.77 in January 2011.

NEW #47 – Another Life – The Collective
Local male vocal group The Collective debut with their tenth chart entry too, as “Another Life” enters at No.47 this week, also becoming their fifth Top 50 chart entry, and the first since their only Top 10 hit “Surrender” (HP-6) from December 2012.

Lower 50: AwolNation jump up eighteen places to a new peak of No.54 with “Sail”, and after tumbling last week, Emeli Sande and “Next to Me” is back up thirteen places to No.55. Moving up a couple of places to No.63 are Florida Georgia Line and Nelly with “Cruise”, whilst Pink is back up nine places to No.77 with “Try”. Bloc Party jump up fifteen places to No.81 with their new track “Ratchet” and returning tracks to the Top 100 include “One Way or Another” (HP-3) for One Direction at No.84 and “I Will Wait” (HP-23) for Mumford & Sons at No.95 (helped by their Splendour in the Grass shows).

Tinie Tempah is set to release his second album “Demonstration” in September, and the first single from the album “Trampoline” featuring 2 Chainz debuts on the ARIA Singles chart at No.61. The second single from Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (TW-9) album enters at No.68 entitled “Give it 2 U”, whilst David Guetta featuring GlowintheDark and Harrison debut at No.76 with “Ain’t a Party”, taken from David’s 2013 edition of “F**k Me I’m Famous” remix album.

US duo Capital Cities enter at No.78 with “Safe and Sound” a former Germany No.1 which also reached No.2 in Austria, No.8 in Switzerland and is in their home countries Top 20 at the moment. Future tourists Bastille enter at No.85 with their new track “Laura Palmer” (not about the ‘Twin Peaks’ character) whilst Imagine Dragons land a third Top 100 entry as “On Top of the World” comes in at No.88 this week. Selena Gomez is new at No.93 with “Slow Down” taken from this weeks No.8 entry on the album charts, her new set “Stars Dance”, whilst Dizzee Rascal enters at No.96 with “I Don’t Need a Reason”, and making his first entry at No.100 is Dustin Tebbutt with “The Breach”.

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