Robin Thicke with T.I and Pharrell spend a sixth week at No.1 in Australia, becoming the longest running No.1 single for 2013 (so far).
The Thicke song is newly certified 3x▲ Platinum. The last song to spend six or more weeks at the top was “Thrift Shop” for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (from 3-Dec-12) which stayed atop for seven weeks.
NEW #2 – Unchained Melody – Harrison Craig
NEW #3 – More Than a Dream – Harrison Craig
The Voice top four was announced last Monday night (10-June), and Harrison Craig performed his original and cover song which land at No.2 and No.3 this week, giving him his third Top 10 single and his highest charting so far, as he previously landed at No.6 with “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (TW-61). Harrison currently has eight songs within the Top 100, as he re-enters with three of his previous hits, and this is the tenth version of Unchained Melody to chart in Australia, with the previous versions listed below…
1955 – Les Baxter & His Orchestra (HP-1×5)
1955 – Al Hibbler (HP-1×5) (charted equally with Les Baxter version)
1965 – John Perry (HP-60) (June)
1965 – The Righteous Brothers (HP-3) (August)
1972 – Blue Haze (HP-80)
1978 – Elvis Presley (HP-93)
1986 – Leo Sayer (HP-77)
1990 – The Righteous Brothers (HP-1×7) (re-recorded for the film ‘Ghost’)
2003 – Gareth Gates (HP-9)
2013 – Harrison Craig (HP-2)
It could be an interesting battle next week, as Robin Thicke is appearing on The Voice finale on Monday performing his current No.1 song, and then he will be battling the winner of the competition too for chart pole position. Passenger’s “Let Her Go” was performed on the show by Danny Ross last week, and it has only dropped a couple of places to No.4 this week, pushing the other former No.1 inside the Top 10, “Get Lucky” for Daft Punk and Pharrell down a couple of places to No.5, the song now 3x▲ in sales. Leaping into the Top 10, up sixteen places to No.6 is “We Own it” for 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, becoming the first Top 10 hit for 2 Chainz, but the third as guest vocalist (none as lead) for Wiz, who has also appeared on Maroon 5’s “Payphone” (HP-2, June 2012) and with Snoop Dogg on “Young, Wild and Free” (HP-4, Jan 2012). Mariah Carey and Miguel are down a couple of places to No.8 with “#Beautiful”, which is now certified Gold (●) in sales, whilst Bastille fall four places to No.9 with “Pompeii”, and local artist Matt Corby is down a couple of spots to No.10 with “Resolution”.
NEW #7 – Parachute – Timomatic
Timomatic performed his new single “Parachute” on the Voice semi-final last Monday night, and in doing so it helps him land his third Top 10 single in Australia, after his debut track “Set it Off” (HP-2, Jan 2012) and “If Looks Could Kill” (HP-8, April 2012). Tim is going to be judging on the new upcoming series of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’, and this new track is taken from his forthcoming third album, no date known as yet.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Olly Murs jumps up seven places to a new peak of No.11 with “Dear Darlin’”, and Armin van Buuren is back up one place to No.14 with “This is What is Feels Like” (HP-13, and now ●), whilst Imagine Dragons hold at their No.16 peak for “Radioactive”, and right behind them is Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with “Wing$” which flies up ten places to No.17 giving the team their fourth straight Top 20 hit in Australia. Sheppard’s self-titled EP featuring “Let me Down Easy” jumps up nine places to No.29, helped maybe by their Channel 10 News performance during the week, and up six places to No.35 are Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran with “Everything Has Changed”.
DOWN DOWN: Lana Del Rey unfortunately only got to spend a single week in the Top 10 as “Young and Beautiful” drops down three spots to No.12, whilst Rudimental are down six places to No.13 with “Waiting All Night” (HP-6, four weeks inside Top 10), and with Jason DeRulo leaving the Top 10 for the first time since debuting their eight weeks ago, he’s now down eight places to No.18 with “The Other Side” (HP-4×2), and finally last weeks highest new entry of “Bayini” for Gurrumul and Delta Goodrem is down forty-seven places to No.51 this week. Karise Eden is down nine places to No.28 after debuting at No.19 last week with “Threads of Silence” (this could climb again as its being used in the ‘Squizzy’ ads on Ch9), and Justin Timberlake falls eight places to No.34 with “Mirrors” (now 2x▲), with Avril down nine places to No.43 with “Here’s to Never Growing Up”, whilst The Wanted drop twenty-one places to No.65 with “Walks Like Rihanna”.
The VOICE SEASON 2 (Semi-Final): With Harrison taking the No.2 and 3 positions this week, he also re-enters with “You Raise Me Up” #42), “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (#61), “Broken Vow” (#81) and “Home” (#88). The next top four finalist to chart is Luke Kennedy, who debuts at No.22 with his original track “Love is Gone”, whilst his cover of “Caruso” enters one place lower at No.23, and he returns to the Top 100 with “Time to Say Goodbye” (#72), “A Time for Us” (#94) and “I Dreamed a Dream” (#98). Celia Pavey enters at No.32 with her self-penned track “Candle in the Night”, and her cover of “Xanadu” is in at No.73, with the fourth finalist Danny Ross sees his original track “Windmill” entering at No.89, with his cover of “Let Her Go” debuting at No.78.
NEW #26 – We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus returns to the ARIA charts for the first time in just under three years by debuting at No.26 with “We Can’t Stop”, becoming her sixteenth Top 100 entry since her first “Nobody’s Perfect” (as Hannah Montana) in January 2008. He last lead chart appearance here was “Gonna Get This” (HP-75, November 2010), but she did appear as guest vocalist on the Will.i.am entry “Fall Down” (HP-47, April 2013).
NEW #47 – Tennis Court – Lorde
Recently New Zealand songstress Lorde reached No.37 with her EP “The Love Club” (TW-48), and now she debuts with the single “Tennis Court”, which debuted at No.1 in her native country this past week, her second No.1 there, and now second Top 50 hit here in Australia.
Lower 50: Triple J broadcast their ‘Hottest 100 of the past 20 Years’ special last weekend, and the Oasis track “Wonderwall” took out the top spot. In February 1996 the song went to No.1 and it re-enters at No.52 this week, whilst the No.2 song in the Top 100 went to “Seven Nation Army” (HP-17) for The White Stripes, which returns to the Top 100 at No.86 this week. Vance Joy and the track “Riptide” are up a couple of place to a new peak of No.54, with Sebastian Ingrosso jumping back up thirteen places to No.55 with “Reload” (HP-53).
New Entries in the lower fifty this week come from Major Lazer featuring Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga and Mystic with “Bubble Butt” at No.59, becoming the Major’s third chart entry here. In at No.63 are local act Boy & Bear with “Southern Sun”, the bands fifth Top 100 appearance, and their first new material in two years.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com