With Robin Thicke in the country last week doing press and performing his song “Blurred Lines” on The Voice grand finale Monday night (20-June), it has kept his song at the top of the ARIA Singles chart for a seventh week.
The last song to stay at the top for that amount of time was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis during (our) summer with “Thrift Shop”. And Passenger moves back up two places to No.2 with “Let Her Go”, with the song now certified 5x▲ (Platinum) in sales, having spent the past fourteen weeks inside the Top 4.
NEW #3 – Come With Me – Ricky Martin
This very week in 1998 (21-June) Ricky Martin debuted at No.1 with his World Cup theme “Cup of Life” (b/w “Maria”), and this week he lands his sixth Top 10 entry with “Come With Me” which debuts at No.3. It also becomes his fourth Top 10 debutee, as along with “Cup of Life” he also debuted inside the Top 10 with “She Bangs” (#3, Oct 2000) and the duet with Christina Aguilera “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely” (#8, March 2001). This new entry becomes Ricky’s thirteenth chart entry since “Maria” in December 1997, and he also returns to the Top 100 at No.87 with “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (HP-4, May 1999).
Daft Punk and Pharrell move back up one place to No.4 with “Get Lucky”, whilst The Voice winner Harrison Craig is only down three places to No.5 with his version of “Unchained Melody”, possibly helped by the screening of ‘Ghost’ on Thursday night also. Voice fourth placed Danny Ross did a duet with his mentor Joel Madden on the Bastille track “Pompeii”, which helps the song to climb back up three places to No.6 and the track is now 2x▲ in sales.
NEW #7 – Heart Hypnotic – Delta Goodrem
The Voice judges debut higher than the winner this week, with Delta Goodrem entering at No.7 with her new single “Heart Hypnotic”, which could be a taste of her new album, as it’s not on ‘Child of the Universe’ which re-enters at No.92 on the albums chart this week. This new single becomes Delta’s fifteenth Top 10 single and her 22nd chart entry overall, as she recently went to No.4 alongside Gurrumul with “Bayini” (which drops out of the Top 100 after two weeks on the chart).
After leaping into the Top 10 last week 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa fall back two places to No.8 with “We Own it”, but should be happy that the track has already achieved Gold (●) here in sales, as too has Olly Murs, who is up one place to No.10 with “Dear Darlin’”, now his second Top 10 hit in Australia after “Troublemaker”. In between those two new Gold tracks is Timomatic with “Parachute” at No.9, which is down a couple of places from its debut of No.7 last week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Imagine Dragons move up four places to a new peak of No.12 with “Radioactive”, while Jessie J is back up one place to No.14 with “Wild” (HP-11). Empire of the Sun debuts at No.3 with their new album which helps boost their current single “Alive” (now ●) up a massive seventeen places to a new peak of No.22. Miley Cyrus holds at her entry position of No.26 with “We Can’t Stop” whilst Sheppard’s self-titled EP is up a couple of places to a new chart height of No.27. Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are up four places to No.31 with “Everything Has Changed” and Vance Joy leaps into the Top 50, up thirteen places to No.41 with “Riptide”. Fergie is up to No.43 with “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” from ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack (TW-5) and also entering the fifty for the first time is Sebastian Ingrosso with Tommy Trash and John Martin on “Reload”, up ten places to No.45.
DOWN DOWN: Matt Corby’s “Resolution” is down a place to No.11 after three weeks inside the Top 10 (HP-5), with the song now certified ●, with Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful” (HP-6) falling down five places to No.13 after also three Top 10 weeks. Lana Del Rey is down six places to No.18 with “Young and Beautiful”, and after peaking at No.17 last week, “Wing$” for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is back down to No.21 but is also certified ● in sales, whilst their former No.1 “Can’t Hold Us” is down to No.25 and re-certified 4x▲. Big drops come from Little Mix and Missy Elliott who tumble seventeen places to No.50 with “How Ya Doin’?” (now ●) and Karise Eden’s “Threads of Silence” which is down twenty-nine places to No.57.
NEW #15 – Unconditional – Harrison Craig
The VOICE (Grand Finale): Harrison Craig took out the second season of The Voice on Monday night (20-June), and he retains a Top 5 placement with his rendition of “Unchained Melody” falling down to No.5, whilst his big debut of the week is at No.15 with his second original song “Unconditional” debuting at No.15 this week, his first original “More Than a Dream” drops sixteen places to No.19. His version of “You Raise Me Up” is up to a new peak of No.33 this week (up nine places); with “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (HP-6) back up six places to No.55. He is also in the Top 100 with “Broken Vow” (#70 up from #81), “Home” (#76 up from #88), “If” (#79 down from #44), “It Had Better Be Tonight” (#89 up from #91) and he debuts as a part of the final four’s rendition of “You’re the Voice” which is new at No.95.
Second placed Luke Kennedy has six songs within the Top 100 this week, firstly “Caruso” (#46 down from #23), “Time to Say Goodbye” (#53 up from #72), “Love is Gone” (#56 down from #22), “I Dreamed a Dream” (new peak of #77), “A Time for Us” (#85 up from #94) and a re-entry at No.99 of “Please Don’t Ask Me” (HP-11). Celia Pavey has two songs this week within the Top 100, “Candle in the Night” (#65) and “A Thousand Years” (#86) with fourth placed Danny Ross at No.90 with his version of “Let Her Go” (HP-78).
NEW #16 – Counting Stars – OneRepublic
Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic was part of The Voice Season 2 this year, helping mentor Delta Goodrem’s team, and he along with his band OneRepublic performed their new song “Counting Stars” on the finale last week. This becomes their seventh chart entry in Australia since “Apologize” (HP-1×8, Dec 2007, which returns to the Top 100 at No.80 this week), and the second single from their “Native” (returns at No.14 this week) album, the first being “If I Lose Myself” (HP-53, April 2013).
NEW #42 – Wake Me Up – Avicii feat Aloe Blacc
Swedish DJ Avicii returns to the ARIA Singles chart at No.42 with “Wake Me Up” featuring singer Aloe Blacc as guest vocalist. This becomes his fifth single to chart here and his third Top 50 placing. He recently landed his first Top 10 single in Australia with “I Could Be the One” which leaves the Top 100 this week after 23 weeks in the Top 100 (peaking at No.4). This track is taken from his September due debut album “#TRUE”. It’s also Aloe’s second chart entry after “I Need a Dollar” (HP-11) from 2011.
Lower 50: New entries in the lower half of the chart this week come from future ‘X-Factor’ judge here Redfoo (from LMFAO) with “I’ll Award You with My Body” at No.58, Sean Paul and “Other Side of Love” at No.60, becoming his fourteenth chart entry in Australia. Jack Johnson debuts at No.64 with “I Got You” which is his seventh chart entry, and former UK No.1 single “La La La” by Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith debuts at No.69. John Newman lands his first solo chart entry at No.81 with “Love Me Again”, and there are re-entries from Sam & The Womp with “Bom Bom” at No.88 and Rudimental and “Not Giving in” back in at No.98.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com