Eminem and Rihanna score their second No.1 duet this week as “The Monster” climbs a spot to No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, giving both of them their eighth chart-topping single here, the song also achieving Gold (●) in sales.
“The Monster” becomes the 1011th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013) and the 449th for ARIA (1983 to 2013), plus it’s the 33rd No.1 single for the Interscope label (and third this year after Redfoo and Robin Thicke). It’s the first time that the word ‘Monster’ has appeared in a summit-song and the track gives Eminem and Rihanna their eighth number one, moving them up to equal twelfth on the list of ‘Most No.1 Singles 1940-2013’ alongside Sammy Kaye, Dinah Shore, The Black Eyed Peas and Delta Goodrem. “The Monster” also gives Eminem his 28th and Rihanna her 36th accumulated week at No.1 in Australia, with Eminem’s last No.1 here being “Love the Way You Lie” in July 2010, and Rihanna’s was “S&M” from February 2011.
Katy Perry’s “Roar” is back up one place to No.2, spending its fourteenth week within the Top 3, and last weeks No.1 debut of “Borrow My Heart” for Taylor Henderson is down to No.3 this week. Avicii and “Hey Brother” bounces back up to No.4, and also up three places are Pitbull and Ke$ha with “Timber” to No.5 this week.
Justice Crew lands a new peak of No.6 with “Everybody”, whilst Dami Im is down three places to No.7 with “Alive”, but the track has achieved Platinum (▲) in sales now. Back in mid-June Lana Del Ray peaked at No.9 with her then first Top 10 single “Young & Beautiful” from ‘The Great Gatsby’ (TW-73) soundtrack, and this week the remixed version is up three places to a new peak of No.8, also achieving 2x▲Platinum in sales. Nathaniel drops four places to No.9 with “You” and the highest new entry of the week is in at No.10, “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran, which is the closing credits theme for the December due film ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’. And by debuting at No.10 it instantly becomes his fifth Top 10 hit here in Australia.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Havana Brown is up one spot to a new peak of No.14 with “Warrior” (now Gold ●), and with OneRepublic in the country this past week, their current charting singles climb back up, with “Something I Need” (now 2x▲Platinum) back up four to No.15 and “Counting Stars” up nine to No.29. Flo Rida is up six places to a new peak of No.20 with “How I Feel”, and Little Mix “Move” up six places to No.26. Also up six are Imagine Dragons with “Demons” to No.30, whilst ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ winners Uncle Jed leap up twenty-two places to a new peak of No.36 with “Brother”, plus their version of Ed Sheeran’s “Give Me Love” (HP-39) is back up to No.42 and they debut at No.49 with their rendition of the Pink song “Just Give Me a Reason”. And climbing up nine and into the Top 50 at No.48 is Afrojack with Spree Wilson on “The Spark”.
DOWN DOWN: The two songs dropping out of the Top 10 this week are Guy Sebastian with “Like a Drum” (TW-12, WI10-2, HP-4) which is now Gold (●), and after a single week at No.6, Jai Waetford and “Your Eyes” drops dramatically to No.41 this week. Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” is down a couple of places to No.18, but is now certified 3x▲Platinum, whilst Eminem’s resurgence last week for “Berzerk” is over, as it drops thirteen places to No.40 this week, with his “Survival” track down thirty-two places to No.67 and “Rap God” halving itself by dropping thirty-seven places to No.74. Third D3gree’s “Different Kind of Love” drops thirty-three places to No.55 and Taylor’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” also halves itself from last week, down forty-six spots to No.92. Dropping out from last weeks Top 50 is “Dope” by Lady GaGa from No.34.
Bastille land their third Top 50 entry this week, by debuting at No.13 with “Of the Night”, which initially uses the lyrics from the Snap song “Rhythm is a Dancer” (HP-3, Sept 1992) and then the main part of the song covers the Corona song “Rhythm of the Night” (HP-8, Sept 1994). And by debuting at No.13 it instantly becomes their second highest charting single in Australia, as earlier this year they reached No.4 with “Pompeii” and then followed it up in August with the No.26 single/EP “Laura Palmer”.
The new Tina Arena song “Only Lonely” is being used in the promo ads for ‘Home and Away’, helping the song to enter at No.32 this week, and becoming her second Top 40 hit from her current album “Reset” (TW-10) after “You Set Fire to My Life” (HP-38). Coming in at No.37 is John Legend with “All of Me” taken from his recent album “Love in the Future” (HP-22, Sept 2013), and it becomes his third chart entry and his first Top 50 placement as he charted in 2005 with “Used to Love U” (HP-67, March) and “Ordinary People” (HP-88, August). And landing his second chart entry at No.45 is Joel Fletcher, with Savage as guest vocalist on the song “Swing”. Joel is also on the charts at No.50 with Will Sparks on the dance track “Bring it Back” (HP-33).
Lower 50: “Applause” for Lady GaGa is back up thirteen places to No.52 and Bombs Away move up eight spots to a new peak of No.54 with “Better Luck Next Time”. Eminem and Sia are up thirty-two spots to No.59 with “Beautiful Pain”, Goldroom and their debut from last week “Embrace” jumps up eleven places to a new peak of No.88. The only re-entry this week is at No.96, “Never Expire” (HP-73) for Gossling.
This weeks Justin Bieber track is new at No.60, and is entitled “All Bad”, whilst one place lower at No.61 is “Perfume” by Britney Spears. The very first winner of A.G.T. in 2007 was a twelve year old girl named Bonnie Anderson, and this week her first single “Raise the Bar” debuts at No.68, whilst the guy she’s been supporting on his current tour of Australia, Olly Murs, debuts at No.73 with “Hand on Heart”. Flume has just re-packaged his self-titled album, which jumps up to No.7 this week, and lifted from the album is the No.75 entry for this week “The Greatest View” featuring Isabella Manfredi as guest vocalist.
Canadian artist Nasri Atweh, who has written songs for Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Cody Simpson, NKOTB, JoJo, Cheryl Cole, Michael Bolton, Boyzone and Vanessa Hudgens amongst others is now based in L.A. and is the lead singer for the band Magic!. Their first single is the reggae infused track “Rude”, and it debuts at No.77 this week, whilst scoring their third chart entry is Icona Pop at No.84 with “All Night”. The Vamps are a British four-piece boy-band who enters at No.90 with their debut single “Can We Dance” which went to No.2 in England and No.1 in Scotland back in September. And after a few days of sales, Mariah Carey’s new single (and title of her new album also) “The Art of Letting Go” sneaks into the chart at No.97.
Gavin Ryan repairs with thanks to Australian-Charts.com