Eminem and Rihanna hold for a second week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with “The Monster”.
Last week the song achieved Gold, this week though it’s up to Platinum (▲) in sales.
It pushes Eminem’s tally of weeks at No.1 in Australia up to 29 weeks, moving him up to No.19 on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Singles (1940-2013)’ and puts him one week behind The Black Eyed Peas tall of 30 weeks. Rihanna also moves up to No.15 on that list, as she has now racked up 37 weeks, putting her just ahead of the 36 weeks Madonna has notched up.
Katy Perry holds onto the No.2 position again with “Roar”, whilst Avicii is back up a place to No.3 with “Hey Brother”. “Timber” for Pitbull and Ke$ha returns to its former peak of No.4 which it achieved at the start of November, whilst Taylor Henderson is down a couple of places to No.5 with “Borrow My Heart”.
Last weeks debut for Bastille, “Of the Night”, jumps up seven places to No.6, becoming their second Top 10 single in Australia after “Pompeii” reached No.4 in early June. Guy Sebastian’s “Like a Drum” returns to the Top 10, back up five places to No.7 this week, whilst One Direction with “The Story of My Life” also returns, up three spots to No.8. The “Young & Beautiful” remix for Lana Del Rey is back down a place to No.9, and after peaking at No.6 last week, “Everybody” for Justice Crew is back down four places to No.10, but is now certified (▲) Platinum in sales.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: James Blunt is back up five places to No.11 with “Bonfire Heart”, and moving up two places to a new peak of No.12 is Havana Brown with “Warrior”. But leaping up twenty-four places to No.13 is John Legend with “All of Me”, ahead of him joining Alicia Keys on her upcoming December tour here. “How I Feel” for Flo Rida holds at No.20 this week, but Imagine Dragons jump up nine places to No.21 with “Demons”. “Old School Love” for Lupe Fiasco and Ed Sheeran is back up to its original debut position of No.23, as too is Birdy with “Wings”, which benefits from her performance of the song on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ this past week, with the song having debuted there back in early October. After debuting at No.77 last week, Magic! leap up forty-nine places to land at No.28 this week with “Rude”, and Lana’s other charting single, “Summertime Sadness” is back up to No.32 and now re-certified 3x▲ Platinum. “Swing” for Joel Fletcher and Savage is up six places to a new peak of No.39 and “The Spark” for Afrojack and Spree Wilson climbs up to No.45 this week.
DOWN DOWN: “You” (HP-4) by Nathaniel is down six places to No.15 after six weeks inside the Top 10, and after debuting at No.10 last week, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Hobbit 2’ theme “I See Fire” is down eight places to No.18 this week. Dami Im’s new album debuts at No.1 this week, so her former No.1 single “Alive” suffers by dropping fifteen places to No.22 after three weeks within the ten. Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” is down five places to No.27 and is now certified 7x▲Platinum in sales, whilst Jason DeRulo drops ten places to No.29 with “Marry Me” (now ▲Platinum). Drake drops eight to No.31 with “Hold On, We’re Coming Home”, and OneRepublic are also down eight places to No.37 with “Counting Stars”. “Riptide” for Vance Joy falls eleven to No.38, whilst Tina Arena is down fourteen to No.46 with “Only Lonely”. Uncle Jed tumble with all three of their entries this week, with “Brother” down thirty-one to No.67, “Give Me Love” drops thirty-seven to No.79 and “Give Me Just a Reason” leaves the Top 100 from No.49.
Samantha Jade lands the highest new entry this week, by debuting at No.17 with her third single “Soldier”. She has previously landed first week in the Top 10 with her first two singles, “What You’ve Done for Me” (HP-1, Nov 2012) and “Firestarter” (HP-9, July 2013), the latter track debuting at No.13 on the Russian charts this week.
Returning to the ARIA Singles chart for the first (solo) time since 2009 is Lily Allen at No.33 with “Hard Out Here”, becoming her twelfth overall entry and eighth solo entry. She was last on the charts in July as guest vocalist on the Pink track “True Love” (HP-5). And also returning after a few years away, are the John Butler Trio, who debut at No.44 with “Only One”, becoming the groups thirteen Top 100 entry, with their last being “I’d Do Anything” (HP-69, peaked March 2011). The final Top 50 entry of the week is by Timomatic, who is new at No.48 with his third release for 2013, “Everything is Allowed”, becoming his seventh chart entry overall.
Lower 50: INXS re-enter again at No.54 with “Never Tear us Apart” (HP-14, 1988), and The Vamps jump up thirty-two places to No.58 with “Can We Dance”. Martin Garrix and his recent UK No.1 single “Animals” (HP-29) is back up to No.60 this week and Icona Pop jump up nineteen places to a new peak of No.65 with “All Night”. Goldroom climb again this week with “Embrace”, up thirteen spots to a new peak of No.75, whilst Dami Im is back in at No.77 with her version of “Purple Rain” (HP-29). Mariah Carey’s new single “The Art of Letting Go” is up fifteen places to No.82 and Max Frost climb five places to a new peak of No.93 with their “Low High Low” EP. Also returning to the Top 100 are Illy with “Youngbloods” at No.90, “Resolution” for Matt Corby at No.97, “Skinny Love” for Birdy at No.99 and The Kite String Tangle return at 100 with “Given the Chance” (HP-85).
Justin Bieber’s weekly track this week is “PYD” which features R. Kelly as guest vocalist and it debuts at No.56 this week. Danish three-piece band New Politics debut at No.69 with their first entry here, “Harlem”, new at No.69 this week, and a few places lower at No.71 is Rudimental featuring Emeli Sande and Nas on the track “Free”, and Tinie Tempah has John Martin as his guest vocalist on this weeks No.74 entry “Children of the Sun”.
Harrison Craig debuts at No.84 with his new track “Lift Your Spirit”, and a few places lower at No.86, The Wombats debut with “Your Body is a Weapon”, becoming the bands fifth chart entry in Australia, and first since May 2011’s “Techno Fan” (HP-54). Akon debuts at No.94 with “So Blue”, his first lead single since October 2010’s “Angel” (HP-57), and his last chart appearance was back in September 2012 on the David Guetta track “Play Hard”. Overall this is his twenty-eight chart appearance.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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