The last chart of 2013 sees a new No.1 in the form of Jason DeRulo and “Trumpets”, which is up from last weeks No.3 to become his third chart-topping single in Australia.
“Trumpets” also becomes Jason’s second No.1 for the year, as back on the 19th of August he debuted at the top with “Talk Dirty” (TW-45) which stayed atop for a single week, whilst his first No.1 here was “In My Head” (from 22-Feb-2010) for three weeks. The song becomes the 1013th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013) and the 451st for ARIA, plus the 17th and final chart-topper for 2013.
There has never been a trumpet titled song at the top before in Australia, the last song title to feature the word was Rizzle Kicks and “Down with the Trumpets” (HP-52) from September 2012. The song also becomes the fourteenth No.1 for the Warner Brothers (direct) label, with Jason having achieved their three previous consecutive number ones, whilst “Trumpets” also becomes the 663rd No.1 single by an American artist in this country.
I also want to mention that the last time that the final week of year scored a new No.1 single was back on the 27th of December in 2010 when “Who’s That Girl” by Guy Sebastian and Eve started a two week broken run at the top. This has only happened five times in total now, with the previous such feats achieved by Aqua with “Doctor Jones” (28-Dec-1997), Pink with “Get the Party Started” (31-Dec-2001) and “Shut Up” by The Black Eyed Peas (29-Dec-2003), as prior to 1997 the charts were held-over during the Christmas/New Years period.
Pharrell Williams also moves up two places to a new peak of No.2 with “Happy”, which pushes down “Rude” by MAGIC! to No.3 after they spent the past two weeks in the waiting bay, whilst former No.1 “All of Me” by John Legend drops to No.4 after three weeks at the top. On hold this week are two duets, with “The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna followed by “Timber” for Pitbull and Ke$ha at No.5 and No.6 respectively. “Like a Drum” for Guy Sebastian is back up a couple of places to No.7 and “Hey Brother” for Avicii is on hold at No.8. “Roar” by Katy Perry is back up one to No.9 and after leaping into the Top 10 last week, “Free” by Rudimental, Emeli Sande and Nas is back down to No.10 this week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: “Demons” (HP-11) for Imagine Dragons is back up three places to No.12, whilst Avicii is up five spots to a new chart height of No.13 with “Addicted to You” (its now being used in the ‘Love Child’ mini-series ads on Channel 9), whilst Joel Fletcher and Savage leap up nine places to a new peak of No.14 with “Swing”, far surpassing the original by Savage, which only reached No.36 back in last August of 2005. MKTO score their third Top 20 hit, as their latest single “God Only Knows” rises up fourteen places to No.18, whilst rejoining the Top 20 is “Team” (HP-19) by Lorde, which is up six places to No.20, with her EP “The Love Club” back up to No.22. London Grammar jump again this week with “Strong”, which is up eleven places to No.28, Katy Perry is back up four places to No.31 with “Unconditionally”, and up seven places to No.33 is Mariah Carey with “All I Want for Christmas is You” (this will drop next week). Returning to the Top 50 this week are Afrojack and Spree Wilson with “The Spark” (51 to 42), “Talk Dirty” for Jason DeRulo (56 to 45) and “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons (60 to 49).
DOWN DOWN: No songs left the Top 10 this week, but last weeks potential entrant, “Warrior” by Havana Brown drops down from eleven to No.15 this week, while “Young and Beautiful” for Lana Del Rey falls seven places to No.24 and Bastille fall nine to No.25 with “Of the Night”. “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran is spending it’s third week at No.1 in New Zealand, but here it falls fourteen places to No.27, and with a new James Blunt track debuting this week, his former No.3 single ARIA albums Michael Bublé stars on top of the Christmas Tree is down seven spots to No.32 this week. “Riptide” by Vance Joy is down eight to No.38, with his new single about to be released, while “You” by Nathaniel and “Old School Love” for Lupe Fiasco both drop ten places to No.39 and No.43 respectively. “Stay the Night” for Zedd and Hayley Williams is down thirteen places to No.54 and falling out from last weeks Top 50 is Lea Michele with “Cannonball” from No.45, whilst the “Triple J – Christmas Number 1” (HP-9) falls out after two weeks from No.69.
There are two new entries to the Top 50 this week, with the first coming in at No.44, Beyonce with “XO” from her recently released self-titled album which is at No.3 this week. It becomes her 27th ARIA Singles Top 100 chart entry, with her last new material being “I Was Here” (HP-85) from January 2012. And landing his ninth chart entry at No.47 is James Blunt with “Heart to Heart”, the second single lifted from his “Moon Landing” (TW-12) album, whilst the first track from the set, “Bonfire Heart”, is down to No.32 this week after having peaked at No.3.
Lower 50: After tumbling last week, Jessica Mauboy and “Beautiful” is back up thirteen places to No.53 this week, whilst Eminem is back up twelve places to No.58 with “Rap God” while “Berzerk” is back up thirteen spots to No.65. Due to her Muppets Christmas special screened last weekend, the Lady GaGa single “Applause” is back up thirty places to No.62, whilst One Direction leap back up seventeen spots to No.69 with “Best Song Ever”. Karmin are back up seventeen places to No.73 with “Acapella”, with “Love Me Again” for John Newman back up eleven places to No.80. The only track to score a new peak in the lower fifty is the duet between John Mayer and Katy Perry, “Who You Love”, which is twelve places to No.83.
Tiesto debuts at No.55 with “Red Lights” which instantly becomes his highest ARIA Singles chart placed song, beating the No.59 peak of “I Will Be Here” (Aug 2009). It also becomes his fourth chart entry overall, as he has also charted with “Dance 4 Life” (HP-89, Oct 2006) and “Hell Yeah!” (HP-92, Nov 2012). All of his previous entries have only stayed on the charts for a single week, so maybe this one will last a little longer.
Little Mix land their sixth chart entry at No.91, the ballad “Little Me” which is the second single lifted from their second album “Salute” (TW-43). The first track “Move” reached No.26 and is back up a little to No.57 this week. Tracks returning to the Top 100 this week include “You Make Me” for Avicii at No.84, Pink at No.87 with “Just Give Me a Reason”, “Tear it Down” for Aston Shuffle at No.92, “All That Matters” by Justin Bieber at No.93, Michael Buble with “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas” at No.94, which previously charted in December 2011 making it No.89. Timomatic is back in at No.96 with “Parachute”; Katy Perry gets ready for New Years Eve with “Firework” at No.97, Miley Cyrus at No.98 with “We Can’t Stop” and Zedd are back in at No.100 with “Clarity”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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