Katy Perry goes back to No.1 in Australia with her track “Roar” this week, notching up a four week at the top, helped by X-Factor favorite Dami Im’s performance of the song on last weeks show, with Dami’s version entering at No.44.
Miley Cyrus climbs a single place to No.2 with her now highest charting single in Australia (and first US No.1 this past week) “Wrecking Ball”, with the song achieving (▲) Platinum sales status this week too. Last weeks No.1 debut for Redfoo, “Let’s Get Ridiculous” drops down to No.3 this week, with Jason DeRulo and Lana Del Rey steady at No.4 and No.5 respectively.
Climbing to a new peak of No.6 is “Something I Need” for OneRepublic (now Gold ●) with Avicii back up one spot to No.7 with “Wake Me Up”. “Love Me Again” for John Newman drops back two to No.8 and Eminem holds at No.10 with “Berzerk”. In between those two and up five places to No.9 is the second Top 10 hit for Drake, “Hold on, We’re Going Home”, matching the peak that “Take Care” achieved for a single week in February 2012.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: HAIM jump up six places to a new peak of No.21 with “The Wire”, whilst Will Sparks and Joel Fletcher with “Bring it Back” are up a couple of places to No.36. Bruno Mars and his “Gorilla” are also up six, to No.41 and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis score their fifth Top 50 hit as “White Walls” is up eleven places to a new peak of No.47.
DOWN DOWN: MKTO spent three broken weeks at No.9 with “Classic”, which this week is down six places to No.15 (they also spent three weeks at No.2 with their first single “Thank You”). Robin Thicke drops down six to No.29 with “Blurred Lines” and Jessie J falls seven to No.33 with “It’s My Party”. Paramore move back down seven to No.39 with “Ain’t it Fun” and after jumping back in at No.36 last week, “I Will Wait” for Mumford & Sons is down nineteen places to No.55. Samantha Jade is down fifteen places to No.57 with “Firestarter” and two Top 40 debuts from last week tumble this week, with Cher Lloyd and “I Wish” down twenty-six spots to No.66 and “Atlas” for Coldplay falling a massive forty-six spots to No.76, and lastly Ricki-Lee almost halves her position from last week, as “Come & Get in Trouble with Me” also drops forty-six places to No.95 (from #49).
X-FACTOR: “Burn” by Ellie Goulding is back up eight spots to No.11 due to it being performed on the show last week, and guest act Kodaline score a No.25 debut with their song “High Hopes”. Passenger and “Let Her Go” is back up eighteen places to No.34 after a XF performance, and the highest new entry for a show contestant this week is in at No.44, Dami Im’s version of “Roar”. Rudimental also performed on the show, and they return with two tracks this week, “Right Here” at No.48 (a new peak too) and “Feel the Love” (HP-3) at No.80. Other songs benefiting from a performance include “Pompeii” for Bastille (59 to 49), “Skyscraper” (HP-45) by Demi Lovato returning at No.53, “Love the Way You Lie” for Eminem and Rihanna (HP-1) at No.68, and the final new entry for an X-Factor contestant is in at No.85, Taylor Henderson’s version of the Passenger song “Let Her Go”.
Lorde lands the highest new entry of the week at No.19 with “Team”, which is her third chart entry at the moment, as she’s at No.12 with the former No.2 EP “The Love Club” featuring the current No.3 US single “Royals”, and down at No.24 she is charting with “Tennis Court” (HP-21).
Timomatic lands his sixth chart entry at No.26 as his new track “Waterfalls” debuts, whilst his former No.3 song “Parachute” is sitting at No.45 this week. And after only three days of sales, Britney Spears is new at No.30 with “Work Bitch”, the lead single from her forthcoming (no name or date yet) eighth studio album, with this becoming her thirtieth chart entry in Australia. The final Top 50 entry comes from Havana Brown, who is new at No.46 with “Ba*Bing”, becoming her fifth chart entry.
Lower 50: James Blunt blasts up thirty-one places to No.51 with his new song “Bonfire Heart”, and NoNoNo see their track “Pumpin’ Blood” climb six places to a new peak of No.63, Jessica Mauboy is back up nine places to No.62 with “To the End of the Earth” (HP-21), whilst London Grammar lose a song out of the Top 100 (Wasting My Young Years), but they also climb with their other entry “Strong”, up five to a new peak of No.87 this week.
With the debut album for Avicii landing at No.2 this week, the first two singles from the album are joined by a third track, “Hey Brother”, which is new at No.60. And another couple of dance acts debuting this week include KlangKarussell (Clang Carousel) with “Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine)”, and from Norway, the new YouTube sensation Ylvis with “The Fox”.
Arcade Fire land their first ARIA Singles Chart entry this week with the title track from their late October due fourth album “Reflektor”, which debuts at No.96, and a few places lower is also a first time entrant, The Kite String Tangle and their No.98 entry “Given the Chance”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com