Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with their ensemble of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s funk masters remain at No.1 for a second week on the ARIA Singles chart with their track “Downtown”.
The duo of Mack & Ryan have now accumulated fourteen weeks at No.1 this decade in Australia, and that puts them equal fourth on the list of ‘Most Weeks at No.1: 2010’s’ alongside the fourteen weeks that Flo Rida notched up with his two chart-toppers for this decade, so if Macklemore & Ryan Lewis stay for another week they will become outright fourth, whilst the top three acts at the moment are Rihanna (21 weeks), Pharrell Williams (21 weeks) and LMFAO (19 weeks).
Justin Bieber’s promo tour may be over, but his profile has not waned in the past week, and his former No.1 “What Do You Mean?” is still on hold at No.2, whilst this weeks visitor to our shores Ellie Goulding is up four places to No.3 with her latest hit “On My Mind”, whilst she performed at the AFL Grand Final last weekend, she also sang the song on X-Factor on Tuesday night, which all helps it to become her third Top 3 single here.
Ellie’s jump pushes last weeks No.3 track for Robin Schulz, “Sugar”, down a place to No.4 whilst NRL Grand Final performer Jessica Mauboy is up three places to a new peak of No.5 with her latest hit “This Ain’t Love”, becoming her sixth Top 5 single, plus she picked up an ARIA nomination this week too. Another act scoring a new peak is Drake who flies up seven places to land at No.6 with “Hotline Bling”, which becomes his third Top 10 entry and now his highest charting song in Australia, as he previously hit the ten with “Take Care” (HP-9, peaked Feb 2012) and “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (HP-8, peaked Oct 2013).
Dropping three spots to No.7 are R. City and Adam Levine with “Locked Away”, whilst OMI is once again up one spot to a new peak, this week to No.8 with his “Hula Hoop”, whilst dropping four places apiece are Taylor Swift with her “Wildest Dreams” and Nelly with Jeremih on “The Fix” to No.9 and No.10 respectively.
UP: Rudimental and Ed Sheeran have teamed up again for the track “Lay it All on Me” which this week blasts up the charts thirty-six spots to No.11, helped also by the fact that their second album “We the Generation” enters at No.4 this week. “The Hills” are up three chart-places this week for The Weekend to a new peak of No.12 and the only new singles chart certification this week is “Whip it!” for LunchMoney Lewis which is newly Gold (●) in sales and up one place to a new chart-height of No.13. One Direction did a live concert performance of “Drag Me Down”, which was screened on X-Factor this week, and that helps the song back up three places to No.16, and one place lower is rapper Dawin whose “Dessert” rises seven places to a new peak of No.17. The Rubens jump up nine spots to a new chart height of No.25 with “Hoops”, whilst climbing again three places (like last week) is Naughty Boy with Beyonce on the track “Runnin” (Lose it All)” to No.30. Duke Dumont recently hit No.51 with his track “Ocean Drive”, which re-entered the Top 100 last week, but this week the track appeared on a new four track EP entitled “Blasé Boys Club”, which all helps the song and EP to jump up forty-one spots to a new peak of No.38, which also means that all four of Duke’s entries here have now reached the Top 40 or higher, and returning to the Top 50 at No.50 is Peking Duk with “Say My Name” (HP-29) which re-enters due to the act and song being nominated for an ARIA Award this week.
DOWN: Felix Jaehn tumbles eight places to No.19 with his version of “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)”, and the only dropout from the Top 10 was last weeks highest entry, “Alive” by Sia, which this week is down eleven spots to No.21 after having spent a single week in the ten. Vance Joy leave the Top 20 with “Fire & the Flood”, down four to No.22 and “Peanut Butter Jelly” for Galantis is down four also, to No.27 this week. Pink is down five to No.32 with “Today’s the Day”, as too Silento with “Watch Me”, down five to No.34, but falling eight to No.40 is Meghan Trainor and John Legend with their former No.1 single “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”, with the biggest tumble of the week going to One Direction with “Infinity”, which halves itself this week, falling twenty-two places to No.44. Falling hard out of last weeks Top 50 are Aston Merrygold with “Get Stupid” (45 to 59) and Sam Smith’s Bond theme “Writing’s on the Wall” (44 to 63), which will most likely rise when the film comes out in five weeks time.
Disclosure debuted at No.2 last week with their second album “Caracal” (TW-12) and a fifth entry from the new album occurs at No.20, “Magnets” which features guest vocalist Lorde, and by entering so high it becomes the highest charting single from the new album so far, beating the No.29 peak that “Omen” (TW-49) with Sam Smith achieved back in early September, and it’s also the highest placed single for Disclosure here too. The other Top 50 debut this week is at No.45 for local singer Matt Corby entitled “Monday” which becomes his third Top 50 entry and fourth Top 100 single, with his first two entries both cracking the Top 5, “Into the Flame (EP)” (featuring ‘Brother’) (HP-3, peaked Feb 2012) and “Resolution” (HP-5, peaked June 2013).
Lower 50: With Ellie Goulding in the country this past week, a heap of her tracks rise back up or return to the Top 100, with her first No.1 “Love Me Like You Do” back up thirty-one spots to No.55 and her guest appearance on the Major Lazer single “Powerful” is back up nine places to No.56, and her August 2013 No.6 single “Burn” returns to the chart at No.85. Avicii is back up ten spots to No.57 with “Waiting for Love” and twelve places to No.88 with “For a Better Day” (HP-51) thanks to his new album “Stories” debuting at No.10. Diplo is back up eight to No.62 with “Be Right There” (HP-49) and Jamie Lawson rises up twelve to No.71 with his second entry “Ahead of Myself” (HP-59). Pharrell is back up ten to No.81 with “Freedom” and helped by their promo tour, 5SOS is back up thirteen places to No.84 with “She’s Kinda Hot”.
There are two entries in the lower fifty, the first is the lead single and title track from the forthcoming second album for The Vamps entitled “Wake Up” coming in at No.65, becoming the bands sixth Top 100 appearance, four of which all charted within the Top 50. The other entry is at No.83, “To Ü” for Skrillex and Diplo from their ‘Jack U’ album, this track featuring AlunaGeorge as guest vocalist, with the albums first entry “Where Are U Now” (HP-3) featuring Justin Bieber on hold at No.35 this week.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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