Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars hold at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart for a third week with “Uptown Funk”, giving them the last chart-topping single for 2014.
Bruno Mars has now clocked up seven weeks atop the ARIA Singles Chart, moving him up from twelfth to eleventh on the list of acts with ‘Most Weeks at No.1:2010’s” just behind Guy Sebastian who has eight and Eminem with nine.
The No.2 single is the same as last week; AronChupa holds with “I’m an Ablatraoz” whilst jumping up a couple of places to a new peak of No.3 is Hozier with his current US No.2 track “Take Me to Church”, which achieves Gold (●) in sales here this week and gives the ARIA Chart five out of six males within the Top 5 this week (there are two male artists at No.1 remember).
The only female in the top five actually has two hits within the Top 10, Taylor Swift is down a place to No.4 with her former No.1 here and the current US No.1 single (six weeks so far) “Blank Space”, whilst her former chart-topping single “Shake it Off” is back up one spot to No.7 and spending its nineteenth week within the Top 10, whilst also down a place to No.5 is Ed Sheeran with “Thinking Out Loud”.
The Hilltop Hoods remain stable at No.6 with “Cosby Sweater” which racks up its eighth week in the Top 10, the bands longest run within the ten, far surpassing their previous record of three weeks with “I Love it” back in February 2012. Meghan Trainor is back up a spot to No.8 with “Lips are Movin’” whilst last weeks jump-up-track “Bed of Lies” for Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey is back down two spots to No.9, and lastly Peking Duk and Safia hold at No.10 with “Take Me Over”, which achieves sales of ▲Platinum this week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Timmy Trumpet and Savage jump back up four places to No.11 with “Freaks”, whilst Charli XCX is up three places to a new peak of No.13 with “Break the Rules”, which is newly crowned Gold (●) in sales. Halving its position from last week is Mariah Carey with “All I Want for Christmas is You”, up fourteen spots to No.14 this week, but with this chart being from festive season sales, expect a big drop next week. David Guetta and Sam Martin’s “Dangerous” is back up one spot to No.16 and now ▲Platinum, whilst big sellers of the year that rise back up include “All About That Bass” for Meghan Trainor (21 to 18) and “Stay With Me” for Sam Smith (38 to 20). George Ezra is up one spot to a new peak of No.21 with “Blame it on Me”, whilst local dance act Yolanda Be Cool & DCup climb four to a new chart height of No.23 with “Sugar Man”. Another set of best-of-2014 tracks to rise are “Chandelier” by Sia (48 to 27), “Budapest” by George Ezra (42 to 31), “Happy” for Pharrell Williams (49 to 35) and “Bang Bang” for Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande (45 to 37). French act The Avener jump up twelve places to a new peak of No.32 with “Fade Out Lines” and One Direction’s latest single “Night Changes” is up two spots to a new peak of No.34. James Bay is up eight places to No.46 with “Hold Back the River”, its first week within the Top 50 and further 2014 hits to climb include two from Ed Sheeran, “Sing” (91 to 45) and “Don’t” (59 to 47), along with “Ugly Heart” for G.R.L. (56 to 44), “Fancy” for Iggy Azalea (88 to 49) and “High” for Peking Duk and Nicole Millar (99 to 50).
DOWN DOWN: There were no tracks leaving the Top 10 this week, so the first drop comes from Will Sparks with “Ah Yeah So What”, which is down three to No.14, and after jumping into the Top 15 last week, Jeremih and YG drop back five to No.19 with “Don’t Tell ‘em”. There’s an eleven place drop to No.24 for the latest Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne track “Real Love”, whilst Nico & Vinz drop seven to No.25 with their second Top 20 single “In Your Arms”, the song now ▲Platinum in sales. Band Aid 30 drop ten places to No.33 this week with “Do They Know its Christmas”, which was sitting at No.2 this week thirty years ago. “Cool Kids” for Echosmith drops five to No.40 but is newly crowned 2x▲Platinum, and dropping thirteen places to No.42 are Parra for Cuva with their remix of “Wicked Games”, with Alesso and Tove Lo down eleven to No.43 with “Heroes”. Leaving from last weeks fifty are Jessica Mauboy (41 to 53), James Newton Howard and Jennifer Lawrence (34 to 56), The Magician (50 to 64), and leaving the T100 from last weeks fifty are Reigan with her “All of the Pieces” EP (#33) and Imagine Dragons with “I Bet My Life” (#43).
Lower 50: “Stolen Dance” jumps back up to No.51 (from #75) for Milky Chance and Chet Faker is back up twelve spots to No.55 with “Talk is Cheap”. “Last Christmas” by Wham jumps up thirty-five spots to No.61 (it’ll be gone next week possibly) and back up four to No.62 is Idina Menzel with “Let it Go”, notching up its 52nd (one year) week within the Top 100 (it debuted the first week of 2014), whilst back up twenty-six places to No.63 are Nico & Vinz with their first single “Am I Wrong?” Also back up are “Live Louder” for Nathaniel (77 to 66), “Problem” by Ariana Grande (82 to 68), “Ghost” for Ella Henderson (81 to 71), “Boom Clap” by Charli XCX (95 to 77) and “Waves” by Mr. Probz (90 to 78), whilst returning tracks this week are Coldplay with “Magic” (#69), “Stay High” for Tove Lo (#75), Vance Joy with “Mess is Mine” (#82), 5 Seconds of Summer and their first entry “She Looks So Perfect” (#87), “Summer” by Calvin Harris (#83), ZHU with “Faded” (#94) and “We Are Done” by The Madden Brothers (#95).
Midway through the chart week (Tuesday), rock legend Joe Cocker died at the age of 70 from lung cancer, and thus he has three of his best known song returns to the Top 100 this week, first to return at No.67 is his first chart entry, the cover of The Beatles song “With a Little Help from My Friends” (HP-8, peaked early December 1968), then at No.97 is his last big chart entry from the 1970’s “You Are So Beautiful” (HP-32, peaked early May 1975) and then his only No.1 single in Australia, from the film ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ and duet with Jennifer Warnes, “Up Where We Belong” (HP-1×2, peaked late March 1983) which is back in at No.99, plus he also has four best of compilations debut on the albums chart this week too.
There are two new debut this week too, with Ariana Grande topping of a stellar year by debuting at No.80 with her original festive season song “Santa Tell Me” which is her seventh entry this year and tenth Top 100 entry overall. Lastly coming in at No.100 is the first lead entry for Big Sean entitled “I Don’t Fuck With You”, but it is his seventh Top 100 appearance all up, as he has previously appeared on six different tracks as guest rapper, this new tune though he is lead vocalist, whilst the guest rap is by E-40, this being only his second chart visit here, his only other being on the track “Snap Your Fingers” by Lil’ Jon (HP-57, July 2006).
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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