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ARIA Singles: Pharrell Happy At Number One

by Gavin Ryan on January 18, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

“Happy” to be at No.1 in Australia on ARIA for a third week is Pharrell Williams, but he should be elated now as last week the track hit Platinum, this week it’s 2x▲ Platinum in sales.

Jason DeRulo stays at No.2 for a third week on the ARIA singles chart with “Trumpets”, something which his previous No.1 single “Talk Dirty” did after it too hit the top spot for a single week. Right behind at No.3, climbing three places is local DJ Joel Fletcher with NZ artist Savage and their remix of his 2005 song “Swing”, which also picks up a ▲ Platinum certification.

Joel’s jump up pushes last weeks No.3 “Rude” by Magic and No.4 “All of Me” by John Legend down a place each to No.4 and No.5 respectively, whilst London Grammar jump up five places to No.6 with “Strong” (helped by their tour and the ‘Home & Away’ promo usage too) becoming their first Top 10 Singles placing in Australia (as their album “If You Wait” {TW-7} was their first ever top ten entry here), the song also achieves Gold (●) in sales too.

Rudimental, Emeli Sande and Nas fall back a couple of places to No.7 on the ARIA singles chart with “Free”, and I also noticed that this is the first ever Top 10 entry for rapper Nas who first charted in Australia back in September 1996 with “If I Ruled the World” (HP-100). Eminem and Rihanna hold steady at No.8 with “The Monster”, which is now 4x▲ Platinum, whilst leaping backwards over them is the other duet within the ten, “Timber” for Pitbull and Ke$ha, which is down two places to No.9, whilst spending another week at No.10 is Ed Sheeran with “I See Fire” from ‘The Hobbit 2’ film.


MKTO move up a couple of places to a new peak of No.11 with their third single “God Only Knows”, whilst Tiesto blasts up seventeen places to No.12 with “Red Lights”. Beyonce also is up two spots to No.16 with “XO” and breaking into the Top 20 for the first time are The Vamps with “Can We Dance”, jumping eight spots to a new peak of No.17. In the “Let it Go” (from ‘Frozen’) race this week, the original film edition by Idina Menzel blasts up eighteen places to No.20, whilst the Demi Lovato end-credits version is up eleven spots to No.25. James Blunt rises again this week with his latest track “Heart to Heart”, which is up five spots to No.26. Samantha Jade is back up four places to No.31 with “Soldier”, but and Miley Cyrus zoom up twenty places to No.34 with “Feelin’ Myself”, whilst Bliss N’ Eso jump up ten spots to a new peak of No.36 with “My Life”, becoming the groups fourth Top 40 entry. Rising into the Top 50 for the first time we see Kristen Bell land with “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from ‘Frozen’ jumps up twenty-one places to No.45 and right behind her is Kid Ink and Chris Brown with “Show Me”, up to a new peak of No.46 this week.


After ten broken weeks within the Top 10, Guy Sebastian is down four places to No.13 with “Like a Drum”, and although Avicii’s “Hey Brother” is down a couple of spots to No.14, it is now certified 3x▲ Platinum, whilst his other chart entries also pick up new sales amounts, with “Addicted to You” down five to No.21 (now ▲ Platinum) and “Wake Me Up” dropping seven to No.35 (now 8x▲ Platinum). Lily Allen is down five places to No.22 with “Hard out Here” (now ▲ Platinum) whilst Justice Crew drop eight spots to No.28 with “Everybody”. Lana Del Rey picks up a third ▲ Platinum certification for “Young and Beautiful” (27 to 30), whilst after returning to it’s former entry position (and peak), “Team” by Lorde plummets down nineteen spots to No.38 this week, whilst right behind her at No.39, down nine spots, is Redfoo with “Let’s Get Ridiculous” (now 4x▲ Platinum). OneRepublic fall eight places to No.41 with “Something I Need” (now 3x▲ Platinum), whilst their other entry “Counting Stars” is down to No.43 this week. James Blunt is down ten places to No.44 with “Bonfire Heart”, with Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” falling seven to No.49. The big drops out of the Top 50 include “The Spark” for Afrojack (43 to 73) (now Gold ●) and “Beautiful” for Jessica Mauboy (47 to 74).

Kim Cesarion is a Swedish singer/songwriter who is of Swedish, Greek and Guadeloupian origin; and he scores the highest new entry of the week by debuting at No.18 on the ARIA singles chart with his first single “Undressed”. The song has so far reached Top 10 in his homeland of Sweden plus Poland and Denmark and has reached the Top 20 in Norway and Finland.

The other Top 50 entry for the week is the third single from the current Miley Cyrus album “Bangerz” (TW-36) entitled “Adore You”, which is new at No.33 this week. The previous single lifted from the album “Wrecking Ball” is down six spots to No.47 this week, and Miley is also charting one place lower than her debut, at No.34 is her second teaming with; “Feelin’ Myself”.

Lower 50

The Fray climb back up to No.58 with “Love Don’t Die” (HP-44) whilst the only new peak in the lower fifty comes courtesy of another track from the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack, as “For the First Time in Forever” by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel is up twenty-four places to No.62. INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” is back up eleven places to No.64 and after returning last week, “Thank You” (HP-52) for Busta Rhymes jumps up twenty-five places to No.69.

There are NO returning tracks to the chart this week, and the first of seven lower fifty entries this week is at No.51, “Can’t Remember to Forget You” by Shakira and Rihanna, which was only released on Monday. It’s taken from Shakira’s late March due eighth studio album (untitled at the moment) and becomes her 11th chart entry and her first since she appeared on the Pitbull track “Get it Started” (HP-31, July 2012). The song also becomes the 44th Top 100 entry for Rihanna.

New Zealand brother/sister duo Broods (Caleb and younger sister Georgia Nott) have been performing together since they were kids, and they debut at No.57 with their first single “Bridges”, which is at No.8 for a second week in their home country at the moment. Local dance artist The Stafford Brothers team up with Jason Herd and Sherry St. Germain on the track “Wicked Child” which is new at No.61 and becomes the Stafford’s third Top 100 chart entry, whilst a further dance act Nicky Romero is joined by Krewella on the No.68 debut “Legacy”, becoming the third entry for Nicky and the second for Krewella.

The latest Disney film ‘Frozen’ has now scored a fifth chart entry, as the film’s snowman played by Joel Gad debuts on the ARIA singles chart at No.90 with his ode “In Summer”, whilst a couple of places lower at No.92 is the first single from local duo Max & Bianca entitled “Love Drunk”. The final new entry is at No.100, Ellie Goulding with her new single “Goodness Gracious”, which becomes her fifth chart entry.

Gavin Ryan reports on the ARIA singles chart with thanks to

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