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ARIA Singles: Pharrell Stays Put At Number One

by Gavin Ryan on January 11, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Pharrell Williams is “Happy” at retaining the No.1 for a second week in Australia, plus he’ll also be extremely joyous about achieving a ▲ Platinum sales certification too.

I had a look back this past week for the last song from an animated film to reach No.1 in Australia, and it was all the way back in May 1987 when “Slice of Heaven” by Dave Dobbyn from the film ‘Footrot Flats: A Dogs Tale’ topped the charts for four weeks. There have also been some animated characters who achieved No.1 singles too, like The Simpsons (Do the Bartman) in March 1991, Bob the Builder (Can We Fix it) from September 2001 and Crazy Frog was an animated figure, and he topped the charts with “Axel F.” in July 2005.

The entire top four all stays stable this week, with Jason DeRulo holding at No.2 with “Trumpets”, “Rude” by Magic at No.3 and John Legend at No.4 with “All of Me”, with the last two tracks now selling 2x▲ Platinum in sales. Blasting up five places to a new peak at No.5 are Rudimental with Emeli Sande on “Free”, becoming the groups second highest charting single behind “Feel the Love” (HP-3, July 2012) and it equals the No.5 peak that Emeli Sande achieved alongside Labrinth on “Beneath Your Beautiful” (peaked March 2013).

Scoring his first Top 10 single is local DJ Joel Fletcher, who jumps up six places to a new peak of No.6 with “Swing” alongside rapper Savage. The song also becomes the second Top 10 for Savage, who debuted and peaked at No.9 with his November 2005 single “Moonshine” (it later spent a second week within the ten, at No.10 in January 2006). Pitbull and Ke$ha drop down a place to No.7 with “Timber”, but the song just went to No.1 in the USA and picks up a third ▲ Platinum certification here. Eminem and Rihanna with “The Monster” is down three places to No.8 and Guy Sebastian drops a couple of spots to No.9 with “Like a Drum” (now 2x▲ Platinum), and returning to No.10 (where the song debuted on the chart dated 18-Nov-13), up five places is Ed Sheeran with “I See Fire” from ‘The Hobbit 2’ film.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: With London Grammar in the country touring at the moment, plus with their song “Strong” is being used in the ‘Home & Away’ promos, this all helps the track to leap up eleven places to No.11 this week, which has also helped their album “If You Wait” back into the Top 10 at No.4. MKTO climb three places to a new peak of No.13 with “God Only Knows”, and Lily Allen is back up six places to No.17 with “Hard Out Here” (HP-14) with both tracks now Gold (●) in sales. Beyonce leaps up seventeen places to No.18 with “XO”, and Lorde re-peaks at No.19 with “Team”, which debuted there back in September of last year. Flume and Chet Faker are back up four places to No.26 with “Drop the Game” (HP-21, now Gold ●), and jumping up fifteen places to No.29 is Tiesto with “Red Lights”, whilst James Blunt is up ten places to a new peak of No.31 with “Heart to Heart”. The two debuts from last week both jump into the Top 40 this week, “Let it Go” from the latest Disney film ‘Frozen’ as performed by Demi Lovato (55 to 36; end credits version) and Idina Menzel (60 to 38; sung during the film), and also moving up into the Top 50 is “Say Something” for A Great Big World feat Christina Aguilera (54 to 45) and Bliss N’ Eso with Ceekay Jones are up eighteen places to No.46 with “My Life” to becomes the bands seventh Top 50 entry.

DOWN DOWN: After twelve weeks within the Top 10, Avicii is down four places to No.12 with “Hey Brother” (HP-2), and dropping five places to No.14 is the No.1 song for 2013, “Roar” by Katy Perry, which spent nine weeks at the top and 21 weeks within the Top 10, the longest run this decade, which hasn’t been achieved since The Black Eyed Peas’ did it with “I Gotta Feeling” in 2009. “Roar” also picks up an 8x▲ Platinum certification too. After two attempts to crack the Top 10, and now notching up two weeks at No.11, Imagine Dragons drops back four to No.15 with “Demons”, and Justice Crew fall seven places to No.20 with “Everybody”, with Taylor Henderson down six to No.24 with “Borrow My Heart”, both tracks are now 2x▲ Platinum. Also scoring the double Platinum status is James Blunt with “Bonfire Heart”, which is down a couple of places to No.34, whilst Imagine Dragons also fall down with “On Top of the World”, dropping eight to No.37 this week. Katy Perry with “Unconditionally” is down nine to No.42, Nathaniel is down six to No.48 with “You” (now 2x▲ Platinum) and Jason DeRulo drops ten to No.53 with “Talk Dirty”.

Lower 50: Leaping up a massive forty-three places to a new peak of No.51 is “Show Me” by Kid Ink featuring Chris Brown, whilst back up seventeen places to No.54 is with Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and French Montana on the track “Feelin’ Myself” (HP-53). The John Butler Trio return to the Top 100 at No.62 with “Only One” (HP-44) and back up sixteen places to No.63 are The Fray with “Love Don’t Die” (HP-44). “Sail” by Awolnation is back up ten places to No.78 and The Aston Shuffle jump back up ten spots to No.88 with “Tear it Down” (HP-81). The other returning tracks to the Top 100 this week include “Girl on Fire” for Alicia Keys at No.81, “Thank You” (HP-52) for Busta Rhymes at No.93; “Harlem” (HP-69) by New Politics at No.97 and sneaking back in at No.100 is Panama with “Always” (HP-86).

Almost similar to last weeks new entries, both of the debuts are from the ‘Frozen’ (TW-11) Soundtrack, but this time they’re different songs, although they are both sung by the same person. Actress Kristen Bell lands her first ARIA Singles chart entries this week, firstly at No.66 is the track “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”, whilst twenty places lower at No.86 is her duet with Idina Menzel (now her second entry) entitled “For the First Time in Forever”.

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