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ARIA Singles: Pharrell Williams Still Happy On Top

by Gavin Ryan on January 25, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

For a fourth week, Pharrell Williams is “Happy” at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart, whilst local DJ Joel Fletcher and rapper Savage climb to a new peak of No.2 with “Swing”.

The original 2005 version of “Swing” (HP-36) by Savage also re-enters at No.95 this week and the new remix swaps places with Jason DeRulo’s “Trumpets” which has been sitting at No.2 for the past three weeks after it’s one week at the top, the same chart run (1-2-2-2) that “Talk Dirty” (TW-61) achieved back in September 2013.

Magic hold at No.4 with “Rude” and returning to their former peak of No.5 are Rudimental with Emeli Sande and Nas on the track “Free”. The song has now spent six weeks within the Top 10, and has only charted at three positions, spending two weeks at each, No.5, No.7 and No.10. Dropping a place each are “All of Me” by John Legend (now 3x▲ Platinum) and “Strong” by London Grammar (now ▲ Platinum) to No.6 and No.7 respectively.

The first Top 10 achievement for Tiesto occurs this week, as his current single “Red Lights” jumps up four places to land at No.8, and also entering the Top 10 for the first time are A Great Big World with “Say Something” (Gold ● in sales), which leaps up forty-one places to No.9, helped by it’s use in the ‘Revenge: Season 3’ promos ahead of the shows return this week. The song also features Christina Aguilera as guest vocalist, and this becomes her eighteenth Top 10 single in Australia, her last entry was on the Pitbull song “Feel This Moment” (out from #91 this week) which made it to No.6 in March of 2013. Another duet is at No.10, “Timber” for Pitbull and Ke$ha, which is down a place this week.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Avicii is back up eight places to his former peak of No.13 with “Addicted to You” ahead of his tour here this coming week, and holding their No.18 peak from last weeks debut is Kim Cesarion with “Undressed”, whilst the Idina Menzel version of “Let it Go” is up a place to a new peak of No.19. Another couple of last weeks debuts climb up into the Top 30, with Miley Cyrus and “Adore You” up seven to No.26 and now that it’s had a full week of sales, the Shakira and Rihanna duet of “Can’t Remember to Forget You” is up twenty-four places to No.27. Bliss N’ Eso score their highest EVER charting single, as “My Life” is up six places to No.30, beating the No.31 peak for their singles “Home is Where the Heart is” (May 2013) and “Act Yo Age” (August 2013). Ellie Goulding leaps up sixty-six places to No.44 with her new track “Goodness Gracious”, and after debuting at No.68 last week, Nicky Romero and Krewella jump up eighteen places to No.50 this week with their collaboration “Legacy”.

DOWN DOWN: After eleven weeks within the Top 10, the former No.1 single “The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna drops down three places to No.11 this week, having spent three weeks at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart back in late November of 2013. And after three broken weeks at No.10, “I See Fire” for Ed Sheeran is down to No.12 this week. It doesn’t quiet (yet) beat the four weeks at No.10 peak achieved by “La La” by Ashlee Simpson (Feb 2007) and “Don’t You Wanna Feel” (Oct 2007) by the Rogue Traders. After moving up to No.11 last week, MKTO just missed out on their third successive Top 10 single, as “God Only Knows” is back down to No.14 this week, whilst Beyonce and her “XO” single drop down to No.21 after peaking at No.16 last week, the track now certified Gold (●) in sales. The Vamps also peaked last week, at No.17 with “Can We Dance”, which drops this week to No.24, and Havana Brown is down ten places to No.33 with “Warrior”. Justice Crew and One Direction fall eight places each to No.37 and No.38 respectively, whilst after a rebound last week, “Soldier” by Samantha Jade drops back eight to No.39 this week. The new James Blunt track “Heart to Heart” has been climbing steadily for the past four weeks, but this week it suffers a (c)heart-attack in the form of a seventeen place drop to No.43. “Team” by Lorde is down ten places to No.48, and after scoring a Top 40 placing last week at No.34, Will.i.am and Miley Cyrus’ “Feelin’ Myself” is back down twenty places this week, whilst Miley also leaves the Top 50 with “Wrecking Ball” (now 4x▲ Platinum), down to No.55 and also out of the fifty is “Old School Love” for Lupe Fiasco and Ed Sheeran, down eighteen places to No.66.

Scoring the highest new entry of the week at No.23 is Aloe Blacc with “The Man”, which contains an interpolation of the Elton John song “Your Song” (HP-11, peaked April 1971). It becomes his third ARIA Singles chart appearance after “I Need a Dollar” (HP-11, peaked Sept 2011) and his vocal appearance on the Avicii track “Wake Me Up” (TW-38, HP-1×6, peaked July 2013).

Entering the charts a few places lower at No.25 is the first new material for local rapper 360 since 2012. He teams with former Silverchair front-man Daniel Johns on the track “Impossible”, and this becomes 360’s ninth ARIA Singles Chart entry, as his last appearance was a guest vocalist on the Bliss N’ Eso track “Reservoir Dogs” (HP-96, July 2013), plus “Impossible” becomes his fourth Top 30 placing after “Boys Like You” (HP-3, peaked Feb 2012), “Child” (HP-24, peaked Jun 2012) and “Run Alone” (HP-24, peaked Sept 2012).

Lower 50: INXS score a ▲ Platinum certification for their track “Never Tear us Apart”, which is back up seven places to No.57 this week. Also back up is “Thank You” for Busta Rhymes, rising eleven spots to No.58. Ellie Goulding might have jumped 66 places with her new track, but her former entries are also on the rise, with “Burn” back up ten places to No.69 and she lands a re-entry at No.99 with “How Long Will I Love You”. Also returning to the Top 100 are The Preatures at No.90 with “Is This How You Feel?”, The Arctic Monkeys are back at No.97 with “Do I Wanna Know” and The Amity Affliction return at No.98 with “Born to Die”.

US electronic dance trio Cash Cash score their first ARIA Singles Chart entry at No.52 this week with the song “Take Me Home” which features vocalist BeBe Rexha. The trio of DJ’s, Producers and songwriters have previously done remixes for Cobra Starship, All Time Low, Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars and one of the current remixes of the Rudimental track “Free”. Another US act to enter this week are American Authors with their debut single “Best Day of My Life”, which is new at No.56 and the song has reached the Top 40 in America and Canada.

Foster the People are set to release their second album “Supermodel” in mid-March, and the first track to be lifted from that forthcoming set is entitled “Coming of Age” which is new at No.64 this week, becoming their fourth chart entry in Australia and first new material since they peaked at No.39 in the first week of February 2012 with “Call it What You Want”.

Kid Ink is on hold at No.46 with his current single “Show Me”, and he also debuts at No.86 with “Main Chick”, both tracks feature guest vocals by Chris Brown and are taken from his current album “My Own Lane” (TW-38). One place lower at No.87 sees Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull debut with “I’m a Freak”, their third chart teaming, as they have collaborated before on the songs “I Like it” (HP-2×4, peaked July 2010) and “I Like How it Feels” (HP-26, peaked October 2011). “..Freak” is the nineteenth chart entry for Enrique and the twenty-ninth for Pitbull.

With the Tamworth Country Music Festival on at the moment, playing shows during the festival are the sisters of The McClymonts, who score their fourth chart entry this week by debuting at No.91 with “Going Under (Didn’t Have to)” which is taken from their forthcoming fourth album. And landing their first singles chart entry are Violent Soho and the track “Covered in Chrome” which is new at No.94 this week.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com

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