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ARIA Singles Report: Avicii Is Longest Number One Swedish Act Since Roxette

by Gavin Ryan on August 3, 2013

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Avicii spends a fifth straight week at No.1 with his song “Wake Me Up”.

That gives Avicii the longest run at the top of the ARIA Charts for a Swedish act since Roxette with their first hit here “The Look” (6 weeks from the end of June 1989), and the song is now placed fifth on the list of ‘Longest runs at No.1: Sweden’.

Below is a list of the songs by Swedish acts which have lasted the longest at No.1 in Australia (ARIA info is from 1988 onwards):

14 weeks – Fernando – Abba (1976)
10 weeks – Mama Mia – Abba (1975)
8 weeks – Dancing Queen – Abba (1976)
6 weeks – Money, Money, Money – Abba (1976)
6 weeks – The Look – Roxette (1989)
5 weeks – Wake Me Up – Avicii feat Aloe Blacc (2013)
4 weeks – The Sign – Ace of Base (1994)
3 weeks – I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do – Abba (1975)
3 weeks – Joyride – Roxette (1991)
3 weeks – All That She Wants – Ace of Base (1993)
3 weeks – Axel F – Crazy Frog (3 weeks)
2 weeks – It Must Have Been Love – Roxette (1990)
2 weeks – Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia (2012)
1 week – SOS – ABBA (1976)

Knocking on the door of No.1 this week is Lorde with her EP “The Love Club” featuring the track “Royals”. Its boost is due to her appearance at the ‘Splendour in the Grass’ festival last weekend, and places the EP at its highest chart peak of No.2 so far, pushing down “Counting Stars” for OneRepublic to No.3 after three weeks at two. Karmin jump up four places to No.4 with “Acapella” which after three weeks on the charts is now certified Gold (●) in sales and also landing a new peak at No.5 (up one place) is Naughty Boy and Sam Smith with “La La La”, which swaps places with Miley Cyrus and “We Can’t Stop” which is down a place to No.6.

Holding her peak of No.7 is Ellie Goulding with “Burn”, but up two places to a new peak of No.8 is Vance Joy with “Riptide”. The recent tour announcement and the song featuring in the recently released DVD/BR for ‘The Host’ sees “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons back up two places to No.9 and is newly re-certified 2xPlatinum (▲), whilst last weeks highest new entry at No.4 of “Best Song Ever” for One Direction drops back six places to No.10 this week.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: A lot of Pink stuff is back up the charts this week now that her tour has landed in Sydney, with “True Love” back up to No.14 (and now ▲), “Just Give Me a Reason” is up six places to No.40, whilst “Try” leaps back up thirty-four places to No.43 and is now 4x▲. Plus she re-enters with “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” at No.73 and “Raise Your Glass” at No.89 and her current album “The Truth about Love” returns for an eight week at No.1 over on the albums chart.

Zedd featuring Foxes jump up seven places to a new peak of No.16 with “Clarity” (now ●) and Sheppard with their self-titled EP (feat “Let Me Down Easy”) jumps back up seven places to No.20. Imagine Dragons land their third consecutive Top 30 hit as their latest “On Top of the World” zooms up sixty-five places to No.23 which also helps them crack the albums Top 10 for the first time with “Night Visions” at No.6.

Bliss N’ Eso equal their previous highest chart peak of No.31 as their latest track “Act Yo Age” is up three places to No.31, the same height their last single “Home is Where the Heart is” reached in late May. Lorde also is back up three places to No.39 with “Tennis Court” (HP-35) and AwolNation jump up twelve places to No.42 with “Sail”.

DOWN DOWN: After thirteen weeks inside the Top 10 and eight of those weeks at No.1, “Blurred Lines” for Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell is down a couple of places to No.11, whilst MKTO are down one place to No.13 with “Classic” but the song is now Gold (●) in sales. Also scoring Gold are Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash with John Martin on “Reload” which is down six places to No.26 this week. After an impressive No.22 debut last week Jessica Mauboy drops ten places to No.32 with “To the End of the Earth” and ahead of his new track “Talk Dirty” entering soon, Jason DeRulo is down eight places to No.44 with “The Other Side”. Big drops happen for Kings of Leon with “Supersoaker” down twenty places from last week’s entry to No.63 this week, and “Another Life” for The Collective which tumbles twenty-four places to No.71.

NEW #29 – Love More – Chris Brown featuring Nicki Minaj
Chris Brown lands the highest new entry of the week by debuting at No.29 with “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj as guest vocalist. This is the second single to chart here from his upcoming August 20th released sixth album “X”, the first single lifted being “Fine China” (HP-26, April 2013), plus this becomes Chris’ 33rd chart entry here in Australia.

NEW #30 – Time of Our Lives by What About Tonight
X-Factor series 4 contestant What About Tonight land their first Top 40 (and second Top 100) entry as they debut at No.30 with “Time of Our Lives”. The five-piece boy band (3 from NSW, 1 each from Qld and Vic) managed a small No.97 entry with their cover of the Busted song “Year 3000” which charted in October of 2012 during their run on X-Factor.

Lower 50: Robin Thicke jumps up fifteen places to No.53 with his new single “Give it 2 U” whilst recent visitor here Robert DeLong jumps back up sixteen places to No.58 with “Global Concepts”. Bastille are up nineteen places to a new peak of No.66 with their latest “Laura Palmer”, and there are two bunch of re-entries this week, some from X-Factor performances and the others are because of the ‘Splendour in the Grass’ festival.

Splendour re-entries include “On & On” by Illy at No.60 (a new peak for the track too), “Little Talks” for Of Monsters and Men at No.72, “Lost” for Frank Ocean at No.80 (although he did drop out of the festival), and the X-Factor returnees include “Some Nights” by Fun at No.59, “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri at No.62, “The Climb” for Miley Cyrus at No.68, “Sexy and I Know it” by LFMAO (RedFoo is a judge on the show), “Girl on Fire” for Alicia Keys at No.94 and “Need You Now” for Lady Antebellum at No.100. There are also re-entries for “Girlfriend” by Icona Pop at No.81 and “It’s Time” for Imagine Dragons at No.99.

Ariana Grande scores her second chart entry by debuting at No.67 with “Baby I”; her first hit “The Way” reached No.37 in April. Mike Posner is back on the ARIA charts at No.74 with “The Way is Used to Be”, becoming his fifth chart entry in Australia, with his last chart appearance being as guest vocalist on the Cher Lloyd track “With UR Love” (HP-43, Dec 2011). And finally new at No.83 is New Zealand’s The Naked and Famous with their new song “Hearts like Ours” becoming their third entry here after “Young Blood” (HP-26, Feb 2011) and “Punching in a Dream” (HP-56, Feb 2011).

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