Avicii and Aloe Blacc stay atop the ARIA Singles chart for a third consecutive week with “Wake Me Up”.
The UK this week became the twelfth country to place it at No.1, whilst Australia’s third week at the top joins other such stretches in Denmark, The Netherlands, Ireland, Norway and his home country of Sweden.
Also holding at No.2 for a second week are OneRepublic with “Counting Stars” whilst Robin Thicke is at No.3 for a second week with “Blurred Lines”, helped by the same titled album debuting at No.4. Jumping up ten places to land at No.4 is Lorde with her EP “The Love Club” which features the track “Royals”. This is her first Australian Top 10 entry and the EP gains a Platinum (▲) sales certification, plus also gaining Platinum is Miley Cyrus with “We Can’t Stop” which is down a place to No.5 this week.
Matt Corby released an EP version of “Resolution” this week, which helps the former No.5 track back up four places to No.6 this week (plus a new lower entry from the set), which pushes Imagine Dragons down a place to No.7 with “Radioactive”. Australia becomes the seventh country to give Naughty Boy and Sam Smith a Top 10 placing for their former UK No.1 single “La La La”, as the track jumps up twelve places to No.8, which pushes “Parachute” for Timomatic and “Dear Darlin’” for Olly Murs down two places each to No.9 and No.10 respectively.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Vance Joy is poised for a Top 10 placing next week now that “Riptide” is up five places to a new peak of No.12, whilst leaping up a massive fifty eight places from last weeks No.72 debut to No.14 this week is Ellie Goulding with “Burn”, instantly becoming her third Top 20 hit in Australia, and landing their second Top 20 hit by moving up seven places to No.18 are MKTO with “Classic”. Will.i.am and Miley Cyrus’ “Fall Down” is up eight places to No.21 as too is John Newman with “Love Me Again” to No.23. Zedd featuring Foxes climb nine spots to No.29 with “Clarity” and Sebastian Ingrosso with Tommy Trash and John Martin on “Reload” is up a few places to a new peak of No.31, although it did debut at No.3 in the UK this week. Bliss N’ Eso land their second highest charting single as “Act Yo Age” jumps up fifteen places to No.36 and also joining the Top 50 for the first time is Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake with “Holy Grail”, up twelve places to No.42.
DOWN DOWN: After a single week inside the Top 10 at No.5, Pink and Lily Allen fall down six places to No.11, but the parent album for Pink does claim the No.1 Albums spot this week, and after three weeks inside the Top 10, “Wild” (HP-6) for Jessie J and Big Sean is down four places to No.13. Armin van Buuren drops eight places to No.24 with “This is What if Feels Likes”, “We Own it” for 2 Chainz and Wiz is down five places to No.26 and “Wing$” for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis drops six spots to No.28, but both are now ▲ Platinum in sales. “Alive” for Empire of the Sun and “Young and Beautiful” (now ▲) for Lana Del Rey both drop eight places to No.32 and No.34 respectively. Ricky Martin falls eighteen places to No.46 with “Come with Me” and Emeli Sande falls twenty-eight spots to No.68 with “Next to Me”, with Delta Goodrem’s “Heart Hypnotic” down thirty one places to No.76, and falling out of the Top 100 from No.44 are Birds of Tokyo and “When the Night Falls Quiet”.
NEW #17 – Acapella by Karmin
US duo Karmin land the highest new entry of the week, coming in at No.17 with “Acapella”, instantly becoming their second Top 20 hit and third Top 100 entry, as they’ve previously charted with “Broken Hearted” (HP-9, peaked early August 2012) and followed that up with “Hello” (HP-72, October 2012). And as this song has only reached No.98 in the USA so far, Australia becomes the highest charting country for this song (so far). It’s also the first time that a song entitled “Acapella” has charted in Australia.
NEW #30 – Holes by Passenger
After the five week stretch at No.1 for his first hit (second time around) “Let Her Go” (TW-16) Passenger debuts at No.30 with his second entry entitled “Holes”. Both tracks are taken from this weeks No.11 album “All the Little Lights”, and so far “Holes” has only charted in The Netherlands (HP-34) where its sitting at No.35 this week. No previous songs titled “Holes” have appeared on the Aussie charts before.
NEW #39 – Untouchable by Johnny Ruffo
Debuting at No.39 with his third Top 40 chart entry is actor and singer Johnny Ruffo with “Untouchable”, as he has previously charted with “On Top” (HP-14, peaked July 2012) and “Take it Home” (HP-30, Nov 2012). There have been no previous tracks entitled “Untouchable”, with the closest being The Veronicas 2007/8 track “Untouched” (HP-2).
NEW #41 – I’m Out by Ciara feat Nicki Minaj
By debuting at No.41 this week with “I’m Out”, the new Ciara track is placed the highest around the world in Australia, as it’s up to No.44 in the USA and just debuted in the UK (#54) and Canada (#86). This becomes her tenth chart entry here in Australia and this new track is taken from her fifth album, “Ciara” which debuts at No.35 this week. Whilst there have been no tracks just titled “I’m Out” before, two songs have started with that phrase, Shania Twain’s “I’m Outta Here” (HP-6, peaked Dec 1996) and Anastacia’s “I’m Outta Love” (HP-1, peaked late July 2000).
Lower 50: There are NO new peaks in the lower fifty this week, just GroupLove who hold for a third week at No.60 with “Ways to Go”, and the returning tracks include “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” (HP-26) for Jessica Mauboy at No.66, “On and On” (HP-63) for Illy at No.88, “Pretty Brown Eyes” for Cody Simpson at No.90 and LMFOA with “Sexy and I Know it” (HP-1) at No.98.
Pearl Jam will be releasing their tenth studio album entitled “Lightning Bolt” in mid October 2013, and the first taste from that album is entitled “Mind Your Manners” which debuts at No.55, whilst right behind them at No.56 are Swedish pop duo Icona Pop with “Girlfriend”, with their former No.3 single “I Love it” sitting at No.63 in it’s 42nd week inside the ARIA Top 100 singles. Justin Timberlake is going to be releasing “The 20/20 Experience Part 2” at the end of September and from that new set comes this weeks No.57 entry “Take Back the Night”.
Making their first ARIA Singles chart appearance at No.65 are Florida Georgia Line with the current US Top 5 track “Cruise”, featuring Nelly as guest vocalist. And new at No.67 is Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar with “Thinking about You”, the eighth single to chart from his “18 Months” (TW-41) album. Also making their first chart appearance is US electro band AwolNation with “Sail”, new at No.72. The song has achieved Top 30 in the USA, Austria and Sweden so far. Right behind at No.73 is Matt Corby with “Lay You Down” from his “Resolution EP” and lastly new at No.96 is “Ratchet” by Bloc Party, which will be featured on a six track mini-album entitled “The Nextwave Sessions” and released in mid-August.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com