Fun become the second act this year and the second group this decade to score two No.1 singles, as their new track “Some Nights” moves up a spot to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week. Earlier in the year they hit No.1 with “We Are Young”, which held the top spot for three weeks from mid-March, and it holds at No.41 for another week.
Gavin Ryan reports that LMFAO are the only other group this decade to have multiple No.1 singles on ARIA, in fact during the last decade (2000’s) only TWO groups had more than one chart-topper, U2 and The Black Eyed Peas.
“Some Nights” is the 995th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2012) and the 429th for ARIA (1983 to 2012). The song becomes the 651st No.1 by an American Act, and now the 20th No.1 for the Atlantic label, which has managed FIVE No.1’s this year, with their previous best years being 1978 (two for Boney M) and 2008 (Flo Rida and Kid Rock). Plus this is the fourth song title to reach No.1 in Australia (1940 to 2012) with the word ‘Some’ in it’s title, although that goes up into double figures when you include words like ‘Something’, ‘Someone’ or ‘Somebody’, plus there have been twelve previous songs with ‘Night’ in their titles, but the expanded word ‘Nights’ has never been in a No.1 title previously.
P!nk’s blast into No.1 last week with “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” swaps places with fun. But she is doing a promo tour soon, and fun. are in the country as of this coming week for ‘Splendor in the Grass’ with also some side shows, so they could be at the top for a couple of weeks, with P!nk hanging around waiting to reclaim the No.1 spot, whilst possible contender “Feel the Love” for Rudimental feat John Newman holds at No.3 for a second week.
Maroon 5 fall out of the Top 10 with the former No.2 single “Payphone”, down to No.12 this week, but they replace themselves within the Top 10 by jumping up seventeen places to No.4 with their new single “One More Night”. Also joining the top ten are Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen who together jump up five places to No.6 with “Good Time”. It is a second Top 10 for both acts, with Owl City scoring his at the start of the decade with “Fireflies” (No.1 for five weeks from January 2010) and Carly’s more recent No.1 “Call Me Maybe” (TW-17) spending five weeks at the top throughout all of April.
After two weeks at No.4, Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” drops down a place to No.5, and after charging into the Top 5 last week, Justice Crew drop back two places to No.7 with their first Top 10 entry “Boom Boom”. “This is Love” for Will.i.am and Eva Simons continues it’s top ten run by dropping back one place to No.8, having already been at that position two weeks ago (it’s Top 10 run has been 7-8-7-8). “Don’t Wake Me Up” for Chris Brown is down a place to No.9 and former No.1 “Whistle” by Flo Rida is down four places to No.10.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Missy Higgins could be up for a fifth Top 10 entry in Australia next week, if her current single “Everyone’s Waiting” keeps moving the way it has so far, this week it leaps twenty places to No.11, her highest placing since August 2007’s No.10 hit “Where I Stood”. Also jumping into the Top 20 are B.o.B and Taylor Swift with “Both of Us”, up twelve places to No.14; rising seventeen spots to No.16 is Train with “50 Ways to Say Goodbye”, now the second Top 20 hit from their current album “California 37” (TW-28), and lastly, Timomatic is up four places to No.18 with his third chart entry “Can You Feel it”.
Justin Bieber’s current promo tour has helped his singles to rise this week, with “Boyfriend” back up twelve places to No.23. “As Long as You Love Me” originally debuted and peaked at No.33, but this week it is the biggest rising track within the Top 100, up sixty-three places to No.34, one place lower than it’s original peak.
Florence + the Machine’s new multi-track remix EP “Spectrum (Say My Name)” jumps up twenty-seven places to No.30 becoming the fourth Top 40 hit from their “Ceremonials” (TW-21) album. The last two new peaks within the Top 50 are “In My Mind (Part 2)” for Flo Rida, up thirty places to No.44, and “Call My Name” for Cheryl (Cole) inches up a couple of places to No.49.
DOWN DOWN: Three weeks ago, Reece Mastin debuted at No.1 with his third single “Shout it Out”, that song now dropping 1-12-21 in it’s three week run. “Pound the Alarm” for Nicki Minaj has managed two broken weeks at No.10, but this week it drops seven places to No.24. “On Top” for Dancing with the Stars winner Johnny Ruffo drops ten places to No.26, and finally “You Won’t Let Me” for Karise Eden in it’s fifth week falls out of the Top 50, falling sixteen places from last week to No.58 this week.
Pitbull is due to release his seventh studio album later this year, and the first single from it is the highest new entry of the week, coming in at No.31 is “Get it Started” featuring Shakira as guest vocalist. It’s Pitbull’s nineteenth Top 50 hit, nine of those having previously reached the Top 10 (this includes lead and guest vocalist songs), whilst this becomes Shakira’s ninth Top 50 appearance, her last being with the South Africa World Cup theme “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” (HP-32, peaked July 2010).
Labrinth scores the second Top 50 entry of the week, debuting at No.40 with his second entry here “Last Time”, which was a former UK No.4 single in March. This follow his former No.4 single here “Earthquake” (peaked April 2012), which drops to No.56 this week.
Lower 50: The Wanted climb four places to a new peak of No.61 with “Chasing the Sun”, and up eight spots to No.64 are Chiddy Bang feat Icona Pop with their latest single “Mind Your Manners”. With Angus Stone debuting with his solo album, the lead single and title track “Broken Brights” returns to the Top 100 and scores a new peak of No.70, whilst local act Loon Lake score a new peak of No.90 with their single “Cherry Lips”.
Also returning to the Top 100 are Clare Bowditch at No.71 with “You Make Me Happy”; “A Thousand Years” for Christina Perri at No.81; “Great Southern Land” for Icehouse at No.82; “Big Jet Plane” for Angus & Julie Stone” at No.87 and Trey Songz is back in at No.98 with his “Heart Attack”.
Ricki-Lee drops her new single “Crazy” at No.52; first time entry at No.69 for teen artist Christina Parie with “16 & Unstoppable”; Ed Sheeran new track is “Drunk” at No.77, The XX score their first ARIA singles chart entry at No.83 with the track “Angels”, and making their first appearance in eight years at No.91 are No Doubt with “Settle Down”, which was released on Thursday, so this is only one days worth of sales so far. Their last appearance as a group was the second track to be lifted from their “The Singles 1992-2003” collection entitled “Bathwater” (Invincible Overlord Remix) which hit No.61 in April of 2004.