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Justice Crew - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Justice Crew - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Justice Crew Become First Aussie Band With No 1 Single In 5 Years

by Gavin Ryan on August 5, 2012

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Justice Crew become the first Australian group to hit No.1 in over five years, as their fourth single “Boom Boom” climbs to No.1 this week and lands a Platinum sales certification too.

Justice Crew - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Justice Crew - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Gavin Ryan reports “Boom Boom” is now the 996th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2012) and the 430th for ARIA (1983 to 2012), plus Justice Crew are the 96th Australian performers to make it to No.1 in Australia and “Boom Boom” is the 150th song by an Australian act to make it to the top of the charts here. Youth Group in April 2006 were the last NEW Australian Group (all male or mixed, but not duo) to reach the top, and Silverchair were the last group to do so with “Straight Lines” (four weeks from March 2007), so it’s been over five years since we last had an Aussie group at the pinnacle, and Justice Crew are the 36th local group to reach that top spot.

Australia has seen a ‘Boom’ song go to No.1 eight times before, four of those being “Boom Boom” songs, and we have almost had a ‘Boom’ song go to No.1 in the previous seven decades…
1950s: Sh-Boom – The Crew Cuts (Dec 1954)
1960s: Boom Boom Baby – Crash Craddock (Feb 1960)
1970s: I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats (Nov 1979) {closest Boom in the 70s}
1980s: Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room) – Paul Lekakis (April 1987)
1990s: Boom! Shake the Room – Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (Jan 1994)
2000s: Boom Boom Pow – The Black Eyed Peas (May 2009)
2010s: Boom Boom – Justice Crew (Aug 2012)

Maroon 5 score their third No.2 single from their latest album “Overexposed” (TW-4), as “One More Night” jumps up two places to a new peak of No.2 and now with a Gold sales certification. It follows on from the recent two week running at No.2 single “Payphone” (June 2012, TW-19) and the song “Moves like Jagger” (August 2011, TW-80) which spent ten straight weeks at No.2, the record holder for the longest at that position.

So after two weeks at the top, fun drop down two places to No.3 with “Some Nights”, and after three weeks at No.3, Rudimental feat John Newman with “Feel the Love” is down a place to No.4. “Good Time” for Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen is at No.6 for a third week, and dropping two places to No.7 is P!nk’s former No.1 “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”. “Wide Awake” for Katy Perry is also down two places to No.9, and last weeks blast into the Top 10, “As Long as You Love Me” for Justin Bieber drops two places to No.10 this week.

The first of the two new entries to the Top 10 this week is the duet for B.o.B and Taylor Swift, who climb up together six places to No.5 with “Both of Us”. For both of them it’s their fifth Top 10 single, with Taylor scoring a No.1 with “Love Story” (March 2009) and B.o.B has gone as high as No.2 with Airplanes (May 2010). And scoring their third Top 10 entry (and second for the year) is Florence + the Machine with the current UK No.1 single “Spectrum (Say My Name)”, which is up six places to No.8.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Ed Sheeran is touring the country at the moment, and his latest track “Drunk” leaps up twenty-five places to No.12, whilst his former singles “Lego House” (35 to 34) and “The A Team” (96 to 85) also rise back up the charts. Johnny Ruffo and Timomatic both return to the Top 20 and climb back up nine places each, with “On Top” (HP-14) for Johnny back up to No.15 and Timo’s “Can You Feel it” (HP-18) returning at No.20.

“She’s So Mean” for Matchbox 20 climbs a few places to a new peak of No.26, and up one place from last weeks debut are the Far East Movement with “Turn Up the Love” to No.31. Chiddy Bang jump up six places to No.38 with “Mind Your Manners”, and returning to the Top 50 are Marina & The Diamonds with “Primadonna” (from 55 to a new peak of No.45), Entering the Top 50 for the first time is “Crazy” for Ricki-Lee (a Top 100 re-entry too) at No.46, and Cher Lloyd is up eleven places to a new peak of No.49 with “Want You Back”, her second Top 50 entry here, after December 2011’s “With UR Love” (HP-43) featuring Mike Posner.

DOWN DOWN: “This is Love” for Will.i.am and Eva Simons departs the Top 10 after five weeks (two of those at a peak of No.7), now down to No.13, but after only one week in the Top 10 at No.9, Karmin drop twelve places to No.21 with “Brokenhearted”. Missy Higgins was sitting outside the Top 10 three weeks ago with “Everyone’s Waiting” (HP-11), but this week she drops eight places to No.24. Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” is down fourteen places to No.35, and Pitbull’s “Back in Time” falls ten places to No.40. Flo Rida’s “In My Mind (Part 2)” drops sixteen places to No.61, and The Temper Trap continue to yo-yo with “Trembling Hands”, which falls twenty-three places to No.65. The xx scored their first Top 50 entry last week, but their “Angels” descend twenty-five places to No.71 this week, whilst No Doubt’s “Settle Down” (which scored the biggest T100 jump last week), falls thirty-six spots this week to No.77. Lastly Alex Clare’s “Too Close” is down twenty-nine places to No.95, although it just picked up radio additions, so it might be back up next week.

Scottish DJ Calvin Harris and British singer/rapper Example have teamed up together on the track “We’ll Be Coming Back”, which is this week’s highest new entry at No.11. This is to be the fourth single released from Calvin’s October duo third album, the previous three singles being “Bounce” featuring Kelis (HP-7, Sept 2011), “Feel So Close” (HP-7, Nov 2011) and “Let’s Go” featuring Ne-Yo (HP-17, April 2012). It’s Calvin’s eleventh Top 100 chart appearance, and ninth Top 50 entry, and this is Example’s highest charting single, having had five Top 100 entries, and now two Top 50 entries, his previous best effort was “Changed the Way You Kiss Me” (HP-16, July 2011).

Brisbane pop duo The Veronicas make their first chart appearance in almost four years (18-Aug-2008 was their last chart entry, “Take Me on the Floor” which peaked at No.7 the following week), as the girls debut at No.29 with “Lolita”. Seven of their previous nine singles have all reached the Top 10, and all previous nine chart entries have made the Top 50, with this new track coming from their forthcoming third album “Life on Mars”.

3OH!3 return to the ARIA Top 100 at No.32 with “You’re Going to Love This”, the first taste of their fourth album entitled “Omens”. It’s their sixth single to chart here, all of which have reached the Top 50, three of those making it into the Top 10, their last entry being the No.42 track “Double Vision” from October 2010.

Lower 50: LMFAO continue to bounce around the lower fifty thanks to the forthcoming Big Brother and their current TV ads, with “Party Rock Anthem” back up eight places to No.53. Havana Brown’s third single “When the Lights Go Out” is up seven places to a new peak of No.57, and Azealia Banks’ “1991” EP is up to a new peak of No.63, as the new track lifted from the EP “Liquorice” has just been issued with a great video clip.

Ne-Yo’s new single “Let Me Love You” rises up twelve places to a new peak of No.69, also up twelve are Trey Songz and his “Heart Attack” (HP-70), back up to No.73. Returning to the Top 100 this week are “Mercy” by Duffy (HP-26, Sept 2008), “16 & Unstoppable” for Christina Parie (HP-69 three weeks ago), and JLo and Pitbull sneak back in at 100 with “Dance Again”, thanks to her new best of collection debuting.

Melbourne rapper 360’s album “Falling & Flying” (TW-21) scores a sixth single chart entry this week, as the latest track “Run Alone” debuts at No.56. Previous single “Child” (HP-24) achieved platinum sales status, and is sitting at No.51 this week.

British singer Birdy made a chart entry here earlier this year with her version of “Skinny Love” (HP-85), now she debuts with another cover, “People Help the People” (originally by Cherry Ghost, 1996, UK HP-27), coming in at No.62 this week, it has been recently used to promote an upcoming storyline on Neighbours. And talking of tie-ins to ads, the song “No Stopping Me” by Florida Christian rapper KJ-5,2 (reference to Jesus & the five loaves and two fish story) has been used in the ads for major Olympics sponsor Swisse the vitamin company, and the song debuts at No.81 this week.

And the last new entry of the week comes in at No.83, “Hands in the Air” for Timbaland feat Ne-Yo, which is from the “Step Up 4: Miami Heat” (TW-98) film and soundtrack. Timbaland was last on our charts late last year, when the track “Pass at Me” featuring Pitbull made it to No.61.

The ARIA Chart is updated every Sunday at 6pm

Gavin Ryan reports courtesy of Australian-Charts.com

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