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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Become First Act Since Kylie To Have First Three Singles Go To Number One

by Gavin Ryan on March 24, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis land their third consecutive number one single in Australia this week as “Can’t Hold Us” (featuring Ray Dalton) rises one place to take out the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Noise11, photo

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Not since Kylie Minogue in 1987/88 has an act had their first three singles all go to No.1 (“Locomotion”, “I Should Be So Lucky” and “Got to Be Certain”), and not since The Black Eyed Peas in 2009 has an act had three consecutive No.1 singles (“Boom Boom Pow”, “I Gotta Feeling” and “Meet Me Halfway”), with the last act to have three or more consecutive No.1’s being Delta Goodrem in 2002/2003 (she did it with six in a row {Delta’s first chart single was “I Don’t Care” which made it to No.64 in November 2001, a year before “Born to Try” hit No.1, thus her second to seventh releases were all number ones, not her first six}).

“Can’t Hold us” becomes the 1001st number one song in Australia (1940 to 2013) and the 439th for ARIA (1983 to 2013). It’s the fifth ‘Hold’ song at the top of the Aussie charts, the last one being from July 1995, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” by U2, and the twelfth ‘Can’t’ to reach number one, the last of those being Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” (Sept 2001). “Can’t Hold Us” is the third number one for the ‘Macklemore’ record label, and the song is also the 656th chart-topper by an American act.

A year ago (12-March-2012), “Let Her Go” by Passenger made the Top 100 for a single week at No.90. The same week a year later the song returns to the charts at No.56, then last week it jumped to No.23, but this week it zooms up twenty-one places to No.2 thanks to his current tour of the country after his initial shows for Ed Sheeran’s tour. Passenger’s album “All the Little Lights” returns to its original entry position of No.9 (5-March-2012) this week too.

After four broken weeks at No.1, Pink and Nate Ruess fall back three places to No.3 with “Just Give Me a Reason”, and falling back one place to No.5 is Rihanna and “Stay” (now 2x▲Platinum). In between the girls are the duo of MKTO who leap up six places to No.4 with “Thank You” (now Gold (●) in sales), whilst James Arthur is down three places to No.6 with “Impossible”.

Nelly climbs two places to a new peak of No.7 with his track “Hey Porsche” (now Gold ●), but down three places to No.8 is Avicii and Nicky Romero with “I Could Be the One”. Pitbull and Christina Aguilera are also down three to No.9 with “Feel the Moment”, but scoring his sixth Top 10 entry is Calvin Harris with “I Need Your Love”, up six places this week to No.10. It’s also the first top ten hit for the vocalist on the track Ellie Goulding who had previously peaked at No.20 last November with “Anything Could Happen”.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: With Justin Timberlake’s new album debuting at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week, it also gives a boost to his current singles, as “Mirrors” jumps up fourteen places to No.12 and the albums first release “Suit & Tie” rebounds fifteen places to No.30 (now ▲). Little Mix zoom up twenty-seven places to No.16 with “Change Your Life” to become their second Top 20 hit in Australia, whilst Taylor Swift’s “22” (HP-22) rebounds ten places and is back up to No.24 this week.

Havana Brown’s “Big Banana” is up four places to a new peak of No.28 and moving up one spot to a new chart height of No.29 are Of Monsters and Men with “Mountain Sound”. Robert DeLong rises three places to a new peak of No.35 with “Global Concepts”, and after her national tour announcement this past week, Rihanna’s “Diamonds” are back up fifteen places to No.38, whilst “Titanium” for David Guetta & Sia is back up thirteen places to No.47. Also gaining new peaks are Olly Murs with “Army of Two” (#43), Bliss N’ Eso with “House of Dreams” (#45) and up thirteen places to No.50 is Bastille with their track “Pompeii”.

DOWN DOWN: After four weeks in the Top 10, Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” (HP-1×1) falls seven places to No.15, with Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” down six places to No.17. After leaping into the Top 20 last week, The Stafford Brothers fall seven places to No.25 with “Hello”, and tumbling fourteen places to No.36 is Jason Mraz with “I Won’t Give Up”. Rita Ora and “Radioactive” is down seven places to No.34 (now ●), “Try” for Pink falls eight spots to No.49 and leaving the Top 50 for the first time since its debut at No.38 in mid-August of 2012 is “I Will Wait” for Mumford & Sons (HP-23), down fourteen places to No.53 this week having spent thirty-one weeks in the Top 50, whilst “We Come Running” for Youngblood Hawke falls four places to No.52 and is now ● Gold in sales.

NEW – #31 – Sweet Spot – Flo Rida feat Jennifer Lopez

The eighth single (in Australia) released from Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” album (TW-47) is the highest new entry this week entitled “Sweet Spot” and featuring the guest vocals of Jennifer Lopez. “Sweet Spot” becomes Flo’s twenty-fifth Top 100 entry and J Lo’s twenty-second entry.

Lower 50: Michael Buble jumps up twenty-seven places to a new peak of No.54 with his new single “It’s a Beautiful Day”, whilst James Blake is up fourteen places to a new peak of No.62 with “Retrograde”. “Lego House” (HP-4) by Ed Sheeran jumps back up twenty-two places to No.67 with Bon Jovi’s “Because We Can” (HP-56) back up twelve places to No.68. Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness” (HP-41) is back up fourteen places to No.73 and returning to the Top 100 are “A Thousand Years” (HP-13) for Christina Perri at No.88 (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 came out on DVD this past week), and back in at No.95 are Haim with “Falling” (HP-86).

Local artist Andy Bull scores his first Top 100 Singles Chart entry at No.58 this week with “Keep on Running”, whilst also making their first singles chart appearance are Tonight Alive (featuring Benji Madden from Good Charlotte) at No.66 with “Breakdown”. Paramore debut at No.69 with “Still into You”, and Carly Rae Jepsen makes her fourth Top 100 entry at No.83 with her latest single “Tonight I’m Getting Over You”.

Imagine Dragons land their second chart entry at No.85 with “Radioactive”, with their first success “It’s Time” (HP-27) down a spot to No.32 this week. Right behind them at No.86 is Lorde with “The Love Club” (EP), and the final new entry of the week coming in at No.92, “Love Me” for Lil’ Wayne featuring Drake and Future as guest artists.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to

The ARIA Chart is updated every Sunday at 6pm



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