The last ARIA Singles chart for 2012 sees Macklemore and Ryan Lewis remain at No.1 with their “Thrift Shop” escapades.
The song remains sitting atop the Australian charts for a fifth week, now placing it equal third for the ‘Longest No.1 for 2012’, equal with Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” (see below listing).
2012 Longest Running No.1 Singles:
8 weeks – Whistle – Flo Rida
6 weeks – Wild Ones – Flo Rida feat Sia
6 weeks – Battle Scars – Guy Sebastian feat Lupe Fiasco
6 weeks – Gangnam Style PSY
5 weeks – Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
5 weeks – Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Holding at No.2 for a third week are Will.i.am and Britney Spears with “Scream & Shout”, whilst also on pause at No.4 is Taylor Swift with “I Knew You Were Trouble” having already peaked at No.3. Returning to the number three position though is former six-week running No.1 “Gangnam Style” for PSY, the reason will be explained soon.
Swedish House Mafia drop two places to No.5 with “Don’t You Worry Child”, whilst bouncing back up four spots to No.6 is Olly Murs and Flo Rida with “Troublemaker”, it peaked at No.4 three weeks ago. Icona Pop is down one place to No.7 with “I Love it”, but down three spots to No.8 is Bruno Mars with “Locked out of Heaven”, whilst Of Monsters and Men are only down two places to No.10 with “Little Talks”.
Justin Bieber lands his fourth Top 10 single in Australia as his latest track “Beauty and a Beat” with Nicki Minaj is up three places to No.9 this week. He has now scored three Top 10’s from his current album “Believe” (TW-48, HP-1), with “Boyfriend” (HP-5, April 2012) and “As Long as You Love Me” (HP-8, August 2012) being the previous two. This is also become Nicki’s sixth Top 10 placement.
DOWN DOWN: (This is a lot smaller than the climbers this week) After two weeks inside the Top 10, peaking at No.7 last week, Justice Crew are down six places to No.13 with “Best Night”, and after only one week within the ‘ten-walls’, “Beneath Your Beautiful’ for Tinie Tempah and Emeli Sande is down five places to No.14. “Rest of My Life” for Ludacris, Usher and David Guetta drops twelve places to No.28, and Bruno Mars sees his new track “When I Was Your Man” fall eight places to No.29. “Sweet Nothing” for Calvin and Florence is down ten places to No.36, with Adele’s “Skyfall” dropping nine spots to No.47.
“Six Degrees of Separation” for The Script tumbles nineteen places to No.52, Otto Knows with “Million Voices” falls fourteen places to No.60, “DNA” from Little Mix is also down fourteen spots to No.62, with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” dropping twenty-one places to No.63. We also see “Turn Around” for Conor Maynard down twenty-two places to No.66, “Right Now” for Rihanna and David Guetta drops twenty-six places to No.78, and last weeks highest new entry for Bella Ferraro “Set me on Fire” is down fifty-four places to No.90 this week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: There is only one new peak within the Top 50 this week, and I mentioned it in the Top 10 info (Bieber). Most of the movement this week is from the iTunes and other download retailers posting their ‘Best of 2012’ listings, plus with the added Christmas period where new devices and subsequent download gift cards, all add up to people filling up their new “listening-toys” with songs, thus we get an influx of older songs jumping back up the charts. (For a full listing of the iTunes Top 100 for 2012 click here.
So we saw PSY jump back up to No.3, but another former six-week-number-one was Guy Sebastian’s “Battle Scars”, which jumps back up sixteen places to No.11, whilst his current single “Get Along” is back up three places to No.16. “Skinny Love” from Birdy is back up sixteen places to No.21, “Hall of Fame” from The Script and Will.i.am reclaims twelve places back up the chart to No.23, Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is back up eight places to No.25, and Justice Crew reclaim seventeen chart places and are up to No.26 this week.
The iTunes number one song of 2012 was Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”, and that track rebounds twenty places to No.31, whilst Pink and “Try” are back up to No.35. “Some Nights” by Fun. returns to the Top 40, back up seventeen places to No.39, and their other former No.1 single “We Are Young” jumps back up forty-two places to No.54, whilst “Good Time” for Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen is back up seven spots to No.40.
One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young” is back up eleven places to No.43, but halving itself from last week, up forty-four places to No.44 is Flo Rida with “Whistle”, with his other big No.1 from 2012 “Wild Ones” returning to the Top 100 at No.51. Maroon 5 returns to the Top 50 with two tracks this week, “One More Night” is up fifteen spots to No.46 and “Payphone” almost halves itself too, jumping back up forty-eight places to No.49 this week.
“Starships” for Nicki Minaj flies back forty-one places to No.48, and “Paradise” for Coldplay is up seventeen places to No.56. “Lego House” for Ed Sheeran is back within the Top 100 at No.57, with Skrillex and “Bangarang” back up twenty-two places to No.59. The long running “What Makes You Beautiful” for One Direction (61 weeks in the Top 100) is up fifteen places to No.65, plus they return at No.72 with “One Thing”, with “Surrender” for The Collective rebounding seventeen places to No.67 this week.
The Dropkick Murphy’s rise one place to a new peak of No.69 with their festive tune “The Season’s Upon Us” (becoming the only lower fifty peaking track), which is followed by a bunch of further returnees to the Top 100. Labrinth and Tinie Tempah return at No.73 with “Earthquake”, Pink is back in at No.75 with “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”, “Party Rock Anthem” for LMFAO re-enters at No.81, with their other No.1 “Sexy and I Know it” back in at No.85. Cher Lloyd is back in at No.82 with “Want U Back”, Ed Sheeran’s “Drunk” returns at No.83, with Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” back in at No.87 (helped also by her DVD release of “Part of Me 3D”).
The Wanted see “Chasing the Sun” return at No.89, Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera are back at No.94 with “Moves Like Jagger”, Chiddy Bang and Icona Pop re-enter at No.95 with “Mind Your Manners”, Matchbox 20 return at No.97 with “She’s So Mean” and finally back in at No.100 is 360 and Gossling with “Boys Like You”.
There is only ONE NEW ENTRY for this week, and it’s the first part to a track that debuted last week. Flo Rida enters at No.68 with “Let it Roll”, Part two of which debuted last week at No.77, and drops to No.99 this week. So “Let it Roll” becomes the last new entry on the singles chart for 2012.
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