Macklemore & Ryan Lewis stay atop the ARIA Singles chart for a third week with their second No.1 “Same Love”.
It is double good news for the Seattle act. Their former chart-topper “Thrift Shop” is at No.2 again helped by it’s crowning on the Triple J Hottest 100 for 2012 (JJJ#1). “Same Love” also did well, coming in at No.15 on the countdown. It’s now the tenth week at No.1 for Macklemore from his two No.1’s, with the last act to stay at the top for ten straight weeks being LMFAO with “Party Rock Anthem” (April to June 2011), the longest running No.1 for this decade so far.
Apart from two songs changing places, the Top 7 tracks all remain stable this week, with The Lumineers holding at No.3 for a second week with “Ho Hey”, but they are joined in the other Top 10 by their self-titled album up to No.10 this week. Moving up a place from last weeks debut of No.5 to No.4 this week are Birds of Tokyo with “Lanterns”, pushing “Scream & Shout” by Will.i.am and Britney Spears down a place to No.5. Icona Pop hold at No.6 with “I Love it”, with Bruno Mars picking up a Platinum (▲) certification for this weeks No.7 track “When I Was Your Man”.
Returning to the Top 10, back up six places to No.8, are Of Monsters and Men with “Little Talks” (JJJ#2), now spending an eighth week inside the Top 10. Down a place to No.9 are Labrinth and Emeli Sande with “Beneath Your Beautiful”, and leaping up fourteen places to No.10 is 2012 UK X-Factor winner James Arthur and his debut single “Impossible”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Rihanna is up one place to a new peak of No.11 with her current single “Stay”, with Rudimental and “Not Giving in” jumping seven places to No.12 (JJJ#16). In a band of four new peaks, McFly is up seven places to No.13 with “Love is Easy”, and up three places to No.14 are Neon Trees with “Everybody Talks” (now Gold ● in sales). Ke$ha jumps up six places to No.19 with “C’Mon”, and thanks to a new remix EP, Justice Crew jump back up seven places to No.20 with “Best Night”. Lastly Avicii breaks into the Top 50 again with “I Could Be the One”, up thirteen places to a new peak of No.45.
TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100 MOVERS: Last weekend on Australia Day, national radio station Triple J broadcast their annual Top 100 countdown, and apart from the above mentioned placements, further acts to benefit this week include Flume, who returns to the Top 50 by jumping up forty-two places to No.25 with the former No.49 single “Holdin’ On” (JJJ#4), which is taken from the new No.1 album this week “Flume”. Plus he also debuts at No.53 with “Sleepless” (JJJ#12) and jumps up fifteen places to No.75 with “On Top” (JJJ#67).
JJJ#5 was “I Will Wait” for Mumford & Sons, which is back up ten places this week to No.28, and also back up ten spots are Calvin Harris & Florence Welch to No.31 with “Sweet Nothing” (JJJ#11). “Feel the Love” for Rudimental was at #20 on the Triple J Hottest 100 for 2012, and it’s back up thirteen places to No.37 this week. Hermitude leap forty-seven places to No.38 with “Hyperparadise” (JJJ#18) beating the former #77 peak the song achieved.
Returning to the Top 100 this week is “Get Free” (former HP-56, July 2012) by Major Lazer (JJJ#6) at No.39; “Breezeblocks” for Alt-J (former HP-72, Nov 2012) (JJJ#3) at No.41, and lastly “Lost” by Frank Ocean (former HP-85, Oct 2012) (JJJ#8) is back in at No.46. Jumping into the Top 50 are Of Monsters and Men with “Mountain Sound” (72 to 48, (JJJ#47), “Latch” by Disclosure (55 to 49, JJJ#21) and returning to the Top 50 is “Clair De Lune” (HP-38) for Flight Facilities, up forty-five places to No.50 (JJJ#17).
In the lower fifty the Triple J Hot 100 effect sees “My Gun” by The Rubens (HP-56) returning at No.64 (JJJ#10), and “Bangarang” by Skrillex (HP-4, JJJ#25) is back up eight places to No.72, with Kendrick Lamar up eight places to a new peak of No.67 with “Swimming Pools (Drank)” (JJJ#71). Tame Impala debut with two songs this week, with “Feels like We Only Go Backwards” in at No.74 (JJJ#9) and also “Elephant” new at No.77 (JJJ#7).
Feed Me & Crystal Fighters jump up fifteen places to No.78 with “Love is All I Got” (JJJ#77), “Spectrum” for Florence + the Machine is back up thirteen places to No.84 (JJJ#32), and three returning tracks to the Top 100 thanks to the Triple J countdown are “Trembling Hands” for The Temper Trap at No.89 (JJJ#22), “Gold on the Ceiling” for The Black Keys at No.96 (JJJ#13) and the Knife Party “100% No Modern Talking” EP returns at No.97 (JJJ#55). Scoring their first chart entry at #100 is Two Door Cinema Club with the track “Sun” which placed at No.37 on the Triple J 2012 Top 100.
DOWN DOWN: After eight weeks inside the Top 10, Olly Murs and Flo Rida drop to No.15 with “Troublemaker” (HP-4), with the other Top 10 dropout being the new Justin Timberlake track “Suit & Tie”, down from its No.9 debut to No.21 this week. Taylor Swift drops seven places to No.18 with “I Knew You Were Trouble” (now 4x▲), with Flo Rida falling eleven spots to No.24 with “Let it Roll”.
Bruno Mars is down five places to No.26 with “Locked Out of Heaven”, and Sam & The Womp tumble six places to No.42 with “Bom Bom” (both now 4x▲), with local dance act Bombs Away down five spots to No.44 with “Party Bass” (now ▲). Tumbling twenty places to No.57 is B.o.B with “Arena” (HP-36), Ke$ha’s “Die Young” is down fifteen places to No.63 and dropping a massive thirty-seven places to No.66 are Maroon 5 who three weeks ago were jumping up to No.19 with “Daylight”.
Lower 50: Apart from the above Triple J new peaks, the only other climbers are Titanium who jump up eight places to a new peak of No.69 with “I Won’t Give Up”. Returning to the Top 100 this week at No.81 is Justin Bieber with “As Long as You Love Me” (HP-8), “Anything Could Happen” (HP-20) for Ellie Goulding at No.92 and “Global Concepts” (HP-90) for Robert DeLong at No.99.
Dutch DJ duo Bingo Players score their first ARIA Singles chart entry by debuting at No.58 with their current UK No.1 single “Get Up (Rattle)” featuring the Far East Movement as guests on the track.
Paramore are releasing their self-titled fourth album in early April, and the first single from the album entitled “Now” debuts at No.86, becoming their seventh Top 100 entry (eighth if you include Hayley & B.o.B’s “Airplanes”). But making their first chart entry is LA indie pop band Youngblood Hawke, who debut at No.91 with “We Come Running”. Lastly debuting at No.95 is Justin Bieber with “Nothing Like Us”, his tracks climbing this week due to his new “Believe Acoustic” album scoring the highest debut of the week on the albums chart.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com