Macklemore with his producer Ryan Lewis and rapper Wanz stays atop the ARIA Singles Chart for a seventh consecutive week with their now 5x(▲)Platinum certified track “Thrift Shop”.
Plus their album “The Heist” remains at No.8 this week, and they guys also score their second Top 10 hit, as the track “Same Love” blasts up thirty places to No.9, featuring singer Mary Lambert. It’s the longest continual run at the top of the ARIA Singles chart since Flo Rida last May and June with “Whistle” (TW-65), which stayed atop for a total of eight weeks, but seven of those weeks were continuous.
“Scream & Shout” for Will.i.am and Britney Spears is at No.2 for a fifth straight week, and whilst it spends a second (broken) week at No.1 on the digital chart, it’s the two versions of “Thrift Shop” (Edit and Explicit) that is keeping it from the national top spot. Also holding at No.3 are Icona Pop with “I Love it”, newly certified as 2x▲ in sales.
Jumping up eight places to No.4 are The Lumineers with “Ho Hey”, which also translates to the albums charts, as their self-titled debut album is up to a new peak of No.23. Only the USA has placed the song higher (No.3) where it is currently sitting at No.4. Other than The Lumineers jumping into the Top 5, it all remains static for the five biggest selling songs in the country, with Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” at No.5 again, but now certified 3x▲ in sales.
Bruno Mars leaves the Top 10 with “Locked Out of Heaven”, dropping four places to No.12, plus he also lands the new No.1 album in Australia with “Unorthodox Jukebox”, and the second single is now certified Gold (●) in sales, and also becomes the second Top 10 from the album, as “When I Was Your Man” jumps up twelve places to No.6, also giving Bruno his ninth Top 10 hit in just under three years (it was in March of 2010 that he first started charting in Australia).
Down three places to No.7 is the Swedish House Mafia with their former No.1 song “Don’t You Worry Child”, and down three places to No.10 are Olly Murs and Flo Rida with “Troublemaker”. Returning to the Top 10 after two weeks at No.14 are Labrinth and Emeli Sande with their ballad “Beneath Your Beautiful”, back up six places to a new peak of No.8.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Flo Rida looks set for a fifth Top 10 singles from his “Wild Ones” album (TW-27), as his latest track “Let it Roll” jumps up twenty-seven places to No.13, and moving up within the Top 20 are Rudimental with “Not Giving In” (now ▲), up a couple of places to a new peak of No.17. Their previous single “Feel the Love” also back up seventeen places to No.46 this week, and now newly certified (3x▲).
Calvin Harris jumps up ten places to No.24 with “Drinking from the Bottle”, and thanks to the ‘Downtown Abbey’ ads on TV using “She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)”, the David Guetta and Sia track is back up five places to No.32. Also moving back up are “I Will Wait” for Mumford & Sons (33 to 28) and “My Life” for 50 Cent, Eminem & Adam Levine (36 to 30).
Chiddy Bang jump up eleven places to a new peak of No.39 with “Happening”, whilst Neon Trees leap thirty-four places to No.40 with “Everybody Talks”, whom this time two years ago (first few weeks of Jan 2011) saw their first ARIA entry moving up the charts, that being “Animal” which made it to No.25 eventually. Also leaping into the Top 50 is Rihanna with “Stay”, up thirty-six places to No.43, whilst Otto Knows is back up nine places to a new peak of No.44 with “Million Voices”. Joining the Top 50 we also see “Cups” for Anna Kendrick from the ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack (TW-10) jump up forty-seven places to No.48, and Ricki-Lee is up thirteen places to No.49 with “Burn it Down”.
DOWN DOWN: Other than the aforementioned Bruno Mars dropping out of the Top 10, we also see “Little Talks” (now 3x▲).down a couple of places to No.11, then down eight places to No.14 is PSY with “Gangnam Style” (now 8x▲), and down five places to No.15 is Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj with “Beauty and a Beat” (now 2x▲).Sam & The Womp drop eight places to No.19, “Diamonds” for Rihanna is down five places to No.20 and One Direction’s “Little Things” holds steady at No.21, with all three tracks now newly certified 3x▲.
Ed Sheeran drops three places to No.26 with “Give Me Love” (now ▲), and Birdy drops six places to No.33 with “Skinny Love” and is newly certified 5x▲, with Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever…” dropping five places to No.34 and having now sold 4x▲.Pink and “Try” were back up to No.30 last week, but it falls back to No.36 this week, and falling nine places to No.41 is Pitbull with “Don’t Stop the Party”. The biggest fall of the week though goes to David Guetta, Ne-Yo and Akon who tumble twenty-five places to No.73 with “Play Hard”.
Lower 50: In mid-December, B.o.B with Chris Brown and T.I. charted for a single week at No.79 with “Arena”, which this week returns to the Top 100 at a new peak of No.57, and also returning and claiming a new chart height at No.59 are Disclosure with “Latch” (previous HP-61). Back up nine places to No.62 is Rihanna with “Right Now”, and scoring new peaks from the ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack are “Bella’s Finals Medley” (82 to 69) and the “Riff Off Medley” (99 to 81).
“Holdin’ On” (HP-49) for Flume is back up nine places to No.79, and Katy Perry’s “Fireworks” (HP-3) are back up twelve places to No.85. Porter Robinson re-enters at No.87 with “Language”, a new peak for the track, and also returning to the Top 100 this week are the tracks “Mountain Sound” (HP-82) for Of Monsters and Men at No.91, “Hyperparadise (Flume Remix)” (HP-77) for Hermitude at No.93, “Clair de Lune” (HP-38) for Flight Facilities at No.95, and finally for a thirtieth week in the Top 100 are Jay-Z and Kanye West with “Ni**as in Paris” (HP-66) at No.96.
Bon Jovi lands the highest new entry of the week with the first track from their late March due twelfth studio album entitled “What About Now”. The song “Because We Can” debuts at No.56 and becomes the bands 33rd ARIA Top 100 Singles chart entry, and their first since September 2009’s “We Weren’t Born to Follow” (HP-62).
The fifth chart entry in Australia for Avicii (I am including his Tim Berg single too) debuts at No.71 entitled “I Could Be the One”, featuring Nicky Romero as guest vocalist. Then five places lower at No.76 are the California three-sister based band Haim (Este, Danielle and Alana Haim) with their first chart entry “Don’t Save Him”.
English pop-rock group McFly has had twenty-six hits in their homeland, seven of their tracks going to No.1 in the UK. This week they score their first Australian chart entry by debuting at No.80 with their recent No.10 English hit “Love is Easy”. And the last new entry of the week is also a first timer to the ARIA charts, coming in at No.99 is the winner of the eleventh season (2012) of American Idol Phillip Phillips and his debut track “Home”, which is currently in the US and Canadian Top 10, and is taken from his first album “The World from the Side of the Moon”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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