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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Same Love Stays On Top Of ARIA Chart

by Gavin Ryan on January 27, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Macklemore not only cements himself and Ryan Lewis at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week with their second consecutive No.1 song “Same Love”, the track also moves from gold to Platinum in sales.



Plus the guys move back up to No.2 with “Thrift Shop” (now 6x▲) to occupying the top two spots in the country, and their album “The Heist” moves up to a new peak of No.2, the same peak the album achieved in the USA upon release (late Oct 2012). The last time we had an artist occupy the top of the Australian charts was in late June of 2012 when Karise Eden had the top three singles in the same week.

The Lumineers climb a couple of places to reach a new peak of No.3 with their track “Ho Hey” (also currently at three in New Zealand and the USA {for a fourth week}). And after six weeks at No.2, and Britney Spears fall two spots to No.4, and also down two are Icona Pop with “I Love it”, down to No.6 this week. Bruno Mars is back one place to No.7 with “When I Was Your Man”, and holding steady this week are Labrinth and Emeli Sande with “Beneath Your Beautiful” and Olly Murs and Flo Rida with “Troublemaker” at No.8 and No.10 respectively.

NEW #5 – Lanterns – Birds of Tokyo
Local band Birds of Tokyo land their first Top 10 single as their new track “Lanterns” debuts at No.5 this week. This is the second track lifted from the March 1st due fourth album “March Fires”, the previous release being “This Fire” (TW-68, now Gold ● in sales), which hit No.32 upon release last October. The bands previous highest charting effort was the No.11 single “Plans” (peaked early Sept 2010), and this is their fifth ARIA Top 100 Singles chart entry.

NEW #9 – Suit and Tie – Justin Timberlake feat Jay-Z
Debuting at No.9 is “Suit & Tie”, the first new material from Justin Timberlake in six years, and taken from his mid-March due third album “The 20/20 Experience”. Featuring Jay-Z as guest vocalist, the song instantly becomes JT’s eighth solo Top 10 singles, and 14th Top 10 appearance overall (this includes his guest appearances on tracks by Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, 50 Cent, T.I. and Timberland), with his last Top 10 visit being back in March 2009 on the Ciara track “Love, Sex, Magic” (HP-5, peaked early April 2009). Justin’s last Top 100 entry was as guest vocalist on the Timbaland track “Carry Out”, which made it to No.58 in mid-June 2010, and “Suit & Tie” becomes Justin’s nineteenth overall Top 100 appearance (solo and guest vocalist).

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Rihanna bullets for a third week with her new track “Stay”, which this week leaps up sixteen places to No.12, whilst Calvin Harris and Tinie Tempah sway up one place to a new peak of No.16 with “Drinking from the Bottle”. Also up one spot to a new chart height are McFly with “Love is Easy” to No.20. UK 2012 X-Factor winner James Arthur zooms up twenty-six places to No.24 with his track “Impossible”, and another debut from last week, “C’Mon” for Ke$ha jumps up seven places to No.25. Chiddy Bang climbs a spot to a new peak of No.34 with “Happening”, with Otto Knows re-peak at No.44 with “Million Voices”.

DOWN DOWN: After twelve weeks inside the Top 10, Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” (HP-3) is down a couple of places to No.11, with the other Top 10 drop-out of the week being Flo Rida’s latest “Let it Roll” (HP-7) which spent only one week inside the top ten. Former No.1 single “Don’t You Worry Child” for Swedish House Mafia is down three places to No.15 but picks up a new certification this week (now 5x▲), but after debuting at No.13 last week, One Direction’s new track “Kiss You” is down five places to No.18 this week, with their “Little Things” dropping nine places to No.40.

After zooming back in last week to No.19, Maroon 5’s “Daylight” drops back ten places to No.29, and former No.4 single “Bom Bom” for Sam & The Womp is down nine places to No.36 this week. Ke$ha drops seven places to No.48 with “Die Young” and after returning to the Top 50 last week, Matchbox 20’s “Put Your Hands Up” is down seventeen places to No.60 this week.

A couple of more new certifications for this week include “Gangnam Style” for PSY (TW-28, now 9x▲), two for Guy Sebastian with “Get Along” (TW-35, now 2x▲) and “Battle Scars” (TW-42, now 8x▲), and “Sweet Nothing” for Calvin Harris (TW-41, now 3x▲).

Lower 50: “Latch” (HP-51) for Disclosure was close to scoring a Top 50 entry last week, but drops to No.55 this week, but is now ● in sales, but right behind them at No.56 is Phillip Phillips who is up fifteen places to a new peak with “Home”, whilst Avicii’s new track “I Could Be the One” is up three places to No.58. Sister trio Haim climb a single spot to a new peak of No.66 with “Don’t Save Him”, and Flume is back up ten places to No.67 with “Holdin’ On” (HP-49).

With the new Birds of Tokyo single debuting high, their other charting entry “This Fire” (EP) is back up eight places to No.68. Kendrick Lamar jumps up sixteen places to No.75 with “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, and Titanium (the group) are up four places to a new peak of No.77 with their version of “I Won’t Give Up”.

Returning to the Top 100 this week are The Bloody Beetroots at No.82 with “Chronicles of a Fallen Love” (HP-67), Nicki Minaj at No.86 with “Va Va Voom” (HP-36), and Azealia Banks is back in at No.96 with her “1991” EP (HP-63). Lastly dropping sixteen places to land at #100 this week are Coldplay with “Paradise” now re-certified 6x▲.

Ne-Yo debuts at No.51 with the track “Forever Now” from his fifth album “R.E.D.” (HP-37, Nov 2012), and it becomes his twentieth Top 100 entry (lead and guest vocalist total combined), with his former No.8 single “Let Me Love You” leaving the Top 100 this week after 26 weeks in the charts.

British dance and R n’ B singer Luciana debuts at No.88 with her new track “U B the Bass”, becoming her fifth chart entry overall, second solo single though. She hit No.42 in late 2011 with the track “I’m So Hot”, and has appeared on the Bodyrox track “Yeah Yeah” (HP-39, Jan 2007). Then in 2010 she appeared on the Richard Vission track “I Like That” (HP-3, peaked April 2010), whilst later in that year she was on the Lethal Bizzle track “Go Go Go” (HP-67, Sept 2010).

San Cisco is new at No.89 with “Fred Astaire”, their third Top 100 entry and taken from their self-titled album also at No.89 this week, and right behind them is another local act, Flume featuring T.Shirt with the single “On Top”. The final new entry of the week is in at No.98, Foals with “My Number”, their first singles chart in Australia, and it’s taken from their mid-February due third album “Holy Fire”.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to

The ARIA Chart is published every Sunday at 6pm



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