Thrift Shop for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis holds for a fourth week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming the fourth longest running number one song for the year, but if it stays atop for a fifth week it will tie for third longest of the year.
The songs that spent the most weeks at the top of the charts during 2012 have been…
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
4 weeks – Thrift Shop – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
3 weeks – We are Young – Fun. feat Janelle Monae
Will.i.am and Britney Spears hold at No.2 for a second week with “Scream and Shout”, the track now up to Gold sales status, and with the entire Top 5 stable from last week, Swedish House Mafia and “Don’t You Worry Child” are at No.3 again (now up to 4x Platinum in sales), Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” and Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” are at No.4 and No.5 again respectively.
Icona Pop move up two places to a new peak of No.6 with “I Love it”, also up a couple of spots are Justice Crew with their new single “Best Night”, now claiming a Gold sales status and helped up the charts by being used in the 2013 promo’s for the TV reality series of ‘My Kitchen Rules’. Of Monsters and Men drop back one place to No.8 with “Little Talks”, with “Troublemaker” for Olly Murs and Flo Rida dropping four places to No.10 after three weeks inside the Top 10. The only new entry to the Top 10 this week is Labrinth and Emeli Sande with “Beneath Your Beautiful”, up five places to No.9 becoming Lab’s second Top 10 single after “Earthquake” (HP-4, peaked April 2012) and Emeli’s first Top 10 hit here.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: “Beauty and a Beat” for Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj returns to its former peak of No.12 this week (mid-Nov), but jumping up to a new peak of No.16 are Ludacris, Usher and David Guetta with “Rest of My Life”, the track also now certified Gold in sales, whilst joining the Top 20 for the first time are The Lumineers with “Ho Hey”, up nine places to No.18 this week.
Bruno Mars debuted at No.44 last week with “When I Was Your Man”, which this week leaps up twenty-three places to land at No.21, whilst the highest entry from last week, “Drinking from the Bottle” for Calvin Harris and Tinie Tempah is up four places to No.30, with The Script holding at No.31 for a second week with “Six Degrees of Separation”.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” (HP-2) leaps up twelve places to No.40, with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis moving up three places to a new peak of No.42 with “Same Love”, lesser though for Otto Knows and “Million Voices”, up only one place to No.46. The two songs entering the Top 50 for the first time are “DNA” for Little Mix, up thirteen places to No.48 to become their second Top 50 entry, and Chiddy Bang leap up forty seven places to No.49 with their new track “Happening”.
DOWN DOWN: After fourteen weeks inside the Top 10 (six of those weeks at No.1), PSY with “Gangnam Style” drops one place to No.11 this week. Ke$ha drops six places to No.22 with “Die Young”, and down one spot to No.27 is Guy Sebastian’s “Battle Scars” which is now seven times Platinum in sales (the same amount as PSY).
Adele’s “Skyfall” is down eight places to No.38, and Pitbull falls nine places to No.41 with “Don’t Stop the Party”. Guetta, Ne-Yo and Akon tumble ten places to No.50 with “Play Hard”, but falling hard this week from No.49 to No.84 are The Collective with “Surrender”, possibly because their album debuts high this week.
NEW – #36 – Set Me on Fire – Bella Ferraro
The debut original single for X-Factor contestant Bella Ferraro (she ranked fourth in the finale) debuts at No.36 entitled “Set Me on Fire”. During her run on the reality show she placed five songs into the charts, “What Makes You Beautiful” (HP-62, 1-Oct-2012), “Big Yellow Taxi” (HP-84, 8-Oct-2012), “Sweet Disposition” (HP-59, 5-Nov-12), “Dreams” (HP-82, 12-Nov-12) and “The Last Day on Earth” (HP-90, 19-Nov-12). So overall this becomes her sixth charting single this year, but first Top 50 entry.
Lower 50: “Call Me Maybe” for Carly Rae Jepsen jumps back up fourteen places to No.51, and almost returning to it’s former peak of No.51, up seven places to No.52 this week is Rihanna with “Right Now”, whilst she also debuts at No.91 with “Stay” featuring Mikky Ekko as guest on the track.
“I Found You” for The Wanted jumps up thirty-two places to a new peak of No.63, whilst also up to a new chart height is Ricki-Lee with “Burn it Down”, firing up fifteen places to No.68. Returning tracks include “Everyone’s Waiting” (HP-11) for Missy Higgins at No.78, “Bangarang” (HP-4) for Skrillex at No.81, “We Are Young” (HP-1) for Fun. at No.96 and “Lost” (HP-85) for Frank Ocean at #100.
Delta Goodrem debuts at No.67 with her “Christmas” EP, featuring five tracks including “O Holy Night” and “Amazing Grace”, whilst The Dropkick Murphys debut at No.70 with their festive tune “The Season’s Upon Us”.
Flo Rida uses Lil’ Wayne as guest rapper on his new entry at No.77, “Let it Roll (Part 2)”, whilst his former No.1 single “Whistle” re-enters the Top 100 at No.88. New Zealand male vocal group Titanium debut at No.92 with their version of the Jason Mraz track “I Won’t Give Up” (original HP-61, peaked Jan 2012), and final new entry of the week is at No.99, “The Game” by local rapper Pez.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com