Macklemore and Ryan Lewis stay atop the ARIA Singles chart for a third week in their “Thrift Shop”, and they are joined within the Top 50 by his next single here “Same Love”, which is twenty places to No.45, with further success for his album too, “The Heist” which jumps up thirteen places to No.17 this week.
After leaping into the Top 5 last week, Will.i.am and Britney Spears jump up three places to No.2 with “Scream & Shout”, with Britney not having charted this high since February 2008 when “Piece of Me”, which debuted and peaked at No.2, with Will.i.am (as a solo act) not having reached these chart heights since appearing on Usher’s No.1 single from April 2010, “OMG”. (The Black Eyed Peas track “The Time (Dirty Bit)” reached No.1 in late November of 2010).
Will and Brit’s jump pushes down “Don’t You Worry Child” for Swedish House Mafia to No.3 and Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” to No.4, but returning to the Top 10 and up six places is Bruno Mars with “Locked Out of Heaven”, helped by his second album debuting within the Top 10. Bruno also enters the Top 100 this week with “When I Was Your Man” at No.44 and “Young Girls” at No.62.
Olly Murs and Flo Rida fall back two places to No.6 with “Troublemaker” and Of Monsters and Men hold at No.7 with “Little Talks” but they also debut with a new track entitled “Mountain Side” at No.84. Down two places to No.10 for a fourteenth week inside the Top 10 is PSY with “Gangnam Style”.
The two new entries to the Top 10 are Icona Pop with “I Love it”, up seven spots to No.8 and their first Top 10 hit, as their guest appearance on Chiddy Bang’s “Mind Your Manners” reached No.11 for two weeks in September. And Justice Crew score their second Top 10 entry as “Best Night” jumps up nine places to No.9, following on from the No.1 single “Boom Boom” from August, and helped by it’s use in several end-of-year TV commercials.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Labrinth and Emeli Sande jump up eleven places to No.14 with their ballad “Beneath Your Beautiful”, becoming Emeli’s highest charting hit and the second highest for Labrinth, as his “Earthquake” made it to No.4 in early April. Rudimental jump up seven places to No.21 with “Not Giving in” and The Lumineers move up eleven places to No.27 with their first hit here “Ho Hey”, with 50 Cent, Eminem and Adam Levine right behind them at No.28, up five places this week.
The Script is up ten places to No.31 with “Six Degrees of Separation”, and Matt Corby’s “Into the Flame” EP is back inside the Top 40, up six places to No.39. Chris Brown’s “Don’t Judge Me” is up two places to a new peak of No.42, and Conor Maynard and Ne-Yo climb back up seven places to a new chart height of No.43 with “Turn Around”. Joining the Top 50 for the first time is the aforementioned “Same Love” for Macklemore, up twenty places to No.45 and up six spots to No.47 is Otto Knows with “Million Voices”.
DOWN DOWN: Samantha Jade lasted three weeks inside the Top 10 with her No.1 single “What You’ve Done to Me”, but her album is the highest new entry this week, and Ke$ha with “Die Young” is out of the Top 10 again, this time down six places to No.16, and after one week inside the Top 10 at No.9, Ed Sheeran and “Give Me Love” is down ten places to No.19.
NEW – #34 – Drinking from the Bottle – Calvin Harris feat Tinie Tempah
“Drinking from the Bottle” is the sixth single from Calvin’s “18 Months” (TW-37) album and it debuts at No.34 this week featuring Tinie Tempah as guest vocalist, whilst he is still within the Top 100 with two other tracks, “Sweet Nothing” at No.22 and “We’ll Be Coming Back” at No.75, with this new track becoming his thirteenth chart entry in Australia.
Lower 50: After falling down the past couple of weeks, Flight Facilities and their track “Clair de Lune” (HP-38) is back up twenty-three places to No.51, and returning to the Top 100 at No.52, re-appearing for the first time in eighteen years is Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” (HP-2×2). The song would have returned to the charts in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 if allowed to chart, making the digital sales chart Top 40 in those respective years.
Thanks to a national tour and promotion, Birds of Tokyo new EP “This Fire” (HP-32) is back up twenty-six places to No.58 and Rihanna’s “Right Now” (HP-51) is back up thirty-nine places to No.59 this week. Little Mix and their second single “DNA” (HP-60) is back up seventeen places to No.61, and also returning to the Top 100 this week is Skrillex with “Make it Bun Dem” (HP-27) at No.93.
Samantha Jade’s self-titled album debuts at No.3 this week, and her winner’s single is at No.11, but she returns to the Top 100 at No.70 with her version of “Heartless” (HP-12), plus she debuts at No.87 with her rendition of “Breakeven” from The Script. And another act who enters with multiple tracks this week are the Pitch Perfect Cast, the soundtrack jumping into the Top 30, and two songs from the film debut this week. “Bella’s Final’s Medley” at No.74 and “Riff off Medley” at No.82.
C2C (formerly known as Coups2Cross) are a four piece French turntable group who won the Disco Mix Club World Team DJ Championship four years running between 2003 and 2006, and earlier this year they released their debut album “Tetra”. This week their EP “Down the Road” debuts at No.78 with the title track having reached No.1 in their home country and gone Top 10 in Belgium.
B.o.B debuts at No.79 with “Arena” featuring Chris Brown and T.I., and Ricki-Lee is in at No.83 with her new single “Burn it Down”. US DJ Porter Robinson debuts at No.94 with his former UK Top 10 hit “Language”, and the last new entry of the week is at No.96, “Happening” for Chiddy Bang.