Macklemore and Ryan Lewis stay atop the ARIA Singles chart for a second week with their first hit here “Thrift Shop”, but another Mac song enters the Top 100, his previous overseas hit “Same Sex” debuting at 65, and the album they both hail from “The Heist” enters the ARIA Albums Chart at No.30 this week.
Swedish House Mafia keep adding shows to their February 2013 visit down under, and this week they climb back up one place to No.2 plus land a third Platinum certification for “Don’t You Worry Child”. Also moving up one place is Taylor Swift, up to a new peak of No.3 this week with “I Knew You Were Trouble”, also sitting at Platinum in sales now. Her album “Red” is also at No.3 this week and the first single from that album “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (TW-30) also peaked at No.3 back in late August.
Olly Murs’ current UK No.1 single “Troublemaker” featuring Flo Rida leaps up fifteen places to No.4 whilst he also debuts with his album “Right Time, Right Place” at No.87 this week. Right behind them making an even bigger jump into the Top 10 are Will.i.am and Britney Spears with “Scream & Shout”, up twenty-seven places to No.5 this week, becoming Britney’s 19th Top 10 hit in Australia, and her first since “Till the World Ends” made it to No.8 for two weeks in late April of 2011.Their jump up the charts pushes down former No.1 “What You’ve Done to Me” for Samantha Jade from No.2 to No.6 this week.
Climbing three spots to a new peak of No.7 are Of Monster and Men with “Little Talks”, now double Platinum in sales, whilst also picking up an extra certification is PSY who this week is down one spot to No.8 with “Gangnam Style”, and up to 7xPlatinum in sales.
Every single from Ed Sheeran’s “+” (TW-11) album that has reached the Top 50, has also (now) reached the Top 10, as his latest single “Give Me Love” is up six places to a new peak of No.9, the same spot his last single “Drunk” peaked at back in August 2012. He also reached the Top 10 with “The A-Team” (HP-2) and “Lego House” (HP-4), with his second single to chart only making it to No.74, which was “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” back in February of 2012. Lastly Ke$ha is back up three places to No.10 with “Die Young” (HP-3), helped by her new album “Warrior” scoring the highest new album entry of the week, coming in at No.12.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Icona Pop climbs three places to a new peak of No.15 with “I Love it”, and Ludacris, Usher and David Guetta are up three spots to No.19 with “Rest of My Life”. Jumping up eleven spots to No.25 are Labrinth and Emeli Sande with their ballad “Beneath Your Beautiful”, and Rudimental return to their No.28 peak with “Not Giving in”. The Lumineers are up fifteen places and into the Top 40 with their first chart effort here “Hey Ho” and The Script climb a few places to a new peak of No.41 with “Six Degrees of Separation”.
DOWN DOWN: After six weeks inside the Top 10, Bruno Mars is down three places to No.11 with “Locked Out of Heaven” (HP-4×2), whilst another No.4 peaking track; “Bom Bom” for Sam & The Womp leaves the Top 10 after seven weeks, down five spots to No.14 this week. Guy Sebastian spent two weeks at No.5 (and two weeks inside the Top 10) with “Get Along”, it’s down twelve spots to No.17 this week, but the songs losing the biggest grip on the Top 10 was last weeks No.6 debut for The Collective, “Surrender”, which drops to No.43 this week, whilst Jason Owen’s No.47 debut for “Make it Last” leaves the Top 100 altogether.
ARIA AWARDS 2012: Taylor Swift’s performance of “I Knew You Were Trouble” helps it to reach a new peak of No.3, and Guy Sebastian’s rendition of “Battle Scars” on the night helps it to climb back up a spot to No.22. Justice Crew performed in the opening of the show with “Boom Boom”, which is back up two places to No.40, and they debut at No.18 with “Best Night”. Winner for “Song of the Year” was Matt Corby, who sees his “Into the Flame” EP (HP-3) leap back up forty-two places to No.45 this week.
The Temper Trap won a few ARIA Awards, and their performance of “Trembling Hands” helps the song back up twenty-four places to No.54, whilst their former hit “Sweet Disposition” returns at No.87. Big winner for the night was Gotye who is back up thirty-one places to No.59 with “Somebody That I Used to Know”, and with Grammy nominations for him announced on Friday, expect this song to stay around a while longer, as it spends its 74th week in the Top 100.
360 is up twenty-four places to No.67 with “Run Alone” (HP-24) and Missy Higgins performed “Everyone’s Waiting” (HP-11), which returns at No.79, whilst winner for best Dance Song went to Ivan Gough for “In My Mind” (HP-29), which re-enters at No.80. Lastly multi-nominated San Cisco return at No.93 with their “Awkward” EP.
NEW – #18 – Best Night – Justice Crew
The Justice Crew score the highest new entry of the week with their fifth chart entry “Best Night”, becoming their highest first week entry ever, beating their previous record of #24 for “Boom Boom” (HP-1×2, TW-40) back in July. This new track was written by Jay Sean, and all of their previous entries have made it into the Top 50.
NEW – #33 – My Life – 50 Cent feat Eminem and Adam Levine
50 Cent is set to release his fifth album “Street King Immortal” in early 2013, and the second single from the album to chart here debuts at No.33 entitled “My Life”, and features Eminem and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine. Back in August, 50 Cent debuted and peaked at No.44 with the first track from the album “New Day”, that track featuring Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys as guest contributors. This new track has so reached No.27 in the USA and No.14 in Canada.
NEW – #44 – Don’t Judge Me – Chris Brown
Chris Brown lands at No.44 with the third single (here) from his “Fortune” (HP-2) album entitled “Don’t Judge Me”. The previous two songs from the album were “Turn up the Music” (HP-6, Feb 2012) and “Don’t Wake Me Up” (HP-2, peaked early July 2012). This becomes his twenty-ninth single to chart in Australia, he drops out of the chart this week as guest vocalist on the Rihanna track “Nobody’s Business” (HP-82).
Lower 50: Otto Knows blasts up thirty-nine places to No.53 with his voice-sample heavy track “Million Voices”, and due to his recent tour, Example is back up nine places to No.61 with Calvin Harris on “We’ll Be Coming Back”. The Wanted return at No.86 with “Chasing the Sun”, thanks to ‘Ice Age 4’ which came out on DVD (the song is in the film), and they also jump up nineteen places to No.70 with their new single “I Found You”.
Other tracks returning to the Top 100 not already mentioned is the “This Fire” EP for Birds of Tokyo at No.84 (they’re touring at the moment), “Titanium” (HP-5) for David Guetta and Sia at No.92, and current tourist Nicki Minaj is back in at No.96 with “Starships” (HP-2) whilst “Va Va Voom” (HP-36) is back up five places to No.69.