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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Replaces Macklemore & Ryan Lewis On ARIA Chart

by Gavin Ryan on January 20, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

For only the second time this century, an artist has replaced themselves at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis leap up to the No.1 spot (from last weeks No.9) with the song “Same Love” (now Gold ● in sales) and it replaces the seven week running No.1 track “Thrift Shop” which drops to No.3 this week.



This Macklemore & Ryan Lewis domination of the singles chart also helps their album “The Heist” (also now Gold ● in sales), jump from No.8 to No.3 over on the albums chart. And with “Same Love” jumping up to No.1, it now becomes the 998th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013) and the 436th for ARIA (1983 to 2013), plus it becomes the 653rd No.1 single by an American artist.

The last time an act replaced themselves at the top of the Australian charts was back in 2009 when The Black Eyed Peas went to the top with “Boom Boom Pow” and followed it right up with “I Gotta Feeling” spending thirteen combined weeks at the top. Prior to that it was Madonna in 1985 with “Angel”/”Into the Groove” replaced by “Crazy for You” (8 weeks total). BTW, the record for replacing your song with another of your own is six for Bing Crosby in 1945; the modern era record was set by The Beatles in 1964 when they did it five times during the first five months of that year.

“Same Love” is the 73rd song title to feature the word ‘Love’ in the title (83 if you want to include ‘Lovers’, ‘Loving’ and ‘Loved’), but the very first time that ‘Same’ has appeared in an Australia number one. And as Macklemore has his own self-titled record label, “Same Love” becomes the second No.1 for his label too.

Sandwiched between the Macklemore number ones are and Britney Spears for a sixth week at No.2 with “Scream & Shout” (now 3x▲ Platinum), and after two weeks at No.3, Icona Pop drop down a spot to No.4 with “I Love it” (now 3x▲), which also pushes down “Ho Hey” for The Lumineers to No.5.

Bruno Mars holds at No.6 with “When I Was Your Man”, but gaining his thirteenth Top 10 entry by jumping from No.13 to No.7 is Flo Rida with “Let it Roll”, and it also becomes the fifth Top 10 hit from his current album “Wild Ones” (TW-18), whilst he is holding at No.10 with his guest appearance on the Olly Murs track “Troublemaker” (now 2x▲). Also holding this week is Labrinth & Emeli Sande at No.8 with “Beneath Your Beautiful”, and down four places to No.9 is Taylor Swift with “I Knew You Were Trouble”.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Rudimental are up three places to a new peak of No.14 with “Not Giving in”, but leaping a massive twenty-four places to No.16 are Neon Trees with “Everybody Talks”, possibly helped by the song being used in the Channel 10 summer promos, plus it now becomes the bands highest charting single in Australia. All seven singles from Calvin Harris’ “18 Months” (TW-19) have now reached the Top 20, as the latest track “Drinking from the Bottle” featuring Tinie Tempah is up seven places to No.17 this week. Five of those seven tracks have also reached the Top 10 too.
“Daylight” (former HP-37) for Maroon 5 blasts back into the Top 50 this week from No.55 to No.19, up thirty-six places from last week, helped by the iTunes front-page addition, which also helps McFly to leap up fifty-nine places to No.21 with “Love is Easy”. Last week it was their first chart entry in Australia, now it’s their first Top 50 hit here.
The ballad “Stay” for Rihanna is up fifteen places to No.28; climbing four places to a new peak of No.35 are Chiddy Bang with “Happening”, and up twenty-one places to a new chart height of No.36 are B.o.B with Chris Brown and T.I. with “Arena”. Also helped by the iTunes front-page are Matchbox 20 and their latest track “Put Your Hands Up” (HP-40), which leaps back up thirty-five places to No.43, with Adele’s “Skyfall” returning to the Top 50 at No.49.

DOWN DOWN: After twelve weeks inside the Top 10 (two of those at No.1), the Swedish House Mafia drop five places this week to No.12, but the guys are touring here in February, so it won’t drop too far. And three weeks ago PSY was back inside the Top 10 with “Gangnam Style”, this week though the song drops nine places to No.23. with “Bom Bom” for Sam & The Womp down eight spots to No.27.
“Little Things” for One Direction is down ten places to No.31, and falling three places to No.33 are 50 Cent, Eminem and Adam Levine with “My Life” (now ●), with Mumford & Sons and “I Will Wait” (now 2x▲) down six places to No.34. “Battle Scars” for Guy Sebastian is down fifteen places to No.38, and “Die Young” for Ke$ha falls twelve spots to No.41.
“Hall of Fame” for The Script is down thirteen places to No.44 and down fourteen spots is Birdy with “Skinny Love”. “Boom Boom” by Justice Crew leaves the Top 50 and is down sixteen places to No.54, whilst the number one song of 2012, “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen tumbles twenty places to No.62. The biggest drop of the week is Ricki-Lee with “Burn it Down”, down fifty places to No.99, also possibly dropping due to the massive amount of bushfires around the country.

The third single from the current One Direction album “Take Me Home” (TW-10) debuts at No.13 entitled “Kiss You”, the highest new entry of the week. The albums previous two singles are also charting, with “Little Things” (HP-9) down at No.31, and “Live While We’re Young” (HP-2) leaving the Top 50 this week and sitting at No.58. Their first single “What Makes You Beautiful” (HP-7) leaves the Top 100 for the first time after 63 consecutive weeks in the chart. (Justin Timberlake would have been the highest new entry of the week {#11 on the download chart}, but was officially released here on Friday the 18th of January).

Ke$ha debuts at No.32 with the second single from her current album “Warrior” (TW-52) entitled “C’Mon”, and it becomes her eleventh Top 100 chart entry since 2009. And the third and final Top 50 debut is by the UK X-Factor winner for 2012 James Arthur and his version of the Shontelle (2010, didn’t chart here in Australia) song “Impossible” which has so far reached No.1 in the UK, Ireland and Scotland.

Lower 50: Disclosure jump up eight places to a new chart height of No.51 with “Latch”, and Of Monsters and Men leap thirty-eight spots to No.53 with their new single “Mountain Sound”. Avicii sees his new track “I Could Be the One” up ten places to No.61 and Porter Robinson zooms up twenty-four places to No.63 with “Language”.
Haim are up nine spots to No.67 with “Don’t Save Him” and the two ‘Pitch Perfect’ (TW-9) medleys’s both move up this week, with “Bella’s Finals Medley” up one place to a new peak of No.68 and the “Riff off Medley” up six places to a new chart height of No.75. In between those two, American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips leaps up twenty-eight places to No.71.
New Zealand vocal-group Titanium returns to the Top 100 at No.81 with “I Won’t Give Up”, a new peak for the song, with other songs re-entering including “Surrender” (HP-6) for The Collective at No.80 and “Set Me on Fire” (HP-36) for Bella Ferraro at No.96, and the “Down the Road” (HP-78) EP for C2C is back in at No.79. “Ni**as in Paris” (HP-66) for Jay-Z and Kanye West rises back up eleven places to No.85 and is now certified ●, and also a new certification for the long-running “Somebody That I Used to Know” for Gotye and Kimbra (TW-93), it has now sold 11x▲.

David Bowie returns to the Australian charts for the first time in four years, but his first NEW material (here) in sixteen years. “Where Are We Now?” debuts at No.78, whilst his last entry here was “Life on Mars?” (HP-67) in February 2009, with his last new song to chart being was back in March 1997 when “Little Wonder” spent a week on the charts at No.94. This new track becomes Bowie’s 38th chart entry in Australia since his first entry “Starman” (HP-37, debuted mid-August 1972) from over forty years ago.

David Guetta debuts at No.82 with “Just One Last Time” featuring Taped Rai as guest on the track and one place lower at No.83 is English drum and bass performer Jon Gooch who goes by his stage name Feed Me. His song is called “Love is All I Got” and the song features Crystal Fighters, with this being either acts first chart entry in Australia. Debuting at No.90 is US Electronic Rock and Roll (his title) artist Robert DeLong with his track “Global Concepts”, and one place lower at No.91 is Kendrick Lamar with “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, taken from his current album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” (TW-58, HP-23), both artists are seeing their first singles chart action this week.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to

The ARIA Chart is updated every Sunday at 6pm

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