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Macklemore Tops ARIA Singles Chart

by Gavin Ryan on December 2, 2012

in News,Noise Pro

Macklemore moves up to the No.1 spot in Australia with his first track to chart here, “Thrift Shop”, replacing X-Factor winner Samantha Jade after just one week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, she’s down to No.2 this week.



Gavin Ryan reports that “Thrift Shop” becomes the 997th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2012) and the 435th for ARIA (1983 to 2012), and it’s the first time that either ‘Thrift’ or ‘Shop’ has appeared in the title of a No.1 song here. The previous best ‘Shop’ to climb this high was back in early April of 2005 when 50 Cent reached No.3 with “Candy Shop”.

List of the previous 996 No.1 single in Australia 

Australia now joins New Zealand as the other country on the planet to have made this a No.1 song as it’s been at the top in that country for the past three weeks. In Canada it’s just cracked the Top 20 (#17), and jumps into the US Top 40 (#35) this week. The track is listed on his own label, ‘Macklemore’, so this is the first number for that label, and Macklemore becomes the 393rd American performer to reach No.1 here in Australia with the 652nd song by an American act (1940 to 2012). The last solo male performer from the USA to hit number one here was Flo Rida back in early May with “Whistle”.

Guy Sebastian topped this week’s ARIA album chart. Read the report here.

So as I mentioned above Samantha Jade and her debut single “What You’ve Done to Me” drops to No.2 this week after debuting at the top last week. She does also pick up a Platinum sales certification in the process. And holding at No.3 this week are Swedish House Mafia with “Don’t You Worry Child”, meaning the whole top three are made up of former or current number one singles.

With Taylor Swift in the country for a promo visit and an ARIA Awards performance, her current single “I Knew You Were Trouble” jumps up four places to a new peak of No.4 after spending the past two weeks at No.8. And another ARIA Awards performer was Guy Sebastian, who holds at No.5 with his current single “Get Along”, from the new No.1 album in the country “Armageddon”. The song also gains a Gold sales certification.

NEW – #6 – The Collective – Surrender

The third place runner-ups from this year’s X-Factor series debuts at No.6, The Collective with “Surrender”, which would have been their winners single. The boy-band were the most consistent charting act from the recent series, placing eight singles within the Top 100, three of those debuted and peaked within the Top 50.

PSY with Gangnam Style and Bruno Mars with “Locked out of Heaven” drop one place each to No.7 and No.8 respectively, but dropping five places to No.9 are Sam & The Womp with “Bom Bom”. Returning to it’s former peak of No.10 are Of Monsters and Men with “Little Talks”, having hit this peak three weeks ago.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Two weeks ago Ed Sheeran was spending a second week at a peak of No.16 with his latest track “Give Me Love”, which scores a new peak of No.15 this week. Jumping into the Top 20 for the first time are Icona Pop with “I Love it”, up six places to No.18 this week.

Now that the latest Bond film “Skyfall” is doing big business around the country, the theme tune by Adele (HP-5) is back up ten places to No.24 this week. Jumping up twenty places to No.36 is Labrinth and Emeli Sande with “Beneath Your Beautiful” and after returning to the Top 50 last week, “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC is up nine places to No.39 this week, whilst the group is also up fifteen places to No.49 with “You Shook Me All Night Long”. Lastly Kristina Train blasts up forty-six places to No.50 with “Dark Train”.

DOWN DOWN: After two weeks at No.9, “Little Things” for One Direction drops down two places to No.11, but achieves Gold sales certification. Also dropping out of the Top 10 is Ke$ha with “Die Young”, down three spots to No.13 and now 2xPlatinum in sales. After jumping back up the charts the past two weeks, “She Wolf” for David Guetta and Sia drops back seven places to No.20.

After jumping back up last week, “A Thousand Years” for Christina Perri is back down nine spots to No.46, whilst the “Part 2” of the song is only down two places to No.41. Ellie Goulding falls ten places to No.48 with “Anything Could Happen”, whilst Samantha Jade plummets fifty places to No.79 with “Heartless”, and “The Scientist” for Coldplay falls thirty-five places to No.80 this week.

NEW – #19 – Troublemaker – Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida

UK X-Factor 2009 runner-up Olly Murs lands his third ARIA Singles chart entry, and highest so far, as his current England and Scotland No.1 single “Troublemaker” debuts at No.19, featuring Flo Rida as guest rapper. This track is taken from his third album “Right Place, Right Time”, and his previous chart efforts in Australia were “Heart Skips a Beat” (HP-85, May 2012) and “Dance with Me Tonight” (HP-62, June 2012).

NEW – #32 – Scream & Shout – feat Britney Spears will be releasing his fourth album #willpower in early 2013, and the third track to be issued from the forthcoming album debuts at No.32 entitled “Scream & Shout”, featuring the vocals of Britney Spears. The two previous releases from the album were “T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)” featuring Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez which made it to No.57 in late December 2011, and then in mid-July he made it to No.7 with “This is Love” featuring Eva Simons. Will is also currently guest vocalist on this weeks No.29 track “Hall of Fame” (HP-4) for The Script.

NEW – #47 – Make it Last – Jason Owen

Runner-up for this year’s X-Factor Series 4 was country sounding singer Jason Owen, and for all of his luck during the show, this is his first chart entry with his winners single “Make it Last”. Third place getters The Collective also debuted this week, up in the Top 10 at No.6.

Lower 50: The Lumineers are Top 10 in the USA and UK at the moment with the track “Hey Ho”, which this week climbs six places to a new peak of No.53 here. The Bloody Beetroots are up nine places to No.67 with “Chronicles of a Fallen Love”, and Rihanna and Chris Brown are also up nine places to a new peak of No.82 with “Nobody’s Business”.

AC/DC maintain their seven songs from last week, adding one more with a No.84 re-entry for “Jailbreak” (HP-10, peaked late July 1976). All of last weeks seven songs climb this week, with two already mentioned in the Top 50. The five further lower tracks are “It’s a Long Way to the Top” (67 to 54), “Highway to Hell” (71 to 62), “Back in Black” (80 to new peak of 65), “T.N.T.” (83 to 69) and “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” (98 to 83). As for the influx of Coldplay, their song total has been reduced from seven to four entries this week, all dropping down the charts.

With the ARIA Awards being held on Thursday night, most winners won’t feature on the charts until next week, but winner for ‘Song of the Year” for ‘Brother’, Matt Corby’s EP “Into the Flame” (HP-3) returns to the charts at No.87. Also returning this week is Kid Cudi at No.93 with “Pursuit of Happiness” (HP-41).

Debuting at No.60 are UK girl-group Little Mix with their second chart entry “DNA”, the title track from their debut album, which enters this week at No.10. Current single “Wings” (HP-3) is sitting at 17. And for the other gender, UK boy-band The Wanted enters at No.89 with their new track “I Found You”. Final new entry of the week is at No.92, “Million Voices” for Otto Knows, better known to his mum and dad as Otto Jettmann, a Swedish DJ who has reached the Top 10 in Belgium and The Netherlands with his track.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to

The ARIA Chart is updated every Sunday at 6pm 



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