The top three singles in Australia this week hold steady from last week, with Passenger spending a third week at No.1 with “Let Her Go”.
The duo MKTO is at No.2 with “Thank You” and former No.1 “Can’t Hold us” for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at No.3, with both numbers one and three now certified 2x▲ Platinum in sales apiece.
The Stafford Brothers along with Lil’ Wayne and Christina Milian jump up six places to a new peak of No.4 with “Hello”, becoming Christina’s highest charting song in Australia, and Lil’ Wayne hasn’t been this high (on the charts) since November 2011 on the Lloyd and Andre 3000 track “Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)” (HP-3). Holding at its No.5 peak for a second week is Nelly with “Hey Porsche”, with Pink and Nate Ruess dropping two places to No.6 with “Just Give Me a Reason”.
Pitbull and Christina Aguilera hold steady at No.7 with “Feel this Moment”, with Little Mix moving up a place to a new peak of No.8 with their latest single “Change Your Life”. James Arthur falls three places to No.9 with “Impossible”, whilst Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding are down two places to No.10 with “I Need You Love”, which is now certified ▲ in sales.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Justin Timberlake re-peaks at No.11 with “Mirrors”, back up four places this week, and with Bruno Mars in the country at the moment, we see his two charting singles inside the Top 20 this week. “When I Was Your Man” is back up two places to No.17 and the Logie performed “Locked out of Heaven” jumps up twenty-seven places to No.20. Talking of the Logies and visiting acts, Olly Murs performed his latest track “Army of Two” last Sunday night (7-April), and did a promo all around the country, and this week the song jumps up seventeen places to No.19.
Paramore land the new No.1 album in the country, and also appeared on the Graham Norton show last Sunday night performing their new single “Still into You”, which leaps up thirty places to No.22 this week. “Pompeii” for Bastille raises six places to No.23, last weeks highest new entry for T.I. and Pink of “Guns and Roses” is up three places to No.24 and returning to its former No.25 peak is Flo Rida and J Lo with “Sweet Spot”. Leaping into the Top 50 this week are The Script with “If You Could See Me Now” (63 to 34) helped by their recent tour here, “It’s a Beautiful Day” for Michael Buble (84 to 48) helped by his Logies performance and promo tour around the country, and returning to the Top 100 at No.49 (it’s original peak) is Emeli Sande with “Next to Me” (peaked April 2012).
DOWN DOWN: There are no fallouts from the Top 10 this week, with the first big drop coming at No.31, where Birds of Tokyo land with “Lanterns”, down fourteen places from last week, whilst Taylor Swift’s “22” is down eleven places to No.32 from its No.21 peak last week. Bingo Players fall fifteen places to No.35 with “Get Up (Rattle)”, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are down with their first two No.1 singles, “Thrift Shop” (26 to 36) and “Same Love” (23 to 38), with the 1000th Australian chart-topper “Harlem Shake” for Baauer falling eighteen places from No.25 to No.43. Robert DeLong falls seven places to No.46 with “Global Concepts” which is now (●) Gold in sales.
“Scream & Shout” for Will & Brit (35 to 45), “Love is Easy” by McFly (34 to 47), “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” for Fall Out Boy (38 to 54), “Everybody Talks” by Neon Trees (33 to 56), The Way” for Ariana Grande (37 to 71), “Waiting All Night” for Rudimental (46 to 77) and “Heart Attack” for Demi Lovato (41 to 79) all tumble down the charts this week too.
THE VOICE Season 2 (Blind Auditions Week 1): With the second series of The Voice starting Sunday April 7th, and winning its timeslot every night, its no wonder we have a slew of performances from the show and their original versions debuting, re-entering or climbing back up this week.
The highest new entry of the week is from Harrison Craig whose version of “Broken Vow” (Lara Fabian/Josh Groban) debuts at No.18, whilst nine places lower at No.27 is Celia Pavey and her rendition of “Scarborough Fair/Canticle” (Simon & Garfunkel/Sergio Mendes). Kaity Dunstan debuts at No.40 with her rendition of the 1972 Melanie song “Brand New Key”, and then entering in the lower fifty are “Fields of Gold” (Sting) by Anna Weatherup and lastly contestant Luke Kennedy with “Un Giono Per Noi”/”A Time for Us” at No.65.
Whilst two songs benefit from them being performed on the show, “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys is back up eighteen places to No.67 and the Matt Corby EP “Into the Flame” returns at No.85 thanks to Ryan Sanders’ version of “Brother”.
NEW – #26 – Fine China – Chris Brown
Chris Brown is set to release his sixth album “X” in late June, and the first single from the album debuts at No.26 entitled “Fine China”. It becomes his 31st appearance on the ARIA Singles chart (18 lead, 13 as guest vocalist), and his first Top 50 hit since his guest vocal role on the B.o.B song “Arena” (HP-36, Jan 2013). His last lead vocal entry was in December 2012 when “Don’t Judge Me”, which went to No.42.
Lower 50: OneRepublic leap up twenty-six places to No.53 with their new single “If I Lose Myself”, whilst the songs from the ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack (TW-12, DVD just out) are all up, “Bella’s Finals Medley” jumps twenty-two places to a new peak of No.59 and the “Riff Off Medley” re-enters at a new peak of No.74 whilst “Cups” for Anna Kendrick is up two places to No.75. Birdy’s tour helps her former No.2 single “Skinny Love” to climb back up fourteen places to No.60, and returning tracks to the Top 100 are “Wanted to Feel” by Natasha Duarte at No.80, tourist Bruno Mars at No.91 with “Just the Way You Are”, “Anything Could Happen” for Ellie Goulding at No.94 (being used in ‘The Offspring’ promo ads) and at No.96 “Recover” by Chvrches.
Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Wayne debut at No.64 with “High School” taken from Nicki’s Re-Up version of “Roman Reloaded”, which has previously charted “Va Va Voom” (HP-36, Nov 2012), with another teaming coming in at No.70, Afrojack and Chris Brown on “As Your Friend”. This is Afrojack’s third chart entry and first since his guest appearance on the No.2 track “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull and Ne-Yo (peaked May 2011).
Selena Gomez debuts at No.72 with “Come and Get it”, her sixth chart entry, and landing their third chart hit at No.81 are Hot Chelle Rae with “Hung Up”, the first track from their forthcoming third album (unknown date and title so far).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com