Passenger spends a second week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with his track “Let Her Go”.
Making a charge for the top spot, moving up one place to No.2 is the duo MKTO with “Thank You”, swapping places with former No.1 “Can’t Hold Us” for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, dropping down to No.3 this week.
Pink holds at No.4 with “Just Give Me a Reason”, plus she also lands the highest new entry of the week, more on that later. Nelly moves up one place to No.5 with “Hey Porsche”, now certified Platinum (▲) in sales, and it becomes his first Top 5 hit since “Just a Dream” hit No.3 in late October of 2010. Moving back up one place to No.6 is James Arthur and “Impossible” (now 3x▲).
Pitbull and Christina Aguilera are back up a place to No.7 with “Feel This Moment”, whilst another dance duet, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding with “I Need Your Love” climbs a place to a new peak of No.8. Little Mix score their second Top 10 hit with “Change Your Life”, up five places to No.9, helped also by the song being used in the promo ads for the new TV reality series ‘House Rules’. And scoring their first Top 10 hit by also climbing five places to No.10 are The Stafford Brothers with Lil’ Wayne and Christina Milian and the track “Hello”. It also becomes Lil’ Wayne’s sixth Top 10 appearance (all as guest vocalist) and Christina’s second, her first being “When You Look at Me” (HP-7, peaked mid-June 2002).
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: “#thatpower” for Will.i.am and Justin Bieber moves up one place to a new peak of No.11 after debuting at No.12 last week, and Havana Brown scores her third Top 20 hit (of four entries) as “Big Banana” jumps up nine places to land at No.18, and after two broken weeks at No.22, Taylor Swift moves up one place to a new peak of No.21 with the song “22”.
Last week Bastille moved up one place to No.49 with “Pompeii”, but this week the song jumps twenty places to No.29, whilst the current K-Mart ads theme “Bom Bom” for Sam & The Womp is back up sixteen places to No.32. “The Way” for Ariana Grande jumps up twenty-three places to No.37, and also jumping into the Top 50 is “Higher Love” for James Vincent McMorrow, up twenty-five places to No.40. Returning to the Top 50 is Demi Lovato with “Heart Attack”, up twenty places to a new peak of No.41, whilst Rudimental score their third Top 50 hit as their latest “Waiting All Night” is up twenty-nine spots to No.46.
DOWN DOWN: Rihanna’s “Stay” (HP-4×2) leaves the Top 10 from No.5, down to No.12 this week after seven weeks inside the ten, and Avicii’s “I Could Be the One” (HP-4) also departs, down three places to No.13 after five weeks inside the Top 10. “Beneath Your Beautiful” for Labrinth and Emeli Sande is down a place to No.14, and is now 4x▲, with Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” falling four places to No.15 after peaking at No.11 last week.
“Small Bump” (HP-14) for Ed Sheeran falls six places to No.24, and after climbing to a peak of No.25 last week, Flo Rida and J Lo’s “Sweet Spot” falls back to No.28 this week. Fall Out Boy’s “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” falls two places to No.38 but is now Gold (●) in sales, as too is “It’s Time” for Imagine Dragons, which falls ten places to No.45. The big tumble of the week is the new track for Carly Rae Jepsen; “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” which is down thirty-eight places to No.76.
NEW – #27 – Guns and Roses – T.I. feat Pink
T.I. released his eighth album “Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head” late last year, but it failed to chart here in Australia. The latest single from the album though might bring it into the charts, as the track “Guns and Roses” feat Pink scores the highest new entry of the week at No.27. It becomes his thirteen chart entry in Australia (seventh lead, six as guest vocalist) and the 31st for Pink (only her third as guest vocalist).
Lower 50: Paramore hold at their peak of No.52 this week with “Still into You”, and with the recent DVD/Blu-Ray release of the James Bond film “Skyfall”, the Adele theme song rises back up twenty-five places to No.55, now spending it’s half-year mark (26 weeks) within the Top 100. Imagine Dragons jump up eleven places to a new peak of No.59 with “Radioactive”, with Fall Out Boy rising twenty-six places to No.60 with “The Phoenix”. The Script jumps up twenty-four places to a new peak of No.63 with “If You Could See Me Now”, and with the release of “Pitch Perfect” on DVD and Blu-Ray this past week, tracks from the soundtrack return to the Top 100, with “Bella’s Finals Medley” at No.81, and “Cups” for Anna Kendrick, which is back up twenty-two places to No.77. Also returning to the Top 100 is “Fast Car” for Tracy Chapman at No.82, “Somebody That I Used to Know” for Gotye at No.88, “Moves Like Jagger” for Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera at No.92 and back in at No.100 is Flo Rida with “Let it Roll”.
The third album for OneRepublic entitled “Native” is to be released here at the end of April (came out at the end of March overseas), and from that album, debuting at No.79 is their latest track “If I Lose Myself”. Sydney indie dance trio RuFus debut at No.87 with their first ARIA Singles chart entry “Take Me” and the last new entry of the week is at No.98 from UK singer Lewis Watson with his “The Wild” EP. He is currently supporting Birdy on her national tour.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com