Passenger sits at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth consecutive week, tying “Let Her Go” as the equal longest running No.1 for 2013 so far.
In fact we’ve had three four-week-running No.1’s a two week lay-over and two single week chart toppers this year. See below list;
Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (4 weeks from 21-Jan)
Just Give Me a Reason – Pink and Nate Ruess (4 broken weeks from 18-Feb)
Let Her Go – Passenger (4 weeks from 1-April)
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2 weeks from 7-Jan, with 5 weeks in 2012)
Harlem Shake – Baauer (1 week – 25-Feb)
Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (1 week 25-March)
So if Passenger stays for a fifth week he will have the longest stay at the top so far for 2013, but knocking on the door for a third straight week are MKTO with “Thank You” and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ former No.1 “Can’t Hold Us” is at No.3 for a third week also. Holding for a second week at No.4 are The Stafford Brothers with Lil’ Wayne and Christina Milian on the track “Hello”, which is now Platinum in sales.
Turning back around inside the Top 10 and scoring a new peak of No.5 are Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding with “I Need Your Love”, back up five places this week, which pushes Nelly and “Hey Porsche” down a place to No.6 after two weeks at No.5. Also down one place are Pink and Nate Ruess with “Just Give Me a Reason” to No.7 and swapping places are James Arthur and Little Mix, with James’ “Impossible” back up one place to No.8 and “Change Your Life” for L.M. down one spot to No.9. Making a huge jump, up thirteen places to a new peak of No.10 is Bastille with their debut single “Pompeii”. This makes Australia the third country behind England and Ireland to make this song a Top 10 hit.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Paramore and “Still into You” jump up eight places to No.14 this week, becoming the bands third Top 20 hit after “Decode” (HP-12, late Jan 2009) and “The Only Exception (HP-17, July 2010). T.I. and Pink move up six places to No.18 with “Guns and Roses”, with Havana Brown is back up a couple of places to No.19 with “Big Banana” which is now Gold in sales. With Flume getting ready to tour until mid-May around the country, his single “Holdin’ On” (HP-17) is back up seven places to No.23, whilst last weeks big drop for the first two Macklemore & Ryan Lewis No.1 singles are back up this week, with “Thrift Shop” up six to No.30 and “Same Love” up one to No.37. Michael Buble’s new album landing at No.1 helps his current single “It’s a Beautiful Day” leap up fifteen places to No.33 and James Vincent McMorrow breaks into the Top 40, up six places to No.35 with “Higher Love”. “Mountain Sound” for Of Monsters and Men is back up three places to No.36 and is now re-certified in sales.
DOWN DOWN: Pitbull and Christina Aguilera fall out of the Top 10 from No.7 to No.11 with “Feel This Moment” after seven weeks inside the top ten, two weeks at its peak of No.6. After two attempts at No.11, Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” is back down to No.12 this week and Will.i.am and Justin Bieber are down a place to No.12 with “#ThatPower” which is now Gold. Rihanna’s “Stay” falls four places to No.17 with Olly Murs picking up Gold for “Army of Two”, which is down a place to No.20, which is right in front of “I Could Be the One” for Avicii and Nicky Romero, and down six places to No.21. Labrinth and Emeli Sande tumble nine places to No.25 with “Beneath Your Beautiful” with One Direction down ten places to No.26 with “One Way or Another”. Taylor Swift drops nine places to No.41 with “22” with “Sweet Spot” for Flo and J Lo tumbling nineteen places to No.44.
NEW – #15 – Gentleman – PSY
Psy’s follow-up to his massive hit “Gangnam Style” (HP-1×6, TW-67) is the highest new entry this week at No.16. The new track was posted on YouTube last Sunday the 13th of April, at the time of writing (Sat 19th) it had over 171 million views. His first big international hit “Gangnam Style” has so far achieved 10 times in sales here, that’s over 700,000 copies sold, a lot for the new single to live up to, but a good start so far.
NEW – #16 – Here’s to Never Growing up – Avril Lavigne
The lead single from the forthcoming (as yet untitled) fifth album for Avril Lavigne is “Here’s to Never Growing Up”, which lands first week in the Top 100 at No.16, becoming Avril’s fourteenth chart entry since July 2002’s “Complicated” (HP-1×6, peaked August 2002). All fourteen songs have reached the Top 40, with ten of them making the Top 20.
THE VOICE SEASON 2 (Blind Auditions Week 2): Less impact for the performers from the past weeks blind auditions, with Imogen Brough taking out the highest new entry for The Voice contestants, debuting at No.43 with her rendition of “Never Let Me Go”, the original by Florence + The Machine (HP-3) returns to the Top 100 at No.53. Celia Pavey’s version of “Scarborough Fair” drops nineteen places to No.45, and right behind her is Kaity Dunstan with “Brand New Key” which is down six places to No.46. Rebekah Strongman’s performance of the Emeli Sande track “Next to Me” helps it move back up one place to a new peak of No.48 this week.
In the lower fifty region of the Top 100 we see Mumford & Sons climb back up twenty-eight places to No.54 with “I Will Wait”, thanks to Nick Stenmark’s performance of the song last Sunday night (14th April). Harrison Craig’s high flying “Broken Vow” tumbles this week, down forty-two places to No.60, whilst Coach Ricky Martin sees his No.4 hit from July 1999 “Livin’ la Vida Loca” return to the Top 100 at No.76.
Nicholas Roy’s version of “Falling Slowly” (original by Glen Hansard) debuts at No.82, with originals for Birdy’s “People Help the People” (Voice version performed by Jackie Sannia) and Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” (Voice version sung by Wade Smith) return to the Top 100 and No.85 and No.86 respectively. Luke Kennedy sees his rendition of “Un Giorno Per Noi”/”A Time for Us” down twenty-four spots to No.89, Anna Weatherup’s version of “Fields of Gold” tumbles forty places to No.95 and debuting at No.96 is Michael Paynter and his version of the Keane song “Somewhere Only We Know” (HP-62, Sept 2004), which becomes Michael’s third ARIA Singles chart entry, as he charted in July 2008 with “Closer” (HP-61) and then again in July 2010 with “Love the Fall” (HP-19).
Lower 50: The Pitch Perfect cast recordings are mostly stable this week, with “Bella’s Finals Medley” holding its peak of No.59, and the “Riff off Medley” moving up two places to a new peak of No.72, although “Cups” does tumble down nine places to No.84 this week. Selena Gomez performed her new song “Come & Get it” at the MTV Movie Awards this past week, and the track is up nine places to a new peak of No.63 this week, whilst Rudimental’s new track “Waiting All Night” (HP-46) turns back around and is up thirteen places to No.64. “Bed of Clouds” (HP-42) for Swift K.I.D. and Guy Sebastian is back up twenty places to No.73, with Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen” (HP-20) back up fourteen places to No.80 helped by it being used in the ‘Offspring’ ads for the returning series. Also returning to the Top 100 are “(Just Stop) Telling Me Not to” (HP-67) for Natasha Duarte at No.79, “Hyperparadise” (HP-38) for Hermitude at No.83, “Take Me” (HP-87) for RuFuS at No.91 and Flume and T.Shirt are back in at No.98 with “On Top” (HP-57).
B.o.B and Trey Songz debut at No.55 with “Castles”, the track is taken from B.o.B’s album “Strange Clouds”. Major Lanze sees their second chart entry “Watch Out for This (Bumaye)” debut at No.87, helped by their debut within the Top 10 albums this week. Iggy Azalea is currently Top 20 in the UK with his track “Work”, and it debuts at No.88 locally with Perth act ShockOne debuting at No.100 with “Lazerbeam”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-charts.com