Pink and Nate Ruess stay atop the ARIA Singles Chart for a third (broken) week with “Just Give Me a Reason”, which also notches up double Platinum in sales this week, whilst James Arthur returns to his former peak of No.2 with “Impossible”.
Baauer has spent three weeks in the chart, and has been dropping a single place for the past two weeks, this week “Harlem Shake” (HP-1×1) is down to No.3, but moving up four places to a new peak of No.4 is Avicii with Nicky Romero and “I Could Be the One” (now ▲), helped by his current tour of the country as a part of the SoundWave Music Festival. Avicii’s jump pushes Rihanna and “Stay” down a place to No.5 this week.
Pitbull and Christina Aguilera move up one place to a new peak of No.6 with “Feel This Moment”, but right behind them jumping up thirteen places to No.7 is Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton with Mack’s third consecutive Top 10 single “Can’t Hold Us”, whilst his second Top 10 hit “Same Love” holds at No.9 this week. In between the Mack tracks Labrinth and Emeli Sande are down three places to No.8 with “Beneath Your Beautiful”, and returning to the Top 10, up one place to No.10 is Bruno Mars with “When I Was Your Man”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Nelly continues to climb with “Hey Porsche”, up three places to a new peak of No.13, but current tourist Ed Sheeran is back within the Top 20 with his new track “Small Bump”, up seventeen places to No.15, whilst another of last weeks new entries, “Thank You” by MKTO is up eight places to land at No.20 this week.
Jason Mraz returns to the Top 100 at a new peak of No.23 with “I Won’t Give Up” (former peak #61, Jan 2012), and returns after being used in this past weeks ‘Packed to the Rafters’ episode. Imagine Dragons climbs four places to land at No.27 with “It’s Time”. Of Monsters and Men return to their former peak of No.33 for “Mountain Sound”, whilst Demi Lovato climbs three places to No.43 with “Heart Attack”, becoming her highest charting single in Australia.
Leaping into the Top 50 this week are Havana Brown with “Big Banana” (72 to 38), “Bed of Clouds” for Swift K.I.D. and Guy Sebastian (56 to 42), “Global Concepts” for Robert DeLong (69 to 46) and The Potbelleez with “Saved in a Bottle” up nineteen places to No.48.
DOWN DOWN: After six weeks in the Top 10, “Lanterns” (HP-3) for Birds of Tokyo drops down five places to No.11, and after two weeks in the Top 10, One Direction’s “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)” (HP-3) is down two spots to No.12. Falling two places each are “Get Up (Rattle)” for Bingo Players (now ▲) and “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers (now 3x▲) to No.14 and No.16 respectively, whilst down three places to No.18 are Will.i.am and Britney Spears with “Scream & Shout” (now 5x▲). McFly also pick up a new certification for “Love is Easy” (now ▲) and drop down to No.21 this week.
Olly Murs’ “Troublemaker” (now 3x▲) drops seven spots to No.32, but down ten places are Bruno Mars with “Locked Out of Heaven” and “I Will Wait” for Mumford & Sons to No.39 and No.47 respectively. Lastly One Direction tumbles fifteen places to No.51 with “Kiss You”.
NEW – #26 – Something’s Got a Hold on Me – Jessica Mauboy
Scoring the highest new entry and landing her thirteenth chart entry is Jessica Mauboy, who debuts at No.26 with “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”, a song she performed to open the NRL Football Season last week in Sydney. This is the first entry this year for Jess, who last appeared on the ARIA Singles Chart back in August 2012 with “Gotcha” from The Sapphires Soundtrack, with the album this week at No.37.
NEW – #44 – I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
The seventh single (8th if you want to count ‘We Found Love’) from Calvin’s “18 Months” album (TW-54) debuts at No.44 entitled “I Need Your Love” featuring vocals by Ellie Goulding. Calvin currently has two prior singles still charting this week, with “Drinking from the Bottle” (HP-16) featuring Tinie Tempah at No.31 and “Sweet Nothing” (HP-2) featuring Florence Welch at No.93.
Lower 50: Currently on tour as support act to Ed Sheeran are the group Passenger, who will be doing their own national tour from mid-March. Their track “Let Her Go” (former HP-90, March 2012) returns to the Top 100 this week at No.56. Also touring at the moment are Fun, who see their new track “Why Am I the One” up to a new peak of No.61, whilst Michael Buble’s new single “It’s a Beautiful Day” jumps up twenty-five places to No.64.
Thanks to gaining the new No.1 album in the country, Birds of Tokyo’s “This Fire” (EP) (HP-32) is up nine places to No.71, Dizzee Rascal’s festival shows have helped his current track “Bassline Junkie” (HP-61) back up sixteen places to No.80, Haim jump up fourteen places to a new peak of No.86 with their second chart entry “Falling”, and the only re-entry for the week is from another festival act Avicii, who sees his track “Levels” (HP-24) return at No.99.
Local singer Natasha Duarte debuts at No.67 with her first ARIA Singles Chart entry “(Just Stop) Telling Me Not to” and right behind at No.68 is local dance act The Stafford Brothers with “Hello”, featuring Lil’ Wayne and Christina Milian. The third local act to enter this week is at No.85, Reece Mastin with “Timeless”. Olly Murs debuts at No.73 with his new single “Army of Two”, ahead of his visit to our shores, and US DJ Diplo (Thomas Wesley Pentz) is new at No.87 with “Set it off”, his first chart entry in Australia.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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