Pink scores her seventh ARIA No.1 single with her new track “Just Give Me a Reason”, a duet with FUN lead singer Nate Ruess, making it also his third chart-topping appearance in Australia, as his band FUN had two No.1 singles in 2012.
“Just Give Me a Reason” becomes the 999th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013) and the 437th for ARIA (1983 to 2013), plus the track jumps to the top from its debut of No.6 last week, and picks up a Gold (●) sales certification in the process. And hopefully this track can hold onto the top spot for more than a single week, as Pink’s last two No.1’s only stayed atop the ARIA Singles chart for a week apiece, so below are her previous Australian number ones…
Date |Wks| Titles
Oct 2000|1 wk|Most Girls
May 2001|3wks|Lady Marmalade (along with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Lil’ Kim)
Dec 2001|2wks|Get the Party Started
Sep 2008|4wks|So What
Oct 2010|1 wk|Raise Your Glass
July 2012|1 wk|Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
This new number one song is the fifth song with ‘Give’ in its title, the last one being “Give it Up” for Cut ‘N’ Move back in February of 1994, whilst there have been three ‘Reason’ tracks, with the last one John Farnham’s “Age of Reason” in August of 1988. “Just Give Me a Reason” also becomes the 65th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013) for the RCA label; the last one for them was Pink’s last chart-topper “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”.
Pink has now had as many number ones in Australia as Rihanna and Eminem (seven apiece), and ahead of her on eight are The Black Eyed Peas and Delta Goodrem, with other current charting acts ahead of them being Kylie Minogue on ten and Madonna with eleven No.1’s here. Also “Just Give Me a Reason” becomes the 654th No.1 by an American artist (1940 to 2013).
So even though they toured Australia this past week, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis drop to No.2 with “Same Love” after four weeks at No.1, with their previous chart-topper “Thrift Shop” down to No.9 this week. And with Pink’s jump to the top, she also pushes down “Impossible” by James Arthur from its No.2 peak last week to No.3 this week.
Recent UK No.1 “Get Up (Rattle)” for Bingo Players and Far East Movement climbs three places to a new peak of No.4, but holding steady at No.5 are The Lumineers with “Ho Hey”. Thanks to her Grammy performance and the new video clip for the song “Stay”, Rihanna’s latest single jumps up seven places to a new peak of No.6 and becomes her 24th Top 10 hit in Australia, plus it has now sold Gold (●).
“Lanterns” for Birds of Tokyo drops four places to No.7 after peaking at No.3 last week, whilst Bruno Mars holds at No.8 with “When I Was Your Man”, which is now 2x▲ Platinum in sales. Lastly the second entry to the Top 10 this week is from Neon Trees, who climb two places to No.10 with “Everybody Talks”, becoming their first top ten hit here.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Last week Avicii scored his highest charting single in Australia, but this week he lands his first Top 20 hit, as his latest track “I Could Be the One” blasts up eleven places to No.12, whilst re-peaking at No.13 are McFly with “Love is Easy”. Youngblood Hawke leaps up twenty-six places to No.17 with “We Come Running”, whilst Flume cracks the Top 20, rising four places to No.18 with “Holdin’ On”.
Fall Out Boy are up five places to No.31 with their new single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark”, and Of Monsters and Men are up six places to a new peak of No.33 for “Mountain Sound”. Rita Ora jumps into the Top 50, rising sixteen places to No.40 with her new track “Radioactive”, whilst another of last weeks new entries, “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons is up seven places to a new peak of No.43.
GRAMMYS: Justin Timberlake’s Grammy Awards performance helps his “Suit & Tie” back up to No.23, with Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” back up five spots to No.24 thanks to his performance, and ‘Album of the Year’ winner Mumford & Sons see “I Will Wait” rise back up four places to No.30. The first Aussie since 1974 to win ‘Record of the Year’ went to Gotye for “Somebody That I Used to Know”, which returns to the Top 100 at No.26 this week, spending it’s 82nd week within the Top 100. I created a list below of the AUSTRALIAN acts with the most weeks in the Top 100 ever (1940 to 2013):
82 weeks – Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye feat Kimbra (2011-2013)
76 weeks – My People – The Presets (2007-2008)
73 weeks – I Love it – Sneaky Sound System (2006-2007)
72 weeks – Straight Lines – Silverchair (2007-2008)
68 weeks – Flaunt it – TV Rock feat Seany B (2006-2007)
68 weeks – Black Fingernails, Red Wine – Eskimo Joe (2006-2007)
68 weeks – Second Solution / Prisoner of Society – The Living End (1997-1998)
65 weeks – Don’t Hold Back – The Potbelleez (2007-2008)
63 weeks – Walking on a Dream – Empire of the Sun (2008-2009)
62 weeks – The Joker & The Thief – Wolfmother (2006-2007)
Current overall record is held by “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas (105 weeks)
DOWN DOWN: After ten weeks inside the Top 10, and six of those weeks at No.2, “Scream & Shout” for Will.i.am and Britney Spears (now 4x▲) drops down two places to No.11, whilst Icona Pop spent nine weeks in the Top 10 with “I Love it” (HP-3×2), this week falling four places to No.14. “Beneath Your Beautiful” for Labrinth & Emeli Sande is down a place to No.15 but is now (2x▲), and also down a place to No.19 is Calvin Harris and Tinie Tempah with “Drinking from the Bottle” (now ▲).
“Not Giving in” for Rudimental is down eight places to No.29, whilst Justice Crew fall seven places to No.34 with “Best Night” (now ▲) and Samantha Jade is down three places to No.35 with “What You’ve Done to Me” (now 3x▲). Continuing its fall down the charts, “Let it Roll” for Flo Rida tumbles twelve places to No.42, whilst Ludacris, Usher and David Guetta are down nine places to No.44 with “Rest of My Life”. “Sweet Nothing” for Calvin Harris and Florence Welch is down ten places to No.52, whilst Pink’s “Try” leaves the Top 50 this week but gains its first certification of 3x▲ Platinum in sales.
NEW – #45 – “22” by Taylor Swift
The new single from Taylor Swift’s “Red” (TW-19) is entitled “22”, and it debuts at No.45 this week, with her two other current charting single from the album being “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (TW-65) and “I Knew You Were Trouble” (TW-25). This becomes Taylor 24th Top 100 chart entry in Australia, and the seventh song to chart from her “Red” album.
NEW – #48 – “Do or Die” by Flux Pavilion feat Childish Gambino
English dub step producer Joshua Steele is known by his moniker Flux Pavilion, and he lands his first chart entry in Australia with his new single “Do or Die”, coming in at No.48 this week. In the past he has worked with Example, Jamiroquai, DJ Fresh, M.I.A. and Skrillex.
Lower 50: Dizzee Rascal is up two places to a new peak of No.61 with “Bassline Junkie”, whilst Porter Robinson holds at No.62 for a second week with “Language”. Fun’s Grammy win helps “Some Nights” back up twenty-two places to No.70, with their other No.1 single “We Are Young” returns at No.96. Adele won a Grammy for her “Skyfall” track, which climbs back up ten places to No.72 this week, whilst Robert DeLong lands a new peak of No.78 (up eighteen) for his track “Global Concepts”. The final new peak in the lower fifty is “F**kin Problems” for A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, which is up four places to No.81, with other returning tracks this week from Snow Patrol and “Chasing Cars” (HP-53) at No.87, “Make it Bun Dem” (HP-27) for Skrillex (who won three Grammy’s) and Damien Marley at No.91 and back in at 100 is “Firework” (HP-3) for Katy Perry.
Like the Top 50, there are only TWO new entries in the lower fifty, with Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban debuting at No.73 with “Highway Don’t Care”, becoming Tim’s second chart entry. His first was as guest vocalist on the No.1 single by Nelly “Over and Over” from February 2005. And one place lower at No.74 is a third chart entry for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (featuring Ray Dalton) entitled “Can’t Hold Us”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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