Pink spends a fourth week at No.1 in Australia with “Just Give Me A Reason” equalling her previous best effort of four weeks at the top with “So What” in September 2008.
It brings her total weeks at the top in Australia to 16 accumulated weeks, equal to the time that Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Paper Lace and Shaggy have previously racked up at No.1.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis could grab their third No.1 next week as “Can’t Hold Us” jumps up five places to land at No.2, which pushes James Arthur and “Impossible” back to No.3, but he also scores a double platinum sales certification for the song. Rihanna returns to No.4 with “Stay”, swapping places with Avicii and “I Could Be The One”, which is down a place to No.5.
Pitbull & Christina Aguilera hold at No.6 for a second week but also score a platinum sales nod, whilst another duet, Labrinth & Emeli Sande with “Beneath Your Beautiful” is back up a place to No.7, but former #1 “Harlem Shake” drops five places to No.8.
There are two new entries to the Top 10 this week, with Nelly up four places to No.9 with “Hey Porsche” becoming his 10th Top 10 hit in Australia and his first since “Just A Dream” (HP-3) in September 2010. And jumping up ten places to No.10 are MKTO with “Thank You”, their first ever appearance in the ARIA top 10.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Ed Sheeran is up one place to No.14 with “Small Bump”, but jumping up twenty-eight places to No.16 with his eighth consecutive top 20 hit is Calvin Harris with “I Need Your Love”. And managing a bigger leap of fifty places are local dance group Stafford Brothers with “Hello” up to No.18, also with guest vocalist Christina Milian’s first top 20 appearance since May 2002. After returning to the top 100 last week, Jason Mraz moves up one place to No.22 with “I Won’t Give Up”, another returnee from last week is current tourist Passenger who leaps thirty-three places to No.23 with “Let Her Go”.
After bouncing around the Top 40 for the past 6 weeks “Mountain Sound” by Of Monsters And Men is up to a new peak of No.30 and Havana Brown is up six places to No.32 with her “Big Banana”. Robert DeLong is up eight places and cracks the Top 40 at No.38 with “Global Concepts”, whilst right behind him are Mumford & Sons also up eight places to No.39 with “I Will Wait”. Lastly Olly Murs jumps up thirty-nine places to No.44 with “Army Of Two” ahead of his Australian visit and helped by his recent Graham Norton appearance.
NEW – #26 – Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
New at No.26 is Justin Timberlake’s twentieth chart appearance and the second single from his just released “The 20/20 Experience” entitled “Mirrors”. The first single from the album “Suit & Tie” hit No.9 two months ago and is currently sitting at No.45, whilst “Mirrors” is spending a second week at #1 in the UK.
NEW – #43 – Change Your Life – Little Mix
The third consecutive Top 50 hit for British girl group Little Mix debuts at No.43 entitled “Change Your Life”, it follows on from “DNA” (HP-48) and “Wings” (HP-3, TW-79), all tracks are taken from the album “DNA” (TW-81)
NEW – #47 – House Of Dreams – Bliss N Eso
The fourth Top 50 hit for local hip-hop act Bliss N Eso debuts at No.47 called “House Of Dreams”. It’s their first new material in two years, their last chart entry was “Reflections” (HP-52, Jan 2011). This becomes their eighth top 100 chart entry, their previous best effort was “Addicted” which hit No.38 in November 2010.
Lower 50: The only new peaking track in the lower 50 this week is Fun with “Why Am I The One” which rises four places to No.57, they also jump up nineteen places to No.73 with their former No.1 “Some Nights”. Recent festival visitor Dizzee Rascal jumps back up fourteen places to No.66 with “Bassline Junkie” (HP-61). Returning to the Top 100 this week at No.80 is Bon Jovi with “Because We Can”, which is helped by their new No.1 debut “What About Now”. “Silhouettes” by Avicii is back in at No.86 and the “1991 EP” by Azealia Banks is back in at No.92 due to their recent festival shows around the country.
Recent No.2 single in the UK “Pompeii” by Bastille debuts at No.63 and the only other new entry in the lower 50 is at No.100, D At Sea with “Unconscious”, both acts making their first ARIA Singles Chart appearances.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com