PSY’s sixth week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Gangnam Style” elevates the song to equal second longest running chart-topper for 2012, matching the six weeks achieved by “Wild Ones” for Flo Rida and Sia (Jan/Feb) and then “Battle Scars” for Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco (Aug/Sept).
Gavin Ryan reports that Swedish House Mafia climb to No.2 with “Don’t You Worry Child” and swap places with the previous two weeks at number two song “Sweet Nothing” for Calvin Harris and Florence Welch. Both songs also picking up Platinum sales certifications and the top three songs this week are all dance tracks.
Bruno Mars climbed the chart ladder to Top 10 heaven last week, whilst this week he ascends the chart heights by climbing six places to No.4 with his new single “Locked out of Heaven”. This pushes Guy and Lupe’s “Battle Scars” down one place to No.5, the songs has been moving only one-spot-per-week since leaving No.1 six weeks ago.
Little Mix were in the country last week on a promo tour, (performing on the X-Factor and talking to Noise11.com), all of which has helped their single “Wings” to fly into the Top 10, up fourteen places to No.6 this week. This leap doesn’t help last weeks No.6, “Diamonds” for Rihanna, which falls back one place to No.7. Also down a place each are “Bom Bom” for Sam & The Womp and “Hall of Fame” by The Script and Will.i.am, down to No.8 and No.9 respectively. And after two weeks at No.12, Ke$ha’s “Die Young” climbs back to its former peak of No.10.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj have been at the lower end of the Top 20 for the past six weeks, having previously climbed as high as No.15 for two weeks, but this week “Girl on Fire” jumps up six places to a new peak of No.12. Of Monsters and Men are also up six spots to No.17 with “Little Talks”, which was screened on the Graham Norton show last Saturday night (27-Oct); their album also jumps into the Top 20 this week. And after both falling hard last week, Taylor Swift’s two Top 10 hits from her current No.1 album “Red” bounce back up this week, with “We Are Never Ever…” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” back up eight places to No.18 and No.19 respectively.
Ellie Goulding lands the biggest leap within the Top 50 this week, as “Anything Could Happen” zooms up twenty-six places to No.23 helped by her performance on X-Factor last week. Mumford & Son continue to slowly climb, this week “I Will Wait” is at a new peak of No.27, with Icona Pop climbing six places to No.32.
Ed Sheeran’s new single “Give Me Love” leaps into the Top 40, up twenty-nine places to No.31, with further Top 50 entries coming from “Not Giving in” for Rudimental, up twelve places to No.42, “Put Your Hands Up” by Matchbox 20 climbing eighteen places to No.47, and returning to it’s debut and peak of No.49 is Flume with “Holdin’ On”, back up sixteen places.
DOWN DOWN: After ten weeks inside the Top 10, Birdy’s “Skinny Love” falls six places to No.14, the track having spent three weeks at No.2, but after only two weeks inside the Top 10, peaking at No.5 last week, Delta Goodrem’s “Wish You Were Here” falls eleven spots to No.16, possibly due to her new album “Child of the Universe” having debuted at No.2 this week, with the song picking up a Gold sales certification this week.
Reece Mastin’s “Rock Star” falls eight places to No.24 after two weeks at No.16, whilst Far East Movement and “Turn up the Love” is down nine spots to No.39. Usher’s new track “Numb” peaked at No.39 last week, but it turns back around and is down seven places to No.46 this week, but worse off is the debut at No.40 last week for Kelly Clarkson’s “Catch My Breath”, which plummets to No.62 this week.
X-FACTOR (Live Week 7): Overseas performers on the show last week were Little Mix with “Wings” (20 to No.6) and Ellie Goulding with “Anything Could Happen” (49 to No.23) and as you can see they benefitted greatly from their performances.
Contestants this week appearing in the Top 100 are Bella Ferraro and her version of “Sweet Disposition” debuting at No.59, the original by The Temper Trap (HP-14) returns at No.87. “Incredible” by Timomatic was performed by The Collective, with the original climbing back up four places to No.48.
Nathaniel performed “Red” which debuts at No.91, the original by Daniel Merriweather returning at No.66, one place lower than it’s peak of No.65 back in September 2010, where it charted due to it also being used in a local talent show, with the original chart entry for “Red” being November 2009 where it spent a week on the charts at No.78. So if it lasts again for a single week here, it’ll have had three chart runs, adding up to three total weeks within the Top 100.
NEW – #28 “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat Wanz.
Ben Haggerty is an American rapper from Seattle, better known by the name Macklemore, who lands the highest new entry of the week with the tune “Thrift Shop”, featuring his producer Ryan Lewis. The track is taken from his second album “The Heist” which debuted at No.2 on the US Billboard chart in mid-October. This is his first ARIA Singles chart entry, and the track has so far reached No.77 in the US and No.63 in Canada.
Lower 50: Maroon 5 with “Daylight” and Conor Maynard with “Turn Around” climb two places each to No.53 and No.55 respectively, whilst Adele’s “Skyfall” (HP-5) climbs back up two places to No.56 after tumbling the previous two weeks. The video clip out this past week might have slowed its descent. “You’re the Voice” for John Farnham was certified Platinum last week, and this week (3-Nov-86) twenty-six years ago was when it climbed to No.1 in Australia, this week it climbs up nine places to No.64.
Alt-J jump up twenty-one places to No.72 with “Breezeblocks”, and right behind them at No.72 is Elen Levon with “Dancing to the Same Song”, up eight places from last week. Hermitude are up one place to a new peak of No.77 with “Hyperparadise”, and also climbing one spot to a new peak at No.95 is ShockOne with “Chaos Theory”.
Other than the two X-Factor debuts, also entering in the lower half of the Top 100 is Cher Lloyd at No.61 with “Oath”, her third single to chart here after “With UR Love” which peaked at No.43 in late December of 2011, and “Want U Back”, which made it to No.36 in September and is sitting at No.37 this week. All tracks are taken from her “Sticks & Stones” (HP-30) album which leaps back into the albums Top 50 at No.39.
The only other returning track to the Top 100 (not already mentioned) is Chance Waters at No.94 with “Young and Dumb” (HP-91), whilst the final Top 100 entry is at No.81, Johnny Ruffo with “Take it Home”, the follow-up to his debut single “On Top” (HP-14, peaked July 2012).