Robin Thicke stays a second week at No.1 in Australia with T.I. and Pharrell on the now Platinum (▲) selling track “Blurred Lines”.
Australia last week became the fourth country in the world to take this track to the top of the charts, the first being The Netherlands (five weeks and still No.1), followed by New Zealand (four weeks and still at the top) with Ireland taking it to the top the same week we did. “Blurred Lines” is also spending a second week at No.2 in Belgium, Denmark and France.
The entire Top 5 from last week stays stable this week, with Pharrell appearing again at No.2 on the Daft Punk track “Get Lucky” and five week running former No.1 “Let Her Go” for Passenger is holding at No.3. Jason DeRulo with “The Other Side” and Bastille with “Pompeii” stay put at No.4 and No.5 respectively.
After leaping into the Top 10 last week, “#ThatPower” for Will.i.am and Justin Bieber climbs two places to a new peak of No.6 (and now ▲), pushing down “Can’t Hold Us” for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to No.7. Paramore and “Still Into You” (also now ▲) falls two places to No.9 with Rudimental climbing a place to No.10 with “Waiting All Night”, becoming the groups second Top 10 hit in Australia after their first “Need Your Love” (HP-3×3, peaked July 2012).
NEW – #8 – Time to Say Goodbye by Luke Kennedy (The Voice S2)
Last week The Voice Season 2 came close to landing a Top 10 entry/debut with Harrison Craig, but its taken opera singer Luke Kennedy to land this seasons first Top 10 placing, as his version of the Andrea Bocelli song “Time to Say Goodbye” debuts at No.8. The original version returns to the Top 100 at No.83, having already reached No.83 in 2008, so this week it re-peaks at its former entry position.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Bruno Mars jumps up eleven places to a new peak of No.17 with “Treasure”, giving his current album “Unorthodox Jukebox” (TW-5) its third Top 20 hit, with the albums second single “When I Was Your Man” jumping back up fourteen places to No.21 after it was performed on The Voice S2. Also jumping up into the Top 20 is Emeli Sande with “Next to Me”, up seven places to No.18, which becomes her first SOLO Top 20 entry, as her highest charting song is as guest vocalist on the Labrinth track “Beneath Your Beautiful” (HP-5).
Mariah Carey leaps up forty-five places after a full week of sales with her new track “#Beautiful”, and of her 45 charting singles in Australia, this becomes her 31st Top 30 hit. Imagine Dragons look like they have a second hit here, as their current USA Top 10 track “Radioactive” is up seventeen to a new peak of No.30, whilst Empire of the Sun are up three places to No.39 with “Alive”, Sean Kingston is up one place to No.40 with “Beat it” and Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran jump up thirty-five places to No.47 with their duet “Everything Has Changed”, becoming the seventh Top 50 hit from her “Red” album (TW-18). Returning to the Top 50 at No.50 is Lana Del Rey with “Young and Beautiful” (HP-39), jumping back up twenty-four places this week thanks to its parent album “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack debuting in the Top 5.
DOWN DOWN: After eight weeks inside the Top 10, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding drop a couple of places to No.11 with “I Need Your Love” (HP-3, now 2x▲), whilst we also lose “Thank You” by MKTO (HP-2×3), which is down four places to No.14 after their nine weeks in the Top 10. James Arthur drops five places to No.22 with “Impossible” (now 4x▲), whilst Rihanna falls seven places to No.25 with “Stay”. Flume has just started charting in New Zealand with “Holdin’ on”, but after thirty broken weeks here, the track falls eight places to No.35 this week, whilst the second single for PSY, “Gentleman” tumbles fifteen places to No.38. Little Mix debuted at No.33 last week with their new track “How Ya Doin’?”, but it falls eleven places to No.44 this week, and down ten places to No.49 is Ed Sheeran’s “Small Bump”.
THE VOICE Season 2: With Luke Kennedy already scoring the first Top 10 for this series, there is a second Top 20 Voice contestant entry, as Jazz singer Emma Pask (who also debuts with her 2008 album) takes her rendition of the Sergio Mendes track “Mas Que Nada” into the charts at No.15 this week. Further high debuts also comes from Caterina Torres with “If I Were a Boy” (Beyonce, HP-3, Oct 2008) at No.28, Celia Pavey and “Woodstock” (Joni Mitchell originally / Matthews Southern Comfort HP-55, peaked Feb 1971) coming in one place lower at No.29.
Birdy’s “Skinny Love” jumps back up forty-one places to No.34, with the next new entry coming in at No.41 from Michael Stangel and his rendition of “Home”, with the original by 2012 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips (HP-56, Jan 2013) returning at No.72 this week. Just missing the Top 50 this week, debuting at No.51 is Lyric McFarland and her version of “Let’s Stay Together” (Al Green original/Tina Turner HP-19, peaked mid-March 1984). Mitchell Anderson’s rendition of “The Letter” (The Box Tops HP-4, peaked mid-Oct 1967) comes in at No.88 then Jac Stone enters at No.92 with “Luka” (Suzanne Vega, HP-21, peaked August 1987), and lastly Danny Ross debuts at No.93 with “All Along the Watchtower” (Bob Dylan penned / Jimi Hendrix Experience performed HP-6, peaked late Dec 1968).
With the insurgence of new contestants tracks, quite a few of last weeks new entries and older tracks tumble hard this week, the biggest of which is Harrison Craig and “Home”, falling eight-one places from No.13 to No.94. But falling out all together from last weeks debut are “Arithmetic” by Jackie Sannia (#24), “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” for Miss Murphy (#30), “God Bless the Child” by Steve Clisby (#31), “The Horses” for Michael Paynter (#34), “Upside Down” by “Kiyomi Vella” (#48), Alex Gibson’s rendition of “Sounds of Silence” (#49) and Steve Clisby again with “Walking in Memphis” from No.60.
NEW – #31 – Home is where the Heart is by Bliss N’ Eso
The fifth album for local hip-hop act Bliss N’ Eso is due at the end of June entitled “Circus in the Sky”, and the second single from that album debuts at No.31 this week entitled “Home is Where the Heart is”. Lead single was “House of Dreams” which hit No.45 back in late March; this new track becomes the trios’ ninth Top 100 chart entry.
NEW – #33 – Walks Like Rihanna by The Wanted
Boy band The Wanted was in Australia last week, appearing and singing their new song “Walks like Rihanna” on The Voice on Tuesday night, the track debuting at No.33 this week, and it’s the first single from their September due third album “Third Strike”. This new track becomes their fifth chart entry in Australia, and third Top 40 hit.
Lower 50: Duke Dumont and A*M*E are up eleven places to a new peak of No.53 with “Need U (100%)”, the only other new peaking entry is at No.65 as Sheppard re-enter the Top 100 with their self-titled EP, featuring the current radio hit “Let Me Down Easy”. Also returning to the charts this week is Selena Gomez back in at No.71 with “Come & Get it” (HP-63) and Neon Trees are back in at No.91 with “Everybody Talks”.
Armin van Buuren lands his first charting single in Australia this week as her debuts at No.62 with “This is what it Feels Like” featuring Trevor Guthrie as guest vocalist. The parent album this comes from is entitled “Intense”, and it debuted at No.72 last week, but is out of the Albums Top 100 this week.
Knife Party debut at No.77 with their new four-track EP “Haunted House”, which becomes their sixth chart entry locally, and scoring their third collaborative chart entry is Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull at No.84 with “Live it Up”. In 2011 they teamed up with “On the Floor” (HP-1×3, peaked mid-March), and then in early June 2012 they hit No.28 with “Dance Again”. This becomes J Lo’s 23rd chart entry and Pitbull’s 26th.
Demi Lovato lands her second Top 20 album debut this week as “Demi” enters at No.14, with the albums first single “Heart Attack” (HP-41) returning to the Top 100 at No.61, and then we see her new single debut at No.81 entitled “Really Don’t Care”, featuring Cher Lloyd as guest vocalist.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com