Robin Thicke stays atop the ARIA Singles chart for a third week with his track “Blurred Lines” featuring T.I and Pharrell.
The song has also picked up a fifth international No.1 this past week by jumping from No.10 to No.1 in Canada, joining New Zealand, Ireland and The Netherlands.
The Top 5 from last week stays within the Top 5 this week, with one small movement, as Daft Punk and Pharrell (now 2x▲ Platinum) stay at No.2 with “Get Lucky”, their album taking our the No.1 gong this week too, Passenger on hold at No.3 with “Let Her Go”, but moving up a place to a new peak of No.4 are Bastille with “Pompeii”, swapping places with Jason DeRulo and “The Other Side” after his two weeks at No.4, now down to No.5.
NEW – #6 – Can’t Help Falling in Love – Harrison Craig (Voice Season 2)
The Harrison Craig rendition of the Elvis Presley classic “Can’t Help Falling in Love” debuts at No.6 this week claiming his third ‘highest entry of the week’ title, his first Top 10 appearance, and landing the show their second Top 10 hit for the current series. This rendition is now the seventh version to chart in Australia, and the third Top 10 listing for the song, and below are ALL of the previous versions to chart here in Australia…
Rudimental jump up three places to a new peak of No.7 for their second Top 10 entry here “Waiting All Night”; Paramore are back up one place to No.8 with “Still into You”, followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who drop two places to No.9 with “Can’t Hold Us”, and landing his third Top 10 from his current album “Unorthodox Jukebox” (TW-6) is Bruno Mars with “Treasure”, up seven places to No.10 this week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Emeli Sande climbs four places to a new peak of No.14 with “Next to Me”, but jumping nine places to No.16 is Mariah Carey with “#Beautiful”, now becoming her 27th Top 20 hit, and her first here since “Obsessed” (HP-13, July 2009). Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull blast up sixty-four places to No.20 with their third chart duet “Live it Up”, with Robert DeLong returning to his No.22 peak with “Global Concepts” (now ▲).
Imagine Dragons are up three places to No.25 with “Radioactive”, surpassing the No.27 peak their first hit “It’s Time” achieved back in March, and blasting back up from No.69 to No.26 is Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” (HP-13). Last week Armin van Buuren landed his first Top 100 chart entry, and this week “This is What if Feels Like” becomes his first Top 30 hit in Australia, as the track leaps up thirty-four places to No.28. The Wanted climb a single place to a new peak of No.32 with “Walk Like Rihanna”, and returning to their original No.33 debut position/peak are Little Mix with “How Ya Doin’?” Lorde blasts back up twenty-seven places to a new peak of No.37 with her “Love Club” EP (former peak #39), and jumping up nine places to No.38 are Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran with “Everything Has Changed”. Lastly, Duke Dumond and A*M*E are up three places to a new peak of No.50 with “Need U (100%)”.
DOWN DOWN: “#ThatPower” (HP-6) for Will.i.am and Justin Bieber drops six places to No.12 after two weeks inside the Top 10, the other evacuee being Luke Kennedy’s rendition of “Time to Say Goodbye”, which is down forty-three places from No.8 to No.51 this week. James Arthur tumbles nine places to No.31 with “Impossible”, and Bruno Mars is down fourteen places to No.35 with “When I Was Your Man”. Nelly is down twelve places to No.39 with “Hey Porsche”, and PSY falls eight places to No.46 with “Gentleman” (now Gold ●). Flume picks up 2x▲ in sales for “Holdin’ On” which drops eighteen places to No.52, and down twelve to No.54 is Havana Brown with “Big Banana” (now ▲), also falling twenty-eight spots from last weeks debut of No.31 to No.59 this week are Bliss N’ Eso with “Home is Where the Heart is”.
The VOICE Season 2 (Finals): Luke Kennedy lands the second of three Top 20 debuts from last weeks show, entering at No.11 with his rendition of “Please Don’t Ask Me” (John Farnham HP-67, Feb 81 and live version HP-21, Dec 92), also making it the highest chart placing for the song too, as too does Celia Pavey, who debuts at No.15 with her version of “Jolene” (Dolly Parton HP-99, July 1974 and Olivia Newton-John HP-29, peaked Aug 78). The next new entry from The Voice contestants is way down at No.45, as Kiyomi Vella does the Bjork song “It’s Oh So Quiet” (HP-6, peaked Feb 1996), followed at No.49 by Miss Murphy with the version of the Beyonce track “1 + 1”.
As I mentioned above, Luke Kennedy falls from No.8 to No.51 this week with “Time to Say Goodbye” and Celia Pavey’s “Woodstock” is down seventy-one places from No.29 to No.100, but falling out of the Top 100 from high heights are Emma Pask with “Mas Que Nada” (#15), Caterina Torres’ “If I Were a Boy” (#28), “Home” for Michael Stangel (#41) and Lyric McFarland with “Let’s Stay Together” (#51). Further Top 100 entries from the Top 14 artists are Jackie Sannia with “Skyscraper” (Demi Lovato; HP-45, Aug 2011), Harrison Craig rises back up twenty-one places to No.78 with “You Raise Me Up”, Jac Stone with “Uninvited” (Alanis Morissette) at No.76, Mitchell Anderson and “Dear Prudence” at No.79 (The Beatles written, Doug Parkinson In Focus rendition, HP-5, peaked July 1969), Michael Paynter doing Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” at No.80 (HP-4, Nov 2012), Michael Stangel with “Four Walls” (Cold Chisel) at No.82, Simon Meli and “Sympathy for the Devil” at No.86 (Rolling Stones written in 1968, Guns N’ Roses HP-12, Jan 1995), Steve Clisby with “Just the Two of Us” at No.89 (Grover Washington Jr. & Bill Withers; HP-31, peaked July 1981) and coming in at No.96 is Luke Kennedy’s version of “I Dreamed a Dream”.
NEW – #30 – Best Friends – The Janoskians (explicit version)
The second chart entry for The Janoskians debuts at No.30 this week entitled “Best Friends”, with the track debuting at No.30 in Ireland and No.58 in England this past week where the guys are currently touring. Their first entry from September 2012 was “Set This World on Fire” (HP-19).
NEW – #34 – Resolution – Matt Corby
Matt Corby lands his second ARIA Singles Chart entry this week by debuting at No.34 with the single “Resolution”. His first entry was the EP “Into the Flame” (HP-3, peaked Feb 2012) which featured the track “Brother”. This new song is taken from his mid-year due debut solo album, which he has been in L.A. working on since earlier this year.
NEW – #40 – Little Bit of Everything – Keith Urban
Keith Urban is working on his eighth studio album at the moment, and the first track from that forthcoming album debuts at No.40 entitled “Little Bit of Everything”. This is the fifteenth Top 100 chart entry for Keith and his fifth Top 50 hit. The last time he debuted this high was with the No.39 single “Without You” (June 2012).
NEW – #47 – Only Teardrops – Emmelie de Forest (Eurovision 2013 Winner)
Denmark won the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest last weekend in Malmo, Sweden, and the winner’s song “Only Teardrops” by barefoot singer Emmelie de Forest debuts at No.47 this week. It becomes the 16th Eurovision winner to chart here in Australia and the fourth this century. Last years winner Loreen debuted and peaked at No.36, and you see the previous winners from last year’s article I wrote here: http://www.australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=39230&pages=3
Lower 50: Debuting at No.53 is Sebastian Ingrosso featuring Tommy Trash and John Martin with the dance track “Reload”, UK trio London Grammar enter at No.68 with their “Metal & Dust” EP, and the final new entry of the week comes in at No.97, “Thirst” for City and Colour, the first taste from their forthcoming fourth album “The Hurry and The Harm” (due early June).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com