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Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia Maintains Top Of ARIA Chart

by Gavin Ryan on November 18, 2012

in News,Noise Pro

The Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin and their track “Don’t You Worry Child” hold onto the ARIA No.1 Singles position for a second week, whilst PSY is still knocking at the door of the top spot with his “Gangnam Style”, which holds at No.2 for another week and picks up a sixth Platinum accreditation.

Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia

I mentioned last week that in 2009 and 2010 at this time of the year, Ke$ha was at No.1 with “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R”, well she could be headed for the top again with her latest single “Die Young”, which this week jumps up three places to a new peak of No.3, whilst right behind her, leaping into the Top 10 is Seattle rapper Macklemore with Ryan Lewis and Wanz on the track “Thrift Shop” which is up fifteen places to No.4.

Bruno Mars falls one spot to No.5 after two weeks at No.4 with “Locked out of Heaven”, and after their X-Factor performance, Sam & The Womp climb to a new peak of No.6 with “Bom Bom”. Calvin Harris and Florence Welch are down two places to No.7 with “Sweet Nothing” and up one place to a new chart height of No.8 is Taylor Swift with “I Knew You Were Trouble”, lastly Rihanna’s “Diamonds” is down two places to No.10.

One Direction score the highest new entry of the week, landing at No.9 with the ballad “Little Things”, becoming the second Top 10 single from their new album “Take Me Home”, which debuts at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week. “Little Things” instantly becomes their fourth Top 10 single in Australia and their tenth track to chart within the ARIA Top 100 (8 from the first album, 2 from the new set {so far}). “Live While We’re Young” debuted and peaked at No.2 back in early October, and tumbles to No.57 (from #24) this week due to the iTunes ‘complete your album’ promotion which negativity sells the track (minus sales) and put them towards buying the new album at a cheaper price (this happened to Pink’s “Blow Me” back in late September).

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Ed Sheeran holds at No.16 for a second week with “Give Me Love”, whilst David Guetta and Sia jump back up thirteen places to No.18 with “She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)” (HP-11). The first new peak outside of the Top 10 is down at No.24, as Mumford & Sons climb four places to No.24 with “I Will Wait”, followed at No.28 by another four spot climber, “Not Giving in” for Rudimental.

Three weeks ago Icona Pop climbed to No.32 with “I Love it”, the song claiming a new peak this week of No.31. Maroon 5 are up six places to No.37 with “Daylight” and jumping into the Top 40, up thirty-seven places to No.38 are Flight Facilities with “Clair de Lune”. Matchbox 20 moves up a couple of spots to No.40 with “Put Your Hands Up”, and Adele’s “Skyfall” (HP-5) returns to the Top 50, back up twenty-four places to No.41.

DOWN DOWN: After jumping into the Top 10 a couple of weeks ago (thanks to a promo tour), Little Mix fall ten places to No.13 this week with “Wings” after only two weeks inside the Top 10. The other Top 10 dropouts for the week are Of Monsters and Men with “Little Talks”, down one place to No.11.

“Hall of Fame” for The Script and Will.i.am is down six places to No.20 (The Script have a new single out), and after a slight return last week, Reece Mastin and his “Rock Star” track falls seven places to No.29 this week.

Ellie Goulding is down ten places to No.30 with “Anything Could Happen”, and down nine spots to No.45 is Rita Ora with “R.I.P.”. As I mentioned above, One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young” drops thirty-three places to No.57, and Usher’s “Numb” is down twelve places to No.62.

X-FACTOR (Semi-Finals): The two guest performers on the show last week were Sam & The Womp who performed “Bom Bom” (TW-6), and Elton John vs Pnau did two songs from their album “Good Morning to the Night” (album returns at No.53 this week). But it’s Samantha Jade who makes the biggest splash this week, as she debuts with three tracks this week. Her version of “Heartless” by Kanye West (HP-40, TW-77) becomes the highest charting track from the series (so far), as it debuts at No.12 this week, with her two other entries coming at No.51, “Where Have You Been” (original for Rihanna returns at #100) and in at No.96 is her version of “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” which she did on the previous weeks show.

The Collective score a No.47 debut with their version of the Timbaland and OneRepublic song “Apologize” (HP-1, TW-78), and their second entry is at No.72 with the Chris Brown song “Yeah 3x” Eliminated contestant Bella Ferraro sees her performance of the Kate Miller-Heidke song “The Last Day on Earth” (HP-3) debut at No.90, with the original version returning at No.54

NEW ACCREDITATIONS: Gangnam Style by PSY (▲6), Battle Scars by Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco (▲6), Beauty and The Beat by Justin Bieber feat Nicki Minaj (●), Anything Could Happen by Ellie Goulding (●), Skyfall by Adele (●) and As Long as You Love Me for Justin Bieber and Big Sean (▲2). ● = Gold ▲ = Platinum (number is how many times it’s Platinum)

Guy Sebastian scores a fourth single from his “Armageddon” (TW-5) album by debuting at No.34 with “Get Along”. The previous three singles were “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” (HP-5, Nov 2011), “Gold” (HP-10, June 2012) and the recent 6xNo.1 track “Battle Scars” (TW-15). This becomes Guy’s seventeenth ARIA Singles chart entry (16 have hit the Top 50).

Lower 50: Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni**as in Paris” has been bobbing up and down the Top 100 since mid-February, and hit No.66 in September, this week though it jumps back up eighteen places to No.67. “Latch” (HP-61) by Disclosure is back up ten places to No.71, and thanks to their national tour, Coldplay return with five tracks this week: No.63 – The Scientist (HP-40), No.79 – Paradise (HP-3), No.82 – Fix You (HP-25), No.87 – Viva La Vida (HP-2) and their first single is back at No.89 – Yellow (HP-5).

The Script enters at No.65 with their new track “Six Degrees of Separation”; The Lumineers take their track “Ho Hey” into the charts at No.73. Neon Trees score a third Top 100 entry by debuting at No.76 with “When the Lights Go Out”, and Labrinth debuts at No.80 with “Beneath Your Beautiful” featuring Emeli Sande as guest vocalist. The final new entry is for Ludacris at No.85 with “Rest of My Life” featuring Usher and David Guetta on the track.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com

The ARIA Chart is updated every Sunday at 6pm



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