The fifth Swedish act to hit No.1 in Australia occurs this week, as the DJ trio Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin climbs to No.1 with the single “Don’t You Worry Child”. We join England, the US Dance Chart and their home country Sweden; where it has been No.1 for the past five weeks, as the fourth country to place it at the top of the charts.
Gavin Ryan reports “Don’t You Worry Child” becomes the 995th No.1 single in Australia, deposing PSY with “Gangnam Style” after six weeks at the top, it drops to No.2 this week. The list of Australian No.1 singles shows we are now five songs away from the 1000th. As I mentioned above, Swedish House Mafia become the fifth Swedish act to top the Australian charts, Abba had six No.1’s in the 1975 & 1976, Roxette were next with three No.1’s in 1989,1990 and 1991. Ace of Base hit the top twice in 1993 and 1994, whilst Crazy Frog were the last Swedish act to hit the top in July 2005 with “Axel F.”, making the track “Don’t You Worry Child” the 13th song by a Swedish act to hit No.1 in Australia.
It’s the second ‘Worry’ at No.1, the other being Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” (6 weeks, Nov 1989), and also the second ‘Child’, with George Michael’s “Jesus to a Child” (2 weeks, Jan 1996), but it’s the 36th ‘Don’t’ at the top of the Australian charts, the last one being February 2008’s “Don’t Stop the Music” for Rihanna. “Don’t You Worry Child” is the 18th No.1 for the Virgin label in Australia, the last one being “Sexy Bitch” for David Guetta and Akon back in August 2009.
Jumping up to No.3, halving itself from last week’s No.6, are British girl group Little Mix and their first single here “Wings”, with Bruno Mars holding at No.4 for a second week with “Locked Out of Heaven”. In it’s fourth week inside the Top 5 (and Top 100) Calvin Harris and Florence Welch drop two places to No.5 with “Sweet Nothing”, matching the No.5 debut position of Calvin’s new album “18 Months”.
Ke$ha was in the country on a promo tour last week, performing her latest single “Die Young” on the X-Factor, which helps the track to jump up four places to a new peak of No.6, and this very week in the past she was spending her first weeks at No.1 with “Tik Tok” (9-Nov-2009) and “We R Who We R” (8-Nov-2010). Returning to the former peak of No.7 are Sam & The Womp with “Bom Bom”, swapping places with “Diamonds” for Rihanna, back down one place to No.8.
Three weeks ago Taylor Swift peaked at No.10 with “I Knew You Were Trouble”, which this week rebounds ten places and scores a new peak of No.9 this week, whilst scoring their first Top 10 entry are Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men who are up seven places to a new peak of No.10 with “Little Talks”. They become the second only act from Iceland to score a Top 10 hit in Australia after Bjork first did it in February 1995 with “It’s Oh So Quiet” (HP-6).
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj’s “Beauty & The Beat” jumps up thirteen places to No.12, and Ed Sheeran scores his fourth Top 20 hit, as his latest single “Give Me Love” leaps up fifteen places to No.16. Also entering the Top 20 are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with last weeks highest new entry “Thrift Shop”, up nine places to No.19, and climbing three spots to No.20 is Ellie Goulding with “Anything Could Happen”.
Johnny Ruffo’s X-Factor performance helps his new single “Take it Home” to zoom up fifty-one places to No.30, and the second single for Rudimental “Not Giving in” is up ten places to No.32. Matchbox 20 are up five places to a new peak of No.42 with “Put Your Hands Up”, and entering the Top 50 this week are Maroon 5 with “Daylight”, up ten spots to No.43 and climbing seven places to No.48 is Conor Maynard and Ne-Yo with “Turn Around”, becoming Conor’s second Top 50 entry after “Can’t Say No” (HP-38, May 2012).
DOWN DOWN: The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week are Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco with “Battle Scars”, which spent six weeks at No.1 and twelve weeks inside the Top 5 (nothing lower than No.5 inside the Top 10), and is at No.11 this week. Also spending its first week outside of the Top 10 is “Hall of Fame” for The Script and Will.i.am, who fall five places to No.14, having peaked at No.4 for two weeks and spending eleven weeks inside the Top 10.
Delta Goodrem’s “Wish You Were Here” drops ten places to No.26, but down sixteen spots to No.29 is Ne-Yo with “Let Me Love You”. Rita Ora’s “R.I.P.” falls seven spots to No.36, and after almost re-peaking last week at No.37 Cher Lloyd’s “Want U Back” (HP-36) falls down to No.49 this week.
Adele’s “Skyfall” is down nine places to No.65, but could rebound next week due to the film opening here. “Drink” (HP-42) for Lil’ Jon and LMFAO are down eighteen places to No.72 and falling down forty-four places from No.45 to No.89 is Enrique Iglesias with “Finally Found You”. Kid Cudi’s recent No.32 single “Just What I Am” falls out of the Top 100 from No.52, whilst Jay Sean has spent three weeks within the Top 100 with “So High” (HP-47), which falls out from No.58 this week.
X-Factor Week 8 : The celebrity performers on last weeks X-Factor benefit from their appearances, with Ke$ha’s “Die Young” up four places to a new peak of No.6, and local singer Johnny Ruffo and “Take it Home” leaping up fifty-one places to No.30. The group performance by the contestants was “Turn up the Love”, the Far East Movement song, which climbs back up five places to No.34.
The Collective performed the Justin Bieber song “Beauty & The Beat”, with the original jumping up thirteen places to No.12, The Collective version debuting at No.94, whilst they also performed JB’s “As Long as You Love Me” (HP-8), the original version climbing back up eight places to No.63. Bella Ferraro sang The Cranberries song “Dreams” (HP-30, peaked Sept 1994), with her version debuting at No.82, the original coming back in at No.51. Eliminated Shiane performed Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” (HP-13), which returns at No.67, and Jason Owen did the Ronan Keating song “If Tomorrow Never Comes” (HP-3, peaked June 2002), which returns at No.86 this week.
NEW #25 – “Party Bass” by Bombs Away feat The Twins.
Australian electro duo Bombs Away score the highest new entry of the week as they debut at No.25 with “Party Bass” feat The Twins. This is the first Top 50 entry but the third Top 100 entry for the guys, who have previously charted with “Super Soaker” (HP-52, Oct 2011) and “Big Booty Bitches” (HP-68, Dec 2011).
Lower 50: “My Gun” (HP-56) by The Rubens jumps back eight places to No.57, and right behind them scoring a new peak is Cher Lloyd with “Oath”, up three places to No.58, and returning to the Top 100 at No.59 is “Candy” for Robbie Williams which had previously debuted and peaked for a week at No.89 back in late September, helped now by his new album and Graham Norton appearance last Saturday (in Australia).
The Wanted “Chase the Sun” back up eighteen places to No.68, with One Direction back up seven places to No.77 with “What Makes You Beautiful”, whilst “One Thing” is back up ten places to No.87. Other returning tracks this week (apart from what I mentioned above) are “Need You Now” (HP-27) for Lady Antebellum at No.84, and LMFAO are back in at No.95 with “Party Rock Anthem”.
US singer/songwriter Bridgit Mendler debuts at No.53 with her first solo hit “Ready or Not”, but she previously charted in 2011 as a part of the Disney film Lemonade Mouth, who charted the single “Determinate” (HP-91, May 2011) which was credited to Bridgit and Adam Hicks.
The Far East Movement have Flo Rida and Sidney Samson on their new track “Change Your Life”, which debuts at No.60, whilst New Zealand born and now London based 23 year-old Willy Moon is new at No.61 with “Yeah Yeah” which is being used in the iPod ads.
Trinidad & Tobago act Flight Facilities debut at No.75 with the track “Clair de Lune”, featuring vocalist Christine Hoberg becoming their first chart entry in Australia.
Sydney hip-hop artist Tuka debuts at No.97 with his first chart entry “Die a Happy Man” feat Jane Tyrell, whilst the final entry at No.100 is “Looking Back” by local dance duo The Only, their second chart entry, having previously charted with “The Only F**king Rave Party” (HP-43, March 2010).
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