Taylor Swift Blank Space Spends Third Week Top Of ARIA Singles
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

Taylor Swift, Etihad, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

Taylor Swift Blank Space Spends Third Week Top Of ARIA Singles

by Gavin Ryan on December 6, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Taylor Swift spends a third week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart with “Blank Space”.

The song this week notches up sales of ▲Platinum, and the song also matches the three weeks her previous No.1 “Shake it Off” from September achieved.

Holding at No.2 for a second week, and notching up Gold (●) in sales are Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars with “Uptown Funk”, which last week was far behind (around 7000 sales) the No.1 in sales, whereas this week the gap between the top two songs is just over a thousand sales. The entire top four songs are all on hold this week, with Ed Sheeran at No.3 with “Thinking Out Loud”, which notches up 3x▲Platinum in sales, whilst hitting Platinum in sales last week were The Hilltop Hoods with “Cosby Sweater” again at No.4 this week.

After debuting at No.12 last week, James Newton Howard and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence jump up seven places to No.5, giving them both now their first Top 10 hits, and making us the second country in the world to make it a Top 10 hit, as it debuted at No.6 in Austria this past week. And talking of debuts, coming in at No.6 is the first single for Swedish DJ, singer, producer, remixer and record label owner Aron Michael Ekberg who goes by the name AronChupa. He was formerly in a duo called Albatraoz who had a self-titled single which made it to the Top 40 in their home country in 2012. This year he went solo and recorded the track “I’m an Albatraoz” which was originally a hip-hop track until he remixed it and added the dance beat. The song has so far spent three weeks at No.1 in Sweden and one week at the top in neighbor Denmark, whilst cracking the Top 10 in Austria (#4), The Netherlands (#4), Finland (#5), Norway (#5) and Germany (#10), whilst it just entered the Belgium and Swiss charts last week.

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding climb two places to a new peak of No.7 with “Outside” and Taylor Swift is down a place to No.8 with “Shake it Off”, which is newly 4x▲Platinum in sales this week, whilst One Direction are back up a place to re-peak at No.9 with “Steal My Girl”, and finally down four places to No.10 is Meghan Trainor with “Lips are Movin” which notches up ▲Platinum in sales.

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: After their ARIA Awards win last week, Peking Duk climb up three places to a new peak of No.12 with “Take Me Over”, and also up three places to No.15 is Nicki Minaj with “Bed of Lies”, whilst jumping up ten places to No.16 and landing her fourth Top 20 single (of four entries) is Charli XCX with “Break the Rules”, and if it continues into the Top 10 it’ll become her fourth their too. Nico & Vinz climb two places to a new peak of No.18 with “In Your Arms” and up three to No.20 is Sam Smith with “Like I Can”, which also becomes his fourth Top 20 hit in Australia. Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” is back up three places to No.21 and spending its 23rd week within the Top 100 and only fifth week within the Top 50, Jeremih and YG jumps up thirteen places to a new peak of No.26 with “Don’t Tell ‘em” and the song notches up Gold (●) in sales. Leaping thirty-nine spots to a new peak of No.31 is multi-ARIA Award winner Chet Faker with “Talk is Cheap”, the song having previously made it No.34 back in March of this year, and another ARIA Award winner, Sheppard with “Geronimo” is back up ten places to No.33. The biggest leap of the week though goes to Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne with their new single “Real Love” which bullets up fifty-nine places to lands at No.37, whilst another couple of last weeks lower new entries move up into the fifty this week are Beyonce with “7/11” (59 to 41) and George Ezra who leaps up forty-two places to No.44 with his now second Top 50 hit “Blame it on Me”, and lastly after two weeks at No.49, One Direction are up four places to a new peak of No.45 with “Night Changes”.

DOWN DOWN: After two weeks within the Top 10, where it debuted at No.4 three weeks ago, Will Sparks’ “Ah Yeah So What” drop three places to No.11, whilst the other dropout is last weeks highest new entry, The Veronicas with “If You Love Someone”, which is down twelve spots to No.17 this week. David Guetta and Sam Martin are down three to No.14 with “Dangerous”, whilst leaving the Top 20 is Band Aid 30 with “Do They Know its Christmas?” which drops eleven spots to No.25, whilst The Veronicas other charting single “You Ruin Me” also descends eleven places to No.27. “Sunlight” for The Magician and Years & Years drops five places to No.34 but picks up a Gold (●) certification, whilst dropping eight places each is Marlon Roudette with “When the Beat Drops Out” to No.36 and “Shower” for Becky G to No.38. Avicii and “The Days” drop eleven spots to No.46 and leaving from last weeks Top 50 are Katy Perry, Lilly Wood & the Prick, Klingande, Guy Sebastian and Iggy Azalea with “Beg for it”.

Lower 50: Justice Crew jump back up six places to No.54 with “Que Sera” thanks to their debut album entering within the Top 10, and currently No.3 in the USA is Hozier, who jumps up ten places to a new peak of No.55 with “Take Me to Church”. Labrinth jumps up thirty-three spots to a new chart height of No.61 with “Jealous” and ARIA Award winning Dance Song for 2014 “High” by Peking Duk is back up twelve spots to No.78, whilst another winner (Best Group) 5 Seconds of Summer with “She Looks So Perfect” is back up five places to No.83 and newly certified 3x▲Platinum in sales, with one of the two returning songs this week is at No.99, Watermat with “Bullit (So Real)” (HP-60).

The other returning track is now a Christmas standard, which originally charted back in late 1994 reaching No.2 for two weeks, Mariah Carey with “All I Want for Christmas is You”, which has charted (or would have) every year since 2006 (expect 2010). In 2006 (#30), 2007 (#32), 2008 (#44), 2009 (#38) and 2011 (#36) it only charted on the digital charts, whilst in 2012 (#40) and 2013 (#33) it re-entered the Top 100, so for ARIA Top 100 Singles chart info this is its fourth re-entry overall.

Australian DJ’s and remix artists Yolanda Be Cool with DCup return to the charts at No.66 with their remix of the Rodriguez track “Sugar Man”, which becomes their second ARIA Single Chart entry, as their April 2010 entry “We No Speak Americanos” made it to No.4 for three weeks in June. The final new entry of the week is at No.94 by local metalcore band Northlane and “Rot”, which also becomes the bands second singles chart entry, as back in March 2013 they hit No.82 with “Quantum Flux”.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

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