For all of the huge debuts that The Voice racked up last week, their presence in the Top 10 has been reduced to one song within the entire ten.
Those debuts have all either dropped out of the Top 100 or into the 40 to 60 region of the chart, with a total of 22 out of the 25 Top 100 departing songs this week attributed to The Voice TV show; I call them ratings-dropouts (only charted during the shows broadcast/ratings period).
But more about that later, as Flo Rida reclaims the No.1 spot for an eighth week at the top with his track “Whistle”, now becoming the equal third longest running number one of the decade, tied with “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye and Kimbra. “Whistle” also becomes the first song this year to climb back to the top spot, the last song to do so was “Sexy and I Know it” back in December 2011 and January 2012.
With the evacuation of the Top 10 of The Voice songs apart from Karise’s official single “You Won’t Let Me” holding at No.5, it’s the rest of the Top 10 that moves around that song. “Don’t Wake Me Up” for Chris Brown is up seven places to a new peak of No.2, becoming his third highest charting single, as he has appeared on two No.1 tracks (“Run it! – February 2006 and “No Air” – June 2008). “Payphone” for Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa is back up four places to No.3, its fifth appearance at this position, having also spent two weeks at No.2.
Katy Perry scores her eleventh Top 10 single in Australia, as her latest “Wide Awake” jumps back up sixteen places to a new peak of No.4. She was also in the country at the end of this past week, so her sales could continue to keep her in the Top 10 longer, plus her ‘Part of Me 3D’ films is out this coming week.
ARIA released a mid-year chart this week, and at No.1 for the year so far is the No.6 track this week “Call Me Maybe” for Carly Rae Jepsen, which is back up four places from last week. And Will.i.am has appeared on four Top 10 singles in the past as a guest vocalist, the biggest of which was the Usher song “OMG” (No.1 – May 2010), but this week he scores his first solo Top 10 entry, as “This is Love” jumps up eleven places to No.7, plus its also Eva Simons’ biggest hit too, having previously been as high as No.17 with Afrojack on “Take Over Control” (peaked in January & February 2011).
“The Fighter” (HP-7) for the Gym Class Heroes and Ryan Tedder returns at No.8 for a third week inside the top ten, and reclaiming their Top 10 peak positions from two weeks ago are Rita Ora and “How We Do (Party)” at No.9 and “Pound the Alarm” for Nicki Minaj at No.10.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: “Feel the Love” for Rudimental feat John Newman jumps up thirty places to No.12, but up forty-three spots to No.13 are fun. with the title track from their album “Some Nights”. Jason DeRulo is up sixteen places to No.14 with his latest “Undefeated”, and Coldplay and Rihanna surpass their previous peak of No.17 by jumping up seven places from last week to No.16 this week with “Princess of China”. Also climbing back into the Top 20 is “Starships” for Nicki Minaj (22 to 15) and “Turn All the Lights On” for T-Pain and Ne-Yo (32 to 17), whilst US pop duo Karmin jump up thirteen places to No.20 with their debut song “Broken Hearted”.
“I’m All Yours” for Jay Sean and Pitbull jumps back up eight places to No.21, and Usher’s “Scream” is being heard at No.23 this week, back up twelve positions on last week. “On Top” for Johnny Ruffo climbs two places from last weeks debut of No.28, to No.26 this week, and Matt Corby reclaims eleven places from last week to land at No.27 with his “Into the Flames” EP, the biggest selling Australian performance in the mid-year tally so far, it’s sitting at No.6.
“Earthquake” for Labrinth is back up twelve places to No.28, “Boyfriend” for Justin Bieber returns to the Top 50, up twenty-five spots to No.29. At No.30 we see “Child” for 360 back up eleven places and “Do it Like That” for Ricki-Lee rises back up fourteen places to No.31. “Dance Again” for Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull also returns to the Top 50, back up twenty-five places to No.32, and new peaks of No.35 and No.36 are for The Black Keys with “Gold on the Ceiling” and Matchbox 20’s new track “She’s So Mean” respectively.
B.o.B returns to the Top 50 and is back up fourteen spots to No.39 with “So Good”, plus his duet with Taylor Swift entitled “Both of Us” returns to the Top 100 at No.50. Also returning the T100 are Linkin Park with “Burn it Down” at No.41 which also scores a new peak in the process. “Wild Ones” for Flo Rida jumps back up sixteen places to No.42, and “Somebody That I Used to Know” for Gotye reclaims twenty-four places to land back at No.43 this week. Train claim the last new peak of the week as their new track “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” is up seventeen places to No.44, with their previous hit “Drive By” jumping back eleven places to No.33. We also see a return to the Top 50 of both One Directions Top 10 hits “What Makes You Beautiful” (HP-7, TW-59 to 46) and “One Thing” (HP-3, TW-55 to 49).
THE VOICE: With the show finishing it’s ten week run on TV, and a winner crowned, the tracks that made such a big splash last week make for the exit, as of the 25 songs that leave the Top 100 this week, 22 of those are by The Voice artists/judges/contestants.
Last weeks No.1 debut of “Stay with Me Baby” drops to No.54 this week, in turn becoming the biggest drop from the No.1 position EVER, so at least Karise is still making chart feats in her second week of charting. Previously the last biggest drop from the top was Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” (1 to 24) in April 1998 when the single was deleted to make people buy the ‘Titanic’ soundtrack. Her two week running at No.2 rendition of “Hallelujah” only drops thirty-six places to No.38 this week, but her No.3 debut of “I Was Your Girl” departs the entire Top 100. This has happened only once before in ARIA history, and that song too reached No.3, “Way of the World” by Adelaide (at the time) teenager Francesca which debuted at No.3 and was gone from that position the following week.
But also dropping out of the Top 10 is Sarah De Bono’s “Beautiful” which drops thirty-three places to No.37 to be one of only FIVE singles for The Voice contestants within the Top 100, we also have Darren Percival at No.78 (from 37) with “I Believe”. Darren also has a Top 10 dropout this week, with his No.8 debut from last week “Damage Down” falling out of the Top 100, in total eleven songs fall out of the entire Top 50 from last week, and as I said at the top of the page, they can now be called rating-dropouts.
Lower 50: With Big Brother coming soon to Channel 9, their use of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” in their promo ads has helped the longest running No.1 of the decade to reclaim thirty-two places this week and send the song back up to No.51. Their other No.1 “Sexy and I Know it” jumps back up thirty places to No.64. With Katy Perry in the country for a visit for her film, her “Part of Me” title track is back up twenty-six places to No.52, and Reece Mastin is back up twenty-seven places to No.53 with “Shut Up & Kiss Me”.
“Primadonna” for Marina & The Diamonds is up twenty-six places to a new peak of No.55, as too are Major Lazer with “Get Free” to No.56. “Breath of Life” for Florence + the Machine returns at No.57, also a new peak, and two debuts from last week that also climb are “Call My Name” for Cheryl (Cole) (92 to 59) and “My Kind of Love” for Emeli Sande (84 to 60). Azealia Banks jumps twenty-one places to No.67 with her “1991” EP, and up fifteen to No.70 is Meilo and “Stuck on You”. And of the twenty re-entries to the Top 100 this week, scoring new peaks are “Rack City” for Tyga at No.80 and “Everybody’s Waiting” by Missy Higgins at No.86.
Lupe Fiasco is due to release his fourth album in September entitled “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part 1”, and the first taste from that album is “Around the Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” which is the highest new entry of the week coming in at No.58.
Kelly Clarkson debuts at No.72 with the third single from her latest album “Stronger” (TW-33) entitled “Dark Side”, with the previous two singles being “Mr. Know it All” (HP-1, Oct 2011) and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (HP-18, Jan 2012). Also scoring a new single from a current album is The Temper Trap who debut at No.81 with “Trembling Hands”, with their self-titled former No.1 album sitting at No.20 this week.
Knife Party debut at No.82 with the track “Centipede” from the “Rage Valley” EP (HP-95) which drops out of the Top 100 this week, and Maroon 5 debut at No.89 with a new track their Top 10 debuting album “Overexposed” (TW-4) called “One More Night”.
Gavin Ward Reports Courtesy of Australian-Charts.com