Climbing back to the top of the ARIA Singles chart are Pink and Nate Ruess with “Just Give Me a Reason”.
The song racks up its second week at the top, and breaking Pink’s one-week-at-the-top streak that her past two No.1’s had achieved. It’s also the first time since early July 2012 that a song has regained the top spot in Australia, back then Flo Rida’s “Whistle” returned to the top after being blitzed the previous week by Karise Eden after her win on The Voice.
Pink’s tally at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart now climbs to fourteen accumulated weeks, moving her up the ranking of ‘Most Weeks at No.1 1940-2013’ from 54th to now 48th, and just behind the fifteen weeks racked up by Roy Orbison, George Michael and Guy Sebastian.
Baauer’s number one debut from last week for “Harlem Shake” swaps places with Pink, down to No.2 this week, with James Arthur climbing back up one place to No.3 with “Impossible” (HP-2), Rihanna and “Stay” are up to a new peak of No.4, with Labrinth and Emeli Sande’s “Beneath Your Beautiful” also up to a new chart height of No.5, and now certified 3x▲ Platinum in sales.
Birds of Tokyo’s new album “March Fires” was just released, and the current single from the album “Lanterns” turns around and rises back up four places to No.6, followed by two new entries to the Top 10. Pitbull and Christina Aguilera jump up five places to No.7 with “Feel This Moment”, becoming Pit’s tenth Top 10 hit and first since “Back in Time” (peaked mid-May 2012) and Christina’s 17th, and her first since “Moves Like Jagger” with Maroon 5 in July 2011. Behind them is the first Top 10 for Avicii, as his latest single “I Could Be the One” with Nicky Romero is up six places to No.8, both tracks now Gold (●) in sales. “Same Love” for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is down two places to No.9 and continuing their trend of debuting high and spending two weeks in the Top 10, One Direction fall seven places to No.10 with “One Way of Another (Teenage Kicks)”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Nelly leaps twenty-one places to No.16 with his new track “Hey Porsche”, his first Top 20 hit since September 2010 with “Just a Dream” leapt into the Top 10 in its second week. Flume is up one place to a new peak of No.17 with “Holdin’ On”, and scoring their third Top 20 entry are Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with “Can’t Hold Us”, up eleven places to No.20 this week.
“I Knew You Were Trouble” for Taylor Swift is back up six places to No.21, and with Rita Ora appearing on Graham Norton last weekend, and ahead of her being in the country this week, her new single “Radioactive” jumps ten places to land at No.23. Imagine Dragons are up seven places to a new peak of No.31 with “It’s Time”, Oscar winner Adele sees her James Bond theme “Skyfall” (HP-5) back up thirty-seven places to No.40, and Pink’s “Try” jumps back eleven places to No.41 this week.
DOWN DOWN: After seven weeks inside the Top 10, Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” (HP-6×2) is down a couple of places to No.11, but after three weeks in the Top 10, “Get Up (Rattle)” (HP-4) for Bingo Players and Far East Movement is down four places to No.12. And after half-a-year (26 weeks) inside the Top 100, both “I Love it” for Icona Pop and “Little Talks” for Of Monsters and Men leave the Top 20 to fall to No.22 and No.24 respectively.
After jumping to No.22 last week, “22” for Taylor Swift is down five places to No.27, but falling thirteen places to No.34 is Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie”. “We Come Running” for Youngblood Hawke continues to fall, down seven places to No.35 this week, with “CMon” for Ke$ha is down twelve places to No.44, and “She Wolf” for David Guetta and Sia falls fifteen places to No.50. The biggest fall of the week though is Rihanna’s “Right Now” which was at No.39 last week, but down forty-four places to No.83 this week, but now Gold (●) in sales.
NEW – #28 – Thank You – MKTO
Landing the highest new entry of the week is a new US duo that uses their initials for the group’s name. MK is Malcolm Kelly, who is better know as the character Walt from the TV series ‘Lost’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_David_Kelley , and TO is for Tony Oller (from ‘High School Musical’, ‘As the Bell Rings’ and the film ‘Beneath the Darkness’). Together they land at No.28 with the song “Thank You”, which is currently Top 10 in New Zealand, and not currently charting anywhere else.
NEW – #32 – Small Bump – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran started his second national tour of Australia last week, which has helped his current single “Give Me Love” to rise back up eight places to No.39 and “Lego House” to re-enter at No.85. But debuting at No.32 is the sixth single from his “+” (TW-6) album entitled “Small Bump”, becoming the albums fifth Top 40 hit.
NEW – #46 – Heart Attack – Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is due to release her (as yet) untitled fourth album soon, and the first release from that album debuts at No.46 this week entitled “Heart Attack”. And by entering the Top 50 it becomes her third Top 50 hit (of four Top 100 entries). She first hit No.46 in October 2008 with “This is Me” a duet with Joe Jonas, and then in August 2011 she made it to No.45 with “Skyscraper”.
Lower 50: Porter Robinson is up seven places to a new peak of No.53 with “Language”, and Flume with T.Shirt jump up eighteen places to No.57 with “On Top”. The Potbelleez rise twelve places to No.67 with their new single “Saved in a Bottle”, and right behind them, up twenty-three places to No.68 are Disclosure with “White Noise”. Ms Mr see their “Fantasy” up four places to a new peak of No.77, and Birds Of Tokyo’s “This Fire” EP is back up nineteen places to No.80, whilst they also re-enter the Top 100 at No.97 with their previous best chart effort, “Plans” (HP-11). Also returning at No.98 is Frank Ocean with “Lost”.
Montreal rapper Swift K.I.D. (King In Disguise) debuts at No.56 with his second chart appearance “Bed of Clouds”, featuring Guy Sebastian as guest vocalist. Swift previously charted as a part of the Laurent Wery track “Hey, Hey, Hey (Pop Another Bottle)” (HP-2×2, peaked late Jan 2012).
Fun are currently touring Australia (from March 2nd) as a part of the Future Music Festival (plus playing sideshows), and they debut at No.63 with “Why Am I The One”, the fourth single from their “Some Nights” album (TW-20). Lead singer Nate Ruess is currently at the top of the ARIA Singles chart with his vocals on the Pink track “Just Give Me a Reason”.
Local DJ, Havana Brown debuts at No.72 with her fourth chart entry “Big Banana”, whilst another local act, The Cat Empire enter at No.76 with “Brighter Than Gold”, their eighth Top 100 entry, and first since Feb-2008’s “Fishies” (HP-99). This is taken from their forthcoming album which the band is recording at the moment, plus they’re touring the country throughout March, also playing at the WOMADelaide Festival.
Fourth Aussie act to debut this week are Sydney metalcore band Northlane with their first singles chart entry entitled “Quantum Flux” at No.82. The band have previously charted with their 2011 debut album “Discoveries” (HP-85), and this new track is taken from their March 22nd due second album entitled “Singularity”.
The first taste of Michael Buble’s April 23rd album “To Be Loved” is entitled “It’s a Beautiful Day”, which enters at No.89 after being released earlier in the week. It becomes Michael’s eleventh Top 100 Singles Chart entry and his first new material since October 2010 when “Hollywood” made it to No.91 for a week. And the last new entry is the second for sister trio Haim, who enter at No.100 with “Falling”, their previous single “Don’t Save Him” left the Top 100 last week after peaking at No.66.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.c0m
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