Robin Thicke and his “Blurred Lines” spend a fifth week at No.1 in Australia.
The song also picking up a double Platinum sales certification (2x▲), plus the track also becomes the equal longest running No.1 for 2013 in Australia, tying with this weeks No.2 song “Let Her Go” by Passenger, which climbs back up a place after four weeks at No.3, swapping with another former No.1, “Get Lucky” for Daft Punk which drops down a place.
NEW – #4 – Bayini (Live) – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu & Delta Goodrem
Last week in Australia was indigenous awareness week, and at the start of that week on The Voice Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Delta Goodrem performed his song on the show featuring the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. The duet debuts at No.4 this week becoming his first singles chart entry and Delta’s 21st Top 100 entry and 14th Top 10. Gurrumul also becomes the fifth aboriginal artist to land a Top 10 single in this country, after Jimmy Little (“Royal Telephone” #10 in Dec 1963), Lionel Rose (“I Thank You” #2 in March 1970), Casey Donovan (“Listen with Your Heart” #1 in Dec 2004) and Jessica Mouboy (first of many was “Running Back” #3, Oct 2008). For further aboriginal artists see this list:
Bastille move back one place to No.5 with “Pompeii” after their two weeks at No.4, and climbing three places to a new peak of No.6 is Mariah Carey with “#Beautiful”, which pushes Rudimental’s “Waiting All Night” to No.7. After blasting into the Top 10 last week, Matt Corby and “Resolution” is down three places to No.8 and also down three is Jason DeRulo to No.10 with “The Other Side”. In between those two is the first Top 10 single in Australia for Lana Del Rey, as “Young and Beautiful” jumps up thirteen places to No.9. Her previous best effort was “Video Games” which reached No.23 in February 2012.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Leaping up fifty-five places to No.11 is Jessie J with her new single “Wild”, with Olly Murs also jumping into the Top 20; he’s up twenty-nine places to No.18 with “Dear Darlin’”. Imagine Dragons pick up a Gold (●) sales certification and move up four places to a new peak of No.16. From the Fast & Furious 6 soundtrack, 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa take their track “We own it” up thirty-three places to No.22. And blasting through the Top 100, up fifty-six places to No.27 is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with “Wing$”.
Little Mix holds their No.29 peak with “How Ya Doin?”, whilst Empire of the Sun move back up four places to a new peak of No.37 with “Alive”. Right behind them are Sheppard with their self-titled EP, which is up fourteen places to No.38, their first ever Top 50 appearance, and last weeks No.50 debut for Fergie “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” is up five places to a new peak of No.45.
DOWN DOWN: After two weeks at No.10, “Treasure” for Bruno Mars is down two places to No.12, whilst Paramore are the other Top 10 evacuee, their track “Still Into You” is down five spots to No.13 after six weeks inside the ten, peaking at No.5. The Stafford Brothers fall seven places to No.25 with “Hello” (now 2x▲) and falling eleven spots to No.28 are MKTO with “Thank You” (now 3x▲). Pink and Nate Ruess fall nine places to No.30 with “Just Give Me a Reason”, with James Arthur down eight spots to No.39 with “Impossible”. Pink again falls, this time with T.I., as “Guns and Roses” tumbles fourteen places to No.48 and Lorde claims a Gold (●) certification for her “The Love Club” EP, down fourteen places to No.52 this week, with Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” back down thirty-eight places to No.66.
The VOICE Season 2 (The Finals): Celia Pavey lands the highest contestant new entry as her version of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (Carole King penned, Shirelles performed HP-4, peaked March 1961) debuts at No.23 becoming the fifth version of the song to chart in Australia (4 Seasons-1968, Linda Ronstadt-1970 and Melanie-1974). Right behind her at No.24 is Harrison Craig with “If” (Bread HP-41, July 1971) charting higher than the original from 42 years ago. Miss Murphy lands at No.32 with The Miracles song “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” (HP-8 in USA, 1962), Luke Kennedy debuts at No.35 with “Overjoyed” (Stevie Wonder 1986) and Steve Clisby becomes the fifth Top 50 debut of the week, coming in at No.49 with “Sunday in Savannah” (Nina Simone 1968).
Kiyomi Vella debuts at No.59 with “Pack Up” (Eliza Doolittle HP-96, Dec 2010), Danny Ross is in at No.69 with “It’s Time” (Imagine Dragons HP-27, TW-61), with Mitchell Anderson coming in at No.83 with “Take Me to the River” (Al Green 1974, Talking Heads HP-58, peaked April 1979).
Unfortunately Harrison falls fifty-three places to No.65 with “It Had Better Be Tonight”, Danny Ross is down twenty-four places to No.57 with “Old Man”, Miss Murphy is down thirty places to No.60 with “Killing Me Softly”, and Celia Pavey is down forty-one spots to No.64 with “Edelweiss”. Luke Kennedy falls sixty-one places to No.86 with “Freedom ‘90”, and leaving the Top 100 is Jackie Sannia with “Smoke” (#42), Harrison Craig’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (#46) and Steve Clisby’s “New York State of Mind” (#49).
NEW – #19 – Threads of Silence – Karise Eden
The winner of The Voice Season one was Karise Eden, who sang her new song “Threads of Silence” on the show last Monday (3-June) night. This becomes her ninth chart entry, all of which have landed within the Top 40, her highest being the No.1 song “Stay With Me Baby” (June 2012).
NEW – #46 – People Like Us – Kelly Clarkson
The second single (here) lifted from Kelly Clarkson’s “Greatest Hits – Chapter One” (TW-89) debuts at No.46 entitled “People Like Us”. The first single from the set was “Catch My Breath” which debuted and peaked at No.40 in October 2012, and this becomes her eighteen single to chart in Australia.
Lower 50: Vance Joy jumps up eleven places to a new peak of No.56 with “Riptide”, and Zedd featuring Foxes are up four places to a new chart height of No.67 with “Clarity”. Sebastian Ingrosso is back up fourteen places to No.68 with “Reload” (HP-53) and returning to the Top 100 this week is “On My Way” (HP-73) for Charlie Brown at No.79, “Hall of Fame” (HP-4) for The Script at No.88, the “Parallel Paradise EP” (HP-38) for Hermitude at No.91 and after falling out last week after a single week in the charts, Keith Urban with “Little Bit of Everything” (HP-40) is back in at No.95.
The only non-voice/re-entry in the lower fifty this week is Martin Solveig featuring The Cataracs and Kyle on his new track “Hey Now”. It becomes Martin’s fourth single to chart in Australia, all three previous entries reached the Top 40, with “Rocking Music” hitting No.39 in February 2004, followed by “Everybody” (HP-33) in August of 2005. His last entry became his highest charting, as “Hello” featuring Dragonette hit No.13 in February 2011.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com