Daft Punk climbs a place from their No.2 debut last week to claim the ARIA Singles Chart crown with the track “Get Lucky”, making them the first French Group to take the honor, plus the track is now Gold (●) in sales.
“Get Lucky” becomes the 1003rd No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013) and the 441st for ARIA (1983 to 2013), plus they become the fourth French act overall to make it to the top of the Australian charts. The three previous were Paul Mauriat in March 1968 with the instrumental track “Love is Blue”, and then in February 2006 Bob Sinclar took “Love Generation” to the top, whilst the last French performer at the top of our charts was David Guetta with Akon on the dance track “Sexy Bitch” in August 2009. And as I mentioned above, they are the first French group to do so, as the three previous were all solo acts.
The new chart-topper is the 106th for the Columbia label to hit the top here, and the tenth with the word ‘Get’ in it’s title, the last two both from 2001, Kylie’s “Cant Get You Out of My Head” (Sept) and Pink with “Get the Party Started” (Dec); with ‘Lucky’ having appeared in one previous No.1, another Kylie Minogue track “I Should Be So Lucky” (March 1988). Australia becomes the seventh country to place “Get Lucky” at the top of the charts, following Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland, England and their home country of France.
Passenger is down one place to No.2 after his five weeks at No.1 with “Let Her Go”, but leaping up sixteen places to No.3 is Robin Thicke with “Blurred Lines” becoming his first Top 10 hit in Australia, surpassing his previous best for the No.17 hit “When I Get You Alone” (July 2003). Both the new No.1 song “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines” featuring Pharrell Williams as guest vocalist, and as I mentioned in last weeks column, he had previously been as high as No.4 on a couple of Snoop Dogg tracks, so this week Pharrell lands higher than he has previously appeared on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding are down a place to No.4 with “I Need Your Love”, but climbing a place to a new peak of No.5 is Paramore with “Still into You”.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are down two places to No.6 with “Can’t Hold Us”, and up one spot to a new peak of No.7 is Bastille with “Pompeii”. Jason DeRulo debuted at No.5 last week with “The Other Side”, which drops three places to No.8, whilst down two to No.9 are MKTO with “Thank You”, and finally up three places to a new chart height of No.10 is Justin Timberlake with “Mirrors”, becoming his 15th Top 10 appearance here in Australia (solo and guest vocalist).
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Rudimental jump up six places to a new peak of No.18 with their latest track “Waiting All Night”, with Robert DeLong up seven places to No.27 with “Global Concepts”. Anna Kendrick from the ‘Pitch Perfect’ film returns to the Top 50 at a new peak of No.44 with “Cups” which originally made it to No.48 back in January.
DOWN DOWN: After four weeks in the Top 10, two of those weeks at No.4, The Stafford Brothers with Lil’ Wayne and Christina Milian drop down two places to No.11 with “Hello”, whilst the other Top 10 dropout comes from Little Mix and “Change Your Life” (HP-8) which also spent four weeks in the Top 10, and is down to No.13 this week.
James Arthur is down six places to No.20 with “Impossible” and after leaping to No.23 last week, Emeli Sande is down seven places to No.30 with “Next to Me”. The Script tumble twelve places to No.48 with “If You Could See Me Now” and after returning to the Top 100 last week, Leonardo’s Bride and “Even When I’m Sleeping” is down forty-five places to No.90 and the Divinyls lose two of their returning tracks, whilst former No.1 “I Touch Myself” drops forty-four places to No.93.
The VOICE S2 (Battle Rounds): The battle between Nathan (winner) and Sophie who performed Rihanna’s “Stay” has helped the track climb back up five places to No.16 this week, whilst Celia Pavey and her version of “A Thousand Years” climbs ten places to a new peak of No.23, the original by Christina Perri moves back up three spots to No.28. Tim (winner) and Oscar battled with their version of “Lanterns” by Birds of Tokyo, which helps the song back up fifteen places to No.26.
Rihanna’s “Diamonds” jump back up nineteen places to No.29 and the battle between Kathy (winner) and Jessika sees them lend chart support to “Titanium” for David Guetta and Sia, the song is back up seventeen places to No.35. Another Guetta + Sia track in “She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)” was sung between Katie and Imogen (winner), and that has helped the song back into the Top 100 at No.55.
“You Raise Me Up” for Harrison Craig is only down three places to No.43, whilst blasting back up forty-two places to No.49 are The Swedish House Mafia and “Don’t You Worry Child”, which was battled over between Nick and Adam (winner). As Channel 9 are repeating the previous weeks episodes over the weekend, these replays also help track from two weeks ago, as Adele’s “Skyfall” is back up ten places to No.52 and Pink’s “Try” is back up twelve places to No.54.
One of the last big battles was between Mitchell Anderson and Steve Clisby who dueled over the Marc Cohn song “Walking in Memphis” (HP-11, 1991), Mitchell won the round and his version comes in at No.62, but Delta saved Steve, and his rendition of the song debuts at No.72 this week. “I Will Wait” for Mumford and Sons is down two places to No.63 (and now 3x▲ Platinum), and the battle between Mitchell and Ben (winner) sees the Ed Sheeran track they sung, “Give Me Love” back in at No.73, whilst also returning at No.99 is “Some Nights” for Fun, which was sung between Danni (winner) and Hannah. The last couple of contestant tracks to mention include “Celia Pavey’s “Scarborough Fair / Canticle” down nineteen places to No.87 and Imogen Brough’s version of “Never Let Me Go”, dropping thirty-five places to No.98.
NEW – #39 – Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
The first music from the upcoming Baz Luhrman film ‘The Great Gatsby’ is the highest new entry this week at No.39, Lana Del Rey with “Young and Beautiful”. The soundtrack comes out May 10th, with the film opening in mid-May. This becomes Lana’s fourth Top 100 entry and third Top 50 hit after “Video Games” (HP-23) and “Born to Die” (HP-34), whilst her third Top 100 entry was “Ride” (HP-89).
NEW – #42 – Tonight – Jessica Sanchez feat Ne-Yo
American Idol runner-up for their eleventh season (2012) was Jessica Sanchez, who makes her first chart entry on the ARIA Singles Chart at No.42 with the track “Tonight” featuring Ne-Yo. The song becomes Ne-Yo’s 21st chart entry in Australia, this being his tenth as guest vocalist.
Lower 50: Imagine Dragons jump fourteen places to No.56 with “Radioactive”, with Michael Buble’s “It’s a Beautiful Day” rising back up sixteen places to No.58 thanks to his Graham Norton appearance last Sunday (28-April) night. Walk off the Earth leap up forty-one spots to No.59 with “Red Hands”, whilst Empire of the Sun” rise six spots to a new peak of No.65 with “Alive”. Vance Joy and “Riptide” are up nine places to No.66, and apart from the above mentioned Voice S2 re-entries, also returning to the Top 100 this week are “If I Lose Myself” (HP-53) for OneRepublic at No.83 and “Lost” (HP-46) for Frank Ocean at No.96.
The fourth charting single (here) from the Bruno Mars album “Unorthodox Jukebox” debuts at No.64 entitled “Treasure”. He is also currently charting with “When I Was Your Man” (TW-33) and “Locked Out of Heaven” (TW-45). BTW the other track to chart from the album so far was “Young Girls” (HP-62, Dec 2012).
Local dance act Bombs Away see their fourth Top 100 chart entry debut at No.67 this week entitled “Drunk Arcade”. Their previous chart efforts have been “Super Soaker” (HP-52, Oct 2011), “Big Booty Bitches” (HP-68, Dec 2011) and the recent Top 30 hit “Party Bass” (HP-25, Nov 2012). Two further local acts also debut this week, with Bernard Fanning coming in at No.77 with “Battleships”, the first single from his early June due second solo album “Departures”. Coming in at No.100 is Cody Simpson with “Pretty Brown Eyes”, his fourth Top 100 entry, and the song started charting in England (#61) and Ireland (#75) this past week, and the final new entry is the ninth Top 100 appearance for the Goo Goo Dolls, who enter at No.94 with “Rebel Beat”.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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