Yes, it’s here where things stay the same in the No.1 position. Flo Rida and Sia hold for a third straight week in the top spot with their collaboration ‘Wild Ones’. But below them, it’s chart pandemonium in the wake of Triple J’s Hottest 100, with a mass of the top placed songs in this year’s countdown surging upwards.
Pick of the bunch is The Black Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’, which hammers up 13 positions and into the No.2 spot. But after moving up 34 places last week, Matt Corby’s ‘Into The Flame’ EP, which features the single ‘Brother’ shuffles up a further five spots to No.3.
Also rising rapidly this week is 360 ftg. Gossling’s ‘Boys Like You’ – up 15 places to No.4.
Despite Laurent Wery’s ‘Hey Hey Hey’ dropping to No.5, it picks up a platinum sales accreditation, while just a few places below, it’s the Hilltop Hoods with Sia and ‘I Love It’ shifting five spaces to No.6.
Simple Plan’s ‘Summer Paradise’ also sheds a few spaces – down to No.10 – but picks up platinum, Snoop Dogg picks up a third platinum accreditation for ‘Young, Wild & Free’ and Gotye’s Hottest 100 No.1 ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is given an eight place boost to No.13, proving there are still some people in Australia who’ve yet to pick the track up.
One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ also hits triple platinum; so too Lloyd ftg. Andre 3000 & Lil Wayne’s ‘Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)’ and Flo Rida’s ‘Good Feeling’.
Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ has the wind beneath its sails, moving up 32 places and into the top 50 at No.23 (with a gold award next to its name), with Bruno Mars’ ‘Count On Me’ hitting platinum (70,000 copies) at No.25.
Qwote & Pitbull are up to No.28 with ‘Throw Your Hands Up’ (also gold), San Cisco’s ‘Awkward’ rockets into the top half of the hundred – up 39 places to No.32 and Grouplove’s ‘Tongue Tied’ races 18 places to a new peak of No.33.
Also in a hurry this week are Nero’s ‘Promises’ (No.67 to No.36), M83’s ‘Midnight City’ (No.78 to No.37) and Foster The People’s ‘Call It What You Want’ (No.58 to No.39).
Jason Derulo’s now double-platinum ‘Breathing’ slides to No.40, David Guetta and Sia’s now quadruple-platinum ‘Titanium’ is down to No.44, Boy & Bear’s ‘Feeding Line’ surges 27 places to No.46 and The Jezabels’ ‘Endless Summer’ is up 39 spots to No.49.
Outside the top 50, David Guetta & Usher’s ‘Without You’ picks up another platinum accreditation (making it three), the highest debut of the week comes courtesy of Drapht and his single ‘Sing It (The Life Of Riley)’ at No.58, Florence & The Machine’s ‘Shake It Out’ is gold at No.66 and Bluejuice’s ‘Act Yr Age’ debuts at No.68.
Nickelback’s ‘Lullaby’ is up 30 spots to No.70, Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ‘Ni**as In Paris’ debuts at No.71, Skrillex’ ‘More Monsters & Sprites’ EP re-enters at No.83 and Seeker Lover Keeper’s ‘Even Though I’m A Woman’ is back into the hundred at No.84 – just four places shy of the track’s original peak.
Also re-emerging on the back of the Hottest 100 are tracks from Architecture In Helsinki, 360, Foster The People and Example, while Ed Sheeran’s new single’ You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ debuts at No.95 and James Morrison suffers the biggest fall of the week – his single ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ drops from No.39 last week to No.99 this week. Ouch!
Over on the albums side of the draw, an LP that was released back in May last year finally gets to the No.1 position. Yes, it’s been a slow burn for Foster The People’s ‘Torches’, but they finally have a No.1 album on their hands – the track edging Adele’s ’21’ out of the top spot.
Help from Triple J’s Hottest 100 sees a few albums surge in the top ten… The Black Keys’ ‘El Camino’ up from No.5 to No.3 (a new peak), 360’s ‘Falling & Flying’ up from No.8 to No.4, Boy & Bear’s ‘Moonfire’ up from No.9 to No.5, Skrillex’ ‘Bangarang’ EP up from No.10 to No.6 and Gotye’s ‘Making Mirrors’ up from No.15 to No.7.
Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ officially gets a double platinum accreditation (sales of more than 140,000 copies).
Three top 20 debuts this week – Tim McGraw the best of the bunch with ‘Emotional Traffic’ debuting at No.14. John Williamson’s ‘The Big Red’ is in right behind him and Metallica’s ‘Beyond Magnetic’ EP makes a top 20 splash at No.19.
X Factor winner Reece Mastin sees his self-titled debut album go double platinum, Rod Stewart’s ‘Storyteller’ anthology is in at No.24 and Grouplove’s ‘Never Trust A Happy Song’ is up eight spots to No.28.
Also on the move are The Wombats’ ‘This Modern Glitch’ (No.46 to No.31), Nero’s ‘Welcome Reality’ (No.52 to No.32) and Jay-Z and Kanye’s ‘Watch The Throne’ (No.44 to No.35).
New at No.36 is First Aid Kit’s ‘The Lion’s Roar’ and M83’s ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ is up 35 places to No.42, but Kasabian’s ‘Velociraptor’ is heading in the other direction – down 22 places to No.49.
Outside the top 50, Seeker Love Keeper’s self-titled set sees them up from No.74 to No.51, Feist’s ‘Metals’ re-enters the countdown at No.65, with O’Shea’s ‘Mr & Mrs’ (No.69), Bluejuice’s ‘Company’ (No.70) and Laura Marling’s ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’ (No.75) not too far behind.
Huge drop for Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’, which plummets from No.38 to No.79, but spare a thought for poor Enter Shikari… After entering at No.32 this week with ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’, they plunge this week to No.81. The drop for country starlet Amber Lawrence was even worse – down 51 spots to No.92 with ‘3’.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to www.ariacharts.com.au each and every Sunday.