All steady atop the ARIA singles and albums chart this week, with Macklemore achieving a hat trick with his single ‘Thrift Shop’ and Michael Buble’s festive favourite ‘Christmas’ holding steady on the albums side of things. Elsewhere, things are starting to quieten down in the lead-up to Christmas, but let’s check out who’s where in this week’s Chart Watch.
Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Wanz hold onto top spot for the third week in a row with their ‘Thrift Shop’ this week, but given they’re holding off all challengers for the time being, we’d have assumed there would have been at least a gold accreditation. It’s conspicuously absent, however.
will.i.am and Britney Spears are on the charge with their single ‘Scream & Shout’. After spending the latter part of the week atop the iTunes chart, they improve three places on the ARIA charts to No.2.
Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ slips one spot and hits double platinum, while Bruno Mars picks up six places with ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ to end back at No.5 and Olly Murs’ single ‘Troublemaker’ hits gold (for 35,000 sales).
It’s taken them a long time to get there, but Icona Pop hits the top ten with their single ‘I Love It’ (No.8), with the new Justice Crew single ‘Best Night’ rolling into the top ten right behind them.
Labrinth’s ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ is up from No.25 to No.14, One Direction’s ‘Little Things’ and Guy Sebastian’s ‘Get Along’ both score platinum gongs and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’ is off ten spots from last week’s No.9.
The new Rudimental single ‘Not Giving In’ hasn’t yet – it’s up seven places to No.21, Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ goes double platinum and The Lumineers’ ‘Ho Hey’ is on the charge – up from No.38 to No.27.
Also improving is The Script’s ‘Six Degrees Of Separation’ (up ten to No.31), while the week’s highest new entry comes courtesy of Calvin Harris in position No.34 with ‘Drinking From The Bottle’.
Bruno Mars album track ‘When I Was Your Man’ debuts at No.44, Macklemore’s touching ‘Same Love’ edges 20 places, settling in the top 50 at No.45 and Justice Crew’s ‘Boom Boom’ hits a healthy five times platinum (350,000 copies).
Outside the top 50, Flight Facilities’ ‘Clair De Lune’ is up from No.74 to No.51, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is like a festive boomerang – back in the charts at No.52, Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘This Fire’ is up from No.84 to No.58 and Rihanna’s ‘Right Now’ bullets from No.98 to No.59.
Little Mix’ ‘DNA’ hits a new high of No.60, Bruno Mars’ ‘Young Girl’ is in at No.62 and Samantha Jade’s ‘Heartless’ re-enters at No.70.
There’s a new entry from the Pitch Perfect Cast at No.74 (‘Bella’s Finals Medley’), C2C’s ‘Down The Road’ EP is in at No.78, B.o.B’s ‘Arena’ debuts at No.79 and more Pitch Perfect action at No.82 with a debut for their ‘Riff Off Medley’.
Ricki-Lee finally sees some chart action for ‘Burn It Down’ (premiering at No.83), a debut at No.84 for Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Mountain Sound’ and Samantha Jade’s version of The Script’s ‘Breakeven’ lands at No.87.
Porter Robinson’s ‘Language’ is in at No.94 and Chiddy Bang’s new single ‘Happening’ premieres at No.96.
Christmas is still big business over on the albums chart, with Michael Buble holding onto his No.1 spot for another week, while P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ improves with the ‘Fan Edition’ repackage – up from No.4 to No.2.
New at No.3 is Samantha Jade’s self-titled winner’s album (premiering with a gold accreditation), with the new Bruno Mars album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ debuting at No.8.
Su-Bo’s latest album ‘Standing Ovation’ goes platinum, the Macklemore spell on the singles chart is translating into album sales too, with his album ‘The Heist’ improving from its No.30 debut to No.17.
Matt Corby’s ‘iTunes Session’ EP is new at No.19, while the new Green Day album ‘¡Tre!’ enters at No.22.
The ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack improves from a No.54 debut to No.23 this week, but Ke$ha’s ‘Warrior’ doesn’t look like it’s holding off the challengers thus far, falling from a No.12 debut to No.32 this week.
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John’s ‘This Christmas’ is up another ten places to No.33, the David Guetta album repack sees ‘Nothing But The Beat’ improve from No.52 to No.39 and ‘Season 4, Volume 1’ of ‘Glee’ debuts at No.46.
Not a massive amount of action on the other side of the top 50. Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ is up 22 places to No.56, 360’s ‘Falling & Flying’ is doing more of the former, down from No.26 to No.60 post-ARIAs and San Cisco’s self-titled set follows him in the fall, down from No.44 to No.72.
‘The Hobbit’ soundtrack enters at No.77, The Idea Of North’s ‘This Christmas’ is in at No.80 and Michael Crawford’s ‘Christmas : O Holy Night’ premieres at No.81.
J-Lo’s tour sees her ‘Dance Again : The Hits’ package re-enter (not spectacularly) at No.87, the Lady Antebellum festive set ‘On This Winter’s Night’ re-enters at No.92 and Wiz Khalifa’s ‘O.N.I.F.C.’ debuts in the top 100 – just – at No.99.
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