Macklemore hit the No.1 position on the Aussie singles chart last week and there he stays again this week. On the albums chart, meanwhile, it’s beginning to look a lot like ‘Christmas’. So deck your halls and check out this week’s Chart Watch.
Yes, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (featuring Wanz, no less) maintain their No.1 heading this week with ‘Thrift Shop’, but with Swedish House Mafia selling out Melbourne shows every week at the moment, their single ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ is edging slowly back (up to No.2 with a new three times platinum accreditation).
Taylor’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ has gone platinum, Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ bullets from No.19 to No.4 and will.i.am’s latest single, ‘Scream & Shout’ with Britney Spears, is up from No.32 to No.5.
Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Little Talks’ is up from No.10 to No.7 (and now double platinum), Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ hits seven times platinum after 13 weeks (490,000 copies) and Ed Sheeran scores himself another top ten hit with ‘Give Me Love’ (up from No.15 to No.9).
Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ hits double platinum (140,000 copies), but Guy Sebastian’s ‘Get Along’ slides from No.5 to No.17.
The week’s highest new entry comes from Aussie dance/pop outfit Justice Crew and their new single ‘Best Night’. It’s in at No.18, with Ludacris’ ‘Rest Of My Life’ up from No.22 to No.19 and Calvin Harris’ ‘Sweet Nothing’ now double platinum.
Also improving this week is Labrinth’s ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ (No.36 to No.25), while David Guetta’s ‘She Wolf’ is now double platinum and 50 Cent’s ‘My Life’ premieres at No.33.
The Lumineers’ ‘Ho Hey’ bullets from No.53 into the top 50 at No.38, but the news isn’t good for The Collective. From their single ‘Surrender’s No.6 debut last week, it plunges to No.43 this week.
New at No.44 is Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Judge Me’, Matt Corby’s five times platinum ‘Into The Flame’ EP is up from No.87 to No.45 and the Conor Maynard track ‘Turn Around’ re-emerges into the top 50 at No.50.
Delta’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ drops from No.45 to No.52 but hits platinum, Otto Knows’ ‘Million Voices’ sings its way from No.92 to No.53 and The Temper Trap’s appearance on the ARIA Awards telecast pays dividends, with their gold-selling single ‘Trembling Hands’ moving from No.78 to No.54.
Gotye also receives a bump thanks to the ARIAs. ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ (which is ten times platinum) rises from No.90 to No.59.
New at No.65 is Macklemore’s touching track ‘Same Love’, 360’s ‘Run Alone’ jumps from No.91 to No.67 and The Wanted’s ‘I Found You’ rises from No.89 to No.70 in its second week.
Rihanna’s ‘Right Now’, which was at No.52 last week, drops to No.98 and ‘X Factor’ runner-up Jason Owen’s single ‘Make It Last’ didn’t. It’s out of the top 100 after just one week.
Did we mention that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas? We were, of course, referring to Michael Buble’s festive season album, which regains the No.1 mantle it lost to Adele on January 09 this year. Of course, it’s been slightly tweaked for the 2012 release with bonus tracks, but it’s still highly popular.
The rest of the top four remains stagnant (P!nk’s album hits five times platinum) and Guy’s ‘Armageddon’ is down from No.1 to No.5.
Rod Stewart’s ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’ edges from No.9 to No.6 and The Bee Gees’ ‘Mythology’ is up from No.18 to No.10.
The highest new entry for the week comes courtesy of Ke$ha and her new album ‘Warrior’, which despite being available and standard and deluxe editions, has to settle for a No.12 debut.
The Seekers’ ‘Golden Jubilee Album’ is up from No.31 to No.14, ‘The Sapphires’ soundtrack rises from No.24 to No.15 and Reece Mastin’s ‘Beautiful Nightmare’ is up from No.32 to No.19.
360 benefits from a bit of ARIAs exposure, with his album ‘Falling & Flying’ up from No.47 to No.26, Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ slides 15 places from last week’s No.12 debut and The Temper Trap’s self-titled set also sees some ARIA love – up from No.43 to No.28.
New at No.30 is Macklemore’s album ‘The Heist’, Missy Higgins’ ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ rises from No.56 to No.33 and Adele’s ’21’ gets some pre-Christmas love – up from No.44 to No.35.
The Rubens’ self-titled set slides from No.19 to No.42, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s ‘This Christmas’ re-enters the charts at a new peak of No.43, but San Cisco also drops – No.17 to No.44.
Gotye’s ‘Making Mirrors’ re-enters the post-ARIAs countdown at No.50.
Outside the top 50, the ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack is in at No.54, Soundgarden’s ‘King Animal’ slides from No.46 to No.66 and The Script’s ‘#3’ drops from No.48 to No.67.
Re-entering the chart fray are Angus Stone (‘Broken Brights’ at No.71) and Ellie Goulding (‘Halcyon’ at No.73), with Example’s ‘The Evolution of Man’ plunging from No.40 to No.72 in between.
Three debuts from No.80 to No.90; The Lumineers’ ‘The Lumineers’ (No.83), Olly Murs’ ‘Right Place Right Time’ (No.87) and Yothu Yindi’s best-of ‘Healing Stone’ (No.88).
Tina Arena’s ‘Symphony Of Life’ is gone from the top 100 after one week at No.60.
For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the new-look ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE each and every Sunday from 6:30pm AEDT.