It’s all stationary atop the ARIA singles and albums charts this week, with a second week on top for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Same Love’ and a third on top for Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’. No doubt there’ll be some very happy people at Warner HQ.
It’s a second week in the No.1 spot for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and their anthem for equal rights ‘Same Love’ this week. It also jumps to platinum sales after being accredited gold just last week. The champagne will be popping even more, however, with ‘Thrift Shop’ moving back to the No.2 position and adding a sixth platinum accreditation this week.
The Lumineers’ ‘Ho Hey’ heads higher to No.3, edging Will and Britney’s ‘Scream & Shout’ to No.4.
Highest debut this week comes at No.5 for Birds Of Tokyo and their new single ‘Lanterns’. It’s the Perth band’s first ever
top ten hit on the singles chart.
After withholding its debut last week, Sony finally gives the green light for the new Justin Timberlake single ‘Suit & Tie’ to debut – and it does so at No.9.
Rihanna’s new single ‘Stay’ finds its feet, rising from No.28 to No.12, but Flo Rida’s ‘Let It Roll’ cools off a little, sliding six spots to No.13 and the Swedish House Mafia monster ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ achieves a five times platinum gong.
McFly’s single ‘Love Is Easy’ becomes their first top 20 hit (No.20) and bullets for James Arthur’s ‘Impossible’ (No.50 to No.24) and Ke$ha’s ‘C’Mon’ (No.32 to No.25), ahead of a new nine times platinum accreditation (630,000 copies) for Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’.
Maroon 5’s ‘Daylight’ slips ten spots to No.29, Guy Sebastian’s ‘Get Along’ hits double platinum at No.35, Calvin Harris & Florence Welch’s club banger ‘Sweet Nothing’ is now triple platinum and Guy Sebastian’s ‘Battle Scars’ notches up another milestone, this week reaching eight times platinum (560,000 copies) at No.42
Rudimental’s ‘Feel The Love’ pops its head back into the top 50 at No.50.
Ne-Yo’s new single ‘Forever Now’ just misses the top half of the countdown with a debut at No.51, Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ is now gold and Phillip Phillips’ single ‘Home’ rises from No.71 to No.56.
Of Monsters And Men’s new single ‘Mountain Sound’ eases slightly this week, dropping from a peak of No.53 to No.72, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’ improves from its No.91 debut to No.75 and a re-entry for The Bloody Beetroots’ single ‘Chronicles Of A Fallen Love’ at No.82.
A triumvirate of debuts at Nos.88, 89 and 90 from Luciana (‘U B The Bass’), San Cisco (‘Fred Astaire’) and Flume ftg. T.Shirt (‘On Top’) before another debut for Foals (‘My Number’) at No.98.
Bon Jovi’s new single ‘Because We Can’ slides from No.65 and is now out of the countdown having reached a peak of No.56. David Bowie’s single ‘Where Are We Now’ is also gone from the top 100 after just one week on the chart (No.78).
Three weeks on top for Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ this week, but Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘The Heist’ hits a new peak of No.2 ahead of Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’, making it a one-two-three for Warner.
The ‘Les Miserables’ soundtrack slides from No.2 to No.4, but is now certified gold and the week’s highest debut on the albums side of things is by A$AP Rocky with his album ‘Long Live A$AP’ (No.7).
A huge re-entry for Emeli Sande’s corking good album ‘Our Version Of Events’, which comes in at No.17, far surpassing its previous peak of No.32. The Wolfe Brothers’ ‘It’s On’ debuts at No.18.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best-of continues to improve on the back of the band’s visit (No.43 to No.19), Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ is up from No.34 to No.22 and O’Shea’s ‘One + One’ premieres at No.24.
The Rubens’ album is up from No.49 to No.39; Gary Clark Jr’s ‘Blak And Blu’ up from No.99 to No.40, but The Killers’ ‘Battle Born’ is headed in the opposite direction, sliding from No.21 to No.48.
The Alabama Shakes album ‘Boys And Girls’ is up from No.89 to No.52, Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream : The Complete Confection’ is down from No.37 to No.53 and Dropkick Murphys’ ‘Signed And Sealed In Blood’ slumps from a No.23 debut to No.63. That’s not quite as big a drop as that suffered by Black Veil Brides, whose album ‘Wretched And Divine’ premiered at No.17 last week. It’s down to No.69 this week.
New at No.70 is Everything Everything’s ‘Arc’.
The Collective’s eponymous EP slides from No.59 to No.78, a re-entry for Bee Gees’ ‘The Ultimate Bee Gees’ at No.79 and debuts for Phillip Phillips (‘The World From The Other Side Of The Moon’ at No.93), 2Cellos (‘In2ition’ at No.96) and Childish Gambino (‘Camp’ at No.99).
The Sunny Cowgirls’ album ‘What We Do’, which debuted at No.42 last week, is out of the top 100.
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