Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have finally lost their grip on the top spot on the ARIA singles chart. But have they? On the albums chart, meanwhile, Bruno Mars looks like he’s settling in for a stretch at No.1 with ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’.
So Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ run atop the ARIA singles chart with ‘Thrift Shop’ is over after seven long weeks and a five times platinum accreditation. But the champagne corks will still be popping for the pair, with their track ‘Same Love’ rising eight places to claim this week’s ARIA No.1, along with a fresh gold accreditation.
Will.I.Am and Britney look like they’ll be the bridesmaids on this occasion, with their single ‘Scream & Shout’ remaining in the No.2 spot, brushed with a third platinum nod. Icona Pop also goes triple platinum with ‘I Love It’.
Flo Rida’s new single ‘Let It Roll’ is in a hurry – up another six spots to No.7 this week and Mister Olly Murs sees his latest single ‘Troublemaker’ hit the double platinum mark at No.10.
The week’s highest new entry is courtesy of the boys of One Direction, whose single ‘Kiss You’ debuts at an unlucky No.13 – a long way off the days of No.1 debuts.
The ‘new’ Neon Trees track ‘Everybody Talks’ was released digitally in Australia in December 2011 and serviced to media on January 15 last year (story HERE), so to say it’s taken a heck of a long time to find its feet is an understatement. This week it moves from No.40 to No.16 with a bullet, followed by Calvin Harris’ ‘Drinking From The Bottle’ (No.24 to No.17).
Maroon 5’s ‘Daylight’ bullets from No.55 to a new peak of No.19 and top 50 action for British boyband McFly and their latest single ‘Love Is Easy’, which rockets from a No.80 debut to No.21.
Rihanna’s new single ‘Stay’ is finding favour with audiences too – it rises from No.43 to No.28 – with a debut for Ke$ha’s ‘C’Mon’ just four places below.
The 50 Cent track ‘My Life’ goes gold, B.o.B, Chris Brown and T.I’s ‘Arena’ is up from No.57 to No.36, but a 15 place fall for Guy Sebastian’s ‘Battle Scars’, which drops to No.38.
Matchbox Twenty’s ‘Put Your Hands Up’ is back in the top 50 action, rising from No.78 to No.43 (just three shy of its No.40 peak thus far), while Birdy’s ‘Skinny Love’ drops from No.33 to No.47, Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ rises from No.54 to No.49 and a No.50 debut for UK ‘X Factor’ winner James Arthur and his cover of ‘Impossible’.
Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ is eyeing a top 50 berth – up from No.59 to No.51 – and the new Of Monsters And Men track ‘Mountain Sound’ bullets from No.91 to No.53.
Justice Crew’s ‘Boom Boom’ slides from No.38 to No.54, Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ slumps from No.42 to No.62, Porter Robinson’s ‘Language’ translates to a 24 place rise (No.87 to No.63) and Owl City’s ‘Good Time’ is down from No.52 to No.69.
David Bowie’s new single ‘Where Are We Now?’ premieres at No.78 ahead of re-entries for C2C’s ‘Down The Road’ EP, The Collective’s ‘Surrender’ and Titanium’s ‘I Won’t Give Up’, with new entries for David Guetta ftg. Taped Rai (‘Just One Last Time’) and Feed Me ‘(Love Is All I Got’) at Nos.82 and 83 respectively.
Skrillex’ ‘Bangarang’ drops from No.60 to No.88 and debuts at Nos.90 and 91 for Robert DeLong (‘Global Concepts’) and Kemdrick Lamar (‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’) respectively.
Gotye’s global smash ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ may have dropped from No.77 yo No.93, but it’s this week notched up an extraordinary 11 times platinum (770,000 copies). There’s a re-entry for Bella Ferraro’s ‘Set Me On Fire’ at No.96, but not good news for Ricki-Lee, with her single ‘Burn It Down’ in a 50 place freefall – from No.49 to No.99.
Bruno Mars maintains his No.1 heading on the ARIA albums chart this week, with ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ on top for the second successive week ahead of the ‘Les Mis’ soundtrack and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘The Heist’.
Of Monsters And Men now has a top ten Aussie album on their hands, with ‘My Head Is An Animal’ this week reaching a new peak of No.8, while the ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack edges a little higher to No.9.
Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ hits double platinum at No.11, The Lumineers’ self-titled set is up from No.23 to No.15 and The Rolling Stones’ ‘Grrr!’ also does the double platinum thing.
Highest new entry for the week is from Black Veil Brides, whose album ‘Wretched And Divine : The Story’ premieres in the No.17 position ahead of Flo Rida’s improving ‘Wild Ones’ (No.27 to No.18).
With the band on the ground in Australia for a national tour, The Killers’ ‘Battle Born’ surges from No.72 to No.21, ahead of a No.23 debut for Dropkick Murphys’ ‘Signed And Sealed In Blood’ and a 16 place rise for the touring Reece Mastin’s ‘Beautiful Nightmare’ (No.24).
British songstress Adele notches up two full years on the ARIA albums chart with her all-conquering ’21’ (No.28). Her local label Remote Control announced earlier this week that the album had hit the magical million sales mark down under.
She’s not the only one spending two years in the charts this week – P!nk’s ‘Greatest Hits… So Far’ notches up the same milestone at No.41 (six times platinum).
The Sunny Cowgirls’ new album ‘What We Do’ premieres at No.42 ahead of their national tour, Big Day Out stars Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best-of re-emerges at No.43 and Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ improves one place to pop into the top 50.
A national tour announcement sees The xx’ album ‘Coexist’ improve from No.77 to No.54, the soundtrack to the new HBO series ‘Girls’ is in at No.69 and there are re-entries at Nos.78 and 79 for Labrinth’s ‘Electronic Earth’ and Lisa Mitchell’s ‘Bless This Mess’.
A re-package of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘I’m With You’ (and a visit as part of the Big Day Out) combine to see it re-emerge at No.83, but Two Door Cinema Club’s ‘Beacon’ slides from No.64 to No.98 and Gary Clark Jr’s ‘Blak And Blu’ pops its head back into the countdown at No.99.
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