No change atop the ARIA singles chart this week (except for a might fine accreditation), but a chart favourite nabs his first Aussie No.1 over on the albums side of things. Who is it? Check out this week’s Chart Watch and see!
There’s been some new year accreditation updating happening on the charts this week and no-one’s got quite the jump as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and their single ‘Thrift Shop’. Though it’s been No.1 for seven consecutive weeks now, there’s been no accreditation to speak of. That’s all changed this week (as mentioned here earlier in the week), with a rather healthy five times platinum accreditation (350,000 copies).
But it’s not just Macklemore getting the update. will.i.am and Britney’s ‘Scream & Shout’ in the No.2 spot has gone from gold last week to double platinum this week and Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ (in position three) goes from no accreditation to double platinum.
The Lumineers’ ‘Ho Hey’ bullets from No.12 to No.4, Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ hits three times platinum, Bruno Mars’ ‘When I Was Your Man’ is up from No.18 to No.6 and goes gold, Labrinth’s ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ is up from No.14 to a new peak of No.8 and Macklemore’s hit-in-waiting ‘Same Love’ bullets from No.39 to No.9.
Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Little Talks’ hits three times platinum, ditto Bruno Mars’ ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’, while Flo Rida’s ‘Let It Roll’ smashes through the top 40 to No.13 and Psy’s all-conquering ‘Gangnam Style’ hits eight times platinum in just 18 weeks and is down from No.6 to No.14.
Justin Bieber’s ‘Beauty And A Beat’ goes double platinum, Rudimental’s ‘Not Giving In’ is now platinum (No.17) and Sam And The Womp’s ‘Bom Bom’ has its accreditations updated from nothing to triple platinum.
Also doing the triple platinum happy dance this week are Rihanna for her single ‘Diamonds’ and One Direction for ‘Little Things’.
Calvin Harris’ ‘Drinking From The Bottle’ rises ten spots to No.24, Ludacris and David Guetta’s ‘Rest Of My Life’ hits platinum, so too Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’, while 50 Cent’s new single ‘My Life’ finally is back in the top 30 – at No.30.
Birdy’s ‘Skinny Love’ gets a couple of extra platinum nods to take it to five times platinum, Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ is now four times platinum and there are big moves for Chiddy Bang’s ‘Happening’ (No.50 to No.39) and Neon Trees’ ‘Everybody Talks’ (No.74 to No.40).
Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ (with Mikky Ekko) is also on the move – up from No.79 to No.43, with Otto Knows’ ‘Million Voices’ jumping into the fifty at No.44.
The Script’s ‘Six Degrees Of Separation’ is also back into the top 50 (No.45), alongside Rudimental’s now triple platinum ‘Feel The Love’, while Anna Kendrick’s ‘Cups’ (from the ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack) is up from No.95 to No.48 and Ricki-Lee’s ‘Burn It Down’ is also into the top 50 – at No.49.
The week’s highest debut comes courtesy of Bon Jovi and their new single ‘Because We Can’, debuting at No.56.
B.o.B and Chris Brown’s single ‘Arena’ pops its head back into the top 100 at No.57, Flo Rida’s ‘I Cry’ is now triple platinum at No.58 and Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ re-enters at No.59.
Skrillex’ ‘Bangarang’ hits four times platinum, Avicii’s latest ‘I Could Be The One’ is into the countdown at No.71 on debut and Fun.’s ‘We Are Young’ gets to five times platinum – down 15 spots to No.74.
Buzz band Haim’s single ‘Don’t Save Me’ premieres at No.76, Matchbox Twenty’s ‘Put Your Hands Up’ is now gold and the new McFly single ‘Love Is Easy’ slides into the chart mix at No.80.
Porter Robinson’s ‘Language’ re-enters at No.87, Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Mountain Sound’ is back in at No.91, also rearing their heads again are Hermitude’s ‘Hyperparadise’ (No.93), Flight Facilities ftg. Christine Hoberg’s ‘Clair De Lune’ (No.95) and Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ‘Ni**as In Paris’ (No.96) and Phillip Phillips’ ‘Home’ finds a home at No.99 on debut.
The Collective’s ‘Surrender’, now accredited gold, drops out of the top 100 after just six weeks.
It’s not just the singles charts where the accreditations have been adjusted after the new year break. The albums chart, too, is full of them, including Australia’s new No.1 album – which belongs to Mister Bruno Mars and his latest long player ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’. It gives Bruno his first No.1 album and goes platinum in the process.
It’s a Warner one-two, with Mister Sheeran’s ‘+’ remaining at No.2 and picking up another platinum nod to take it to three.
The ‘Les Miserables’ soundtrack rises two spots to No.3 and speaking of three, Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ picks up a third platinum accreditation at No.6.
The ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack is the only new addition to the top ten this week, rising from No.17 to No.10. Flume’s ‘Flume’ rises back into the top 20 – up from No.21 to No.14 – while Birdy’s eponymous set hits double platinum.
Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream : The Complete Confection’ soars from No.43 to No.20, Fun.’s ‘Some Nights’ goes platinum and edges from No.32 to No.22 and The Lumineers’ self-titled set is up 19 places to No.23.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Celebration Day’ hits the platinum mark, Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ is now a gold-seller and Adele’s ’21’ just won’t go away, rising again – this time from No.38 to No.29.
The Seekers’ ‘Golden Jubilee Album’ goes gold too, Alt-J’s album ‘An Awesome Wave’ jumps ten places and Reece Mastin’s tour pays dividends, with his album ‘Beautiful Nightmare’ edging six places higher to No.40.
P!nk’s ‘Greatest Hits’ pops its head back into the top 50 – just like Hilltop Hoods’ ‘Drinking From The Sun’ (No.47) and Ke$ha’s ‘Warrior’ (No.48). Hot Chip’s ‘In Our Heads’ is back into the 100 at No.69.
New at No.71 – and the week’s highest new entry – is Chris Tomlin’s ‘Burning Lights’, Rodriguez’ ‘Cold Fact’ rises 20 spots to No.94 to No.74, The Beatles ‘1’ is back in at No.76, slightly ahead of Chet Faker’s re-emerging ‘Thinking In Textures’ (No.80).
Though Michael Buble’s ‘Christmas’ hits an impressive seven times platinum (490,000 copies), the album is now gone from the countdown (No.28 last week, No.1 the week before!), so too Rod Stewart’s ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’.
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.