With Christmas well and truly out of the way, your festive favourites plummet on the albums chart, but Macklemore holds the singles chart to become our first No.1 of 2013. Welcome to your 2013 Chart Watch.
It’s six weeks on top for Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Wanz and their ‘Thrift Shop’ this week, as it becomes our first official No.1 single of 2013. Once again, it’s held off the challenge from will.i.am and Britney Spears and their gold-selling ‘Scream & Shout’ at No.2.
With Channel 9 using the track in its 2013 promos, Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ receives another bump – it’s up to No.3 this week, while Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ is up to No.4.
Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ hits the platinum mark after six weeks in (No.7), but The Lumineers are on the charge with their single ‘Ho Hey’, which improves ten spots to No.12.
Sony continues their tradition of making sure their artists’ accreditations are always up to date; Justice Crew’s ‘Best Night’ stays stagnant on the charts, but picks up a platinum gong. Ditto Samantha Jade’s ‘What You’ve Done To Me’, which hits double platinum.
Bruno Mars’ ‘When I Was Your Man’ gets strong support (up from No.29 to No.18), as does Rudimental’s ‘Not Giving In’ (No.27 to No.19), while Ke$ha’s ‘Die Young’ goes triple platinum (210,000 copies).
Calvin Harris and Florence Welch’s ‘Sweet Nothing’ improves eleven spots to No.25, Little Mix’ ‘Wings’ fly with a double platinum sheen and The Script and will.i.am’s ‘Hall Of Fame’ is now four times platinum at No.28.
Macklemore’s touching ‘Same Love’ improves to its highest position yet – No.39 (up from No.63), while Flo Rida’s ‘Let It Roll’ jumps from No.68 to No.40.
One Direction’s ‘Live While We’re Young’ goes double platinum, David Guetta, Ne-Yo and Akon’s ‘Play Hard’ edges back into the top 50 (No.48) and Chiddy Bang’s ‘Happening’ is back in top 50 action – at No.50.
The Script’s ‘Six Degrees Of Separation’ is now gold accredited at No.51, Otto Knows’ ‘Million Voices’ improves from No.60 to No.53 and David Guetta and Sia’s ‘Titanium’ is back in business – re-entering the charts at No.58.
Ricki-Lee’s ‘Burn It Down’ is up again – to a new peak of No.62, Rudimental’s ‘Feel The Love’ improves from No.86 to No.63 and The Wanted’s ‘Chasing The Sun’ is back up, from No.89 to No.72.
Neon Trees’ ‘Everybody Talks’ re-enters at a new peak of No.74, Skrillex’ ‘Make It Bun Dem’ is back in at No.78, Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ (with Mikky Ekko) is up from No.98 to No.79 and the Pitch Perfect Cast are back in with ‘Bella’s Finals Medley’ at No.82.
Anna Kendrick’s ‘Cups’ enters at No.95 (the week’s highest new entry), while there are re-entries from Fun., Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding and the Pitch Perfect Cast at Nos.96 to 99 respectively.
Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ suffers the post-Christmas blues, dropping from No.41 to out of the top 100.
It’s not just on the singles chart where the spirit of Christmas is gone, with all your festive favourites on the slide this week. Michael Buble’s ‘Christmas’ falls from No.1 to No.28, Rod Stewart’s ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’ is down from No.4 to No.60 and festive collections from Mariah Carey, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, Andre Rieu and Glee are all gone from the top 100.
So back to No.1, where P!nk edges one position higher with ‘The Truth About Love’ to be our first No.1 album of 2013. The hit album also garners a sixth platinum accreditation – 420,000 copies in just 16 weeks.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ improves from No.9 to No.2, Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ is up from No.7 to No.3, the ‘Les Miserables’ soundtrack improves from its No.19 debut to No.5 and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘The Heist’ jumps from No.23 to No.8.
Also improving this week are Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ (No.18 to No.11), David Guetta’s ‘Nothing But The Beat Ultimate’ (No.35 to No.13), Of Monsters And Men’s ‘My Head Is An Animal’ (No.21 to No.14), Calvin Harris’ ’18 Months’ – which is now gold certified – (No.25 to No.16) and the ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack (No.33 to No.17).
Flume’s spectacular debut is up from No.29 to No.21, Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’ jumps from No.39 to No.30, Flo Rida’s ‘Wild Ones’ is up from No.77 to No.31 and Fun.’s ‘Some Nights’ improves from No.44 to No.32.
Mixed fortunes for The Collective and their self-titled mini album. While it picks up a gold accreditation (35,000 copies sold into stores), it falls 15 places to No.35.
The Lumineers’ self-titled album is up from No.62 and into the top 50 at No.42, Cold Chisel’s best-of is up from No.52 to No.44 and ‘The Hobbit’ soundtrack shines – up 45 places to No.45.
Delta’s ‘Child Of The Universe’ is down from No.34 to No.48, Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ is up from No.68 to No.49 and The Temper Trap’s eponymous album is up from No.56 to No.50.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ is back in the top 100 at No.57, Coldplay’s ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ re-enters at No.66, The xx’s ‘Coexist’ is up from No.95 to No.67 and more re-entries for Two Door Cinema Club (‘Beacon’ at No.73) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (‘Greatest Hits’ at No.74).
There are a few other top 100 re-entries (including Rodriguez, Neil Young and Jimmy Barnes), but Robbie Williams’ ‘Take The Crown’ suffers a blow (down from No.49 to No.96).
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