It’s new No.1s all ’round this week, with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis giving up their No.1 position on the singles chart and Of Monsters And Men relinquishing top spot over on the albums chart. But who replaced them? One was a shoo-in.
After four weeks on top of the ARIA singles chart, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have lost their No.1 spot with their single ‘Same Love’. Replacing them? This will come as no surprise to anyone really… it’s P!nk and Nate Ruess and their new duet ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ which, after debuting at No.6 last week, rises quickly to No.1 this week and is performing so well it’s already bagged a gold sales accreditation.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and James Arthur drop one place apiece, with Bingo Players ftg. Far East Movement climbing to No.4 with ‘Get Up (Rattle)’.
Rihanna’s new single ‘Stay’ is finding favour, improving seven places to No.6, Bruno Mars’ ‘When I Was Your Man’ hits double platinum and Neon Trees’ belated hit ‘Everybody Talks’ edges into the top ten at No.10.
Will.I.Am and Britney hit quadruple platinum (280,000 copies), Avicii’s ‘I Could Be The One’ shoots from No.23 to No.12 and Labrinth and Emeli Sandé’s single ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ finally gets its accreditation – it’s now double platinum.
Youngblood Hawke are in a hurry with their debut single ‘We Come Running’. The single has only been in the charts for three weeks, but this week it leaps from No.43 to No.17. Calvin Harris’ ‘Drinking From The Bottle’ hits platinum and on the back of his Grammys success, Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is back in the top 100 in a big way – No.26 (11 times platinum).
Looks like Sony’s spent quite a bit of this week updating their accreditations – One Direction’s ‘Kiss You’ is now gold; so too Ke$ha’s new single ‘C’Mon’. Samatha Jade’s ‘What You’ve Done To Me’ finally hits the triple platinum mark.
Rita Ora’s new single ‘Radioactive’ improves 16 places from last week’s No.56 debut… and speaking of debuts… Taylor Swift’s new single ’22’ is the highest debut of the week – premiering at No.45 – and Flux Pavilion’s newbie ‘Do Or Die’ is in at No.48.
Outside the top 50, finally an accreditation after 22 weeks for P!nk’s single ‘Try’. It’s down three spots to No.51 and is awarded a triple platinum certification.
New entries at Nos.73 and 74 respectively for Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t Care’ and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Can’t Hold Us’, Rudimental’s ‘Feel The Love’ slides from No.59 to No.76, Anna Kendrick’s ‘Cups’ rebounds to No.77 and Robert DeLong’s ‘Global Concepts’ rises from No.95 to No.78.
Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars’ re-enters at No.87, Skrillex’ ‘Make It Bun Dem’ is back in at No.91 and Fun.’s five times platinum ‘We Are Young’ pops its head back in at No.96.
Up ’til now, British band Foals has only really had top ten chart success in their homeland. Now they can add Australia to the list of countries that love them, with their new album ‘Holy Fire’ debuting atop the ARIA albums chart this week (insert smiles all ’round in Albany Street).
Bullet For My Valentine’s new LP ‘Temper Temper’ is into the mix at No.4, while last week’s No.1 (Of Monsters And Men’s ‘My Head Is An Animal’) slips back to No.5.
Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ edges from No.15 to No.9, before another top ten debut – this one from country star Tim McGraw and his new album ‘Two Lanes Of Freedom’.
Ed Sheeran’s up four spots, Tegan And Sara’s new album ‘Heartthrob’ premieres at a respectable No.14 (their highest Aussie chart place to date), Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ slides seven spots (but hits gold) and after his Grammys win, Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ rises from No.29 to No.18.
‘The Sapphires’ soundtrack is down from No.13 to No.23, Gotye’s ‘Making Mirrors’ returns to the chart at No.24, Keith Urban’s ‘The Story So Far’ is down from No.8 to No.25 and the Bieb’s ‘Believe Acoustic’ slides from No.6 to No.26.
Post-Grammys improvement for Fun.’s ‘Some Nights’ (No.41 to No.28), The Presets’ ‘Pacifica’ is up from No.84 to No.35 and The Bronx’ new album ‘IV’ premieres at No.27.
Pete Murray’s ‘Blue Sky Blue : The Byron Sessions’ slides from No.17 to No.39 in its second week, but Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Passione’ is on the rise (No.73 to No.44) and with the singer on our shores for her tour, Carole King’s iconic album ‘Tapestry’ (eight times platinum) re-enters the countdown at No.45.
Russell Morris’ ‘Sharkmouth’ edges into the top 50 (No.81 to No.47).
The Cold Chisel best-of is down from No.31 to No.52, Strange Talk’s album ‘Cast Away’ debuts at No.56, Sarah Blasko’s ‘I Awake’ improves from No.79 to No.59, but not such good news for Biffy Clyro and their new album ‘Opposites’. After debuting at No.22 last week, it’s plunged 40 places to No.62 this week.
Also down are Chet Faker’s ‘Thinking In Textures’ (No.44 to No.71) and Little Mix’ ‘DNA’ (No.54 to No.73).
New at No.75 is The Eel’s new LP ‘Wonderful, Glorious’, Whitney’s ‘Ultimate Collection’ re-enters at No.80, but Bat For Lashes’ ‘The Haunted Man’ plummets from No.21 to No.81.
There’s a new entry at No.85 for Coheed & Cambria (‘The Afterman : Descension’) and another at No.95 for Silverstein (‘This Is How The Wind Shifts’).
Albums by Tomahawk, Frightened Rabbit, Angus Stone, Destiny’s Child, Justin Bieber and Delta Goodrem (among others) all leave the top 100.
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