P!nk’s new single ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ made a big splash on the iTunes chart this week, bulleting to No.1, but how did its sales affect its debut on the ARIA singles chart? On the album side of the chart, another chart favourite gets their time in the sun, hitting the No.1 spot after 19 weeks. Let’s get our teeth into this week’s Chart Watch…
Could this be the last week on top for Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert’s ode to gay marriage ‘Same Love’? P!nk’s new single made a big impact on the digital stores this week, and does so here on the ARIA singles chart too. But let’s start at the beginning, where ‘Same Love’ hits four weeks in the top spot, notching up a double platinum accreditation in the process.
UK ‘X Factor’ winner James Arthur is in a hurry too – his single ‘Impossible’ bulleting further to No.2 this week, achieving a gold sales accreditation (35,000 copies), while Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’ drops to No.4 but hits seven times platinum (490,000 copies).
The week’s highest new entry, understandably, comes courtesy of P!nk and Nate Ruess, whose single ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ debuts at No.6, ahead of a rocketing ‘Get Up (Rattle)’ from Bingo Players ftg. Far East Movement, which improves from No.58 to No.7. Bam!
Will.I.Am and Britney fall from five to nine, Icona Pop down from six to ten (the latter picking up a fourth platinum gong), while David Guetta and Sia’s ‘She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)’ enjoys a bump – from No.29 to No.19.
Rudimental’s ‘Not Giving In’ is down nine places, but now double platinum, Flume’s ‘Holdin On’ rises to No.22 and Avicii’s newbie ‘I Could Be The One’ is up 22 places to No.23. Justin Timberlake’s ‘Suit & Tie’ bags a gold accreditation (No.24).
The Lonely Island, Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar are in at No.31 with ‘Yolo’, the new Fall Out Boy single ‘My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)’ settles for a No.36 debut and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’ is now double platinum at No.38.
Youngblood Hawke’s single ‘We Come Running’ is charging, rising from No.91 to No.43 in its second week, P!nk’s ‘Try’ pops back into the top 50 and Imagine Dragons’ single ‘It’s Time’ debuts at No.50.
Outside the fifty, Rita Ora gets ‘Radioactive’, with her new single premiering at No.56, Guy’s ‘Battle Scars’ drops to No.58, Rudimental’s ‘Feel The Love’ slides 22 spots to No.59, Porter Robinson’s ‘Language’ translates to a 17 place rise (No.62) and a No.63 debut for Dizzee Rascal’s new single ‘Bassline Junkie’.
Post-Hottest 100 drops continue, with Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ off 18 places and Major Lazer’s ‘Get Free’ slumping from No.39 to No.68.
Justin Bieber’s ‘Nothing Like Us’ is up from No.95 on debut to No.73, A$AP Rocky’s ‘F**kin’ Problems’ debuts at No.85, Frank Ocean’s ‘Lost’ slides from No.46 to No.89 and there are re-entries at Nos.93 and 99 for Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ and Swedish House Mafia’s gold-selling ‘Save The World’ respectively.
Over onto the albums side of things and it’s Of Monsters And Men who, with their album ‘My Head Is An Animal’ spending its 25th week on the charts, finally has an Australian No.1 to call their own. The LP rises from No.5 to No.1 this week, displacing Flume’s self-titled set to No.4. Bruno Mars rises to No.2, P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ rises to No.3.
Into the top ten this week are Bee Gees’ ‘Mythology’ (No.11 to No.7), Keith Urban’s ‘The Story So Far’ (No.19 to No.8) and Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Until Now’ (No.20 to a new peak of No.10).
The week’s highest new entry comes just outside the top ten and is courtesy of Josh Groban and his new album ‘All That Echoes’ (No.11 on debut).
‘Les Mis’ is down from No.8 to No.14, Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ from No.9 to No.15 and Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ from No.7 to No.16 before a debut for the new Pete Murray acoustic album ‘Blue Sky Blue : The Byron Sessions’ at No.17.
The deluxe repackage of Fleetwood Mac’s classic 13 times platinum album ‘Rumours’ sees it re-enter the countdown at No.18, Bat For Lashes’ ‘The Haunted Man’ hits a new high of No.21 and Biffy Clyro’s ‘Opposites’ premieres at No.22.
P!nk’s new single gives a little halo effect love to her ‘Greatest Hits… So Far’, which rises from No.43 to No.24, but One Direction’s ‘Take Me Home’ is headed in the wrong direction (No.18 to No.25).
Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ is off 12 places from last week, Tomahawk’s ‘Oddfellows’ debuts at No.37, Calvin Harris’ ’18 Months’ slide 14 places and Chet Faker’s ‘Thinking In Textures’ reaches its highest point thus far – into the top 50 at No.44.
New at No.45 is Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ soundtrack, ahead of Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ which is now less than $10 and as such rises from No.80 to No.46. Bruno Mars’ debut re-enters and Foo Fighters’ best-of rises from No.95 to No.50.
Outside the top 50, there’s a big rise for ‘The Very Best Of INXS’ (No.78 to No.52), Frightened Rabbit’s ‘Pedestrian Verse’ debuts at No.55 and Angus Stone’s ‘Broken Brights’ improves from No.84 to No.59.
Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ rebounds into the charts at No.63, but Alabama Shakes’ album ‘Boys And Girls’ is off – a lot – down from No.36 to No.66.
New at No.69 is the Destiny’s Child ‘Love Songs’ compilation, The Amity Affliction’s ‘Chasing Ghosts’ re-enters at No.72 and Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Passione’ looks to be short-lived, plummeting from a No.33 debut last week to No.73 this week.
The Temper Trap’s album slides from No.42 to No.77 ahead of a deluxe repackage, Sarah Blasko’s ‘I Awake’ re-emerges from its hundred-plus slumber (No.79) and Russell Morris’ new album ‘Sharkmouth’ debuts at No.81.
Not such good news further down for the albums of Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite (‘Get Up’ down from No.44 on debut to No.98), Reece Mastin (‘Beautiful Nightmare’ down from No.46 to No.100) and Because They Can’s ‘Alive EP’ (down from No.54 on debut to out of the top 100).
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