There’s no denying the impact that Triple J’s Hottest 100 has had on this week’s chart, with innumerable tracks from the countdown rising or returning on this week’s singles chart. But it’s all the same love for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on top, while a local Triple J-championed newcomer rises to the top over on the albums chart. Who might it be? Best you be devouring this week’s Chart Watch.
No change atop the ARIA singles chart this week, with Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’ extending its No.1 stay to three weeks, with their previous No.1 ‘Thrift Shop’ remaining at No.2. In fact, apart from a swap in places by Birds Of Tokyo and Will.I.Am/Britney, the top seven remains entirely unchanged this week.
Returning to the top ten is Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Little Talks’ (up from No.14 to No.8), while UK ‘X Factor’ winner James Arthur achieves top ten success on the other side of the planet, ‘Impossible’ bulleting from No.24 to No.10 in just its third week on the charts.
As mentioned, Triple J’s Hottest 100 has a big impact on this week’s charts and Rudimental’s ‘Not Giving In’ (like Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Little Talks’ before it) improves on the back of the countdown. It’s up from No.19 to No.12, with the McFly single ‘Love Is Easy’ improving seven more places to No.13.
Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ slides five spots, Ke$ha’s ‘C’Mon’ rises to No.19 and Justice Crew’s ‘Best Night’ receives a bump – up from No.27 to No.20.
But the news isn’t so good for Justin Timberlake’s comeback, with his single ‘Suit & Tie’ dropping 12 places from its No.9 debut of last week.
Flume’s ‘Holdin On’ rockets from No.67 to No.25, Mumford & Sons’ ‘I Will Wait’ up from No.38 to No.28 and action for Calvin Harris and Florence Welch’s ‘Sweet Nothing’ which also receives a Triple J boost – up from No.41 to No.31.
Rudimental’s ‘Feel The Love’ is up from No.50 to No.37, Hermitude’s ‘Hyperparadise’ (Flume remix) bullets from No.85 to a new peak of No.38, Major Lazer’s ‘Get Free’ is back into the top 100 at No.39 and Alt-J’s ‘Breezeblocks’ also re-emerges (No.41).
Avicii’s ‘I Could Be The One’ enters the top 50 at No.45 and more Hottest 100 action with Frank Ocean’s ‘Lost’ re-entering at No.46, Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Mountain Sound’ up from No.72 to No.48, Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ up from No.55 to No.49 and Flight Facilities’ ‘Clair De Lune’ rebounding from No.95 to No.50.
Outside the top 50, Flume’s ‘Sleepless’ premieres at No.53, B.o.B’s ‘Arena’ slumps from No.37 to No.57 and Bingo Players’ new club banger ‘Get Up (Rattle)’ debuts at No.58.
The Rubens’ ‘My Gun’ re-emerges at No.64, Maroon 5’s ‘Daylight’ plunges from No.29 to No.66, but New Zealand boyband Titanium rises again with their cover of ‘I Won’t Give Up’ – and are now at No.69.
A double set of debuts for Tame Impala at Nos.74 and 77 with their tracks ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ and ‘Elephant’, Justin Bieber’s ‘As Long As You Love Me’ re-enters at No.81 and the new Paramore single ‘Now’ debuts at No.86.
Maroon 5’s ‘One More Night’ also slumps (from No.70 to No.90), Youngblood Hawke’s ‘We Come Running’ premieres at No.91, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Anything Could Happen’ re-enters at No.92 and two more debuts… Justin Bieber’s ‘Nothing Like Us’ (No.95) and Two Door Cinema Club’s ‘Sun’ (No.100).
The Script’s ‘Six Degrees Of Separation’ and Matchbox Twenty’s ‘Put Your Hands Up’ (which were at Nos.59 and 60 last week respectively) are now both gone from the top 100.
He may have missed out on the coveted No.1 spot on debut (being edged out by boyband One Direction), but Sydney superstar Flume this week claims the coveted No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart. His self-titled debut has won critical acclaim since it hit the charts twelve weeks ago and now he has a No.1 to go alongside its gold sales accreditation – all thanks to Triple J this week.
He even holds out a No.2 debut for Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe Acoustic’ and knocks last week’s No.1 (Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’) to the No.3 position.
More Hottest 100 action on the albums chart too, with Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ rising ten spots to No.12 and Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ up from No.30 to No.17. The Keith Urban tour pays dividends for him, with his ‘The Story So Far’ best-of rising from No.42 to No.19. Ditto Swedish House Mafia’s visit, with ‘Until Now’ rising eleven places to No.20.
Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’ is up from No.33 to No.21, The Rubens’ ‘The Rubens’ is up from No.39 to No.23, the best of Cold Chisel rises from No.36 to No.24 and volume eight of Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’ rises from No.44 to No.25.
A rise too for The Black Keys’ ‘El Camino’ (No.46 to No.31), a debut for Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Passione’ (No.33), a 16 place fall for The Wolfe Brothers’ ‘It’s On’ and Alabama Shakes’ ‘Boys And Girls’ is up from No.52 to No.36.
A$AP Rocky’s album, however, has fallen heavily. ‘Long Live A$AP’ debuted at No.7 last week, but has slid to No.39 this week. Emeli Sandé’s ‘Our Version Of Events’ also down – No.17 to No.41.
The new Ben Harper album ‘Get Up’ (with Charlie Musselwhite) debuts at No.44 and Reece Mastin’s ‘Beautiful Nightmare’ slides 20 places to No.46.
Samantha Jade’s album is down 19 places to No.53, Because They Can’s ‘Alive’ EP debuts at No.54 and Bad Religion’s ‘True North’ premieres at No.59.
Debuts too for Tim McGraw (‘Tim McGraw And Friends’ at No.68) and High Highs (‘Open Season’ at No.71), while there are re-entries for Two Door Cinema Club (‘Beacon’ at No.82), Angus Stone (‘Broken Brights’ at No.84) and The Presets (‘Pacifica’ at No.87).
Country duo O’Shea’s new album ‘One + One’ debuted at a respectable No.24 last week. Not quite so respectable this week, however, as it’s completely disappeared from the ARIA top 100.
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