For the second week in succession, it’s new No.1s on both the ARIA singles and albums charts, with one of the countdowns achieving quite the milestone. Let’s find out who’s debut and what the “milestone” is all about in this week’s Chart Watch.
The internet sensation ‘Harlem Shake’ by Brooklyn-based DJ Baauer has hit Australia in a big way. After captivating all on YouTube, with hundreds uploading their own renditions of the “Harlem shake”, the track rocketed to the top of digital retail charts across the past week and as such has plunged straight into the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart, displacing P!nk’s ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ after one week.
But according to chart guru Gavin Ryan (from australian-charts.com) ‘Harlem Shake’ also notches up another milestone this week, becoming the 1000th No.1 single in Australia (1940-2013). It’s also the 101st song to debut atop the charts, with Samantha Jade’s ‘X Factor’ winners single ‘What You’ve Done To Me’ being No.100.
Though P!nk and Nate Ruess have dropped to No.2, they can take some consolation in the fact that their single has notched up platinum sales in just three weeks.
One Direction’s new single ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)’ premieres quite decently at No.3 this week, with James Arthur’s now-platinum ‘Impossible’ down to No.4. Rihanna’s ‘Stay’, also now platinum, rises to a new peak of No.5.
With TV sync (the ads for the upcoming season of ‘The Voice’), Labrinth’s gorgeous ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ rises again – up to No.6 (beating its previous peak of No.8), but Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Same Love’ is down to No.7.
Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘Lanterns’ hits platinum, Pitbull’s new single ‘Feel This Moment’ (with Christina Aguilera) debuts at No.12 and Neon Trees’ now platinum ‘Everybody Talks’ is down six to No.16.
Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Little Talk’s hits four times platinum, Taylor Swift’s ’22’ hits (rather ironically) No.22 and Youngblood Hawke’s single ‘We Come Running’ eases off this week after its charge up the charts, bouncing back to No.28 (down 11).
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ new hit-in-waiting ‘Can’t Hold Us’ bullets from No.74 to No.31 in just its second week on the charts, Nelly’s ‘Hey Porsche’ debuts at No.37 and Rihanna’s ‘Right Now’ rockets from No.80 to No.39.
Of Monsters And Men’s ‘Mountain Sound’ might have only peaked at No.33, but it’s done enough to sell 35,000 copies in its nine weeks (gold), but Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ has eased off again post-Grammys, sliding from No.26 to No.43. And Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ pops its head back into the top 50 (No.49).
Beyond the jump, The Lonely Island’s ‘Yolo’ eases (down from No.32 to No.54), Robert DeLong’s ‘Global Concepts’ rises further (No.78 to No.62), but Chiddy Bang’s ‘Happening’ falls (No.46 to No.63).
New at No.74 is James Blake’s new single ‘Retrograde’, new at No.79 is The Potbelleez’ ‘Saved In A Bottle’ and new at No.81 is Ms Mr’s ‘Fantasy’.
More debuts come from Disclosure ftg. AlunaGeorge (‘White Noise’ at No.91) and Drake (‘Started From The Bottom’ at No.93).
They debuted at No.1 last week, but British rock outfit Foals have failed to hold on for a second successive week, with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds premiering at No.1 on the ARIA albums chart this week with their latest outing ‘Push The Sky Away’. Staggeringly, after fifteen albums spanning almost 30 years, ‘Push The Sky Away’ is the band’s first ever ARIA No.1 album (insert long-overdue applause here).
Bruno’s at two, P!nk at three, but Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and the Bee Gees move into the top five, with Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ finally cracking the top ten after his Grammys success (No.9) and Foals’ ‘Holy Fire’ slipping from No.1 to No.10.
A nine place drop too for Bullet For My Valentine’s ‘Temper Temper’, ahead of improvement for Fun. (‘Some Nights’ up from No.28 to No.14), Sarah Blasko (‘I Awake’ up from No.59 to No.15) and Calvin Harris (’18 Months’ up from No.54 to No.17).
Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ improves from No.29 to No.22, Lana De Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ re-enters the countdown at No.24 and Emeli Sandé’s ‘Our Version Of Events’ rebounds from No.46 to No.26.
Josh Groban’s ‘All That Echoes’ eases (No.17 to No.30), Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ bullets from No.91 to No.36, A$AP Rocky’s ‘Long Live A$AP’ is up from No.69 to No.38, but drops for Swedish House Mafia (‘Until Now’ down from No.21 to No.39) and Tegan And Sara (‘Heartthrob’ down from No.14 to No.41).
Missy Higgins’ ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ re-enters the top 100 at No.44 and popping their head back into the lower reaches of the top 50 are Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry, INXS and Hilltop Hoods.
O’Shea’s ‘One + One’ is rebounding back up the charts (No.99 to No.56), The Amity Affliction’s ‘Chasing Ghosts’ improves from No.83 to No.60 and there are re-entries at Nos.63, 64 and 65 for Labrinth (‘Electronic Earth’), Led Zeppelin (‘Mothership’) and Jack White (‘Blunderbuss’).
Lowrider scores the second highest debut of the week with their new album ‘Black Stones’ (No.67) ahead of the Smash Cast’s ‘Bombshell’ (No.72) and Nick Skitz’ ‘Turn It Up’ (No.73).
The Bronx’ ‘IV’ plunges from No.37 on debut to No.81, Pitbull’s ‘Global Warming’ re-enters at No.82 and a national tour helps Norah Jones’ ‘Little Broken Hearts’ to re-enter the chart fray at No.87.
Biffy Clyro’s ‘Opposites’ is almost gone from the top 100 after three weeks (No.62 to No.98), while Strange Talk’s ‘Cast Away’ is out after a debut at No.56 last week.
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.