He might not have captivated the record buying public in his homeland, but British singer Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) is making a fair fist of things across the rest of the globe. In addition to No.1 placings throughout much of Europe, the singer’s single ‘Let Her Go’ this week ascends to the No.1 position here in Australia too.
The track spends its fifth week on the singles chart, edging out last week’s No.1 – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Can’t Hold Us’ – which drops to No.2 with a new platinum accreditation.
MKTO were on the ground for promo this week and as such their single ‘Thank You’ moves up one more place and reaches the platinum mark too. P!nk and Nate Ruess’ ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ is down to No.4 and hits three times platinum.
The new Calvin Harris single ‘I Need Your Love’ (featuring Ellie Goulding) hits gold (35,000 copies) and moves up one spot to No.9, with Justin Timberlake’s ‘Mirrors’ also reaching the gold mark.
The highest new entry for the week is the new Will.I.Am single (featuring Mister Justin Bieber) ‘#ThatPower’ at No.12, with Little Mix’ ‘Change Your Life’ (No.14) and Stafford Brothers’ ‘Hello’ (ftg.Lil Wayne & Christina Milian) (No.15) improving to new peaks.
Taylor Swift’s latest single ’22’ rebounds slightly, matching its highest chart position thus far (spookily No.22) and achieving a gold accreditation in the process, but Bruno Mars’ now triple platinum single ‘When I Was Your Man’ is off slightly this week, down to No.23.
Baauer’s former No.1 ‘Harlem Shake’ is off nine spots (down to No.24), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop’ hits eight times platinum (560,000 copies) at No.28 and the new Olly Murs single ‘Army Of Two’ hits a new high of No.34.
Big jumps for Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Tonight I’m Getting Over You’ (No.83 to No.38) and Lorde’s ‘The Love Club EP’ (No.86 to No.39), Jason Mraz’ ‘I Won’t Give Up’ hits platinum and Sam & The Womp’s ‘Bom Bom’ is back into the top 100 at No.48 after its inclusion in the new ‘Kmart’ campaign.
Outside the top 50, the new Paramore single ‘Still Into You’ looks like it’s on its way to breaking through into the top half of the chart, moving up from No.69 to No.52 in its second week of chart action.
Psy’s international earworm ‘Gangnam Style’ loses two spots but gains an impressive tenth platinum accreditation (that’s 700,000 copies).
James Blake’s ‘Retrograde’ is up six spots to No.56, Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ is back in chart favour – up from No.88 to No.58 – and Ariana Grande’s single ‘The Way’ featuring Mac Miller enters the countdown at No.60.
The Script’s ‘Hall Of Fame’ hits five times platinum (No.62), James Vincent McMorrow’s gorgeous cover of Steve Winwood’s ‘Higher Love’ enters at No.65, the new 30 Seconds To Mars track ‘Up In The Air’ debuts at No.68 and Calvin Harris’ ‘Sweet Nothing’ (featuring Florence Welch) bounces back – from No.100 to No.69.
An improvement for Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’ (No.85 to No.70) in its second week and Rudimental’s ‘Waiting All Night’ is in the mix at No.75, but not good news for Michael Bublé’s ‘It’s A Beautiful Day’, which continues to flounder. It’s down from No.54 to No.77 in its fifth week.
Swift K.I.D.’s single with Guy Sebastian is also sinking – down from No.59 to No.81, but there are three premieres within the eighties; Chvrches’ ‘Recover’ at No.84, Fall Out Boy’s ‘The Phoenix’ at No.86 and The Script’s ‘If You Could See Me Now’ at No.87.
Jessica Mauboy’s ‘Something Got A Hold On Me’ has spent just three weeks in the top 100 and is now gone from the countdown. Tonight Alive’s single ‘Breakdown’ spent one week at No.66 but is also now out of the hundred.
A second week on top of the ARIA albums chart for Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ this week, holding off a fast-charging ‘All The Little Lights’ by Passenger (No.9 to No.2) and a No.3 debut for Northlane’s ‘Singularity’.
The new Strokes LP ‘Comedown Machine’ is in at No.7, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ album ‘The Heist’ is now platinum (down to No.9) and British India’s ‘Controller’ premieres at No.10.
An impressive debut for Emma Louise’s debut long player ‘VS Head VS Heart’, which is in at No.12, and Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘March Fires’ spends the last day of March in position No.13 with a new gold accreditation.
David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’ is down to No.14 in week three, Eric Clapton’s ‘Old Sock’ is in at No.22 and the ‘Les Miserables’ soundtrack gets another breath thanks to the deluxe repackage, rising from No.43 to No.27.
The 16 place jump by ‘Les Mis’ is no match, however, for the move by Pitbull’s ‘Global Warming’. It’s up an impressive 51 positions this week to No.28.
Hillsong United’s ‘Zion’ drops from No.18 to No.36, Lil Wayne’s ‘I Am Not A Human Being’ debuts at No.43 and ‘The Sapphires’ soundtrack improves slightly, moving from No.57 to No.50.
New at No.53 is Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s ‘Specter At The Feast’, Zac Brown Band’s ‘Uncaged’ re-enters at No.55, Jason Mraz’ ‘Love Is A Four Letter Word’ is back in the countdown at No.56 and Dido’s ‘Girl Who Got Away’ slides further – from No.38 to No.66.
Billy Bragg’s ‘Tooth & Nail’ spends its first week in ARIA chart action at No.70, Rita Ora’s ‘Ora’ is back in the chart mix at No.74 and Paul Simon’s classic ‘Graceland’ re-emerges at No.77.
A drop for Mumford & Sons’ ‘Sigh No More’ (No.51 to No.78), a debut for Richard Clayderman’s ‘Romantique’ (No.79) and another premiere for Clutch’s ‘Earth Rocker’ at No.82.
Baylou’s ‘Go To Hell & I Love You’ rounds out the top 100 debuts at No.88, but worrying signs for Bob Evans and Laura Mvula’s albums. They debuted at Nos.34 and 33 (respectively) last week. This week they’re at Nos.100 and out of the countdown respectively.
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