Yes, P!nk and Nate Ruess may have given up their No.1 mantle for a week to make way for the ‘Harlem Shake’, but they regained it last week and hold it again this week, holding off James Arthur’s ‘Impossible’ (No.2) and Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’ (No.3). Avicii and Nicky Romero’s now-platinum ‘I Could Be The One’ is up from eight to four and the new Macklemore and Ryan Lewis track ‘Can’t Hold Us’ has bulleted into the top ten – up from No.20 to No.7.
Ed Sheeran’s local visit (we passed him in a radio station corridor this week) pays dividends for his new single ‘Small Bump’. It rises 17 places to No.15, while The Lumineers’ hit single ‘Ho Hey’ finally gets some accreditation love, moving from nothing to triple platinum (down to No.16).
Will.I.Am and Britney’s ‘Scream & Shout’ hits five times platinum, MKTO’s ‘Thank You’ is up from No.28 to No.20 and McFly’s ‘Love Is Easy’ hits platinum.
Despite not being a hit the first time around, the Jason Mraz single ‘I Won’t Give Up’ re-enters the countdown at No.23 this week and Jessica Mauboy scores the highest new entry with her cover of ‘Something’s Got A Hold On Me’ (No.26).
Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ may have slid ten points from last week, but it hits triple platinum, Havana Brown’s ‘Big Banana’ is in a hurry, bulleting from No.72 to No.38 and Guy Sebastian’s new collaboration with Swift K.I.D. (‘Bed Of Clouds’) enters the top 50 at No.42.
Calvin Harris’ ‘I Need Your Love’ debuts at No.44, Robert DeLong’s ‘Global Concepts’ rises from No.69 to No.46, The Potbelleez’ ‘Saved In A Bottle’ is up from No.67 to No.48 and Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ looks like it’s sparkling in the top 50 for the last week, just hitting four times platinum.
Outside the top 50, One Direction’s ‘Kiss You’ is down from No.36 to No.51, Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ re-enters at a new peak of No.56 and Michael Bublé’s ‘It’s A Beautiful Day’ rises from its No.89 debut last week to No.64 this week.
Justice Crew’s ‘Best Night’ drops from No.47 to No.65, Ke$ha’s ‘C’Mon’ down from No.44 to No.66 and debuts for Natasha Duarte’s ‘(Just Stop) Telling Me Not To’ at No.67 and Stafford Brothers ftg. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian’s ‘Hello’ at No.68.
Guy Sebastian’s ‘Get Along’ is down 15 to No.69, the new Olly Murs single ‘Army Of Two’ debuts at No.73, Reece Mastin’s ‘Timeless’ splashes into the countdown at No.85 and a premiere for Diplo’s ‘Set It Off’ just two places lower.
Their 2008 album ‘Universes’ debuted at No.3, their self-titled 2010 album premiered at No.2, so West Australian outfit Birds Of Tokyo had really nowhere else to go with the debut of their new album ‘March Fires’ which, with plenty of love for current single ‘Lanterns’, debuts atop the ARIA albums chart this week.
But they had to hold off a challenge from Ed Sheeran, whose album ‘+’ surged from No.6 to No.2 during his visit.
Last week’s No.1 from Hillsong United ‘Zion’ falls to No.9, but Passenger’s album ‘All The Little Lights’ rockets from No.91 to No.11 ahead of a debut for Dido’s new album ‘Girl Who Got Away’ (No.12).
The Lumineers’ self-titled set goes gold (No.14), Russell Morris’ ‘Sharkmouth’ rises from No.28 to No.17 and The Drones’ new album ‘I See Seaweed’ debuts at No.18.
New at No.28 is Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’, Labrinth’s ‘Electronic Earth’ rises from No.42 to No.30 and the Rodriguez album ‘Cold Fact’ is up from No.60 to No.31.
The Rubens’ album rises from No.56 to No.40, Guns N’ Roses’ best-of re-enters at No.41 and Stereophonics’ album ‘Graffiti On The Train’ debuts at No.42.
Rodriguez’ ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ improves 50 places on last week’s No.95 debut, Blink 182’s ‘Greatest Hits’ slips from No.21 to No.46 and a re-pack of The Temper Trap album pays dividends – it’s back into the countdown at No.48.
The Bon Jovi ‘Greatest Hits’ set re-emerges in the top 100 at No.62, right ahead of Rita Ora’s ‘Ora’ (No.63).
Emeli Sandé’s ‘Our Version Of Events’ is down from No.39 to No.65 ahead of a disappointing debut for Brian McFadden’s album ‘The Irish Connection’ (No.66).
Hungry Kids Of Hungary’s album ‘You’re A Shadow’ suffers a second week slump – it’s down from No.18 to No.69 – a debut for Purpose (‘Where It Starts’) at No.73 and another big second week drop – this time from Spit Syndicate and their album ‘Sunday Gentlemen’ (No.15 to No.76).
Re-entries for Rodriguez, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Bruce Springsteen, the Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell album drops from its No.52 debut to No.89, Soilwork’s ‘The Living Infinite’ debuts at No.90 and the Ed Sheeran ‘iTunes Festival : London 2012’ EP debuts at No.98.
No more love for the Olly Murs album ‘Right Place Right Time’, however. It’s down from No.36 to out of the top 100. Ditto Aerosmith’s ‘The Essential’ collection, which debuted at No.44 last week and is now gone from the top 100.
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