Despite a super-strong showing for the new Daft Punk single ‘Get Lucky’ across the country last week, the fusion of Daft, Nile and Pharrell wasn’t quite enough to get the track over the line against the all-conquering Passenger and his single ‘Let Her Go’, which retains the No.1 position for a fifth successive week.
But a No.2 debut on the ARIA singles chart is certainly nothing to be sneezed at, particularly given the track was also one of the most added to local radio stations last week.
Calvin Harris & Elli Gouldings’ combined powers see ‘I Need Your Love’ higher still, with a new peak of No.3, with Jason Derulo’s newbie ‘The Other Side’ marking the second top ten debut this week – premiering at a respectable No.5.
The new Paramore single ‘Still Into You’ continues to improve – it’s up from No.14 to No.6 this week and is certified gold (35,000 sales), but although MKTO’s single ‘Thank You’ drops from No.2 to No.7, they’ll be smiling with a second platinum accreditation.
Little Mix’ ‘Change Your Life’ becomes an accredited platinum smash (No.10).
P!nk and Nate Ruess’ ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ slips out of the top ten (No.12), but picks up a fourth platinum award and Robin Thicke picks up his first Aussie charting single in 10 years courtesy of ‘Blurred Lines’, which debuts at No.19. T.I. & P!nk’s ‘Guns And Roses’ hits gold at No.20.
It’s taken more than a year (it first entered the chart in the middle of April 2012), but Emeli Sandé’s excellent ‘Next To Me’ has shot into the ARIA top 30, reaching a new peak of No.23 ahead of another bullet – courtesy of Rudimental and Ella Eyre’s ‘Waiting All Night’ (No.64 to No.24).
Flume’s ‘Holdin On’ is now officially platinum, ditto Ed Sheeran’s ‘Small Bump’, while Celia Pavey’s performance of Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ on ‘The Voice’ sees both hers and the original versions back in chart action, with Christina’s original re-entering at No.31, two spots higher than Celia’s cover debuts.
Another top 40 debut for ‘The Voice’ contestant Harrison Craig, with ‘You Raise Me Up’ premiering at No.40. And even though Abby Dobson failed to get the judges’ chairs to turn around during last week’s blind auditions, the Aussie public fell in love with Leonardo’s Bride’s single ‘Even When I’m Sleeping’ all over again. After almost 16 years, it’s back in the charts (gold accredited) and re-entering at No.45.
Will.I.Am and Miley Cyrus’ ‘Fall Down’ debuts at No.47 and a tribute to the late, great Chrissy Amphlett, with The Divinyls’ classic ‘I Touch Myself’ re-entering the chart fray at No.49. It re-enters the top 50 for the first time in 22 years.
Outside the 50, Anna Kendrick’s ‘Cups’ catches a second breath, rising from No.84 to No.54, The Divinyls’ ‘Pleasure And Pain’ re-enters at No.56 and the Duke Dumont track with A*M*E ‘Need U (100%)’ – a No.1 smash in the UK – debuts in the Aussie charts at No.60.
Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ re-enters at No.62, Empire Of The Sun will be slightly disappointed with a No.71 debut for ‘Alive’ and Michael Bublé will be disappointed with a 41 place slump for his single ‘It’s A Beautiful Day’ (No.33 to No.74).
New at No.75 is Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’. New at No.76 is Prinnie Stevens’ ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’. And the ‘Boys In Town’ re-enter the countdown for The Divinyls at No.79.
Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ slides from No.58 to No.84, Flo Rida & J-Lo’s ‘Sweet Spot’ sours (No.44 to No.85) and Kaity Dunstan’s ‘The Voice’ performance of ‘Brand New Key’ slips from No.46 to No.86.
Sheppard’s ‘Sheppard’ EP premieres at No.92, Emeli Sandé’s ‘Read All About It (Pt.III)’ re-enters at No.94, Swift K.I.D. and Guy Sebastian’s ‘Bed Of Clouds’ softens from No.73 to No.98 and Walk Off The Earth’s ‘Red Hands’ make an imprint at No.100 on debut.
Australia’s love affair with Michael Bublé continues. His new LP ‘To Be Loved’ debuted in the top spot last week (with a gold accreditation, no less) and this week it’s held there – and picked up a platinum gong. Good going then.
The highest debut for the week is, perhaps surprisingly, not from Will.I.Am, but from Phoenix, whose album ‘Bankrupt!’ premieres at No.5 ahead of four place upward moves for both Russell Morris and Macklemore/Lewis. Will has to settle for a No.9 debut for ‘#WillPower’.
Following the sad death this week of Chrissie Amphlett, fans across the country responded by sending The Divinyls’ ‘Essential’ collection to No.1 on iTunes. No.1 on iTunes has translated to a No.14 debut on the ARIA albums chart. Fall Out Boy’s ‘Save Rock And Roll’ falls out of favour, dropping from a No.2 debut to No.15.
Bryan Adams’ ‘His Greatest Hits’ debuts at No.18, Major Lazer’s ‘Free The Universe’ is down from No.5 to No.20 and Renee Geyer’s ‘Swing’ premieres at No.22.
Guy Sebastian’s ‘Armageddon’ is down from No.16 to No.27 (but expected to pick up again during his tour), Owl Eyes’ ‘Night Swim’ debuts at No.28 and a big jump for the Coldplay four album pack, which bullets from No.65 to No.33.
Further down, we’ve got a debut for Rob Zombie’s new album ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ at No.36 ahead of bullets for Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ (No.58 to No.37) and Calvin Harris’ ’18 Months’ (No.60 to No.38).
Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ newbie ‘Mosquito’ has lost its bite in its second week on the charts, falling from a No.17 debut to No.40, but albums from Florence & The Machine and David Guetta re-appear in the top 50. The Script’s ‘#3’ is down from thirty to fifty.
Outside the fifty, Good Charlotte’s ‘Greatest Hits’ re-emerges at No.58, Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Greatest Hits – Chapter One’ drops from No.35 to No.62, Bon Jovi’s ‘What About Now’ slips from No.41 to No.64 and Andre Rieu’s ‘Mother & Child’ debuts at No.68.
Killswitch Engage’s ‘Disarm The Descent’ is down from No.42 to No.74, the ‘More From Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack debuts at No.75 and A$AP Rocky’s ‘Long Live A$AP’ is lower – down from No.50 to No.78.
Seal’s gold-selling ‘Hits’ re-enters at No.83, Brad Paisley’s ‘Wheelhouse’ sinks like a stone in its second week (No.27 to No.85) and Pitbull’s ‘Global Warming’ is down from No.52 to No.90.
Tyleer, The Creator’s album ‘Wolf’ looks like it’s cried for the last week inside the ARIA top 100… it’s down from No.46 to No.98.
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