Passenger’s single has been rolling around in the No.1 spot all this month so far, but this week the gang at his label Inertia have updated his sales accreditations and it appears he’s doing rather well… Seven weeks on the charts and a double platinum gong (140,000).
The top three remain unchanged this week, with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Can’t Hold Us’ picking up its second platinum accreditation ahead of the Stafford Brothers’ track ‘Hello’, which improves further from No.10 to No.4.
While the Calvin Harris single ‘I Need Your Love’ (with Ellie Goulding) drops two places, it does pick up a platinum certification ahead of Justin Timerlake’s ‘Mirrors’ which bounces back to No.11.
The highest new entry for the week is also the first entry for the 2013 season of ‘The Voice’ – and after spending plenty of time at No.2 on the iTunes chart this week, it’s young Harrison Craig and ‘Broken Vow’ who debut highest – at No.18.
Olly Murs’ promotional visit does his new single ‘Army Of Two’ no harm whatsoever – it’s up 17 places to No.19 this week, ahead of Bruno Mars’ ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ which rises from No.47 to No.20.
Paramore’s ‘Still Into You’ is up from No.53 to No.22, Chris Brown’s ‘Fine China’ debuts at No.26 and ‘The Voice’ starlet Celia Pavey is in at No.27 with ‘Scarborough Fair/Canticle’.
Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘Lanterns’ flickers slightly this week, fading from No.17 to No.31, the The Script’s single ‘If You Could See Me Now’ is doing the business, picking up 29 places to No.34 and with ‘The Voice’ judges performing it early in the week, Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ shines again, up from No.48 to No.37
More ‘The Voice’ action at No.40 with ‘Brand New Key’ from Kaity Dunstan, Bauuer’s ‘Harlem Shake’ drops from No.25 to No.43, but Lorde’s ‘Love Club’ EP is back into the top 50 at No.44
Robert DeLong’s ‘Global Concepts’ is down from No.39 to No.46 but is now gold accredited, Michael Bublé’s seemingly intoxicated performance at ‘The Logies’ didn’t do his stocks any harm with ‘It’s A Beautiful Day’ heading northwards from No.84 to a new peak of No.48 and Emeli Sandé’s platinum selling ‘Next To Me’ is back in the charts – and into the top 50 for the first time – at No.49.
OneRepublic’s ‘If I Lose Myself’ is up from a No.79 debut to No.53, ‘The Voice’ songstress Anna Weatherup debuts at No.55 with ‘Fields Of Gold’, Neon Trees’ ‘Everybody Talks’ slips from No.33 to No.56 and the Pitch Perfect Cast rises with ‘Bella’s Finals Medley’ (No.81 to No.59).
New at No.64 is Nicki Minaj’s ‘High School’, new at No.65 is ‘The Voice’ singer Luke Kennedy’s version of ‘Un Giorno Per Noi/A Time For Us’, Afrojack’s ‘As Your Friend’ is new to the countdown at No.70 and the latest Selena Gomez single ‘Come & Get It’ debuts at No.72.
Not such good news for Ariana Grande’s single ‘The Way’, however, which slumps from No.37 to No.71 and Rita Ora’s ‘Radioactive’ runs out of gas – down from No.50 to No.73.
The Pitch Perfect Cast’s ‘Riff Off Medley’ re-enters at a new peak of No.74, Rudimental’s ‘Waiting All Night’ is down from No.46 to No.77, Demi Lovato’s ‘Heart Attack’ may need resuscitation (down from No.41 to No.79) and Natasha Duarte’s ‘Wanted To Feel’ re-emerges at No.80.
Hot Chelle Rae’s ‘Hung Up’ dials in at No.81, but the news is less spectacular for Jason Mraz’ ‘I Won’t Give Up’, which slides from No.57 to No.87.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Just The Way You Are’, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Anything Could Happen’ and Chvrches’ ‘Recover’ all re-enter (Nos.91, 94 and 96).
The ARIA albums chart this week belongs to Paramore, whose self-titled new LP premieres at No.1, knocking off Bring Me The Horizon’s album ‘Sempiternal’, which drops from No.1 to No.10.
Passenger’s ‘All The Little Lights’ is still at No.2 but goes gold, the Bruno Mars promo tour pays dividends, with ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ up from No.9 to No.3 and there are two further top five debuts – courtesy of Stone Sour’s ‘House Of Gold & Bones Pt.2’ and James Blake’s ‘Overgrown’.
If last week’s position for Russell Morris’ ‘Sharkmouth’ (No.10) wasn’t reason enough for the Aussie legend to celebrate, a four place rise to No.6 will certainly get the champagne corks popping.
The ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack rises from No.20 to No.12, The Lumineers’ self-titled set is down from No.7 to No.15 and The XX’s ‘Coexist’ bullets from No.48 to No.16 on the back of their tour, ditto The Script’s ‘#3’ (No.61 to No.17).
Allday’s ‘Loners Are Cool’ premieres at No.18, Steve Miller Band’s ‘Complete Greatest Hits’ rises from No.41 to No.19, but Killswitch Engage’s ‘Disarm The Descent’ plunges 19 places in its second week to No.25.
New at No.26 is Device’s ‘Device’, Olly Murs’ ‘Right Place Right Time’ hits a new peak of No.27 and Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ rises from No.53 to No.28.
A new entry for The Band Perry with ‘Pioneer’ premiering at No.37, Birdy’s ‘Birdy’ tweets back to life at No.38 (up from No.56) and Little Mix’ ‘DNA’ is up from No.54 to No.42.
Cold War Kids’ ‘Dear Miss Lonelyhearts’ debuts at No.48 and The Knife’s ‘Shaking The Habitual’ premieres at the even 50.
Outside the top 50, Josh Groban’s ‘All That Echoes’ re-enters at No.51, with Pete Murray’s ‘Blue Sky Blue : The Byron Sessons’ rising from No.74 to No.54.
New Kids On The Block’s ’10’ debuts at No.59, The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be… Naked’ re-enters at No.68, but drops for Flo Rida’s ‘Wild Ones’ (No.50 to No.73) and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ (No.22 to No.81).
But spare a thought for poor Depeche Mode, whose album ‘Delta Machine’ debuted at No.16 last week. This week, however, it’s plummeted to No.83.
Sarah Brightman’s ‘Dreamchaser’ debuts at No.98 and The Original Rudeboys’ ‘This Life’ debuts at No.100.
Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ (at No.31 last week) and Deez Nuts ‘Bout It’ (No.35 last week) are now both gone from the top 100.
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