Yes, Passenger remains in the No.1 spot for a second week and after knocking off Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ single ‘Can’t Hold Us’ last week. But Macklemore and Lewis slide further to No.3 this week, allowing MKTO’s ‘Thank You’ to rise to a new peak of No.2, following their recent promotional visit.
Nelly’s ‘Hey Porsche’ is now platinum (No.5), James Arthur’s ‘Impossible’ is now triple platinum (No.6) and the new Little Mix single ‘Change Your Life’ hits the top ten (No.9) and achieves a gold accreditation.
Also into the top ten this week is the new Stafford Brothers single ‘Hello’ featuring Lil Wayne and Christina Milian, bettering its previous peak of No.15, achieved last week.
Labrinth and Emeli Sandé’s single ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ is still hovering in the low to mid teens due to its use in promos for ‘The Voice’ and hits a new four times platinum accreditation (280,000 copies), while Havana Brown’s ‘Big Banana’ penetrates the top 20, improving nine spots to No.18.
Taylor Swift’s ’22’ improves to 21, T.I. and P!nk score the week’s highest debut, with ‘Guns And Roses’ premiering at No.27, while there are big improvements for Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ (No.49 to No.29) and Sam & The Womp’s ‘Bom Bom’ (No.48 to No.32) – the latter being used in the latest ‘Kmart’ campaign.
Ariana Grande ftg. Mac Miller’s US hit ‘The Way’ is up from No.60 and into the top 50 at No.37, Fall Out Boy’s ‘My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)’ goes gold at No.38 and decent moves for James Vincent McMorrow’s ‘Higher Love’ (No.65 to No.40) and Demi Lovato’s ‘Heart Attack’ (No.61 to No.41).
Imagine Dragons’ single ‘It’s Time’ falls ten places but picks up a gold accreditation, Rudimental’s ‘Waiting All Night’ rockets from No.75 to No.46 and David Guetta and Sia’s ‘Titanium’ squidges back into the top 50 at No.49.
With the DVD of the film now in-stores, Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ receives a boost, climbing from No.80 to No.55, Jason Mraz’ ‘I Won’t Give Up’ slips from No.40 to No.57 and Fall Out Boy’s ‘The Phoenix’ rises from No.86 to No.60.
Also on the rise this week is the latest single from The Script ‘If You Could See Me Now’, which is up from a No.87 debut to a new peak of No.63, but not such good news for the new Carly Rae Jepsen single which, after rising dramatically last week (No.83 to No.38), plunges dramatically this week (No.38 to No.76).
Anna Kendrick’s ‘Cups’ is up 22 from 99 to 77, OneRepublic’s ‘If I Lose Myself’ debuts in the No.79 spot and there are re-entries for ‘Bella’s Finals Medley’ from the ‘Pitch Perfect’ Cast (No.81) and Tracy Chapman’s iconic ‘Fast Car’ (No.82).
James Blake’s single ‘Retrograde’ looks like being consigned to the singles archive in the sky (No.56 to No.83), the Rufus track ‘Take Me’ is in at No.87, Bliss N Eso’s ‘House Of Dreams’ drops from No.63 to No.93 and Lewis Watson’s ‘The Wild EP’ debuts at No.98.
Justin Timberlake’s album ‘The 20/20 Experience’ broke a trend of new No.1 albums last week, keeping the No.1 mantle for a second week in a row. He’s unable to hold on for week No.3, however, dropping back to No.4, with Bring Me The Horizon’s album ‘Sempiternal’ premiering in the top spot.
Passenger’s ‘All The Little Lights’ stays at No.2, with P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ rising from No.5 to No.3.
New at No.6 is Killswitch Engage’s album ‘Disarm The Descent’, The Lumineers’ album is up from No.24 to a new peak of No.7 and Russell Morris’ album ‘Sharkmouth’ also hits the top ten (No.10) after he was named ambassador for this year’s Record Store Day.
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Collection : 1973-2012’ is down from No.6 to No.11, Depeche Mode’s ‘Delta Machine’ fires up with a debut at No.16 and Rodriguez’ ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ is up from No.25 to a new peak of No.17.
Tyler, The Creator’s album ‘Wolf’ premieres inside the top 20 (No.19), with a fast-improving ‘Pitch Perfect’ soundtrack hot on his tale (No.45 to No.20).
The Strokes’ ‘Comedown Machine’ suffers a second week slip – down from No.7 to No.30 – but Paul Simon’s classic ‘Graceland’ improves from No.77 to No.31 with his Aussie tour in full swing.
New at No.35 is Deez Nuts’ ‘Bout It’, new at No.38 is Blake Shelton’s ‘Based On A True Story’, a thirty place plunge for British India’s ‘Controller’ (No.10 to No.40) and a debut for Steve Miller Band’s ‘Complete Greatest Hits’ at No.41.
It’s bad new for Northlane’s latest album ‘Singularity’, however. After debuting at a healthy No.3 last week, it’s in freefall this week, dropping to No.46. Emma Louise’s ‘vs Head vs Heart’ didn’t fare much better, dropping from a No.12 debut to No.47. The XX’s ‘Coexist’ bucked the trend, rising from No.90 to No.48 on the back of their local tour.
Outside the top 50, The Black Keys’ ‘El Camino’ is down from No.40 to No.55, The Script’s ‘#3’ re-enters at No.61 (they’re also touring) and ‘The Sapphires’ soundtrack is down from No.50 to No.63.
Guns N’ Roses’ best-of drops from No.42 to No.64, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘Push The Sky Away’ is down from No.38 to No.65 and Hillsong United’s ‘Zion’ slides from No.36 to No.67.
Tim McGraw’s ‘Two Lanes Of Freedom’ is also down (No.60 to No.78), Allen Stone’s self-titled set premieres at No.80 and Foals’ ‘Holy Fire’ slumps 37 places to No.85.
‘The Essential’ Paul Simon’ is in at No.88, Bullet For My Valentine’s ‘Temper Temper’ drops from No.59 to No.91 and there’s a new Coldplay boxset that debuts at No.94.
More drops from Kendrick Lamar (No.76 to No.95), Kelly Clarkson’s best-of (No.72 to No.96), Imagine Dragons (No.81 to No.97) and The Temper Trap (No.71 to No.98) ahead of a No.99 debut for James Vincent McMorrow and his album ‘Early In The Morning’.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s ‘Specter At The Feast’, which debuted at No.53 last week, is gone from the top 100. Dido’s ‘Girl Who Got Away’ also leaves the hundred after just four weeks.
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