As mentioned, the top three on the ARIA singles chart remains completely unchanged this week, save for a fresh double platinum accreditation for Daft Punk and Pharrell’s ‘Get Lucky’ in position No.2. Bastille and Jason Derulo swap spots ahead of a No.6 debut for ‘The Voice’ contestant Harrison Craig and his rendition of ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’.
Rudimental’s ‘Waiting All Night’ edges to a new peak of No.7 and Bruno Mars’ ‘Treasure’ hits the top ten (No.10).
The week’s second highest new entry is from ‘The Voice’ favourite Luke Kennedy and his version of John Farnham’s ‘Please Don’t Ask Me’. It’s in at No.11.
Emeli Sandé’s ‘Next To Me’ might have been ’round for well over a year, but it’s finally finding favour on the Aussie singles chart, moving up from No.18 to No.14 this week, ahead of Celia Pavey’s ‘Jolene’ cover, which enters at No.15, and Mariah Carey’s ‘#Beautiful’, which is now a top 20 hit (No.17).
Speaking of top 20 hits, J-Lo’s got another on her hands with ‘Live It Up’, which rockets from a No.84 debut last week to No.20 this week.
Robert DeLong’s ‘Global Concepts’ is now platinum, Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ is back in chart action… improving from No.69 last week to No.26 this and the Armin Van Buuren track ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ is also doing big things, bulleting from a No.62 debut to No.28.
The Janoskians’ new effort ‘Best Friends’ debuts at No.30, the new Little Mix single ‘How Ya Doin?’ is up 11 spots to No.33 and Matt Corby’s ‘Resolution’ debuts at No.34 – impressive considering it was on sale for less than 24 hours before the end of the chart week.
Bruno Mars’ ‘When I Was Your Man’ slips 14 places to No.35, Lorde’s ‘The Love Club EP’ rises from No.64 to No.37, Nelly’s ‘Hey Porsche’ is down from No.27 to No.39 and Keith Urban’s ‘Little Bit Of Everything’ debuts at No.40.
Further top 50 debuts come from ‘The Voice’ starlet Kiyomi Vella (‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ at No.45), Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest (‘Only Teardrops’ at No.47) and ‘The Voice’ soul singer Miss Murphy (‘1+1’ at No.49). Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ is now gold at No.46 and Duke Dumont & A*M*E’s ‘Need You (100%)’ edges into the top 50 at No.50.
But though there are some mighty rises on this week’s chart, there are also some decent falls, especially from ‘The Voice’ contestant performances. Luke Kennedy’s ‘Time To Say Goodbye’, for example, debuted at No.8 last week. This week it’s down to No.51. Flume’s ‘Holdin On’ is also down (17 places to No.52) but it’s now double platinum.
Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash’s club stormer ‘Reload’ enters the countdown at No.53 and Havana Brown’s ‘Big Banana’ is now platinum at No.54.
Bliss N Eso’s ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ drops from its No.31 debut to No.59. Sean Kingston’s ‘Beat It’ slides 20 to No.60. Ed Sheeran’s ‘Small Bump’ is down from No.49 to No.63.
Jackie Sannia’s performance of ‘Skyscraper’ on ‘The Voice’ scrapes into the countdown at No.65, London Grammar’s ‘Metal & Dust’ EP debuts at No.68, but a big drop for Olly Murs’ ‘Army Of Two’ (No.37 to No.70).
Jac Stone’s rendition of Alanis’ ‘Uninvited’ debuts at No.76 ahead of more ‘The Voice’ action… Mitchell Anderson’s ‘Dear Prudence’ (No.79), Michael Paynter’s ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ (No.80), Michael Stangel’s ‘Four Walls’ (No.82), Simon Meli’s ‘Sympathy For The Devil (No.86), Steve Clisby’s ‘Just The Two Of Us’ (No.89) and Luke Kennedy’s ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ (No.96).
City And Colour’s ‘Thirst’ rounds out the top 100 debuts at No.97.
But plenty of falls for ‘The Voice’ contestants too… Celia Pavey’s ‘Woodstock’ debuted at No.29 last week. It’s now down to No.100.
Spare a thought for Emma Pask’s ‘Mas Que Nada’, however. At No.15 on debut last week, it’s now gone from the top 100. So too Caterina Torres’ ‘If I Were A Boy’, Michael Stangel’s ‘Home’ and Lyric McFarland’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’.
A foursome of big top four debuts on this week’s ARIA albums chart, but could there be anyone else leading that pack than French house duo Daft Punk? Their album ‘Random Access Memories’, despite its poor critiques, has debuted atop the albums chart with a platinum accreditation already in the bag.
The National is in at No.2 with ‘Trouble Will Find Me’. The Cat Empire premieres at No.3 with ‘Steal The Light’ and 30 Seconds To Mars debuts at No.4 with ‘Love Lust Faith + Dreams’.
Bubés is down from No.1 to No.7; Agnetha down from No.3 to No.9.
Two more top 20 debuts come from the ‘Eurovision Song Contest : Malmö 2013’ compile (No.16) and Airbourne’s newbie ‘Black Dog Barking’ (No.17).
Ricky Martin’s ‘Greatest Hits’ suffers from the “no more instores” blues, slipping from No.2 to No.18, but Bon Jovi’s ‘Greatest Hits’ gathers steam – up from No.28 to No.20.
A debut for Gabrielle Aplin’s ‘English Rain’ at No.22, Russell Morris’ ‘Sharkmouth’ is now a certified gold seller (35,000 copies) and the new Jinja Safari album debuts at No.27.
Jason Owen’s ‘Life Is A Highway’ drops this week, though. It’s down from No.12 to No.28. Demi Lovato’s ‘Demi’ slips from a No.14 debut to No.30. And Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ is down from No.19 to No.31.
A new entry at No.34 from Escape The Fate (‘Ungrateful’), Bee Gees’ ‘Mythology’ is down 15 spots to No.36 and Rachael Leahcar’s ‘Romantique’ falls out of favour (No.15 to No.38).
Alt-J (∆)’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ re-enters the top half of the hundred at No.40 this week, with Emeli Sandé’s ‘Our Version Of Events’ jumping ten spots to No.41 and picking up a gold sales accreditation and Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘March Fires’ also re-entering the fifty.
New at No.45 is The Dillinger Escape Plan’s ‘One Of Us Is The Killer’ and Seth Sentry’s ‘This Was Tomorrow’ bullets from No.100 to No.46. Not so flash for The Seekers, however, with ‘The Golden Jubilee Album’ dropping from No.17 to No.50.
P!nk’s ‘Greatest Hits… So Far’ is down from No.36 to No.58. Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ rises from No.89 to No.59 and Daft Punk back-catalogue releases ‘Alive 2007’ and ‘Discovery’ re-enter the countdown piggy-backing at Nos.60 and 61.
More downward moves… Abba’s ’18 Hits’ (No.41 to No.63), ‘The Sapphires’ soundtrack (No.34 to No.66) and Adele’s ’21’ (No.48 to No.69).
Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’ seems somehow sweeter this week, however, improving to a new peak of No.70.
Guy Sebastian’s ‘Armageddon’ is down from No.46 to No.73, ‘The Voice : The Final 32’ drops from No.42 to No.74, the ‘Les Miserables’ soundtrack drops from No.38 to No.75 and Andre Rieu’s ‘Mother & Child’ plummets from No.16 to No.82.
George Strait’s ‘Love Is Everything’ is in at No.86, but there are more big drops below him… Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Greatest Hits – Chapter One’ (No.66 to No.89), Renee Geyer’s ‘Swing’ (No.55 to No.91), Anthony Callea’s ‘Thirty’ (No.45 to No.92), Bryan Adams’ ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.39 to No.94) and Emma Pask’s ‘Some Other Spring’ (No.32 to No.97.
Josh Groban’s ‘All That Echoes’ and Natalie Maines’ ‘Mother’, which sat at Nos.43 and 50 respectively last week, are now both out of the top 100.
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