As mentioned in the opening paragraph, no changes to the ARIA top five this week, with the exception of a fresh platinum accreditation for our No.1 single – Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’. But he’s not the only one earning a platinum gong this week, with Will.I.Am and Justin Bieber’s ‘#ThatPower’ (No.6) and Paramore’s ‘Still Into You’ (No.9) also hitting the mark.
The week’s highest new entry comes courtesy of ‘The Voice’ with crooner Luke Kennedy’s version of ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ debuting at No.8 after topping the iTunes charts following his performance on the show.
Rudimental’s new single ‘Waiting All Night’ edges into the top 10 (No.10) and achieves a gold accreditation while Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding slip from the top ten (No.11), but hit double platinum.
There’s a second ‘Voice’ debut at No.15 – from jazz chanteuse Emma Pask and her track ‘Mas Que Nada’. She’s also in action on the albums chart with her independently released LP.
Big moves for Bruno Mars’ ‘Treasure’ (No.28 to No.17), Emeli Sandé’s ‘Next To Me’ (No.25 to No.18) and Bruno Mars’ ‘When I Was Your Man’ (No.35 to No.21). James Arthur’s ‘Impossible’ hits four times platinum, but drops five spots to No.22.
Mariah Carey returns to top 30 action this week, with her and Miguel’s new single ‘#Beautiful’ up from No.71 on debut to a very healthy No.26.
More ‘The Voice’ new entries at Nos.28 and 29 for Caterina Torres (‘If I Was A Boy’) and Celia Pavey (‘Woodstock’) respectively before a jump for Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’ (No.47 to No.30) and a debut for Bliss N Eso’s ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ (No.31).
The Wanted’s new single ‘Walks Like Rihanna’ premieres at No.33 and Birdy’s ‘Skinny Love’ is back in the top 50, rising from No.75 to No.34.
Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ is in no danger of matching the success of ‘Gangnam Style’, falling 15 places to No.38. Empire Of The Sun’s ‘Alive’ edges into the top 40 at No.39.
Michael Stangel’s ‘Voice’ performance of ‘Home’ is in at No.41, the new Taylor Swift single ‘Everything Has Changed’ (with Ed Sheeran) is up from No.82 to No.47 and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young And Beautiful’ makes up some ground on last week’s huge drop, rebounding from No.74 to No.50.
Lyric McFarland’s cover of ‘Let’s Stay Together’ impresses enough for a No.51 debut.
Demi Lovato’s ‘Heart Attack’ resuscitates at No.61, with the new Armin Van Buuren track ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ in Aussie chart action at No.62 on debut and Sheppard’s self-titled EP re-entering at a new peak of No.65. Re-entries too for Selena Gomez’ ‘Come & Get It’ (No.71) and Phillip Phillips’ ‘Home’ (No.72).
New entries at Nos.77 and 81 for Knife Party’s ‘Haunted House’ and Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd’s ‘Really Don’t Care’ respectively, with another debut at No.84 for J-Lo and Pitbull’s new collaboration ‘Live It Up’.
More action from ‘The Voice’ further down the chart; Mitchell Anderson’s ‘The Letter’ in at No.88, Jac Stone’s ‘Luca’ in at No.92 and Danny Ross’ ‘All Along The Watchtower’ premiering at No.93.
But what goes up must come down – and Harrison Craig’s version of ‘Home’ did so in spectacular fashion, plummeting from No.13 last week to No.94 this week. His cover of ‘You Raise Me Up’ plunges from No.52 to No.99.
Jackie Sannia is another one from ‘The Voice’ losing out big time this week – ‘Arithmetic’ freefalling from No.24 to out of the top 100. Also gone are tracks from Miss Murphy, Steve Clisby, Michael Paynter, Kiyomi Vella and Alex Gibson.
So Michael Bublé’s still atop the ARIA albums chart and Ricky Martin has been travelling the country doing instores, so his ‘Greatest Hits’ rises from No.4 to a new peak of No.2, but how’s about the sensational debut at No.3 for Agnetha Fältskog and her album ‘A’!? Yes, there was an interview with her on last week’s ‘Sunday Night’, but No.3!
She debuts one place higher than the ‘Great Gatsby’ soundtrack and four places higher than Vampire Weekend’s ‘Modern Vampire Tales Of The City’.
Rudimental’s ‘Home’ drops from No.2 to No.10.
Demi Lovato’s album ‘Demi’ is in top 20 action, debuting at a respectable No.14 and Andre Rieu’s ‘Mother & Child’ improves to No.16, but Flume’s self-titled set drops eight spots to No.20.
MS MR’s ‘Secondhand Rapture’ premieres at No.22, Bon Jovi’s best of rises 12, Olly Murs’ ‘Right Place Right Time’ improves from No.61 to No.31 and Emma Pask’s independently released LP ‘Some Other Spring’, which was doing big business on iTunes during the week after her elimination from the show, debuts at No.32.
He’s Dr.House to many, a comedic mastermind to others, but Hugh Laurie’s blues career’s still ticking along, with his album ‘Didn’t It Rain’ debuting at No.35.
Birdy’s ‘Birdy’ sings in the top 50 again (No.44), but Anthony Callea’s ‘Thirty’ slides out of the top thirty – down from No.26 to No.45.
Natalie Maines’ ‘Mother’ rounds out the top 50 debuts at No.50.
The announcement Keith Urban’s new single sparks interest in his ‘The Story So Far’ (No.75 to No.52), ShockOne’s ‘Universus’ – a No.2 debut just a couple of weeks back – drops from No.25 to No.56 and a debut for Noah & The Whale’s ‘Heart of Nowhere’ at No.62.
Fall Out Boy’s ‘Save Rock And Roll’ drops from No.46 to No.71, Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’ from No.36 to No.73 and a debut for independent songstress Abbe May’s ‘Kiss My Apocalypse’ at No.76.
Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ re-enters at No.82, Pistol Annies’ ‘Annie Up’ is in at No.84, but a big drop for She & Him’s ‘Volume 3’ from its No.53 debut to No.93.
Yiruma’s ‘The Best’ and ‘Stay In Memory’ (which debuted at Nos.33 and 71 respectively last week on the back of promotional appearances) both fall out of the top 100.
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