The combination of Daft Punk, Pharrell and Nile Rodgers paid dividends for French outfit Daft Punk last week, as they notched up their first ever Aussie No.1 single in ‘Get Lucky’. But their first ever No.1 has this week been overshadowed by another first ever No.1… this time for Robin Thicke, whose single ‘Blurred Lines’ (spookily also with Pharrell) ascends from No.3 to No.1, hitting gold sales in the process. Daft Punk can take some comfort from the fact that ‘Get Lucky’ is now a platinum selling smash.
Jason Derulo’s ‘The Other Side’ also has an accreditation now… gold; moving from No.8 to No.4, while Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ hits platinum (and a new peak of No.5) and a promo visit helps Will.I.Am’s ‘#ThatPower’ into the top ten (No.8).
Rudimental’s newbie ‘Waiting All Night’ powers ahead from No.18 to No.11, just ahead of the week’s highest new entry… again a decent chart for ‘The Voice’ performer Harrison Craig, this time for his performance of ‘Home’ (No.13).
Nelly’s ‘Hey Porsche’ eases slightly, but picks up a second platinum gong, ‘The Voice’ starlet Jackie Sannia premieres at No.24 with ‘Arithmetic’ and Emeli Sandé’s ‘Next To Me’ is up five place again to No.25 (two shy of its peak thus far).
Bruno Mars has bulleted into the top 50 with his new tune ‘Treasure’, which debuted at No.64 last week and finds itself at No.28 this. It’s ahead of a quintet of debuts from No.30 to No.34;
Miss Murphy’s version of ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’ (No.30), Steve Clisby’s version of ‘God Bless The Child’ (No.31), Ke$ha’s new single ‘Crazy Kids’ (No.32), Little Mix & Missy Elliot’s ‘How Ya Doin’?’ (No.33) and Michael Paynter’s cover of Daryl Braithwaite’s ‘Horses’.
Ariana Grande ftg. Mac Miller’s ‘The Way’ is up from No.53 to No.40 (three shy of its No.37 peak), with Sean Kingston’s ‘Beat It’ premiering at No.41 and Empire Of The Sun’s ‘Alive’ breaking into the top 50 at No.42 (from No.65).
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’ enters the top 50 at No.47 and two more ‘The Voice’ premieres… Kiyomi Vella’s ‘Upside Down’ at No.48 and Alex Gibson’s ‘Sounds Of Silence’ at No.49.
Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ eases this week (No.28 to No.56), Emeli Sandé’s ‘Read All About It Pt.III’ re-enters the countdown at No.59 and Steve Clisby’s cover of ‘Walking In Memphis’ is up from a No.72 debut to No.60.
1D’s ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)’ eases from No.46 to No.62, Duke Dumont’s former UK No.1 ‘Need U (100%)’ ftg. A*M*E is up from No.95 to No.64, but The Script’s ‘If You Could See Me Now’ slides from No.48 to No.69.
Mariah Carey’s new single ‘#Beautful’ premieres in the No.71 position; Charlie Brown’s ‘On My Way’ at No.73. But the Lana Del Rey track ‘Young And Beautiful’ from ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack sinks like a stone… down from a No.39 debut to No.74 in its second week.
But it’s not quite as big a drop as Celia Pavey’s cover of ‘A Thousand Years’ from ‘The Voice’, which plunges from No.23 to No.76.
It’s the new single – and was delivered to media this week, so it stands to reason that Taylor Swift’s new single ‘Everything Has Changed’ with Ed Sheeran re-emerges in the top 100, but not quite as high as its No.75 peak… No.82.
P!nk’s ‘Try’ is down from No.54 to No.84, Michelle Martinez’ ‘Dedication To My Ex’ is in at No.87 and Agnetha Fältskog’s ‘When You Really Loved Someone’ debuts at No.90.
Jackie Sannia’s ‘People Help The People’ is in at No.96 and Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ is in freefall (No.52 to No.98).
Over on the albums front, Michael Bublé’s LP ‘To Be Loved’ is still wedged in the No.1 position (seems like a lot of mums will be receiving the LP today).
Rudimental’s ‘Home’ slams into the No.2 spot on debut, with Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ making it a one-two-three for the team at Warner.
Ricky Martin’s instore appearances see his album ‘Greatest Hits’ up from No.6 to No.4 (it’s now gold to boot), with top ten debuts from Rod Stewart (‘Time’ at No.6) and Lady Antebellum (‘Golden’ at No.8) not too far behind.
Rachael Leahcar’s ‘Romantique’ edges into the top ten (No.10), but Flume’s self-titled set drops from No.4 to No.12.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ soars from No.51 to No.13; The Bee Gees’ ‘Mythology’ climbs from No.27 to No.14, The Seekers’ ‘The Golden Jubilee Album’ jumps from No.39 to No.20 and Andre Rieu’s ‘Mother & Child’ bullets from No.50 to No.21.
All this Mother’s Day action had to take a toll on one album… and it’s last week’s No.2 debut from ShockOne that seems to have suffered most… dropping from No.2 to No.25.
Jumps further down for Bon Jovi’s ‘What About Now’ (No.53 to No.29) and ‘The Sapphires’ soundtrack (No.43 to No.30) before a duo of premieres (Yiruma’s ‘The Best’ at No.33 and ‘The Voice : The Final 32’ at No.34).
Emeli Sandé’s ‘Our Version Of Events is up from No.45 to No.35, Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’ up from No.73 to No.36 and Bon Jovi’s best-of back into the top 50 at No.40.
With Agnetha Fältskog’s album ‘A’ in the shops this week, interest in Abba’s back catalogue is re-ignited, with ’18 Hits’ re-entering the top 100 at No.42 and ‘Abba Gold’ at No.45.
Kenny Chesney’s ‘Life On A Rock’ debuts at No.47 and Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ is up from No.72 to No.49.
Outside the top 50 there’s a premiere for She & Him at No.53, slides for David Guetta’s ‘Nothing But The Beat Ultimate’ (No.32 to No.57), The Divinyls’ ‘Essential’ (No.21 to No.58), Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ (No.37 to No.63) and Major Lazer’s ‘Free The Universe’ (No.30 to No.64).
Yiruma’s Aussie promo visit and instores see his album ‘Stay In Memory’ debut too (No.71) ahead of premieres for Armin Van Buuren (‘Intense’ at No.72) and Storm The Sky (‘Vigilance’ at No.74).
Phoenix’ ‘Bankrupt!’ slips from No.34 to No.78, Michael Bolton’s ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ debuts one place lower and Joe Satriani’s ‘Unstoppable Momentum’ is in at No.81.
Not a brilliant second week for Snoop Lion, whose roar has been snuffled slightly. ‘Reincarnated’ plunges from No.23 to No.84 in its second week.
Further top 100 debuts come courtesy of Jane Rutter (‘French Kiss’ at No.87) and Andre Rieu (‘Rieu Royale’ at No.95).
OneRepublic’s ‘Native’ debuted at No.26 last week, but is out of the top 100 this week (most fans must’ve imported it ahead of its delayed Aussie release).
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