They smashed the No.2 position last week, but this week Daft Punk ascends to the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart, picking up a gold sales accreditation to boot. The track knocks Passenger’s single ‘Let Her Go’, which spent all of April in the top spot, down to No.2 ahead of a fast charging Robin Thicke single ‘Blurred Lines’, which becomes his biggest Aussie hit to date, rocketing from No.19 to No.3, far surpassing the No.17 peak of his 2003 debut ‘When I Get You Alone’.
Justin Timberlake’s ‘Mirrors’ is the only other movement into the top ten this week, edging from No.13 to No.10, while Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ is up from No.21 to No.16.
Rudimental’s new single ‘Waiting All Night’ edges into the top 20 at No.18 (up six spots) and ‘The Voice’ contestant Celia Pavey’s version of Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ improves on its No.33 debut by ten spots.
Also benefiting from a bit of exposure on ‘The Voice’ is Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘Lanterns’, which is up from No.41 to No.26, Robert DeLong’s ‘Global Concepts’ rises seven positions to No.27 and Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ is sparkling again – up from No.48 to No.29.
Back into the top 50 this week is David Guetta and Sia’s ‘Titanium’ (No.52 to No.35), the week’s highest new entry falls to Lana Del Rey’s ‘Great Gatsby’ soundtrack tune ‘Young And Beautiful’ (a No.39 debut) and the Jessica Sanchez single ‘Tonight’ (with Ne-Yo) is in at No.42.
Anna Kendrick’s ‘Cups’ is back into the top 50 and hits a new peak of No.44, while Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’, performed in acoustic mode on last week’s ‘The Voice’, bullets from No.91 to No.49.
Outside the top 50, Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ is up from No.62 to No.52, Ariana Grande and Mac Miller’s ‘The Way’ rises from No.65 to No.53 and David Guetta and Sia’s ‘She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)’ re-enters the countdown at No.55.
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’ improves from No.70 to No.56, Walk Off The Earth’s ‘Red Hands’ improves from a No.100 debut last week to No.59 this, but Will.I.Am and Britney’s ‘Scream & Shout’ is down after Will’s album hits the shops (No.43 to No.61).
Mitchell Anderson and Steve Clisby were both ‘Walking In Memphis’ on last week’s ‘The Voice’, but it’s Mitchell who emerges stronger on the charts, with a No.62 debut for his version as opposed to a No.72 debut for Steve’s.
In between them there are further debuts for Bruno Mars (‘Treasure’ at No.64) and Bombs Away (‘Drunk Arcade’ at No.67).
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’ is back in (No.73), Will.I.Am and Miley Cyrus’ ‘Fall Down’ does exactly what it says on the box (No.47 to No.76), Bernard Fanning’s ‘Battleships’ set chart sail at No.77 and OneRepublic’s ‘If I Lose Myself’ is back in chart action at No.83.
Leonardo’s Bride’s ‘Even When I’m Sleeping’ plops from No.45 to No.90 and The Divinyls’ ‘I Touch Myself’ is down from No.49 to No.93.
Goo Goo Dolls and Cody Simpson round out the top 100 debuts with ‘Rebel Beat’ and ‘Pretty Brown Eyes’ (Nos.94 and 100 respectively).
Albums-wise, Michael Bublé holds for a third successive week with ‘To Be Loved’ before a huge debut for ex-Perth drum ‘n’ bass supremo ShockOne’s ‘Universus’ – a massive result for the team at Onelove.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ is down to No.3 but picks up its second platinum accreditation ahead of a No.5 debut for former ‘X Factor’ star Jason Owen and his debut album ‘Life Is A Highway’.
Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ and Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ are both back into the top ten – at Nos.9 and 10 respectively.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ adds another platinum accreditation (that’d make it four) and Rachael Leahcar’s ‘Romantique’ premieres at (an unlucky for some) No.13.
Anthony Callea’s collection of lifetime favourites ‘Thirty’ lands well inside the top thirty – at No.18, but Will.I.Am’s ‘#WillPower’ suffers a second week drop – No.9 to No.20.
Snoop Lion’s ‘Reincarnated’ makes chart magic at No.23, OneRepublic’s ‘Native’ premieres at No.26 (a lot of fans had already purchased on import) and Bee Gees’ ‘Mythology’ rises 16 spots to No.27.
David Guetta’s ‘Nothing But The Beat Ultimate’ shows no signs of slowing down (No.44 to No.32), the ‘Les Miserables’ soundtrack improves from No.57 to No.33 now that the movie is out on DVD, but Phoenix might go ‘Bankrupt!’ after their album plunges from No.5 to No.34 in its second week.
Mother’s Day is on the way, so The Seekers’ ‘Golden Jubilee Album’ re-enters the minds of early shoppers – and subsequently the charts at No.39 – ‘The Sapphires’ soundtrack re-enters the top 50 (No.51 to No.43), but Renee Geyer’s ‘Swing’ has swung, dropping from No.22 to No.47.
Tegan And Sara’s tour pays dividends for their album sales, with ‘Heartthrob’ improving from No.93 to No.57, Stone Sour’s ‘House Of Gold & Bones Part 2’ drops from No.31 to No.59 and Josh Groban’s ‘All That Echoes’ loses 30 places.
HIM’s ‘Tears On Tape’ debuts at No.65, Rob Zombie slides 31 spots to No.67 and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ ‘Mosquito’ may have sucked its last chart blood, slumping from No.40 to No.83 in its third week.
Black Sabbath’s ‘Greatest Hits’ hits at No.84 with re-entries from Chet Faker, Hilltop Hoods, The Amity Affliction and Aerosmith.
Big drops, however, for Steve Miller Band’s ‘Complete Greatest Hits’ and Owl Eyes’ ‘Nightswim’. They were both enjoying their time in the sunshine within last week’s top 30 (at Nos.19 and 28 respectively), but are now both gone from the top 100.
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