Mister Thicke’s reign atop the ARIA singles chart continues unabated this week, though he’s under a huge challenge from Avicii’s new single ‘Wake Me Up’. Robin also notches up another accreditation too – hitting the four times platinum mark for a total of 280,000 sales.
Avicii roars into the No.2 position from No.42 last week and after plenty of time in the No.1 spot on iTunes throughout the week, is surely on track for a No.1 position next week.
But though Avicii’s rush into the top five is the most impressive of the bunch, he’s by no means alone, with both Timomatic and Olly Murs darting into top five positions this week (at Nos.3 and 4 respectively). Timomatic joins Olly with a fresh gold accreditation.
The new Jessie J single ‘Wild’ is into the top ten this week and also hits a fresh gold accreditation (No.8), while the Imagine Dragons single ‘Radioactive’ is up to a new peak of No.9 and has a fresh platinum accreditation.
Ricky Martin’s single ‘Come With Me’ eases from its No.3 debut to No.11 in its second week. OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars’ is up from a No.16 debut to No.12 this week and the new Miley Cyrus track ‘We Can’t Stop’ is up from No.26 to No.13.
The 2 Chainz single ‘We Own It’ is down from No.8 to No.15; Delta’s ‘Heart Hypnotic’ slides from No.7 to No.17 and the Sheppard EP rises even further (to No.21) and is now knocking on the door of top 20 success.
The highest debut of the week comes courtesy of P!nk, whose new single ‘True Love’ premieres at No.26. Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ is up from No.41 to No.29 and Lorde’s ‘Love Club’ EP bullets 20 places to No.32, just ahead of her new single ‘Tennis Court’, which improves further from No.49 to No.35.
Slap bang in the middle, however, P!nk’s single ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ is now sporting a fifth platinum accreditation.
Brilliantly Naughty Boy’s excellent single ‘La La La’ bullets into the top 50 (up from No.69 to No.37), Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash’s ‘Reload’ is up from No.45 to No.38 and Major Lazer’s ‘Bubble Butt’ squeezes up from No.74 to No.39.
There’s a debut for Arctic Monkeys’ new single ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ (No.44), but Harrison Craig’s single ‘Unconditional’ plunges from a No.15 debut to No.48.
Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ in the top 50 is almost over (down from No.40 to No.50 this week), but she’ll happily pick up that fourth platinum accreditation.
Outside the top 40, it’s Zedd’s ‘Clarity’ bulleting best (No.75 to No.51), the new Birds Of Tokyo single ‘When The Night Falls Quiet’ debuts at No.53 and John Newman’s ‘Love Me Again’ surges from a No.81 debut to No.55.
Harrison Craig’s ‘Unchained Melody’ plunges from No.5 to No.54 (but it’s now gold certified) and Ke$ha’s ‘Crazy Kids’ falls out of the top 50 too (to No.56), but it’s also now gold.
Kanye’s ‘Black Skinhead’ graces the charts at No.58 in its first week, Illy’s ‘On & On’ debuts five places lower and Rufus’ ‘Desert Night’ four spaces below that (No.67).
There’s a debut for Grouplove (‘Ways To Go’ at No.73), a re-entry for Jason Mraz (‘I Won’t Give Up’ at No.78) and a big drop for Harrison Craig’s ‘You Raise Me Up’ (No.33 to No.81).
Lots of re-entries in the 80s and 90s and a trio of debuts in the 90s (Bliss N Eso’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’ at No.96, The Preatures’ ‘Is This How You Feel?’ at No.98 and Aotearoa Reggae All Stars’ ‘Sensitive To A Smile’ at No.100). Harrison’s ‘More Than A Dream’ plummets from No.19 to No.99.
Luke Kennedy’s ‘Caruso’ and ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ are both out of the chart entirely, along with a slew of other ‘The Voice’ contestants (Karise Eden’s new single among them).
His singles might be plunging down the singles chart, but it could very well be because they’re all part of his new album ‘Unconditional’, which after less than 72 hours on sale, premieres at No.1 on the ARIA albums chart with a gold accreditation.
He knocks Kanye and Troy and Adam down a peg each, with P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ back into the top ten (No.7) after kicking off her extraordinary run of shows in Perth this week.
Second highest debut of the week is courtesy of Fat Freddy’s Drop and their new album ‘Blackbird’ at No.11, ahead of J Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’, which premieres at No.14.
Falling In Reverse’s new album is ‘Fashionably Late’ to the top 20 debut party (No.20).
There’s a new entry for The Gyutu Monks Of Tibet (yes, really) at No.26, but OneRepublic’s ‘Native’ and the ‘Fast & Furious 6’ soundtrack slide to Nos.29 and 30 respectively. Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ is back into the top 50 (No.55 to No.31).
The Paramore album slides from No.23 to No.40; City And Colour’s ‘The Hurry And The Harm’ No.26 to No.41.
Re-entries (courtesy of repackages) for You Am I (‘Hi Fi Way’ at No.48 and ‘Hourly, Daily’ at No.49).
The Sigur Ros album ‘Kveikur’ eases from last week’s No.17 debut, however. It’s down to No.52 in week two.
You Am I’s ‘Sound As Ever’ re-emerges at No.56 and The Beatles’ ‘1’ is also back – at No.68.
Debuts at Nos.83 and 84 for the new Wes Carr album (aka Buffalo Tales) ‘Roadtrip Confessions’ and Skillet’s ‘Rise’ respectively.
Ten spaces lower, Fleetwood Mac’s ’25 Years – The Chain’ premieres at No.93 and 1927’s ‘The Essential’ package debuts at No.94.
Portugal. The Man’s album ‘Evil Friends’ makes the top 100 in its first week (just) at No.100.
Albums for Rates and The Lonely Island, which both debuted in the top 40 last week, are both out of the top 100.
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