With the man behind the No.1 hit in the country performing on the country’s No.1 TV show, it was always going to be an uphill battle for ‘The Voice’ winner to crack the No.1 spot. And Robin Thicke continues his reign atop the charts this week with ‘Blurred Lines’, ahead of an improving and newly five times platinum minted ‘Let Her Go’ by Passenger.
‘The Voice’ coach Ricky Martin debuts highest – at No.3 – with his new single ‘Come With Me’. Harrison Craig’s ‘Unchained Melody’ is still kicking around in the top ten (No.5). As mentioned, the same can’t be said for his winner’s single ‘Unconditional’.
On the back of their tour announcement this week, British outfit Bastille nabs a second platinum gong for their top ten smash ‘Pompeii’, which improves from No.9 to No.6, just in front of Delta Goodrem’s new single ‘Heart Hypnotic’, debuting at No.7.
2 Chainz ftg. Wiz Khalifa must be doing something right – now gold accredited. Similarly Olly Murs’ ‘Dear Darlin’, which also notches up a gold accreditation, improving to No.10.
Harrison Craig’s winner’s single ‘Unconditional’ can only make No.15 on debut (perhaps people are waiting for the album?), while OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars’, performed on last week’s ‘The Voice’ Grand Finale, debuts right behind him at No.16.
Harrison’s other original track ‘More Than A Dream’ slips from No.3 on debut to No.19, but the news is better for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (‘Wing$’ now certified gold at No.21) and Empire Of The Sun (‘Alive’ up to a new peak of No.22 and also certified gold).
Speaking of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, previous single ‘Can’t Hold Us’ might have fallen from No.20 to No.25, but it’s picked up two more platinum accreditations this week for a total of four (280,000 copies).
Harrison’s version of ‘You Raise Me Up’ improves from No.42 to No.33, Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ sails into the top 50 at No.41 and the new Avicii single ‘Wake Me Up’, which is already rolling around in the top five on the Aussie iTunes store, is spend its first week on the ARIA singles chart at No.42.
Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash’s ‘Reload’ is into the top 50 at No.45 (up ten spots), but Luke Kennedy’s ‘Caruso’ slides from No.23 to No.46 and Little Mix’ ‘How Ya Doin?’ is down from No.33 to No.50.
Luke’s ‘Love Is Gone’ is also on the wane – down from No.22 to No.56, former winner Karise Eden’s ‘Threads Of Silence’ is stopped in its tracks – down from a No.22 debut to No.57 in its second week despite a high profile TV sync on Channel 9’s ‘Underbelly’ ads.
Redfoo says ‘I’ll Award You With My Body’ ay No.58 on debut, Sean Paul’s ‘The Other Side Of Love’ premieres at No.60 and the new Jack Johnson single ‘I Got You’ is in at No.64.
The brilliant Naughty Boy & Sam Smith single ‘La La La’ finally makes an impact on the ARIA top 100, debuting at No.69, Timbaland’s ‘Apologize’ re-enters at No.80 and John Newman’s ‘Love Me Again’ premieres at No.81.
A ‘Voice’ debut at No.95 with the finalists’ performance of John Farnham’s ‘You’re The Voice’, but it’s all over red roved for The Wanted’s single ‘Walks Like Rihanna’, which drops from No.65 to No.96.
Gurrumul and Delta’s ‘Bayini’, which was at No.4 on debut just two weeks ago, is now completely gone from the ARIA top 100.
On the albums side of the draw, it’s a treble of all new albums in the top three spots, with country duo Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey emerging the victors; their ‘The Great Country Songbook’ premiering healthily in the No.1 spot this week ahead of new entries for Kanye West (‘Yeezus’ at No.2) and Empire Of The Sun (‘Ice On The Dune’ at No.3).
The debuts knock Bernard Fanning’s ‘Departures’ (No.1 last week) to the No.4 position ahead of ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack and albums by Daft Punk, Bruno Mars and Passenger (the latter scoring a fresh platinum accreditation).
P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ continues to sell ahead of her national tour, with the album picking up a seventh platinum accreditation this week… It’s now less than 10,000 copies shy of half a million sales in Australia.
One Republic’s ‘Native’ re-enters for only its second week – and at a new peak of No.14 – after Mister Tedder’s performance on ‘The Voice’.
The new Sigur Ros LP ‘Kveikur’ debuts at No.17 and albums by Paramore and Lee Kernaghan surge (No.36 to No.23 and No.33 to No.24 respectively), but Disclosure’s album ‘Settle’ does just that – down from No.9 to No.27 – ahead of Russell Morris’ ‘Sharkmouth’, which regains traction (up from No.45 to No.28).
Lady Antebellum’s ‘Golden’ is back in the top 50 mix (No.51 to No.34) and a double debut for Rates’ ‘Destroy & Rebuild’ and The Lonely Island’s ‘The Wack Album’ at Nos.38 and 39 respectively.
The National’s ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ is down from No.25 to No.46, but Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ pops its head back in the top 50 (No.49).
Outside the top 50, Mac Miller’s ‘Watching Movies With The Sound Off’ is doing the chart rounds at No.54, ‘The Voice : Final 32’ compile rises from No.92 to No.66 and the new Kodaline LP ‘In A Perfect World’ premieres at No.67.
Midnight Juggernauts’ album ‘Uncanny Valley’ is in at No.78, but the best of Crowded House slides from No.39 to No.84.
Plummeting from their top 50 debuts last week are Boards Of Canada’s ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ (No.24 to No.88) and Andrew Stockdale’s ‘Keep Moving’, which is doing so in the wrong direction (No.32 to No.89).
The news is worse for Jimmy Eat World, however, with their newbie ‘Damage’ suffering a catastrophic chart failure – down from a No.26 debut to out of the top 100 after just one week. Yikes!
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