Robin Thicke’s dominance of the No.1 spot shows no signs of slowing this week, with a fifth week in the top spot for ‘Blurred Lines’. And the track, which has also been impacting the UK and US charts in the past couple of weeks, is now certified double platinum in Australia.
Passenger overtakes Daft Punk to nab the No.2 position, while the celebrated Gurrumul/Delta duet on ‘Bayini’ debuts strongly at No.4.
Mariah Carey is making a move on the top five courtesy of her new single ‘#Beautiful’. It rises a further three positions this week to a new peak of No.6 ahead of a fast charging Lana Del Rey with ‘Young And Beautiful’ from ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack, which surges from No.22 to No.9.
Jessie J’s ‘Wild’ roars into the upper echelons of the chart. Premiering at No.66 last week, the new tune jumps an impressive 55 places this week up to No.11.
Olly Murs’ new single ‘Dear Darlin’ pushes into the top 20 (up from No.47 to No.18) and the new Karise Eden single ‘Threads Of Silence’ sells enough in just three days to debut at No.19.
The new 2 Chainz single ‘We Own It’ surges 33 spots to No.22 ahead of the first of the week’s ‘The Voice’ debuts. This week it’s Celia Pavey on top, with her cover of The Shirelles’ ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’ debuting at No.23. But competition favourite Harrison Craig isn’t far behind with his cover of ‘If’, which debuts at No.24.
The Stafford Brothers broke news of their new double platinum accreditation for ‘Hello’ late last week, but they’ve updated their sales figures with ARIA this week who subsequently give them a second pointy gong.
Australia’s love affair with Macklemore and Lewis shows no signs of abating, with their new single ‘Wing$’ bulleting from its No.83 debut last week to No.27 this week.
MKTO’s ‘Thank You’ is now triple platinum, but slips from No.17 to No.28.
More action for ‘The Voice’ at Nos.32 and 35 courtesy of Miss Murphy and Luke Kennedy’s latest tracks respectively.
Sheppard’s EP is up from No.52 and into the top 50 at No.38 and just scraping into the top half of the chart are singles from Kelly Clarkson (‘People Like Us’ at No.46) and Steve Clisby (‘Sunday In Savannah’ at No.49).
In the bottom half of the chart, Lorde’s ‘Love Club’ EP is now gold, but down from No.38 to No.52, Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ rises from No.67 to a new peak of No.56.
But ‘The Voice’ contestant Danny Ross slips from a No.33 debut to No.57 with ‘Old Man’ before Kiyomi Vella’s ‘Pack Up’ debuts at No.59 and Miss Murphy’s ‘Killing Me Softly’ slides 30 places from No.30 to No.60.
Big drops too for Celia Pavey’s ‘Edelweiss’ (No.23 to No.64), Harrison Craig’s ‘It Had Better Be Tonight’ (No.12 to No.65) and Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ (No.28 to No.66.
Danny Ross’ cover of ‘It’s Time’ debuts at No.69 (the original re-enters eight places higher) and the new Martin Solveig track ‘Hey Now’ (featuring The Cataracs and Kyle) debuts at No.71.
Mitchell Anderson’s ‘Voice’ journey looks like being over this week, with ‘Take Me To The River’ in at No.83 – the lowest of this week’s ‘Voice’ debuts.
Yothu Yindi’s ‘Treaty’ re-emerges at No.85 after the death of the band’s lead single Mr Yunupingu this week.
Jackie Sannia’s ‘Smoke’, Harrison Craig’s ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ and Steve Clisby’s ‘New York State Of Mind’ all drop from the top 100.
A big debut at No.1 this week for Queens Of The Stone Age and their new long player ‘Like Clockwork’. They knock Daft Punk from the top spot after two weeks, with ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack in turn being knocked down to No.3.
City And Colour’s ‘The Hurry And The Harm’ debuts at No.4, Disclosure’s ‘Settle’ is in at No.5 and John Fogerty’s ‘Wrote A Song For Everyone’ debuts in the No.6 position.
Ricky Martin’s ‘Greatest Hits’ surges back into the top ten (No.10) after placing at No.17 last weekend.
The new Sleeping With Sirens album ‘Feel’ premieres at No.14, The National’s ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ is down to No.16 and Baby Animals’ new long player is in at No.19.
Little Mix’ album ‘DNA’ is headed back towards the top 20 this week, improving from No.55 to No.21. Agnetha’s ‘A’ slips nine places to No.22 and Lady Antebellum’s ‘Golden’ is down from No.15 to No.24.
The Eagles’ best-of gets another breath of life – it’s up from No.61 to No.25 – the new Megadeth album ‘Super Collider’ is in at No.28, Olly Murs’ ‘Right Place Right Time’ bounces from No.40 to No.29 and the P!nk best-of is up 12 places.
‘Time’ is up for Rod Stewart it seems, with his long player slipping 22 places to No.36 (Laura Marling’s ‘Once I Was An Eagle’ is down from a No.12 debut to No.40), but The Black Keys’ ‘El Camino’ and Rodriguez’ ‘Searching For Sugar Man’, the INXS best of and Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ bullet back into the top 50 (Nos.37, 38, 43 and 46 respectively).
Jonny Taylor’s ‘Something To Say’ rounds out the top 50 debuts at No.45 and 30 Seconds To Mars’ ‘Love Lust Faith + Dreams’ drops from No.18 to No.50.
Outside the top 50, Guy Sebastian’s ‘Armageddon’ improves from No.68 to No.51, but Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ is down from No.26 to No.52.
The new Shapeshifter album ‘Delta’ debuts at No.58. Divinyls’ new ‘Greatest Hits’ premieres at No.62. Caro Emerald’s ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald’ is in at No.69 and the new Jimi Hendrix best-of is spending its first week on the ARIA charts at No.70.
Bee Gees’ ‘Mythology’, however, is down from No.45 to No.76, Emeli Sandé’s ‘Our Version Of Events’ from No.48 to No.86, ‘The Rubens’ by (coincidentally) The Rubens from No.54 to No.87, Bon Jovi’s ‘What About Now’ from No.44 to No.91, Ms Mr’s ‘Secondhand Rapture’ from No.46 to No.93 and Airbourne’s ‘Black Dog Barking’ from No.37 to No.97.
Jamie Cullum’s album ‘Momentum’ loses momentum rather spectacularly. After a No.34 debut last week, it’s out of the top 100 entirely this week.
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