It’s another stagnant week atop the ARIA singles chart, with the entire top four remaining unchanged. Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ picks up a brand new triple platinum accreditation, however, ahead of a huge bullet for Matt Corby’s new single ‘Resolution’, which streaks from last week’s debut of No.34 to No.5.
Also entering the top ten this week is Mariah Carey’s new single ‘#Beautiful’ – up from No.17 to No.9 – becoming her first foray into the Aussie top ten in eight long years.
The week’s highest debut comes courtesy of ‘The Voice’ favourite Harrison Craig, whose swinging track ‘It Had Better Be Tonight’ debuts in the No.12 spot ahead of a fast charging Armin Van Buuren and ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ (No.28 to No.13).
Stafford Brothers announced this week that their Christina Milian collaboration ‘Hello’ had hit the double platinum mark, but said accreditation is yet to be registered with ARIA (No.18). Imagine Dragon’s ‘Radioactive’ creeps into the top 20 (No.20).
Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young And Beautiful’ looked like tanking just a couple of weeks back, but with ‘The Great Gatsby’ now in cinemas, it’s rushed back up the charts from No.57 last week to No.22. She’s ahead of an ethereal performance of ‘Edelweiss’ by ‘The Voice’ starlet Celia Pavey (No.23 on debut) and Luke Kennedy’s cover of George Michael’s ‘Freedom 90’ (No.25).
The new Little Mix single ‘How Ya Doin’ hits the top 30 (No.33 to No.29), Miss Murphy’s rendition of ‘Killing Me Softly’ debuts at No.30, Ke$ha’s ‘Crazy Kids’ receives a nine place boost (No.41 to No.32) and Danny Ross’ cover of ‘Old Man’ debuts at No.33.
Duke Dumont’s former UK No.1 ‘Need U (100%)’ rises ten places to No.40 and Jackie Sannia’s cover of Natalie Imbruglia’s stunning ‘Smoke’ enters the countdown at No.42.
But it’s not all good news, with a plunge for Harrison Craig’s ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, which slumps from No.6 on debut to No.46.
The top 50 debuts wrap with premieres for Olly Murs, Steve Clisby and Fergie (‘Dear Darlin’, ‘New York State Of Mind’ and ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody’ at Nos.47, 49 and 50 respectively.
Outside the top 50, Sheppard’s self-titled EP climbs from No.73 to No.52 and there are debuts at Nos.54 and 55 for Mitchell Anderson’s ‘What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted’ and 2 Chainz’ ‘We Own It’ respectively.
But Luke Kennedy’s cover of John Farnham’s ‘Please Don’t Ask Me’ drops substantially (No.11 on debut to No.56) and Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ falls from the top 50 (No.46 to No.57).
‘The Voice’ action continues with Kiyomi Vella’s ‘Young Blood’ in action at No.58, Celia Pavey’s ‘Jolene’ down from a No.15 debut to No.59 and Michael Stangel’s cover of ‘Everybody Hurts’ debuting at No.65.
Jessie J is back… ‘Wild’ entering the Australian charts at No.66 after just a few days on sale. Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ swells again; now just one place shy of its No.66 peak.
Zedd & Foxes’ ‘Clarity’ debuts at No.71, Fall Out Boy’s ‘My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark’ re-emerges at No.76 and one would assume Simon Meli’s ‘Voice’ journey might be over, with his cover of Elton’s ‘Tiny Dancer’ debuting at No.77.
Birdy’s ‘Skinny Love’ swoops from No.42 to No.78, Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash’s ‘Reload’ drops from No.53 to No.82 and could this be the beginning of a brand new chart monster…? Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Wing$’ debuting at No.83.
Sam & The Womp’s ‘Bom Bom’ slides 20 spots to No.91 and latter re-entries at Nos.96, 98, 99 and 100 for A$AP Rocky, Icona Pop, Matt Corby and Psy.
The Janoskians’ new single ‘Best Friends’ debuted at No.30 last week. (We quietly reckon it’s the worst song of the year thus far and deserves to have dropped out of the top 100 after just one week). Keith Urban’s ‘Little Bit Of Everything’ debuted at No.40 last week… it’s also now gone from the top 100.
Also gone this week are Kiyomi Vella’s ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’, Emmelie De Forest’s Eurovision winning single ‘Only Teardrops’ and ‘The Voice’ entries from Miss Murphy, Luke Kennedy, Jackie Sannia, Jac Stone, Mitchell Anderson, Michael Paynter etc etc etc.
Daft Punk slammed the No.1 spot on the ARIA albums chart last week with ‘Random Access Memories’. Certified platinum on debut, it remains stubbornly wedged there for a second week, but with the movie now in the cinemas, there’s a growing amount of love for ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack, which improves from No.5 to No.2.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ also improves three spots to No.3, with Rudimental’s ‘Home’ back in the top five (No.5). Passenger’s ‘All The Little Lights’ improves to No.6 and the week’s highest debut comes from Alice In Chains (‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’ at No.10).
Laura Marling matches the No.12 chart peak of her previous album, with a debut for her new long player ‘Once I Was An Eagle’ and with his national tour now underway, Lee Kernaghan’s fans are snapping up his LP ‘Beautiful Noise’, causing it to re-enter the countdown at No.17.
The 30 Seconds To Mars record drops, however… down from a No.4 debut to No.18.
Calvin Harris’ ’18 Months’ (apparently about to have ANOTHER single released from it – who is he? David Guetta!?) improves from No.42 to No.28 and Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ edges from No.40 to No.31.
Jamie Cullum’s ‘Momentum’ debuts at No.34, Gurrumul’s performance on ‘The Voice’ did the trick for his album ‘Gurrumul’, which re-enters at No.35, but a 20 place drop for Airbourne’s ‘Black Barking Dog’ (No.17 to No.37), a 17 place drop for Gabrielle Aplin’s ‘English Rain’ (No.22 to No.39) and a 25 place slump for the ‘Eurovision’ compilation.
P!nk’s ‘Greatest Hits’ picks up some steam (re-entering the top 50 at No.42) and there’s a No.43 debut for the ‘Fast & Furious 6’ soundtrack.
Outside the top 50, Jinja Safari’s eponymous set dives from No.27 on debut to No.52, Florence & The Machine’s ‘Ceremonials’ improves from No.78 to No.53 and Little Mix’ ‘DNA’ is up from No.68 to No.55.
Demi Lovato’s ‘Demi’ drops down to No.58 (No.30 last week), The Black Keys’ ‘El Camino’ bullets from No.93 to No.59 and The Eagles’ ‘The Very Best Of’ jumps from No.100 to No.61.
A debut for Dialectrix’ ‘The Cold Light Of Day’ comes at No.70 and the second Gurrumul album ‘Rrakala’ re-emerges at No.71. Due to her visit, Julie Andrews’ ‘Classic Julie’ debuts at No.77 and there’s growing interest in the Armin Van Buuren album ‘Intense’, which re-emerges at No.78, just six places below its peak.
Not such good news for Rachael Leahcar’s ‘Romantique’, however, which plunges from No.38 to No.87 or for Escape The Fate, whose album ‘Ungrateful’ slumps from No.34 to No.94.
Albums for The Dillinger Escape Plan, Seth Sentry, Hugh Laurie and The Seekers have all dropped from the top 100.
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