No budging Swedish DJ Avicii from the top spot again this week. ‘Wake Me Up’ holds in the No.1 position for a fourth straight week, holding off the challenge from One Direction’s new track ‘Best Song Ever’, which thundered into the top two on iTunes throughout the week.
OneRepublic’s single ‘Counting Stars’ remains wedged into the No.2 spot, picking up a platinum accreditation and Lorde’s ‘The Love Club’ EP featuring ‘Royals’ is up one spot to No.3.
That leaves One Direction’s ‘Best Song Ever’ to debut in the No.4 spot; their fourth top five hit in Australia after ‘One Thing’, ‘Live While We’re Young’ and ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)’.
Naughty Boy’s ‘La La La’ is up to No.6, Ellie Goulding scores her first solo top ten Aussie hit with ‘Burn’ (No.14 to No.7) and Karmin’s ‘Acapella’ is up from No.17 to No.8, beating their No.9 peak with ‘Brokenhearted’ last year.
Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ may have eased again this week (falling from No.3 to No.9), but it’s picked up an impressive sixth platinum accreditation (420,000 copies).
Smiles all ’round for Melbourne’s Vance Joy this week, who picks up his first top ten hit with ‘Riptide’ (No.10) and receives a platinum sales accreditation in the process.
Samantha Jade’s latest single ‘Firestarter’ might not have quite been the monster hit her team would have been hoping for, but it’s done enough in the charts to achieve gold this week, ahead of a fast-charging Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash with their club stormer ‘Reload’ (No.31 to No.20).
The new Jessica Mauboy single ‘To The End Of The Earth’ had a huge leg up on debut via Jess’s performance at the State Of Original final, but it fails to make the top 20 on debut, settling for a premiere at No.22.
Further down, it’s No.37 with a bullet for Calvin Harris’ new single ‘Thinking About You’ after its debut at No.67 last week. Kings Of Leon’s ‘Supersoaker’ is in at No.43, Selena Gomez’ ‘Come & Get It’ is into the top 50 finally (No.61 to No.46) and The Collective’s ‘Another Life’ is in at No.47.
Outside the top 50, Awolnation ‘Sail’ up the charts with their latest tune; No.72 to No.54, Tinie Tempah’s new single ‘Trampoline’ bounces into the charts at No.61, but Ricky Martin’s ‘Come With Me’ (we’ll leave the temptation for an analogy on this one alone) drops from No.46 to No.65.
Robin Thicke’s ‘Give It 2 U’ is in at No.68, Johnny Ruffo’s ‘Untouchable’ is in trouble (No.39 to No.71) and David Guetta’s not going to let a bout of chorophobia stand between him and a No.76 debut for ‘Ain’t A Party’.
Capital Cities are ‘Safe And Sound’ on debut two places behind.
New at No.85 is Bastille’s new ‘Laura Palmer’ EP, Justin Timberlake’s ‘Take Back The Night’ suffers the second week blues (No.57 to No.87) and Imagine Dragons might be ‘On Top Of The World’, but they’re down the bottom of the top 100, debuting at No.88. Grouplove’s ‘Way To Go’ drops from No.60 to No.89.
Three more debuts come courtesy of Selena Gomez (‘Slow Down’ at No.93), Dizzee Rascal (‘I Don’t Need A Reason’ at No.96) and Dustin Tebbutt (‘The Breach’ at No.100).
Pearl Jam’s ‘Mind Your Manners’ and Icona Pop’s ‘Girlfriend’, both debuts last week (at Nos.54 and 55 respectively) are both gone from the top 100.
Perth rock outfit Karnivool scores their first No.1 with their brand new album ‘Asymmetry’. In debuting in the top spot, it beats the No.2 peak of their previous long player ‘Sound Awake’, released back in 2010, which peaked at No.2.
Their debut displaces P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ to No.2, with Bliss N Eso’s ‘Circus In The Sky’ up to No.3 and Harrison Craig’s ‘More Than A Dream’ (now sporting a platinum accreditation) down from No.2 to No.4.
Passenger’s ‘All The Little Lights’ jumps from No.11 to No.6 and the new Selena Gomez album ‘Stars Dance’ has a very healthy debut at No.8.
Albums for Robin Thicke, Luke Kennedy and Jay Z all drop (to Nos.9, 10 and 11 respectively).
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ is up from No.21 to No.14; Fleetwood Mac’s ’25 Years – The Chain’ is down from No.7 to No.15.
A big jump for Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ (No.54 to No.24) ahead of his Australian visit. It’ll be interesting to see how his album sales go in the wake of his cancellation of his remaining Australian appearances. Jake Bugg’s belatedly released self-titled set debuts at No.25 and Rudimental’s ‘Home’ is down four spots to No.26 but is now gold accredited.
Moving up this week are Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ (No.43 to No.33), City And Colour’s ‘The Hurry And The Harm’ (No.60 to No.35) and Of Monsters And Men’s ‘My Head Is An Animal’ (No.49 to No.38), but Danny Ross’ ‘As The Crow Flies’ falls from No.26 to No.40.
John Williamson’s best-of ‘A Hell Of A Career!’ debuts at No.43 and British outfit Alt-J (announced as the surprise guests at Splendour) see a jump in sales of their album ‘An Awesome Wave’ (up from No.65 to No.44).
Hands Like Houses’ album ‘Unimagine’ kicks off the raft of action in the lower half of the top 100, debuting at No.51. Ms Mr’s ‘Second Hand Rapture’ re-enters the fray at No.56 and the Pet Shop Boys’ album ‘Electric’ is down from its No.24 debut to No.57.
Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘March Fires’ is up again (No.80 to No.61). On the back of their tour announcement, the Muse album ‘The 2nd Law’ is back into the mix at No.67, Big Scary’s ‘Not Art’ drops from No.44 to No.78 and Cody Simpson’s ‘Surfers Paradise’ is all but washed away; down from a No.25 debut to No.89.
Will.I.Am’s ‘#WillPower’ plunges from No.33 to No.96 and Ciara’s self-titled set debuted at No.35 last week. She’s already out of the top 100.
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