It’s three weeks in the top spot for Swedish EDM star Avicii’s latest single ‘Wake Me Up’ this week, holding off OneRepublic and Robin Thicke’s efforts, which remain at Nos.2 and 3 respectively.
But there’s set to be a challenge for the upper spots in the weeks ahead from New Zealand songstress Lorde, whose now-platinum ‘Love Club EP’ roars to life, improving ten places this week to No.4, knocking Miley Cyrus’ (also now platinum) single ‘We Can’t Stop’ down to No.5.
Mister Corby improves and Britain’s Naughty Boy hits the Aussie top ten with his Sam Smith-featuring single ‘La La La’ (No.20 to No.8).
Even though she’s on our shores in the midst of a mammoth tour, P!nk’s single ‘True Love’ slides from No.5 to No.11 (perhaps including it in the setlist proper for her shows might help?), but Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ is up further (No.17 to No.12) and Ellie Goulding’s new single ‘Burn’ is seemingly powered by rocket fuel – up from a No.72 debut to No.14 this week. Very nice.
The week’s highest debut goes to US pop duo Karmin and their latest single ‘Acapella’ (No.17), just ahead of MKTO’s fast-flying ‘Classic’, which improves seven places to No.18.
Will.I.Am and Miley’s ‘Fall Down’ is up from No.29 to No.21 and John Newman’s UK No.1 ‘Love Me Again’ improves from No.31 to No.23.
2 Chainz’ track ‘We Own It’ now owns a platinum accreditation after selling more than 70,000 copies locally and Passenger’s new single ‘Holes’ slots nicely into the No.30 spot on debut.
Top 40 action now for Bliss N Eso’s new single ‘Act Yo Age’, which hits a new peak of No.36 in week No.3 on the charts (up from No.51) and Mister Johnny Ruffo scores another top 40 hit with his soul-infused new tune ‘Untouchable’ (No.39).
Another debut, this time for US urban star Ciara, who along with Nicki Minaj, debuts at No.41 with ‘I’m Out’.
Jay-Z’s ‘Holy Grail’ makes it into the top 50 in its second week, but Ricky Martin’s gold-selling track ‘Come With Me’ slides from No.28 to No.46.
Three debuts between No.50 and No.60; they are Pearl Jam’s ‘Mind Your Manners’ (No.54), Icona Pop’s ‘Girlfriend’ (No.55) and Justin Timberlake’s ‘Take Back The Night’ (No.57).
Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’ debuts at No.65 and Calvin Harris’ new single ‘Thinking About You’ at No.67, with Jess Mauboy’s ‘Something’s Got A Hold On Me’ re-entering the countdown slap bang in the middle of both. Emeli Sandé’s ‘Next To Me’ slides (No.40 to No.68).
Two more new back to back entries at Nos.72 and 73 come courtesy of Awolnation’s ‘Sail’ and Matt Corby’s ‘Lay You Down’, but the news isn’t good for Delta’s ‘Heart Hypnotic’ and J-Lo’s ‘Live It Up’, which both falter; Delta down from No.45 to No.76 and J-Lo down from No.52 to No.79.
Bloc Party’s ‘Ratchet’ debuts at No.96; Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘When The Night Falls Quiet’ (at No.44 last week) is gone from the top 100.
It was back to No.1 on the albums chart for ‘The Voice’ winner Harrison Craig last week, but this week, he’s been displaced again by a familiar face. That familiar face, naturally, is P!nk. She’s touring the country at the moment on her huge ‘The Truth About Love’ tour. That tour (and some discounting) is translating into sales success for the album of the same name, which jumps from No.4 to No.1 on this week’s chart.
Harrison’s not gone too far, however – down to No.2, with Jay-Z in position three.
Then we have a debut for the new Robin Thicke LP ‘Blurred Lines’ which features the hit single (you guessed it) ‘Blurred Lines’. The album in at No.4, with ‘The Voice’ runner-up Luke Kennedy in at No.6 with his ‘journey’ album ‘A Time For Us’.
Fleetwood Mac’s ’25 Years – The Chain’ rises even further this week and sees the legendary outfit (who are visiting for a tour later in the year) back in the ARIA top ten (No.7).
They might have been stripped of their No.1 debut to make way for Kanye West’s album ‘Yeezus’ five weeks ago, but it looks like Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey are having the last laugh; seven places higher in the charts and with their album certified gold for sales of more than 35,000 copies.
‘The Voice’ finalist Celia Pavey debuts at No.14 with her ‘journey’ collection ‘This Music’, but Hillsong Live’s ‘Glorious Ruins’ is down ten spots to No.16 and Josh Pyke’s ‘The Beginning And The End Of Everything’ slides 13 places from last week’s No.7 debut.
Then comes a trio of debuts in the mid 20s; Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Electric’ at No.24, Cody Simpson’s ‘Surfers Paradise’ at No.25 and Danny Ross’ ‘As The Crow Flies’ at No.26. It’s the Pet Shop Boys’ highest album chart placing in Australia in 17 years.
Will.I.Am’s ‘#Willpower’ is back in chart action, re-entering the top 100 at No.33 and Ciara’s self-titled set debuts at No.35 (her highest ever Aussie album chart).
Calvin Harris’ ’18 Months’ is back up from No.60 to No.41 and Big Scary’s ‘Not Art’ rebounds slightly to No.44. Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ pokes its head back into the top 50 at No.48.
P!nk’s ‘Funhouse’ drops from No.28 to No.51, Black Sabbath’s ’13’ is down from No.35 to No.56 and Guns N Roses’ best of is down from No.43 to No.61.
ABBA’s ‘ABBA Gold’ improves from No.91 to No.68 and the new Sara Bareilles album ‘The Blessed Unrest’ caps this week’s top 100 debuts at No.73.
Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘March Fires’ dips from No.56 to No.80, P!nk’s ‘I’m Not Dead’ dies from No.59 to No.93 and Whitley’s ‘Even The Stars Are A Mess’ is in all sorts of trouble, plunging from No.44 to No.98 in just its second week.
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