It’s been eight long weeks, but finally Robin Thicke’s global chart monster ‘Blurred Lines’ has finally relinquished the top spot on the ARIA singles chart… to Swedish superstar DJ Avicii, whose track ‘Wake Me Up’ spends its third week on the charts by moving up to the No.1 spot down under. Better still, he picks up a gold sales accreditation for his troubles.
It’s not all bad news for Thicke, however. He’s only slid one spot this week – and has picked up a very respectable fifth platinum accreditation (350,000 copies).
Bulleting into the top ten this week are OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars’ (No.12 to No.3) and Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop’ (No.13 to No.5), the latter picking up a gold sales accreditation.
The highest debut for the week falls to Ms Samantha Jade and her new single ‘Firestarter’, which comes in at a respectable No.9, ahead of Matt Corby’s ‘Resolution’, which maintains its No.10 position but is freshly coated in platinum.
With her tour in full swing, P!nk’s latest single ‘True Love’ is on the move, picking up an extra 13 spots from its No.26 debut last week to land at No.13. But Passenger, Daft Punk and Bastille all fall from the top ten. Mariah Carey’s ‘#Beautiful’ hits platinum.
Sheppard’s EP is into the top 20 and picks up a gold accreditation. Ricky Martin’s ‘Come With Me’ falls from the top 20 (No.21), but also picks up a gold accreditation.
Also gold this week is Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ (No.24).
One of our favourite tracks of 2013 thus far – Naughty Boy & Sam Smith’s ‘La La La’ – cracks the top 30 (No.37 to No.28) ahead of a bulleting Jason Mraz’ ‘I Won’t Give Up’ (No.78 to No.30) after it was used in promo spots for the last episode of ‘Packed To The Rafters’. The infectious new MKTO single ‘Classic’ debuts at No.34.
He’s just announced an Australian visit, so interest in John Newman’s single ‘Love Me Again’ is sure to grow further in the weeks ahead. This week it improves from No.55 to No.40. Hillsong Young & Free’s ‘Alive’ rounds out the top 50 debuts at No.50.
Outside the top 50, Duke Dumont’s former UK No.1 ‘Need U (100%)’ is down from No.57 to No.63 but gains a gold sales accreditation, Mark Wilkinson’s ‘Middle Ground’ debuts at No.69 and The Preatures’ single ‘Is This How You Feel?’ rises from a No.98 debut to No.71 this week.
Tracks from the new Bliss N Eso album are finding chart favour, with ‘Act Yo Age’ the best of the bunch – coming in at No.78 – ahead of ‘I Am Somebody’ two spaces lower.
P!nk’s ‘Try’ re-enters at No.79, the Flume remix of ‘You & Me’ by Disclosure ftg. Eliza Doolittle debuts at No.91 and re-entries for Martin Solveig’s ‘Hey Now’, Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ and Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ (Nos.93, 94 and 100 respectively).
All ‘The Voice’ singles are now gone from the top 100, including Harrison Craig’s winner’s single ‘Unconditional’, which exits worryingly after just two weeks on the chart.
‘The Voice’ winner Harrison Craig made it just the one week on the ARIA albums chart with his debut ‘More Than A Dream’, giving it up this week to the new Bliss N Eso album ‘Circus In The Sky’, which becomes the band’s second consecutive No.1 album after 2010’s ‘Running On Air’.
It snatched the top spot ahead of Harrison (No.2) and a No.3 debut for Hillsong Live’s ‘Glorious Ruins’.
P!nk’s ‘The Truth About Love’ is back in the top five (No.4), with a huge bullet for Agnetha Fältskog’s ‘A’ on the back of the ABBA special on Channel 9 throughout the week. It’s up from No.82 last week to No.5 this week.
P!nk’s six times platinum ‘Greatest Hits… So Far!!!’ rises from No.17 to No.12, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘The Heist’ is up from No.19 to No.14, but the Empire Of The Sun album ‘Ice On The Dune’ is out of the top 10 in its third week (No.15).
Russell Morris’ ‘Sharkmouth’ rises from No.35 to No.23, but Fat Freddy’s Drop drops from No.11 to No.24.
Dream On Dreamer’s ‘Loveless’ debuts at No.29, Fleetwood Mac’s ’25 Years – The Chain’ bullets from No.93 to No.31, Big Scary’s ‘Not Art’ debuts at No.32 and Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ improves from No.42 to No.33.
Major Lazer’s ‘Free The Universe’ re-enters at No.41 and top 50 debuts for Diviney (‘Sex Games’ at No.45) and Ash Grunwald with Scott Owen & Andy Strachan (‘Gargantua’ at No.46).
Mumford & Sons, Bon Jovi and One Direction re-emerge in the top 50.
Outside the top 50, the ‘Fast & Furious 6′ soundtrack slows from No.30 to No.52, The Black Keys’ ‘El Camino’ is down from No.39 to No.59 and ‘ABBA Gold’ is back in favour… 16 times platinum at No.63.
Tom Odell’s ‘Long Way Down’ is a long way down from its No.1 UK debut – premiering in Australia at No.66, with A$AP Rocky’s ‘Long Live A$AP’ re-entering at No.70.
Florence & The Machine’s ‘Ceremonials’ slips from No.50 to No.73, ‘The Voice : The Final 32′ compile slides from No.58 to No.74 and Rodriguez’ ‘Searching From Sugar Man’ is down from No.54 to No.77. But those slips are nothing compared to J Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’, which plunges from a No.14 debut last week to No.82 this week.
The ‘Man Of Steel’ soundtrack debuts at No.85, Kelly Clarkson’s best-of re-enters at No.89 and August Burns Red’s ‘Rescue & Restore’ is in at No.93.
Falling In Reverse’s ‘Fashionably Late’ plummets from No.20 on debut to No.94 and The Gyuto Monks Of Tibet are all chanted out, with ‘Chants’ sinking from a No.26 debut to out of the top 100.
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