It’s week No.6 on top for Avicii and his single ‘Wake Me Up’ and after eight weeks on the chart in total, he notches up an impressive second platinum accreditation for sales of more than 140,000 copies.
But it’s not just Avicii hitting double platinum this week, with second placed Lorde also reaching the mark with her ‘Love Club’ EP ahead of One Republic and a newly gold ‘Acapella’ from Karmin as the entire top five remains steady.
MKTO’s ‘Classic’ hits the top ten (No.9) and the role of the week’s highest debut comes courtesy of Flo Rida and Pitbull and ‘Can’t Believe It’ (No.12).
Will.I.Am and Miley’s ‘Fall Down’ edges higher (No.17 to No.14), Imagine Dragons’ ‘On Top Of The World’ is up from No.23 to No.16 and Passenger’s new tune ‘Holes’ fills the top 20 spot (up from No.36 last week).
Jess Mauboy’s single ‘To The End Of The Earth’ has rebounded slightly this week. After debuting at No.22, it slipped to No.32 last week, before bouncing back to a new peak of No.21 this week. One Direction’s ‘Best Song Ever’ slips from No.10 to No.22 but goes gold (35,000 copies).
Also from the Sony stable, ‘Thinking About You’ – the ninth single from Calvin Harris’ latest album – hits its strides, racing up from No.40 to No.28.
The new season of ‘The X Factor’ is starting to make chart waves, with the original versions of tracks performed by contestants seeing chart action; the highest of which is Jason Mraz’ ‘I Won’t Give Up’ (performed by the Royce Twins), which re-enters the top 100 at No.35.
Awolnation’s ‘Sail’ entered the top 50 last week at No.42. This week it’s up to No.36 and has a gold accreditation to it. Rihanna’s ‘What Now’ debuts right behind them.
Robin Thicke’s new tune ‘Give It 2 U’ is into the top 50 at No.43, but Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj ease with their collaboration ‘Love More’ (No.29 to No.46).
Aussie pop starlet Elen Levon rounds out the top 50 debuts at No.48 with her new single ‘Wild Child’; Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ pops its head back into the top 50 at No.49.
On the other side of the ’50’ precipice, the new Pez single is dispensed into the chart at No.52, Labrinth and Emeli Sandé’s gorgeous ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ bullets from No.93 to No.55 (hello ‘X Factor’ again) and the new Rudimental track ‘Right Here’ debuts right here in the top 100 at No.58.
More ‘X Factor’-induced chart re-entries at Nos.59 and 60 for Birdy’s ‘People Help The People’ and Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’, with a debut for Lana Del Rey vs Cedric Gervais’ club stormer ‘Summertime Sadness’ at No.62.
Icona Pop’s ‘Girlfriend’ improves again (No.81 to No.64), Rüfüs’ ‘Sundream’ is in at No.65, but the love subsides for Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran and for Jay Z with Justin Timberlake, whose collaborations slide.
Will Perrett’s cover of John Farnham’s ‘Burn For You’ on ‘The X Factor’ sees the original back in the charts (No.69).
Mark Wilkinson’s ‘Middle Ground’ re-enters (No.75); ditto Dustin Tebbutt’s ‘The Breach’ (No.76). Emeli Sandé’s ‘Next To Me’ and Rudimental’s ‘Waiting All Night’ slide (No.55 to No.78 and No.52 to No.79 respectively).
In the final 20, Mary Lambert’s ‘She Keeps Me Warm’ is in at No.81, Robert DeLong’s ‘Global Concepts’ slides from No.58 to No.92 and Ciara’s new tune ‘I’m Out’ plunges from No.56 to No.98.
While P!nk holds the No.1 spot for a second successive week, she was almost dethroned by Inertia act Horrowshow and their new album ‘King Amongst Many’, which pops in at No.2 on debut.
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ improves to No.4 and P!nk joins herself in the top five with her six times platinum greatest hits package.
Also on the move this week is Michael Bublé. With tickets to his 2014 tour going on sale on Monday, his fans obviously rushed out to buy the crooner’s latest album ‘To Be Loved’, sending it from No.18 to No.7.
Melbourne indie-poppers will be no doubt more than pleased with the No.9 debut for their debut album ‘Sleep In The Water’, sandwiched right in the middle of Bliss N Eso and Bruno Mars. Karnivool’s ‘Asymmetry’ eases again, however, down from No.3 to No.11.
New at No.13 this week is Five Finger Death’s ‘The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1’.
Harrison Craig’s ‘More Than A Dream’ is down, however, from No.5 to No.14.
Rudimental’s ‘Home’ jumps from No.26 to No.20, but Luke Kennedy’s ‘A Time For Us’ drops from No.12 to No.21. There’s a debut for Jasmine Rae’s ‘If I Want To’ at No.23 and a re-entry for Michael Bublé’s ‘Collection’ at No.25.
Frank Ocean’s fleeting, cut-short visit sees his ‘Channel Orange’ slide from No.11 to No.28, but Flume regains ten places with his eponymous release ahead of debuts from The Civil Wars (‘The Civil Wars’) and Pond (‘Hobo Rocket’) at Nos.35 and 37 respectively.
Hillsong Live’s ‘Glorious Ruins’ eases from No.16 to No.39, Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘Sempiternal’ bullets from No.68 to No.43 and ‘The Voice’ starlet Celia Pavey’s album ‘This Music’ eases by 16 places to No.49.
Katy Perry’s teasers for her forthcoming new album pique interest in her previous release ‘Teenage Dream’, which rebounds from No.82 to No.52, Bridgit Mendler’s ‘Hello My Name Is…’ is in at No.58 on debut, but Kate Ceberano’s ‘Kensal Road’ (No.23 to No.59) and Selena Gomez’ ‘Stars Dance’ (No.39 to No.60) both fall.
A trio of debuts in the 70s… Jay Sean’s ‘Neon’ at No.72, Backstreet Boys’ ‘In A World Like This’ (in digital format only – it may see a bump with the physical release on next week’s chart) at No.73 and Newsted’s ‘Heavy Metal Music’ at No.74.
The news isn’t so good for Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros’ self titled album, which falls from a No.24 debut last week to No.77 this week.
Chimaira’s ‘Crown Of Phantoms’ wraps up the top 100 debuts at No.86.
The Rolling Stones’ ‘Hyde Park Live’ debuted at No.37 last week and is now gone from the top 100. ‘The Voice’ fourth-place getter Danny Ross and his album ‘As The Crow Flies’ are also gone from the top 100 (No.61 last week).
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