Swedish superstar Avicii notches up a fifth successive week in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart this week, holding off a determined Lorde from the peak. The New Zealand songstress reaches a new peak of No.2 this week, swapping places with OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars’.
US couple Karmin have a big hit on their hands with ‘Acapella’, which not only moves into the top five this week (No.4 from No.8), but picks up a gold sales accreditation (35,000 copies).
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’ is back in top ten action (No.9) and picks up a double platinum accreditation, but the new One Direction single ‘Best Song Ever’ eases slightly from its No.4 debut; down to No.10 in its second week of chart action.
P!nk’s tour of Australia continues and she continues her run of hit singles down under with ‘True Love’. Though the track isn’t featured in the main body of the ‘Truth About Love’ show, its use in the closing credits has done enough to keep it in the top 20 and pick up a minty fresh platinum accreditation.
Zedd ftg. Foxes’ ‘Clarity’ is now bathed in gold and Sheppard’s EP returns to the top 20 at No.20.
A tour announcement in the middle of last month seems to have paid dividends for Imagine Dragons. In addition to their hit ‘Radioactive’ gathering steam this week, their new single ‘On Top Of The World’ is also doing rather nicely. After debuting at a lowly No.88 last week, it bullets to No.23 this week (yes, 65 places!).
Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash’s club monster ‘Reload’ hits gold (35,000 copies) and there’s a pair of debuts following closely behind; Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Love More’ at No.29 and What About Tonight’s ‘Time Of Our Lives’ at No.30.
Jess Mauboy’s single ‘To The End Of The Earth’ slips ten spots, however, but Awolnation ‘Sail’s into the top 50 at No.42 (up from No.54), P!nk’s ‘Try’ (now four times platinum) rises from No.77 to No.43 and Selena Gomez’ ‘Come & Get It’ drops three but becomes a gold-selling Aussie hit.
Outside the top 50, the new Robin Thicke single ‘Give It 2 U’ almost becomes a top 50 hit; it’s up from a No.68 debut to No.53 this week. Fun.’s ‘Some Nights’, Illy’s ‘On & On’ and Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ re-enter at Nos.59, 60 and 62 respectively, but Kings Of Leon’s ‘Supersoaker’ eases slightly (No.43 on debut to No.63) and Ariana Grande’s ‘Baby I’ debuts at No.67.
Miley Cyrus’ classic single ‘The Climb’ re-emerges at No.68; Paramore’s ‘Still Into You’ slips 14 spots to No.70 and The Collective’s ‘Another Life’ slides from a No.47 debut to No.71.
There’s a new entry for the new Mike Posner single ‘The Way It Used To Be’ at No.74, re-entries for LMFAO, Frank Ocean and Icona Pop (‘Sexy And I Know It’, ‘Lost’ and ‘Girlfriend’) at Nos.79, 80 and 81 respectively and The Naked And Famous’ new single ‘Hearts Like Ours’ rumbles at No.83 in its first week in.
JT’s ‘Mirrors’ slumps from No.58 to No.92, Fergie’s ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)’ drops 30 spots to No.96 and Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’ is nearing the precipice at No.98 (down from No.63).
Perth rockers Karnivool knocked P!nk from top spot last week, but she’s bounced right on back with ‘The Truth About Love’, re-taking the No.1 spot slap bang in the middle of her national tour of the same name. Karnivool drops two spots to No.3, with Passenger’s ‘All The Little Lights’ picking up the chart slack at No.2 (up from No.6).
Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ is up from No.14 to No.6, Fleetwood Mac’s ’25 Years – The Chain’ is back into the top ten at No.9 and despite his cancelling all but one of his local shows, Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ bullets from No.24 to No.11.
Also improving this week; Hillsong Live’s ‘Glorious Ruins’ (No.28 to No.16), Of Monsters And Men’s ‘My Head Is An Animal (No.38 to No.17) and Jake Bugg’s self-titled set (No.25 on debut to No.19).
Fab news for Australia’s ABBA fans, with Agnetha’s album ‘A’ picking up a gold sales accreditation for sales of more than 35,000 copies (No.20).
The week’s highest debut comes courtesy of Aussie songstress Kate Ceberano, whose ‘Kensal Road’ set premieres at No.23 ahead of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ self-titled set right behind her.
Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ bullets from No.44 to No.25 and James Blake’s ‘Overgrown’ rockets from No.98 to No.27.
It debuted at No.43 on last week’s ARIA albums chart, but it would seem it’s only now that fans have come to the realisation that John Williamson has a new best-of collection in the shops ’cause it’s up 14 places on last week. Celia Pavey’s ‘This Music’, however, drops 15 places to No.33.
The Rolling Stones’ ‘Hyde Park Live’ is in at No.37; Selena Gomez’ ‘Stars Dance’ did so only briefly, down from No.8 on debut to No.39 and Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’ is finally in the top 50 (just) at No.48.
Further down the list, Chet Faker’s album ‘Thinking In Textures’ re-enters at No.55, Danny Ross’ ‘As The Crow Flies’ swoops from No.40 to No.61 and AlunaGeorge’s ‘Body Music’ beats on debut in the No.71 position.
There’s a premiere at No.83 for We Came As Romans (‘Tracing Back Roots’), a re-entry for The Lumineers’ self-titled set at No.88 and big drops for Ricky Martin’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.65 to No.89), Judith Durham’s ‘The Platinum Album’ (No.58 to No.91) and Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Electric’ (No.57 to No.98).
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