Yes, Redfoo has exploded in the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart this week, debuting with a gold accreditation to boot with his new single ‘Let’s Get Ridiculous’, aided – naturally – by his performance of the track on ‘The X Factor’ earlier in the week.
Credit where it’s due… Though Katy Perry may have lost her No.1 mantle to Redfoo, ‘Roar’ is a smash and after just five weeks on the chart it’s notched up an impressive double platinum accreditation.
Someone else getting into the accreditation swing this week is Ms Miley Cyrus with her single ‘Wrecking Ball’ demolishing the No.3 spot (up from a No.15 debut) and also going gold. John Newman’s ‘Love Me Again’ hits platinum and is steady at its No.6 peak
The new OneRepublic single is now in the top ten mix too. In just three weeks, ‘Something I Need’ has gone from a No.25 debut to No.16 last week and is up a further nine spots to No.7 this week. Eminem’s ‘Berserk’ eases five spots, but goes gold (35,000 copies).
Drake’s single ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ is up 16 places to No.14 and Karmin’s ‘Acapella’ gets a double platinum accreditation, easing four spots this week. Imagine Dragons’ ‘On Top Of The World’ also hits platinum; Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ is double platinum.
There’s another double platinum accreditation – this time for Naughty Boy ftg. Sam Smith’s single ‘La La La’, which drops three spots with Naughty Boy’s album ‘Hotel Cabana doing the rounds. Lorde’s ‘Tennis Court’ is another track picking up a pointy platinum gong – at No.22.
The new Jessie J single ‘It’s My Party’ hasn’t quite caught on as much as its predecessor ‘Wild’, and it falls nine places to No.26 after just four weeks on the charts. It does, however, achieve a gold sales accreditation this week (so too Rihanna’s ‘What Now’ at No.28).
Haim’s ‘The Wire’ jumps from No.36 to No.27, Martin Garrix’ club banger ‘Animals’ rockets from No.83 to No.29 and the new Coldplay single ‘Atlas’ (from the latest ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack) debuts at No.30.
No doubt helped along by its use in the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ commercials, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ gets a second wind in its sails – improving from No.47 to No.34. Mumford & Sons’ ‘I Will Wait’ re-enters the top 100 at No.36 (thanks ‘X Factor’) and the new Cher Lloyd single ‘I Wish’ premieres at No.40 (the singer’s second highest Aussie chart position to date).
Chris Brown’s ‘Love More’ sneaks back into the top 50, Bruno Mars’ ‘Gorilla’ bounds from a No.68 debut to No.47 and not such good news for Ricki-Lee, with her single ‘Come & Get In Trouble With Me’ dropping from a No.28 debut to No.49.
Outside the top 50, Alicia Keys’ interview on ’60 Minutes’ last weekend did the trick for her triple platinum single ‘Girl On Fire’, which re-enters the top 100 this week at No.51 (‘Empire State Of Mind’ re-enters at No.90). Tickets for her forthcoming tour go on sale this Friday.
‘X Factor’ starlet Dami Im’s performance of ‘Purple Rain’ drops from a No.29 debut to No.55 and with ‘X Factor’ performances this week, Miguel’s ‘Adorn’ debuts at No.61 and The Collective’s single ‘Another Life’ re-enters at No.62 (way behind Redfoo’s No.1 debut).
Taylor Henderson gets the highest ‘X Factor’ debut of the week with his cover of Mumford & Sons’ ‘I Will Wait’. It debuts at No.64, ahead of Dami Im’s ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ (No.67) and Jai Waetford’s ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ (No.97).
Chet Faker’s ‘Melt’ premieres at No.68, Jess Mauboy’s ‘To The End Of The Earth’ drops from No.56 to No.71, Bastille’s ‘Laura Palmer’ EP drops from No.57 to No.73 and Dami Im’s previous ‘X Factor’ performance of U2’s ‘One’ plops from No.42 to No.75.
James Blunt’s ‘Bonfire Heart’ debuted at No.67 last week; it’s down to No.82 this week.
Showtek’s ‘Booyah’ debuts at No.87, Just Blaze & Bauuer’s ‘Higher’ is in at No.91 and London Grammar’s ‘Strong’ premieres at No.92.
Last week’s top 100 debuts from Mika ftg. Ariana Grande, Gossling, Peking Duk, Krewella and All Time Low are all out of the top 100.
Four new entries into the top ten on the ARIA albums chart this week – and two of them spoil P!nk’s hopes for her album ‘The Truth About Love’ to spend its one year anniversary in the top spot.
So debuting at No.1 this week is… (drum roll)… Arctic Monkeys’ new album ‘AM’, marking the band’s second Aussie No.1 album after 2006’s ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’.
Permiering at No.2 is UK outfit London Grammar with their debut long player ‘If You Wait’; smile all ’round, no doubt, over at Dew Process.
And okay, so P!nk misses out on the No.1 spot to notch up the 12 month anniversary of the debut of ‘The Truth About Love’, but she’ll take plenty of solace from the fact that the album a) only drops to No.3 and b) picks up an amazing eighth platinum accreditation (hello 560,000 copies!).
Tonight Alive picks up their highest ever chart with ‘The Other Side’ (a No.5 debut); ditto Brisbane outfit Violent Soho (No.6 debut for ‘Hungry Ghost’).
OneRepublic’s ‘Native’ picks up another six positions to nestle its way into the top 10 (No.8) for the first time.
Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hesitation Marks’ drops from a No.3 debut to No.14 this week ahead of two more debuts – Goldfrapp’s ‘Tales Of Us’ at No.15 and Rise Against’s ‘Long Forgotten Songs’ at No.16.
John Legend’s ‘Love In The Future’ debuts at No.22 (John’s highest album chart in Australia thus far), Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ bullets from No.37 to No.25 (it’ll celebrate its 12 month anniversary on the chart next week), but Ariana Grande’s ‘Yours Truly’ slips from a No.6 debut to No.26.
Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘March Fires’ re-enters the top 100 at No.32, The Jungle Giants’ ‘Learn To Exist’ drops from a No.12 debut to No.34 and Charlie Pride’s ’40 Years Of Pride’ drops from No.15 to No.35.
Again, Alicia Keys’ appearance on last week’s ’60 Minutes’ pays dividends, with her album ‘Girl On Fire’ re-emerging in the top 100 off the back of her interview (No.38). Paramore’s self-titled set re-enters the top 50 at No.41 and though Miguel’s performance on the singles chart didn’t exactly inspire after his appearance on ‘The X Factor’ this week, his album ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ has performed much better – up from No.93 to No.45.
Outside the top 50, One Direction’s ‘Up All Night’ bullets from No.76 to No.52, John Williamson’s ‘A Hell Of A Career’ drops from No.25 to No.58 and Neko’s ‘The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You’ (hello RSI) debuts at No.64.
Newton Faulkner’s new album ‘Studio Zoo’ can only make a No.73 debut.
Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’ drops from No.45 to No.81; DevilDriver’s ‘Winter Kills’ from No.42 to No.82 (both in their third weeks of chart action). Bernard Fanning’s ‘Departures’ drops from No.44 to No.85.
Vista Chino wraps up the week’s top 100 debut at No.87 with ‘Peace’, John Fogerty’s ‘Wrote A Song For Everyone’ plunges from No.32 to No.89 and Rod Stewart’s ‘Time’, which re-entered the top 100 last week at No.40 – is back out of the top 100.
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