John Legend has relinquished his hold on the No.1 spot on this week’s ARIA singles chart, allowing Jason Derulo’s ‘Trumpets’ to ascend to the top spot after four weeks in. Pharrell Williams will also be ‘Happy’, with his single also moving up two spots, leaving Magic! to fall from two to three and John Legend from one to four.
Elsewhere, things are a little – as to be expected – on the quieter side, with most of the top ten remaining relatively steady, bar for movements of a couple of places.
Avicii’s ‘Addicted To You’ jumps from No.18 to No.13; Joel Fletcher’s ‘Swing’ from No.23 to No.14. Also into the top 20 this week are MKTO’s ‘God Only Knows’ (No.32 to No.18) and Lorde’s ‘Team’ (No.26 to No.20).
Dropping out of the top 20, however, are Lily Allen’s ‘Hard Out Here’, Lana Del Rey’s Cedric Gervais reworking of ‘Young And Beautiful’, Bastille’s ‘Of The Night’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘I See Fire’ – the latter falling from No.13 to No.27. London Grammar’s ‘Strong’ bucks the trend, improving 11 places to No.28.
The week’s highest debut comes from Beyoncé. ‘XO’ hasn’t really set the charts alight, however, poking its head into the top 100 countdown at No.44, followed closely behind for a No.47 debut for James Blunt’s ‘Heart To Heart’.
Outside the top 50, Jess Mauboy’s ‘Beautiful’ improves from No.66 to No.53, Tiesto’s ‘Red Lights’ is in at No.55 and Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’ catches another breath; up from No.92 to No.62.
The Busta Rhymes track ‘Thank You’ drops 30 places to No.82, John Mayer and Katy Perry’s duet ‘Who You Love’ improves 12 places on last week’s No.95 debut, but not such good news for Flo Rida’s ‘How I Feel’, which is down from No.57 to No.86.
Little Mix’s ‘Little Me’ rounds out the top 100 debuts this week at a lowly No.91.
Surprisingly, just the two festive collections in the top ten this week and leading the pack, as with last week, is Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, whose ‘Christmas’ maintains its No.1 heading.
Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’ gave things a crack, however, moving up from No.5 to No.2, displacing Beyoncé to No.3. Human Nature’s was the other Christmas record doing the top ten rounds; down from No.4 to No.5.
As with the singles chart, things were pretty settled on the albums side of things too, with most albums in the top 20 moving around only a few places at best. Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ improves six places from No.26 to No.20 and Susan Boyle’s ‘Home For Christmas’ drops from No.16 to No.25.
Lady Gaga’s ‘Artpop’ also picked up a little pre-Christmas steam; No.43 to No.34, while Justin Bieber’s ‘The Journals’ was the only debut in the top 100 (No.35).
Keith Urban’s ‘Fuse’ ran out (No.24 to No.36), Bon Jovi’s best-of dropped ten spots (No.27 to No.37), but improving were Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ (No.59 to No.40) and Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’ (No.66 to No.45).
Dropping was Jack Johnson’s ‘From Here To Now To You’ (No.34 to No.63), jumping was Queens Of The Stone Age’s ‘Like Clockwork’ (No.98 to No.68) and Havana Brown’s ‘Flashing Lights’ even flickered to life, re-entering the top 100 at No.80.
Matt Corby’s ‘Live On The Resolution Tour’, Bon Jovi’s ‘What About Now’ and Britney Spears’ ‘Britney Jean’ all fell from the top 100.
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