After ascending to the top spot last week, John Legend consolidates his heading this week with ‘All Of Me’. And after bagging a gold accreditation last week, the No.1 smash now has a platinum sheen to it.
The ‘Trumpets’ are sounding for Jason Derulo’s new single, which bullets from No.22 to No.4 this week, knocking Pitbull and Ke$ha’s now-double platinum ‘Timber’ to No.5.
Triple J’s ‘Christmas Number 1’ debuts at No.9, right ahead of Pharrell’s new tune ‘Happy’ (No.10).
In what’s a slightly quieter week in the top 30, The Vamps’ ‘Can We Dance’ jumps from No.34 to No.24, Rudimental’s ‘Free’ (with Emeli Sandé and Nas) bullets from No.57 to No.26, but Flo Rida’s ‘How I Feel’ drops from No.24 to No.41.
Two further entries into the top 50 this week; Jess Mauboy’s ‘Beautiful’ bullets from a No.66 debut to No.46 and Mariah’s Christmas boomerang ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is back again… No.70 to No.50.
Outside the top 50, Justin Bieber is ‘Confident’ at No.53 on debut, Busta Rhymes’ ‘Thank You’ rockets from No.92 to No.55, Flume’s ‘Holdin On’ drops from No.51 to No.67 and A Great Big World’s single ‘Say Something’ (featuring Christina Aguilera) is up from No.95 to No.69.
Elen Levon’s ‘Wild Child’ is back in the top 100 at No.72, Bliss N Eso score another chart hit with ‘My Life’ (No.74 on debut) and there’s a debut for The Aston Shuffle’s ‘Tear It Down’ at No.81.
And with the chart year almost at an end, Tkay Maidza’s ‘Brontosaurus’ is in at No.89, Bruno Mars’ ‘Young Girls’ drops from No.62 to No.90 and Fatboy Slim’s ‘Eat Sleep Rave Repeat’ premieres at No.98.
J Bieb’s ‘Change Me’ and ‘Rollercoaster’, along with Britney’s ‘Work Bitch!’ are gone from the top 100 this week.
Round one of the December sales weeks went to ‘X Factor’ runner-up Taylor Henderson and his debut self-titled album. Round two, however, has been won by an old favourite… Michael Bublé’s ‘Christmas’ set, which rises from No.6 to No.1 in the silly season sales race. Taylor drops to No.2, but will take some consolation from the fact that his album is now gold certified.
Speaking of certifications, check One Direction’s ‘Midnight Memories’ – now double platinum – and Human Nature’s ‘The Christmas Album’, which moves to No.4 and hits platinum. More Christmas action for SuBo at No.13 with ‘Home For Christmas’ (up from No.19), while Taylor Swift’s tour pays dividends with sales of ‘Red’, which shuffles up from No.29 to No.14.
John Legend’s ‘Love In The Future’ succeeds off the back of his No.1 single ‘All Of Me’, improving from No.32 to No.18 and Tina Arena’s ‘Reset’ spends its eighth week of chart action at No.19.
The new Jai Waetford EP is the week’s highest debut at No.21; bullets for Bon Jovi’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.42 to No.23) and Keith Urban’s ‘Fuse’ (No.36 to No.24), a re-entry for Mariah Carey’s evergreen ‘Merry Christmas’ at No.28 and Kelly Clarkson’s festive set, ‘Wrapped In Red’, improves to a new peak of No.33.
Childish Gambino’s ‘Because The Internet’ is in at No.37; A Day To Remember’s ‘Common Courtesy’ doesn’t look like sticking around (down from No.13 on debut to No.38). Nor does Britney Spears’ ‘Britney Jean’, which suffers a horror second week drop. If No.12 wasn’t such a glittering debut for the pop princess, a drop to No.47 in its second week won’t be doing wonders for her ego. Gurrumul’s ‘His Life And Music’ enters the top 100 at No.48.
Bon Jovi’s ‘What About Now’ re-enters the countdown off the back of his tour (No.57). Snap for Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ (No.86 to No.61). Marina Prior gets into the spirit of the season with ‘Candlelight Christmas’ (No.71 on debut), but Birds Of Tokyo’s ‘March Fires’ slumps post-ARIAs (No.40 to No.73).
The same could be said for Air Supply’s best-of (No.48 to No.77) and Illy’s ‘Cinematic’ (No.54 to No.78).
Delta’s ‘Innocent Eyes : 10th Anniversary Acoustic Edition’ tanks. No.22 on debut last week, No.81 this week.
Howard Shore’s ‘The Hobbit’ soundtrack debuts at No.90 and Cody Simpson’s ‘Surfers Paradise’ re-enters the countdown at No.94.
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