Things just keep improving for Pharrell and his uplifting single ‘Happy’. Not only is it still wedged in the No.1 spot – for the third week in succession, after picking up a platinum accreditation last week, he’s gone and picked up a double platinum accreditation this week! No doubt that will make him… happy.
Joel Fletcher and Savage’s single ‘Swing’ improves further this week – up another three positions to No.3 with a new platinum accreditation in the bag. London Grammar’s new single ‘Strong’ follows them in edging further up the chart… they’re now into the top ten, up five to No.6.
Eminem and Rihanna’s ‘The Monster’ obviously hasn’t had its accreditations updated for a while as it moves from double platinum to quadruple platinum.
Tiesto’s doing something right with his single ‘Red Lights’, which has been playing in the top ten on iTunes in the past week. It’s up 17 places on the ARIA charts, moving from 29 to No.12 and on the verge of cracking the top ten.
Avicii’s ‘Hey Brother’ is down two spots, but now triple platinum and The Vamps’ ‘Can We Dance’ improves from No.25 to No.17.
Then it’s the week’s highest debut, which comes courtesy of Swedish singer songwriter Kim Cesarion. His track ‘Undressed’ has already notched up top ten success in his homeland and through other parts of Europe, but it would appear us Aussies are also falling slowly under his spell. It debuts at No.18.
Idina Menzel’s version of ‘Let It Go’ is outperforming the Demi Lovato version… it’s up from No.38 to No.20 this week (Demi’s improves from No.36 to No.25). Avicii’s ‘Addicted To You’ hits platinum; ditto Lily Allen’s ‘Hard Out Here’. Havana Brown’s ‘Warrior’ achieves double platinum, Lorde’s ‘The Love Club EP ftg. Royals’ smashes through six times platinum and the Cedric Gervais reworking of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young And Beautiful’ hits triple platinum.
The new Miley Cyrus single ‘Adore You’ spends its first week of Aussie chart action sitting at No.33 ahead of improvements from Will.I.Am (‘Feelin’ Myself’ from No.54 to No.34) and Bliss N Eso (‘My Life’ from No.46 to No.36). Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ is sandwiched in the middle, with a fresh new eight times platinum accreditation.
Lorde’s ‘Team’ suffers a fall, however, from No.19 to No.38. Same with Redfoo’s ‘Let’s Get Ridiculous’ (No.30 to No.39), but given the single’s now four times platinum, we don’t suspect he’ll be too worried.
OneRepublic’s ‘Something I Need’ is freshly triple platinum at No.41, while Kristen Bell’s ‘Do You Want To Build A Snowman’ (from the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack) and Kid Ink’s ‘Show Me’ both enter the top 50 (at Nos.45 and 46 respectively).
Outside the top 50, Shakira and Rihanna just miss a top 50 berth with ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’, which debuts at No.51. Broods’ single ‘Bridges’ enters not too far behind them at No.57, while Stafford Brothers’ new single ‘Wicked Child’ debuts at No.61.
There’s more Disney ‘Frozen’ action at No.62 with Kristen Bell’s ‘For The First Time In Forever’ bulleting from No.86 to No.62. Nicky Romero vs Krewella’s ‘Legacy’ is in at No.68.
Robin Thicke’s now nine times platinum ‘Blurred Lines’ drops from No.58 to No.70, Afrojack’s ‘The Spark’ is down from No.43 to No.73 and Jess Mauboy’s ‘Beautiful’ falls from No.47 to No.74.
Bonnie Anderson’s ‘Raise The Bar’ tumbles 20 spots to No.87, Josh Gad’s ‘In Summer’ is in at No.90 and new Aussie pop duo Max & Bianca appear at No.92 with their debut single ‘Love Drunk’. And ‘Goodness Gracious’, the last debut this week is from Ms Ellie Goulding at No.100.
Bey is still the Queen of the ARIA albums chart this week, with her self-titled surprise set in the top spot for the third week running, backed by Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’.
The soundtrack to ‘Frozen’ is proving to be a big hit, however. Not only are tracks from the soundtrack peppering the ARIA singles chart, but the soundtrack itself is performing strongly and improves again this week – from No.11 to No.3 after just three weeks on the chart.
London Grammar’s album ‘If You Wait’ loses a little steam this week (down from No.4 to No.7), but picks up a gold accreditation for sales of more than 35,000 copies.
Ahead of Channel 7’s new show ‘Never Tear Us Apart’, ‘The Very Best Of INXS’ continues to shine on the charts and is up again this week from No.17 to No.11.
‘Willy Nilly – The 12th Man’s Biggest Hits’ was a big favourite across the festive season, no doubt appearing under many a tree. It’s done rather well for itself too, hitting platinum sales in just eight weeks.
‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’ soundtrack is on the rise (No.34 to No.19), Robbie Williams’ ‘Swings Both Ways’ is down (No.14 to No.22) and there’s a debut for Kid Ink’s album ‘My Own Lane’ at No.25.
Dami Im’s self-titled set drops ten to No.30, Tina Arena’s ‘Reset’ drops 14 to No.35, but Michael Jackson’s ‘#1s’ is up from No.62 to No.38 and the Foo Fighters’ best of also jumps back into the top 50 (No.68 to No.40).
Also re-entering the top 50 this week are Paramore’s self-titled album (No.91 to No.46), Blink 182’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (No.74 to No.48) and Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ (No.56 to No.49).
Twenty One Pilots just miss out on a top 50 berth with their album ‘Vessel’, which premieres at No.51.
Bruno Mars’ previous album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ bullets from No.98 to No.57 and a best of Bob Marley re-enters the countdown at No.64.
Cold Chisel’s ‘Live Tapes Vol.1′ is headed in the other direction this week, though. It’s down from No.38 last week to No.65 this week. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best of drops 20 spots, One Direction’s ‘Up All Night’ is down 19, Lady Gaga’s ‘Artpop’ slumps from No.42 to No.84 and Andre Rieu’s ‘Celebrates Abba/Music Of The Night’ package is off 27 places to No.93.
Birdy’s album ‘Fire Within’ is another that’s just not gelled with their record buying public. Despite a moderately successful single, ‘Fire Within’ looks like it’s spent its last week in the top 100… down from No.70 to No.99.
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