Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ reign is over; his global smash relinquishing its No.1 position after five weeks in the top spot; replaced by burgeoning chart smash ‘Say Something’ by A Great Big World, with guest vocals by Christina Aguilera. The track’s been slowly climbing the Aussie charts over the past couple of months, but it’s in its eleventh week in that it finally claims the prized No.1 scalp, hitting platinum in the process.
John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ bounces back slightly this week (No.7 to No.4) after Channel 9 started using the track in the promos for their upcoming drama ‘Schapelle’. Ditto ‘Addicted To You’, which is used in the sync for the network’s ‘Love Child’ (No.11 to No.6).
Rihanna’s ‘Jump’ does precisely what it promises – from No.21 to No.9. And while Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ drops from No.6 to No.11 the week after its triumph on the Hottest 100 chart, it does notch up a fourth platinum accreditation, taking it past 280,000 copies. Pitbull and Ke$ha’s ‘Timber’ also hits the quadruple platinum mark.
The combined star power of Shakira and Rihanna sees their single ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ bullet from No.36 to No.18; the same chart position achieved by her 2009 hit ‘She Wolf’, which was her last tune to reach the ARIA top 20.
Tiesto’s ‘Red Lights’ is down from No.12 to No.20, Avicii’s ‘Hey Brother’ hits four times platinum at No.21, Beyoncé’s ‘Drunk In Love’ bullets from No.41 to No.22 and the Flume/Chet Faker single ‘Drop The Game’ drops five spots (No.18 to No.23), but hits platinum.
There’s also a bullet for American Authors’ ‘Best Day Of My Life’ (No.37 to No.24), a gold accreditation and new peak of No.26 for Bliss N Eso’s ‘My Life’ and a huge improvement for the Eminem/Nate Ruess collaboration ‘Headlights’, which rockets from its No.74 debut of last week to No.36.
Sara Bareilles’ ‘Brave’ shoots from No.96 to No.40, OneRepublic’s ‘If I Lose Myself’ re-enters the top 100 at No.42 and the Nicky Romero/Krewella single ‘Legacy’ jumps from No.52 to No.42.
Not spectacular news for Kylie Minogue’s new single ‘Into The Blue’. No premiere last week after the track spent mere days on sale, but this week it’s in at No.46; Warner no doubt hoping the situation improves in the weeks ahead.
The Aston Shuffle’s ‘Tear It Down’ re-enters the top 100 at No.50.
Further down, it’s Clean Bandit ftg. Jess Glynne on debut at No.54 with ‘Rather Be’ and The Presets’ ‘Goodbye Future’ premiering four spaces below. Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ jumps from No.91 to No.67; Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ slumps from No.48 to No.73.
Foxes’ new single ‘Let Go For Tonight’ premieres at No.74, The Preatures suffer a post-Hottest 100 fall from No.46 to No.81 with ‘Is This How You Feel?’ and Matt Corby’s ‘Resolution’ also falters – No.64 to No.82.
Re-entering are Broods’ ‘Bridges’ (No.83) and Bruno Mars’ ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ (No.86); the debuts wrapped up by Haim’s ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ (No.90) and Mikhael Paskalev’s ‘I Spy’ (No.96).
Enrique Iglesias’ ‘I’m A Freak’ sinks like a stone – No.45 last week, gone from the top 100 this week. Same with Dami, Taylor, Samantha, Jessica, Justice Crew and Nathaniel’s version of ‘I Am Australian’ (No.51 on debut last week).
‘God Only Knows’ how they did it (joke), but the boys from MKTO have premiered atop the ARIA albums chart this week with their self-titled debut. Its release comes off the back of their two top ten hits ‘Thank You’ and ‘Classics’, along with their third single (No.11 peak) ‘God Only Knows’.
They debut just one spot higher than The Jezabels, who make it two ‘twos’ in a row, following the No.2 debut of their 2011 album ‘Prisoner’.
It’s taken a while to get there, but Lorde’s album ‘Pure Heroine’ has this week clocked up a second platinum accreditation (No.3), while ‘The Very Best Of INXS’ jumps from No.8 to No.4 (also now double platinum) ahead of tomorrow night’s premiere of Channel 7’s mini-series ‘Never Tear Us Apart’.
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘High Hopes’ earns a gold accreditation, Avicii’s ‘True’ drops from No.1 to No.7 and country superstar Dolly Parton earns her first ever ARIA top ten album, with ‘Blue Smoke’ premiering at No.10 ahead of her Australian tour, which kicks off next week.
EMI crowed about the success a week or so ago and now Arctic Monkeys’ album ‘AM’ finally gets its platinum accreditation officially recognised by ARIA. Eminem’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’ hits double platinum and You Me At Six’s ‘Cavalier Youth’ debuts at No.14.
Rüfüs’ ‘Atlas’ is now gold (35,000 copies) at No.16, notching up six months on the chart this week; Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ and Haim’s ‘Days Are Gone’ both surge (No.25 to No.18 and No.26 to No.29 respectively) and Within Temptation’s ‘Hydra’ premieres at No.26.
Robbie Williams announced this week that he’d be on our shores soon for an exclusive performance on the ‘Today’ show. Sales of his ‘Swings Both Ways’ improved off the back of the news, with the album leaping ten spots to No.28
The Broods EP debuts at No.50, A Great Big World’s album ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’ moves from No.50 to No.33 on the back of the No.1 success of lead single ‘Say Something’ and the Chvrches album ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ jumps from No.63 to No.36.
Just one more top 50 debut – Sky Ferreira’s ‘Night Time, My Time’. Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ drops from No.29 to No.44 and Dami Im’s ‘Dami Im’ falls 18 spots to No.49.
Not a massive amount to report on outside the walls of the top 50 this week. Cold Chisel’s ‘All For You : The Best Of’ plunges from No.35 to No.61, A Day To Remember’s ‘Common Courtesy’ jumps 30 spots to No.67 and the ‘Spirit Of Akasha’ soundtrack drops 20 to No.71 in its second week.
Michael Paynter’s long-awaited debut album ‘Weary Stars’ premieres at No.78 (read our brand new interview with the singer HERE) and a huge drop for Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey’s ‘The Great Country Songbook’ (No.32 to No.90).
The Jackie Onassis ‘Juliette EP’ falls out of the top 100 after debuting at No.30 last week. Periphery’s album ‘Clear’ (No.37 on debut last week) suffers the same fate.
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