Fun become the second act this year and the second group this decade to score two No.1 singles, as their new track “Some Nights” moves up a spot to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week. Earlier in the year they hit No.1 with “We Are Young”, which held the top spot for three weeks from mid-March, and it holds at No.41 for another week. And LMFAO are the only other group this decade to have multiple No.1 singles, in fact during the last decade (2000’s) only TWO groups had more than one chart-topper, U2 and The Black Eyed Peas.
“Some Nights” is the 995th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2012) and the 429th for ARIA (1983 to 2012). The song becomes the 651st No.1 by an American Act, and now the 20th No.1 for the Atlantic label, which has managed FIVE No.1’s this year, with their previous best years being 1978 (two for Boney M) and 2008 (Flo Rida and Kid Rock). Plus this is the fourth song title to reach No.1 in Australia (1940 to 2012) with the word ‘Some’ in it’s title, although that goes up into double figures when you include words like ‘Something’, ‘Someone’ or ‘Somebody’, plus there have been twelve previous songs with ‘Night’ in their titles, but the expanded word ‘Nights’ has never been in a No.1 title previously.
P!nk’s blast into No.1 last week with “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” swaps places with fun. But she is doing a promo tour soon, and fun. are in the country as of this coming week for ‘Splendor in the Grass’ with also some side shows, so they could be at the top for a couple of weeks, with P!nk hanging around waiting to reclaim the No.1 spot, whilst possible contender “Feel the Love” for Rudimental feat John Newman holds at No.3 for a second week.
Maroon 5 fall out of the Top 10 with the former No.2 single “Payphone”, down to No.12 this week, but they replace themselves within the Top 10 by jumping up seventeen places to No.4 with their new single “One More Night”. Also joining the top ten are Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen who together jump up five places to No.6 with “Good Time”. It is a second Top 10 for both acts, with Owl City scoring his at the start of the decade with “Fireflies” (No.1 for five weeks from January 2010) and Carly’s more recent No.1 “Call Me Maybe” (TW-17) spending five weeks at the top throughout all of April.
After two weeks at No.4, Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” drops down a place to No.5, and after charging into the Top 5 last week, Justice Crew drop back two places to No.7 with their first Top 10 entry “Boom Boom”. “This is Love” for Will.i.am and Eva Simons continues it’s top ten run by dropping back one place to No.8, having already been at that position two weeks ago (it’s Top 10 run has been 7-8-7-8). “Don’t Wake Me Up” for Chris Brown is down a place to No.9 and former No.1 “Whistle” by Flo Rida is down four places to No.10.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Missy Higgins could be up for a fifth Top 10 entry in Australia next week, if her current single “Everyone’s Waiting” keeps moving the way it has so far, this week it leaps twenty places to No.11, her highest placing since August 2007’s No.10 hit “Where I Stood”. Also jumping into the Top 20 are B.o.B and Taylor Swift with “Both of Us”, up twelve places to No.14; rising seventeen spots to No.16 is Train with “50 Ways to Say Goodbye”, now the second Top 20 hit from their current album “California 37” (TW-28), and lastly, Timomatic is up four places to No.18 with his third chart entry “Can You Feel it”.
Justin Bieber’s current promo tour has helped his singles to rise this week, with “Boyfriend” back up twelve places to No.23. “As Long as You Love Me” originally debuted and peaked at No.33, but this week it is the biggest rising track within the Top 100, up sixty-three places to No.34, one place lower than it’s original peak.
Florence + the Machine’s new multi-track remix EP “Spectrum (Say My Name)” jumps up twenty-seven places to No.30 becoming the fourth Top 40 hit from their “Ceremonials” (TW-21) album. The last two new peaks within the Top 50 are “In My Mind (Part 2)” for Flo Rida, up thirty places to No.44, and “Call My Name” for Cheryl (Cole) inches up a couple of places to No.49.
DOWN DOWN: Three weeks ago, Reece Mastin debuted at No.1 with his third single “Shout it Out”, that song now dropping 1-12-21 in it’s three week run. “Pound the Alarm” for Nicki Minaj has managed two broken weeks at No.10, but this week it drops seven places to No.24. “On Top” for Dancing with the Stars winner Johnny Ruffo drops ten places to No.26, and finally “You Won’t Let Me” for Karise Eden in it’s fifth week falls out of the Top 50, falling sixteen places from last week to No.58 this week.
Pitbull is due to release his seventh studio album later this year, and the first single from it is the highest new entry of the week, coming in at No.31 is “Get it Started” featuring Shakira as guest vocalist. It’s Pitbull’s nineteenth Top 50 hit, nine of those having previously reached the Top 10 (this includes lead and guest vocalist songs), whilst this becomes Shakira’s ninth Top 50 appearance, her last being with the South Africa World Cup theme “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” (HP-32, peaked July 2010).
Labrinth scores the second Top 50 entry of the week, debuting at No.40 with his second entry here “Last Time”, which was a former UK No.4 single in March. This follow his former No.4 single here “Earthquake” (peaked April 2012), which drops to No.56 this week.
Lower 50: The Wanted climb four places to a new peak of No.61 with “Chasing the Sun”, and up eight spots to No.64 are Chiddy Bang feat Icona Pop with their latest single “Mind Your Manners”. With Angus Stone debuting with his solo album, the lead single and title track “Broken Brights” returns to the Top 100 and scores a new peak of No.70, whilst local act Loon Lake score a new peak of No.90 with their single “Cherry Lips”.
Also returning to the Top 100 are Clare Bowditch at No.71 with “You Make Me Happy”; “A Thousand Years” for Christina Perri at No.81; “Great Southern Land” for Icehouse at No.82; “Big Jet Plane” for Angus & Julie Stone” at No.87 and Trey Songz is back in at No.98 with his “Heart Attack”.
Ricki-Lee drops her new single “Crazy” at No.52; first time entry at No.69 for teen artist Christina Parie with “16 & Unstoppable”; Ed Sheeran new track is “Drunk” at No.77, The XX score their first ARIA singles chart entry at No.83 with the track “Angels”, and making their first appearance in eight years at No.91 are No Doubt with “Settle Down”, which was released on Thursday, so this is only one days worth of sales so far. Their last appearance as a group was the second track to be lifted from their “The Singles 1992-2003” collection entitled “Bathwater” (Invincible Overlord Remix) which hit No.61 in April of 2004.
Karise Eden’s “My Journey” album holds for a fourth consecutive week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, as her former competitors debut all below her, giving us four acts from ‘The Voice’ within the Top 10 this week, something which Australian Idol could only do once with two albums from two former acts (winner Guy Sebastian & runner-up Shannon Noll for a single week in April of 2004).
But this week we see Darren Percival (second place) debut at No.3 with his album “Happy Home”, followed at No.5 with third placed act Rachael Leahcar with “Shooting Star”, and fourth placed contestant Sarah De Bono’s “No Shame” album debuts at No.7. These debuts were also helped by these and other former contestants on ‘The Voice’ performing on TV last Sunday night, so we will see how their albums fare next week to see if they retain their Top 10 status or drop down the charts.
The fourth and highest debut within the Top 10 this week is the debut solo album for Angus Stone entitled “Broken Brights”, his sister and band partner Julia’s recent solo album “By the Horns” debuted and peaked at No.11 (June 2012), but rebounds this week forty-four places to No.49. Lead single and title-track from the album is back in at No.70 this week, and Angus has previously charted alongside his sister, and under the pseudonym Lady of the Sunshine with the album “Smoking Gun” (HP-45, April 2009).
Justin Bieber’s promo tour this past week has helped his current album “Believe” to jump back up the charts eight places to No.4, now it’s fourth week (of five on the charts) within the Top 10, plus his previous album “My Worlds” returns at No.82. Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” album is down a place to No.6, “The Story So Far” for Keith Urban halves itself from last week, down four places to No.8, and longtime Top 10 entrants (26 weeks) One Direction are down three places to No.9 with their “Up All Night” set, whilst Missy Higgins holds at No.10 again this week with her “The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle” album.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: There are no new peaking albums this week, but retaining their No.11 peak from last week are fun and their “Some Nights” album, which now has a second No.1 single from it, the title track climbing up to the top this week. And other than the above mentioned Julia Stone jump up, there are only slight upward movements this week, it’s more about the dropping albums…
DOWN DOWN: Chris Brown’s album “Fortune” faded fast in its second week within the Top 100, dropping from its No.2’s debut last week to No.15 this week. Also evacuating the Top 10 are Linkin Park with “Living Things” (8 to 16) and “Wild Ones” for Flo Rida (7 to 17), with the inevitable drop for Hillsong Live and their “Cornerstone” album, falling sixteen spots to No.19. “Days Go By” for The Offspring tumbles thirteen places to No.29, and Usher’s “Looking 4 Myself” album is down twelve places to No.39, whilst with no Seal on the TV, his “Hits” collection tumbles seventeen places to No.48 this week.
The second album for Melbourne band House vs. Hurricane debuts at No.20 this week entitled “Crooked Teeth”. Their first album “Perspectives” made it to No.69 in March of 2010. The thirteenth album (studio & collaborations) for hip hop artist Nas is entitled “Life is Good”, and it enters at No.27, becoming his seventh Top 100 entry here, his second Top 50, and his highest charting album in Australia so far, as his previous best effort was 2007’s “Hip Hop is Dead” which debuted and peaked at No.50.
Icehouse has just released their entire back catalogue re-mastered on CD and available for the first time as downloadable albums. So this week we see the return of two studio albums, “Man of Colours” (HP-1 x 11wks, Sept 1987) at No.30, then “Primitive Man” (HP-3 x 4wks, Sept 1982) at No.63, with their recent compilation “White Heat: 30 Hits” (HP-5, Sept 2011) returning at No.40.
Heavy metal super group Hellyeah return with their third album entitled “Band of Brothers”, debuting at No.32 this week. All three of their albums have reached the Top 50, but this new one is their highest charting here, with previous efforts being “Hellyeah” (HP-49, April 2007) and “Stampede” (HP-42, July 2010). And the final Top 50 entry of the week is the first chart entry here for US country act Zac Brown Band with their third album “Uncaged” debuting at No.38.
Lower 50: Regina Spektor is back up twenty-two places to No.61 with her recent No.9 album “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats”. Van She drops thirty-seven places to No.65 in their second week with their “Idea of Happiness” album. Newton Faulkner debuted at No.32 last week with “Write it on Your Skin”, but it drops down thirty-six places this week to No.68. As Lady GaGa has left the country her albums drop down too, with “Born This Way” falling thirty-eight places to No.74, and “The Fame Monster” falling out of the Top 100 from No.85. Lastly, Adam Lambert’s jump back up last week with “Trespassing” drops back this week, down forty-three places to No.92.
There are no new entries in the lower half of the chart, but returning albums this week include “A Joyful Noise” (HP-35) for The Gossip at No.62; “Boys and Girls” (HP-61) for Alabama Shakes at No.73; “Offspring Volume 3” (HP-34) Soundtrack at No.85, and at No.99 is “Thinking in Textures” for Chet Faker (HP-87).
Cheryl - Call My Name Flo Rida - In My Mind Pt. II feat. Georgi Kay Labrinth - Last Time Justin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me feat. Big Sean Pitbull - Get It Started feat. Shakira Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
Cheryl - Call My Name. Flo Rida & Georgi Kay - In My Mind Pt. II. Labrinth - Last Time. Justin Bieber & Big Sean - As Long As You Love Me. Pitbull & Shakira - Get It Started. Florence & The Machine - Spectrum [Calvin Harris Remix]
Ricki-Lee - Crazy. Christina Parrie - 16 & Unstoppable. Ed Sheeran - Drunk. The XX - Angels. No Doubt - Settle Down.
Darren Percival - Happy Home. Rachael Leahcar - Shooting Star. Sarah De Bono - No Shame. Angus Stone - Broken Brights. House Vs. Hurricane - Crooked Teeth. Nas - Life Is Good. Hellyeah - Band Of Brothers. Zac Brown Band - Uncaged. Icehouse - Last edited:
I hate how it's an obvious case of jumping on the popular trend so Owl City (in particular) can have another hit. This is the first Owl City that I've heard that uses the speed up kick, uses this specific beat and the chorus is very lyrically lazy. The vocal melodies are still very Owl City-like though, but that's the only original bit about it.
1. Some nights 2. Feel the love 3. Boom boom 4. Good time 5. Blow me 6. As long as you love me 7. Wide Awake 8. This is love 9. Broken hearted 10. One more night 11. Both of us 12. Don't wake me up 13. Whistle 14. How we do 15. Spectrum 16. Everyones waiting 17. Boyfriend 18. 50 ways to say goodbye 19. Payphone 20. Turn All The Lights On
1. Angus Stone 2. Passion Pit 3. Karise Eden 4. Justin Bieber 5. Missy Higgins 6. One Direction 7. Katy Perry 8. Darren Percival 9. Fun 10. Adele
1. Fun. - Some Nights 2. Justice Crew - Boom Boom 3. Rudimental Feat. John Newman - Feel The Love 4. Maroon 5 - One More Night 5. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time 6. P!nk - Blow Me (One Last Kiss) 7. Katy Perry - Wide Awake 8. Justin Bieber Feat. Big Sean - As Long As You Love Me 9. Karmin - Brokenhearted 10. Will.i.am. Feat. Eva Simons - This Is Love
11. B.o.B Feat. Taylor Swift - Both Of Us 12. Flo Rida - Whistle 13. Florence + The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name) EP 14. Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up 15. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party) 16. Justin Bieber - Boyfriend 17. Jay Sean Feat. Pitbull - I'm All Yours 18. T Pain Feat. Ne Yo - Turn All The Lights On 19. Missy Higgins - Everyone's Waiting 20. Train - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye
1. Karise Eden - My Journey 2. Justin Bieber - Believe 3. Angus Stone - Broken Brights 4. Fun. - Some Nights 5. Passion Pit - Gossamer 6. Missy Higgins - The Ol Razzle Dazzle 7. Darren Percival - Happy Home 8. Keith Urban - The Story So Far 9. One Direction - Up All Night 10. Maroon 5 - Overexposed Last edited:
If One Thing and Into The Flame EP exits the Top 50, then we will have possibly the freshest chart in some time. The oldest songs left will be Starships, We Are Young and Drive By, if they hang on, and will be 23 weeks in.
1. Fun. - Some Nights 2. Rudimental - Feel The Love 3. Justice Crew - Boom Boom 4. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time 5. Maroon 5 - One More Night 6. P!nk - Blow Me (One More Kiss) 7. Karmin - Brokenhearted 8. Katy Perry - Wide Awake 9. Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean - As Long As You Love Me 10. will.i.am feat. Eva Simons - This Is A Song 11. B.o.B feat. Taylor Swift - Both Of Us 12. Florence and the Machine - Spectrum 13. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party) 14. Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up 15. Missy Higgins - Everyone's Waiting 16. Flo Rida - Whistle 17. Jay Sean feat. Pitbull - I'm All Yours 18. T-Pain feat. Ne-Yo - Turn All The Lights On In Here Baby Extra Bright I Want Y'All To See This 19. Train - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye 20. Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
1. Angus Stone 2. Fun. 3. Karise Eden 4. Missy Higgins 5. Justin Bieber 6. Katy Perry 7. One Direction 8. Ed Sheeran 9. Maroon 5 10. Slipknot
1) Fun - Some Nights ..................................... 11) B.o.B feat. Taylor Swift - Both Of Us 2) Rudimental - Feel The Love ........................ 12) Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up 3) Maroon 5 - One More Night ........................ 13) Flo Rida - Whistle 4) Justice Crew - Boom Boom ........................ 14) Missy Higgins - Everyone's Waiting 5) P!nk - Blow Me (One Last Kiss) ................... 15) Florence + The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name) EP 6) Owl City / Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time .......... 16) Rita Ora - How We Do (Party) 7) Katy Perry - Wide Awake ................................. 17) Jay Sean / Pitbull - I'm All Yours 8) Karmin - Brokenhearted .......................................... 18) Maroon 5 / Wiz Khalifa - Payphone 9) Justin Bieber / Big Sean - As Long As You Love Me .... 19) T-Pain / Ne-Yo - Turn All The Lights On 10) will.i.am / Eva Simons - This Is Love ....................... 20) Train - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye
Singles 1. Fun. - Some Nights 2. Rudimental - Feel The Love 3. Justice Crew - Boom Boom 4. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time 5. Maroon 5 - One More Night 6. Pink - Blow Me (One Last Kiss) 7. Karmin - Broken Hearted 8. Katy Perry - Wide Awake 9. Justin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me 10. Chris Brown - Don’t Wake Me UUUUUUUUUUAAOAIPAIAPOAIJAIAGOMAEIGMSOIDVM<#)(#*@)T)JG@()f2094m0249,9cM$)923mg0(M)(H#$PPPPPPP 11. Will.I.Am feat. Eva Simons - This Is Love 12. B.o.B feat. Taylor Swift - Both Of Us 13. Missy Higgins - Everyone's Waiting 14. Flo Rida - Whistle 15. Jay Sean feat. Pitbull - I’m All Yours 16. Florence + The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name) 17. Gym Class Heroes feat. Ryan Tedder - The Fighter 18. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party) 19. Train - 50 Shades Of Grey 20. Maroon 5 feat. Wizard Khalifa - Payphone
Albums 1. Karise Eden - My Journey 2. Justin Bieber - Believe 3. Passion Pit - Gossamer 4. Angus Stone - Broken Brights 5. Darren Percival - Happy Home 6. Fun. - Some Nights 7. Missy Higgins - The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle 8. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection 9. Keith Urban - The Story So Far 10. One Direction - Up All Night
1. Fun. - Some Nights 2. Rudimental (feat John Newman) - Feel The Love 3. Justice Crew - Boom Boom 4. Maroon 5 - One More Night 5. Owl City - Good Time 6. P!nk - Blow Me (One Last Kiss) 7. Justin Bieber (feat Big $ean) - As Love As You Wub Me 8. Katy Perry - Wide Awake 9. Karmin - Brokenhearted 10. B.o.B (feat Taylor Swift) - Both Of Us 11. Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up 12. will.i.am (feat Eva Simons) - This Is Love 13. Flowrida - Whistle 14. Rita Ora - How We Do (Impala, Uh) 15. Maroon 6 - Payphone 16. Missy Higgins - Everyone's Waiting 17. Florence + The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name) EP 18. P-Stain (feat Raft Dog) - Turn All The Lights On 19. Jay Sean - I'm All Yours 20. Car - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye
1. Justin Bieber - Believe 2. Karise Eden - My Journey 3. Angus Stone - Broken Brights 4. Fun. - Some Nights 5. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream 6. Maroon 5 - Overexposed 7. One Direction - Up All Night 8. Missy Higgins - The Ol' Raßle Daßle 9. Passion Pit - Gossamer 10. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
1. Fun. - Some Nights 2. Rudimental featuring John Newman - Feel the Love 3. Justice Crew - Boom Boom 4. Maroon 5 - One More Night 5. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time 6. P!nk - Blow Me (One Last Kiss) 7. Justin Bieber featuring Big Sean - As Long As You Love Me 8. Katy Perry - Wide Awake 9. Karmin - Brokenhearted 10. will.i.am featuring Eva Simons - This Is Love 11. B.o.B featuring Taylor Swift - Both of Us 12. Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up 13. Flo Rida - Whistle 14. Missy Higgins - Everyone's Waiting 15. Florence + the Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name) 16. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party) 17. Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa - Payphone 18. Jay Sean featuring Pitbull - I'm All Yours 19. Train - 50 Ways to Say Goodbye 20. T-Pain featuring Ne-Yo - Turn All the Lights On Last edited: