The fifth Swedish act to hit No.1 in Australia occurs this week, as the DJ trio Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin climbs to No.1 with the single “Don’t You Worry Child”. We join England, the US Dance Chart and their home country Sweden; where it has been No.1 for the past five weeks, as the fourth country to place it at the top of the charts.
“Don’t You Worry Child” becomes the 995th No.1 single in Australia, deposing PSY with “Gangnam Style” after six weeks at the top, it drops to No.2 this week. The list of Australian No.1 singles here: http://www.australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=39911&pages shows we are now five songs away from the 1000th. As I mentioned above, Swedish House Mafia become the fifth Swedish act to top the Australian charts, Abba had six No.1’s in the 1975 & 1976, Roxette were next with three No.1’s in 1989,1990 and 1991. Ace of Base hit the top twice in 1993 and 1994, whilst Crazy Frog were the last Swedish act to hit the top in July 2005 with "Axel F.", making the track “Don’t You Worry Child” the 13th song by a Swedish act to hit No.1 in Australia.
It’s the second ‘Worry’ at No.1, the other being Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” (6 weeks, Nov 1989), and also the second ‘Child’, with George Michael’s “Jesus to a Child” (2 weeks, Jan 1996), but it’s the 36th ‘Don’t’ at the top of the Australian charts, the last one being February 2008’s “Don’t Stop the Music” for Rihanna. “Don’t You Worry Child” is the 18th No.1 for the Virgin label in Australia, the last one being “Sexy Bitch” for David Guetta and Akon back in August 2009.
Jumping up to No.3, halving itself from last week’s No.6, are British girl group Little Mix and their first single here “Wings”, with Bruno Mars holding at No.4 for a second week with “Locked Out of Heaven”. In it’s fourth week inside the Top 5 (and Top 100) Calvin Harris and Florence Welch drop two places to No.5 with “Sweet Nothing”, matching the No.5 debut position of Calvin’s new album “18 Months”.
Ke$ha was in the country on a promo tour last week, performing her latest single “Die Young” on the X-Factor, which helps the track to jump up four places to a new peak of No.6, and this very week in the past she was spending her first weeks at No.1 with “Tik Tok” (9-Nov-2009) and “We R Who We R” (8-Nov-2010). Returning to the former peak of No.7 are Sam & The Womp with “Bom Bom”, swapping places with “Diamonds” for Rihanna, back down one place to No.8.
Three weeks ago Taylor Swift peaked at No.10 with “I Knew You Were Trouble”, which this week rebounds ten places and scores a new peak of No.9 this week, whilst scoring their first Top 10 entry are Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men who are up seven places to a new peak of No.10 with “Little Talks”. They become the second only act from Iceland to score a Top 10 hit in Australia after Bjork first did it in February 1995 with “It’s Oh So Quiet” (HP-6). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Iceland#Icelandic_music_artists
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj’s “Beauty & The Beat” jumps up thirteen places to No.12, and Ed Sheeran scores his fourth Top 20 hit, as his latest single “Give Me Love” leaps up fifteen places to No.16. Also entering the Top 20 are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with last weeks highest new entry “Thrift Shop”, up nine places to No.19, and climbing three spots to No.20 is Ellie Goulding with “Anything Could Happen”. Johnny Ruffo’s X-Factor performance helps his new single “Take it Home” to zoom up fifty-one places to No.30, and the second single for Rudimental “Not Giving in” is up ten places to No.32. Matchbox 20 are up five places to a new peak of No.42 with “Put Your Hands Up”, and entering the Top 50 this week are Maroon 5 with “Daylight”, up ten spots to No.43 and climbing seven places to No.48 is Conor Maynard and Ne-Yo with “Turn Around”, becoming Conor’s second Top 50 entry after “Can’t Say No” (HP-38, May 2012).
DOWN DOWN: The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week are Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco with “Battle Scars”, which spent six weeks at No.1 and twelve weeks inside the Top 5 (nothing lower than No.5 inside the Top 10), and is at No.11 this week. Also spending its first week outside of the Top 10 is “Hall of Fame” for The Script and Will.i.am, who fall five places to No.14, having peaked at No.4 for two weeks and spending eleven weeks inside the Top 10. Delta Goodrem’s “Wish You Were Here” drops ten places to No.26, but down sixteen spots to No.29 is Ne-Yo with “Let Me Love You”. Rita Ora’s “R.I.P.” falls seven spots to No.36, and after almost re-peaking last week at No.37 Cher Lloyd’s “Want U Back” (HP-36) falls down to No.49 this week. Adele’s “Skyfall” is down nine places to No.65, but could rebound next week due to the film opening here. “Drink” (HP-42) for Lil’ Jon and LMFAO are down eighteen places to No.72 and falling down forty-four places from No.45 to No.89 is Enrique Iglesias with “Finally Found You”. Kid Cudi’s recent No.32 single “Just What I Am” falls out of the Top 100 from No.52, whilst Jay Sean has spent three weeks within the Top 100 with “So High” (HP-47), which falls out from No.58 this week.
X-Factor Week 8 : The celebrity performers on last weeks X-Factor benefit from their appearances, with Ke$ha’s “Die Young” up four places to a new peak of No.6, and local singer Johnny Ruffo and “Take it Home” leaping up fifty-one places to No.30. The group performance by the contestants was “Turn up the Love”, the Far East Movement song, which climbs back up five places to No.34. The Collective performed the Justin Bieber song “Beauty & The Beat”, with the original jumping up thirteen places to No.12, The Collective version debuting at No.94, whilst they also performed JB’s “As Long as You Love Me” (HP-8), the original version climbing back up eight places to No.63. Bella Ferraro sang The Cranberries song “Dreams” (HP-30, peaked Sept 1994), with her version debuting at No.82, the original coming back in at No.51. Eliminated Shiane performed Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” (HP-13), which returns at No.67, and Jason Owen did the Ronan Keating song “If Tomorrow Never Comes” (HP-3, peaked June 2002), which returns at No.86 this week.
Australian electro duo Bombs Away score the highest new entry of the week as they debut at No.25 with “Party Bass” feat The Twins. This is the first Top 50 entry but the third Top 100 entry for the guys, who have previously charted with “Super Soaker” (HP-52, Oct 2011) and “Big Booty Bitches” (HP-68, Dec 2011).
Lower 50: “My Gun” (HP-56) by The Rubens jumps back eight places to No.57, and right behind them scoring a new peak is Cher Lloyd with “Oath”, up three places to No.58, and returning to the Top 100 at No.59 is “Candy” for Robbie Williams which had previously debuted and peaked for a week at No.89 back in late September, helped now by his new album and Graham Norton appearance last Saturday (in Australia). The Wanted “Chase the Sun” back up eighteen places to No.68, with One Direction back up seven places to No.77 with “What Makes You Beautiful”, whilst “One Thing” is back up ten places to No.87. Other returning tracks this week (apart from what I mentioned above) are “Need You Now” (HP-27) for Lady Antebellum at No.84, and LMFAO are back in at No.95 with “Party Rock Anthem”.
US singer/songwriter Bridgit Mendler debuts at No.53 with her first solo hit “Ready or Not”, but she previously charted in 2011 as a part of the Disney film Lemonade Mouth, who charted the single “Determinate” (HP-91, May 2011) which was credited to Bridgit and Adam Hicks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPKG1-3LXBs
The Far East Movement have Flo Rida and Sidney Samson on their new track “Change Your Life”, which debuts at No.60, whilst New Zealand born and now London based 23 year-old Willy Moon is new at No.61 with “Yeah Yeah”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaWXA5e0YTQ which is being used in the iPod ads.
Sydney hip-hop artist Tuka debuts at No.97 with his first chart entry “Die a Happy Man” feat Jane Tyrell, whilst the final entry at No.100 is “Looking Back” by local dance duo The Only, their second chart entry, having previously charted with “The Only F**king Rave Party” (HP-43, March 2010).
Taylor Swift holds for a third week at No.1 with her “Red” album, and turning around and climbing back up to No.2 is P!nk and “The Truth About Love”, whilst last weeks No.2 debut of “Child of the Universe” for Delta Goodrem is down one place to No.3, giving us an all female Top 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week.
Robbie Williams’ ninth studio album “Take the Crown” scores the highest new entry and debuts at No.4 this week. The album’s lead single “Candy” returns to the Top 100 this week at No.59, and Robbie’s second Greatest Hits set “In and Out of Consciousness” returns at No.19, with his Australian album discography listed below…
The Ego Has Landed (first two albums combined)
Sing When You’re Winning
Swing When You’re Winning
Live Summer 2003
Greatest Hits (9 weeks at No.1)
Intensive Care (1 week at No.1)
Life Thru a Lens
Rudebox (1 week at No.1)
Reality Killed the Video Star (1 week at No.1)
*In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990 – 2010
*Take the Crown
Another UK artist debuts right behind Robbie, Scottish born DJ Calvin Harris is in at No.5 with his third album entitled “18 Months”, which has already seen six singles released from the album, “Bounce” (feat Kelis HP-7, peaked Sept 2011), “We Found Love” (Rihanna featuring Calvin, HP-2, Oct 2011) “Feel So Close” (HP-7, peaked Nov 2011), “Let’s Go” (feat Ne-Yo, HP-13, April 2012), “We’ll Be Coming Back” (feat Example, HP-8, TW-46, August 2012) and current single “Sweet Nothing” (feat Florence Welch, HP-2, TW-5). This is Calvin’s first Top 10, and his second album to chart in Australia, his second set “Ready for the Weekend” debuted and peaked at No.39 in August 2009.
Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” is down one spot (again) this week to No.6, but after debuting at No.3 last week Parkway Drive see their “Atlas” album drop five places to No.8. “Birdy” for Birdy holds onto a Top 10 position at No.9 this week, its eleventh week inside the Top 10.
Midnight Oil debut at No.7 with their second best of compilation entitled “Essential Oils”, their first collection being “20,000 Watt RSL” which debuted at No.1 (and spent one week at the top) at the end of October back in 1997. The fourth and final Top 10 debut of the week is in at No.10, Rod Stewart with his first Christmas album “Merry Christmas, Baby”, becoming Rod’s eighteenth Top 10 album since his first entry back in October 1971, “Every Picture Tells a Story” (HP-1x5).
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: There are NO new peaks for albums this week, but climbing to a new height since returning to the albums chart in late September, Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More” (HP-1x3) is up to a return-height of No.17. The Rubens (HP-3) self-titled album is back up eight places to No.27, and returning to the Top 50 at No.39 (up 32 places) is Bruno Mars with his first album “Doo-Wops and Hooligans” (HP-2). INXS are the support act for the current Matchbox 20 national tour, and their “The Very Best” (HP-39) collection is up forty-one places to No.41. Also returning to the Top 50 is “A is for Alpine” (HP-11) by Alpine, back into the Top 100 at No.44, “Blunderbuss” (HP-2) for Jack White leaps up thirty-nine places to No.47, and jumping thirty-six places to No.48 is “The Very Very Best of” (HP-11) for Crowded House.
DOWN DOWN: Sarah Blasko falls fourteen places to No.23 with “I Awake” (HP-9) and also falling out of the Top 10 after debuting in their last week is Kylie Minogue’s “The Abbey Road Sessions” (HP-7), down seventeen places to No.24. “Spring & Fall” (HP-8) for Paul Kelly drops twelve places to No.26 and after their tour The Black Keys see their “El Camino” (HP-3) album falls twelve places to No.28. Stone Sour’s “House of Gold & Bones Part 1” (HP-13) tumbles twenty places to No.42 and after debuting at No.28 last week, Neil Young’s “Psychedelic Pill” is down seventeen places to No.45.
Sydney’s Emcee Kerser sees his second album “No Rest for the Sickest” debut at No.15 this week, his first ARIA Albums chart entry. And Adelaide’s The Mark of Cain release their first album in eleven years entitled “Songs of the Third & Fifth”, which debuts at No.38 this week. Their last chart entry being 2001’s “This is This…” (HP-26, June 2001).
Lower 50: Amy Winehouse returns at No.51 with her compilation “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” (HP-8), whilst Train leap up thirty-seven places to No.57 with “California 37” (HP-9). “Moonfire” (HP-2) for Boy & Bear is back in at No.59, the Foo Fighters “Greatest Hits” (HP-1) is up thirty places to No.61. “Stronger” (HP-3) by Kelly Clarkson leaps back up thirty-four places to No.63 and Usher’s “Looking 4 Myself” (HP-3) is up thirty-two places to No.64. Guy Sebastian’s “Twenty-Ten” (HP-4) is back in at No.70 and “Planet Pitbull” (HP-5) for Pitbull back in at No.84. “Elvis by Request” (HP-4) is back at No.87, “Fortune” (HP-2) returns at No.89 and Alan Jackson’s “34 Numbers Ones” (HP-7) is back at No.91, whilst Ball Park Music drop thirty-seven places to No.95 with their second album “Museum” (HP-9), their first album “Happiness & Surrounding Suburbs” (HP-36) returns at No.99.
Lower new albums come from Twelve Foot Ninja at No.53 with his album “Silent Machine”, Chance Waters at No.54 with “Infinity”, Lady Antebellum and their Christmas album entitled “On This Winter’s Night” coming in at No.71. The 16th studio album for US Country singer Toby Keith debuts at No.80 entitled “Hope on the Rocks”, and is his first album to chart here. The two final entries are both best of collections, with Garbage in at No.88 with “The Absolute Collection”, and new at No.92 is “The Essential” for the Electric Light Orchestra.
Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin - Don't You Worry Child Little Mix - Wings Ke$ha - Die Young Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz - Thrift Shop Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen Justin Bieber Featuring Nicki Minaj - Beauty And A Beat Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait Rudimental - Not Giving In Matchbox Twenty - Put Your Hands Up Last edited:
Nateboi, alot of songs from the first 6 months should still do alright on the year end chart. I think the songs that didn't make the top 10 in the first 6 months might not fair too well but more recently songs like People Help The People, Drunk and Delta's latest I don't see making the top 100 year end.
cheers awww wouldn't it be awesome if Cranberries' Dreams hangs around another week or 2 and goes ●
Let's see if I get this right this week
New accreditations (charting tw): WINGS Little Mix ● DIE YOUNG Ke$ha ▲ I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE. Taylor Swift ● LITTLE TALKS Of Monsters And Men ▲ HALL OF FAME The Script featuring will.i.am ▲3 WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER Taylor Swift ▲3 ROCK STAR Reece Mastin ● PLAY HARD David Guetta featuring Ne-Yo & Akon ▲ MOVES LIKE JAGGER Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera ▲9 INTO THE FLAME EP Matt Corby ▲5
CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE Delta Goodrem ● TAKE THE CROWN Robbie Williams ● TRIPLE J'S LIKE A VERSION 8 Various ● Last edited:
1. Don't You Worry Child 2. Gangnam Style 3. Die Young 4. Heartless 5. Locked Out Of Heaven 6. Bom Bom 7. Thrift Shop 8. Sweet Nothing 9. Little Talks 10. I Knew You Were Trouble 11. Diamonds 12. Wings 13. Little Things 14. Battle Scars 15. Beauty And A Beat 16. She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) 17. Give Me Love 18. Girl On Fire 19. Try 20. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
1. Take Me Home 2. Flume 3. Taylor Swift 4. Lana Del Rey 5. The Rolling Stone 6. Pink 7. Ed Sheeran 8. Calvin Harris 9. Triple J 10. Mumford & Sons Last edited:
1. Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin - Don't You Worry Child 2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Wanz - Thrift Shop 3. Ke$ha - Die Young 4. Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven 5. Sam & The Womp - Bom Bom 6. PSY - Gangnam Style 7. Samantha Jade - Heartless 8. Calvin Harris Feat. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing 9. Rihanna - Diamonds 10. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble
11. Little Mix - Wings 12. One Direction - Little Things 13. Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks 14. Justin Bieber Feat. Nicki Minaj - Beauty and a Beat 15. Guy Sebastian Feat. Lupe Fiasco - Battle Scars 16. David Guetta Feat. Sia - She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) 17. Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love 18. P!nk - Try 19. Alicia Keys Feat. Nicki Minaj - Girl On Fire (Inferno Version) 20. The Script Feat. Will.i.am. - Hall Of Fame
1. One Direction - Take Me Home 2. Flume - Flume 3. Taylor Swift - Red 4. P!nk - The Truth About Love 5. Lana Del Rey - Paradise 6. Mumford & Sons - Babel 7. The Rolling Stones - GRRR! 8. Delta Goodrem - Child Of The Universe 9. Rod Stewart - Merry Christmas, Baby 10. Birdy - Birdy Last edited:
I think Paradise is sufficiently long enough to chart separately (like The Fame Monster, which admittedly is a bad example due to the chaos of that chart run), but I have no idea whether the sales of the full thing will be appended to that, or the original album. ARIA don't seem to be consistent with these things.
1. Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin - Don't You Worry Child 2. Ke$ha - Die Young 3. Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven 4. Sam And The Womp - Bom Bom 5. Psy - Gangnam Style 6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz - Thrift Shop 7. Samantha Jade - Heartless 8. Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing 9. Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks 10. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble
11. Rihanna - Diamonds 12. Little Mix - Wings 13. One Direction - Little Things 14. David Guetta Featuring Sia - She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) 15. Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love 16. Guy Sebastian Featuring Lupe Fiasco - Battle Scars 17. Justin Bieber Featuring Nicki Minaj - Beauty And A Beat 18. Pink - Try 19. Alicia Keys Featuring Nicki Minaj - Girl On Fire 20. The Script Featuring Will.I.Am - Hall Of Fame
Singles 1. Don't You Worry Child 2. Die Young 3. Locked Out Of Heaven 4. Gangnam Style 5. Lift Shop 6. Bom Bom Bom 7. Heartless 8. I Knew You Were Trouble 9. Sweet Nothing 10. Diamonds 11. Little Talks 12. Little Mix 13. Little Things 14. Beauty And A Beast 15. Give Me Love 16. Battle Scars 17. She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) 18. Try 19. Girl On Fire 20. Hall Of Fame (yuuuuuhhhhh)
Albums 1. One Direction 2. Taylor Swift 3. Flume 4. P!nk 5. Lana Del Rey 6. Delta Goodrem 7. Mumford & Sons 8. The Rolling Stones 9. Green Day 10. Triple J
1. Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child 2. Ke$ha - Die Young 3. Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven 4. Psy - Gangnam Style 5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop 6. Calvin Harris - Sweet Nothing 7. Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom 8. Samantha Jade - Heartless 9. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble. 10. Rihanna - Diamonds 11. One Direction - Little Things 12. Little Mix - Wings 13. Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks 14. Justin Bieber - Beauty and a Beat 15. Guy Sebastian - Battle Scars 16. Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love 17. David Guetta - She Wolf 18. P!nk - Try 19. Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire 20. The Script - Hall of Fame
1. One Direction - Take Me Home 2. Taylor Swift - Red 3. Flume - Flume 4. P!nk - The Truth About Love 5. Mumford & Sons - Babel 6. Lana Del Rey - However they're handling this on the chart 7. Delta Goodrem - Child of the Universe 8. Guy Sebastian - Armageddon 9. The Rolling Stones - GRRR! 10. Birdy - Birdy Last edited:
1. Don't You Worry Child 2. Die Young 3. Bom Bom 4. Locked Out Of Heaven 5. Gangnam Style 6. Heartless 7. Thrift Shop 8. Sweet Nothing 9. I Knew You Were Trouble 10. Little Talks 11. Wings 12. Diamonds 13. Little Things 14. Beauty And A Beat 15. She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) 16. Battle Scars 17. Give Me Love 18. Girl On Fire 19. Try 20. Hall Of Fame
1. One Direction 2. Taylor Swift 3. Flume 4. Pink 5. Lana Del Rey 6. Green Day 7. The Rolling Stones 8. Delta Goodrem 9. Mumford And Sons 10. Robbie Williams
1. Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin - Don't You Worry Child 2. Ke$ha - Die Young 3. Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven 4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz - Thrift Shop 5. Psy - Gangnam Style 6. Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing 7. Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom 8. Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks 9. Samantha Jade - Heartless 10. Little Mix - Wings 11. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble. 12. One Direction - Little Things 13. Rihanna - Diamonds 14. Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj - Beauty and a Beat 15. Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love 16. Guy Sebastian featuring Lupe Fiasco - Battle Scars 17. David Guetta featuring Sia - She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) 18. P!nk - Try 19. Alicia Keys featuring Nicki Minaj - Girl On Fire 20. The Script featuring will.i.am - Hall of Fame