Daft Punk climbs a place from their No.2 debut last week to claim the ARIA Singles Chart crown with the track “Get Lucky”, making them the first French Group to take the honor, plus the track is now Gold (●) in sales.
“Get Lucky” becomes the 1003rd No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013) and the 441st for ARIA (1983 to 2013), plus they become the fourth French act overall to make it to the top of the Australian charts. The three previous were Paul Mauriat in March 1968 with the instrumental track “Love is Blue”, and then in February 2006 Bob Sinclar took “Love Generation” to the top, whilst the last French performer at the top of our charts was David Guetta with Akon on the dance track “Sexy Bitch” in August 2009. And as I mentioned above, they are the first French group to do so, as the three previous were all solo acts.
The new chart-topper is the 106th for the Columbia label to hit the top here, and the tenth with the word ‘Get’ in it’s title, the last two both from 2001, Kylie’s “Cant Get You Out of My Head” (Sept) and Pink with “Get the Party Started” (Dec); with ‘Lucky’ having appeared in one previous No.1, another Kylie Minogue track “I Should Be So Lucky” (March 1988). Australia becomes the seventh country to place “Get Lucky” at the top of the charts, following Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland, England and their home country of France.
Passenger is down one place to No.2 after his five weeks at No.1 with “Let Her Go”, but leaping up sixteen places to No.3 is Robin Thicke with “Blurred Lines” becoming his first Top 10 hit in Australia, surpassing his previous best for the No.17 hit “When I Get You Alone” (July 2003). Both the new No.1 song “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines” featuring Pharrell Williams as guest vocalist, and as I mentioned in last weeks column, he had previously been as high as No.4 on a couple of Snoop Dogg tracks, so this week Pharrell lands higher than he has previously appeared on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding are down a place to No.4 with “I Need Your Love”, but climbing a place to a new peak of No.5 is Paramore with “Still into You”. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are down two places to No.6 with “Can’t Hold Us”, and up one spot to a new peak of No.7 is Bastille with “Pompeii”. Jason DeRulo debuted at No.5 last week with “The Other Side”, which drops three places to No.8, whilst down two to No.9 are MKTO with “Thank You”, and finally up three places to a new chart height of No.10 is Justin Timberlake with “Mirrors”, becoming his 15th Top 10 appearance here in Australia (solo and guest vocalist).
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Rudimental jump up six places to a new peak of No.18 with their latest track “Waiting All Night”, with Robert DeLong up seven places to No.27 with “Global Concepts”. Anna Kendrick from the ‘Pitch Perfect’ film returns to the Top 50 at a new peak of No.44 with “Cups” which originally made it to No.48 back in January.
DOWN DOWN: After four weeks in the Top 10, two of those weeks at No.4, The Stafford Brothers with Lil’ Wayne and Christina Milian drop down two places to No.11 with “Hello”, whilst the other Top 10 dropout comes from Little Mix and “Change Your Life” (HP-8) which also spent four weeks in the Top 10, and is down to No.13 this week. James Arthur is down six places to No.20 with “Impossible” and after leaping to No.23 last week, Emeli Sande is down seven places to No.30 with “Next to Me”. The Script tumble twelve places to No.48 with “If You Could See Me Now” and after returning to the Top 100 last week, Leonardo’s Bride and “Even When I’m Sleeping” is down forty-five places to No.90 and the Divinyls lose two of their returning tracks, whilst former No.1 “I Touch Myself” drops forty-four places to No.93.
The VOICE S2 (Battle Rounds): The battle between Nathan (winner) and Sophie who performed Rihanna’s “Stay” has helped the track climb back up five places to No.16 this week, whilst Celia Pavey and her version of “A Thousand Years” climbs ten places to a new peak of No.23, the original by Christina Perri moves back up three spots to No.28. Tim (winner) and Oscar battled with their version of “Lanterns” by Birds of Tokyo, which helps the song back up fifteen places to No.26.
Rihanna’s “Diamonds” jump back up nineteen places to No.29 and the battle between Kathy (winner) and Jessika sees them lend chart support to “Titanium” for David Guetta and Sia, the song is back up seventeen places to No.35. Another Guetta + Sia track in “She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)” was sung between Katie and Imogen (winner), and that has helped the song back into the Top 100 at No.55.
“You Raise Me Up” for Harrison Craig is only down three places to No.43, whilst blasting back up forty-two places to No.49 are The Swedish House Mafia and “Don’t You Worry Child”, which was battled over between Nick and Adam (winner). As Channel 9 are repeating the previous weeks episodes over the weekend, these replays also help track from two weeks ago, as Adele’s “Skyfall” is back up ten places to No.52 and Pink’s “Try” is back up twelve places to No.54.
One of the last big battles was between Mitchell Anderson and Steve Clisby who dueled over the Marc Cohn song “Walking in Memphis” (HP-11, 1991), Mitchell won the round and his version comes in at No.62, but Delta saved Steve, and his rendition of the song debuts at No.72 this week. “I Will Wait” for Mumford and Sons is down two places to No.63 (and now 3x▲ Platinum), and the battle between Mitchell and Ben (winner) sees the Ed Sheeran track they sung, “Give Me Love” back in at No.73, whilst also returning at No.99 is “Some Nights” for Fun, which was sung between Danni (winner) and Hannah. The last couple of contestant tracks to mention include “Celia Pavey’s “Scarborough Fair / Canticle” down nineteen places to No.87 and Imogen Brough’s version of “Never Let Me Go”, dropping thirty-five places to No.98.
NEW - #39 – Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX3n_CMehak The first music from the upcoming Baz Luhrman film ‘The Great Gatsby’ is the highest new entry this week at No.39, Lana Del Rey with “Young and Beautiful”. The soundtrack comes out May 10th, with the film opening in mid-May. This becomes Lana’s fourth Top 100 entry and third Top 50 hit after “Video Games” (HP-23) and “Born to Die” (HP-34), whilst her third Top 100 entry was “Ride” (HP-89).
NEW - #42 – Tonight – Jessica Sanchez feat Ne-Yo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54nSydD9JqM American Idol runner-up for their eleventh season (2012) was Jessica Sanchez, who makes her first chart entry on the ARIA Singles Chart at No.42 with the track “Tonight” featuring Ne-Yo. The song becomes Ne-Yo’s 21st chart entry in Australia, this being his tenth as guest vocalist.
Lower 50: Imagine Dragons jump fourteen places to No.56 with “Radioactive”, with Michael Buble’s “It’s a Beautiful Day” rising back up sixteen places to No.58 thanks to his Graham Norton appearance last Sunday (28-April) night. Walk off the Earth leap up forty-one spots to No.59 with “Red Hands”, whilst Empire of the Sun” rise six spots to a new peak of No.65 with “Alive”. Vance Joy and “Riptide” are up nine places to No.66, and apart from the above mentioned Voice S2 re-entries, also returning to the Top 100 this week are “If I Lose Myself” (HP-53) for OneRepublic at No.83 and “Lost” (HP-46) for Frank Ocean at No.96.
The fourth charting single (here) from the Bruno Mars album “Unorthodox Jukebox” debuts at No.64 entitled “Treasure”. He is also currently charting with “When I Was Your Man” (TW-33) and “Locked Out of Heaven” (TW-45). BTW the other track to chart from the album so far was “Young Girls” (HP-62, Dec 2012).
Local dance act Bombs Away see their fourth Top 100 chart entry debut at No.67 this week entitled “Drunk Arcade”. Their previous chart efforts have been “Super Soaker” (HP-52, Oct 2011), “Big Booty Bitches” (HP-68, Dec 2011) and the recent Top 30 hit “Party Bass” (HP-25, Nov 2012). Two further local acts also debut this week, with Bernard Fanning coming in at No.77 with “Battleships”, the first single from his early June due second solo album “Departures”. Coming in at No.100 is Cody Simpson with “Pretty Brown Eyes”, his fourth Top 100 entry, and the song started charting in England (#61) and Ireland (#75) this past week, and the final new entry is the ninth Top 100 appearance for the Goo Goo Dolls, who enter at No.94 with “Rebel Beat”. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
With Mothers Day (in Australia) only a week away, it could be said that Michael Buble will be given as a gift to a lot of Mums next weekend, as his album “To Be Loved” holds for a third consecutive week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, becoming the equal longest run at the top this year (so far), the other three week run was for Bruno Mars in January.
Perth Drum & Bass musician and producer Karl Thomas goes by the name ShockOne, and his debut album “Universus” is the highest new entry this week, coming in at No.2. Previously charted tracks from the album include “Chaos Theory” (HP-95, Oct 2012) and more recently “Lazerbeam” (HP-100, April 2013).
The aforementioned Bruno Mars is down a spot to No.3 with “Unorthodox Jukebox” (now 2x▲ Platinum in sales), and holding steady at No.4 is Flume and his self-titled album. Debuting at No.5 is the first of three former reality show contestants who debut with new albums. First up though is X-Factor finalist Jason Owen, who debuts at No.5 with his first chart entry entitled “Life is a Highway”. The other two entries are in the Top 20 this week.
Ricky Martin’s “Greatest Hits” climbs two places to a new peak of No.6 with Pink turning around and spending her 33rd consecutive week inside the Top 10 at No.7 with “The Truth About Love”. Passenger drops five places to No.8 with “All the Little Lights” and returning to the Top 10 is Justin Timberlake with “The 20/20 Experience” (17 to 9) and “Babel” from Mumford and Sons, back up thirteen places to No.10 this week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Ed Sheeran is back up one place to No.11 with “+”, which now hits 4x▲ in sales, whilst further down the chart, The Bee Gees “Mythology” set jumps back up sixteen places to No.37. “18 Months” for Calvin Harris is back up nine places to No.29 and the Coldplay “4CD Catalogue Set” rises two places to a new peak of No.31. “Nothing But the Beat: Ultimate” for David Guetta is back up twelve places to No.32 and with the DVD/Blu-Ray release of “Les Miserables”, the soundtrack jumps back up twenty-four places to No.33. The Seekers re-enter the Top 100 at No.39 with “The Golden Jubilee Album” (HP-10), “The Sapphires” soundtrack is back up eight places to No.43, whilst also returning to the Top 50 is Emeli Sande with “Our Version of Events” (60 to 45) and “Greatest Hits… So Far” for Pink (59 to 48). Climbing up eighteen places to No.50 is Andre Rieu with “Mother & Child – Lullabies the Whole World Loves” which could climb again next week helped by Mother’s Day sales.
DOWN DOWN: After fifteen broken weeks inside the Top 10, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis drop down five places to No.12 with “The Heist” (HP-2), next is Russell Morris’ “Sharkmouth” (HP-6), which falls eight places to No.14 after four weeks inside the Top 10. The two Top 10 debuts from last week both fall out, with Will.i.am’s “#WillPower” down eleven places to No.20 and Phoenix tumble twenty-nine places to No.34 with “Bankrupt!”
Major Lazer falls ten places to No.30 with “Free the Universe” (HP-5) and James Blake drops down sixteen places to No.41 with “Overgrown” (HP-5). Guy Sebastian’s “Armageddon” falls fifteen spots to No.42, with Olly Murs down seventeen places to No.46 with “Right Place Right Time”. Renee Geyer’s “Swing” falls twenty-five spots to No.47 whilst Alt-J crash nineteen places to No.49 with “An Awesome Wave”. Leaving the Top 100 altogether from last weeks Top 50 are “Complete Greatest Hits” for the Steve Miller Band from No.19 and falling out from No.28 is “Nightswim” for Owl Eyes.
The two further reality-show contestants who debut with new albums this week are The Voice finalist Rachael Leahcar with her second album “Romantique” at No.13. Her debut set “Shooting Star” from July of last year made it to No.5 upon debut. And the former Australian Idol (2004) runner-up Anthony Callea debuts at No.18 with his new album “Thirty”. This becomes his third album to chart, previously he charted with his self-titled debut album in April 2005, which spent three weeks at No.1, and then in December of 2006 he made it to No.9 with “A New Chapter”.
Snoop Dogg re-invents himself as a reggae artist for his new album “Reincarnated” which debuts at No.23 this week. This is his eleventh studio album, and the documentary about the making of the album in Jamaica was screened on SBS twice last week. Snoop’s previous chart entries for Australia are listed below:
Doggystyle (as Snoop Doggy Dogg)
Tha Doggfather (as Snoop Doggy Dogg)
Da Game is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told
No Limit Top Dogg
Tha Last Meal
Death Row’s Greatest Hits
Snoop Presents: The Doggy Style Allstars Vol.1
Paid tha Cost to be Da Bo$$
R+G (Rhythm + Gangsta’s) The Masterpiece
Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
Reincarnated (as Snoop Lion)
The final new entry to the Top 50 is the third album for OneRepublic entitled “Native”, which debuts at No.26 this week. Their previous chart entry was with their first album “Dreaming Out Loud” which climbed to No.4 in mid-April 2008. Currently charting from the new album is the track “If I Lose Myself” (HP-53) which is at No.83 this week.
Lower 50: With the announcement of a tour later in the year here by Bon Jovi, their two current charting albums rise back up this week, with “Greatest Hits” and “What About Now” at No.52 and No.53 respectively. Tegan & Sara jump back up thirty-six places to No.57 with “Heartthrob” (HP-14), and Tame Impala are back up eighteen places to No.73 with “Lonerism”. Bastille climb to a new peak of No.81 with “Bad Blood”, and returning albums to the Top 100 include the “Jersey Boys” cast recording at No.77, Chet Faker and “Thinking in Textures” at No.87, “Chasing Ghosts” for The Amity Affliction at No.97 and current tourists Aerosmith return at No.99 with their latest album “Music from Another Dimension” (HP-30).
The eighth album for Finland’s rock band HIM debuts at No.65 entitled “Tears on Tape”. This is their fifth album to chart in Australia, the previous four (three studio albums and a live set) have all debuted and peaked within the Top 50, their best effort coming from their sixth studio album “Venus Doom” which made it to No.32.
The reformed Black Sabbath is touring the country at the moment, and debuting at No.84 is their “Greatest Hits” collection, whilst they also re-enter at No.94 with “The Best of Black Sabbath” (HP-41). This is the fifth greatest hits/best of set for the band to chart, their highest placed so far has been “The Best” (HP-26) from mid 1983.
Brilliant to see so many new entries from artists 'discovered' on Reality shows. My 2 charts need a bit of new blood. Interesting that Sanchez has impacted overseas before impacting in her own country.
1. Blurred Lines 2. Get Lucky 3. Let Her Go 4. Pompeii 5. The Other Side 6. Home (Harrison) 7. Can't Hold Us 8. Still Into You 9. Thank You 10. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (Miss Murphy) 11. I Need Your Love 12. Mirrors 13. Hello 14. Just Give Me A Reason 15. Waiting All Night 16. #thatPOWER 17. The Sound Of Silence (Alex) 18. Change Your Life 19. Impossible 20. Stay
1. Michael Buble 2. Lady Antebellum 3. Rudimental 4. Bruno Mars 5. Rod Stewart 6. Ricky Martin 7. Flume 8. Passenger 9. Macklemore 10. Ed Sheeran Last edited:
1. Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell - Blurred Lines 2. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky 3. Passenger - Let Her Go 4. Jason Derulo - The Other Side 5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us 6. Bastille - Pompeii 7. will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber - Hashtag That Power (Hashtag) 8. Paramore - Still Into You 9. MKTO - Thank You 10. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors 11. Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love 12. Stafford Brothers feat. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian - Hello 13. P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason 14. Little Mix - Change Your Life 15. Harrison Craig - Home 16. Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre - Waiting All Night 17. James Arthur - Impossible 18. Avril Lavigne - Here's To Never Growing Up 19. Olly Murs - Army Of Two 20. Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko - Stay
1. Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell - Blurred Lines 2. Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky 3. Passenger - Let Her Go 4. Jason Derulo - The Other Side 5. Bastille - Pompeii 6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us 7. Paramore - Still Into You 8. MKTO - Thank You 9. will.i.am ft. Justin Bieber - #thatPOWER 10. Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love 11. Stafford Brothers ft. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian - Hello 12. Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre- Waiting All Night 13. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors 14. Pink ft. Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason 15. Little Mix - Change Your Life 16. James Arthur - Impossible 17. Harrison Craig - Home 18. Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko - Stay 19. Avril Lavigne - Here's To Never Growing Up 20. T.I. ft. Pink - Guns and Roses Last edited:
1 Blurred Lines 2 Get Lucky 3 Let Her Go 4 The Other Side 5 Pompeii 6 Can't Hold Us 7 Still Into You 8 #thatPOWER 9 I Need Your Love 10 Home 11 Thank You 12 Waiting All Night 13 Hello 14 Mirrors 15 Just Give Me A Reason 16 Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word 17 Change Your Life 18 Impossible 19 Arithmetic 20 Guns And Roses
Singles 1. Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell - Blurred Liiiiiiiines 2. Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky 3. Passenger - Let Her Go 4. Jason Derulo - The Other Side 5. Bastille - Pompeii 6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us 7. Paramore - Still Into You 8. MKTO - Thank You 9. Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love 10. Stafford Brothers ft. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian - Hello 11. will.i.am ft. Justin Bieber - #thatPOWER 12. Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre- Waiting All Night 13. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors 14. Pink ft. Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason 15. James Arthur - Impossible 16. Little Mix - Change Your Life 17. Harrison Craig - Home 18. Avril Lavigne - Here's To Never Growing Up 19. Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko - Stay 20. Jackie Sannia - Arithmetic
Albums 1. Michael Buble - To Be Loved 2. Rudimental - Home 3. Rod Stewart - Time 4. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox 5. Lady Antebellum - Golden 6. Ricky Martin - Greatest Hits 7. Flume - Flume 8. P!nk - The Truth About Love 9. Ed Sheeran - + 10. Passenger - All The Little Lights
1. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines 2. Daft Punk - Get Lucky 3. Passenger - Let Her Go 4. Jason Derulo - The Other Side 5. Bastille - Pompeii 6. Macklewhore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us 7. will.i.am - Hashtag That Power (Hashtag) 8. Parawhore - Still Into You 9. Calvin Harris - I Need Your Love 10. Rudimental - Waiting All Night 11. MKTO - Thank You 12. Stafford Brothers - Hello 13. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors 14. P!nk - Just Give Me A Reason 15. Harrison Craig - Home 16. Little Mix - Change Your Life 17. James Arthur - Impossible 18. Avril Lavigne - Here's To Never Growing Up 19. T.I. - Guns and Roses 20. Nelly - Hey Porsche
1. Michael Buble - To Be Loved 2. Rudimental - Home 3. Rod Stewart - Time 4. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox 5. P!nk - The Truth About Love 6. Lady Antebellum - Golden 7. Flume - Flume 8. Ricky Martin - Greatest Hits 9. Jason Owen - Life Is A Highway 10. Passenger - All The Little Lights
1. Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell - Blurred Lines 2. Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky 3. Passenger - Let Her Go 4. Jason Derulo - The Other Side 5. Bastille - Pompeii 6. Paramore - Still Into You 7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us 8. Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love 9. MKTO - Thank You 10. will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber - #thatPOWER 11. Stafford Brothers featuring Lil Wayne & Christina Milian - Hello 12. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors 13. Rudimental featuring Ella Eyre - Waiting All Night 14. P!nk featuring Nate Ruess - Just Give Me a Reason 15. Little Mix - Change Your Life 16. James Arthur - Impossible 17. Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko - Stay 18. Harrison Craig - Home 19. Avril Lavigne - Here's to Never Growing Up 20. T.I. featuring P!nk - Guns and Roses