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Chart wrap-up: Pink, Fun. and Karise hold onto #1s

Monday 30 July 2012

Chart wrap-up: Pink, Fun. and Karise hold onto #1s

The top spot in each chart remained the same this week, seeing Pink solidify her return, Fun. continuing to win while in the country and Karise Eden matches One Direction's #1 run.


Pink is still reigning supreme with the subtly-titled Blow Me (One Last Kiss), sticking it out at #1 for a second week, followed by Katy Perry’s Wide Awake. While it may look like they’re quite close, at this point we feel like Pink could even deserve some kind of chart of her own, with the difference in spins across AirCheck numbering over 100 for the week.

Rudimental is holding his own at #3 for a second week with Feel The Love, keeping down Karmin who, after a slight lull in support last week, rose again to #4 with Brokenhearted, one position above Maroon 5’s new Top 5 hit One More Night (swapping place with Payphone, which fell from #2 to #16 this week, making way for the latest number).

Meanwhile, Justice Crew’s Boom Boom has risen to be the most heard domestic single in the country, slipping into the Top 10 of the TMN Hot 100 for the first time in their career. They are being trailed by Missy Higgins, however. Everyone’s Waiting has now been on the chart for five weeks, and has broken the Top 20, dashing from #30 to #17.

Not too far below that, Timomatic, another Aussie, has risen again with Can You Feel It jumping from #35 to #22 above label-mate Jessica Mauboy’s debut at #32 with the infectious Gotcha. This marks the third Top 40 debut of her career, with Inescapable and Galaxy already under her belt already.


Fun. are still rolling on at #1, etching a second notch into their proverbial bedposts. They were helped, no doubt, by their appearance at Splendour In The Grass and at various sideshows around the country. This young New York outfit is being kept in check by Justice Crew, who not only hold the title of Most Heard Australian Single in their hands, but also the title of highest selling Australian single of the week. Boom Boom ascended from #7 to #2 - which is by far the group's best result on the ARIA Singles chart.

Lower in the Top 10 there was a bit more action. Justin Bieber's As Long As You Love Me (featuring Big Sean) flew up the chart with the young man's presence in the country; the track landed at #8 this week, up from #34. One position below, Karmin's Brokenhearted (which had a good week at radio) moved from #19 to #9.

The highest debut for the week was Chasing The Sun, by UK boy band The Wanted. It comes the same week as Chasing The Sun climbs from the 50s to the 40s on the TMN Hot 100. One position below, Far East Movement's Turn Up The Love slipped in. Slightly lower again, but inside the Top 40 (#37), entered Ed Sheeran's Drunk,as he wraps up his Australian tour (a tour which went so well, he's already announced his 2013 return). Sheeran's album + saw a slight boost as well, up from #18 to #13.


Karise Eden's album is still at #1. That's five consecutive weeks at the top - the longest run by an Australian at #1 for the year. In fact, My Journey has matched One Direction's five week run at #1 as the second longest stint at #1 for the year, behind Adele's record breaking nine (non-consecutive) weeks at #1.

According to ARIA, the last time an Aussie spent five weeks at #1 was back in 2006, when Damien Leith released The Winner's Journey. It seems like the key here is including the word "journey" in the title of your album - or at least featuring on television. You be the judge.

Justin Bieber's Believe and Angus Stone's Broken Brights traded places, seeing Bieber at #2 and Angus at #4. In the middle, Darren Percival's Happy Home has impressively stuck it out at #3, while Rachel Leahcar and Sarah De Bono's Shooting Star and No Shameslip from #5 to #11 and #7 to #20, respectively.

In debuts, Passion Pit's Gossamer hit #12, trumping Manners, which peaked at #19. Two positions lower, The Gaslight Anthem's Handwritten made an impact. Two positions lower again, Slipknot's Antennas To Hell also debuted. The Top 20 debuts were rounded out by The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack, which slipped in at #19.

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- Thomas Gilmore, The Music Network