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Aussies top both ARIA charts

Monday 6 August 2012

Aussies top both ARIA charts

A pair of Australian acts made big by reality television are sitting on top of the ARIA Charts, while the one and only Pink continues her run at radio.


Pink is #1 again with Blow Me (One Last Kiss). Three weeks at #1 is an exceptional feat for an artist. For Pink herself, however, she might not be impressed unless she cracks eight weeks at #1 (yes, two months as the most heard song in the country) and beats her seven week stint at #1 with Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely), which interestingly ended 250 issues ago exactly.

#2 this week has been claimed by Karmin’s Brokenhearted, which has spent 13 weeks creeping up the chart from #69, where it entered. The track has spent five weeks inside the Top 10, while Rudimental’s Feel the Love spends at third week at #3 (something that happened last when B.o.B did the same thing with Nothing On You featuring Bruno Mars, culminating exactly 100 issues ago - yep).

Maroon 5’s One More Night has advanced further from their #5 position last week, hitting #4 three weeks since their last #1 fell. The highest debut for the week came from The Script and in the form of Hall Of Fame, which entered inside the Top 40 at #37, who we welcome back after roughly half a year outside of the Hot 100.


Justice Crew, made famous by Australia's Got Talent, have chalked up their first ever week at #1 on the ARIA Singles chart. The certified hit (penned by Jay Sean for the Aussie lads) Boom Boom, also ticked over from Gold to Platinum certification during the climb from #2. The group's last two singles, And Then We Dance and Friday To Sunday sold Platinum and double-Platinum respectively, so Boom Boom could be around for a while! For those playing along at home, this win for Justice Crew also marks the fifth time in ARIA Chart history that a song with "Boom" in the title has hit #1 on the Singles chart.

Watch out Justice Crew, Maroon 5 are on your tail. One More Night is sitting in the same #2 position, with the same Gold certification and the four weeks inside the ARIA Singles Top 50 that Boom Boom enjoyed only last week. Can Maroon 5 muster their second ever ARIA Single #1, or will One More Night suffer the same terrible fate (read: unlucky timing) as Move Like Jagger, which went #1 at radio without trouble, but sat #2 on the ARIA Singles chart for ten weeks, behind the unstoppable Gotye.

The highest new addition for the week came from Calvin Harris and Example, with their soon-to-be anthem, We'll Be Coming Back. The track slipped in just outside the Top 10, at #11, one position above the rapidly rising Drunk, by Ed Sheeran, which darted up the chart from #37 to #12. A little lower down the chart at #37 entered Lolita, the latest from The Veronicas. The single was bested by fellow Warner act 3OH!3's return to the ARIA Singles chart, You're Gonna Love This, which entered at #32.


Another week at #1 for Karise Eden's My Journey. With six weeks at #1, My Journey is the longest running #1 from an Australian since Missy Higgins' The Sound Of White accumulated seven non-consecutive weeks in the top spot back in 2005. Before that, Delta Goodrem's Innocent Eyes managed to do it twice in 2003 with her fifteen times Platinum (yep, over a million sales) debut, Innocent Eyes.

While #1 remains solid like a rock, every other position inside the top five sees a new face this week. Fun.'s Some Nights has scurried up from #5 to #2, while Ed Sheeran's + has (Usain) bolted to #3, up ten positions from #13. Maroon 5's Overexposed has moved from #9 to #4 and Missy Higgins' Gold certified The Ol' Razzle Dazzle has re-entered the Top 5, moving up one position.

The highest debut on this side of the charts came from Plan B, who saw Ill Manors debut at #9, outdoing 2010's The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, which peaked at #25. The soundtrack for The Sapphires debuted at #17, above J-Lo's Dance Again… The Hits which rounded out the Top 20. Below, Elton John vs Pnau's Good Morning To The Night, Rick Ross' God Forgives And I Don't and Joss Stone's The Soul Sessions Vol II debuted at #40, #41 and #42 respectively.

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- Thomas Gilmore, The Music Network