The Music Network Chart Wrap: Dec 5
MOST ADDED TO RADIO
1. Young Girls by Bruno Mars (hear the song below)
2. Addicted to You by Avicii
3. Happy by Pharrell Williams
TOP SINGLE TO RADIO
Addicted to You by Avicii
Avicii’s Hey Brother has kept Eminem, Rihanna and Nathaniel at bay this week to spend a second week atop the charts. This makes a total of nine weeks spent at the top of the charts, when you combine it with previous #1, Wake Me Up, and earns him the longest time spent atop the charts by any single artist this year. Crazy, considering he’s a dance act. Nathaniel is still at #2 with You; the only Australian artist to reach #1 this year isn’t slowing down too much just yet – fun fact: he actually got to #1 quicker than Hey Brother, as the two tracks entered the charts in the same week.
Eminem and Rihanna’s The Monster is at #3 again this week, it’s also currently sitting just behind young Ella O’Connor – better known as Lorde – who is in her ninth week on top of the US Billboard chart with Royals. Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais have moved up two places with Summertime Sadness, while Justice Crew’s Everybody is down to #6, ending the upwards momentum of the track, being replaced with Guy Sebastian’s Like A Drum which has been steadily rising since its entry five weeks ago.
Katy Perry’s Roar is down to #12 after a huge 14 weeks in the chart, including 8 weeks at the top. It still sits at the top of our Adult Contemporary chart, so we can see where the plays lie. Dark Horse on the other hand is up to #7, is it a viable contender for the top spot? Time will tell. It’s spent nine weeks in the chart already; due to it being added to radio before an official servicing, its growth has been staggered. Upward movement has also been enjoyed by Pitbull & Ke$ha, and Taylor Henderson, as they all cracked the top ten for the first time this week. Timber is currently sitting at #8, followed closely by Borrow My Heart at #9. It appears I spoke too soon last week when I said Taylor was slowing down. Interesting to see what the next few weeks leading up to Christmas will hold.
Of The Night by Bastille is up from #18 to #11 this week; the single has been leaping up the charts since its entry four weeks ago, and is currently the most tagged song on Shazam. Likewise, Rude by MAGIC! – currently #2 most tagged on Shazam – is up from #30 to #13 in its third week, and The Vamps’ Can We Dance is up from #33 to #16. Big moves for all of these guys, we’ve got some serious contenders for the top 10 sitting just outside, and we should see some shakeups in the next week. Last mover in the top 20, Dami Im’s Alive, is up 4 places to #17.
Avicii’s Addicted To You is now the fourth single in our Hot 100 from his album True: it’s debuted this week at #24, just in front of John Legend’s All Of Me, at #25. Further down Sammy Jade’s Soldier is up sixteen places to #27 in its third week; also in their third week, The Fray are up fifteen places, to #33. Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here is on the up, moving from #69 to #47, John Butler Trio’s Only One is up from #85 to #48, and our biggest gainer this week, young Elen Levon, is up from #90 to #50.
Outside of the top 50, Jessica Mauboy’s Beautiful is in at #51 this week. This week’s most added track,Young Girls from Bruno Mars, is in at #58, while Kings Of Leon’s Wait For Me is in at #86 and Queens Of The Stone Age’s If I Had A Tail sits at #88.
1. Hey Brother by Avicii (right)
2. You by Nathaniel Willemse
3. The Monster by Eminem feat. Rihanna
4. Young & Beautiful by Lana Del Rey vs Cedric Gervais
5. Like a Drum by Guy Sebastian
Eminem and Rihanna spend a third week on top with The Monster. It’s now half way towards equalling Love The Way You Lie’s run of six weeks at #1. John Legend has jumped 11 places from last week to sit at #2 – it’s his first ever top 5 appearance on the ARIA charts. John Legend is currently in the country touring with Alicia Keys, who performed at the ARIA awards. Avicii’s Hey Brother remains sturdy at #3, Katy Perry’s Roar is at #4 and Pitbull and Ke$ha’s Timber is down one spot to #5.
Mirroring their movements in the Hot 100, MAGIC! are up 21 spots from last week to #7, and Lilly Allen’s Hard Out Here is up 19 places to sit at #14 this week – her first top 50 single since 22 back in 2009. 4x ARIA award winner Flume and Chet Faker’s Drop The Game has debuted at #21 this week, the joint release from the two young Aussies is the lead track from their recent Lock Jaw EP. It’s the second top 50 appearance from Flume following Holding On in March this year. It’s Chet Faker’s first appearance in the top 50.
One Direction have debuted at the top of the ARIA charts again this week with Midnight Memories. It’s their third album to debut at #1, after 2012’s Up All Night and Take Me Home. Katy Perry’s Prism is at #2, Dami Im’s self-titled album is at #3 and Eminem sits at #5.
The 12th Man Willy Nilly – The 12th Man’s Biggest Hits has debuted at #4 this week. Apparently a popular present for dads around the country, the two-disc set features material from throughout the career of the 12th Man, Billy Birmingham. He has scored seven number ones on the ARIA albums chart throughout his career.
Bernard Fanning’s iTunes Sessions has debuted at #19, the seven-track release from Powderfinger front man includes new renditions of songs from both of his chart topping albums. Cold Chisel hold #27 and #28 this week with the debut of The Live Tapes. It’s their first new live release since 2003’s Ringside.
Five Finger Death Punch have debuted at #29 with The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Right Side Of Hell, Volume 2. It’s the follow up to August’s Volume 1, and their fifth studio album.
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