The Music Network Chart Wrap: Dec 13


1. Trumpets by Jason Derulo (watch the clip below)

2. God only knows by MKTO

3. Drop the Game by Flume & Chet Faker

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Little Me by Little Mix

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HOT 100

Avicii is the talk of the town again this week as Hey Brother reigns supreme again. The Swede has really smashed it this year, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s #1 on our year end Hot 100. His next – and fifth single — from the album True, Addicted To You is on the move upwards too, currently sitting at #16 moving from its #24 debut. It’s also #3 on the Shazam chart. A not-so-close second is Eminem & Rihanna’s The Monster. It’s getting the spins, but not the adds it needs to get to #1; we can see this from its ‘P Values’ in the chart, trailing Avicii’s station adds by a total of 22 stations.

Taylor Henderson has jumped up six places to hit #3 this week. He’s skyrocketed through the top 10 thanks to album anticipation, and the national promotion he’s been doing over the past weeks. He’s up to #6 on the Shazam chart. MAGIC! are following closely, at #4 up from #13 last week. Rude was always destined for greatness given the writer’s history, but nobody expected them to rise quite so quickly. They’re also #1 on the Shazam Top Tags chart this week.

Nathaniel’s You is down to #5 this week, with Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais’ Summertime Sadness at #6. Guy Sebastian is down to #7 with Beat The Drum, and Katy Perry’s Dark Horse is on its way out of the top 10. Bastille’s Of The Night has made it into the top 10, with a 2-place jump to #9 and is following suit in the UK Airplay chart where it sits at #10. The Vamps Can We Dance is up from #16 to #12 as they continue their quick rise, followed closely by John Legend at #13, up from #25. John Legend is enjoying some love on Shazam too, where he sits at #2, no doubt attributed to his current Australian tour in support of Alicia Keys.

The Fray experienced some love for their track Love Don’t Die over the last 7 days, jumping from #33 to #18, as did Sami Jade’s Soldier – with a jump of 8 spots, to now sit at #19. The real winner this week though was Bruno Mars. His track Young Girls made a huge 37 place leap to sit at #21. Jess Mauboy’s Beautiful also enjoyed big moves, up to #29 from #51. We’re sure to see this one rapidly climbing the charts, like the rest of her work. Following her closely is recent retirement-breaker Lily Allen, with Hard Out Here up 16 places to #31 and John Butler Trio are up 11 spots to #37 with Only One.

Jason Derulo scored the highest debut this week. Trumpets was our most added track to radio and it’s entered the charts at #28 and debuted on the Shazam chart at #11. A big effort for a debut, but we’re used to seeing this kind of thing from Derulo, whose last three singles haven’t failed to break the top 10. Pharrell Williams is Happy at #39, it’s the producer/singer/songwriter/collaborator’s first solo effort in a while, which recently went viral due to its 24-hour video clip. Williams is no stranger to the charts this year, though, with 2 #1’s to his name for Get Lucky and Blurred Lines. Happy is off the soundtrack for Despicable Me 2.

Bruno Mars’ When I Was Your Man has hit the charts again thanks in part to renewed interest and some changes made to how we calculate the Hot 100. Any track that’s not had a change in rotation, spins or ‘day-part’ in five weeks is now considered ‘dropped’ from radio rotation. This gives us a truer indication of what’s in the bottom end of our chart and is therefore a better representation of radio plays, which explains a number of re-entries and the upward momentum of older singles. Take a look at the bottom 50 this week, it’s very interesting.

Outside the top 50, Melbourne’s Joel Fletcher, with his rework of Savage’s classic piece of New Zealand hip hop Swing, is in at #72. It’s been going nuts on late night radio thanks initially to NOVA, it’s also #15 on Shazam. Finally, ARIA wonder child Flume is back in the charts with Chet Faker for Drop The Game.



1. Hey Brother by Avicii (right)

2. The Monster by Eminem feat. Rihanna

3. Borrow my heart by Taylor Henderson

4. Rude by MAGIC!

5. You by Nathaniel Willemse

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John Legend leads the way this week with All Of Me hitting #1. It’s been in the top 50 for 4 weeks now and has finally made it to the top. It’s Legend’s first #1 in Australia. Eminem and Rihanna remain steadfast at #2 with The Monster and MAGIC! continue to rise, up this week to #3 with Rude. Pitbull & Ke$ha’s Timber remain at #4 and Avicii’s Hey Brother at #5.

Speaking of Avicii, Addicted To You is up 23 places to #18 this week, mirroring his movements in the Hot 100. It’s his fifth top 20 single this year, following  I Could Be The One, Wake Me Up, You Make Me and Hey Brother. Jason Derulo’s Trumpets has debuted at #22, the fourth single from his third album Tattoos. Vance Joy sits just behind at #23 with Riptide, which is receiving some new love and a jump of 15 places after his performance at last week’s ARIA awards.


Taylor Henderson’s self titled album Taylor Henderson has debuted at #1 this week, it’s the debut album from the X-Factor runner up and features the #1 single Borrow My Heart, as well as other tracks performed during the show. Michael Buble’s Christmas is back in the top 10 for a third year running, currently sitting at #6. It spent five weeks at the top of the chart at the end of 2011, and four weeks in 2012. Will it reign supreme again?

Flume’s self titled #1 album, which resulted in 4 ARIA awards at the start of the month, has risen back to #11 off the back of his performance on the show. That’s one spot ahead of Britney Spears' Britney Jean, which debuted at #12. It’s her eighth studio album and the follow up to Femme Fatale, which hit #1 in April of 2011.



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