The Music Network Chart Wrap: Dec 17


1. Strong by London Grammar (watch the clip below)

2. Heart to Heart by James Blunt

3. God only knows by MKTO

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Love Drunk by Max and Bianca (right)

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HOT 100

It’s all about Guy Sebastian this week as he’s hit the top of our Hot 100 for the first time in 2013 with Like A Drum. The last time he saw the top was with Battle Scars late last year. It’s well deserved, it’s been a long road for the single, which this week enjoys its seventh week in the chart. He’s been touring it and promoting it relentlessly during that time, so props to him! He’s come from #7 last week and beat tough international competition for the pleasure too: Avicii’s Hey Brother, Eminem & Rihanna’s The Monster (Currently #1 in the US) and MAGIC!’s Rude (#2 Shazam chart) – which all sit closely behind at #2, 3, and 4 respectively.

John Legend has cracked the top 10 this week with All Of Me, after a strong three weeks of movement; he’s in at #9 up from #13. Avicii’s new single in its third chart week has also cracked the top 10. In at #10, up from 16, Addicted To You is poised to powerhouse through the top 10 in familiar fashion, as it sits at #3 on the Shazam chart. Jason Derulo’s Trumpets is up 16 spots from its debut position of 28 last week now resting at #12.

Jessica Mauboy’s Beautiful has moved up 9 places this week. She’s now inside the top 20 with the new single. Pharrell Williams’ Happy now sits at #27 after its #39 debut last week. MKTO has debuted at #28 this week. The Californians are back at it again with God Only Knows, it’s our highest debut this week, and continues their run of fine form in 2013.

Rudimental’s Free was our most moved track this week, jumping up 31 places from 68 to 37. The track has been slow to gather steam, but like their recent efforts is destined for good things. Looking forward to see how they cap off the year.

Outside of the top 50, Flume & Chet Faker are making big moves with Drop The Game. Not just for the Alt. stations, this one is destined for chart success after Flume’s sweep of the ARIA awards. They’re currently sitting at #58, up from #78 last week. Joel Fletcher’s re-work of Savage’s Swing is making moves up the charts too: up seven places to #65.



1. Like a Drum by Guy Sebastian

2. Hey Brother by Avicii

3. The Monster by Eminem feat. Rihanna

4. Rude by MAGIC!

5. Young & Beautiful by Lana Del Rey vs Cedric Gervais

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John Legend is atop the ARIA singles chart again this week with All Of Me. Obviously his current tour is doing great things for singles sales. He’s also currently atop the Shazam top tags chart. MAGIC!’s Rude is sitting at #2 for another week (who were also in the country last week) with Eminem & Rihanna at #3.

In at #4 this week is Jason Derulo with Trumpets, like in our Hot 100 he’s making leaps up the chart, this week with a jump of 18 places. It’s Derulo’s fourth top 10 single for 2013. Triple J’s Christmas Number 1 comes in at #9 this week, the charity single features a star studded who’s who of Aussie music, with vocals coming from Phil Jamieson, Tuka, Abbe May, Andy Bull & Bananas In Pyjamas.

#10 this week comes courtesy of Pharrell Williams with Happy. The single is his first top 50 appearance as a lead artist since Angel back in 2006. Obviously, he’s topped the chart twice this year with features on Get Lucky and Blurred Lines.


Once again the #1 album the week before Christmas is Christmas by Michael Buble. It’s amazing, this is the album’s third consecutive year at the top spot and it’s the first time ever that an album has achieved #1 three years running. Following a similar suit, The Christmas Album by Human Nature is in its fifth chart week and currently sits at a new peak of #4.

X-Factor’s Jai Waetford has released his first EP in the form of the Jai Waetford EP. It’s debuted at #21 this week. The six-track release includes the single Your Eyes and a duet with Ronan Keating. Just behind Jai is Mariah Carey with Merry Christmas. It’s at #28 this week, but that’s not the most interesting bit about this album: it was originally released 19 years ago! It’s returned to the chart several times over the years.

Finally, Childish Gambino’s second studio album Because The Internet has debuted at #37 this week. Rapper, producer, writer, actor, and comedian Donald Glover’s (studio) debut album Camp peaked at #99 in January this year.



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