The Music Network Chart Wrap: Mar 5


1. You're Beautiful by Nathaniel (watch the clip below)

2. Stupid Love by Jason Derulo

3. Shot me down by David Guetta

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Come back down by TJR feat. Benji Madden

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HOT 100

Pharrell’s Happy spends another week at #1, however Clean Bandits’ Rather Be and Cash Cash’s Take Me Home each climb to make a play for the top, with Rather Be leaping from #10 to #4, and Take Me Home moving from #7 to #3. But by far the strongest competition for Pharrell in future weeks will be Rihanna’s Jump, which is sitting at #2 on the chart after only four weeks.

Rudimental’s Free drops from #2 to #5 in its eighth week on the chart, however considering they are currently lapping the country with Future Music, don’t expect this downward shift to become a trend just yet.

Joel Fletcher’s Swing and A Great Big World’s team up with Christina Aguilera also move down the Top 10, from #5 to #7 and to #8 from #4 respectively.

The most impressive move up the charts comes from Iluka, whose 12th of July jumps from #76 to #23 in its second week. Cedric Gervais’ reworking of Miley Cyrus’ Adore You jumps from #74 to #31, also in its second week, while WMA artists Ryan Keen and Lily Allen jumps from #46 to #24 and #50 to #25 respectively.

The two highest debuts this week come from SME domestic artist Nathaniel – whose second single You’re Beautiful enters at #23, after being the Most Added track to commercial radio last week – and Jason Derulo, whose Stupid Love debuts at #32.



1. Happy by Pharrell Williams

2. Jump by Rihanna

3. Take me home by Cash Cash

4. Rather Be by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne

5. Free by Rudimental

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Sydney’s 5 Seconds Of Summer debut at #3 with their radio favourite She Looks So Perfect, which is already sitting at #20 on the TMN Hot 100 after three weeks of airplay, suggesting this might not be the chart peak for this hooky track.

Above it, Rather Be by Clean Bandit has nudged up from #3 to #2, while Pharrell holds steady at #1 for the eighth week in a row, equalling his previous run with Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, as well Gotye’s run with Somebody That I Used To Know. Undressed by Kim Cesarion jumps in the Top 5 (#5) for the first time, while American Authors hit the Top 10 (#10) for the first time with Best Day Of My Life, which has received strong support from a number of unlikely commercial stations, no doubt the knock-on effects of that savvy BWS sync during the cricket.

Lower in the chart, David Guetta and Skylar Grey’s Shot Me Down debuts at #27, Gabrielle Aplin’s The Power Of Love debuts at #34 (a cover of the Frankie Goes To Hollywood track, this song first hit #1 in the UK during December 2012. The track was used during Never Tear Us Apart in a sync for the Channel 7 drama Resurrection, propelling it into sales charts here), and Aerosol Can by Major Lazer and Pharrell Williams debuts at #37.


Robbie Williams’ quick promotional visit seems to have done the trick, with Swings Both Ways leaping from #18 to #2, setting a new high placing for the album, and splitting the two highest-placed INXS records in the process, with The Very Best holding court at #1 while Kick slips a place to land at #3. The highest debut was Beck’s serene Seachange sequel/sister record Morning Phase, which entered the chart at #5.

The rest of the ten seems to be affected by touring, with Eminem rising yet again (the Marshall Mathers LP 2 up to #7 from #9), the Boss’ High Hopes down from #4 to #6 as he leaves the country, and Katy Perry’s Prism jumping back into the Top 10, at #9 from #15, as news of her tour spreads. Dolly Parton’s Blue Smoke also dropped from #7 to #10.

Highest Australian debut was by Funkoars, whose Dawn Of The Head entered at #18; below them a place, Rufus’ Atlas leapt from #38 to #19. A handful of re-entries peppered the 20s, with A Day to Remember’s Common Courtesy, Lady Gaga’s Artpop and Eminem’s Curtain Call all rejoining the charts at #22, #23 and #25, respectively.


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