How the Harlem Shake found its feet
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Seventy-three years after music charts started in Australia the viral smash Harlem Shake by Baauer has become the 1000th No.1 song.
US-born DJ Harry Rodrigues, better known by his stage name Baauer, debuts in the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week with a song gaining viral recognition after a version from Australian video bloggers TheSunnyCoastSkate was posted on YouTube.
It's the 1000th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2013), and by debuting at No.1 it becomes the 101st song to enter at the top of the local charts, the last one being Samantha Jade's What You've Done to Me in November 2012.
Nick Cave (centre) with the Bad Seeds (from left) Martyn Casey, Warren Ellis, Thomas Wydler and Jim Sclavunos.
So after only one week at the top, Pink drops to No.2 with her seventh chart-topping single Just Give Me a Reason.
Also down a spot is James Arthur with Impossible, dropping from third to fourth place while Rihanna's Stay climbs to a new peak of No.5 this week, her fourteenth Top 5 single.
The second-highest debut of the week is UK boy band One Direction with their cover of One Way Or Another, the 1979 Blondie track.
Barry Gibb on the Mythology tour. Photo: Joe Armao
After six weeks in the Top Ten The Lumineers drop down six places to No.11 with Ho Hey, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis drop down to No.13.
The fifteenth studio album for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away, becomes the group's first No.1 album in Australia, their first new material in almost five years.
Holding for a third week are Bruno Mars with Unorthodox Jukebox and Pink with The Truth About Love at No.2 and No.3 respectively, whilst Macklemore & Ryan Lewis climb back up two places to No.4 with The Heist.
Barry Gibb's visit to Australia is helping The Bee Gees sell the box-set Mythology, which is up two places to fifth position.
AUSTRALIAN SINGLES CHART
- (-) Harlem Shake - Baauer (IND)
- (1) Just Give Me A Reason - Pink feat. Nate Ruess (RCA/SME)
- (-) One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) - One Direction (SYCO/SME)
- (3) Impossible - James Arthur (SYCO/SME)
- (6) Stay - Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko (DEF/UMA)
- (15) Beneath Your Beautiful - Labrint feat. Emeli Sande (SYCO/SME)
- (2) Same Love - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert (MACK)
- (4) Get Up (Rattle) - Bingo Players feat. Far East Movement (ONELOVE)
- (8) When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars (ATL/WAR)
- (7) Lanterns - Birds of Tokyo (CAP/EMI)
AUSTRALIAN ALBUMS CHART
- (-) Push The Sky Away - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (KOB/INE)
- (2) Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars (ATL/WAR)
- (3) The Truth About Love - Pink (RCA/SME)
- (6) The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (MACK)
- (7) Mythology - Bee Gees (RHI/WAR)
- (5) My Head Is An Animal - Of Monsters and Men (UNI/UMA)
- (8) Flume - Flume (FCL/WAR)
- (9) Babel - Mumford & Sons (DEW/UMA)
- (18) Channel Orange - Frank Ocean (DEF/UMA)
- (1) Holy Fire - Foals (WAR)
AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY CHART
- (2) Red - Taylor Swift (BIG/UMA)
- (1) Two Lanes of Freedom - Tim McGraw (BIG/UMA)
- (3) The Story So Far - Keith Urban (CAP/EMI)
- (9) One + One - O'Shea (SME)
- (4) CMAA: The Winners 2013 - Various (SME)
- (5) It's On - The Wolfe Brothers (ABC/UMA)
- (6) Beautiful Noise - Lee Kernaghan (ABC/UMA)
- (8) Cream of Country 16 - Various (SME)
- (7) Tim McGraw and Friends - Tim McGraw (BIG/UMA)
- (10) Fearless - Taylor Swift (BIG/UMA)
AUSTRALIAN STREAMING CHART
- (1) Same Love - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert (MACK)
- (2) Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz (IND)
- (4) Holdin On - Flume (FLC/IND)
- (3) Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men (UNI/UMA)
- (5) Ho Hey - The Lumineers (ROG/INE)
- (8) On Top - Flume feat. T.Shirt (IND)
- (9) U Are The One - Nick Voss (IND)
- (6) Breezeblocks - Alt-J (UMA)
- (7) Scream & Shout - will.i.am & Britney Spears (INR/UMA)
- (10) Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin (VIR/EMI)
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com.