The ARIA Singles chart sees a new song take the chart-crown this week, as Belgian artist Lost Frequencies swaps places with last weeks No.1 and jumps up two places to land at the top this week with his rendition of the country song “Are You With Me”, originally performed by Easton Corbin in 2012.
“Are You With Me” becomes the 1038th No.1 singles in Australia (1940 to 2015) and the 473rd for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus the first EVER for both the record label Ministry of Sound and the country of Belgium, who have never placed an artist at No.1 in Australia before today (solo or band). Australia becomes the 14th country to make this a No.1 after Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and a few weeks ago in England.
Holding at No.2 for a second week is The Weeknd with “Can’t Feel My Face” and after four weeks at No.1, Meghan Trainor and John Legend’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” swaps places with the new chart leader, dropping the pair down to No.3 this week. Also swapping over are last weeks four and five songs, with “Peanut Butter Jelly” for Galantis up a place to a new peak of No.4 and “Headlights” for Robin Schulz is down one to No.5.
There are two debuts in the Top 10 this week, starting with the first taste from the forthcoming second album for 5 Seconds of Summer, the song debuting at No.6 is “She’s Kinda Hot”, which instantly becomes the boys’ fourth Top 10 single here, with the track debuting in the Top 20 in the UK this chart week too. Rachel Platten is down a place to No.7 with “Fight Song” and the second debut comes in at No.8 and is also the lead single from a forthcoming album, Calvin Harris’ fifth set due later in the year. “How Deep is Your Love” features UK trio Disciples and becomes Calvin’s eleventh Top 10 single in Australia. Down two to No.9 are Walk the Moon with “Shut Up + Dance” and jumping up twelve places to No.10 is Pia Mia with Chris Brown and Tyga on the song “Do it Again”, which becomes Pia’s first Top 10 appearance in Australia and the eleventh for Chris, who recently was within the ten as a guest on the Deorro song “Five More Hours” (HP-7).
UP: Fifth Harmony hold at No.11 for a second week with “Worth it” and Selena Gomez is up a place to No.17 with “Good for You”. Former JLS lead singer Aston Merrygold leaps up twenty-two places to No.28 with “Get Stupid” and also leaping are Years & Years with “Shine”, up seventeen places to No.31. With Mark Ronson in the country touring, his former No.1 “Uptown Funk” is back up to No.35 and thanks to it being sung on The Voice: Battles, “Take Me to Church” for Hozier is back up thirteen places to No.41. Also jumping into the Top 50 for the first time are Pharrell Williams with his new track “Freedom” which apart from it being featured in the new apple advertisement, had its official video clip issued this week and it is up eight to No.47, whilst up two places to a new peak of No.49 is former US No.2 single “Trap Queen” for Fetty Wap.
DOWN: After two weeks in the Top 10, Silento drops back down two places to No.12 with “Watch Me” (HP-9, WI10-2) followed by “Powerful” (HP-7, WI10-4) for Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding, down five to No.13 and descending six spots to No.15 are Travie McCoy and Sia with “Golden” (HP-4, WI10-2) which is out after only two weeks in the Top 10 too. “Bad Blood” for Taylor Swift is down five to No.18 and down eight to No.22 is Conrad Sewell with “Start Again”, with his other entry on Kygo’s “Firestone” down one to No.25 this week. “See You Again” for Wiz and Charlie drops five to No.30 and down six after returning last week from 1997, “Pony” by Ginuwine drops to No.37 with Rita Ora’s “Poison” falling eight to No.40. After debuting at No.29 last week, Peking Duk fall fourteen places to No.43 with “Say My Name” and dropping twelve to No.50 are Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor with “Marvin Gaye”.
The third entry to the Top 50 this week is the entry at No.32, “Shake That” for Samantha Jade featuring Pitbull as guest vocalist. This becomes Sammie’s seventh Top 50 chart appearance and this track is taken from her forthcoming second album “Angel”, plus she performed the song on last weekend’s series return of ‘Dancing with the Stars’.
Lower50: A few tracks performed on The Voice: Battles this past week jump up or return to the Top 100 this week, firstly “Elastic Heart” for Sia is back up twelve to No.53, “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift jumps back up eighteen spots to No.71, “I’m Not the Only One” for Sam Smith returns to the charts at No.81 as does “Superheroes” for The Script at No.93. Other climbing tracks include “Hold Back the River” by James Bay (67 to 59), Eminem’s track from the just released ‘Southpaw’ film and soundtrack “Kings Never Die” leaps up thirty-two spots to No.62, Bring Me the Horizon climb a few places to a new peak of No.68 with “Happy Song”, “Bloodstream” by Ed Sheeran is back up twenty to No.80 and other returning tracks include “Everyday” for A$AP Rocky (#79) and “Go” by The Chemical Brothers (#100).
The soundtrack to the recently opened film “Paper Town” jumps up to No.44 this week and from the soundtrack comes the new entry at No.61, “Search Party” by Sam Bruno. Now that his first single has cracked the Top 50 here, Fetty Wap debuts with a second entry at No.63 entitled “679” featuring guest act Remy Boyz, and landing their highest charting single and third Top 100 entry are Chvrches with “Leave a Trace”, which is taken from their late September due second album “Every Open Eye”. The final entry in the lower fifty comes in at No.91, Jessie Ware with “Say You Love Me”, which has been her biggest hit in her home country of England, making it to No.22, plus the track is taken from this weeks albums chart new entry at No.36, “Tough Love”, which are both helped by her performance last week on the Graham Norton show (screened here).
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Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.