Calvin Harris lands his first No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart this week as his latest track “How Deep is Your Love” featuring Disciples is up one place to take over the chart summit.
“How Deep is Your Love” becomes the 1041st No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2015) and the 476th for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus the 111th for the Columbia label and their second this year after “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis hit the top back in March. This is the third No.1 song with ‘How’ in its title, the last being “How Bizarre” by OMC (April 1996), the third ‘Deep’, the 21st ‘Your’ and the 78th with ‘Love’ within the title to make it to No.1 in Australia, whilst of the four previously charted songs entitled ‘How Deep is Your Love’, the Bee Gees track which peaked at No.3 in early February 1978 was the previously highest charting song with such a title.
This new number one becomes Calvin’s first chart-topping single in Australia, as he previously peaked at No.2 with two tracks, “We Found Love” with Rihanna which spent five weeks at two during October and November of 2011 and the following year in October, 2012 he debuted and peaked at No.2 for two weeks with “Sweet Nothing” featuring Florence Welch as guest vocalist. The other thing that Calvin achieves is to become the first Scottish act to reach the top of the Australian charts this century. The last Scottish artists to make it to No.1 here were The Proclaimers in February of 1989 with “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”, whilst the last solo Male artist from Scotland was back in June 1978 when the Gerry Rafferty song “Baker Street” spent a single week at the top. So Calvin becomes the eight artist from Scotland to make it to No.1 here, and the third Solo Male artist from former land of The Pitts, plus all previous Scottish acts to hit No.1 here have only done-so the one time.
Jumping up five places to a new peak of No.2 are Nico & Vinz with “That’s How You Know”, which now becomes their second song to reach No.2, as last years “Am I Wrong” spent three weeks during June at that peak too. The Weeknd holds at No.3 for a fourth week with “Can’t Feel My Face”, whilst overall the song has spent five weeks at this position and three weeks at No.2, whilst also holding steady is Lost Frequencies with “Are You With Me”, at No.4 a fourth week also.
The first chart entry for R. City now becomes the duos first Top 10 hit as “Locked Away” leaps up seventeen places to No.5, and as the song is sung by Adam Levine from Maroon 5, the song now beats the peak of his last Top 10 entry, as “Sugar” peaked at No.6 for three weeks back in March. Also jumping into the Top 10 is Taylor Swift with “Wildest Dreams” which is up twelve spots to a new peak of No.6, becoming her fifth consecutive Top 10 hit from her current album “1989”, which is also sitting at No.6, and no other previous Taylor albums has amassed this many Top 10 singles, overall it becomes her twelfth single to make it into the ten within Australia. Galantis drop back one place to No.7 with “Peanut Butter Jelly”, and the third of four new entries to the Top 10 sees Vance Joy up seven places to No.7 with “Fire & the Flood” which benefits from the song being sung on ‘The Voice: Semi Final’ last Sunday night and now it becomes the acts second Top 10 hit and the song also picks up a Gold (●) sales certification.
Three weeks ago One Direction dropped from 1 to 8 with “Drag Me Down”, but this week we see Delta Goodrem fall harder from the No.1 nest down to No.9 with “Wings” which was atop the charts for the previous two weeks and the tumble comes the week of ‘The Voice: Grand Final’ so it could get another boost of wind from this weekends show to keep it soaring within the ten. Debuting at No.10 is Nelly and Jeremih with “The Fix” which samples the 1983 single “Sexual Healing” (HP-4, peaked late March) by Marvin Gaye which was his first and last Top 10 single in Australia. Nelly was last within the Top 10 back in 2013 with “Hey Porsche” (HP-5, peaked April 2013) and this new entry now becomes his eleventh Top 10 hit in Australia, plus it’s the first for Jeremih who had previously gone as high as No.12 on the Natalie La Rose track “Somebody” back in early May.
UP: All of the Top 20 are songs dropping down this week expect for one, “Show Me Love” for Sam Feldt, which rises a place to a new peak of No.19. Felix Jaehn blasts up forty two places to land at No.21 with his rendition of the 1983 single for Chaka Khan, “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)”, with the song now having its third Top 50 placing during its life (the other two were covers in 1994). Hardwell and Jason DeRulo climb up to a new peak of No.26 with “Follow Me” and after spending the past three weeks in the 31-40 to region, “Omen” for Disclosure and Sam Smith is up six places to a new peak of No.29. Last weeks UK No.1 single for Jess Glynne entitled “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” leaps up seventeen places to No.37 here and with the DVD and Blu-Ray release of ‘Furious 7’, the song “See You Again” for Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth is back up four to No.39. The duet between Jarryd James and Julia Stone entitled “Regardless” bullets forty-four places to land at No.48 this week and returning to the Top 50 after falling out last week is Meg Mac with “Never Be”, back up twenty-one places to No.50.
DOWN: Adam Lambert is down six places to No.11 with his “Ghost Town” (HP-2×2, WI10-3), Aston Merrygold is down two to No.12 with “Get Stupid” (HP-10, WI10-1), Pia Mia with Chris Brown and Tyga drop five to No.14 with “Do it Again” (HP-5, WI10-5) and former No.1 “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (HP-1×4, WI10-10) for Meghan Trainor and John Legend falls seven to No.15 after ten weeks within the Top 10 and the song is newly certified 2x▲Platinum in sales. Selena Gomez and A$AP Rocky are down four to No.16 and Fifth Harmony drop five places to No.22 with “Worth it”, whilst Robin Schulz also leaves the Top 20, dropping four to No.23 with “Headlights”. The new UK No.1 single this week is “Fight Song” for Rachel Platten, which here is down five to No.35 and falling seven places to No.44 is “Let it Go” by James Bay and down six to No.46 is Jason DeRulo with “Want to Want Me”.
Landing her sixteenth Top 100 and eleventh Top 50 chart entry is Jessie J with a song she performed on ‘The Voice: Semi Final’ show last Sunday night entitled “Ain’t Been Done” and is taken from her current album “Sweet Talker” which bullets back up the albums chart at No.22 this week.
Lower 50: Fetty Wap sees two of his lower fifty entries jump up to new peaks this week, with “679” up six to No.61 (former peak was #63) and “Again” jumps up thirteen spots to a new peak of No.63. The Rita Ora and Chris Brown track “Body on Me” jumps up fourteen spots to No.66 and Kygo is back up seven to No.67 with “Stole the Show” (HP-56). James Bay climbs up twelve places to a new chart height of No.84 with his third entry “Scars” and the two returning tracks to the Top 100 this week are “Last Request” (HP-67) by Paolo Nutini at No.87 after the song was sung on ‘The Voice’ last week and back in at No.98 for its 114th Top 100 chart week is “Riptide” by Vance Joy.
New York based singer/songwriter/producer Dawin Polanco goes just by his first name Dawin, and his first single “Dessert” comes in at No.53 and has so far reached the Top 10 in New Zealand. A few places lower at No.57 is the second entry for LunchMoney Lewis entitled “Whip it!” with guest vocalist Chloe Angelides and it features the hook and sample from the 1982 song “Let it Whip” by The Dazz Band (HP-97, August 1982) and was later covered by local dance act CDB (HP-51, peaked June 1998), and the previous entry for Mr. Lewis was the No.1 from March “Bills” which is sitting at No.93 this week.
Nick Jonas debuts at No.79 with the first new materiel from his forthcoming third solo album entitled “Levels”, whilst the fourth chart entry from the September 11th due fifth album “That’s the Spirit” for UK heavy metal act Bring Me the Horizon enters at No.91 entitled “True Friends”, following on from recent entries “Happy Song” (HP-68, July) and “Throne” (HP-58, early August) and last years “Drown” (HP-27, Dec 2014).
Another metal act that has their fifth album coming out in September is local group Parkway Drive entitled “Ire” (due Sept 25th) and the second chart entry from that album is new at No.96 entitled “Crushed”, whilst they previously charted with “Vice Grip” (HP-88, June). The final new entry of the week sneaks in at #100 and is Carly Rae Jepsen with “Run Away with Me”, which is taken from her new album “E.mo.tion” which debuts at No.37 this week, following on from the albums first entry “I Really Like You” (HP-37, peaked late March).
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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