After almost eight years of waiting, local songstress Delta Goodrem has now claimed her ninth No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart, as her latest track “Wings” flies to the top this week leaping from No.26 to No.1, helped by her performing the song to close last Sunday’s edition of The Voice, on which she is also a judge.
“Wings” becomes the 1040th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2015) and the 475th for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus the 24th for the Sony label, their last was almost a year ago when The Veronicas were at the top with “You Ruin Me” (from 29-Sept-14). This is the third ‘wings’ to land in the No.1 nest, the previous two being ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ by Bette Midler (June 1989) and Nelly with his double a-side “My Place” / “Flap My Wings” (August 2004).
This new chart-topping single for Delta becomes her ninth No.1 in Australia, placing her equal with Rihanna now, and one behind Kylie (10 #1’s) and two behind Madonna (11 #1’s). And as I mentioned above, Delta has not been at the top of the ARIA Singles chart for almost eight years, her last being “In This Life” (24th Sept, 2007), although she did come close in 2012 when “Sitting on Top of the World” debuted and peaked at No.2.
This leap to No.1 is a major jump, although the biggest was recorded earlier in the year when “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth went from #59 to 1 (13-Apr-2015), with the last leap to the top within the fifty going to Sheppard with Geronimo which went from No.18 to #1 (14th April, 2014), and Delta becomes the third Australian act this year to top the ARIA charts, after Conrad Sewell (June) and his sister Grace (May) and this new No.1 now becomes the 161st by an Australian act to top the charts.
There’s a big change at the top, with last weeks No.1 debut of “Drag Me Down” by One Direction dropping to No.8 this week, although it has now sold enough to be certified Gold (●) in sales, but in-between eight and one, the songs remain in the same position as last week, with “Ghost Town” by Adam Lambert at No.2 for a second week and now ▲Platinum in sales, The Weekend is at No.3 with “Can’t Feel My Face”, former No.1 “Are You With Me” by Lost Frequencies is at No.4, “Peanut Butter Jelly” for Galantis is at No.5 and thanks to it being performed on The Voice last Sunday night, Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” with John Legend is on hold at No.6 and for a third week, Calvin Harris and Disciples are at No.7 for a third week with “How Deep is Your Love” which has now sold enough to be certified Gold (●). “Do it Again” for Pia Mia is down one spot to No.9 and the final hold goes to No.10 where Selena Gomez is spending her second week at her peak of ten with “Good for You”, both songs also newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
UP: “Shut Up + Dance” for Walk the Moon was sung on The Voice on Sunday, which helps it to climb back up a couple of spots to No.11 and Aston Merrygold jumps ten places to a new peak of No.12 with “Get Stupid”, whilst last weeks debut for Nico & Vinz with “That’s How You Know” leaps twenty-one spots to a new peak of No.16. “Black Magic” for Little Mix is back into the Top 20, up three places to No.18 and thanks to her visit to Australia and her live performance on The Voice, Demi Lovato is up forty-eight places to No.20 with “Cool for the Summer” which becomes her overall third Top 20 hit, but her first solo T20 entry, as she has previously peaked at No.14 with both Olly Murs on “Up” and The Vamps with “Somebody to You”. Sam Feldt’s version of “Show Me Love” is up ten spots to a new peak of No.23 and after falling last week, Fetty Wap and his “Trap Queen” are back up to No.32, whilst the next Weeknd hit “The Hills” (which first charted before ‘Face’) is up thirteen places to No.33. R. City and Adam Levine debuted at No.77 last week and this week “Locked Away” leaps up forty-two spots to land at No.35, and with the release of ‘Furious 7’ on DVD and Blu-Ray, the Wiz and Charlie Puth track “See You Again” climbs back up to No.41 this week.
DOWN: After two weeks in the Top 10, “Worth it” (HP-9×2) for Fifth Harmony and Kid Ink drops down five places to No.14, with “Headlights” for Robin Schulz falling three to No.15, and both tracks are newly certified ▲Platinum. “Fire and the Flood” for Vance Joy peaked at No.14 last week is down three to No.17 this week, and Major Lazer with Ellie Goulding and their track “Powerful” leaves the Top 20 by dropping to No.21 and it is now ▲Platinum in sales. “Golden” for Travie McCoy and Sia falls six to No.22, followed by DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge with “You Know You Like it”, Avicii with “Waiting for Love” (newly ▲ Platinum) and “Fight Song” for Rachel Platten which all fall down seven places to No.24, No.26 and No.27 respectively. “Not Letting Go” for Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne is down one spot to No.31 and now Gold (●) in sales and falling eight to No.37 is James Bay with “Let it Go” (newly 2x▲Platinum). “Start Again” by Conrad Sewell is down eight to No.40 and down nine to No.45 are Deorro and Chris Brown with “Five More Hours”. Skrillex & Diplo see a second Platinum cert for “Where are U Now” (44 to 46) and Flo Rida and Robin Thiche are down six to No.48 with “I Don’t Like it, I Love it” (now ▲Platinum), whilst Jason DeRulo tumbles twenty-four places to No.49 with “Cheyenne” and Grace is down ten to No.50 with her former No.1 “You Don’t Own Me”.
This time last year, Sydney singer/songwriter Meg Mac made her first Top 100 chart entry with “Roll Up Your Sleeves”, which went on to reach No.80 in early September. This week she claims the highest new entry by debuting at No.39 with the song “Never Be”, scoring her first Top 50 entry and second overall.
When Taylor Swift released her “1989” album last November, a heap of (at the time) album tracks made the lower half of the ARIA Singles chart, including “Blank Space”, “Style” and “Bad Blood”, which have all gone on to Top 10 success. This week the official fifth single from the album debuts at No.43 entitled “Wildest Dreams”, the song formerly spending a single week at No.92 last November, but now a new Top 50 hit. Right behind at No.44 is Dutch DJ and electro pioneer Hardwell with guest vocalist Jason DeRulo on the track “Follow Me”, which becomes Hardwell’s first ever Top 50 or Top 100 chart entry in Australia.
Lower 50: With The Rubens album debuting at No.2, the title track “Hoops” is up nineteen places to a new peak of No.65 this week, James Bay falls seven to No.81 with “Hold Back the River” which is now 3x▲Platinum, and after their recent promo tour here, MKTO return to the Top 100 at No.86 with “Bad Girls” (HP-80) with The Voice performed “Big Girls Cry” by Sia back in at No.87. Further returning tracks this week are “Up” for Olly Murs at No.93, “Chandelier” for Sia at No.97, “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith at #99 and another Voice performed track is back in #100, “Believe” by Mumford & Sons.
Lana Del Rey is releasing her fourth studio album entitled “Honeymoon” on the 18th of September, and the first track from the album enters at No.51 this week entitled “High by the Beach”, becoming her tenth Top 100 entry. A few places lower at No.59 is local DJ and artist Havana Brown who teams with Bebe Rexha and Savi for her song “Battle Cry”, which becomes Havana’s tenth chart entry too.
Jamie Lawson drops nine places to No.70 with his former No.3 single “Wasn’t Expecting That”, which is newly 2x▲Platinum in sales this week, whilst his second chart entry comes in at No.72 entitled “Ahead of Myself”. Drake is new at No.75 with the track “Hotline Bling”, and new at No.80 is Felix Jaehn and vocalist Jasmine Thompson (who did her own solo version in 2013) with their cover of the Chaka Khan (1983) track “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)” which has previously charted for Jaki Graham (HP-17, peaked late Oct 1994) and peaking at the same time was the K.W.S. with Gwen Dickey version with made it to No.43.
Norwegian hip-hop/dance duo Madcon have been having hits in Europe since 2004 and had their breakout hit in 2008 with “Beggin’”, but this week they land their first ARIA Singles chart entry at No.82 with “Don’t Worry” featuring guest vocalist Ray Dalton. Jarryd James teams up with Julia Stone for his new single “Regardless” which is new at No.90, and one place lower at No.91 is Rita Ora with Chris Brown on her new song “Body on Me”, which gives Chris three songs within the hundred this week, all as guest vocalist. The final entry at No.98 is taken from the new No.1 album in the country. Dr. Dre’s “Compton”, the song entitled “Talking to My Diary”, which becomes his eleventh Top 100 chart entry.
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Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.