Ellie Goulding cements her position at the top of the ARIA Singles chart this week with her ’50 Shades’ track “Love Me Like You Do”, the song staying for a second week at No.1 and also achieving ▲Platinum in sales on its fifth week upon the charts.
The entire top five singles all remain stable this week, with Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds” at No.2, OMI for a third weeks at No.3 with “Cheerleader”, Brit Awards ‘Single of the Year’ winner “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars at No.4 and Hozier holds at No.5 with “Take Me to Church”.
Maroon 5 move up a place to a new peak of No.6 with “Sugar”, swapping places with Sia and her “Elastic Heart”, which is down a spot to No.7, whilst Taylor Swift and her “Style” are at No.8 for a third straight week, and it picks up a ▲Platinum certification. James Bay is stable at No.9 with “Hold Back the River”, and thanks to his visit to our shores as a part of the ‘Future Music Festival’, Avicii’s latest single “The Nights” (HP-9) is up a spot to No.10 logging its third week within the ten.
UP: After leaping to No.13 last week, “Earned it” by The Weeknd holds at its peak for a second week, followed by Jessie J and her “Masterpiece” which climbs four places to No.14. Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson leap up sixty places to No.15, becoming Iggy’s fourth Top 15 hit, her last being “Black Widow” (HP-15, peaked Sept 2014), plus it also instantly becomes the highest charting single for Jennifer Hudson who previously reached No.37 on the David Guetta track “Night of Your Life” (Aug 2011). Labrinth leaps back into the Top 20, up twelve spots to a new peak of No.18 with his “Jealous” track, and David Guetta with Emeli Sande jump up seventeen places to a new peak of No.20 with “What I Did for Love”, whilst another bullet comes from LunchMoney Lewis and his track “Bills”, which is up fifty-eight places to No.21 after heavy airplay in the past week. The other “Jealous” track on the charts is by Nick Jonas, and it jumps up seven places to No.24, whilst three tracks jump into the Top 30, “Up” for Olly Murs and Demi Lovato (60 to 26), “One Last Time” by Ariana Grande (51 to 27) and the latest for Sam Smith “Lay Me Down” (50 to 28). Also scoring new peaks are Pitbull and Ne-Yo with “Time of Our Lives”, up nine places to No.38, local Jarryd James with “Do You Remember” up thirteen spots to No.44 and returning to the Top 50 at No.50 is Chris Brown and Tyga with “Ayo”, up nine spots.
DOWN: The only dropout from the Top 10 is Meghan Trainor with “Dear Future Husband” (HP-9, WI10-2), but it is only down a place to No.11, and will most likely rise when she visits here soon. The first major drop occurs with last weeks highest new entry for Florence + the Machine and “What Kind of Man”, which falls thirteen places to No.29, whilst Guy Sebastian with “Linger” and George Ezra with “Blame it on Me” are both down ten spots to each to No.32 and No.33 respectively. Peking Duk and “Take Me Over” is down eight to No.37, Sam Smith drops thirteen to No.39 with “Stay With Me”, Mashd N’ Kutcher and “Do it Now” fall eight to No.41, The Avener tumbles fourteen spots to No.42 with “Fade Out Lines”, but it does achieve ▲Platinum in sales, whilst one of Sam Smith’s other charting singles “I’m Not the Only One” descends eighteen spots to No.43. “Chandelier” for Sia is down seven to No.45 and after leaping up to No.40 last week, Vance Joy and “Georgia” is back down six to No.46, with dropouts from the fifty including “Im an Albatraoz” for AronChupa (#39), “Sugar Man” for Yolanda Be Cool (#36), “Outside” by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding (#42) and after debuting at No.41 last week, Jessica Mauboy drops down to No.62 with “The Day Before I Met You”.
Local DJ Timmy Trumpet lands his third ARIA Singles chart entry by debuting at No.35 with “Hipsta”, featuring guest vocals by Chardy, who scores a second entry after appearing on the Sgt. Slick track “Back on Black” (HP-69, June 2010). The three entries for Timmy have all reached the Top 40, with his last being “Nightmare” (HP-26, Nov 2014) and the first was “Freaks” (HP-3, peaked Sept 2014) which was a former No.1 in New Zealand, and it just debuted at No.5 in Finland this past week, and so far has charted in France (HP-11), Sweden (HP-6) and Belgium (HP-12) and lower down on the Swiss charts.
The final Top 50 debut of the week is new at No.49, “I Want You to Know” by DJ and producer Zedd featuring guest vocals by Selena Gomez. This is the fifth Top 100 and fourth Top 50 entry for Zedd, who was last on the charts as a guest on the Ariana Grande track “Break Free” (HP-3, July 2014), but he also has had two Top 15 singles in 2013, “Clarity” (HP-13 with Foxes) and “Stay the Night” (HP-11, with Hayley Williams). Plus it’s the fifth Top 50 and ninth Top 100 chart entry for Selena Gomez, who recently scored her highest charting single in Australia with “The Heart Wants What it Wants” (HP-33, Nov 2014).
Lower 50: Drake is touring here at the moment, and that helps his new entry from last week “Energy” to jump up eighteen spots to No.59, whilst Childish Gambino is up eighteen spots to a new peak of No.76 with “Retro”, with a third entry from last week also jumping, Chris Brown and Tyga with “Bitches N’ Marijuana” up fifteen to No.81 and up to a new peak of No.87 is Kygo and Conrad with “Firestone”. The only returning track this week is Alison Wonderland with “U Don’t Know” (HP-63) at No.83 and landing a 2x▲Platinum sales cert are The Script with “Superheroes” which drops fourteen to No.98 this week.
Klingande enter at No.56 with their second chart entry “Riva (Restart the Game)” featuring Broken Back as guest act and it follows up from the late August No.3 single “Jubel”. Ed Sheeran lands a fifth chart entry from his current No.4 album “x”, the new track features dance act Rudimental and is entitled “Bloodstream” coming in at No.58, plus it becomes his fourteenth Top 100 chart entry overall. Current UK top 5 single “Doing it” by Charli XCX and Rita Ora debuts at No.68 and is taken from Charli’s recent album “Sucker” (HP-53, Dec 2014) becoming her fifth chart entry and the seventh for Rita Ora.
Latin pop artist Prince Royce lands his first chart entry at No.80 this week with the track “Stuck on a Feeling” featuring guest rapper Snoop Dogg, plus the track samples the loop from late March 2002 No.2 single “Dance With Me” by 112. US five piece female vocal group Fifth Harmony land their first singles chart entry at No.88 with “Sledgehammer”, helped by their recent visit to our shores and their Top 20 album “Reflection” (HP-16). The final new entry to the hundred this week comes in at 93, “Young” by Seattle/Canberra based electronic duo Vallis Alps, who benefit from Triple J plays of their song.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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