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ARIA Singles: Ellie Goulding Love Me Like You Do Is No 1

by Gavin Ryan on February 21, 2015

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Ellie Goulding claims her first No.1 single in Australia this week with “Love Me Like You Do”, her song from the current No.1 album “Fifty Shades of Grey”, as it jumps up three places to claim the top spot on this weeks ARIA Singles Chart.

“Love Me Like You Do” becomes the 1030th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2015) and the 465th for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus it becomes the eleventh No.1 here for the Polydor label since their first in 1961 and it’s their first in almost 8 ½ years, as the labels last was “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing” for Scissor Sisters in mid-November 2006. It also becomes the 76th song with ‘Love’ in its title (that’s not including Loved, Lovely, and Lover), the fifteenth with a ‘Like’ and the third ‘I Do’.

Another feat that the new No.1 song for Ellie Goulding achieves is becoming the 19th song from a movie soundtrack to appear at the top of the Australian charts alongside its parent album. There are eighteen soundtracks (‘Grease’ did it twice in 1978 and 1991) that have had a song from them at the top, with the last one being “Lose Yourself” by Eminem and the soundtrack to his film ‘8 Mile’, which occurred on the 27th of January and the 3rd of February in 2003, whilst this also becomes the 121st time that the No.1 song and album have matched here in Australia, the last time was back on the 1st of December in 2014 when Taylor Swift was at the top with “Blank Space” and her “1989” album.

This week Ellie is in the country with her boyfriend on his tour with his band, and the song becomes her highest charting single in Australia, and she is now the 23rd English Female Solo act to top the Australian charts, the last being Paloma Faith in July 2014, plus she is also 118th English Act with the 194th English performed song to reach the top, with the last one being only last week, Paul McCartney. Australia also becomes the fourteenth country to make this song a No.1, as it’s currently atop the charts in Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and England in Europe, whilst in Asia it’s at the top of the charts in Singapore, The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

That No.1 from last week “FourFiveSeconds” for Rihanna, Paul and Kanye West is down a place to No.2, but it does pick up a ▲Platinum sales certification, but February and March are ideal times for Rihanna No.1 singles, as she was at the top this time of the year in the past with “S&M” (7-Feb, 2011), “Don’t Stop the Music” (18-Feb, 2008) and “Rude Boy” (8-March, 2010), so it could climb back up again.

OMI holds at No.3 with his “Cheerleader” remix, and after twelve weeks within the top two, “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars is down to No.4, and newly crowned 5x▲ Platinum in sales, whilst holding at No.5 and notching up 3x▲Platinum is Hozier with “Take Me to Church”, with Sia and her “Elastic Heart” also on hold at No.6 this week.

Maroon 5 jumps up six places to a new peak of No.7 with “Sugar”, which becomes the bands eighth Top 10 single in Australia and their first since “One More Night” went to No.2 in late July 2012, which was their third consecutive No.2 single in a row, plus this week “Sugar” achieves Gold (●) in sales. Taylor Swift holds at her peak of No.8 with “Style”, with James Bay is down two spots to No.9 with “Hold Back the River”, and down a single place to No.10 is Meghan Trainor with “Dear Future Husband”, which is newly ▲Platinum in sales.

UP: Avicii will be in the country next week for the Future Music Festival, and his latest track “The Nights” is back up one place to No.11, whilst the ’50 Shades’ effect also occurs for The Weeknd and his track “Earned it”, which leaps sixteen places to No.13, becoming his highest charting single here and his second Top 20 hit for 2015, as he appeared on the recent No.19 single “Love Me Harder” for Ariana Grande (TW-45). ‘The Voice’ 2015 judge Jessie J bullets seventy-three places to No.18 with “Masterpiece”, with Sam Smith leaping back up fifteen places to No.25 with his song “I’m Not the Only One” (just ahead of his “Stay With Me” at No.26), whilst Nick Jonas jumps up eighteen spots to No.31 ahead of his promo tour here next week (and “Jealous” by Labrinth is just one spot ahead at No.30). Mashd N Kutcher climbs a single place again this week with “Do it Now” up to No.33, Vance Joy claim their fourth Top 50 single as their latest “Georgia” is up forty-one places to a new peak of No.40, and also leaping into the fifty are Pitbull and Ne-Yo with “Time of Our Lives” (68 to 47) and the new Sam Smith track “Lay Me Down” (94 to 50).

DOWN: After three weeks within the Top 10, Robin Schulz drops down two spots to No.12 with “Sun Goes Down” (HP-7), with Chet Faker now down four to No.15 with “Talk is Cheap”. The Hilltop Hoods drop five to No.20 with “Cosby Sweater”, which leaps from single to 3x▲Platinum in sales. Guy Sebastian is touring the country at the moment, but his single “Linger” drops five places to No.22 and diving nine places to No.28 are The Avener with “Fade Out Lines”. Down seven places each are Peking Duk with “Take Me Over” and Meghan Trainor with “Lips are Movin’” to No.29 and No.34 respectively, whilst current visitor to our shores Tinashe is down a spot to No.32 with “2 On”. Yolanda Be Cool drops their “Sugar Man” down eight to No.36 with Ariana’s “Love Me Harder down six to No.45 and newly certified ▲Platinum. Jeremih and YG are down eleven to No.48 with “Don’t Tell ‘em”, and songs leaving from last weeks fifty include “Lighthouse” for G.R.L. (36 to 53), “Bed of Lies” for Nicki Minaj (43 to 54), One Direction and “Night Changes” (45 to 58), “Real Love” (now ▲Platinum) by Clean Bandit (44 to 62) and Peking Duk with “High” (50 to 64).

Scoring the highest new entry this week is Florence + the Machine with the first single from their late May due third album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”; coming in at No.16 is the single “What Kind of Man”. This becomes the bands eleventh Top 100 and the eighth Top 50 entry, plus their first entry (as a band) since July 2012 when “Spectrum (Say My Name)” debuted and peaked at No.4, although Florence was on the No.2 Calvin Harris song “Sweet Nothing” in October 2012 also.

The fifth single from David Guetta’s latest album “Listen” (TW-72) features the vocals of Emeli Sande and is entitled “What I Did for Love” (not the song from ‘A Chorus Line’ which Marcia Hines covered here in 1977), and debuts at No.37. The new song becomes the 32nd chart entry for David Guetta and the eighth for Emeli Sande and also scoring a fifth single from their current album is Jessica Mauboy who debuts at No.41 with “The Day Before I Met You”, from “Beautiful (Platinum Edition) (TW-79), plus it also becomes her 20th Top 50 and 21st Top 100 chart entry.

Lower 50: Jarryd James climbs eight places to a new peak of No.57 with “Do You Remember”, whilst Olly Murs and Demi Lovato jump up fifteen spots to No.60 with “Up”, and Imagine Dragons shoot up twelve to No.66 with “Shots”. Childish Gambino steps up nineteen places to a new peak of No.70 with “Sober”, whilst the two songs returning to the Top 100 this week are Imagine Dragons (again) with “I Bet My Life” (#90) and Fall Out Boy with “Centuries” (#100).

Ariana Grande lands her thirteenth Top 100 chart entry at No.51 this week with “One Last Time”, whilst her previous collaborator Iggy Azalea teams up with Jennifer Hudson this time on Iggy’s new track “Trouble” which comes in at No.75, with the final new female act to enter this week being Annie Lennox with her cover of “I Put a Spell on You” (written by Jay Hawkins in 1956) from the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack. This becomes Annie’s ninth chart entry since her first (solo) chart appearance back in 1988 when she covered “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” (HP-6), which was also from a film; “Scrooged” (Bill Murray). Plus Annie last charted with two cover songs in 1995 “No More ‘I Love You’s’” (HP-16) and “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (HP-56), and this new entry can also be found on her recent album of covers “Nostalgia” (HP-16, Dec 2014). Finally this is the fourth version of “I Put a Spell on You” to chart in Australia, the other versions were by Alan Price Set (HP-35, May 1966) The Atlantics (HP-55, Dec 1966) and more recently Bryan Ferry (HP-68, April 1993).

The other bunch of new entries are all by rappers and RnB artists, first of which is Drake at No.77 with “Energy”, which is taken from this weeks highest new album entry “If You Reading This it’s Too Late” (#2), and this becomes his sixth lead entry and eleventh Top 100 appearance overall (five were as guest vocalist).

Gamal Lewis goes by his moniker LunchMoney Lewis, and his debut single is the infectious track “Bills” which is new at No.79. His uncles were founding members of the group Inner Circle (‘Sweat’ and ‘Bad Boys’ {the “COPS” theme}) and his brother runs the studio that his uncles founded in Florida called Circle House Studios which helped launched the careers of Pitbull and Trick Daddy, whilst LunchMoney came to most peoples attention on Nicki Minaj’s recent album “The Pinkprint” (TW-70) rapping in her song “Trini Dem Girls”.

Childish Gambino debuts at No.94 with “Retro”, the second single from his current EP ‘Kauai’ (TW-52), with the first track from the set being “Sober” which is up to a new peak of No.70. And the final entry is from the new Chris Brown and Tyga collaboration album (out Friday 20th of Feb) entitled “Fan of a Fan: The Album”, the song is entitled “Bitches N’ Marijuana” and it sneaks into the hundred at No.96 this week, featuring rapper ScHoolboy Q which becomes his third chart entry, he is also currently charting on the Tinashe song “2 On” (TW-32).

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.


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