Ellie Goulding is at No.1 for a third week atop the ARIA Singles chart with her song “Love Me Like You Do” from the current chart-topping album, the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ soundtrack.
Last week the entire top five songs all remained steady, this week four of the top six selling tracks remain stable, with the other two only swapping places. Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney are at No.2 for a third week with “FourFiveSeconds”, whilst “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars is back up one spot to No.3, swapping with OMI and his former No.1 “Cheerleader” which is down a place to No.4, but is newly certified 3x▲Platinum in sales. Hozier is on hold at No.5 with “Take Me to Church”, and for a second week at No.6 are Maroon 5 with “Sugar”, helped by their recently announced tour here later in the September.
Blasting into the Top 10, up fifty-one spots to No.7 is Ed Sheeran with the Rudimental remixed version of his track “Bloodstream”, which by jumping into the ten becomes his ninth Top 10 single in Australia, and it also becomes his fifth of five released Top 10 singles from his current album “x” (TW-6). Sia is back down a place to No.8 with “Elastic Heart”, and the second song to jump into the ten is newcomer LunchMoney Lewis and his debut entry “Bills”, which jumps up twelve places to No.9, and as Australia is the only country charting this song at the moment it also makes us the first location to make it a Top 10 hit, whilst rounding out the Top 10, down two places this week is Taylor Swift with “Style”.
UP: Iggy Azalea with Jennifer Hudson climbs a couple of places to a new peak of No.13 with “Trouble” and Jessie J holds at her No.14 peak with her “Masterpiece”. Nick Jonas is in the country on a promo visit this week, and his single “Jealous” is up seven places to No.17, whilst up eight to No.20 is Sam Smith with “Lay Me Down”, which becomes his fourth consecutive Top 20 hit from his album “In the Lonely Hour” (TW-4). Olly Murs and Demi Lovato are “Up” to a new peak of No.21 whilst last weeks debut at No.49 “I Want You to Know” for Zedd and Demi Lovato bullets twenty-six places to land at No.23. Ariana Grande is up three to a new peak of No.24 with “One Last Time” and the teaming of Pitbull and Ne-Yo with “Time of Our Lives” jumps thirteen to No.25 helped by Ne-Yo’s visit here this past week. Jarryd James snuck into the Top 50 last week with “Do You Remember”, which this week leaps seventeen places to a new chart height of No.27, with Timmy Trumpet and his new entry from last week “Hipsta” up a place to No.34, and Vance Joy jumps back up seven to a new peak of No.39 with “Georgia”. Three further songs jumping into the Top 50 this week include “Heartbeat Song” for Kelly Clarkson (77 to 44) helped by the top five debut of her new album “Piece by Piece”, Redfoo with “Juicy Wiggle” (64 to 47) and also benefiting from a higher album entry, Chris Brown and Tyga with “Bitches N’ Marijuana” (81 to 49), becoming the second Top 50 single from their “Fan of a Fan” album after “Ayo” (HP-32, TW-53).
DOWN: The two songs leaving the Top 10 this week are James Bay with “Hold Back the River” (HP-4×3, WI10-7), down three to No.12 and back down a place to No.11 is Avicii with “The Nights” (HP-9, WI10-3), who is in the country playing as a part of the ‘Future Music Festival’ at the moment, as too is Robin Schulz, who along with Jasmine Thompson is down three to No.15 with “Sun Goes Down”. Meghan Trainor is down five to No.16 with her third Top 10 single here “Dear Future Husband”, after two weeks at No.13 The Weeknd drops five to No.18 with “Earned it” and falling six to No.22 is Calvin Harris and HAIM with “Pray to God”. One “Jealous” goes up for Nick Jonas, the other by Labrinth drops eight places this week to No.26, whilst Chet Faker is down nine to No.28 with “Talk is Cheap”. Taylor’s “Blank Space” drops eight to No.30 and after leaping into the charts at No.20 last week, David Guetta and Emeli Sande drop back down eleven to No.31 with “What I Did for Love”. Philip George descends thirteen to No.36 with “Wish You Were Mine”, Florence + the Machine drop again this week, down thirteen to No.42 with “What Kind of Man”, Guy Sebastian drops eleven to No.43 with “Linger” and down eight to No.45 are Peking Duk with “Take Me Over”.
Other than the many tracks jumping into the Top 50 this week, the only debutee is country star Lee Kernaghan along with artists Guy Sebastian, Sheppard, Jon Stevens, Jessica Mauboy, Shannon Noll & Megan Washington, who have teamed up for the song “Spirit of the Anzacs”, as its been one hundred years since the initial troops were sent to the Gallipoli front in April 1915. This becomes Lee’s fourth Top 100 and third Top 50 single, with his first being a tribute to Slim Dusty “Missin’ Slim” (HP-49, Sept 2004) along with Colin Buchanan, and then as a tribute to the people of the land, his highest charting single so far “Spirit of the Bush” (HP-11, July 2007) along with Adam Brand and Steve Forde.
Lower 50: Prince Royce and Snoop Dogg jumps up twenty-nine places to No.51 with “Stuck on a Feeling”, Yolanda Be Cool and DCup with “Sugar Man” is down eleven to No.64 but is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales, Future Music Festival acts in the lower fifty include Timmy Trumpet (#55), Klingande (#61), Drake (#68), Robin Schulz (#70), and Avicii with “The Days” (#92). Kygo and Conrad continue to creep up the charts, this week “Firestone” is up two places to a new peak of No.85 and last weeks new entry for Vallis Alps entitled “Young”, is up six places to a new chart height of No.87. Paloma Faith performed her former No.1 “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” at the Brit Awards last week (screened here on Friday night), and its back in at No.86 this week, with the only other returning track being “Rather Be” for Clean Bandit (Brit nominee) at No.94.
John Legend and rapper Common team up for the theme from the new US 1960’s Civil Rights film ‘Selma’, the Oscar nominated and performed single “Glory” comes in at No.62, becoming John’s fifth entry, with his fourth “All of Me” still charting at No.80 in its 69th week within the hundred, and this is also the third entry for Common, all of which have been as guest vocalist. One place lower at No.63 electro artists Skrillex and Diplo team up with Justin Bieber for the dance track “Where Are U Now” from their high entering collaboration album.
Another teaming coming in at No.72, UK dance act Sigma with UK rapper/singer Labrinth for the third Sigma entry “Higher”, which also becomes the seventh entry for Labrinth, who is also currently within the Top 30 with “Jealous”. A three-way teaming is the final entry at No.78, F.M.F. artists The Hilltop Hoods with UK rapper Maverick Sabre and local artist Brother Ali for the fourth single from their “Walking Under Stars” (TW-16) album entitled “Live and Let Go”, which is new at No.78 this week.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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