Ellie Goulding is spending a fourth week at the top of the ARIA Singles chart with her first No.1 in Australia “Love Me Like You Do”.
The song now matches the four weeks its spent at the top of the UK Singles chart and it’s parent album here, the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ soundtrack, which leaves the top spot on the albums chart this week.
“Love Me Like You Do” is the first song by a female artist to spend four weeks at the top since the first Meghan Trainor single “All About That Bass” went back to the top for a fourth and final week in September 2014, plus Ellie’s song also becomes the longest continuous run at No.1 here by a female act since Katy Perry returned for a second run at No.1 with “Roar” (from 23-Sept-2013) for weeks four to nine (six week run).
Like it has been for the past few weeks, the top four songs stays stable this week (last week it was 3 of the Top 5), with Rihanna alongside Kanye and Paul McCartney holding on at No.2 with “4-5-Seconds” followed by two further former chart topping songs “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars at No.3 and Omi with his “Cheerleader” at No.4.
Jumping up four places to a new peak of No.5 is LunchMoney Lewis with his debut track “Bills”, whilst Maroon 5 holds at No.6 for a third straight week with their song “Sugar”, plus the track also picks up a ▲Platinum sales certification. Hozier drops down two places to No.7 with “Take Me to Church” but jumping twelve places to No.8 to land his third Top 10 single in Australia is Sam Smith with “Lay Me Down”, helped by the new version as a duet with John Legend, the updated version is the Comic Relief single in the UK for 2015. Sam first hit the Top 10 with his appearance on the Naughty Boy track “La La La” (HP-5, peaked late July 2013) and then “Stay With Me” (HP-5, peaked late June 2014).
After leaping into the Top 10 last week, Ed Sheeran is back down a couple of places to No.9 with his Rudimental infused track “Bloodstream”, whilst the second Top 10 entry this week is Iggy Azalea with Jennifer Hudson on the track “Trouble”, which climbs three places to land at No.10. It becomes the third Top 10 single here for Iggy after “Fancy” (HP-5, peaked June 2014) and she appeared on the Ariana Grande track “Problem” (HP-2, peaked May 2014), whilst it’s the first ever Top 10 entry for Jennifer Hudson here.
UP: Olly Murs and Demi Lovato jump seven places to land a new peak of No.14 with “Up”, which equals the highest placing that Demi has achieved here, previously she charted with The Vamps on their track “Somebody to You”, which made it to No.14 in the first week of July 2014. With Nick Jonas in the country last week on a promo tour (plus playing Mardi Gras in Sydney), his single “Jealous” is up a couple of places to No.15, whilst local act Jarryd James leaps ten places to land a new peak at No.17 with “Do You Remember”. Ariana Grande lands her fifth Top 20 single here this week as her latest track “One Last Time” is up five places to a new peak of No.19 and up four to No.21 are Pitbull and Ne-Yo with “Time of Our Lives”. Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber bullet thirty-five places to No.28 with the collaboration “Where Are U Now” and jumping nine to a new peak of No.30 are Vance Joy with “Georgia”. Redfoo scores a twelve place jump with his latest track “Juicy Wiggle” and jumping into the Top 50 for the first time are Prince Royce and Snoop Dogg with “Stuck on a Feeling”, up fourteen spots to No.37, whilst Kelly Clarkson cracks the Top 40, up six to No.38 with her latest “Heartbeat Song”.
DOWN: After eight weeks within the Top 10, Sia drops down three places to No.11 with her track “Elastic Heart” (HP-5×3), but the track does pick up its first certification ever by going ▲Platinum in sales, with the other dropout being Taylor Swift with “Style” (HP-8×3, WI10-4) down two spots to No.12. James Bay is down six spots to No.18 with “Hold Back the River” (now 2x▲Platinum) and Robin Schulz drop seven to No.22 with “Sun Goes Down”. The Weeknd drop eight places to No.26 with “Earned it” which is now Gold (●) in sales and dropping eight to No.34 is the other “Jealous” track by Labrinth. Taylor Swift is down a spot to No.36 with her former No.1 “Shake it Off”, which is newly crowned 6x▲Platinum, whilst Wretch 32 drops seven places to No.40 with “6 Words”, George Ezra is down eleven to No.48 with “Blame it on Me” and down sixteen to No.50 is Timmy Trumpet with his latest “Hipsta”. Mr Ezra’s other entry “Budapest” drops down eleven to No.61, Chris Brown & Tyga’s “Bitches N’ Marijuana” is down twenty-four to No.73 and after entering at No.32 last week, the Lee Kernaghan track “Spirit of the Anzacs” leaves the Top 100 altogether this week.
The highest new entry of the week comes in at No.23, “Lean On” by Major Lazer featuring Danish singer M0 (who last charted on the Iggy Azalea track “Beg for it”) and DJ Snake (now his third Top 100 entry and second Top 50 entry). The song is set to feature on an upcoming Major Lazer album, and it becomes his fifth Top 100 and fourth Top 50 entry, plus also his highest charting single here, beating the No.37 peak his last entry achieved, “Aerosol Can” (HP-37, peaked early March 2014) which featured Pharrell Williams as guest singer.
Kanye West comes in at No.42 with his 38th Top 100 and 23rd Top 50 appearance entitled “All Day” which he recently performed at the 2015 Brit Awards, and this track features Theophilus London (Trinidad rapper now in N.Y.) and Allan Kingdom (from Canada) as guest rappers along with Paul McCartney performing whistling, guitar playing and backing vocals in the last verse, plus the track is taken from his forthcoming album “So Help Me God”.
Lower 50: After tumbling last week, Mashd N Kutcher are back up eight to No.51 with “Do it Now”, and Klingande see their second entry “Riva (Restart the Game)” up five to a new peak of No.56. The Veronicas’ “Cruel” (HP-53) is back up eight to No.57 and G.R.L. see their “Lighthouse” climb back up twelve places to No.64. Hilltop Hoods with Maverick Sabre and Brother Ali (who is American not a local rapper as I stated last week, thanks G.D.), are up thirteen places to No.65 with their latest track “Live and Let Go”, and cracking the third longest charting single in Australian chart history this week is Vance Joy with “Riptide”, which is back up eight places to No.67 on its 99th week within the Top 100. Vallis Alps are up five places to a new peak of No.82 with “Young”, and its continued climb to new chart heights is assured again this week, as Kygo and Conrad are up again to a new peak of No.84 with “Firestone”. With the recent DVD and BluRay release of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’, the song from the soundtrack by James Newton Howard and Jennifer Lawrence “The Hanging Tree”, returns at No.89 this week, with other returning tracks being Daniel Johns’ “Aerial Love” at No.95 and now as an EP, and The Script with “Superheroes” at No.96.
UK singer Jess Glynne land her second lead solo single and fifth chart entry as the track “Hold My Hand” comes in at No.69, whilst her first entry “Rather Be” with Clean Bandit is spending its 45th week within the hundred and sitting at No.97 this week. One place lower at No.70 is the first entry for Swedish electro duo Galantis entitled “Runaway (U & I)”, the song having reached No.1 in The Netherlands so far, with the act made up of Christian Karlsson from the group Miike Snow and Linus Eklow from the act Style of Eye.
Just over three years ago (5-March-2012) Carly Rae Jepsen first made her chart entry here with what would go on to become the No.1 song of 2012 “Call Me Maybe”, which spent five weeks at No.1 (from the first week of April 2012). This week she scores her fifth Top 100 chart entry as her new track “I Really Like You” debuts at No.71, and it’s the first track from her forthcoming third studio album (coming July 2015). And the final entry is new at No.98, local artists San Cisco with their fifth chart entry “Too Much Time Together”, which is the second single from their second album “Gracetown” which logically debuts at No.2 this week; first single was “Run” which made it to No.67 at the start of November in 2014.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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