Justice Crew spend a third week at the top of the ARIA Singles chart with “Que Sera”, which now becomes their longest run in the No.1 spot, beating the two weeks that their previous chart-topper “Boom Boom” achieved back in early August of 2012.
“Que Sera” is also the equal second longest stay at No.1 for 2014, alongside the three weeks that “Geronimo” for Sheppard achieved back in April, with that song down three to No.6 this week and picking up a 2x▲Platinum in sales, of course the longest run this year has been “Happy” (TW-19) for Pharrell Williams for twelve broken weeks from the first week of the year.
Leaping up seven places to land at No.2 is German act Milky Chance with their EDM track “Stolen Dance”, which reached the same height in their home country and has cracked the No.1 spot in Austria, Belgium, France, Poland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Also landing a new peak is another electro act, ZHU who is up a place to No.3 with “Faded” (now Gold ●), with his EP jumping into the Top 10 on the albums chart, whilst these two climbers push “Problem” for Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea down to No.4 after two weeks at No.2, the track landing a ▲Platinum certification this week too.
After Sia performed on the Ellen show this past week, the clip going viral as well, her former No.2 single “Chandelier” is back up five places to No.5, whilst up a place to a new peak of No.7 is Sam Smith with “Stay with Me” (now Gold ●), and jumping into the Top 10 is Mr. Probz with “Waves”, up seven places to No.8. “Fancy” for Iggy Azalea is back up two places to No.9 and now ▲Platinum in sales and also returning to the ten are Coldplay with their former No.5 single “Magic”, up seven to No.10 thanks to their new album “Ghost Stories” debuting at No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart this week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Bulleting up eighteen places to land at No.11 are Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz with the track “Am I Wrong?” with another Coldplay track climbing back up in the form of the albums third release “A Sky Full of Stars”, which is up seven places to No.18. Last week Illy scored his highest charting single with “Tightrope”, which this week becomes his first ever Top 30 appearance on the ARIA Singles chart, as the track is up six to a new peak of No.27, whilst holding at No.28 are Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake with “Love Never Felt so Good”. Tove Lo leap up twenty-six places to land at No.29 with “Stay High (Habits Remix)”, and another dance track in “Hideaway” by Keisza is up nineteen places to a new peak of No.35.
DOWN DOWN: The three songs that drop out of the Top 10 all do so successively, with “Sing” (HP-1) for Ed Sheeran, “Bad” by David Guetta & Showtek with Vassy (HP-5) and “Wiggle” (HP-3) for Jason DeRulo and Snoop Dogg (now ▲Platinum) all falling seven places to No.12, No.13 and No.14 respectively. The two 5 Seconds of Summer tracks that entered within the Top 20 last week tumble down, with “Good Girls” falling eleven to No.30 and “Don’t Stop” falling more so, down twenty-four places to No.36. Jessica Mauboy is down nine to No.39 with “Never Be the Same” and “Tsunami (Jump)” by DVBBS and Borgeous featuring Tinie Tempah drops down fourteen to No.40, and is newly certified ▲Platinum in sales. Pitbull falls eleven to No.43 with “Wild Wild Love” and Duke Dumont is down seven to No.46 with “I Got U” (now Gold ●).
The new Amity Affliction album “Let the Ocean Take Me” is out June 6th, and the second track from the album is the highest new entry of the week, “Don’t Lean on Me” which comes in at No.24 to become the band highest charting single on the ARIA chart, surpassing the No.28 debut and peak that the albums first track “Pittsburgh” achieved back in mid-April, and that song is back up twenty places to No.58 this week.
Debuting right behind A.A. is the 2013 X-Factor winner Dami Im with her first single away from the series, “Super Love” which comes in at No.25. This becomes her seventh Top 50 placing and her fourteenth Top 100 entry, with her biggest success coming from her No.1 single “Alive” (Nov 2013), and plus Dami is on Channel 7’s ‘Sunday Night” (25-May) this weekend, so that might boost sales of this new single for next weeks chart.
Lower 50: Chris Brown and Lil’ Wayne are back up thirteen places to No.51 with “Loyal” which is now Gold (●) in sales, whilst after a performance of ‘Royals’ on ‘The Voice’ this past week, Lorde’s EP “The Love Club” is back up thirty-three places to No.59. The Janoskians climb up nine places to a new peak of No.63 with “Real Girls Eat Cake” and Thundamentals are up eleven to a new chart height of No.66 with “Something I Said”. Pitbull and Ke$ha climb back up thirteen spots to No.67 with “Timber” and also back up are OneRepublic with “Counting Stars” (83 to 72) and “1998” for Chet Faker (85 to 74). ‘The Voice: Blind Auditions’ also help “Stay” for Rihanna up a few places to No.85 (now 5x▲Platinum) and returning at No.98 is Evanescence with “My Immortal”, whilst the last new peak of the week is from Kristen Bell with “Love is an Open Door”, up to No.94. The Coldplay back catalogue that returns to the charts this week are “Viva la Vida” at No.78, “Fix You” at No.83 and “Paradise” at No.84, whilst further returning tracks are “My Silver Lining” for First Aid Kit (#77), “Demons”, “Radioactive” and “On Top of the World” for Imagine Dragons at No.79, No.91 and No.97 respectively. Returning to its original No.88 peak (from April 2013) is “Work” for Iggy Azalea, with “Headlights” for Eminem back in at No.93.
There are two new entries in amongst the many returns this week, with Kim Churchill entering at No.86 with her first ARIA Singles Chart entry “Window to the Sky”, whilst the new Disney adaptation of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is called ‘Maleficent’, and the theme from the film is performed by Lana Del Rey which debuts at No.96 with her rendition from the 1959 animated version “Once Upon a Dream” giving her three songs within the Top 100 at the moment, “West Coast” is at No.65 and “Young and Beautiful” is down to No.73.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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