LunchMoney Lewis keeps paying his “Bills” at the No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles chart for a second week, with Australia still the only country to have placed it this high so far, it’s Top 15 in New Zealand (#14), Top 30 in The Netherlands (#25) and the song slightly climbed in the USA (95 to 93) this week.
Contending for the No.1 spot is Brisbane’s Jarryd James with his debut entry “Do You Remember”, which jumps up six places to a new peak of No.2 and becomes the highest charting Australian performed single since November 2014 when X-Factor winner Marlisa debuted and peaked at No.2 with the song “Stand by You”, and maintaining his No.3 peak from last week is Sam Smith and John Legend with “Lay Me Down”, which this week achieves Gold (●) in sales. Also jumping up is Major Lazer with Danish singer M0 and rapper DJ Snake on the track “Lean On”, up six places to a new peak of No.4, with only Denmark placing it higher than us at No.3 this week, whilst it’s also within the Top 10 in The Netherlands and Finland. Holding at No.5 are Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars with “Uptown Funk”, now spending its eighteenth week within the Top 5.
Dropping down over Mr.’s Ronson and Mars is another former No.1 single, “FourFiveSeconds” for Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney, which drops two places to No.6 and yet another former chart topping single also drops, Ellie Goulding with “Love Me Like You Do” which descends five places to No.7 this week, both songs though are newly re-certified 2x▲Platinum in sales,this . Maroon 5 drop one place again this week to No.8 with “Sugar”, whilst down three spots to 9 is the fifth No.1 single within the Top 10 this week, Omi with “Cheerleader”, whilst the No.10 position is by the only new entry to the ten and last weeks highest new entry, Jason DeRulo and “Want to Want Me” which jumps up seventeen spots to land Jason his thirteenth Top 10 single in Australia and this is the fourth time that the lead single from his forthcoming album has gone Top 10 (four out of four).
UP: Pitbull and Ne-Yo jump six places to a new peak of No.12 with “Time of Our Lives”, whilst leaping eleven places to land at No.13 are Jump U (aka Skrillex and Diplo) with Justin Bieber and “Where Are U Now”, which becomes the second Top 20 hit for Skrillex, the first for Diplo and the last time J.B. was within the twenty was back in April 2013 on the Will.i.am track “#ThatPower” (HP-6). Olly Murs and Demi Lovato are back “Up” to their former peak of No.14 and Ariana Grande is up five places to a new peak of No.15 with “One Last Time”. With Ed Sheeran starting his tour in Brisbane this past week (21st of March), his former No.1 “Thinking Out Loud” is back up six places to No.20 and then we see down at No.27 that Galantis with “Runaway (U & I)” is up eleven places to No.27, followed by Vance Joy with “Georgia” up a couple of places to No.28, thanks also to the new video out this week too. Kelly Clarkson continues to climb with her latest track “Heartbeat Song”, up three to No.29 and after debuting outside the Top 50 last week at No.58, James Bay leaps twenty-eight places to land at No.30 with his second entry “Let it Go”, helped also by his album debuting in the Top 3 this week. Prince Royce and Snoop Dogg climb up a place to a new peak of No.34 with “Stuck on a Feeling”, whilst also leaping into the Top 50 are Jess Glynne with “Hold My Hand” (52 to 35), Carly Rae Jepsen and “I Really Like You” (53 to 37), “Spirit of the Anzacs” (HP-32) for Lee Kernaghan returns to the Top 100 at No.39, Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor with “Marvin Gaye” (66 to 41), and the former UK No.1 single “King” for Years and Years (79 to 47).
DOWN: After fourteen weeks within the Top 10, three of those at No.2, Hozier drops down two places to No.11 with “Take Me to Church” and the song also achieves 4x▲ Platinum in sales and down seven spots this week are Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson with “Trouble”, which picks up its first certification achieving Gold (●). Taylor Swift now has NO singles within the Top 20 this week as “Style” is down eight to No.22 and Ed Sheeran’s remix by Rudimental of “Bloodstream” is down seven to No.23. Nick Jonas’ “Jealous” is down a place to No.24 and Jessie J sees her “Masterpiece” fall six to No.25, both songs this week achieving Gold (●) in sales, whilst dropping seven to No.36 is last weeks entry of “Believe” for Mumford & Sons. Ms. Swift sees her third No.1 single “Blank Space” drop five to No.45 and achieve 4x▲Platinum and David Guetta with Emeli Sande descend thirteen to No.46 with “What I Did for Love”, whilst the other “Jealous” for Labrinth drops sixteen to No.50 this week. The three big drops out from last weeks Top 50 are Daniel Johns with his “Aerial Love” (EP) (21 to 71), G.R.L. with “Lighthouse” (45 to 88) and after debuting at No.46 with “Only Human”, Delta Goodrem’s new single is down fifty places to No.96 this week.
The highest new entry this week comes in at No.32 and is the debut single for Dutch singer (Surinamese descent) and model Natalie La Rose featuring Jeremih as guest vocalist on the song “Somebody”, the track is currently at No.13 in the USA and is also charting Canada (#53), Sweden (#79) and France (#86), plus this becomes the fourth chart entry for Jeremih. The final new entry of the week is from last weeks No.1 album for Kendrick Lamar, the song “King Kunta” (pronounced like ‘Curtis’) comes in at No.43, which is his seventh Top 100 and fourth Top 50 entry for him and surpasses the No.48 peak that the albums first single “I (Love Myself)” achieved back in early October 2014.
Lower 50: With Vance Joy touring the country at the moment, their 101 week running single “Riptide” is back up sixteen places to No.57, whilst the bands former entry “Mess is Mine” (HP-33) returns at No.97 helped by also being used in the new Australian KFC ads. Alison Wonderland sees her album “Run” debut in the Top 10 this week, which helps her albums last single “U Don’t Know” to return at a new peak of No.63 this week, whilst Sam Smith and his former No.11 single “Like I Can” is down a spot to No.65 and picks up a ▲Platinum certification this week. Once again “Firestone” for Kygo climbs to a new peak, this week up four spots to No.78, helped possibly by the fact that guest vocalist Conrad (Sewell) debuts with his own single, and the only other returning song to the Top 100 this week come from Troye Sivan with “Happy Little Pill” at No.93.
The first of the lower fifty entries comes in at No.67, church group Hillsong United with “Touch the Sky” becoming the organizations fourth singles chart entry. A couple of places lower at No.69 we see the first entry for UK singer Katy Tiz entitled “Whistle (While You Work it)”, and coming in at No.70 also with her first entry is US pop singer Rachel Platten and the track “Fight Song”.
With Hozier leaving the Top 10 for the first time with his current song “Take Me to Church”, his second chart entry is new at No.75 this week entitled “Someone New”, and coming in at No.77 is another second entry, this one for Charlie Puth who only debuted last week with “Marvin Gaye”, this time he is guest vocalist on the new Wiz Khalifa track “See You Again (from ‘Furious 7’)” appearing on the new ‘Furious 7” soundtrack which debuts this week at No.36.
As I mentioned above, Conrad Sewell debuts at No.82 this week with his first solo chart entry entitled “Hold Me Up”, featuring Brian Lee as guest artist. Of Monsters and Men are due to release their second album “Beneath the Skin” in early June, and the first single from the album “Crystals” is new at No.94 becoming the bands third chart entry. Landing his second chart entry at No.95 is Martin Garrix featuring Usher on the track “Don’t Look Down”, his other previous entry was “Animals” (HP-29, Sept 2013), and the final new entry this week at #100 is the third ever entry for US rapper/singer Omarion along with Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko on the track “Post to Be”, and this is his first entry here in almost eight years.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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