US DJ and producer Major Lazer (better known as Diplo) lands his first No.1 single in Australia this week, as his dance track “Lean On” featuring Danish singer M0 and French artist DJ Snake jumps up three places to land at the top of the ARIA Singles chart.
“Lean On” becomes the 1032nd No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2015) and the 467th for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus it’s the first time that the Warner subsidiary label ‘Because’ lands a chart-topping single. It’s the first time that the word ‘Lean’ has reached the top in Australia, but the 31st ‘On’ with the last such “on” song being J Lo and Pitbull with “On the Floor” (3 weeks from 21-March-2011).
Major Lazer becomes the 184th US Male Artist, whilst M0 is the first Solo Female act from Denmark and DJ Snake is the fourth French solo Male Artist to top the Australian Singles chart, plus “Lean On” is the 403rd song performed by an American Act, plus the third Danish and fifth by a French act, plus Major Lazer is the 673rd American Act to reach the Australian chart summit, M0 is the fourth (two by Aqua and one in 1994 by Cut ‘N’ Move), and DJ Snake becomes the fifth French act, the last being Daft Punk in the first week of May 2013 with “Get Lucky”.
“Lean On” just jumped to No.1 in Finland this week, making Australia only the second country to land it as a No.1, plus “Lean On” also becomes the sixth No.1 single for 2015 so far, this time last year we had seen three No.1’s, because “Happy” by Pharrell Williams had been dominating for twelve weeks by this stage, with this week last year being the songs final week at the top. Brisbane act Jarryd James holds at No.2 for a second week with his track “Do You Remember”, whilst the former No.1 for the past two weeks, “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis drops to No.3 this week, which in turn also pushes “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith to drop a spot to No.4, both tracks are newly certified ▲Platinum in sales.
Former No.1 singles “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars and “FourFiveSeconds” for Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney are both on hold at No.5 and No.6 respectively. Major Lazer is actually known by his name Diplo, and he not only lands his first No.1 single this week as the Major, but scores his first Top 10 single under his real name, as his teaming with Skrillex and Justin Bieber “Where Are U Now” jumps up six places to a new peak of No.7. The song becomes the sixth Top 10 for Justin Bieber with his last being on the Will.i.am song “#ThatPower” (HP-6, peaked mid-May 2013) and the second for Skrillex, his first was with “Bangarang” (HP-4, peaked March 2012).
Climbing up two places to a new peak of No.8 is Jason DeRulo with last weeks Top 10 entry “Want to Want Me”, followed at No.9 and dropping two places, Ellie Goulding with “Love Me Like You Do”, whilst Hozier’s current tour here helps his former No.2 single “Take Me to Church” to climb back up one place to No.10 this week.
UP: With Ed Sheeran touring the country at the moment, his two recent Top 10 singles are back up this week, with “Bloodstream” (HP-7) jumping back up ten places to No.13 and his former No.1 “Thinking Out Loud” up three to No.17. Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson climb back up to No.16 with “Trouble”, and Vance Joy lands his second Top 20 single this week as “Georgia” jumps up ten places to No.18 helped by the current tour, whilst zooming up eight to a new peak of No.19 is Galantis with “Runaway (U & I)”. Last weeks highest new entry for Natalie La Rose and Jeremih of “Somebody” is this week up eleven places to No.21, whilst the next new peak is for the current UK No.1 single “Hold My Hand” for Jess Glynne which here is up four places to No.31. Right behind her at No.32 is Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor with “Marvin Gaye”, which is up nine spots to new chart height of No.32, and “King” for Years and Years this week is up eleven to No.36. Jumping into this weeks Top 50 is Rachel Platten with “Fight Song” (70 to 35), current tourist Conrad Sewell with “Hold Me Up” (82 to 40) and another tourist, Hozier with “Someone New” (75 to 50), whilst Redfoo returns to the fifty, up seven to No.45 with “Juicy Wiggle”.
DOWN: After six weeks within the Top 10, Maroon 5’s “Sugar” (HP-6×3) is down three places to No.11 and former chart-topping single “Cheerleader” (HP-1×3) for OMI is also down three to No.12 after spending twelve weeks within the ten. Pitbull and Ne-Yo peaked at No.12 last week with “Time of Our Lives”, which this week drops to No.15 but does pick up a Gold (●) in sales, as too does Ariana Grande with “One Last Time”, which is down seven to No.22, with Olly Murs and Demi Levato down six to No.20 with “Up”. James Bay is down seven places to No.24 with “Hold Back the River”, whilst the next biggest drop is for Robin Schulz with “Sun Goes Down”, which dips eight to No.39. Mumford & Sons drop seven places to No.43 and Calvin Harris with HAIM are down eight to No.46 with “Pray to God”, with big drops out of last weeks fifty coming via Wretch 32 with “6 Words” (49 to 72) and leaving the hundred from last weeks fifty (again) is Lee Kernaghan with “Spirit of the ANZACS” (#39).
Rihanna has the lone Top 50 debut this week with the second track from her forthcoming untitled eighth studio album, this new one coming in at No.14 is entitled “Bitch Better Have My Money” and is once again produced by Kanye West, as is her current No.6 single and former No.1 “FourFiveSeconds”, plus the track becomes her 47th Top 100 and 43rd Top 50 entry.
Lower 50: Katy Tiz jumps up fifteen places to land a new peak of No.54 with “Whistle (While You Work it)”, and making a bigger leap is local act Safia with “Counting Sheep”, up thirty-five spots to No.55, whilst Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth with their ‘Furious 7’ song “See You Again” is up eighteen spots to a new peak of No.59. Ed Sheeran’s current tour sees him with three songs in the lower fifty this week, with “Don’t” back up nineteen places to No.65 and his former entries “Sing” and “Lego House” returning at No.93 and 100 respectively.
After ten weeks within the Top 100 and climbing slightly every week, this week Kygo and Conrad (Sewell) jump up ten places to another new peak of No.68, whilst last weeks entry “Don’t Look Down” for Martin Garrix and Usher leaps up twenty-four spots to a new peak of No.71. Last weeks lowest entrant for Omarion “Post to Be” jumps up twenty-one places to No.79 and the Vance Joy tour/KFC ad helps “Mess is Mine” to jump back up sixteen places to No.81 this week. A heap of returning tracks is lead by the current UK Top 5 single for Flo Rida “GDFR” (HP-59) at No.82, followed by The Avener at No.85 with “Fade Out Lines”, Chet Faker with “Gold” at No.91 still thanks to it being used in the ‘Criminal Minds’ promos on Ch.7 and finally back in at No.97 is One Direction with “Night Changes”.
There are only two new entries in the lower fifty, making it only three for the entire hundred this week, and coming in at No.58 with their first chart entry is US four piece band Walk the Moon with the current US and New Zealand Top 20 single “Shut Up and Dance”. And new at No.90 is the second single from the forthcoming third album for Florence + the Machine entitled “St. Jude”, following on from their recent Top 20 single “What Kind of Man” (HP-16) which is down thirteen places to No.86 this week.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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