After jumping into the Top 10 last week at No.5, the ballad duet “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” for Meghan Trainor and John Legend jumps up to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week becoming both acts second No.1 single in Australia, plus the track achieves Gold (●) in sales.
“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” becomes the 1037th No.1 single in Australia (1940 to 2015) and the 472nd for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus the 40th chart-topping single for the Epic label, with Meghan’s first single “All About That Bass” (TW-98) which spent three weeks at the top in August 2014, being the last track for the record label to reach the top here. As I stated at the top, both acts are landing their second No.1 singles here, with John Legend also spending three weeks at the top with “All of Me” back in December 2013, which means that both artists having now scored two No.1’s and four accumulated weeks at the top this decade, placing them at equal 17th on the list ‘Most Weeks at No.1: 2010’s’ alongside Jason DeRulo’s four weeks from his three No.1’s this decade.
The new No.1 becomes the eighth song to feature the word ‘Gonna’ in its title, the sixteenth with a ‘Like’ with the fourth to start with the word and it also becomes the fourth ‘Lose’ to place in a number one song title. Finally this new No.1 becomes the 676th for an American act to reach the top here, plus the past two songs prior to this one which were performed by US acts have also been duets, with “Bad Blood” for Taylor and Kendrick and “See You Again” for Wiz and Charlie.
So after one week at the top, Conrad Sewell is back down a place to No.2 with “Start Again” which also achieves Gold (●) in sales this week too, and his sister Grace is back up a place to No.3 with “You Don’t Own Me”, both artists having spent a single week at the top. I also found another instance of siblings in the same year having No.1’s in the Barnes/Swan brothers. John Swan (Swanee) was the lead singer of The Party Boys who hit No.1 in late July with their version of “He’s Gonna Step on You Again” and then Jimmy Barnes had his only No.1 single here for a single week in mid-November 1987 with “Too Much Ain’t Enough Love”.
The top four singles this week are all ballads, with Rachel Platten dropping back down a place to No.4 with her “Fight Song” and the most up-tempo song within the Top 5 this week is the former No.1 “Bad Blood” for Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar which is down three places to No.5 this week, and holding steady this week are Walk the Moon with “Shut Up & Dance” and “Powerful” for Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding at No.6 and No.7 respectively.
Little Mix score their third Top 10 single here this week by jumping up four places to a new peak of No.8 with “Black Magic”, the acts first track “Wings” (HP-3) and third single “Change Your Life” (HP-8) were the previous two. Returning to the Top 10, up two places and returning to its former peak of No.9 is Ed Sheeran with “Photograph” which is taken from this weeks returning No.1 album “x” for Ed. Conrad Sewell almost bookends the Top 10 this week, as his featured vocals on the Kygo dance track “Firestone” sees the song jump four places to a new peak of No.10, plus the song also picks up a ▲Platinum sales certification too. The song has reached the top spot in Norway, No.2 in Portugal, Sweden and Greece, whilst Top 5 in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, France and Italy with Top 10 berths in Denmark, Spain, Ireland and England whilst it is within the Top 100 in Canada at the moment too.
UP: After dropping out of the Top 10 last week, “Fire Hours More” for Deorro and Chris Brown is back up to No.12 this week, whilst last weeks highest new entry for The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face” jumps up fourteen places to a new peak of No.13 becoming his equal highest charting single here, as “Earned it” peaked at No.13 in March. DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge jump up five places to a new chart height of No.16 with “You Know You Like it”, and jumping a massive fourteen places to land at No.22 is the new Robin Schulz track “Headlights”. Birds of Tokyo hold at their No.23 peak with their EP “Anchor”, which is newly certified Gold (●), with last weeks Top 50 entrants “Watch Me” for Silento and “Worth it” for Fifth Harmony jumping to No.28 and No.29 respectively and Rita Ora climbs a few places to a new peak of No.32 with “Poison”.
DOWN: The first of three Top 10 dropouts this week sees the former No.1 for Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth “See You Again” (HP-1×6, WI10-11) (which is spending its ninth week at the top in the USA this week) drops three places to No.11 and the track picks up a 4x▲Platinum certification. Also landing ▲Platinum certs are the two other dropouts, “Flashlight” (HP-2, WI10-5) for Jessie J and “Hey Mama” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack (HP-5, WI10-8) which are down to No.14 and No.15 respectively. Leaving the Top 20 after peaking at No.17 is Flo Rida with Robin Thicke on “I Don’t Like it, I Love it” which is down to No.21 and scores a Gold (●) in sales whilst the Charlie & Meghan duet on “Marcin Gaye” drops five places to No.24. With the new Galantis track entering the Top 50 this week, their former Top 10 hit “Runaway (U & I)” drops down six to No.34 whilst Jason DeRulo drops nine to No.35 with his new single “Cheyenne”. Both Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” and Jarryd James’ “Do You Remember” fall seven places each to No.44 and No.45 whilst Flume drops seven to No.50 with his new single “Some Minds”. The big drop out from last weeks Top 50 is Guy Sebastian with “Tonight Again” which descends forty places to No.90 this week.
The first of four Top 50 debuts this week is the return single for former lead singer for Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy, who debuts at No.36 featuring local artist Sia as guest vocalist on the song “Golden”, which is the first taste from his forthcoming second album “Rough Waters” and it becomes his sixth Top 100 and fifth Top 50 chart appearance. Also debuting with the first taste from their second album (plus a duet) is Selena Gomez with A$AP Rocky and the song “Good for You” landing at No.41, which becomes her sixth Top 50 entry and her tenth Top 100 entry.
Swedish duo Galantis debuts at No.47 with their second chart entry “Peanut Butter Jelly” which is taken from their recent No.66 debut album for the act “Pharmacy” and follows on from their first entry “Runaway (U & I)” which is at No.34 this week after peaking at No.4 two months ago. The track has a hook similar to the Black Legend 2000 song “You See the Trouble with Me”, which both having similar samples from the 1970’s Barry White track “Let the Music Play” (IMO). Final Top 50 entry this week is new at No.48, Chet Faker and “Bend” which was recorded at the same time as his other work for ‘Built on Glass’ album (TW-53) but does not feature on the album (yet) and by debuting so high it becomes his fourth Top 50 and ninth Top 100 entry.
Lower 50: Sia drops down to No.51 with “Big Girls Cry” which is ▲Platinum now and returning to the Top 100 at No.52 is Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande with “Bang Bang” which has been featured this past week in the promo ads for the returning series of ‘The Voice’ on Channel 9, starting this Sunday night, of which Jessie J is now a judge. Fetty Wap climbs again this week to No.62 with his current US Top 5 single “Trap Queen” and Pia Mia is back up ten places to No.65 with “Do it Again” (HP-58). The final new peak in the lower fifty is Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne with “Not Letting Go” which is up to a new chart height of No.89 and further returning tracks this week come from Iggy Azalea with “Trouble” (#76), Martin Garrix and Usher with “Don’t Look Down” (#91) and further Chet Faker in “Talk is Cheap” (#100).
Golden Features and Thelma Plum also climbed to a new peak of No.58 with “No One”, and a few places higher at No.56 is the debut EP featuring that track for Golden Features entitled “XXIV (EP)”. One place lower at No.57 is Adelaide based artist Tkay Maidza with her second chart entry entitled “M.O.B. (Money Over Bitches)”, with her first entry being “Brontosaurus” (HP-89) back in December 2013, meaning that this new entry becomes her highest charting single so far.
Sydney four-piece band Nova & The Experience land their first singles chart entry this week with the track “Whole Body” coming in at No.70 and helped by the band currently touring the country until the end of August. The final entry at No.83 is the first entry from Belgium DJ born Felix De Laet but going by the stage name Lost Frequencies with his former European No.1 single “Are You With Me” which hit the top in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Austria and is a cover of the Easton Corbin country song from 2012.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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