Meghan Trainor and John Legend continue their lead on the ARIA Singles chart with their ballad “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”, which is now spending its third week at the top, plus the track picks up a ▲Platinum sales certification this week too.
Meghan increases her tally at the top spot on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s’ to seven weeks in total, moving her from 14th to twelfth on that list and if she stays at the top for another week she will equal the four weeks her first single achieved last year, and with the video clip just released for the song it might also give John Legend his longest stay at No.1 in Australia, as “All of Me” spent three weeks at the top, and returns at No.89 this week due to it being sung on ‘The Voice: Blinds’ this past week.
Last week Robin Schulz scored his second solo and third Top 10 appearance with “Headlights”, which this week leaps to a new peak of No.2, similar to another recent ‘light’ song, Jessie J’s “Flashlight” (TW-13). Also scoring new peaks within the Top 5 are The Weeknd with “Can’t Feel My Face” which is up a single place to No.3 and jumping fourteen spots to No.4 is Travie McCoy and Sia with “Golden”, which becomes Travie’s second Top 10 single after his first entry with “Billionaire” featuring Bruno Mars (HP-5, July 2010) and this now becomes his highest charting single, whilst for Sia it is her sixth Top 10 single in Australia and fourth as a guest vocalist.
Walk the Moon hold at No.5 for another week with “Shut Up + Dance” which is spending its twelfth week in the Top 10 and back up one place to No.6 is Taylor Swift with Kendrick Lamar on their former No.1 song “Bad Blood”. Dropping five places to No.7 after peaking last week at No.2 is Rachel Platten with her “Fight Song” and landing their second Top 10 single are Swedish duo Galantis with “Peanut Butter Jelly” which is up seventeen places to No.8 and becomes the second food item this year to hit the Top 10 after “Sugar” by Maroon 5 made it to No.6 in March. The third entry to the Top 10 this week is Silento with his track “Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)” which is up eight spots to No.9 which pushes down Little Mix and their “Black Magic” to No.10.
UP: Fifth Harmony and Kid Ink blast into the Top 15 this week by leaping fifteen places to No.12 with “Worth it”, the track also landing a Gold (●) sales certification too, the same is achieved for the new Avicii track “Waiting for Love” which is back up a couple of places to No.18, whilst blasting into the Top 20, up twenty-two places to No.19 is the new UK No.1 single “Are You With Me” by Lost Frequencies. Adam Lambert is back up to No.22 with “Ghost Town” which is also newly Gold (●) in sales and after his performance last Friday night on Graham Norton (here), Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynee jump up twelve spots to a new peak of No.25 with their UK No.1 two weeks ago “Not Letting Go”. Jack U with Justin Bieber are back up seven to No.29 with “Where Are U Now” and up nine to a new height of No.33 is Pia Mia and “Do it Again”. With the release of the video clip this week, the Rihanna song “B**ch Better Have My Money” is back up twenty-six places to No.46 and also returning to the Top 50 is former No.1 “Love Me Like You Do” for Ellie Goulding to No.50.
DOWN: Dropping eight places to No.11 is “Start Again” (HP-1×1, WI10-5) for Conrad Sewell and his sister Grace also leaves the Top 10 with “You Don’t Own Me” (HP-1×1, WI10-9) down five to No.13 and both tracks achieve new certifications this week of ▲Platinum and 2x▲Platinum respectively. The third Top 10 evacuee is “Powerful” (HP-7×2, WI10-3) by Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding which is down five to No.15 and it notches up Gold (●) in sales whilst also achieving Gold are DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge with “You Know You Like it” which is down six to No.17 and Ed Sheeran sees his “Photograph” drop four to No.16 and achieve ▲Platinum in sales. Deorro and Chris Brown drop seven to No.21 with “Five More Hours” and down eight to No.23 is the former No.1 “See You Again” for Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth. After leaping into the Top 20 last week Selena Gomez is back down eight to No.24 with “Good for You” and last weeks highest entry “You Were Right” for Rüfüs drops down eight to No.30 this week. “Uptown Funk” for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars is down four to No.35 and newly crowned 8x▲Platinum and also down four to No.37 is Jason DeRulo with “Want to Want Me”, which is now 2x▲Platinum in sales. Hermitude and “The Buzz” drops eight to No.40 and after returning at No.35 last week, “Strong” for London Grammar is back down eighteen places to No.53 this week.
The only new entry to the Top 50 this week is the latest track for UK trio Years & Years and “Shine” coming in at No.48 and this is the second single from the just released debut album “Communion” (which has only single word titles for its tracks). It is the groups third chart entry after their appearance on The Magician track “Sunlight” and their recent Top 10 single “King” (HP-9, TW-58) which leaves the Top 50 this week.
Lower 50: Quite a few tracks rise back up or return in the lower fifty this week thanks to them being associated or performed on ‘The Voice: The Blinds’. “Masterpiece” by Jessie J is back up ten places to No.52, “Lay Me Down” for Sam Smith is back up nine to No.54, “Budapest” by George Ezra is back in at No.78, “All of Me” by John Legend re-enters at No.89 and also back in due to show performances are “Price Tag” for Jessie J at No.96 and “Lips are Movin’” by Meghan Trainor at No.99. “The Hills” by The Weeknd is back up twelve places to No.59 and further returning tracks come from Drake with “Hold On, We’re Going Home” at No.74, “No Diggity” by BLACKstreet at No.98 and thanks to a new TV commercial AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” returns at No.97.
Last week US rapper Meek Mill scored his first albums chart entry when “Dreams Worth More Than Money” debuted at No.26 (TW-42), and the first entry on the singles chart for him occurs this week as the track “All Eyes on You” comes in at No.51 featuring guest vocals from Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown, who is also on the new entry at No.70 along with Pitbull entitled “Fun” with a further US RnB tunes coming in at No.55, “Freedom” for Pharrell Williams which joins his former No.1 “Happy” (TW-81) on the charts this week, the track is now the oldest within the Top 100, notching up its 81st week within the hundred.
Demi Lovato debuts at No.56 with the lead single from her forthcoming fifth album (no date or title known as yet), the track is entitled “Cool for the Summer”, whilst making his chart debut is former JLS lead singer, UK singer Aston Merrygold who comes in at No.63 with “Get Stupid”. Australian EDM duo Collarbones also land their first chart entry as their song “Turning (Flume Remix)” enters at No.75 and the final entry at No.94 is L’Tric with “This Feeling”, another Aussie duo, this one made of Ivan Gough and Andy Jaimes.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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