Meghan Trainor and John Legend are at No.1 for a fourth week in Australia, as their ballad “Like I’m Gonna Love You” maintains its lead over yet another onslaught of songs vying for the top spot.
With a fourth week logged at the top, John Legend now has his longest stay at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart, as his previous chart-topping single “All of Me” (Dec 2013) spent three weeks at the chart summit. This fourth week also gives John an accumulated total at No.1 of seven weeks placing him 13th on the list ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010’s Singles’ whilst Meghan is now equal 11th alongside Guy Sebastian who has also notched up eight weeks in total this decade.
The Weeknd has three reasons to rejoice this week, as his single “Can’t Feel My Face” is up a place to a new peak of No.2, the track is now certified Gold (●) in sales and thirdly it is the new No.1 streaming track in the country. Also scoring a new peak is last weeks highest new entry, “Are You With Me” by Lost Frequencies, which blasts up sixteen places to No.3 in its second week on the chart. These two rises push down last weeks No.2 song “Headlights” for Robin Schulz and Ilsey to No.4, and it also picks up a Gold (●) in sales this week.
Climbing three places to a new chart height of No.5 is Galantis with “Peanut Butter Jelly”, with this now becoming only the second song with ‘Jelly’ in its title to reach the Top 10, the other was back in late February of 1970 when “Jam Up Jelly Tight” by Tommy Roe climbed to No.5 (No.4 on the Go-Set charts), whilst for the record there has been no Peanut Butter in the Top 10 (or Peanuts or Butter separately). Back up one place to No.6 is Rachel Platten with her “Fight Song” and dropping two spots to No.7 are Walk the Moon with “Shut Up + Dance”. Returning to the Top 10, back up seven places to No.8, are Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding with “Powerful”, one place lower than its former peak, and after peaking at No.4 last week, Travie McCoy and Sia fall back five places to No.9 with “Golden” with “Watch Me” for Silento rounding out the Top 10 at No.10, down one spot from last week.
UP: Fifth Harmony and Kid Ink are up one spot to a new peak of No.11 with “Worth it” and after falling out of the Top 20 last week, Selena Gomez and A$AP Rocky climb back up six spots to No.18 with “Good for You”, whilst Adam Lambert’s “Ghost Town” is back up two places to No.20 this week. Pia Mia with Chris Brown and Tyga jumps up eleven places to a new peak of No.22 with “Do it Again” and the next new peak doesn’t occur until No.39, as The Weeknd sees his former No.49 song “The Hills” this week leap back up twenty spots to a new peak of No.39. With the debut album for Years & Years taking out the highest new entry of the week, their former Top 10 single “King” is back up eighteen places to No.40 and last weeks debut of “Shine” holds at No.48, and the final entry to the Top 50 this week is former JLS lead singer Aston Merrygold who is up thirteen places to No.50 with “Get Stupid”.
DOWN: The new No.1 single in the UK (as of their Friday) is “Black Magic” (HP-8, WI10-3) for Little Mix, which here is down a couple of places to No.12, with the other dropout being former No.1 “Bad Blood” (HP-1×3, WI10-8) which falls seven spots to No.13 for Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar. After hanging around in the Top 15 for the past four weeks Jessie J is down five to No.19 with her “Flashlight” and after leaving the Top 10 last week, Grace leaves the Top 20 this week with “You Don’t Own Me” falling eight to No.21, and her brothers first chart entry “Firestone” with Kygo is down four to No.24. Rufus fall six to No.36 with “You Were Right” and only down two spots to No.43 are Maroon 5 with “Sugar”, which this week is newly certified 3x▲Platinum, with a big drop of thirteen places to No.49 for Birds of Tokyo and their EP “Anchor”.
The first new entry for 2015 for Canberra EDM act Peking Duk is this weeks highest new entry at No.29, “Say My Name”, with “High” (HP-5) and “Take me Over” (HP-6) both making it into the Top 10 last year. A few places lower at No.31 is the return of Ginuwine with his April 1997 No.3 single “Pony”, which is featured in the new “Magic Mike XXL” film and soundtrack. The final Top 50 entry this week is an EP for The Voice Season 1 contestant Lakyn (Heperi) who comes in at No.44 with his fifth Top 50 appearance “Not Original Material (EP)”.
Lower 50: After falling a little last week, Fetty Wap is back up ten places to a new peak of No.51 with “Trap Queen” and holding at his No.55 entry from last week with “Freedom” is Pharrell Williams, who also achieves 10x▲Platinum for this weeks longest charting single “Happy” (82 weeks in the Top 100), which is down nine to No.90. Rihanna drops back down ten places to No.56 with “Bitch Better Have My Money”, which is newly certified Gold (●), up eleven to a new peak of No.59 are Pitbull and Chris Brown with “Fun”, whilst last weeks returned track of “Masterpiece” for Jessie J is back down eleven to No.63 but is now ▲Platinum, whilst the final new certification in the lower fifty goes to Kendrick Lamar and “King Kunta” which is down one place to No.78 and now Gold (●) in sales. The film “The Great Gatsby” was screened on Wednesday night, and the song “Young & Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey has returned this week at No.83, with further returns being “Lanterns” for Birds of Tokyo at No.86, “GDFR” for Flo Rida at No.95, “Chandelier” by Sia at No.96 and back in at #100 is Ed Sheeran with “Bloodstream”.
Rudimental are set to release their second album in mid-September entitled “We the Generation”, and from that album comes this weeks No.68 entry “Rumour Mill” which features the vocals of Anne-Marie and Will Heard. SAFIA’s new song enters one place lower at No.69 and it’s the title of their upcoming tour also, “Embracing Me”, which they will start after their appearances at ‘Splendor in the Grass’ in Bryon Bay next weekend.
The third consecutive debut is at No.70, UK metal act Bring Me the Horizon are due for a fifth studio album later this year, and the first taste from that new set is entitled “Happy Song” and it becomes the bands second Top 100 entry. Further hardcore music comes in at No.87, this time by local act The Amity Affliction who enter with “Skeletons”, which gives the boys from Brisbane their fifth chart entry and the final entry at No.94 is the second for Eminem from the new Jake Gyllenhaal boxing film ‘Southpaw’, this new one is called “Kings Never Die”, and features Gwen Stefani as guest vocalist.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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